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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rusalka Reh Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469212043
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Dipper isn’t sure of many things. When he goes to school his grades are terrible. When he works construction he makes decent money but doesn’t enjoy it. And the only time he sees his mom is in the middle of the night when neither of them can sleep. However, the one thing he is sure of is his training as a parkour athlete. With friends Corone, Skylark, and Jay, training to become awesome at parkour is the only part of Dipper’s day that he enjoys. When Corone’s ex-girlfriend Kite joins the group and becomes close to Dipper, however, everything changes, and a series of events threatens to tear the group apart forever. Raw and intense, Rusalka Reh’s portrayal of the cold isolation of an adolescent subculture and the comfort provided by finding a group to belong to attacks stereotypes with a hard, edgy truth. These are kids who face choices that will define who they are as adults, yet they lack the experience needed to make them. They don’t know the system. They don’t know the rules. What they know instinctively, however, is that parkour is teaching them ways of seeing life that will help them survive. When the tasers start flying, they learn the power of their instincts and how serious their choices truly are. An accurate depiction of life at the cusp of the monumental change from adolescence to adulthood, This Brave Balance is as daring as the sport of parkour itself. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra | 4/26/2013

    " Actually a pretty good book. Had to read it for work but it turned out to be a good one. Short and easy to breeze through. Turns out to have some heavy material in it which isn't handled too well and rushed through at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yasmin | 4/10/2013

    " Short read about a group of teenagers, all dealing with difficult life circumstances, who meet to practice parkour. It was interesting learning more about parkour, though annoying that I didn't realize there was an appendix explaining the moves in the back. "

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About the Author

Rusalka Reh was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1970 and grew up in Germany. She studied special education, rehabilitation, and art therapy in Cologne. She began her career as a scientific assistant at the university’s fine arts seminar and later worked as an art therapist in municipal children’s homes. Since 2000, she has been working as a freelance author, writing poetry and prose. In addition to several books for children and adults, she has published several texts in anthologies and magazines. 

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered twenty-two Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.