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Secret Slave

Narrated by: Faye Adele
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

You're not going home. You're not going anywhere. You're mine now.

Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn't escape for over a decade.

Held captive by a sadistic pedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies.... each one stolen away from Anna at birth.

Her salvation arrived 13 years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Anna Ruston (P)2018 Tantor

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Well Worth Your Time

I especially liked how the love for her babies made her endure such cruelty. Blessings

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i hope the rapist gets put away to prisoner.

Please prosecute him Anna. Best of luck with everything. It is really sad what happened to you.

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If you can get through the very graphic abuse

After the first chapter, I turned the volume down each time the main character was being raped or abused. It was too much for me. I can't understand how anyone can be so cruel and it made me very angry.
This story captures the tragic life of a vulnerable young girl who is abducted by a sadistic predator who preys on her because she is alone. Being a mere child, she does everything in order to survive and nothing to escape while given many chances. No matter what she endures, rapes, abuse, being a baby making factory . After 13 years she finally escapes, burdened for her it seems, with the trauma of what happened to her.

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Too much for me

The story is absolutely horrible and scary. Written and performed really well but I couldn’t go past first chapter as it is just painful to listen.

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well written

It was a well written book. I know this happens more than we hear about. This book was sometimes hard to read, just unbelievable that she was so stong throughout her whole ordeal.

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As someone who grew up with an abusive family I completely understand Anna's situation. I highly recommend this book to every survivor of child abuse. Reading this book helped me to heal from my own troubled past.

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Left me speechless

Faye Adele does an amazing job narrating this book. The story literally left me speechless. I cannot begin to imagine what this lady had gone through, what it was like, or how it continues to haunt her. As well as other women/children who share story. I pray for all of them.

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Why wouldn't you?

the story keeps your attention the fact that this is based on a true story and she never went to the police when she was free is the reason I've gave it a four-star because that's the least she could have done so that other girls did not fall in the hands of this monster.

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wow!

this book is unbelievable! From the very beginning you can't stop listening! It's sad and amazing that there are people in the world that would do this to another human being without concern. It's also heartbreaking that all of the people that she is come across in her life, none of them thought to help her. Medical staff, police, excetera

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heart-wrenching

This book is not for the faint of heart. A true story of COURAGE & HEALING!❤

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  • Minx3008
  • 06-14-18

Lost for words

This account is simply awe inspiring! I cannot believe that these terrible events weren’t stopped on the number of occasions that professionals became involved!
Far more questions should have been asked m!
I hope that we can learn a number of valuable lessons.
Well done for telling your side - the truth! What a huge amount of strength you have!

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  • Belle
  • 09-21-18

Very graphic.

Good to hear a story of survival, but the descriptions of her trauma are very graphic and detailed so be prepared. Not for the faint hearted.

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  • garry p.
  • 05-27-18

Fantastic read, my heart goes out to Anna Ruston.

My heart ached listening to this ladies horrible "life" how she trudged on just biding her time to set out her escape, Many men or women would have given up with life after experiencing all of this but thank you Anna for giving us an insight as to what you want through :( but I'm so happy she has now found her love, who she always kept that place in her heart for him 😘

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  • John Lake
  • 05-12-18

Anna Ruston secret slave

What a good story and to think it was all true is unbelievable what that girl went through and to come out the other side is a tribute to her iron will .

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  • Sharon Cooper
  • 11-01-18

fantastic

One of the best audible books I have ever heard. A must read. Heatbreaking and really well told

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  • D
  • 06-25-18

An extremely hard listen

I have listened to many books describing horrific life ordeals, this one though, was an extremely hard one to listen to! Yet I couldn’t stop because I needed to know that this little girl has found a way out! My heart goes to her, and to all people suffering abuse. I gave the story only 2 starts because it seemed inappropriate to give it a high rating considering how bad the little girl suffered. 5 starts for her courage to speak up and put it in writing. I just hope that she would summon the courage to seek justice for herself.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-19

harrowing!

disturbing, deeply traumatic, heartbraking but well written and narrated. could not stop listening . would recommend.

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  • Jade
  • 03-14-19

This story haunted me

I got into this book straight away and kept thinking about it long after putting it down. My stomach churned and tears rolled my cheeks listening to Anna’s story!

I will never completely understand how no one looked for Anna or how the hospital and the police never suspected anything or acted on any slight suspicion. I honestly think that’s disgusting and thank god that sally was there was Anna.

I’m soo glad that Anna got the happy ending that she deserves even if she still struggles internally. I just give I could give Anna a give hug!

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  • Eoin McLove
  • 03-03-19

Utterly heart breaking and compelling

This wasn't an easy listen. I certainly didn't "enjoy" the book but I was gripped. I found myself holding my breath, gasping, crying and pausing the story so I could gather my thoughts. The sheer brutality that one horrendous excuse of a human being meted out to another is sickening. The descriptions of the attacks and the psychological abuse are frightening. I won't spoiler it but prepare to be sickened. The lady narrating has a very soothing voice. Was odd hearing her say the nasty things in her voice. I have to admit to feeling a tad frustrated. You will see why.

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  • J A Semple
  • 02-28-19

Sickening

A good read but it left me feeling angry that he got away with what he did and available to do it again !
Get justice Anna !

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  • Ebony
  • 08-31-18

Warning: Graphic scenes of abuse

I couldn't get past the first few chapters. Absolutely terrible what this girl had to endure, but it should come with some sort of warning for how graphic it is. I've read a lot of harrowing things before, but this was just too much. Returning.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-30-18

carolynaclarke@gmail.com.au

I really hope the author DOES tell a court of law her story. This book will throw you every emotion imaginable.
It makes me feel lucky to have lived my life as such it was.
Love to the writer for sharing this with us. 😘

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-19

Horrible

Found this boring too much waffle and padding. I really feel for the author and the experience however I didn't enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-24-19

Unbelievable story

This was a story you will not soon forget filled with the most evil treatment of an innocent child at the hands of a disgusting excuse for a human being & his family who are equally as evil. No one should ever have to have lived these horrors. Please take the time and listen to Anna’s story. She is one incredible woman.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-19-18

Narrator was brilliant. Story was heartbreaking.

Incredibly sad situation. Can't believe this really happened. Couldn't put this book down, I just wanted to hear how it ended.

Thumbs up to the narrator.

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  • Michelle
  • 11-28-18

This Story Has Never Been Corroborated

Firstly, if this story is indeed true, then I am very sorry for the author. But with that said, much of how this story is written seems fabricated.
I have read many auto/biographies dealing with this subject matter and there is something about this particular story that seems a bit off.
Because of my suspicions that at least part of this story is pure fantasy, a few chapters into this book I decided to do some further research.
There seems to be no available evidence that the author’s story has ever been corroborated by any independent witnesses and the author has never gone to the police.
I believe this novel may be a collage of other real victim’s experiences poorly written into a single story and sold as the author’s own.
This is just my opinion so please do your own research and come to your own conclusions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-18

Slightly disappointed

It was almost as though I could hear a fish tank or some type of trickling water in the background throughout. At the risk of victim blaming, its frustrating at times throughout listening to the amount of missed opportunities, but I suppose no one could understand until they were in that position.

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  • Lucy Fieldhouse
  • 08-06-18

heartbreaking truth

so beautifully written but such a horrible horrible experience I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy, I admire your courage, braveness but most of all how you are a survivor. I hope they get their justice one day...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-19-18

WOW this book was amazing. very heart wrenching xx

i found it hard to stop listening to this book. the narrator was very good.

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  • Robyn Bartley
  • 06-07-18

Heartwrenching and disturbing

this was an amazing and incredulous story of a survival one cannot imagine. excellent read