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Mende Nazer tells the story of her kidnap, at age 12, from an idyllic life with her family in a village in Sudan, and being sold into slavery. Trafficked to Europe and the London home of a diplomat, Nazer escaped - only to find she had to fight for asylum.
©2004 Mende Nazar & Damien Lewis (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Sarah
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • 09-02-09

Heartbreaking dose of reality

The narrator for this book is phenomenal. Her expressions are so wonderful and really tell the story. I could not stop listening to the book when I started it and stayed up much too late two nights in a row to find out what happened. Mende's story is unforgettable. She is such a brave woman. Her point is there are many others like her and she wrote the book for them. It was so interesting to hear about her beautiful early days in a tribe of the Nuba mountains. It was terrible to hear when she was made a slave to Arabs. She escaped the ordeal with great courage and wrote this book for other people to know. Listen to it. You will never forget it.

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Eye Opener!

Would you listen to Slave again? Why?

Yes! It so easy to miss little nuances when having to process so many emotions while listening to this type of material.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Slave?

Realizing how easily slavery is proliferated in so called "civlilized" modern-day society. But, feeling extremely grateful that so many were willing to put their lives on the line to put the situation right!

Which character – as performed by Adjoa Andoh – was your favorite?

All of the characters were well read.

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

No. The book provoked too many emotions to listen to all in one sitting!

Any additional comments?

If this can take place in the UK, there's nothing to make one believe it doesn't take place in the US.

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  • kristin
  • san antonio, TX, United States
  • 06-14-10

Must Read!

This is a very sad, but interesting story. I finished it in three days! The narration is amazing, and makes it authentic. Even the life Mende lived before she was captured was very interesting to read! It's worth the credit!

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Sad but True: A Must Listen

We all need to listen to this book to remind us that slavery and FGM (female genital mutilation) still exist today. The story has wonderful, happy parts along with the anguish that is real life. It is a beautifully written and performed story.

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Fabulous

I could not stop reading ( listening to), this book! I intended it just for the car, but once I started o couldn’t stop! There are no slow periods at all. From beginning to end you are invested in this young woman’s story. I don’t want to give away any detail, or I’d say more;)

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Excellent Excellent

Awww, Excellent
The narration brought this story to life. This story was well written and expose me the need to speak out about slavery still in 2018.
I would definitely look for more books narrative by Adjoa Andoh

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Emotional

This book is awesome, while I was very emotional listening it has opened my eyes to see that nothing has really changed for us

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Heart breaking but encouraging

Spoiler Free I really loved this book. I think it really gives you an idea of what living that life is like. The narrator is wonderful and her accent gives the narration a beautiful touch. Obviously the book is full of triggering events so I would not recommend this to the fait of heart. However, I think it's a good read to become more aware of the problem slavery is in our world.

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great book

this book is a compelling but sad story. however, it is a page Turner about a sad situation. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a serious memoir to listen to.

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Your story kept my attention!

Wonderful read! Your story was very graphic many times my eyes were filled with tears. I am so glad you escaped from the people! It's very sad child trafficking occurs today! Thank you for sharing your story.

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  • Rosamund
  • 06-30-08

fantastic story

fantastic story i couldnt stop listening, i just had to find out whay happened next

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  • Marta
  • 07-19-09

Inspiring!

Absolutly amazing and moving story, superbly narrated. Inspires one to make a difference in the world. Highly recommended to everyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-10-14

difficult to understand

It took me a while to get used to the very strong accent of the narrator. It waswas nevertheless a moving story

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  • Brendamo
  • 07-31-13

very good listen

If you could sum up Slave in three words, what would they be?

engrossing sad heartwarming

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mende the girl whom the book was about I loved listening to her story it was so sad but she never gave up hope that someday she would be free again.

Have you listened to any of Adjoa Andoh’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No have,nt heard of her before.

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

I did have a very emotional reaction to this book it made me feel very sad that human beings can treat other human beings in such a callous unfeeling way. But on the other hand some parts of the story were also quite funny and touching.

Any additional comments?

I really liked the sound of the narrators voice and the feeling she put into the telling of mendes story.

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  • Fran
  • 06-12-13

Excellent book

Heart rendering, gives an excellent insight to one woman's plight during the slave era. Hankies at the ready. Would make an excellent film.

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  • Gillian
  • 03-12-11

Incredible

I was shocked by this book, particularly as everything happened so recently and it still goes on. It has really opened my eyes to modern-day slavery. This is not to be missed and I strongly recommend everyone to listen to this.

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  • Sarah
  • 11-03-10

Shocking

A disturbing account of a young girls enslavement and the brutal and horrific treatment she endured at the hands of the two families who subsequently 'owned' her.

Mende was 12 years old when she was snatched by slavers from her loving family in Sudan. After years of inhuman treatment, she finally ends up working for the family of a diplomat in London. From here she manages to escape and eventally gains asylum.

This raw account should be read as part of the school curriculum, to create awareness of modern day slavery and it's impact on survivors.

Beautifully read - a 'must listen'......

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  • Jenny
  • 04-08-10

Slave

Utterly gripping, mind opening and important. History writes itself by the minute and this is a significant part of today's shocking history - told by it's protagonist in the most heart thumping way. I was so affected by the book that I will soon be meeting the writer so see how I (or rather my favourite club on this earth) can help her.
Jenny Cutler - a member of the best public speaking club in London - London Cardinal - part of the Toastmaster Organisation.

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  • Stanley
  • 12-13-09

*****

A very good book got into it and could not put it down

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  • Jackie
  • 09-01-09

life changing

mende's story is one of those rare moments in a life when, having lived ina basically comfortable 'place' over my lifetime, i was educated and humbled beyond what any news print could and imy heart is forever changed. i only wish i knew how Mende is in 2009! thank you for 'making' me grow again spiritually.