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Still Standing

Narrated by: Kat Rose-Martin
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

Natalie Queiroz was eight months pregnant when she was stabbed by her partner in the most vicious attack imaginable. 

In the space of nine minutes, and in broad daylight, Natalie was stabbed 24 times with a carving knife. She suffered horrific wounds to her lungs, liver, stomach and uterus, whilst the knife missed her baby by a margin of two millimetres, before the arteries in her wrists were methodically severed by the hooded attacker she finally realised was her partner and the father of her unborn child. 

After heroic intervention by passers-by and police, the attack was brought to an end, but her ordeal was not over. An air ambulance rescue was launched, and against all medical odds, Natalie and her baby survived - but not without life-changing physical and emotional damage. 

Still Standing is the story of one life-shattering event - what came before that fateful day, what happened on it and how one woman and her baby survived to rebuild and heal together after it. At once a shocking story of evil, manipulation and violence and a truly moving reminder that a life can be pieced back together, no matter how bad the damage, this book will empower and inspire anyone who has ever faced true adversity to rise up and stand tall.

©2019 Natalie Queiroz (P)2019 Bonnier

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Inspirational

Once you start this book you have to keep listening until the end - it is the very personal story of a brave, positive, strong and inspirational lady who, faced with an horrific trauma, has step by step put her life back together - she shares her journey in this book showing her determination and strength.

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Heartbreaking , funny and honest

Wow
This book is so honest and heartfelt it’s one book everyone should read.
Mixed with honest humour and outspoken honesty it’s read hits you in the feels
A book about bravery and survival in the midst of the greatest betrayal

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A very moving experience.

I simply could'nt stop reading your book, and found it so shocking I almost cried. Being a Mum of grown up children, I really felt for your Mum, you all sound a wonderful family and I wish you all the happiness you deserve. xx

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Exceptional.

I cried like a baby listening to this story. I really hope Natalie Queiroz is in a better place and her children and thriving. The callous act was just so evil and it was a miracle that she and Leah got through it. When you hear it from her family’s side when she was stabbed I quite literally cried just imagining the terror they felt for her and her baby. She is an inspiration for coping and pushing through for her children. Brave lady who has my utmost respect.

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Inspiring

Narration was very authentic and emotional. Written brilliantly. Unbelievable shocking story. Natalie is an inspiration.

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Astounding!!

Frank, honest, inspiring and harrowing in equal measures. The strength of Natalie is clear and the unwavering support she has to protect her girls and face her assailant is breathtaking!! Absolutely recommended!!!