The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden

The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden

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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2019
13 hours 34 minutes
On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents' divorce.

The girls' father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, used her newfound freedom to vacation around the world, abandoning her children. And as the investigation intensified, catching the attention of the media, Sandra also disappeared.

The Girls Are Gone is the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden.
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The book description was obviously enticing enough for me to purchase it. But that’s where the compliments end. The narrators were very hard to listen to. They spoke slowly, in flat tones and the male had multiple stumbles where he would repeat himself time and time again. At one point he literally spoke to someone in the room asking him a question in mid sentence if narrating his story. It was very bizarre. There also seemed to be looping issues for a lack of better terms. Sentences were succinctly duplicated, repeating the same line twice. This happened frequently throughout the looonnnggg 13 hour book. The story itself was extremely repetitive, stating the same facts over and over and over and over. The first 1/3 of the book was basically the narrators reading court transcripts word for word. The next 1/3 was reading police reports, news articles, court orders and other very dry, boring info that is lost in the monotone narrators reading. Though the true story is important and overall a unique and interesting one, it was told in an overkill manner. In short, this 13 hour book could have easily been summed up in a thorough and concise manner in an hour or less. I would recommend saving your money on buying the book and instead googling a few articles that tell the story in a brief and effective method. I do believe the narrators had good intentions and truly believed in the cause and their purpose in writing the story, but sadly, they fell short in doing it in an interesting, engaging way.

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Caroline A.

This is very hard to listen to. The narrater reads it very fast and without passion. I could not engage with the story because of how it was read

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