Perfect Victim

  • by Christine McGuire, Carla Norton
  • Narrated by Amanda Plummer
  • 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1977, 20-year-old Colleen Stan left home to hitchhike from Oregon to California. Seven years later she emerged from hell, the victim of a bizarre and extraordinary crime. Known as the "sex slave" or "girl in the box" case, here's the whole story - too strange to be anything but true - of Colleen's horrifying imprisonment by Cameron Hooker. Told by the district attorney who tried the case, it is a tale of riveting intensity and gripping courtroom drama.


What the Critics Say

"A gripping and disturbing story of the secret life of apparently normal people. At once, horrific and engrossing." (Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter)


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Customer Reviews

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Eye Opening Recap

Would you consider the audio edition of Perfect Victim to be better than the print version?

Better for me -- I fall asleep when I read the print version of anything.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The compassion and calmness of telling the story.

Which character – as performed by Amanda Plummer – was your favorite?

Colleen Stan & her strength to survive!

Any additional comments?

I had seen the Lifetime movie based on this story, but was interested to read/listen to the book. I have seen the documentary regarding the movie & knew the story was a bit different from the movie. Well written and well narrated.

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- Pamela Plimpton

Horrible narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This just wasn't right with the narration. The woman has almost a child voice and she is reading such gruesome sadomasochistic material. It's just weird and made it uncomfortable. She should be reading children's books.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amanda Plummer?

Anyone else.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


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- Cheryl R. Johnson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books