WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker´s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille´s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her legSince she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family´s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory. HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankleAs Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, she will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming. With its taut, well-crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Marie Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000923/bk_rand_000923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Of the three surgeons who accompanied Custer´s Seventh Cavalry on June 25, 1876, only the youngest, 28-year-old Henry Porter, survived that day´s ordeal, riding through a gauntlet of Indian attackers and up the steep bluffs to Major Marcus Reno´s hilltop position. But the story of Dr. Porter´s wartime exploits goes far beyond the battle itself. In this compelling narrative of military endurance and medical ingenuity, Joan Nabseth Stevenson opens a new window on the Battle of the Little Big Horn by re-creating the desperate struggle for survival during the fight and in its wake. Porter´s life-saving work on the battlefield began immediately, as he assumed the care of nearly 60 soldiers and two Indian scouts, attending to wounds and performing surgeries and amputations. He evacuated the critically wounded soldiers on mules and hand litters, embarking on a hazardous trek of 15 miles that required two river crossings, the scaling of a steep cliff, and a treacherous descent into the safety of the steamboat Far West, waiting at the mouth of the Little Big Horn River. There began a harrowing 700-mile journey along the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers to the post hospital at Fort Abraham Lincoln near Bismarck, Dakota Territory. This unusual book will take its place both as a contribution to the history of the Great Sioux War and alongside such vivid historical novels as Son of the Morning Star and Little Big Man. It will also ensure that the selfless deeds of a lone ´´contract´´ surgeon-unrecognized to this day by the U.S. government-will never be forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tyler Edmunds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028777/bk_acx0_028777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Face the demands of the emergency nursing certification exam (CEN) with the self-assurance that only the right kind of preparation can bring, with the newly updated Lippincott® Q&A Certification Review, 3rd Edition. This ideal study guide offers 175 multiple-choice questions, divided evenly among body systems and written in the same style and similar content as those created by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). Offering end-of-chapter answers and rationales plus two end-of-book practice exams, this is the optimal study guide for all RNs preparing for the CEN exam. Prepare for CEN exam success with: ?NEW and updated exam questions and rationales?Ideal CEN study guide - includes questions from every aspect of the CEN, following the BCEN´s suggested study format?Clinical pearls and margin notes - offer further explanations for a more complete review of vital concepts, plus test-taking tips and strategies?Quick-reference answers - ideal for ongoing exam practice?Part I addresses clinical practice, with these individual entries:?Professional issues - questions on legal and ethical issues, stabilization and transfer of patients, cultural diversity, safety and other emergency nursing situations, such as disaster preparedness and domestic violence?Shock?Environmental emergencies?Toxicology and substance abuse?Neurological emergencies?Medical and communicable diseases - 25 questions on psychosocial and medical emergencies and 14 questions on environmental/toxicology emergencies and communicable diseases?Respiratory emergencies?Orthopedic emergencies?Maxillofacial and ocular emergencies?Psycho-social emergencies?Cardiovascular emergencies - 75 questions on anatomy and physiology of the heart, flow of blood through the heart, ECG lead placement, rhythm strips and emergency medications?Gastrointestinal emergencies?Genitourinary, gynecological and obstetrical emergencies?Part II includes Sample Tests I and II:?Multiple-choice questions followed by answers and rationales that include explanations for both correct and incorrect answers - follows the blueprint CEN exam presented on the BCEN website?Additional information on cardiac arrhythmias, common life-support drugs and triage assessment principles?Your book purchase includesa complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS?, Android?, PC and Mac.Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience:?The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time ? providing a seamless reading experience online or offline?Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech?Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks About the Clinical Editor Patricia L. Clutter, RN, MEd, CEN, FAEN, lectures nationwide on the Certified Emergency Nurse review course and currently works as an ED staff nurse at Mercy Hospital Lebanon in Lebanon, Missouri.
Breakthrough, soon to be a major motion picture, reveals prayer´s immediate and powerful impact through the true account of a family whose son died and was miraculously resurrected. Through the years and the struggles, when life seemed more about hurt and loss than hope and mercy, God was positioning the Smiths for something extraordinary - the death and resurrection of their son. When Joyce Smith´s 14-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than 60 minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She mustered all her faith and strength into one force and cried out to God in a loud voice to save him. Miraculously, her son´s heart immediately started beating again. In the coming days, John would defy every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction. Sixteen days after falling through the ice and being clinically dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed. Breakthrough is about a profound truth: prayer really does work. God uses it to remind us that He is always with us, and when we combine it with unshakable faith, nothing is impossible. Previously published as The Impossible. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003507/bk_hach_003507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s all too easy to let the ghosts you see consume you - but the very things that haunt you can often keep you alive and fighting, as the mysterious widower Mark Lansdowne discovers in Jones´ debut novel. The novel opens in contemporary Missouri, where Lansdowne, whose friendly exterior masks a history of covert missions and lethal violence, is still recovering from the death of his beloved wife one year prior. But as autumn gives way to winter, the outside world intrudes in a bloody fashion: A string of attacks on locals yields a spiraling body count; the apparent culprit is an animal extinct for thousands of years. A pitched battle with the creature sends Lansdowne to the hospital - where he meets a beautiful nurse - but outside the hospital, evidence implies that the animal Lansdowne killed was not the only one of its kind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Westfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041102/bk_acx0_041102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edward Teach, better known as the pirate Blackbeard, was killed November 22, 1718. Two months before, he purposely ran his ship, Queen Anne´s Revenge, aground at what is now called Beaufort Inlet. He emptied the ship of all treasures into his other ship, The Tender, and fled to where nobody knows. Two months later, when he reappeared, he was killed in battle, and his body was tossed into the ocean. To this day, nobody knows where the treasure went. For years, people have searched high and low for his treasure. It has been said that Blackbeard said nobody but he and the devil knew where it was located. Cassie Andrews returns to Branson Missouri to clean out her grandfather´s house, who recently passed away. While emptying the attic she comes across an old diary belonging to a woman who claims to have been married to Edward Teach. Cassie soon realizes that she holds the key to the famous Blackbeard´s Treasure. Cassie turns to her friend Levi for help in finding the treasure. ´´In her zeal to uncover the clues to Blackbeard´s Treasure Cassie lands herself in the hospital. Attraction explodes off the page as Levi nurses Cassie back to health and together they experience the adventure of a lifetime to uncover their true feelings for one another and Blackbeard´s Treasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Ellis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004569/bk_acx0_004569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.