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Perfect Victim Audiobook

Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box

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Publisher's Summary

In 1977, 20-year-old Colleen Stan left home to hitchhike from Oregon to California. Seven years later she emerged from hell, the victim of a bizarre and extraordinary crime. Known as the "sex slave" or "girl in the box" case, here's the whole story - too strange to be anything but true - of Colleen's horrifying imprisonment by Cameron Hooker. Told by the district attorney who tried the case, it is a tale of riveting intensity and gripping courtroom drama.

© Christine McGuire and Carla Norton; (P) Dove Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A gripping and disturbing story of the secret life of apparently normal people. At once, horrific and engrossing." (Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter)

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    Margaret Williams 08-02-16 Member Since 2017
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    "that poor girl"

    i loved hearing she got away but so sad its a true story. thank God she had the courage to tell it. it was very emotional

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiredawork 11-28-15
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    "Disturbing"

    Hard to believe that a human being can be so evil and sadistic! That is very strong woman.

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    Jennifer Drake 01-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enthralled"

    I couldn't stop listening. I was hooked from the beginning. A sad and terrifying story, that was very well written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Plimpton 03-22-17

    Not a big reader. I read so much at work that I don't enjoy reading for pleasure. I fall asleep too easy. Audible has been the answer!!!

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Perfect Victim to be better than the print version?

    Better for me -- I fall asleep when I read the print version of anything.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The compassion and calmness of telling the story.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Plummer – was your favorite?

    Colleen Stan & her strength to survive!


    Any additional comments?

    I had seen the Lifetime movie based on this story, but was interested to read/listen to the book. I have seen the documentary regarding the movie & knew the story was a bit different from the movie. Well written and well narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl R. Johnson 01-28-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Horrible narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This just wasn't right with the narration. The woman has almost a child voice and she is reading such gruesome sadomasochistic material. It's just weird and made it uncomfortable. She should be reading children's books.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amanda Plummer?

    Anyone else.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amie Dunlap, Il, United States 01-19-13
    Amie Dunlap, Il, United States 01-19-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Talk about crazy people!"

    Did not like the narrator she was hard to understand and had a very mousy voice. The story was not written very well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon RIVERSIDE, CA, United States 03-05-12
    Sharon RIVERSIDE, CA, United States 03-05-12
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    "crazy storye"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Sure, especially if they are true crime lovers.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Christine McGuire and Carla Norton ? Why or why not?

    Not particularly. I liked this one because I live in one of the towns mentioned in the book.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Plummer – was your favorite?

    None


    Did Perfect Victim inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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