Life in a Palestinian refugee camp is filled with poverty, and hopeless frustration at the best of times - and 2001 is far from the best of times. Muhammad, already scarred by violence and tragedy, is plunged into depression when the frequent curfews make it impossible for him to find work. He can no longer face the thought of crossing the military checkpoint, but all available jobs are on the other side. His inability to provide for his family drives him to despair. He decides to spend the only coin remaining to him - his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Good. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040282/bk_acx0_040282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A terrible plague has been loosed upon the earth. In the course of one night, mankind teeters on the brink of extinction. Fighting through gathering hordes of undead, a group of friends brave military checkpoints, armed civilians, and forced allegiances in an attempt to reach loved ones. Thwarted at every turn, they press forward. But taking roads less traveled could cost them everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: S.W. Salzman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091061/bk_acx0_091061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Dan ´Spider´ Shepherd shifted position slightly, trying to ease the pressure from the rocks beneath him and the ammo belt pressing into his chest. He lay prone, scanning the terrain through his sniper scope.´´ After the Taliban unleash an attack on a military checkpoint, Spider Shepherd suspects foul play. He was too late to stop the attack, but he’s determined to find out how they knew where to strike. With the help of a local boy named Karim, he decides to investigate. But when Karim’s father is killed by the Taliban, it’s up to Shepherd to help Karim exact his revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002278/bk_isis_002278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is an unlikely story. Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires others to work with him to make that dream real. The dream: a school to transform the lives of thousands of children - as Ramzi´s life was transformed - through music. Musicians from all over the world came to help. A violist left the London Symphony Orchestra, in part to work with Ramzi at his new school. Daniel Barenboim, the eminent Israeli conductor, invited Ramzi to join his West Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he founded with the late Palestinian intellectual, Edward Said. Since then the two have played together frequently. Children of the Stone chronicles Ramzi´s journey - from stone thrower to music student to school founder - and shows how through his love of music he created something lasting and beautiful in a land torn by violence and war. This is a story about the power of music, but also about freedom and conflict, determination and vision. It´s a vivid portrait of life amid checkpoints and military occupation, a growing movement of nonviolent resistance, the prospects of musical collaboration across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, and the potential of music to help children everywhere see new possibilities for their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fajer Al-Kaisi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016891/bk_adbl_016891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A daring behind-enemy-lines mission from the author of A Time of Gifts and The Broken Road, who was once described by the BBC as ´a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene´. Although a story often told, this is the first time Patrick Leigh Fermor´s own account of the kidnapping of General Kriepe, has been published. One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor´s remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and Captain Billy Moss hatched a daring plan to abduct the general, while ensuring that no reprisals were taken against the Cretan population. Dressed as German military police, they stopped and took control of Kreipe´s car, drove through twenty-two German checkpoints, then succeeded in hiding from the German army before finally being picked up on a beach in the south of the island and transported to safety in Egypt on 14 May. Abducting a General is Leigh Fermor´s own account of the kidnap, published for the first time. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by acclaimed Special Operations Executive historian Roderick Bailey, it is a glorious first-hand account of one of the great adventures of the Second World War. Also included in this book are Leigh Fermor´s intelligence reports, sent from caves deep within Crete yet still retaining his remarkable prose skills, which bring the immediacy of SOE operations vividly alive, as well as the peril which the SOE and Resistance were operating under; and a guide to the journey that Kreipe was taken on, as seen in the 1957 film Ill Met by Moonlight starring Dirk Bogarde, from the abandonment of his car to the embarkation site so that the modern visitor can relive this extraordinary event.
The Holy Land is often presented as a story of two sides locked in a cycle of recurrent conflict: Jew versus Arab; Israeli versus Palestinian. For the outsider looking in, it is a question of military might and nationhood. Any view of the peoples themselves, of the lives being lived in Jerusalem, Gaza, Tel Aviv, or the West Bank, is clouded by the divisive politics of the region. In Intimate Enemies, Khaled Diab explores the human lives at stake in the conflict. From Palestinians evading checkpoints to attend parties to the different approaches Israelis take in defining personal Jewish identities to the experiences of women from across the region, Intimate Enemies looks at what makes people tick. It also becomes clear in this closer understanding of the people how misleading a simple notion of two opposing sides really is. Among both Israelis and Palestinians, Diab finds internal cultural, ideological, and historical fractures as well as unlikely patches of common ground between the political enemies. Intimate Enemies: Living with Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land is a deeply engaging read. Focusing on what life is actually like in Israel and the Palestinian territories, it is a unique insight into the peoples behind the politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronny Mathew. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025053/bk_adbl_025053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.