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Secret Slave

Written by: Anna Ruston
Narrated by: Faye Adele
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins

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Publisher's 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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  • 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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  • Sherry Eckman
  • 07-08-20

boring

very slow and very boring. would not recommend. my first audible very disappointed. not good

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  • Sydnee Knighton
  • 30-07-20

astonishing

What an amazing woman. Right from the first chapter you know this book will be a rough one to read. What incredible strength she has. the whole time I just wanted to hug her and tell her how strong she is. please be aware this book maybe triggering for some.

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  • Valerie Delgado
  • 23-07-20

Page Turner!!

Very well done. The stuff that Anna went thru is something I can't put into words. It's a very good book. I'm listening to it again.

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  • Jasmyne
  • 10-06-20

Definite Read So Glad Anna stayed very strong

Loved this book! Anna is a very strong Woman and she is Loved so much

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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

Stunned

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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  • Belle
  • 21-09-18

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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  • Minx3008
  • 14-06-18

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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  • garry p.
  • 27-05-18

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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  • John Lake
  • 12-05-18

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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  • Sharon
  • 01-11-18

fantastic

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

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  • D
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-20

Very sad

Such a sad story horrific details shows how disgusting Muslims are. Poor women I wish she got justice for the way the sick twat treated her and took her life away.

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  • Аmazon Customer
  • 23-07-20

Extremely Sad

I felt so sad for this lady & how many times someone could of helped her & failed her. Be prepared as the abuse is quite graphic. This lady has been so brave to share her harrowing story with us.

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  • Rick Tompkins
  • 19-07-20

Amazing lady

I really hope you have a happy rest of your life Anna and when your strong enough stop these evil scumbags doing this again to anyone else.
She is a brave strong woman. Very emotional listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-20

Couldn’t stop listening

Harrowing tale, very brave woman....my heart goes out to her and the horrors she survived

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  • Ebony
  • 31-08-18

Warning: Graphic scenes of abuse

I couldn't get past the first few chapters. Absolutely terrible what this girl had to endure, but it should come with some sort of warning for how graphic it is. I've read a lot of harrowing things before, but this was just too much. Returning.

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  • Michelle
  • 28-11-18

This Story Has Never Been Corroborated

Firstly, if this story is indeed true, then I am very sorry for the author. But with that said, much of how this story is written seems fabricated.
I have read many auto/biographies dealing with this subject matter and there is something about this particular story that seems a bit off.
Because of my suspicions that at least part of this story is pure fantasy, a few chapters into this book I decided to do some further research.
There seems to be no available evidence that the author’s story has ever been corroborated by any independent witnesses and the author has never gone to the police.
I believe this novel may be a collage of other real victim’s experiences poorly written into a single story and sold as the author’s own.
This is just my opinion so please do your own research and come to your own conclusions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-10-18

Slightly disappointed

It was almost as though I could hear a fish tank or some type of trickling water in the background throughout. At the risk of victim blaming, its frustrating at times throughout listening to the amount of missed opportunities, but I suppose no one could understand until they were in that position.

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  • Robyn Bartley
  • 07-06-18

Heartwrenching and disturbing

this was an amazing and incredulous story of a survival one cannot imagine. excellent read

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  • Peter
  • 18-07-19

Sad tragic story of abuse

This is a book that has a gripping tale of sexual abuse & violence. I did find it very hard to listen to the parts that described her abuse in such detail. This is a very sad story with only partially a happy ending - I hope she finds the strength to prosecute the monster and his entire family.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-07-19

Brilliant!

I love memiors and I have read many of them - this was one of the best!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-19

heavy but well written

it's hard to rate a book that's based on such an horrific experience but in respect to the author, it was well written.
my rating is based on that and not the content.
the narrator did an amazing job separating characters as well.
not for anyone under 18 or anyone who suffers PTSD from similar trauma as this would be highly triggering.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-19

Horrible

Found this boring too much waffle and padding. I really feel for the author and the experience however I didn't enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-02-19

Unbelievable story

This was a story you will not soon forget filled with the most evil treatment of an innocent child at the hands of a disgusting excuse for a human being & his family who are equally as evil. No one should ever have to have lived these horrors. Please take the time and listen to Anna’s story. She is one incredible woman.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-12-18

Narrator was brilliant. Story was heartbreaking.

Incredibly sad situation. Can't believe this really happened. Couldn't put this book down, I just wanted to hear how it ended.

Thumbs up to the narrator.

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