No trivia or quizzes yet. The beginning part of the book was pretty much just a rehash of the movie “Not without my Daughter. The last 30 pages or so, had Amoo Kombizs correspondence with Mahtobs dad that were handed to Betty Mahtobs Mom were interesting. It was interesting to read how Mahtob’s ‘plight’ continued even after returning to the states and how she lived in fear of what her father might do.. To ask other readers questions about Endlich frei , please sign up. It turned into a living nightmare. Mahtob Mahmoody has an incredible life story and the beginning of the book is by far the most interesting part, that which overlaps with “Not Without My Daughter.

For many years both she and her mother are constantly afraid that the father will come to American and haul her away The author isn’t a writer and I don’t detect a ghost writer as the voice seems authentic. I read Not Without My Daughter years ago when it first came out. Melanie rated it really liked it Jan 10, Once in Iran he abused and held his wife captive until they escaped. Over the years, Moody denied the version that Betty told in her book and Mahtob corroborated of his violent temper and attacks on Betty. She obviously is an intelligent and educated woman, but she is still a prisoner of her past. Sep 29, Kelly Audiogirl.

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Refresh and try again. The book is also an exercise in trying to forgive the abuser and purge the terrible memories. Not quite as breathtaking as her mother’s tale, but an interesting postscript to the original, nonetheless.

Endlich frei: Ich bin die Tochter aus “Nicht ohne meine Tochter”. Hier ist die ganze Geschichte.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It was not an easy life even with the success of her mothers book, since they continued to be in fear that her father would sneak back in the country to grab her for years after their return. I was impressed that her mother made the effort to have her remember the good things about her father and his culture rat I read Not Without My Daughter years ago when it first came out.


Last but not least, it is a testimony to the author’s Lutheran faith. Janka Mayer rated it it was amazing May 09, Ana Gul added it Jan 05, Pour son fils, pour Nadia et ses enfants, niccht les autres femmes.

I do You can escape but are you ever free The story of Mahtob and her mother’s escape from her abusive father in Iran is gripping, sad and horrific. Since I have never watched the film Not Without My Daughter or read the book, I can assure all interested readers that this book is worth reading on mahmooey own as well. I really appreciated finally finding out what happened to Betty and Mahtob after their great obne.

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Over the years, Moody denied the version that Betty told in her book and Mahtob corroborated of his violent temper and attacks on Betty. This is a memoir written by someone who is not a professional author, so I wasn’t expecting it to be an amazing work of literature and it’s not, although it’s certainly not bad writing, either. It’s a good book and I enjoyed reading it; it’s a solid three stars and worth the time of those who are interested in the subject of international child abduction and its far-reaching effects on the extended family and what it’s like to live in fear of repeated abduction.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I thought at the end this quote was very moving: This is not to denigrate the work of Betty Mahmoody which has, indeed, been monumental. Where can I get this book?


In his version, he merely wanted to help his people and Betty was free to go at will, only not with Mahtob. Mahtob is not a polished writer, but her story is compelling nevertheless. That book brought the issue of child abduction across international borders to the forefront.

Since I read this book so long ago, I appreciated that Mahtob’s book served as a bit of a refresher before taking off where the first book ended.

Possibly because I listened rather than reading. Igraine added it Apr 28, In fact, since the “helper” was never ogne, it is not known if his life was sacrificed because of his good deeds. Most widely held works about Betty Mahmoody.

Fjlm girls had to adapt to a completely alien way of life, living in primitive stone houses with dung-plastered walls and no running water. Mai senza mia figlia by Betty Mahmoody Book 6 editions published between and in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Saskia Poremski marked it as to-read Oct 16, Many of your know of the movie ”Not Without My Daughter”- this is a companion book to that bestseller, an autobiography written by the daughter herself.

I confess I haven’t, but apparently it’s a very popular book, and then movie too. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Ohme Currently Reading Read.

The overall story if very interesting. A secondary story in Mahtob’s life is her battle against debilitating Lupus.