Life on the Rush farm in South Dakota is not easy. Even so, over the past four years, Ethan Cooper and his siblings have grown to feel they belong with their adoptive family. Then Chad Rush makes an unexpected announcement. The family is moving again - this time to Mexico! Ethan is scared. What dangers will they face in another country? What will it be like to live on an oil homestead instead of a farm? And what about his dreams of getting an education? He can´t leave his siblings after he´s promised they would stay together - can he? Based on a true story, this conclusion to the Beyond the Orphan Train series reminds us that the same God who is with us from the start never lets us go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Hanfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001853de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens to the elite, close-knit soldiers of Australia´s Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment after they leave the Who Dares Wins world of special forces? For some, there are highly paid jobs in the world´s war zones and trouble spots, protecting global corporations from terrorism, sabotage, and violence. Others become powerful government advisers; many join foreign armies to train their special forces and expand the global brotherhood. Most risky of all, is the shadowy world of deniable ´black ops´. Guarding a deadly secret military cargo - a new missile system brokered through a spook under the guise of a Middle Eastern arms dealer - is all in a day´s work. These are the risky yet vital jobs that governments will never admit. From Iraq and Afghanistan to Africa and Asia, award-winning defence writer Ian McPhedran uncovers a virtually unknown network and tells how Australia´s top soldiers are forever linked in a seemingly borderless world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Byrne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000822de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States details the origins and evolution of the movement of people from Mexico into the United States from the first significant flow across the border at the turn of the 20th century up to the present day. Considers the issues from the perspectives of both the United States and Mexico. Offers a reasoned assessment of the factors that drive Mexican immigration, explains why so many of the policies enacted in Washington have only worsened the problem, and suggests what policy options might prove more effective. Argues that the problem of Mexican immigration can only be solved if Mexico and the United States work together to reduce the disequilibrium that propels Mexican immigrants to the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Doersch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010402de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I was born in India. You said your grandparents were born in what is Pakistan. But they live in India and I in Pakistan. Strange, is it not?´´ Beyond the Border, based on two journeys that Yoginder Sikand undertook to Pakistan, covering Lahore, Multan, Hyderabad (Sindh), Moenjo Daro, Bhit Shah, and Islamabad, among others, is a strikingly unconventional account of what life is like for ´´ordinary´´ Pakistanis. The Pakistan he discovers only remotely resembles the stereotypical Muslim nation of the Hindu imagination. From Shiela, the daughter of a feudal lord, named after her mother´s Indian best friend to a rundown local eatery owner who offers the author free food because Sikand is the first Indian to visit his stall, encounters with Pakistanis from all walks of life draws up a very different picture - that Pakistan is a country as diverse, paradoxical and rich in narratives as India. Departing from the fiercely polemical rhetoric common in Indian and Pakistani accounts of each other, Yoginder Sikand, not only gives lie to the strategist´s view of the India-Pakistan divide, but dispels the myths that have filtered into the Indian psyche about Pakistan being the terrible other. In this brilliantly perceptive and quirky travelogue, he illuminates the Pakistani side of the story, while telling his own tale of exploration and self-discovery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Winston Balmon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003770de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amanda Scott concludes her thrilling Border trilogy with the incandescent story of a woman and a man who are mortal foes…until they´re undone by love. The rebellious daughter of a Scottish march warden, Lady Laurie Halliot is as fearless as she is beautiful. Now, to protect her runaway sister who stands accused of murder, Laurie offers herself as hostage - and reluctant bride - to the man who is her country´s enemy. She prays that her sister will return before the next wardens´ meeting, or Laurie herself will have to bear the punishment. Born into a clan that spans both sides of the bitter border strife, Sir Hugh Graham has pledged his allegiance to the English queen Elizabeth. But this faithful deputy warden finds himself enchanted by Laurie´s dark-eyed, seductive beauty. As Hugh succumbs to Laurie´s innocent charms, his divided loyalties put him to the ultimate test. Torn between honor and desire, he´ll do anything to protect his new wife - and find a love beyond price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015833de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Word in the Royal Court has spread that the Wild Scottish Borders are too unruly. Upon the King’s command, John Brunson must return home to persuade his family to honour the King’s call for peace.To succeed, John knows winning over the daughter of an allied family, Cate Gilnock, holds the key.But this intriguing beauty is beyond the powers of flattery and seduction… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathleen McCarron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001811de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Morgan Andrew Robertson (1861-1915) was a popular American author of short stories and novels and claimed to be the inventor of the periscope. ´Over the Border´ is a fascinating tale about hypnosis and mesmerism. The narrator lost much of his memory for many years after leaving his former life as a sailor. One night he visits a theatre where a hypnotist is performing. On his way home on the tram, he hears two doctors discussing a case at the hospital - a man with amnesia. One doctor recommends hypnosis as therapy to try to access the lost memories. The narrator is inspired to track down the hypnotist from the theatre and see whether he can help him recover his lost past...but the results of the mesmerism are quite beyond anybody´s expectations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000784de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Weak, corrupt, and politically unstable, the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are dismissed as isolated and irrelevant to the outside world. But are they? This hard-hitting book argues that Central Asia is in reality a globalization leader with more extensive involvement in economics, politics, and security dynamics beyond its borders than any other world region. Yet Central Asia´s international activities are mostly hidden from view, with disturbing implications for world security. Based on years of research and involvement in the region, Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw reveal how business networks, elite bank accounts, overseas courts, third-party brokers, and Western lawyers connect Central Asia´s supposedly isolated leaders with global power centers. The authors also uncover widespread Western participation in money laundering, bribery, foreign lobbying by autocratic governments, and the exploiting of legal loopholes within Central Asia. Riveting and important, this book exposes the global connections of a troubled region that must no longer be ignored. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007333de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Hadley crossed the border to kill the renegade, Ranse Brennan. But Hadley picked a dangerous time to enter Mexico on such a chore. For one thing, the bandit leader, Megares, was stirring up a revolution and making it hot for gringos. For another, Ranse Brennan turned up as a colonel in Megares’ cut-throat army! But one man or a regiment – it was all the same to a fighting bucko from Arizona! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001892de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Word in the Royal Court has spread that the wild Scottish borders are too unruly. Upon the King´s command, John Brunson must return home. Once part of a powerful border clan, John has not set eyes on the Brunson stone tower in years. With failure never an option, he must persuade his family to honor the king´s call for peace. To succeed, John knows winning over Cate Gilnock, the daughter of an allied family, holds the key. But this intriguing beauty is beyond the powers of flattery and seduction. Instead, the painful vulnerability hidden behind her spirited eyes calls out to John as he is inexorably drawn back into the warrior Brunson clan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathleen McCarron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007497de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.