From East to West, tank commander feared him, will u live up to your reputation ? Will your enemy dare challenging you ?
Captain James Holland is the pilot on a routine flight from Frankfurt to New York, packed with people eager to be home for Christmas. When a passenger collapses from what appears to be a heart attack, Holland is forced to request an emergency landing at London´s Heathrow Airport. But to his great surprise, the air traffic controllers will not let him land in England - they tell Holland that his sick passenger has contracted a dangerous new form of influenza and that the plane must return to Germany. But when German officials also refuse the landing, and other European countries follow suit, Holland begins to suspect that he´s in much more trouble than anyone´s letting on. In fact, his sick passenger is carrying a deadly virus accidentally released from a Bavarian laboratory, and it is feared that everyone on board is now infected. At the same time, someone with access to the CIA´s computers wants to shoot the plane out of the sky, and there is a United States ambassador on board with powerful terrorist enemies who want to see him dead. While the panic on the ground spreads from the White House Situation Room to a small airport in the Ukrainian Republic, Captain Holland has only one concern: Where and when can he land? 1. Language: English. Narrator: John J. Nance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001390/bk_brll_001390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frank Machianno is the guy, a late-middle-aged ex-surf bum who runs a bait shack on the San Diego waterfront. That´s when he´s not juggling any of his other three part-time jobs or trying to get a quick set in on his long board. He´s a beloved fixture of the community, a stand-up businessman, a devoted father to his daughter. Frank´s also a hit man. Well, a retired hit man. Back in the day, when he was one of the most feared members of the West Coast mob, he was known as Frankie Machine. Years ago, Frank consigned his mob ties to the past, which is where he wants them to stay. But a favour called in by the local boss is one Frank simply can´t refuse, and before he knows it he´s sucked back into the treacherous currents of his former life. Someone from his past wants him dead, and he has to figure out who, and why, and he has to do it fast. The problem is that the list of candidates is about the size of his local phone book and Frank´s rapidly running out of time...
During the 1840s, America and many countries all over the world began to embrace a new mode of thinking. Countless newspapers began to report individuals who could communicate with the dead. Rather than feared as something dark and unnatural as it once had, many individuals all over the globe began to embrace this new wave of spiritualism. Seances were not only accepted but became quite a common pastime in American households. In 1886 a new device hit the scene, guaranteed to allow just about anyone to communicate with spirits who had passed on. The talking board was thus introduced to everyday society. Some believed the original Ouija board was a genuine channel in which to communicate with the dead. Others were skeptical - but enjoyed playing with talking boards nonetheless. Everything changed, however, when the film The Exorcist hit theaters in 1973. For the first time, the Ouija board was not seen as an innocent toy or device, but as a means to channel Satan himself. Seemingly overnight, the Ouija board was considered an evil object - a cursed object. To this day, the Ouija board continues to produce mixed feelings in people all around the world. But what most people fail to realize is that these historic talking boards are not the only objects in existence that are believed to be evil or cursed. In fact, there are many objects scattered around the globe that leave a trail of terror, paranoia, and even death in their wake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076379/bk_acx0_076379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kate Daniels is a co-pilot aboard the space shuttle Liberty. Liberty is to deploy a space defense system satellite created with the latest American technology. The shuttle crash-lands in the uncharted, mountainous frontier between North Korea and China. As the ranking able-bodied officer, Kate takes charge, evacuating the crew from the crash site. A mountain warlord captures the Liberty´s crew, intending to sell the shuttle and its cargo to the highest bidder. On the world stage, this crisis rapidly escalates. The North Koreans forbid an American search and rescue operation, sending their own troops into the region instead. The technology on board Liberty is invaluable to both the North Koreans and the Chinese. The U.S. President orders American armed forces to full alert, preparing for a military incursion to locate the shuttle. This could be the flashpoint for the long-feared nuclear showdown between North Korea and the U.S. Monitoring these spiraling events with a personal interest is Major Trev Galt, Kate Daniels´ estranged husband. Since his breakup with Kate, Galt has become romantically involved with Meiko Kurita, White House correspondent for a Japanese news agency. Galt had thought he was over his wife, but Kate and the shuttle disappearing without a trace re-ignites his unresolved feelings for her. While Kate and her crew struggle to survive, Galt and Meiko risk their lives to untangle the Korean Intercept; a race against time that pitches them into a labyrinth of treachery reaching from the corridors of Japanese corporate power to the blood-splattered back alleys of Tokyo, from the White House to the barren, hostile mountains of North Korea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Danko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009726/bk_acx0_009726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eva Webb didn´t know what she´d find the night she secretly followed her fiancé. She had feared he was meeting another woman. But it was so much worse than that. The man she loved betrayed and kidnapped her, packing her onto a truck destined for the black market to be sold to the highest bidder. But when the vehicle is ambushed, she is delivered into the hands of her fiancé´s enemies: mercenary brothers who would stop at nothing to take him down. For Gabriel and Syn Rivera, hijacking the truck and stealing its cargo was another job, another way of taking back what was stolen from them. Discovering Eva on board was an unexpected bonus. They now held in their grasp the one thing that could bring down an entire organization, making her a pawn in a deadly game - a game in which she´d need their protection to survive. But that protection would come at a price. Now captive to the brothers, Eva would learn that they have always shared their women, and she would be no exception. They would keep her safe. They would protect her. They would make her theirs. But in a world where criminals often wear two faces, where putting your trust in the wrong people can get you killed, will Eva find she has mistaken lust for love, or will this unlikely union survive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Owens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045569/bk_acx0_045569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1902, on a prairie in southwest Louisiana, six members of a farming family are found murdered. Albert Edwin Batson, a white, itinerant farm worker, rapidly descends from likely suspect to likely lynching victim as people in the surrounding countryside lusted for vengeance. In a territory where the locals were coping with the opening of the prairies by the railroad and the disorienting, disruptive advances of the rice and oil industries into what was predominantly cattle country, Batson, an outsider, made an ideal scapegoat. Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead tells the story of the legal trials of Batson for the murder of six members of the Earll family and of the emotional trial of his mother. She believed him innocent and worked tirelessly, but futilely, to save her son´s life. Though the evidence against him was entirely circumstantial, most of the citizenry of southwest Louisiana considered him guilty. Sensational headlines in national and local newspapers stirred up so much emotion, authorities feared he would be lynched before they could hang him legally. Even-handed, objective, and thorough, the authors sift the evidence and lament the incompetence of Batson´s court-appointed attorneys. The state tried the young man and convicted him twice of the murders and sentenced him each time to death. Louisiana´s governor refused to accept the state pardon board´s recommendation that Batson´s final sentence be commuted to life in prison. A stranger in a rapidly changing land, Batson was hanged. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074789/bk_acx0_074789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sumner Murray Redstone, once feared as the ´´mad genius” of media who would dump his CEOs for mere wobbles in his companies’ stock price, had built one of the world’s greatest media empires through a series of audacious takeovers constructed to ensure that he always maintained control. Today he controls 80 percent of the voting shares of both Viacom and CBS, meaning that on a whim he could replace the entire boards of two public companies with a combined value of $40 billion. He spent decades performing meticulous estate planning so that his control would extend beyond the grave (which he loved telling reporters he would never lie in), constructing trusts designed to make it impossible for his heirs to sell his companies after he died. ´´Unless they start doing terribly,” he told the Wall Street Journal in 2012, ´´which they will not.” As listeners will discover in The King of Content, Redstone’s confidence at the time was not misplaced. His life up to that point had been a story of exceeding expectations, climbing from the son of a linoleum peddler in the Jewish immigrant tenements of Boston’s West End to Harvard Law School, from the president of his father’s regional drive-in movie chain to the owner of Viacom, from a cerebral lawyer who shopped at Filene’s Basement to the owner of a coveted Hollywood studio, and ultimately, after the Viacom-CBS merger, to the controlling shareholder of the largest merged media entity in US history. The credo that he coined and repeated for decades - ´´content is king” - turned out to be more true in the digital world than he could have ever guessed. Through exclusive interview and hundreds of pages of legal documents, Keach Hagey reveals the story behind the rise and fall of this remarkable figure, and the details of the family members fighting for control of his vast empire. At the heart of all the dueling lawsuits running through the Redstone family is Sumner Redstone... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007485/bk_harp_007485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A senior American security adviser is missing, presumed kidnapped for his top-level military intelligence. FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein needs to track him down before classified information gets into the wrong hands. She needs Jon Reznick on board. The former black-ops assassin is supposed to be on vacation with his daughter, but when Meyerstein calls, it doesn´t pay to keep her waiting. Her elite team is convinced that the missing diplomat´s expertise in the Persian Gulf points to an Iranian terrorist cell, but Reznick isn´t so sure. His gut instinct tells him they´re all wrong. Never one to play by the rules, he finds himself working alone, following a lead that everyone else has dismissed. But to Reznick, the suspect seems a little too clean... When the team comes under attack, the kidnapping is exposed as part of a much wider conspiracy, one far more dangerous than Meyerstein feared. Nothing and nobody is safe - and only Jon Reznick stands between national security and a campaign of unprecedented terror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008447/bk_brll_008447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captain Jalen, Delphe Shenn, Captain of the Dragon Wynd was willing to give it all up for his wife. Giving the order to scuttle his own boards, he chose to go down with the ship, until Thadeus Silvermane, captain of Wolf´s brigade, swore to him his wife would be safe if he came quietly. Now standing to hang for the second time, he finds that this is the hour he must choose. Silvermane lied, his wife, his beloved Mirana stands damned by his treasons, and before him stands his best friend, Marek, with everyone against him, the mysterious figure of Hergir rescues him, and as payment, demands the captain take him to the End of the World, a place even Pirates fear to tread. But with more questions than answers, one question remains in his mind, will he raise the black flag in defiance one more time, or will he, and his motley crew hide under the freehold banner while the Empire takes everything they hold dear?Treasons, Magika, secrets and debts seem to plague him at every turn, and before it is all over, he must face the mighty Spira, the guardians of the reef, whom all men fear, and he must decide if the most feared Pirate of the Isles is going to raise the black flag, and to hell with the consequences. Will Shenn go to war? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert M. Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001712/bk_acx0_001712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.