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American Sniper

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He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called "the devil" by the enemies he hunted and "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time. A native Texan who learned to shoot on childhood hunting trips with his father, Kyle was a champion saddle-bronc rider prior to joining the Navy. After 9/11, he was thrust onto the front lines of the War on Terror, and soon found his calling as a world-class sniper who performed best under fire. He recorded a personal-record 2,100-yard kill shot outside Baghdad; in Fallujah, Kyle braved heavy fire to rescue a group of Marines trapped on a street; in Ramadi, he stared down insurgents with his pistol in close combat. Kyle talks honestly about the pain of war - of twice being shot and experiencing the tragic deaths of two close friends. American Sniper also honors Kyle's fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyle's wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their marriage and children, as well as on Chris. Adrenaline-charged and deeply personal, American Sniper is a thrilling eyewitness account of war that only one man could tell.

©2012 Chris Kyle (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: John Pruden
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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The Artist's Journey

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I have a theory about the "Hero's Journey". We all have one. We have many, in fact. But our primary hero's journey is the passage we live out, in real life, before we find our calling. The hero's journey ends when, like Odysseus, we return home to Ithaca, to the place from which we started. What then? The passage that comes next is the "Artist's Journey". On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create. You are an artist too - whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not - and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your muse and do the work you were born to do? Ready or not, you are called.

©2018 Black Irish Books, LLC (P)2018 Black Irish Book, LLC

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Dreamland

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Hidden in the Nevada desert is America's most advanced aerospace-weapons-testing facility. Dreamland is the place where the nation's top minds come to develop artillery and aircraft that push beyond the cutting edge. And where the Air Force's top guns come to test them, on the front lines of a new era in warfare. The fiasco of a spy's infiltration has the Pentagon looking for an excuse to close Dreamland down. To clean up the mess, and save Dreamland from the congressional chopping block, Lt. Colonel Tecumseh "Dog" Bastian is sent in. He's just the guy to shake things up, and does so when a situation erupts in Somalia. Into a hotter-than-hot war zone, he sends his own daughter, the pilot of a Megafortress bomber, with a high-tech, unmanned flight system that could make or break the future of Dreamland.

©2001 Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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Nerve Center

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Hidden in the Nevada desert is America’s most advanced aerospace weapons-testing facility. Dreamland is the place where the nation’s top minds come to develop artillery and aircraft that push beyond the cutting edge. And where the Air Force’s top guns come to test them – on the front lines of a new era in warfare… As politicians push for more budget cuts, Colonel “Dog” Bastian must do what he can to salvage a key experimental program known as ANTARES - a method of merging electronic data with a pilot’s natural senses. In need of quick results, a test pilot is hooked into the system - a system that allows him to operate several planes at once directly from his brain. But when he can no longer distinguish reality from computer-induced delusions, Dreamland’s worst nightmare comes to life.

©2002 Dale Brown and Jim Defilice (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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Dale Brown's Dreamland: Satan's Tail

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As extremist Islamic pirates, armed and supported by a powerful Saudi terrorist, prey on civilian vessels in the Gulf of Aden, America aggressively answers with serious muscle - a next-generation littoral warship with a full range of automated weapons systems that the enemy has dubbed “Satan’s Tail.” However, unforeseen technological problems, combined with the suicidal tendencies of a fanatical foe, mean support is needed from above - and a pair of Dreamland’s awesome Megafortresses and their Flighthawk escorts are dispatched to the war zone. But bitter professional rivalries threaten to damage, perhaps even destroy, the mission, as a vengeful opponent takes advantage of the disruption to strengthen his outlaw navy and set its sights horrifically high - raising the stakes in a battle the U.S. and the world simply cannot afford to lose.

©2009 Jim DeFelice, Dale Brown (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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Dale Brown's Dreamland: End Game

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A volatile U.S. ally has fallen prey to the terrorist beast. India is the target of radical Islamic jihadists, and the world watches breathlessly as tensions escalate between the uneasy giant and its longtime nemesis, Pakistan — with China waiting in the wings, eager to flex its military might. A nuclear showdown seems inevitable, unless the masterminds at Dreamland can get to the mysterious source of the terror and end it, swiftly and permanently. Every technological wonder the military possesses must be employed to avert an all-out Apocalypse — from an awesome new hybrid Navy destroyer to robot Nighthawks. But the fate of the region and the world will depend on the newest brainchild of the Dreamland team: an unproven instrument of ultimate power called End Game.

©2009 Dale Brown (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Drone Strike

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On the President's orders…one man is tasked with averting nuclear war. When the U.S. develops intelligence showing that Iran is in the final stages of assembling a nuclear bomb, the President orders Breanna Stockard and the Whiplash team to destroy it before the renegade nation can destabilize the shaky Middle East. Left with no other choice, Stockard sends young Air Force ace Turk Mako behind enemy lines. His orders: pilot a squadron of high-tech nano-UAVs from inside Iran to destroy the weapon and its assembly bunker. Turk and his accompanying Delta Force team succeed, only to discover another site and another device. With the fate of the region hanging in the balance, Turk and Delta Force must fight off Revolutionary Guards, Iranian MiGs, and the elite Quds Force to locate and destroy the second weapon. With time running out, Turk takes matters into his own hands, hoping to accomplish what no machine ever could…stop a nuclear war before it begins.

©2014 Air Battle Force, Inc. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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West Like Lightning

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The thrilling narrative history of one of the most enduring icons of the American West, the Pony Express, from the number-one New York Times best-selling co-author of American Sniper - an exciting tale of daring young men pushing limits to the extremes across the vast, rugged, and unsettled American West. In the spring of 1860 on the eve of a civil war that threatened to tear the country apart, two Americans conceived of an audacious plan for linking the nation’s two coasts, thereby joining its present with its future. All that stood in the way was a 1,900 miles of uninhabited desert, ice-capped mountains, oceanic plains roamed by hostile Indian tribes, whitewater-choked rivers, and rugged, unsettled frontier wilderness where "civilized" men where outnumbered a million to one by grizzlies, mountain lions, wolves, bison, rattlesnakes, and more. Many deemed their revolutionary scheme impossible. Run by the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company, the Pony Express as it came to be known, would use a relay system of daring horseback riders to ferry mail and small packages halfway across a continent in just 10 days.  The challenges they faced were enormous, yet the Pony Express succeeded, delivering tens of thousands of letters at record speed. The service would quickly become the most direct means of communication between the Eastern United States and its Western territories, helping to firmly connect them to the Union. West Like Lightning traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri - the edge of the civilized world in the mid-19th century - 1,500 miles west to Sacramento. Jim DeFelice - who traveled the Express’s route in his research - plumbs the legends, myths, and true facts of the service, viewing it within the context of the American story and exploring its lasting relevance today. Though the Pony Express was eclipsed by the telegraph in less than two years, it remains today an enduring symbol of American values: rugged individualism, perseverance, and speed. 

©2018 Jim DeFelice (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: John Pruden
Author: Jim DeFelice
Category: History, Americas
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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Whiplash

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The world’s attention is focused on the historic plans of the U.S. and Iranian presidents to lay down their swords. But on the African continent, one man holds the power to obliterate the peace by unleashing terror and global chaos - and no one sees it coming. Hiding behind the bloody madness of tribal warfare in the Horn of Africa, Iranian functionary-turned-fanatic Bani Aberhadji has achieved the impossible - single-handedly creating a vast, invisible network dedicated to the construction, delivery, and detonation of a nuclear nightmare. Only by chance are American agents now learning of its existence, and it may already be too late. Born from the ashes of Dreamland, the covert strike force Whiplash is armed and ready to spring into action - led by Dreamland veterans Danny Freah and former ace pilot, now Washington insider, Breanna Stockard. But Aberhadji’s web of death is wide and well concealed...and the doomsday clock is ticking.

©2009 Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
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Target Utopia

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Is there a traitor at Dreamland? When Muslim extremists are found with a mysterious UAV in the Malaysian part of Borneo, Colonel Danny Freah and his Whiplash team are sent to investigate. They discover that Dreamland's drone technology has been stolen. Who has betrayed them? China is rumored to be involved, as is Russia. But finding out who's really bankrolling the guerrillas means finding someone who knows combat UAVs inside and out. Someone with nothing to lose. Someone like Air Force ace Turk Mako. Yet as Mako and Freah learn, the conspiracy is deeper and darker than either imagined. With the situation worsening, the Whiplash team finds itself in a desperate race to recover their aircraft and capture the perpetrators - without setting off World War III.

©2015 Air Battle Force, Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
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Red Dragon Rising

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In the not-too-distant future, massive climate change has wracked the globe. China's rice-growing regions have been devastated by typhoons, while its western breadbasket is suffering from three years of drought. Riots threaten to tear the country apart. With the old-guard Chinese government paralyzed by the crisis, a young, charismatic party leader steps to the fore. His solution to the unrest is a time-tested one - conquest of China's neighbors...and after that, the world. Josh MacArthur, a mild-mannered American scientist studying climate change in northern Vietnam, is the only witness to a clever attempt by the Chinese to make it appear that Vietnam started the war. Escaping a massacre, he manages to gather critical evidence that could turn world opinion against China. Unfortunately, the Chinese learn of MacArthur's survival and of the information he carries. A former Ch'an fighting monk turned commando is sent to capture him. Mara Duncan, a CIA agent, is also on MacArthur's trail. The American scientist has become the subject of a deadly race in the jungles of northern Vietnam, with the fate of the world in his hands.

©2009 Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 15 hrs
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Puppet Master

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In Dale Brown's Puppet Master, intelligent machines take center stage as America battles the Russian Mafia in Eastern Europe. Louis Massina is revolutionizing the field of robotics. His technological wonders are capable of locating disaster survivors, preventing nuclear meltdowns, and replacing missing limbs. After one of Massina's creations makes a miraculous rescue, an FBI agent recruits him to pursue criminals running a massive financial scam - and, not coincidentally, suspected of killing the agent's brother. Massina agrees to deploy a surveillance bot that uses artificial intelligence to follow its target. But when he's thrust into a dangerous conspiracy, the billionaire inventor decides to take matters into his own hands, unleashing the greatest cyber weapons in the world and becoming the Puppet Master.

©2016 Air Battle Force, Inc. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Nick Sullivan
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
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Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Edge of War

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CIA officer Mara Duncan is on assignment in bomb-torn Hanoi. Her task: Get scientist Josh MacArthur and a seven-year-old witness to Chinese atrocities in Vietnam out of the country safely. They are pursued by a relentless Chinese monk turned commando who can call on the entire Chinese secret service in Vietnam for help. Their escape is further complicated when SEALs, who are helping Mara, gun down Vietnamese soldiers, making them wanted by both China and Vietnam. Meanwhile, U.S. Army Advisor Zeus Murphy is given an impossible task: Prevent the Chinese from landing on Vietnam’s coast. Heeding the President’s advice to "think outside the box", he concocts a daring mission into the heart of the Chinese fleet in the harbor at Hainan. This operation will go down in the annals of SpecWar history as either one of the most daring triumphs of all time or one of the most foolish suicide raids ever attempted.

©2010 Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
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Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising: Blood of War

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As depression and drought wrack China, the country’s new premier has launched a deadly war with Vietnam. The assault has left the world on the precipice of disaster.... U.S. Army Major Zeus Murphy disobeys his commander and plunges headlong into the conflict, leading the Vietnamese in a covert attack against the Chinese army massing on the border. If the gambit fails, China will roll over Vietnam - and Zeus will lose the only woman he has ever loved, kept prisoner in a secret base north of Hanoi. In the South China Sea, the USS McLane becomes a deadly pawn in a game of international chicken between the U.S. and China. If the American ship won't leave, the Chinese are prepared to sink it. Vietnam prepares a doomsday weapon that will not only extract revenge but render much of Southeast Asia uninhabitable for decades. Hoping to prevent this, the U.S. President sends SEAL Lieutenant Ric Kerfer to destroy the weapon. Operating on land and sea, American heroes are caught in a desperate struggle to prevent the unthinkable from becoming reality. But are they enough to turn back the might of the rising Red Dragon?

©2013 Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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Larry Bond's First Team

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When the CIA is tipped off that one of its most wanted men is going to be in Bologna, Italy, Ferg and the First Team are tasked to apprehend him at any cost - but under no circumstances can Italian authorities be made aware. There is just one problem: No one has seen the man in over 10 years, and he is only known by a decades-old code-name: T-Rex. This assassin has been involved in the murder of at least a dozen prominent western leaders, and the grapevine reveals he's been called out of a long, silent hiding for one more major strike. Ferg and the Team arrive in Italy, where they recruit the help of a beautiful French Samaritan named Jane Foucoult. Her knowledge leads them on a search that goes behind the scenes of a conference on genetics and onto a trail to a sinister Russian scientist, a leader at the forefront of biological-weapons research. Splitting the team in two, Ferg and Guns go after the ghosts they speculate could be T-Rex, and Rankin and Thera get on the scientist's tail. But what they uncover is way beyond a single assassination attempt, and they find themselves about to go head-to-head with the most lethal terrorist cells known to man.

©2008 Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Rich Orlow
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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Dale Brown's Dreamland: Strike Zone

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An Asian war that would have escalated into a nuclear nightmare has been halted, thanks to the raw courage, unparalleled skill, and total commitment of the Dreamland force. But an analysis of radar data has revealed the presence of an unknown super-weapon in the area: a robot warplane with terrifying capabilities, dubbed the “ghost clone.” Though strikingly similar to Dreamland’s own U/MF Flighthawk, no one knows where this fearsome instrument of destruction originated, but a rogue nation possessing a squadron of them could wreak unimaginable havoc on an unsuspecting free world. Now nothing less than a brazen, brilliantly conceived deception will lure the ghost clone out of hiding - and only a daring strike on enemy soil can avert a tomorrow too terrible to consider... if it isn’t already too late.

©2012 Jim DeFelice, Dale Brown (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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Dale Brown's Dreamland: Razor's Edge

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The weapon is codenamed “Razor” - the brainchild of the brilliant minds at Dreamland - a mobile chemical laser system with a range of 600 kilometers, capable of downing anything that flies. The destruction of an American aircraft over Northern Iraq suggests the inexplicable and unthinkable: a vengeful foe now possesses the lethal technology. It is a fear that draws an old warrior out of retirement, and sends Dreamland’s best pilots to the skies to determine what the enemy has and to help take it away from him. But politics threatens to crush a covert engagement that must be won in the air and on the ground, unleashing a devastating rain of friendly fire that could ultimately annihilate a nation’s champions… and perhaps Dreamland itself.

©2003 Air Battle Force, Inc (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
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Dale Brown's Dreamland: Black Wolf

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The deadliest weapon…is Man. Top NATO representatives meet in Kiev to forge a new alliance…Powerful elements within a newly resurgent Russia decide the alliance must be stopped at all costs…The warriors of Dreamland have moved on. Some, like Breanna and Zen Stockard, to positions of power and influence; others, like Danny Freah and Nuri Lupo, into Whiplash, a cutting-edge combination of brain and brawn. Tasked by the President to handle the country's most deadly and sensitive jobs, the elite SpecWarfare unit marries muscle to technological prowess. But can even Whiplash stand up to a covert Russian army of genetically enhanced assassins known only as the Wolves? The stories about them sound like sheer fantasy: the killers are said to be nearly invisible and virtually unstoppable, endowed with super-human strength and endurance. But when Danny Freah and company discover they do exist, Danny stumbles on an even darker and deadlier secret: One Wolf, the most ferocious of all, comes from the heart of Dreamland itself. And Danny saw him die more than a decade before.

©2010 Air Battle Force, Inc. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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Collateral Damage

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The latest military miracle to come out of the Whiplash group was designed to eliminate any possibility of human error - yet civilians die when a computer-controlled UAV drone inexplicably goes rogue while the whole world watches. Now the entire Whiplash program is under fire, as the weapon’s creator heads into the blistering heat of the conflict to discover if sabotage caused his infallible machine to fail. But there’s an enemy waiting for him, determined to unleash more chaos and terror and death - which sends pilot Turk Mako to the skies once more to prove that, in the heat of battle, a skilled ace can do what no computer can.

©2012 Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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Code Name: Johnny Walker

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In this illuminating and informative memoir, an Iraqi translator who risked his life working with American Sniper author Chris Kyle and the Navy SEALs tells his remarkable and inspiring story, offering a refreshing new perspective on the Iraq War. As the insurgency in Iraq intensified following the American invasion, U.S. Navy SEALs were called upon to root terrorists from their lairs. Unsure of the local neighborhoods and unable to speak the local languages, they came to rely on one man to guide them and watch their backs. He was a "terp" - an interpreter - with a job so dangerous they couldn't even use his real name. They named him Johnny Walker. They soon called him brother. Over the course of eight years, the Iraqi native traveled around the country with nearly every SEAL and special operations unit deployed there. He went on thousands of missions, saved dozens of SEAL and other American lives, and risked his own daily. Helped to the U.S. by the SEALs he protected, Johnny Walker's life is so remarkable that his tale sounds like fiction. But every word of it is true. For the first time ever, a "terp" tells what it was like in Iraq during the American occupation. With inside details on SEAL operations and a humane understanding of how most civilians caught between the terrorists and the new government really felt, Code Name: Johnny Walker reveals a side of the war never told before.

©2014 Blackbeard, LLC (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: Peter Ganim
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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Armageddon

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One of the Air Force's top guns, Captain Breanna Stockard is training Brunei pilots to fly the EB-52 Megafortress. But when a violent attempted kidnapping threatens a major arms deal about to take place, Breanna and her husband, Major Jeff "Zen" Stockard, must uncover a plot that - in this volatile region of the world - could mean Armageddon.

©2013 Dale Bronw and Jim Defelice (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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American Wife

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The widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle shares their private journey, a moving and universal chronicle of love and family, service and patriotism, grief and sacrifice, faith and purpose. How does someone carry on after the death of a hero? By becoming a hero herself. Though Chris and Taya Kyle's marriage had its difficult moments, it was always a love story. Together they'd endured military service, a best-selling book, unexpected fame, and a film deal starring a hot Hollywood actor. But just when Taya thought that she and Chris were finally going to live their dream together, her husband was murdered. In the wake of his death, a grieving Taya was left to raise her two young children and handle the many things Chris left behind: the business, the book, the movie, and a myriad of legal issues. Matching the straightforward, soul-baring style of American Sniper, Taya talks with honesty about the trials and triumphs of her life with and without Chris - the sleepless nights as a military spouse, the exhilaration as her husband was lionized, the quiet moments when family sheltered them from the madness of fame, the joy of discovering her own purpose in harmony with Chris' own legacy. In American Wife she recounts the struggles and looks toward the future, revealing the intimate story of her marriage and the inspirations that have given her strength. She speaks out on the effects of fame, both good and bad, and provides a road map for others faced with difficulties big and small. American Wife is a startling and affecting portrait of a woman of grit and determination - an example we can all follow to become heroes in our own lives.

©2015 300 Spartans LLC (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Taya Kyle
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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Dark Zone

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Dark fear

In a secluded headquarters on the other side of the globe, a terrorist mission is underway - a plan to set off an underwater explosion so great, and with such hellish force, that it could shift the very foundation of the earth's surface, causing untold calamity and world-wide disaster. The terrorists call it "God's Revenge".

Dark WeaponA nuclear warhead has gone missing. Small in size, it packs up to ten times the kilotons that exploded over Hiroshima. It's now in the wrong hands, ready to detonate a world war of unfathomable proportions.

Dark ZoneIn the top-secret headquarters of the National Security Agency, a small cadre of special agents form Deep Black, designed to bring a techno-edge to covert operations and eliminate the cyber-threats to world peace. This is Charlie Dean's world - an NSA ex-Marine sniper now enlisted to stop the unthinkable.

But when his suspicions of a traitor in his shadow become frighteningly true, Dean's race against time could mean the end of the free world.

©2004 Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: J. Charles
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
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Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising

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Under secret orders from the president, U.S. Army Major Zeus Murphy sabotages a Chinese invasion fleet on the eve of its assault against Vietnam. But Murphy and fellow officer Win Christian are trapped behind enemy lines after Christian’s erratic behavior gives them away. Back in America, President Chester Greene fails to convince Congress or the Pentagon that the Chinese invasion of Vietnam is the first step in a plan to rule Asia – and eventually go to war with the United States. After Murphy and Christian dodge a Chinese armored division and return to Vietnam, Zeus proposes a plan to blunt the tank attack. His commanding officer orders him to stand down. Murphy disobeys to help the Vietnamese woman he loves; Christian goes with him to prove he’s not a coward. Within hours, the men are staring down the barrels of Chinese battle tanks at the border. The countdown to all-out war begins.… In Larry Bond’s Red Dragon Rising: Shock of War, New York Times bestselling authors Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice imagine a horrifying near-future.

©2010 Larry Bond, Jim DeFelice (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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Whatever It Took

Summary

Published to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, an unforgettable never-before-told first-person account of World War II: the true story of an American paratrooper who survived D-Day, was captured and imprisoned in a Nazi work camp, and made a daring escape to freedom.  Now at 95, one of the few living members of the Greatest Generation shares his experiences at last in one of the most remarkable World War II stories ever told. As the Allied Invasion of Normandy launched in the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, Henry Langrehr, an American paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, was among the thousands of Allies who parachuted into occupied France. Surviving heavy anti-aircraft fire, he crashed through the glass roof of a greenhouse in Sainte-Mère-Église. While many of the soldiers in his unit died, Henry and other surviving troops valiantly battled enemy tanks to a standstill. Then, on June 29, Henry was captured by the Nazis. The next phase of his incredible journey was beginning.  Kept for a week in the outer ring of a death camp, Henry witnessed the Nazis' unspeakable brutality - the so-called Final Solution, with people marched to their deaths, their bodies discarded like cords of wood. Transported to a work camp, he endured horrors of his own when he was forced to live in unbelievable squalor and labor in a coal mine with other POWs. Knowing they would be worked to death, he and a friend made a desperate escape. When a German soldier cornered them in a barn, the friend was fatally shot; Henry struggled with the soldier, killing him and taking his gun. Perilously traveling westward toward Allied controlled land on foot, Henry faced the great ethical and moral dilemmas of war firsthand, needing to do whatever it took to survive. Finally, after two weeks behind enemy lines, he found an American unit and was rescued.  Awaiting him at home was Arlene, who, like millions of other American women, went to work in factories and offices to build the armaments Henry and the Allies needed for victory. Whatever It Took is her story, too, bringing to life the hopes and fears of those on the homefront awaiting their loved ones to return.  A tale of heroism, hope, and survival featuring 30 photographs, Whatever It Took is a timely reminder of the human cost of freedom and a tribute to unbreakable human courage and spirit in the darkest of times.  Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2020 Henry Langrehr and Jim DeFelice (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mike Ortego
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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Rogue Warrior: Dictator's Ransom

Summary

Was Kim Jong-il really a fanatical fan of Dick Marcinko, the Rogue Warrior? Had the terrifying tyrant actually read every one of Marcinko's many New York Times best sellers? One thing is certain: The Rogue Warrior wants nothing to do with the brutal despot. When, in Dictator's Ransom, the "loathsome dwarf" - as George W. Bush derided him - invites Marcinko to the Hermit Kingdom, the Rogue Warrior instantly declines...prompting the CIA to RSVP on his behalf. Marcinko is to track down four covert nuclear warheads secreted in the Supreme Leader's palace. More than just a thriller, Dictator's Ransom is a novel of electrifying energy and wicked wit.

©2008 Richard Marcinko and Jim DeFelice (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Peter Ganim
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Rogue Warrior: Blood Lies

Summary

When the daughter of a retired Navy SEAL is kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico, Rogue Warrior Richard Marcinko and his band of Red Cell International warriors head south of the border to rescue her. Along the way, they encounter drug dealers and human traffickers, break into a cartel kingpin’s mansion, and do battle with a hundred of the meanest banditos since Pancho Villa. And just for good measure, Marcinko uncovers a secret Hezbollah camp funded by the Iranian government and sheltered by the drug lords. But the founder of SEAL Team 6 finds his toughest opponent may actually be the woman he’s come to rescue. And then there’s the question of who really sent Dick to find her.… Rogue Warrior: Blood Lies is a stunning new installment from writing team Richard Marcinko and Jim DeFelice.

©2012 Richard Marcinko and Jim DeFelice (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Peter Ganim
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
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Piranha

Summary

Hidden in the Nevada desert is America’s most advanced aerospace weapons – testing facility. Dreamland is the place where the nation’s top minds come to develop artillery and aircraft that push beyond the cutting edge. And where the Air Force’s top guns come to test them – on the front lines of a new era in warfare…A showdown between Indian and Chinese navies in the Pacific gives Dreamland the opportunity to test their new remote-operated underwater probe. Using the Piranha for surveillance, the U.S. watches as India and China circle each other like sharks. When the tension erupts into violence, innocent civilians are caught in the fray – and Captain Breanna Stockard is shot down trying to rescue them. To save her, Dreamland rushes an unmanned bomber project off the drawing boards – and in the sky…

©2003 Dale Brown (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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Larry Bond's First Team

Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of spellbinding thrillers, Larry Bond has won widespread praise for both the gritty authenticity of his military-political adventures and his matchless talent at generating edge-of-your-seat suspense. Now Bond launches an exciting new series that rockets straight from the cutting edge of America's war on terror. Officially designated the Joint Services Special Demands Project, "the Team" is a unique unit with an almost unlimited budget, authorized to acquire vital intelligence and take immediate action, with the field officer calling the shots. A quantity of radioactive waste being shipped across the former Soviet Union has gone missing. In the wrong hands the stolen material could be used to create a "dirty bomb" capable of killing thousands and rendering any American city uninhabitable for centuries. The clock is ticking, though the Team doesn't know it yet. Their unseen enemy has already chosen a target, the island paradise of Honolulu. Larry Bond's First Team is a fast-paced thriller by one of America's masters of international suspense.

©2004 Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice (P)2004 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Narrator: Scott Sowers
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
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Larry Bond's First Team

Summary

Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Dangerous Ground, and Jim DeFelice have earned widespread acclaim for the gritty authenticity and spellbinding suspense of their military-political adventures involving the First Team. "The Team", led by top CIA officer Bob Ferguson and supported by Special Forces commando Stephen Rankin and Marine Jack Young, is authorized to take immediate action, beyond the bureaucratic restraints of US intelligence or the military establishment, in the ever-surprising War on Terror. After years of exhaustive negotiations, North Korea's Kim Jong Il abruptly agrees to surrender all of his nuclear weapons. This sudden change in policy has the US suspicious, and the Team is dispatched to uncover the truth. Newest Team operative, the young and beautiful Thera Majed, goes undercover during the preliminary inspections of the entire Korean peninsula, on a mission so sensitive that she will be disavowed if discovered. But when she discovers hidden weapons in South Korea, a firestorm of debate is set off in Washington. A public announcement of their suspicions could derail the North Korean agreement, and the South Korean government may not even be aware of the weapons' existence. Ferg and the rest of the Team jump in to investigate, and the closer they get to the truth, the harder mysterious forces work to keep them away. Someone is planning for a full-scale nuclear attack that would throw the civilized world into political and economic upheaval, and Ferg and the Team are the only ones in the position to stop them.

©2006 Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Rich Orlow
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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Deep Black: Jihad

Summary

The world's most effective anti-terrorist force has the tools to monitor every move the enemy makes. They've planted a listening device inside a terrorist's skull and activated a video spy drone disguised as a bird. But knowing is only half the battle.   Multi-lingual, nerves-of-steel agents Charlie Dean, Lia DeFrancesca, and Tommy Karr prowl the winding streets of Istanbul to the crowded airports of America to stop terrorists in their tracks. Hooked into a real-time, high-tech system, this army of three goes head-to-head with the most dangerous people in the world. Al Qaeda is launching a series of devastating attacks against the West - and the ultimate strike is aimed at the heart of the USA! In a war where both sides operate in deep disguise, Deep Black must fight a world in which betrayal, trust, faith, and doubt collide.

©2007 Stephen Coonts (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

Narrator: J. Charles
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Deep Black

Summary

A spy plane gathering data on a new Russian weapon is blown out of the sky by a mysterious MiG. Is it an accident, or the start of the next world war? One U.S. agency has what it takes to find out - the National Security Agency and its covert operations team: DEEP BLACK.

Working for the NSA, ex-Marine sniper Charlie Dean is dispatched to Russia, hooking up with former Delta Force trooper Lia DeFrancesca to find out what happened to the plane. The Deep Black team stumbles across an even more alarming secret - a plot to assassinate the Russian president and overthrow the democratic government by force. The coup could have dire consequences for Russia and the world.

With no clearance from the government it's called on to protect, the National Security Agency goes to war. But before Lia and Dean can unravel the conspiracy, they learn that one of the spy plane's passengers - an NSA techie - survived the crash. Critical information could fall into enemy hands. And that enemy is playing to the death.

©2004 Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: J. Charles
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Dale Brown's Dreamland: Revolution

Summary

In a volatile world, America’s worst nightmares can become real - anywhere, anytime, and with no warning. But there is one potent defense: a top-secret military facility in the Nevada desert where the high-tech future of warfare is being conceived and constructed. Masters of astonishing military technology that enables them to deploy almost instantaneously to any part of the Earth, the Dreamland team must now stop a dangerous revolution in the making in Eastern Europe - where a mysterious group of insurgents has blown up an essential pipeline, thereby disrupting Europe’s gas supply. With NATO and the EU paralyzed by the crisis, it falls to Dreamland’s best and brightest to keep the world from the brink of another Cold War. But the secret hand of an old enemy is pulling the strings from the shadows, hoping to reap the rewards of chaos. And the devastating results could erupt with intense, white-hot fury. 

©2009 Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Steven Marvel
Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
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Dale Brown's Dreamland: Retribution

Summary

In the Nevada desert, the high-tech future of warfare is being conceived and constructed at a top-secret military facility. America’s best defense, they keep the nightmare at bay with astonishing technology. But now the terror is aimed directly at the heart of Dreamland. The Dreamland team has used stealth, raw nerve, and technology to defuse nightmares all across the globe. But now the darkness is racing toward America at blinding speed. With more than two dozen nuclear devices unaccounted for, the global masters of terror have set a catastrophe in motion: a surprise attack more deadly than Pearl Harbor and 9/11 combined. If the nation is to survive, Lieutenant Colonel Tecumseh “Dog” Bastian and his crew will have to reach deep into their cutting-edge arsenal. And they’ll have to do it shorthanded - because two of Dreamland’s best and bravest have been lost at sea....

©2009 Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Steven Marvel
Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
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Conspiracy

Summary

Assassination A Secret Service agent is dead, an apparent suicide. A presidential candidate narrowly escapes an assassin's bullet. And Desk Three, a covert branch of the NSA, is searching for a chilling connection deep inside the Republic of Vietnam. InterrogationOnce, Charlie Dean was a Marine sniper in Quang Nam Province. Today he's a Deep Black operator, returning to Vietnam to find the source of some threatening e-mail. Instead, he comes face to face with a man he once hunted down...and thought he had killed. Fear for the NationBack in the U.S., Deep Black agent Lisa DeFrancesca has uncovered the trail of a killer in Dean's path. Now, with every asset, weapon, bug and high-tech magic wand Desk Three can wave, the agents enter a terrifying global race against time. Because ghosts of the past have risen to life...to strike a death blow at the heart of the USA.

©2008 Stephen Coonts (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Biowar

Summary

Dr. James Kegan, a world-renowned scientist specializing in germ warfare, has vanished from his upstate New York home. But this is no ordinary missing-persons case. Kegan has left behind an unidentified dead man with a .22 caliber hole in his skull - and a contact trail that leads to an alleged terrorist cell.

Unraveling the mystery is a job for Kegan's best friend, NSA operative Charlie Dean. His mission is to infiltrate the scientist's circle of associates and decipher Kegan's confidential research. Dispatched to cover Charlie is Delta Force trooper Lia Francesca. The trail leads them to the core of a widespread killer fever that's been dormant for centuries - and its link to a virus that's quickly spreading victim by victim. With time running out Charlie and Lia must find Kegan, uncover his secrets, cut a terrorist threat to the quick, and stop the unimaginable outbreak of a new biological nightmare.

©2004 Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: J. Charles
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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American Spirit

Summary

From Taya Kyle, New York Times best-selling author of American Wife and widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, an inspiring collection of stories, both personal and drawn from American history, that showcase the resilience of the “American spirit”. After losing her husband, “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle entered a period of immense pain and grief. She was able to pull herself from the depths of that devastation with the help of family and friends - and also many strangers across America, who shared their own stories of suffering, survival, and triumph. Bolstered by their resilience, Taya began a new career as an inspirational speaker and foundation leader, spreading her message of hope and love across the country. Now, in American Spirit, Taya gives back to those who helped her along the way, by sharing the stories of Americans who inspired her. Working again with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice (coauthor of American Sniper and American Wife), she tells the remarkable stories of more than 30 Americans, young and old, rich and not so rich, famous and unknown, who have done extraordinary things for their communities and for the nation at large.  There is the 9/11 survivor who became a senator, the reality TV star who helped the homeless when everyone else wanted to send them out of town, the young man who went trick-or-treating for a local food bank - and many other veterans, ministers, reporters, football stars, pilots, and teachers who show the very best side of America.

©2019 Taya Kyle and Jim De Felice (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Taya Kyle
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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American Sniper

Summary

Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel"...   In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens.

©2015 Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH (P)2015 Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH

Narrator: Roman Roth
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Act of Revenge

Summary

When terrorists attack Boston, Louis Massina races against time to save the city with a high-tech counteroffensive.... On Easter Sunday morning, the city of Boston is struck by a widespread and coordinated series of terrorist attacks: an explosion in the T, a suicide bomber at Back Bay Police Station, and heavily armed gunmen taking hostages at the Patriot Hotel. For robotics innovator Louis Massina, aka the Puppet Master, this is far more personal than a savage act of political terrorism. Boston is his city - and one of his employees, Chelsea Goodman, is among the hostages facing certain death. As Chelsea fights from the inside, Massina leads his team of tech geniuses at Smart Metal to deploy every bot, drone, and cyber weapon at their disposal to defeat the fanatics and save his city and friend. That's step one. Step two: find the twisted mastermind behind the attacks and make him pay.

©2018 Air Battle Force, Inc. (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Nick Sullivan
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible