With billions of dollars of mineral rights at stake, a Russian agent is dispatched to assassinate the governor of Alaska. SpyCo chief J. Carlton Moore pulls James Burke and Lyndsey Moore from their long-deserved vacation in Hawaii. He sends them into the frozen wilds of Alaska to intercept the enemy operative.A thrilling listen that moves at breakneck speed, Assignment: Alaska will keep you guessing until the very end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cecilia Laughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/170122/bk_acx0_170122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A quiet mission of assassination is no sweat for legendary agent Matt Helm - until a shapely foreign agent he never got around to finishing off lures him into a strange trek in the wilds of Northern Mexico. And when a Russian missile is smuggled out of Cuba, it falls into the hands of a political fanatic much too close to home. Originally released in the era of the James Bond novels, the Matt Helm novels were considered grittier and more realistic than Bond, garnering them critical praise and an ardent audience. This sixth installment in the series is a gripping adventure that masterfully balances action and humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007479/bk_blak_007479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Janet Dailey's landmark saga of adventure and romance spans 200 years with the rich and dangerous wilds of Alaska as a backdrop. The epic begins with the love of a beautiful Aleut woman for a noble and ambitious Cossack hunter. From their union come seven generations of a proud breed of native Alaskans, in whose veins flows the blood of the many peoples - Russian, Indian, English, American - who played a part in forging this new land. The story of these intrepid men and women, their dynasty, their dreams, and the heritage they share is a grand as the land from which they sprang. The Great Alone brings Alaska's history, rendering the last American frontier in all its lonely splendor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd Bochner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000467/bk_pnix_000467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At last a book about the so-called "Mad Monk" of Imperial Russia that lays to rest the myths and reveals the truth about one of the most controversial characters in human history while exploring the impact his murder had on a dynasty, a people, and a country. Written in three parts, Killing Rasputin begins with a biography that describes how a simple unkempt "holy man" from the wilds of Siberia became a friend of Emperor Nicholas II and his empress, Alexandra, at the most crucial moment in Russian history. Part two examines the infamous murder of Rasputin through the lens of a "cold case" homicide investigation. And lastly, the book considers the connection between a cold-blooded assassination and the revolution that followed; a revolution that led to civil war and the rise of the Soviet Union. Unique about this book on Rasputin, is that the author combines Russian heritage (her parents were forced out of Russia during World War II and arrived as refugees in Australia in 1948) with medical science and legal training. Nelipa relied on Russian-language sources that she translated rather than depend on the interpretations of others. Her primary sources include police documents and witness testimonies, an autopsy report, diaries, letters and memoirs written in their native language by the participants in these historic events. Secondary sources include Russian-languages newspapers and other publications from that era. The narrative is copiously referenced and augmented with documents, some of them published here for the first time. Step into the imperial court of a 300-year-old dynasty in its final days with one of the most fascinating characters ever to grab our imaginations, judge whether Margarita Nelipa makes her case regarding his death, and if you agree that it was "the murder that ended the Russian empire". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Morsey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092891/bk_acx0_092891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When American covert operative Chase Fulton is arrested for first-degree murder only minutes after returning from a grueling mission in the frozen wilds of the Russian interior, nothing is what it appears to be. From deadly gunfights in America’s oldest city to abductions on the high seas of the Caribbean, Chase must face a new and deadly enemy and learn to adapt his skill set of international espionage to fight in the filthy trenches of the Miami underworld of organized crime.Encouraged by an aged Southern patriarch whose family tree roots burrow through American history to the War of 1812 and beyond, Chase must blend 200-year-old tradition with modern-day combat tactics to overcome evils unlike any he’s ever faced in this spine-tingling tale of danger and intrigue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle Tait. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/170907/bk_acx0_170907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following the death of his beloved mentor, Dr. Robert “Rocket” Richter, American covert operative, Chase Fulton, inherits far more than a life insurance policy. In Richter’s belongings, Chase discovers journals that take him back to the final days of World War II and into the skies over Europe, where he learns that his own battles with the demons of his past aren’t so different from those of the man he’d admired and loved. The undeniable truths revealed in Richter’s final hours send the young American operative on a harrowing, self-imposed mission into the frozen wilds of Northern Europe, and as far as the icy doorstep of the Kremlin, to fulfill unspoken promises, and to save the life of the beautiful Russian spy who almost cost him everything. The treacherous journey finally unveils the mystery of Anya’s true identity and brings the two face-to-face in a dramatic reunion that could change both of their lives forever. In the most shocking and unpredictable ending in the Chase Fulton Series so far, Chase’s decisions for his future violently collide with his deeds from the past, and leave everything in question. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle Tait. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/164673/bk_acx0_164673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who would be the first aviator to singlehandedly fly all the way around the globe? That was all anyone wanted to know in the summer of 1933, when Wiley Post and Jimmie Mattern set out from New York in a pair of wood-and-canvas propeller planes. Post, a one-eyed Oklahoma farm boy with a desperate past, was as comfortable in the cockpit as he was socially awkward back on the ground. Mattern was a Hollywood stunt pilot and social sidekick of Howard Hughes who had fallen on hard times, and an accident-prone daredevil who'd walked away from more plane crashes than he could count. They were friends as well as rivals, members of a small fraternity of aviators - their circle included Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart - at a time when flight was still a perilous business. Each was determined to conquer one of the last frontiers in a rapidly civilizing world-and neither knew the dangers that lay ahead. In Cloud Racers, Adam L. Penenberg tells the story of Post's and Mattern's rollicking journey from the canyons of Manhattan to the wilds of the Russian Arctic and back again, and brings back to life an era in which the sky remained a place of mystery and wonder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam L. Penenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019938/bk_acx0_019938_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined - as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this exotic land. Robert Roper fills out this period in the writer's life with charm and insight - covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, and his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late '40s motels and cafés, we feel Lolita draw near and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane. Nabokov in America is also a love letter to US literature in Nabokov's broad embrace of it, from Melville to the Beats. Reading Roper, we feel anew the mountain breezes and the miles logged, the rich learning and the romantic mind behind some of Nabokov's most beloved books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022225/bk_adbl_022225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.