From the author of Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy ´´Joseph Barboza is the most dangerous individual known.” -FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1965 Joe Barboza knew that there were two requirements for getting inducted into the Mafia. You had to be Sicilian. And you had to commit a contract killing. The New Bedford-born mobster was a proud Portuguese, not Sicilian, but his dream to be part of La Cosa Nostra proved so strong that he thought he could create a loophole. If he killed enough men, if he did enough of the Mafia’s dirtiest biddings, then they would have no choice but to make him a Made Man. Barboza’s brutal rise during one of the deadliest mob wars in US history became the stuff of legend, both on the bloodied streets of Boston and in the offices of the FBI and the US Attorney General. He took sick joy in his crimes, and it became increasingly difficult for the mob to keep the Animal on his leash. But soon the hunter became the hunted. Betrayed by the mob and now on the run, Boston’s most notorious contract killer forged a Faustian bargain with two unscrupulous FBI agents - a pact that would transform the US criminal justice system. From false testimony and manipulated evidence that sent mob leaders to death row, to the creation of the Witness Protection Program so the feds could protect their prized, cold-blooded witness, this was the horrific, dramatic first act in a story of murder and FBI corruption still being played out today in the news and the courtroom with the capture and trial of Whitey Bulger. Barboza’s legacy, buried for years thanks to the murders or deaths of its participants, is finally coming to light and being told in its unvarnished brutality by one of America’s most respected true crime writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Goad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050255/bk_adbl_050255_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 Much, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nolan Barger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094606/bk_acx0_094606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After spending his entire life living in cages, feared and hated for being Titan´s son, Kuklo becomes obsessed with proving he is not the monster everyone has always assumed him to be by confronting a Titan himself.
When a violent storm hits Graveyard Falls, it unearths the unimaginable: skeletons of teenage girls, each dressed in white and holding a candle. It´s clear to FBI agent Beth Fields that this is the work of a long-standing killer - but could it be the one she escaped years ago? She has no memory of the man who held her captive and murdered her friend. But even though someone was jailed for the crime, she´s always feared that the real killer is still out there...waiting and watching. Ian Kimball never believed his stepfather was guilty of Beth´s kidnapping or the slaying of two local girls. Now Graveyard Falls´s sheriff, he´s determined to catch the true perpetrator. And when more young women go missing, he realizes he needs Beth´s help. She is nothing like Ian expected, and everything he desires. But if they have any hope of finally ending the killer´s reign of terror, Beth and Ian will need to put everything aside, including their past, their mistrust, and their growing attraction... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008442/bk_brll_008442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jana, a powerful witch, and Tigan, a deceitful mercenary from Sabe´s and Kiera´s past, join forces to summon Samyaza, one of the most powerful of all fallen angels. The witch strikes a bargain with the fallen angel to possess Tigan, making him indestructible in battle. In exchange for granting this gift, Samyaza seeks a sacrifice, someone gifted with seraph abilities so he can free himself of the bonds that hold him captive in hell. It´s a race to save the sacrificial offering and stop Tigan from becoming possessed. Kai and Sabe join Brightstone and Blackhill´s forces to rid the world of the powerful, evil witch and Tigan. Once again, the seraph comes to the warriors´ aid, yet at what cost? The final battle culminates with the transformation of Eloise from a timid queen to a feared warrior, as her husband fights for his life, and freedom from bondage once more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Richard Ehredt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048679/bk_acx0_048679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New England Mafia was a hugely powerful organization that survived by using violence to ruthlessly crush anyone that threatened it, or its lucrative gambling, loansharking, bootlegging, and other enterprises. Psychopathic strongman Joseph ´´The Animal´´ Barboza was one of the most feared mob enforcers of all time, killing as many as 30 people for business and pleasure.From information based on newly declassified documents and the use of underworld sources, Boston Mob spans the gutters and alleyways of East Boston, Providence, and Charlestown to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., and Boston´s Beacon Hill. Its players include governors and mayors, and the Mafia Commission of New York City.From the tragic legacy of the Kennedy family to the Winter Hill-Charlestown feud, the fall of the New England Mafia and the rise of Whitey Bulger, Mark Songini´s Boston Mob is a saga of treachery, murder, greed, and the survival of ruthless men pitted against legal systems and police forces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012931/bk_tant_012931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book has it all! Ancient Enemies. Powerful Rivalries. Red Hot Lovers.Bears and wolves have been enemies since the dawn of time. But in the town of Black Salmon Falls, a truce - fragile though it may be - has been in place for more than a century, keeping the peace between Wolf Packs and Bear Clans.Jackson is the strongest warrior in his Clan and serves as the Sword of his Chief. To him, loyalty and duty are everything.Neesa is the most feared fighter among the Wolf Packs. But she´s also a woman who´s fiercely independent and unafraid to speak her mind.Both serve their masters and serve them well. But both also secretly long for more in this life. And in each other, they surprisingly find a kindred spirit - and perhaps, something more.When an ancient enemy surfaces that threatens to wipe out both bear and wolf alike, Jackson and Neesa find themselves in the fight of their lives. A fight with the survival of their people as well as the new life they hope to build hanging in the balance.Loyalty is tested and rivalries are renewed. But with a powerful enemy rising, there are no guarantees any of them will survive the coming fight.This book features a fiery, independent curvy woman who´s not afraid to speak her mind and kick some ass, as well as a strong, powerful man who is far more than meets the eye.This book is a stand-alone, no cheating, no cliff-hangers, and a guaranteed happy ending! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey D. Peterson, Ali Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100974/bk_acx0_100974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Samuel Branch is a man capable of wielding the energy around him to devastating effect. In another time, he would have been revered and feared as a wizard. In an age of technological miracles, the world has no need of his services. When a dangerous messenger arrives with orders from the ancient and unimaginably powerful Lords and the Ladies, though, Samuel Branch has no choice but follow the trail of a rising darkness. To complicate matters, when the sister of a friend-turned-enemy goes missing, an old lover resurfaces demanding that he intervene. When it all comes down, Samuel Branch may find that a rising darkness is the least of his problems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Stefano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142887/bk_acx0_142887_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true story behind the hit film Casino from an ´´enforcer´´ who lived it. Tony Spilotro was the Mob´s man in Las Vegas. A feared enforcer, the bosses knew Tony would do whatever it took to protect their interests. The ´´Little Guy´´ built a criminal empire that was the envy of mobsters across the country, and his childhood pal, Frank Cullotta, helped him do it. But Tony´s quest for power and lack of self-control with women cost the Mob its control of Vegas; and Tony paid for it with his life. ´´I was a little nervous before my first meeting with former mobster Frank Cullotta. It turned out we had a pleasant conversation that ended with an agreement for me to write his book. As I drove home, I realized I had made a deal with a career thief and killer on a handshake. What was I thinking?´´ (Dennis N. Griffin, author of Surviving the Mob) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Lomakayu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088690/bk_acx0_088690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.