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  • Guests on Earth

  • By: Lee Smith
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Lee Smith Excellence

  • By William on 04-07-15

Classic Lee Smith

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Smith never disappoints. Excellent narration, but I missed the authentic southern accent of the author.