Rise of the Warlords: Bill Nicol
There are reasons we fear the night. Now he must become one of them. Bill Ryder has a powerful destiny. He just never expected it to involve an amnesiac bloodsucker, a bunch of D&D dorks, and a hormonal witch. It´s time for the gamer, geek, and legendary vampire to embrace his fate. Ordered to storm the vampire stronghold in Boston, Bill must approach the doorstep of the invincible undead warlord he´s destined to face. It´s his only chance of stopping Armageddon. As his enemies stand in his way and his allies falter, the vicious beast inside of him wants out. If he stands tall and faces his fate, the world might just have a chance of surviving. If he fails, an unquenchable evil will destroy everything Bill knows and loves. Why can´t the end of the world ever be easy? The Wicked Dead is the seventh book in the Tome of Bill saga, a series of foul-mouthed horror comedies with a nasty overbite. If you like bloody fight scenes, geeky in-jokes, and breakneck-paced action, then you´ll love Rick Gualtieri´s latest installment in the perfect vampire series for the 21st century adult. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher John Fetherolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053957/bk_acx0_053957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Includes an explanation of the action, what went wrong, and an analysis of who was to blame. Includes online resources, footnotes, and a bibliography for further reading. Includes a table of contents. ´´The Somalis were a curious bunch. For every armed person, there were 50 unarmed just standing around, often right next to the guy firing at us.´´ (Michael Goffena, a Black Hawk pilot) If it was the dawn of a new world order in the 1990s, it was one of American unilateralism. Throughout the decade America´s unrivaled power and the globalization of the world through technology like the Internet offered Americans a sense of security and a belief that the United States could accomplish anything. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States was the world´s only remaining superpower, and communism around the world began to decline. Moreover, since communism in the Soviet Union was not defeated by outside military force but collapsed from within, its draw as an alternative system to Western capitalism and democracy was seriously weakened. Ten years after American marines were killed in the notorious barracks explosion in Beirut during Lebanon´s Civil War, American special operations forces were sent to Somalia at the behest of President Bill Clinton as part of Operation Gothic Serpent. The goal set for the American forces was to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid and thus prevent him from continuing to perpetrate violence. There is an ancient and oft quoted Somali saying that in many ways sums up the outside perception of Somalia, a race that appears unchangeably wedded to warfare and internal conflict: ´´Me and my clan against my nation. Me and my family against the clan. Me and my brother against the family. Me against my brother.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Wayne Stageman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035250/bk_acx0_035250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Omar Nelson Bradley was the youngest and last of nine men to earn five-star rank and the only army officer so honored after World War II. This new biography by Steven L. Ossad gives an account of Bradley’s formative years, his decorated career, and his postwar life. Bradley’s decisions shaped the five Northwest European Campaigns from the D-Day landings to VE Day. As the man who successfully led more Americans in battle than any other in our history, his long-term importance would seem assured. Bradley’s postwar career as administrator of the original GI Bill and first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Korean War ensures his legacy. These latter contributions, as much as Bradley’s demonstrable World War II leadership, shaped US history and culture in decisive, dramatic, and previously unexamined ways. The book is published by University of Missouri Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.Winner of the Society for Military History´s 2018 Distinguished Book Award for Biography.´´Superbly researched and well-written.” (Jonathan W. Jordan, author of American Warlords)´´A marvelously illuminating portrait of the last of the great World War II figures to have a full biography. It has been worth the wait!” (Carlo D´Este, author of Patton: A Genius For War) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Nevitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/161205/bk_acx0_161205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kelly Killjoy is a gun-slinging mercenary and skin flick scream queen on an endless quest for adventure, cash, and a good hard fight in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Fallout Girl (episode 1) After a gang of cannibal marauders raid the local video store, she decides to infiltrate their group in order to steal back the stack of trashy movies. To join up she´s going to have to show her loyalty on the battlefield and in the bedroom. If that wasn´t enough, there happens to be a cult of all-male monsters who need a fertile woman to help replenish their numbers. Straight to Video (episode 2) The crazy kids at the Pearl Theatre pay the bills by screening their collection of B-movies and shooting a few rowdy sex flicks of their own. Life is good for everybody, until Kelly´s jilted ex-lover Grinder shows up, and he happens to be the warlord of a marauder gang known as the Rust Devils. Faced with what could be her last stand, Kelly decides it is time to finally get it on with the mild-mannered mutant who might be packing more heat than even she can handle. Freak Legion (episode 3) With the Pearl Theatre in shambles, Kelly has taken work as a goat-smuggler, until she runs across her old boss Fingers the Clown and takes a particularly steamy trip down memory lane. His wasteland circus is having a bloody territorial dispute with another freak show, and he needs Kelly´s gift for violence to even the odds. Before the curtains close Kelly dubiously beats a few locals in a game of cards and is forced to spend a harrowing night locked in the stocks at the center of town, where she is alone, exposed, and at the mercy of bad men. Also includes Lady Wasteland (episode 4) and Frankenstein (episode 5). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078420/bk_acx0_078420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.