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Author: Amber Smith Narrator: Rachel Fulginiti Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781520044774
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This is the inspiring and riveting first-ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter, Smith rose to pilot-in-command and air mission commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the Army, repeatedly flying into harm’s way during her 2005 and 2008 deployments with the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles.

Smith takes you into the heat of battle, enabling readers to feel, hear, and smell the experience of serving as a combat pilot in high-intensity warfare. She learned to perform under pressure and persevere under extreme duress—both in action against an implacable enemy and within the elite boy’s club of Army aviation.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Fantastic. This is one of the most exciting and inspirational books I have read in years! Men and women alike will love this incredible tale of heroism, humility, and high-octane feats of bravery.”

    Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A riveting and intensely personal account…Takes the reader into the cockpit with her to explore the vivid and harrowing world of being a combat helicopter pilot. Amber is one hell of a soldier and an American hero on every level.”

    Sean Parnell, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Extremely interesting and readable…The unique and extraordinary perspective of an American female combat aviator…This country owes many thanks to her for her service.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “In a clear voice and confident tone, Rachel Fulginiti narrates the memoir of Amber Smith…Fulginiti’s earnest delivery moves easily through the text. Her alto voice is clear and somewhat understated, but still subtly expressive. Her narration works well with the author’s often wry sense of humor. While maintaining a professional style, her performance has an informal, approachable quality that is very engaging.”


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About the Author

Amber Smith grew up in Buffalo, New York, and after graduating from art school with a BFA in painting, she earned an MA in art history. When she’s not writing, she is working as a curator and art consultant. She has also written on the topics of art history and modern and contemporary art.

About the Narrator

Rachel Fulginiti is an audiobook narrator and a voice-over artist who has worked with companies such as Chrysler, Target, McDonalds, and eHarmony. She is a graduate of the Meisner Program at the School for Film and Television in New York City.