I have not read the print version yet, but regardless it is an amazing read. With Damien reading it makes it a lot more interesting.
This book is different that what I usually read. It is unique.
I felt the pain and what he went through in his words. I admire him.
There was not really any laughing, I just felt pain for what him and the other two young men had to go through for 17 years.
I would recommend this book to any reader.
I really enjoyed this book. Damien is such an articulate person and has a great voice.
His relationship with his mother.
Very articulate, soothing voice.
Articulate & well written Damien Echols takes us through his difficult experience. Somehow he kept hope alive through it all. "Hope is the thing with feathers" as Emily Dickinson said. It is a fragile thing that somehow stays alive despite the storms of life. I don't know how he kept hope alive. I don't think I could of, I really don't. That feathered bird would have been stomped out in the first year. If Damien writes another book, I'm reading it.
When the lawyer asked "will this make Lorri Davis leave me alone?" I cheered. Yea Lorri!
Absolutely! It was so powerful and uplifting.
The fact that he read it. It felt like you were sitting down next to him while he told you an unbelievable story.
I have not but if he has more I definitely will.
Just like the book. LIfe after Death. I did like his idea of a mini-series because there is so much to tell a movie would not do it justice.
Thank you for sharing your story.
I love Formula One, Comedy, Films, and TV! The best thing to listen to on here are Bio's read by the person themself.
After listening to this you feel sickened by what was done to Damien, Jason & Jessie. His tales of his first moments of being imprisoned on Death Row when he was only a teenager are terrifying. Sitting in solitary for so long like he did, and the awful conditions of his "exercise area". Definitely a must read (listen) for anyone. Everyone can learn something from this great book by Damien Echols.
The raw honesty shared by Damien.
No, this is his first book. But I have read other West Memphis Three books. This is better than them because it's a personal account, and you get the true incite from the man who went through everything personally.
Life After Death
I Love to read and I am all over the place. From Fantasy to Non Fiction to True Crime. Sadly even some Romance novels which I never thought I would read but they turned out to be not bad some even good as long as they had some fantasy in them
This book was more personal I remember the killings and how this boys died, and how the other boys life were wrongly ruined.
The entire book hard to pick a scene, s o many touched my heart, some broke it some made it soar.
Yes. I did twice since I bought it, on the second listen now
I am oldd enough to remember this from its beginning even watched it on cout tv if I remember correctly watched all the HBO doc's on them the websites even set what little money to help. This was during the satanic craze many states went through but even to people with common sense could see these kids were innocent. I feel just as horrible for the children's families, and emotions were running high but the full confession they got from Jesse who they showed only had an IQ of 68. I think something should be done cause these boys were not acquitted this still protects the ones that did this to them. I don't blame them at all for doing it at all I would have if I were in there shoes. But exposure is the only way to show how easy its done to the misfits or to those that don't count as they say, the ones that would not be missed. This is not a one time occurrence it happens all the time of that I have no doubt
Despairing mystery pureness
Knowing Damien survived it
Damien pure at heart
I couldn't help but fall in love with the three wronged young men! I watched and read everything I could about their situation ! The best book I've ever read it makes me weak at heart to think how set up they were. I grieved for the children who died that day but worse was knowing the news made it look like Damien Jason and jessy did it! This case will change history in my book!
Life trumps fiction (or Modern-Day Witchhunt)
That the author was so articulate and real, that he was able to take the worst of situations and learn more from it than most of us learn in a lifetime of freedom.
Every chapter had a favorite scene....
I listened over a period of about a week. It was very intense, and each night I'd be digesting what I just wrote. It was hard to believe this could happen to another human being in this time and age.
This book was fantastic. It left me reeling and is one of the best books I have ever read. I tried to start another book afterward and had to stop. I found I couldn't pay attention because I was still thinking about this book and all the thoughts swimming through my head. You know a book is exceptional when you find you are changed forever after having read it. I am not the same person I was when I first picked it up. I had to give myself at least 24 hours to recover and digest before I could even consider another book. Superb. Please read this book if you can.
Also, the author narrated the story himself, which made it even more real, and his voice is deep and soothing, very calming.
Riveting, Shocking, Provocative
Hearing it from the author himself is incomparable. There's no way it would've had the same impact as words on a page. Damien Echols invites you into his life in such a unique way - it's truly difficult to describe in words. I am so thankful I stumbled upon it in audiobook form instead of reading the book.
Do you believe in our justice system? Do you think you are entitled to a system that's fair? Do you want to see and hear the truth?
A current example of a true survivor, brilliantly written under impossible circumstances. Thank you Damien.