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A Stolen Life Audiobook

A Stolen Life: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

"In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived. A Stolen Life is my story in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it."

©2011 Jaycee Dugard (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    A 01-29-13
    A 01-29-13 Member Since 2017

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    "Entertaining"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. A true story told by the young Woman who lived thru it. I had moments while listening that I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. I listened to the whole book in two days. I highly recommend this book.

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    Michael 01-10-13
    Michael 01-10-13
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    "Jaycee reads this book she's great!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Stolen Life the most enjoyable?

    The fact that she could read this herself made the the story of what happened to her and how she has delt with it is amazeing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Stolen Life?

    How she is as a mother to her children.


    What does Jaycee Dugard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice!


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

    It mad me feel a range of emotions from sad to happy and also horrified!


    Any additional comments?

    Great book good job Jacee my best wishes to her and her family.

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    Lea 01-06-13
    Lea 01-06-13
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    "children can adopt to anything"
    Would you listen to A Stolen Life again? Why?

    No. No need to. I listened to it 6 month ago and still remember it vividly.


    Any additional comments?

    How do you rate other person's life, her sufferings? In the beginning the narration
    annoyed me but honestly, who else should tell her story than she herself.

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    Michelle Chesapeake, VA, United States 12-13-12
    Michelle Chesapeake, VA, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Courage"
    If you could sum up A Stolen Life in three words, what would they be?

    Courage, strength, hope


    What does Jaycee Dugard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    To hear her story in her voice was an honor. I can't believe she had the strength and courage to do so, I kept thinking to myself I wonder how many tries it took her to read some of the parts she wrote. I am glad she did read it as I am sure it was theraputic to do so & it allowed her to control how it was read. From what Jaycee described during those 18 years being able to control what haapens in her life & the lives of her daughters is very important. Jaycee is a remarkable female and mother.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    HappyQuails Aptos, Ca, United States 12-04-12
    HappyQuails Aptos, Ca, United States 12-04-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Surprised by degree of crude char'n of rape"
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    I am very surprised by the degree of crudeness in the terms used to repeatedly characterize a pre-teen's episodes of rape, terms originating from the vocabulary of her mentally ill rapist, convicted sex offender and abductor and relayed from the 11 year old's recollection of her shock, disgust and personal devastation. It was also not something I'd care to read a second time. Given the fact that the young girl is shown on the book's cover and time has elapsed since her abduction and recovery was in the news, I think that there is a high probability of other young children gravitating to this audio book without their parents expecting it to contain such explicit content. Personally I think these particular terms are crude to such a degree that they only should be offered to adults, while I similarly consider that particular content to be distasteful for giving as a gift to my mother of advanced years.

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    Pamela CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 12-01-12
    Pamela CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 12-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Moving..."

    While the author is the narrator, it obvious, she is reading the story and not a professional narrator.

    However, what makes this book so moving is you can at times hear the emotion and pain in her voice as she remembers the horror she lived through for 18 years.

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    Linda 11-11-12
    Linda 11-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Heartbreaking personal account-a courageous Woman"

    This audio book was very difficult for me to work through. As a mother it was so very painful to know what she was subjected to and I felt physical pain and anguish for her. There were times I had to set the audiobook aside and absorb the enormous reality of her life in captivity. I had to clear my head and breath for a while before I was able to continue. Jaycee Dugard narrates her personal account of a horrific life as a prisoner to a sick and demented couple. Her courage and ability to distance herself from the reality of her impossible life helped me to stick with the audiobook, despite the pit I had in my stomach the entire time. I decided that if she could survive this ordeal with the strength, courage and the tenacity she showed, I could overcome the pain it caused to listen to the horrible atrocities she was subjected to for years and years. I knew I wanted to hear her message, and I concentrated on the incredible resourcefulness she showed -even as a little child, and I pray she can continue to heal and move on with her life. Jaycee Dugard is a hero in every sense of the word. May God bless her and her family with peace, joy and the opportunity to have the privacy and normal happy life they deserve. Thank-you Jaycee for sharing your story, for helping us to understand how you survived this experience and for sharing with us the healing journey you have begun. You give us all courage to tackle our own demons-although so very small in comparison.

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-09-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 10-09-12 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    ""Heartbreaking & Encouraging at the same time!""

    What a well written from the heart book. Jaycee must be applauded for the courage to relive her ordeal & the wisdom to put it in writing. Most people would have hidden from the public eye & just left the details to our imaginations. Jaycee is a strong, courageous & very articulate young woman. Her daughters & Mother must be extremely proud of her. Like one of the other reviewers said - it is not a feel good book but it is a must read! Thank you Jaycee for having the courage to share.

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    Elizabeth archdale, NC, United States 10-08-12
    Elizabeth archdale, NC, United States 10-08-12

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    "Breaks your heart.."
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    The book is read by the author and it just breaks your heart. Not aways easy to listen to, but so neccessary for her to tell this story..

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    Joan 10-01-12
    Joan 10-01-12
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    I thought she sould have had someone else narrate the book. She was too dull.

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