Danger Close

My Epic Journey As a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan

A riveting first-ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Amber Smith Read by Rachel Fulginiti Biographies & Memoirs / Military / Nonfiction / Women's Interest English, Unabridged 8h 0m Sell Sheet
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1 MP3 CDs Tue Sep 06 00:00:00 UTC 2016 29.99 19.99 9781520044781 Add to Cart
7 Audio CDs Tue Sep 06 00:00:00 UTC 2016 49.99 39.99 9781520044743 Add to Cart
							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.

"Covers each mission with edge-of-your-seat detail and a coolness that demonstrates how she gained the respect of fellow pilots and soldiers on the ground... A rare outlook in a field of wartime memoirs, Smith's account is a must-read." - Library Journal

"A unique viewpoint of combat helicopter operations, and as a female pilot, Smith offers a valuable perspective." - Booklist

"In a clear voice and confident tone, Rachel Fulginiti narrates the memoir of Amber Smith, a former Army helicopter pilot. Smith recounts her transition from raw recruit in boot camp to her tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In between come accounts of officer candidate school and flight training. As a soldier, she learned to 'embrace the suck' and 'earned her spurs' as a member of the 2nd Squadron of the 17th Cavalry Regiment. 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." - AudioFile

"Danger Close is absolutely 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. Danger Close is the real deal!" - Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Foreign Agent

"Danger Close is a riveting and intensely personal account of a woman who spent nearly a third of her life at war. Amber Smith goes beyond detailing the experience of women in the military and 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 of Outlaw Platoon