• 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
  • Release date: 07-17-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ken Pellman and Lynn Barron
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (14 ratings)

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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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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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4 out of 5 stars
By MJAFL on 03-01-18

Great Listen, Poorly Narrated

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I enjoyed this "book" even though much of the information was information I already knew. Unfortunately, the narration is horrible. The clarity of the recording is one issue, and this is compounded by a very poor narration. The narrator sounds as if he were reading the book for the first time, which, given he is the author is confusing. There are needless breaks in sentences, mis-pronounced sentences, and stumbles over the words. Additionally there seems to be no consistency between pausing between sentences, heading, chapters, etc. In some places they run together, and in others there are gaps that just do not make sense in the context of what is being said. This is truly a case where a professional narrator would have made a good book great, and a poor narrator, made what appeared to be a good book, poor.

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