Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Mean Chey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money - a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman's journey to save her son and another woman's chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia - perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia - everyone deserves a second chance.
©2012 Camron Wright (P)2013 Shadow Mountain
The characters were well-developed. When I finished reading the book, I felt like I would miss my old friends.
I like that the characters had interesting backgrounds. In the end, there was an understanding of why they had become who they were. It offered interesting insight into the complications of the human condition.
I enjoyed the scene when the two main characters said their good-byes in the dump.
Sopiap for sure. She was a difficult and complicated woman. As her story unfolded, she became very lovable.
I highly recommend this book. The woman who narrated was excellent. Her various voices were distinct in unique. Her narration pulled me into the story.
Yes, I would listen again. The audiobook really makes you think about what's important in life and makes you re-evaluate your priorities.
The narrator perfectly brings out the characters' voices and tones and gives such humanness to the characters.
Yes. A very pleasant listen.
Garrett Pierson, Author of How To Write A Book ASAP
I loved this book. It was a wonderful story as well as great literature. I am thankful that I read this book.
I had read and cherished the print edition. But this narration was remarkable. These marvelous characters have become a part of my life as their story was shared so perfectly.
A well written story that gives you a great perspective of things we face as part of the human condition, and a new way to look and appreciate what we have. I listen to several audio books, and feel it takes awhile to get engaged in the story. I felt captivated from the start. Loved this moving story.
I've listened to this book 4 times in the past year once already in 2015. This book is absolutely beautiful and full of important life lessons. Do yourself a favor and read it.
I really enjoyed this book. The narrative was perfect with the characters in the story. Just like the book talks about, this is a great literacy book. There are truly stories all around us. So glad my friend recommended this book!
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