"I heard a horrible screaming sound, like an animal being slaughtered ... then I realised it was me."
When Katie Piper was 24, her life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model.
But then she met Daniel Lynch on Facebook and her world quickly turned into a nightmare....
After being held captive and brutally raped by her new boyfriend, Katie was subjected to a vicious acid attack. Within seconds, this bright and bubbly girl could feel her looks and the life she loved melting away. Beautiful is the moving true story of how one young woman had her mind, body and spirit cruelly snatched from her and how she inspired millions with her fight to get them back.
©2011 Katie Piper (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, published in the UK by Random House AudioBooks
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If ever feel that your own life is falling apart or you don't know how to carry on or simply just want a bit of soul searching then this true life eventful account of one outstanding show of courage and bravery is a must read! If someone can pull through such pain and life changing features whilst still wearing a beautiful smile and laughing through the tears then so can we all. One truly inspirational young lady.
"You are beautiful, Katie."
A marvellous book with sorrow, pain and joy. The book is so evocative and pulls you in I listen to the book in the 8+ hour, looking forward to the next book. Good on you Katie 💙💙
I would listen to Beautiful again as it was an inspiring audiobook. It detailed the life of Katie before and after the attack. Listening to her struggles and strength in dealing with them was inspiring and humbling.
I'm not sure what I would compare beautiful to as I haven't listened to anything similar. It is very unique. Though it does illustrate the importance society places on external beauty.
Emilia Fox as an actress was able to bring the characters in Katie's autobiography to life by changing accents.
It is a book I wanted to listen too all in one sitting. As a listener you want to know what happens next: how Katie dealt with one struggle after another with the attack and ultimately enduring multiple operations.
Katie's autobiography should be listened to by everyone, particularly women. It detailed an abusive relationship - flagging warning signs of this.It is also the story of a survivor, she went through every woman's worst nightmare and overcame it.
"Harrowing but inspirational"
This is hard to listen to not because of a bad reading or poor story telling but very challenging subject matter. Yet in the face of evil you find some truly inspirational messages coming through.
"inspirational young woman"
fantastic book, very touching and inspirational well done Katie piper you've beaten those monsters x
"What an inspiration!"
I literally listened to this from beginning to end without a break! What an amazing beautiful lady and a true inspiration! I laughed and cried. I'm amazed that it has made her much stronger after what she has been through, I'm in absolute awe of her! I can't wait to hear the next chapter in her life.....
"Powerful story of overcoming the impossible"
This book is as surreal as a novel and all the more shocking and moving as every word of it reveals a true story of one of the strongest women out there. It's a must read!
"excellent as usual."
excellent book about how strong the human sprit can be and how important it is to never give up
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