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Captive

Written by: Catherine Oxenberg,Natasha Stoynoff
Narrated by: Catherine Oxenberg
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In this heartbreaking and shocking exposé, one of Dynasty’s biggest stars lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her in this powerful depiction of a mother’s love and determination.

I am a mother whose child is being abused and exploited. And I am not alone

In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. Her 20-year-old daughter was on the threshold of building a new company, and they both thought this program might help her achieve her dream. But quickly, Catherine saw a sinister side to what appeared to be a self-help organization designed to help its clients become the best versions of themselves. 

Catherine watched in horror as her daughter fell further and further down the rabbit hole, becoming brainwashed by the organization’s charismatic leader. Despite Catherine’s best efforts, India was drawn deeper into the cult, eventually joining a secret, elite “sorority” of women members who are ordered to maintain a restricted diet and recruit other women as “slaves” and are branded with their leader’s initials. 

In Captive, Catherine shares every parent’s worst nightmare and the lengths that a mother will go to in order to save her child. Featuring interviews with past members of NXIVM and experts in the field of cults, Oxenberg attempts to draw back the curtain on how these groups continue to lure in members. She relates her continuing journey to try to reach her daughter, to save her from what she believes is a dangerous, mind-controlling cult. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Catherine Oxenberg (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Inspirational

I am filled with respect for this mother’s tenacity and will to travel into the underworld of Nxivm to not just bring out her child but bring down the whole edifice. Well worth your time!

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well done

kept me intrigued and narration was easy to listen to. amazing story to dive deeper into

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Spellbound!

Loved it..very informative. Would definitely recommend it to a friend or anyone intrigued by human nature and how easy it is to become a victim of undue influence.

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Fascinating Story

Catherine is an excellent reader. Very compelling. Highly recommend. I found her personal history to be very interesting, introspective and honest. I felt her heartbreak and determination in trying to save India and bring NXIVM down.

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