The Girls

An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD44727
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549151859
Narrator/s: Elisabeth Rodgers
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The inside story of how serial predator Larry Nassar got away with abusing hundreds of gymnasts for decades—and how a team of brave women banded together to bring him down.We think of Larry Nassar as the despicable sexual predator of Olympic gymnasts—but there is an astonishing, untold story. For decades, in a small-town gym in Michigan, he honed his manipulations on generations of aspiring gymnasts. Kids from the neighborhood. Girls with hopes of a college scholarship. Athletes and parents with a dream. In The Girls, these brave women for the first time describe Nassar's increasingly bold predations through the years, recount their warning calls unheeded, and demonstrate their resiliency in the face of a nightmare. The Girls is a profound exploration of trust, ambition, betrayal, and self-discovery. Award-winning journalist Abigail Pesta unveils this deeply reported narrative at a time when the nation is wrestling with the implications of the MeToo movement. How do the women who grew up with Nassar reconcile the monster in the news with the man they once trusted? In The Girls, we learn that their answers to that wrenching question are as rich, insightful, and varied as the human experience itself.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Abigail Pesta
Narrator(s): Elisabeth Rodgers
Product Number Z100148212
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549151842
Author(s): Abigail Pesta
Product Number EB00738402
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: #9781580059442

Professional reviews

"Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers delivers a serious and emotional account of the events surrounding convicted child molester Dr. Larry Nassar. Rodgers details author Abigail Pesta's thorough reporting about the specific instances of abuse that Nassar inflicted on dozens of female gymnasts. Rodgers tells the stories of those survivors appropriately, letting the gravity of Nassar's actions speak for itself. In particular, her portrayal of the presiding judge during the emotional victim-impact statements is especially strong. Pesta's work honors the survivors, and Rodgers's narration reflects that respect. M.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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