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Publisher's Summary

It happened on a Sunday night, even though I'd been a good girl and gone to church that morning.
One brisk November evening during her senior year at a small Midwestern Christian college, two armed intruders broke into the house Ruth Everhart shared with her roommates, held all five girls hostage, and took turns raping them at gunpoint. Reeling with fear, insecurity, and guilt, Ruth believed she was ruined, both physically and in the eyes of God. In the days and weeks that followed, Ruth struggled to come to grips with not only what happened that night but why. The same questions raced through her mind in an unrelenting loop - questions that would continue to haunt her for years to come: Why me? Where was God? Why did God allow this to happen? What am I being punished for?
Told with candor and unflinching honesty, Ruined is an extraordinary emotional and spiritual journey that begins with an unspeakable act of violence but ends with tremendous healing and profound spiritual insights about faith, forgiveness, and the will of God.
©2016 Tyndale House (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Listener on 03-24-17

Most intense book I've listened to

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?


Who was your favorite character and why?

Ruth Everhart, the author. She questioned her faith and changed her life by doing so although the path was difficult- to listen to sometimes, too! Wow, is all I can say.

Which character – as performed by Pamela Almand – was your favorite?

Protagonist. Seemed like the narrator really captured her fear and questioning and how it wrapped around her entire life.

Any additional comments?

I'll look for more audiobooks by this author and by this narrator

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Avid Listener on 03-31-17

A hard book to listen to but worth it

What made the experience of listening to Ruined the most enjoyable?

The redemption and faith of the author and her complete change of heart were a story that touched me

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ruined?

Obviously the rape scene was really powerful but not so horrible that I couldn't finish listening to the book and I'm glad I did. The narrator was able to describe the horror of it and give me shivers without going overboard with melodrama. And you could almost hear the personal growth that Ruth struggled with and her gaining confidence as she found anwsers to her questions. Good narration and a well-done audiobook.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, so many times I really felt like I was feeling the same things she was going through.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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