Bought by the members of the United States Marine Corps in October 1952 when she was three or four years old from a young Korean stable boy named Kim Huk Moon, Sergeant Reckless was a chestnut colored horse with three white stockings and blaze. Ah Chim Hai was the horse´s original name which means ´´Flame of the Morning´´ or ´´Morning Flame´´ in Korean. Nicked named ´´Flame´´ by its owner Moon, the horse was sold for $250 to Lieutenant Eric Pedersen in order to buy a prosthetic leg for his sister who had stepped on a land mine. At first glance the horse´s breed was thought to be Mongolian because of the shape of its head which was the same as horses of the thoroughbred lineage. She weighed 400kg and stood at 56 inches or 142cm. Colonel Eustace P. Smoak gave Pedersen permission to buy the horse for his platoon in October 1952. Pedersen needed an animal that could carry nine of 24 pound heavy shells to supply recoilless rifles used by the Recoilless Rifle Platoon of the Fifth Marine Regiment who were based in mountainous terrain. On October 26th, 1952, just one day after getting permission, Corporal Phillip Carter, Sergeant Willard Berry and Pedersen drove to the Seoul racetrack in a jeep with a trailer. Pederson used his own money to buy the horse despite Moon being reluctant to sell at first. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078316/bk_acx0_078316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you dream of playing guitar like your heroes? Stop dreaming, because now it´s your turn to rock! Jam Heavy Metal Guitar, Volume One is your introduction to the fast track of becoming a Metal Guitar Master Blazer. No boring, old school lessons here, just the straight to the bone secrets you need to play and sound great. Metal fans are the most dedicated in the world, if you love metal and want to play badass metal riffs and scales, this comprehensive program will get you on track fast.We´ve all got our favorite bands, be it Sabbath, Pantera, System of a Down or Slayer but now it’s time for you to be the Heavy Metal Guitar Master of your own destiny. In this series of programs, you´ll start with the basics and then progress all the way through to advanced playing, copping Van Halen hammer-ons and Zach Wylde harmonic squeals in no time.In Volume One, we start at the beginning with string names and tuning then straight onto playing, in no time you´ll be playing the five basic open chords, and then we´ll cover power chords, rock scales, licks, riffs, and much more. You´ll get the low down on right and left-hand technique, alternate picking, palm muting and metal gear. And if that isn´t enough, we include pentatonic minor and blues scales, and the key chords that matter in Heavy Metal playing. Bonus songs are included with in-depth looks at how to play riffs! Special Features: Two killer, exclusive songs for you to jam along with! Metal tabs on every exercise! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000269/bk_real_000269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dockside is burning, and it´s up to everybody´s least favorite Army-surplus cyborg to fix it. It starts when somebody takes a hit out on The Chairman, and quickly spirals into a mystery that takes Roland and his hyper-kinetic partner Lucia far from New Boston and into the depths of unregulated star systems. To save his home, Roland will need to figure out who would risk upsetting the delicate truce in Dockside before the peace crumbles and the streets run red with blood. Unfortunately for the pair of them, it could be anyone! Everybody wants to control the docks and everybody hates the Chairman. Is it the Pirate King of frontier space? Is it the gigantic mega-corporation who is tired of the docks being harassed? Is The Combine finally falling apart? Could it be...Rodney the Dwarf? It´s probably not Rodney, but Roland will need to ask hard questions of some hard people. It´s a good thing Roland is the kind of guy who knows how to get answers. The guns will blaze and the fists will fly as the galaxy´s least likely duo of problem-solvers hop the next ship to deep space and teach a whole new crop of mad science gone awry that wherever The Fixer goes: Hell follows. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Ben Markson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099895/bk_acx0_099895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal - the biggest international corruption case of recent years, spearheaded by US investigators, involving dozens of countries, and implicating nearly every aspect of the world’s most popular sport, soccer, including its biggest event, the World Cup. The FIFA case began small, boosted by an IRS agent’s review of an American soccer official’s tax returns. But that humble investigation eventually led to a huge worldwide corruption scandal that crossed continents and reached the highest levels of the soccer’s world governing body in Switzerland. In Red Card, Ken Bensinger explores the case, and the personalities behind it, in vivid detail. There’s Chuck Blazer, a high-living soccer dad who ascended to the highest ranks of the sport while creaming millions from its coffers; Jack Warner, a Trinidadian soccer official whose lust for power was matched only by his boundless greed; and the sport’s most powerful man, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who held on to his position at any cost even as soccer rotted from the inside out. Remarkably, this corruption existed for decades before American law enforcement officials began to secretly dig, finally revealing that nearly every aspect of the planet’s favorite sport was corrupted by bribes, kickbacks, fraud, and money laundering. Not even the World Cup, the most-watched sporting event in history, was safe from the thick web of corruption, as powerful FIFA officials extracted their bribes at every turn. Arriving just in time for the 2018 World Cup, Red Card goes beyond the headlines to bring the real story to light, accompanying the determined American prosecutors and special agents who uncovered what proved to be not only the biggest scandal in sports history but one of the biggest international corruption cases ever. And it is far from over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008757/bk_sans_008757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times & USA Today best-selling author brings you a standalone that will be sure to top your favorite books list for years to come. Warning: This book will make you ugly cry so whatever you do, do not listen in public! It also contains a sexier-than-sin hot rocker who has the ability to melt your panties straight off by just a slight strum of his guitar! Meet Jordan Valentine and Brittan McKenna! Brittan McKenna’s life was perfect. After getting engaged to her high school sweetheart, her happily-ever-after seemed to be all planned out. However after 9/11 her fiancé drops out of college to enlist; Brittan’s life takes a swift turn. During his tour she tried to stay strong and hold onto the hope that he´d soon return to her, but then the unthinkable happens and she gets the news every military spouse prays they never have to hear. On the day Cane died, Brittan believed her heart had died along with him...or so she thought until her passion for music causes her to blaze a new trail testing fate and ´´tempting tomorrow´´. Eight years marks the anniversary of Cane’s death when Brittan sets eyes upon Jordon, a guitarist who´s shrouded in mystery and a world-class bad boy for her band´s opening act, Tempting Tomorrow. Will he have that spark to set Brittan’s heart alight? After swearing off love, will Brittan allow herself to feel again after years of trying anything to numb her pain and heartache? Does Jordon have what it takes to win her heart and make Brittan love again? Falling for a rock star is a dangerous game, but it’s a hopeless task when you both have hidden demons. For Jordon love does not exist...not until he meets the lovely Brittan who has the power to tame the untameable beast inside of him. Will Brittan open her heart to love or will she sabotage the relationship before it even has a chance? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Lange. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103856/bk_acx0_103856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.