• The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

  • By: Emilie Autumn
  • Narrated by: Emilie Autumn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-22-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Asylum Emporium
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (13 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

Two young women, living centuries apart, both accused of madness, communicate across time to fight a common enemy...their doctors.
"It was the dog who found me."
Such is the stark confession launching the harrowing scene that begins The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls as Emilie Autumn, a young musician on the verge of a bright career, attempts suicide by overdosing on the antipsychotics prescribed to treat her bipolar disorder. Upon being discovered, Emilie is revived and immediately incarcerated in a maximum-security psych ward, despite her protestations that she is not crazy, and can provide valid reasons for her actions if someone would only listen.
Treated as a criminal, heavily medicated, and stripped of all freedoms, Emilie is denied communication with the outside world and falls prey to the unwelcome attentions of Dr. Sharp, head of the hospital's psychiatry department. As Dr. Sharp grows more predatory by the day, Emilie begins a secret diary to document her terrifying experience and to maintain her sanity in this environment that could surely drive anyone mad. But when Emilie opens her notebook to find a desperate letter from a young woman, imprisoned within an insane asylum in Victorian England and bearing her own name and description, a portal to another world is blasted wide open.
As these letters from the past continue to appear, Emilie escapes further into this mysterious alternate reality where sisterhoods are formed, romance between female inmates blossoms, striped wallpaper writhes with ghosts, and highly intellectual rats speak the Queen's English.
But is it real? Or is Emilie truly as mad as she is constantly told she is?
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls blurs harsh reality and magical historical fantasy whilst issuing a scathing critique of society's treatment of women and the mental health care industry's treatment of its patients.
Welcome to the Asylum. Are you committed?
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5 out of 5 stars
By William Gosa on 04-28-18

Oh MY HAMBURGER! !!!

SHA POW! Whiskers, Tail, Stripes, Violin Please. Shaken, Not Stirred, DirtY, with a "Y" Two Olives.

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5 out of 5 stars
By CClay on 03-10-18

amazing insanity

Truly an Audible experience! Impossible to release for a moment; the narrator's intensity is only paralleled by the author's magnificent tale of courage, woe, and ultimate heartbreak.

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