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The Girl with No Name Audiobook

The Girl with No Name

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Publisher's Summary

In 1954, in a remote South American village, a four-year-old girl was abducted and then abandoned deep in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible true story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend several years alone in the jungle, her only family a troop of capuchin monkeys. Using instinct to guide her, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself.

At around 10 years old, a completely feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her as a slave to a brothel. Beaten daily and groomed to be a prostitute, she escaped - to live the perilous existence of a Colombian city street kid. Marina's life as a wild child wasn't over. In some ways, it had only just begun.

This is her astonishing story.

©2013 Marina Chapman; 2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 07-01-16
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    "Very rich descriptions"

    I loved how this book really brought me into the world of the girl with no name. The descriptions are rich and honest. I wished the story had gone on to talk about what happened after she found her name, but I suppose that wasn't the point. Very uplifting read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    young homesteader 05-31-16
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    "biography"

    I knew there was a bug problem with kidnappings, sex trade and such, but to hear of someone's personally story, and even remembering as young as she did. It put you in touch with it more than just hearing it on the news. It is sad and heart breaking how people are treated in some countries, especially women and children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Josh Kiewel 05-13-16
    Josh Kiewel 05-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent intonation, great story!"

    the story was fantastic and inspiring. the reader was a great fit. I enjoyed it.

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    Amazon Customer 04-06-16 Member Since 2013
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    "I couldn't finish"

    First, I bought the book thinking it was WWII fiction. My mistake, same title, different book!
    That being said, it is the jungle book revisited. She is living with monkeys!! I kept listening thinking it would quickly pass, it didn't. I have since returned the book.

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    Kendra D. Early 04-01-16
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    "a modern jungle book"

    great story! a modern, American jungle book. I was disappointed when it ended. I want more!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Locust Grove VA, United States 07-28-15
    Amazon Customer Locust Grove VA, United States 07-28-15 Member Since 2012

    I read non-fiction almost exclusively

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    "Strange Story"

    You're never sure if this is true or fiction. Memories can be confusing. The story is true.

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    Penny 07-10-15
    Penny 07-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful and very entertaining true story!"

    The narrator has such a beautiful voice. She relays this amazing true story in a magical way. I'm very grateful to have found this book and I'm even more thankful it's available on audio book. I love escaping into the story when I'm driving or cleaning or doing other things.

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    Sara Schultz 06-05-15
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    "Amazing!!"

    A story that many people need to hear. It's frightens me how we treat our fellow humans and the animals that share our world. Please read!

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    Debbie 05-21-15
    Debbie 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Second time"

    I listened to this book previously but it was so good the first time I wanted to hear it again

    I highly recommend this book

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    nancyshrode 05-04-15
    nancyshrode 05-04-15
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    "I found myself so absorbed in the story."

    wonderfully narrated and gripping story. I will definitely be looking for other stories narrated by Pam Ward

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  • Mr. John Harris
    Southampton UK
    5/22/13
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    "girl with no name"

    The start of the story I found gripping and did not want to stop listening to , but towards the end I felt the story flagged and disappointing I wanted more ... but overall a great story with lots of emotion and determination.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Barlaston, United Kingdom
    11/20/13
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    "Jungle book with a twist"

    A book that will make you laugh, sigh, be appauled and other emotions. It is sad to think about others lives and how lucky we are

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CD
    London
    5/21/13
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    "An interesting story but an annoying narrator."

    I enjoyed Marina's story of her life and found it interesting and mostly believable. However I did find the narrator's voice a little patronising and annoying. Read it rather than listen to it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United Kingdom
    4/24/13
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    "The girl with no name"

    Excellent, I couldn't stop listening, best book from audible yet. Loved it! Very thought provoking. I could have listened to more, is there a follow up coming?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Diane F
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    3/10/15
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    "I enjoyed it, but...."

    I loved the narration, and yes, it met my expectations, but I felt that somehow, something was lacking. I know it's a true story, and that the girl couldn't add more to her life, which was horrendous, but something was missing for me. I am not sure if it was that episodes felt like they were skirted over, but i accept that this could have been due to the superficial nature of childrens' memories.

    It was definitely four star, probably four and a half, but not five star for me, sorry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Petergeo
    1/18/15
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    "Unbearable voice"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A child


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The level of detail was not believable


    What didn’t you like about Pam Ward’s performance?

    Her baby talk was unbearable, narrate but please stop trying to talk like a little girl


    What character would you cut from The Girl with No Name?

    The narrator


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dean
    Fetcham, United Kingdom
    9/2/13
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    "Melodrama doesn't work for me."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you like dramatic and inspirational tales of children overcoming hardships this story will float your boat.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I am fascinated by stories of feral children. An amazing array of animals have been credited with the adoptive instincts to raise a human child including wolves, bears, apes, monkeys and even ostriches.
    Many of the so-called feral children of history were possibly autistic and the 'raised by animals' angle is an imaginative attempt to create a back story to explain their lack of social graces, recognisable language and sense of human connection.

    As an exercise in playing with the audience's uncertainty over whether this is fiction, autobiographical semi-fiction or reportage, this works very well.

    The least interesting aspect of the book is the time in the jungle. A young child, living in one smallish area, with a resident troupe of monkeys, with plenty to eat all year round is implausible at best.


    What aspect of Pam Ward’s performance might you have changed?

    The clipped pronunciation and declining tone at the end of almost sentence exacerbates the melodrama and produces an emotional overload. More performance than was really needed, made the book tiring listening.


    What character would you cut from The Girl with No Name?

    The fictional characters - unfortunately that is probably most of them.


    Any additional comments?

    To the best of my knowledge, although I'm still looking, there are no verified cases of children raised by animals in the wild. In zoology and biology cases of cross-species adoption are surpassing rare outside of domesticated animals in an artificial context.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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