In the game, players control three characters – criminals Michael, Trevor and Franklin - in the open world environment of Los Santos and nearby areas. There, players can complete missions and side-quests or participate in other optional activities.GameplayGrand Theft Auto 5, like its predecessors, provides the player with a sandbox environment. Unlike previous installments, the open world of the game is available in its entirety. There are no barriers that prevent the player from reaching the furthest parts of the map very early in the game.The island of San Andreas is comprised of two smaller regions – a bustling city of Los Santos, inspired by real locations of Los Angeles and desert flats of Blaine County. These two make for the largest world ever in the series. Players are able to freely interact with the world of GTA V, which is filled to the brim with side activities, such as BASE jumping, golf, yoga, various types of races, store robberies and many others. Players can travel across San Andreas in various forms of transport: cars, trucks, bikes, boats, jet skis, planes, etc. Vehicles can be stolen from NPC characters or bought for in-game money.For the first time in the series, players can control three characters. Michael, Franklin and Trevor interact with each other during certain missions; however, there are some which can only be done by one of them. Each of the characters possesses a set of upgradable skills, such as fighting, running, and swimming. However, one of the said skills is special to a particular character, making them better at it by default. Michael is great at shooting, Franklin is ace behind the wheel and Trevor’s Air Force experience makes him an incredible pilot. Each of the special skills can also be developed by other characters, e.g. Michael can get better at flying and Franklin at shooting. Characters of the game also possess unique skills, which serve as their “superpowers” in the game. Michael can enter bullet time while shooting, allowing him to take down opponents easier. Franklin can do the same while driving to gain the advantage in car chases. Trevor’s angry and brutal nature allows him to enter rage mode, where he becomes nearly invulnerable and deals more damage. Combat in GTA V can be divided into melee and firearms fights. In the melee, players can punch, kick and guard against enemy attacks, as well as dodge them. Carefully timed dodge allows executing a counter-attack which deals great damage to the opponent. There are several melee weapons for the player to use, such as knives, baseball bats, crowbars and hammers.In firefights, players can hide behind cover to avoid enemy bullets. The aiming system can be switched from auto-aim, which automatically targets enemies to free aim, where players have more control where to shoot. Firearms in the game include pistols, shotguns, small machine guns, assault rifles, rocket and grenade launchers and various types of explosives.Story and charactersThe story of GTA V follows three men. Michael De Santa is a former bank robber, now living an empty life of a retiree in the witness protection program. Franklin Clinton is a young repo-man, dreaming of making big money.Trevor Phillips is an unstable individual, Michael’s former partner in crime, currently running a budding drug empire from his trailer. Events of the game take off when Michael decides to leave retirement and takes Franklin under his wings, and Trevor finds out that the friend he thought was killed in a bank job gone wrong enjoys a comfortable life in big city. A confrontation between the three will lead to encounters with corrupt law enforcement agents, Chinese drug lords and seedy land developers.Players’ receptions and awards for gameGrand Theft Auto 5 received universal acclaim upon release. Players were in awe of robust open world, intriguing plot and multitude of side activities. The game won several awards for Best Game and made over 1 billion dollars within three days of release. The PC version of the game was praised for the level of detail refinement and was considered worth waiting for. GTA V is not only the best game in the series so far but also one of the best games in history. Great White Shark Cash CardCash Card allows a player to spend 1.25 million dollars in the multiplayer of GTA V, called GTA Online. Players can use the money on improving their apartments, buying cars and weapons as well as on other activities.
US Attorney General Allison Leahy is the Democrats' best chance for holding on to the Oval Office. But she's running neck and neck with her opponent, Republican Lincoln Howe, a retired four-star general and bona fide African American hero. Then, days before the election, disaster strikes. Twelve-year-old Kristen Howe, the general's granddaughter, is kidnapped. As the nation's leading law enforcement officer, Allison launches a nationwide manhunt - even as her opponent publicly questions her motives. For Allison, though, finding Kristen isn't about politics. It's a personal crusade that taps in to terrifying secrets buried deep within the past - secrets that can shatter all of Allison's hopes, twisting them into a nightmare of lies and the ultimate betrayal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Hecht. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005381/bk_harp_005381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Because of a bet, Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat 15 worms in 15 days. The worms are supplied by his opponent, whose motto is "The bigger and juicier, the better!" At first Billy's problem is whether or not he can swallow the worm placed before him, even with a choice of condiments from peanut butter to horseradish. But later it looks as if Billy will win, and the challenge becomes getting to the worm to eat it. Billy's family, after checking with the doctor, takes everything in stride. They even help Billy through his gastronomic ordeal, which twists and turns with each new day, leaving the outcome of the bet continually in doubt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay O. Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001493/bk_lili_001493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's not enough to be right these days - especially when you're not left. To survive, the right must learn how to express nonliberal principles as effectively as possible and persuade others of their point of view. It is an art that demands patience, research, humor, understanding, creative thinking, learning from your opponent, and even mimicking their tactics. In How to Be Right: the Art of Being Persuasively Correct, Gutfeld reveals the strategies that have helped him keep a steady job for almost three decades. From "Discard Your Outrage" and "Outcompassion Them" to "Find the Right's Obama" and "Use your Mom", Gutfeld gives listeners the tools they'll need to argue, influence, and convince their friends, family, and foes throughout the 2016 election cycle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004359/bk_rand_004359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone knew her. A lot of them like her. One of them killed her.Jeanne Clinton was a pretty and well-liked woman, though in her younger days, she'd been known to be a bit wild. But she married an older man and settled down to a quiet, respectable life. Now, she is dead...brutally murdered in her home.Dan Rhodes, the thoughtful, hard-working sheriff of Blacklin County, Texas, has enough to worry about already: a rash of burglaries in town and an election coming up against a hot-shot opponent. Now, he's got to find a killer among the residents of his little town - a wily killer, bound and determined not to be caught.The deeper Rhodes digs into the hearts and minds of his neighbors, the more secrets he turned up and the more violence he encounters. But Rhodes doesn't give up easily. And neither does the killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Abell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184152/bk_acx0_184152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: "Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne." Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the man was shot. That night, Rafferty is interrogated by Thai secret agents who demand to know what the dead man said, but Rafferty can't remember. When he's finally released, Rafferty arrives home to find that his apartment has been ransacked. In the days that follow, he realizes he's under surveillance. The second time men in uniform show up at his door, he manages to escape the building and begins a new life as a fugitive. As he learns more about his situation, it becomes apparent that he's been caught on the margins of the war on terror, and that his opponent is a virtuoso artist whose medium is fear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004090/bk_adbl_004090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the end of an especially raucous day at his neighborhood bar, private eye Leo Waterman is surprised to see his old flame, Rebecca Duval, walk in the door. But King County's medical examiner is here on business, not pleasure. Two dead bodies, covered by an old coat that once belonged to Leo's father, have turned up in the trunk of a car. The only thing that seems to connect the men is a controversial local church and its charismatic pastor. With help from Rebecca and surveillance expert Carl Cradduck, Leo begins to put the pieces of the puzzle together. While a pair of goons do their best to chase him off the case, Leo painstakingly retraces the victims' final days, charting their unusual search for redemption - from a downtown homeless encampment to suburban McMansions to the shores of Salvation Lake. There Leo must confront an opponent hell-bent on retribution in order to get to the twisted truth about the killings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008167/bk_brll_008167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is seven days before the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Days that are numbered for Sondegger, a Nazi spy captured in London while on a mission to take down the Twenty Committee, a German network of spies the British have turned. For American Tom Wall, the days have run together as he awakens to find himself locked in a British military asylum. Wounded and shell-shocked, all he knows is that his brother, Earl, betrayed his unit in Crete, causing one of the bloodiest massacres of the war. MI5 releases Tom by way of a bargain. Pretend to be Earl and convince Sondegger to reveal how and where he has arranged to transmit his intelligence to Germany. Fail, and spend the rest of the war in jail. Succeed, and Tom, though still considered a danger to himself, will be allowed to leave the hospital to find Earl, who may well be a Nazi informant. But Sondegger proves himself to be a formidable opponent. Even as he surrendered himself to the British, he knew the Japanese fleet had sailed for Pearl Harbor. The question is: who will gain more if the Allies prevent the attack? Sondegger, MI5, the OSS, Tom, and Earl's wife, Harriet, all have different answers. Unable to trust anyone, Tom attempts to save the Twenty Committee and stop the attack on Pearl Harbor as the clock counts down. In his electrifying debut, Joel Ross combines political insights with the high stakes and fast pace of classic espionage fiction, and he delivers what others have not in more than a decade: a Nazi spy novel that you cannot put down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000515/bk_bkot_000515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is seven days before the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Days that are numbered for Sondegger, a Nazi spy captured in London while on a mission to take down the Twenty Committee, a German network of spies the British have turned. For American Tom Wall, the days have run together as he awakens to find himself locked in a British military asylum. Wounded and shell-shocked, all he knows is that his brother, Earl, betrayed his unit in Crete, causing one of the bloodiest massacres of the war. MI5 releases Tom by way of a bargain. Pretend to be Earl and convince Sondegger to reveal how and where he has arranged to transmit his intelligence to Germany. Fail, and spend the rest of the war in jail. Succeed, and Tom, though still considered a danger to himself, will be allowed to leave the hospital to find Earl, who may well be a Nazi informant. But Sondegger proves himself to be a formidable opponent. Even as he surrendered himself to the British, he knew the Japanese fleet had sailed for Pearl Harbor. The question is: Who will gain more if the Allies prevent the attack? Sondegger, MI5, the OSS, Tom, and Earl's wife, Harriet, all have different answers. Unable to trust anyone, Tom attempts to save the Twenty Committee and stop the attack on Pearl Harbor as the clock counts down. In his electrifying debut, Joel Ross combines political insights with the high stakes and fast pace of classic espionage fiction, and he delivers what others have not in more than a decade, a Nazi spy novel that you cannot put down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000635/bk_rand_000635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.