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.
Sam Ryan - New York-based private eye/actor is heading to California on a request from his aunt for the reading of his Uncle Hobart’s will. He uses Amtrak instead of flying. He has a fear of airplanes. On the train, he meets a model named Marilyn Williams who is on her way back to LA with one stop off in Denver for a photo shoot. Sam is introduced to her by the waiter in the dining car. They have lunch and Sam tells her he is a P.I./actor. She wants to hire him for a case. Before she can tell him what it is all about, she is found dead in her compartment and Sam is the number-one suspect by the Denver Police. He arrives in LA and his Aunt Gladys is waiting for him so she can take him home to the house where he grew up. He settles in and tells his aunt about his experience on the train. He decides that he has to solve her murder. He meets a righteous biker guy named ´´Lone Wolf´´. They become fast friends and Lone Wolf wants to help him. Marilyn gave Sam a key on the train the night before she was murdered to hold for her until the morning at which time she would explain to Sam what it was for. Only she didn’t have any time left. A big goon jumps Sam at his aunt’s house where he is staying. He is wearing a ski mask to hide his face. He is looking for the key that Marilyn gave Sam. When Sam gains consciousness after his bout with the ski mask he sees his old childhood friend. He finds out that his friend ´´Crazy Joe´´ chased ski mask out the door. After Sam recovers three days later he goes to Marilyn’s apartment to meet her roommate Debbie Pittman. Debbie drugs Sam and he wakes up in a boxcar up at San Louis Obispo. By the time he gets back to LA, he finds out that Debbie has been murdered. That’s when he meets a beautiful uniformed policewoman named Kathy Kelly. It turns into a serious relationship. Meanwhile, the clues lead to a Sondra Chase Modeling Agency and the Pacific Yacht Club which is also owned by Sondra Chase. By this 1. Language: English. Narrator: James D. (Don) Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159734/bk_acx0_159734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A truly frightening story with the crystal ring of truth and authenticity; well written, well plotted and as topical as a novel can get.” (Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author)´´Not only does Bodman know the White House inside and out, she also knows how to tell a gripping, fast-paced tale of political intrigue filled with the kind of delicious insider detail most other novelists have to make up.” (Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author)´´A nail-biter…You will not turn out the lights until you have read through to the last page.” (The Washington Times)´´Bodman’s insider knowledge of government operations and the scary plausibility of the story line make this worth reading.” (Library Journal)In this second book of the White House national security thriller series, Dr. Cameron Talbot, a famous expert on missile defense systems, returns to investigate how American airplanes could plummet from the sky - though nothing shows up on radar and none of the usual terrorist suspects have claimed responsibility.With the country in a panic and the economy taking a nose-dive, the beautiful scientist finds herself once again enmeshed in international plots as well as a romantic triangle in the highest levels of government. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011710/bk_brll_011710_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 thi 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 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006133/bk_sans_006133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.