The Brave by Nicholas Evans audiobook

The Brave: A Novel

By Nicholas Evans
Read by Michael Emerson

Little, Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group 9780316033787
9.88 Hours Unabridged
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Tom Bedford lives alone in the isolated wilds of Montana. Having distanced himself from his own troubled past, he rarely sees his ex-wife, and his son, Danny, is away in Iraq and hasn't spoken to him for years. But Tom hasn't always been so removed from society—as a boy, his mother was a rising star in the glitzy, enchanted world of Hollywood in the 60's. There, she fell in love with the suave Ray Montane, who played young Tom's courageous onscreen hero, Red McGraw. Everything was perfect, until the gold plating on their magical life began to chip away, revealing an uglier truth beneath. Ray was not who he seemed. So when Tommy and his mother fell into a deadly confrontation with him, they fled Hollywood forever. As a man, Tom has put all of that behind him, or so he thinks. Unexpectedly, his ex-wife calls, frantic. Danny has been charged with murder. In the chaos of war, his son has been caught in a violent skirmish gone awry and the army needs someone to pay for the mistake. Tom, forced into action, is suddenly alive again and fighting to save the son he'd let slip away. To succeed, he must confront the violence in his own past, and he finds these two selves, the past and present, which he'd fought so long to keep separate, are inextricably connected. As father and son struggle to understand one another, both are compelled to learn the true meaning of bravery. Beautifully interlacing the past and present, the author of The Horse Whisperer reminds us that we are tied to the glories and mistakes of our own history.

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Summary

Summary

Tom Bedford lives alone in the isolated wilds of Montana. Having distanced himself from his own troubled past, he rarely sees his ex-wife, and his son, Danny, is away in Iraq and hasn't spoken to him for years. But Tom hasn't always been so removed from society—as a boy, his mother was a rising star in the glitzy, enchanted world of Hollywood in the 60's. There, she fell in love with the suave Ray Montane, who played young Tom's courageous onscreen hero, Red McGraw. Everything was perfect, until the gold plating on their magical life began to chip away, revealing an uglier truth beneath. Ray was not who he seemed. So when Tommy and his mother fell into a deadly confrontation with him, they fled Hollywood forever.

As a man, Tom has put all of that behind him, or so he thinks. Unexpectedly, his ex-wife calls, frantic. Danny has been charged with murder. In the chaos of war, his son has been caught in a violent skirmish gone awry and the army needs someone to pay for the mistake. Tom, forced into action, is suddenly alive again and fighting to save the son he'd let slip away. To succeed, he must confront the violence in his own past, and he finds these two selves, the past and present, which he'd fought so long to keep separate, are inextricably connected. As father and son struggle to understand one another, both are compelled to learn the true meaning of bravery.

Beautifully interlacing the past and present, the author of The Horse Whisperer reminds us that we are tied to the glories and mistakes of our own history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Combining elements of the prep school drama, the Hollywood novel, the western, and the war story, Evans…skillfully mixes genres to create a real crowd-pleaser.”  Publishers Weekly
“Ever the master of intense and complex relationships, Evans has crafted a time-traveling plot that admirably juggles issues of identity and fidelity to one’s self and one’s principles.”  Booklist
“Evans displays a sure hand.”  Library Journal
“The Brave is an engrossing tale.”  BookPage

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Author Bio: Nicholas Evans

Author Bio: Nicholas Evans

Nicholas Evans studied law at Oxford after serving in Africa with Voluntary Service Overseas. He then worked as a newspaper reporter, television producer, and screenwriter before writing four New York Times bestselling novels. His first book, The Horse Whisperer, was made into a movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English