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A multifaceted documentary on sex trafficking in South Asia, this audiobook is set in five South Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, but it deeply and shockingly represents the entire global sex trade. This multibillion-dollar industry is a form of modern-day slavery, where women are enslaved, raped, tortured, and forced into sex 20 to 30 times a day; end up with incurable diseases, such as HIV; and are finally thrown away once their bodies are no longer sellable. This audiobook is a deeply researched and creatively composed investigative piece.

©2014 Zakir Hossain (P)2015 Zakir Hossain

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Sex trade

This documentary novel is not only a significant literary piece but also a movement against the insanity of humanity; it powerfully raises a direct question, ‘Are we really civilized?’

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Heart breaking

Such a powerful novel that documents the world sex trade in great detail! One seldom comes across a book of this kind, Recommended...

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Socially awakening book

High-class narration from the narrator, the book with its story is a great document of our society

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Very powerful

So much in one book, so many eye-opening shocking stories creatively put together in one book. Great narration as well...

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A must read human-rights novel

Jesus Christ! I am shocked,....really, really shocked. Feel ashamed to be a part of human society after reading this...

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Very well documented sufferings of our world

The way the book explores such a crime happening in our present-day world is appreciable.... The way the narrator characterizes so many characters on his own is highly appreciable...

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SAD! SAD! SAD!

Too heavy for my heart, I will not forget the stories of these unfortunate girls for a long time. Which world do we live in?

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Well written shocking storeis of sextraffciking

It has made me cry many a time, the accounts of women's suffering are unforegattable. very well written and very well perfomed. It will make a great human-right movie

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Great novel covering shocking sex trade

The suffering of women and children in this novel made me cry. How can human-beings cause suffering this way to other human-beings??? It is shocking.. A must listen for human-right conscious people..

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A Confusing Audio Book

I bought this Audio Book thinkig I was going to get more information on Human Trafficking which ultimately leads to Sex Trafficking.

First two chapters in I'm asking myself What the hell I'm I listening to and waste my Credit On...

Come 3rd Chapter the Author breaks the Ice and what should have been at the beginning of this Audio book was finally revealed, and finally you're saying to yourself right okay that makes sense. Shortly After you find yourself asking yourself again what the heck I'm I listening to

This is a poorly Written Book and horribly Narrated, The Narrator turned what probably would have been a serious read and turned the Audio Book into a Fictional Inspired by actual Events.

The actual Narrating was not taken seriously. Judging by the Narrating I'd say this was a fictional book, I enjoy fictional books but I hardly think this is the kind of Subject to use as a Fictional book, consider that the stuff that is revealed in this Audio Book well people probably bought this Audio book thinking they were buying a factual Audio book..

Human and Sex trafficking happens to both

Male and Female

A) - Children Aged 3-9
B) - Pre-Teens Aged 10-12
C) - Teenagers Aged 13-17
D) - Young Adults 18-20
E) - Adults Aged 20+ Even Middle Aged and The Elderly

This is a Poorly written Book that is just all over the place highly confusing an the Narrating makes it even worse.

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  • 16-06-20

Heartbreaking and frightening

This is a heartbreaking story that happens everyday and needs to come to the forefront of world. This story truthfully made me cry for all these young women. I love how the author approached writing this book it spoke volumes to me. I highly recommend this book if you care about humanity. I received this book at my request for free and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review here of my own volition.

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  • lisamarie137
  • 29-04-20

Intense and multi-layered

This story is a unique type about a familiar subject. The way the separate stories came together and intertwined was interesting. I felt some aspects could have been filled in a bit more, and some grammar was a bit awkward. The narration was fine, but being a male voice seemed a bit off to me as the story was that of women and girls mostly.

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  • cora
  • 10-04-20

Tears

I have tears in my eyes when I read this book, tears for these poor children. People need to know about this , this book needed to be written. You the author, and you, put your heart and soul into this book, thank you
I do recommend this book, everyone should know, young people should know.!

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  • Pamela Plimpton
  • 23-01-19

Try to keep up with the jumping

It wasn't a bad story. Pretty much what I had expected when I bought the book. The story of the girls breaks my heart considering what their families (and they) have to go through. The pain they endure & the degradation is hard to listen to. Some parts were very quiet from time to time & I couldn't get my iPod volume turned up loud enough to hear it well. Other sections were fine. The narrator can be a bit hard to understand from time to time. All in all, it was a good book & basically what I expected to hear about their lives. Sadness.