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  • Nomadland

  • Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
  • By: Jessica Bruder
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,002

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the wilderness campgrounds of California to an Amazon warehouse in Texas, people who once might have kicked back to enjoy their sunset years are hard at work. Underwater on mortgages or finding that Social Security comes up short, they're hitting the road in astonishing numbers, forming a new community of nomads: RV and van-dwelling migrant laborers, or "workampers".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful And Disturbing

  • By Sara on 06-14-18

Truthful, heart-wrenching account of mobile lives in America

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-17

The stories are wonderful and rich and the book weaves a sad, warning story of possibilities of our collective futures. I recommend this book to any reader looking for a thoughtful and rounded view on the aging population and rv living.

Unfortunately, I found the narrator's voice distracting and at times, her voice added judgment in places where I don't feel it was necessary.

I appreciated the author's even story telling. It is a patient and thorough book.

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