With It or In It: Desert Shield and Desert Storm from the Loader´s Hatch: Bacil Donovan Warren
With It or in It tells a captivating and unique story of the 1991 Persian Gulf War as seen from the loader´s hatch of an M1A1 tank. Using humor and frank candor, author Bacil Donovan Warren shares his personal experience, as well as that of his fellow tankers, as part of the US Army´s 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment (the ´´Brave Rifles´´) in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Warren recounts the initial shock of hearing about Iraq´s invasion of Kuwait and his regiment´s preparation for deployment during Operation Desert Shield. He describes the stress and sometimes mind-numbing boredom of being deployed deep in the desert of Saudi Arabia, constantly preparing for a possible Iraqi invasion. He recalls the terrifying experience of the start of the air war of Operation Desert Storm and the workman-like action during combat against Iraq´s Republican Guard forces during Operation Desert Sabre. With It or in It brings clarity and focus to their unceasing efforts to bring the conflict to a swift and decisive end. Finally, Warren describes the triumphant return of the Brave Rifles to Ft. Bliss, Texas, and the waiting arms of their families and loved ones. Warren´s fellow tankers have called With It or in It ´´honest and moving´´ (R. Bell) and ´´almost identical to the experiences I had myself´´ (W. Compton). The commanding officer of the author´s Troop during Desert Shield and Desert Storm remarks that With It or in It ´´brilliantly captures what is the rarely described gritty and demanding life of an armor crewman´´ (R. Schultheis). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124131/bk_acx0_124131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s been two months since Alice TodHunter Moon - who insists on being called Tod - left her home in the seaside PathFinder village to pursue a life of Magyk in the Castle. Being Apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap is tricky, though - there´s loads of new Magyk to learn, and she dearly misses her friends, Oskar and Ferdie. But at least she´s mastered the UnSeen Charm. She´s lucky she has, too - that UnSeen will come in handy when she sets out with Oskar and Ferdie on a perilous journey to retrieve the Egg of the Orm from the Desert of the Singing Sands. If they don´t reach the Egg before it hatches, the new baby Orm could imprint on the evil sorcerer Oraton-Marr, giving him unlimited Magyk to do with what he wishes.... Bursting with humorous and poignant moments, SandRider celebrates the satisfaction of taking charge of one´s path in life - unexpected adventures and all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004654/bk_harp_004654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
13 mind-bending stories from Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author James Patrick Kelly! Kelly not only narrates each story, he adds exclusive commentary that takes you inside his creative process. Rat In a hard-edged cyberpunk future, a courier has stolen a load of the most dangerous, most dazzling drug ever invented and is smuggling it into New York City. The Leila Torn Show A sentient television show is struggling to survive the death of her main character. The Edge of Nowhere In a bizarre outpost perched on top of a mountain, the survivors of a cyber-cataclysm ponder the fate of humanity. Bernardo´s House Bernardo has gone and his intelligent house misses him desperately. Designed to meet all her master´s needs, she is his cook, maid, secretary, lover, and secret refuge from the world. Barry Westphal Crashes the Singularity A man in a bar has a headache. But it´s not from drink. The Dark Side of Town A woman is shocked when she finds her husband´s mechdream virtual reality pills. Standing in Line with Mister Jimmy A man who´s been on the dole for most of his life is told by the government to fight in a never-ending war in Mexico. Home Front The U.S. government hatches a scheme to attract teens and even preteens into the army: put them on a reality show. Pogrom A cautionary tale about a day in the life of a baby boomer in the not-so-distant future. Big Guy Murph lives on an ocean liner which has been set down in the corn fields of Kansas. He works as a security op and plays dangerous games in a virtual reality. Solstice Chillon Mr. Boy Three stories about the strange Cage family that clones its members and reports on heists. Jim Kelly´s stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction. Find out... 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpka/000010/bk_jpka_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.