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Elizabeth Harrison

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  • Good Kings Bad Kings

  • By: Susan Nussbaum
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine, Lauren Fortgang, Emma Galvin, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of characters, Nussbaum pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated and funny and tough life inside the walls of an institution for juveniles with disabilities. From Yessenia Lopez, who dreams of her next boyfriend and of one day of living outside those walls, to Teddy, a resident who dresses up daily in a full suit and tie, to Mia, who guards a terrifying secret, Nussbaum has crafted a multifaceted portrait of a way of life hidden from most of us.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was great . . . until the abrupt end!

  • By Jody L. Jordet on 05-08-17

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Amazing, realistic, heartbreaking and awakening account of institutionalization. must listen for anyone working in nursing homes, group homes or mental institutions

  • Lizard Radio

  • By: Pat Schmatz
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali has had a rough time in a gender-rigid culture. Abandoned as a baby and raised by Sheila, an ardent nonconformist, Kivali has always been surrounded by uncertainty. Where did she come from? Is it true what Sheila says, that she was deposited on Earth by the mysterious saurians?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Elizabeth Harrison on 03-04-17

amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-17

Amazing. A queer-affirming sci Fi delight. I recommend to teens and adults alike.