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... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nolan Barger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094606/bk_acx0_094606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Akbar was one of the most admired and also one of the most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony due to which he is called ´´Akbar the Great´´. In his court was present one of the wisest men of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are the stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave. You will definitely admire the timeless charm of the witty replies and possibly come away learning something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Heffron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066511/bk_acx0_066511_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.
Richard and Victoria Tinyes feared the worst when their thirteen year old daughter Kelly Ann vanished from their quiet suburban community of Valley Stream, New York, on March 3, 1999. But the nightmare to come was worse than they could ever imagine. Only five doors away, in the home of John and Elizabeth Golub, police found Kelly Ann´s body stuffed in a plastic garbage bag. She´d been brutally beaten, stabbed, strangled, and mutilated. After weeks of intense investigation, police arrested the Golubs twenty-one-year-old son, Robert - a reclusive young man obsessed with bodybuilding and given to fits of rage. The sensational trial and subsequent conviction of Robert Golub shocked the nation and tore the once peaceful community apart. Neighbors took sides. So did the media. And no one who lived on Horton Road would ever be the same. Note on audio book: Except for the beginning and end of the book, there is no longer any music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Lutz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014528/bk_acx0_014528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Vikings were a seafaring people from the late eighth to early 11th century who established a name for themselves as traders, explorers and warriors. They discovered the Americas long before Columbus and could be found as far east as the distant reaches of Russia. While these people are often described as savages raiding the more civilized nations for treasure and women, the motives and culture of the Viking people are much more diverse. These raiders also facilitated many changes throughout the lands from economics to warfare. Many historians commonly associate the term ´´Viking´´ to the Scandinavian term vikingr, a word for ´´pirate´´. However, the term is meant to reference overseas expeditions, and was used as a verb by the Scandinavian people for when the men traditionally took time out of their summers to go ´´a Viking´´. While many would believe these expeditions entailed the raiding of monasteries and cities along the coast, many expeditions were actually with the goal of trade and enlisting as foreign mercenaries. Many modern perceptions of Vikings had their origins in Catholic propaganda. Upon the sacking of multiple Christian facilities and the loss of countless relics and treasures, the Catholic ministry sought to dehumanize them. Until Queen Victoria´s rule of Britain, the Vikings were still portrayed as a violent and barbaric people. During the 19th and 20th centuries, perceptions changed to the point where Vikings were glamorized as noble savages with horned helmets, a proud culture with feared prowess in battle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069139/bk_acx0_069139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Their Eyes Are Moving: Creepy True Stories of the Kids´ Toys...Perhaps one of the less common things people feel is a fear of dolls. There is something about those little bodies and creepy little faces that just put people on edge, regardless of any past experience they´ve had, movie they´ve seen, or story they´ve heard. Pediophobia, as this fear is scientifically named, can range from modern Barbie and Bratz dolls all the way to porcelain and antique dolls. Some only have a fear of one kind of doll, others have a fear of every doll imaginable. But, all in all, the fear is generally classified as one of the many phobias people face in life, and isn´t taken seriously. Then, there are times that dolls should be feared. Not all dolls, not all of a specific kind of doll, but dolls that have been grasped by beings we can´t see. Dolls that have been brought under the power of beings we can´t normally hear or feel. Dolls that have become haunted.... Though they look innocent, harmless, and like the perfect companion for any little boy or girl, these dolls are malevolent, malicious, and horrifying. There´s nothing playful about any one of them.... Here is a preview of what´s inside... Haunted Dolls: Gina: A Girl´s Best Friend Haunted Dolls: The Blonde-Haired, Blue-Eyed Demon Haunted Dolls: The Murderous Puppet Haunted Dolls: The Demonic Glass Doll Haunted Dolls: The Cannibal´s Doll Haunted Dolls: The Green Eyed Amelia Much, much more! Get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Formichella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084760/bk_acx0_084760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Braving the Wilderness, written and read by Brené Brown. ´True belonging doesn´t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.´ Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping out a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that what we´re experiencing today is a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, ´True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in both being a part of something, and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that´s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it´s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it´s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It´s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.´ Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, ´The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it´s the bravest and most sacred place... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brené Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002949/bk_rhuk_002949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A riveting true crime story that vividly recounts the birth of modern forensics. At the end of the 19th century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher, known and feared as ´´The Killer of Little Shepherds”, terrorized the French countryside. He eluded authorities for years - until he ran up against prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era’s most renowned criminologist. The two men - intelligent and bold - typified the Belle Époque, a period of immense scientific achievement and fascination with science’s promise to reveal the secrets of the human condition. With high drama and stunning detail, Douglas Starr revisits Vacher’s infamous crime wave, interweaving the story of how Lacassagne and his colleagues were developing forensic science as we know it. We see one of the earliest uses of criminal profiling, as Fourquet painstakingly collects eyewitness accounts and constructs a map of Vacher’s crimes. We follow the tense and exciting events leading to the murderer’s arrest. And we witness the twists and turns of the trial, celebrated in its day. In an attempt to disprove Vacher’s defense by reason of insanity, Fourquet recruits Lacassagne, who in the previous decades had revolutionized criminal science by refining the use of blood-spatter evidence, systematizing the autopsy, and doing groundbreaking research in psychology. Lacassagne’s efforts lead to a gripping courtroom denouement. The Killer of Little Shepherds is an important contribution to the history of criminal justice, impressively researched and thrillingly told. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002416/bk_rand_002416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His true identity has never been revealed. His victims faced the abyss of human insanity. His name is Jack the Ripper. London, 1888. In the poor district of Whitechapel, women are found dead, their bodies brutally disfigured. The victims´ ripped throats are proof of a bestiality and cruelty, which has never been seen before. The investigation of the police leads to no satisfying results. Soon, the public calls the culprit ´´Jack the Ripper´´ - a serial killer who stalks the streets of Whitechapel at night and viciously kills... In this Audio Movie, Jack the Ripper and his story come alive. Discover the dark world of London in the year 1888 and be part of the breathtaking and heart-pounding manhunt for one of the most notorious and feared criminals in British history. Enthralling cinema for your ears with none other than the famous actor Neil Dudgeon (´´Midsomer Murders´´, ´´Life of Riley´´) as Jack the Ripper! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Dudgeon, David Rintoul, Carl Prekopp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/002507/bk_lueb_002507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.