Amelia's Story

A Childhood Lost
Narrated by: Casey Turner
Series: Amelia, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
4 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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This is a powerful true story of one young girl's struggle to survive the state-care-system in the 70s and 80s. Amelia has just one wish, to make it through to adulthood and hold her destiny in her own hands. This is a harrowing true story, one of survival and human strength. Amelia has been tragically separated from all her siblings, never to see them again for many years.

She is moved from one children's home to another until finally, it's just too much for her to bear. Amelia starts to wonder about the peace and finality of her own death.

©2011 D.G. Torrens (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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So sad story

I could never figure how some parents can be so horrible! Amelia was so strong in her horrible life. No trust for anyone, no family, no friends. Anyone she got something would happen. I knew things like this happen.
Book was very well written the narrating was great. It makes a person think how some people just don't deserve children.

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Great Overall

The story, itself is very good. My only complaint was the cadence of the narrator. It sounded at times that it was an automated voice which was grating. But the story was heard so true that it outweighed the odd cadence. I will continue on the test of the book series.

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Rough story

A truly sad book. when you think Amelia's life is going to get somewhat normal, think again. well told about a disfuncial Mother, Amelia and her brothers. I will listen to the next book in the series.

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awesome

it just captures you and you just can't stop listening! I can't wait to start the next book.

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  • Jill Allitt
  • 04-21-20

Well written but poorly performed

I enjoyed Amelia’s story however the narrator had annoying lift to her voice at the end of almost every sentence. I really detracted from the meaning of the sentence in a lot of instances.

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  • bevledwards
  • 12-20-18

Proof that the choice of narrator is a major factor

If I’d continued reading this book rather than listening I would’ve probably given it 4 or 5 but I just couldn’t get past the young girl from Manchester having an American accent. I gave up after about an hour.

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  • Mel
  • 11-02-17

give it a miss

struggled to finish this book. strange narration and the story line was repetitive. didn't enjoy it at all.