War has ravaged the Protective Federation for decades. Millions have died. Millions more live in fear. The time to strike back at the enemy is near. But when Chief Admiral Fedrin is wrongfully accused of destroying dozens of their own warships and defecting, the fate of the Federation is anything but certain. Fedrin is forced to flee his home world with a handful of ships and loyal crews in search of answers and revenge. His journey is fraught with perils and Fedrin soon realizes that he is the key to unlocking a great secret--a secret which never should have been forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Broadhead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089280/bk_acx0_089280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military had become the most divisive issue facing the new government. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect American commerce against the Mediterranean pirates, or drain the treasury and provoke hostilities with the great powers? The founders, particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams, debated these questions fiercely and switched sides more than once. How much of a navy would suffice? Britain alone had hundreds of powerful warships. From the decision to build six heavy frigates, through the cliffhanger campaign against Tripoli, to the war that shook the world in 1812, Ian W. Toll tells this grand tale with the political insight of Founding Brothers and a narrative flair worthy of Patrick O´Brian. According to Henry Adams, the 1812 encounter between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere ´´raised the United States in one half hour to the rank of a first class power in the world.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Lang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000766/bk_sans_000766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An extraterrestrial alien attack from Mars takes place outside London, England in the late 1800s. The aliens are big, grey, and rather ugly. They invade using very large tripod warships. The citizen and military defense has some measure of success, but, ultimately, the aliens prevail and traverse the land unimpeded. This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short, easy-to-understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story. Composition includes original custom background music. This adventure tale is appropriate for children and adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edcn/000066/bk_edcn_000066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Russian warships are arriving in Cuba and the president wants to know why. Nick Storm and the Caribe team are instructed to find out! While Maya and Julio head for Cuba, Nick Storm and Liza Breton are dispatched to Venezuela where a coup is in the making. Are the Russian ships being sent to offer aid to the embattled leader of the South American government? Or are they there for a far more sinister purpose? One that could ignite into World War Three? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Standley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067975/bk_acx0_067975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hundred and fifty years ago, naval warfare entered a new phase with the introduction of ironclad vessels. On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor, prototype of this new class of warships, fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads, Virginia, after the Virginia had ravaged the Union fleet blockading the James River, sinking larger, seemingly more powerful wooden warships in a potent demonstration of the power of an armored, heavily-gunned, steam-powered warship.In the world’s first clash between iron-armored warships, Monitor and Virginia exchanged gunfire at close range for nearly four hours. Neither inflicted serious damage on the other. While a technical stalemate, the events at Hampton Roads changed naval warfare forever. In the United States and abroad, iron and steam would soon replace wood and sail for warship construction. Less than nine months later, the now-famous Monitor was under tow, heading south to Beaufort, North Carolina, when she sank in heavy seas, with substantial loss of life.Monitor was a total and irretrievable loss; even the location of her final resting place became a mystery. Not until 1973 was the inverted hull located, and in 1974, excavation of the wreck began, under the auspices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the US Navy.The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.´´For enthusiasts of marine archeology, naval history, and the Civil War, the book is a must-have.´´ (Naval History)´´A vivid and comprehensive account of the USS Monitor project.” (International Journal of Nautical Archaeology)´´For students of Civil War naval history, John Broadwater’s work on the loss and recovery of the USS Monitor is a must read.” (Blue & Gray Magazine) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug McDonald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135011/bk_acx0_135011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lionel Casson´s encyclopedic study is the first of its kind to use underwater archaeological data to refine and area of scholarship that had, for the most part, relied on ancient texts and graphic representations. Tracing the history of early ships and seamanship from pre-dynastic Egypt to the Roman empire, from skiffs and barges to huge oared warships and royal yachts, Casson describes not only the ships themselves, but also the make-up and training of the crews, placement of weaponry, how cargo was stored, methods of navigation, harbor facilities, and the ways ships were named.
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.
A young fleet officer and a marine stand together to defend their colony in the continuation of the powerful and action-packed Genesis Fleet saga from New York Times best-selling author Jack Campbell. In the three years since former fleet officer Rob Geary and former marine Mele Darcy led improvised forces to repel attacks on the newly settled world of Glenlyon, tensions have only gotten worse. When one of Glenlyon´s warships is blown apart trying to break the blockade that has isolated the world from the rest of human-colonized space, only the destroyer Saber remains to defend it from another attack. Geary´s decision to take Saber to the nearby star Kosatka to safeguard a diplomatic mission is a risky interpretation of his orders, to say the least. Kosatka has been fighting a growing threat from so-called rebels - who are actually soldiers from aggressive colonies. When a ´´peacekeeping force´´ carrying thousands of enemy soldiers arrives in Kosatka´s star system, the people of that world, including Lochan Nakamura and former ´´Red´´ Carmen Ochoa, face an apparently hopeless battle to retain their freedom. It´s said that the best defense is a good offense. But even if a bold and risky move succeeds, Geary and Darcy may not survive it.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025277/bk_adbl_025277_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Buckle up - this is another crazy ride! The Scrapyard Ship sci-fi ´´cliff-hanger´´ adventures continue with HAB 12, the second book in the series. Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well. The only way to stop the Craing this time will be to square off with them on their home turf. Jason´s been informed that three powerful Craing warships, having similar technology as the Lilly, will soon be en route to Earth. The Alliance must destroy the Craing´s wormhole means of distant space travel to avert Earth´s total annihilation. Unfortunately, there´s no way to reach the Craing worlds in time, at least not through conventional means. It´s up to Jason and his hand-picked assault team to traverse, by advanced phase-shifting means, through the hazardous environment of HAB 12. This is an adventure fraught with carnivores of a Jurassic Age magnitude, and a terrain so deadly that turning back may be their only hope of survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015775/bk_acx0_015775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
War has come to the Dungeons & Dragons world! In the north, the undead legions of the Dark Empire of Karkoth march against the fragile League of Nerath, determined to sweep away the human kingdoms forever. To the south, the infernal Iron Circle launches its own goblin hordes in a campaign of conquest against the elves and corsairs of Vailin. From the snowy expanse of the Winterbole Forest to the sun-warmed coasts of ancient Vailin, four great powers struggle for survival.Muster armies of footsoldiers, siege engines, monsters, and dragons to attack your enemies. Fight across the waves with fleets of warships and raging elementals. Plunder ancient dungeons with bands of mighty heroes, searching for magical artifacts and awesome treasures that might tip the scales of battle in your favor. The fate of empires is in your hands!
It is 1796 and a diminutive, Corsican-born French general has inherited a ragtag army and turned it into an unstoppable fighting force. Within months, Napoleon´s storm rolls across Italy and strikes a lethal blow against the Austrian empire. But while the soil of Piedmont and Tuscany runs with blood, another battle takes shape on the mysterious Adriatic Sea. Alan Lewrie and his 18-gun sloop, HMS Jester, part of a squadron of four British warships, sail into the thick of it. But with England´s alies failing, Napoleon busy rearranging the world map, and their squadron streched dangerously thin along the Croation coast, the British squadron commander strikes a devils bargain: enlisting the aid of Serbian pirates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002490/bk_rand_002490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sol´s warships paid the ultimate price for threatening the Haraken and New Terran worlds. Now, Haraken president Alex Racine and his Méridien partner, Renée de Guirnon, are engaged in a desperate gamble to stop a war between their worlds and United Earth´s (UE) massive forces before it starts. What´s Alex´s grand plan? He hasn´t a clue, but his people believe in him and hope he will find a way to protect them. Alex does have powerful assets: the Haraken space fleet; the genius SADEs, mobile Haraken digital intelligences; and the defected UE scientists, who are providing a wealth of intelligence about their home world. Arriving at Sol, Alex discovers the perfect opportunity to make his statement to the UE Supreme Tribunal in the form of the aging Idona Station, which has fallen into disrepair as UE militia and rebels battle for control. Alex explains his unorthodox plan when he says, ´´The UE tribunes will succumb when we overpower them with prosperity.´´ The Harakens work to meld Idona´s militia, stationers, and rebels into the Haraken´s view of the world, one based on peace, purpose, and equality. The Tribunal is at odds over the Harakens´ interference in their system, forcing the rifts in the UE´s political structure to widen into chasms. In the exciting conclusion to Haraken, the series´ previous book, Sol is the story of a clash of cultures and ideals as Earthers struggle to find a way toward a successful new future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009301/bk_blak_009301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.