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  • A Stolen Life

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Jaycee Dugard
  • Narrated by: Jaycee Dugard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (133 ratings)

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A Stolen Life

Written by: Jaycee Dugard
Narrated by: Jaycee Dugard
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Publisher's Summary

"In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived. A Stolen Life is my story in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it."

©2011 Jaycee Dugard (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Amazing

Such an incredible read. I highly recommend!! It's so hard to even image that this is real. Jaycee did an amazing job relaying her story to the reader.

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Heart-renching, horrific, hopeful and rejoicing.

It was horrific to listen to the truth of monsters but incredibly beautiful to listen to the hope and reunion of this beautiful person.

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great book

#audibleone this was a very insightful read about what she had to go through. and how she survived. I'd recommend this book to anyone.

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A remarkable story

I remember Jaycee’s abduction, and her remarkable reappearance so very many years later. A true miracle. I appreciate her courage in writing this book - and for narrating it herself. Despite all she has been through, she has such a positive outlook. She is an inspiration.

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Amazing life story

Beyond challenging to hear, this story is captivating and riveting from cover to cover (metaphorically since it's all audio haha). With good rhythm and interesting storytelling, the author's narration was beautifully done. Her strength of character, emotional insight and wisdom shine throughout the entire thing and I find myself feeling familiar and at ease with her spontaneous trains of thought and digressions. Wonderfully done!

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Heartbreaking Story

Some parts were definitely hard to listen to. I'm sorry this happened to Mrs. Dugard, and I hope she and her daughters are living their best lives now.

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a story of survival and strength

Some of the detail was really hard to hear but the book helped me through a tough time knowing that she went through all of that and survived to tell the story. xox Jaycee

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Wow. Wow. Wow.

Jaycee represents the very best of humanity by rising above and beyond what can be described as a literal living hell with unprecedented grace. I am absolutely inspired by her character. Yes, it is a difficult story to hear but don’t deny yourself the opportunity to learn from Jaycee’s wisdom and tenacious positivity.

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A gripping account

Listening to Jaycee talk about her experience was gut wrenching. I am 10 years younger than her and could’ve been her daughter which is incredibly sad. I now have my own little girls and listening to Jaycee talk about what she went through, how she got home and seeing her family again brought me to tears countless times. I’m so so happy to hear her story end in a beautiful way. I’ll be listening to her next book. What a strong amazing beautiful person!

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Appreciate the Story

I just couldn't listen to the audio-book, the cadence of the reader and how it is written is difficult. However, I commend the author for sharing such a touching and courageous story. thank you

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