I love a good book, but never have time to sit and read. Audible is wonderful for people like me. Even though my kids think I am a nerd for always having my headphones on, someday they will wish their college books were on audible!
I just can't imagine anyone every doing that to a child, so it was hard to listen to.
Description the author puts into almost every part of the book
Yes he did...but I would have liked to have heard it in a younger voice since the book is about a young boy.
Tearful and heart-wrenching
How he overcome all the abuse to sit down and write his story in such graphic detail.
Voice inflections truly relayed to the reader the few ups and mostly downs of this young boy's life.
It's hard to pick any one moment since this child's life had so many moments of degradation. The one that does come to mind, though, is when his mother forced him to eat his baby brother's feces.
I wish it would have given the reader a brief history of what happened to the rest of Dave Pelzer's family -- his brothers and most of all -- his parents.
Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.
This was horribly sad! The narrator sounded as if he could have been David detached or hypnotized looking back from an emotional glitch instead of a personal involvement. I believe that can be reached, but I don't know, it was just "off" sometimes in the way of narration. Could be because I'm a little "overly" emotional about stuff. The story itself in the way of progression makes it so troubling, the protection of his mom, the feelings of betrayal at the same time. I do wish he had given some closure for his siblings, even though this was his story. The chain of abuse continues. I don't feel I wasted my time with this one, I feel that if people listen they will have more of an idea of how easily children are manipulated to protect the abusers. This must NOT happen, but denial is too easy. This definitely was worth my time.
Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.
I work with folk who have come out of, or are in abusive situations... and this book provided insights that I couldn't have learned any other way. I would highly recommend to teachers, social workers, pyschology majors... anyone who has a role involving children. This is an adults remembrance of a childhood that goes from perfect to beyond abusive... all while the child continues to be surrounded by teachers, neighbors and family who fail to see and intervene.
The book is a stark and a difficult listen. The child is resiliant and it does get better... but I wouldn't consider it entertainment, rather education. That said, the world isn't pretty and by being unaware we are missing opportunities to intervene.
Him fighting to survive.
Very emotional book but worth listening to. Would make a very good movie.
Field Deputy Medical Investigator, Avid listener, particularly Henry VIII's period. Enjoy a good spooky story now and then.
Audio is more intense without being sensationalized
There is a second book in David Pelzers saga and both are worth reading. These are books that cannot be equaled.
This story would defy being made into a film. The horror of it could not be duplicated without becoming a sensationalized film as only Hollywood can do. If it were to be filmed, I would never watch it. It only in real life and the spoken word that the story is alive.
David Pelzer is a monument to the strength of the human spirit.
There were many times during this book I would gasp out loud while listening. The abuse describes in this book is not for the feint of heart, but is very well told. The narrator has a nice clear voice.
the fact that the child survived all his mother put him though was the best part
narrator was rather borin, i think maybe if David narrated it, it was have been better
Yes, very moving story. It's hard to believe a child could endure such terrible things.