• Cleaning the Kingdom

  • Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless
  • By: Lynn Barron, Ken Pellman
  • Narrated by: Ken Pellman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-17-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ken Pellman and Lynn Barron
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (17 ratings)

Regular price: $24.95

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Publisher's Summary

What is it like to be the eyes and ears of the institution known as "The Happiest Place on Earth"? How does it really feel to work day in and day out leading part of the world-famous Disneyland Custodial Team? Just how do they keep such a busy place so clean?
Find the answers to these questions and more as secrets are revealed in this unauthorized, honest, and affectionate memoir from insiders who struggled to keep guests happy, tame wild new cast members, and keep the original Disneyland clean through a time of tremendous change, growth, and controversy for the resort. You'll discover that cleaning up is just a part of the job as you experience heartwarming triumphs, heartbreaking tragedies, and hearty laughs along with the people who lived them.
©2015 Ken Pellman and Lynn Barron (P)2017 Ken Pellman and Lynn Barron
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mike CZ on 08-07-17

Great content, not so great recording

I really enjoyed the book and listen to Ken and Lynn's podcast "The Sweep Spot". this book expands on their experience in the park in a way that I never got in their podcast. I would highly recommend the book to anyone interested in theme parks, especially Disney. The only reason I am not giving this book all five stars is the recording quality. Much of the time Ken's microphone is cranked way too high and sounds pretty terrible. Also around chapter 14 there are some bizarre sounds from what I can only guess is a computer. If they used a decent audio recorder and microphone at the right level it would make a world of difference. Then we could really get the full experience in of Ken's silky smooth radio voice, I am not kidding it's pretty amazing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jon Cox on 04-13-18

Great book from some great authors

What did you love best about Cleaning the Kingdom?

I already owned this book in physical form but couldn't pass up hearing it read from author Ken Pellman. If you have never heard the podcast he does with Lynn he has a voice made for audio and this audiobook does not disappoint.

What other book might you compare Cleaning the Kingdom to and why?

Other backstage Disney books, except there are none of other like this one!

Which character – as performed by Ken Pellman – was your favorite?

Ken Pellman does a great Ken Pellman, almost believed it was him.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There can be some extreme "disgust" to some of the stories, but that is to be expected from custodial, you know you want to hear it.

Any additional comments?

The book itself is great and provides some amazing details of custodial at Disneyland and lots of interesting stories. Don't pass this one up.

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