Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £4.79

Save £3.20 (40%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Gonna Fly Now!: Locked-in Laughter Unleashed: Funny Tales From a Stroke Survivor by [Allatt, Kate Frances]
Kindle App Ad

Gonna Fly Now!: Locked-in Laughter Unleashed: Funny Tales From a Stroke Survivor Kindle Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£4.79

Length: 320 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Kindle Books from 99p
Load up your Kindle library before your next holiday -- browse over 500 Kindle Books on sale from 99p until 31 August, 2016. Shop now

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1622 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Kate Frances Allatt (20 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083V7VYQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
13
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 14 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
I had already read Kates 1st book which i found very inspiring. i myself have been fighting auto immune disease for 20 yrs and love to read inspirational stories they keep me motivated . I too am a runner. I couldnt wait to read this next book to see how kate was getting on i have just been diag with yet another auto immune disease but 6 months later i am back running again. i believe that reading stories like kates, jane tomlinson, oscar prestorius lance armstron they r all true fighters i really do hope kate gets to meet her hero Silvester stallone some day if your listening rocky give her a call.x
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By AggyB on 3 July 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have spent a week in the sun and looked forward to reading this Ebook and I wasn't dissapointed. I found it inspiring, miraculous, dangerously honest and witty. How Kate can write such a positive and upbeat piece demonstrates the real grit and determination that this lady has!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Having read Kate's first book I had been following her on the fighting strokes fb page and waiting for this book to come out. My father suffered from motor neurone disease before his death in 2006 so I knew abit about patients with this level of disability although obviously his got progressively worse rather than an initial horrendous hit and I was interested to know about her story. Wow - a great and more importantly honest read (the first book should be on every medical person working with strokes reading list!). This book also does not disappoint at all - still that trademark honesty and humour and her determination shines through and inspires - only tonight whilst running a measly 2 miles along the seafront I thought to myself ..."come on, if Kate can do all that"... and I have never met the woman! I particularly think for someone like me who is in good health but finds reasons not to exercise at times it is a must to get you going and also gives you a real sense of carpe diem.
Often when you read a second "autobiographical" book from someone it is more of the same but this isnt and is another gripping read with a slightly different focus. Years ago I read and reread many times Lance Armstrong's various books such as "It's not about the bike" - finding him totally inspiring and again very honest in his fight to return to health, this is right up there with those!
Well done in every respect and I look forward to a third book maybe?
4 Comments One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
When Kate Allatt woke up in hospital to find she could not move any part of her body except her eye-lids, that was bad enough. But when she realised doctors believes she would never walk, talk, swallow or laugh out loud again, the horrors of Locked-In Syndrome hit her hard. It must be like witnessing your own funeral as you realise your life as you knew it, is going on without you. To all intent and purposes the Locked-In stroke survivors old life has 'gone'. Your life is over. Your friends and family are trapped themselves in a mourning process of sorts. Will the stroke survivor ever 'come back'? Thankfully, hope, positivity and determination won through. Kate Allatt is a true survivor. A real heroine and just when you thought she would put her feet up and take it easy she surprises the reader even more. Chapter by chapter. Laugh by Laugh. Kate's ability to laugh at her misfortune and help other stroke survivors makes you realise she has been on an incredible journey and is helping other on theirs too. I won't be surprised if we hear more about what Kate does next! Gonna Fly Now! is a page turner...and reminds us all NEVER to take our everyday lives, family and friends for granted. Kate is lucky to have three fantastic 'best friends' who nurtured her and believed in her recovery and were determined to help her 'fly' again in the sense of enjoying her newfound freedom and seizing life again. She is lucky to have a family who believed in her comeback. She is lucky that she once saw a film called 'Rocky' (the book title is named after the famous film theme tune) and in her time of need, imagined she was Rocky Balboa - the underdog turned victorious champion. However, it cannot all be down to 'luck' that Kate survived against the odds and willed her body to 'work again. The sheer courage and determination of the mother of three jumps out from the page and certainly packs a punch! An unbelieveable read from a woman who believed in the unbelievable and never gave up hope.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Really enjoyed this book , it was interesting to find out how kate is getting on and she is doing so well. But i think we must remember that not all patients of previous locked in syndrome will be as lucky although they will have worked jist as hard.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
A 'MUST READ' follow up to book no.1 'Running Free'- once again I couldn't put this down. Highly inspiring and very honest - keep up the excellent work!! :)
1 Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I loved your books Kate, I think you are a totally amazing person who will be a lifeline to many people both now and in the future. I hope everybody everywhere manages to read your books as they can truly be a life giver if people understand what to do in the same circumstances. I wish you all the luck in the World as I think you deserve it. I AMA very emotional person so spent most of the time reading your books in tears. I am grateful that I now know what to do if faced with this. I think you are blessed to have such a fantastic Husband and such amazing Children. GOD BLESS YOU KATE ALLATT. I GIve You All The Stars In The Universe.

X X X X XX X X 1 MILLiON STARS Thank-you
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
click to open popover