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Crashing through : a story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see

Author: Robert Kurson; Doug Ordunio
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his critically acclaimed bestseller Shadow divers, Robert Kurson explored the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now Kurson returns with another thrilling adventure--the stunning true story of one man's heroic odyssey from blindness into sight. Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Case studies
Downloadable audiobooks collection
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)85774238
Named Person: Mike May; Mike May
Material Type: Biography, Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kurson; Doug Ordunio
ISBN: 9781415938737 1415938733
OCLC Number: 144527942
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 8:39:39.
Performer(s): Read by Doug Ordunio.
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 146814 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Robert Kurson.

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In his critically acclaimed bestseller Shadow divers, Robert Kurson explored the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now Kurson returns with another thrilling adventure--the stunning true story of one man's heroic odyssey from blindness into sight. Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision. It would allow him to drive, to read, to see his children's faces. He began to contemplate an astonishing new world: Would music still sound the same? Would sex be different? Would he recognize himself in the mirror? Would his marriage survive? Would he still be Mike May? The procedure was filled with risks, some of them deadly, others beyond May's wildest dreams.

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