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Unmasked

Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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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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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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So inspiring!!!

Such an inspiring book from an amazing woman, I only wish it’d been twice as long, I was so gutted when it ended lol

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Thank You.

Absolutely loved it!!!
It has been one of those books that has changed the course of my life❤Thank You.

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Remarkably inspirational story from Turia

I had tears streaming down my face numerous times! from the lows to highs, just such a humbling and inspiring true story. I also loved the different take on events by Turia's loved ones. I can't get enough of this gutsy headstrong kick arse woman. Her determination to succeed is ADMIRABLE. Love you TP, go get em girl x

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Incredibly inspirational

Wow. Thank you for sharing your incredible story. Amazing spirit, drive, care for others - just amazing.

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Story of resilience and fortitude

I loved this because it reminded me of how we perform our best when faced with adversity. The only negatives were some of the writing was repetitive and I wish Turia read it. However it would have been a task. I just didn’t like the intonation of the readers performance.

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ive listened 3 times....

inspirational to sayvthe very least. it has changed me, my views on life and what is in fact..."hard" beautiful woman x

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The power of LOVE

This book, as referred to by 60 Minutes, is essentially a LOVE story because as amazing as this young woman is, the story is about the efforts of two people who show with extreme courage, commitment and a depth of devotion that allows them to continue on their life journey and be that couple they were before the devastating bush fire almost took Turias's life away. It is an incredible story, beautifully narrated from start to end and well worth taking the time out to listen and learn how the combined power of two remarkable individuals can together overcome all obstacles and achieve the seemingly impossible. Thank you for sharing your story ..............And now there are THREE...congratulations Hoskin family!

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Knocked me for six

This story was incredibly well written, told and performed. I found myself talking the long way home, just to spend a little extra time in the car listening. Utterly bewildered, completely inspired, positively hopeful.

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amazing

a remarkable book and a remarkable woman I have taken away so much from listening her story and of those around her