The Rent Collector

  • by Camron Wright
  • Narrated by Diane Dabczynski
  • 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Mean Chey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money - a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman's journey to save her son and another woman's chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia - perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia - everyone deserves a second chance.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent book, excellently read

What did you love best about The Rent Collector?

The characters were well-developed. When I finished reading the book, I felt like I would miss my old friends.

What did you like best about this story?

I like that the characters had interesting backgrounds. In the end, there was an understanding of why they had become who they were. It offered interesting insight into the complications of the human condition.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the scene when the two main characters said their good-byes in the dump.

Who was the most memorable character of The Rent Collector and why?

Sopiap for sure. She was a difficult and complicated woman. As her story unfolded, she became very lovable.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book. The woman who narrated was excellent. Her various voices were distinct in unique. Her narration pulled me into the story.

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- Amazon Customer

Makes you think.

Would you listen to The Rent Collector again? Why?

Yes, I would listen again. The audiobook really makes you think about what's important in life and makes you re-evaluate your priorities.

What does Diane Dabczynski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator perfectly brings out the characters' voices and tones and gives such humanness to the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. A very pleasant listen.

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- corisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2013
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain