Political And Military Episodes In The Latter Half Of The Eighteenth Century Derived From The Life And Correspondence Of John Burgoyne, General, Statesman, Dramatist (LARGE PRINT EDITION): Edward Barrington De Fonblanque
The turning point for the entire Star Wars saga is at hand. . . . As combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader, General Grievous. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine continues to strip away constitutional liberties in the name of security while influencing public opinion to turn against the Jedi. And a conflicted Anakin fears that his secret love, Senator Padmé Amidala, will die. Tormented by unspeakable visions, Anakin edges closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision. It remains only for Darth Sidious to strike the final staggering blow against the Republic-and to ordain a fearsome new Sith Lord: Darth Vader. Based on the screenplay of the final film in George Lucas´s epic saga, bestselling Star Wars author Matthew Stover´s novel crackles with action, captures the iconic characters in all their complexity, and brings a space opera masterpiece full circle in stunning style.
Listeners of The Portuguese Escape will remember Hetta Páloczy, the young Hungarian girl who eventually marries Richard Atherley of the British Diplomatic Service. The Episode at Toledo takes us to Spain, not only to the world of Embassies, Military Intelligence, and Cold War intrigue, but into a little-known area of Spanish life. Here Hetta accidentally uncovers a Communist plot to assassinate an American Admiral during his visit to inspect a NATO base; a marked woman once more, she takes refuge in Portugal in the baroque palace of Gralheira. But again, among the tranquil scenes of Portuguese harvest-time and vintage, peril lurks; an attempt is made on her own life, and another on her return to Madrid. After this, at her husband´s insistence, she is sent with her unborn child to the Western Highlands of Scotland, to stay under the auspices of her old friend Julia Probyn, a familiar figure from several previous books. In this one, however, the accent is mainly on Hetta Atherley, who from the ignorant, difficult little refugee has blossomed into an accomplished and delightful woman. Ann Bridge (1889-1974), or Lady Mary Dolling (Sanders) O´Malley was born in Hertfordshire. Bridge´s novels concern her experiences of the British Foreign Office community in Peking in China, where she lived for two years with her diplomat husband. Her novels combine courtship plots with vividly-realized settings and demure social satire. Bridge went on to write novels around a serious investigation of modern historical developments. In the 1970s Bridge began to write thrillers centered on a female amateur detective, Julia Probyn, as well writing travel books and family memoirs. Her books were praised for their faithful representation of foreign countries which was down to personal experience and thorough research. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009382/bk_adbl_009382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The highly-anticipated sequel to an Amazon Top 10 (Military Science Fiction) is finally here. The Battle for New Earth breaks out into a full-scale war and introduces upgraded technology on both sides. Will the Resistance succeed in delivering the cure or will humanity finally embrace the inevitable? Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and remember: nothing grows unless it dies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Paine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006531/bk_acx0_006531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Retired army colonel and New York Times best-selling author Andrew J. Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of US military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades. From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country´s most respected voices on foreign affairs, offers an incisive critical history of this ongoing military enterprise - now more than 30 years old and with no end in sight. During the 1980s, Bacevich argues, a great transition occurred. As the Cold War wound down, the United States initiated a new conflict - a war for the Greater Middle East - that continues to the present day. The long twilight struggle with the Soviet Union had involved only occasional and sporadic fighting. But as this new war unfolded, hostilities became persistent. From the Balkans and East Africa to the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, US forces embarked upon a seemingly endless series of campaigns across the Islamic world. Few achieved anything remotely like conclusive success. Instead, actions undertaken with expectations of promoting peace and stability produced just the opposite. As a consequence, phrases like permanent war and open-ended war have become part of everyday discourse. Connecting the dots in a way no other historian has done before, Bacevich weaves a compelling narrative out of episodes as varied as the Beirut bombing of 1983, the Mogadishu firefight of 1993, the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the rise of ISIS in the present decade. Understanding what America´s costly military exertions have wrought requires seeing these seemingly discrete events as parts of a single war. It also requires identifying the errors of judgment made by political leaders in both parties and by s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro, Andrew J. Bacevich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004565/bk_rand_004565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This short audiobook is episode one of a serialized sci-fi lesbian romance story - mixed with a little romance erotica, some military undertones, and even a nested lesbian vampire fantasy. The story is sweet, funny, quirky, and sassy all at once. Mission specialist and scientist Sabrina agrees to her third (and final!) deep space mission and finds herself longing for her sweetheart, Julie, back home. A series of personal letters, journal entries, and more reveals our main character. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054465/bk_acx0_054465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American nobility hire the assassin MCM to kill other nobility, but after his first rendezvous with a new lover, the military contractor Devin Wayne discovers he is MCM´s next target. Devin knew an affair with America´s first princess would not be easy, but he is determined to stay with her, even if it means risking his life. Victor Daco is the most powerful patriarch on the board of directors running the United States of America in 2032. He also happens to be Irene´s father. Devin isn´t intimidated by Victor putting a contract on his head. He´s one of the most skilled operatives in the business, but can he survive being hunted by the world´s deadliest assassin? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrianne Cury, Cameron Knight, Juan Francisco Villa, Jennie Moreau, Kevin Theis, Rebecca Cox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074594/bk_acx0_074594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Colonel makes the first pick from the secret warehouse, ´´something from the Southwest”. In response, a large, strange wire contraption wrapped in an old ´´Indian blanket” arrives. Because of his Native American/Latino heritage, the Colonel is interested in identifying the old blanket. Virgil and Mandy test the wire contraption to an unexpected conclusion. Irina and Cynthia investigate the 18,000 year old book from the Marsala expedition and reveal some of its secrets. Cynthia’s drunk mother meddles into her work life, intent on Cynthia returning to Brandeis and more prestige. Mike attends a Men’s Rally he agreed to before the Institute. The Rally forces him to face and resolve his conflict between his ´´hippy” values and the military. The Men’s Rally also erupts into a riot in front of Mike and his University of Michigan friends. Rick tests classified equipment for the military. Mandy grapples with trying to understand why she feels disconnected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Goldstein, Ph.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000465/bk_bigh_000465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One elite fae warrior. Four superior officers. A bond they can’t remember - or resist. Lera was once human. Now, with dark magic leaking into the mortal world, Lera and her four fae warriors must protect her home realm - even if that means going undercover to a human military academy. But when a sudden, terrible accident melds the males with their human disguise, everything changes. Now it’s up to Lera to make her mates remember themselves, their mission, and her, before the entire mortal world pays the price. River, Shade, Tye, and Coal can’t overlook the gorgeous new cadet who’s just arrived at Great Falls Academy, but when the tantalizing Lera starts breaking rules and ignoring orders, the four senior officers intend to put her in her place. Lera will learn or she will quit - that is just how Great Falls works. Rules of Stone is the first episode in the Great Falls Academy novella series, featuring the same reverse-harem cast as Alex Lidell’s internationally best-selling Power of Five series. Episodes (novellas) will be released in one-month intervals and feature a complete internal plot, as well as an overall season arc. (Listening to the Power of Five novels is not necessary to enjoy Great Falls Academy.) Join Lera and her males for an all-new Power of Five adventure! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Mei. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150816/bk_acx0_150816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.