The Last Closet

The Dark Side of Avalon
Narrated by: Moira Greyland
Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Marion Zimmer Bradley was a best-selling science fiction author, a feminist icon, and was awarded the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement. She was best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of Avalon and for her very popular Darkover series. 

She was also a monster. 

The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon is a brutal tale of a harrowing childhood. It is the true story of predatory adults preying on the innocence of children without shame, guilt, or remorse. It is an eyewitness account of how high-minded utopian intellectuals, unchecked by law, tradition, religion, or morality, can create a literal Hell on Earth. 

The Last Closet is also an inspiring story of survival. It is a powerful testimony to courage, to hope, and to faith. It is the story of Moira Greyland, the only daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley and convicted child molester Walter Breen, told in her own words.

©2017 Moira Greyland (P)2018 Moira Greyland

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Vulnerable, brave, heartbreaking

This story was hard to hear, but I'm glad I read it. It has changed my view of the world forever, and has changed and deepened my understanding of so many things. I greatly admire the author for her bravery, fortitude, and compassion. I am so thankful I read this book. It's not a book to be undertaken lightly. I am an avid reader and have read many excellent books, that have earned and deserved many accolades, but this is the first one I feel I must write a recommendation for.

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worth a listen.

this is a hard book to listen to but I am grateful that Moria was willing to share her story. Evil thrives in darkness and Moria has done a great job of shining light on a dark part of the culture

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Poignant , Powerful read!🥺💔

Moira Greyland , author/narrator of this book brings it to life as she reads, who else but the author could’ve brought forth the emotion

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Angry

While the author has every right to be angry with her parents, she conflates their aberrant lifestyle to being gay and lesbian. Here parents were pedophiles and cruel, not gay.

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A painful account, and needs to be heard.

I have only to say, on the content of this book, that events described are dreadful, and rage inducing. It is one thing to know such things exist and another to hear a firsthand account of them. This book is not, however, all horror. There is joy to be found among the scars. Joy that Moira survived, joy that she went on to to be married, to lead a profession playing the harp, and joy that she has accepted and found some measure of peace in the claim that Jesus Christ laid upon her soul. Remember, while you listen, that she made it out of the Last Closet, and survived the Dark Side of Avalon. Moira is an astounding woman, and her story deserves to be heard.

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Holy S*^^%^*@((@ !!!

Amazing story, fearlessly and unflinchingly told. This is a very brave woman. You are not alone in your experiences of childhood sexual abuse. POWERFUL.

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very biased against the LBTQ community

A sad story of trauma that unfortunately led to wild generalizations about the LBTQ community

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Heart wrenching

Heart and gut wrenching. Not for the faint of heart. I have an MZB book to go throw in the trash now. Bless you, Moira.

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SCA

I had no idea about MZB, the SCA, to which I am a member, doesn’t speak about this dark Mark in its history. My eyes are now opened. Very good book on a very dark subject.

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A Powerful, Tough Read

The bold commentary on growing up among sexual deviance that few will give. But it is sorely needed. Moira's narrative fills it with so much pathos as she begins chapters in one voice, usually dry and sometimes mechanical, but builds up with emotion as she recounts the pain of each memory.