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I recently listened to the audiobook of a stolen life by Jaycee Dugard. It was very captivating, but also quite disturbing. However, it was real life and she is telling every detail of her story.

Jaycee also narrates the book and it's so special to hear the story from the victim in the victim's voice.

If you don't know the story, she was kidnapped when she was 11 and held captive for 18 years. The book describes what day to day life was like for her.

I knew about the case before reading the book, but reading the book gave me a totally different outlook on it.

I'd definitely recommend giving it a read or a listen!

I recently listened to the audiobook of a stolen life by Jaycee Dugard. It was very captivating, but also quite disturbing. However, it was real life and she is telling every detail of her story. Jaycee also narrates the book and it's so special to hear the story from the victim in the victim's voice. If you don't know the story, she was kidnapped when she was 11 and held captive for 18 years. The book describes what day to day life was like for her. I knew about the case before reading the book, but reading the book gave me a totally different outlook on it. I'd definitely recommend giving it a read or a listen!

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[–] Inez 11 points

I bought the book to support her back when it first came out in 2011(?) I still haven't read it. I just couldn't, even though I felt that I should. I mean, she was brave and strong and clever enough to survive, and then brave and strong enough to write her story, so I should have been able to at least read it, to show some sort of support. But I couldn't get past the first chapter, and I still feel bad and guilty that I didn't read her own story in her own words.

Thanks for listening to her - I'm so happy you did, and maybe your fortitude can make up for my cowardice. I really think it's more important to actually hear the story, not just give money and then avoid listening. xxx

Don’t feel bad. I tried to listen to Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs, daughter of the FLDS cult leader and incestuous child rapist Warren Jeffs, and I only made it a few chapters in. We don’t have to carry every woman’s burden with us to be supportive. And not being able to doesn’t make us cowards 🙂

Her story broke my heart. I'll buy the book to support her. But, as a mom, I'm not sure if I'll ever have to heart to get through it

Her story is tragic from so many angles. Jaycee's suffering. What her two kids had to endure. Jaycee's mother spending 18 years not knowing if her child was alive or dead. Jaycee's step-father spending all that time under a cloud of suspicion. The failure of the California Justice system to keep Garrido in check when they KNEW he was a threat. Garrido's wife aiding in Jaycee's captivity. Etc

It could have ALL been prevented if he had simply gotten an adequate sentence for his earlier crimes!

[–] T3RRFIC 4 points Edited

Yes, her book didn't hold back & tore through it in a day or 2.

The interview of the 2 college policewomen who caught that scumbag is a very interesting watch too

https://youtu.be/rHkfsL52iYI

I don’t know if I have the courage to listen to it, honestly. I remember reading about her and it was heartbreaking.