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Child Abuse True Stories presents: Volume four of Kat Ward's sensational autobiography!

The year was 1975, and at age 16, young Keri was desperate to strike out on her own.

However, as listeners of the first three volumes of this series will know, her childhood was hardly the loving, supportive, preparatory period it should have been.

Instead of family dinners and piano recitals, there were shattered dishes and abusive parents. Instead of trips to the museum, there were trips to TV studios - to be molested by celebrities. In short, her childhood was nothing short of a nightmare.

Should it really be any surprise then, after such a traumatic baptism into life, that her first foray into the adult world was hardly an unmitigated success?

From living in squalor to racking up debts, her new-found independence forced her face-to-face with many of life's grim realities. And despite waiting all her life for her freedom, she soon realised that a world without the institutional bars she was so accustomed to was just too much of a jungle. And every jungle has its predators...

But what was a girl to do? Regress back to an abusive enslavement? Or continue moving forward in a world that seemed so backward? She needed a friend - and fast.

Naturally, her understandable distrust of others didn't make things easy. Not to mention her warped idea of love. In the end though, her determination proved the deciding factor. As far as she was concerned, she'd performed her final "favour", and cried the last of her tears.

But just when she thought she'd finally left her demons behind, she found herself at the mercy of unsavoury characters yet again - and this time, without anyone to turn to...

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

©2014 Kat Ward (P)2020 A. Tricker

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Only disappointment

Just disappointed that the last few books in this series aren’t on audible ... feel cheated

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Amazing

I would recommend all social workers read this book.
Keri, I am so sorry no one helped you, especially in your early years, to escape. Your family and the authorities should be held to account and you will find most, if not all, negative comments from people in authority.

Your family should face criminal charges. It is a shame most perpetrators of violence on children escape any real consequences.

I hope you have found peace in your future and freedom from your mother.

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Waiting for the next one

This book is harrowing. My heart breaks for Keri and the abuse she suffered at the hands of her “mother”

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I love the Keri books

These books have to be one of the saddest childhoods I have come across, her mother is absolutely disgusting the way she treats her own daughter and it saddens me like no other.

However listening to these types of books has made me realise that I want to and will be such a great counselor and psychologist, as the last thing I will let happen to my kids or others is this.

I really cannot wait to listen to the rest of your stories and I binge listen to your books in a matter of 3 days, I hope you publish the next one of your books with a somewhat happy ending. I miss the gypsies and I wonder often what happened to these beautiful creatures that showed such love and adoration to you. I will be on the alert for more of your great books.

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  • Flexinmd
  • 19-05-2020

Release

Please release 5, 6 and 7 to Audiobook!!! I listen at work and in the car, I need to finish the series!

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  • margie
  • 25-10-2020

PLEASE RELEASE THE REST OF THE SERIES!!

I am so frustrated that the rest of the books haven’t been released on audible!! I’ve been waiting and waiting!! Please, PLEASE, PLEASE RELEASE 5,6 and 7!!

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  • Kaci
  • 08-11-2020

Waiting for Keri 5

How long do I have to wait until I can listen to Keri 5? This story has gripped me from book 1.

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  • Brenda Clukey
  • 21-08-2020

Keri 4

The story of Keri Ward is very hard to hear. The abuse suffered by the hands of her mother should never have happened. I had to stop reading at times as my heart rate went through the roof. I hope and pray this isn’t a true story and if it is; I say I’m sorry on behalf of all the people who failed you. You are worth it and the writing of your book should be read by all. We need to understand that to protect a child or young person is a mission to which we all need to be a part of. Thank you for sharing and I can honestly say this book series has changed me. I give it 5 stars for all area...

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  • Kimberle
  • 01-08-2020

I loathe Millie!

I am in LOVE with the narrator and of course Keri’s story. The last book and this one are very ... anticlimactic, nothing like the first 2. The things she struggles with are things I’ve struggled with throughout life. I loathe her mother, Millie. I’m so heartbroken over nana and the way she allows this behavior from Millie, and takes her side. After all these years I had hoped nana would finally take Keri’s side, as she really needs someone in her corner. As always the narrator is so amazing, I wished she had more books that she read. I’m not really interested in anymore of “Keri” books but I will purchase the next because I cannot say goodbye to Bridget Thomas!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-2020

WONT DOWNLOAD

so disappointed, I bought book twice, was given credit for first purchase, seen book was for purchase again, thought they fixed problem, still wont download, says file is corrupt.

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  • Michelle Love Lang
  • 16-06-2021

Dear Kat,

Kat,
I truly want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your story with us!! You are an inspiration and I can honestly say I have become quite attached to your younger self so now that I’m at the end, I am sad and I miss you already!! How you have gone through life and maintained such success despite most everyone being against you is beyond me!!! I cannot tell you how many times I just wanted to reach through time and give these abusive people a punch in the throat but especially your mother!!!! I am a therapist and I can say that you have truly opened my eyes to how abuse affects young children and I wish you would have had more cheerleaders in your corner growing up because you were doing so well but they hardly ever gave you the credit you deserve!!! I am grateful for the ones that were TRULY in your corner and there for you!!! I am so very sorry for the pain you endured but so VERY PROUD that you persevered and made a name for yourself!!! I listen to my books to and from work every day and I have gone to work with you for several months so I feel like I know you and I miss you already!!! Thank you for opening our eyes!!!!

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  • Mike Shryock
  • 31-03-2021

Please we need Part 5

Great read but I’m needing a Part 5. Please please. Are there anymore books out?

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  • Deb L
  • 15-03-2021

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I wish the book had ended with the next phase. I would like to have heard that Keri moved away from being a victim and if so how did she become responsible for her world. I realize this was her story however I do wonder what it would have been like with chapters from others perspectives. The social workers and other government agencies must be totally incompetent. Help her set up a checking account but no budget or training in money management? No economic training at all just go forth and prosper?

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  • mpond
  • 14-02-2021

Fantastic writing to a very sad story

This poor poor girl suffers a lot of pain and dismay from everyone who should have loved her, Especially of all her Mother. But the ones who have been there for her, God bless them. I hope she finally found herself and with a comforting new name finds peace and love.

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  • Jamey Young
  • 11-08-2020

Brilliant but rest of the series not on audible!

I've listened to the first 4 books but there are 7 in the series. The last 3 aren't available on Audible !? . Very annoying when you are half way through a story !

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  • Yvonne Ingram
  • 03-02-2021

Keri 4

I am so hooked on the Keri series of books , imagine how I felt when I finished Keri 4 to find out I cannot get Keri 5 , 6 or 7 on Audible. So upset👎

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  • alicia jackson
  • 24-07-2020

such a touching amazing story

I listened from Keri 1 all through to Keri 4.

I am disappointed audible doesn't have the rest of the Keri books. I'm doing my up most to find them.
the books themselves are very well written and have an unbelievable story of this womans life.
These books and a must

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  • Wendy
  • 23-07-2020

what a brilliant author. really enjoyed the books.

really good read.but shame audible stops at keri 4..would love to hear the rest of them

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  • Keri 7
  • 11-04-2020

kari 4

really enjoyed it. cant wait for kari 5 to come out. what a hard life she as had. really feel for keri. so upsetting. x

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  • Mrs S Barnes
  • 01-02-2021

Brilliant!

This is by far the best book I have listened to. Can't wait for keri 5. Couldn't put it down!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-12-2020

Interesting read these books

Got into these series really enjoyed the read but very disappointed you can only get 1 to 4 on audiable when there is 7 series seem stupid

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  • Golden girl
  • 31-05-2020

KERI4

I found this book to be an interesting read, but couldn't help but feel that it ended very abrubtly.

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  • Mrs Fry
  • 23-05-2021

loved it, narrated very well.

compelling, sad, empowering, such a brave girl to have gone through what she did .

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  • MISS NL WRIGHT
  • 02-05-2021

Love it BUT

Iv loved all the books in this series and now I’m so disappointed that books 5-6&7 are not on audible.
Please please try sort this out, I need to know what happens next...

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