How to Survive When the Government Takes Your Kids: Written By a Woman Who Lost Her Kids and Survived, Barely

  • by Elizabeth Meadows
  • Narrated by Trevor Clinger
  • 0 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Everything was going fine, until February 13th 2008. I woke up at 7am, before everyone. I checked on the kids, they were still sleeping, and then I made the mistake that I will regret for the rest of my life. I laid back on the couch and fell asleep… just for a minute. My cousin always came over at 8am, because her son was the same age as Zachariah, and her daughter was the same age as Sarah, but that morning, her son fell down the stairs at her house, and broke his arm, so she didn’t come and wake me up. What woke me up was police pounding on my door. I opened it, and they said: “Where’s your daughter.” I said: “She’s upstairs sleeping, why?” They said, can we see? So we ran upstairs. The first thing I saw was Zachariah, on his bed crying, saying: “Yi Ya threw sissy out the window mommy!!” Elijah was hiding behind his brother. I went into my daughter’s room, and found the entire window was gone, there was only a hole in the wall. What I didn't know, and they didn't know when they did the home visit, was the walls were dry rotted.
Elijah had gone into his sisters room, and hung on her window, and it had fallen in the snow (why I didn't hear it fall) he then (Thank God) threw all of her blankets out the window, and then threw her out. He didn't realize he would hurt her. She was okay… she walked away from it. Because of the fall, the neighbors saw it, and called 911. They rushed me to the helicopter. All I could hear was: “Major head injury.” I was crying the entire way, and I didn't have my glasses, so I couldn't see anything. I walked into the hospital, threw all of the news crew, and finally got to my daughter, who sat up and put her hand on her hip, bobbed her head, and said with all attitude....

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Great Story

Would you listen to How to Survive When the Government Takes Your Kids: Written By a Woman Who Lost Her Kids and Survived, Barely again? Why?

This is a great story but I can't get past the narrator. I don't understand why Elizabeth Meadows did not get to narrate her own book. I would give 5 stars all around if this was narrated by Elizabeth Meadows.


Would you be willing to try another one of Trevor Clinger’s performances?

NO


Any additional comments?

This is a great story but I can't get past the narrator. I don't understand why Elizabeth Meadows did not get to narrate her own book. I would give 5 stars all around if this was narrated by Elizabeth Meadows.

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- Tarra

Such a touching book!

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Survive When the Government Takes Your Kids: Written By a Woman Who Lost Her Kids and Survived, Barely to be better than the print version?

Yes I would consider the audiobook over the print version. I enjoyed the narrator's voice and how passionate he was about the subject at hand. I feel sorry for the author and how she was treated, and the audiobook made it so surreal!


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- Ntussia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2015
  • Publisher: Vincent Stead