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Twisted

The Story of Larry Nassar and the Women Who Took Him Down
Narrated by: Mary Pilon, Carla Correa
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, True Crime
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Our favorite moments from Twisted

Chelsey finds her passion
Larry Nassar’s reputation
"There’s lives at stake here."

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"I remember the trial and the media coverage,
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About the Creator and Performer

Mary Pilon is the author of the The Kevin Show and The Monopolists, a best-selling book that chronicles the secret history of the famous board game. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Esquire, Fast Company, MSNBC, Vice, Politico, and Bloomberg Businessweek, Pilon has worked as a staff reporter at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and as an Emmy-nominated producer for NBC Sports at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She made the first-ever Forbes 30 Under 30 list for media. A native Oregonian and fledgling marathoner, she lives in New York City.

About the Creator and Performer

Carla Correa is an editor on the Metro Desk of The New York Times. She previously worked at ESPN, The Washington Post, and The Baltimore Sun. Carla received her bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Delaware and a master’s in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is originally from Connecticut and now lives in New York City. Carla reported on the Larry Nassar case, leading her to partner with Mary Pilon to bring this complex story to life in audio.

Editorial Review

The story that you think you’ve heard, but haven’t—and must

By now, you’ve likely heard the shockingly horrific story of the USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who has been convicted of sexually abusing girls under the guise of physical therapy – to date, about 500 survivors have come forward. But what you likely haven’t heard are the raw, unencumbered voices of the gymnasts who eventually brought the truth to light and took him down. Among the chilling stories you hear from the now-adult survivors: how, as children, Nassar groomed them for his unique, sought-after "therapy" and the way the community rationalized his beyond-invasive "treatment." Journalists Mary Pilon and Carla Correa meticulously reported and interviewed those affected to bring to life the stories and narrative that was so long hidden behind the groupthink propagated by the world of elite gymnastics. In no way is this easy listening, but it is chilling, riveting, and deeply necessary for anyone looking to prevent atrocities like this from happening again. —Courtney R., Audible Editor

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Most powerful Audible to date

This is the most powerful Audible I've listened to to date.

This audiobook was short but damn, it packed a punch. I found myself repulsed, angry and sad at the story and how all of this could have been stopped countless times. I remember the trial and the media coverage, but I learned so much more from this audiobook.

This Audible includes interviews by the authors with real victims, recordings from the court proceedings, and journalism from many sources. It was especially hard to listen to the victims and their parents but it brought me that much closer to the truth of the story. There were hundreds of victims who spoke about their assault but one victim in particular while testifying against Nassar said something that had me so choked up, I had to rewind and listen 4 times:

""You [the parents of victims] feel like you threw your kid to the wolf, but in reality you raised a kid strong enough to take down the wolf."

Thank you to the victims and their families, the coaches, and anyone else involved in holding Larry Nassar accountable. Thank you for holding out hope after years of your cries going ignored by those meant to protect you, so that future children and parents can identify assault and inappropriate behavior. Thank you for dismantling the belief that those in power cannot be touched. Thank you for being brave enough to share your story.

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The Truth as told by the Survivors

WOW!!! What an amazing job this team did in telling our story. An emotional telling of the impacts that sexual abuse had on so many young girls lives. And I can't thank you all enough for putting perspective and coherent understanding in telling my story for my daughter. I will never forget your compassion and understanding, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you!

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Amazing book

Thank you to everyone that shared their story. I can only hope this helps others understand how abuse can go on for so long and the impact it has on its victims. Very well written and it truly helps gain a full picture on what happened.

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  • Angela
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 07-29-19

So moving!

I wasn't sure I could listen to all of this, but it's such an important story. The producers and writers did an amazing job creating a very emotional story without it being one-note. This book is a journey well worth taking.

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New information and personal stories

I had been following this terrible case since the beginning and loved this audiobook. Although i already new a lot about the case, there was new information, really amazingly personal interviews, great insight from all angles of the story and really well written and narrated!!

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A must listen!

This was an incredible telling of the Nassar story. Sensitive and thoughtfully done. Particularly powerful description of the many institutions that failed to address these abuses. Everyone should listen to this amazing hybrid between a book and a podcast!

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This story is MAGNIFICENT!!!!

I didn't expect to binge listen to this audio book in a single day, but it pulled me in and I was so captivated that I couldn't turn it off. It has everything I like about true crime (a story that reveals the darkness of humanity while ending in justice for the victims), but it elevates it to a whole new level. Hearing the survivors tell their stories in their own voices was powerful - they are all such amazing women! And the story of how Larry Nassar's disgusting deeds slowly came to light was beautifully told. The story unraveled perfectly and left me mesmerized. I got tearful at times and angry at others. But in the end, it's an inspiring story of courage and triumph. It also gives great insight on how sexual predators groom their victims and embed themselves in social circles in order to avoid being caught, which may help stop other predators from hiding in plain sight. HIGHLY recommended!

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A must listen!

As tough as this was to hear at times it was very well done and a story everyone should hear.

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  • MH
  • 08-20-19

Well done, moving, informative

Wow. Kudos to these ladies and all involved in this original. This story brought me to tears while starting a fire of anger at the same time. I feel for these girls, their parents and coaches. So glad this monster was brought to justice and many accolades to the original girls who were brave enough to stand up and speak out!

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Love isn't the right word.

Though rated 5 stars, I can't say I "love" this. Disturbing and important story from which you should heeds all of its warnings.

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  • Glenys Holmes
  • 09-01-19

Sobering

A must read....sad, harrowing and unbelievable but a story that portrays a reality we should all be aware of.

Thank you for this incredibly well presented narrative of a difficult story that affected so many.