A thousand naked strangers : A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back. / Kevin Hazzard.
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- ISBN: 9781442396074 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (6 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
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Narrator: George Newbern.
A former paramedic's visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta's mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe.In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life-his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to test himself, see how he might respond to pressure and danger. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. His life entered a different realm-one of blood, violence, and amazing grace. Thoroughly intimidated at first and frequently terrified, he experienced on a nightly basis the adrenaline rush of walking into chaos. But in his downtime, Kevin reflected on how people's facades drop away when catastrophe strikes. As his hours on the job piled up, he realized he was beginning to see...
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