War´s Passion is the first in a new seductive series that merges Greek mythology and dragons with the contemporary world. After losing her parents in a brutal attack by a monster straight out of her nightmares, Gwendolyn Preston tries to pick up the shattered pieces of her life. Along with her best friend, she moves to a small fishing village on the coast of Maine to find a new life away from the nightmares that haunt her. Just when she believes her life could go back to normal, the deliciously dark and handsome Markus Sullivan disrupts her hopes to grieve in peace. Markus drew the short straw when it came to being the liaison between his father, Ares--god of war--and his brothers. When he discovers that the earthbound demigods, known as the descendants, have banded together to start another rebellion against the gods, it becomes his number -ne priority to stop them. That is until he meets Gwen, the granddaughter of Aphrodite and the next target of the descendants. Together their path is rife with passion and danger. It might take more than the son of war to win this battle...Gwen herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029732/bk_acx0_029732_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amongst British diplomats there?s a rather poignant joke that ?Iran is the only country in the world which still regards the United Kingdom as a super power?. But for many Iranians, it?s not a joke at all. Scratch the surface, and Iranians of all political persuasions will remind you that it was Britain, with the US, who removed the democratically-elected Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh. The coup against Mosaddegh may have been in 1953, but for Iranians that feels like yesterday. Rather as we in the United Kingdom continue to define ourselves by what happened nearly eighty years ago at the start of the Second World War, modern Iranians define themselves by their bloody experience of the Iran?Iraq war of 1980?88, where the country had stood alone against Iraq. The conflict was an act of unprovoked aggression by Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq. The rest of the world ? France, the Soviet Union, later the US and the UK ? all piled in to support Iraq, with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States bankrolling Saddam. It was this experience that has helped define Iran?s view of the world, and its attitudes to both its local rivals for power and those further afield. This book seeks to illuminate Britain?s difficult relationship with Iran, and in doing so provide anyone with an interest in Iran, with a better understanding of this extraordinary country.
They were the leaders, the men who made the decisions that change the outcome of battles... and the fate of continents. From the awesome landing at Normandy to the torturous campaigns of the South Pacific, from the frozen hills of Korea to the devastated wastes of Dien Bien Phu, they had earned their stars. Now they led America’s finest against her most relentless enemy deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia. It was a new kind of war, but the Generals led a new kind of army, ready for battle - and glory... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004385/bk_brll_004385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic battle to decide the future of the world.... Arimnestos of Plataea grew up wanting to be a bronzesmith, like his father. Then, in the chaos of war, he was taken to a city in the Persian empire and sold as a slave. To win his freedom he had to show that he could fight and kill. Now, to preserve that freedom, he must kill again. For the Persians are coming. A vast army sent by King Darius to put down the rebellious Greeks and burn the city of Athens to the ground. Standing against them on the plain of Marathon is a much smaller force of Athenians, alongside their Plataean allies. To defeat such overwhelming force seems impossible. And yet to yield would mean the destruction of everything the Greeks have dreamed of. In the dust and heat of Marathon, in the clash of shields and the rush of spears, amid the thunder of hooves and the screams of the dying, those dreams will undergo their fiercest test - and Arimnestos and his Greek comrades will discover the true price of freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001999/bk_orio_001999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Painter is one woman’s remembrance of the days of her youth, spent in Bielefeld under the bombs of the Allied Air Forces in the final months of the war in Europe. After writing Until the Night, I had been looking for a way to start telling the other stories of the Bombing War in Europe. Until the Night was about the men in the bombers over Germany in the winter of 1943 to ´44; The Painter is about the experience of ordinary Germans under the bombs in the last winter of the war. The Painter is the first of a series of companion audiobooks to Until the Night in the Bomber War series. Future audiobooks will include prequels or sequels to Until the Night, but The Painter stands alone, unconnected other than in time and theme by the tragedy of that, thankfully, past age. History is history, but for it to ´´live´´, it needs to be experienced through the eyes and ears of ´´people´´, and it was not until I heard ´´The Painter´´, a beautifully elegiac song penned by Hannah Martin and performed in a concert by the duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, that I discovered a way to speak to the nightmare of the closing months of the war in Europe. In her song, Hannah Martin encapsulates the stories told to her by her grandmother about her life as a young woman growing up in Bielefeld. In the terrible ´´big picture´´ of the bombing war, Bielefeld suffered less than many places in Germany. In the UK, we recall the trial by fire of Coventry in 1940; that city has become a leitmotif of the British experience of the blitz even though other towns and cities were as badly hit by the Luftwaffe. Bielefeld, a much smaller city than Coventry, its population swollen by slave labourers, suffered at least as many civilian casualties between September 1944 and VE-Day in April 1945. Although it was never subjected to a major ´´area bombing´´ raid by the RAF, the US Army Air Force repeatedly attack 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117156/bk_acx0_117156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They were the chosen ones - and the ones who chose to be the best. Never before had the United States given so select a group of fighting men such punishing preparation. Now they were heading for their ultimate test of skill and nerve and sacrifice, in a war unlike any they or their country had ever fought before, in a land that most of America still knew nothing about - Vietnam... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004386/bk_brll_004386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fourth volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar - an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002716/bk_bbcw_002716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She made a blood vow to save him.But first, she’ll have to save herself. Ryder isn’t a stupid woman, and she knows better than to volunteer for things. Volunteering always gets you into trouble. So it’s really no surprise when her undercover operation to retrieve Temple Akenzua from the belly of a Regime prison goes tits-up in fairly short order. With Ryder stuck on the wrongs side of the bars, the rescue mission has now become a mission of survival. Her only hope - and Temple’s - lies with her comrades in the Shadow Wing. Ryder just needs to stay alive until they come up with a plan. Of course, that would be quite a bit easier if her former bondmate wasn’t dead-set on seeing her, well…dead. And, as a Regime official, he has the clout to make sure she disappears without a trace. When all hell breaks loose, the human Ryder was supposed to rescue suddenly becomes her only ally as they fight to protect each other and make it to freedom. Ryder was supposed to be the one doing the saving in this scenario. It never occurred to her that she and Temple might be able to save each other.From USA Today best-selling author R. A. Steffan comes a sizzling sci-fi romance series, perfect for fans of J. R. Ward and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Strap in tight, because all´s fair in Love and War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126200/bk_acx0_126200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They´re fighting the same battle. They just don´t know it yet. Skye Chantrell has just escaped a war zone. She´s carrying the stolen antidote to a deadly bioweapon. When her damaged shuttle crashes on a remote lunar outpost, she´s captured by the leader of a rogue group of barbaric aliens. Now her people´s survival - not to mention her own - rests in the hands of the Seven Systems´ most feared and hated criminal. A man with the face of a brutal thug, and the eyes of an angel. Hunter Tarthasian has every reason to hate the Regime. He and his comrades have turned vigilante, vowing to use every means at their disposal to bring down the evil Premiere. Now, they´re hunted and on the run, holed up in an abandoned outpost while they plan their next move. The last thing Hunter needs is a female human civvy with a terrible secret crash-landing on his doorstep. Especially when she starts to awaken feelings in him that he can´t afford right now. Feelings that could very easily get all of them killed. From award-winning author R. A. Steffan comes a sizzling new sci-fi romance series, perfect for fans of J. R. Ward and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Strap in tight, because all´s fair in Love and War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094916/bk_acx0_094916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.