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Katie was born into a cult. Her family lived there for generations. As she got older, she realized the Elders were keeping secrets from the community. Risking everything, she leaves the cult and searches for the truth.

With the help of outsiders, Katie and her young husband David are put in touch with an organization called Purple Haven, which provides medical care, shelter, counseling and job training to individuals who have escaped from cults. She soon discovers she’s pregnant. With the help of her husband, her therapist, and two friends, Katie learns what it means to have a relationship with God.

©2017 Brittany Lewis (P)2017 Brittany Lewis

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  • LaPazBC
  • 22 02 2018

Very Interesting Topic

This book made me realize how much people who have been involved or raised in a cult can suffer and the changes that they need to face in order to escape the cult. I hope that transitional places like Purple Haven do exist somewhere and bring hope to those who need it!

Even-though I would have preferred a female voice for this type of book, Rick Barr’s narration was great!

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!

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  • Claire
  • 20 02 2018

Very religious but not preaching

I'm not a fan of organized religion so I generally avoid books that are heavily based on religion, but the cult aspect of this story intrigued me so I decided to give it a go. I'm really glad that I did, while religion played a large role in the story I didn't feel like it was trying to convert me, it felt like a natural part of the story being told.

I found it fascinating to get a glimpse of what it's like to grow up in a cult and the challenges that arise when you start questioning what you're being told is truth. The journey that Katie and David go through as they build their lives outside of Zion is touching. Their young age makes the challenges they face even more compelling and I couldn't help but desperately want everything to work out for them.

Beautifully written, rich in emotion, this was a book I could not stop listening to.

The narration only added to an already brilliant book, the character voices were really well done and the delivery matched the emotions and tensions of the story.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • Jacqueline S. Barr
  • 11 02 2018

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Very interesting plot. Easy to get absorbed in the travails of this family. Narration crisp, easy to differentiate between characters. Good book, looking forward to next one.

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  • Tricia Fontaine
  • 08 02 2018

Great story

This is a well written story about a young girl finding herself and defining her relationship with God. It is respectfully written, with relatable characters, and lots of emotion. This book makes you question your own beliefs and wonder if you have the courage to find your own Freedom.

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  • Sara Rutgers
  • 01 02 2018

Escaping Zion

Katie was born into a cult and the first part of the book details the idiosyncrasies of her lifestyle. Girls wear long dresses and long hair, men get first dibs at meal time, spouses are chosen by the elders when a girl is 16-17 and a Bible is the only thing that should be read.
At 17, Katie decides that Zion isn't the place for her so she makes the decision to leave. She has the support of her parents and a young man from the community and together they leave. There are lots of changes and adjustments that happen. Katie and David get married and quickly find support at a community house intended for people in their situation.
Katie has to decide how much she is willing to move on from Zion or if she is going to cling to the old ways. Even though she is free of the cult, she has a lot of learning to do about who she is, who God is to her and how she can be truly free.

There was a lot more internal plot than external plot here as Katie worked through many issues, but the story kept me listening through to the end simply to see if Katie could work through everything. The narration by Rick Barr was excellent and high quality.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Mike Pollie
  • 30 11 2017

great christ centered story

I really liked how this was written and the reading was done pretty good too.

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  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
  • 08 05 2018

Some Good Lessons

I got this book via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This is a coming of age story for several young people. It details their journey from bad circumstances to good and how God can make things better even when we think nothing can go right. It also shows how with the right counseling at the right time anyone can turn their life around and reconcile with people they are estranged from. My review may sound like it is a boring story but it is not. It is worth listening to and getting an understanding of some of our social systems that actually do good. Would that there were more. The narrator was good and moved the story along at a nice pace. Each voice was understood to belong to that particular person and she did not try to strain to make deep male voices, but you knew it was a male talking.

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  • christine
  • 07 12 2017

Great audio book

What made the experience of listening to Finding Freedom the most enjoyable?

Overall great experience. I've very much enjoyed listening to this audio book by Rick Barr.

What did you like best about this story?

The whole story was great

Have you listened to any of Rick Barr’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes

Any additional comments?

No