Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899 as the son of a doctor and the second of six children. After a stint as an ambulance driver at the Italian front, Hemingway came home to America in 1919, only to return to the battlefield ¿ this time as a reporter on the Greco-Turkish war ¿ in 1922. Resigning from journalism to focus on his writing instead, he moved to Paris where he renewed his earlier friendship with fellow American expatriates such as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Through the years, Hemingway travelled widely and wrote avidly, becoming an internationally recognized literary master of his craft. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.
Audie Award WinnerEarphones Award WinnerBest of 2016 Science Fiction AudiobookIf you liked Dune, Atlantis Gene and Star Wars—you will love Battlefield Earth!In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a dystopian wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by alien conquerors known as Psychlos. Fewer than thirty-five thousand humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a post-apocalyptic Earth.From the ashes of humanity rises a young hero, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler. Setting off on an initial quest to discover a hidden evil, Jonnie unlocks the mystery of humanity’s demise and unearths a crucial weakness in their oppressors. Spreading the seeds of revolt, Jonnie and a small band of survivors pit their quest for freedom in an all-out rebellion that erupts across the continents of Earth and the cosmic sprawl of the Psychlo empire.For the fate of the Galaxy lies on the Battlefield of Earth.´´Over 1,000 pages of thrills, spills, vicious aliens, and noble humans. I found Battlefield Earth un-put-downable.”—Neil Gaiman´´I found it delicious. A masterpiece.”—Robert A. Heinlein´´Pulse-pounding mile-a-minute sci-fi action adventure that does not stop. It is a masterpiece of popular adventure science fiction.”—Brandon Sanderson ´´Space opera that hits the right notes. It´s provocative, exhilarating and genuinely enjoyable.”—SCIFI.COM Unlike any other audiobook ever produced—a fully immersive experience. This state-of-the-art audio engineering has created a wholly cinematic soundtrack with:47½ hours of pulse-pounding drama and action professionally recorded with high-definition sound.A gorgeous cinematic soundtrack with full orchestral compositions and more than 150,0 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, Stefan Rudnicki, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000129/bk_gala_000129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part two of an epic six-part fantasy adventure! The fragile truce between the three kingdoms is no more. The armies of Andua, Bergmark, and Caldera wage war against each other on blood-strewn battlefields, but it´s the mysteries below that summon our heroes ever deeper into the unknown. The disgraced soldier Aiden and his ragtag Calderan allies have ventured north, into the deadly lands between Caldera and Andua, only to be waylaid by both Anduain and Bergsbor armies. In the caves below Teekwood Forest, the timid Eilidh gathered Anduain friends to help her find her lost love, only to run away during their darkest hour. And Pjodarr, Gruesome, Tarac and Blade, proud warriors of Bergmark, continue their dangerous hunt for rampaging havtrols, even into the bowels of the world itself. Death, danger, and despair await our heroes as they embark on a journey that will take them not only into the depths of a lost city, but into the twisted remains of their own past. Something terrible has chosen them, and now they must face their destiny. Cithria is rising, and a dark power rises with it. The sequel to The Chosen, written by Kris Kramer, Alistair McIntyre, and Patrick Underhill. Part two of an innovative five-part epic fantasy adventure. Dwarves and elves, wizards and dragons, firbolgs and havtrols all await as Cithria rises once more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Clay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053174/bk_acx0_053174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unforgettable story of a young soldier who survived one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan and lived to pursue his dream of playing Division I college football At 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, Daniel Rodriguez was an unlikely recruit for the gridiron. But on the battlefield, under the daily rain of sniper fire, he made a promise to his best friend. ´´When I get out of this shit hole, I´m going to play college football.´´ Daniel had joined the Army just weeks after graduating from high school, having recently suffered a devastating loss. At age nineteen he had no idea what war really was; he just wanted to get out of town. Almost immediately, he was deployed to Iraq, and he would later serve in Afghanistan. And he grew up fast - stopped sleeping, started smoking. Killing became second nature. He fought in the infamous Battle of Kamdesh, and for his bravery he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. But his best friend was not so lucky. Against all odds, Daniel returned home - broken but still alive. Stuck in the clutches of PTSD, Daniel remembered the promise he made to his friend and knew he had to make good on it. He embarked on a grueling training regimen, and when he posted a video of his efforts, it went viral overnight. By some mix of grit, determination, and the power of the Internet, he earned a spot on the Clemson University football team. A powerfully delivered narrative of a young soldier, his unlikely dream, and how he found his way out of darkness, Rise is inspiring, quintessentially American, and will resonate with anyone who has ever fought for what they wanted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007256/bk_blak_007256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death’s door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union’s top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy - with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield - had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president. Twelve months later, the Civil War had become a cataclysm but the tide had turned. The Union generals who would win the war had at last emerged, and the Confederate army had suffered the key losses that would lead to its doom. The blueprint for modern America - an expanding colossus of industrial and financial might - had been indelibly inked. And the man who brought the nation through its darkest hour, Abraham Lincoln, had signed the Emancipation Proclamation and emerged as a singular leader. In Rise to Greatness, acclaimed author David Von Drehle has created both a deeply human portrait of America’s greatest president and a rich, dramatic narrative about our most fateful year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004408/bk_brll_004408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some have claimed that war is too important to be left to the generals, but P. W. Singer asks what about the business executives? Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that until recently only state militaries possessed. Their products range from trained commando teams to strategic advice from generals. This new privatized military industry encompasses hundreds of companies, thousands of employees, and billions of dollars in revenue. Whether as proxies or suppliers, such firms have participated in wars in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and Latin America. More recently, they have become a key element in U.S. military operations. Private corporations working for profit now sway the course of national and international conflict, but the consequences have been little explored. In Corporate Warriors, Singer provides the first account of the military services industry and its broader implications. Corporate Warriors includes a description of how the business works, as well as portraits of each of the basic types of companies: military providers that offer troops for tactical operations; military consultants that supply expert advice and training; and military support companies that sell logistics, intelligence, and engineering. This updated edition of Singer´s already classic account of the military services industry and its broader implications describes the continuing importance of that industry in the Iraq War. This conflict has amply borne out Singer´s argument that the privatization of warfare allows startling new capabilities and efficiencies in the ways that war is carried out. At the same time, however, Singer finds that the introduction of the profit motive onto the battlefield raises troubling questions-for democracy, for ethics, for management, for human rights, and for national security. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Alexander Brancy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018016/bk_acx0_018016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. Jamie Fraser is lying on the battlefield of Culloden, where he rises wounded, to face execution or imprisonment. Either prospect pales beside the pain of loss - his wife is gone. Forever. But sometimes forever is shorter than one thinks. In 1746, Claire Fraser made a perilous journey through time, leaving her young husband to die at Culloden, in order to protect their unborn child. In 1968, Claire has just been struck through the heart, discovering that Jamie Fraser didn´t die in battle. But where is Jamie now? With the help of her grown daughter, Claire sets out to find the man who was her life - and might be once again.
Sarah Kinkel shows that the rise of British naval power was neither inevitable nor unquestioned: it was the outcome of fierce battles over the shape of Britain´s empire and the bonds of political authority. The Navy was one of many battlefields where British subjects debated whether the empire would be ruled from Parliament down or the people up.
Life is hard. We live in a time riddled with political, emotional, economic, and spiritual crises. In this simple book, Debra Engle offers a way for listeners to stay true to their spiritual principles, find peace in a time of chaos, and display divine light in a world that appears to be increasingly dark and ominous. This little book outlines 10 steps for maintaining an authentic spiritual practice, including the following: Claim your unique gifts Foster self-love Meet others without judgment Ask for help Rise above the battlefield Take the path of forgiveness This book is for those looking for concrete ways to help them live with kindness, decency, and authenticity in troubled times while maintaining a spiritual practice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Hanfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/004117/bk_drms_004117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.