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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tina Zahn, Wanda Dyson Narrator: Rebecca Gallagher Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781608147373
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Not long ago, network news carried the stunning video of a young woman trying to jump to her death off the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in Green Bay. By God’s providence, the Wisconsin State trooper who had been chasing her, Les Boldt, caught her by her wrist just as she began her plunge to certain death, and with the help of other officers, lifted her to safety. That woman is Tina Zahn, and the story of her struggle with postpartum depression, and the severe darkness that led to her suicide attempt, will grip listeners. But this is not just a story of a dramatic rescue, but a triumphant story of her return to hope, as Mrs. Zahn frankly explores what led to her deep hopelessness, and the love and care that brought light back to her life. 

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maegan Blackwell | 2/18/2014

    " A fast read, partly because it is not particularly well-written. It is the narrative of Zahn's journey through post partum depression. There is not a great deal of personal insight, but it was nice to have validation for some of my own feelings. Zahn had a horrible experience growing up, the sections about the sexual abuse at the hands of her step father were very hard to read. I imagine for those who have been abused it would be very traumatic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Larocque | 2/14/2014

    " It is worth a read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/1/2014

    " The beginning was kinda boring so I skimmed through it but the end was great! The most meaningful thing to me was how her spiritual journey was so crucial for her to finally start healing. Fascinating postpartum depression story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/25/2014

    " Another book I loved. I found it very inspirational. I will keep the book forever and read it when I need to be uplifted. She suffered so much but she overcame it all. And she chose to live and that's a great thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 1/20/2014

    " Author deals with childhood trauma and then postpartum depression. Amazing story of recovery and faith in God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hollie | 1/15/2014

    " Very brave of Tina to share her story. I'm glad she's found peace. It was interesting to read as I remember when she jumped, and so many times with news stories such as this, especially local news stories, you don't get the follow up. At the time, its watercooler talk - you speculate and sympathize, but often soon forget... And the officers who caught Tina and brought her back up over the side of the bridge - what amazing heroes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Athena | 1/12/2014

    " Being a memoir about the author's depression and attempted suicide, I was surprised I didn't FEEL anything while reading this book. She came off as whiny and spoiled--complaining because her parents-in-law bought a crib she didn't particularly like? It was hard to feel compassion with the author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 1/11/2014

    " A bit voyeuristic, however at least here is a God saved my life story that acknowledges one of the ways he saved it was by getting her medication, not just prayer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 12/3/2013

    " I learned that the phycosis of depression can be much greater than the love you receive from family and friends, and that you can overcome that sadness with the right help. Zahn's story is incredibly moving and gives you a magnificent view into the life of someone suffering from depression. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 11/26/2013

    " I am loving this book. Tina has such an amazing story, and as a fellow Christian woman who has gone through depression, she describes it so well. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryann Barker | 11/11/2013

    " This woman's story of overcoming depression is inspiring. There were so many times in reading this book that I was just thinking "yes, exactly" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M Martin Penner | 10/30/2013

    " This woman has been through a lot and she gave good insight to her life and her struggles. I felt the writing was a bit choppy but she still presented her story affectively. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 10/3/2013

    " Tina's story is truely amazing. It was hard to put this book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 9/12/2013

    " absolutely loved this book! saw the video on tv and now i know the entire story behind it. everyone should read this because it is eye-opening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genevieve | 9/5/2013

    " Very interesting. It was an eye opener to see the support that she had because of her involvement in the community. Fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/20/2013

    " This type of book is always hard to read, but it was interesting and well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 5/8/2013

    " One woman's true story of her attempt to commit suicide and the reasons leading to that decision - made me think of the hurting people I know and have more compassion for them because of the things they struggle with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sera Goldsmith | 2/20/2013

    " Finished this book in a day. Very easy read and hard to put down. Great for understanding what the depths of depression can truly be like for some people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Prent80 | 7/11/2011

    " Helps to understand why someone feels the way they do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Veronica | 9/22/2010

    " Interesting to get background on a big news story. Also interesting to get a feel for Post Partum Depression and the way it effects the person who suffers and those around them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 11/27/2009

    " Extremely compelling. It is a "can't put it down" book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison Rogers | 5/7/2008

    " This book really shows God's love and mercy. I really felt for the author and the hard life she's lived. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/14/2007

    " This is a book about a woman's struggle with depression and family issues, as well as the hope that she now feels after finding God and staying strong. It gives you insight into how one would feel if they were a victim of abuse and/or depression. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/13/2007

    " An interesting book. So many people live such sad lives with so many horrible things that can happen to them. I loved to read about the prayer group and be reminded that LDS people aren't the only ones who care for people like visiting teachers do! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 5/25/2007

    " Interesting book. It kept straight to the point and didn't blabber on about unimportant details. Very simple read. A lot of religious talk but I expected that. If you see the video before you read the book it makes it interesting reading how it came to that. "

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About the Narrator

Rebecca Gallagher is an acclaimed voice-over artist with experience in commercials and audiobook narration. She was nominated for an Audie Award in 2010.