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Would you consider the audio edition of Hope to be better than the print version?
I've not read the print version but I thought the narration was good.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the sweet irony of Amanda, the girl he loved the most(if you can call it love) being the one that escaped and got him caught. I hope it hurt him to learn that, I hope it hurt a lot.
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I'm not sure.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I started crying when Amanda's mother died before getting to see her daughter again, it broke my heart and made me hate Castro even more.
Any additional comments?
I've read Michelle's book before this and found her really remarkable and wanted to know more about the story from the other girls point of view, and while I enjoyed it overall and found it really moving the way Michelle's role was minimized bugged me a lot. I mean I understand it to a degree since she's already told her story herself and this is about Gina and Amanda, but the way it just skims over her involvement in their lives comes off as sort of dismissive at times? Like when she helped Amanda deliver her baby and Amanda choose not to mention the part where she actually saved the kid's life, or the way Gina doesn't really talk a lot about Michelle and their relationship even though they went through so much together and were really close.
The way they're framing it it's like Michelle isn't really important and barely an afterthought compared to Gina and Amanda which makes me a bit offended on her behalf. I think it's unfair to her, she didn't have what they had once she got out but that doesn't mean her life is any less precious.
Other than that it was a great read and gave me a greater understanding of the situation, if you haven't read Michelle's book yet I highly recommend it though to get the whole picture.
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This book was amazing. I also listened to the Michelle Knight book last year. I loved getting the different witness accounts stories. Ariel Castro is a coward and did what a typical coward would do which is physically, mentally and sexually abuse women but when the tables turn take his own life. Your in hell where you belong!!!
Also the people reading the book did an awesome job KUDOS
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