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  • Who Will Believe You?

  • A True Story of Survival, Courage and Hope
  • By: Kim Chown
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Who Will Believe You?

By: Kim Chown
Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
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Summary

In 1976, Francis Beaumont spirited 11-year-old Kim Chown and her brother away from their mother to Africa, where he had taken a job as a university lecturer. There, behind a veneer of respectability, he terrorised and brutalised his own child, Kim, sexually and emotionally abusing her several times a day.

Only aged 20 did Kim feel able to escape from him, descending into alcoholism, after her siblings and mother refused to help her seek justice. But after almost ending her own life, Kim fought back. With the support of her husband and adult children, she finally faced him in court and won justice for his shocking crimes. 

This is one woman's inspiring true story of overcoming harrowing abuse to build a happy life - against all odds.

©2021 Kim Chown (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

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harrowing story of one persons life

very hard listening, possibly the most harrowing recount, amazing strength from family and within

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Heartbreaking, raw and unimaginable

Kim your strength is mind blowing.
Your pain must be immeasurable but I am so glad you take some peace from your story helping others.
Wishing you such a happy and peaceful rest of your life. Enjoy your children and grandchildren and your fabulous husband.
You are amazing.

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powerful

a powerful book I was abused at the age of 6 thankfully it only happened once but that once was enough we'll done to the author for telling her story and going to court shame on her brother and sister's

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inspirational

inspirational woman what courage, I hope your story reaches a great many people who may find the courage you have

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My first audio book. Very good

Saw this lady's story in the daily mail so decided to sign up for audible free trial to listen. It was very well-read and the story, although terrible, was gripping. Awful to think this isn't fiction.

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heartbreaking.

one book I will never forget. I'm glad times have changed for the better and people cannot get away with this kind if thing so easily. very well written and great narrator

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Inspiring, bravery through such adversity.

I listened to this story with utter shock and horror at the betrayal of a father to his daughter and then her siblings denying her their support. Clearly the siblings were so taken under his"spell" that it was easier just to ignore the truth, that was so clear for them to see. Kim is the bravest person ever to have had the strength to pursue justice. May she gain strength in the bosom of her husband and children, which she so deserves.

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Amazing must Read.....

This book is very hard to listen to.... but a must read... what goes on behind closed doors...

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Really heartfelt thanks for sharing

A brilliant book written by this amazing survivor. I would call her a warrior because the strength she has shown is phenomenal.
Shocking true story.

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Heartbreaking

This story needs to be heard on so many counts however it would have benefited from a different narrator.