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.
Listen to Chancellorsville and Gettysburg with a movie-style soundtrack and amplify your audiobook experience.Abner Doubleday began the Civil War as a Union officer and aimed the first cannon shot in response to the bombardment opened on Ft. Sumter in 1861. Two years later, after a series of battles (including Antietam, where he was wounded), Doubleday took over a division in the Army of the Potomac´s First Corps. These are his memoirs of service in two of the War´s great campaigns. At Chancellorsville, a very promising start made by General Hooker against Lee´s Confederate forces fell to a defeat when, in Doubleday´s estimation, normal and prudent precautions against surprise in the heavily-wooded battlefield were not carried out; he also seemingly apologizes for Hooker´s lack of leadership during the battle as a result of his having been stunned by a cannon ball hitting the post against which he was leaning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark F. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/001593/bk_comm_001593_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is love? Great minds have been grappling with this question throughout the ages, and in the modern era, they have come up with many different answers. According to Western philosopher Pat Benatar, love is a battlefield. Her paisan, Frank Sinatra, would add the corollary that love is a tender trap. Love hurts. Love stinks. Love bites, love bleeds, love is the drug. The troubadours of our times agree that they want to know what love is, and they want you to show them. But the answer is simple: love is a mix tape. In the 1990s, when ´´alternative´´ was suddenly mainstream, bands like Pearl Jam and Pavement, Nirvana and R.E.M. - bands that a year before would have been too weird for MTV - were MTV. It was also a time when a shy music geek named Rob Sheffield met a hell-raising Appalachian punk-rock girl named Renee, who was way too cool for him but fell in love with him anyway. They had nothing in common, except that they both loved music. Music brought them together and kept them together. And it was music that would help Rob through a sudden, unfathomable loss. In Love is a Mix Tape, Rob, now a writer for Rolling Stone, uses the songs on 15 mix tapes to tell the story of his brief time with Renee. From Elvis to Missy Elliott, the Rolling Stones to Yo La Tengo, the songs on these tapes make up the soundtrack to their lives. This is Rob´s tribute to music, to the decade that shaped him, but most of all to one unforgettable woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Sheffield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000994/bk_rand_000994_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.