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Buried Memories Audiobook

Buried Memories: Katie Beers' Story

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Publisher's Summary

In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her prekidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Despite the horrible reality of Katie's days of being chained in darkness, the kidnapping was, in fact, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life. Katie breaks her silence and reveals her inspiring healing process to the journalist who covered the story of the disappearance more than 20 years ago.

Buried Memories is the only source that includes the complete details of her traumatic childhood, transcriptions of recordings from Esposito, a firsthand account of how Katie felt after Esposito's death in 2013, and Katie's hopeful view of the future as she looks back into her dark past.

©2013 Carolyn Gusoff and Katie Beers (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Susie
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    06/08/15
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    "You Can Come Back"

    This is Katie Beer's horrific story of years of family abuse before she spent sixteen days kept locked in a box and being raped by a family friend at nine years old.

    You wouldn't think anyone could recover— Katie not only recovers but thrives. Told in alternating narratives Katie on the inside, co-author reporter Carolyn Gusoff on the out. You get the raw story and how it played out in public and in the law. Narrators Allyson Ryan and Eileen Stevens give this story the respect it deserves without turning maudlin.

    With help from the system that had, until then, failed her, she overcomes what feels like the worst possible circumstances. Help from therapy and school, and support from a loving foster family bring her through.

    Contemplating human cruelty and endurance, it's heartening to know that we can be this resilient and flourish.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Dale
    California
    14/12/15
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    "truly great!!"

    the story of her life is my story of my childhood, and I am a male!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie
    26/11/15
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    "Disturbing"

    While the story is indeed disturbing, it is told in such a way that it becomes intriguing. An excellent "read" but not appropriate for teenagers or probably any young mothers.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Shaly
    22/10/16
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    "wow"

    Heartbreaking but amazing story. It made me cry but grateful she shared her story, hopefully it will help many overcome there past.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Johnene Thielen
    16/05/16
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    Narration was perfect!, I loved how the story was told from two points of view., the survivor and the media. Definitely a great find!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nici
    09/08/17
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    "Simply Incredible"
    Would you listen to Buried Memories again? Why?

    Maybe. It is an incredible book and I cannot give enough credit to the strength of Katie Beer, who opened up for this book to be possible. The only reason I say maybe is because it is hard to listen to someone treating a child like that.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Buried Memories?

    Discovering that there were tapes of her screaming for help


    What does Allyson Ryan and Eileen Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They bring the story to life. With the different voices you get a very special insight to how each woman was feeling during the time in the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I cried. A couple times actually. Just from how this child was treated. I think it brings a lot to light about that side of our society that no one likes to talk about.


    Any additional comments?

    She deserves to be heard. So much courage for one girl. She deserves the upmost respect and I suggest this to anyone who comes across.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    28/02/17
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    "Props to the narrators"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The dialogue between the reporter and the police seems to drag on


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katie, obviously for her strength and courage to pick her life up after a horrible childhood


    What does Allyson Ryan and Eileen Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Both narrators do an awesome job speaking as the characters in the book. Their accents and tones made it really easy to follow along


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rashmi kumbhani
    25/02/17
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    "The story could have been great"

    Without the reporter part, the story would have been great. The reporter ruins the story by filling it with irrelevant things. It ruins it. Would've been good with just Katie's part.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms.Bliss
    23/02/17
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    "I couldn't finish it."

    The narration was awesome and, the story is truly tragic but not very well written. I didn't like that it keeps switching from the journalist's account to Katie's perspective as it made an already confusing story hard to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/12/16
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    "Loved this story"

    At first, I wasn't crazy about the reporters side of the story. I just wanted to hear what Katie had to say. But as the story went on, I found myself pulled in. Not only relating to Katie. But also as an outsider, hoping for her survival. Katie is truly an inspiring and brace woman. What was meant for evil, she has turned into good. I finished this book a few weeks ago. And I still find myself thinking about her and her story every day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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