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    • Dopesick

    • By: Beth Macy
    • Narrated by: Beth Macy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 347

    In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's 20-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Front line worker

    • By Danielle E on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Factory Man

    • How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
    • By: Beth Macy
    • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. But beginning in the 1980s, the Bassett company suffered from an influx of cheap Chinese furniture as the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately was forced to send its production offshore to Asia. Only one man fought back. That man is John Bassett III, a descendant of the Bassetts who is now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of over $90 million.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Portrait of a One Fingered Salute!

    • By James on 03-03-15
    • How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
    • By: Beth Macy
    • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 07-15-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 208 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Truevine

    • Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South
    • By: Beth Macy
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    The year was 1899, and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating story hidden in tedium

    • By Vicki on 02-02-17
    • Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South
    • By: Beth Macy
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 10-18-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 107 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Truevine

    • An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love
    • By: Beth Macy
    • Narrated by: Amy Finegan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The year was 1899, as the old people told the story, the place a sweltering tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia, the heart of the Jim Crow South, where everyone they knew was either a former slave or a child or grandchild of slaves. The Muse brothers, George and Willie, were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Until a white man offered them candy and stole them away to become circus freaks. For the next 28 years, their distraught mother struggled to get them back.

    • An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love
    • By: Beth Macy
    • Narrated by: Amy Finegan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 06-09-17
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    Regular price: $15.48