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  • The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

  • De : Emilie Autumn
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  • Durée : 7 h et 38 min
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    Description

    Two young women, living centuries apart, both accused of madness, communicate across time to fight a common enemy...their doctors.

    "It was the dog who found me."

    Such is the stark confession launching the harrowing scene that begins The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls as Emilie Autumn, a young musician on the verge of a bright career, attempts suicide by overdosing on the antipsychotics prescribed to treat her bipolar disorder. Upon being discovered, Emilie is revived and immediately incarcerated in a maximum-security psych ward, despite her protestations that she is not crazy, and can provide valid reasons for her actions if someone would only listen.

    Treated as a criminal, heavily medicated, and stripped of all freedoms, Emilie is denied communication with the outside world and falls prey to the unwelcome attentions of Dr. Sharp, head of the hospital's psychiatry department. As Dr. Sharp grows more predatory by the day, Emilie begins a secret diary to document her terrifying experience and to maintain her sanity in this environment that could surely drive anyone mad. But when Emilie opens her notebook to find a desperate letter from a young woman, imprisoned within an insane asylum in Victorian England and bearing her own name and description, a portal to another world is blasted wide open.

    As these letters from the past continue to appear, Emilie escapes further into this mysterious alternate reality where sisterhoods are formed, romance between female inmates blossoms, striped wallpaper writhes with ghosts, and highly intellectual rats speak the Queen's English.

    But is it real? Or is Emilie truly as mad as she is constantly told she is?

    The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls blurs harsh reality and magical historical fantasy whilst issuing a scathing critique of society's treatment of women and the mental health care industry's treatment of its patients.

    Welcome to the Asylum. Are you committed?

    ©2007 The Asylum Emporium (P)2016 The Asylum Emporium

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    • Lis.beth
    • 06/02/2019

    Painful narration

    Painful to the point of distraction. Potentially if I read it myself, but this is my entertainment for commuting. I can’t even finish this. I cannot even focus on the story.

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    • Kat
    • 06/04/2019

    Exquisite

    The performance of this book is outstanding and leaves you on edge. It’s books like this that I use audible for. When she describes a scene where they’re singing she is actually singing and it’s musical and you get lost in the scene as though you were watching a play... Bravo Emilie Bravo

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    • kimberly eisner
    • 21/01/2019

    eh, not worth it.

    ok story, absolutely awful narrator. I had anxiety listening to the author, but not in a good suspenseful anxiety type of way. I stuck through the story, and almost wish I hadn't.
    listen to the sample before you use your credit.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 05/04/2020

    Absolutely amazing.

    This book was a masterpiece made only more thrilling and tangible through the voice of Emilie Autumn. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, provided they’re in a place where they can handle a difficult story. Anyone who has ever dealt with trauma, sexism, grief, or hospitalization will find this book either a little too close to home or absolutely validating and cathartic. Personally, I loved this story. It is groundbreaking.

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    • Nick
    • 08/10/2018

    A journey through the mind.

    Emilie Autumn has done amazing things with this book! I love her music, and this book had drawn me in instantly! The characters, the music, the dialogue. How she hints to songs she has wrote. If you enjoy her music and have not read her book. I highly recommend it.

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    • Justin
    • 12/09/2018

    So much talent!

    So much talent singer song writer and author of this amazing novel!I will be listening to this one over and over.My heart is filled with emotion.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 09/08/2018

    Slow, Uninspired, Tedious Narration.

    Sadly, the author, Emilie Autumn, is also the narrator. Emilie speaks much too slow and in a monotone which makes the narration very uninspiring and tedious to listen to.

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    • William Gosa
    • 28/04/2018

    Oh MY HAMBURGER! !!!

    SHA POW! Whiskers, Tail, Stripes, Violin Please. Shaken, Not Stirred, DirtY, with a "Y" Two Olives.

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    • ClayAmethyst
    • 10/03/2018

    amazing insanity

    Truly an Audible experience! Impossible to release for a moment; the narrator's intensity is only paralleled by the author's magnificent tale of courage, woe, and ultimate heartbreak.

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    • jensim
    • 20/11/2021

    What in the WORLD?

    I absolutely could not finish listening to this book. I was so looking forward to it. The story was not the problem. I could only make it to chapter 24 before I had to return this title because of the narration. I really hoped it would have improved after a bit but it only got worse. When reading her own book it seemed so robotic and forced. Almost as if she struggled with reading in general. I don't do a lot of reviews but I think that this one deserved one if it saves even one person from wasting a credit or money.

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    • Informative
    • 07/02/2020

    Morbidly Magnificent

    The only negative thing about this for me is not having find this earlier. I was shocked that while already knowing of Emilie's music and loving it, I was somehow not aware of this brilliant book. I now really get what she says in the song "Girls! Girls! Girls!": "Some are born mad, some achieve madness, and some have madness thrust upon them!"
    While Emilie's own story is crazy enough, the parallel story of Emily from the Victorian era is beyond mad ! It's definitely not for the light of heart. It's brutal, but unfortunately not that far from the reality of mental patients in the early days. Their treatment might have been less sadistic, but hardly more dignified.
    Anyways, I can't praise the book enough and certainly not without spoilers. Just get it in print or here with her own voice reading (and wonderfully singing it too!). Just buy it now! Do it ! You know you wanna!
    Treat yourself to something morbidly fantastic today.