Has one programming error killed hundreds of people in airplane crashes? A handful of West Coast computer geeks know the answer. After reading The Pattern, you will too. Follow auto-pilot programmer Craig Walsh and his beautiful engineer girlfriend Stacey ´´Jack´´ Horner as they create, and then confront, a malicious computer virus that seems destined to destroy air travel as we know it.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007798/bk_acx0_007798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The grave is one wrong step away. Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving - leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity - forever. But how do you kill a killer who’s already long dead? Jeaniene Frost, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, lives with her husband and their very spoiled dog in Florida. Although not a vampire herself, she confesses to having pale skin, wearing a lot of black, and sleeping in late whenever possible. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, poetry, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking, and traveling - by car. Airplanes, children, and cookbooks frighten her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004480/bk_blak_004480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered why that smarmy sales guy won´t quit, even when it´s obvious to both of you that you´re not buying what he´s selling? Have you ever made a snap judgment about someone´s character - only to find out that you were completely wrong? I live in California yet work for Celebrity Magician Criss Angel in Las Vegas. Needless to say, I find myself flying three to four times per week. Those who fly know. This collection of short stories set on airplanes will let you see the strangers around you in an entirely new light - and what you learn just might surprise you. People on Planes is perfect reading for - and can be read front to back on - any flight. You may find yourself sitting next to one of the characters that you´re reading about. Safe travels & happy listening! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Weight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006128/bk_acx0_006128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Chute Roll, a fast-paced, fun-reading ebook for kids that is part of author Sigmund Brouwer´s myrockandrollbooks collection. Chute Roll: Skydiving - one mistake, and you fall like a piano...until, SPLAT! You´re a blob of jam. Jeff Nichols works at a local flight school - just to pay for his skydiving. Then he hears of a plan to put his biggest rival into a ´chute roll, which he knows no skydiver has ever survived. But trying to stop it might put Jeff in in the air from an airplane at 10,000 feet - without his parachute. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Glenn Hascall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016793/bk_acx0_016793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would happen if a nuclear bomb was detonated near a cluster of oil refineries? From the president´s airplane window, he sees oil refineries lie as white-hot glowing rubble in what was the Texas City of Texas City. Cracking towers lie toppled on pipelines above the ground now carrying radiation contaminated energy toward all parts of the United States. The fires are being fed by row after row of massive storage tanks. One of the tanks explodes, sending the massive roof thousands of feet into the air and then the one next to it explodes because of the heat from the one that just exploded. As the president watches, the next one blows like another domino falling. As the pilot veers to escape the heat from the blast, a third explosion sends a shock wave, hitting the plane. General Maxwell will save the plane from the bomb aftermath. But as he brings the president back to Washington, the millrems gauge reading threatens disaster that they all may... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Keation. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028971/bk_acx0_028971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On April 6, 1994, an airplane carrying the president of Rwanda Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira, who were both returning from Dares Salam, Tanzania, from a one-day regional summit of heads of state, was shot down on its descent into Kigali, Rwanda, by unknown assailants. Everyone aboard including the two president were killed. Shortly after this, nature woke history to record the quickest killing spree the world has ever seen. In fact, before the rest of the world could know what the matter was, close to a million Rwandans were slaughtered and their body disposed of with reckless abandon in mass graves in a carefully organized program of genocide during the hundred-day period from April 7, to mid-July, 1994. If you think Hitler and his Nazi killers were too fast on the trigger, then you know nothing about the Rwandan genocide. When the Hutu majority ethnic group started slaughtering the Tutsi minority tribe in the East African country of Rwanda, can you believe that the Hutus were not only slaughtering their life-long Tutsi neighbors but also slaughtering their Tutsi wife and half-Tutsi children as well? I want you to understand that the majority of Hutus who took part in this infamous genocide didn’t partake in it because they were witches or wizards or because they enjoy to slaughter people. Remember, no father can stand another man hitting his children, far less, to slaughter them. Most of these Hutu men and women were once decent people who lived peacefully with their life-long Tutsi neighbors. Many of them were considered kind hearted. Many of them were considered kind hearted by their Tutsi friends, coworkers, and neighbors before the war. In short, it was said that there were revered pastors, renowned doctors, and priests who took part in the infamous genocide. What then turns them to monsters overnight? I know this is the question on your mind right now, isn’t it? Well, in case you don’t know, the same thin... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114579/bk_acx0_114579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Milliions of people are struggling to find a way out of obesity without knowing they already own the most powerful weight loss device ever made. This simple book written by a simple man explains how mastering our thoughts can influence our behavior, which is responsible for the way we are. Approaching age 50, author Claude Viens was determined to give himself the gift of good health. This time, it had to be something else than those awful diets and exercise plans that had failed him multiple times. He was obsessed with the idea that it didn´t have to be hard or complicated. As the Wright brothers observed birds to create their first airplane that actually got off the ground, Claude observed healthy people to reproduce their way of thinking and slowly melt down those 80 pounds he was carrying for no good reason. From day one of this wonderful adventure, he have been jotting down his actions and results that caused the weight to go down and his health to skyrocket. By listening to this book, you will benefit from 35 years of research and reflections. Think of this work as a biography more than scientific and medical facts. As he put it: ´´I wish somebody would have written this book 35 years ago so I could have benefitted from all of this knowledge.´´ A word from the author: I can´t even begin to describe how great I feel now, and I want you to feel the same way. After a life of obesity, I now have the competence and credibility (even though I joke about not being qualified in the book) to pass this life-changing information onto you. Here is the deal: I want you to listen to this book and then get in touch with me to tell me how it´s going. I am easy to reach so please give me a shout. By taking action now, you have just made a friend and at the same time, so did I. Are you still reading this? Cool! Congratulations! Your success is just a step away! Talk to you soon! You will find me at www.mostpowerfuldevice.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claude Viens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060294/bk_acx0_060294_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An important look at how America has won its wars in the past and how it can continue winning in the future. Is there a recipe for military success? In No Substitute for Victory, author David Rigby grapples with this issue and determines that, in the case of the United States, there are a number of different strategies that have brought victory in battle to American forces over the years. In a clear, energetic prose, Rigby explains how the dropping of chocolate bars from airplanes over Berlin turned out to be one of the most successful applications of the Cold War strategy of containment. He argues, too, that far from being a radical change in policy by a desperate President Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation was in fact an essential part of Lincoln´s plan to reunite the nation. While the focus in No Substitute for Victory is on military maneuvers that have been successful, Rigby brilliantly uses the Vietnam War as a touchstone for comparison purposes on how not to fight a war. While the writing of military strategy is a crowded field, Rigby´s approach is unique in that he draws examples from conflicts throughout American history, from the Revolution up through the modern day. Rigby´s ability to find similarities in, and to draw conclusions from, the successes attained by American forces in battles as seemingly dissimilar as Gettysburg and Midway makes No Substitute for Victory essential reading for anyone interested in the riveting history of our nation´s military. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021112/bk_adbl_021112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on a popular ESPN Magazine article - optioned by Disney films, a finalist for a National Magazine Award and chosen by Dave Eggers for inclusion in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 - the astonishing true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from the slums of Kampala, Uganda, who - inspired by an unlikely mentor, a war refugee turned missionary - becomes an international chess champion. Phiona Mutesi sleeps in a decrepit shack with her mother and four siblings and struggles to find a single meal each day. Phiona has been in and out of school her whole life because her mother cannot afford it, so she is only now learning to read and write. Phiona Mutesi is also one of the best chess players in the world. One day in 2005, while searching for food, nine-year-old Phiona followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende, another child of the Ugandan slums, who works for an American organization that offers relief and religion through sports. Robert introduced Phiona to the game of chess and soon recognized her immense talent. By the age of 11 Phiona was her country’s junior chess champion and at 15, her country’s national champion. In September of 2010 she traveled to Siberia, just her second time ever on an airplane, to compete in the Chess Olympiad, the world’s most prestigious team chess event. Phiona’s dream is to one day become a grandmaster, the most elite title in chess, and to blaze a trail out of Katwe that other children in Robert’s chess community can follow. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world’s most unstable countries, a place where girls are taught to be mothers, not dreamers, and the threats of AIDS, kidnapping, and starvation loom over the people of Katwe. Acclaimed sports journalist Tim Crothers has written a riveting and inspiring account of one girl’s improbable journey to becoming a chess champion. The Queen of Katwe wi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006133/bk_sans_006133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.