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Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy Audiobook

Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy

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Publisher's Summary

This is the heartbreaking story of the murder of 16-year-old Bristol schoolgirl Becky Watts, a personal and heartfelt account of a crime that shocked the nation in a unique way and tore a family in two.

A vulnerable and shy girl, Becky Watts was brutally murdered and dismembered by her own stepbrother on 19 February 2015. As her father, Darren, discovered the horrific details of what happened to his darling girl, his world fell apart.

Writing about his darkest hours and unbearable pain, Darren uncovers what Becky's relationship with her stepbrother, Nathan, a child he had raised as his own son, was really like. He recalls the devastation of discovering the truth about the depravity with which Becky was torn from him in the safety of her own home. And he recounts the torment of the legal battle to see his stepson sentenced to life behind bars.

But at its heart, Becky is a poignant personal story, a chance for Darren to pay tribute to his darling daughter, to celebrate her life and take back control of how she is remembered.

Darren recalls with enduring love the daughter he fought so hard to get custody of after she was taken into foster care as an infant, the happy child who completed his life, and the innocent schoolgirl who brought joy and happiness to all her knew her. Both heartfelt and haunting, searingly honest and unflinching, this is the ultimate story of a family tragedy.

©2016 Darren Galsworthy (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    sarah crowther 05/07/2016
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    How sad and brave those parents had been.
    The love they have for each other.
    Each day I listened with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes to think someone could do such a horrific crime and think they could get away with it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Liz Newcastle Emlyn 16/08/2016
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    "heartbreaking true story."

    really amazingly graphic of a family spot in two but managing to stay together. beautiful.

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    Xstitch sue 31/07/2016
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    "heartbreaking yet very moving."

    This is a truly heartbreaking story that I hadn't heard of in the media, it was written in an easy reading and truly breathtaking way. I just couldnt stop listening. A very talented writer and heartbroken Dad. My heart goes out to the family...you are in my thoughts!xxx

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    cheryl Rothwell 20/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    Heartbreaking and well read. Couldn't stop listening . Left me wondering if they ever got any real answers from Nathan

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    Amazon Customer 18/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Very sad story of a true family tragedy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Becky: The Heartbreaking Story of Becky Watts by Her Father Darren Galsworthy?

    The author and father of Becky really comes across as a sweet, good-hearted man who did the best for his kids. He's just your average hardworking man from Bristol who was a good father, stepfather and husband. I really liked him and my heart broke for him and his wife. He reminded me of my uncle who likes a drink and a fag and uses coarse language but has a heart of gold.


    Which character – as performed by Ben Fox – was your favourite?

    Darren the father of Becky.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I did cry listening to this story. How could anyone not shed a tear listening to this very sad and true story.


    Any additional comments?

    I think that a woman should have narrated Anjie's chapter. The narrator was very good but has a strong accent and of course is male so I forgot that it was her words.

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    ashley 12/06/2017
    ashley 12/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Deeply saddening"

    This book is deeply saddening and my thoughts go out to Becky's father and all her family. RIP Becky.

    I'm a 26 year old male male and this book pretty much had me in tears from the off and I can't begin to imagine what Becky's family have been and are still, going through.

    The book is very well written by Becky's father, only god knows how given the grief he must've been going through.

    Whilst it's very sad, it's very informative and I couldn't stop listening from the first few sentences onwards.

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    Chrissy 11/06/2017
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    "a great read"

    loved it tells you all about Becky and how her dad feels about her death.

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    Dave London 23/05/2017
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    "Heartbreaking is an apt word"

    Quite how one would cope with such a tragic event is beyond me. Rip Becky.

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    steph 15/05/2017
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    a very sad but true story. you could really see how her father felt .
    he has put his feeling down well in this book.

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    0121supermum 16/04/2017
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    "Really good"

    Tough book to listen to at times and imagine extremely hard for a father to write but done in a wonderful way considering the circumstances. Would recommend.

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