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From the author: Sharise is a fictional character who lives in my heart. She represents all that the human race can be. She is a "black woman of the ages". She is strong, brave, intelligent, kind, selfless, and beautiful. She is loving. She is lovable. But she falls victim to the most horrible crime in human history. Human trafficking is an insult to God. For those victims who are lucky enough to survive, life will never be the same. And what about Sharise? A piece of her inner soul has been savagely ripped out and destroyed by depraved savages who perpetuate this perverse inhumanity of humankind. Will this amazing and wonderful woman ever be the same?
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By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 09-17-15
SAD STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING!
What made the experience of listening to The Journal of Sharise Sills the most enjoyable?
Good narration and story!
What did you like best about this story?
That it ended on a happy note!
What about Stacy Towles’s performance did you like?
She was good, very believable!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Very short story....cant see it as a movie...maybe a SVU episode!
Any additional comments?
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Sharise is kidnapped and forced into slavery as a young girl...this journal tells an all to true tale of the human trafficking trade that happens every day...sad and bitter sweet short story...that ends on a happy note...shows how the human spirit can be broken and repaired...and people can bond even in the worst of situations!
Thank You Dennis for thinking of me...this was very moving..and I cant wait to listen to more of your work!
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By Warrior Princess on 09-20-15
Frighteningly and shockingly real
The story of Sharise Sills, a fictional character in Dennis Butler's novel Indigo Tears, is presented in this companion short-story as a first person narrative, a journal that Sharise started writing on the day of her capture.
An ordinary afternoon and what seemed like a routine request for directions from a driver of a van on a busy street started Sharise's descent into what she refers to as Hell. For thirteen years, she was held in captivity, treated like a slave of the historical past that she was so well aware of, and abused physically and emotionally. But instead of giving up in what seems like a desperate situation, Sharise chooses to fight back. Her struggle is described in this audiobook exceptionally well, both by Dennis Butler's wonderul writing and by excellent narration of Stacy Towles. The ending does not disappoint.
Overall, a wonderful book!
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