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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (275 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Benedict Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a broken-down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn't particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work Suzette was able to turn it into a home that was important to her, a home that represented her new found independence.

Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and the others like it that sat along the waterfront in order to win a lucrative Pfizer pharmaceutical contract that would bring new business into the city. Kelo and 14 neighbors flat out refused to sell, so the city decided to exercise its power of eminent domain to condemn their homes, launching one of the most extraordinary legal cases of our time, a case that ultimately reached the United States Supreme Court.

In Little Pink House, award-winning investigative journalist Jeff Benedict takes us behind the scenes of this case - indeed, Suzette Kelo speaks for the first time about all the details of this inspirational true story as one woman led the charge to take on corporate America to save her home. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/20/2014

    " Read this awhile ago, interesting, engaging read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 2/14/2014

    " An excellent book, good documentary style by Jeff Benedict. If you have never thought about eminent domaine, this is the book to read all about it. The decision given by the Supremem Court in this case is one of the most unpopular ever and, in my opinion, should be revisited and overturned. See what you think!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 2/8/2014

    " I loved this book. Sometimes the good guys win. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marylin | 2/8/2014

    " This is a true story of a woman's fight to save her home battling against eminent domain. I had a little trouble getting into the story but, once a few pages along, I was hooked! The world of politics at its dirtiest, a most unpopular Supreme Court decision, and the defiance and courage of the main character make this a fascinating read. I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jung | 1/21/2014

    " Required reading for Public Affairs. Reads like a novel. Very engaging way to learn about eminent domain! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/21/2014

    " Non fiction;a story about the abuse of eminent domain in Connecticut "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 12/22/2013

    " Read this book while prego with Mitchell, really gave me lots to think about, and how lucky I was. I liked feeling informed because I don't really like politics, and this book was just enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/26/2013

    " What I liked most about this book is that it read like a novel - Mr. Benedict was able to take a true story and really get the reader involved in the lives of those fighting for their homes as if it were a work of fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barrett | 5/7/2013

    " Metro reporters everywhere should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristeen | 4/26/2013

    " A well-researched book about the infamous Kelo eminent domain case. It will boil your blood and make you glad that you don't live in Connecticut! A great read about how legal decisions at the highest levels play out for the real people of this country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mika McIntosh | 3/8/2013

    " The writing wasn't the most compelling (which couldn't be helped since this wasn't fiction), but the story was very compelling. I really felt for Susette Kelo and the rest of the people in the Fort Trumbull area of New London. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anja | 1/5/2013

    " A fascinating true story about eminent domain in New London. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Lake | 2/9/2012

    " We are reading this in our book group. GREAT read. Loved it. Who knew a book on eminent domain would be so great. Sure to be lots of conversation with our group. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 9/28/2011

    " This is a page-turner. Everyone should know what happened in New London with eminent domain. There is true evil in this book and true goodness. The Supreme Court makes the most insane decision in recent history...Please read it. I can lend it to you if you'd like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaurett | 4/21/2010

    " This is the Erin Brockovich book for Eminent Domain. Realy good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 3/25/2010

    " I don't always enjoy Non-fiction and it took me awhile to get into the book but I really liked it--reads like a John Grisham lawyer novel. I learned alot about eminent domain. I look forward to discussing it with my Book Club (friends from Holland Christian) next week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 2/11/2010

    " My friend suggested this book. She knows the author who teaches at the same university as she does. The technical lawyer talk was difficult for me but I enjoyed the story. "

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About the Author
Author Jeff Benedict

Jeff Benedict is the author of fourteen critically acclaimed books, and his articles have been published in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. A sought-after public speaker, he also teaches writing at Southern Virginia University.

About the Narrator

Maggi-Meg Reed has performed as an actress and singer both on and off-Broadway. She is a narrator of many popular audio books, including A Very Long Engagement and The Time Traveler’s Wife. She is the winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards.