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Left to Tell Audiobook

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

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Publisher's Summary

In 1994, Immaculee Ilibagiza's world was ripped apart when her native country of Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Her family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans.

Miraculously, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee forged a profound and lasting relationship with God.

The triumphant story of this remarkable woman's journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.

©2006 Immaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Erwin; (P)2006 Hay House

What the Critics Say

"Ilibagiza's remarkable path to forgiving the perpetrators and releasing her anger is a beacon to others who have suffered injustice....This book is a precious addition to the literature that tries to make sense of humankind's seemingly bottomless depravity." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Mary Crane 07-26-16
    Mary Crane 07-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Stop, go read or listen to this book."

    loved it. a very moving story. She is going to be at the Doterra convention in Sept.

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    Stacie Wakefield, Quebec Canada 07-15-16
    Stacie Wakefield, Quebec Canada 07-15-16
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    "Must read"

    This is an incredible journey of faith, hope trust in God.

    It teaches us that God is with us every moment of our lives.

    How do we worry about such little things.

    How did the rest of the world not help them and why we didn't do our part to pray for them.

    It should give us clear direction on our role in the world. We should pray daily for Peace with all nations and all races.

    Prayer has infinite value.

    Story of hope so eloquently written. Very powerful.

    I hope to meet Immacule some day.

    God bless her and all she does. Thank you

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    Lynn E Sisco 06-26-16

    Catholic, educator, and whole 30. I like big books

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    "Faith, courage, and strength in the real world."
    If you could sum up Left to Tell in three words, what would they be?

    Such a powerful real story. My students were transformed and changed by this book but, truly more by the audible version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Immaculee


    Have you listened to any of Lisa Renee Pitts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I am aware


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I did personally. In class, my students NEVER wanted me to stop.


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    Vince Marietta, GA, United States 04-28-16
    Vince Marietta, GA, United States 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing story, amazing narration!"

    I have listened to many audible books and this by far is absolutely the best narration I have ever heard. The narrator brings the story to life and doesn't outstanding job of voicing all of the characters. Her re-create shin of the accents and of the emotion of each of the people in the story is unmatched. The story itself is almost too evil and cruel to believe but sadly it is. There's so much hope and healing in this story. Well well worth reading!

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    Daman 03-17-16
    Daman 03-17-16 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Sadness mixed with optimistic inspiration"
    What did you love best about Left to Tell?

    The storyline was amazing and true. It left the reader wanting more and captivated by the chilling scene in Rwanda.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The inspirational message of "all we have to give in this life is love" even the darkest of times.


    Have you listened to any of Lisa Renee Pitts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it definitely made me want to listen in one setting.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this book! You will not regret it. It's a harrowing tale of survival in the darkest of times in the Rwandan Holocaust.

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    Sonia 01-30-16
    Sonia 01-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "God works in mysterious ways."

    An incredible story well told. The detailed description transports you to the scene. It is so hard to believe this happens. once in a while we must get out of our own bubble to see what other's must go through and how easy we take our life and our freedom for granted.

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    Tracy Leavitt 10-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "FANTASTIC!!!"
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    Inspiring! Awesome uplifting read. Hard at times because it really happened and does happen. Yet it is a great reminder that God does exist, as well as Satin. We can do and are capable of doing so much and doing so much good when we try to look to God... and just try.

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    Lisa 10-21-15
    Lisa 10-21-15
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    "So powerful!!"

    One of the best books I have heard. My heart is truly touched...A must read!

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    carlson i 10-16-15
    carlson i 10-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspiring story of survival, not of just the body but of the soul."

    Immaculee's story is deeply touching. The courage of her faith during a period of intense persecution is humbling, and her ability to grow in understanding God's love and his timing is inspiring. Her ability to use that understanding and apply the most selfless act of forgiveness is truly admirable. Her hope for the future of humanity and Rwanda is empowering. What a remarkable woman.

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    Geoffsbestbooks 09-25-15
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    "Amazing Story"

    This book tells the story of a young woman caught up in a horrific situation. It is amazing the living conditions that she and other women had to suffer while hiding from their would be murderers. This book was historically informative and emotionally stirring and inspirational.

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