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A Stolen Childhood: A dark past, a terrible secret, a girl without a future

Narrated by: Kate Lock
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Summary

Best-selling author and teacher Casey Watson shares the horrifying true story of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old girl with a deeply shocking secret she's too young to even understand.

When Casey first meets Kiera, a small, slight girl who's just lashed out at a fellow pupil in assembly, she immediately senses something's wrong. Something in Kiera's eyes alerts Casey that this is an "old head on young shoulders", and with Kiera's constant tiredness and self-soothing habit of pulling her hair out, she follows her instinct and takes Kiera under her wing.

At first the answer seems simple enough: Kiera's parents aren't together, and they don't get on, which makes life hard for Kiera, as she's so close to her dad. But as the weeks roll on, Casey begins to understand that there's something much darker going on behind closed doors. And when she finally learns the truth, she's terrified she won't be able to save Kiera from it.

©2015 Casey Watson (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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nice book... the narrating was annoying

nice book...would not listen to this narrater again ..she was good and attentive to the story but her narrating was anjoying

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From a teachers view

I am wondering why Casey Watson use Kate Lock as a narrator. She read in so high fistel it's unpleasant to listen to her. It destroy her books

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Dreadful book

The woman's voice makes me cringe, I stopped listening after chapter 3, I wish I could have my money back, this woman's God awful voice should come with a warning.

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Poor narrator

Tried my hardest to listen to this book but had to stop because of the narration. Very strange and irritating style, really bad attempts at accents and voice tone was painful to listen to. Shame

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Terrible voices

The story was ok. The narrators various voices were painful to the ears at times. I wanted to give up but as I'd paid for this I persevered. I won't be buying a book read by this narrator again.

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The worst narrator I have ever heard

It is a good, gripping book. But the narrator is the worst I have ever heard, and I have listened to over 100 audibooks. She makes the book almost unlistenable and it’s a real test of will and concentration to try to follow the story in spite of her. She does the strangest accents and impressions and voices. And her intonation is almost as if she were either a baby, or talking to a baby.

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Great story very shocking

Great book I dont know how you was so patient with Mr Hunt but well done the end made me giggle.

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a stolen childhood

once again another good story, real life told by a great author, looking forward to reading another one of her books, they are gripping, sad in many cases but happy to know that people like Cassey care.