This is a fascinating memoir about mind control, abuse, Stockholm syndrome, and learned helplessness and the enormous amount of courage it takes to break away. What makes it difficult to listen to is the narrator's stylized 13 year old voice that over dramatizes every sentence. The story does not need the extra drama and the narration is distracting rather than enhancing.
the excuse of "it is a story" ...no, do not recommend this book. any female would find the sensationalized violence a cheap trick to broaden the male audience; especially those in the 14 to 30 age group. Unfortunately it works. They think they cannot "help" it. And will defend their right for their "reactions". Ugh.
more voices? not that I think that is possible.
any scene of joy
Hard to use my puny skills at writing to describe her talent and this book. It is a masterpiece. Lois McMaster Bujold writings are everthng excellent literature ought to be...and more.
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