Among members of the outlaw motorcycle clubs, Caesar Campbell is a legend. Former sergeant-at-arms and chief enforcer for the Comancheros, Caesar became the founding member and sergeant-at-arms of the Australian chapter of the Bandidos. He epitomised bikie culture - unbeatable in a fight, brutal in the extreme, fearing no one and nothing, and loyal until death. This is Caesar´s story, from his recruitment into the Comancheros, to the savage split within the club that led to the foundation of the Bandidos and the bloody massacre at Milperra that resulted from it. Enforcer is a unique and captivating true-crime story that will shock you with its raw violence, its brutality and its insights into an outlaw world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001491/bk_boli_001491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Earth first! Terra for Terrans! They´ve eased our problems. They´ve raised our standards of living. Their science has shown us that everything we thought we knew about the universe was wrong. And now the alien Hyadeans´ high-tech gifts and their flair for social order promise to make a paradise of planet Earth. To us, the Hyadeans seem a model of efficiency and clear thinking. But in Hyadean eyes, Earth´s culture wallows in imagination and dreams, art forms, and concepts which would never have occurred to a citizen of their world. To some of the aliens, this demonstrates Earth´s backwardness; others are increasingly fascinated by us. But when a political assassination plunges his life into chaos, wealthy socialite and ´´fixer´´ Roland Cade discovers the dark underbelly of the alien presence. Our government obeys them. Our economy serves their wealthy masters. And the CounterAction ´´terrorists´´ on the news are truly fighting for freedom for Terrans and Hyadeans alike - and one of them is his ex-wife. Soon Cade is caught up in a terrifying adventure that will take him around the globe, and a conflict that will threaten to destroy the world as it turns American against American - and Hyadean against Hyadean. Cade will find friends in unexpected places - among the agents of CounterAction, and among the aliens themselves. But he will also face deadly enemies closer than he ever could have feared.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007008/bk_adbl_007008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this book, the third in the series, you will find a selection of 16 legends, each of which relates to a particular place in Central Wales. Black Bart the Pirate, Owain Glyndwr, the Red Dragon of Wales, the Five Saints, and the Red Bandits of Mawddwy are just a few of the characters you will meet in this audiobook. Learn where the Red Dragon of Wales lives today, why a Welsh pirate, who dressed like a dandy, was the most feared in the world, how the drovers travelled the land and created their own banking system, and how King Arthur destroyed the evil monster they called the Barfog. Discover the Lost Land of Wales, the Salt Smugglers of Mawddach, and the secret of the Robber´s Grave. As you listen to the legends you will be dipping into a rich Celtic culture of stories that have been told and retold over hundreds of years, keeping listeners entertained on dark winter nights when the warmth of a log fire and the flicker of flames made anything possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Watkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080572/bk_acx0_080572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deep in the woods on top of a desolated hilltop stood the most haunted cemetery ever known, called Haunted Hills Cemetery. Legend has it that in 1855, a man by the name of Jester Flats was the new Sheriff in town. One thing the townspeople had no idea about was when Jester Flats was appointed the new Sheriff in the town of Deadsville. The Sheriff had his own idea of how he wanted to bring law and order in the town of Deadsville. His way would be by way of an axe. He was the most feared Sheriff the town of Deadsville has ever known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002893/bk_acx0_002893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Everybody in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter.´´ (Mike Tyson) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. ´´Iron´´ Mike Tyson was one of the most feared opponents to ever step into a boxing ring. With unbelievable power that floored or stopped all but two of his first 28 professional opponents, Tyson began an unprecedented ascent to the top of the boxing world, becoming the youngest champion in history with a second-round TKO over Trevor Berbick, the last man to box and defeat Muhammad Ali. That victory, in November 1986, prompted one British sports reporter to write, ´´The noble and manly art of boxing can at least cease worrying about its immediate future, now it has discovered a heavyweight champion fit to stand alongside Dempsey, Tunney, Louis, Marciano, and Ali.´´ Tyson became one of the biggest names in sports during the 1980s and could literally do no wrong in the ring, compiling a 37-0 record with 33 KO/TKOs. On top of that, he was the face of the iconic Nintendo game Mike Tyson´s Punch-Out!!, a favorite among every video gamer in Generations X and Y. It was a stunning rise for a kid who grew up poor with no father in rough neighborhoods of New York City. Taunted for his now instantly recognizable high voice and lisp, Tyson was quick to fight and a petty criminal who became orphaned upon his mother´s death when he was 16. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hoeksema. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034331/bk_acx0_034331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tall, gangling schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, both educated and highly superstitious, comes to live and teach in the quiet, rural town known as Sleepy Hollow in the Catskill Mountains of New York. There, he falls in love with the daughter of wealthy farmer Van Tassel. But he must compete with the much admired, waggish ruffian Brom Bones, whom he encounters - with absolute terror and belief - in the guise of the much storied and feared specter... The Headless Horseman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ian Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onvo/000064/bk_onvo_000064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Here lies that famous Raphael by whom Nature feared to be conquered while he lived, and when he was dying, feared herself to die.´´ (Inscription on Raphael´s sarcophagus) Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known across the world simply by the name Raphael, stands as one of the main pillars of the High Renaissance, an iconic example of the balance between spirituality and humanistic inquiry that characterized the time period. Although he lived just 37 years, his career produced an amazingly rich output, and he completed more works than many artists do over careers spanning twice the length. At the same time, Raphael´s art combined central tropes associated with the Renaissance while remaining remarkably original. As such, his career is worth exploring not only in its own right but also for the ways in which he typified contemporary artistic techniques, including a return to antiquity and the balance between mathematical accuracy, rational thought, and religious devotion. While Raphael´s own themes did not vary greatly throughout his career, he led a relatively nomadic existence, and his life reflects the trends associated with late 15th-century and early 16th-century Italy. Born in Umbria and raised in the Umbria court, Raphael was exposed to a wealth of artistic influences and high culture, characteristic of the early Renaissance shift toward humanism and artistic appreciation. Although Raphael´s talent was generational, his life did not involve the extreme poverty and destitution that often characterized the lives of other famous artists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Van Linda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052742/bk_acx0_052742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From esteemed Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev, the first fully documented biography of Simon Wiesenthal, revealing the fascinating truth behind this simultaneously admired, despised, and feared hunter of Nazis. Simon Wiesenthal was the legendary ´´Nazi hunter” played by Ben Kingsley and Laurence Olivier on film, a Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to the punishment of Nazi criminals. A hero in the eyes of many, he was also attacked for his unrelenting pursuit of the past, when others preferred to forget. For this definitive biography, Tom Segev has obtained access to Wiesenthal’s hundreds of thousands of private papers and to 16 archives, including records of the U.S., Israeli, Polish, and East German secret services. Segev is able to reveal the intriguing secrets of Wiesenthal’s life, including his stunning role in the capture of Adolf Eichmann, his controversial investigative techniques, his unlikely friendships with Kurt Waldheim and Albert Speer, and the nature of his rivalry with Elie Wiesel. Tom Segev has written a brilliant character study of the ´´hunter” who was driven by his own memories to ensure that the destruction of European Jewry never be forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002408/bk_rand_002408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time.´´ - Tony Curtis A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. At the height of Hollywood´s golden age; of the 1940s through the early 60s, many of the industry´s brightest stars could boast of unique stories describing how they were discovered. Their distinctiveness as on-screen personalities was an important part of that stardom, but one unlikely actor, a mismatch of contrasts, dialects, looks, and personal behavior, was to become an icon of the age, revered and disdained, but in the end, fondly remembered by the movie industry and fan base. Tony Curtis was, in the beginning, considered by most of his colleagues as a hack actor, but in time, one who took it upon himself to develop into a true screen artist. At his height as a matinee idol, Curtis was blessed with piercing blue eyes and good looks, a physicality described as classically handsome. He was to set a new criteria in place for male beauty in his era, a feminized but rugged heroism, able to portray grisly scenes with a pretty boy appearance, then immediately turn cute and excel in light comedy. Off-screen, Curtis was one of Hollywood´s most prodigious womanizers, with a predatory sexual magnetism that was both alluring and feared. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091390/bk_acx0_091390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wales is a land filled with mythology. Every breathtaking valley, towering mountain, shimmering lake, and magical castle has a mythical tale to entertain and enchant you. The Welsh, like other Celtic races, love to tell stories. From before the time of the Mabinogion and the Black Book of Carmarthen, they have passed dark winter nights telling Welsh fables, fairy tales and legends. Discover.... The Mermaid of Camaes Head and how she saved a fisherman´s life. Why Twm Shon Cati, who some called The Welsh Robin Hood, was the scourge of Llandovery. A smuggler´s secret at Culver Hole where the King´s Revenue Men feared to go. Discover the Treasure of Craig-y-Ddinas, a story of one man´s profit and greed. These are just some of the Welsh Legends and Myths you will find, but there´s more.... Learn why there´s a Sleeping Prince beneath the ramparts of Carreg Cennen Castle waiting for the clarion call to arms. Why the men who called themselves Daughters of Rebecca burned gates and challenged evil profiteers. The fate of Nest, the Temptress of Cilgerran and how she tricked her husband. Why the Lady of Llyn y Fan left her husband and walked into a lake, never to see him again. How The Wreckers of Cefn Sidan murdered a French Emperor´s niece. Why William Paxton, a wealthy Scotsman, built a strange folly to spite the people of Carmarthenshire. And why Sir Owain´s Lake sits on the top of a mountain. The folklore of Wales and its history are interwoven with myths and legends that cross the centuries. Some are based on factual events, others have mythical roots, but all are entertaining. Download the audiobook today and delight in these magical Welsh legends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Watkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078122/bk_acx0_078122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.