The Grim story of the most vicious Terror Agency of all time - its sinister power and barbaric acts, and the twisted men who led it - Hitler, Himmler, and Eichmann. This is the brutal expose of the rotten core of Nazi Germany. Here is revealed the true story of Hitler´s terror police, the in-famous Gestapo-the madmen who headed it, the sadists who staffed it, the degenerate party that spawned it. Edward Crankshaw (1909 - 1984) was a British writer, translator and commentator on Soviet affairs. Born in London, Crankshaw was educated in the Nonconformist public school, Bishop´s Stortford College in Hertfordshire. He started working as a journalist for a few months at The Times. In the 1930s he lived in Vienna, Austria, teaching English and learning German (his competent grasp of German caused him to become part of the British Intelligence service during World War II). On his return he went back to write for The Times and began to write reviews-mostly musical-for The Spectator, The Bookman, and other periodicals. Crankshaw wrote around 40 books on Austrian and Russian subjects and after the war began his research in much more depth. Crankshaw´s book on Nazi terror, Gestapo (1956), was widely read and in 1963 he began to produce the ambitious literary works, often on historical or monumental moments in Russian Political history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009403/bk_adbl_009403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Barabanshhica - p´esa v 3-h dejstvijah, 5 kartinah Afanasija Dmitrievicha Salynskogo. Sozdana v 1958 godu. Rasskazyvaet o podvige sovetskih razvedchikov v gody Velikoj Otechestvennoj vojny. 1943 god, Velikaja Otechestvennaja vojna. Nila - podpol´shhica, vypolnjala speczadanie v tylu vraga, sluzhila perevodchicej v gestapo. Posle osvobozhdenija goroda ot nemeckih okkupantov rabota Nily prodolzhaetsja - teper´ nado likvidirovat´ ostavsheesja v gorode nemeckoe podpol´e. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Lyudmila Fetisova, Andrey Petrov, Georgy Rumyantsev, Daniil Sagal, Nina Sazonova, Lev Lyubetsky. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000477/bk_agen_000477_sample.mp3.
The awesome figure of Otto von Bismarck, the ’Iron Chancellor’, dominated Europe in the late 19th century. His legendary political genius and ruthless will engineered Prussia’s stunning defeat of the Austrian Empire and, in 1871, led to his most dazzling achievement - the defeat of France and the unification of Germany. In this highly acclaimed biography Edward Crankshaw provides a perceptive look at the career of the First Reich’s mighty founder - at his brilliant abilities and severe limitations and at the people who granted him the power to transform the shape and destiny of Europe. Edward Crankshaw (1909 - 1984) was a British writer, translator, and commentator on Soviet affairs. Born in London, Crankshaw was educated in a non-conformist public school, Bishop´s Stortford College in Hertfordshire. He began his career as a journalist at at The Times, a position he only held for a few months. In the 1930s he lived in Vienna, Austria, teaching English and learning German (his competent grasp of German led him to become part of the British Intelligence service during World War II). On his return to England he went back to working for The Times and also began to write reviews - mostly musical - for The Spectator, The Bookman, and other periodicals. Crankshaw wrote around 40 books on Austrian and Russian subjects and after the war began his research in much more depth. Crankshaw´s book on Nazi terror, Gestapo (1956), was widely read; in 1963 he began to produce more ambitious literary works, often on historical or monumental moments in Russian Political history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raphael Corkhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009401/bk_adbl_009401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tolstoy was not always an old man - not always a bearded patriarch fixing the world with the eye of an angry ancient mariner. He started War and Peace when he was 35, and Anna Karenina was finished before he was 50. By then he had fulfilled his genius and deployed all those elements of his titanic temperament that made him world famous. In a richly detailed and sympathetic audiobook on the most creative years of Russia´s greatest writer, Edward Crankshaw explores the world of Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, the elements in it that contributed to his great art, and the nature of the creative processes involved. Mr. Crankshaw´s text presents a development of this extraordinary man - his idyllic country childhood and his painful schooling, the wild years of conscience-stricken dissipation, the sojourn among the Cossacks in the Caucasus, the army service in the Crimean War, his entry into Moscow and St. Petersburg literary circles, his fateful marriage. It is an absorbing account that helps us to a fuller understanding of Tolstoy´s towering genius - and the limitations that went with it. Edward Crankshaw (1909-1984) was a British writer, translator and commentator on Soviet affairs. Born in London, Crankshaw was educated in the nonconformist public school Bishop´s Stortford College in Hertfordshire. He started working as a journalist for a few months at The Times. In the 1930s he lived in Vienna, Austria, teaching English and learning German (his competent grasp of German caused him to become part of the British Intelligence service during World War II). On his return he went back to write for The Times and began to write reviews - mostly musical - for The Spectator, The Bookman, and other periodicals. Crankshaw wrote around 40 books on Austrian and Russian subjects and after the war began his research in much more depth. Crankshaw´s book on Nazi terror, Gestapo (1956), was widely read and in 1963 he began to 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Sachs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009404/bk_adbl_009404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rita Gabis comes from a family of Eastern European Jews and Lithuanian Catholics. She was close to her Catholic grandfather as a child and knew one version of his past: Prior to immigration, he had fought the Russians, whose brutal occupation of Lithuania destroyed thousands of lives before Hitler´s army swept in. Five years ago, Gabis discovered an unthinkable dimension to her family story: From 1941 to 1943, her grandfather had been Chief of Security Police under the Gestapo in the Lithuanian town of Svencionys, near the killing field of Poligon, where 8,000 Jews were murdered over three days in the fall of 1941. In 1942, the local Polish population was also hunted down. Gabis felt compelled to find out the complicated truth of who her grandfather was and what he had done. Built around dramatic interviews in four countries, filled with original scholarship, and mesmerizing in its lyricism, A Guest at the Shooters´ Banquet is a history and family memoir like no other, documenting ´´the holocaust by bullets´´ in a remarkable quest as Gabis returns again and again to the country of her grandfather´s birth to learn all she can about the man she thought she knew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Romy Nordlinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021266/bk_adbl_021266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
More of Max Roth´s bloody adventures in the Sonderbattalion Kurz, the cut-throat, brutal SS partisan hunters and looters. This time it is the Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler who insists on the theft of a Christian relic, believed to have been touched by Jesus Christ himself. Hitler believes that the relic will aid him in his struggle against the atheist communists of Stalin´s Russia. Roth´s platoon is ordered back into action behind enemy lines. This time they leave the vicious struggle on the Leningrad front to infiltrate the Soviet capital, Moscow. Their target is a Russian Orthodox Cathedral where the relic is believed to be hidden. This is the second in this new and exciting series of stories that explodes the myths of the war on the Russian Front. The exciting series that blends fact and fiction to show that while some men fought honorably and well, many others were no more than thieves and psychotic killers. From beginning to end there are epic battles while Roth tries to keep himself and his men alive. Ranged against them are the Red Army, the Gestapo and the Christian Church. Once again the reality of war is exploded; this is war at its most bloodthirsty and gruesome. Hitler´s Treasure is another story of life and violent death, looting, love, and betrayal on a grand scale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Vickers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078914/bk_acx0_078914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edith Beer starts her story by remembering a fellow nurse who illegally bought an onion to feed to a dying Russian soldier. Beer explains that she, a nurse´s aide, could have caused trouble for her fellow nurses because the Nazi regime frowned upon forming friendships with prisoners or with people who were not Nordic Aryans. Beer explains that many of the other nurses would have caused trouble for her because they bought into the propaganda, truly believing that they were better than the foreign prisoners they served. Instead of bartering for food to give to the injured prisoners, they were more likely to steal food from the prisoners, to bring that food home so the nurses could feed their own hungry families. Most of the prisoners in Brandenburg were not actually injured in war but injured in their servitude; having been conquered, they were forced to work in factories full of industrial accidents. Beer explains that she was transferred from this ward of injured prisoners to work in the maternity ward because someone tattled on her, saying she was too friendly with the foreigners. Informers to the Gestapo were everywhere. Before the war, Beer was a law student in Austria, but as the war grew and Germany spread, her name was put on a wanted list. To avoid persecution, she became a U-boat; a Jewish person living with a secret identity in the heart of Germany. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Copland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059280/bk_acx0_059280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A historical suspense thriller set in the closing months of WWII, as one war grinds to an end in the rubble of Nazi Germany, all eyes turn to the next ´cold´ one. The Americans, the Russians, and the British all know that the future belongs to whomever can grab the new rockets, jet fighters, long-range bombers, synthetic fuels and other ´wonder weapons´ that Hitler unleashed upon them. Those will shape the balance of world power for decades to come. It is also the story of the torrid but impossible romance between Ed Scanlon, a brilliant, young, American OSS agent and Hanni Steiner, the gritty, street-smart leader of the communist resistance cell in Leipzig. They now find themselves on opposite ends of an international tug of war over the plans for Germany´s revolutionary Me-262 jet fighter and the scientists who designed and built it. To succeed, they must not only outwit each other, they must stay one-step ahead of Otto Dietrich, the sadistic Gestapo Chief of Leipzig, who has plans of his own. The stakes in this military political thriller could not be higher. Once-bitter enemies are tomorrow´s allies, old friends cannot to be trusted, and lies, double-dealing, action and adventure, spy versus spy, and treachery are the norm. Driven by the uncompromising dictates of historical characters such as Josef Stalin, Lavrenti Beria, Allen Dulles, Heinrich Himmler, and Winston Churchill, it is succeed or die, and the winner will indeed lose all. Combining the best of action romance and World War II historical fiction, this fast-paced espionage spy thriller will resonate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Alan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018771/bk_acx0_018771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.