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Firefighters, serial killers, ghosts, and the mentally ill. It’s all here in this short-story collection.

The title story - a modern-day reimagining of Charles Dickens’ wonderful A Christmas Carol - finds Elliot’s PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) from working the front lines of a large urban fire department replacing Scrooge’s greed as our protagonist’s main struggle. Elliot has seen plenty of horrors in his career and is at a dangerous breaking point. Can ghostly, late-night visitors to the firehouse one Christmas Eve pull him from the brink of suicide? Written from the heart of a firefighter/paramedic who has seen his own struggles, "A Firefighter Christmas Carol" is an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end.

Joining the title novella are five additional short stories. In "Janitor", a nightshift worker quickly realizes he’s not alone. Who is the man in black? And will Jeb keep his sanity long enough to find out?

"Death Alarm" uses real-life firefighting knowledge to explore otherworldly consequences when pure evil battles the noblest of professions.

In "CatchTime", a nasty comment on a fictional social media platform is all it takes to really get under a guy’s skin.

"Skelwaller Lane" is a brutal tale exploring how even the most horrible behavior can sometimes be justified only if the entire story is told.

Closing out the collection is "D.O.A.", a spooky little story about a paramedic with an unwanted skill that really comes back to haunt her.

So, buy now, and be ready to delve into the psychological with the occasional assist from the supernatural.

©2021 Douglas R Brown (P)2021 Douglas R Brown

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Riveting

Being a Firefighter for 27 years I felt the pain and struggles. Absolutely riveting. Struggled through some of it cause it really hit home.

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A Firefighter Christmas Carol

This is an engaging collection of stories. It has an interesting mix of characters and plots. In these stories you will find the likes of ghosts to killers and those in between. Each story pulls you in right form the start and keeps you interested until the end. The characters and their world’s come to life with each new chapter. I enjoyed them all and found this a good collection. The stories move along at a good pace and wrap up nicely, never leaving the listener bored or left wondering. Narrator William McDonough brings out the emotion in the characters and had me immersed in the story.
I received this audiobook at my request, and I voluntarily wrote a review.

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Great twist on a classic.

I love the awareness this book brings to the struggles of our first responders. Brown does this in a very entertaining way by using the classic Christmas Carol theme, but still really gets the listener to feel the anguish the fire/emt workers feel.
The narrator has jumped to one of my favorites. He is amazing.