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The Brave - A Novel

Nicholas Evans

Tom Bedford is living alone in the isolated wilds of . Having distanced himself from his own troubled past, he rarely sees his ex-wife, and his son, Danny, is away in and hasn't spoken to him for years. Tom hasn't always been so removed from society. As a boy, his mother was a meteoric rising star in the glitzy, enchanted world of 1960s . There, she fell in love with the suave Ray Montane, who played young Tom's courageous onscreen hero, Red McGraw, the fastest draw around. Tommy and his mother lived in a glamorous, Hollywood version of the Wild West. Everything was perfect, until the gold flaking on their magical life began to chip away, revealing an uglier truth beneath. Ray was not who he seemed. Tommy and his mother fell into a deadly confrontation with him, and they fled forever, into the wilderness of . 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 bloodily awry. The Army needs someone to pay for the mistake. Tom, forced into action, is now 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 that these two selves--the past and the 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. The Brave lives up to its name, as one the most courageous and full-hearted novels of our time.

Tom Bedford is living alone in the isolated wilds of . Having distanced himself from his own troubled past, he rarely sees his ex-wife, and his son, Danny, is away in and hasn't spoken to him for years. Tom hasn't always been so removed from society. As a boy, his mother was a meteoric rising star in the glitzy, enchanted world of 1960s . There, she fell in love with the suave Ray Montane, who played young Tom's courageous onscreen hero, Red McGraw, the fastest draw around. Tommy and his mother lived in a glamorous, Hollywood version of the Wild West. Everything was perfect, until the gold flaking on their magical life began to chip away, revealing an uglier truth beneath. Ray was not who he seemed. Tommy and his mother fell into a deadly confrontation with him, and they fled forever, into the wilderness of . 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 bloodily awry. The Army needs someone to pay for the mistake. Tom, forced into action, is now 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 that these two selves--the past and the 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. The Brave lives up to its name, as one the most courageous and full-hearted novels of our time.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Tom Bedford is living alone in the isolated wilds of . Having distanced himself from his own troubled past, he rarely sees his ex-wife, and his son, Danny, is away in and hasn't spoken to him for years. Tom hasn't always been so removed from society. As a boy, his mother was a meteoric rising star in the glitzy, enchanted world of 1960s . There, she fell in love with the suave Ray Montane, who played young Tom's courageous onscreen hero, Red McGraw, the fastest draw around. Tommy and his mother lived in a glamorous, Hollywood version of the Wild West. Everything was perfect, until the gold flaking on their magical life began to chip away, revealing an uglier truth beneath. Ray was not who he seemed. Tommy and his mother fell into a deadly confrontation with him, and they fled forever, into the wilderness of . 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 bloodily awry. The Army needs someone to pay for the mistake. Tom, forced into action, is now 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 that these two selves--the past and the 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. The Brave lives up to its name, as one the most courageous and full-hearted novels of our time.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Emerson

Length:

9h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:43