Penguin Bloom Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Penguin Bloom is an extraordinary true story full of hope and courage, featuring Cameron Bloom's captivating narrative by New York Times best-selling author Bradley Trevor Greive.
Penguin the Magpie is a global social media sensation. People the world over have fallen in love with the stunning and deeply personal images of this rescued bird and her human family. But there is far more to Penguin's story than meets the eye. It begins with a shocking accident, in which Cameron's wife, Sam, suffers a near fatal fall that leaves her paralysed and deeply depressed.
Into their lives comes Penguin, an injured magpie chick abandoned after she fell from her nest. Penguin's rescue and the incredible joy and strength she gives Sam and all those who helped her survive demonstrates that, however bleak things seem, compassion, friendship and support can come from unexpected quarters, ensuring there are always better days ahead.
This plucky little magpie reminds us all that no matter how lost, fragile or damaged we feel, accepting the love of others and loving them in return will help to make us whole.
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|Listening Length||1 hour and 50 minutes|
|Author||Cameron Bloom, Bradley Trevor Greive|
|Narrator||Richard Roxburgh, Edwina Wren|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||04 October 2016|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 11,210 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Sam’s husband, Cameron Bloom, has shown amazing love and talent in his ability to write about extreme pain and despair combined with improved wellbeing and humour. His honesty makes this book really enjoyable to read, and makes me appreciate what I have in life, despite having lived with an auto-immune illness for almost 50 years - at least I’m still mobile and independent.
I loved the importance of “Penguin” in this families lives but most of all I absolutely loved the photos and thought they were as much important as the story in the book itself. It made the book more personal than just a book trying to convey a message.
No one can truly know what a person feels, having been incapacitated by spinal cord injury apart from others who have sustained a similar injury.
To have a focus on something other than yourself can be the essential requirement.
For the Blooms, it was a baby bird who also needed care.
Penguin, the baby Magpie chick gave back as much as she received in love, care & devotion.
Congratulations to the Bloom family. Not only did they survived adversity, they changed its parameters to have a new, positive future.
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Now once you have read this get the film as they really work together, for me I wish I had read the book first as the film is so good in its own right with a feel bad feel good reality from such a freestyle family.
Enjoy or miss something great.
A family who were thrown into the most horrendous situation due to a freak accident show how love can give strength to go on. Life for Sam is bleak and her resolve to continue made me think and question at times. How do you continue when life seems so lost? How does a mother figure of the family continue. How can she survive.
I would recommend this book to everyone who thinks they cannot go on. Life is worth living for and this book show it. Sam had to be an inspiration to all. Penguin Bloom is a fantastic book. So glad a friend recommend it to me.