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.
The great spheres and probes of Artifice, humankind´s enemy, haunt every inhabited world near and far. The Omnians´ long and arduous search for Artifice has ended. They´ve located Artifice´s lair in the Talus system.The sentient digital entity rules a vast swath of worlds, known as the federacy, through ruthless intimidation. Its insidious programs are embedded in every races´ digital systems - warships, shuttles, stations, domes, comm platforms, and power plants. One misstep by a race could see its citizens exterminated in vast numbers. The survivors, if there were any, would be thrown back to the days before spaceflight.Artifice has had millennia to secure its base. Powerful battleship fleets guard the system´s periphery and the approaches above and below the entity´s planet, Toral. Probes surround the system and warn of unauthorized encroachment, and Artifice has control of the planet´s army of bots.The Omnian expeditionary fleet, led by Alex Racine, desperately needs allies in order to defeat or circumvent Artifice´s defensive measures. The Omnians are curious about the fleet of black-hulled battleships, which bear a resemblance to Artifice´s probes and guard the Talus system. The SADEs, the Omnians´ digital friends, believe that the sentients aboard the black fleet and Artifice share a common history.Whether or not the Omnians can gather allies, they don´t intend to abandon their goal and return to Omnia. They mean to capture or destroy the entity, Artifice, or die trying. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012849/bk_blak_012849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world is ending. One by one the mighty cities are falling to earthquakes, to floods, to raiders on both land and sea. In a time of war and doubt, Gull is an oracle. Daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, chosen at the age of seven to be the voice of the Lady of the Dead, it is her destiny to counsel kings. When nine black ships appear, captained by an exiled Trojan prince, Gull must decide between the life she has been destined for and the most perilous adventure--to join the remnant of her mother´s people in their desperate flight. From the doomed bastions of the City of Pirates to the temples of Byblos, from the intrigues of the Egyptian court to the haunted caves beneath Mount Vesuvius, only Gull can guide Prince Aeneas on his quest, and only she can dare the gates of the Underworld itself to lead him to his destiny. In the last shadowed days of the Age of Bronze, one woman dreams of the world beginning anew. This is her story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gigi Shane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029168/bk_acx0_029168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Flying Ships, Humanoids, and Creatures of the Subterranean World is a wealth of source material on the Hollow Earth theory, which proposes that the earth does not consist of molten metal at its core, but is instead hollow, with a central sun. This book was originally printed in small quantities, and thus became extremely rare and expensive. Finally, it has once again been made available to the general public. In this Saucerian roundtable discussion, several luminaries in the paranormal field offer their thoughts on the Inner Earth theory. Does the subterranean world support several different races of sentient beings, as well as impressive underground cities linked by underground tunnels? Do surface dwellers sometimes stumble upon above-ground openings to this subterranean realm? Do we often meet the denizens of the underworld and not even know it? After listening to this book, you may begin to question all you have heard from modern science about this topic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Barker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053334/bk_acx0_053334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A naval officer´s memoir about finding one´s voice. Women have bravely served in the US Navy for nearly a century, but they have been allowed to serve in combat roles for only the last 25 years. When the combat exclusion law was lifted in 1993, women in the navy soon had a new range of opportunities available to them. The repeal of the law finally gave women the chance to serve on combatant ships for the first time. Among the first women to step onto these warships as a new crewmember was Joanna Sprtel Walters. In her memoir, Girl at Sea, she shares her story beginning with training at the US Naval Academy through her service in the fleet aboard combatant warships. As a member of the class of 1994, she was among the first group of women out of the academy to have selected warfare specialties. This real-life account sheds light on a groundbreaking time in our country´s history as gender barriers continue to be torn down within all divisions of our armed forces. Walters´ story will resonate with anyone who has ever had to bump their head against a glass ceiling and then fight their way through it. Her story covers difficult topics such as a sexual assault and extortion case at the end of her time at the academy; struggling to prove herself on a ship where men felt women were invading their spaces; earning the hard-fought respect of her first division; recovering from the career suicide of engaging in a forbidden relationship; fighting to stay in the navy and then thriving in the most difficult of environments; and her eventual blossoming into a strong division officer with an MBA under her belt. Through her successes and failures, Walters hopes to inspire others to reach beyond what they thought they were capable of and find their own inner strength. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tiffany Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025211/bk_adbl_025211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Profiles different kinds of ships, including triremes, Viking longboats, ships of the line, and more. Throughout the history of mankind, seafaring has played a pivotal role in trade, warfare, transport, and exploration. From the very first dug-out wooden canoes used by our ancestors, to the great ocean-going palaces that glide on the water today, ships have a rich history, and have played an important part in the development of mankind. The first known sea-going vessels date to the Neolithic Period, about 10,000 years ago, although they could not be strictly classified as ships. The first navigators used animal skins or woven fabrics as sails. Affixed to the top of a pole set upright in a boat, these sails gave early ships range. This allowed men to explore widely, resulting in the settlement of Oceania, for example (about 3,000 years ago). The ancient Egyptians built wooden hulls for sailing on the Nile, lashing the planks together with woven straps and using reeds or grass to prevent water permeating. An early example of a great ship is the Solar Barge buried for King Cheops´ passage into the afterlife, which is currently on display next to the Great Pyramid at Giza. The ship, 144 feet, is longer than many subsequent ships, including Viking long ships and great warships such as the Mary Rose. Sea-going trade had become common by the Bronze Age, with the Egyptian, Minoan, and Eastern Mediterranean states all vying for mastery of the seas. The shipwreck known as Uluburun, dating to 1300 BC and discovered off the coast of Turkey in the 1980s, is testament to the rich goods being traded at that time. Her cargo included copper and tin ingots, Canaanite jars with pistacia resin, glass ingots, logs of blackwood, ivory, tortoise carapaces, ostrich eggshells, Cypriot pottery, and an ancient trumpet, amongst many other things. In the early Iron Age, it was the Phoenicians who proved themselves to be masters of seafaring, exploring the M 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Vaught. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057056/bk_acx0_057056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you know how many cannons a Tudor ship could carry? How many people go missing from cruise ships every year? What is a hawsehole? And why are submarines painted black? In this fantastic audiobook, John Harnish talks us through over 100 amazing facts about ships and boats, covering categories such as famous ships, seafaring terminology, naval ship classes and much more. So if you want to know which ship is the world´s fastest or who made the deepest solo dive in a submarine, this is the perfect book for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Harnish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000316/bk_entn_000316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ships in Liss and Other Stories is a collection of short stories from Russian author Alexander Grin (1880-1932). While Grin suffered through prison sentences and multiple exiles during his lifetime, his fiction often features fantasy worlds far more romantic and enticing than the harsh realities in which he lived. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Arina Lanskaya, Mikhail Guldan. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000035/bk_agen_000035_sample.mp3.
After the passage of two decades, the Omnians discovered a second, critical clue about the Nua´ll, humankind´s enemy, while investigating Celus-4, the home world of the intelligent, canine-like aliens, the Dischnya. This striking discovery, combined with the final broadcast of the Nua´ll sphere at Libre, prior to its detonation, gave Alex Racine and company the means to narrow the search for the Nua´ll home world. Alex has a consuming desire to locate the point of origin of the Nua´ll before another gigantic sphere arrives to destroy more colonies. The first sphere´s incursion into the Confederation burned billions of humans to ash. Six scout ships are constructed by the Omnians and crewed by SADEs, self-aware digital entities, to search the stars along a narrow path defined by the two clues. During its search, a scout ship, the Vivian, is captured by an alien warship in a faraway system that the SADEs dub Vinium. The two ships, locked tightly together in a form of electronic warfare, achieve an impasse. The scout ship calls for help, and Alex Racine receives the strange message. According to the SADEs, the aliens aboard the warship appear to be plant people. Rescuing the scout ship presents Alex and his companions the opportunity to meet the plant people, the Vinians, on their home world. It leads the Omnians to one more incredible discovery about the Nua´ll, which, unfortunately, proves Alex´s worst fears. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010781/bk_blak_010781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.