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Three Little Words Audiobook

Three Little Words: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in 14 different foster homes. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster-care system. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.

©2008 Ashley Rhodes-Courter; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Annie Boulder Creek, CA, USA 02-03-09
    Annie Boulder Creek, CA, USA 02-03-09
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    "Wow! Haunting, riveting, memorable!"

    What a bright young girl who was passed from foster home to foster home and happened to be a gifted writer and grow up to tell it all.

    If you ever wanted to be in the heart and mind of a child living a life very different from the norm, Ashley provides an articulate recounting. From her early days with her troubled mother to all the stops along the way to adulthood and a family who (finally!) loves her and adopts her, this story is irresistible.

    The voice of the young narrator is perfect -- you feel as if Ashley is sitting next to you, wistfully sharing the truths and realities of her unbelievable life.

    Highly recommended.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Vermont VT, USA 05-06-08
    Vermont VT, USA 05-06-08 Member Since 2014

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    "Moving, heart felt and very real."

    As a social worker this audio book really hit home. Our children are our future and they sometimes need to be protected. If we are their protectors then we need to make sure that we are doing our job. Ashley is a remarkable young woman and is a reminder of when systems go wrong there ARE people affected. Her, her birth family, her adoptive family and the many of thousands of children in foster care.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sher from Provo Utah 01-16-12
    Sher from Provo Utah 01-16-12 Member Since 2015

    Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.

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    "Been there, done that"

    This is just one of those stories that breaks your heart, but then puts it back together when you realize that this kid, with every imaginable strike against her, has made something of her life. She is an excellent writer, and although she likely had a ghost writer, I would not be surprised to learn that she did the whole thing on her own. That is the kind of person she is.

    Having an adopted daughter who went through a lot of trauma in the foster care system, and having a lot of residual problems because of everything that went on in her young life and with her adoptive parents, this story really struck close to home. So many times I found myself thinking, "Yup, been there done that," "Oh yeh, I sure know how THAT feels," "Uh-huh, you did the right thing," and on and on. I am so happy for Ashley and admire her strength so much. Not being a professional narrator, she did an admirable job of telling her story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    D. Gross Maryland 06-19-10
    D. Gross Maryland 06-19-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible Story"

    This is a cohesive, well-told, and incredibly lived story. It's hard to believe that the author was so young when she wrote it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    gmrob 07-18-09
    gmrob 07-18-09 Member Since 2006

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    "Well writte; well read"

    This was heart wrenching at times. It is hard to believe that in this country we can't seem to do more to keep our children from such horrific treatment. The author seemed to keep herself together despite the poor care, disappointments, etc.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Sheldon Mount Airy, MD 09-29-08
    Sharon Sheldon Mount Airy, MD 09-29-08 Listener Since 2008

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    "Excellent Listen"

    This is an excellent audiobook. Heartbreaking though!

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    PLCC 09-10-17
    PLCC 09-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "If you ever knew or were a foster child"

    A true look into the life of one foster child's journey. Tragic with an inspiring victory. What an advocate she became.
    Ashley provides a child's insight into abandonment and abuse. Tragically, the foster system is overburdened and broken. Let this boy ok change how you see youth in crisis.

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    Leann Connell-HR 07-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent book"

    really gives a clear concise insight to the crisis that is our foster care system.

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    Stephen 05-03-17
    Stephen 05-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Eye opening"

    This book is such an eye opening experience. My heart goes out to all children in foster care.

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    xxol78 04-17-17
    xxol78 04-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing Story"

    Great story...hard to put down...thank you for being the voice of so many Ashley Rhodes!

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