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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,808 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaux Fragoso Narrator: Susan Bennett Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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One summer day, Margaux Fragoso meets Peter Curran at the neighborhood swimming pool, and they begin to play. She is seven; he is 51. When Peter invites her and her mother to his house, the little girl finds a child's paradise of exotic pets and an elaborate backyard garden. Her mother, beset by mental illness and overwhelmed by caring for Margaux, is grateful for the attention Peter lavishes on her, and he creates an imaginative universe for her, much as Lewis Carroll did for his real-life Alice. In time, he insidiously takes on the role of Margaux's playmate, father, and lover. Charming and manipulative, Peter burrows into every aspect of Margaux's life and transforms her from a child fizzing with imagination and affection into a brainwashed young woman on the verge of suicide. But when she is 22, it is Peter - ill, and wracked with guilt - who kills himself, at the age of 66.

Told with lyricism, depth, and mesmerizing clarity, Tiger, Tiger vividly illustrates the healing power of memory and disclosure. This extraordinary memoir is an unprecedented glimpse into the psyche of a young girl in free fall and conveys to listeners - including parents and survivors of abuse - just how completely a pedophile enchants his victim and binds her to him.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Kass | 2/13/2014

    " This was a disturbing memoir about a pedophile's relationship wih a young girl. Amazing how this relationship flourished for 14 years. People suspected, but no one stopped it. Upsetting how this child lost her childhood. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vicki Boyd | 2/6/2014

    " Non-fiction. Disgusting. Finished this book but it was difficult. Just too disturbing, but I give author credit for the guts to tell it and to overcome it. I read it as a recommendation. Would not recommend it to anyone and may smack the person that insisted I read it. Ha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Voracious | 2/3/2014

    " Very disturbing. Unrelentingly honest. An uncomfortable read, but I'm glad I've read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Blue | 1/26/2014

    " Disturbing and compelling "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam O'Heren | 1/26/2014

    " Very well-written, but perhaps I have read too many "abuse" stories because I did not find this as mesmorizing as I had hoped it would be. I got tired of her cyclical pattern (mother-father-Peter) and toward the middle I just wanted it all to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/25/2014

    " This is an amazing memoir. It had to have been difficult to write, but it doesn't feel as if it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen Flatley | 1/21/2014

    " An intense memoir by a survivor of child sexual abuse "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kmargaret | 1/19/2014

    " A searing and unflinching memoir from a remarkable young woman who survived a 15-year relationship with a pedophile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 1/1/2014

    " Horrifying page turner. Heart-breaking but well-written account of the author's fourteen years of child abuse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/19/2013

    " A very interesting look into the relationship between a pedophile and his victim. One can always find a way to justify doing whatever it is they want to do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 11/2/2013

    " Disturbing memoir - couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley | 10/22/2013

    " Woa. Double Woa. Amazing story. Inside the mind of a pedophile. Fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelda | 10/1/2013

    " This book was difficult to read, but so very well written. A woman's memoir of her 14 year "relationship" with a pedophile. Left feeling squirmy but also with wonder at the strength of her spirit and persevering intellect. She has created something astonishing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine Rowley | 5/24/2013

    " Listening to this one. So thought-provoking, but definitely not for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 epstuk | 2/13/2013

    " Could not put it down. I felt kind of guilty and dirty for being so intrigued by the story. There's not as much closure on the situation as I would have liked, but I guess that's kind of the point. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lana | 10/29/2012

    " Creepy that this is true...hard to finish reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danyll | 9/20/2012

    " Disturbing subject, but well written. Maybe a wake up call to parents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 7/7/2012

    " Everyone should read this book, which--if it wasn't for James Frey--I'd give 5 stars simply due to the content, but since it is a memoir, and thanks to James Frey, it gets 4.5. READ THIS BOOK, then give it to a friend telling them to give it to someone after them and so on and so on... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/7/2012

    " very well written but very disturbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Kurtz | 4/30/2012

    " The whole time I was reading this, I kept asking myself - "Why am I reading this?" Then I continued reading. A very uncomfortable - yet necessary - memoir. This book is the redemption and I hope Fragoso has healed just a bit more by offering her story to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabrina | 4/28/2012

    " An interesting read, I really enjoyed it. It's different reading a non fiction book, where these things were actually experienced. To see the workings of a pedophile, how he's so convincingly manipulative with actions and words. I couldn't put this book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Stiteler | 3/21/2012

    " This was well written, but a little raw and graphic for my tastes. Not for the faint of heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaki | 5/31/2011

    " I DID ENJOY THIS BOOK,ALTHOUGH I FOUND IT EXTREMELY DISTURBING IN MANY ASPECTS~ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chanda | 5/23/2011

    " I think there may be something wrong with me because I always seem to fall into the trap of believing the pedophile, of sympathizing with them, of thinking that they're right when they say that they're not wrong, the rest of the world is. Man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/14/2011

    " 2011
    Don't read this unless you seriously want to know what it is like to grow up as the victim of a pedophile. Well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/9/2011

    " very well written but very disturbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 4/30/2011

    " Margaux Fragoso was in an abusive relationship with a sexual predator for 15 years, from age 7 to 22, and now some 10 years later she writes her memoir about what it was like. It appears that the author has moved on with her life, as apparently she is now married and has a daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Voracious | 4/29/2011

    " Very disturbing. Unrelentingly honest. An uncomfortable read, but I'm glad I've read it. "

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About the Narrator

Susan Bennett, a five-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration, has enjoyed an extensive career as a vocal artist. She has worked with major agencies on such accounts as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, AT&T, Blue Cross, Goodyear, and Club Med. She also dabbles in the music industry as the singer and keyboardist for The Interactive! Band. Along with her guitarist husband, Rick Hinkle, she is the co-owner of Audiocam Music, a full-service recording studio.