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Rachael

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  • Twisted

  • The Story of Larry Nassar and the Women Who Took Him Down
  • By: Mary Pilon, Carla Correa
  • Narrated by: Mary Pilon, Carla Correa
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 116

In early 2018, Larry Nassar, the former doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, was sentenced to serve out the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to a variety of sex crimes. New York Times best-selling author Mary Pilon and Carla Correa chronicle the scandal from its inception, tracking the institutions that Nassar hid behind, the athletic culture that he benefited from, and the women who eventually brought him to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most powerful Audible to date

  • By Rachael on 08-01-19

Most powerful Audible to date

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-19

This is the most powerful Audible I've listened to to date.

This audiobook was short but damn, it packed a punch. I found myself repulsed, angry and sad at the story and how all of this could have been stopped countless times. I remember the trial and the media coverage, but I learned so much more from this audiobook.

This Audible includes interviews by the authors with real victims, recordings from the court proceedings, and journalism from many sources. It was especially hard to listen to the victims and their parents but it brought me that much closer to the truth of the story. There were hundreds of victims who spoke about their assault but one victim in particular while testifying against Nassar said something that had me so choked up, I had to rewind and listen 4 times:

""You [the parents of victims] feel like you threw your kid to the wolf, but in reality you raised a kid strong enough to take down the wolf."

Thank you to the victims and their families, the coaches, and anyone else involved in holding Larry Nassar accountable. Thank you for holding out hope after years of your cries going ignored by those meant to protect you, so that future children and parents can identify assault and inappropriate behavior. Thank you for dismantling the belief that those in power cannot be touched. Thank you for being brave enough to share your story.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Snapshot Killer

  • The shocking true story of predator and serial killer Christopher Wilder - from Sydney's beaches to America's Most Wanted
  • By: Duncan McNab
  • Narrated by: Michael Carman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Christopher Wilder was about as bad as they get. A predator and serial killer, he first came to the attention of police in Sydney when, as a teenager in 1963, he was charged with rape. A good behaviour bond was not a deterrent, and over the years his crimes escalated. After moving to the USA in his early 20s, Wilder continued to perfect his vile and deadly trade. He was a chameleon with a modus operandi refined over the decades, luring young teenage girls with the promise of a career as a photographic model.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth the listen

  • By Jen Roy on 04-11-19

Powered Through

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-19

This audiobook bothered me a lot. It was terribly boring and I found myself constantly missing information but unlike other books, I didn't go back and rewind. I figured it was less I had to listen to.

The narrator drove me insane. He did HORRIBLE impersonations of men and women and sometimes even quotes directly from victims, which was just terrible.

I couldn't wait to be done this. I am sorry to say it because reading the book could have been a different experience but overall the story was dull to me. I only started enjoying it at chapter 28.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful