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The Year We Disappeared Audio Book

The Year We Disappeared by Cylin and John Busby is a riveting memoir co-written by a daughter and her father. Cylin’s portion of the audio book version of the novel was recorded right here at Double R Studios and available now from Full Cast Audio! The recording was directed by Laurel van der Linde and engineered by Andrew Meisner.

From the publisher:year-we-disappeared

A peaceful summer night is shattered by gunfire as an unseen assailant tries to murder police officer John Busby. Though horribly wounded, Busby survives. But the perpetrator remains at large, meaning neither Busby, nor his wife, nor their three children are safe.


In separate chapters John and his daughter, Cylin, who was nine at the time, recount the story of that year. John writes graphically, and movingly, of his wounds, his pain, his multiple surgeries, and his rage. Cylin tells their story from a child’s point of view, sharing vivid memories of confusion, loss of friends, and the struggle to build a new life.


Together, father and daughter craft an unforgettable picture of fear, of police corruption, and of a malignant thug who no one dares to cross. Yet their story is also one of redemption and recovery, and ultimately of hope and healing.