Daddy Love

Daddy Love

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Dinah Whitcomb seemingly has everything-a loving and successful husband, and a smart, precocious young son named Robbie-until one day, their worlds are shattered when Dinah is attacked and Robbie is abducted from a mall parking lot. As Dinah recovers from her wounds, she struggles to come to terms with her new reality and to keep her marriage afloat. Though it seems hopeless, she retains a flicker of hope that her son is still alive.
The kidnapper, a part-time preacher named Chester Cash, calls himself Daddy Love: he has abducted, tortured, and raped several young boys, indoctrinating them into becoming both his lover and his "son." He renames Robbie "Gideon," slowly brainwashing him into believing that he is Daddy Love's real son. Any time the boy resists or rebels, he faces punishment beyond his wildest nightmares.
As Robbie grows older, he begins to realize that the longer he stays in the home of this demon, the greater the chance that he'll end up like Daddy Love's other "sons" who were never heard from again. Somewhere within this tortured young boy lies a spark of rebellion, and soon he sees just what lengths he must go to in order to have any chance at survival.
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Audio, p2013.
ISBN: 9781611749922
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 6 hr. 45 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Christine (Narrator)


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Jan 26, 2017

This is a very creepy story. Its hard to stomach at times. I picked this book up after having read some previous books by this author and liked them. This book reminds me a of the book Room, but this story is more graphic and more disturbing. Its a hard one to get through, and its a story that will stick with you for sure.

Oct 04, 2013

I HATED THIS BOOK. I did not realize when I started listening to this book that it is all about a little boy who is stolen by a pedophile, sexually abused, and tortured. The man has a history of taking small boys and then killing them when they get too old for his taste. I kept reading in hopes of a happy ending, but there is none. Ms. Oates is an excellent writer, but far too often her subjects are very dark. This was way to painful for me. I don't know what the author accomplished by writing this book except to perhaps examine the psychology of a kidnapped child. Personally, if I wanted to experience this much pain I would simply go have an appendage amputated without annesthetic. MY OPINION: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.


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