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WASTELANDS The True Story of Farm Country on Trial

by | Read by Rob Shapiro

Contemporary Culture • 16.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Rob Shapiro doesn't miss a single beat in his performance here. The premise isn't sexy: This is a true story about large-scale hog-farming waste. An overseas corporation owns these livestock farms in North Carolina, where the animals aren't roaming freely. They're packed in tight to maximize profits, producing high volumes of waste. Families living next to the farms are directly impacted; in particular, the smell permeates their entire lives. Listeners will experience a riveting account of citizens rising up to fight this abuse, including a courtroom battle that illustrates the true meaning of environmental justice. Shapiro's effective performance is a case study in empathy and gravitas. Listeners will be outraged by the steps the company takes and moved by the legal fight that ensues. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2022]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593551127 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593551134 $95.00

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