Ships of War:The Development of Warships by the Navies of the World During the Later 19th Century Edward J. Reed, Edward Simpson, J. D. Jerrold Kelley
A renegade from the Royal Navy, Captain Drake is desperate to free his family from unjust imprisonment at the hands of the lord admiral. Drake must avoid a hostile alien navy and the warships of his old comrades as he leads a pirate fleet to assault the lord admiral´s forces in orbit around the home world of Albion. Facing Drake and his crew is the mightiest warship in the fleet, Lord Malthorne´s own Dreadnought, a massive battleship that has never tasted defeat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038694/bk_acx0_038694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The dazzling new Culture novel from a modern master of science fiction - a tour de force of brilliant storytelling, world-building and imagination. It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. Lededje Y´breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture. Benevolent, enlightened and almost infinitely resourceful though it may be, the Culture can only do so much for any individual. With the assistance of one of its most powerful - and arguably deranged - warships, Lededje finds herself heading into a combat zone not even sure which side the Culture is really on. A war - brutal, far-reaching - is already raging within the digital realms that store the souls of the dead, and it´s about to erupt into reality. It started in the realm of the Real and that is where it will end. It will touch countless lives and affect entire civilizations, but at the centre of it all is a young woman whose need for revenge masks another motive altogether. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000320/bk_twuk_000320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While Franklin Delano Roosevelt´s first hundred days may be the most celebrated period of his presidency, the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor proved the most critical. Beginning as early as 1939, when Germany first attacked Poland, Roosevelt skillfully navigated a host of challenges: a reluctant population, an unprepared military, and disagreements within his cabinet to prepare the country for its inevitable confrontation with the Axis. In No End Save Victory, esteemed historian David Kaiser draws on extensive archival research to reveal the careful preparations that enabled the United States to win World War II. Alarmed by Germany and Japan´s aggressive militarism, Roosevelt understood that the United States would almost certainly be drawn into the conflict raging in Europe and Asia. However, the American populace, still traumatized by memories of the First World War, was reluctant to intervene in European and Asian affairs. Even more serious was the deplorable state of the American military. In September of 1940, Roosevelt´s military advisors told him that the United States would not have the arms, ammunition, or men necessary to undertake any major military operation overseas, let alone win such a fight, until April of 1942. Aided by his closest military and civilian collaborators, Roosevelt pushed a series of military expansions through Congress that nearly doubled the size of the US Navy and Army and increased production of the arms, tanks, bombers, and warships that would allow America to prevail in the coming fight. Highlighting Roosevelt´s deft management of the strong personalities within his cabinet and his able navigation of the shifting tides of war, No End Save Victory is the definitive account of America´s preparations for and entry into World War II. As Kaiser shows, it was Roosevelt´s masterful leadership and prescience that prepared the reluctant nation to fight and gave it the tools to win. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Christy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022311/bk_adbl_022311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Come explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday life. Nine different spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system are shown from concept to completion. Daniel Simon is an established senior car designer who has spent the last several years focusing his talents on futuristic concepts for such automakers as Bugatti and Lamborghini. In his first book, Cosmic Motors, each chapter shows the design process of a unique vehicle, from the first ideation sketches to the stunningly detailed 3-D models to the final photorealistic full spread renderings. Join Daniel in this virtual world of visionary vehicles!
Imagine you´ve just been rendered a refugee in the country where you were born--the country that has been the home of your ancestors for more than 2,500 years. You walk hundreds of miles with only what you can carry, until you run out of land. The brutal enemy that´s following you is raping, mutilating, shooting, burning, and beheading your friends and neighbors. At the water´s edge, you see before you 22 warships flying the flags of the Western democracies. With the city burning behind you and the enemy shooting at you from both sides, you´re faced with only one option. You jump into the water and swim for your life. You´re relieved to reach the Allied warships anchored in the harbor. But something is wrong! The sailors won´t let you come aboard. Instead they use hoses and hot water to prevent you from climbing onboard. You look back toward the quay, but you´re too exhausted to swim to shore. Suddenly you realize you´re out of options. Is this a bad dream? Would civilized nations of the world order their sailors to stand down and watch you drown? It´s finally time to learn the real story of the Peacemakers! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samson Soledad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028917/bk_acx0_028917_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.
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.
A thrilling spin-off from Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet series, The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight delivered ´´excellent tales of space battles and struggles against tyrants and aliens´´. Now the New York Times best-selling author returns with the next chapter in the overthrow of the Syndicate Worlds’ oppression…. Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies. General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust her - or lose her support. President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is humanity’s defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet she’s determined to fight for the star system’s fate…even if it means joining forces with Drakon - and an officer of the hated Alliance. Their plan places the Midway flotilla at great risk in hopes of greater reward: recruiting the personnel necessary to man warships against the enigmas. But before facing the alien advance, Drakon and Iceni must survive hidden dangers closer to home: all-too-human threats that could jeopardize Midway’s freedom…and their own lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002666/bk_adbl_002666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The seventh and final book in the number-one New York Times best-selling I Am Number Four series! With United as One, this action-packed series comes to a surprising, breathtaking, and utterly satisfying conclusion. The Garde didn´t start this war, but they´ll do whatever it takes to end it once and for all.... The Mogadorians have invaded Earth. Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head-on. The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they´ll need an army of their own to win this fight. They´ve teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they´ve found them in the most unexpected place. Teenagers from across the globe, like John Smith´s best friend, Sam, have developed abilities. So John and the others must get to them before the Mogs, because if they don´t their enemies will use these gifted teens for their own sinister plan. But after all the Mogadorians have taken from John - his home, his family, his friends, and the person he loves most - he might not want to put any more lives in danger. He´s got nothing left to lose, and he´s just discovered he has been given an incredible new Legacy. Now he can turn himself into the ultimate weapon. So will he risk his life to save the world, or will he realize that power in numbers will save us all? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Bruce Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005323/bk_harp_005323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Humans have destroyed 2,000 Alliance Warships and now they are taking the war to the worlds responsible for attempting to destroy Earth. The Alliance still has more than 48,000 Warships but the way things are going, they may not be enough. A new Queen has come to power and her impact on the struggle will be monumental.The Annihilation Trilogy continues in the second book and the adventure intensifies as the forces arrayed against humanity are coming enmass. Hang on. The ride gets more intense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Owen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019641/bk_acx0_019641_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In einer nahen Zukunft erscheint auf den Weltmeeren die mysteriöse „Nebelflotte´´, eine Fraktion denkender Hochsee-Kriegsschiffe und U-Boote und erklärt aus unbekannten Gründen der Menschheit den Krieg. Viele der Schiffe haben eine eigene Persönlichkeit, sogenannte „Mental Models´´, welche als weibliche Avatare ihrer Schiffe körperliche Form annehmen können. Aufgrund der überlegenen Technologie des „Nebels´´ ist es jedoch ein sehr unausgeglichener Kampf und die Menschheit muss sich mehr und mehr zurückziehen. Siebzehn Jahre später erweckt der Marineoffizierskadett Chihaya Gunzō das Nebelflotten-U-Boot „I-401´´ und das Mental Model „Iona´´ erscheint. Sie hat den überraschenden Auftrag, Gunzōs Befehlen Folge zu leisten. Iona, Gunzō und seine Söldner-Crew, die „Blue Steel´´, nehmen gemeinsam den Kampf gegen den „Nebel´´ auf. Basierend auf dem gleichnamigen Manga erscheint ein außergewöhnliche Science Fiction-, Military- und Comedy-Anime aus dem Hause SANZIGEN, welches auch seinen Weg in die Spielewelt fand („World of Warships´´).