Riding the Lightning by Anthony Almojera audiobook

Riding the Lightning: A Year in the Life of a New York City Paramedic

By Anthony Almojera
Read by Anthony Almojera

HarperAudio 9780358652908
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Format : CD (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $41.99

    Special Price $27.29

    Available on 06/07/2022

    ISBN: 9798212050135

  • Regular Price: $41.99

    Special Price $27.29

    Available on 06/07/2022

    ISBN: 9798200968022

The education of a New York City EMS worker, whose tales of tragedy and transcendence over a single year culminate in the greatest challenge the city’s medical first responders have ever faced: COVID-19 As a seasoned medical technician and union leader, Anthony Almojera thought he understood the toll of the job on first responders. They carried the traumas of the city, but also its triumphs, whenever a baby was born on a subway platform or an elderly man in cardiac arrest was brought back from the brink of death. So when a strange new virus began spreading in New York, Anthony thought that his life and training had prepared him for this new challenge. The months ahead would prove him wrong, and would test the strength of the entire EMS system: a critical thread in the fabric of the city, but one that quickly found itself at the breaking point. Following one paramedic into hell and back, Riding the Lightning tells the story of New York City’s darkest days through the eyes of one extraordinary medic and the New Yorkers he serves—and serves with: ordinary people who will continue to make New York an extraordinary place long after it has been reborn from the ashes of 2020.

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Summary

The education of a New York City EMS worker, whose tales of tragedy and transcendence over a single year culminate in the greatest challenge the city’s medical first responders have ever faced: COVID-19

As a seasoned medical technician and union leader, Anthony Almojera thought he understood the toll of the job on first responders. They carried the traumas of the city, but also its triumphs, whenever a baby was born on a subway platform or an elderly man in cardiac arrest was brought back from the brink of death. So when a strange new virus began spreading in New York, Anthony thought that his life and training had prepared him for this new challenge. The months ahead would prove him wrong, and would test the strength of the entire EMS system: a critical thread in the fabric of the city, but one that quickly found itself at the breaking point.

Following one paramedic into hell and back, Riding the Lightning tells the story of New York City’s darkest days through the eyes of one extraordinary medic and the New Yorkers he serves—and serves with: ordinary people who will continue to make New York an extraordinary place long after it has been reborn from the ashes of 2020.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intense look at the high-stakes world of a NYC paramedic in the months before and after COVID-19 altered our landscape.” Damon Tweedy, MD, author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine

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Author Bio: Anthony Almojera

Author Bio: Anthony Almojera

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English