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3,096 Days - Natascha Kampusch

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On 2 March 1998 ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was snatched off a street in Vienna by a stranger and bundled into a white van.  Hours later she was lying on a cold cellar floor, rolled up in a blanket.  When she emerged from captivity in 2006, having endured one of the longest abductions in recent history, her childhood had gone.

In 3,096 Days Natascha tells her amazing story for the first time: her difficult childhood, what exactly happened on that fateful morning when she was on her way to school, her long imprisonment in a five-square-metre dungeon, and the physical and mental abuse she suffered from her abductor, Wolfgang Priklopil – who committed suicide by throwing himself under a train on the day she managed to make her escape.

3,096 Days is ultimately a story about the triumph of the human spirit.  It describes how, in a situation of almost unbearable hopeless, she learned how to manipulate her captor.  And how, against inconceivable odds, she managed to escape with her spirit intact.

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4.0

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83%

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  • Informative (5)
  • Inspirational (4)

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      5.0

      shocking and inspirational

      By Ranger

      from Rockhampton

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        Comments about 3,096 Days:

        I could not put it down. Her inner strength was absolutely inspirational. She endured so much and to come out at the other end as normal as she is, is amazing. Most people would not be able to function after an experience like that. She is an incredible person.

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        2.0

        Let's say a bit boring

        By Moni

        from Sydney

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          Comments about 3,096 Days:

          Ok well the obvious is that it's a crazy story, girl gets kidnaped for 9 years. But it just dragged on to much. More about how she misses home, and how he made her clean and what her life was like before being kidnaped. I mean I couldn't imagine what she went through, but to be honest it was just way to boring for me.

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          4.0

          A page Turner

          By MrsSim

          from Melbourne

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          • Too long

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          Comments about 3,096 Days:

          True Story and a good read. However I find it too long. Too much irrelevant information going on at times

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          5.0

          Addictive Reading

          By Sarah

          from Newcastle Australia

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              Comments about 3,096 Days:

              This book shows a great insight to a girls life that no one would want, i admire her for writing this and sharing her story.
              I couldn't put it down and i had to know what happened at the end.

              I recommend anyone to read this.

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              4.0

              Great read. Recommended.

              By Lisa

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                  A good read. Thought provoking. Amazing what the human mind can endure when required.

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                  4.0

                  A true crime special.

                  By Traceycarr1

                  from Kalgoorlie. Western Australia

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                    Comments about 3,096 Days:

                    If you are a real fan of true crime, you will enjoy this book as you feel like you are sitting right next to Natascha Kampusch while she is recounting every moment of HER years of being kidnapped.

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                    A brilliantly insightful dissection of her years in captivity -- Jon Ronson Guardian An excellent book -- Kathryn Hughes Mail on Sunday Thoughtful, unflinching and remarkably devoid of self-pity... Remarkable - not just for Kampusch's account of her ordeal but as a testament to her indomitable spirit -- Daisy Goodwin Sunday Times

                    ISBN: 9780670919994
                    ISBN-10: 0670919993
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 256
                    Published: 16th September 2010
                    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.8
                    Weight (kg): 0.18
                    Edition Number: 1