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3,096 Days

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  5,551 Ratings  ·  443 Reviews
On 2 March 1998 ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was snatched off the street by a stranger and bundled into a white van. Hours later she found herself in a dark cellar, wrapped in a blanket. When she emerged eight years later, her childhood had gone. In "3,096 Days" Natascha tells her incredible story for the first time: her difficult childhood, what exactly happened on the ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 16th 2010 by Penguin (first published September 8th 2010)
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Apr 19, 2011 Chick_Flick rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
I think the book would have been a lot better had Kampusch gone all out with the details of her 9 year imprisonment. Of course I understand her desire to keep certain parts of the ordeal private, but because of that, you always had a feeling while reading the book that there were specific facts withheld, that there was more to the story than she was willing to share.

She also strikes me as having a chip on her shoulder with regards to the labeling of "Stockholm syndrome." She is very defensive ab
Apr 02, 2013 Alejandra added it
Shelves: borrowed
No sé exactamente cómo darle una calificación a este libro. ¿Me gustó lo que leí? No. En lo absoluto Pero, ¿me gustó leerlo? Sí. Muchísimo. La diferencia es simple. Natascha es una joven que nació en Austria, que fue secuestrada a los diez años y permaneció así durante 3,096 días (calculando, unos 8 años y algo). Sólo por si no lo saben, es una historia real,escrita por la muchacha secuestrada. Leí el libro en una tarde. Durante su lectura, te das una idea,probablemente no muy acertada, pero una ...more
Oct 21, 2011 Riana rated it really liked it
it is hard to rate a book like this with any number of stars. i applaud ms kampusch for having the courage and strength to make it through the ordeal without losing herself, and to process it in part by writing down her story.

in my opinion, her account gives very good insight in the damage that is done not only to the body, but also to the mind and soul of the victim of a violent crime. she describes in a detached way the mechanisms her mind resorted to, like feeling compassion for the abuser a
Aug 06, 2016 Siv30 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autobiography, memoir
נטשה קמפוש היתה בת 10 כשנחטפה עי אדם שכנראה סבל ממחלת נפש. הוא כלא אותה בצינוק, התייחס אליה כעבד והתעלל בה נפשית ופיזית תוך שהוא מונע ממנה אוכל וצרכים בסיסיים אחרים ומנצל אותה מינית במשך 8.5 שנים עד שברחה משלטון הטירור שלו.

נטשה קמפוש הגיעה ממשפחה דיספונקציונלית שבה בשנותיה הראשונות לא חוותה אהבה וערך עצמי. אמה שלה נהגה בה בקשיחות ואביה הגרוש וההולל לא שם ליבו אליה כי היה עסוק בהוללות וביצירת וכיסוי חובות. היא סבלה מחוסר חברה ולמעשה נידוי חברתי ובמצב זה נפשה של נטשה שכבר סבלה מהתקפי זלילה והשמנה,
I am not able to rate this book.
I have finished it a week ago and since then I have tried to decide which rating would be appropriate. I can't even find the right words for a proper review. All I can say is that it kept me in a constantly alternating state of fury, horror and tearfulness.
I simply can't rate this book.
Andrea Madriz
May 17, 2013 Andrea Madriz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: austria, ebook
Wow. I don't know if my English vocabulary will be enough to describe everything I felt reading this (so expect a lot of grammar errors), but I feel the need of doing it in English hopping this way it will be read by more people than writing this in Spanish, because I think everybody should read this book. Well written considering this girl has nothing else than basic education, provided mostly by herself and her incredible desire of superation, inside and outside her imprisonment.
This woman, s
How does a person survive 8 1/2 years of captivity, kept by a man who brutalizes her? Natascha's story is an amazing one--how a 10 year old girl finds herself thrown into a van and whisked away to an underground bunker, well hidden in an ordinary looking house in the city. She comes from an unhappy family situation and seems already inured to living in less-than-ideal circumstances. I'm only an amateur psychologist, but even I can see the ways that she is twisted by growing up in captivity. I th ...more
Dec 27, 2014 Nicola-Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remember the television footage when Natascha Kampusch first escaped from captivity back in 2008. I'm not someone who watches the news much, but something about her story captivated me then, so when I discovered she'd written a memoir about her experience, I downloaded the ebook immediately and was glued to my Kindle in every spare moment for the next couple of days.

Others have criticised Kampusch for painting a "poor me" account of her childhood before the abduction. I disagree, though I foun
May 26, 2016 Vaso rated it really liked it
Η συγγραφέας δεν χρησιμοποιεί λογοτεχνικές εκφράσεις και όρους.
Απλά, περιγράφει την ιστορία της απαγωγής και της πολύχρονης κράτησής της σε ένα υπόγειο.
Jul 25, 2015 Tonkica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tko preživi će da priča! Natascha skidam kapu!
Julia Graf
Mar 16, 2013 Julia Graf rated it it was amazing
The story of Natascha Kampusch was all over the media, but reading her book gave a whole other look at her harrowing tale. Natascha was abducted as an 8 year old girl on her way to school, and was imprisoned by her kidnapper for 8 years in a self-constructed underground prison in his home. In this book she writes how she adapted and how she managed to survive 8 harrowing years until her escape, during which she suffered extreme psychological, physical, and (alluded) sexual abuse. Her story seems ...more
Mansuriah Hassan
Mar 11, 2016 Mansuriah Hassan rated it really liked it
It is hard to rate a book like this with any number of stars. As this book wasn't written for entertainment, thus it is unfair to review it in a similar way of reviewing novels. This book is so incredibly scary, so difficult even to read! This was a detailed and grueling account of a real abduction. It shows us a harsh slice of reality. I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been to Natascha to actually survive this all.

Most people will be familiar with at least the basics of Natascha Kamp
Celia Lynch
Sep 10, 2011 Celia Lynch rated it it was ok
I have to say I agree with most of Chic Flick's comments.
I am glad this young woman lived to tell her story. I'm pleased she made a life for herself.
However, as she described in her book it is very like being locked inside an abusive marriage
Having read the book I felt very unsettled and unhappy that I hadn't tried to break out of my prison. I was the bird in the guilded cage. Married at 17, 2 young sons by the time I was 19. Married a few days when I was told I was not allowed see any of my
Maurice Conchis
Mar 12, 2012 Maurice Conchis rated it liked it
Jeg læste om 3.096 dage i otte timer...

En god bog om en syg sag - og det kendte plot gør den til en pageturner. Første del omkring hendes barndom var ikke særlig stærkt skrevet, men ligeså snart hun bliver hevet ind i den hvide varevogn tager bogen fart.

Enkelte gange blev jeg i tvivl omkring, hvor meget hun selv siger tingene, eftersom hun bruger flotte ord, og jeg går ud fra 8 års fangenskab ikke ligefrem stimulerer ordforrådet, men så igen, hendes bortfører underviste hende.

Hun er en meget sv
Pooja Jeevagan
May 10, 2012 Pooja Jeevagan rated it liked it
This is a book one can't really rate...because no humane person can like it...and you can't say it's's, to be simply put, dreadful...

And then again, most of us won't b able to remotely identify with the I didn't find it odd when at so many places I was shaking my head...thinking that she never tried enough...or wondering if the book is just dragging (oh, not to forget I am d one who craves on fiction...this genre, true and sad's mix, is a lot too tough for me in any case)

I don
Cristiana de Sousa
É sempre difícil avaliar um livro com uma temática tão pesada. Como é obvio preferia que esta historia nunca tivesse acontecido; que a Natacha nunca tivesse sido raptada; e nunca tivesse passado durante 8 anos por tamanhos tormentos. Mas já que este livro existe, foi sem dúvida uma leitura sofredora mas também uma história de superação e esperança. Deixa-nos a pensar muito na nossa sociedade e na falta de empatia e desinteresse. Uma leitura muito diferente mas sem dúvida compensadora.
howl of minerva
Eigene Meinung:

Cover: Es ist eine Biografie, also ist Natascha Kampusch auf dem Cover. Was soll man dazu sagen. Passt!

Inhalt: Nach dem Lesen dieses Buches brauchte ich erst einmal eine Pause zum Durchatmen, um dieses Review zu schreiben. Neben dem Lesen habe ich immer wieder Sachen im Internet nachgelesen, habe alte Interviews mit Natascha Kampusch angehört und angesehen, um mir ein noch umfassenderes Bild von ihrer Geschichte zu machen. Und das hat mich emotional sehr aufgewühlt, ihre Haltung u
S.J. Abbo
Pročitala sam knjigu i sada kada trebam napisati recenziju, pitam se: "Kako oceniti nečiju ovako traumatičnu, istinitu ispovest?"

Naravno da knjiga nije savršena, da bi neki drugi autor to uradio mnogo bolje ali to je Natašina priča, njeno pravo je da je sama napiše. Samo ona zna koliko toga želi da nam kaže i koliko, i na koji način, želi da pred javnost iznese svoje zatočeništvo i patnju.
Upravo zato joj neke propuste ne mogu zameriti!
Naravno da meni kao čitaocu nedostaje detalja. Da se k
Jul 17, 2014 Valerie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: True crime readers
A rare look at a kidnap victim's story, after she was able to escape her abductor after 8 years imprisonment. Her true tale from her own perspective, including her feelings about her kidnapper, and the Stockholm Syndrome, among many other things.

Natascha Kampusch was taken by Wolfgang Priklopil in March, 1998 when she was only 10 years old, on her way to school. She was locked away, sleeping underground in a basement-like dungeon, where she was eventually starved, beaten, and treated as a slave
Oct 21, 2013 Umisyafiqa rated it it was amazing
I was intrigued with this book after I watched the movie, 3,096 days. I googled her case right after I watched the movie. Natasha Kampusch really is a brilliant woman even as a child. Her words were a complete relevant statement. I agree and really love her opinion on the Stockholm Syndrome. What she went through was heartbreaking and the real kidnapping scene really did terrified me. Some of the abuses she receive I don't really have words to put it.

“22 August 2005. Punches to the head.

23 Aug
SoManyBooks SoLittleTime (Aven Shore)
Far more than a kidnap survival story. This is a memoir of transformation and commentary on humanity. This young woman has had an extremely rare and singularly extreme experience, and has several very important things to say between the lines.

Already unusually self-aware at 10 years old, this little girl goes through the unimaginable and against all odds not only survives physically but retains her identity and integrity to endure not only her captivity, but the subsequent public examination. Fr
Rabenfrau (Molls)
Als sie am frühen Morgen des 2. März 1998 auf dem Weg zur Schule von einem Mann in einen weißen Lieferwagen gezerrt wird, glaubt Natascha Kampusch, bald sterben zu müssen. Stunden später liegt die Zehnjährige, eingewickelt in eine Decke, auf dem kalten Fußboden im Keller eines Einfamilienhauses. Um sie herum herrscht absolute Dunkelheit, die Luft ist schal und stickig.

Hier, in dem nur knapp fünf Quadratmeter großen Verlies, wird das Mädchen die nächten achteinhalb Jahre leben. Ihr Entführer Wolf
Sep 30, 2011 Rose rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People with harsh souls
I really don't know how to rate this book.

I mean, this girl have survived eight years in the closest thing we come to Hell. She managed to keep her head held high, even after being abused, starved and humiliated. She never lost her identity or the belief that some day she would escape from this prison.
If i should rate this book from this terrifying experience, that any of us never fully could process, three stars wouldn't be enough.
It would not be fair to rate a such act only three stars. There
Walter Villalobos
Mar 22, 2013 Walter Villalobos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bajo la piel del secuestro

Desgarradora. La historia bajo la cuál nos mueve la protagonista y autora del libro, es sin lugar a dudas dura bajo todas las perspectivas. En el modo en que va narrando pequeños trazos de su vida, y la manera en que habla desde una primera y tercera persona; hace confrontar al lector, y es que simplemente no hay escapatoria. Es un libro de lectura fácil y rápida, en el sentido estricto de complejidad, pero duro como ninguno respecto a la temática y el sentimiento pla
Lauren Hopkins
Aug 03, 2011 Lauren Hopkins rated it really liked it
I was happy to finally get an English copy of Natascha Kampusch's memoir in Berlin, as it's something I've been looking forward to for quite awhile. When she was ten years old, Kampusch was kidnapped by a man who wished to control her and turn her into his "perfect woman." She writes well (with some assistance) and really attempts to put us in her place as a young girl trying to survive in a place most people could never possibly imagine. She goes into detail over some of the more harrowing expe ...more
Aug 19, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psyche, missbrauch
Nach einer kurzen Liegezeit habe ich mich dem Titel "3096 Tage" von Natascha Kampusch gewidmet.
S. hatte es noch im letzten Jahr entdeckt, es gelesen, und mit den Worten "ich bin enttäuscht" an mich weiter gegeben. Da ich dieses Buch aber gern selbst haben wollte, kaufte ich es mir in der Weltbildausgabe, welches die Taschenbuchausgabe ist.
Ich habe angefangen zu lesen, und ich war sofort drin. Natascha Kampusch hat alles so beschrieben, dass man sich sofort in einer bildlichen Darstellung wieder
Jul 29, 2011 Suzydumeur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
D'habitude je n'achète pas les livres "d'actualité" ou les récits de ce genre (fait divers, autobiographie actuelle...) mais j'avais écouté une interview de Natascha Kampusch à la radio, et cette personne m'avait beaucoup touchée dans le sens où sa voix était bizarrement monocorde et sans émotion. J'ai voulu savoir si elle s'en était sortie (je m'intéresse aussi à la résilience). Le livre est plutôt rassurant car l'auteur fait preuve dans cette expérience épouvantable d'un immense sens de l'adap ...more
Nov 05, 2010 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was captivated by Natasha Kampusch's sober and intelligent account of her kidnapping ordeal. She is an amazing individual with an incredible spirit and strong mind. She managed to be more humane than her captor. What she endured was harsher, more punishing, and trying than any climb or trek, or other physical/mental feat. I would recommend this book to anybody who wants to read a true survivor's life story.
Dec 27, 2010 Steffi rated it really liked it
her strength and will power to survive so many years in such a situation is really impressing
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Natascha Kampusch is an Austrian girl known for her abduction at the age of 10 on 2 March 1998. She was held in a secret cellar by her kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil for more than eight years, until she escaped on 23 August 2006.

Natascha later became a talk show hostess and now works for animal rights with PETA.

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