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3,096 Days

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  6,707 Ratings  ·  532 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 Books (first published September 8th 2010)
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Apr 18, 2011 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
Dec 12, 2012 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 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
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.
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ich bin sprachlos.
Andrea Madriz
May 17, 2013 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
Dec 10, 2014 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
Jul 08, 2016 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,
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 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Necesitaría urgentemente algún tipo de coletilla para las estrellas que pongo a los libros, porque de ninguna manera se puede entender que 5 estrellas signifiquen que todo libro puntuado así te parezca maravilloso. Puede hacerte sentir eso, pero sentimientos negativos, y considerarlo un imprescindible porque lo has leído con muchísima intensidad y te ha durado un suspiro incluso aunque el tiempo libre no acompañara. Ese es el caso de este libro.

Es terrible que algo así ocurriera (y siga ocurrien
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-german
Da dies ein Tatsachenbericht ist, möchte ich ungern etwas über die Geschehnisse sagen, um die es in diesem Buch geht. Ich denke einfach nicht, dass ich in einer Position bin, in der ich über solche Sachen urteilen kann/darf.
Allerdings kann ich sagen, dass es, trotz der schlimmen und emotionalen Handlung, ein Buch ist, welches sich sehr einfach und schnell lesen lässt, da der Schreibstil angenehm und flüssig ist. Interessant ist die Thematik natürlich ohne Frage.
In erster Linie empfehle ich dies
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tko preživi će da priča! Natascha skidam kapu!
Mar 07, 2014 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.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biographies
Αυτό το βιβλίο μιλάει για ένα απεχθές έγκλημα εναντιον ενός παιδιού και, τον εφιάλτη κάθε γονιού. Δε θελω να πω περισσότερα για την πλοκή, εχω να κάνω ομως την εξης παρατήρηση... Διαβάζοντας τόσο την αντιμετώπιση που ειχε η Νατάσα ως παιδί απο τους γονεις - που αδιαμφισβήτητα την αγαπούσαν - και το σχολείο, καθώς και την αντιμετώπιση της εκ των υστέρων απο τους ανθρωπους που ζητησε βοηθεια οταν καταφερε να το σκασει απο τον απαγωγεα της ( αλλα και απο αυτους που την προσεγγισαν μετά)... σαν την ...more
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This book is so incredibly scary, so difficult even to read! I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been to Natascha to actually survive this all. The fact that she actually managed to stay alive and grow and develop shows that the powers that be were guarding her.
I was so sorry to learn about the death of her beloved grandmother during her captivity! I understand how deep the bond between grandparents and grandchildren can be, and how devastating it feels when something happems to one of t
Evi Routoula
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Τρομακτικό και μόνο το γεγονός ότι δεν είναι μυθιστόρημα, δεν είναι φαντασία αλλά η πραγματική ιστορία μιας κοπελίτσας που απήχθη στα 10 της χρόνια και κατάφερε να απελευθερωθεί μετά από οκτώ ολόκληρα χρόνια φυλάκισης στο σπίτι του δράστη.
Δυστυχώς τα ψυχολογικά προβλήματα είναι πάρα πολλά και οι περισσότεροι επικίνδυνοι άνθρωποι κυκλοφορούν ελεύθεροι ανάμεσά μας και ζουν ακριβώς όπως όλοι οι άλλοι: έχουν εργασίες, σπίτι, συγγενείς κλπ. Σε αυτήν την πέρα για πέρα αληθινή ιστορία, ένας 35χρόνος Α
Mansuriah Hassan
Mar 11, 2016 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
Pooja Jeevagan
May 10, 2012 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
Julia Graf
Mar 15, 2013 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
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ich wollte das Buch eigentlich schon lesen als es grad erschienen war.
Aber irgendwie bin ich nie dazu gekommen.
Zu der Zeit war "Der Fall Natascha Kampusch" ja noch deutlich präsenter und die Zeit in der Natascha Kampusch selbst auch noch häufiger in diversen Tv Formaten zu sehen war lag noch nicht so weit zurück.
Damals fand ich den Fall unglaublich spektakulär und zeitgleich erschreckend.
Ich habe mir mehr als einmal darüber Gedanken gemacht, wie ich reagiert hätte, wenn mir das Schicksal von Nat
Celia Lynch
Sep 10, 2011 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 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
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.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An dieses Buch habe ich mich sehr lange nicht getraut. Handelt es sich doch um eine wahre Entführungsgeschichte, die die Autorin selbst erlebt und glücklicherweise überlebt hat!

Ich war damals 28 Jahre alt, als Natascha Kampusch es geschafft hat, sich selbst zu befreien und dem Entführer zu entkommen. In der Presse habe ich viele Nachrichten darüber verfolgt und auch das eine oder andere Interview mit Natascha im TV gesehen. Es war schmerzliches und zugleich ein frohes Ereignis, das meine eigene
Laura Nowlin
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've read other survivor accounts before, but none that had this level of honesty and perspective. If there was a ghostwriter involved in the creation of this book, their influence was minimal; this is not a sensationalized exploitation of a victim, this is a first hand account of the psychological effects of captivity from an early age. Kampusch grew up under the most brutal circumstances and came out on the other side thoughtful, intelligent, kind and fair.
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
Mandy Bookaholica
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ein Schicksalsbericht, dessen Ausmaß an Grausamkeit kaum Grenzen kennt. Natascha Kampusch berichtet über ihr Leben in der Gefangenschaft mit ihrem Entführer, Peiniger und einzigen Bezugsperson ihrer Kindheit und Jugend.
Dieses Buch hat mich tief bewegt, denn die Offenlegung der Tatsachen durch das geschriebene Wort, brennen sich sehr tief in den Kopf und lassen nie so ganz los - trotz der Unterbrechungen, die ich während des Lesens machen musste, um ihren Sinn genau zu erfassen und zu verarbeiten
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
Lauren Hopkins
Aug 03, 2011 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
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