AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

HOW TO SELL A POISON The Rise, Fall, and Toxic Return of DDT

by | Read by Casey Turner

Contemporary Culture • 12.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Casey Turner's delivery is direct and clear, creating the perfect listening experience for this progressively disturbing audiobook. DDT, originally considered a harmless insecticide, was at one time so prevalent that local governments would fog entire neighborhoods in an effort to eliminate insects. Laborers would be covered with the chemical to kill lice. But the discovery of a high correlation with cancer and devastating environmental impacts led to government regulation, yet corporate interests have helped force the return of its use. This pushback included successful attempts to demonize researchers who sounded the alarm about its risks. Turner's engaging no-frills performance provides consistent focus to this decades-long injustice. Her voice conveys the weight of this returning problem. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781549193125 $26.98

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×