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Whether via the numerous media reports, 60 Minutes specials, Women's Weekly cover stories or her first book, Everything To Live For, we know about the why, how and what of that fateful day in September 2011. We know how she died four times on the operating table and her tortuous road to recovery. We've had a glimpse of the love of her boyfriend, Michael, that sustained her, and seen hints of the inner-strength that has made her one of the most admired women in the country. But until now, the true essence of this most remarkable Australian, plus the toll her accident has all taken on her and those around her, have remained a mystery.

How and why does she push herself to ever greater physical and mental limits? What does she see when she looks in the mirror? How does her sudden celebrity (for the most unorthodox of reasons) sit with her? What lessons has she learned in the past five years? And, crucially, how can each and every one of us take those lessons and apply them to our own lives?

More than a simple chronology of events - and against the backdrop of a never-ending series of impressive physical feats, including climbing the Great Wall of China, walking the Kokoda Track and competing in not one but two Ironman competitions - this book unmasks the real Turia: funny, fierce, intelligent, flawed.

With the benefit of hindsight and five years' worth of getting of wisdom, Turia is only now able to account for how she prevailed where others might have faltered. And for the first time, in this book we get to know the people who - by Turia's own admission - made her recovery possible.

Unmasked will reveal the woman behind the headlines, and in so doing, uncover the grace, humour and inner-steel that gets Turia Pitt through every day - and which leaves the rest of us watching on in amazement.

©2017 Turia Pitt and Bryce Corbett (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Exceptional

So inspirational. The best book ever written. Loved it. Motivated me to get off my butt and push the limits.

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Finished in one day

What a roller coaster of emotions you have with this book. An amazing story of love, hope, bravery and amazing will power. Turia, you are inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story.
Narrated beautifully xxx

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I am obsessed!

I wish this book never ended. What a beautiful love story and incredible journey she and Michael have endured. I just think Turia is the coolest chick ever! I have googled and you tubed everything about her and even taken on some daily rituals she discusses. Highly recommend. Everyone should read this book.

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Amazing, inspiring

There are so many inspiring and touching moments throughout this book. And the narration was so good. I looked forward to every opportunity to listen to it!

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Raw, incredible and inspiring

I didn’t know a huge amount about Turia Pitt until I listened to this audiobook. What an incredible story about a woman who keeps defying the odds. What was an amazing about this audiobook is that Turia narrates this herself. Hearing the words from the different people involved in her story was also a great inclusion to have this book.

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A must read

I didn’t know much about Turia apart from hearing her name as one of the survivors of the ultramarathon bushfire. Now I’m a massive fan, how could you not. Her story is inspiring but more than that she is humble, wise and generous.

Her story of completing the Kokoda track had me in tears because of how she spoke about others. It’s speak volumes about her character. As for Michael, can we clone him. What a beautiful human.

This book should be read by every teenager, to show them what’s possible, how to be a compassionate humble human and loving partner. Thank you for sharing your message Turia.

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Hooked!

I was absolutely hooked, have not devoured a book this quickly in a while! So motivating!

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Amazing strength

Turia is truly amazing. I loved her story and found her so incredibly inspirational both before after the fire. The only part I found hard to listen to was the Tony Robbins seminar where they were trying to pressure her to walk across hot coals ( and most likely use her as a publicity stunt). I loved her reaction to his handlers. I'm not surprised that she overcame her fears and walked the firepit, but she did it for herself.
Thank you for sharing your story Turia.

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Absolutely breathtaking and inspirational

Loved every moment of this incredible, powerful and moving story. Thank you Turia for sharing your authentic voice and your message which inspires me greatly and will stay with me always. The narrator was superb and I really appreciated the different chapters from people close to Turia. Can't wait to read more from this superwoman :)

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Wow

Turia truly is the Phoenix that has risen from the fire. Such an inspirational woman. And not just her either. There’s her now husband Micheal. His and her parents. Old and new friends that she has gathered on her incredible journey.
Marvel needs to look at all of these people and re-evaluate who true superheroes are.

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