• by R.J. Belle
  • Narrated by Amy Rubinate, Alex Hyde-White, Betsy Baker, Eric Martin, R.C. Bray, Jeffrey Kafer, Gary Sinise, Scott Brick, PJ Ochlan, Punch Audio
  • 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet eight combat-injured men who sustained life-altering injuries. Hear eight inspiring stories of heroism and the re-building of independent, productive and fulfilling lives after seemingly impossible circumstances.
This project looks at the struggles of these incredible men to reshape their lives after combat. It also sets these stories within the context of current veteran healthcare, and injury, suicide, and disability statistics, and looks briefly at the impacts on the caregivers who support these men. Being face-to-face with combat-injured veterans has given me an insight that all Americans should have. Veterans of the Vietnam era began the process of opening our eyes to the grim realities that await veterans both psychologically and physically. These men's stories show how much more we have to accomplish.
This book isn't about war or politics - it is about figuring out what it takes to move forward after the war. I wrote this book to raise awareness of what our warriors need most when they return, what the government does and doesn't provide and why there is a high demand for private non-profits to fill the gaps. Make no mistake - we are in this period of recovery and rehabilitation for decades to come. It also introduces the non-profit organization Warrior Foundation - Freedom Station which has taken on the task of helping our combat-injured men and women make the daunting transition from military to civilian life. 100% of the proceeds benefit them in this much-needed labor of love.
It's not about the war. It's about the warrior.


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Customer Reviews

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Mixed emotions

Just finished the audio book of "After". I first read the book itself but the audio made it jump at me and I could feel myself sitting beside each of the individuals I have so many mixed emotions for all that each warrior has experienced and I am angry that our VA is not measuring up to the needs of these men and women. It's not only sad, It is a crime. We can do better. One day at a time we can and will make a difference as private citizens for these incredible young men and women
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- Judy Sexton

The incredible Warriors and amazing people these men are!

I appreciated the realistic, straightforward manner in which these experiences were relayed. Open, honest and from the heart. Couldn't stop reading it or put it down. Looking forward to this audio version .😀
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- Brian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2016
  • Publisher: R.J. Belle