The Girl Who Escaped ISIS

  • by Farida Khalaf, Andrea C. Hoffmann
  • Narrated by Lara Sawalha
  • 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A rare and riveting firsthand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors.
In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence.


What the Critics Say

"Farida Khalaf's story is harrowing but crucial - especially when it comes to understanding what ISIS actually is and does." (Glamour)


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Customer Reviews

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Great read!!

this was a great book it was the first one that I have read like it. I usually just read true crime stories so this was a little different and I don't regret it one bit.
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- A. Kegley "Miss Amber"


Shattering, eye-opening story of a young woman facing down the greatest evil of our age with grace, dignity and incredible courage.
Could NOT put this book down. Outstanding.
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- 6catz "I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio