Company of Heroes is a real-time strategy video game developed by Relic Entertainment and published in September 2006 by THQ. The title is set during the Second World War and allows you to participate in some of the most important events and American operations of that time, including the famous D-Day.Company of Heroes Complete Pack ContentsComplete Pack is the definitive edition of the game and contains the base game and its legacy variant.It also includes two standalone expansion packs, Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor, to further enhance the gaming experience.The expansion packs feature new factions, units, campaigns, multiplayer maps and modes, and more. They also introduce new mechanics, such as the Dynamic Weather Effects that controls the weather and the day and night cycle, and the Direct Fire Control that allows you to manually specify the moment you want your units to shoot in the chosen direction.StoryCompany of Heroes takes you through the most important American operations of the Second World War. Starting with the famous D-Day, through the Battle of Cherbourg, to Operation Cobra, you will be able to command your soldiers and experience first-hand the thrills of a real war.Expansion packs add new campaigns to the base game, allowing you to experience the war from entirely different perspectives as well, namely British 2nd Army and German Panzer Elite.Gameplay and Game ModesThe game is a real-time strategy and as such it allows players to build their base and collect resources in order to deploy more units on the battlefield and send them to battle.Each available faction has different units available and offers different strategies to be utilized, with each faction being further split into three separate army types, of which you can choose only one. Additionally, units also can have some special abilities that may be either available from the beginning or will require unlocking during the match by researching. These include the infantry’s ability to throw grenades or explosives, or to mount a machine gun on a tank.The game map is split into several areas you can capture. Captured areas can provide resources in form of fuel and ammunition needed to recruit more advanced units. The environment can be used to your advantage – you can mine the narrow passage or send your soldiers into the buildings for additional cover from enemy fire.Company of Heroes Complete Pack can be played alone in single-player campaigns and custom scenarios against computer-controlled enemies, as well as in online multiplayer, competing against other players or teams in 1-8 battles.ReceptionCompany of Heroesreceived very positive reviews. Reviewers considered it one of the best, if not the best, strategy games of 2006, setting the bar quite high for any future RTS games. They especially liked the amount of micromanagement needed to be done during the game without feeling overwhelmed, while still giving a lot of freedom in developing custom strategies, as well as the addictive gameplay that holds players excited for an extended amount of time.
The breaking of the Enigma machine is one of the most heroic stories of the Second World War and highlights the crucial work of the codebreakers of Bletchley Park, which prevented Britain's certain defeat in 1941. But there was another German cipher machine, used by Hitler himself to convey messages to his top generals in the field. A machine more complex and secure than Enigma. A machine that could never be broken. For 60 years no one knew about Lorenz or 'Tunny', or the determined group of men who finally broke the code and thus changed the course of the war. Many of them went to their deaths without anyone knowing of their achievements. Here, for the first time, senior codebreaker Captain Jerry Roberts tells the complete story of this extraordinary feat of intellect and of his struggle to get his wartime colleagues the recognition they deserve. The work carried out at Bletchley Park during the war to partially automate the process of breaking Lorenz, which had previously been done entirely by hand, was groundbreaking and is recognised as having kick-started the modern computer age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030699/bk_adbl_030699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen to the second book in the Time Police series. After an audacious escape, the archvillain Draco reappears to try his hand at changing the course of world history. Employing a stolen time machine, the DATT (date and time travel) ski, or DATTski, he is once again pursued by the DATTpolice through time. Follow their daring cat-and-mouse chase along the timeline as we visit some of mankind's most important historical events in a deadly race against time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030207/bk_acx0_030207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in a world in crisis. A world where greed turns the wheels of state. A world where environmental concerns take a back seat to the vast machine of global commerce. Billionaire ecophilanthropist Charles Langham is determined to change that. Langham implores the United Nations General Assembly to take a more active role in combating famine and the deforestation of rainforests, reversing extinction rates, and promoting alternative fuels. But this environmental plea has teeth. Langham gives the UN one week to comply, or he will force their hand. US President Mike Read, calling Langham an eco-terrorist, has found the excuse he needs to remove Langham from the equation. Permanently. In Gary Paul Stephenson's gripping thriller, The Pacific Affair, Langham will stand against the might of a nation and uncover whatever sinister forces pull its strings. The second novel in the Charles Langham series, The Atlantic Affair will be available shortly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ana Auther. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091982/bk_acx0_091982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Who Owns the Future? and The Second Machine Age, an MIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs and improve our lives. We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: The Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices - which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace - Enchanted Objects. Some believe the future will look like more of the same - more smartphones, tablets, screens embedded in every conceivable surface. Rose has a different vision: Technology that atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such technology will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships and channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life. Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses. It is essential listening for designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wishes to understand the future and stay relevant in the Internet of Things. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Brill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006774/bk_sans_006774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The bank is eroding. The barriers are thinning. And time is running out. The hourglass door has closed behind Dante, sending him back in time to hunt down Zo, Tony, and V. Although giving him up was the hardest test she ever faced, Abby knows that Dante is the only one who can stop the others from destroying time itself. But almost immediately, things start to change, and Abby’s worst fears are realized when Zo begins targeting her past specifically. As Abby’s world fractures around her, she must face a terrible truth: Dante never made it through the door, and he may be lost forever without her help. So with Dante’s blueprints in hand, she begins construction on a new door, a new time machine that will either save Dante - or doom him. With each new change that ripples into her present, Abby’s life continues to spiral out of control. Her relationships with Jason, Natalie, and even her family are threatened to the breaking point. Zo’s power is greater than Abby ever imagined. Will her love for Dante be enough to turn the tide? This award-winning YA love story is the second in a trilogy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Mangum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dsrt/000003/bk_dsrt_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your Vehicle Is an Extension of You! is an all-encompassing book that addresses the philosophy of proactive auto care and how our vehicles reflect how we see and the strategies we employ to improve ourselves. As long as we improve ourselves, we improve our families and communities. We improve driving and motor safety overall. We also connect with our children in a fashion that is applicable far beyond simply keeping the vehicle clean; this is addressed in tools noted in the book such as Bentley Brandon's "Backseat Pledge". We have to have a vehicle mindset. Second only to our house, a vehicle is the most significant investment we make. We have to consider that auto care is still a hands-on art and science. Machine washing really destroys paint jobs and chrome, and leaves years of debris that could easily be removed by hand. We have to remember there is a respect we have to have for our vehicle, our passengers, and ourselves. Our passengers need to respect each other, our immediate safety, and the focus needed by the driver to perform accordingly. This ensures safe travel and a peaceful driving atmosphere. With Bentley Car Care tips, we can generate checklists to address and assess where we are as people, vehicle owners, passengers, and fellow motorists as far as safety and safeguarding the quality of the vehicle in which we drive or ride. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Murillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054326/bk_acx0_054326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scholars and historians offer several theories for the crippling losses suffered by the American Expeditionary Forces on the battlefields of World War I: inexperience, poor leadership, hasty expansion of duties, and others. But until now, most of these studies have focused at the division level or higher. Now, with To the Limit of Endurance, Peter F. Owen offers a tautly worded, historically rigorous, and intensely human survey of the agonizing burden shouldered by the Second Battalion of the Sixth Regiment of U.S. Marines from its formation in Quantico, Virginia, in 1917 until the cessation of hostilities in November of the following year. In places like Belleau Wood and Soissons, these young men, led by dedicated officers, died in staggering numbers - primarily because of the outmoded tactics they had learned. Owen shows how the battalion regrouped after these campaigns, however, and embarked on a period of intense retraining. By the time of the closing weeks of the war, the adjustments they had made allowed them to mold themselves into a coldly efficient military machine. Drawing on a treasure trove of surviving first-hand accounts, Owen expertly combines these individual observations with military records and archival sources to create a mosaic that provides not only a case study of how one organization grappled with transformation but also a tightly focused, ground-level view of the lives - and deaths - of these courageous American military men. The grueling, ultimately triumphant odyssey of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines will appeal to military historians, professional soldiers, and interested general listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Wayne Stageman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008232/bk_acx0_008232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook discusses the different mind control tactics that are used by gaslighters to assassinate your character. He wants to put you down in any way that he can. It is only in devaluing you that he can realize his true potential as a person who seeks to control, dominate, and bully you. If you let him get the upper hand, he will turn your life upside down until you wish you had never met him.The first step in dealing with a gaslighter is learning to identify what he is doing to you. The second step is to turn the tables so you can get the upper hand. You meet the gaslighter. He projects this awesome false image to you. You think that he is genuine. You think that he is "the one". He is the answer to all your prayers and your questions in this world. What will you do with the rest of your life? Lo and behold, the universe has dropped this magnificent creature at your feet! You’re in love.The gaslighter proceeds to get to know you inside and out. He gets to know you like he gets to know a machine he is working on at his job. He gets to know you like he learns the habits of the deer he is baiting and hunting in the forest. Once the gaslighter gets to know you, he will seek to assassinate your character. He will often do so without you being aware that he is doing it. You won't realize it, but the gaslighter immediately begins talking about you behind your back from the moment he meets you. He may have talked about you behind your back long before he met you. He may have talked about you behind your back with his posse the moment you took that job or moved into that apartment or started your gym membership. He noticed that other people were interested in who you are and that was all that it took for him to feign interest in you to compete with them!The gaslighter does whatever it takes to jump forward into your sphere of existence. He jumps through hoops to get you to react.Buy the audiobook now to find out more./p 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184244/bk_acx0_184244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.