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America’s top gymnasts have been show stoppers at the Summer Olympics for decades - the women’s artistic team won nine medals in 2016 alone. But beneath the athleticism, smiles, sponsorship deals, and haul of gold medals was a dark secret: a story of sexual abuse and trauma that, when revealed, became one of the biggest scandals in the history of American sports.

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Published July 25th 2019 by Audible Originals
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Jenna Bookish
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My thanks to Audible for sending me a complimentary copy of this audio-book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher.



"Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don't stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world."

The Larry Nassar case is one that has been haunting me since it hit the public. How could a predator like Nassar be so brazen and prolific, sometimes abusing his victims under
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Rachael | booksforbrunch
This is the most powerful Audible I've listened to to date.

This audiobook was short but damn, it packed a punch. I found myself repulsed, angry and sad at the story and how all of this could have been stopped countless times. I remember the trial and the media coverage, but I learned so much more from this audiobook.

This Audible includes interviews by the authors with real victims, recordings from the court proceedings, and journalism from many sources. It was especially hard to listen to the
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Josh
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Twisted: The Story of Larry Nassar and the Women Who Took Him Down by Mary Pilon and Carla Correa is an audiobook about the dark side of the USA women's gymnastics team. It chronicles widespread sexual abuse in women’s gymnastics occurring over decades and culminates with the conviction of team doctor Larry Nassar. This is a powerful story. There are a number of interviews with the victims and their family members which are absolutely heart-wrenching. Most stunning is the sheer number of people ...more
Danielle Russell
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This audible original is by far my favorite. Hands down. They put it together so wonderfully, and it was so powerful and heartbreaking. I cried! This is a must listen for anyone wanting to learn more about the Nassar case.
Antonia Malvino
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stunning. I have such mixed feelings after reading this book.

I’m so angry and sad at how an entire system ignored the feelings and experiences of these girls and young women. As the narrative lays out all the details, you can’t help but be outraged anew at all the opportunities authorities had to do the right thing, only to fail their charges again and again. Listening to these stories you can’t help but be impressed by the intelligence and courage of these young women. I’m so sad that they ever
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olivereads
I cannot rate this book. It is heartbreaking and horrible. I hope these women get all the help, love, and support they need. Rot in hell, Larry. You are disgusting. All of these women are strong and beautiful warriors. I know how it feels to have to see an abuser everyday and to not be believed. #MeToo
Sridip N
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The audiobook (?) has original voices of those involved in the heart-breaking scandal involving a sports medical professional and this moves us to the verge of tears. It is also a reminder of how institutions can be 'corrupt' even if all it's individuals are not (based on Lawrence Lessig's latest book).
Kim Stock
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow - what a powerful book. The bravery and courage it took for these women to come forward and face him in court, is beyond inspiring. It is horrifying to think there was a system to cover up his abuse. This book made me enraged, upset, and hopeful. I am so sorry they had to experience what they did...
Ashlyn
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This audiobook was powerful and horrifying and emotional. I listened to the majority of it with tears of anger or sadness. And although it was a roller coaster, I’m recommending it to all of my friends.
Linda Midura
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and compelling. Extremely well done.
Karen
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG another one that made me cry!
Gabe
Fascinating and well told story. As a father, it was hard to listen to parts- especially towards the end when child pornography is found on his computer. An important book to read.
Ellen
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Compelling from start to end.
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Mary Pilon is the author of the "The Kevin Show" (Bloomsbury March 2018) and "The Monopolists," a New York Times bestseller that chronicles the secret history of the famous board game (Bloomsbury Feb 2015). A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Esquire, Fast Company, MSNBC, Vice, Politico, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, among other news outlets, Pilon has worked as a staff reporter at the New York ...more