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- By: Megan Phelps-Roper
- Narrated by: Megan Phelps-Roper
- Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church - the fire-and-brimstone religious sect at once aggressively homophobic and anti-Semitic, rejoiceful for AIDS and natural disasters, and notorious for its picketing the funerals of American soldiers. From her first public protest, aged five, to her instrumental role in spreading the church's invective via social media, her formative years brought their difficulties. But being reviled was not one of them.
Hope for the hurting
- By GapsOfTheGod on 26-10-19
Beautifully written and narrated
Having seen the Louis Theroux documentary many years ago, I had forgotten about Westboro Baptist Church until recently listening to Megan on the Joe Rogan Podcast.
It feels like such a privilege to be allowed such insight into the church, family and Megan's personal journey, leaving it all and making her way in a world she was raised to vilify.
The story goes on from darkness to show the incredible kindness of the world.
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A Brief History of Seven Killings
- By: Marlon James
- Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
- Length: 26 hrs
On 3 December 1976, just weeks before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston.
Hope it wins Booker.
- By Musicista on 30-09-15
Great Book! Terrible Accents
This is a great story but it is let down here by too many generic Caribbean accents. Non Jamaicans may not notice but, to anyone who does know, the errors in pronunciation, inflection and intonation were painful to hear. I very nearly gave up listening as a result.