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Guests on Earth
- By: Lee Smith
- Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
- Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
When she is thirteen years old, Evalina Toussaint, the orphaned child of an exotic dancer in New Orleans, is admitted as a mental patient to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. The year is 1936, and the hospital, under the direction of celebrity psychiatrist Robert S. Carroll, is famous for its up-to-the-minute shock therapies and for Dr. Carroll's revolutionary theory of the benefits of non-introspection. Evalina finds herself in the midst of a kaleidoscope of characters, including the estranged wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Typical Lee Smith Excellence
- By William on 04-07-15
Lee Smith is amazing
What made the experience of listening to Guests on Earth the most enjoyable?
I have yet to find a novel by Lee Smith that did not please me. This one in particular did not have that really familiar feel that I associate with growing up southern but it was a wonderful story. Beautifully written, interesting emotionally detached style letting your imagination fill in the lines. It seemed very real.
What did you like best about this story?
Ashville is a beautiful area.
Have you listened to any of Emily Woo Zeller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I had not heard her narration before but I enjoyed it.