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  • Call Me Cockroach

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: Leigh Byrne
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

The world of this novel moves back in time as the layers are peeled away to reveal the truth about a long-ago family tragedy that impacts the characters' lives for years after. Beginning with a young college student haunted by her own choices and ending with the surprisingly serene image of an aging woman looking back on her turbulent life, the story encompasses a panorama of events set against the changing social backdrop of the middle years of the 20th century.

©2013 Leigh Byrne (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • PJH
  • 11-07-15

The rest of the story...

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After listening to Call Me Tuesday, I had to know what happened next. I was so glad to know that Leigh Byrne told the rest of her story. And she did so with the same great writing style as with her first book. Call Me Cockroach is a much needed followup to let you know how the author's childhood affected her as an adult. I hate that she went through all that she did, but knowing that she came out as strong as she did gives hope to all abuse survivors out there. Again, Ms. Ryan did an excellent job with the narration. I'm looking forward to future books from this author.

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  • Terri
  • 03-02-17

A Well Written Book

I felt like I was reading a story about my own life. This book was very well written. And very therapeutic. It was so moving that I would actually like to contact the author and thank her for writing it.

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  • Sheila Martin
  • 25-07-15

Amazing Read!!!!

Awesome read!!!! My life forever changed after reading the horrible abuse of sweet little Tuesday!!!

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  • Lisa Harris
  • 11-12-15

awesome book

I thought this book, the 2nd part of " Call me Tuesday" did a great job of taking you back into the past, just enough for you to understand what the reader was referring to, but not so much that you felt like it was just a remake of the Tuesday book. The reader was engaging and did the book justice. It was a difficult story and I found myself having to take breaks because of how real the reader made Tuesday become to me, and as she started to spin out of control.....well, I don't want to spoil the read for anyone. I definitely recommend this book as well as it's beginning "Call me Tuesday", which definitely should be listened to first. You will not regret it, but prepare yourself for hideous abuse.

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  • rashmi kumbhani
  • 11-02-17

Good book except one thing

The story is interesting but dear lord stop with the ball peen hammer !!!! That was the only annoying thing

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  • paula
  • 09-07-15

great books to follow

great follows call me Tuesday. the reader captures your attention. I really liked the books a lot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-12-19

I could of gone without this story

Call me Tuesday was an interesting listen, I especially enjoyed the narrater. She did an amazing job. Round two on this book is the life in which most of us have lived through or are living through. I honestly don’t believe that many make it through childhood without trauma in some level as situations effect each individual different. The one thing I’m shocked about is that after all she went through and how she carried it on her shoulders and absolutely let it define her, she never once thought counseling was the appropriate path in which to walk. I never heard of any healing process, just her attempt and letting it her define her and then allowing the people that fit into this portal stay. It’s disheartening to say the least. This story is not written to inspire in my opinion. For anyone that walks through the sludge day after day is only hurting themselves and the people around them. I’d advise a good hard journey to find yourself. An independence most possibly never felt.

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  • meg
  • 01-05-16

loved it,

it was such a good book I cried out loud, iron was such a good book

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  • Jamie Jones
  • 30-03-16

Great book!!!

This was a great story with a great narrator. I can't wait to listen again.

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  • Samantha
  • 16-09-15

Tuesday's struggle continues...

This is a true story that needed to be told. The writer did a fine job of taking you there, to experience the pain and struggles and the narration couldn't have been better.
Books like this are helpful to others who have suffered similar situations, the storyline was very well thought out and the inside voice of Tuesday processed the information in such away that you could clearly make the connections between the abuse, the effects of it and the way the pain is processed.
This story will stick with me forever. My heart goes out to the writer. ❤️

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