The sequel to Negative Zero blasts off with our intrepid spacecraft engineer finding himself mere minutes from being fired upon by two elite warships of the Azten imperial navy. In direct defiance of the Azten Empire of Federated Worlds, Tomek is headed to the surface of the forbidden planet Baktu. After being stranded on the low-tech planet for almost a year, the human Tomek has found a home - even falling in love with a young Bakti named Spri. But the Bakti have been keeping a secret from the foreigner - a secret that could lead him to find the creature who abducted his friend Claymore. The same awful secret also holds the answer to why the planet has been isolated by the Azten government for the past 200 years. Meanwhile, as Tomek hunts for monsters on the tranquil planet, a civil war has broken out in the empire and the sinister Trident organization hasn´t forgotten about their clever nemesis. Then there´s the Golantan armada that´s heading toward Azten, crushing all resistance in its path. With Baktu located at the edge of the empire, how will the Bakti manage to resist an invasion on their own? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pavi Proczko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060342/bk_acx0_060342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best seller.´´Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously.´´ (The New York Times Book Review)The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times best-selling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition.In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army´s movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake - fought without a single American ship - made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability. In a narrative that moves from Washington´s headquarters on the Hudson River, to the wooded hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette´s brilliant series of maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, Philbrick details the epic and suspenseful year through to its triumphant conclusion. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane´s Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004036/bk_peng_004036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Photurians - a hivemind of sentient AIs and machines - were awakened by humanity as part of a complex political trap. But they broke free and evolved, and now the human race is almost finished. Once we spanned dozens of star systems; now only four remain, and Earth is being evacuated. But the Photes can infect us, and among the thousands rescued from our home world may be enemy agents. Tiny colonies struggle to house the displaced. Our warships are failing. The end of humanity has come. But on a distant planet shielded from both humanity and the Photurians, one hope may still live. The only person who might be able to intervene. The roboteer. He is trapped in hell of his own making and does not know he is needed. And so a desperate rescue mission is begun. But can he be reached in time? Or will he be the last remnant of humanity in the universe? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oras/000001/bk_oras_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Xenophon and his comrades have proven their worth, and now the combined fleets of the Black Legion and their allies are poised to end the conflict. Both sides have mobilized every warrior and ship they can, for what will be a final apocalyptical battle between the Terrans and the Emperor himself. The titanic forces of both sides meet at the critical world of Cunaxa Secundus, just a few worlds away from the Imperial capital of Babylon Prime. The most powerful warlords of 100 worlds assemble for war with legions of soldiers, war machines, and creatures from every corner of the Empire to defend their God King. Against them stand the Laconian general, Clearchus and his paymaster Lord Cyrus, the usurper who seeks to free the Empire from his brother´s reign. Their combined forces includes hundreds of warships, and of course, the Black Legion, a horde of unbeatable Terran mercenaries. The battle of Cunaxa will determine not just the future of Xenophon and his friends, but also set the course of history for the next 1,000 years. Warlords of Cunaxa is the third book in the Star Legions series from Michael G. Thomas, the best-selling author of the Star Crusades series. Previously published as the Black Legion series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088517/bk_acx0_088517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first British major success of World War II was when the Royal Navy forced the preying pocket battleship, Graf Spee, to scuttle at sea. Hitler had ordered a blockade of the British Isles and for some months German U-boats and warships caused havoc among allied merchant shipping carrying vital supplies. In 1941, the one sided battle of the Atlantic became more even when the Royal Navy started moving ships in convoy with escorts using radar and information from British scientists who had cracked the Kreigsmarine version of the Enigma Code captured by the Royal Navy. The perils of the Atlantic were only equalled by the convoys on the run to northern Russia. Sub-zero temperatures, pack ice and appalling weather conditions plus the menacing Luftwaffe and the German Navy based in Norway, made it one of the most hazardous actions of the entire war. Meanwhile, in the air, bomber planes of the RAF and U.S. air force were incessantly bombarding German industries and cities. Casualties on the ground were devastating and the life expectancy of the aircrew was alarmingly short. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000021/bk_rhuk_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the US Navy had a total of 111 submarines. However, this fleet was not nearly as impressive as the number suggests. It was mostly a collection of aging boats from the late teens and early twenties, with only a few of the newer, more modern Gato-class boats. Fortunately, with the war in Europe was already two years old and friction with Japan ever increasing, help from what would become known as the Silent Service in the Pacific was on the way: there were 73 of the new fleet submarines under construction. The Silent Service in World War II tells the story of America´s intrepid underwater warriors in the words of the men who lived the war in the Pacific against Japan. The enemy had already begun to deploy advanced boats, but the U.S. was soon able to match them. By 1943, the new Gato-class boats were making a difference, carrying the war not just to the Japanese Imperial Navy but to the vital merchant fleet that carried the vast array of materiel needed to keep the land of the Rising Sun afloat. As the war progressed, American success in the Solomons, starting with Guadalcanal, began to constrict the Japanese sea lanes, and operating singly or in wolfpacks, they were able to press their attacks on convoys operating beyond the range of our airpower, making daring forays even into the home waters of Japan itself in the quest for ever more elusive targets. Also taking on Japanese warships, as well as rescuing downed airmen (such as the grateful first President Bush), US submarines made an enormous contribution to our war against Japan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Perkins, Jo Anna Perrin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011228/bk_tant_011228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trisha Grove enjoys her job as a pilot for Boswell International, but she realizes something is still missing from her life: her family. She is ready to call it quits and head back home to Wyoming, where her father lives, but her last flight for Boswell ends with an unplanned trip out of this world. Trisha isn´t sure at first what´s real and what isn´t; all she knows is she is determined to get back to her dad - no matter what it takes. Kelan Reykill is the fourth son in the royal line of Valdier. Commander of the V´ager, one of the largest Valdier warships, he prides himself on his strict self-discipline, his ability to remain in command in any situation, and his skill at handling any challenge. That is until he meets a stubborn human female from the primitive planet his older brother sought refuge on. Now all he can think about is how to get her into his bed and under his control while staying in one piece. But when Trisha is taken from him, Kelan must track her to the ends of the universe and beyond. He knows one thing: She is his true mate, and he will kill anyone who tries to harm her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Brenin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007722/bk_blak_007722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cobi-Bausteine erfreuen sich grosser und ungebrochener Beliebtheit bei allen Altersgruppen. Alle freuen sich und haben Spass daran - kurz oder über Stunden hinweg - verschiedene Modelle zu konstruieren bzw. zu bauen. Es inspiriert nicht nur die Fantasie sondern fördert auch logisches und mehrdimensionales Denken. Die grösste und umfangreichste weltweite Sammlung von Militärsets für unzählige Fans. Die Serie Action Town spiegelt sowohl das tägliche Stadtbild mit all ihren Varianten – ob Polizei, Rettungskräfte oder auch Baustellen - als auch die ländliche Seite unserer Umwelt. Wenn Sie den Nervenkitzel spüren und Abenteuer erleben möchten, sind die Piraten-Sets genau das Richtige für Sie. Für die geschichtlich Interessierten des Zweiten Weltkriegs gibt es auch Bausteine, aus denen man viele interessante Militärmodelle bauen kann - Historische Sammlung WW1 und WW2, World of Tanks und World of Warships.
Annihilation: Love Conquers All offers humor and a tale of enduring love against the backdrop of galactic war on a grand scale. Tag, an exceptional young human living in Central City on the planet Earth, tries to keep his powerful, one-of-a-kind skills undetected by leading an ordinary life and staying under the radar. But one day, on the way home from school, Tag´s compassion leads him to make a decision that alters the course of his life - and history. The Alliance of Worlds, which includes Earth as a ruled non-member, has decided that humans are to be annihilated as an example to anyone who discovers an ancient alien technology, even though there is no proof against them. The Alliance thinks fifty thousand warships can do the job. Unfortunately, the humans are not cooperating with their plan and one young human who has fallen in love will change everything... In this epic story, author Saxon Andrew takes us into the future and the lives of human and nonhuman characters alike. Along with a hearty dose of battles and spaceships, this is a story that offers humor and a tale of enduring love against the backdrop of galactic war on a grand scale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Owen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017089/bk_acx0_017089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The starship Ariel is on a mission of the utmost secrecy, upon which the fate of thousands of lives depend. Though the ship is a mile long, its six crew are crammed into a space barely large enough for them to stand. Five are officers, geniuses in their field. The other is Will Kuno-Monet, the man responsible for single-handedly running a ship comprised of the most dangerous and delicate technology that mankind has ever devised. He is the Roboteer. Roboteer is a hard-SF novel set in a future in which the colonization of the stars has turned out to be anything but easy and civilization on Earth has collapsed under the pressure of relentless mutual terrorism. Small human settlements cling to barely habitable planets. Without support from a home world, they have had to develop ways of life heavily dependent on robotics and genetic engineering. Then, out of the ruins of Earth´s once great empire, a new force arises - a world-spanning religion bent on the conversion of all mankind to its creed. It sends fleets of starships to reclaim the colonies. But the colonies don´t want to be reclaimed. Mankind´s first interstellar war begins. It is dirty, dangerous and hideously costly. Will is a man bred to interface with the robots that his home world, Galatea, desperately needs to survive. He finds himself sent behind enemy lines to discover the secret of their newest weapon. What he discovers will transform their understanding of both science and civilization forever...but at a cost. But they broke free and evolved, and now the human race is almost finished. Once we spanned dozens of star systems; now only four remain, and Earth is being evacuated. But the Photes can infect us, and among the thousands rescued from our home world maybe enemy agents. Tiny colonies struggle to house the displaced. Our warships are failing. The end of humanity has come. But on a distant planet shielded from both humanity and the Photurians, one ho 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oras/000014/bk_oras_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times best-selling aftermath of Halo: Combat Evolved featuring the Master Chief - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series!It´s 2552. The theocratic military alliance known as the Covenant is showing no mercy as it continues to assault every human world it encounters, but in the way lies humanity’s greatest champion, the supersoldier Spartan John-117 - the Master Chief. Together with his AI companion Cortana and the last remaining Spartans, the galaxy-spanning fight rages on two fronts following the destruction of the human military stronghold Reach by Covenant forces and the mysterious artificial ringworld known as ´´Halo” at the hands of the Master Chief.One faction - a squad of Spartans lead by Blue Team’s Fred-104 and Kelly-087 - is trapped on the glassed surface of Reach, the only planet they’ve ever known as home. Beneath this ruined world, Dr. Catherine Halsey has discovered an ancient secret...one that could alter the course of the war. Meanwhile, the Master Chief and Cortana lead a second group toward a gathering of Covenant warships, as the United Nations Space Command’s worst nightmare has finally come true: The Covenant has discovered the location of Earth and is forming a massive fleet to utterly destroy it, as well as all who oppose the indomitable will of the Prophets.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009211/bk_sans_009211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of science fiction, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance brings another action-, adventure-, and suspense-filled story to transport listeners out of this world. Jo Strauss is committed to two things in her life - her family and her life as an acrobat/high-wire performer; she takes both very seriously. Her life is orderly, in control, and she is finally settling down in one place so she can spend more time with her parents instead of moving all over the world every few weeks. To celebrate her and her younger sister Star´s one year anniversary away from the circus they have grown up with, they meet River Knight, their childhood friend and sister of the heart, for a vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. Everything is going as planned until she and her sisters are kidnapped. Now, she finds herself transported to another world. Aliens, warships, battles, and a certain male all were not in the carefully detailed plans she had mapped out for her life. Manota Ja Kel Coradon is the second son of the ruling House of Kassis. He is known as the dark brother, a reputation that he lives up to. He has fought hard to protect his family and the people of Kassis, at times sacrificing parts of his soul to do so. His knowledge, skills, and development of weaponry are legendary. His skill as a warrior brings shivers of fear to his opponents, who know he never offers mercy to any who stand in his way. Manota is in total control of his world, until one slender, feisty alien female crashes through the shields he has placed around his heart. She is fearless, determined, and stubborn. She absolutely refuses to cower before him, no matter how much he growls. He is determined to protect her and claim her as his own, but there is one little problem - she will not agree to accept his claim unless he returns for her parents. Now, he has even bigger problems that come in all different shapes, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008964/bk_blak_008964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.