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Ten Days in a Madhouse

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Alys AtteWater

2 Hours 42 Minutes

LibriVox

December 2016

Audio Book Summary

In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an investigative journalist and “stunt” reporter, had herself committed to the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum in New York. Her purpose was to discover what life was like for those who had been deemed insane. She was surprised to discover the depth of mistreatement of the patients. Partially as a result of her reporting, more money was allocated to the asylum and reforms were put into place. (Summary by Alice)

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  • Alena D.

    Brilliant book about a sad story s as and the narrator is fantastic. This is by far the best Libraxox narrator I’ve ever come across.

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  • Jeff Stewart

    Curious time in history that is (hopefully) long forgotten as far as treatment of those with mental challenges. The narration was awkward. The reader sounded like a high school junior presenting a drama class project. Very limited dialect and characterization presentation.

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  • Anonymous

    I loved this story. A society can be judged by how we treat the those in need among us.

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  • Anonymous

    Really enjoyed this book. And would recommend

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  • Suzanne M.

    Great listen!

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  • Anonymous

    Very good book, but sad. Narrator did a good job.

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  • Jennifer C

    Such a compelling narrative. Sounds like it could have been used as inspiration for American Horror Story: Asylum.

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  • Aga Kuleta

    Very interesting yet sad and quite shocking book giving us a unique opportunity to peek into the scary world of XIX century psychiatric hospital. The narrator did a really good job of acting the parts, she's very pleasant to listen to without sounding monotone.

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