Violent Borders: Reece Jones
Ireland´s Violent Frontier:The Border and Anglo-Irish Relations During the Troubles. 1st ed. 2013 H. Patterson
Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. In Under the Banner of Heaven, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders. At the core of his audiobook is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this ´´divinely inspired´´ crime, Krakauer constructs a multilayered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, savage violence, polygamy, and unyielding faith. Along the way, he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America´s fastest-growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief. Krakauer takes listeners inside isolated communities in the American West, Canada, and Mexico, where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists believe the mainstream Mormon Church went unforgivably astray when it renounced polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the leaders of these outlaw sects are zealots who answer only to God. Marrying prodigiously and with virtual impunity (the leader of the largest fundamentalist church took seventy-five ´´plural wives,´´ several of whom were wed to him when they were fourteen or fifteen and he was in his eighties), fundamentalist prophets exercise absolute control over the lives of their followers, and preach that any day now the world will be swept clean in a hurricane of fire, sparing only their most obedient adherents.Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism´s violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism. The result is vin 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Krakauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000298/bk_rand_000298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The riveting and suspenseful account of two young FBI agents in pursuit of a drug cartel´s most fearsome leader, Miguel Trevino.Drugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he´s deskbound, writing intelligence reports about the drug war. Then, one day, Lawson is asked to check out an anonymous tip: a horse was sold at an Oklahoma auction house for a record-topping price, and the buyer was Miguel Trevino, one of the leaders of the Zetas, Mexico´s most brutal drug cartel. The source suggested that Trevino was laundering money through American quarter horse racing. If this was true, it offered a rookie like Lawson the perfect opportunity to infiltrate the cartel. Lawson teams up with a more experienced agent, Alma Perez, and, taking on impossible odds, sets out to take down one of the world´s most fearsome drug lords. In Bloodlines, Emmy and National Magazine Award-winning journalist Melissa del Bosque follows Lawson and Perez´s harrowing attempt to dismantle a cartel leader´s American racing dynasty built on extortion and blood money. With extensive access to investigative evidence and in-depth interviews with key players, del Bosque turns more than three years of research and her decades of reporting on Mexico and the border into a gripping narrative about greed and corruption. Bloodlines offers us an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Zetas and US federal agencies and opens a new vista onto the changing nature of the drug war and its global expansion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa del Bosque. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004095/bk_boli_004095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two devoted border patrol agents...two wounded hearts.... Agent Brooke Hudson´s faith is shaken when she´s obligated to arrest a child as an illegal immigrant on the Texas-Mexican border. Though tempted to resign, she decides to try reassignment instead. After a violent, passionate outburst against the perpetrator of a mass murder, troubled Agent Darien McKee is forced to transfer. Will he be able to handle his new position? Brooke and Darien are assigned partners. When a deadly terrorist attack rocks their world, they lean on each other for support and promptly fall in love. But will an evil force tear them apart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leonor A. Woodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049739/bk_acx0_049739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when an American woman marries a perfectly ordinary Irish professor, hoping to settle down to a tranquil life in Dublin? Answer: A murder. A dilemma. And an abrupt move to Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, where she is thrust into the center of a violent political conflict that threatens to destroy her marriage - and perhaps her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxine Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004804/bk_acx0_004804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A raw account of a young American abroad grasping for meaning, this pulsating story of violent protests, illegal border crossings, and loss of innocence raises questions about the futility of borders and the irresistible power of nationalism. Illegal tells the true story of love, deception, revolutions, and deportations as it chronicles the trials of John Dennehy. A naïve New Yorker, Dennehy refuses to be part of the feverish nationalism of post 9/11 America. His search for hope takes him to Ecuador, where he falls in love with firebrand Lucia, who perfects his broken Spanish while they find solidarity in the brewing social upheaval. Amid the unrest, Dennehy is arrested and deported to the United States but he has found something worth fighting for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Passaro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113822/bk_acx0_113822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A damning portrait of the US-Mexico border, where militaristic fantasies are unleashed, violent technologies are tested, and immigrants are targeted. Over the past three decades, US immigration and border security policies have turned the southern states into conflict zones, spawned a network of immigrant detention centers, and unleashed an army of ICE agents into cities across the country. As award-winning journalist John Carlos Frey reveals in this groundbreaking book, the war against immigrants has been escalating for decades, fueled by defense contractors and lobbyists seeking profits and politicians - Republicans and Democrats alike - who relied on racist fear-mongering to turn out votes. After 9/11, while Americans´ attention was trained on the Middle East and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the War on Terror was ramping up on our own soil - aimed not at terrorists but at economic migrants, refugees, and families from South and Central America seeking jobs, safety, and freedom in the US.The Border Patrol has grown exponentially, ICE detention centers have cropped up across the country, and the southern border is more militarized than ever before, but we are no safer. Instead, families are being ripped apart, undocumented people are living in fear, and thousands of migrants have died in detention or crossing the border. Taking listeners to the border patrol outposts, unmarked graves, detention centers, and halls of power, Sand and Blood is a frightening, essential story we ignore at our peril. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gustavo Rex. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005275/bk_hach_005275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.