adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $18.54

Buy for $18.54

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

In her brand-new series Thrown Away Children, Louise Allen shares the harrowing stories she is exposed to as a foster mother. The first in the series, Stella's Story, tells the astonishing true story of a young girl scarred by an abusive past.

Named after the lager that christened her at birth, Stella's life is characterised instability and neglect. Her teenage mother abandons her in the first few weeks of her life, and left in the 'care' of her father, she ends up lying deserted in a house with no food, no water, no clothes and no warmth.

She eventually lands in the care of foster carer Louise, who is determined to change her life for the better. Things seem to be going well - but when Stella has a startling response to having her photo taken, it becomes clear the scars of her abuse run deeper than anyone could have ever guessed.

©2020 Louise Allen (P)2021 W F Howes

What listeners say about Stella's Story

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    19
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Well written, as always!

Always heartwarming to hear a happy ending. I wish it was always this way! thank you for advocating for your children, it has to be done when the system is broken!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-13-21

Brilliant but so sad

Heartbreaking story but had me hooked! I binged it in 2 days! would recommend

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle Kjær
  • Michelle Kjær
  • 10-04-21

Overall a good read

I really like the story, and the background before she came into care. but found the book a bit confusing at times, it felt a little slow in the beginning, and rushed in the end

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kelly Robinson
  • Kelly Robinson
  • 09-26-21

brilliant 👏

Absolutely brilliant. the way the book is written, the narrator, everything. Oh my, the epilogue!! goose bumps.
STELLA - Well done

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Hanson
  • Hanson
  • 12-24-21

Too slow.

The first 4 hours of the book are almost too painfully boring to sit through. It does get better but throughout the entire book there’s just far too many unnecessary details. I usually finish a book within a few days but this took me weeks. Don’t think I’ll purchase another by this author.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tracey
  • Tracey
  • 12-28-21

Wow another great read!

Yes go for it buy now!! Worth it!! Couldn’t stop listening!! Thanks Louise for yet another amazing story!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 10-23-21

Sad but beautiful story

I did enjoy the story but the ending really made it for me. What a wonderful job some foster carers do

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 10-13-21

A must

I don’t often review, but this is a audio is a must to listen to not only the horrific story behind Stella story, the author and reader have done an amazing job
Unbelievable to think that this happens to innocent children it breaks your heart
Five stars for the ending of Stellas’ story