• Evicted

  • Poverty and Profit in the American City
  • By: Matthew Desmond
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-14-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2017
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. This is their world. And this is the 21st century: where fewer and fewer people can afford a simple roof over their head.
From abandoned slums to shelters, eviction courts to ghettoes, Matthew Desmond spent years living with and recording the stories of those struggling to survive - yet who won't give up.
A work of love, care and humanity, Evicted reminds us why, without a home, nothing else is possible. It is one of the most necessary books of our time.
©2016 Matthew Desmond (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Saranit Vongkiatkajorn on 04-20-16

Amazing study of inner city dynamics

The author follows several families, reports their stories, and points to facts that contribute to their decisions which prolong their poverty. This is an important book that provides points revelation to the debate about poverty and points to eviction's role in it. The Epilogue itself is worth the price of the book.

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By Suswati on 04-22-17

Grim, detailed outlook on the American poor

Absolute kudos to Matthew Desmond for his detailed look into the heart of America's troubled capitalist system. His research and first-hand accounts of people living in poverty in Milwaukee is desperate, heartbreaking and dire, at the same time he offers an alternative to attempt to remedy an age old discriminatory system.

Eight individuals and families in this book represent an ongoing endemic situation that has perpetuated over the last century. Desmond explains circumstances that many ie. institutions are familiar with but choose to not deal with. Definitely deserved of the Pulitzer Prize.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bee on 03-07-17

Enthralling

Absorbing stories of real people's struggles. A fascinating insight into a different world. Non judgemental and warm writing and narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lukas Schroeter on 06-05-18

Excellent. Well worth reading/listening to

Excellent book. Informative, thought provoking, heart wrenching and inspiring.

I would consider starting with chapter 26 and then reverting to chapters 1-25.

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By Elizabeth on 07-10-17

Must listen!

This impeccably researched book about the experience of poverty in the United States provides a wake up call on the failures of current economic models. You would be a cold hard character to listen to this book and not appreciate the grinding poverty and totally unfair system that pervades too many people's lives. A call to action to change the way welfare is perceived and provided; everyone deserves the right to safe and secure housing at an affordable cost.

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