• Call Me Cockroach

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: Leigh Byrne
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (999 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Our prisons and mental hospitals are filled with tragic stories like Tuesday Storm's. Her early childhood was riddled with torturous "games" and violent physical attacks. She was isolated from the rest of her family, locked in an attic with nothing but a bare bed and a bucket for a toilet, and fed just enough to be kept alive. The experts say it's next to impossible to find the soul's light in a dark past like Tuesday's. They say she'll never trust again after being betrayed by the people she loved most, or silence the voices inside her head telling her she's worthless and unloved. She's doomed to suffer a lifetime of depression and self-destructive behavior, and destined to be drawn to people who will again abuse her. That's what the experts say. And the thing about experts is - they're usually right. Call Me Cockroach is a chilling illustration of the unfortunate truth that no one comes away from severe childhood trauma unscathed.

For those of you familiar with Byrne's debut book, Call Me Tuesday, this memoir is the rest of the story. To everyone else, it's a glimpse into the tormented mind and troubled heart of a woman struggling to overcome the debilitating aftermath of a horrific childhood.

©2013 Leigh Byrne (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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After listening to Call Me Tuesday, I had to know what happened next. I was so glad to know that Leigh Byrne told the rest of her story. And she did so with the same great writing style as with her first book. Call Me Cockroach is a much needed followup to let you know how the author's childhood affected her as an adult. I hate that she went through all that she did, but knowing that she came out as strong as she did gives hope to all abuse survivors out there. Again, Ms. Ryan did an excellent job with the narration. I'm looking forward to future books from this author.

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A Well Written Book

I felt like I was reading a story about my own life. This book was very well written. And very therapeutic. It was so moving that I would actually like to contact the author and thank her for writing it.

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Amazing Read!!!!

Awesome read!!!! My life forever changed after reading the horrible abuse of sweet little Tuesday!!!

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awesome book

I thought this book, the 2nd part of " Call me Tuesday" did a great job of taking you back into the past, just enough for you to understand what the reader was referring to, but not so much that you felt like it was just a remake of the Tuesday book. The reader was engaging and did the book justice. It was a difficult story and I found myself having to take breaks because of how real the reader made Tuesday become to me, and as she started to spin out of control.....well, I don't want to spoil the read for anyone. I definitely recommend this book as well as it's beginning "Call me Tuesday", which definitely should be listened to first. You will not regret it, but prepare yourself for hideous abuse.

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Good book except one thing

The story is interesting but dear lord stop with the ball peen hammer !!!! That was the only annoying thing

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great books to follow

great follows call me Tuesday. the reader captures your attention. I really liked the books a lot.

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I could of gone without this story

Call me Tuesday was an interesting listen, I especially enjoyed the narrater. She did an amazing job. Round two on this book is the life in which most of us have lived through or are living through. I honestly don’t believe that many make it through childhood without trauma in some level as situations effect each individual different. The one thing I’m shocked about is that after all she went through and how she carried it on her shoulders and absolutely let it define her, she never once thought counseling was the appropriate path in which to walk. I never heard of any healing process, just her attempt and letting it her define her and then allowing the people that fit into this portal stay. It’s disheartening to say the least. This story is not written to inspire in my opinion. For anyone that walks through the sludge day after day is only hurting themselves and the people around them. I’d advise a good hard journey to find yourself. An independence most possibly never felt.

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loved it,

it was such a good book I cried out loud, iron was such a good book

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Great book!!!

This was a great story with a great narrator. I can't wait to listen again.

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Tuesday's struggle continues...

This is a true story that needed to be told. The writer did a fine job of taking you there, to experience the pain and struggles and the narration couldn't have been better.
Books like this are helpful to others who have suffered similar situations, the storyline was very well thought out and the inside voice of Tuesday processed the information in such away that you could clearly make the connections between the abuse, the effects of it and the way the pain is processed.
This story will stick with me forever. My heart goes out to the writer. ❤️

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Nice to know how her life progressed.

The narrator is Excellent.
The story was nice, good to know how her life ended up after her childhood.