• Unbeaten

  • The Story of My Brutal Childhood
  • By: Kim Woodburn
  • Narrated by: Kim Woodburn
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For Kim Woodburn finding fame in her 60s in the smash hit television series How Clean is Your House? with fellow dust-buster Aggie Mackenzie is like living a fairy tale. Often she has simply wished that she had never been born, for Kim has overcome horrific emotional and physical abuse both at the hands of her alcoholic mother and her philandering, sexually abusive father. In her brave and revealing story Kim's memories of growing up are not of love and cuddles, but of beatings and random cruelty.

Shuttled between the brutal houses of her warring parents, a succession of miserable children's homes and a grim convent - Kim's past has cast a long shadow over her life.

But just before her 16th birthday she finally made her escape. It has taken decades of hard work, and a wonderfully happy marriage to conquer depression but now she has emerged unbowed and unbeaten as Britain's Queen of Clean.

©2006 Kim Woodburn (P)2006 Hodder and Stoughton Audiobooks

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Wonderful

I found this audiobook very easy to listen to and certainly inspiring... Definitely worth the time and money.

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A true inspiration

Kim's difficult life and positive attitude serves as an inspiration to all. I would be happy to recommend this title to anyone. Kim reading this book to us made it all the better.

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Great book

I loved Kim's tale about her life. it showed me life you are not always in charge of what happened to you. But Kim didn't sit back and cry over her neglect and abuse that was done to her, instead she got up dusted off the dirt life gave her, and she made an amazing life for herself.

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  • maureen
  • 09-09-21

Happy ending

heartbreaking but she got everything she deserved eventually. I'm so glad she got her happy ending. 😊

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-21

Loved her story

Kim had a very hard and difficult life but her in strength saw her through , she never gave up after everything she has been through.

I admire her so much

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  • HappyShopper
  • 01-01-21

Short and sweet

I really enjoyed this, just wish it was a little longer as I could listen to Kim talking for hrs.

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  • June
  • 04-13-13

Inspirational

This book was short enough to be read comfortably in one weekend. Kim reads it in the manner you would expect, to the point with no nonsense, and I think that enhances the mood of the story. She doesn't use flowery or high brow words, she doesn't try to be something she isn't. It's tragic and it's inspirational. Most people would have crumbled at a fraction of Kim's nightmares yet she troops on into adulthood with amazing stoicism. It's not cheerful but it should have you feeling that the human spirit is stronger than you think.

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  • C. Simmonds
  • 05-11-22

Wanted it to be longer!

Kim's struggles growing up are often hard to hear and it's wonderful that her life turned around.. it would have been nice for us to hear more about her second marriage but its only really touched upon at the end. Great listen.

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  • Silvergin
  • 01-06-22

Great

Loved getting to know Kim a bit more. Well read by Kim. A survivor.

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  • Matthew northey
  • 04-03-21

absolutely love this book a great listen x

absolutely love this book a great listen great too listen too in bed really recommend
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  • Dillan
  • 09-30-20

WOW!

Kim Woodburns life story is very interesting she gave me hope and made me realise that I have so much to be thank full for .

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  • dean eccleston
  • 08-22-20

Very interesting

A really emotional story. I can really relate. I say good on Kim Woodburn. She's a legend.

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  • S
  • 08-08-20

Short & sweet

I already own the print version but it’s taken me ages to read it so I thought why not get the audio version. It is a really good story, butI was quite disappointed that it only lasted a few hours, I was expecting it to last longer.