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"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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  • Hayley Graham
  • 13-12-2016

Outstanding courage

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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  • Teresa Cooper
  • 10-11-2015

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 💙💙

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  • Emily
  • 19-07-2014

Inspiring

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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  • S.A.M
  • 29-05-2018

A very brave and inspirational lady

It is a horrifying tale. A totally senseless act committed by an idiot for an evil sadistic egotist is turned from despairing to inspiring by a brave intelligent lady.

Thank you Katie Piper for telling your tale and therefore giving so much hope to so many. Not necessarily burns victims but anyone facing adversity.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-04-2018

Amazing

This book definitely got me through some difficult times. Katie’s journey and way of rationalising things she was struggling with was comforting. I really enjoyed the narrators voice and expression. Even though I saw this case play out in the news there was so much I didn’t know.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-02-2018

So inspirational

Such an incredible story, well written and such an inspiration to me. Everyone should read this book - Katie is an amazing person and her story makes you realise how strong the human spirit can be in the face of such adversity. A fantastic read,

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  • Chris Taylor
  • 24-08-2021

inspirational

a truly inspirational story of a woman who went through hell but discovered she could endure and emerge stronger by showing immense courage and with the love and support of some good people. lovely narration too

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-2020

Katie is an inspiration to us all

Thank you for telling your story Katie. What a horrible thing to happen to you but how incredible you are for showing us all how we can not only survive but thrive after trauma.

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  • Shazza
  • 20-10-2020

courage and strength

story is the exact words as the title, "beautiful"... thebawfhl memories of the attack and rape but the strength even at the lowest points that there is also beautiful people out there.

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  • C. L. Lester
  • 08-08-2020

exceptional

loved reading about Katie pipers story. heart warming and I couldn't stop listening to this audio book. very well narrated too.

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