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    • Ten Days in a Mad-House

    • By: Nellie Bly
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, she experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laurel Merlington was the perfect voice to narrate

    • By Dana B. on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Ten Days in a Mad-House

    • By: Nellie Bly
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In 1887 Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, Bly experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House is Bly's exposé of the asylum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Jim99 on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Ten Days in a Mad-House

    • By: Nellie Bly
    • Narrated by: Dawn Harvey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Nellie Bly, born Elizabeth Jane Cochran on May 5, 1864, was an American journalist, author, and charity worker who received initial renown after writing a stinging expose of the mistreatment of the mentally ill while faking insanity and living undercover at a New York mental institution. At a time when women were just beginning to break into the field of journalism, the type of undercover investigative reporting undertaken by Bly set an important precedent, allowing her to successfully pioneer working in the male dominated field of newspaper writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story still gripping after 100+ years.

    • By Jan on 03-27-15

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Bly vs. Bisland

    • Beating Phileas Fogg in a Race Around the World
    • By: Nellie Bly, Elizabeth Bisland
    • Narrated by: Karen Commins, Melissa Reizian Frank
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In 1888, Nellie Bly, a feisty, investigative reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World newspaper, pitched a story idea of traveling around the world in 75 days to beat the record achieved by Phileas Fogg, the character in Verne's book. While the editor thought it a great idea, he naturally thought the trip should be made by a man. The idea was shelved for over a year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks be for public domain & ingenuity of editor!

    • By Jan on 05-29-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ten Days in a Madhouse

    • By: Nellie Bly
    • Narrated by: Suzie Althens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    No one could protect her once she was inside. No friend would hear her if she screamed. A brilliant undercover journalist and actress, Nellie Bly is admitted into Blackwell's Island asylum in New York as a homeless "crazy" lady. What will she be in 10 days?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pioneer of Immersion Journalism

    • By Rochelle on 07-04-15

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Champion of Her Sex

    • An Interview with Susan B. Anthony
    • By: Nellie Bly
    • Narrated by: Karen Commins
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Nineteenth-century reformer Susan B. Anthony advocated for many causes, including limitations on alcohol access and abolition of slavery. However, she is best known for her tireless efforts as a suffragist seeking equal and civil rights for women. Nellie Bly was a courageous and feisty female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's The World newspaper in the late 1800s. In this landmark interview, Anthony discusses her history in several areas of social reform.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great peek into "herstory"

    • By SKS on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $7.13