Rig Ship for Ultra Quiet [Audiobook]
15 May 2018, 11:15
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 | 13 hours and 28 minutes | 372.81MB
There are a lot of audiobooks about submarines but not many have been written by submariners.
Join veteran submariner Andrew Karam and the crew of the USS Plunger (SSN 595) as it goes up against the best of the Soviet Navy on an extended "special operation" in the waning days of the Cold War and find out what life at sea is really like.
What makes Karam's audiobook unique is the authenticity that comes from an author who is a decorated veteran of the submarine service, coupled with the viewpoint of a fairly senior enlisted man who, with no particular ax to grind, simply calls it like he saw it.
This is an audiobook about living and working on a submarine. If you want to hear about submarine operations, tactics, and the sort of routine intelligence-gathering that every attack boat conducted every year, then this is the audiobook for you. And if you want to know what happens before and after the intelligence is gathered; what the meals are like; how submariners personalize their own minute corner of the boat; how a reactor is started up; and how to flush a submarine toilet, then this is still the audiobook for you!
Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War [Audiobook]
15 May 2018, 10:58
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hours and 28 minutes | 233.07MB
A bracingly immediate memoir by a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, Brothers of the Gun is an intimate lens on the century's bloodiest conflict and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom.
In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two friends - fellow working-class college students Nael and Tareq - joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria, in response to a recent massacre. Arm in arm they marched, poured Coca-Cola into one another's eyes to blunt the effects of tear gas, ran from the security forces, and cursed the country's president, Bashar al-Assad. It was ecstasy. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from a brutal dictator seemed, at last, imminent. Five years later, the three young friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary, another dead at the hands of government soldiers, and the last, Marwan, now a journalist in Turkish exile, trying to find a way back to a homeland reduced to rubble.
Brothers of the Gun is the story of a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, from its inception to the present. Marwan watched from the rooftops as regime warplanes bombed soldiers; as revolutionary activist groups, for a few dreamy days, spray-painted hope on Raqqa; as his friends died or threw in their lot with Islamist fighters. He became a journalist by courageously tweeting out news from a city under siege by ISIS, the Russians, and the Americans all at once. He watched the country that ran through his veins - the country that held his hopes, dreams, and fears - be destroyed in front of him and eventually joined the relentless stream of refugees risking their lives to escape.
Brothers of the Gun offers a ground-level reflection on the Syrian revolution - and how it bled into international catastrophe and global war. This is a story of pragmatism and idealism, impossible violence and repression, and, even in the midst of war, profound acts of courage, creativity, and hope.
American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family [Audiobook]
15 May 2018, 10:56
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 15 hours and 43 minutes | 432.46MB
With rich detail, compelling honesty, and a storyteller's gift, RFK Jr. describes growing up Kennedy in a tumultuous time in history that eerily echoes the issues of nuclear confrontation, religion, race, and inequality that we confront today.
This powerful book combines the best aspects of memoir and political history. The third child of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK takes us on a journey through his life, including watershed moments in the history of our nation.
These words come vividly to life with intimate stories of RFK Jr.'s own experiences, not just with historical events and the movers who shaped them, but also with his mother and father, his own struggles with addiction, and the ways he eventually made peace with both his Kennedy legacy and his own demons. The result is a book that is remarkably stirring and relevant, providing both insight and hope for all Americans at a time when they are needed like never before.