Aber / 35 A125 / 1:35
When a small team of former special operators land in Tanzania to grab a local warlord, it´s business as usual. But the situation quickly changes when they learn that a pride of lions has been feeding on the local populace. Unable to walk away leaving the locals to fend for themselves, the seasoned warriors are drawn into a conflict unlike anything they´ve ever taken part in. As they struggle to understand their new enemy, they´re led deeper and deeper into the unforgiving Tanzanian wilderness. Accompanied by a local game ranger, the team risks everything for the same reason they always have: their fellow man. Stay out of the long grass.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Cruse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113416/bk_acx0_113416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa´s biggest country and worried the world. Yet they remain a mysterious almost unknowable organisation. Through exhaustive on-the-ground reporting, M.J. Smith takes readers inside the violence and provides the first in-depth account of the conflict. He traces Boko Haram from its beginnings as a small Islamist sect in Nigeria´s remote northeast, led by a baby-faced but charismatic preacher, to its transformation into a hydra-headed monster, deploying suicide bombers and abducting innocent schoolgirls. Much of the book is told through the eyes of Nigerians who have found themselves caught between the violence of a shadowy group of insurgents, brutal security forces accused of horrifying abuses and an inept government led by an accidental president. It includes the voices of a forgotten police officer left paralysed by an attack, women whose husbands have been murdered and a sword-wielding vigilante using charms to fend off insurgent bullets. It journeys through the sleaze and corruption that has robbed Africa´s biggest oil producer of its potential, making it such fertile ground for extremism. Along the way it questions whether there can be any end to the violence and the ways in which this might be achieved. Interspersed with history, this book delves into the roots of this unholy war being waged against the backdrop of an evolving extremist threat worldwide.´´
He´s a handsome American Lieutenant in the French Foreign Legion. She´s a beautiful woman who´s as fiery as the North African sun - and as mysterious as the far side of the moon. And she´s all his - bought and paid for in the village square. Put them together - Cary Grant and Hedy Lamarr - and you´re sure to get fireworks. The only reason the Lieutenant bought her was to free her from the slave trade. But now that he´s got her, he’s got trouble. Two violent native tribes are determined to get their hands on the woman - even if it means unleashing an all-out war. The warriors lay siege to the outpost - 3000 of them versus 60 Legionnaires within. Can the Lieutenant hold the fort against the onslaught? And how long can he fend off the powerful feelings he has for the woman in his care? And, finally, does he have any idea of the secret in her past that could change everything? On the subject of North Africa, Hubbard said that writers too often ´´forget a great deal of the languorous quality which made the Arabian Nights so pleasing. Jewels, beautiful women, towering cities filled with mysterious shadows, sultans equally handy with robes of honor and the beheading sword.´´ Hubbard brings this unique insight to his stories of North Africa and the Legionnaires, investing them with an authenticity of time, place and character that will keep you asking for more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Meskimen, R. F. Daley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000081/bk_gala_000081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Colson Whitehead´s The Underground Railroad: A Novel, includes a summary of the audiobook, review, analysis & key takeaways, and detailed ´´About the Author´´ section. Preview: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, is an audiobook about Cora, an enslaved woman in Georgia who escapes from a plantation and heads north. The audiobook is loosely based on real slave narratives. However, it includes fantastic and ahistorical elements. For example, the historical Underground Railroad was a network, which helped slaves escape. In the audiobook, the Underground Railroad is an actual buried railway line. Ajarry, Cora´s grandmother, was enslaved in Africa and shipped to America. She was sold many times before she ended up on the Randall plantation in Georgia, where she bore Cora´s mother, Mabel. Mabel ran away from the plantation when Cora was 10, leaving the girl to fend for herself. Cora hated Mabel for leaving her. She never found out that Mabel had in fact only gotten a few miles from the plantation, and then decided to turn back, because she couldn´t bear abandoning her child. However, before she could return, a poisonous snake bit her and she died in the swamp. The slave catcher who was hired to bring her back, named Ridgeway, never found her. His failure nagged at him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092142/bk_acx0_092142_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The French and Indian War was the world´s first truly global conflict. When the French lost to the British in 1763, they lost their North American empire along with most of their colonies in the Caribbean, India, and West Africa. In The French and Indian War and the Conquest of New France, the only comprehensive account from the French perspective, William R. Nester explains how and why the French were defeated. He explores the fascinating personalities and epic events that shaped French diplomacy, strategy, and tactics and determined North America´s destiny. What began in 1754 with a French victory - the defeat at Fort Necessity of young Lieutenant Colonel George Washington - quickly became a disaster for France. The cost in soldiers, ships, munitions, provisions, and treasure was staggering. France was deeply in debt when the war began, and that debt grew with each year. Nester describes missed diplomatic and military opportunities as well as military defeats late in the conflict. Nester masterfully weaves his narrative of this complicated war with thorough accounts of the military, economic, technological, social, and cultural forces that affected its outcome. Listeners learn not only how and why the French lost, but how the problems leading up to that loss in 1763 foreshadowed the French Revolution almost 25 years later. One of the problems at Versailles was the king´s mistress, the powerful Madame de Pompadour, who encouraged Louis XV to become his own prime minister. The bewildering labyrinth of French bureaucracy combined with court intrigue and financial challenges only made it even more difficult for the French to succeed. Ultimately, France lost the war because Versailles failed to provide enough troops and supplies to fend off the English enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Benoit. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072626/bk_acx0_072626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For three months in the spring of 1994, the African nation of Rwanda descended into one of the most vicious and bloody genocides the world has ever seen. Immaculée Ilibagiza, a young university student, miraculously survived the savage killing spree that left most of her family, friends, and a million of her fellow citizens dead. Immaculée´s remarkable story of survival was documented in her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. In Led By Faith, Immaculée takes us with her as her remarkable journey continues. Through her simple and eloquent voice, we experience her hardships and heartache as she struggles to survive and to find meaning and purpose in the aftermath of the holocaust. It is the story of a naïve and vulnerable young woman, orphaned and alone, navigating through a bleak and dangerously hostile world with only an abiding faith in God to guide and protect her. Immaculée fends off sinister new predators, seeks out and comforts scores of children orphaned by the genocide, and searches for love and companionship in a land where hatred still flourishes. Then, fearing again for her safety as Rwanda´s war-crime trials begin, Immaculée flees to America to begin a new chapter of her life as a refugee and immigrant - a stranger in a strange land. With the same courage and faith in God that led her through the darkness of genocide, Immaculée discovers a new life that was beyond her wildest dreams as a small girl in a tiny village in one of Africa´s poorest countries. It is in the United States, her adopted country, where Immaculée can finally look back at all that has happened to her and truly understand why God spared her life . . . so that she would be left to tell her story to the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Immaculee Ilibagiza. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hayh/000230/bk_hayh_000230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.