A classic of travel writing, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is Eric Newby´s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth. It was 1956, and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. Pining for adventure, Newby sent his friend Hugh Carless the now-famous cable - ´´Can you travel Nuristan June?´´ - setting in motion a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, northeast of Kabul. Inexperienced and ill prepared (their preparations involved nothing more than some tips from a Welsh waitress), the amateurish rogues embark on a month of adventure and hardship in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth - a journey that adventurers with more experience and sense may never have undertaken. With good humour, sharp wit and keen observation, the charming narrative style of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush would soon crystallise Newby´s reputation as one of the greatest travel writers of all time. One of the greatest travel classics from one of Britain´s best-loved travel writers, this edition includes an epilogue from Newby´s travelling companion, Hugh Carless, and a prologue from one of Newby´s greatest proponents, Evelyn Waugh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard E. Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002763/bk_hcuk_002763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker is based on Melissa Burch´s experiences as a war journalist for BBC, CBS, and other networks. Her team was one of the first documentary crews allowed in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and she was featured in a New York Times story about her time in Afghanistan. She was just in her 20s when she traveled with the moujahedeen, filmed an attack on a Soviet convoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000-foot mountains in the Hindu Kush. My Journey Through War and Peace examines how, through outward action and inward exploration, life can unfold in mysterious ways, far beyond cultural and family expectations. In looking back at this momentous decade, Burch shares why she pursued such dangerous and difficult circumstances at such a young age and continued to live on the edge. She now understands that she was seeking self-discovery, a connection to something greater, and ultimately inner peace. This exciting memoir will resonate with fans of Eat, Pray, Love, Wild, and other popular memoirs that describe extraordinary inner and outer journeys. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Burch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054582/bk_acx0_054582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Former ranger Jack Smith watched an Army bio-warfare experiment go horribly wrong in an Afghan village in 2001, escaping only after he turned to a makeshift mace and bayonet to destroy the skulls of the infected creatures that bullets to the chest could not stop. With the traumatic experience seared into his mind, he earned his PhD, in ancient history and began developing medieval weapons-making skills after he left the service. When the virus broke free from the Hindu-Kush Mountains a decade later and rapidly spread across the globe, Jack knew how to fight the monsters created by the infection: 21st-century technology combined with deadly medieval tactics and weaponry. Jack and his former squad mates lead a resistance against a zombie apocalypse in a crusade to ensure humanity´s survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.W. Vohs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043215/bk_acx0_043215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Afghanistan´s Hindu Kush peaks and sunbaked Helmand Valley to Baghdad, Mosul and Ramadi in Iraq, American snipers have braved heart-pounding situations to hit their human targets dead-on. Few military feats stir the imagination like the image of a pair of riflemen waiting quietly in a building, a bomb crater, or a mountain pass for a Taliban or Al Qaeda fighter to walk into their crosshairs. Sniper presents real-life tales from the military´s frontline snipers---their hits and their misses, the anguish of loss, and the anxiety of the first kill. Authors Gina Cavallaro and Matt Larsen provide riveting accounts of American soldiers and marines on the battlefield, and take a rare look at how Rangers and Special Forces snipers train and operate, and how the war on terror has changed the role of military snipers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin, Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002031/bk_tant_002031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karl Frankton is thrust into a global war against terrorists who have re-activated the cyanide nightmare in our seas. With the human race facing extinction, Karl and Dr. Mandu Thala fight a last ditch battle that reaches from the White House to the Nile Delta, Hindu Kush Mountains, and finally to Geneva, where the world´s most powerful atom smasher is about to launch us into the unknown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Papst. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000325/bk_bimo_000325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exhausted by years of combat, and haunted by the ghosts of his past, nothing is going to stop special forces veteran Byron Tibor returning home to the woman he loves. But is Byron who he appears to be, and why is the American government determined to stop him? From the blood-soaked mountains of the Hindu Kush to the glittering lights of Manhattan, via the dark underbelly of the Las Vegas Strip, Post is the story of one man´s struggle to retain his humanity - before it´s too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grant Pennington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041499/bk_acx0_041499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fanatical terrorist has visions of the Islamic Mahdi commanding him to begin the Apocalypse and bring about the End of Days. An ancient brotherhood of assassins hidden for centuries reappears to murder and ignite the fires of war. A truck carrying a terrible weapon leaves Sudan for the lawless mountains of Algeria and an unknown destination. Director Elizabeth Harker of the Project sends Nick Carter and Selena Connorto to the burning wastelands of Western Africa, the back streets of San Diego and the bitter mountains of the Hindu Kush, before a final confrontation that will decide the future of Western civilization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012213/bk_acx0_012213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No topic has gripped the public imagination so dramatically as the spectre of global jihadism. While much has been said about the way jihadists behave, their ideology remains poorly understood. Shiraz Maher charts the intellectual underpinnings of Salafi-jihadism from its origins in the mountains of the Hindu Kush to the jihadist insurgencies of the 1990s and the 9/11 wars. His groundbreaking introduction to Salafi-jihadism recalibrates our understanding of the ideas underpinning one of the most destructive political philosophies of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lara Sawalha. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032172/bk_adbl_032172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Corporal Aiden Kaas is an unsanctioned werewolf, turned without the Lycan Council’s approval. While the council ponders what to do with him, he is warned not to shift and to keep the very fact that werewolves exist a secret. However, Aiden is a marine assigned to a marine special operations team in Eastern Afghanistan, and if there is a threat to his team, he will do anything, including shifting to his werewolf form, to protect them. With a faction of the council wanting his extermination, his own government trying to discover just what he is and how it can use him, and a rogue werewolf warlord trying to protect his smuggling routes through the Hindu Kush, Aiden has to navigate a tricky minefield to both keep the secret and merely stay alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John R Bedingfield Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102675/bk_acx0_102675_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his most challenging journey to date, Palin tackles the Himalayas, the greatest mountain range on earth. It is a virtually unbroken wall of rock stretching 1,800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to south-west China. Penetrated but never conquered, it remains the world´s most majestic natural barrier, a magnificent wilderness that shapes the history and politics of Asia to this day. Having previously risen to the challenge of seas, poles, and deserts, the highest mountains in the world were a natural target for Michael Palin. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, in 6 months of hard traveling Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya including the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna, and Everest, the bleak and barren plateau of Tibet, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border, and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. He also passes through political flashpoints including Pakistan´s remote north-west frontier, terrorist-torn Kashmir, and the mountains of Nagaland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Palin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000298/bk_bbcw_000298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.