Christmas in July themed launch of the Terror to Triumph audio book

Updated: Jul 15, 2019


Helping domestic violence survivors to recalculate their lives, the charity Broken to Brilliant and Karen Jacobsen, the original Australian Voice of Siri and the voice of the Broken to Brilliant audio book officially launched the Terror to Triumph audio book on Saturday 6th July, 2019, 2-4pm at a Christmas in July themed high-tea held at Northgate Hall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.


In the book Terror to Triumph there are 11 women and 1 man who have penned powerful stories of adversity, each with their own message of resilience and steps for recovery.


For Broken to Brilliant’s second book, Karen and eleven volunteer professional voice artists have all donated their talent and time to narrate the book Terror to Triumph Rebuilding your life after domestic violence stories of strength and success.


The charity Broken to Brilliant is truly grateful for the generosity provided by professional voice artists from Scout Management and RMK Voices who helped to narrate the book. Also, for the expertise provided by Chris McCallum the Sound Engineer for bringing the narrators together on this project


Thank you to our Broken to Brilliant volunteers

Broken to Brilliant Queen's of the Hightea

(pictured) who spent 12-months planning and collecting high-tea items. They also helped prepare and cook the Christmas in July themed food.


The event was a huge success raising around $2400 from sales of event tickets, books, the I Believe CD and raffle tickets.


Thank you to all the businesses who donated to the event with food, Christmas trees and non-alcoholic bubbles. Please support these businesses:

  • Christmas Alight – the Christmas trees & lights placed on the stage behind Karen Jacobsen

  • Woolworths Petrie - $50 voucher which helped to purchase the vegan food, mini quiches, jam and cream for the scones and milk.

  • Coles Bray Park - $40 voucher which helped to buy the turkey, beef and bread for all the high tea sandwiches

  • Dan Murphy’s - $25 voucher that helped to buy the non-alcoholic bubbles served to each guest.

Thank you to all the business who donated to the raffle prizes. Please support these businesses:



In the spirit of reconciliation Broken to Brilliant acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.'

Broken to Brilliant would like to pay our respects to those who have been killed as a result of domestic violence, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. 

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