A genuinely new Second World War story, The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram is a riveting account of the wartime exploits of Alastair Cram, brilliantly told by the American author David Guss. Cram was taken prisoner in North Africa in November 1941, which began a long odyssey through 10 different POW camps and three Gestapo prisons. He became a serial escapee - fleeing his captors no fewer than 21 times, including his final, and finally successful, escape from a POW column in April 1945. Perhaps the most dramatic of his attempts was from Gavi, the ´Italian Colditz´. Gavi was a maximum-security prison near Genoa for the pericolosi, the ´most dangerous´ inmates because of their perpetual hunger to escape. It was here that Alastair met David Stirling, the legendary founder of the SAS, and cooked up the plan for what would become the ´Cistern Tunnel´ escape, one of the most audacious but hitherto little-known mass escape attempts of the entire war. A story of courage in the face of extraordinary odds, it is a testament to one man´s dogged determination never to give up. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Manning. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001281/bk_macm_001281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All 16 episodes from the eleventh series of the hugely popular, long-running BBC radio comedy starring Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. This audiobook comprises the episodes ´Commander Murray and the Squatters´; ´What Is the SSE?´; ´Pertwee Climbs Up the Promotion Ladder´; ´Stranded´; ´Sir Willoughby´s Party´; ´The Fleet Initiative Test´; ´CPO Pertwee´s Long Service Medal´; ´The Phenomenal Pertwee Tug´; ´The Security Clampdown´; ´The Anniversary and the Washing´; ´The Forbodians Hijack Troutbridge´; ´Number One Gets Married´; ´The Honeymooners Return´; ´CPO Pertwee and the Lead Half Crowns´; ´Sub-Lt Phillips to Leave for Dartmouth and The Mark 31 Radar´. Bonus items include Alastair Scott Johnston´s introductions and sign-offs to two of the double recording sessions plus outtakes from several shows. A PDF booklet is also included, featuring a detailed history of the development of this series of The Navy Lark, cast biographies,an episode guide and a special episode guide for The Big Business Lark (episodes not included).Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee star, with Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen, Tenniel Evans and Michael Bates, in these classic episodes of hilarity on the high seas. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Jon Pertwee, Stephen Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002189/bk_rhuk_002189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Named one of the best novels of the year by both Locus and Science Fiction Chronicle, Alastair Reynolds´s debut Revelation Space redefined the space opera. With Chasm City, Reynolds invites you to reenter the bizarre universe of his imagination as he redefines Hell. The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet - has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted---from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. For security operative Tanner Mirabel, it is the landscape of nightmares through which he searches for a lowlife postmortal killer. But the stakes are raised when his search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001189/bk_tant_001189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sweet Baby Jane Perkins has carved out a mega-selling reputation as rock´s favorite bad girl. But her hard-living, tough-talking image can´t prevent the sharp dose of reality that hits home when her estranged mother is killed in a car accident. As bizarre coincidences escalate in her own life, Janey grows certain that someone is watching her every move, and it´s not one of her adoring fans. Since leaving the Army Rangers six months ago, Jason Wilson has been adrift, a warrior without a war. Now he´s taken his first civilian assignment for his army buddy´s security firm: protecting a rock diva on her sold-out tour. Far from being a spoiled star, Janey is a revelation - sweet, modest, and incredibly sexy. Their friendship is turning to mutual, heated desire, but it´s a distraction that could cost them more than their hearts. Drawn into the depths of a deadly secret, they´ll face off against a killer growing more ruthless every day, and Jase will discover just how far he´ll go to protect an explosive passion he never expected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alastair Haynesbridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029184/bk_adbl_029184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.