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Secret Slave

Narrated by: Faye Adele
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

You're not going home. You're not going anywhere. You're mine now.

Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn't escape for over a decade.

Held captive by a sadistic pedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies.... each one stolen away from Anna at birth.

Her salvation arrived 13 years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Anna Ruston (P)2018 Tantor

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Very graphic.

Good to hear a story of survival, but the descriptions of her trauma are very graphic and detailed so be prepared. Not for the faint hearted.

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Lost for words

This account is simply awe inspiring! I cannot believe that these terrible events weren’t stopped on the number of occasions that professionals became involved!
Far more questions should have been asked m!
I hope that we can learn a number of valuable lessons.
Well done for telling your side - the truth! What a huge amount of strength you have!

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Fantastic read, my heart goes out to Anna Ruston.

My heart ached listening to this ladies horrible "life" how she trudged on just biding her time to set out her escape, Many men or women would have given up with life after experiencing all of this but thank you Anna for giving us an insight as to what you want through :( but I'm so happy she has now found her love, who she always kept that place in her heart for him 😘

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Anna Ruston secret slave

What a good story and to think it was all true is unbelievable what that girl went through and to come out the other side is a tribute to her iron will .

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fantastic

One of the best audible books I have ever heard. A must read. Heatbreaking and really well told

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  • 25-06-18

An extremely hard listen

I have listened to many books describing horrific life ordeals, this one though, was an extremely hard one to listen to! Yet I couldn’t stop because I needed to know that this little girl has found a way out! My heart goes to her, and to all people suffering abuse. I gave the story only 2 starts because it seemed inappropriate to give it a high rating considering how bad the little girl suffered. 5 starts for her courage to speak up and put it in writing. I just hope that she would summon the courage to seek justice for herself.

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Wow this book left me speechless

Very graphic detailed account of prolonged suffering by the poor woman...some of the abuse is very hard to stomach and I can only hope she finds the strength to convict these scumbags....

There are times in the tale when you are almost shouting at the narrator when she had a chance to get out of the situation and could not manage to do so but being in the situation is different to listening about it

This book really was something else and I’m glad she managed to get out

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Shockingly stunned

How brave this lady is to tell such a harrowing story. Absolutely shocked disturbed and ashamed that our systems to protect vulnerable children failed so utterly disgustingly. The story moved me and shocked me to the core I wanted to put it away and not listen but knowing how brave and hard it was to tell us this story I had to keep listening. I hope this lady’s story guides professional bodies in the right direction to protect the vulnerable.

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Interesting story

Anna thank you for telling about your terrible experience even after listening to this I can not and probably never will completely comprehend the nightmarish hellhole that most have been.

After writing an 25 page essay about rape it was extremely interesting to see the topic from another place. Also incredibly well done narrating.

But I do hope that you report him. It is worth remembering that this case could be true or false. And should be treated like a work of fiction due to the lack of other sources to colloberate and there have not been an criminal case. There is some places it feels to good of a story for it to be true like the boyfriend that waited 13 years for Anna and when he showed up they lived happily ever after.

Thank you it was an fascinating story, I hope you have a nice day!

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an uncomfortable read as so explicit.

I don't know if you can rate this book the same way as you would fiction, fantasy or thriller as this is real life and the most awful depraved side of it. It should be read as it will open eyes to what does go on still in a world we want to think of as educated and safe. It shows the suffering of children who, through no fault of their own fall into the hands of sex slavers.

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  • Gigi
  • 27-05-20

Kept me on edge

This true story kept me on the edge of my set from beginning to end. She shared the greatest amount of detail. Horrible nightmare was her reality, 13 years. My heart goes out to her. I wanted to go through the story and strangle that intire clan full of evil demented people.

I cried for her, and prayed throughout the story. None of what happened to you Darling was your fault. I will continue to be praying for you, an pray that you gain the strength to bring your abuser to justice! God Bless you, Darling!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-05-20

So unbelievably sad, such a satisfying ending

I really hope the author finds it in her to press charges. she's amazing.

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  • Hollie Allen
  • 10-05-20

Great

I loved this book. It was gripping and terrifying. The story was told very well. I cried several times during this book couldn't even begin to imagine the horror this poor girl went through.

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  • Jamie
  • 07-05-20

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So freaking intense! It is truly astonishing what a human body and soul can withstand.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-20

Brave

The story that unfolds is dark and so many times you want to shake and hug Anna at the same time. She has such strength to tell people her story and bring more knowledge about situations like this. Worth the listen.

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  • Laura L. Belnap
  • 21-02-20

What a fighter!

Anna is an amazing women and such a fighter. This book had in on my seat many times. It’s beautifully written and I can see the sadness in the words. I was so happy when she started running for the black car I kept saying out loud... run Anna!! Great book! Thank you for sharing your story!

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  • txammug
  • 03-02-20

Incredible story!

This very sad true story is hard to read; not because of the writing, but instead the story content. I can’t imagine how someone’s lives a “normal” life after enduring such torture.

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  • jones
  • 31-01-20

Powerful

I just cannot begin to explain what a harrowing life this woman has lead and to be able to write about it in such an amazing strong way. Thank you Anna for hanging on!

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  • Sandi Duprey
  • 22-01-20

Heartbreaking and Angering

How this sweet 15 year old was taken and held hostage, abused and raped over and over and over again and nobody thought to look for her is appalling... equally appalling is that no one in the medical system cared enough to make sure she was safe. I hope these gross pedophiles are in prison, being assaulted every day and then when they die, I hope they are assaulted and raped for an eternity. Happy she escaped, but 13 years of torture is too much for one person to endure. Heartbreaking.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-12-19

Not for faint of heart

Wow!!! Well written and narrated. I cried a lot. Very graphic and may be offensive at times so may not be good for the faint of heart