We are the people our parents warned us about is the motto of the Bandidos, one of the world´s most feared outlaw motorcycle gangs. For ten years, Steve Utah was a Bandidos insider. He arranged the security of their clubhouses. He ´cooked´ ecstasy and ice for them. He was at meetings where interstate and overseas drug and weapons smuggling was planned. He saw stolen military weapons being sold. He witnessed vicious beatings, helped dump corpses. He saw men executed in front of him. It all became too much and, in an attempt to regain control of his life, Utah resorted to the unthinkable: he rolled over to the Federal Police and told them all he knew about the Bandidos. This shocking, unflinching, tragic story is Steve Utah´s confession. He knows he is a dead man running - that inevitably the Bandido code will be honoured and he will be silenced. But not before Utah gets his chance to wake Australians to the looming threat in their midst - the relentless rise of sophisticated organised crime networks inside outlaw motorcycle gangs and the apparent inability of the Police and legal system to deal with it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Carman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001050/bk_boli_001050_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.
Dead Man Running:An insider´s story on one of the world´s most feared outlaw motorcycle gangs . . . The Bandidos Ross Coulthart, Duncan McNab
They are often times referred to as ´´the expendables´´, or the ´´invisible ones´´. The walking wounded, the broken people. The runaways. The homeless. They all come from different backgrounds; some were sexually or ritually abused as children, some born with a silver spoon in their mouth. But they all have one thing in common; they are now living on the street - and doing anything to survive. In The Dead Girls, author Brian Lee Tucker examines the lives of six different women who, having lived on the streets for far too long, have now been pushed over the edge of sanity - and have finally become what they themselves had always feared the most. Among them is Donna, the fledgling serial killer who, born with a facial deformity that made her a social outcast, now peels the faces off of beautiful girls to wear as her own; and Gina, a barfly whose tendency to be promiscuous has led her into the lair of a murderous Picasso whose art pieces are fashioned from human body parts. A nightmarish, unforgettable glimpse into the seedy, often times terrifying underbelly of our own society, The Dead Girls is a book the listener will not soon forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Goodrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054568/bk_acx0_054568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie Carter is back.... She was a madam in a brothel and a gangster´s moll, but now her protection is gone and her enemies are closing in. In 1971, London gang boss Annie Carter Barolli is living the New York high life with the feared Mafia godfather Constantine Barolli. Then family tragedy strikes, leaving only Annie, Constantine´s sister, Gina, and his three children alive, and now they´re in terrible danger. And what´s worse - it signals a major shift in mafia power. Annie returns to London with her daughter, Layla, pursued by a hit man. Someone wants her dead, and the only way she can stay alive is to find out who´s paying for the contract and to strike first. Then, the reappearance of an old East End face sparks a shocking suspicion - the possibility that Max Carter, Annie´s first and greatest love, didn´t die two years ago, as she had been led to believe. Has he truly just been playing dead? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Cass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003120/bk_hcuk_003120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His name is Satni Jambres. It means nothing now, but 30 centuries ago, he was the most feared sorcerer in the world. None dared challenge him, for his magic was fueled by the dark gods of the night. Then, in a surprising twist of fate, a stranger, a one-time slave, brought him to his knees - defeated him using magic that even Jambres could not withstand. Now, the master mage has returned, resurrected by a white supremacist named Carl Garrett. Along with his gang of murderers and terrorists, Garrett hopes to use Jambres´ powers to enact the most violent blood sacrifice the world has ever known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Bagby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001183/bk_drms_001183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captain Salty Sam and his crew were some of the most feared pirates of the seven seas during the 1500s. Whenever the Salty Sam´s ship the White Pearl was sailing near other ships. If any ship got too close to the White Pearl it was evident they would be fired upon and if any gold was aboard, it would be taken by Salty Sam and his crew. Salty Sam was about to meet his match when Captain Peg Leg´s ship the Black Death came inches beside the White Pearl almost scraping its side. This just angered Captain Salty Sam. Salty Sam said, ´´No one!! I mean No one!! Treads the same waters as the White Pearl, without a fight´´ Salty Sam shouted out to his men, ´´Get the cannons ready and when I give the signal, fire upon that ship, I want it sunk.´´ His men were ready for battle. Salty Sam shouted out to the other ship, ´´Ahoy! What arrr ye doing in me waters?´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Adashefski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001480/bk_acx0_001480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unexpected gift has arrived for Carol Farley this Christmas: an envelope bearing a newspaper clipping and no return address. There, blurred but unmistakable, is a photo of a man missing for years and feared dead, Carol´s father. It is a siren calling her to a world she has never known, to a place of ancient majesty and blood-chilling terror. Now, surrounded by towering pyramids on Mexico City´s Walk of the Dead, a frightened yet resolute young woman searches for a perilous truth and for the beloved parent she thought was gone forever. But there are dark secrets lurking in the shadows of antiquity, a conspiracy she never imagined, and enemies who are determined that Carol Farley will not leave Mexico alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Conlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001136/bk_blak_001136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the 25 most influential people in America according to Time magazine, and ´´the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism´´ ( The New York Times), Robert Thurman illuminates the Tibetan Book of the Dead with up-to-date insights for modern audiences. For centuries, this text has been read aloud to the dying, who Buddhist masters say are capable of hearing up to three days after clinical death, as a guide through the tumultuous and often terrifying process of dissolution. Now, in Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between, Professor Robert Thurman demystifies this esoteric teaching and reveals the Tibetan view of dying: it is not an ending to be feared, but a wondrous and liberating culmination of our life´s journey, potentially opening into glorious new beginnings. Entering the bardo, the in-between state in which one reality dissolves and the next has not yet formed, we need not become prey to our fears and hopes. Instead, we can relax into our natural clarity and stabilize the journey. And this treasured teaching is for much more than just changing our understanding of death. Whether we have lost a dear relationship, awoken from a dream, or face the loss of our bodied life, simply hearing these teachings steadies our minds and hearts so that the journey from one state to the next changes from a tragic voyage into a clear adventure through the brilliant sky of great liberation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Thurman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000196/sp_true_000196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.