Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family - though one daughter, Elisabeth, had decades earlier been "lost" to a religious cult. Throughout the years, three of Elisabeth's children mysteriously appeared on the Fritzls' doorstep; Josef and Rosemarie raised them as their own. But only Josef knew the truth about Elisabeth's disappearance....
For 27 years, Josef had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, complete with soundproof paneling and code-protected electric locks. There, she would eventually give birth to a total of seven of Josef's children. One died in infancy, and the other three were raised alongside Elisabeth, never to see the light of day.
Then, in 2008, one of Elisabeth's children became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital. It was the first time the 19-year-old girl had ever gone outside - and soon, the truth about her background, her family's captivity, and Josef's unspeakable crimes would come to light.
©2009 John Glatt (P)2013 Tantor
No way, it was very well done, but it made me feel ill.
Is this the same question I just answered, or am I missing something?
No, not that I am aware of.
Stay away from creepers......
This is a truly tragic disheartening story, with nowhere close enough too true justice served, if you have a strong stomach you might like it.
I was hesitant to purchase this audiobook based on other reviews. However I'm glad I finally did. I found it to be extremely interesting and of course disturbing that someone could do this and get away with it for so long.
Could have been an amazing story of nor for "Doctor" references from Keith Ablow, shame on this author, this could have been good if not for him.
So called "doctor" Keith Ablow's "professional opinion
The "medical" opinion done by Keith Ablow
Really heartbreaking story, read perfectly without being unrealistic in its dramatization. The discovery of the victims, in this story, came about relatively recently, so there are some unanswered questions in regards to the victims and how they are now. I will be looking forward to, hopefully, a second book, of the progress of the family members who are affected by this tragedy
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