Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist - Malta by Dusko Arsenic offers the inside scoop on Malta. Most travel books tell you how to sightsee. Although there´s nothing wrong with that, as a part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this audiobook will give you tips from someone who lives at this travel destination. Here, you´ll discover local advice that will help you throughout your trip. Travel like a local. Slow down and get to know the people and the culture of a place. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Nadeau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126412/bk_acx0_126412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By mid-1942 the Allies were losing the Mediterranean war: Malta was isolated and its civilian population faced starvation. In June 1942 the British Royal Navy made a stupendous effort to break the Axis stranglehold. The British dispatched armed convoys from Gibraltar and Egypt toward Malta. In a complex battle lasting more than a week, Italian and German forces defeated Operation Vigorous, the larger eastern effort, and ravaged the western convoy, Operation Harpoon, in a series of air, submarine, and surface attacks culminating in the Battle of Pantelleria. Just two of 17 merchant ships that set out for Malta reached their destination. In Passage Perilous presents a detailed description of the operations and assesses the actual impact Malta had on the fight to deny supplies to Rommel´s army in North Africa. The book´s discussion of the battle´s operational aspects highlights the complex relationships between air and naval power and the influence of geography on littoral operations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James McSorley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066208/bk_acx0_066208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this audiobook, Steve Berry and Macmillan Audio team up again to bring listeners an expanded, annotated Writer´s Cut edition of The Malta Exchange. This Writer´s Cut edition features fascinating behind-the-scenes commentary read by the author. Critically acclaimed and award-winning narrator Scott Brick returns to his role as Cotton Malone. If you´d like to listen to The Malta Exchange without Steve Berry´s commentary, just play the program from the beginning. To listen to the Writer´s Cut version with Steve Berry´s commentary, start with Download Part Two at 13 hours, six minutes. The pope is dead. A conclave to select his replacement is about to begin. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican, but one has fled Rome for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the fourth century and Constantine the Great. Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone is at Lake Como, Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that disappeared in 1945 and could rewrite history. But someone else seems to be after the same letters, and when Malone obtains and then loses them, he’s plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta. The knights have existed for more than 900 years, the only warrior-monks to survive into modern times. Now, they are a global humanitarian organization, but within their ranks lurks trouble - the Secreti - an ancient sect intent on affecting the coming papal conclave. With the help of Magellan Billet Agent Luke Daniels, Malone races the rogue cardinal, the knights, the Secreti, and the clock to find what has been lost for centuries. The final confrontation culminates behind the walls of the Vatican, where the election of the next pope hangs in the balance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick, Steve Berry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003555/bk_aren_003555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A deadly race for the Vatican´s oldest secret fuels New York Times best seller Steve Berry´s latest international Cotton Malone thriller. Perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne and Scott Mariani. The pope is dead. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican to select his replacement, but one has fled for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the fourth century and Constantine the Great. Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone is in Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that could rewrite history. But someone else is after the same letters, and when Malone obtains and then loses them, he´s plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta. The knights are the only warrior-monks to survive into modern times. Now they are a global humanitarian organisation, but within their ranks lurks the Secreti - an ancient sect intent on affecting the coming papal conclave. Malone races the rogue cardinal, the knights, the Secreti, and the clock to find what has been lost for centuries. Meanwhile, the election of the next pope hangs in the balance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002195/bk_hodd_002195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The latest thriller from number one best-selling author Chris Kuzneski! An Ancient Treasure: While visiting the scenic country of Malta, Jonathon Payne and David Jones bump into an old friend who has come to the islands to search for a long-lost treasure of the Knights Hospitallers, an organisation that dates back to the First Crusade in AD 1099.A Vengeful Criminal: When Ivan Volkov - the ruthless leader of a Russian crime syndicate - is betrayed, he is willing to do anything to get retribution. Protected by a team of hackers and henchmen, he travels to the Mediterranean, where he leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. A Final Showdown: Before returning home, Volkov learns about the ancient hoard, one with possible ties to Paul I and the Russian Empire. With pride and riches on the line, he focuses his wrath on the only people who stand in his way...but Payne and Jones refuse to back down as they try to locate one of the most important treasures of antiquity while battling one of the world´s most dangerous criminals in a deadly fight to the finish. Filled with action, adventure, history, suspense and side-splitting humour, this is Chris Kuzneski at his very best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/005001/bk_howe_005001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the secret origins of the Knights Templar, Freemasonry, The Bilderbergers, Serpent Cults, the Illuminati, and MORE! Philip Gardiner has spent his life on a crusade to uncover the truth behind myths, legends, and ancient mysteries. Gardiner’s quest is to uncover truths and secrets of history´s most powerful men. The journey takes him to dark places that existed ´´then´´ and still exist today. He delves into a world that is hidden from our eyes and finds himself in situations that seem to mirror the fictional world of The Da Vinci Code. Also includes: Angels, Demons and Freemasons: The True Conspiracy: Who runs the world? Is there a shadow world of powerful and elite menpulling the strings of our global society? Angels, Demons and Freemasons explores the myths, folklore and legends of the world of secret societies and provides startling evidence for a true, and all too real, conspiracy that has been ongoing for centuries. Order of the Alchemists, the Knights of Malta and Cagliostro: Almost everybody is now aware of the infamous history of the Knights Templar. But not everybody realizes that there was another Order from the same time and with the same roots. This Order still exists today and has incredible power. This program reveals the true history of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and in so doing, we discover occult and sinister forces at play. OVER THREE HOURS OF CONSPIRACY! 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/real/000187/rt_real_000187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Begleitendes Tonmaterial zum Kauderwelsch-Sprachführer. Die wichtigsten Sätze und Redewendungen aus dem Buch, gesprochen von Muttersprachlern. Zuerst ist der Satz auf Deutsch zu hören, dann in der Fremdsprache, mit anschließender Nachsprechpause und Wiederholung des fremdsprachigen Satzes. So kann man sich die Sätze einprägen, ohne im Buch mitzulesen. Das kleine Archipel Malta war im Laufe der Jahrhunderte Besitz vieler Herren, was sich natürlich auf die Sprache ausgewirkt hat. Maltesisch (Malti) ist eine semitische Sprache mit einer auf dem Arabischen basierenden Grammatik und einem aus vielen Sprachen zusammengesetzten Vokabular. Glücklicherweise wird Maltesisch in lateinischen Buchstaben geschrieben, so dass man sich nicht mit einem anderen Schriftsystem auseinandersetzen muss. Das heutige Maltesisch wird hauptsächlich getragen von mittelalterlichem Sizilianisch, dem sich später Italienisch und in neuerer Zeit Englisch hinzugesellten. Es verfügt über einen reichhaltigen Wortschatz, der weiterhin ergänzt wird durch Lehnwörter aus anderen Sprachen, um eine Anpassung an moderne Zeiten zu gewährleisten. Obwohl fast überall Englisch und auch Italienisch verstanden wird, ist es erstaunlich, mit wie viel Freude und Ermunterung Malteser selbst die winzigsten Versuche von Ausländern, in ihrer Sprache zu sprechen, unterstützen. Fehler werden gern verziehen, und notfalls kann man Wörter, die man nicht weiß, in Englisch oder Italienisch einflicken. Es öffnet dem Touristen einen ganz anderen Zugang zur Mentalität, Kultur und den Herzen der Inselbewohner, wenn diese merken, dass sich jemand bemüht, ´´ihre´´ Sprache zu benutzen! Kauderwelsch Sprachführer von Reise Know-How: handlich, alltagstauglich, für über 150 Sprachen. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Gustav Vella, Kerstin Belz. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/003851/bk_edel_003851_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
When the Italian dictator Mussolini saw that Hitler was conquering Europe, he decided that he too would have a share of the plunder. He declared war on the Allies, vowed to control the Mediterranean, and with his 300,000 troops stationed in Libya, take Egypt and the Suez Canal. But he knew that this could not be accomplished while the strategic island of Malta remained in Allied hands. For the next two years Malta and its people suffered for almost continuous bombardment, but never gave in. In North Africa, because of stubborn Allied resistance, the Italian ambitions where not realized and the Germans, led by General Rommel, joined them in campaign. Following months of bitter fighting Rommel´s Afrika Corps were only halted just 150 miles from Cario. But after the Allies´ victory at El Alamein, General Montgomery´s 8th Army drove the Italians and Germans back to Tunisia where, strengthened by the British first army and the U. S. Second corps, the Axis troops were driven from North Africa. This opened the way for the Allies to invade Sicily and eventually the Italian mainland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000023/bk_rhuk_000023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT´´Borderlines´´, by William Finnegan: The Obama Administration and illegal immigration. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Great-Man Theory´´, by Ben McGrath: George Steinbrenner´s highs and lows. ´´Blow-Up´´ by Peter Savodnik: Inflatable dolls for movie crowd scenes. A REPORTER AT LARGE´´Emptying the Skies´´, by Jonathan Franzen: The widespread killing of songbirds in Europe. BOOKS ´´Win or Lose´´, by Anthony Gottlieb: No voting system is flawless. But some are less democratic than others. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Dream Factory´´, by David Denby: A review of Christopher Nolan´s Inception. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100721/pe_nyer_100721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.