Daddy's Wicked Parties: The Most Shocking True Story of Child Abuse Ever Told

Skylark Child Abuse True Stories, Volume 2
Narrated by: Mackenzie Leigh Barmen
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (279 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The second of Kate Skylark's co-created true child-abuse stories.

Steve Gilbert is a charming, clever man. Lucy is his 10-year-old daughter. Lucy loves him to bits, just as all little girls love their daddies, and she is delighted to hear he has organized a special party for her. After all, little girls love parties. But Steve Gilbert is also a sociopathic, manipulative sexual predator. Brainwashed into accepting her father’s twisted view of the world, Lucy trusts him implicitly. Daddy will keep her safe; he will keep her happy. Daddy would never betray his little girl, would he? But as time goes on, Steve Gilbert’s evil manipulations escalate, and following a shocking string of events, Lucy’s innocent young life turns from simple happy childhood to an abusive nightmare. Only one person can save her now. 

Lucy Gilbert and Kate Skylark are friends and confidants. They created this book together to help raise money to help children in danger.

Warning: This book is based upon a true account of child abuse and, as such, contains passages that some listeners may find disturbing.

©2015 Kate Skylark (P)2018 Kate Skylark

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Daddys wicked parties

This book brings out the untold truth of poor young girls being put into sex games by there loved ones. This store was well illustrated. Recommended.

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Moving/heartbreaking

Moving to the core. Unimaginable what this father can submitted to his very own daughter.

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A Horrific Story, Well Written, Beautifully Read

It's never easy listening to these kinds of stories. What I love about this one is that it helps us to understand the experience through the eyes and mind of a confused child who innately loves her father. The psychological manipulation of abusers needs to be understood by those who have never experienced it. Well written. Beautifully read.

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So sad but way too short and not enough detail.

Seems there could be a lot more detail. not looking for cruel details but there should be a lot more to this dark retelling. poor kids. I really wish these weren't true stories.

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Heartbreaking

As heartbreaking as this story is, it's liberating for the writer to share her story and to see her life through her eyes!

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Wicked and excruciating

Well written, well narrated, would recommend this to anyone who can stomach the story. So excruciating to hear the reality of what happened to her, but her bravery in telling the story is fantastic. And a great story to understand the true love and trust she put in her "dad" (I use that word loosely). The person that should be protecting her from some horrific actions and yet, grooming her for his wicked, disgusting fantasies. God bless u, young lady!!

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shockingly true, well written

well narrated, well written, and not for the faint of heart. definitely worth listening to this horribly shocking truth of child abuse so awful you can only hope it was a one time incident in the world.

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No redeeming value

No redeeming value, serves no purpose to read this book. It is trash pretending to be educating people about the very important issue of child abuse. Skip this one.

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Fast moving story. Easy to listen to in one sitting.

Excellent narrator. Good ending. Shocking story. Given all the people arrested for child porn, I shouldn’t have been so shocked. I could never have guessed the disturbing grooming process used by her father. The story is well constructed, in good chronological order.

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So horrifying that this happens

Everyone knows that these things happen behind closed doors and it is horrifying that it does. Wished I could help all of these victims, there are so many we don’t know about. It’s heartbreaking that their own dad’s and mom’s are capable of doing this.

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  • Frankie
  • 05-06-20

horrible

I didn't order this book and I didn't like it only listened to the first 10 minutes then turned it off

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  • Paul
  • 05-01-19

hard to here but good

it helped me alot it is quite sickening but also puts things in to perspective not for the faint of heart but a very good story about a shocking subject kind if hard to review really I get a few mixed feelings about it hard to hear but its helped me understand my own life helped me process some difficult things I sometimes get overwhelmed with feelings of protection for the girl in the story and slight anger just a rollercoaster of emotions but all in all its good

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  • Rebecca davies
  • 08-09-20

True stories

Very hard to listen to in places but was written well I would recomend it.

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  • Lisa Jones
  • 02-15-20

Worse case of abuse iv ever read

This book is heart wrenching. It’s an eye opener and upsetting and to think that this still does go on in our world. Lucy you are a very brave lady. God bless you xxx

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  • michelle S.
  • 12-21-19

sad

heartbreaking .. brave woman ..evil men .what a awful life for a young girl.so sad

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  • S
  • 09-10-19

Hard to read but worth reading

Some reviews have said it is too graphic or reads like smut. I completely disagree. It is written in first person but this just makes it more emotionally authentic and helps you better understand how disgusted and horrified a child would feel. It also makes it very informative in regard to how a child would think if they were groomed. Overall I finished it feeling better equip to safeguard against child abuse and to talk to survivors/victims about it.

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  • Eoin McLove
  • 08-30-20

The Bravest Girl Ever.

I hope wherever you are you are happy and loving life. You really deserve to.

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  • claire wood
  • 04-25-20

wow wow wow

Loved the book couldn’t put it down. wow crying for you glad you got away

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  • pickles08
  • 07-25-19

Not great.

Now I understand it is a true recollection of events and they are and can be very distressing I think that unfortunately in this case the book was poorly written. Just my opinion which I feel I can offer given that I do read books of this genre frequently. I have read others by the same author and enjoyed them so maybe for me this was just an “off” one.

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  • Homa Maria Ebrahim
  • 07-17-19

my thoughts

amazing well written story strong and painful what a brave girl brought me to tears