A single pilot can fly the US Air Force´s powerful fighter plane, DreamStar - and he´s a KGB mole. Captain Kenneth Francis James - a.k.a. Andrei Maraklov - has been ordered to steal DreamStar, an XF-34 fighter that has the frightening ability to respond to its pilot´s thoughts and issue its own commands. It´s up to Lieutenant Colonel Patrick McLanahan - the hero of Dale Brown´s earlier thriller, Flight of the Old Dog - to remove the DreamStar threat. McLanahan and his Air Force compatriots take up the challenge using a modified F-15E called Cheetah, which is designed to capture or destroy DreamStar. Read by actor Joseph Campanella, this nail-biting thriller is high-tech suspense at its best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Campanella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dove/000564/bk_dove_000564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is a game the whole family can love! Perfect for road trips, family vacations, camping trips, and airplane rides. You Laugh, I Win! The Ultimate Try Not To Laugh Challenge Joke Book - Family Vacation Edition is not only full of great family-friendly jokes, but it´s presented in a competition format. The player or team that smiles, grins or laughs the most are actually the losers! Try not to laugh as you are presented with some funny jokes. The team that can hold in their laughter will be the winners, but it won´t be easy. Get the humorous You Laugh, I Win! The Ultimate Try Not To Laugh Challenge Joke Book - Family Vacation Edition today. It makes a great gift for moms, dads, or any members of the family! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Tulin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138543/bk_acx0_138543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Higher, farther, faster - what every real aviator aspires to. The SR-71 was the epitome of this dream for three decades. The only way to beat the SR-71 was to rocket into space, and every astronaut in the office with me in the 1960s would have loved to have flown the Blackbird. In many ways it placed greater demand on piloting proficiency than any spacecraft. Terry´s book answers all those questions you ever had about the wonderful challenge of controlling an airplane, flying at 80,000 feet and more than three times the speed of sound for hours at a time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Abell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040111/bk_acx0_040111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the great open plains during the World War II era, there sits an airplane junkyard. This is home to Guardian, a propeller airplane destroyed in a crash that left her fighter pilot badly hurt. Guardian, who dreams of flying once again with her young soldier. Children will enjoy the imagination and the uplifted attitude of Guardian as she is faced with a challenge that could destroy her dreams. This heartfelt moral story for all ages is a true example of American courage through the heart of an airplane who loves her fighter pilot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046839/bk_acx0_046839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dessa writes beautifully about a wide range of topics, including science, music, and the pain that comes with being in love; it´s a surprising and generous memoir by a singular voice. (NPR, best books of 2018)Dessa defies category - she is an intellectual with an international rap career and an inhaler in her backpack; a creative writer fascinated by philosophy and behavioral science; and a funny, charismatic performer dogged by blue moods and heartache. She´s ferocious on stage and endearingly neurotic in the tour van. Her stunning literary debut memoir stitches together poignant insights on love, science, and language - a demonstration of just how far the mind can travel while the body is on a six-hour ride to the next gig. In ´´The Fool That Bets Against Me´´, Dessa writes to Geico to request a commercial insurance policy for the broken heart that´s helped her write so many sad songs. ´´A Ringing in the Ears´´ tells the story of her father building a wooden airplane in their backyard garage. In ´´´Congratulations´´´, she describes the challenge of recording a song for The Hamilton Mixtape in a Minneapolis basement, straining for a high note and hoping for a break. ´´Call off Your Ghost´´ chronicles the fascinating project she undertook with a team of neuroscientists to try to clinically excise romantic feelings for an old flame. Her writing is infused with scientific research, dry wit, a philosophical perspective, and an abiding tenderness for the people she tours with and the people she leaves behind to be on the road.My Own Devices is an uncompromising and candid account of a life in motion, in music, and in love. Dessa is as compelling in this memoir as she is onstage, making My Own Devices the debut of a unique and deft literary voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dessa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004040/bk_peng_004040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dawn on the moon. The brilliant blue Earth rises above the crater´s edge. Amid the lunar dust in the cold emptiness that is the lunar atmosphere, you can feel the strength and power of the train rushing by, but you can not hear it... One can´t help but wonder at the willfulness of the human race, shaping the universe one rock at a time. From dome to dome, installation to mine to city, all the settlements on the moon must be connected by rail. There are no roads for cars, no atmosphere for airplanes. The only economical solution is rail. High speed, high capacity, reliable, efficient.Are you up to the challenge? Can you drive the rail lines from Sinus Iridum to Mare Nectarus?
A pilot of calculated courage, ´´Trap´´ entered the Navy when test pilots were more like stuntmen than engineers. Airplanes had not yet come into their own as weapons of war, and they had an undeveloped role in the fleet. His vision and leadership shaped the evolution of naval aviation through its formative years and beyond. When the threat of war in 1940 raised an alarm over the Navy´s deficiency in aircraft - especially fighters - Trap was appointed to lead the Flight Test Section to direct the development of all-new Navy airplanes. He played a key role in expediting the evolution of the two superb fighters that came to dominate the air war against Japan - the Corsair and Hellcat. After World War II, Trap returned as commander of the Naval Air Test Center to lead the Navy through the challenges of transitioning to jets. Trap was not only the first US Navy pilot to fly a jet, but is also recognized for defining the operating requirements for carrier-based jet propelled aircraft. Over the course of two decades, Trap tested virtually every naval aircraft prototype and pioneered the philosophy and the methods of the engineering test pilot. He demanded comprehensive testing of each airplane in conditions and maneuvers it would face in wartime fleet operations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008228/bk_tant_008228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
William Faulkner was the greatest American novelist of the 20th century, yet he lived a life marked by a pervasive sense of failure. Throughout his career, he remained haunted by his inability to master a series of personal and professional challenges: his less-than-heroic military career; the loss of his brother in an airplane crash; a disappointing stint as a Hollywood screenwriter; and a destructive bout with alcoholism. In this imaginative biography, Philip Weinstein - a leading authority on the great novelist - targets Faulkner´s embattled sense of self as central to both his life and his work. Weinstein shows how Faulkner´s troubled interactions with time, place, and history - with antebellum practices and racial division - take on their fullest meanings in his fiction. Exploring the resonance of his own unpreparedness, Faulkner invented a singular language that captured human consciousness under stress as never before. Becoming Faulkner joins Faulkner´s life and art in a bold new way, giving listeners a full vantage from which to better understand this 20th-century literary genius. Weinstein shows how Faulkner´s troubled interactions with time, place, and history - with antebellum practices and southern heritage - form a pattern that played out over the course of his entire life. At the same time, these incidents take on their fullest meanings in his fiction. It was in meditating on his failures, his own unreadiness, Weinstein argues, that Faulkner came up with his singular language, one that captured human consciousness under stress as never before. His fruitless striving catapulted American literature to a new level of sophistication. Narrating the events that comprised Faulkner´s life, biographers have long struggled to depict his personal complexity, the paradoxes that shaped his decisions and dogged his relationships. But without a consideration of the writing as well, the troubles in the life fail to reveal their deeper resonance. By sk 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008269/bk_adbl_008269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At thirteen years old, Beth´s heart was broken when her father died suddenly. But there was a bigger challenge ahead when doctors told her she probably had multiple sclerosis at 22 years old. Beth vowed that this new challenge would not put restrictions on her life and embarked on a lifelong dream to fly for the airlines. Starting at a small local airport, the aviation world swallowed her whole, and the next five years of her life were as turbulent as an airplane in a thunderstorm, never knowing when, how or if she would emerge. An agonizing love affair with her flight instructor, dangerous risks in the sky, an agonizing love affair with her flight instructor, and flying broken airplanes for shady companies all intertwined to define her road to the airlines. Flying Alone is told with soul-baring candor, taking readers on a suspenseful journey through the terror, romance and ultimate victory of those years. Flying Alone is told with soul-baring candor, taking readers on a suspenseful journey through the terror, romance and ultimate victory of those years. Beth is a former airline pilot for Trans World Airlines. She entered the world of civil aviation in 1984 shortly after graduating from college and, for the next five years, climbed the ladder to her ultimate goal of flying for a major airline. Beth originally wrote Flying Alone in the early 1990s, shortly after her career as a pilot ended and the memories were fresh. Beth now has dual careers--Chinese translation and professional photography. She teaches photography workshops for Arizona Highways PhotoScapes and her own company, Ruggiero Images LLC. Beth has published a popular instructional book on night photography, Fun in the Dark: A Guide to Successful Night Photography, which has worldwide sales, and she has co-written a book entitled, Everglades National Park: A Photographic Destination. She and her husband live in Fountain Hills, AZ.