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  • Daring to Fly

  • The TV Star on Facing Fear and Finding Joy on a Deadline
  • By: Lisa Millar
  • Narrated by: Lisa Millar
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (140 ratings)

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Daring to Fly

By: Lisa Millar
Narrated by: Lisa Millar
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There are significant moments in life that you only really appreciate long after they have passed.... And then there are moments that are so magnificent you understand in an instant that they need to be treasured because the universe is offering you something truly inspiring.

Lisa Millar has spent her whole life showing up, getting things done and making things happen. Despite the risks, despite the fear, despite life getting in the way. As a child growing up in country Queensland, she had dreamed of a big life. Working as a foreign correspondent gave her that. But it also meant confronting the worst of what humanity can bring - the dead children at Sandy Hook, the sorrow of grieving relatives after the Bataclan theatre terrorist attack and the aftermath of Manchester. Three decades as a journalist witnessing grief and unspeakable tragedy had a cost. And an ever-escalating fear of flying threatened to rob her of her ability to work at all.

Back home, in the year that everything stopped, Lisa had a chance to look back. And in the quiet of a world slowed down, she thought hard about the meaning of fear, acknowledged her grief at what she lost and found joy in all that she gained.

For that young girl from small-town Kilkivan, who had to push herself to keep going, push herself to conquer her fear, push herself to tell important stories, came the realisation that sometimes all we really need is what we already have. And she shows us that we are all stronger and more resilient than we give ourselves credit for if we just dare to let ourselves fly.

©2021 Lisa Millar (P)2021 Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

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loved it

I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to end. The sequence of the story was expertly crafted. There was excellent insight into the profession of journalism and her personal triumphs and troubles. loved it

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An interesting story

I did enjoy most of this. The only thing that really set my teeth on edge was the part about Lisa fainting and getting the story about the woman who had been abducted and the paper ran the story with a picture of her taken by an unscrupulous photographer. For me, that grated. We must always respect people’s privacy and if they don’t want their picture out there don’t put it out.

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Wonderful insight into foreign correspondent roles

A mix of personal and professional, this is an insightful look into the real impact of being a foreign correspondent, mixed with some wonderful 80s throwbacks of Lisa’s personal life in Queensland.

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Such a pleasure to listen to.

What an amazing life that proves that dreams really can come true. I admire the strength and courage that it took to face such terrible situations and sights as you did time after time. As journalist we do not give you the credit you deserve.
Thoroughly enjoyed your book Lisa. Well done.

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heartwarming & inspiring

What a journey, read by the one & only Lisa Millar herself! 🥰
I loved hearing about all the history, travel adventures,excitement & terror that goes with being the journalist that you have become.lIt’s those experiences that have made you who you are & the wonderful news presenter we all know & love on ABC News Breakfast.

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Like Lisa Milllar- Listen to this! Thanks

Beautifully written and read by Lisa Millar. An easy and entertaining read full of wonderful stories of her life amidst many global news stories backdrop.

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Excellent read

Very enjoyable read. What an absolutely amazing life so far Lisa Miller, I look forward to your second book

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Brilliant!

Do yourself a favour and read or listen to Lisa's story. Laughter, tears and every emotion in between. Such an insight into not only Lisa's life but the life of a journalist, something I now have a deeper respect for. Thanks Lisa.

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Brave Memoir

This is a brave memoir by Lisa Miller. I'm glad she read it but that would also have been confronting for her. She reveals her loves and her fears and at times the disasters she covers overseas are almost too much to bear as they are for her. I remember Grenfell tower fire so well, that brought back memories of that dreadful and preventable disaster. So many people died.
Her story was gruelling at times but in the end she has found a safe haven with Breakfast TV and I'm glad.

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Inspiring and real.

Wonderfully written, beautifully read by the author Lisa Millar. I loved it from beginning to end.

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