From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Hannibal) and renowned producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon) comes a gripping true story about bravery, camaradarie and the complex reality of war. Black Hawk Down stars an exceptional cast including Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor), Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Eric Bana (Chopper), William Fichtner (The Perfect Storm), Ewen Bremner (Snatch) and Sam Shepard (All The Pretty Horses). In 1993, an elite group of American Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are sent to Somalia on a critical mission to capture a violent warlord whose corrupt regime has lead to the starvation of hundreds of thousands of Somalis. When the mission goes terribly wrong, the men find themselves outnumbered and literally fighting for their lives. Special Features: Audio Commentary by Author Mark Bowden and Screenwriter Ken Nolan Audio Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Audio Commentary by Task Force Ranger Veterans The Essence of Combat: Making of Black Hawk Down - 150 Minute Documentary
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Hannibal) and renowned producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon) comes a gripping true story about bravery, camaradarie and the complex reality of war. Black Hawk Down stars an exceptional cast including Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor), Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Eric Bana (Chopper), William Fichtner (The Perfect Storm), Ewen Bremner (Snatch) and Sam Shepard (All The Pretty Horses). In 1993, an elite group of American Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are sent to Somalia on a critical mission to capture a violent warlord whose corrupt regime has led to the starvation of hundreds of thousands of Somalis. When the mission goes terribly wrong, the men find themselves outnumbered and literally fighting for their lives. On October 3, 1993, Army Rangers and members of the elite Delta Force participated in a covert operation in Mogadishu, Somalia that went horribly wrong. Sent to abduct two lieutenants of a vicious Somali warlord, the soldiers found themselves surrounded by hostile militia. Two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and many men lost their lives. Mark Bowden of the Philadelphia Inquirer told the story of the battle in his exhaustively researched, critically acclaimed book, Black Hawk Down, and filmmaker Ridley Scott (Gladiator) and screenwriter Ken Nolan have done an amazing job of bringing the dramatic story to the screen. Like Bowden's book, the film does not thoroughly examine the context of the conflict, but gives a detailed and intense blow-by-blow account of the fighting. The outstanding ensemble cast includes Josh Hartnett as a competent but nervous Ranger sergeant leading his first mission, Ewan McGregor as a desk jockey who excels when sent into combat, Eric Bana (The Incredible Hulk) as a cocky and enigmatic Delta, and Ron Eldard as a downed Black Hawk pilot. The violence of the film is brutal and nearly constant. Scott unflinchingly captures the chaos and mayhem of battle with tremendous visual finesse.
How do you defeat a magician who can shape mountains? Abbey and her friends travel across the sea in search of Syd's brother, a sailor captured by a warlord years ago. To find him, they'll need the help of their greatest enemy, the Storm Caller Dahlia. When they arrive, they discover a land ruled by a new form of magic: the Way of Stone. The Stone Shapers agree to help Abbey and her friends track down the missing man, but only if Abbey helps them defeat a band of rebels first. What Abbey doesn't know is that the leader of the rebels is the very man they came to rescue. Storm Breakers is a fun, swashbuckling romp filled with twists, adventure, and plenty of banter. Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, Storm Breakers tells an entirely new story in the Age of Magic - and of the heroes and villains who battle for control of its destiny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099196/bk_acx0_099196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adrian Cole's acclaimed Star Requiem series welcomes listeners to Innasmorn, a planet where the elements are worshipped as gods...and where mankind is considered the enemy. As the last remnants of humankind face extinction at the hands of a ruthless alien foe, the ultimate battle is building. The terrible Csendook destroyers have gathered in the Warhive, a huge gladiatorial arena, ready to vanquish their enemy. But as the fearsome warlord Auganzar relentlessly searches the galaxy for his victims, internal and external forces conspire to bring about an end to the bloody, thousand-year crusade. It is only on the planet of Innasmorn where the last refuge of humanity lives, and it is up to the young, courageous Ussemitus to take up arms and defend their right not just to survive...but to thrive. A gathering storm of chaos and destruction looms...and only the strong will live. Don't miss the entire Star Requiem quartet: Mother of Storms, Thief of Dreams, Warlord of Heaven, and Labyrinth of Worlds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022020/bk_adbl_022020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a time when magic rules the sea, she only trusts her sword.Storm RaidersAbbey has always been an outsider in Holdgate. While the people of her adopted city dominate the seas with their weather-controlling storm magic, she prefers the work in her father’s blacksmith shop.Besting any foolish enough to question her skills with a sword.But when her father is falsely accused of murder, she has to sneak aboard a stormship and take to the seas in a quest to clear his name.Teaming up with a young storm mage and a no-nonsense captain, Abbey sets off on a swashbuckling adventure.She’ll soon learn that the legendary Storm Raiders - a terrifying group of seafaring pirates - are all too real.Storm CallersAbbey and Dustin head to the Storm Wall to investigate a series of Barskall attacks. They arrive in the midst of a battle and discover an unlikely ally. They soon learn of a powerful weapon they can use to stop Dahlia and her seafaring pirates...If they can find it in time.The search will take them deep into enemy territory, where their only hope for survival is the resourcefulness of their small but feisty crew.As they race to find the weapon, a mysterious group of Storm Callers threatens to take over the seas and pave the wave for a whole new breed of Storm Raiders.Storm BreakersHow do you defeat a magician who can shape mountains?Abbey and her friends travel across the sea in search of Syd’s brother, a sailor captured by a warlord years ago. To find him, they’ll need the help of their greatest enemy, the Storm Caller Dahlia.When they arrive, they discover a land ruled by a new form of magic: the Way of Stone.The Stone Shapers agree to help Abbey and her friends track down the missing man, but only if Abbey helps them defeat a band of rebels first.What Abbey doesn’t know is that the leader of the rebel 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146887/bk_acx0_146887_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s kick ass time again!When the Last Brigade begins its mission of rebuilding America, they find enemies on all sides. In nearby Prescott, Arizona, a maniacal warlord proclaims himself the legitimate successor to the USA. To the east lurks the strange religious cult named the Caliphate of the Seven Prayers of the New Prophet, which kills anyone who doesn’t convert. And why is a Chinese military vehicle found to the north?In a tornado of exploding metal, Nick Angriff risks everyone and everything to save the innocents he has sworn to protect. Outnumbered and outgunned, the seventh Cavalry will not be outfought. They must either stand in the storm or see their beloved country die a final death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Romick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148182/bk_acx0_148182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
USS Ulysses: State-of-the-art nuclear submarine. Deterrent. Target. When an Olympic medalist is the subject of an attempted assassination, former SAS trooper Jeff Bradley knows his past is once again casting a shadow over his new life. A note left by the assassin confirms his suspicions: Bradley made an enemy back in Kosovo, and the man is out for revenge. But Jeff knows the killer is not working alone: higher up the ranks sits Avni Leka, a terrorist warlord who will stop at nothing to achieve his bloody goal. And it's not just Bradley who is under threat. A hijacking leads him to sense something bigger is being planned - a plot that, if successful, will end thousands of innocent lives, and could light the touchpaper of global conflict. He can't allow it to happen. But events are spiraling out of control. Bradley knows he must reach the eye of the storm before it tears his world apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Mattacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009156/bk_brll_009156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young heroes decide that they are not too young or too powerless to change their world in this gripping, futuristic young adult novel by the New York Times best-selling author of the Printz Award-winning Monster. It is 2035. Teens, armed only with their ideals, must wage war on the power elite. Dahlia is a Low Gater: a sheep in a storm, struggling to survive completely on her own. The Gaters live in closed safe communities, protected from the Sturmers, mercenary thugs. And the C-8, a consortium of giant companies, control global access to finance, media, food, water, and energy resources - and they are only getting bigger and even more cutthroat. Dahlia, a computer whiz, joins forces with an ex-rocker, an ex-con, a chess prodigy, an ex-athlete, and a soldier wannabe. Their goal: to sabotage the C-8. But how will Sayeed, warlord and terrorist, fit into the equation? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Soler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001725/bk_lili_001725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Red Tide, the third volume in Marc Turner's The Chronicles of the Exile, following When the Heavens Fall and Dragon Hunters. The Augerans are coming. And their ships are sailing in on a red tide. The Rubyholt Isles are a shattered nation of pirate-infested islands and treacherous waterways shielding the seaboards of Erin Elal and the Sabian League, a region even dragons fear to trespass upon. The Augerans beseech the Warlord of the Isles, seeking passage for their invasion fleet through Rubyholt territory. But they are sailing into troubled waters. Their enemies have sent agents to sabotage the negotiations and to destroy the Augeran fleet by any means necessary. The emperor of Erin Elal seeks to forge an alliance with the Storm Lords, hoping to repulse the Augerans with a united front. But the battle lines for the struggle are not as clearly drawn as it first appears, for the Emira of the Storm Isles mistrusts the Erin Elalese as much as she does their common enemy. And the Augerans might just be planning a little sabotage of their own. But nothing in the realm of mortals escapes the notice of their meddling gods; every step they take is shadowed and every choice they make ensnared in a web so subtle and vast, its true shape may be fathomed only when it is far, far too late. A new epic adventure in the fantastic world of When the Heavens Fall and Dragon Hunters! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020589/bk_adbl_020589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.