What would we do if a nuclear weapon were detonated in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. government suddenly disappeared? What would we do if a terrorist organization announced that it had concealed nuclear weapons in every major Western city and then demanded that the entire planet embrace its twisted brand of Muslim fundamentalism? In Critical Mass, Whitley Strieber explores this unthinkable but real possibility in a furious story that is almost too terrifying to tell. Nuclear interdiction expert James Deutsch and his Muslim wife, Nabila, struggle to stop an impending nuclear attack on a great American city. Along the way, they delve deep into the hidden world of nuclear terrorism and the experts who strive to contain it, and get a compelling look at the titanic battle within Islam over its own future---fundamentalist and rejecting, or compassionate and life-embracing. Like Strieber's classics Warday and The Coming Global Superstorm, Critical Mass is torn straight from the dark pages of a very dangerous and very possible future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000937/bk_tant_000937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Man Who Melted is a warning for the future. It is the Brave New World and 1984 for our time, for it gives us a glimpse into our own future - a future ruled by corporations that control deadly and powerful forms of mass manipulation. It is a prediction of what could happen... tomorrow. The Man Who Melted examines how technology affects us and changes our morality, and it questions how we might remain human in an inhuman world. Will the future disenfranchise or empower the individual? Here you'll find new forms of sexuality, new perversions, new epiphanies, and an entirely new form of consciousness. Would you pay to "go down" with the Titanic?In this dystopia, the Titanic is brought back from the bottom of the sea and refurbished, only to be sunk again for those who want the ultimate decadent experience. Some passengers pay to commit suicide by "going under" with the ship. The Man Who Melted has been called "one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time" by Science Fiction Age and is considered a genre classic. It is the stunning odyssey of a man searching through the glittering, apocalyptic landscape of the next century for a woman lost to him in a worldwide outbreak of telepathic fear. Here is a terrifying future where people can gamble away their hearts (and other organs) and telepathically taste the last flickering thoughts of the dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013207/bk_adbl_013207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The thrilling history of the turning point of the Second World War, when Hitler's armies were halted on the Eastern Front. At the moment of crisis in 1941 on the Eastern Front, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this turning point was followed by a long retreat in which Russian forces, inspired by old beliefs in the sacred motherland, pushed back German forces steeled by the vision of the ubermensch, the iron-willed fighter. Many of Russia's 27 million military and civilian deaths occurred in this desperate struggle. In The Retreat, Michael Jones, acclaimed author of Leningrad, draws upon a mass of new eyewitness testimony from both sides of the conflict to tell, with matchless vividness and comprehensiveness, of the crucial turning point of the Second World War - the moment when the armies of Hitler could go no further - and of the titanic and cruel struggle of two mighty empires. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001908/bk_hodd_001908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drew Karpyshyn has made his mark with imaginative, action-packed work on several acclaimed videogames, including Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, as well as in a succession of New York Times best-selling tie-in novels. Now Karpyshyn introduces a brilliantly innovative epic fantasy of perilous quests, tormented heroes, and darkest sorcery - a thrilling adventure that vaults him into the company of such authors as Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson, and Peter V. Brett. Long ago the gods chose a great hero to act as their agent in the mortal world and to stand against the demonic spawn of Chaos. The gods gifted their champion, Daemron, with three magical Talismans: a sword, a ring, and a crown. But the awesome power at his command corrupted Daemron, turning him from savior to destroyer. Filled with pride, he dared to challenge the gods themselves. Siding with the Chaos spawn, Daemron waged a titanic battle against the Immortals. In the end, Daemron was defeated, the Talismans were lost, and Chaos was sealed off behind the Legacy - a magical barrier the gods sacrificed themselves to create. Now the Legacy is fading. On the other side, the banished Daemron stirs. And across the scattered corners of the land, four children are born of suffering and strife, each touched by one aspect of Daemron himself - wizard, warrior, prophet, king. Bound by a connection deeper than blood, the Children of Fire will either restore the Legacy or bring it crashing down, freeing Daemron to wreak his vengeance upon the mortal world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Gigante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005261/bk_brll_005261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
RMS Titanic Ein Grossmodell des legendären Liners Peter Davies-Garner beschreibt in diesem Buch den Bau eines faszinierenden Grossmodells, welches in seiner Perfektion dem legendären Vorbild der RMS Titanic gerecht wird. Im Massstab 1:48 für ein amerikanisches Museum gebaut, ist dieses hervorragend recherchierte und sechs Meter lange Modell wohl das Mass aller Dinge, was Nachbauten des berühmtesten Schiffes der Geschichte angeht. Nicht nur wegen der vielen Originalfotos und den hervorragend detaillierten Plänen ist dieses Buch eine Fundgrube für alle Modellbauer. Vor allem auch die ausführliche Beschreibung der verschiedenen angewandten Bautechniken macht es zu einer Pflichtlektüre für jeden ambitionierten Schiffsmodellbauer. Aus dem Inhalt: &#8226; Der Untergang der Titanic &#8226; Werftmodelle &#8226; Das Modell der Titanic &#8226; Der Rumpf &#8226; Die Schiffsschrauben &#8226; Das Ruder &#8226; Die Decks &#8226; Die Aufbauten &#8226; Die Schornsteine &#8226; Die Rettungsboote und Davits &#8226; Masten und Takelage &#8226; Titanic-Modellbausätze &#8226; Farbgebung &#8226; Weiterführende Literatur
In this centennial edition of the definitive book on the Titanic, new findings, photos, and interviews shed light on the world&#8217;s most famous marine disaster for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic&#8217;s sinking. On that fatal night in 1912 the world&#8217;s largest moving object disappeared beneath the waters of the North Atlantic in less than three hours. Why was the ship sailing through waters well known to be a &#8220;mass of floating ice&#8221;? Why were there too few lifeboats? Why were a third of the survivors crew members? Based on the sensational evidence of the U.S. Senate hearings, eyewitness accounts, and the results of the 1985 Woods Hole expedition that photographed the ship, this electrifying account vividly recreates the vessel&#8217;s last desperate hours afloat and fully addresses the questions that have continued to haunt the tragedy of the Titanic.