Four Mums in a Boat

  • by Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies
  • Narrated by Helen Keeley
  • 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire who took on an extraordinary challenge and broke a world record along the way, proving it's never too late to go on a life-changing adventure, experience the beauty and power of the elements, push the very limits of your abilities and rediscover who you are.
Janette, Frances, Helen and Niki, though all from Yorkshire, were four very different women, all juggling full-time jobs alongside being mothers to each of their two children. They could never be described as athletes, but they were determined to be busy, and the local Saturday morning rowing club was the perfect place to go to have a laugh and a gossip, get the blood pumping in the open air and feel invigorated. Brought together by their love of rowing, they quickly became firm friends, and it wasn't long before they cooked up a crazy idea over a few glasses of wine: together, they were going to do something that fewer people than had gone into space or climbed Everest had succeeded in doing. They were going to cross 3,000 miles of treacherous ocean in the toughest row in the world, The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
Yes, they had children and husbands that they would be leaving behind for two months; yes, they had businesses to run, mortgages to pay and responsibilities. And there was that little thing of them all being in their 40s and 50s. But two years of planning, preparation, fundraising, training and difficult conversations later, they found themselves standing on the edge of the San Sebastian harbour in the Canary Islands, petrified, exhilarated and ready to head up the race of their lives. This is the story of how four friends together had the audacity to go on a wild, terrifying and beautiful adventure, not to escape life but for life not to escape them.


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An incredible story - what amazing women!

If this book doesn't make every Mum out there look at themselves and see how amazing they are and what they can do if they really put their mind to it, then nothing will. I laughed and cried my way through this book - thank you ladies for shaking off the shackles of everyday life and going on this adventure. You reminded me of the adventures I went on when I was younger and whenever I get in that slump about motherhood/wife hood/work, I now remember what I was and am and am looking for my next big adventure!!
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- M R


didn't want it to end . loved following their journey through the up and down of the waves
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- Mrs Nina Eagle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited