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What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The author does a great job of providing the background of Castro and the victims, and of the timeline of the events. It isn't fictionalized, which is good. It's a straightforward account of everything you could ever want to know about this story. It was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to know what made this guy tick, and it was the same thing that made Josef Fritzl "tick", which is a fear of abandonment. These two have many similarities. They both said, "I'm not a monster" and they had similar relationships with their mothers.
Any additional comments?
I liked the narrator. I was not distracted by the British accent. I could hardly stop listening to this audiobook and glad I found it.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely. I think this is a story that should be known.
What did you like best about this story?
The fact that it's over. Those women made it out.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was actually ashamed at one point. When the narrator was reading the 911 call where Charles Ramsey spoke I couldn't help but laugh out loud. Hearing the voice of a British man reading what an African-American said was classic.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
I have so much admiration for what these girls went through. I dont know how they had the will to survive. I especially admired michelle as she was the first taken and was a lone victim in the house for a while and was there the longest. Plus she helped care for the others. Had me hooked all the way through. Good narrator too.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
Very interesting story but ready dreadfully and randomly Swapped between narrators with no obvious reason. A little repetitive doesn’t do the story justice
very sad read but good a must read. . . . . . . .
If you could sum up The Lost Girls in three words, what would they be?
Repetitive, lacking depth
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
There is way too much reading verbatim from police reports/court testimony and some of the facts are repeated over and over, causing me to tune out and skip ahead. The background story is necessary but is too long and take focus away from the main story
What three words best describe Shaun Grindell’s voice?
Aussie done poorly
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No emotion as there was little of the in depth emotional recounts you would expect from a story like this. It was basically a retelling of facts, and no actually interviews with the victims. Disappointing.