From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave miles underground for nearly three weeks - a pulse-pounding account by a reporter who was there every step of their journey out.After a practice in June 2018, a Thai soccer coach took a dozen of his young players to explore a famous but flood-prone cave. It was one of the boys’ birthday, but neither he nor the dozen resurfaced. Worried parents and rescuers flocked to the mouth of a cave that seemed to have swallowed the boys without a trace. Ranging in age from 11 to 16, the boys were all members of the Wild Boars soccer team. When water unexpectedly inundated the cave, blocking their escape, they retreated deeper inside, taking shelter in a side cavern. While the world feared them dead, the 13 young souls survived by licking the condensation off the cave’s walls, meditating, and huddling together for warmth.In this thrilling account, ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman recounts this amazing story in depth and from every angle, exploring their time in the cave, the failed plans and human mistakes that nearly doomed them, and the daring mission that ultimately saved them. Gutman introduces the elite team of volunteer divers who risked death to execute a plan so risky that its American planners admitted, ´´for us, success would have meant getting just one boy out alive.” He takes you inside the meetings where life and death decisions were grimly made and describes how these heroes pulled off an improbable rescue under immense pressure, with the boys’ desperate parents and the entire world watching. One of the largest rescues in history was in doubt until the very last moment.Matt Gutman covered the story intensively, went deep inside the c 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Gutman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008299/bk_harp_008299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this remarkable, groundbreaking audiobook, a documentarian and conservationist, determined to dispel misplaced fear and correct common misconceptions, explores in-depth the secret lives of sharks - magnificent creatures who play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans and ultimately the planet.From the Jaws blockbusters to Shark Week, we are conditioned to see sharks as terrifying, cold-blooded underwater predators. But as Safeguard the Seas founder William McKeever reveals, sharks are evolutionary marvels essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. We can learn much from sharks, he argues, and our knowledge about them continues to grow. The first to reveal in full the hidden lives of sharks, Emperors of the Deep examines four species - mako, tiger, hammerhead, and great white - as never before and includes fascinating details such as:Sharks are 50 million years older than trees;Sharks have survived five extinction-level events, including the one that killed off the dinosaurs;Sharks have electroreception, a sixth sense that lets them pick up on electric fields generated by living things;Sharks can dive 4,000 feet below the surface;Sharks account for only six human fatalities per year, while humans kill 100 million sharks per year.McKeever goes back through time to probe the shark’s prehistoric secrets and how it has become the world’s most feared and most misunderstood predator and takes us on a pulse-pounding tour around the world and deep under the water’s surface, from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to the coral reefs of the tropical Central Pacific, to see sharks up close in their natural habitat. He also interviews ecologists, conservationists, and world-renowned shark experts, including the founders of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior, the head of the Massachusetts Shark Research Program, and the self-professed ´´last great 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008773/bk_harp_008773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bajor is in flames. The corridors of Terok Nor echo with the sounds of battle. It is the end of the Cardassian Occupation and the beginning of the greatest epic adventure in the saga of Deep Space 9. Six years later, with the Federation losing ground in its war against the Dominion, the galaxy´s greatest smugglers, including the beautiful and enigmatic Vash, rendezvous on Deep Space 9. Their objective: a fabled lost orb of the Prophets unlike any other, rumored to be the key to unlocking a second wormhole in Bajoran Space, a second Celestial Temple. Almost immediately, mysterious events plague the station: Odo arrests Quark for murder; Jake and Nog lead Chief O´Brien to an errie holosuite in a section of the station that´s not on any schematic: and a Cardassian scientist whom even the Obsidian Order once feared makes an unexpected appearance. With all these events tied to a never-before-told story of the Cardassian withdrawal, Captain Benjamin Sisko faces the most dangerous challenge of his career. Unless he can uncover the secret of the lost Orb. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Morton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000180/bk_sans_000180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Commander Lesto Arseni is the most feared man in the Harken Empire. None but the High King dares risk his wrath - and a pirate who once punched him in the middle of the imperial pavilion. A pirate who later snuck away with Lesto to an empty room, touched him in ways far more memorable. And then immediately bolted like a man who´d gotten what he wanted. Shemal just wants to live a normal life, leave his pirating days behind him and prove that he´s respectable now. The last thing he needs is the two idiots who show up wanting his help with the noble they´ve kidnapped - the very man Shemal had been hoping to prove himself to, the man he hasn´t forgotten since Shemal punched him a year and a half ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Stellman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102667/bk_acx0_102667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning journalist Vivian Ho exposes a shattering true-crime story, shedding light on America’s new lost generation.In 2015, the senseless Bay Area murders of twenty-three-year-old Audrey Carey and sixty-seven-year-old Steve Carter were personal tragedies for the victims’ families. But they also shed light on a more complex issue. The killers were three drifters scrounging for a living among a burgeoning counterculture population. Soon this community of runaways and transients became vulnerable scapegoats of a modern witch hunt. The supposedly progressive residents of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, only two generations removed from the Summer of Love, now feared all of society’s outcasts as threats.In Those Who Wander, Vivian Ho delves deep into a rising subculture that’s changing the very fabric of her city and all of urban America. Moving beyond the disheartening statistics, she gives voices to these young people - victims of abuse, failed foster care, mental illness, and drug addiction. She also doesn’t ignore the threat they pose to themselves and to others as a dangerous dark side emerges. With alarming urgency, she asks what can be done to save the next generation of America’s vagabond youth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011585/bk_brll_011585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His weapon is the stiletto, his codename: The Needle. He is Henry Faber, a coldly professional killer and Germany´s most feared deep-cover agent in Britain. His task: to discover the Allies´ plans for D-Day and get them to Germany at all costs. It´s a task he undertakes with customary relish and ruthlessness - until he encounters Storm Island and a woman named Lucy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Cazenove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000007/bk_macm_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grey doesn’t believe in curses. When he uncovers a cavern deep under the mountain feared by the villagers as a faery tomb, he scoffs at the superstition - until he meets a stranger who lures him into the wood. A steamy encounter in a forest glade has him wondering if being cursed is such a bad thing after all....This short story from Nephy Hart contains graphic depictions of sexual acts and is therefore strictly for adults only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Dickins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000943/bk_entn_000943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Persephone Lancaster receives a marriage proposal from the ill-tempered Duke of Kielder, she refuses - and then reconsiders. The obscene sum of money he´s offering Persephone would save her family from ruin. With her characteristic optimism, she travels to the far reaches of Northumberland to wed a greatly feared stranger. Lodged deep in a thick forest infested with wild dogs, the Duke´s castle is as cold and forbidding as the Duke himself, a man with terrible scars on his body and his soul. But the Duke´s steely determination to protect his heart at all costs is challenged by his growing attachment to his lovely and gentle bride. With caring persistence, Persephone attempts to pierce the Duke´s armor and reach the man beneath. Yet, he cannot tolerate such exposure, and his repeated rejections take their toll. But when grave danger arises, the Duke realizes he must face the risk of revealing his true feelings or lose the woman he cannot live without. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aubrey Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dsrt/000084/bk_dsrt_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He looked down at the little girl, sleeping peacefully, her arms wrapped around a teddy bear. He knew he was the only one who could save her. He could let her sleep forever.An eight-year-old girl, Chelsea Compton, is missing in Pine Valley, California, and for Detective Katie Scott it’s a cruel reminder of the friend who disappeared from summer camp 20 years ago. Unable to shake the memories, Katie vows she won’t rest until she discovers what happened to Chelsea.But as Katie starts to investigate, the case reveals itself to be much bigger and more shocking than she feared. Hidden deep in the forest she unearths a makeshift cemetery: a row of graves, each with a brightly colored teddy bear.Katie links the graves to a stack of missing-persons cases involving young girls - finding a pattern no one else has managed to see. Someone in Pine Valley has been taking the town’s daughters for years, and Katie is the only one who can stop them.And then another little girl goes missing, snatched from the park near her home.Katie’s still haunted by the friend she failed to protect, and she’ll do anything to stop the killer striking again - but can she find the little girl before it’s too late?Compulsive and gripping crime fiction for fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine, and Melinda Leigh. Katie Scott’s first case will have you on the edge of your seat and gasping with shock. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Rost-Welling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153344/bk_acx0_153344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.