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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,748 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Somaly Mam Narrator: Tanya Eby Sirois Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was 12 years old. For the next decade, she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex-trade industry of Southeast Asia.

Trapped in this dangerous and desperate world, she suffered the brutality and horrors of human trafficking - rape, torture, deprivation - until she managed to escape with the help of a French aid worker.

Emboldened by her newfound freedom, education, and security, Mam blossomed but remained haunted by the girls in the brothels she left behind.

Written in exquisite, spare, unflinching prose, The Road of Lost Innocence recounts the experiences of Mam's early life and tells the story of her awakening as an activist, and her harrowing and brave fight against the powerful and corrupt forces that steal the lives of these girls.

Mam has orchestrated raids on brothels and rescued sex workers, some as young as five and six; she has built shelters, started schools, and founded an organization that has so far saved more than 3,400 women and children in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Her memoir, an international best seller, will leave you awestruck by the tenacity and courage of this modern-day heroine and will renew your faith in the power of an individual to bring about change. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/20/2014

    " true story. hard realization this really is happening to young girls and women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori | 2/16/2014

    " Not an easy read in light of the topic of sexual trafficking in Cambodia. I was, however, so glad I read it since it raised my awareness of this atrocity that is going on right now in the Cambodia. The description of Somaly Mam as a "Cambodian Heroine" is more than accurate. The fact that a woman who endured life as sex slave for ten years and then after escaping chooses to go back and save young girls from the fate she herself suffered is miraculous. Everyone should read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy Reissmann | 2/10/2014

    " This book really made me feel completely far removed from reality and humbled me. It shows the straight that humans can have and how they use it do amazing things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nehama Verter | 1/28/2014

    " The most powerful part when I read this book, was how active the author has become in helping these women. This is a blurb about the author from the amazon.com page- "Somaly Mam is the cofounder of AFESIP (Acting for Women in Distressing Situations) in Europe and The Somaly Mam Foundation in the United States, whose goal is to save and socially reintegrate victims of sexual slavery in Southeast Asia." "

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