Gemma

  • by Meg Tilly
  • Narrated by Meg Tilly
  • 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gemma is the story of a child abduction written from two widely divergent points of view: 12 year-old Gemma and Hazen Wook, the 36-year-old man who abducts her. Hazen is a violent pedophile, a sexual obsessive, and Tilly does not white-wash or sanitize his thoughts in any way. This book is scary and not for the faint of heart.

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What the Critics Say

"Tilly achieves moments of raw beauty and genuine fierceness while sustaining the intensity of an X-rated thriller and driving this harrowing story all the way to the courtroom." (Booklist)

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wow

I've never written a review on audible before and I've listened to countless books. I felt that I needed to on this one.

The story itself made me sick, sad and at times disgusted with myself for continuing to listen. I couldn't put it away though. It's like a car accident on the side of the road. You just have to see if somebody's ended up a bloody mess.

This book was written with a viscious, foul and truthful voice. It's painful to think of a helpless child in this type of predicament and it's sickening to hear the thoughts of the predator but I think it's a necessary story. I think there are far too many people in the world who don't realize the horrors that await children around every corner.
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- kristabela

Powerful but VERY disturbing!

Wow. How do I describe Gemma?
First and foremost, I truly feel that this book is absolutely NOT for anyone under 21. Not 18... 21!
When the pedophile does the narration, this story is brutal, sick and very disturbing. When Gemma narrates the story, it is honest, endearing and at many points charming. Tilly's reading is amazing and her tearful sequences found me, a 43 year old man welling with tears of my own. I don't think this title would be nearly as good in print because the author's reading is so good, probably due to her fantastic acting ability.

The story has a great ending, is very well done, but MUST NOT be approached lightly. It is graphic, gritty, extremely disturbing, and not for the young, easily influenced, or the faint of heart.
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- Todd DellaPorta

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2008
  • Publisher: Meg Tilly