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Wounds of the Father

A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the best-selling tradition of Smashed and The Glass Castle, this raw, eye-opening memoir tells the powerful story of Elizabeth Garrison's fractured childhood, descent into teenage drug addiction, and struggle to overcome nearly insurmountable odds. 

Elizabeth invites the listener behind the closed doors of a picture-perfect Christian family to reveal a dark, hidden world of child abuse, domestic violence, and chilling family secrets all performed in the name of God under the tyrannical rule of her father. 

Like countless teenage girls, Elizabeth turns to drugs and alcohol to escape. With smack-you-in-the-face honesty, Elizabeth chronicles the dark realities and real-life horrors of teenage drug abuse, living on the streets, foster homes, and treatment centers. She paints an unsparing portrait of scratching and clawing her way out of the grips of child abuse, addiction, and betrayal to find the strength within herself to save her own life.  

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Elizabeth Garrison (P)2018 Tantor

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What

What happened with your father?And the whole rape thing in recovery HMMM?Don't get me wrong i enjoyed the book as far as helping me with my own shit just don't like the way it ended did you just let your father continue abusing your sister?????

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Amazing*

This story breaks my heart over and over. I have a friend that was in similar situation. She didnt get the help she needed. she is still in a bad place and this book gave me hope.

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A Great Story Of Recovery

Drugs and alcohol are so often masking things of a deeper nature. This is an honest, eye opening memoir of the struggles to overcome severe drug and alcohol abuse stemming from the undercurrent of her upbringing. The narrator was pleasant and good, despite an unique rythym/cadence to her speaking. I had a very hard time taking breaks from this book to accomplish real life. 😁

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Ugly truth about chemical abuse 🤯

The first few chapters didn’t grab my attention mainly because of the narrator, in fact I almost returned book unfinished, however as she droned on I found myself wanting to know how this young lady had fought her demons and overcame the WORST odds. I would recommend this to anyone struggling w/ addiction as they can most certainly relate to the authors experience and hopefully it will give them the courage they need to make that first step to recovery

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Can’t stop listening

It has been a long time since I last heard a book I left parties or friends to listen to. Great story of falling and getting back up again.

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Very stirring

Absolutely LOVED! Really makes you think about what goes on behind closed doors and how and why people make some of the choices they do. Beautifully told. I was able to feel Elizabeth's pain.