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Revenge Never Rests
The Best Mistake
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The Great Tree: A Christmas Fable
To Capture His Heart
The Call of the Sea
Livvy and the Enchanted Woodland
Come, Gentle Night
The Bad Boy Theory
Guide To Smart Wedding Planning: What You want to know and everything you haven't thought of yet.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Through Dangerous Doors: A Life at Risk-By Robert Charles Lee=Blog Tour Review and Top Ten List of Favorite Places Traveled

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This is my post during the blog tour for Through Dangerous Doors by Robert Charles Lee.

This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours and the tour runs from 4 till 17 October. You can see the tour schedule here.

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Through Dangerous Doors
By Robert Charles Lee
Genre: Non-fiction Memoir
Release Date: June 15, 2021

Book Summary
In a life defined by risk, Robert Charles Lee experiences a poor and free-ranging childhood in the racist South of the 1960s. After his father dies, the family grows dysfunctional. As a result, teen-age Robert seeks sanity and solace by rock climbing solo and driving cars fast. He wins a scholarship and graduates from university, but still seeks to escape the South.

Moving to Alaska and the Western US, Robert works in a series of dangerous and brutal jobs. He meets and marries Linda, who enjoys climbing and skiing difficult mountains as much as he does. Simultaneously, Robert trains in the science of risk to become a respected professional risk scientist.

Robert shares his remarkable story as he guides the reader through a series of dangerous but rewarding doors, culminating in a vivid journey of adventure and risk.


My Review
Through Dangerous Doors: A Life at Risk is one giant adventure and most things in this adventure are things ordinary people will never experience. Robert lived a life full of danger, violence, sex, and drugs in his youth, to then exploring unknown places with his wife Linda where he trained in the science of 'risk' later in life.

Personally, I'm someone that doesn't like taking many risks so reading this autobiography blew my mind at times. Robert had so many experiences where he met a multitude of very interesting and fascinating people at each job and place he went. 

Robert is a captivating storyteller as he shares his life stories of going beyond the norm. As I read, I kept thinking how his accounts would make a great movie. 

The book is divided into two parts:
-First Movement: Solo (1957-1987) and -Second Movement: Duet (1987 to Present)
The chapters all end in a "door" showcasing parts of his life such as: The Free Range Door, The Mountain Door, The Partner Door, The American Rockies Door, etc. My favorite parts of the book were when he finally met Linda and they started adventuring together. Some of their stories are so unbelievable that it amazes you they lived through them. They met dangerous people, animals, and climates. Like I said, this autobiography would make a great movie.

If you like reading of great adventures and risk taking you'll enjoy reading Through Dangerous Doors. 

***Warning-There are incidences shown of drug use, sex, and some violence for sensitive readers.***

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Meet the Author: Robert Charles Lee
Robert Charles Lee is a retired risk scientist with over twenty-five years of academic and applied risk analysis, decision analysis, and risk management experience. He and his wife Linda have climbed hundreds of technical and non-technical mountain, rock, ice, and canyon routes, and hiked thousands of miles in several countries. Lee is also an avid musician and photographer.

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Author links:
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****Top Ten List of Favorite Places 
Robert Charles Lee Has Traveled****

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