The Other Side of Suffering

  • by John Ramsey, Marie Chapian
  • Narrated by John Ramsey
  • 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The untold story of how John Ramsey survived unspeakable tragedy and learned to hope again.
Like the biblical Job, John Ramsey had it all - wealth, social position, a loving family. And like Job, Ramsey was destined for great affliction, as many of the most precious things in his life were cruelly taken from him.
First came the death of his eldest daughter in a car accident in 1992. Then, four years later, his beloved six-year-old, JonBenét, was murdered; Ramsey was the one who discovered her body, concealed in the basement of his family's home. The case drew international media attention, and - compounding Ramsey's woe - suspicion unfairly focused on Ramsey and his wife, Patsy. Although they were ultimately cleared of any connection with the crime, Ramsey's sorrows did not end. In 2006, Patsy died, at 49, of ovarian cancer.
In this remarkable audiobook, Ramsey reveals how he was sustained by faith during the long period of spiritual darkness, and he offers hope and encouragement to others who suffer tragedy and injustice.

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This is a story that needed to be told

Where does The Other Side of Suffering rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a moving book, all the more so since John Ramsey narrated it himself. It is simply excellent.


What did you like best about this story?

This book tells the inside story of the famous JonBenet Ramsey case, and it was fascinating. It was also important to learn that Patsy Ramsey was nothing like the character that the media reported at the time ... and I believe the true villains in this tragic story are the Boulder Police and the national media, particularly CNN and CNN Headline News.


What about John Ramsey’s performance did you like?

It was heartfelt and honest.


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- Joe

Awesome and inspirational book

What made the experience of listening to The Other Side of Suffering the most enjoyable?

John's faith was inspirational


What did you like best about this story?

Despite incredible sad events, John never lost his faith.


What does John Ramsey bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

His voice portrayed the sadness, grief, loss, and desperation.


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

I often wondered how he put one foot in front of the other and continued to live. I was amazed at how many awful events he endured in his life but continued to believe God would not forsake him.


Any additional comments?

May God's peace be with the Ramsey family.

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- Terie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-14-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio