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Call Me Cockroach Audiobook

Call Me Cockroach: Based on a True Story

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Publisher's Summary

Our prisons and mental hospitals are filled with tragic stories like Tuesday Storm's. Her early childhood was riddled with torturous "games" and violent physical attacks. She was isolated from the rest of her family, locked in an attic with nothing but a bare bed and a bucket for a toilet, and fed just enough to be kept alive. The experts say it's next to impossible to find the soul's light in a dark past like Tuesday's. They say she'll never trust again after being betrayed by the people she loved most, or silence the voices inside her head telling her she's worthless and unloved. She's doomed to suffer a lifetime of depression and self-destructive behavior, and destined to be drawn to people who will again abuse her. That's what the experts say. And the thing about experts is - they're usually right. Call Me Cockroach is a chilling illustration of the unfortunate truth that no one comes away from severe childhood trauma unscathed.

For those of you familiar with Byrne's debut book, Call Me Tuesday, this memoir is the rest of the story. To everyone else, it's a glimpse into the tormented mind and troubled heart of a woman struggling to overcome the debilitating aftermath of a horrific childhood.

©2013 Leigh Byrne (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    R. Martin North Carolina 07-25-15
    R. Martin North Carolina 07-25-15 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Amazing Read!!!!"

    Awesome read!!!! My life forever changed after reading the horrible abuse of sweet little Tuesday!!!

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    Amazon Customer 07-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "great books to follow"

    great follows call me Tuesday. the reader captures your attention. I really liked the books a lot.

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    Love2read 07-11-15
    Love2read 07-11-15
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    "The rest of the story..."
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    After listening to Call Me Tuesday, I had to know what happened next. I was so glad to know that Leigh Byrne told the rest of her story. And she did so with the same great writing style as with her first book. Call Me Cockroach is a much needed followup to let you know how the author's childhood affected her as an adult. I hate that she went through all that she did, but knowing that she came out as strong as she did gives hope to all abuse survivors out there. Again, Ms. Ryan did an excellent job with the narration. I'm looking forward to future books from this author.

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    Jamie Frauendienst 03-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!!! "

    This was a great story with a great narrator. I can't wait to listen again.

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    Gena Chiasson 02-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A story I could relate to"

    While I was caught up in this book, I was able to remember my tragic past. I felt the relief of my strength and courage to make a better life for my children. Situations like this take more strength than a person can imagine and finding self love might be the most troubling obstacle. The author is an amazing representation of perseverance.

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    Amazon Customer 12-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome book"

    I thought this book, the 2nd part of " Call me Tuesday" did a great job of taking you back into the past, just enough for you to understand what the reader was referring to, but not so much that you felt like it was just a remake of the Tuesday book. The reader was engaging and did the book justice. It was a difficult story and I found myself having to take breaks because of how real the reader made Tuesday become to me, and as she started to spin out of control.....well, I don't want to spoil the read for anyone. I definitely recommend this book as well as it's beginning "Call me Tuesday", which definitely should be listened to first. You will not regret it, but prepare yourself for hideous abuse.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Allan White (PA) 11-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Read my name is Tuesday first."

    You have to read my name is Tuesday first cause if you don't this book is going to name no sense to you.

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    Susan PUNTA GORDA, FL, United States 09-29-15
    Susan PUNTA GORDA, FL, United States 09-29-15 Member Since 2016

    Profesionl, hard working woman who travels weekly, enjoys life. My best Friends are Michael and Scooter. Nonfiction books are the best!

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    "Please read "My name is Tuesday" First"
    If you could sum up Call Me Cockroach in three words, what would they be?

    Great Second Book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Call Me Cockroach?

    Great continuation of the first book, i was glad i could put closure to the story. It really bothered me.


    Have you listened to any of Allyson Ryan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't, but I will in the future


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    Windward 11-18-16
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    "a disappointing sequel"

    While the first book by this author is amazing, this sequel leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing interesting happens. There is no real action, which makes for a pretty boring plot.

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    Dyneil 11-14-16
    Dyneil 11-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "cuts deep"

    wow, so riveting you sometimes cringe hearing the torture. so sorry yet so happy you released this story. how do I make contact to this writer? the question in the book, will I help 1 person? answer: me.

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