The massive offensives on the Eastern Front during 1915 are too often overshadowed by the events in Western Europe, but the scale and ferocity of the clashes between Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary, and Tsarist Russia were greater than anything seen on the Western Front and ultimately as important to the final outcome of the war. Now, with the work of internationally renowned Eastern Front expert Prit Buttar, this fascinating story of the unknown side of the First World War is finally being told. In Germany Ascendant, Buttar examines the critical events of 1915, as the German Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive triggered the collapse of Russian forces, coming tantalizingly close to knocking Russia out of the war altogether. Throughout the year, German dominance on the Eastern Front grew - but stubborn Russian resistance forced the continuation of a two-front war that would drain Germany´s reserves of men and equipment. From the bitter fighting in the Carpathian Mountains, where the cragged peaks witnessed thousands of deaths and success was measured in feet and inches, to the sweeping advances through Serbia where the capital Belgrade was seized, to the almost medieval battle for the fortress of Przemysl, this is a staggeringly ambitious history of some the most important moments of the First World War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011488/bk_tant_011488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The past is waiting.Josie Jackson has been thrown back to the era of the Mongol Empire by Carter, the mastermind behind her trip to the Old West. Soon after arriving, she’s discovered by Carter’s enemies. They sever her connection to her handler, leaving her no choice but to obey them - or risk never making it home. She completes the mission they assign her, only to have her hope of seeing her family and time again crushed. Her new handlers have stranded her in the past - alone, friendless, and with no empathic memory chip to help her navigate the dangerous politics of an empire at war.When a Mongol warrior named Batu becomes her protector and guide, she can´t decide if she´s better off with him or alone. Strong, brave, loyal, and quick to both laugh and kill, Batu and his world initially baffle her. With nowhere else to turn and no other option, Josie takes a chance to find happiness in the beautiful yet dangerous steppes of 13th century Mongolia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lillian Yves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120255/bk_acx0_120255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Theirs was a friendship that would last a lifetime....The second novel in the East End Angel series, following Bella, Winnie and Frankie and their lives as members of Station Seventy-Five´s ambulance crew.London, 1941. The East End Angels - Frankie, Bella and Winnie - are settled into life as ambulance crew members at LAAS Station Seventy-Five. The threat of air raids and other atrocities are a constant worry, but life continues regardless, and the weight of responsibility weighs heavy on each of them.Frankie´s grandfather is unwell, and she promised him she would always look after Ivy, her stepgrandmother, but things between the two women are becoming increasingly strained. And then Frankie discovers something that turns everything she thought she knew about herself on its head.Winnie´s natural leadership puts her at the forefront at the station, and she´s soon making the difficult decisions on call-outs. As she is exposed to a higher level of war and destruction, she begins to wonder how much more London can take - and how much more can she take?Bella is beginning to drive the ambulances, she is growing closer to James and her love for writing is opening up new doors for her. Then she receives devastating news about someone close to her, and things begin to unravel.Life and war may keep testing the angels, but love will always find a way to shine, and the strength of their friendship will see them through the darkest of times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002133/bk_twuk_002133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Russia´s Last Gasp, Prit Buttar looks at one of the bloodiest campaigns launched in the history of warfare - the Brusilov Offensive, sometimes known as the June Advance. With British, French, and German forces locked in a stalemate in the trenches of the Western Front, an attack was launched by the massed Russian armies to the east. The assault was intended to knock Austria-Hungary out of the war and divert German troops from the Western Front, easing the pressure on Russia´s allies. Russia´s dismal military performance in the preceding years was forgotten, as the Brusilov Offensive was quickly characterized by innovative tactics. Most impressive of all was the Russian use of shock troops, a strategy that German armies would later use to great effect in the final years of the war. Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed archival research, Buttar gives a dramatic retelling of final years of the war on the Eastern Front, with the Russian Army claiming military success at a cost so high that it was never able to recover. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014743/bk_tant_014743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These three classic Eastern Asian works have stood the test of time, having been listen all across the world to this day. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise authored by military strategist Sun Tzu. The work is comprised of 13 chapters, each chapter is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare relating to military strategy. The Art of War has had a profound influence on both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, and strategy. The Tao Te Ching is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism. Its influence has spread widely outside East Asia and it is among the most translated works in world literature. The Book of Five Rings is an audiobook on the martial arts in general, written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1645. It enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists and people across East Asia: for instance, some foreign business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work in a business context. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141088/bk_acx0_141088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clara Partridge has never fit anywhere. Literally. At over six feet tall, she has always considered herself awkward and out of place. But now that she has a chance to break away from the terrible life she’s been living in the American Old West and to start anew in tranquil Wiltshire, England, she is willing to do whatever it takes to fit in. Even though the last job she’s suited for is that of maid in a wealthy gentleman’s house. But when she meets Rev. Arthur Fallon, all of her efforts to be someone she’s not seem to be paying off. Arthur knows he’s not the best vicar, but he tries to be the best man he can be. Even when the Amazonian Clara captures his heart with one awkward outburst in church. Even when he learns the truth of who she used to be. And even when Clara comes to his rescue to help him care for the baby of a fallen woman. Clara and Arthur know they are the last two people who should be together, but their hearts say otherwise.But when word of the baby’s parentage leaks out, Clara finds herself scrambling not just to fit in but to find a place for the baby - and for Arthur - and for her - to belong.Please be advised: Steam Level: HotNarrated by the author, who is not a professional narrator, but who sure did have fun reading her story to you and blushing at the steamy parts. A Place to Belong is the second book of the six-book West Meets East series, a follow-up series to The Brides of Paradise Ranch, and includes:A New LifeA Place to BelongA Second ChanceA Wild AdventureA Passionate DeceptionA Tempting VoyageIt is also a prequel to August Sunrise, the second book in The Silver Foxes of Westminster series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Merry Farmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141836/bk_acx0_141836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Naval Service of the Honorable East India Company, popularly known as the Bombay Marine, operated in romantic areas in perilous times. From the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, from Calcutta to Canton, the Company ships were famous for their speed and daring. The ´´Bombay Buccaneers´´ who sailed them were the stuff of legend. For Percival Merewether, 1806 would be a year to remember. For in January of that year he was promoted from First Lieutenant to become the junior Captain in the Company´s Service and given the command of his first ship - the Rapid. Armed with 10 nine-pounders, the Rapid was a match for any pirate ship that crossed its bows, and in it Captain Merewether was to spend as action-packed and eventful a first year as any ambitious young seafarer could have wished. Merewether had quick wits and daring to match his ambition. And with mutinies, diplomatic intrigues, and skirmishes with the French to occupy him, he soon found that he needed both qualities as never before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007609/bk_tant_007609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.