Yours for Eternity is an intimate look at the extraordinary love story between Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, who met and married while Echols - author of the New York Times best seller Life After Death - served nearly 18 years on death row.
©2014 Damien Echols and Lorri Davis (P)2014 Penguin Audio
Having met both of them in person and having had conversations with Damien on more than one occasion, it was odd to hear their voices reading the book. I guess when you know someone it's kinda creepy hearing the intimate and private conversations they have had with each other. On the other hand, it would have been horrible if strangers were reading it.
Putting some of the love letters together as a book was a lovely idea. The book overall was great. I would have like to heard more letters from the "rough times" that these two were able to get through in their relationship. I would also have like to heard more about their first days as a free couple. Not the "sex stuff"- but just the general adjustments the two of them had to make once he was free. I am extremely happy for them!
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
That they built there relationship on truly getting to know each other.
They both did such an amazing job. They both have great voices and gave emphasis when needed. Bravo!
It makes you feel many emotions for both of them. Sadness, happiness, love, etc. It was so cool that they shared such intimate details about their love.
If you have followed this tragic story then this is a must read.
I Love to lIsten to books. I'm one of those people that like to read or listen to books over and over. I Love audible.
I do. To hear these letters in the voices of their authors is amazing. I met Damien and Lori at their book signing in Chicago, and I felt like I knew them because I was already so familiar with their voices. It's like sitting by a bon fire chatting with them about their Love!
This is a non fiction love story. A chronical of love letters from death row. I don't believe you can separate these two people. They are essentially one entity of undying love. That's what I imagine is true from what I read.
As the years went by and they got closer they used the same language. You can not separate them as two people or "characters". They are one together. They both did a fantastic job of reading their own words. you could literally feel the LOVE, frustration, jealousy, passion, lust, and longing. I'm so glad they read it themselves.
the personal nature of these letters moved me to tears. But, I got to say when Lori was talking about sneaking fruit into Damien. fruit swinging between her knees attached to her panties. I laughed out loud when I heard that. And when she talked about wearing 4 inch heels and it was very girly. she gave Damien all the credit. all these things hit very close to home for me. This book meant more to me than I can ever articulate.
This book is a true love story. a REAL love story with all the ups and downs couples go through. It is a true "stand by your man" story. A story about the strength a women can possess when she truly believes in a man and what she wants. I can not say enough good things about it. Especially the fact that they READ IT THEMSELVES! authors don't normally do that. Damien has now done it twice! There is something so very magickal about listening to an author read his/her own words. This LOVE story was pure magik read by the people in love. Thank you so much Damien and Lori. It is extreamly difficult to be in love with a man in prison. These letters are so personal and it was truly selfless of you to share it in your own voices.
British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.
This book left me speechless! I have NEVER given a one star review and I DID listen to every single word in one sitting as I followed the case and still, to this day believe in Damien Echol's innocence. I kept hanging 'in there' waiting for it to improve but it never happened.
In short this is about eight hours of 'I love you', 'I love you too' ' You are beautiful' followed by me saying 'I feel nauseous!
I really would love to hear their story but this does not do their story justice.
What an astonishing story. Damien Echols and Lorri Davis are gifted writers, and exceptional people. "Exceptional people" feels like a cliche understatement. I can't believe they were able to transcend the brutality of living on death row and fighting to overturn such a blatant miscarriage of justice. Their case was steeped in outrageous bureaucracy. It's haunting to see how lawyers and the court system have the capacity to strip us of EVERYTHING. Especially if we aren't rich enough to hire insanely expensive legal teams. This couple was stripped of everything but love. But I don't know if love alone is enough to transcend the hell they lived in. I think it is because they are such remarkable souls. I hope they flourish in the years to come, and continue to write and publish more work.
i love to listen!
If you followed the WM3 story at all this is a must. So good. AND they both read the book.
I read reviews and really had high hopes for this book. I thought it would be such an interesting story! I'm all for a good love story, but give me a break. I'm halfway through this book and its so awful. I love you, no I love you more, you are so awesome, no you are awesome, I can't wait to make love to you, no I can't wait to make love to you more.....ugh PUKE! It just drones on and on and on and on. I am trying hard to continue hoping that this sugary sweet nonsense stops and a real story emerges but I am not very hopeful.
Too much of the sickening sweet love letters and not enough "story" to keep you interested.
I do enjoy their voices as they are able to convey the actual emotions well.
I probably shouldn't answer since I haven't finished the book, but as of right now I feel nauseous because its just the same stuff over and over.
A book that looked towards the future.
that they released this book . I feel they took advantage of the audience
the performance was fine it was the content of the story that was lacking.
That there is hope for all who go through this situation.
I think they need to focus on the future and really think before they publish another book
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