Secret Lessons

  • by Don W. Weber, Charles Bosworth Jr.
  • Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  • 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This audiobook chronicles the shocking and appalling story of the handsome, popular, and energetic sixth-grade teacher in a Caseyville, Illinois, elementary school, who was accused of sexually abusing numerous young girls.


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What could be worse than child abuse?

This is an interesting story because the path for those seeking justice for the abused children was winding and not simple. The most incredible part is not that the man abused children, but that his community almost let him get away with it, deciding to find fault with the abused victims instead. This book is the perfect example of what a twisted world we live in. It shows how human nature can allow turning a blind eye to the ugliest things instead of choosing to bring them into the light for all to see.
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- E F "...I love listening!"

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What happened is extremely tragic. The way that the characters and events are sometimes referred to is very melodramatic. "If he had only realized what this call signified;" "If only they hadn't done _____ that day". To me, not being familiar with the events, had me anticipating some of these people to be killed, or the story to become suspenseful at some point. In reality, it's a true courtroom story- not so much a retelling of what occurred as an accounting of events that took place, though that does occur at points, due to the nature of courtroom trials. I think further background information on the girls (What are their home lives like? Did they have friends? Were they bullied? etc.) would have been helpful to readers looking for a story...not a re-reading of newspapers and courtroom transcripts. If you like courtroom stories, definitely go ahead on this one. If the description first.

The narration for this book was excellent- exactly what you would want to up the intensity and add depth.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- littlebear514

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2016
  • Publisher: Charles Bosworth