How to Be Brave

  • by Louise Beech
  • Narrated by Finty Williams
  • 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Natalie and Rose are transported in their imaginations to the Atlantic Ocean in 1943, where one of their ancestors survived in a lifeboat for 50 days. Natalie struggles when her daughter, Rose, is diagnosed with type-1 diabetes, but the researching and retelling of Grandad Colin's story provides them both with a way to fight through.
Louise Beech has always been haunted by the sea and regularly writes travel pieces for the Hull Daily Mail, where she was a columnist for ten years. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice and being published in a variety of UK magazines.
Louise lives with her husband and children on the outskirts of Hull - the UK's 2017 City of Culture - and loves her job as a front of house usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012. She is also part of the Mums' Army on Lizzie and Carl's BBC Radio Humberside Breakfast Show. This is her first book.

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Loved every second!

What an amazing experience! A beautiful mix of fiction and non-fiction. Heart wrenching at times, uplifting at other times. I cannot get this incredible story out of my mind. With perfect narration, this is an experience I wish for everyone.
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- ilene

Great characters past and present

wished it could have gone on a little more about the rescue but otherwise great. Easy to identify with characters.
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- rollin roberts

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios