The Emmy award-winning news anchor of Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner and co-host of the talk show Outnumbered shares the lessons she learned growing up in a military family paying homage to the military ideals that shaped her and showing how everyone can benefit from bringing the wisdom of military service into their lives. Born into a military family, Harris Faulkner revered her father, a decorated career officer who served three tours of duty in Vietnam and raised his children with the values and ideals of the US military. Accompanying him from posting to posting, young Harris experienced firsthand how success in life was rooted in the knowledge, integrity, and leadership that came from her military surroundings. Indeed, these formative lessons in leadership and work ethic became the guiding principles for her career as a journalist, lessons she credits with her rise to become one of the top hosts on Fox News. Now, she shares the advice, wisdom, and tools that she absorbed through her military upbringing, examining how these ideals have shaped her professional and personal outlook and how everyone can incorporate them into their own lives. Using her father’s career as the backdrop to her experience, she explores the lessons in courage, duty, patriotism, and responsibility that helped her succeed, demonstrating the truth to the axiom that in military families everyone serves - together. Along the way she also interviews current and former military families, generals and other officers, and tells stories from her father’s career to illuminate how and why the message and mission of the military is so effective at changing lives both on and off the battlefield. This instructive book, part memoir, part motivational life guide, reminds us of our most important values - the keys to a successful life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harris Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007478/bk_harp_007478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s not easy being the middle child, especially when your dad is a Navy chief. Meet Piper Reed, a spunky nine-year-old who has moved more times than she can count on one hand. From Texas to Guam, wherever Piper goes, adventure follows, inspired by her active imagination, free-wheeling spirit, and a bit of sister magic. Unlike her older sister, Piper loves being part of a Navy family, and unlike her younger sister, Piper is no prodigy genius. Piper is Piper: fearless and full of life! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Janice Card. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000638/bk_lili_000638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When you enlist in the United States military, you don´t just sign yourself up for years of duty - you also commit your loved ones to a life of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an army brat turned military wife turned military mom of four officers, each serving in a different branch of the military: air force, army, marine corps, and navy. Brye´s father and mother met while both serving in the US Army, and her childhood was that of a typical army brat, with frequent moves - some to faraway countries - dinner-table conversations full of military lingo, an ever-present anxiety during her father´s deployments to Vietnam and elsewhere, and family vacations to national monuments and battlefields. In 1976 - the first year women were accepted in the service academies and ROTC - Brye herself enlisted in the air force, where she would later meet her husband, an air force pilot. Now Elaine Brye is a mom to four military officers, and for more than a decade she´s endured countless teary goodbyes, sparse communication from boot camps and training summers, deployments, emotional airport reunions, empty chairs at Thanksgiving dinners, and sleepless hours waiting for phone calls in the night. She´s navigated the complicated tangle of emotions - pride, worry, fear, hope, and deep, enduring love - that accompanies life as a military mom. In Be Safe, Love Mom Brye reflects on her family´s military service and offers a lifetime´s worth of insight, comfort, and wisdom and a bit of humor to fellow military moms who are navigating the unpredictable life that accompanies having a child - or children - in uniform. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Boyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007481/bk_blak_007481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a military brat, Eliana Davis is no stranger to moving from place to place. However, moving in the middle of her sophomore year to the small Oregon town where her parents grew up is something she never expected. Knowing she will only be there for a year, she is torn between making new friends or keeping to herself. Will she listen to her heart or keep flying solo? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Avalon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023032/bk_acx0_023032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Samantha´s life is good, mostly. She loves her father deeply, but even daddy´s little girl finds the life of a military brat trying. Despite being the new girl too often, she soldiers on. Her mom could not. She lives for his life but now wants one of her own. Helpless but to stand witness, Samantha´s life is once again packed up and shipped off, this time without her dad. She now resides in the remote town of Columbus Cove. Saving her from the debilitating isolation is the cove´s latest resident, Channing Ashford. It´s as if he has stepped off the cover of a romance novel and into the sleepy little town. He is charming and handsome and Samantha´s sole focus. The reformed drifter re-energizes her, and they find sanctuary within each other. When a shocking murder claims more than one victim, the couple is blindsided. They find themselves embroiled in an investigation that threatens their newly found happiness. All their reserves of sanctuary are spent as the secrets that lay buried beneath the unpaved roads of Columbus Cove come to light. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049542/bk_acx0_049542_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in New York City, Ship of Souls features a cast of three African-American teens: D, a math whiz; Hakeem, a Muslim basketball star; and Nyla, a beautiful military brat. When D’s mother dies of breast cancer, he is taken in by Mrs. Martin, an elderly white woman. Grateful to have a home, D strives to please his foster mother and succeeds - until Mercy arrives. Unable to compete with a needy, crack-addicted baby, D disappears into the nearby park and immerses himself in bird watching. At school, he unexpectedly makes friends with Nyla and Hakeem, but just when D thinks he has finally found a way to belong, an unexpected discovery in the park changes everything. A mysterious bird leads D and his friends on a perilous journey that will take them from Brooklyn to the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, and into the very realm of the dead. Their courage and loyalty are tested every step of the way, but in the end, it is D who must find the strength to fulfill his destiny. Steeped in history and suspense, this inspiring urban fantasy provides an enriching experience that readers will find hard to forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin L. Darcie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003820/bk_brll_003820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Looking for unusual coming-of-age books? The events leading up to the Vietnam War provide a fascinating backdrop for this coming-of-age tale with a twist.In May 1962, Naval Chief Petty Officer Bryant Arbuckle flew to Saigon to establish a new armed forces radio station. Next to follow were his wife and three boys, Leslie among them. Saigon Kids is the candid, recondite slice of 14-year-old military brat Les Arbuckle´s experience at the American Community School during the critical months of the Vietnam War when events would, quite literally, ignite in downtown Saigon.In 1963, Saigon was beautiful, violent, and dirty - and the most exciting place a 14-year-old American boy could live. Saigon offered a rich array of activities, and much to the consternation of their parents and teachers, Les and his fellow military brats explored the dangers with reckless abandon - running from machine gun fire, watching a Buddhist monk burn to death, visiting brothels late at night, trading currency on the black market.When Les first arrives in Vietnam, he is a stranger in a strange land, expecting boredom in a country he doesn´t know. But the American social scene is more vibrant than he expected. The American Community School is a mix of kids from all over the globe who arrived just as the fuse on Saigon was about to ignite. As the students continue their American lifestyle behind barbed wire, Saigon unravels in chaos and destruction. Despite this ugliness - an ever-present feature of everyday life - Les tells his story of teenage angst with humor and precocity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011798/bk_blak_011798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For Pat Conroy Fans, a Loving, Laughter-Filled Homage to a Loyal, Big-Hearted Friend Pat Conroy, the bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini among many other books, was beloved by millions of readers. Bernie Schein was his best friend from the time they met in a high-school pickup basketball game in Beaufort, South Carolina, until Conroy´s death in 2016. Both were popular athletes but also outsiders as a Jew and a Catholic military brat in the small-town Bible-Belt South, and they bonded. Wiseass and smart aleck loudmouths both, they shared an ebullient sense of humor and romanticism, were mesmerized by the highbrow and reveled in the low, and would sacrifice entire evenings and afternoons to endless conversation. As young teachers in the Beaufort area and later in Atlanta, they were activists in the civil rights struggle and against institutional racism and bigotry. Bernie knew intimately the private family story of the Conroys and his friend´s difficult relationship with his Marine Corps colonel father that Pat would draw on repeatedly in his fiction. A love letter and homage, and a way to share the Pat he knew, this book collects Bernie´s cherished memories about the gregarious, welcoming, larger-than-life man who remained his best friend, even during the years they didn´t speak. It offers a trove of insights and anecdotes that will be treasured by Pat Conroy´s many devoted fans.