Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and coeditor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you. Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you´re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like - gulp! - a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we´ll bet you´ve never thought of before...but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger. Featuring brand-new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King as well as 14 classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Dan Simmons, Flight or Fright is, as King says, ´´ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents... Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight´´. Book a flight with this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Morse, Corey Stoll, Graeme Malcolm, Santino Fontana, Norbert Leo Butz, Elizabeth Marvel, Christian Coulson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008746/bk_sans_008746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. WHAT´S IN STICK AND RUDDER: * The invisible secret of all heavier-than-air flight: the Angle of Attack. What it is, and why it can´t be seen. How lift is made, and what the pilot has to do with it. * Why airplanes stall How do you know you´re about to stall? * The landing approach. How the pilot´s eye functions in judging the approach. * The visual clues by which an experienced pilot unconsciously judges: how you can quickly learn to use them. * ´´The Spot that does not move.´´ This is the first statement of this phenomenon. A foolproof method of making a landing approach across pole lines and trees. * The elevator and the throttle. One controls the speed, the other controls climb and descent. Which is which? * The paradox of the glide. By pointing the nose down less steeply, you descend more steeply. By pointing the nose down more steeply, you can glide further. * What´s the rudder for? The rudder does NOT turn the airplane the way a boat´s rudder turns the boat. Then what does it do? * How a turn is flown. The role of ailerons, rudder, and elevator in making a turn. * The landing--how it´s made. The visual clues that tell you where the ground is. * The ´´tail-dragger´´ landing gear and what´s tricky about it. This is probably the only analysis of tail-draggers now available to those who want to fly one. * The tricycle landing gear and what´s so good about it. A strong advocacy of the tricycle gear written at a time when almost all civil airplanes were taildraggers. * Why the airplane doesn´t feel the wind. * Why the airplane usually flies a little sidewise. * Plus: a chapter on Air Accidents by Leighton Collins, founder and editor of AIR FACTS. His analyses of aviation´s safety problems have deeply influenced pilots and aeronautical engineers and have contributed to the benign characteristics of today´s airplane. Stick and Rudder is the first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. It has been continously in print for thirty-three years. It shows precisely what the pilot does when he flies, just how he does it, and why. Because the basics are largely unchanging, the book therefore is applicable to large airplanes and small, old airplanes and new, and is of interest not only to the learner but also to the accomplished pilot and to the instructor himself. When Stick and Rudder first came out, some of its contents were considered highly controversial. In recent years its formulations have become widely accepted. Pilots and flight instructors have found that the book works. Today several excellent manuals offer the pilot accurate and valuable technical information. But Stick and Rudder remains the leading think-book on the art of flying. One thorough reading of it is the equivalent of many hours of practice.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) A story of one of the most amazing odysseys of World War II. Dive into the story of lieutenant Louis Zamperini and his fascinating story. Lieutenant Louis Zamperini, a former delinquent who lived a poor life and took a dark path brawling, breaking into houses and fleeing from his own. When he was a teenager, he discovered his talent as a runner. Little did he know he was a prodigy and that his innate talent would take him to the Berlin Olympics. However, his timing could not be worse and war had come. He became an airman which led him to face the hardest moment of his life; the airplane accident that changed his life. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) ´´A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain.´´ – Laura Hillenbrand The airplane crash of Zamperini tested his limits. There, he was surrounded by thousands of miles of open oceans, sharks and facing thirst and starvation. Any normal man would have given up but his drive was superior. Responding to this harsh situation with his resolve, wits and hope, he managed to overcome the biggest obstacle of his life. A story that will show you how far you can go with just your drive and unwillingness to give up. P.S. Unbroken is an extremely interesting book that tells the tale of Zamperini´s survival. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan´s mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the ´´Buy now with 1-Click´´ Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan´s Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you´ve read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you´re interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. ´´One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge´´ - Abbey Beathan
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.