MANY PARTS ARE DIFFICULT TO LISTEN TO BUT HOW SHE GOT THROUGH THIS IS NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE. I ENJOYED HEARING HER STORY IN HER OWN WORDS.
Among true stories, it is definitely at the top of the list.
I never wanted to turn it off. I found myself driving the long way home so I didn't have to stop listening.
This is a terrifying true story. Jaycee Dugard has undoubtedly been permanently scarred by her years in captivity. But, she is triumphant and is a well-adjusted, productive woman.
Should read more
Dark, scary and sad
The Room because the stories are so similiar.
She was very honest and told you everything you thought you wanted to know and things you didn't want to know.
I had to put it down at times because it was quite graphic.
This is a true story. That alone is tough to get over. Jaycee went through many very tough years and was deprived of too many years of her life. I want to hug and her and help her to have a normal life here on out. I want her to be happy and in charge of her own destiny for the rest of her life. I want her to have many reasons to smile in her future. I wish her freedom and hapiness.I agree that sex offenders need to be kept a close eye on and had this been done, she would not have had to endure the torturous life she endured.
After purchasing this audio book, it took me a while to actually listen to it. I wasn't sure if I really wanted to know the details of the horrible life that Jaycee Dugard had to live during her captivity. Jaycee does not hold back - she is very honest in describing the things that Phillip Garrido did to her and how difficult it was to live. To hear directly from her what her thought process was and how she managed to make it through this time was very interesting. I liked hearing Jaycee narrate her own book, and I admire her strength. However, it is a difficult story to listen to.
Amazing is not even due justice to Jaycee's courage and strength. After listening to this book it is my belief that her ability to make the best of her situation and to make a life for herself as much as she did, not only got her through but why she is able to tell her story. Several reviews mention Jaycee's reading style of the book...but if one truly listens you can tell in her inflections the parts of her story she does not want to relive versus listening to her talk about some of the joyful things she did have during that time (her animals and daughters). It's one thing to live it, then write about, then to read aloud to re-live all over again. As her story progressed she was much more animated as she was heading toward her rescue. I read this book because I wanted to hear her story, but I knew listening to in her words would really offer a whole new sense of appreciating what I do have in my life. Thank you Jaycee for letting us into your life.
Obviously an intriguing story by a resilient young woman. However, I felt that one of the motives for writing it was psychological catharsis, which doesn't translate into a consistent tone. The excepts of the diaries were often distractingly childlike (and, at times, childish)--not surprising given her 5th grade education. I found her narration amateurish and sometimes jolting. I would have liked to read it instead of hearing Jaycee, frankly. That said I applaud her courage and determination for surviving and for having the courage to write this.
Such a tragic story with what seems to be a happy ending. Jaycee is a role model for triumph, regardless of the odds. I wish her and her children the very best.
Captivating story line. The narration is difficult sometimes. But having it come from her made it tolerable.
Kathleen in FL
Jaycee Dugard is remarkable in may ways, including her ability to write and then read the story of her ordeal. She is a most positive and firmly planted person, which must be, in part, because of the first eleven years of her life when she knew she was loved and valued.
This book is not for the feint of heart and it will break your heart but it will also give you hope. No matter how horrible an experience may be, it is possible to overcome.
The best memior I ahve ever heard truthful and moving
This book is going to take some time to get out of my head
thanks you Jaycee, for not only sharing your story but telling it in your own voice.