It feels as if the entire area is blown up. A long rumbling explosion shakes the German position. Then an infernal scream sounds. Through flashes of fire, they see Tiny´s huge silhouette with the light grey bowler on his head. He is standing by the end of the enemy trench with his machine gun resting on his hip. The tracer streak projectiles shoot out of the muzzle. Bewildered shapes flee in panic. - What a bunch of devils, the Russian lieutenant exclaims in admiration.Sven Hassel was sent to a penal battalion as a private in the German forces. Intensely and with brutal realism, he portrays the cruelty of the war, the Nazi crimes and the crude and cynical humor of the soldiers. With more than 50 million sold copies, this is one of the world´s best selling war novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/004942/bk_lind_004942_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Wyoming rancher travels to Ukraine to visit a friend and soon finds himself face to face with the Russian Mafia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward E. French. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123190/bk_acx0_123190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They live a life of danger, sacrifice, and bravery. They die saving others but get no fame, no medals, and no solemn ceremonies. They are… Gray Shadows. Nikolai, a bodyguard in the prestigious Centurion Personal Protection agency, is injured in the line of duty. While recovering from his injuries, he is assigned to a new client. An easy case, his boss tells him. Nikolai travels to a small quiet town north of Siberia to provide protection for a young woman, on her dad’s request. At first, both Nikolai and his boss see the assignment as a whim of a rich overprotective father. But the more Nikolai learns about the town, the oil company that the young woman is working for, and the people involved, the more he encounters secrets, suspicious behaviors, lies, and threats. In an unexpected and frightening course of events, Nikolai’s easy assignment becomes one of the toughest and the most dangerous. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024597/bk_acx0_024597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gunter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on. As keeping a diary was strictly forbidden, he sewed the pages into the lining of his thick winter coat and deposited them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing, and it was when he was reunited with his daughter in America some 40 years later that it came to light and became Blood Red Snow.The author was a keen recruit at initial training, and his excitement at the first encounter with the enemy in the Russian Steppe is obvious. The horror and confusion of fighting in the streets of Stalingrad are brought to life by his descriptions of the others in his unit; their differing manners and techniques for dealing with the squalor and death. He is also posted to Romania and Italy, assignments he remembers fondly compared to his time on the Eastern Front.This book stands as a memorial to the huge numbers on both sides who did not survive and is, over five decades later, the fulfillment of a responsibility he feels to honor the memory of those who perished. Gunter K. Koschorrek was a machine-gunner on the Russian front in WWII. He lives in Germany, having retired from his job as managing director of a sales company. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012091/bk_tant_012091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Be held hostage to the fast action and intrigue in this controversial thriller of modern-day espionage. Ukraine is perched at the beginning of a bloody civil war. Involuntary spy Seth Rogan finds himself back in Russia when his Russian secret agent girlfriend disappears while on an undercover assignment in Ukraine amidst the political upheaval and unrest. What does his former employer, the giant chemical company and GMO seed king Germinat, stand to benefit from the war and how involved is the company in her disappearance? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049579/bk_acx0_049579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After his release from a Siberian gulag, a Soviet negotiator discovers that freedom in Russia can be just as dangerous as imprisonmentJosef Bultova nearly died in a Russian prison camp. Once one of the Soviet Union’s most adept international negotiators, his work with the West grew so intimate that the suspicious Politburo exiled him to Siberia. The meager food, heavy work, and bitter cold took its toll, sapping his strength until, just as he was sure he could no longer go on, the Politburo let him go. Now Josef has a new assignment: shepherding a provincial Russian author whose evocative portrayals of life in the impoverished countryside have him on the shortlist for the Nobel Prize. Josef’s task is to ensure that the author wins the prize—whatever the cost. But as Moscow watches his every move, Josef realizes that he may not have escaped the gulag after all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006776/bk_adbl_006776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hannah Bryson is a marine architect who´s been given a fascinating assignment. A Russian nuclear submarine called The Silent Thunder has been purchased by the United States for exhibition in a museum. Hannah must create a schematic of the sub to check for hazards and design seamless modifications to make it safe for the thousands of expected visitors. Her brother, Connor, acting as her assistant, knows how much this work means to Hannah. But Connor discovers something on the sub: a mysterious message hidden behind one of the panels. And then, in a brutal assault on the sub, Connor is murdered and the chase is on for Hannah to find her brother´s killer. Soon she discovers that she´s being used as bait. And what she doesn´t even realize she knows could end her life as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000404/bk_brll_000404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alex Parker and Jim Cole are back for another assignment, this time dealing with a highly sought after Russian crime syndicate. As her time at the CIA as one of their top ´´Ghosts´´ winds down, a series of events unfolds that makes her question whether she should leave, or remain in the only role she´s ever known. Further complicating matters is her relationship with Ryan Turner, who has also joined the company, and his family. As the trio follow the trail of the Russian crime boss, Darius Yevenko, Parker must come to grips with the fact that she is not the same ruthless assassin she once was. Once they finally get onto Yevenko´s trail, Parker sees that the end is near. The final battle is one that has deadly consequences, and one in which everyone may not survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer O´Donnell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108139/bk_acx0_108139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
January 1829: Cuts in the army mean that Matthew Hervey’s Dragoons are to be reduced to a single squadron. With his long-term plans in disarray, Hervey undertakes a six-month assignment as an observer with the Russian army. Soon Hervey and his faithful groom, Private Johnson, are sailing north to St Petersburg, and on to the Eastern Balkans, seat of the ferocious war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. For Hervey, the stakes have never been higher - or more personal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Errick Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001036/bk_howe_001036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.