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The Lost Girls Audiobook

The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina Dejesus

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Publisher's Summary

In The Lost Girls, John Glatt tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight - who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro - and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world.

This audiobook has an exclusive interview with Castro's secret girlfriend, who spent many romantic nights in his house of horror without realizing that he had bound and chained captives just a few feet away. There are also revealing interviews with several Castro family members, musician friends, and neighbors who witnessed the dramatic rescue.

©2015 John Glatt (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"For a wide-angle view of the horrific string of crimes start to finish, Glatt constructs an absorbing winner." (Kirkus)

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    M. Morris 06-07-15
    M. Morris 06-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Enthralling"
    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The author does a great job of providing the background of Castro and the victims, and of the timeline of the events. It isn't fictionalized, which is good. It's a straightforward account of everything you could ever want to know about this story. It was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to know what made this guy tick, and it was the same thing that made Josef Fritzl "tick", which is a fear of abandonment. These two have many similarities. They both said, "I'm not a monster" and they had similar relationships with their mothers.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the narrator. I was not distracted by the British accent. I could hardly stop listening to this audiobook and glad I found it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    WakeUpEvery1 Rochester, NY 05-20-15
    WakeUpEvery1 Rochester, NY 05-20-15 Member Since 2015

    I love books; reading them, writing them, and listening to them! Especially when I'm doing things I don't like, like dishes! ;-)

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    "Did we have to have a British guy read this?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. I think this is a story that should be known.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that it's over. Those women made it out.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was actually ashamed at one point. When the narrator was reading the 911 call where Charles Ramsey spoke I couldn't help but laugh out loud. Hearing the voice of a British man reading what an African-American said was classic.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    BookWorm 03-26-16
    BookWorm 03-26-16
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    "includes various perspectives"
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    The story speaks for itself in both the empathy and outrage it entices, but the narrator's voice seems a bit out of place. I'm not trying to speak ill of Mr. Grindell, who has a lovely speaking voice, it's just that I think the narrator of any audiobook might be better served in either the tone of the author or main character. The inflection lends a certain kind of authenticity to the story being told, as if we are told the story by the intended voice rather than being read a book by a third party. Just my opinion! Either way, a fantastic journey into the dark place of human deviancy.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie 06-21-15
    Valerie 06-21-15
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    "Good! Amazing story of bravery and survival"

    Great book with good flow. Amazing story of three heroic girls who survive the cruelest most inhuman man ever.

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    Jessi 09-06-16
    Jessi 09-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "British accent in OHIO???"

    The story was informative,but using a narrator with a British accent didn't keep me as interested as I could have been. Felt like I was listening to a crime story that occurred in England.

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    Dana 08-22-16
    Dana 08-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not for the faint of heart!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this audiobook only if you are not easily shocked. Although it isn't as graphic as it could be, there are still some parts where I almost stopped listening and wanted to cry.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would say all the characters. Castro was a complicated but interesting man, amazing how he could act normal to some folks but be a manipulating monster to others, including his own children! I admire Michelle the most I think - I can't believe she kept her spirits up during all this, and was strong enough to try to protect Gina from abuse when she could! Amazing!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Amanda was able to crawl out the hole in the door!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Oh my gosh yes, I wanted to cry several times in this book. I think Michelle's forced miscarriages were the worst. I cannot imagine the physical and emotional pain she felt.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, read only if you're not too squeamish!

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    Bianca 07-19-16
    Bianca 07-19-16
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    "AMAZING story. a must read!"

    loved it, this was such an inspiring, heart warming story . it is an exciting story . I was addicted to this story ,I had it playing on my radio for 2 weeks straight ,and when it was finished it left me pleased. Thank you for this amazing audio.

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    Brian Harms Kelowna, Canada 07-12-16
    Brian Harms Kelowna, Canada 07-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Who Is This Narrator?"
    What would have made The Lost Girls better?

    It would have been better with less repetition. We heard of incidents one in the story, then the victim(s) told it again,then......it kept repeating segments. And there was so much filler that was so uninteresting.


    If you’ve listened to books by John Glatt before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Terribly! He seemed to read each sentence as a statement and not as a flowing piece of work. There was just no variation. The British accent was a little disturbing, for a story taking place in the USA, but that wasn't a real issue for me.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It was definitely sad.....and there was some anger because, like other such stories, one can see situations where the villain should have been caught...or at least had some pressure put upon him. But for those who missed him, vision like this is always 20-20.


    Any additional comments?

    For me, I'd definitely listen more closely to the sample and I'd read the written comments on the books much more closely. The performance was questioned by many people.

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    june p Ortiz 05-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The British Accent Seemed Ill-Fitting"

    I read the story from Michelle Knight's perspective so I was curious about the other girls. Although this book didn't really delve into that, there were a lot of interesting facts regarding Castro and his family. I'm really glad he's dead after the horrible treatment he showed his captives and his wife and son. He truly was an evil being. The one thing that really seemed out of place was the narrator's accent. I'm guessing the author is not American due to some of the wording such as "car park" instead of "garage" but it would have been much smoother with an American accent.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adriana 08-01-15
    Adriana 08-01-15
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    "Great!!"

    Loved it.. Could not put it down ..I think others should try it.. I know it's a sad story but it a good one..

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  • melissa
    9/16/15
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    "Gripping but emotional read"

    I have so much admiration for what these girls went through. I dont know how they had the will to survive. I especially admired michelle as she was the first taken and was a lone victim in the house for a while and was there the longest. Plus she helped care for the others. Had me hooked all the way through. Good narrator too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Toby
    7/13/16
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    "Chilling from start to end"
    If you could sum up The Lost Girls in three words, what would they be?

    Chilling. Fascinating. Disturbing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very well written, definitely recommend 'finding me' by Michelle knight. Still baffles me to this day how he got away with it so long.


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