A 2018 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults FinalistThe exciting true story of the captaincy, wreck, and discovery of the Whydah - the only pirate ship ever found - and the incredible mysteries it revealed.The 1650s to the 1730s marked the golden age of piracy, when fearsome pirates like Blackbeard ruled the waves, seeking not only treasure but also large and fast ships to carry it. The Whydah was just such a ship, built to ply the Triangular Trade route, which it did until one of the greediest pirates of all, Black Sam Bellamy, commandeered it. Filling the ship to capacity with treasure, Bellamy hoped to retire with his bounty - but in 1717 the ship sank in a storm off Cape Cod. For more than two hundred years, the wreck of the Whydah (and the riches that went down with it) eluded treasure seekers, until the ship was finally found in 1984 by marine archaeologists. The artifacts brought up from the ocean floor are priceless, both in value and in the picture they reveal of life in that much-mythologized era, changing much of what we know about pirates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011517/bk_brll_011517_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.
I Am Raymond Washington provides the listener with an unprecedented look into the life of the founder of the Crips. Forget everything you have been told about who started the Crips and why. Most of it is wrong - very wrong. Welcome to the only authorized biography of the undisputed founder of the Crips. Filled with interviews of friends, family, and acquaintances as well as people who knew and grew up with Raymond Lee Washington. Don´t look here for horrific stories of gang violence and crimes committed by gang members; that has been done before. If you are looking for a factual and intuitive look into what made Raymond Washington unique on the mean streets of Los Angeles, this book is for you. This book is filled with stories and eyewitness accounts of those who knew who the real founder of the Crips gang was, looks at what he represented to the people who knew him, and hopefully explains why his name is still spoken on the streets of Los Angeles with hatred, fear, awe, and reverence. Entering the world of Raymond Washington with an open mind was difficult for me, but eventually the story of who he was as a leader, warrior, tactician, and mentor became clear. Hopefully it will become clear to the listener why the gang was so successful and how an apparently unremarkable 15-year-old kid in the fall of 1969 would sit down with his best friend and form what would become one of the single most successful yet feared and hated gangs in the world: the Crips. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Taj Shareef. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058153/bk_acx0_058153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Whydah:A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found Martin W. Sandler
Avery Nolan worried for her friend, Agent Graham Braddock, when he chose to stay behind in the Frostfell, but she never expected to see him show up at her door, asking for her help. As she feared, scientists have found a way into the Greensward. Avery and Duncan agree to accompany Braddock back to the land they swore never to visit again so they can stop a war that will tear apart both worlds. However, Avery’s father, Alberon, discovers his daughter’s involvement and has plans of his own. Alberon isn’t worried about preventing genocide as much as he’s interested in getting to know the daughter he’d lost so long ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelley Hazen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119835/bk_acx0_119835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Mara found herself captured by a gang of vampires, she feared the worst. She felt it was a random kidnapping, and so she fully expected to end up as a meal but she had no idea that she was chosen. She was chosen by handsome Vampire Prince Lucien but Mara had no idea why. Is it for her blood? For her fertility? Information? Mara was about to discover the real answer was more important than she could have ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Brion. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063490/bk_acx0_063490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joseph Armagh was 13 when he first saw America through a dirty porthole on the steerage deck of The Irish Queen. It was the early 1850s, and he was a penniless orphan cast on a hostile shore to make a home for himself and his younger brother and infant sister. Some 70 years later, from his deathbed, Joseph Armagh last glimpsed his adopted land from the gleaming windows of a palatial estate. A multimillionaire, one of the most powerful and feared men, Joseph Armagh had indeed found a home. Captains and the Kings is the story of the price that was paid for it in the consuming, single-minded determination of a man clawing his way to the top. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Berneis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001465/bk_drms_001465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few are considered equal to him, is how Nepos first describes Themistocles in his ancient history of the man. Cast out from his family at a young age, Themistocles suddenly found himself having to face the world on his own. Rising from nothing he became one of the most feared and respected men in Greece, the only who could claim to have driven back Xerxes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000017/bk_yurt_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1972, the town of DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by the terrifying murder of Gaylene Harjo and the disappearance of her baby, Nicky Jack. When the child´s pajama bottoms were found on the banks of Willow Creek, everyone feared Nicky Jack was dead, although his body was never found. Nearly 30 years later, Nicky Jack mysteriously returns to DeClare. His sudden reappearance will stun the people of DeClare and stir up long-buried emotions and memories. But what Nicky Jack discovers among the people who remember the night he vanished is far more than he, or anyone, bargains for. Piece by piece, what emerges is a story of dashed hopes, desperate love, and a shocking act with repercussions that will cry out for justice...and redemption. Full of the authentic heartland characters that Billie Letts writes about so beautifully, Shoot the Moon is a hypnotic tale filled with suspense and emotional truth. It further establishes Billie Letts as an American writer to be reckoned with, an original storyteller whose words go straight to our heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Diamond Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000347/bk_time_000347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They were sent to investigate the first extraterrestrial signal. What they found was beyond anything they could have imagined - or feared.On a voyage to a mysterious moon in the Alpha Centauri system, the UEA Centaurus meets with disaster. Only the quick thinking of the flight engineer, Rachel Terman, saves some of the crew. Crash-landing on the moon, trillions of kilometers from Earth, they struggle to carry out their mission and try to survive.But nothing has prepared them for what they will face. False readings on sensors. Bizarre nightmares. Crew members vanishing.Then, Rachel discovers a blue, glassy lake. And everything changes. If the signal abides - will humankind fall?Signal is the latest gripping science-fiction thriller from rising star Tony Peak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson, Natasha Soudek, Fred Berman, Raphael Corkhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000453/or_orig_000453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.