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.
´´We are the people our parents warned us about´´ is the motto of the Bandidos, one of the world´s most feared outlaw motorcycle gangs. For ten years, Steve Utah was a Bandidos insider. He arranged the security of their clubhouses. He ´cooked´ ecstasy and ice for them. He was at meetings where interstate and overseas drug and weapons smuggling was planned. He saw stolen military weapons being sold. He witnessed vicious beatings, helped dump corpses. He saw men executed in front of him. It all became too much and, in an attempt to regain control of his life, Utah resorted to the unthinkable: he rolled over to the Federal Police and told them all he knew about the Bandidos. This shocking, unflinching, tragic story is Steve Utah´s confession. He knows he is a dead man running - that inevitably the Bandido code will be honoured and he will be silenced. But not before Utah gets his chance to wake Australians to the looming threat in their midst - the relentless rise of sophisticated organised crime networks inside outlaw motorcycle gangs and the apparent inability of the Police and legal system to deal with it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Carman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001050/bk_boli_001050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A 2018 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist The 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.
The Sailor Whom England Feared:Being the Story of Paul Jones, Scotch Naval Adventurer and Admiral in the American and Russian Fleets (Classic Reprint) M. Mac Dermot Crawford
Circle of Greed is the epic story of the rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon. For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and sued top Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, Apple, Time Warner, and most famously, Enron. Now, the man who brought corporate moguls to their knees has fallen prey to the same corrupt impulses of his enemies, and is paying the price by serving time in federal prison. If there was ever a modern Greek tragedy about a man and his times, about corporate arrogance and illusions and the scorched-earth tactics to not only counteract corporate America but to beat it at its own game, Bill Lerach´s story is it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002202/bk_rand_002202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. Uncommonly powerful, with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye, O-Six is a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. She is beloved by wolf watchers, particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre, and becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world. But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is challenged on all fronts: by hunters, who compete with wolves for the elk they both prize; by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians; and by other Yellowstone wolves who are vying for control of the park´s stunningly beautiful Lamar Valley. These forces collide in American Wolf, a riveting multigenerational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West-between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country´s most iconic landscapes.
The true story of one of pro wrestling´s most charismatic, feared, and beloved icons Who was Maurice the man, and who was Mad Dog the character? Maurice ´´Mad Dog´´ Vachon was a gold medalist, a pro-wrestling legend, and a pop culture icon - but he was also a son, husband, and father. Mad Dog explores Vachon´s career and personal struggles with painstakingly detailed historical research and through both Maurice´s own recollections and those of the people who knew him best. As a young man, Maurice could have chosen a dark criminal path, but then wrestling and family changed him. Chronicling his slow but steady rise to prominence across America and internationally in some of pro wrestling´s most important territories, this in-depth biography shows how Vachon´s life came to be defined by the words of Mark Twain: ´´It´s not the size of the dog in the fight, it´s the size of the fight in the dog.´´ Fiercely proud, motivated, and supremely talented, Vachon´s story is also the amazing tale of how a lifelong make-believe heel became a real-life hero outside of the ring. With a foreword by his brother, Paul Vachon, and an afterword by his widow, Kathie Vachon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Reed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031628/bk_adbl_031628_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.
What you will find inside: Pit bulls are exposed to a lot of controversies and debates. While some believe that they are harmless dogs that are simply forced into becoming violent by their trainers and owners, others believe they are born violent and ferocious. But time and time again, you hear stories of their courage, loyalty, and compassion, and it is these stories that make you wonder if they really deserve to be treated the way they are. This is one such true story about a ´´pit bull type dog´´ who went from being hated and feared for being born ´´unidentified´´ to finding his true identity as a loved and valued life companion. Once pit bulls were family dogs, however, after the ´80s when drug lords trained pit bulls to be violent, they have come to be feared and shunned from family homes. But that´s only part of the story. There´s another side to them that is just as compassionate and full of love as any man or animal that is given the respect and value it deserves. Pit bulls are one of the most misunderstood breed of dogs in today´s times. They come in all shapes and sizes because of their generalization. Today, there are hundreds of breed mixes that are commonly identified as pit bulls. This story is about: The struggles of millions of pit bull puppies that are left to fend for themselves. The stereotypes and generalizations that they have to face each day. Their personality traits and what makes them just as lovable. A heroic gesture that saves a family´s life. Acceptance and a permanent home for the pit bull. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044568/bk_acx0_044568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In this audiobook, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence. Tzu Hsi was born into one of the lowly ranks of the Imperial dynasty. According to custom, she moved to the Forbidden City at the age of 17 to become one of hundreds of concubines. But her singular beauty and powers of manipulation quickly moved her into the position of Second Consort. Tzu Hsi was feared and hated by many in the court, but adored by the people. The Empress’s rise to power (even during her husband’s life) parallels the story of China’s transition from the ancient to the modern way. Pearl S. Buck’s knowledge of and fascination with the empress’s life are contagious. She reveals the essence of this self-involved and infamous last empress, at the same time she takes the listener through China’s struggle for freedom and democracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000820/bk_oasi_000820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.