The fact that she could read this herself made the the story of what happened to her and how she has delt with it is amazeing.
How she is as a mother to her children.
It mad me feel a range of emotions from sad to happy and also horrified!
Great book good job Jacee my best wishes to her and her family.
No. No need to. I listened to it 6 month ago and still remember it vividly.
How do you rate other person's life, her sufferings? In the beginning the narration
annoyed me but honestly, who else should tell her story than she herself.
Courage, strength, hope
To hear her story in her voice was an honor. I can't believe she had the strength and courage to do so, I kept thinking to myself I wonder how many tries it took her to read some of the parts she wrote. I am glad she did read it as I am sure it was theraputic to do so & it allowed her to control how it was read. From what Jaycee described during those 18 years being able to control what haapens in her life & the lives of her daughters is very important. Jaycee is a remarkable female and mother.
I am very surprised by the degree of crudeness in the terms used to repeatedly characterize a pre-teen's episodes of rape, terms originating from the vocabulary of her mentally ill rapist, convicted sex offender and abductor and relayed from the 11 year old's recollection of her shock, disgust and personal devastation. It was also not something I'd care to read a second time. Given the fact that the young girl is shown on the book's cover and time has elapsed since her abduction and recovery was in the news, I think that there is a high probability of other young children gravitating to this audio book without their parents expecting it to contain such explicit content. Personally I think these particular terms are crude to such a degree that they only should be offered to adults, while I similarly consider that particular content to be distasteful for giving as a gift to my mother of advanced years.
While the author is the narrator, it obvious, she is reading the story and not a professional narrator.
However, what makes this book so moving is you can at times hear the emotion and pain in her voice as she remembers the horror she lived through for 18 years.
This audio book was very difficult for me to work through. As a mother it was so very painful to know what she was subjected to and I felt physical pain and anguish for her. There were times I had to set the audiobook aside and absorb the enormous reality of her life in captivity. I had to clear my head and breath for a while before I was able to continue. Jaycee Dugard narrates her personal account of a horrific life as a prisoner to a sick and demented couple. Her courage and ability to distance herself from the reality of her impossible life helped me to stick with the audiobook, despite the pit I had in my stomach the entire time. I decided that if she could survive this ordeal with the strength, courage and the tenacity she showed, I could overcome the pain it caused to listen to the horrible atrocities she was subjected to for years and years. I knew I wanted to hear her message, and I concentrated on the incredible resourcefulness she showed -even as a little child, and I pray she can continue to heal and move on with her life. Jaycee Dugard is a hero in every sense of the word. May God bless her and her family with peace, joy and the opportunity to have the privacy and normal happy life they deserve. Thank-you Jaycee for sharing your story, for helping us to understand how you survived this experience and for sharing with us the healing journey you have begun. You give us all courage to tackle our own demons-although so very small in comparison.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
What a well written from the heart book. Jaycee must be applauded for the courage to relive her ordeal & the wisdom to put it in writing. Most people would have hidden from the public eye & just left the details to our imaginations. Jaycee is a strong, courageous & very articulate young woman. Her daughters & Mother must be extremely proud of her. Like one of the other reviewers said - it is not a feel good book but it is a must read! Thank you Jaycee for having the courage to share.
mother, wife, artist
The book is read by the author and it just breaks your heart. Not aways easy to listen to, but so neccessary for her to tell this story..
Yes, I couldn't stop listening to this sad but victorious story!
Nothing compares to this young girl's true story.
Just hearing her young voice retell her story kept her story real and amazing.
A true and courageous victory over evil.
It is so amazing how such a very young child who grew into a young woman endured then overcame such a traggety to become a wonderful, beautiful and spiritual human being! God bless Jaycee, her children and her wonderful mother who never lost faith.