Blitzkrieg 3 is an online real time strategy game, where tactical multiplayer combat, player's base developement and historical battles merge with each other to create a unique gameplay experience.Choose your side in the largest conflict in the history of mankind, taking part in combat operations and fighting with real players from all over the world!Blitzkrieg 3 is a game designed to breath new life into the RTS genre, the main feature of which is a unique asynchronous multiplayer mode. It allows players to fight each other without the requirement to be online at the same time. When attacked the defensive installations, once built by the player, will then fall under the control of the game AI while they are offline.So while you are away going about your daily life, the enemy will fall in front of your mighty fortress, losing their troops and providing you with valuable resources to enable you to improve your base, or purchase new units for future missions.Standard edition content:Multiplayer game mode, allowing you to fight with real players from all over the worldEpic single-player campaign, covering the entirety of World War II – from the German invasion of Poland in 1939 to the capture of Berlin by Soviet troops in 1945.GAME FEATURESAsynchronous Multiplayer Mode- For the first time ever, PvP in an RTS does not require multiple hours spent in front of a PC monitor on a single battle coupled with long waits looking for an online opponent. Thanks to the asynchronous PvP mode, you can attack enemy bases while your opponents are at work or at school. Are you capable of breaking the defenses created by your opponent and defeating their troops? Are you ready for the ultimate battle of minds!Pay once - play forever- You pay for the game, and you got all the content - with no subscription, and no microtransactions.Two different game modes- Choose your attacking units, lead your troops in to battle, crush the enemy’s defenses and capture his resources - apply your battlefield strategies to ensure victory. But can you also avoid defeat at the hands of your enemy’s battlefield strategies on your own base? Build a strong defensive game plan worthy of a real military strategist!Three playable factions to choose from- Fight as either the Allies, USSR or Axis with over 40 different units available to you with your Base upgrade.Re-arming and upgrading units- Your units don't just fight, they also gain combat experience from each battle they are in. And with that experience they will improve their characteristics, enabling them to be re-armed with more powerful weaponry. In addition, there are further upgrades available in the Science Center.In-game Generals- Every army needs a commander, including yours, so choose carefully! The Generals feature provides players with dozens of commanders to choose from, each with their own unique abilities. For example – some make tanks more powerful in battle, others allow you to capture additional resources, while some generals are especially proficient with infantry operations.Each General garners their own experience for successful operations, upgrading their abilities and becoming more skilled. This filters down to the offensive and defensive units under their command which in turn also become more powerful.Historical Campaign (1939-1945)- The historical singleplayer campaign will cover the entirety of World War II, begining with the German invasion of Poland in 1939 and culminating with the victorious march to Berlin by Soviet troops in 1945. During the campaign players will be able to take part as all three factions, experiencing some of the most intersting tactical operations of World War II. The best strategists will receive additional rewards for optimum operation completion.One single game world- You live in the USA and you want to play against an opponent from Germany? No problem, you can still capture his base. In Blitzkrieg 3, players from all over the world play on one game server, in one gaming domain, without any barriers or restrictions.
Ruthless and ambitious, Lord Phylos has control of Fhaveon city, and is using her forces to bring the grasslands under his command. His last opponent is an elderly scribe who’s lost his best friend and wants only to do the right thing. Danie Ware is the publicist and event organiser for cult entertainment retailer Forbidden Planet. She has worked closely with a wide-range of genre authors and has been immersed in the science-fiction and fantasy community for the past decade. An early adopter of blogging, social media and a familiar face at conventions, she appears on panels as an expert on genre marketing and retailing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018536/bk_adbl_018536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nexus: virtual reality with a bite. It's an online video game that has taken the world by storm. Its fanatical players call it the most incredible battle simulation ever created. Billy Keen doesn't think so. He wishes he had never played it.After Billy won the largest Nexus tournament ever staged online, strange things started happening, from his television changing channels by itself, to his computer turning on and off all hours of the night. Billy was annoyed at first by the simple electronic malfunctions. Then they grew worse, from microwave mishaps to a terrifying elevator plunge. Seeking help from his video gaming friends at the Fairfield University Computer Science Center, Billy discovers the true nature of his technological terror.Now, in the labyrinthian halls of the Fairfield University Computer Science building, Billy is playing Nexus for real - against a horrifying opponent that could not possibly exist. And if Billy isn't careful, the game could end with a fatal error. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000881/bk_brll_000881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Jake Ross, a university astronomer, wants nothing more than to teach a few classes each semester and continue his research. Instead, he finds himself aggressively recruited to be the science advisor to Frank Tomlinson, an ambitious politician with his eye on the US Senate. Tomlinson is in need of an edge that will allow him to defeat his opponent at the polls, and Dr. Ross can contribute just that: MHD. MHD, or magnetohydrodynamics, is a new innovation that will allow electricity to be generated efficiently and cheaply. The Senate seat is essentially guaranteed if Tomlinson can deliver unlimited energy to voters at less than half the price of nuclear power. But MHD is still in its infancy, and although the outlook is extremely promising there are great - and deadly - risks. The incumbent senator will not give up his seat without a fight, and as Ross discovers, the world of politics carries its own dangers. Nothing has prepared him for the extreme tactics that desperate and powerful people are willing to use. Power Play is a timely thrill ride by Ben Bova, one of science fiction’s most respected novelists. Ben Bova, six-time winner of science fiction’s Hugo Award, is the author of over one hundred works of science fact and fiction. A former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni, he is also a past president of the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. He lives in Naples, Florida. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004767/bk_blak_004767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dragon Eyes began this bold science fiction adventure. Then Sibyls' Orb dragged you inexorably into the beating heart of this mystical walk on the wild side of science fiction. But now, this twisted tale of mystical intrigue weaves your mind forever into The Ojunta Stone.On a distant anoza world, a meeting was held of Council of the Crescent Moon in the ancient Temple of Shem Kazat. Seven times they circled the sacred fire. Within the Sibyl's Orb, only a brief vision would give Toron a clue to hunt down this ancient evil. But the vision was of a time and place 40 years in the past. How could that help him now?Toron had survived the Anoza Rebellion's best attempt to kill him, but this time he found himself wound full-up into the same intrigues with a new face. This time, he faced an even more cunning opponent determined to hide amongst his people.This time, only his Dragon Warrior could save him, but first, he must find a butterfly and a dragonfly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Scollin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/204966/bk_acx0_204966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Science of Sleep, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts - and the prescription to sleep well - in his signature engaging style. Adapted from Medina's Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp, in this chapter, you'll learn how the sleep cycle is born of a constant tension between hormones and brain regions vying to keep you awake and hormones and brain regions trying to make you go to sleep. This is called opponent-process theory. Sleep, scientists are finding, doesn't have as much to do with energy restoration as it does with processing memories and flushing out toxins in the brain. As you grow older, your sleep cycle becomes more fragmented, particularly the part of the cycle during which toxins are flushed out of the brain. Accruing good sleep habits by middle age (a stable sleep routine; no caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine six hours prior to going to sleep) is the best way to avoid sleep-related cognitive decline in old age. You may already be experiencing the sometimes unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, The Science of Sleep is for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Medina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pprs/000011/bk_pprs_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When psychic FBI agent Rae Murphy Hiyakawa is faced with a twisted madman running amok in far off Charleston, West Virginia, she is forced to confront her deadliest opponent yet. Rae is the FBI's secret weapon. When the Behavioral Science Unit gives up on a case, they come to her. Rae is an expert at remote readings. To her, paranormal phenomena are completely normal. But nothing is normal about the Hammerhead killings, where a maniac uses a hammer to vent his rage on hapless victims. Rae's quest to end this madness lands her in a haunted trailer with a most unhappy spirit and the inevitable showdown with the psychopath. Also features excerpts from Dead On by Robert W. Walker and Truck Stop by Jack Kilborn and J.A. Konrath. About the author: Robert W. Walker is the author of more than 40 thriller and horror novels, including 11 books in the acclaimed Instinct series featuring FBI medical examiner Jessica Coran. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ratana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029242/bk_acx0_029242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Order of the Three Spears. Founded at the turn of the ninth century by the Lotus-Born Second Buddha and inspired by the most powerful immortal warrior who ever lived, this secret Buddhist society has kept the existence of immortals hidden from ordinary humans and maintained peace between the races for 1,200 years. When news of an ancient enemy reaches them from the West, the Order sends its best and most unorthodox field agent to investigate. In the course of his mission, Brother Yonten crosses paths with an immortal operative also tasked with hunting the Order's deadly opponent. The astounding truths he uncovers will determine not just his own fate but that of the immortal societies and the entire human race. The Warrior Monk is a short story set in AD Starrling's best-selling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you'll love the world of Seventeen. Grab this fascinating short story and continue the epic series today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103102/bk_acx0_103102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before. With clear explanations of some of the most complex scientific endeavors in history, Mahaffey's new book looks back at the atom's wild, secretive past and then toward its potentially bright future. Mahaffey unearths lost reactors on far-flung Pacific islands and trees that were exposed to active fission that changed gender or bloomed in the dead of winter. He explains why we have nuclear submarines but not nuclear aircraft and why cold fusion doesn't exist. And who knew that radiation counting was once a fashionable trend? Though parts of the nuclear history might seem like a fiction mash-up where cowboys somehow got a hold of a reactor, Mahaffey's vivid prose holds the listener in thrall of the infectious energy of scientific curiosity and ingenuity that may one day hold the key to solving our energy crisis or sending us to Mars. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010004/bk_blak_010004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.