An sich könnte Israel Rank sich nicht beklagen - er wächst in einem zwar bescheidenen, aber glücklichen Elternhaus auf und könnte es mit seiner Intelligenz und seinem Charme zu einer erträglichen Position im Leben bringen. Freilich könnte er es aber auch besser haben ... denn er gehört, wenn auch nur weitläufig, zur adligen Familie der Gascoynes und blickt mit Neid auf deren imposante Villen und Herrenhäuser. Das alles könnte ihm gehören, und er selbst der Earl of Gascoyne sein, wenn ... ja, wenn er nicht erst an neunter oder zehnter Stelle der Erbfolge stünde. Und so fasst er einen perfiden Plan - und plötzlich fallen die Mitglieder der Familie Gascoyne bizarren ´´Unfällen´´ zum Opfer. Auf dem Roman Israel Rank basiert der berühmte Film-Klassikers Adel verpflichtet.
Ehud Diskin´s mother wanted him to play it safe when he was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces. Instead, he volunteered for one of the IDF´s most dangerous assignments in a move that altered the course of his life. In Yes, It´s Possible, a compelling new translation of his Hebrew memoir, Diskin recounts his fascinating and tumultuous life story growing up and maturing alongside the State of Israel. The son of a family with deep roots in Israel, Diskin is a member of Israel´s statehood generation, whose first memories are of the War of Independence. These children were later called upon to physically defend Israel´s existence and sovereignty. Diskin served as a commander in the Armored Corps during the War of Attrition, Yom Kippur War, and later in the Planning Division of the IDF. He eventually reached the rank of colonel. Yes, It´s Possible is full of captivating stories, funny anecdotes, and nostalgia for the little Israel of bygone days, along with the penetrating human insights of a sharp and successful businessman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shlomo Zacks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036892/bk_acx0_036892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Baruch blickt zurück auf seine Kindheit in einer kleinen Siedlung in der Jesreel-Ebene, im heutigen Israel. Humorvoll werden die einzelnen Dorfbewohner charakterisiert: der konspirative Rilow, der am liebsten noch die Geburt seiner Tochter geheimhalten will; Fejge, um die sich die wildesten Gerüchte ranken; Baruch selbst, der Lauscher an der Wand, der von seinem Großvater allein erzogen wird...
Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, ´Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.´ Then the Philistine said, ´This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.´...David said to the Philistine, ´You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I´ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.´ - 1 Samuel 17 Today, the term ´´Philistine´´ is often used as a euphemism for a person who is particularly uncouth, uncultured, ignorant, and possibly violent. Most people probably do not know the etymology of the word when they use it, and those that do probably only know the Philistines as villains from the Old Testament who were the eternal enemies of the Hebrews prior to and immediately after the latter formed the kingdom of Israel. Others may know the Philistines from the Biblical story of David and Goliath, as the ´´giant´´ was not only much larger than David but also a Philistine leader who commanded a large host of men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037342/bk_acx0_037342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the exhilarating tradition of I Am Pilgrim comes a sprawling, international high-stakes thriller that pits the intelligence of one man against one of the most successful spies ever to operate against American interests. When a young Israeli walks into an American embassy and offers to betray his country for money and power, he has no idea that the CIA agent interviewing him is a Russian mole. Years later, the Israeli has risen in the ranks to become a trusted advisor to Israel´s prime minister, and throughout his career, he´s been forced to share everything with the Kremlin. Now, however, a hint that there may be a traitor in the highest realms of power has slipped out, and a top-secret team is put together to hunt for him. The chase leads the team from the streets of Tel Aviv to deep inside the Russian zone and, finally, to the United States, where a most unique spymaster is revealed. The final showdown - between the traitor and the betrayed - can be resolved only by an act of utter treachery that could have far-reaching and devastating consequences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacques Roy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008202/bk_sans_008202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They are the most talented (and dangerous) fighting force ever assembled, drawn from elite ranks of the FBI, the CIA, the Navy Seals, Britain MI-6, and Israel´s Mossad. Handpicked by a reclusive billionaire-patriot, trained in the latest weapons, schooled in all forms of close combat...The Specialists.When a raid on an Iraqi terrorist nest uncovers a list of American targets, the Specialists need answers fast. Is the list real? Which targets will be threatened first? And who´s the mastermind behind it all?The Specialists have three chief suspects: the notorious Osama bin Laden; the Iranian Abdel Salim, known as the Muslim Assassin; and a shadowy figure who calls himself the Scimitar: all masters of disguise whose exploits have brought destruction and death to untold innocents.Now the Specialists must stop the most ambitious act of terror yet: the theft of a nuclear bomb and its detonation somewhere within the United States. The Specialists´ one slim hope lies in identifying a double-crossing terrorist who plans to sell renegade nukes to the highest bidder - or the world will face its first act of nuclear terror...and a new reign of bloodshed impossible to stop. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Engene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000148/bk_bimo_000148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.