Enjoy an 8-hour trip to get a flavor of the lush hills and glens in and around the world famous and mysterious Loch Ness. Experience tastes of this unique culture, history and landscape. The small-group tour will be in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 6 people. Relax with your professional, Scottish, kilted tour guide as they take you on a journey to Loch Ness, the Black Isle, Beauly Priory, Glen Ord Distillery, Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns.
Enjoy an 8-hour trip to get a flavor of the lush hills and glens in and around the world famous and mysterious Loch Ness. Experience tastes of this unique culture, history and landscape. The small-group tour will be in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 8 people. Relax with your professional, Scottish, kilted tour guide as they take you on a journey to Loch Ness, the Black Isle, Beauly Priory, Glen Ord Distillery, Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns.
Choose one of the sides and enter the battleRegardless whether you will choose the United States Military or the famous Vietnamese resistance fighters, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam features a fantastic gameplay, which engages for long hours. Impersonate one of the infantry roles or join the marines, fighting either for the U.S. or the guerrilla forces of North Vietnam – NVA and Viet Cong respectively. The title focuses on a large-scale teamwork with realistic mechanics and combat.Explore era-specific weapons, such as a range of automatic and semi-automatic rifles, artillery, flamethrowers or massive machine guns. Develop aircraft steering skills, controlling one of the airborne vehicles, such as various attack, reconnaissance and transport helicopters. Of course don’t forget to set up your character. Additional uniforms and equipment earned during the play, including new headgear, clothing, tattoos, glasses and others will help you create your perfect alter ego.Target: RealismBeing the child of Antimatter Games and Tripwire Interactive, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam offers an astonishingly realistic gameplay. The developers did their best to recreate the specific climate of Vietnam War as close as possible. Therefore you will find the whole arsenal or authentic weapons, like M16, M14, M60, M79 and M3 Grease Gun for the U.S.; standing opposite to the famous Type 56 Assault Rifle RPG-7, MAT-49, SKS Carbine and many, many more for the Vietcong. Explore the faithfully recreated maps, featuring famous Vietnamese jungles or rolling hills, as well as different cities, U.S. firebases or rice fields. Those who played previous Rising Storm titles will appreciate the similar battle mechanics, responsible for an engaging FPS gameplay.Blood-and-guts multiplayerAnalogically to the previous games, the core Rising Storm 2: Vietnam gameplay focuses on the multiplayer experience. An intense tactical action game for up to 64 players simply guarantees great fun! Choose your character and join the battlefield with a unique set of skills and tactical advantages such as artillery barrages, napalm strikes, constructing traps, ambushes and more.Find out the new unit management system, where the players can form units, while their leaders have a considerable military and administrative privileges, like summoning an artillery cannonade or deleting and inviting new team members respectively. Check out your statistics for the round at the end of the battle, as all the players are being summarized. Once you earn points, you will be able to customize your character’s appearance.
Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, first encounters General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at Little Bighorn. He believes - as do the holy men of his tribe - that the legendary general's ghost entered him at that moment and will remain with him until Sapa convinces him to leave. In Black Hills, Dan Simmons weaves the stories of Paha Sapa and Custer together seamlessly, depicting a violent and tumultuous time in the history of Native Americans and the United States Army. Haunted by the voice of the general his people called "Long Hair", Paha Sapa lives a long life, driven by a dramatic vision he experiences in the Black Hills that are his tribe's homeland. As an explosives worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, he may finally be rid of his ghosts - on the very day FDR comes to South Dakota to dedicate the Jefferson face. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies, Michael McConnohie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000403/bk_hach_000403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wonderful new storyteller unleashes a soaring debut that sweeps from the hills of Hawaii to the veldt of South Africa. Come Sunday is that joyous, special thing: a saga that captivates from the very first page, breaking our hearts while making our spirits soar. Abbe Deighton is a woman who has lost her bearings. Once a child of the African plains, she is now settled in Hawaii, married to a minister, and waging her battles in a hallway of monotony. There is the leaky roof, the chafing expectations of her husband's congregation, and the constant demands of motherhood. But in an instant, beginning with the skid of tires, Abbe's battlefield is transformed when her three-year-old daughter is killed, triggering in Abbe a seismic grief that will cut a swath through the landscape of her life and her identity. What an enthralling debut this is! What a storyteller we have here! As Isla Morley's novel sweeps from the hills of Honolulu to the veldt of South Africa, we catch a hint of the spirit of Barbara Kingsolver and the mesmerizing truth of Jodi Picoult. We are reminded of how it felt, a while ago, to dive into the drama of The Thorn Birds. Come Sunday is a novel about searching for a true homeland, family bonds torn asunder, and the unearthing of decades-old secrets. It is a novel to celebrate, and Isla Morley is a writer to love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Wiltsie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000943/bk_aren_000943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It takes a tough mind-set to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most wants to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes, and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, under intense pressure, he saved the lives of his comrades with the longest confirmed sniper kill - 2,475 metres, the length of 25 football pitches. In this unflinching autobiography, Craig catapults us into the heat of the action as he describes his active service in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan and gives heart-stopping accounts of his sniper ops as he fought for his life on the rooftops of Basra and the barren hills of Helmand Province. Craig was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan and left battling severe PTSD. After his identity was revealed in the press, he also had to cope with al-Qaeda threats against him and his family. For Craig, the price of heroism has been devastatingly high. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Jameson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000910/bk_macm_000910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nations poise on the verge of war but a few loose ends remain before they can take to the battlefield. Captain Warren Miller and the Leviathan crew join forces with the assassin Prin Garinta to enact a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. With two battleships providing cover, they must find the shadowy organization behind most of the mischief throughout the universe.Meanwhile, the imperial government reels from the assassination attempt on King Malnik Keth. He has stepped up, shedding the ties of those who tried to control him in an effort to gain total control over his kingdom. As a seemingly innocent man rots in their prison, he must decide if he wants to risk the truth coming out after punishing him or hunt down the true culprits.Back on Earth, Icarus Rising increases their attacks, inching ever closer toward their ultimate objective. Their eyes are on the Agency headquarters and everything within. A tense waiting game may culminate to an ultimate battle between the terrorists and the military...or it could all be ended in a swift raid on a lonely cottage in the hills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: HotGhost Productions, Russell Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/183517/bk_acx0_183517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alvin C. York (1887-1964) - a devout Christian, conscientious objector, and reluctant hero of World War I - is one of America's most famous and celebrated soldiers. York is credited with the capture of 132 German soldiers on October 8, 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne region of France - a deed for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. At war's end, the media glorified York's bravery, but some members of the German military and a soldier from his own unit cast aspersions on his wartime heroics. Historians continue to debate whether York has received more recognition than he deserves. In Alvin York, Douglas V. Mastriano sorts fact from myth in the first full-length biography of York in decades. He meticulously examines York's youth in the hills of east Tennessee, his service in the Great War, and his return to a quiet civilian life dedicated to charity. By reviewing artifacts recovered from the battlefield using military terrain analysis, forensic study, and research in both German and American archives, Mastriano reconstructs the events of October 8th and corroborates the recorded accounts. Winner of 2015 William Colby Award 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary L. Willprecht. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042913/bk_acx0_042913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clara pushed herself to work faster. She had to get the wounded soldiers onto the train before the Confederates came over the hill. A messenger galloped up just as the last man was loaded aboard. "You have to go now!" he shouted. "The enemy is breaking over the hills. If the train is stopped, you will have to escape across country!" Known during the Civil War as the "Angel of the Battlefield", remarkable Clara Barton risked everything to save countless lives on the frontlines of battle. Once a painfully timid child, Clara was as bold as a lion when it came to helping others, whether wayward schoolboys, natural-disaster victims, or dying soldiers. Clara fought for US approval of the Geneva treaty for the care of war wounded, organized the American Red Cross, and tirelessly dedicated her life to its service. Her courage and compassion impacted thousands of people around the globe - black and white, Christian and Muslim, Spanish and American, Confederate and Union. An incredible story of service and sacrifice (1821-1912). The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001557/bk_hove_001557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.