Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can't move. She can't speak. She can't open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea....
In a sweeping and heart-wrenching narrative, Kelly exposes the truth about what happened after a drunk driver rendered her a quadriplegic....
In 2008 Katie Piper survived a brutal rape and acid attack which left her severely burned and disfigured and changed her life forever....
At the age of 13, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end....
Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer. Her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation but the world....
As Lisa and Kosta Fotopoulos lay sleeping in their home, a burglar broke in and shot Lisa at point-blank range in the head....
"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.
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.
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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 💙💙
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Would you listen to Beautiful again? Why?
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.
What other book might you compare Beautiful to, and why?
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.
What does Emilia Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Emilia Fox as an actress was able to bring the characters in Katie's autobiography to life by changing accents.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
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.
Any additional comments?
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.
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So honestly writing, inspirational. emotional, wounderful. looking forward to listening to the next book and the next
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.
fantastic book, very touching and inspirational well done Katie piper you've beaten those monsters x
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.....
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!