Silent Weapon - a Street Soldier Novel: Andy McNab
How do you fight an invisible enemy? A high-speed chase through the backstreets of Lagos and an unexpected bomb explosion in the jungle - it´s all in a day´s work for soldier Sean Harker. Looking forward to a well-earned break back home, Sean and his platoon fly back to the UK, only to find themselves fighting their way out of an airport hostage situation and the country on high terrorist alert. Barely escaping with his life, Sean must now embark on a dangerous mission: to locate a deadly weapon capable of destruction on a massive scale...a weapon no one will see coming. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Chris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002829/bk_rhuk_002829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An exciting debut short story from author Thomas Wood. If you like One Good Turn by Chris Ryan, you´ll love this! Responsible for the lives of 30 elite soldiers in the back of his aircraft, a member of Britain´s Glider Pilot Regiment has a huge weight upon his shoulders. Plummeting to the ground at over 100 miles an hour, he struggles not only with the responsibility of lives, but also with the enormity of the objective set before him. Haunted by the words his father spoke before departing for war, he also struggles with the possibility of never seeing his wife again. A reality for a small number of men during the Second World War, The Silent Invader aims to encapsulate the human side of the story, with excitement, despair, and depression, join our pilot as he falls to the ground in an aircraft with no engines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martyn Bell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112941/bk_acx0_112941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Matty Matthews has been to the town of Forza d’Aguil before. Stationed there with a small group of soldiers during WWII, it was here that Matty fell in love with Rosanna. It was a sweet, short-lived affair until the soldiers unexpectedly got orders to pull out. Matty never got to say goodbye. Now he’s back in Sicily, drawn to the mountain town after all these years. But the citizens of Forza d’Aguil are easy to offend, and when Matty inadvertently crosses Pino, the Mafioso sabotages his leaving. Trapped in Forza d’Aguil, hemmed in on all sides by the oppression of the town and its silent citizens, he’s stuck in the middle of Mafia country with no way out. He has only the help of the innkeeper Vinciguerra, a man he can’t understand, and the passion of the sweet Sophia. Or is she part of the sinister web, too? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005127/bk_adbl_005127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the critically acclaimed author of The Memory Cathedral comes perhaps the most powerful, haunting, and unforgettable novel of the Civil War - or any war - ever written. Provocative, poetic, and disturbing, it introduces us to a young narrator, Mundy McDowell, whose voice rivals any in literature, bringing poignantly to life the surreal horrors of battle and its spiritual cost to human survival.I was scarce twelve the day the damn Yankees invaded the valley. I seen a lot that day I ain´t never gonna forget. Men blown apart, screamin´ and dyin´ all around me. I was wandering in the woods like I wasn´t supposed to and wound up right in the middle of the battle. And that´s what I suppose saved me.When I got back home the main house was burning to the ground. I saw two men wearin´ bits and pieces of ´Federate and Yank uniforms. They killed Poppa right off, and Mother they dragged into the front yard before they killed her too. I reckon that was the day I first got the knack of being invisible. The spirit dog seen me right off, though. He was big and black and smelled like burning. His eyes were like red coals and everywhere he went, it seemed death followed. Him and me, we mostly traveled together after that. I passed through midnight fields of dead and dying soldiers, reeking makeshift field hospitals worse than hell itself; climbed into the mountains where the runaway slaves hid; and walked through towns shattered by the passage of the war. I met a lot of people, some of them living and some of them just memories. There was Jimmadasin, the slave who died on my account, and Mammy Jack, who taught me to see visions; the gallant Colonel Ashby, who let me ride by his side, and, of course, the mulatto whore Lucy, who saved my life twice. Last but not least, there was mad but brilliant General Jackson, who was probably responsible for putting more men in their graves than any other during the Shenandoah campaign. Whether he was a he 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Kipiniak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013195/bk_adbl_013195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something - or someone - has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising. Violet bands together with her close friends to get through the difficult days. To support themselves, they open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort. Try as she might, Violet can´t ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. Desperate to discover the truth behind what happened to her husband while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear, and longing as she faces losing everything. Again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Robins, Devon Hales. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006558/bk_harp_006558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series. It´s 2526. It has been almost a year since humanity engaged in its destructive first contact with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. Now, the hostilities have led to open war, and the United Nations Space Command understands virtually nothing about its new enemy. There are only two certainties - the Covenant is determined to eradicate humanity, and they have the superior technology to do just that. The UNSC’s only hope lies with the Spartans: enhanced super-soldiers trained from childhood via a clandestine black-ops project to be living weapons. Their designated commander, Petty Officer John-117, has been assigned to lead the Spartans on a desperate counterattack designed to rock the Covenant back on its heels and to buy humanity the time it needs to gather intelligence and prepare its defenses. But not everyone wants the Spartans to succeed. A coalition of human rebel leaders believes an alliance with the Covenant to be its best hope of finally winning independence from the Unified Earth Government. To further their plans, the insurrectionists have dispatched a sleeper agent to sabotage the UNSC counterattack - and ensure that John-117 and the Spartans never return from battle.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008902/bk_sans_008902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The City of Wonders has been saved by nearly miraculous forces, and the Silent Army has risen, ready to defend the Fellein Empire and Empress Nachia at any cost. The power that was hidden in the Mounds is on the move, seeking a final confrontation with the very entities that kept it locked away since the Cataclysm. Andover Lashk has finally come to accept his destiny and prepares to journey back to Fellein. The Sa’ba Taalor continue their domination over each country and people they encounter, but the final conflict is coming: The Great Wave of the Sa’ba Taalor stands to destroy an empire, and the Silent Army prepares to stop them in their tracks. Caught in the middle is the Fellein Empire and the people who have gathered together on the final battlefield. The faithful and the godless, the soldiers and killers alike all stand or fall as old gods and new bring their war to a world-changing end. Some struggles are eternal. Some conflicts never cease. The Gods of War are here, and they are determined to win. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David DeVries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026062/bk_adbl_026062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.