Delta Force operator Kolt Raynor must thwart a deadly terrorist plot in this globe-hopping special operations thriller in the New York Times best-selling series. When SEAL Team Six killed Osama bin Laden, they pulled a treasure trove of intelligence on planned attacks on U.S. soil. Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda´s new leader, is activating his most trusted (and deadliest) terrorists to carry out his newest plot: to detonate a bomb inside one of the 64 commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S. in an attack 10 times worse than 9/11, causing radiological fallout that would kill hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans. The president wants answers quickly, and after Kolt Raynor saved his life a few months earlier, he knows Delta Force is fully capable. But Kolt is on the verge of getting forced out of JSOC for disobeying orders in Pakistan - and when he´s offered a slot in Tungsten, an ultra-secret deep-cover organization, he jumps at the chance. Now his task is to infiltrate al Qaeda and prevent this deep-cover terror cell from making their plot a reality before it´s too late. In Full Assault Mode, former Delta Force commander Dalton Fury takes listeners inside the world of undercover special operations - where every wrong step costs lives, and one minute might just be one minute too late.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ari Fliakos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001789/bk_aren_001789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An engrossing history of the science of one of the four fundamental physical forces in the universe, electromagnetism, right up to the latest indications that the poles are soon to reverse and destroy the world´s power grids and electronic communications A cataclysmic planetary phenomenon is gathering force deep within the Earth. The magnetic North Pole will eventually trade places with the South Pole. Satellite evidence suggests to some scientists that the move has already begun, but most still think it won´t happen for many decades. All agree that it has happened many times before and will happen again. But this time it will be different. It will be a very bad day for modern civilization. Award-winning science journalist Alanna Mitchell tells in The Spinning Magnet the fascinating history of one of the four fundamental physical forces in the universe, electromagnetism. From investigations into magnetism in 13th-century feudal France and the realization 600 years later in the Victorian era that electricity and magnetism were essentially the same, to the discovery that Earth was itself a magnet, spinning in space with two poles and that those poles aperiodically reverse, this is a utterly engrossing narrative history of ideas and science that listeners of Stephen Greenblatt and Sam Kean will love. The recent finding that Earth´s magnetic force field is decaying 10 times faster than previously thought, portending an imminent pole reversal, ultimately gives this story a spine-tingling urgency. When the poles switch, a process that takes many years, Earth is unprotected from solar radiation storms that would, among other things, wipe out all electromagnetic technology. No satellites, no Internet, no smartphones - maybe no power grid at all. Such potentially cataclysmic solar storms are not unusual. The last one occurred in 2012, and we avoided returning to the Dark Ages only because the part of the sun that erupted happened to b 1. Language: English. Narrator: P.J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003361/bk_peng_003361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping narrative of the Truman administration´s response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong´s Communist forces in 1949 - an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. In the opening months of 1949, US President Harry S. Truman found himself faced with a looming diplomatic catastrophe - ´´perhaps the greatest that this country has ever suffered´´, as the journalist Walter Lippmann put it. Throughout the spring and summer, Mao Zedong´s Communist armies fanned out across mainland China, annihilating the rival troops of America´s onetime ally Chiang Kai-shek and taking control of Beijing, Shanghai, and other major cities. As Truman and his aides - including his shrewd, ruthless secretary of state, Dean Acheson - scrambled to formulate a response, they were forced to contend not only with Mao but also with unrelenting political enemies at home. Over the course of this tumultuous year, Mao would fashion a new revolutionary government in Beijing, laying the foundation for the creation of modern China, while Chiang Kai-shek would flee to the island sanctuary of Taiwan. These events transformed American foreign policy - leading ultimately to decades of friction with Communist China, a long-standing US commitment to Taiwan, and the subsequent wars in Korea and Vietnam. Drawing on Chinese and Russian sources as well as recently declassified CIA documents, Kevin Peraino tells the story of this remarkable year through the eyes of the key players, including Mao Zedong, President Truman, Secretary of State Acheson, Minnesota congressman Walter Judd, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the influential first lady of the Republic of China. Today, the legacy of 1949 is more relevant than ever to the relationships between China, the United States, and the rest of the world as Beijing asserts its claims in the South China Sea and tensions endure between Taiwan and the mainland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005294/bk_rand_005294_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the two largest, most powerfully equipped naval fleets in history move slowly toward each other near Islas Piedras - an American missile site in the Indian Ocean that threatens Russia´s grip on the Middle East - two men stand in the darkened control rooms of their ships. David Charles and Alex Kupinsky are worried because, as the admirals of these fleets, they may be responsible for all-out nuclear war. They are also concerned because once, a long time ago, they were the best of friends. As Admirals Charles and Kupinsky face imminent disaster, forced to make their moves on the chessboard of modern warfare, we look back over their pasts as men of peace and men of war. David Charles learned the hard way in the tragic Bay of Pigs, on the treacherous rivers of Vietnam, and in the backrooms of embassies around the world. Alex Kupinsky was raised by the man who watched his father die in World War II - the same man who has since become Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union. Moving from the real past to the possible future, from romantic memories of the women left behind to hard action on the high seas, Show of Force is the story of men turned warriors, of a world turned battlefield. And as communications break down between Washington, Moscow, and the fleets themselves, it becomes the story of two men with the power to stop that ultimate folly of the mighty, World War III. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Tell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058777/bk_acx0_058777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chris Faulkner has just landed the job of his dreams. But Shorn Associates are market leaders in Conflict Investment. They expect results; they expect the best. Chris has one very high-profile kill to his name already, but he will have to drive hard and go for kill after kill if he´s to keep his bosses happy. All he has to do in the meantime is stay alive.... Morgan´s new futuristic thriller is perfect for any fan of the modern thriller. It combines the big ideas of Michael Crichton with a pounding narrative drive. Read by Simon Vance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001304/bk_orio_001304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first in an exciting new series for children from ex-SAS officer and best-selling adult author Chris Ryan. Five kids: Alex, Li, Paulo, Hex and Amber, are marooned on a desert island where they must face the ultimate test: survival! Killer komodo dragons, sharks, and modern day pirates are amongst the dangers they face. Can the five bond as a team, and stay alive? New to audio, this gripping story is read by Adrian Lester, best-known for his role in Spooks on TV. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrian Lester. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000131/bk_rhuk_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Princess. Public Figure. Philanthropist. Parent. Diana, Princess of Wales emerged in the early 1980s as a fresh face to the stoic British monarchy with a storybook wedding, which was unfortunately later, a tabloid breakup. She emerged as a modern British woman and admirable icon to not only England but the world. Bluewater launched the Female Force series in 2008 as a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. In past issues, the monthly series has featured Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Thatcher, JK Rowling, Sarah Palin and others.Female Force individual issues are also available on Amazon.com, where they have been ranked among the site´s top 100 books. Female Force has been embraced by the media and featured on several television news outlets including The Today Show and on CNN. The series has also been featured in many publications such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, and People magazine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shana Dirik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016320/bk_acx0_016320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How To Use Thought Force To Transform Your Life and Business is a revisiting of the classic texts by William Walker Atkinson. Lecturer, success coach, and best-selling author Dan Howe brings this classic work to life and infuses it with his own insights for application in the modern age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francie Francie Wyck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046699/bk_acx0_046699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.