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Jina Modell works in communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor - and it´s very cool, even for Washington, DC. She likes being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room. But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awareness and action, she´s reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit. The only problem is she isn´t particularly athletic, to put it mildly, and in order to be fit for the field, she has to learn how to run and swim for miles, jump out of a plane, shoot a gun...or else be out of a job. Team leader Levi, call sign Ace, doesn´t have much confidence in Jina - whom he dubbed Babe as soon as he heard her raspy, sexy voice - making it through the rigors of training. The last thing he needs is some tech geek holding them back from completing a dangerous covert operation. In the following months, however, no one is more surprised than he when Babe, who hates to sweat, begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. What´s even more surprising is that the usually very disciplined GO-team leader can´t stop thinking about kissing her smart, stubborn mouth...or the building chemistry and tension between them. Meanwhile, a powerful congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi´s squad in Syria. While the rest of the operatives set off on their mission, Jina remains at the base to control the surveillance drone, when the base is suddenly attacked with explosives. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert, where, brutally tested beyond measure, she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they´re exfiltrated out 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006516/bk_harp_006516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Compulsively readable laugh out loud history. (Mary Roach)The International Spy Museum´s Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insaneIn 1958, the US Air Force nuked the moon as a show of military force. In 1967, the CIA sent live cats to spy on the Soviet government. In 1942, the British built a torpedo-proof aircraft carrier out of an iceberg. Of course, none of these things ever actually happened. But in Nuking the Moon, intelligence historian Vince Houghton proves that abandoned plans can be just as illuminating - and every bit as entertaining - as the ones that made it. Vividly capturing the fascinating stories of how 21 plans from WWII and the Cold War went from conception, planning, and testing to cancellation, Houghton explores what happens when innovation meets desperation: For every plan as good as D-Day, there´s a scheme to strap bombs to bats or dig a spy tunnel underneath the Soviet embassy. Along the way, he reveals what each one tells us about 20th-century history, the art of spycraft, military strategy, and famous figures like JFK, Castro, and Churchill. By turns terrifying and hilarious - but always riveting - this is the unique story of history left on the drawing board. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vince Houghton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004481/bk_peng_004481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Liberals and leftists in the United States have not always been estranged from one another as they are today. Historian Doug Rossinow examines how the cooperation and the creative tension between left-wing radicals and liberal reformers advanced many of the most important political values of the 20th century, including free speech, freedom of conscience, and racial equality. Visions of Progress chronicles the broad alliances of radical and liberal figures who were driven by a particular concept of social progress - a transformative vision in which the country would become not simply wealthier or a bit fairer, but fundamentally more democratic, just, and united. Believers in this vision - from the settlement-house pioneer Jane Addams and the civil rights leader W. E. B. Du Bois in the 1890s and after, to the founders of the ACLU in the 1920s, to Minnesota Governor Floyd Olson and assorted labor-union radicals in the 1930s, to New Dealer Henry Wallace in the 1940s - belonged to a left-liberal tradition in America. They helped push political leaders, including Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman, toward reforms that made the goals of opportunity and security real for ever more Americans. Yet, during the Cold War era of the 1950s and ´60s, leftists and liberals came to view one another as enemies, and their influential alliance all but vanished. Visions of Progress revisits the period between the 1880s and the 1940s, when reformers and radicals worked together along a middle path between the revolutionary left and establishment liberalism. Rossinow takes the story up to the present, showing how the progressive connection was lost and explaining the consequences that followed. This book introduces today´s progressives to their historical predecessors, while offering an ambitious reinterpretation of issues in American political history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bowlby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001527/bk_acx0_001527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ricky and Tammi waited in the church for a little while, both of them sure that it was just going to be the two of them. When they got out though, things looked strange. The sky became red, and the lights were gone. Did that mean that they took all of the believers up? Did God already pass judgment and they were stuck in this hellish situation forever? He wondered, but then, he heard the sound of a horse, and he looked up. It was a giant horse, one that was probably double his size. On top of it was a black, hooded figure, and he was staring at them. He looked all over, and he smiled at them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miranda Crandall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040558/bk_acx0_040558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I was four years old when my father came back to kidnap me, begins this gripping memoir about Matousek´s search for James Matousek, the drifter father he never knew. Described by the New York Times as ´´part reminiscence, part detective story, part spiritual musing,´´ this memoir is more than the story of one man´s search for his father; it is also a look at the meaning of life and how fathers contribute to that meaning. Growing up in a family of troubled women (Matousek´s sister committed suicide when the author was 29), he describes the turmoil of growing up ´´fatherless in America´´ - an experience shared by millions of children in what sociologists have called the Age of the Absent Father - and the difficult, ultimately successful, struggle to figure out what being a man really means in an age of shifting definitions, evolving sexuality, and ´´breaking out the man box´´ of stereotyping and patriarchy. With the tension of a mystery story, the climax occurs when Matousek meets a man he believes to be his father. But is he? And does Matousek, who has reconciled with his mother as she lay dying, really care? These are just two questions leading to this memoir´s surprising conclusion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Matousek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015109/bk_acx0_015109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The study of the apocryphal gospels, documents about the life or sayings of Jesus that did not become part of the New Testament, is a popular discipline among scholars that now fills several shelves of any respectable library. Despite the growing secularization of society, there seems to be an appetite for the historical figure of Jesus. However, few consider the question of whether the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, is ´´complete´´, and whether in antiquity there were other books besides Genesis, the Exodus or Judges, with different histories and unknown characters, that were excluded from the canon and got lost in the sands of time.Recent archaeological and textual discoveries have revealed that literary production among the people of Israel before the life of Jesus was much more extensive and varied than previously supposed. The earliest Christian and Jewish exegetes were aware of some texts whose status was imprecise.Between 50 and 90 CE, the various writings that comprise the New Testament were written, including the Four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles of Paul, and other letters to more general communities of the early Church. But what is recognized as the 26 books of the New Testament today, in literally hundreds of English translations, actually took several more centuries to be determined as ´´canonical” by the Church. In fact, it was not until a synod in Rome in 382 that the Church in the West formally adopted a list of the canonical books of the New Testament. Even today, not every branch of the Christian church agrees on which writings should be regarded as ´´canonical´´ and which are ´´apocryphal´´, even though some apocryphal texts often have noticeable links with books regarded as ´´canonical´´. Regardless, the New Testament Apocrypha refers to texts written by early Christians that were not included in the Bible used by the main branches of Christianity today. These texts vary in subject ma 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128210/bk_acx0_128210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story of Robert Bagley´s biography - his: family, faith, entrepreneurship, corporate sales experience, and then diving into being a full time reseller on Amazon and back to corporate America (due to ´´Lessons Learned´´) - putting his Amazon business back to part time. This is not a ´´how-to´´ book for how to sell on Amazon and Ebay, just sharing my story and a few best practices I learned along the way. Please don´t purchase this book if you want a step-by-step tutorial on how to be a re-seller on Amazon and Ebay. As a young professional, Robert Bagley climbed and overcame many corporate mountains, eventually earning a high six-figure income with several Fortune 500 companies. Still, something was missing from his career and he knew that he needed to add a small business to his lifestyle. This would bring a change that not only involved a lot of personal risks, but a good amount of faith as well. And, not just faith in himself. And so he embarked on what would prove to be the most incredible game-changing season of his life. You´ll be inspired, motivated, challenged, and moved-to-action by Robert´s life-story and how selling on Amazon and eBay pulled his career toward a whole new path of becoming an ecommerce entrepreneur. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Shinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042155/bk_acx0_042155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the number one best-selling author of Travelers and Explorers That Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World comes an exciting new look at historical figures that overcame unimaginable adversity and the inspirational stories they have left behind for us.Whether it is household names like John Rockefeller (who became the world´s first billionaire despite growing up in a log cabin with a bigamist father), Winston Churchill (a has-been politician with a stutter who became England´s salvation in World War Two), William the Conqueror (the bastard child of a peasant who conquered England in 1066), or lesser-known people like James Holman (a 19th-century explorer who traveled a distance as far as the Earth to the moon despite being completely blind), each of these people achieved greatness despite the universe putting every obstacle in their way.This audiobook looks at 10 people throughout history who rose to greatness against all odds. Some had to overcome physical challenges, such as Demosthenes, an orphaned boy in ancient Greece with a crippling speech impediment who became the greatest orator of his age. Others overcame mental challenges, such as Abraham Lincoln, whose depression was so great that in his 20s Lincoln´s friends thought he would claim his own life...and continued to think so even after he became president. Still others overcame gender barriers, such as Joan of Arc, who engineered France´s victory against England in the Hundred Years War despite no military experience, no powerful friends, and no ability to read.Whatever the challenges these incredible people faced, their stories still inspire us today to stop making excuses and discover how much we can really accomplish when we rise up against life´s challenges. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Rossman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106770/bk_acx0_106770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.