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No Visible Bruises

What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
Narrated by: Rachel Louise Snyder
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
5 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors.  

We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a 'global epidemic'. In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem.  

In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths - that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence.

Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society and what it will take to truly address it.

©2019 Rachel Louise Snyder (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Amazing

This book is a great view inside Domestic Violence and shows a lot of the ways the system is lacking on providing help, support, and care for all victims. It give me a lot of great program ideas. I was in a Domestic Violence relationship and it gave me a lot of ideas on things that I would like to implement in my area for survivors and offenders a like. I have also had a few ideas of things to implement for children of Domestic Violence thanks to the need in my area and the book. I am currently working to become a advocate for victims and survivors a like.

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Not yet ready

Can’t bring myself to review this powerful book. It’s beyond review. This books needs to be read in every school, in every college, by every law enforcement officer, by every future domestic violence advocate and by every politician. This book can change the culture of violence.

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Utterly Devastating & Critically Important

This is not an easy book to read or to listen to. It is, however, extremely well written & perfectly narrated. I would give this book 10 stars if I could. My hope is that the information in this book will be a catalyst for widespread change in the way domestic violence is addressed in this country.

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Compelling

The author reads aloud her own work with emphasis and expression in places she intends it to be. The effect is natural and conversational. The content is well researched and quite compelling- no matter how much you think you know on this topic, you’ll learn things that will topple old ideas. I truly enjoyed this selection even though the subject is painful; I recommend that everyone read or listen- particularly women and law enforcement.

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A Must Read

Excellent book. Up to date information on a critical issue! A must read for professionals.

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An eye opener...

This ook helped me understand the hidden world of domestic violence. I always asked why dont they leave? now I know. I also learned how little we do to create awareness in our society.

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should be required reading

for everyone. this book is the perfect blend of research based information and capivatingly intense personal narratives of several victims and survivors of domestic abuse. I will not forget the stories of the women featured in this book.

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Well researched, well written, content rich

Part novel, part research report, always compelling, full of content, real, a must read on DV.

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Terrifying and personal

This book is not easy listening and not should it be. Snyder writes of violent men with a directness unmatched in discourse to-date. The comprehensive research is balanced by deeply real stories of women and men caught in this cycle of terror, from every perspective.

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  • Amy C
  • Schaumburg, IL United States
  • 06-04-19

so much great information

This books contains a ton of information. I was so happy to learn far more then I could have ever imagine about domestic abuse, those working with these population etc..