• Cupboard Boy: A Shockingly True Story of Horrific Child Abuse

  • The PT Saunders Story, Book 1
  • By: P.T. Saunders
  • Narrated by: Paul Winter
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (123 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Under the cover of anonymity, Paul Saunders courageously tells his shockingly true story of how he and his stepsiblings were repeatedly abused by their mother and stepfather. It doesn’t make “easy” listening, but living through it wasn’t fun, either. 

Paul’s father selfishly deserted him and his mother for another woman when Paul was just coming up to two years of age. Paul’s mother quickly entered into a new mixed race relationship, which in 1960’s Britain was very much frowned upon.

Consequently, Paul and his mother were instantly ostracized by their family and friends, and they were left to suffer/ witness dreadful physical abuse and neglect at the hands of Roy, an evil and very sick man.

The following is a harrowing story and may be - should be - as distressing to listen, as it is for me to write. However, the events that took place during the years 1963 to 1980 need to be recorded, for the sake of future generations of children to come and out of respect to all the children who have already suffered at the hands of demonic parents.

I especially dedicate this book to one hell of a brave boy, my stepbrother little Paul, who sadly died with a great deal of dignity at the young age of 19 from cancer, after years of horrific abuse. God bless him. 

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Disclaimer: This book is a true story of horrific child abuse, and does contain passages that most listeners will find disturbing.

©2016 Paul Trueman (P)2020 Paul Trueman

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Torture By Human Hands

I thought the narrator underwent a substantial amount of mental and physical abuse. As watching what the step brother underwent was extreme torture. It is material that can be used as educational and enciteful. I really feel for the barrator and wahat he had to go thru. Horrible! Very good writing.

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Heart wrenching story of abuse, racism and fear.

Sad story but it shows how fear will prevent children from reporting abuse. sharing an inside look at how racism and poverty affect children.

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WOW!

This book is well written & narrated but it is so sad that the SYSTEM let these kids down.

I hope after this book was published that the children of this family & others get justice.

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shocking

I just cant understand how a parent can be so evil...I hope I never find an understanding that its ok or an excuse..it will never be...an animal is more protected than a child...that is sad!!!

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Review Cupboard boy I was very disappointed. I

I was totally discussed
The author should of left all the horrible language . The book was only 2 hours long. Very discussed . I. feel I should get a credit. Thank you.


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wow. just. wow.

grateful to have been a part of this story. truly indescribable to say the least.

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Sad and disturbing

So very sad that this happened to this family and social services could have prevented a lot of it It must’ve taken a tremendous amount of courage to write this story and share it as I know it was hard For me to listen to I can’t imagine living that life the dad and mom will pay a neon for the treatment of your family may God bless and watch over each and everyone that is involved in any type of situation like this

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An extremely hard listen

I purchased this book.... I am ashamed to say...out of morbid curiosity. I couldn't begin to imagine the horrific abuse that I would hear. My heart broke for the author, little Paul and his siblings. I am Furious at that diabolical man and his terror of these children. I can not imagine living the life they were subjected to. I hope one day that horrible man will get what's coming to him. In this life or the next.

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trigger-child abuse, domestic violence, racism

This is such a sad story! it is so sad that children had to deal with this abuse more than 25 years ago...and unfortunately some still deal with it today. The more stories being told, hopefully the more children being saved.

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great read

I couldn't put it down. This book is sad but is so true and it may get thru to the people that are doing this to kids of how horrible they are.

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  • Marie Richardson
  • 01-17-21

a well written story although very sad

well done for sharing your story in memory of your brother. Very sad and traumatizing to listen but a really good commentator.

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  • mandy B
  • 09-04-20

Horrific

Such a sad and horrific account of a child's upbringing, written fantastic.. A sad but great read..

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  • Jules
  • 09-01-21

very sad read

It is beyond words how little kids can be abused by the very people who should love and cherish them,their own parents!
Thankyou for sharing your harrowing sad story.
I am in awe of your bravery and how you overcome your tragic young tender years.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-20

Just that it was not interesting at all

No didn't find very interesting and didn't like the talking its robot like ...its just like you no what's going to happen I listened to halc couldn't listen no more

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  • Donnamaree Austin
  • 09-13-22

Terrible sound quality

It sounded like it had been recorded in a tin shed, with lots of tinny background echoy hum sound...
It was also very short, hard to get a real feel for the situation.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-22

sad

very Sad story of child abuse. Very poor ending. What happened after all this? sad.

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