Look up in the sky! See the helicopter? News helicopters carry cameras. Fire helicopters carry water. Whoosh! They drop the water on a big fire. Through delightfully simple text and bright, close-up photos, beginning readers will learn about helicopter parts, types and uses.
U.S. Army Captain Kimberly N. Hampton was living her dream: flying armed helicopters in combat and commanding D Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry, the armed reconnaissance aviation squadron of the 82nd Airborne Division. An all-American girl from a small southern mill town, Kimberly was a top scholar, student body president, ROTC battalion commander, and highly ranked college tennis player. In 1998 she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. Then, driven by determination and ambition, Kimberly rapidly rose through the ranks in the almost all-male bastion of military aviation to command a combat aviation troop. On January 2, 2004, Captain Hampton was flying an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter above Fallujah, Iraq, in support of a raid on an illicit weapons marketplace, searching for an illusive sniper on the rooftops of the city. A little past noon her helicopter was wracked by an explosion. A heat-seeking surface-to-air missile had gone into the exhaust and knocked off the helicopter's tail boom. The helicopter crashed, killing Kimberly. Kimberly's Flight is the story of Captain Hampton's exemplary life. This story is told through nearly 50 interviews and her own emails to family and friends, and is entwined with Ann Hampton's narrative of loving and losing a child. Retired award-winning journalist Anna Simon was been a reporter with The Greenville News in South Carolina for 21 years. She received the South Carolina Press Association's first place award for Reporting in Depth for 2009, and is a past recipient of multiple awards in education reporting, the press association's Judson Chapman Award for Community Service, and other news and feature writing awards. Kimberly's mother, Ann Hampton, first met Anna Simon at the bleakest point in her life, immediately following her daughter's death, when Ms. Simon wrote a series of stories for The Greenville News about Kimberly's life and the reaction in the small Sout 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johanna Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010090/bk_adbl_010090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tabloid star is killed in a helicopter crash and three years later a young journalist is warned off the story. A private security contractor loses it in the Congo, with deadly consequences.In Ireland an ex-prime minister struggles to contain a dark secret from his time in office. A dramatic news story breaks in Paris just as a US senator begins his campaign to run for office. A ferocious, paranoid thriller that explores the legacy of corruption in big business, the West’s fear of China, the role of back room political players, and the question of who controls what we know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Cormack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000400/bk_oakh_000400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A helicopter touches down in Fin Shaw's front yard. Inside is a man that has some big news to break. "Fin, you're going with me to Egypt!" The moment the young archaeologist has been waiting for his entire life has arrived! The men arrive in the Valley of the Kings and locate a secret chamber in the tomb of King Tutankhamun that has an insane secret. Two silver boxes hold all the answers. Fin finds himself trekking across frozen tundra with the love of his life in peril to find a lost city, only to be confronted with the greatest mystery of all time while being pursued by a global crime syndicate. What will Fin find in the ancient hidden city? King's setup to the Father Earth series will leave you wanting more. A must-listen novella. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. J. McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139827/bk_acx0_139827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a moose is found on a portion of desolate African coastline, numerous people race to either help or hinder his plight. Befriended by a young local boy who vows to be the moose's friend and protector, the pair set off on an accidental adventure across the African wilderness. Along the way they befriend and/or evade such colorful characters as a rouge television news helicopter pilot, an eccentric, blood-thirsty billionaire, a brilliant mathematician-turned-pirate captain, a pair of opportunistic exotic medicine dealers, a disguised professional baseball player and his duped wife, and an assortment of concerned passengers and crew aboard an ill-fated cruise ship. Through a great deal of misunderstanding and mistiming, the fate of the poor moose is fought for on a stretch of seashore mistakenly referred to as The Gelatin Coast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Froomkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055125/bk_acx0_055125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mortal, Book Six in the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series, picks up immediately where Allegiance: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse left off. Outbreak - Day 16: With an estimated 99 percent of the United States' population having already succumbed to the Omega Virus and been reanimated to form roving hordes of flesh-eating monsters, two groups of survivors struggle against long odds to survive the zombie apocalypse. Returning from a mission to secure the brain power necessary to replicate an antiserum that has successfully brought one Omega-infected man back from the brink of death, the stealth helicopter carrying Captain Cade Grayson and his small team of Delta Force operators responsible for successfully pulling off the daring feat goes missing. Fearing that the helicopter has gone down in the zombie-infested countryside somewhere near Pierre, South Dakota, the life - or death - of the men may depend on a decision made by Major Freda Nash, 500 miles away. Will she send all available resources to search for the missing Ghost Hawk and the eight men aboard? Or will she be forced to put her personal feelings aside for the good of mankind and shift the focus solely to seeing that the aircraft carrying the scientists rescued from the NML, Canada's answer to the CDC, makes it safely back to Schriever AFB? Meanwhile, awaiting Cade's return at Schriever AFB, Brooklyn Grayson and daughter Raven are making final preparations to leave Schriever for the compound near Eden, Utah, when a soldier shows up on their doorstep, unannounced and bearing heartbreaking news. 400 miles northwest of Schriever, Logan Winters, his brother, Duncan, and a group of survivors newly arrived from Jackson Hole struggle to adapt to life at the Eden Compound - forced to deal not only with the threats posed by the insatiable dead, but also with a group of marauders hell-bent on taking everything they hold dear. Our survivors find out, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069399/bk_acx0_069399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tess Johnson has it all: her handsome photographer husband Beau, a thriving business, and a newly discovered pregnancy. When Beau accepts an overseas photography assignment, Tess decides to wait to reveal her secret - only she's never given the chance. Beau's helicopter crashes in the desert. Tess struggles with the news of Beau's death and tries to put her life back together. Alone and dealing with a pregnancy that only reminds her of what she has lost, Tess is adrift in a world of failed plans and fallen expectations. When a new client appears offering more than just a new project, Tess must confront the circumstances of her life head on. Meanwhile, two Iraqi women who are fleeing honor killings find Beau barely alive in the middle of the desert, his body ravaged by the crash. Suha, a doctor, and Samira, a widow and mother of three young children, nurse him back to health in a makeshift tent. Beau bonds with the women and children, and together, with the help of an underground organization, they continue their dangerous escape. What happens next is a test of loyalties, strength, and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Monda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003924/bk_adbl_003924_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cassie Nunez has devoted her career as a research scientist to developing an implant that will suppress violent urges in sex offenders. If successful, it will be the first known mechanism to prevent these crimes. When Hurricane Amy threatens the Gulf, she stows the precious cargo in her car and plows through three-foot-deep water toward safety. Greg Davidson, a private investigator, is headed to a meeting with an influential client. When rain floods the freeway, Greg is forced to swim to safety on a nearby truck. Cassie is whisked into the water, and he subsequently pulls her from near drowning. Every local news helicopter and van catches his daring rescue on video, and they become an instant sensation - a story of survival against the weather. Cassie and Greg's worlds collide when the very company Greg is investigating has potentially ominous ties to Cassie's research. How can he investigate it in full view of the television crews without getting caught? How can she set her life in order when trying to avoid deadly forces after her research and her annoying attraction to Greg? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gray Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044082/bk_acx0_044082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Something is wrong in Niceville....A boy literally disappears from Main Street. A security camera captures the moment of his instant, inexplicable vanishing. An audacious bank robbery goes seriously wrong: Four cops are gunned down; a TV news helicopter is shot and spins crazily out of the sky, triggering a disastrous cascade of events that ricochet across twenty different lives over the course of just 36 hours. Nick Kavanaugh, a cop with a dark side, investigates. Soon he and his wife, Kate, a distinguished lawyer from an old Niceville family, find themselves struggling to make sense not only of the disappearance and the robbery but also of a shadow world, where time has a different rhythm and where justice is elusive....Something is wrong in Niceville, where evil lives far longer than men do.Compulsively listenable and populated with characters who leap off the page, Niceville will draw you in, excite you, amaze you, horrify you, and, when it finally lets you go, make you sorry you have to leave.Find out why Harlan Coben calls Carsten Stroud the master of “the nerve-jangling thrill ride”. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Marie Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003078/bk_rand_003078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.