Listen free for 30 days

Why Me?

Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

In the blink of an eye, Mom ran up behind me and pushed me into the fence. Instinctively, I reached out my arms to stop my fall and ended up grabbing the live fence. My hands clamped around the thin wires, and my body collapsed to the ground as the electricity coursed through it. I opened my eyes and saw my mother standing over me with the strangest smile on her face. "Oh, my God, I’m going to die!" I thought in panic.

Imagine never being able to close your eyes and remember the feel of your mother’s arms wrapped around you. Now imagine closing your eyes and remembering your mother’s tears splashing down on your face as she is on top of you, crying as she is trying to choke you to death. My mother left me these memories and many more during my traumatic childhood. After many years of struggling with trying to understand "Why me?" I took back control of my life and started saying, "It was me, now what am I going to do?"

The answer is my book, "Why Me?" It is my childhood journey through the terrors of physical and mental abuse from first grade until the day I moved out. It is my way of letting the world know what was really going on behind closed doors.

©2012 Sarah Burleton (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

More from the same

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

sad story but we'll presented

very sad and really opens your eyes would highly recommend this book, it definitely help me wizz through my house work :)

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Aaron W.C.
  • Aaron W.C.
  • 04-04-18

Reader Comments

This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to all victims of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment. The way Sarah Burleton tells her story gives a message of hope, bravery, and resilience. Sarah is truly UNBROKEN!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle Smith
  • Michelle Smith
  • 10-11-16

Unsatisfactory Ending

This book is frustrating. It will leave you furious with the mother because there is no real ending. It leaves you wanting to find this woman and hand out justice on behalf of this little kid. The fact this woman was allowed to live out her life without some sort of punishment is outright disgusting!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Desiree Engel
  • Desiree Engel
  • 15-01-20

Sad story, good read.

I enjoyed this book. A lot of it is hard to hear. I am glad she told her story!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Candi Hawkins
  • Candi Hawkins
  • 11-01-20

story of an abusive mother

it was ok, very short, if you don't have a long attention span or want something you can finish on audiobook in a couple hours, this one is a good one. the story is about how a young girl had to endure her mother's abusive ways.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Karen L. Christenson
  • Karen L. Christenson
  • 25-06-19

I found this story too depressing

I know some people live like this, some children are abused like this but I had to quit because the language was too foul for my taste.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-19

Why me

This story kind of looks like my life now it kind of sucks because the cops won't believe me I hop no one else is getting treated like this.😞😟😞😟😞😟

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cyndi Taylor
  • Cyndi Taylor
  • 15-03-19

Why Me?

This story was heart breaking,but an awful reality that happens to many and is never reported.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jennifer Parramore
  • Jennifer Parramore
  • 23-02-19

Why Me?

I give this book all 5 stars but somehow it doesn’t feel right to give such a horrible story of your childhood! I did enjoy hearing your story and especially how you took charge and never ad anything else to do with your HORRIBLE Mother. I would like to know why on earth she hated you so much. But you probably don’t know either. Hope you have a wonderful beautiful life with your family!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Steph
  • Steph
  • 24-01-19

Just wow

So many thoughts and feelings. How can a mother be so cruel. This is the first book to make me cry.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Valerie hammer
  • Valerie hammer
  • 13-01-19

very abusive and cruelty to a child

this book is a harsh reminder that child abuse does exist. I'm just glad that the author went on to live a successful life because so many children who are as traumatized as she was generally don't pick up the pieces as well as she does