Neighbors - Life Stories of the Other Half

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 9 reviews)

These stories have come to me from many sources—some from my own experience, others from settlement workers, still others from the records of organized charity, that are never dry, as some think, but alive with vital human interest and with the faithful striving to help the brother so that it counts. They have this in common, that they are true. For good reasons, names and places are changed, but they all happened as told here. I could not have invented them had I tried; I should not have tried if I could. For it is as pictures from the life in which they and we, you and I, are partners, that I wish them to make their appeal to the neighbor who lives but around the corner and does not know it.(Summary from the Preface by Jacob A. Riis) (2 hr 58 min)


00 - Preface 1:12 Read by Diana Majlinger
01 - The Answer of Ludlow Street 9:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
02 - Kin 5:05 Read by Richard Kilmer
03 - The Wars of the Rileys 14:31 Read by Richard Kilmer
04 - Life’s Best Gift 10:06 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Driven from Home 5:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - The Problem of the Widow Salvini 13:42 Read by Richard Kilmer
07 - Peter 6:06 Read by Richard Kilmer
08 - Kate's Choice 10:11 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - The Mother's Heaven 3:37 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - Where He Found His Neighbor 12:31 Read by Guero
11 - What the Snowflake Told 5:51 Read by Malane
12 - The City's Heart 11:21 Read by Guero
13 - Chips from the Maelstrom 11:41 Read by Cate Barratt
14 - Heartsease 6:53 Read by David Lawrence
15 - His Christmas Gift 8:33 Read by Malane
16 - Our Roof Garden among the Tenements 10:57 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
17 - The Snow Babies’ Christmas 20:29 Read by Cate Barratt
18 - As Told by the Rabbi 5:35 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
19 - The Strand from Above 5:03 Read by Richard Kilmer


(5 stars)

Great stories of life and how it was. I laughed and cried! Thanks again to the volunteers who read this book.