Ron (Tom Cruise) ist ein Kämpfer und Patriot. Freiwillig meldet er sich zur Elite-Einheit der Marines und kämpft an vorderster Front in Vietnam. Bei einem Einsatz wird er schwer verletzt. Für den Rest seines Lebens an den Rollstuhl gefesselt, enttäuscht und verbittert, kehrt er in die Heimat zurück. Dort wird der Protest gegen Vietnam immer lauter. Und das ist für Ron schlimmer als sein eigenes Schicksal. Erst die Begegnung mit seiner Jugendfreundin Donna (Kyra Sedgwick) öffnet ihm die Augen für die Sinnlosigkeit des Krieges. Ron schließt sich selbst der Protestbewegung an - damit das Opfer, das er für sein Land erbrachte, nicht umsonst war ... Mit Tom Cruise in der Hauptrolle verfilmte Top-Regisseur Oliver Stone die wahre Geschichte von Ron Kovic. Preisgekrönt mit 2 Oscars präsentiert der Film Superstar Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible) in seiner besten Rolle.
Secret Service Agent Lane's worse fears have come true. Earth is attacked by aliens. Well, attack is a pretty strong word, but aliens did break into the White House. Which means that they're here to destroy mankind or maybe protest America's electoral college system. Doesn't matter. They're aliens, and everyone knows that aliens are dangerous - especially if they're wearing pink spandex shorts. But no one believes Agent Lane that they actually exist, so it's up to him to stop the aliens from conquering Earth. This mini-adventure is a side mission from the AEGIS Roaming Nova universe, so go ahead and bring a smile to your day, and listen to Earth Aliens now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102382/bk_acx0_102382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American soldiers serve willingly. They risk their lives so the rest of us can be safe. The one small thing they ask is that they not be sent into harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary. But after being lied to about weapons of mass destruction and about the connection between al Qaeda and Iraq; after being forced by stop-loss orders to extend their deployment; after being undertrained, underequipped, and overworked long after George Bush declared Iraq "Mission Accomplished", these soldiers have something to say. From his famous 2003 Oscar acceptance speech to his record-breaking documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore has been an outspoken critic of the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. But in this audiobook, Moore gives the spotlight to the real heroes of protest: the men and women who have fought in Iraq and want the American public to know how they feel about their mission and their Commander in Chief. Moore also fields letters from veterans of other wars and mothers, wives, and siblings of our soldiers in the field. They also express their anger and frustration, their tears and pain, and their hopes and prayers. Impassioned, accessible, and moving, these are letters that reveal the true hearts and minds of the men, women, and families on the front line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Moore, Multiple Readers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000545/bk_sans_000545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was like winning the lottery when Brendan Collins was approached with an offer he couldn’t refuse: a fresh life on Ellis - the new home world, they were calling it - with a generous plot of land and everything he would need to build a prosperous existence. Life far away from his drunken father and their miserable farm was sweet enough, but more, he was to travel in the company of a beautiful red-head, posing as her husband. It all seemed too good to be true. Before long, Brendan finds himself involved in events that made his protest marches with the Farmer’s Collective seem like a walk in the park. His so-called wife Neala treats him like dirt, while she pursues a mission that grows more dangerous by the day. Now he is asked to choose between the promises he had made and the betrayal of everything he had come to believe. And whichever way he follows, it is likely to end in death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hunter Elliott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151499/bk_acx0_151499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Activist meets corporate in this sizzling romance by New York Times bestselling author Jill Sanders. Trent McGowan has never been the guy who doesn't get what he wants. He and his brothers are making a go of the oil business, and he's always had a bit of a reputation with the ladies. Only lately, something's been missing - something Trent never realized he needed...until he sees his childhood crush standing on the picket line, trying to destroy his company. And what happened to turn sweet Addy Collins into a sexy activist? Environmentalist Adrianna Collins has returned to her hometown of Haven, Montana, on a mission to stop destructive oil mining. She never imagined that the corporate face on the other side of the protest line would be her lifelong crush. The Trent she remembers is better known for flirting than, uh, fracking, and she can't believe he'd risk his city to make a quick buck. Now Trent's determined to prove that he's not the person she thinks he is. If he can earn Addy's trust, he might be able to save his company - and bring Addy home for good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Ezzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009880/bk_brll_009880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If suntans, saltwater, and a stubbornly cute guy can’t save Hadley’s summer, nothing will. Hadley Parrish is having the worst luck ever. Her boyfriend dumped her for social media fame, her stepsister got into Harvard the day Hadley failed chemistry, and now she’s been blamed for a crime she didn’t do. As punishment, she’s sent to Sterling Beach for the summer to learn some “work ethic” and “manners” from her grumpy grandfather who she barely knows. The beautiful beach is no match for Hadley’s epically bad mood, and she’s determined to spend every second of the summer locked in her room brooding. Her grandfather’s only rule is that she has to come out once a week, for Friday night poker. Hadley wants to protest, but then she meets her grandfather’s favorite poker player, Jeremy, the unbelievably cute guy who lives next door. Jeremy sees things differently after being granted a miraculous second chance at life. He’s not about to let Hadley’s bad mood ruin the best years of her life. In fact, he’s going to make it his mission to save her this summer. Even if it’s the hardest thing he’ll ever do. Saving Hadley is a Boys of Summer novella. If you like enemies-to-lovers, flirty banter, and pause-resisting sweet romance, this story is for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Goodwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/164252/bk_acx0_164252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This sequel to the acclaimed cult novel is now a major motion picture. Darryl Ponicsan's debut novel, The Last Detail, was named one of the best of the year and widely acclaimed, catapulting him to fame when it was first published. The story of two career sailors assigned to escort a young seaman from Norfolk to the naval prison in Portsmouth, New Hampshire - and of the mayhem that ensues - was made into an award-winning movie starring Jack Nicholson. Last Flag Flying, set 34 years after the events of The Last Detail, brings together the same beloved characters - Billy Bad-Ass Buddusky, Mule Mulhall, and Meadows - to reprise the same journey, but under very different circumstances. Now middle-aged, Meadows seeks out his former captors in their civilian lives to help him bury his son, a Marine killed in Iraq, in Arlington National Cemetery. When he learns that the authorities have told him a lie about the circumstances of his son's death, he decides, with the help of the two others, to transport him home to Portsmouth. And so begins the journey, centered around a solemn mission, but, as in the first book, a protest against injustice and celebration of life, too, at once irreverent, funny, profane, and deeply moving. Last Flag Flying is now a major movie, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095219/bk_acx0_095219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michiko MacCailin is a member of the First Families, more concerned with her privileged lifestyle of ballet, spending time with friends, and planning her wedding than of the injustices suffered by the indentured workers of the all-powerful Propitious Interstellar Fabrication, Inc., the charter holder of the planet. When her activist fiancé is murdered at a protest rally, she blames the company and embarks on a personal mission of vengeance. Michi has some initial if minor success, but when the company requests that the Federation send in the marine corps to quell the unrest, the stakes immediately get higher. Undeterred, Michi is willing to take on the marines if that is what it takes to achieve her revenge. WARNING: This book contains some graphic violence that may not be suitable for all listeners. Author's note: Rebel is set in the same universe as the first three books in The United Federation Marine Corps series, and a few of the characters in those three books make brief appearances in this one. However, this is a decidedly different book, examining what it might be like on the other side of a Federation Marine deployment. The battle scenes are limited, and the violence is much more visceral and personal. This is a darker, deeper book and not your typical "space marine" story. Rebel will tie in to future volumes of the series that will put the focus back on the marines, but it is a departure from the first three volumes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephenie Park. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031971/bk_acx0_031971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ambrose Lincoln is one of the government's prized operatives, a trained assassin, a man whose past is continually erased by mind control tactics and shock treatments. His days have no meaning. He no longer fears death. As far as he is concerned, a man without a memory is a man who's already dead. From Germany come rumors of a mad man threatening to rule Europe and maybe the world. On the Night of Broken Glass, his browns shirts and storm troopers move into Baden-Baden and begin their methodical termination of the Jews. In America, so far away, the violence is nothing more than a protest over a Jewish boy who murdered a German diplomat because the Third Reich had removed and maybe killed his family. It was simply a case of vandalism that got out of hand. No one is concerned, and the American government wants to keep it that way. No one in Washington wants to go to war with Hitler, and President Roosevelt continues to preach neutrality.But word is leaked that one Jewish photographer took pictures of the rampage of brutality and murder that night. He was killed, but his daughter is in hiding with the film. Ambrose Lincoln is dispatched to Baden-Baden with one charge. Find the film and bring it back. It will tell the truth. It will uncover the lies. The photographs will reveal to the world the sadistic threat that exists for everyone if Hitler's mad march isn't stopped. His mission is to uncover the deadly secrets that his own government doesn't want him to find, secrets that can change history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Woodfin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010055/bk_acx0_010055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.