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.
When Nirvana´s Kurt Cobain inadvertently took his own life he left behind an army of shock rock fans. Nirvana and Cobain were the ones to put classic trash rock firmly on the map and sow the seeds for other young pretenders to follow. They were the mentors of Seattle sub-pop - and no one can say what direction their music would have taken, had Kurt lived on. Cobain says, ´´I started Nirvana because I had nothing else to do. I don´t like sports so a band seemed to be a last resort for something to do socially. Our songs are about changing your frustrations.´´ It didn´t take Nirvana long to build up a huge army of followers- and their albums sold by the truck loads. This is not an endorsed music release of the artist or record company and sound quality varies due to the nature of this live recording. This is a unique and timeless audiobiography which shows a larger than life Kurt Cobain who admits - ´´Although all my life I wanted to be a rock star - I don´t know whether I can handle the adulation of it all. I have to be given space.´´ Every music fan, collector and music buff must share this classic audio biog. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Bruen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rock/000003/bk_rock_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How Felicia Sees It: I came into the world an Army brat. Moved here, moved there, landing at the corner of trailer park and military housing. I learned how to load a gun, dodge a social worker, and make an exit plan – before I could even drive. My escape came via the doors of a strip joint coined the Peppermint Lounge. It’s there that I met a comic, became a comic, won this and won that. I pounded the road hard, picked up a camera, did beaucoup TV, married my manager, then quit the biz - because more than anything in the whole wide world, I really wanted kids.There were times between baking cupcakes, changing diapers, and daydreams, that I would dress up fancy for Hollywood brunches. Sometimes I would find myself droning on about art, vintage furniture, and the irony of disappointing love. I would even catch myself saying things like, ´´Less is more, clean lines are timeless, and carefully considered materials are always enduring.´´ When in reality, I only liked a an old vintage dresser because my grammie had one on the side porch. Soon enough, I knew, I needed to make another exit plan. Today, I’m a single mom and proud to say - once again - a working, professional stand up comic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felicia Michaels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/roar/000163/pf_roar_000163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to escape your anxiety, and never spend a day sweating in fear again? Do you want to feel relaxed - forever? Are you struggling with worry and everything you´ve tried isn´t working? Or are you just tired of anxiousness following you...everywhere you go? Sufferers of worry, anxiety and chronic stress - you need to listen to Stop Worrying and Anxiety - as soon as possible! In this book, you´ll learn how to escape this crippling condition that has limited your life for far too long. You cannot underestimate the power of mindfulness. Learn how to break free from the stress preventing you from living your life. From work stress to overwhelming home lives, Stop Worrying and Anxiety cuts through the myth that you have to live with stress and gets right to a simple technique that anyone can use to experience joy, escape stressful situations, and experience all that life has to offer...fast. It doesn´t matter if you´ve never suffered from stress before, are struggling with panic attacks, or feel like you are just a few days from a breakdown; get ready to use the power of mindfulness to lighten your emotional load! Packed with wisdom you can implement this afternoon; you´ll learn how to build a happiness army that ensures you are never struggling to escape your depression ever again. What epic and simple skills will you learn? How to detect anxiety before it takes over your psyche The simple technique shut down negative thoughts before they take hold The secret to turning worry into joy every time The foolproof method for letting go of unsolvable worries The most common mistakes even well-adjusted people make and how to avoid them The singular best way to become stress-proof Also the following insights: The four c... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Satauna Howery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098741/bk_acx0_098741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maria Isabella Boyd´s success as a Confederate spy has made her too famous for further espionage work, and now her employment options are slim. Exiled, widowed, and on the brink of poverty, she reluctantly goes to work for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago. Adding insult to injury, her first big assignment is commissioned by the Union Army. In short, a federally sponsored transport dirigible is being violently pursued across the Rockies, and Uncle Sam isn´t pleased. The Clementine is carrying a top secret load of military essentials - essentials that must be delivered to Louisville, Kentucky, without delay. Intelligence suggests that the unrelenting pursuer is a runaway slave who´s been wanted by authorities on both sides of the Mason-Dixon for 15 years. In that time, Captain Croggon Beauregard Hainey has felonied his way back and forth across the continent, leaving a trail of broken banks, stolen war machines, and illegally distributed weaponry from sea to shining sea. And now it´s Maria´s job to go get him. He´s dangerous quarry, and she´s a dangerous woman, but when forces conspire against them both, they take a chance and form an alliance. She joins his crew, and he uses her connections. She follows his orders. He takes her advice. And somebody, somewhere, is going to rue the day he crossed either one of them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman, Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002843/bk_adbl_002843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Southern Illinois is a place of mixed emotions as the American Civil War erupts. For the Creightons, the war lures two sons to the Union army and one to the Confederacy, leaving 10-year-old Jethro to care for the family farm. As the war rages, Jethro does whatever he can to learn about the fates of his brothers, while the Creighton family faces its own danger. Some townspeople can’t forgive the Creightons for having a rebel son-and they’re willing to use violence to make their feelings known. In a state torn by conflicting loyalties, Jethro is forced to grow up quickly to preserve his family and their home. Across Five Aprils is a powerful classic from Newbery Medal-winning author Irene Hunt. Tom Stechschulte’s homespun narration brings out the spirit and courage of a boy who shoulders a tremendous load - and becomes a young man in the process. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Stechschulte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007074/bk_reco_007074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One night. That was all it took. Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments. Survivors call it The Purge. Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. Among the survivors are two ex-Army Rangers, a businesswoman, and a third-year medical student. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely. Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the survivors must travel hundreds of treacherous miles, with the night - and the creatures that dwell within it - always at their backs. The rules are simple: Stay out of the dark, load up on silver bullets, and whatever you do, stay alive. The road to salvation has begun… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Danoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024117/bk_acx0_024117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
British soldier Tony McNally had a vital job in the Falklands - as a Rapier missile operator, his job was to protect the British ships and men from air attack by the fearless and desperate Argentinian pilots. His war went well when he shot down two Argentine jets - until June 8, 1982 when McNally and his Rapier system were dug in on the hillside overlooking Port Pleasant near Fitzroy, wrongly referred to as ‘Bluff Cove’, providing Air Defence cover for the RFA Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram LSL’s , as they sat waiting to off-load hundreds of soldiers. Suddenly,Argentine A4 Skyhawks screamed into the bay loaded with 500Ib bombs... and McNally´s system failed. He and his detachment watched, helpless, as bombs rained down on the defenceless ships. Fifty men of the Welsh Guards lost their lives and many others - famously including Simon Weston - were horribly burned. McNally´s life changed in that moment. He left the army after the war and - though he re-enlisted and even volunteered for Northern Ireland - he was riddled by guilt and plagued by nightmares and flashbacks of that awful day. Still Watching Men Burn is updated from Watching Men Burn and covers his journey back to the Falklands Islands Pilgrimage in 2007 and his ongoing personal battle with mental health up to 2016. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Grey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102259/bk_acx0_102259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saddle up, lock and load, the Invisigoths are coming. In the grand tradition of cinematic epics like The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the Eighth Dimension, Big Trouble in Little China and - well, that’s probably it, because there’s not much else to compare to those W.D. Richter masterpieces - comes Little Women with Big Guns, a wildly imaginative and bullet-fast tale of advanced warrior legions eager to escape their banishment in a parallel dimension, and the unlikely band of heroic ´´sisters-in-the-making”, bold and reckless enough to stand in their way. Mighty Queen Nihilani and her depraved genius chief alchemist, Pageen, see their long-awaited chance to escape exile manifest in the form of the ultra-secret Bluegate Project’s teleportation experiments gone awry. Those tests have done more than bring the vanquished queen and her mighty forces the promise of a conquering return to Earth. Brought out of the past and future to the present, respectively, New Mexico Territory farm girl Joliane ´´Liane” Lecroix and a blaster-armed, Martian-human-cyborg mine worker, the sodbuster’s kid, Liane, dubs ´´Amee”, end up literally running into independent investigative reporter Margaret ´´Mag” Tracer. Led by the ghost-like apparition of Dr. Elizabeth ´´Eliza” Shandrach, the trio soon find themselves in a strange, waterless landscape ruled by Nihilani and her advanced, yet savage, army. They are humanity’s only hope against an impending incursion by a highly advanced army of invisible, disc-riding warriors. Get ready for the ultimate in ´´woman on woman action´´, and, remember, it’s not the size of the gun that matters, it’s knowing when to use it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Wannall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113925/bk_acx0_113925_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.