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Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Michelle Knight, Michelle Burford

Narrated By: Maria Cabezas

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: May 2014

Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes


Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken.


  • ashley beardsley

    great book. disturbing details. kinda makes you thankfull for your own life. she is an amazing women.

  • Colette Falter

    Wow! This book stirred me. I feel ashamed that I can allow such mundane factors to discourage me in this journey of life. Michelle you are inspiring and reminds how very important it is to approach each day with a grateful heart. You helped me see how many things I take for granted. May the rest of your Gina, and Amandas' lives be blessed abundantly, full of joy, love, kindness, respect, and peace.

  • becky willoughby

    This book was very well written and read. I thought it would help me to know the students that I teach bettet. I have always had my own bed to sleep in and 3 meals all at regular scheduled times. I had a mom and dad every day and always knew that I was respected mind body and soul. In Michelle story she was treated quite the opposite . What I learned is that to be simply respected by someone and showing kindness means the world to a child raised in poverty. Just knowing that someone cares about you.u.

  • Gayle Brossard Mahoney

    You are an amazing young woman Michelle. Thank you very much for sharing your story. You deserve happiness to infinity and beyond. Big hugs to you, Gayle in California

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