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I am a big fan of torey hayden, Cathy glass and the like, it's at least in part due to Ms Hayden that I teach special needs learners. So when I saw this which seemed to show a different side of what happens to/with these kids I was curious.
I bought it some time ago and it took me a while to start it, but once I did I was hooked.
Not a book for the sensitive, you need to have a bit of detachment to listen to what they are involved with, but as a teacher who has also worked in prisons, I have already seen a bit, and felt I could cope.
Even then there were a few bits where I cringed, it was tough hearing what these kids have gone through, but there were heartwarming bits as well.
This is definitely not a book to listen to if you are tender hearted, but for those who deal with kids on a day to day basis it's an invaluable insight into what the police do and deal with.
As to the narrator, I loved him, he does some fab accents, and at times I felt like I was listening to a little girl talk.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
Great story telling and disturbing but fascinating at the same time. Real life case by case stories on many horrific crimes against children. Worth a read/listen. As was the first crack house.
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Would you listen to Baby X again? Why?
Yes, the story is honestly written
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes, the horrific honest details
Which character – as performed by Damian Lynch – was your favorite?
Due to his accent he made them all come alive
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Not for the faint hearted