• The One That Love Forgot

  • The Jesse MacBeth Story
  • By: Jesse A Macbeth
  • Narrated by: Drama Simpson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I, the ugly black kid, unwanted by an unknown father, sold for crack by a drug-addicted mother. I, the ugly black orphan who wept for love, yet no one cared. Who cried tears of blood that stained my soul with its pain. I, the ugly black orphan. The one who was raped and beat by the ones who claimed to love. The black boy who the government told: "No one will adopt an ugly black kid so learn to act white.” 

The boy who thought nigger was his name. The boy who cut his wrist and begged Allah every night to die. The child who hung himself with no one to weep for him. I, the ugly black man who cries for the boy whose childhood was lost. His innocence stolen by every thrust of his abusers. I, the man who love forgot still bleeds from a past that has never healed.

©2019 Jesse A MacBeth (P)2021 Jesse A MacBeth

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Trauma and Healing

I will admit this story was hard for me to get through especially as a loving parent as it contains all forms of child abuse, rape, racism and a breakdown in the justice and child protection system. This story will bring out strong emotions because of the many "Triggers" contained within. Life was tough but this book proves with perseverance and faith you can overcome anything.
I highly recommend this book as it deals with what many children go through silently afraid to speak out because of fear. I received this book at my request but it has no bearing on my honest unbiased review.

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A must hear

Jesse's story is so sad and deep. I'm happy he was finally able to find some peace in his life.

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Suspenseful and Exhilarating

Absolutely loved it....A great story from beginning to end. I love how the writer was so vulnerable and honest in sharing his truth.

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This is a riveting tale of determination

This story was extremely difficult to take in, but the author writes with an incredible sense of triumph and healing. I couldn't stop listening until I had finished the entire book. Jesse Macbeth did a stellar job telling his story. I want to read more of what he has written. Bravo!

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  • 04-26-21

Heartbreaking

I am at a loss for words. This man's story was so dark and well written that I actually cried. The narrator did an amazing job. This story of abuse and survival of a black man who never truly escaped the system is terrifying. I am glad I gave this book a chance. I definitely recommend it. I hope the author has found peace.