What should have been a normal life path of childhood, college, and military service took a major detour for David Szumowski in 1969 in Vietnam. After 40 days leading his Army tank platoon, Szumowski's life changed. Whatever path in life he thought he would have, he now confronted a life without sight. This is a memoir of one person's challenges with coping, emotional distress, finding a career, accepting the hand that was dealt, finding love and a life partner, and a successful legal career. This remarkable story of one man's resilience, perseverance, faith, and courage is inspiring. You will experience a range of emotions as you understand how one person lives with loss. Reach for More is truly an encouraging testament to faith and the human spirit! I envisioned a steady path through life seeking success and happiness. The Vietnam War nearly derailed me from those goals. My faith, family, friendships, opportunities, and determination helped me to overcome obstacles and realize a satisfying life . This is my story of achievement by never giving up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Indiviglia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156804/bk_acx0_156804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Dream So Big is the story of Steve Peifer, a corporate manager who once oversaw 9,000 computer software consultants, who today helps provide daily lunches for over 20,000 Kenyan school children in 35 national public schools, and maintains solar-powered computer labs at 20 rural African schools. Steve and his wife, Nancy, were enjoying a successful management career with one of America’s high tech corporate giants during the dot-com boom of the 1990’s when, in 1997, he and his wife Nancy discovered they were pregnant with their third child. Tragically, doctors said a chromosomal condition left their baby “incompatible with life.” The Peifers only spent 8 days with baby Stephen before he died. Seeking to flee the pain, Steve and Nancy began a pilgrimage that thrust them into a third-world setting where daily life was often defined by tragedy - drought, disease, poverty, hunger, and death. They didn’t arrive in the service of any divine calling, but the truth of their surroundings spoke to their troubled hearts. A short-term, 12-month mission assignment as dorm parents for a Kenyan boarding school turned this ordinary man into the most unlikely internationally recognized hero, and his story will inspire you to pursue similar lives of service. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001449/bk_zond_001449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First the calm. Then the storm.... Escaping DC during the dog days of summer is one of the smartest moves Washington Metro Police Lieutenant Samantha Holland ever made. Beach walks aren't quite as romantic with the Secret Service in tow, but Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, cherish the chance to recharge and reconnect - especially with a scandal swirling around the administration. No sooner are they back home than a fatal drive-by shooting sets the city on edge. The teenage victim is barely older than Sam and Nick's son, Scotty. As more deaths follow, Sam and her team play beat the clock to stop the ruthless killers. With Nick facing his greatest challenge - one that could drastically change all their lives and even end Sam's career - will the mounting pressure deepen or damage their bond? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006626/bk_harp_006626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Into the Fire written and read by Edric Kennedy-Macfoy.The incredible true story of life as a London firefighter.What is it really like to be a firefighter? How does it feel to respond to an emergency call, to know that someone's life hangs in the balance and every second is critical?Into the Fire offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of life in the fire service. Chronicling his 13-year career in the London Fire Brigade, Edric Kennedy-Macfoy takes us with him from his training days as a new recruit to his very first fire; from call-outs to cannabis farms, chemical spills and trapped swans to the devastating scenes of road traffic collisions, the Croydon tram derailment and the Grenfell Tower fire.Heartbreaking, deeply personal and at times hilarious, this is his remarkable story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edric Kennedy-Macfoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003692/bk_rhuk_003692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do you do when you fall through the loopholes in the system and all you have to rely on are your own wits? Lois and Sophie have scrambled and saved for years, planning for their retirement in Florida. But now they've lost it all, and Lois' sniper training from her long-ago service as an Army nurse leads to a desperate career choice. When Detective Morgan Holiday is assigned to investigate a spate of sniper killings, it's just one more stress point in her already overburdened life. But as she grows increasingly solitary - coping with an Alzheimer’s-plagued mother who refuses to be confined to a nursing home, and a police partner counting the days to retirement - she comes to realize that these murders may cut close to home. A modern morality tale of justice, retribution, and women who refuse to be politely invisible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005748/bk_adbl_005748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the story of the first 25 years of Mr. Churchill’s life, up to the point where his unique parliamentary career was just beginning. From childhood and his apprentice days at Harrow and Sandhurst we follow him on active service to Cuba, the North-West Frontier of India, Omdurman and the Boer War (including the historic story of his escape from captivity), while in the background are his early adventures in politics and literature. “I have tried, in each part of the quarter-century in which this tale lies, to show the point of view appropriate to my years, whether as a child, a schoolboy, a cadet, a subaltern, a war-correspondent, or a youthful politician.... When I survey this work as a whole I find I have drawn a picture of a vanished age.” — from the author’s Preface 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003777/bk_blak_003777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Congratulations on deciding to become a massage therapist! This is one of the most appreciated professions because of the satisfaction you will deliver to others. Massage therapists are high in demand no matter where you live, and the need is only growing with time. More and more people are realizing the true benefits of incorporating regular massages in their routines, thus making it part of their lifestyles. Not only are you guaranteed a lucrative career as a therapist, the jobs are also abundant and only growing. Massage therapists help individuals relieve pain caused by day to day stress build-up, body tightening, injury or illness. Many people these days have incorporated regular massages in their lifestyle routines to proactively mitigate physical problems, maintain good posture and just feel better. A massage therapist's role is very important and extremely meaningful, which is why the demand for this service has continuously increased over time. It has become one of the most popular careers sought after by many today. Most practicing therapists are employed by hospitals, clinics, sports facilities and smaller private companies that are everywhere. In addition, many massage therapists work independently as either business contractors or in private homes. No matter where you live, there will always be demand for your services and thus several options near you that offer these jobs. Whether you are just now starting your career in the massage field, or want to grow your existing career, this book's goal is to help you meet your objectives. In the next few chapters you will find information about the requirements you need to become a massage therapist, information on massage therapy schools, online schooling options, jobs, salaries, career growth and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Lyons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011908/bk_acx0_011908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After 16 years of military service to his country, Lieutenant Colonel Victor Sexton of the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is looking forward to retiring in seven days, but when an army nurse is murdered in the officer's quarters, time is against him to find the killer. Captain Dominique Frazier is an army nurse and hasn't seen Victor since spending two romantic weeks with him in Europe that left a devastating betrayal that has shattered her trust in military men. Fate throws them together when Dominique is assigned to a base near Victor. He is determined to pick up where they left off, but Dominique is determined to hide her desire for him. When the evidence leads to Dominique's uncle, Senator Harold Upton, and Victor's former commander, Victor is involved in the most important battle of his military career. He has to fight to solve the murder and win the love he and Dominique once shared. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian McKiernan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022493/bk_acx0_022493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Alex King prequel, set 17 years before The Contract Man. In the last days before signing the peace agreement, an IRA splinter cell mounts an operation on the British mainland using English criminals. This unprecedented move intrigues MI6, and they assume command of MI5’s surveillance operation. A career criminal is released from prison and aims to win back the wife and child his sentence has cost him, but before he can, he is forced back into his old world. The stakes have changed, and his family have become leverage for the most ruthless people imaginable. A woman imprisoned in an abusive relationship, desperate to escape with her son and rekindle her past, becomes the pawn in a deadly world of deception, violence, and retribution. A clandestine wing of the secret intelligence service tests its newest recruit. Alex King has trained and operated in the shadowy world of intelligence, and now, he must kill for his country, but before he can, he needs to discover more about the men he has been sent to kill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph B. Kearns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109765/bk_acx0_109765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.