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Mungo MacCallum investigates political leadership in Australia, past and present. This is a characteristically barbed and perceptive look at the challenges facing the Rudd government and Australia. MacCallum argues that the things we used to rely on are not there anymore. On the Right, the blind faith in markets has recently collapsed. The Left lost its guiding light with the demise of the socialist dream. In entertaining fashion, MacCallum shows how Australia´s history has been one of great illusions: endless pastures, endless gold, a new Britannia, and more. But while our past big visions seem to have come undone, we need a new one more than ever. This essay is both a report card on the Rudd government and a broader meditation on leadership in a time of major change and challenge. What do we want from our leaders at such a time? Why is Rudd doing so well in the polls? What does he know about Australia that his opponents don´t? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mungo MacCallum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000802/bk_boli_000802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This article explains the secret to Dr. Ben Carson´s success as a presidential candidate: grassroots support. Unlike the bland establishment candidates, Dr. Carson has spent years filling auditoriums and learning from ordinary Americans. Listen to this article to find out why grassroots support matters, and why it gives Ben Carson a leg up on his political opponents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038999/bk_acx0_038999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Immortal is the only single-volume English-language survey of Iran´s military history. CIA analyst Steven R. Ward shows that Iran´s soldiers, from the famed ´´Immortals´´ of ancient Persia to today´s Revolutionary Guard, have demonstrated through the centuries that they should not be underestimated. This history also provides background on the nationalist, tribal, and religious heritages of the country to help listeners better understand Iran and its security outlook. Immortal begins with the founding of ancient Persia´s empire under Cyrus the Great and continues through the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) and up to the present. Drawing on a wide range of sources including declassified documents, the author gives primary focus to the modern era to relate the buildup of the military under the last Shah, its collapse during the Islamic revolution, its fortunes in the Iran-Iraq War, and its rise from the ashes to help Iran become once again a major regional military power. He shows that, despite command and supply problems, Iranian soldiers demonstrate high levels of bravery and perseverance and have enjoyed surprising tactical successes even when victory has been elusive. These qualities and the Iranians´ ability to impose high costs on their enemies by exploiting Iran´s imposing geography bear careful consideration today by potential opponents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004296/bk_acx0_004296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five senior citizens are dead. They were conned out of their life´s savings on phony land deals and made trouble complaining. The mob is also distributing wholesale weaponry, ammunition, and drugs to any thief or psycho with money. Tony Rossi of La Costra Nostra asks his old friend, Mark Hardin, to smash the Florida operation. And Mark is forced to help the Mafia against their non-Sicilian opponents because of their threat to innocent people.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000751/bk_bimo_000751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the epic television series A.D. Ministers and Martyrs, this audiobook offers an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. Relying on the latest archaeological findings and scientific research, acclaimed author Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the dusty streets and oriental smells that would have accompanied Mary and the apostles as they built a Church that lasts even to our day. You´ll also come to know the beliefs of the early Christians, what they taught about the Eucharist and the divinity of Christ, how their church services resemble today´s Mass, and how Rome became the spiritual center for Christianity. Read these pagesand you´ll come to see that despite the best efforts of their enemies, the blood of the apostles did not snuff out the faith but brought forth great saints whose holy deeds and brave examples gave the besieged Church a vigor that lasts even to today. Ministers and Martyrs will give your confidence that the Church is indeed Christ acting in the world and that no matter how ruthless her opponents, she will endure to the end of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032409/bk_acx0_032409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulpdom´s sexiest avenger! The Domino Lady first appeared in the pulps in 1936. After graduating from the Berkeley College in California, Ellen Patrick goes off to Europe on a joy-filled jaunt. Her trip is cut short when her widowed father, DA Owen Patrick, is murdered by gangsters. Upon her return home she learns the corrupt authorities have no intention of finding her father´s killers. Thus she puts on a domino mask and a backless white dress to avenge him. Though arming herself with a small .22 automatic and a syringe full of knockout serum, the Domino Lady´s most effective weapon was her sensual beauty, which often distracted her opponents until she could turn the tables on them. Now new pulp writers, Greg Hatcher, Gene Moyers, Tim Bruckner, and Kevin Findley offer up four brand new adventures of Los Angeles´ most notorious, and sexiest, crime-fighter of them all, the Domino Lady! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kalinda Little. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072484/bk_acx0_072484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Haunted hero. When Dr. Miles Murdoch´s brother was murdered by the mobs, he vowed vengeance. In the following weeks, wearing a horrifying death mask, a new avenger appeared on the streets of Akelton, bringing with him righteous retribution. The city now finds itself under the protection of a haunted hero, a mysterious angel of doom who metes out his own brand of permanent justice. In this second volume featuring this little known classic pulp figure, writers Gene Moyers, Paul Kevin Findley, Erik Franklin, and David Noe pit the purple-hued Master of Fright against a quartet of villainous opponents: from a gang of deadly jewel thieves to a merciless arsonist bent on burning down the entire city. In these new tales of the Purple Scar, justice and horror are on a collision course you don´t want to miss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Beckham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090159/bk_acx0_090159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you´re a seasoned professional fighter or a white belt in jujitsu, if you´re looking for an edge on the competition or just wondering what to watch out for in MMA, then you need to hear this book. There are so many tricks and techniques in the world of combat sports, it can be the difference between winning and losing. This is an extremely fun listen, filled with stories as well as examples of real-life cheating in MMA, boxing, submission wrestling, and judo as well as other sports. This book covers everything from the most basic types of cheating to the extremely crazy and ridiculous kind of cheating. Have you ever watched a fight and wondered if the poke in the eye or the low blow to the groin was really an accident? What about when UFC fighters complain that their opponents are cheating in one way or another? This book covers it all. Cheating is a real thing and has been done for years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045562/bk_acx0_045562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.