Silent Heroes:Veterans Fight Against Terrorism William ´´Billy´´ Weber
Silent No More:Victim 1´s Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky Aaron Fisher/ Michael Gillum/ Dawn Daniels
In the ocean depths, America´s warriors ceaselessly patrol the dark territory on freedom´s outer edge. These are the battles fought in silence . . . and in secret. The newest fight begins when the People´s Republic of China buys a fleet of highly stealthy and deadly attack subs from a cash-hungry Russia and takes advantage of international unrest to lay claim to territories they have long considered their own. US Commander Tom Garrett is asked to serve as Executive Officer on board the USS Seawolf to monitor the PRC´s activities as they use all the firepower necessary to close the Straits of Taiwan in preparation for invading their ´´renegade province.´´ As the Chinese fleet moves in for attack, it´s left to Commander Garrett to sink the Chinese boats, break the PRC siege of Taiwan, and avenge those who were lost in the struggle.
For years, the Ohio-class submarine served as one of the frontline weapons in America´s nuclear Navy. But with the collapse of the USSR, America needs to modernize its arsenal to take into account its new enemies. With that goal, the Navy begins a controversial conversion of the USS Ohio to take America into the future of naval warfare. The Ohio´s ballistic missiles have been replaced, the tubes now capable of a two-pronged attack. What had been used to house ICBMs now can contain SEALs or a new prototype of underwater submarine, a revolutionary undersea fighter that flies through the water, striking targets at will. Both barrels will be brought to bear against America´s newest enemy, Iran. The zealots in power have unleased a terrible two-pronged plan, hoping to attack oil rich nations Oman and the UAE, while at the same time lauching a devasting attack on the American Fifth Fleet in the Gulf. Only one group of sailors and commandos can stop them -- the compliment of the USS Ohio.
All you have to do is find out why Harry is prepared to blame an innocent man. That´s the thread. Follow it. You´ll reach the Silent Ones. This is your way - our way - of making a difference. With this challenge from Father Edmund Littlemore, Anselm returns to the Old Bailey to fight the most difficult and troubling case of his life. The man in the dock is Littlemore himself. He is charged with grave offences against Harry Brandwell, who, it seems, is both a victim and a liar. But he´s the only link to these others who´ve chosen silence over their right to justice. Unknown to Anselm, Robert Saunders, a journalist, has been investigating Littlemore´s background. And he´s a man with a troubled past, always on the move, from Boston in the USA to Freetown in Sierra Leone, finally running from a London police station rather than explain himself. More disturbingly, Robert uncovers details of a carefully planned scheme to entice Anselm back into court, exploiting his reputation for honesty to secure a shock acquittal. Meanwhile Harry Brandwell - abused, abandoned and betrayed - has decided to take matters into his own hands. The Silent Ones examines the one crime that Church, state, and family thought they could hide in their own best interests; Anselm´s return is a compelling novel about the anatomy of silence, the courage of victims and the redemptive power of public justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Addis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000970/bk_twuk_000970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trapped in a madman´s castle, a young girl must fight to save her sanity Thunder bellows as Jenny and her father pull up to the gate of Worthington Hall. As they inch onto the grounds of the ancient estate, a disheveled young woman thrusts her head through the open window. ´´Leave!´´ she yells. ´´Before it´s too late! He´ll kill you. I swear.´´ Jenny is terrified, but her dad laughs it off. The girl is just an actress - part of the medieval fair being held on the castle grounds. But it´s not long before Jenny wishes they´d heeded the warning. The house is a drafty maze of narrow hallways and dungeons. Jenny wants to flee, but her father is intent on the work he´s come to do. Soon the Worthington family sets upon young Jenny, playing twisted tricks on her until she forgets what´s real. The Worthingtons play cruel games - and if Jenny loses, it will mean her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013429/bk_adbl_013429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Abner Harris came to Earth on a mission of extreme urgency. A subject of the Spirit had no right to question his orders. And his orders said that the universe was in danger of enslavement by the pebble-skinned Medlins. And that the fight against their evil scheming called for him to assume the guise of a flesh-and-blood Earthman. But once in that new synthetic body, he made a mind-bending discovery: the real villains of space were neither the Medlins nor the people of Earth, but his own kind! Suddenly he was alone, alienated from his own race, hated by the Medlins, and an impostor on Earth. No matter which side he chooses, he´ll be a traitor, but choose he must - or forever remain a man without a planet! StarShipSofa: The Audio Science Fiction Magazine is one of the top SF podcasts in the multiverse that delves into the world of SF, and where host Tony C. Smith focuses on a particular SF author, publisher, or SF topic and digs deep to uncover all aspects of that writer or topic-simply put...it´s the show that will give you a little more than a Wiki page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Pipkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011660/bk_blak_011660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the early 1920´s, Japanese college profressor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife´s belief in ancient tradition. Twenty years later, his 18-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother´s traditions and her father´s wishes, boarded SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education, and to make her father proud. It was August 1941. To Hiroko, California, and the home of her uncle Takeo, was a different world. Her cousins in California had become more American than Japanese. And Peter Jenkins, her uncle´s assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filled with prejudice and fear. And when Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, within hours, Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Desperate to go home, she is ordered by her father to stay. He is positive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time she is -- until her entire world caves in. On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face their destinies there. Hiroko and her uncle´s family go first to Tanforan, and from there to the detention center at Tule Lake. This extraordinary novel tells what happened to them there, creating a portrait of human tragedy and strength, divided loyalties and love. It tells of Americans who were treated as foreigners in their own land. And it tells Hiroko´s story, and that of her American family, as they fight to stay alive amid the drama of life and death in the camp at Tule Lake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000316/bk_bant_000316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Isa Alaki is not from here. At 10 years old, Isa´s life in the Congolese city of Bukavu changed forever. The streets were burning. The town was mostly silent, like a ghost town, until the yelling started. At school, Isa knew he had to get home. The soldiers would be looking for his father. The sound of gunfire, the sharp smell of blood and the screams of his sister still echo in his head.Back then, he had a choice to make. Death or a gun. He picked up the gun and became a child soldier, forced to fight for the same forces that massacred his family.After years of horror, Isa escaped, and he is given a chance of freedom when he travels to Australia. He brings with him papers that grant him refugee status, the hope that he can find his brother, Moïse, and the scars of a brutal war. Here, the fighting skills Moïse taught him when he was a boy see Isa become a talented young boxer. He spends his days punching away the past, punching away the demons in his mind, literally trying to punch his way to a better life. His powerful left hook promises much, but the demons he is wrestling with have a power all their own. The question for Isa is...will the past ever let him free? A moving debut novel that packs an emotional punch based on the critically acclaimed play by Future D. Fidel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blessing Mokgohloa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/haau/000167/bk_haau_000167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.