• Sins of Our Mothers: Skeletons in Our Closets

  • By: Shana K. Dines
  • Narrated by: Dani George
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

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I nestled in a tomb for a womb. I was trapped, held captive, listless, apathetic, even before I was born. That's how it felt to be conceived out of deceit, lust, and sexual abuse. I walked around for quite awhile as a child and as an adult, feeling repulsive, loathsome, like a disease. I was spawned in darkness, my mother’s secret, vile sin. I was my mother's entrapment. She was obliviously unaware that she could get pregnant, that she could get caught. My mother was numb, robotic, trying to figure out how to get out of an impossible situation.

Slivers of ice pierced my little soul. It was impossible to feel safe knowing she wanted to get rid of me, a parasite, feeding off her body. How could she convince her husband that he was the father of her baby? Her sexual addiction and perversion created this horrible predicament. She was pregnant by her 15-year-old lover, who was fatherless, with a mother that was incapable of taking care of her children, living in poverty and despair. She had to convince her husband that this child from the border of Mexico needed a chance to have a good life without letting him know that he would be taking this teenage boy to Indiana who was the father to his wife’s baby.

My mother was bipolar, mentally ill, a sociopath that not only got pregnant by my 15-year-old father but went on to abuse me in every way imaginable. This is my story. People have a hard time believing that women, especially mothers who are supposed to protect their children, can be molesters and pedophiles, but my mother was one. I am not only telling my story for my own recovery, exposing the sins of the mothers in our family, but to help others to see that if this happened to them, they are not alone, and they can recover and have healthy, reasonably happy lives and help others in their journeys to wholeness.

©2018 Shana Dines (P)2019 Shana Dines

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Don’t Bother

This book is very poorly written. It is repetitive and and without color. The author stumbles through the story, explaining the simplest metaphors ad nauseam. I can’t believe I paid for this one.

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Hard story to tell

This must have been a very hard autobiography for her to write. It does, however, sound like the author has recovered as well as could be expected. I almost didn't buy this book because of people saying things like "don't bother". That insensitive person has, obviously, never been abused, nor has he/she ever known anyone who was abused and can thank God for that. I do recommend this book. I do think it was well written and performed.

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Wow what a story!

This will be at the top of my list for a long time. Absolutely Heartbreaking.

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Terribly written, undeveloped storyline, boring

This book seems as if it was written by a twelve year old. It goes on and on about nothing and never develops. It is a bunch of random, disconnected thoughts from childhood. Don't waste your time.

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I wouldn’t buy it

It’s a very sad story about abuse but not well written. Hard to follow it’s memories from her awful childhood but I don’t know if they go in order of age some of them seemed like they jumped from one age to another. Very tragic and sad tho.

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Nothing like the description.

At first I was not sure I was listening to the book I bought, the way she words and says things she seems so ignorant as to what being violently abused as a child actually means. Yes she was abused but it seems it was more the mental health of her parents that needed attention. The baby voices disgust me as well. Horrible, badly written, waste of time and money . 0 stars

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Great book, Narrator needs some work

After every sense you can hear the narrator take a quick deep breath. It’s extremely noticeable.

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Sad Story.

I enjoyed this book but there were many long drawn out (boring) tangents. I would find my mind wandering away then have to rewind back to where it lost me.

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very sad bit a well told story

the Narrator was very good, keep my attention, very easy to listen to. would recommend this book

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Very moving personal story.

Thank you to the author for sharing such a raw, deeply personal history. Trauma like that is hard to overcome.