Robert K. Brown, former Green Beret, after a bizarre military career that succeeded in getting him kicked out of Special Forces not once but twice, and completing the Command and General Staff College without a security clearance, while meantime being wounded in Nam, finally found his true calling as a publisher. Thirty-eight years ago he launched an upstart magazine from his basement called Soldier of Fortune, which pushed the bounds of journalism to its limits with his untamed brand of reporting - a camera in one hand, a gun in the other, and soon thereafter he discovered that he’d established a worldwide community. His wildly popular, notorious magazine became an icon for action-seekers in the U.S. and around the world. In this long-awaited book, Brown tells his own story, taking listeners into combat zones where he and his daring combat journalists, or fearless ´´dogs of war´´, trotted across the globe. His rogue warrior journalists embedded themselves with anti-Communist guerillas or freedom fighters, often training and fighting with rebels against oppressive regimes. In their revolutionary journalistic style, they created the action and then wrote about it. Generals and leaders of exotic armies welcomed the SOF visitors and led them or allowed them to tread into unchartered territory. Brown himself accompanied teams to work and fight with the Rhodesians; the Afghans during the Afghan-Russo war, Christian Phalange in Lebanon; ethnic minority Karens in Burma; the ethnic tribes fighting the Communist government of Laos; the army of El Salvador; and the armed forces of struggling Croatia. Brown sent medical teams, often into the jaws of danger, to Burma, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, Bosnia, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, and also into Peru after a devastating earthquake. In short, the ´´Soldiers of Fortune´´ went where even the U.S. government feared to tread, and they did it with gallant style, not fearing risk but wel 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Marantz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017750/bk_adbl_017750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The miraculous gift of a second chance.... ´´Am I dead? But I was in too much pain to be dead, right? I put my left hand right up to my face, but I couldn’t see even a hint of it. As I lay on my right side, my right arm and leg were pinned underneath me. A huge slab of concrete pressed against my head. Mustering all my strength, I pushed against it. Nothing. With my left hand, I could feel that an immense steel beam encased the rest of my body. I was sealed in a coffin of concrete and steel. I screamed for help, but my voice went nowhere. I was alone. Completely alone.´´ For 27 hours, Genelle remained below the surface of Tower One’s rubble. During that time, she couldn’t help but reflect on the life she’d lived and how she’d drifted from the faith she once knew. One of her most painful regrets was that she’d left her daughter behind in Trinidad while she pursued her dream of singing and dancing in America. As death now seemed certain, she feared where it would take her. And then she remembered witnessing the miraculous recovery of her aunt when she was a child in Trinidad. Maybe, just maybe, God had a miracle for her as well. For hours she prayed, remembering each detail of her walk away from the faith she’d known as a child. She begged God to forgive her - accepting that she may soon die, but praying for the miracle of life and a chance to live that life with a new purpose and direction. God answered her prayer by sending an angel to sustain her. Now living in the light, Genelle is making good on the promises she made in the dark while buried in the rubble. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Alicia Simms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005650/bk_sans_005650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One week before Lady Barbara sails home to London, how can she resist a last fling at the buccaneers´ Carnival on Grand Terre? With Mardi Gras banned in the Louisiana bayous, only Jean Laffite and his band of smugglers and pirates dare to celebrate. Widowed after a two-day marriage, Barbara feared her life was over before it really began. Tonight, laissez le bon temps rouler! In a wild crowd of masqueraders Barbara is swept off her feet by Will Stover, the Black Buccaneer. Feasting, dancing, exploring the island, this passionate stranger lights a fire in her heart. But who is he? Is the lover who whirls her through a festive shipboard wedding a costumed friend of her cousin´s, as she thought, or areal pirate? When Mardi Gras ends, will she ever see him again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023087/bk_acx0_023087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Isak is a white-eye, feared and despised in equal measure. Trapped in a life of poverty, hated and abused by his father, Isak dreams of escape, but when his chance comes, it isn´t to a place in the army as he´d expected. Instead, the Gods have marked him out as heir-elect to the brooding Lord Bahl, the Lord of the Fahlan. Lord Bahl is also a white-eye, a genetic rarity that produces men stronger, more savage and more charismatic than their normal counterparts. Their magnetic charm and brute strength both inspires and oppresses others. Now is the time for revenge, and the forging of empires. With mounting envy and malice the men who would themselves be kings watch Isak, chosen by Gods as flawed as the humans who serve them, as he is shaped and moulded to fulfil the prophecies that are encircling him like scavenger birds. The various factions jostle for the upper hand, and that means violence, but the Gods have been silent too long and that violence is about to spill over and paint the world the colour of spilled blood and guts and pain and anguish... This audio edition is read by David Rintoul. David Rintoul has played leading parts with most of the major British theatre companies. Many television appearances include Darcy in the first BBC Pride and Prejudice. He frequently appears on radio and has recorded over 100 audiobooks. At the time of recording he was playing Dr Jake Houseman in the original London cast of the smash-hit musical Dirty Dancing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000518/bk_orio_000518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My life is one long fevered dream, balancing between being killed or killing. The name Harley Crow is one to be feared. I am an assassin. A killer. The villain. I own it. I choose this life. Hell, I crave it. I hunger for it. The smell of fear makes me hard and is the very reason the blood runs through my veins. Until I meet her… Marlowe Masters. Her darkness matches my own. In my twisted world of dancing along the jagged edge of the blade… She changes everything. No weapon can protect me from the kind of death she will ultimately deliver. Villains & Vodka is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a splash of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Prescott, Teddy Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000766/bk_inbl_000766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.