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  1. The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time Audiobook The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time
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  4. The Last Days of John Lennon Audiobook The Last Days of John Lennon
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Behind Nazi Lines: My Father's Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II POWs Audiobook

Behind Nazi Lines: My Father's Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II POWs

Author: Andrew Gerow Hodges, Denise George Narrator: Jack Armstrong Release Date: December 2021

In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in POW camps in occupied France. The odds of their survival were long. The odds of escaping, even longer. But one man had the courage to fight the odds . . .   An elite British S.A.S. operative on an assassination mission gone wrong. A Jewish New Yorker injured in a Nazi ambush. An eighteen-year-old Gary Cooper lookalike from Mobile, Alabama. These men and hundreds of other soldiers found themselves in the prisoner-of-war camps off the Atlantic coast of occupied France, fighting brutal conditions and unsympathetic captors. But, miraculously, local villagers were able to smuggle out a message from the camp, one that reached the Allies and sparked a remarkable quest by an unlikely-and truly inspiring-hero.   Andy Hodges had been excluded from military service due to a lingering shoulder injury from his college football days. Devastated but determined, Andy refused to sit at home while his fellow Americans risked their lives, so he joined the Red Cross, volunteering for the toughest assignments on the most dangerous battlefields. In the fall of 1944, Andy was tapped for what sounded like a suicide mission: a desperate attempt to aid the Allied POWs in occupied France-alone and unarmed, matching his wits against the Nazi war machine.   Despite the likelihood of failure, Andy did far more than deliver much-needed supplies. By the end of the year, he had negotiated the release of an unprecedented 149 prisoners-leaving no one behind. This is the true story of one man's selflessness, ingenuity, and victory in the face of impossible adversity.

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New York's Finest: Stories of the NYPD and the Hero Cops Who Saved the City Audiobook

New York's Finest: Stories of the NYPD and the Hero Cops Who Saved the City

Author: Michael Daly Narrator: Michael Daly, P.J. Ochlan Release Date: December 2021

The gritty, true blue story of two remarkable cops and an equally extraordinary nurse who provided the spirit and smarts that transformed Fear City into the safest big city in America. NEW YORK'S FINEST is the story of a city's transformation through the tireless efforts of Detective Steven McDonald, Nurse Justiniano, Jack Maple, and a host of hero cops-including the great niece of Jazz Age great Josephine Baker-the finest of The Finest. The son and grandson of cops, Officer McDonald was shot and paralyzed from the neck down while on patrol in 1986. The doctors said that if he did survive, he would be better off dead. It was then he came under the care of one Nurse Nina Justiniano. Where the teenage gunman was produced by the worst of Harlem's social ills, she personified its many graces, rescuing Steven from despair and urging him to transcend hate and bitterness. McDonald was then promoted to detective at the urging of NYPD Deputy Commissioner Jack Maple, a postal worker's son who sported a bow tie, Homburg hat, and two-tone shoes as he implemented transformative crime-fighting strategies to deter violent subway robberies. Coming up in the force, Maple had been routinely mocked for imagining the impossible: that Times Square would one day be a destination for families and tourists. Now, resentments and tensions are mounting in the same neighborhoods that most benefited from the careful consideration of officers like McDonald and Maple. But as NEW YORK'S FINEST illustrates, their legacies, and those of people like Nurse Justiniano, may well rescue New York City from its present state of unrest and struggle in the wake of protests and the pandemic.

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Letter From America Collection Audiobook

Letter From America Collection

Author: Alistair Cooke Narrator: Alistair Cooke Release Date: December 2021

For over half a century, Alistair Cooke entertained millions of listeners across the globe with his weekly BBC radio programme 'Letter from America'. An outstanding observer of the American scene, he became one of the world's best-loved broadcasters and had the distinction of presenting the longest running one-man show in radio history. Following the sad death of Alistair Cooke after 58 years in broadcasting, this impressive collection features all three volumes of Letters from America - The Early Years: 1946-1968, The Middle Years: The 1970s and The Final Years: 1982-2003. The political and social landmarks of the last 50 years are reported on and examined in Cooke's uniquely wise style. Also included is Alistair Cooke at the BBC, a selection of archive recordings, including radio and television interviews, in a fascinating in-depth look at the career of the veteran journalist. Copyright © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (P) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Vagabonds: Tourists in the Heart of Darkness Audiobook

Vagabonds: Tourists in the Heart of Darkness

Author: Jeff Miller, Nick Brokhausen Narrator: Andrew B. Wehrlen Release Date: December 2021

A lot of confusion, a lot of humor, a lot of broken dreams and broken promises, an occasional triumph. 1978-a chance meeting on a remote military airbase between two Green Berets involved in the same operation leads to a partnership that will last over forty years. Four years after that meeting, Nick Brokhausen and Jeff Miller leave the service within a few weeks of each other and begin an odyssey that takes them to dozens of countries on five continents. Along with a small coterie of fellow former Special Operations and intelligence community veterans like Penguini, Max, Reek, The Spider Woman and a score of others-some heroes and some villains-they undertake a variety of missions for the government, other governments, large multinational corporations mostly in the aerospace or resource development industries, and occasionally just for suffering individuals who cannot find help anywhere else. In the process they lay the groundwork for an entire new industry of private military contractors. Two men sadly just a bit ahead of their time.

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Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 2): 1938-43 Audiobook

Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 2): 1938-43

Author: Chips Channon Narrator: Tom Ward Release Date: December 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The second volume of the remarkable, Sunday Times bestselling diaries of Chips Channon. This second volume of the bestselling diaries of Henry 'Chips' Channon takes us from the heady aftermath of the Munich agreement, when the Prime Minister Chips so admired was credited with having averted a general European conflagration, through the rapid unravelling of appeasement, and on to the tribulations of the early years of the Second World War. It closes with a moment of hope, as Channon, in recording the fall of Mussolini in July 1943, reflects: 'The war must be more than half over.' For much of this period, Channon is genuinely an eye-witness to unfolding events. He reassures Neville Chamberlain as he fights for his political life in May 1940. He chats to Winston Churchill while the two men inspect the bombed-out chamber of the House of Commons a few months later. From his desk at the Foreign Office he charts the progress of the war. But with the departure of his boss 'Rab' Butler to the Ministry of Education, and Channon's subsequent exclusion from the corridors of power, his life changes - and with it the preoccupations and tone of the diaries. The conduct of the war remains a constant theme, but more personal preoccupations come increasingly to the fore. As he throws himself back into the pleasures of society, he records his encounters with the likes of Noël Coward, Prince Philip, General de Gaulle and Oscar Wilde's erstwhile lover Lord Alfred Douglas. He describes dinners with members of European royal dynasties, and recounts gossip and scandal about the great, the good and the less good. And he charts the implosion of his marriage and his burgeoning, passionate friendship with a young officer on Wavell's staff. These are diaries that bring a whole epoch vividly to life. © Chips Channon 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Unabashed Women: The Fascinating Biographies of Bad Girls, Seductresses, Rebels and One-of-a-Kind Wo Audiobook

Unabashed Women: The Fascinating Biographies of Bad Girls, Seductresses, Rebels and One-of-a-Kind Wo

Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller Narrator: Hillary Huber Release Date: December 2021

A thrilling journey into the badass women whose non-conventional lives left their DNA on history. Amazing women with a story to tell. Join Mae West as she shakes up the entertainment industry with her wit and wisdom or create colorful art pieces with Yayoi Kusama that are larger than life itself. These women in history defied the expectations of conventional society to live the lives they chose, regardless of what others thought. Words of Wisdom. Society may have labeled these fierce femmes as rebels, badass, wild, or uppity. But, these amazing women still dared to be different. With an out-of-the-box perspective, you'll find inspiration from an array of fabulous females who will give you a lesson in being one-of-a-kind. Unabashed Women offers you: lessons on how to break the glass ceiling; biographies of trailblazing women from all walks of life; empowerment through famous females who dared to go against the grain; and discover the motivational women who found their voice and inspire you to do the same.

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Exploring Lewis and Clark Along the Columbia: Audio stories with exclusive interviews with Lewis and Audiobook

Exploring Lewis and Clark Along the Columbia: Audio stories with exclusive interviews with Lewis and

Author: Laura Reeves, Peter B. Lewis Narrator: Peter B. Lewis Release Date: December 2021

Welcome to the Lewis and Clark Trail as you have never experienced it! Guided by the voices of historians, native elders and other experts, you’ll relive this historic odyssey: hear authentic music of the expedition, dozens of authentic natural sounds and the words of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and others, as you rediscover the adventure, wildlife and culture along this remarkable Trail of Discovery. The three-hour audio story includes exclusive interviews with Dr. Gary Moulton, editor of the “Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition” and James Rhonda, author of many books including, “Lewis and Clark Among the Indians.” You’ll also hear from many Lewis and Clark scholars and enthusiasts, as well as modern day tribal leaders and descendants of those who met and aided the Corps of Volunteers for Northwestern Discovery more than 200 years ago. 

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Hogs in the Sand: A Gulf War A-10 Pilot's Combat Journal Audiobook

Hogs in the Sand: A Gulf War A-10 Pilot's Combat Journal

Author: Buck Wyndham Narrator: Jim Seybert Release Date: December 2021

'I am awed by my destructive power. With a small squeeze of the gun trigger under my right index finger, I can rip the turret off a thirty-ton battle tank and throw it 200 feet across the desert, while the rest of the tank burns in an explosion of white-hot, burning phosphorescence. But the cold, morbid reality of it does not exist from where I sit and watch it happen. There's no dramatic chord. No deafening explosion. No screams suddenly stifled. The soundtrack of a pilot's war is mostly silent.' The mighty, iconic A-10 Warthog was first thrust into battle in Operation Desert Storm. The men who took it through walls of flak and surface-to-air missiles to help defeat the world's fourth-largest army were as untested as their airplanes, so they relied on personal determination and the amazing A-10 to accomplish their missions, despite the odds. Hogs in the Sand is the epic and deeply-personal year-long journey of one of those pilots as he fights an increasingly terrifying war, all the while attempting to win over a woman and keep control of his internal demons. For anyone who has admired the Warthog, seen it in action, or called upon it to be their salvation, this story will fulfill a desire to virtually strap into the cockpit, while gaining unprecedented understanding of the mind of a modern combat pilot.

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El zorro rojo: La vida de Santiago Carrillo Audiobook

El zorro rojo: La vida de Santiago Carrillo

Author: Paul Preston Narrator: Javier Viñas Release Date: December 2021

La biografía del líder comunista español Santiago Carrillo, figura fundamental del siglo XX. El fallecimiento de Santiago Carrillo el 28 de octubre de 2012 puso fin a noventa y siete años vividos intensamente y en primera fila de la política. Hijo de Wenceslao Carrillo, dirigente socialista, su primer recuerdo era visitar a su padre en prisión. Aún adolescente participó en la huelga de 1934 y pasó por la cárcel, donde se radicalizó. Tras un viaje a Moscú logró unificar las juventudes del PSOE y del PCE en vísperas de la Guerra Civil, para a continuación unirse a los comunistas. Durante la guerra ocurrió uno de los episodios más oscuros de su vida, la matanza de presos rebeldes en Paracuellos, cuando era responsable de seguridad en Madrid. Tras la guerra permaneció treinta y ocho años exiliado, siempre en la dirección comunista, que ejerció con mano de hierro. Su giro hacia el eurocomunismo y su papel fundamental en la Transición aliviaron su figura. Paul Preston, el historiador más importante del siglo XX español, autor de las biografías definitivas de Franco y de Juan Carlos I, dedica su nuevo libro a uno de los personajes más fascinantes e inasibles de la historia reciente de nuestro país. La crítica ha dicho... «...su demoledor y controvertido retrato del principal líder de la oposición antifranquista arrancará sarpullidos.» El País «Una extensa y lúcida biografía del histórico jefe del Partido Comunista Español.» El Mundo

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The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War I Audiobook

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War I

Author: Mari K. Eder Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Release Date: December 2021

For fans of Radium Girls and history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of fifteen unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII?in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line are the heroes of the Greatest Generation that you hardly ever hear about. These women who did extraordinary things didn't expect thanks and shied away from medals and recognition. Despite their amazing accomplishments, they've gone mostly unheralded and unrewarded. No longer. These are the women of World War II who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen?in and out of uniform. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned US scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Retired US Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told?and the sooner the better. For theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT: The truth about Alexander the Great’s life and political principles revealed Audiobook

ALEXANDER THE GREAT: The truth about Alexander the Great’s life and political principles revealed

Author: Susanne Monroe Narrator: Monroe Williams Release Date: December 2021

Do you want to learn about Alexander the Great and his life?  Fоr nеаrlу two аnd a half thоuѕаnd уеаrѕ, Alеxаndеr rерrеѕеntеd a сеntrаl vision оf mаnkind. Hiѕ life hаѕ the flаvоr of a fаirу ѕtоrу, in part bесаuѕе it inѕрirеd ѕо mаnу. Phуѕiсаllу bеаutiful, a finе warrior, еduсаtеd bу Aristotle, bоrn to a rоуаl соurt, hе chose to riѕk hiѕ inhеritаnсе confronting thе grеаtеѕt еmрirе in Eurоре аnd Asia. He dеfеаtеd thе Pеrѕiаnѕ in every bаttlе and conquered their territory to the very еdgе of thе knоwn wоrld. At the banks оf thе lаѕt rivеr оf Punjаb, we are tоld, hе wept bесаuѕе hе hаd no more lаndѕ tо соnԛuеr.  Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...  - Whо was Alеxаndеr thе Great ? - - Cоnԛuеѕt оf the Pеrѕiаn Emрirе  - Legacy  - Philоѕорhу Аbоut war - Facts Аnd Diѕtinсtivе Ѕuссеѕѕ Values - Lifе outѕidе war - Death аnd Succession  - Much,much more! Alexander the Great: The truth about Alexander the Great’s life and success principles revealed

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Female Prisoners of World War Two: True Stories of 5 courageous women Audiobook

Female Prisoners of World War Two: True Stories of 5 courageous women

Author: Nikki Mcdove Narrator: Diedra O’ree Release Date: December 2021

Do you remember the stories of those taken prisoner during WWII? Can you name any heroes from the war? How many of those names are of women? So often, we remember war heroes as men completing great feats of strength on the battlefield, saving the lives of their fellow soldiers. There have been multiple books, films, and articles written about soldiers during WWII. Some are fictional, while some are based on true stories. From Saving Private Ryan to The Great Escape, the public is not at any loss for the stories of the trials that men faced during the Second World War.  The stories that are all too often forgotten are those of the women. These are true stories of female prisoners of war, courageous nurses taken prisoner while serving in the military to take care of those soldiers. They are the women who risked life and limb to do what they could to stop the spread of fascism.  Within the pages of this book lie the stories of five incredible women prisoners of war during World War Two. These women not only risked their lives in the line of duty, just as their male counterparts did, but they also faced horrific atrocities and risks directly tied to their gender.  These women are:  • A flight nurse whose plane was shot down over enemy lines only to completely confuse the German Army as to what to do with her. • An American woman living in Germany who worked to infiltrate the Nazis to dismantle the system from the inside. • The sole survivor of a mass murder of nurses only to have her own government silence her from telling her story.  • A feminist and political activist working to stop fascism and educate her fellow women, even while inside a concentration camp. • A nurse who simply wanted to return to her post regardless of the torture she endured. It is our duty to remember these women who survived war and honor them as the true heroines they were.

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