They love to fight and live to kill! Start with an insane sergeant with a genius for leadership and a lust for blood. Add a bank robber. A racketeer. A guy who goes berserk on the battlefield. A gun-happy Texan. A silent Apache. A movie stuntman who swings from trees. Put them all together and you have the killing machine known as… the Rat Bastards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007449/bk_adbl_007449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nathaniel Garro, knight errant and agent of the Sigillite, returns from the battlefields of Calth to find a new mission already waiting for him - a ragged fleet of Space Marines from several Legions lingers at the edge of the Terran system. With the presence of World Eaters and Emperor´s Children causing concern among the loyalist defenders and drawing a grim parallel with his own frantic flight, Garro must look beneath the obvious if he is to determine friend from foe.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toby Longworth, John Banks, Ramon Tikaram. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gawo/000238/bk_gawo_000238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1913, before there is a rumor of war in Europe, Matthias Wrenn and Con Hatchel, lifelong friends from Ballyrannel in the Irish midlands, decide to see the world at the expense of the king of England and join the British army. A year later, while en route to India, their troop ship is recalled and they soon find themselves in the European slaughterhouse that was World War I. As stretcher bearers, the two men witness all too closely the horrors of the battlefield and the trenches, the savagery, and the unconscionable waste of human life on fields made liquid by ´´the blood and guts of boy soldiers” at the Somme, Ypres, and Passchendaele. Meanwhile, back home in Ireland, Con’s sister and Matthias’s lover, Kitty Hatchel, yearns for their safe return and reminds them of their carefree childhood on the banks of the local canal, as well as their hopes for the future.Brilliantly and movingly narrated by a chorus of voices from the community — Matt, Con, Kitty, and others — The Canal Bridge tells the story of how the young men take Ballyrannel to war with them, and how the war comes back home when hostilities end in Europe. The Ireland the friends left in 1913 no longer exists, for the political landscape has been transformed by the Rising against the British in 1916. It is now a land riven with sectarian tensions and bloodshed from which there is no escape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Nugent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017775/bk_adbl_017775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Doses of concentrated thrills and pure, raw excitement are delivered directly on the heels of the most explosive musical theme in radio - a crashing rendition of Mussorgsky´s ´´Night On Bald Mountain´´. Produced and directed by William N. Robson, Norman MacDonnell, and Antony Ellis - and featuring stories by Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, and more - Escape is capable of chilling spines as expertly as it accelerates heartbeats. Through nail-biting espionage thrillers and desperate tales of survival, through stories of science fiction and the supernatural, through clashes on the battlefield and clashes against the terrifying power of nature (and all her creatures), you are thrust into extraordinary circumstances from which there is no…Escape! Vincent Price, Jack Webb, William Conrad, Frank Lovejoy, Joan Banks, John Dehner, and many of the greatest radio voices are featured in 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes of this pulse-pounding program. Episodes include: ´´An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge´´, 12-10-47; ´´Confession´´, 12-31-47; ´´Papa Benjamin´´, 01-21-48; ´´She´´, 07-11-48; ´´Habit´´, 07-18-48; ´´The Drums of the Fore and Aft´´, 07-14-49; ´´Second-Class Passenger´´, 07-28-49; ´´Command´´, 12-06-49; ´´Border Town´´, 12-13-49; ´´Present Tense´´, 01-31-50; ´´Three Skeleton Key´´, 03-17-50; ´´Pass to Berlin´´, 05-19-50; ´´Serenade for a Cobra´´, 06-16-50; ´´Earth Abides, Part 1´´, 11-05-50; ´´Earth Abides, Part 2´´, 11-12-50; ´´This Side of Nowhere´´, 12-03-50; ´´A Bullet for Mr. Smith´´, 01-14-51; ´´Lily and the Colonel´´, 05-03-53; ´´The Far-Away Island´´, 06-21-53; and ´´Flood on the Goodwin´´, 07-24-54. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vincent Price, Jack Webb, William Conrad, Frank Lovejoy, John Dehner, Joan Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000847/rt_radi_000847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A master of the genre.´´ (The Times) The ninth novel in the thrilling Empire sequence leads Centurion Marcus Aquila and the Tungrians to the battlefield that was one of Rome´s most disastrous defeats. The Tungrians have no sooner returned to Rome than they find themselves tasked with a very different mission from their desperate exploits in Parthia. Ordered to cross the river Rhenus into barbarian Germany and capture a tribal priestess who may be the most dangerous person on the empire´s northern border, they are soon subject to the machinations of an old enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage their plans before they have even set foot on the river´s eastern bank. But after their Roman enemy is neutralised, they face a challenge greater still. With two of the Bructeri tribe´s greatest treasures in their hands, they must regain Roman territory by crossing the unforgiving wilderness that was the graveyard of Roman imperial strategy 200 years before. And capture by the Bructeri´s vengeful chieftain and his warband can end in only one way - a horrific sacrificial death on the tribe´s altar of blood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000888/bk_hodd_000888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kirpal Singh is riding the slow train to Kashmir. With India passing by his window, he reflects on his destination, which is also his past: a military camp to which he has not returned for 14 years. Kirpal, called Kip, is shy and not yet 20 when he arrives for the first time at General Kumar’s camp, nestled in the shadow of the Siachen Glacier. At 20,000 feet, the glacier makes a forbidding battlefield; its crevasses claimed the body of Kip’s father. Kip becomes an apprentice under the camp’s chef, Kishen, a fiery mentor who guides him toward the heady spheres of food and women. In this place of contradictions, erratic violence, and extreme temperatures, Kip learns to prepare local dishes and delicacies from around the globe. Even as months pass, Kip, a Sikh, feels secure in his allegiance to India, firmly on the right side of this interminable conflict. Then, one muggy day, a Pakistani ´´terrorist´´ with long, flowing hair is swept up on the banks of the river and changes everything. Mesmeric, mournful, and intensely lyrical, Chef is a brave and compassionate debut about hope, love, and memory set against the devastatingly beautiful, war-scarred backdrop of occupied Kashmir. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sunil Malhotra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009703/bk_adbl_009703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than two months, Union General William Rosecrans and his Army of the Cumberland pursued General Braxton Bragg´s Confederate Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga. Finally, on September 18, 1863, on the banks of a small river in Northwest Georgia, the two great armies came face to face, and so began three days of hell, including the two bloodiest days of our nation´s Civil War. Three Days in Hell is a novel, a work of fiction, based on actual historical events. The characters, with one exception, were all real people. The words they speak throughout the story are the author´s; the deeds they did, their success and failures, are their own. Drawing on many years of meticulous research, Blair Howard dramatizes one man´s contribution to the stunning Confederate victory at Chickamauga. Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson was the key player for the army in gray. This is the story of Confederate General Johnson´s three days at Chickamauga, and his grand and glorious charge of more than a mile that smashed through the enemy lines and resulted in a resounding victory for the Confederate cause and an ignominious defeat for General Rosecrans. Even Johnson´s enemies praised what he did that day. Some compared it to Pickett´s Charge at Gettysburg, but where Pickett failed, Johnson succeeded. Three Days in Hell, action-packed from start to finish, is the story of Confederate General Bushrod Johnson´s Chickamauga as told through the eyes and words of one of his staff officers, Major Chester Rigby. The author takes you onto the battlefield as no one has done before. He plunges you right into the center of the action, which doesn´t let up until the very end. It´s a story of heroism, desperate deeds, and death and destruction on a scale the likes of which had never been seen before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C.J. McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107640/bk_acx0_107640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The small, rural northeast Texas community of Center Springs has seen its share of troubles during the 1960s, everything from kidnapping and murder to bank robbery. By 1968, the residents think life has finally quieted down, but they find their peaceful way of life is quickly spinning out of control as a decades-long family feud between the Clays and Mayfields once again flares to life. Fourteen-year-old Top Parker, who lives with his grandparents, Constable Ned Parker and Miss Becky, in a little farmhouse near the Red River, is caught up in another adult situation sparked by a mysterious fatal car accident involving the white mayor of Chisum and his black female assistant. Questions and accusations arise about their relationship as the families wreak vengeance on each other. But what is the significance of a man calling himself the Wraith, who moves through the region at will, invading homes and watching the Parkers? What is Maggie Clay´s secret - that she is half white and married to a black man with a criminal past? And was Mayor Frank Clay, the supposed only bright spot in a dark and cruel family, really what everyone thought he was? It´s a busy time for Sheriff Cody Parker, who finds himself a possible suspect in the murder of several residents. He takes the advice from his deputy, John Washington, and removes himself from the investigation, giving free reign to both John and Deputy Anna Sloan as they try to unravel the answers by following different paths. The ending will leave you staggered, as the families clash on a small battlefield and the killer is finally revealed in a most unexpected way. These aren´t the 1960s that most Baby Boomers remember. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009424/bk_blak_009424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The battles of Front Royal and Winchester are the stuff of Civil War legend. Stonewall Jackson swept away an isolated Union division under the command of Nathaniel Banks and made his presence in the northern Shenandoah Valley so frightful a prospect that it triggered an overreaction from President Lincoln, yielding huge benefits for the Confederacy. Gary Ecelbarger has undertaken a comprehensive reassessment of those battles to show their influence on both war strategy and the continuation of the conflict. Three Days in the Shenandoah answers questions that have perplexed historians for generations. Bypassing long-overused sources that have shrouded the Valley Campaign in myth, Ecelbarger draws instead on newly uncovered primary sources - including soldiers´ accounts and officers´ reports - to refute much of the anecdotal lore that for too long was regarded as fact. He narrates those suspenseful days of combat from the perspective of battlefield participants and high commanders to weave a compelling story of strategy and tactics. And he offers new conclusions regarding Lincoln´s military meddling as commander in chief, grants Jefferson Davis more credit for the campaign than previous accounts have given him, and commends Union soldiers for their fighting. Written with the flair of a seasoned military historian, Three Days in the Shenandoah reinterprets this important episode. Ecelbarger sets a new standard for envisioning the Shenandoah Campaign that will both fascinate Civil War buffs and engage historians. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073815/bk_acx0_073815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.