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It happened one night not long after that holiday. I think they had been out, but I’m not sure. I remember I was sleeping in my bed when the noises of my mum and him getting home woke me. Suddenly, my bedroom door opened, but it wasn’t my mum. I didn’t know where she was. It was him. I pretended to be asleep. He came to the side of the bed, and I didn’t know what was happening, but my mind told me to stay still. He pulled the covers back; I didn’t move. I kept my eyes closed. My heart felt like it was jumping out of my chest. He lifted my legs apart, and I let them move. He pulled up my nightdress and pulled my pants down. I didn’t even try to open my eyes. 

Imagine being an innocent seven-year-old girl with a broke, single mum. Now imagine your mum meets a man who can give her a nice house and a better life in exchange for you. That’s what happened to me. For years, I suffered neglect and psychological and sexual abuse from him, with my mum being a silent witness. When I was finally able to get rid of him and escape, I didn’t know that my life was only going to get worse. After a battle against addiction, depression and suicidal thoughts that lasted for years, and with the help of therapy, I started to slowly recover and get my life back. Although my healing journey has just started and there’s still a long way to go, I can say I’m alive. I had No One to Save Me, yet I survived.

©2020 Melissa Jordan (P)2021 Melissa Jordan

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Beautifully written and narrated

I read the ebook sometime ago and love this beautifully written account of a harrowing story.

I’m glad I have now listened to the audio. It is brilliantly narrated by Eleanor Shannon and enabled me to hear the story better from the authors view - rather than through the fog of prejudice and horror of my own making, that I felt when reading the ebook.

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No One To Save Me is the most harrowing of tales about a poor little child who ‘fell through cracks’, failing to be saved from the monster who tormented her, almost to death. The most awful, harrowing and disgusting sentence I may have ever read, referring to the abuse and neglect of this child is ‘It was just not convenient’ (for adults to take action).
I have been on over two years of training to work with vulnerable children. My local authority should have saved themselves the trouble and sat us down for Melissa Jordan to read us all No One to Save Me. And then they should sit down our wards, to be inspired by Melissa and shown a light.
Beautifully written.
I could barely bring myself to write the author’s name against my references to that poor broken child - and shame on me for that.

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Harrowing.

I got this book from Facebook in exchange for a review. I'd like to say I enjoyed it, but the subject matter was very harrowing indeed. What this poor woman experienced as a child, has coloured her life and relationships with everyone around her. I was pleased to see that she is still seeking help from professional people and hopefully she will have a meaningful recovery and remain fit and well emotionally and physically.

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This is a heartbreaking story!

I want to said first, it takes a very strong woman to live through this and still be able to go on. This story had me from the beginning, I couldn’t stop listening. I recommend this audiobook. The author has an extremely well written and narrated story. This book is based on a true story and I personally have experience and was to scared to tell anyone. So listen to this story brought up old memories. I have over come my passed.
The narrator does a fantastic job with the characters and the voices of each character.
I am so proud that you had the courage to tell your story.
I definitely recommend this audiobook.

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An amazing recount of a journey to survival!

Enjoyed listening to this honest, raw and very moving book. Narrator was fantastic. So glad that the author is on the right road to living life to fullest and no longer giving that monster another minute of her life. Worth a read!

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A rollercoaster of emotions book

I was recommended this book to read by a friend. I choose the Audio version due to having a number of other books currently on the go. It wouldn't normally be the kind of book i would choose but I thought as it was based in the country where i live i would try it.


Firstly the narrators voice of Eleanor shannon was very easy to listen too and she used tones throughout the book to convey the feelings of Melissa well and kept you captivated.


It's not an easy book to digest, i found myself taking breaks as some content were hard to listen too but then i put myself in Melissa's shoes and felt if i feel this bad how could she have felt.


To hear the complete story of her life and what she endured through up feelings of heartbreak, anger, sadness, happiness and love. It was a rollercoaster book of emotions but one everyone should read. As a mother myself to girls i wanted to give them an extra big hug and protect them each  moment even more.


I applaud Melissa for standing up for herself, for keeping going through all the dark times and glad that her life is turning in a new direction and evolving. I am glad she seeked help and was able to get it and her therapy journey continues in a positive approach.


 Wishing her and Jack all the love and happiness. x


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Amazing story

Amazing story of complete hopelessness due to child abuse & complete healing at the end. A gripping story. I never knew it was possible for someone to suffer so much & turn their life around so much. Highly recommend this story. It has a message of hope that even through the trauma & shining light is at the end.

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Amazing book could not stop listening to it, defiantly recommend to either listen or read the book

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Yet another sad but great read

Thankyou for sharing your sadness and bravery.,you young tender life torn away from a vile creature who was supposed to love and care for you. Glad you called him....him...he didn't deserve recognition.
So glad to hear your outcome in later years..I wish you well with Jack and new family.

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This was shocking to listen too, the abuse and the mum being silent about what was happening. I felt so sorry for the main character and what she went through even after she managed to get away her life was still spiralling downwards with the suicidal thoughts and depression. I’m happy she found some semblance at the end and has come out a better person.

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  • Christopher K
  • 23-04-21

Amazing

this book is amazing and heartbreaking !! I have PTSD and this book has helped me open my eyes on others personal struggles with it and how they cope.

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  • 22-07-22

Timeline

Writer and reader both great at keeping your focus. My only issue was that it was hard to follow at times how much time had gone by or the age of the author during specific incidents. Other than that, awful story but good book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-22

Let down by audio quality

Recommend the book 100%, heart breaking and very well written. Only downfall is the low quality audio. Narrator is WONDERFUL but clearly had a bad set up or equipment. Some blips here and there with bad editing too.

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  • P. Stein
  • 03-03-22

Good throughout. No unnecessary filler.

This was a very interesting story throughout the entire book. The narration was excellent.

As a reader, I thank the author and editor for refraining from adding unnecessary filler in the belief that page count makes a book more valuable. A solid 5 star book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-22

Definitely Recommend

As a 30 year old woman who was raped, abused and had their virginity taking from me by the age of 10 from someone close to me in my home, this story made a big impact on me. It really helped me find some closure with my abuser and within myself. It's very sad but also comforting to hear that someone else felt/thought the same way during the moments I was being raped. I have always been ashamed of myself because of my thoughts in that moment and it made me realize nothing was wrong with me but that this was a common reaction. This impacted me the most. Highly recommend. Also she does a great job narrating.

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  • 27-05-21

What a horrific story

This was a story that caused so many emotions while listening . To know it's a true story makes it even worse. Don't get me wrong I recommend it highly. A story full of abuse neglect and worst of all a horrible mother. It was a heart wrenching story for sure. Very well written & the narration was outstanding. I could give more than 5 stars if possible.

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  • Vicky Peplow
  • 13-05-21

Just as touching as the Kindle!

I had the honor of reading the ebook and loved it. When the author asked me if I would be interested in listening to the audible, I couldn't say no.
I don't tend to listen to books, but I'm pleased I did with this one. Hearing the words by the narrator gave the book another depth and made me feel like I was right there watching everything happen and I wanted to step in and stop the things happening to a vulnerable child.
I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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  • Denea1975
  • 12-05-21

Keep fighting and stay strong

This is a story about what a lot of people go thru. Who can't say anything to anyone. I am so glad that she became a strong woman and is doing a lot better. Keep fighting and stay strong.

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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 21-04-21

Brave story!

I have to say Wow, it takes a very brave woman to tell this story. The story is well written and narrated. This story had me intrigued from the beginning. I applaud this author for having a strong will to tell her story. This story had me reliving my on emotions through me childhood. I prays you for being so strong and wish I had the same bravery.
This story is about betrayal, rape, and a pedophile and over coming the trauma of a Horrendous childhood.
The narrator does a fabulous job with the character . She also has a lovely Irish accent which adds to the telling. This retelling of the story takes place in Ireland.

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  • Lynn
  • 05-04-21

Well told story

A really good book. It is well written and very well narrated. A great story of survival, strength, and in a way, forgiveness. Well done.