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Keri 1: The Original Child Abuse True Story

Written by: Kat Ward
Narrated by: Bridget Thomas
Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
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Child abuse true stories presents: Volume 1 of Kat Ward's sensational autobiography!

From the outside, there was no reason to suspect the family life of young schoolchild Keri was anything but unremarkable. 

Two loving parents, a backdrop of 1960s Britain; life had provided for her, at least with the riches of modesty. Keri herself however, would often confound teachers with her erratic behaviour, which was at best sullen and withdrawn; at worst violently disruptive. When challenged, she would only exacerbate her growing reputation as a fantasist; weaving terrible tales about the "abuse" she was suffering at the hands of her very creators. But it was the much-celebrated age of innocence; the childhood of our modern culture. Big brother had not yet been born and Nanny was only looking out for her dearest, as opposed to the entire State. Who would take the word of child on such matters? After all, she was just a bad egg - wasn't she? Well, no. She wasn't. 

She was indeed, for over a decade, the victim of an abuse so staggering that merely to read about it is enough to freeze even the thickest of blood. "Keri" is the story of what happens when truth is imprisoned in a little glass jar and buried deep within the Earth, condemned to a sentence of eternal silence. For truth may be repressed, but never suppressed. It will always find light eventually. 

And in this gut-wrenching account of her early life, author Kat Ward takes the reader through every shade of darkness, whilst never allowing the candle of hope to fully extinguish, so as the truth may indeed find its rightful freedom. 

Disclaimer: This is a true story of child abuse. Reader discretion is advised.

©2017 Newdawnmedia (P)2018 Newdawnmedia

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The only question I have is, what kind of child psychiatrists do the have in the UK? It really boils my blood that the doctor wouldn't listen. No one would listen to this poor child and see the abuse she was suffering.

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  • Charlene
  • 2018-08-14

Book 1 of 7

It was a great read, however it seemed to drag on at times but now I know why! I didn't realize that this was part of a series until the end. What's a bummer is that the rest of the books are not available here. It'd be nice to offer this info up front as to not waste people's time, I would have bought something else. I would buy the audible series if given the opportunity.

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  • Joe Public
  • 2018-06-27

Warning- Part 1 of 7

Heartbreaking story and it ends with a cliffhanger. So disappointed to realize it's a 7 part series. I cannot do seven more books with this much emotion. Unfortunately, reviews of the other books say there's a lot of duplication and some mismatched information. I opted out.

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  • Kate
  • 2018-10-05

Audible please offer the rest of the series!

Great but disappointed to learn it is part of a series and the rest of the series is not available on audible.

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  • Leila
  • 2018-06-11

Riveting!! Couldn't stop listening.....

This is one of the most riveting, shocking audiobook accounts of abuse I have ever read/listened to. Keri's astounding level of recall, her ability to tell her story, which flows flawlessly, and naturally, in vivid detail, is stunning. I was shocked, spellbound,livid and furious as I listened to her recount the inhumane, cruel treatment she endured from her mother and step father. At times I was brought to tears. Keri's endurance, resilience, her ability to love, and her honesty made me love her. Her Nana, who showed Keri what love is, renewed my faith in people and helped me heal from the shock and heartbreak of this account, by showing how love conquers hate and how good can overcome evil. I will never forget Keri or her story. Get this one. It will change you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-18

Keri 1 The Original Child Abuse Story

So real. Felt like I was observing her pain and unable to help. Told in such a real voice. Such a brave child. I hope she conti nues her story. A very compelling story.

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  • pam finley
  • 2018-08-02

Keri 1

I enjoyed this story and found myself totally rooting for Keri! My only disappointment now is I cannot find more on audible!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-06-18

So Sad So True

Through out the book I often wondered what was fact and what was fiction. The book was written, performed and story line were excellent, I would stop while reading just to look at the author's page and comments from other readers. Its one of those too horrible to be true stories. With that said, that seems to be the way Keri felt whilst being abused by maniacs.

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  • Leta Williams
  • 2018-05-15

Very well read. Couldn't stop listening.

Very gripping. l highly recommend to anyone who has been through a similar situation. Awesome

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-28

such a great story of strength

loved her bravery and strength at finally being able to stand up to her mother.

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  • kiki
  • 2018-11-28

Amazing!!!

I have had this in my wish list for a while and was hesitant because of some of the reviews about too much detail in things that weren't relevant! I was pulled in from the first word and enthralled through the entire tragic story!! I found all the detail made you feel like you were right there!! I loved it!!

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