A group of Skylands´ most feared criminals have escaped from the Cloudcracker Prison, after it was blown up by the evil Kaos. Now, it´s up to you and the Skylanders to find and trap them inside special magical crystals.
The ultimate story of America´s dominant warriors.... When Osama bin Laden was assassinated, the entire world was fascinated by the men who had completed the seemingly impossible mission that had dogged the US government for over a decade. SEAL Team 6 became synonymous with heroism, duty, and justice. Only a handful of the elite men who make up the SEALs, the US Navy´s best and bravest, survive the legendary and grueling selection process that leads to Team 6, a group so classified it technically does not even exist. There are no better warriors on Earth. Don Mann knows what it takes to be a brother of this ultra-selective fraternity. As a member of Seal Team Six for over eight years, and a SEAL for over 17 years, he worked in countless covert operations, operating from land, sea, and air, and facing shootings, decapitations, and stabbings. He was captured by the enemy and lived to tell the tale, and he participated in highly classified missions all over the globe, including Somalia, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. As a current training coordinator for several civilian SEAL training programs, and as a former Training Officer of SEAL Team 6, he was directly responsible for shaping the bodies and minds of SEALs who carried out the assassination of Osama bin Laden. But to become a SEAL, Mann had to overcome his own troubled childhood and push his body to its breaking point - and beyond. Inside SEAL Team 6 is a high-octane narrative of physical and mental toughness, giving unprecedented insight to the inner workings of the training and secret missions of the world´s most respected and feared combat unit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000770/bk_hach_000770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The skills, knowledge, and attributes that you need to be successful as the leader of an information technology team are often considerably different from the skills, knowledge, and attributes needed to excel in traditional business leadership roles. In most companies, IT is a critical catalyst for empowering the rest of the functional groups in the business to be successful. Without IT, the company can´t complete (in some cases, it can´t even function). You´d think, then, that top executives would respect and appreciate successful IT leaders. ´´Anyone that helps the rest of us keep our livelihood,´´ the thinking ought to go, ´´is valuable to me.´´ In reality, good IT leaders are often feared, resented, and even reviled by upper management and peers alike. The arcane skills needed to understand complex modern technologies are off-putting to normal folks. The art of getting the very best results out of veteran technologists can seem counterintuitive and bizarre when compared to conventional business best-practices. In this book, Business Technology magazine´s American correspondent Keil Hubert takes a sometimes jaded and often snarky look at what it is that makes IT leaders successful in organizations that aren´t, in and of themselves, technology-focused. Drawing from three years of print and online columns and 25 years of experience in the IT trenches, Hubert argues why it´s important to embrace failure, to put people s growth foremost in your priorities, and to swiftly call shenanigans on improper workplace conduct. This book includes bonus content and extensive notes about the 13 core columns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Nolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080998/bk_acx0_080998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave miles underground for nearly three weeks - a pulse-pounding account by a reporter who was there every step of their journey out.After a practice in June 2018, a Thai soccer coach took a dozen of his young players to explore a famous but flood-prone cave. It was one of the boys’ birthday, but neither he nor the dozen resurfaced. Worried parents and rescuers flocked to the mouth of a cave that seemed to have swallowed the boys without a trace. Ranging in age from 11 to 16, the boys were all members of the Wild Boars soccer team. When water unexpectedly inundated the cave, blocking their escape, they retreated deeper inside, taking shelter in a side cavern. While the world feared them dead, the 13 young souls survived by licking the condensation off the cave’s walls, meditating, and huddling together for warmth.In this thrilling account, ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman recounts this amazing story in depth and from every angle, exploring their time in the cave, the failed plans and human mistakes that nearly doomed them, and the daring mission that ultimately saved them. Gutman introduces the elite team of volunteer divers who risked death to execute a plan so risky that its American planners admitted, ´´for us, success would have meant getting just one boy out alive.” He takes you inside the meetings where life and death decisions were grimly made and describes how these heroes pulled off an improbable rescue under immense pressure, with the boys’ desperate parents and the entire world watching. One of the largest rescues in history was in doubt until the very last moment.Matt Gutman covered the story intensively, went deep inside the c 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Gutman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008299/bk_harp_008299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First in the new Assassins of Landria series from the award-winning, best-selling author of Scourge: A Novel of Darkhurst, and the Chronicles of the Necromancer books!Friends since their orphanage childhood, Joel ´´Ridge” Breckinridge and Garrett ´´Rett” Kennard rose through the ranks of the Landrian army together, from teenaged conscripts to seasoned fighters. Together, they became the most feared team of assassins in Landria, surviving longer that most in their profession by virtue of excellent fighting skills, legendary bravado, peerless strategy, and an uncanny synchronicity. Henri, their long-suffering squire, tends to the thankless jobs of provisioning and logistics, while Ridge and Rett fight and recover. When wandering mystic Yefim Makary becomes the darling of disenchanted aristocrats, Rett and Ridge fear Makary - or the Witch Lord, as his followers call him - is a threat to the crown. As treasonous whispers spread, Ridge and Rett go rogue to stop the threat, save the kingdom, and protect the king - while landing on the ´´Most Wanted” list themselves! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samuel Roukin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012612/bk_reco_012612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting´s stopped, the war is far from over: it´s just gone underground. The UNSC´s feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned leader of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people. Across the galaxy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she´s broken some more to save them. Marooned with Chief Mendez and a Spartan team in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden in the destroyed planet Onyx, she finds that the shield world has been guarding an ancient secret—a treasure trove of Forerunner technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankind. As Kilo-Five joins the hunt for Halsey, humanity´s violent past begins to catch up with all of them as disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Earth, and its most dangerous terrorist has an old, painful link with both Halsey and Kilo-Five that will test everyone´s loyalty to the limit. Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss is thrilling, action-packed science fiction that longtime Halo fans and newcomers alike will enjoy.
From New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed McCabe and Savage series comes an electrifying new thriller of taut and twisted suspense. On a freezing December night, Hannah Reindel leaps to her death from an old railway bridge into the rushing waters of the river below. Yet the real cause of death was trauma suffered 12 years earlier, when Hannah was plucked from a crowd of freshman girls at a college fraternity party, drugged, and then viciously assaulted by six members of the college football team. Those responsible have never faced or feared justice. Until now. A month after Hannah´s death, Joshua Thorne - former Holden College quarterback and now a Wall Street millionaire - is found murdered, his body bound to a bed and brutally mutilated. When a second attacker dies in mysterious circumstances, detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage know they must find the killer before more of Hannah´s attackers are executed. But they soon realize these murders may not be simple acts of revenge but something far more sinister. The Girl on the Bridge is a compelling and harrowing tale of suspense that will not easily be forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Mendel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006030/bk_harp_006030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The anticipated final chapter of the award-winning Horizon series is here! After a brutal civil war, Almagest is finally at peace, but the larger battle isn´t over. Dr. Caeli Crys has been captured by the Drokarans, feared enemy of the Interplanetary Alliance, who plan to use her unique telepathic gifts for their own sinister purposes. Captain Derek Markham and his elite team of operatives race after Caeli, but soon find themselves trapped behind enemy lines on an occupied world. Despite the mounting danger, Derek will stop at nothing to save the woman he loves. As events spiral toward a conflict that will define the fate of the Alliance, the Horizon team will be pushed to the limits of their strength—and discover that the greatest threat of all may come from an enemy within.
A team of three runners, all older and more experienced than anyone Jack has faced before, are coming after him. These three have decided to break conventional tactics because Jack Carter is now the most feared chaser on Earth, and his death is paramount to the runner world. Jack will be challenged on all sides as he fights to protect those around him and himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045019/bk_acx0_045019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.