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Secret Slave

Narrated by: Faye Adele
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)
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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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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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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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  • D
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 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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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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Lacks ring of truth

I started by listening in horror but gradually the story began to lose all authenticity. The rape scenes are graphically described, almost soft porn, yet the real details ie hospital visits, pregnancies etc are left incomplete. It did not ring true to me, that Anna did not make any effort whatsoever to tell someone what was happening to her, despite an unbelievable amount of opportunities. Also, as a retired nurse I was in complete disbelief that not a single professional picked up on the abuse. Her hospital notes alone ( if they existed) would have raised numerous red flags. So, no, this book was not for me simply because of the over described rape scenes and under described real issues.

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Fake

She had so many opportunities to be saved and says nothing. Can’t believe this is a real story!

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  • Lizz
  • Dundee, Scotland
  • 24-10-18

Such bravery!

I have listened to this story with tears running down my face: with deep anger towards the officials who should have noticed and done something:: with a shame for our society who allows -by apathy, disinterest, don’t-want-to-get-involved, and fear of discrimination-this kind of crime to be perpetuated. I have been there! I wasn’t listened to by authorities, it’s now 40years later and people still don’t listen and make excuses for the abuser! I am so proud of you Anna! I am inspired by your story and your courage and your lovely Jamey who stands by you. Bless you! Bless you both and your lovely family.

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Breathtakingly sad

An amazingly sad tale of a strong woman who is a real hero. Despite all she went through she braved it all. Overwhelming that this happened a real eye opener to what lies behind closed doors.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-19

Well Worth Your Time

I especially liked how the love for her babies made her endure such cruelty. Blessings

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  • Artem Synytsia
  • 24-10-18

i hope the rapist gets put away to prisoner.

Please prosecute him Anna. Best of luck with everything. It is really sad what happened to you.

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  • Expecting
  • 11-08-18

If you can get through the very graphic abuse

After the first chapter, I turned the volume down each time the main character was being raped or abused. It was too much for me. I can't understand how anyone can be so cruel and it made me very angry.
This story captures the tragic life of a vulnerable young girl who is abducted by a sadistic predator who preys on her because she is alone. Being a mere child, she does everything in order to survive and nothing to escape while given many chances. No matter what she endures, rapes, abuse, being a baby making factory . After 13 years she finally escapes, burdened for her it seems, with the trauma of what happened to her.

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  • Liina
  • 25-06-18

Too much for me

The story is absolutely horrible and scary. Written and performed really well but I couldn’t go past first chapter as it is just painful to listen.

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  • Tammy M
  • 10-06-18

well written

It was a well written book. I know this happens more than we hear about. This book was sometimes hard to read, just unbelievable that she was so stong throughout her whole ordeal.

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  • Aaron W.C.
  • 05-06-18

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As someone who grew up with an abusive family I completely understand Anna's situation. I highly recommend this book to every survivor of child abuse. Reading this book helped me to heal from my own troubled past.

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  • Aimster
  • 09-05-18

Left me speechless

Faye Adele does an amazing job narrating this book. The story literally left me speechless. I cannot begin to imagine what this lady had gone through, what it was like, or how it continues to haunt her. As well as other women/children who share story. I pray for all of them.

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  • Joy
  • 26-04-18

Why wouldn't you?

the story keeps your attention the fact that this is based on a true story and she never went to the police when she was free is the reason I've gave it a four-star because that's the least she could have done so that other girls did not fall in the hands of this monster.

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  • Melinda
  • 04-04-18

wow!

this book is unbelievable! From the very beginning you can't stop listening! It's sad and amazing that there are people in the world that would do this to another human being without concern. It's also heartbreaking that all of the people that she is come across in her life, none of them thought to help her. Medical staff, police, excetera

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  • ANDREA C.
  • 03-04-18

heart-wrenching

This book is not for the faint of heart. A true story of COURAGE & HEALING!❤