A Mexican standoff is a simultaneous confrontation among three opponents. The tactics for such a confrontation are substantially different than a one on one duel, where the first to shoot has the advantage. In a confrontation among three mutually hostile participants, the first to shoot is at a tactical disadvantage. If opponent A shoots opponent B, then while doing so, opponent C can shoot A, thus remaining alive and winning the conflict. Since it is the second opponent to shoot that has the advantage, no one wants to go first, hence, a permanent standoff or stalemate, unless someone makes a mistake. So, the unanswered question is: what is the best thing to do in such a circumstance?
The subterfuge of Kings Landing comes to life in Game of Thrones: Intrigue, a fast-paced card game for two to six players designed by Reiner Knizia. Manipulate the positions of iconic characters from HBOs Game of Thrones TV series as you attempt to establish your Great House before being eliminated. Whoever can outwit their opponents while managing to keep their own House alive shall be recognized as a master of intrigue. Make your plans, then claim the Iron Throne!Plot and scheme your way to the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue, a fast-paced card game for two to six players based on HBOs Game of Thrones TV series. In this game, you manipulate iconic characters by playing character cards. If your conspiracy can influence characters longer and more effectively than your opponents, you get closer to becoming the new power behind the Iron Throne. If your opponents can outwit you, however, you lose the round and take penalty points.Played over a series of rounds, Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue offers fast fun for all ages. Prepare to intrigue and backstab your way to the Iron Throne!
The Biggest Untold Economic Story of Our Time Here is the truth that the powerful Dirty Energy public relations machine doesn´t want you to know: the ascent of solar energy is upon us. The production of solar-generated electricity has risen exponentially in the last few years, and employment in the solar industry has doubled since 2009. Meanwhile, electricity from coal has declined to pre-World War II levels as the fossil fuel industry continues to shed jobs. Danny Kennedy systematically refutes the lies spread by solar´s opponents-that it is expensive, inefficient, and unreliable; that it is kept alive only by subsidies; that it can´t be scaled; and many other untruths. He shows that we need a rooftop revolution to break the entrenched power of the coal, oil, nuclear, and gas industries. Solar energy can create more jobs, return our nation to prosperity, and ensure the sustainability and safety of our planet. Now is the time to move away from the dangerous energy sources of the past and unleash the amazing potential of the sun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009745de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing Jamess belief in a connection between treason and witchcraft. In depicting a man who murders to become king, Macbeth teases us with huge questions. Is Macbeth tempted by fate, or by his or his wifes ambition? Why does their success turn to ashes? Like other plays, Macbeth speaks to each generation. Its story was once seen as that of a hero who commits an evil act and pays an enormous price. Recently, it has been applied to nations that overreach themselves and to modern alienation. The line is blurred between Macbeths evil and his opponents good, and there are new attitudes toward both witchcraft and gender.
A suspicious truce. An unsolved murder. To clear her name, she´ll need more than the skills of her ancestor.... Methusal is willing to work harder than any man for the sport she loves. The 18-year-old has trained for years for a chance to win the Kaavl Games and bring victory to her hometown. But before the competition against the worthy Behran can begin, her best friend is tragically murdered. When all clues point to her, Methusal is determined to find out exactly who framed her.... Her kaavl arch rival Mentàll is the chief of her town´s longtime enemy. And his dubious offering of peace comes at the exact same time Methusal´s supernatural senses begin stirring. But she knows her abilities only manifest in times of war.... To catch her friend´s killer and save her community, Methusal must uncover Mentàll´s devious plans...even if it means teaming up with her upcoming kaavl opponent. Even with the power of teamwork by her side, Methusal´s training still may not be enough to keep her village alive.... Kaavl Conspiracy is the first imaginative fantasy novel in the Kaavl Chronicles. If you like engaging characters, brand new worlds and spellbinding mysteries, then you´ll love Jennette Green´s fantasy sports adventure. Buy Kaavl Conspiracy to join the team for a pulse-pounding listen today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dani George. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098217de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The thrilling story of men and women caught up in the death throes of Nazi Germany, struggling to maintain those things precious to them - life, an end to killing, and even sanity itself. Colonel Johann Faust has lost everyone he ever loved and feels he is going inexorably insane. He hears the haunting voice of his dead fiancée and the demons that roar through his mind as he perfects a plan to save Nazi Germany from defeat and insure a greater and deadlier new world war. Captain Dieter Neukirk, once a protégé of Faust’s, is more concerned with saving the lives of his remaining men than in sacrificing them in a fanatical last stand. Meanwhile, Elsa Klein, Dieter’s lover and the chief social worker at a Berlin hospital, is engaged in her own dangerous work, providing medical care and identity papers to hidden Jews in the city. American Captain Mack Mackenzie, pulled from a military hospital before his wounds are healed, is assigned to investigate reports of a secret Nazi operation. Wanting only to make it home alive, Mack finds himself in a life-and-death struggle with unlikely allies and a ferociously determined opponent. Americans and Germans alike are drawn to a hilltop in the remote German countryside, where they find themselves between powerful armies and forced into a terrible decision that could end one war or begin a new one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Press. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001324de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stuntman searches for a colleague whom he thought he killed long ago. Two pirates do battle on an old junk ship in Singapore Harbor. They leap nimbly from deck to rigging, crossing swords like fencing masters. And then one surprises the other, slicing a rope and sending the unfortunate pirate tumbling into the bay. This is how stuntman Angelo Sacchetti dies. Edward Cauthorne was his opponent, a fellow stuntman whose career died along with Sacchetti. He’s selling used cars when two thugs approach him. They’re emissaries from Sacchetti’s godfather, a Mafia don. Sacchetti is alive after all - alive enough to be blackmailing the don - and they firmly request that Cauthorne find him. The search takes Cauthorne back to Singapore, to risk his own life for the sake of the man he thought he’d killed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006180de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two pirates do battle on an old junk ship in Singapore Harbor. They leap nimbly from deck to rigging, crossing swords like fencing masters. And then one surprises the other, slicing a rope and sending the unfortunate pirate tumbling into the bay. This is how stuntman Angelo Sacchetti dies. Edward Cauthorne was his opponent, a fellow stuntman whose career died along with Sacchetti. He’s selling used cars when two thugs approach him. They’re emissaries from Sacchetti’s godfather, a Mafia don. Sacchetti is alive after all - alive enough to be blackmailing the don - and they firmly request that Cauthorne find him. The search takes Cauthorne back to Singapore, to risk his own life for the sake of the man he thought he’d killed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000742de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two major epic poems came from ancient Greece and had the power to shape our culture for centuries. They are both attributed to the blind poet Homer, and are called Iliad and Odyssey. The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus, or Ulysses, who began a journey home after the fall of Troy. It will take him ten years of marvelous and terrible encounters before he finally reaches his native city, where everyone assumed he was dead. There will he find his wife Penelope, famously weaving and unweaving a never-ending tapestry while obnoxious suitors are competing for her hand. Once again, Odysseus will have to outsmart his opponents in order to be reunited with his family. The Iliad and the Odyssey are the oldest extant works of Western literature. They are of tremendous cultural importance, and their magic is still strongly alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000512de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Keep Christianity Strange As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible to pretend that we are a moral majority. That may be bad news for America, but it can be good news for the church. What´s needed now, in shifting times, is neither a doubling down on the status quo nor a pullback into isolation. Instead we need a church that speaks to social and political issues with a bigger vision in mind: that of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christianity seems increasingly strange and even subversive to our culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the Gospel, which is what gives it its power in the first place. We seek the kingdom of God before everything else. We connect that kingdom agenda to the culture around us, both by speaking it to the world and by showing it in our churches. As we do so, we remember our mission to oppose demons, not to demonize opponents. As we advocate for human dignity, for religious liberty, for family stability, let´s do so as those with a prophetic word that turns everything upside down. The signs of the times tell us we are in for days our parents and grandparents never knew. But that´s no call for panic or surrender or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let´s act like it. Let´s follow him onward to the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George W. Sarris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001509de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.