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.
From best-selling and award-winning author Kathryn Lasky comes an explosive adventure following the teen girl fighter pilots who took on Hitler´s army...and won. Fifteen-year-old Valya knows what it feels like to fly. She´s a pilot who´s always felt more at home soaring through the sky than down on earth. But since the Germans surrounded Stalingrad, Valyas been forced to stay on the ground and watch her city crumble. When her mother is killed during the siege, Valya is left with one burning desire: to join up with her older sister, a member of the famous and feared Night Witches - a brigade of young female pilots. Using all her wits, Valya manages to get past the German blockage and find the Night Witches base...and that´s when the real danger starts. The women have been assigned a critical mission. If they succeed, they´ll inflict serious damage on the Nazis. If they fail, they´ll face death...or even worse horrors. Historical fiction master Lasky sheds light on the wars unsung heroes - daredevil girls who took to the skies to fight for their country - in an action-packed thrill ride that´ll leave you electrified and breathless. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/000802/bk_schc_000802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How a famous cold case, a murderous fire and a quest for justice finally brought down one of Australia´s worst killers.´´He takes you in the middle of the night, like an angel, and you’re gone for good.´´ (Witness at Vincent O’Dempsey’s committal hearing for murder, 2015)In 2017, Vincent O’Dempsey was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murders of Barbara McCulkin and her two young daughters. It took over 40 years to bring him to justice. Feared for decades by criminals and police alike, O’Dempsey associated with convicted underworld figures and has been linked to a string of haunting cold cases, including the deadly Whiskey au Go Go nightclub firebombing that killed 15 innocent people.Award-winning investigative journalist Matthew Condon has interviewed dozens of ex-cons, police and witnesses to put together a compelling picture of the calculating killer who spent his life evading the law before he was finally brought to justice. The Night Dragon shines a light on a chilling chapter of Australia´s criminal past and the devastating legacy left in its wake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Tredinnick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004420/bk_boli_004420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joe Coughlin is 19 when he meets Emma Gould. A small-time thief in 1920s Boston, he is told to cuff her while his accomplices raid the casino she works for. But Joe falls in love with Emma - and his life changes forever. That meeting is the beginning of Joe´s journey to becoming one of the nation´s most feared and respected gangsters. It is a journey beset by violence, double-crossing, drama, and pain. And it is a journey into the soul of prohibition-era America.... A powerful, deeply moving novel, Live by Night is a tour-de-force by Dennis Lehane, writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone and The Given Day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Sims. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000582/bk_twuk_000582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trapped in the body of the legendary Scheherazade, a young woman named Camille finds herself in a land of harems, wizards, and ruthless rulers. A student of time travel, a descendant of a witch, and a curious and sensitive soul, Camille is trapped by the king´s order. Night after night she´s forced to tell stories of her travels across the planes in order to keep herself alive. With tales of the erotic, the romantic, the magical, and the sensual, she entertains the king in the hope that he will spare her life. Desperate to get back to her own time, she turns to the one man who might be able to save her. Khalid is a member of an ancient order of mages, his power granted to him by a djinn. The most feared man in the kingdom, he is still forced to do the king´s bidding, and the king wants to know if Scheherazade is a witch. Khalid sees through the mask Camille wears and knows she´s the one woman promised to him by fate. He´ll do anything to have her, anything to love her. But to save her means losing her forever.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026287/bk_adbl_026287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sex, blood and rock ´n´ roll Immortal Dilemma is the hottest band in the Las Vegas vampire rock scene. They draw insatiable fans from around the globe, thanks to a supernatural attraction called Bloodlust. Tristan craved such an opportunity to fill his empty mortal life, and now he has eternity to earn his place among the legends of rock ´n´ roll debauchery. Callie always feared that Tristan’s excesses would get him into trouble, but she never thought they’d lead him to immortality. To reconnect with him, she must weave her way through a world not only that she had no idea existed, but that does not welcome her. Blade turned down a spot in Immortal Dilemma after learning what he must sacrifice for that lifestyle. He finds Callie a refreshing change from the girls in the vampire rock scene. When Callie drags Blade back into the world of Immortal Dilemma, his resistance drives her into the waiting arms of Tristan, who shows her the true meaning of Bloodlust. But the very things that Callie fights so hard to save are the very things that fight to destroy her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Almasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017582/bk_adbl_017582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Only she can heal his battered heart....When Rafe Jerry was ordered off his family´s California ranch, he swore never to return. Instead, he ran away to war, where the harsh realities of battle transformed him into a crack soldier - and an unexpected betrayal made him a man to be feared. Now, the war has ended, and Rafe is left with two goals: track down the man who betrayed his brothers-in-arms and fight for the land that should have been his. He has no room in his hardened heart for love....But Maria de la Guerra is like no woman he´s ever known. With her gentle strength and endless compassion, she may be his only chance to let go of the pain of the past - and finally be free. The war has changed them all, and each of the Night Riders must decide what is more important: love or revenge? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013748/bk_tant_013748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel, Alison Weir, and Philippa Gregory, Empress of the Night is Eva Stachniak’s engrossing new novel, told in the voice of Catherine the Great as the Romanov monarch reflects on her ascension to the throne, her rule over the world’s greatest power, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. A critically acclaimed historical drama and instant number-one international best seller, The Winter Palace brilliantly reimagined the rise of Catherine the Great through the watchful eyes of her clever servant Varvara. Now, in Eva Stachniak’s enthralling new novel, Catherine takes center stage as she relives her astonishing ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. As the book opens, the charismatic monarch is in her final hours. From the fevered depths of her mind, Catherine recalls the fateful trajectory of her turbulent life: her precarious apprenticeship as Russia’s Grand Duchess, the usurpers who seek to deprive her of a crown, the friends who beg more of her than she was willing to give, and her struggle to know whom to trust and whom to deceive to ensure her survival. ´´We quarrel about power, not about love,´´ Catherine would write to the great love of her life, Grigory Potemkin, but her days were balanced on the razor’s edge of choosing her head over her heart. Power, she learns, is about resolve, strategy, and direction; love must sometimes be secondary as she marshals all her strengths to steer her volatile country into a new century and beyond - to grow the Romanov empire, to amass a vast fortune, and to control a scheming court in order to become one of history’s greatest rulers. Gorgeously written with vivid detail and lyrical prose, Empress of the Night is an intensely intimate novel of a woman in charge of her fortunes, who must n 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beata Pozniak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003801/bk_rand_003801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For centuries, man has feared the bat. Its seeming ability to traverse between the worlds has inspired tales of terrible horror but also stories of great hope. This is the tale of the age-old Bat Man - from Bob Kane and Bill Finger´s creation in 1939 to Dracula and even further back into time. The image and legacy of the bat throughout history is truly emblematic of man´s dark side. This is a tale of more than just the incredible success of a superhero; it is also a unique insight into the dark nature of man himself. Relive the rise of the Batman era, from the very beginnings to the modern age - and in so doing, you´ll understand how this creation has taken on a life of its own. The dark nature of our very selves will be explored. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Gardiner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000035/bk_real_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.