Workers talk about the lives they lived, the battles they fought, the union they built, and the history they made. The United Auto Workers´ Ford Local No. 600 was not only the biggest local union in the world, it was also one of the most militant, radical, yet democratic unions in the United States. Talking Union gives us the exceptional opportunity to hear members of this local tell about their activism as they experienced it. These rich, eloquent narratives show the dedication and bravery that went into reshaping class relations and greatly expanding the freedom of the ´´common people” in America. The book is published by University of Illinois Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Eugene Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006860/bk_acx0_006860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Washington DC is destroyed by a nuclear weapon during the State of the Union Address. The enemy has attacked when America is most vulnerable. However one cabinet member is required to be in a secure location to ensure the rules of succession to the presidency. Meet Lewis MacDonald, a devout family man and Christian who will trust his conscience and his faith in the Lord. His beautiful wife Beverly has always been his guiding light along with his adopted children. Will he be able to lead America to victory? But first he must inspire America. A host of characters pave the way to the exciting conclusion. A feel-good, down-to-earth story about a very special family. So get ready to be inspired; fasten your seat belt for the roller-coaster ride that is The State of the Union. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Raynor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105498/bk_acx0_105498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young Harvard man Wayne Cameron travels west and meets his destiny. There, he falls in with a brave group of Westerners struggling to fulfill a dangerous, desperate and thrilling dream – to carry through a thousand miles of dangerous wilderness a single strand of iron wire for a company called the Western Union. This wire will complete a telegraph line linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Along the way they will have to contend with Indians, a bleak winter and those against them. On this life changing journey Cameron also meets Kit Sunderlund and in doing so finds a place he wants to settle down in, should the wire reach Ft. Bridger at all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001606/bk_isis_001606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From debut-author and filmmaker K.C. Bryce Fitzgerald, The Lines of Union is a powerfully written and starkly honest novel that captures America´s cultural zeitgeist with a bold, fresh vision that is at once grand, intimate, and heartbreaking. The United States is on the brink of war. It´s August, 2023, and political unrest is sweeping the nation. Banking giant Citi-Chase-Capitol-Morgan has bought out the government, the Internet is censored, and hardcore conservatives have joined the New Secession Coalition. It is a dark time for America. However, somewhere in the Mojave Desert, once voice has dared to stand up to corruption. His name is John Herald, and his wildly popular Internet talk show ´´The Herald´´ has become a rallying cry for progressive reformists nationwide. Together with a motley crew of hacktivists, volunteers, and a crazy one-legged Iraq veteran named Harry ´´The Lieutenant´´ Harper, John leads a growing movement to fix the broken government. But John´s whole world changes the day he meets Christina Freidman, a beautiful enigma who unwittingly reunites him with his formed best friend turned nemesis Alexander Avalon: the handsome heir to Citi-Chase-Capitol-Morgan. Alex has returned to proclaim loyalty to John and his movement...but there´s just one problem. Alex is in love with Christina. And so is John. Torn between a man he doesn´t trust, the woman he loves, and the revolutionaries he inspired, John is forced to choose between friend, lover, and country. The price? One wrong choice could plunge America into its second Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.C. Bryce Fitzgerald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074140/bk_acx0_074140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A story from the anthology Masters of True Crime, which spans murder cases from the beginning of the 20th century to today. This is a must-hear for fans of true crime and will also be compelling to mystery and thriller listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Ochs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024034/bk_adbl_024034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a retired colleague dies of an apparent suicide, ex - Secret Service agent Joe Reeder knows there must be far more to the story. Why did the man leave a desperate message for Reeder moments before dying? And what could possibly make such a seasoned veteran fear for his life? FBI Special Agent Patti Rogers has a mystery of her own to solve: she´s leading a task force investigating a brutal series of similar but seemingly unconnected murders across the DC area. Are they serial killings or something even more sinister? Could Reeder and Rogers be tracking down different facets of the same conspiracy? And how do the continued assassination attempts on a presidential hopeful figure into an unprecedented attack on the heart of government? The answers to these questions are uncovered in this riveting sequel to the bestselling Supreme Justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007592/bk_brll_007592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America’s worst nightmare has just become a brutal reality. The most unlikely terrorist enemy of all now holds a knife against the country’s throat. With both diplomatic and conventional military options swept from the table, the president calls upon Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath to disable a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy intended to bring the United States to its knees. Teamed with beautiful Russian Intelligence agent Alexandra Ivanova and a highly trained CIA paramilitary detachment, Harvath embarks on an adrenaline-fueled search that spans the world - and leads to a final, deadly showdown on American soil, with a lethal and sinister enemy from the past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005416/bk_sans_005416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Major Zoey Granger exposed corruption in the ranks, she became an unwitting media darling and shot to a position reporting to top brass at the Pentagon. Now Zoey finds herself in the unwanted spotlight once again, this time at the heart of a scandal that threatens to devastate the military. Her efforts to contain the fallout are thwarted when the White House assigns a notorious DC fixer to oversee her every move. Political insider Rook Daniels can fix any problem, no matter how illicit or indictable, but she has two rules: she picks her cases and she´s in charge. When she makes an exception for an old friend at the White House, she gets tangled up with a sexy but stubborn officer who has her own ideas about authority. Rook and Zoey must decide whether a chance at love is worth risking loss of reputation in a town where appearances rule. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis Elizabeth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108333/bk_acx0_108333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sequel to an Unconventional Courtship Kincaid International Corporation´s CEO, Webber Kincaid, and his executive assistant, Tristan Moreau, have just returned from a Caribbean business trip gone horribly right. After years of hiding their love for each other, they finally came clean - and discovered KIC´s chief financial officer has been up to some shady business transactions. Now that they´re back, Tristan and Webber must expose the CFO´s indiscretions - and save Webber´s reputation, since he´s ultimately responsible for his CFO´s actions. With Tristan by his side, Webber faces KIC´s board of directors and a looming investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice. With all the uncertainty surrounding them, Webber and Tristan rely on the strength of their connection. Together, they plan an intimate wedding on the island of Martha´s Vineyard. But despite their love for one another, Webber and Tristan quickly realize they have some hurdles to cross before they can start their unexpected new life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Finn Sterling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018721/bk_acx0_018721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edinburgh, World War Two. Ayrshire lass Agnes Thorne, just 17 and newlywed, is gamely trying to be the dutiful wife and fine Edinburgh lady, but aloof city folk are testing her spirit – as is her husband, Jeff. Increasingly drawn into the Scottish independence movement and in awe of its charismatic leader, Jeff’s refusal to sign up for the British Army in such turbulent times threatens both his own liberty and his wife’s loyalty. Agnes thinks Jeff should stop worrying about Westminster and get on with fighting Hitler, and so do their disapproving neighbours. When fate brings the war closer to her home than she could ever have imagined, Agnes realises that she will have to fight for her future. Audio recording: Alicia Ramsay. Audio editing: Sophie Franklin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Belbin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/srbd/000004/bk_srbd_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.