No fighting man can go into the battle thinking of death, for to do so is to risk bringing on that very fate. Twelth Century, Italy. The domination of the Normans, the most feared warriors in Christendom, is causing trouble. At their head is the feared Robert de Hauteville, the ´Guiscard´, who has colonised much of Italy and now commands the triple Dukedom of the extended Norman family, but Robert has made many enemies, including the ever-powerful papacy in Rome. The newly elected Pope Gregory excercises his vendetta against the Normans by encouraging them to sail to Byzantium and fight the Turks. But first he must deal with the Guiscard. As Robert successfully suppresses a Lombard revolt, punishing the traitors with unrestrained brutality, his first-born, Bohemund, now 17 and blessed with the strength, height, and military prowess of his father, has come to fight in his army. Already recognised as a formidable warrior, Bohemund seeks to assert his natural right as the heir of Robert´s dukedom - but this is not without difficultly and conflict as Robert´s second son, Borsa, is now legally entitled to inherit. A battle between the sons is inevitable, and loyalties and blood ties will count for nothing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005011/bk_adbl_005011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I feared that using my magic would bring me closer to the faerie realm I tried so desperately to escape. I was right. I made a promise to a faerie, and they´ve come to deliver. A powerful talisman has disappeared, and without it, the faeries in this realm are losing their magic. Getting involved wasn´t in my plan, but if I refuse to help the faeries find the talisman, I´ll die. To make things more complicated, shifters are being killed by a mysterious masked faerie, and all signs point to a connection with the missing talisman. To find the killer and help the half-faeries, I must unlock the full extent of the magic I once feared, even if it means leaving the Mage Lord determined to stand at my side. Even if it takes me to Faerie´s most dangerous path.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luci Christian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030180/bk_adbl_030180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
True War Crimes of the Gestapo: Stories of the Feared German Police Force... The Gestapo were the secret police that Hitler instituted to ferret out spies and other people who did not fall in line with his ideologies; if, for instance, someone was suspected of being of Jewish origin, Hitler would send the Gestapo to round them up, take them into custody, interrogate them - often with violent and painful methods - and then either kill or send them to a concentration camp where they would probably die in any case. When the Second World War came to an end, the Gestapo was found to be responsible for the deaths of millions of people. At the Nuremberg Trials, where most of the WW2 criminals were put on trial and then punished, the Gestapo was declared to be an official criminal organization and many of their leaders were convicted of a number of war crimes. In the end, the German secret police force was an organization that struck terror and fear into the hearts of all civilians. What made them so effective was not just their field skills or their ability to complete their mission, but the fact that they enjoyed what they did and truly believed in the skewered Nazi ideology of racism and Anti-Semitism. We will look at some of the horrific stories of the Gestapo, where they destroyed thousands of innocents and trace the lives of a few individual police offers who are known for their brutality and their cruelty during the war... Here is a preview of what´s inside... World War 2 History: Gestapo Accounts - Revenge Against the Trojan Horse World War 2 History: Jurisdiction, Methods and Effectiveness of The Gestapo World War 2 History: Gestapo Accounts - The Night of the Long Knives World War 2 History: The Individual Officers of The Gestapo World War 2 History: History and Background of the Gestapo World War 2 History: Organization of The Gestapo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nolan Barger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094606/bk_acx0_094606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Billy Culver was back. Bad Billy Culver, and as usual, charm not withstanding, everyone knew he must be up to no good. No one knew it better than Arlene Lambert...and no one feared him more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elisa Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005873/bk_adbl_005873_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Feared and respected as the most effective soldiers humanity has ever known, the Dorsai find their reputation at risk when an invader attacks their planet, inhabited only by the Dorsai women who are left behind to defend it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018122/bk_adbl_018122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book will help anyone who is interested in learning more about death, coping with a loss, approaching death, or explaining death to a child. It is an exploratory journey that includes multiple viewpoints, including Steve Jobs´ embrace of his death, Ray Kurzweil´s striving for immortality, and Joseph Campbell´s view of death as the ´´ornament of life´´. The book looks at death from the perspectives of atheists, Christians, and Tibetan Buddhists, among many others. Interestingly, it considers the often unexplored aspects such as the curious relationship between death and ayahuasca. It is a guidebook, offering insights and comfort on a topic that many find frightening or macabre. The author grew up with a skeleton in his living room, and surrounded by other symbols of death. His unusual upbringing makes him uniquely qualified to serve as guide. As you join him in discovering more about death, you will find yourself enjoying a fuller life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Zarcone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073778/bk_acx0_073778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Sailor Whom England Feared:Being the Story of Paul Jones, Scotch Naval Adventurer and Admiral in the American and Russian Fleets (Classic Reprint) M. Mac Dermot Crawford
The death of Adam Penhallow on the eve of his birthday seems, at first, to be by natural causes.It soon transpires that far from being a peaceful death, Penhallow was, in fact, murdered. With his family gathered to celebrate his birthday, and servants that both feared and despised him, there are more than a dozen prime suspects.
Circle of Greed is the epic story of the rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon. For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and sued top Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, Apple, Time Warner, and most famously, Enron. Now, the man who brought corporate moguls to their knees has fallen prey to the same corrupt impulses of his enemies, and is paying the price by serving time in federal prison. If there was ever a modern Greek tragedy about a man and his times, about corporate arrogance and illusions and the scorched-earth tactics to not only counteract corporate America but to beat it at its own game, Bill Lerach´s story is it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002202/bk_rand_002202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Man Who Feared God for Nought:Being a Rhythmical Version of the Book of Job (Classic Reprint) Otis Cary
Akbar was one of the most admired and also the most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony, due to which he is called ´´Akbar the Great´´. In his court was present one of the most wise man of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave. You will definitely admire the timeless charm of the witty replies and possibly come away by learning something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vikas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065650/bk_acx0_065650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.