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.
While politicians and pundits endlessly debate immigration policy, US Border Patrol agents put their lives on the line to enforce immigration law. In a day´s work, agents may catch a load of narcotics, apprehend groups of people entering the country illegally, and intercept a potential terrorist. Their days often include rescuing aliens from death by thirst or murder by border bandits, preventing neighborhood assaults and burglaries, and administering first aid to accident victims, and may involve delivering an untimely baby or helping stranded motorists. As Bill Broyles and Mark Haynes sum it up, ´´Border Patrol is a hero job´´, one that too often goes unrecognized by the public. Desert Duty puts a human face on the Border Patrol. It features interviews with 19 active-duty and retired agents who have worked at the Wellton, Arizona, station that watches over what is arguably the most perilous crossing along the border - a sparsely populated region of the Sonoran Desert with little water and summer temperatures that routinely top 110 degrees. The agents candidly discuss the rewards and frustrations of holding the line against illegal immigrants, smugglers, and other criminals - while often having to help the very people they are trying to thwart when they get into trouble in the desert. As one agent explains, ´´The thrill is tracking ´em up before they die. It´s a rough ol´ way to go - run outta water in this desert´´. The book is published by University of Texas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Gilmore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089550/bk_acx0_089550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When vampire Wade is told by a psychic that he’s going to meet his soulmate at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, he thinks it’s a load of crap. It’s where paranormal beings go every year to feed on human partygoers. But Wade’s curiosity won’t stop plaguing him while he’s there with his friends. When a near-fatal accident thrusts him together with beautiful Yesenia, a human, both their eyes are opened to the mystical connection between them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jewel Quinlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122784/bk_acx0_122784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Girl power exploded with the Spice Girls. Now it´s back - with the incredible, totally ingenious Ugenia Lavender!Thoughtful, brave and sassy, Ugenia is one amazing kid. With loads of energy, tons of attitude and brainwaves like thunderbolts of lightning, Ugenia leaps into adventures that are as packed with personality as their creator, Geri Halliwell. Ugenia Lavender is off on holiday. What´s it like being stranded on a desert island? Will she get back from holiday in time to ride the scariest ride ever at the Luna Park Funfair? And just how will she get back to school in one piece? That depends on what happens when Ugenia is left HOME ALONE.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geri Halliwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000466/bk_macm_000466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our day-to-day experiences over the past decade have taught us that there must be limits to our tremendous appetite for energy, natural resources, and consumer goods. Even utility and oil companies now promote conservation in the face of demands for dwindling energy reserves. And for years some biologists have warned us of the direct correlation between scarcity and population growth. These scientists see an appalling future riding the tidal wave of a worldwide growth of population and technology. A calm but unflinching realist, Catton suggests that we cannot stop this wave - for we have already overshot the Earth´s capacity to support so huge a load. He contradicts those scientists, engineers, and technocrats who continue to write optimistically about energy alternatives. Catton asserts that the technological panaceas proposed by those who would harvest from the seas, harness the winds, and farm the deserts are ignoring the fundamental premise that ´´the principals of ecology apply to all living things´´. These principles tell us that, within a finite system, economic expansion is not irreversible and population growth cannot continue indefinitely. If we disregard these facts, our sagging American Dream will soon shatter completely. The book is published by University of Illinois Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MJ McGalliard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071810/bk_acx0_071810_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.
Dublin, Ireland, 1780 Oliver Newman McKannah often had visions, but this one frightened him; flames always did. After watching his only family members perish in the burning apartment, 13-year-old Sean McKannah wandered along the waterfront, dazed and hungry, wearing the only items he owned. Befriended by Captain Patrick Olin Mullholland, a kindly man who had spent his life on the sea, Sean´s life is forever changed. Get aboard, lad, y´must ´ave a home. Adventures the young Irishman had never dreamed of were about to begin. Prior to his second visit to Yerba Buena, soon to be renamed San Francisco, Sean had visited the Orient, Australia, and many other seaports to load or offload merchandise. As a young man, Sean watches as Captain Mulholland´s ship, Sea Duchess, sails out of San Francisco harbor. A chance meeting with Frank, a Spaniard his age, sets the stage for greater adventures: trapping in the mountains, mustangs in the desert, deadly encounters with killers, and more. Meeting Frank´s sister changes Sean´s life more than any other event. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J Rodney Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062146/bk_acx0_062146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.