• The Lost Girls

  • The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina Dejesus
  • By: John Glatt
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-01-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (428 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In The Lost Girls, John Glatt tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight - who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro - and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world.
This audiobook has an exclusive interview with Castro's secret girlfriend, who spent many romantic nights in his house of horror without realizing that he had bound and chained captives just a few feet away. There are also revealing interviews with several Castro family members, musician friends, and neighbors who witnessed the dramatic rescue.
©2015 John Glatt (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"For a wide-angle view of the horrific string of crimes start to finish, Glatt constructs an absorbing winner." ( Kirkus)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By M. Morris on 06-07-15

Enthralling

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.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By BookWorm on 03-26-16

includes various perspectives

Any additional comments?

The story speaks for itself in both the empathy and outrage it entices, but the narrator's voice seems a bit out of place. I'm not trying to speak ill of Mr. Grindell, who has a lovely speaking voice, it's just that I think the narrator of any audiobook might be better served in either the tone of the author or main character. The inflection lends a certain kind of authenticity to the story being told, as if we are told the story by the intended voice rather than being read a book by a third party. Just my opinion! Either way, a fantastic journey into the dark place of human deviancy.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By melissa on 09-16-15

Gripping but emotional read

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.

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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-01-18

Poor narration let the book down

This was an interesting audio book to listen to, however the narrator was a let down; he seemed to struggle to read at a normal pace which took away from the book's content and some parts were quite repetitive

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-29-18

good read<br />

very sad read but good a must read. . . . . . . .

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4 out of 5 stars
By Marika on 08-27-17

An amazing story told in an ordinary fashion

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.

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