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.
For years FBI agent Cameron Daggett has been on the trail of an international triggerman responsible for planting at least two nearly undetectable explosive devices on airplanes. When a strange murder takes place in a Seattle aircraft training installation, Daggett suspects that his nemesis is involved. The man who was murdered was a specialist in training pilots to fly the Duhning 959-600 - a new breed of ultra-sophisticated aircraft - and he was killed in a Duhning flight simulator. Was the killer trying to be taught to pilot one of these super jets? How is this connected to Daggett´s recent discovery of sophisticated altitude detonators? Is Anthony Kort - Daggett´s prey - about to strike again? Using the most intricate and complex forensic techniques, the aerodynamic and technical principles that make monster jets stay aloft, and sheer cop´s reasoning, Daggett picks up Kort´s trail. He is joined by forensic experts, aerodynamic engineers, and criminal psychologists - but it comes down to Daggett, and Daggett alone, to see the pattern in the seemingly endless technical detail and stop a tragedy before it takes place. But Kort is smart, and driven by a motivation that Daggett cannot possibly understand. And when Daggett gets close, Kort makes it personal. Hard Fall is a breathlessly paced thriller, an intellectual and technical game of cat and mouse, and a modern classic of suspense fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003931/bk_brll_003931_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.