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    • Evicted

    • Poverty and Profit in the American City
    • By: Matthew Desmond
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Former Property Manager

    • By Charla on 05-18-16
    • Poverty and Profit in the American City
    • By: Matthew Desmond
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Evicted

    • Poverty and Profit in the American City
    • By: Matthew Desmond
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Evicted by Matthew Desmond, read by Dion Graham. Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest winter for years. Doreen's home is so filthy her family call it 'the rat hole'. Lamar, a wheelchair-bound ex-soldier, tries to work his way out of debt for his boys. Scott, a nurse turned addict, lives in a gutted-out trailer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing study of inner city dynamics

    • By Saranit Vongkiatkajorn on 04-20-16
    • Poverty and Profit in the American City
    • By: Matthew Desmond
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 03-14-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $23.44

    • "Busted" #5: Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Poverty in America Edition

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Jack Frech, and others
    • Length: 22 mins
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    When reporting on poverty, the media fall into familiar traps and pundits make prescriptions that disregard the facts...

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    • "Busted" #4: When the Safety Net Doesn't Catch You

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Matthew Desmond, and others
    • Length: 26 mins
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    In the fourth installment of our series "Busted: America's Poverty Myths," we examine the strengths and shortcomings of our nation's safety net...

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    • The Eviction Economy

    • By: Matthew Desmond
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Eviction Economy" is from the US section of The New York Times. It was written by Matthew Desmond and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Why Don't You Just Call the Cops?

    • By: Matthew Desmond, Andrew V. Papachristos
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Why Don't You Just Call the Cops?" is from the October 03, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Matthew Desmond and Andrew V. Papachristos and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95