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.
A rare work of narrative non-fiction that illuminates a world most of us try not to see: the daily lives of the severely mentally ill, who are medicated, marginalized, locked away, and shunned. Susan Doherty´s groundbreaking book brings us a population of lost souls, ill-served by society, feared, shunted from locked wards to rooming houses to the streets to jail and back again. For the past 10 years, some of the people who cycle in and out of the severely ill wards of the Douglas Institute in Montreal, have found a friend in Susan, who volunteers on the ward, and then follows her friends out into the world as they struggle to get through their days. With their full cooperation, she brings us their stories, which challenge the ways we think about people with mental illness. The spine of the book is the life of Caroline Evans (not her real name), a woman in her early 60s whom Susan has known since she was a bright and sunny school girl. Caroline had formed a close friendship with Susan and shared stories from her life; through her, we experience what living with schizophrenia over time is really like. She has been through it all, including the way the justice system treats the severely mentally ill: at one point, she believed that she could save her roommate from the devil by pouring boiling water into her ear....Susan interleaves Caroline´s story with vignettes about her other friends, human stories that reveal their hopes, their circumstances, their personalities, their humanity. She´s found that if she can hang in through the first 10 to 15 minutes of every coffee date with someone in the grip of psychosis, then true communication results. Their ´´madness´´ is not otherworldly: instead it tells us something about how they´re surviving their lives and what they´ve been through. The Ghost Garden is not only touching, but carries a cargo of compassion and empathy. ´´This is a book I wish I could have written. Susan Doh 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paula Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000680/bk_prhc_000680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of mysterious and fascinating stories about Dragons, told in a unique and original way by storyteller Clare Viner. The stories Clare tells are never written down, so they are never fixed. Each telling is new and spontaneous - like Chinese whispers the stories change a little each time they are told. Things get forgotten and new bits added in; this is the real magic of storytelling, like the breath that tells the tales, the stories themselves are alive, they cannot be pinned like butterflies. So the tales you hear sparkle with spontaneity - like life they are exquisite and unpolished. Listen to them once or twice then recreate them yourself. Let the story change and come alive again, on the pulse of your breath. The Laidely Worm of Spindlestone High Clare has re-interpreted this old legend from Nothumbria. In many early myths the Goddess is represented as an old, wise and very powerful hag - and as a young, fertile maiden. Over time, in stories, the hag has been shown as ´evil´ - her great wisdom and power being feared. In this story Clare portrays her as a loving initiator, who knows she must teach her daughter - in order for her to survive... The Gurt Worm of Shervidge Forest A re-working of an old Somerset legend. In this story, a forest is guarded by a huge fire breathing Dragon. Only one little old lady is allowed into the forest through an archway of Rowan trees and she becomes the Dragon´s best friend. There is a sad ending to this story but it teaches us that the magic of the Dragon and the Rowan tree are for protection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Viner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000177/bk_summ_000177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Within this collection of short stories you will find a variety of monsters - a whole consternation of them, to use the collective noun. In these tales, a creature of make-believe proves difficult to disbelieve, a trickster-god takes an unkindly interest in witnesses, eldritch horrors can be summoned with a quilt, frustrated wolves face dangerous prey, the angel of death wears a plaid sport coat, wise old women are to be feared and heeded, Elvis remains king, the corpses of legends can be perilous to have around, and where one of the most powerful and potentially dangerous objects in the world is a fork. Eric Fritzius is writer, playwright, teacher, and actor of stage, screen and US and Canadian basic cable. His stories have appeared the anthologies Mountain Voices, Dark Tales of Terror, and Diner Stories, as well as in Greenbrier Valley Quarterly Magazine. Eric lives in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, with his wife and his dogs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Fritzius. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077805/bk_acx0_077805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On May 3, 1999, a band of vicious tornadoes slashed through the heart of Oklahoma. It was one of the most powerful storms to ever strike ´´Tornado Alley´´. At least 38 people died, and thousands more were left homeless.One of the memorable events from this storm was how a 10-month old infant was snatched out of her mother´s arms. When Amy Cargo´s home was struck by a tornado, the mother and child were sucked into the heart of the twister. Aleah disappeared, and Amy feared that her baby girl was dead. This is the story of a mother´s frantic search for her child. We talk to Amy and her family, as well as the volunteer firefighter who found the baby. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Cantore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/wthr/000012/rt_wthr_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the pages of the Immortal book series, it´s Eve. ´´...if your next question is, what could that possibly make me, if I´m not an angel or a god? The answer is the same as what I said before: many have considered me a god, and probably a few have thought of me as an angel. I´m neither, if those positions are defined by any kind of supernormal magical power. True magic of that kind doesn´t exist, but I can do things that may appear magic to someone slightly more tethered to their mortality. I´m a woman, and that´s all. What may make me different from the next woman is that it´s possible I´m the very first one....´´ For most of humankind, the woman calling herself Eve has been nothing more than a shock of red hair glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, in a crowd, or from a great distance. She´s been worshipped, feared, and hunted, but perhaps never understood. Now, she´s trying to reconnect with the world, and finding that more challenging than anticipated. Can the oldest human on Earth rediscover her own humanity? Or will she decide the world isn´t worth it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092666/bk_acx0_092666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everest and K2 are among the Earth´s most dangerous places, yet the world´s best climbers can´t stay away from them. This audio program offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. You´ll hear writing from Matt Dickinson, Chirs Bonington, David Roberts, and others whose stories remind us, in vivid accounts, why Everest and K2 are so feared yet so irresistable to climbers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000025/bk_live_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ready for some stories from the vast wilderness of Canada? It´s home to the sasquatch: a creature that´s revered and feared by the natives there since before time was recorded. Settle back with a cup of hot chocolate, lock the doors, and be ready to call your best friend in case you start seeing big hairy faces in the window (but be aware that your friend may also be listening to these stories, so have a backup plan). These 12 all-new and original stories from Rusty Wilson, the world´s greatest Bigfoot storyteller, will keep you intrigued, hanging on to the edge of your seat, or wishing you could travel up north and see what all the excitement´s about for yourself. Come hear about a young man who finally gets his wish to visit one of the world´s wildest places, where he quickly realizes that maybe his parents were right after all. Then hear about the strange case where a sasquatch discovers a rare fossilized dinosaur skeleton. And then, if you dare, hear about a woman who stops for a break on a remote Canadian back road and ends up taking something home with her that she really doesn´t want. And there´s the sasquatch that ends up saving peoples´ lives by stealing all their food in the dead of winter. Listen to a tale of a sasquatch that brings a couple together through its death, one that decides it wants to be in a painting, or perhaps another who likes the taste of loons, or even a man who discovers a secret Bigfoot food source. These campfire tales are guaranteed to make you happy you´re safe and sound in your house instead of listening to a sasquatch screaming in the darkness from inside your thin nylon tent, deep in the Canadian wilds. Or, if you´re truly the adventurous type, maybe you´ll want to buy a thin nylon tent and head to British Columbia or Alberta. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Henzel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034945/bk_acx0_034945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The stock exchange is a place where you can become rich or lose everything. Among the quotes and shares, only the fittest survive, because the real jungle laws operate in the financial market. In this audiobook you can find a collection of stories of ups and downs of the largest exchange vultures that will help you understand if you are ready to enter into this risky game. And if you are ready, that is what is to be feared, not to be the loser in this financial battlefield. Reference edition. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Stanislav Stanislav. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000279/bk_zaot_000279_sample.mp3.