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Be Brave, Be Strong Audiobook

Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide

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Jill Homer, a newspaper editor in Alaska, has an outlandish ambition: a 2,740-mile mountain bike race from Canada to Mexico along the rugged Continental Divide. But in the tradition of best-laid plans, Jill's dream starts to unravel the minute she sets it in motion. An accident during a race on the Iditarod Trail results in serious frostbite. As she struggles with painful recovery and uncertainties about leaving a good job to pursue a seemingly impossible pipe dream, her employer hands down an offer she can't refuse. Just two days before their departure date, her boyfriend ends their eight-year relationship. This final blow dismantles everything Jill thought she knew about life, love and her own identity. Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide is the story of an adventure driven relentlessly forward as foundations crumble. During her record-breaking ride in the 2009 Tour Divide, Jill battles a torrent of self-doubt, anger, fatigue, loneliness, pain, grief, bicycle failures, crashes, violent storms, and hopelessness. Each night, she collapses under the crushing effort of this savage new way of life. And every morning, she picks up the pieces and strikes out anew in an ongoing journey to discover what lies on the other side of the Great Divide: astonishing beauty, unconditional kindness, and boundless strength.

©2011 Jill Homer (P)2016 Jill Homer

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    "Listen to a sample first"

    I am an average Joe ultra runner and identify with Jill Homer's struggles and triumphs in the outdoors, but this reading of her work just doesn't work for me. Listen to a sample and see if it works for you before committing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ian Rowsby Lake Forest, California 04-19-17
    Ian Rowsby Lake Forest, California 04-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "The worst narrator in history"

    Enjoyed the story but the narrator made the book almost unreadable. It's a shame because I thought the book was well written.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S.Traut 08-12-17
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    "Pretty decent story"

    The narration was not good at all, but the story was alright...a little too much female drama for my taste though

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    Albert Manchester, NH, United States 07-20-17
    Albert Manchester, NH, United States 07-20-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Worst Narrator EVER - EVER"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who is deaf


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jill Homer again?

    Maybe


    How could the performance have been better?

    Seriously? Did ANYONE listen to this book?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I will let you know when I read it in hardcover. There is no way I could listen to this woman for 13 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Fire the Narrator

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