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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34,289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jaycee Dugard Narrator: Jaycee Dugard Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The first work of its kind—Jaycee Dugard’s raw and powerful memoir, her own story of being kidnapped in 1991 and held captive for more than eighteen years.

When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Phillip Craig and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. On August 26, 2009, Garrido showed up for a meeting with his parole officer; he brought Jaycee, her daughters, and his wife Nancy with him. Their unusual behavior raised suspicions and an investigation revealed the tent behind the Garridos’ home where Jaycee had been living for nearly two decades.

A Stolen Life is being written by Jaycee herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, compelling narrative, she opens up about what she experienced—and offers an extraordinary account of courage and resilience.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brave, dignified and painstakingly honest.

    New York Times

  • “This little memoir...was written plainly and simply by Dugard herself, without the help of a ghostwriter. And in that, it is powerful beyond its voyeurismreading the experience in her own words is a revelation.”

    Washington Post

  • “Dugard’s inspirational story…is a firsthand testament to the resilience of the human spirit.” 

    USA Today

  • “[Jaycee Dugard] has strength and unflappable spirit that are to be admired in any light.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sherida | 2/16/2014

    " Although what happened to Ms. Dugard is tragic, I found this book to be poorly written. I did finish reading it, but couldn't help but wish greater time and effort had been taken to write her story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy Gerhold | 2/14/2014

    " Ugh, I couldn't finish. Too hard to read. I kept crying, I can't imagine how she survived. :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Genevieve | 2/13/2014

    " I was interested to hear Jaycee's story, but i have to admit it was pretty graphic. What those people did to her was terrible, and it's shocking that they got away with it for 18 years. If you can get past the rough spots in the beginning, it is worth reading on to get a sense of how strong a person Jaycee is. Praying for her and her daughters... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meaghan | 2/9/2014

    " Beautiful story of a horrific life. I am so glad she was found and able to deal with the issues that arose from the situation. She is quite a remarkable woman... and anyone that is looking for an inspuring story, a story where a woman is tryingbto find herself in the midst of the hell that she lives in.... this is for you. "

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