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  • Broken

  • The Most Shocking Childhood Story Ever Told. An Inspirational Author Who Survived It.
  • By: Shy Keenan
  • Narrated by: Judy Mason
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Summary

I was born and broken in Birkenhead, abused from infancy by a network of every kind of pervert from ‘thinks it’s love’ to ‘show it hurts’. I was unwanted, beaten, sold, swapped, photographed, filmed, left for dead, corrupted, blamed, betrayed, ignored and orphaned.

But I was also born with a fire inside me. I call it my Phoenix Fire. I am no victim—that word only describes what happened to me. Nor am I a survivor because that implies I am over it. I am a Phoenix—a work in progress. This is my story....

©2022 Boldwood Books (P)2022 Boldwood Books

Critic reviews

"I found Broken very painful (in fact, I remain haunted by its contents). Shy is trying hard to make the world a safer place for my children." (Observer)

"Beaten, left for dead and raped from the age of four, but now a national campaigner—Shy Keenan, we salute you." (Eve magazine)

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Fantastic

Very hard hitting stuff to listen to but what a courageous lady!! Sending lots of love ❤️

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Heartbreaking!

This lady is tenacious and strong. One of so many failed by a system that’s supposed to care. I couldn’t stop listening to this book.

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Heartbreaking

Loved this book, it’s read so well but is horrifying what Shy went through and all those other children

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The evil in the world is unreal - but the strength and courage in others is too

This is a very difficult listen - at times I had to stop it it’s not told graphic thankfully but the pain is present Shy you’re strength and courage determination to protect others will never go unnoticed thank you for being so brave

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  • 30-08-22

Took the breath from me over and over

The most unbelievable story. You define survival, define it. May you be blessed from every day forward with only beautiful. I don’t think I’ll ever forget you.

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  • 04-06-22

loved this book !

So sad, a heartbreaking story but told brilliantly ! A must read should abuse story! I couldn't stop listening!

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  • skaupanger
  • 03-06-22

Heartbreaking

The worst child abuse story I’ve ever read. That poor girl. The system really failed her. I’m glad she survived and became an advocate.