A Mother's Story Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A profoundly moving and inspiring memoir from Australia's domestic violence crusader, Rosie Batty.
Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer. Her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation but the world. Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son, Luke, and was then shot by police at the Tyabb cricket oval. Rosie had suffered years of family violence and had had intervention and custody orders in place in an effort to protect herself and her son. She believes the killing was Greg's final act of control over her.
Since the events of last February, Rosie has become an outspoken crusader against domestic violence, winning hearts and minds all over Australia with her compassion, courage, grace and forgiveness.
In the wake of the tragedy, Rosie's advocacy work has forced an unprecedented national focus on family violence, with the Victorian Labor government establishing Australia's first royal commission into family violence and committing a further $30 million over four years to protect women and children at high risk of family violence. Then Victorian police commissioner Ken Lay called it 'the Rosie Batty factor'. In January 2015, Rosie was named Australian of the Year 2015.
Inspiring, heartfelt and profoundly moving, this is Rosie's story.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 52 minutes|
|Author||Rosie Batty, Bryce Corbett|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||20 May 2016|
|Publisher||Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 11,963 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
7 in Biographies of Activists
23 in Violence in Society (Audible Books & Originals)
25 in Biographies of Social Activists
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This book will answer all the "but how...." and "but why..." questions that people may have about the events leading up to that horrible fateful day, on the day and after. It is not an easy subject to read about, but if people have to live with domestic violence day in day out, then taking two hours out of my life to make an effort to understand what some go through is the least I can do.
Luke's murder was and is a tragedy, and it is a tragedy that this book is necessary.
This book is beautifully written - more like reading an unbelievable thriller than an autobiography.
I have a much better insight into how the tragedy of losing Luke came to be and have nothing but admiration for Rosie sharing her story.
Sad & tragic story which was well written. Rosie did everything she could to protect her son. Luke should still be here. STOP FAMILY VIOLENCE
A credit to Rosie for becoming a spokesperson for DV prevention to honour her beloved son. Rosie has great strength. Much love to Rosie x
Top reviews from other countries
The nightmare never ends for these victims - the abusers are in their lives, and their children's lives, for many many years. The manipulation, the attempt to control, the aberrant behavior, continue. I used to think, "Just get out. Why do you keep letting it happen?" Now I get it, to some extent.
So Rosie, keep talking. Courts, attorneys, and especially potential victims, need to understand why this happens, and why it continues. Courts could help a lot more than they do. Kudos for your courage!