The roar of high-caliber guns, the shouted orders of your squad leader, and the dread of seeing a building fall apart beneath your feet. These are the experiences waiting for you in DICE's Battlefield 4. Participate in battles waged all over the world and secure the victory for your allies.Levolution of warfareStatic maps are a thing of the past. In Battlefield 4 maps have earth-shattering events. Whether occurring naturally or triggered by the player, once they happen they are game-changers. A skyscraper falls down on the city, a town is flooded by water, a monsoon hits while a massive ship crashes into a small island. When either of them happens, be ready to adjust your approach accordingly, or the enemy will have the advantage.Flexible classesPick a class and make it your own. Battlefield 4 (PC) doesn't lock you into a predefined loadout which limits your playstyle. Make your Recon into something other than a sniper. Get a shotgun or an SMG, changing you from a long-distance support to a CQC reconnaissance expert. Every class can be more than you expect of it, because now they are defined more by gadgets than weapons.Engaging singleplayer campaignWelcome to year 2020, when a new great war erupted between nations of the world. You are Sgt. Daniel "Reck" Recker, a member of a U.S. Marine Core Squad called Tombstone. You need to stop an overly ambitious admiral from a coup d’état, and that's just the setup.Listen to your squadmates' relaxed chatter during quieter times, and coordinate with them to take down your enemies. One way or another, your squad will have your back at all times.Exciting multiplayerBattlefield 4 gameplay shines the brightest in its multiplayer. Engage in battles with up to 32 players per side, and in different, carefully designed modes. Conquest takes the battles to the land, air, and sea in fights for flags and enemy extinction. Domination is just like Conquest, but focused on infantry combat. Obliteration will have you retrieve bombs and detonate them at your enemies' key strategic locations. These are but a handful of exciting modes waiting for you in the game.Rewarding teamworkBF4 for PCis as much about accuracy as it is about working with your team. Helping your squad nets all of you Field Upgrades which vastly improve your efficiency during the match. Squad leaders can coordinate with a Commander who oversees the tides of battle. Multiplayer rewards respecting the chain of command and contributing to war efforts, like few games do.Glorious destructionIn addition to levolution, game has a dynamic damage model allowing you to reshape the levels in many different, yet always destructive ways. Drive a tank through a house to see it crumble around you. Tear down a wall with grenades, or knock the supports from under a building with a rocket launcher. Create new avenues of approach and surprise your happily camping enemies.
Seventeen-year-old Aiden can't wait for his upcoming camping trip. A week in the woods with his guy friends is the perfect escape from reality. Especially when all he's accomplished so far this summer is daydream about Susie, his neighbor and lifelong crush. When his parents hire Susie to house sit while they jet to Paris for a romantic vacation, Aiden doesn't know whether to laugh or cry at being stuck in the woods while Susie hangs out in his house. After an unfortunate accident cuts the camping trip short, Aiden is sure he finally has the chance to win over Susie's heart. But he returns home to total chaos. Susie fell in love - with a pillow-eating Rottweiler who tore apart Aiden's house. But after one look at Susie's face, Aiden can't bear to drop the dog off at the shelter. The race is on to get the Rottweiler trained and his house cleaned up before his parents return. And maybe, just maybe, Susie will finally see in Aiden what she sees in the rotten Rottweiler.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Horowitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122121/bk_acx0_122121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American Chapters presents short stories in vivid and easy-to-listen, 500-word chapters, perfect for English language learners internationally and adult literacy learners in countries where English is commonly used. All stories are offered as audiobooks for learners who want to hear the sounds of American English.The first story, "Cecilia’s House", features Cecilia, who lives in Sunflower, Texas. There aren’t many jobs in a country where the towns are small and far apart. But Cecilia has built a good house-cleaning business with her business partner, Franny. But one day, Cecelia drives over to visit Franny, who has been sick. When she gets to Franny’s house, a police car is waiting with flashing lights. What Cecilia learns next, will change her life.In the second story, "The Foraging Class", high school student Shana can’t believe she has to spend her spring break on a camping trip at a Texas state park, attending something awful called a “foraging class". The class will teach them about eating things that look like grasses and weeds! But she has no choice. So Shana, her mother Alice, and best friend Kristen drive off on an adventure into the green pine forests of East Texas. Then everything changes one night, deep inside the park. And none of them will ever see the world the same way again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greta Gorsuch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157358/bk_acx0_157358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
USA, California, 1993: Neil Collins and Adam Tayler, two young British men on the cusp of adulthood, meet at a hostel in San Diego. They strike up a friendship that, while platonic, feels as intoxicating as a romance; they travel up the coast together, harmlessly competitive, innocently collusive, wrapped up in each other. On a camping trip to Yosemite, they lead each other to behave in ways that, years later, they will desperately regret. The story of a friendship built on a shared guilt and a secret betrayal, The Faithful Couple follows Neil and Adam across two decades, through girlfriends and wives, success and failure, children and bereavements, as power and remorse ebb between them. Their bifurcating fates offer an oblique portrait of London in the boom-to-bust era of the nineties and noughties, with its instant fortunes and thwarted idealism. California binds them together, until - when the full truth of what happened emerges, bringing recriminations and revenge - it threatens to drive them apart. The Faithful Couple confirms Miller as one of the most exciting and sophisticated novelists in the UK - someone who can tell a great story with a sense of serious moral complexity. This is that rare bird: a literary novel with mass appeal as well as the potential to win prizes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Tolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000903/bk_twuk_000903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who doesn't like to travel? Traveling the world opens new vistas and experiences to all who undertake it. But when roaming abroad, to make the trip more pleasurable and successful, an in-depth knowledge of backpacking allows trekkers to avert mishaps and problems. In this information-packed audiobook, Have Backpack Will Travel, the author provides detailed information in numerous critical areas related to seeing the world as a backpacker. This book is intended for the thousands of (usually) young adults who venture out each year to see the world using their backpacks as suitcases. The book is NOT for those who are interested in hiking trails and looking for tips on camping and hiking those trails. The author draws from many trips abroad, covering the many fine points and concerns that need to be addressed before and during a trip. From obtaining a passport, knowing which shots are required, how and what to pack, to finding your way around, this audiobook embraces particulars any traveler must know. Further areas include the pros and cons of driving, obtaining traveler's insurance, safety precautions as well as a section on general tips and helpful hints. Using a backpack as a suitcase sets a person apart immediately from those who choose to go the hotel and tour group route. Oftentimes, backpackers are more independent, usually more adventurous and definitely more concerned about watching every dollar spent. Therefore, budgeting and ways to keep spending to a minimum are a constant theme. Whether you are a first time traveler or one who has been abroad on numerous occasions, the information provided can be helpful to you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Earl E. Paul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011648/bk_acx0_011648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tracy Ross never knew her biological father, who died after a brain aneurysm when she was still an infant. So when her mother married Donnie, a gregarious man with an all-wheel-drive jeep and a love of hiking, four-year-old Tracy was ecstatic to have a father figure in her life. A loving and devoted step-father, Donnie introduced Tracy's family to the joys of fishing, deer hunting, camping, and hiking among the pristine mountains of rural Idaho. Donnie was everything Tracy dreamed a dad would be: protective, brave, and kind. But when his dependence on his eight-year-old daughter's companionship went too far, everything changed. Once Donnie's nighttime visits began, Tracy's childhood became a confusing blend of normal little girl moments and the sickening, secret invasion of her safety. Tormented by this profound betrayal, Tracy struggled to reconcile deeply conflicting feelings about her stepfather: on the one hand, fear and loathing, on the other hand, the love any daughter would have for her father. It was not until she ran away from home as a teenager that her family was forced to confront the abuse, and it tore them apart. At 16, realizing that she must take control of her own future, Tracy sent herself to boarding school and began the long, slow process of recovery. There, in the woods of Northern Michigan, Tracy felt called back to the natural world she had loved as a child. Over the next 20 years, the mountains and rivers of North America provided Tracy with strength, confidence, comfort, and inspiration. From trekking through the glaciers of Alaska to guiding teenagers through the deserts of Utah, Tracy pushed herself to the physical limit on her way to becoming whole again. Yet, as she came into her own, found love, and even started a family, Tracy realized that in order to truly heal she had to confront her stepfather about the demons from the past haunting them both. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005440/bk_sans_005440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
California, 1993: Neil Collins and Adam Tayler, two young British men on the cusp of adulthood, meet at a hostel in San Diego. They strike up a friendship that, while platonic, feels as intoxicating as a romance; they travel up the coast together, harmlessly competitive, innocently collusive, wrapped up in each other. On a camping trip to Yosemite they lead each other to behave in ways that, years later, they will desperately regret. The story of a friendship built on a shared guilt and a secret betrayal, The Faithful Couple follows Neil and Adam across two decades, through girlfriends and wives, success and failure, children and bereavements, as power and remorse ebb between them. Their bifurcating fates offer an oblique portrait of London in the boom-to-bust era of the nineties and noughties, with its instant fortunes and thwarted idealism. California binds them together, until-when the full truth of what happened emerges, bringing recriminations and revenge-it threatens to drive them apart. The Faithful Couple confirms Miller as one of the most exciting and sophisticated novelists in the UK - someone who can tell a great story, with a sense of serious moral complexity. This is that rare bird: a literary novel with mass appeal as well as the potential to win prizes.
Paracord Projects for Camping and Outdoor Survival: Keeping It Together When Things Fall Apart
For Josephine Evans, home was on the stages of the world where she spent thirty years establishing herself as one of the finest actresses of her generation. Josephine was the toast of Europe, and her fabulous apartment in Amsterdam's theater district was a popular gathering place for an international community of artists, actors, and expatriates who considered themselves true citizens of the world. Josephine lived above and beyond the reach of conventional definitions of who and what an African American diva could be, and her legions of loyal fans loved her for it. She had a perfect life and enough sense to live it to the hilt, but then a war she didn't fully understand turned everything upside down, thrusting her into a role she never wanted and was not prepared to play. Suddenly the target of angry protests aimed at the country she had never really felt was her own, Josephine is forced to return to America to see if she can create a new definition of home. Camping out with her granddaughter, Zora, who is housesitting in Atlanta's West End; and trying to avoid the unwanted attentions of Dig It!, the city's brand-new gossip magazine, Josephine struggles to reclaim her old life even as she scrambles to shape her new one. Hoping her friend Howard Denmond is as good as his word when he promises to engineer her triumphant return to the European stage, Josephine sets out to increase her nest egg by selling the house her mother willed her, only to find the long-neglected property has become home to squatters who have no intention of leaving. But an unexpected reunion with an old friend offers Josephine a chance to set things right. Spurning an offer from unscrupulous land developer Greer Woodruff, Josephine gathers new friends around her, including Victor Causey, a lawyer whose addictions left him homeless but still determined to protect his mother; Louie Baptiste, a displaced New Orleans chef hoping to return to the city he loves; and Aretha Hargrove, recovering from her role in the same scandal that sent Zora running for cover. As Greer gets serious about her plan to tear the community apart, Josephine finds herself playing the most important role of her life, showing her neighbors what courage really is and learning the true meaning of coming home.