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Op- Center 7. Feindbilder.  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by zoneno at Sept. 29, 2007
Op- Center 7. Feindbilder.

Op- Center 7. Feindbilder.
Heyne( 2006-10 ) | ISBN: 3453169352 | German | PDF | 0.92 Mb | 410 pages

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Mirror Image  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Nov. 13, 2006
[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Mirror Image

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Mirror Image
ISBN: 0425150143 | MP3 | 24 kbps | 23,8 Mb

The Cold War is over. And chaos is setting in. The new President of Russia is trying to create a new democratic regime. But there are strong elements within the country that are trying to stop him: the ruthless Russian Mafia, the right wing nationalists, and those nefarious forces that will do whatever it takes to return Russia back to the days of the Czar.
Op-Center, the newly founded but highly successful crisis management team, begins a race against the clock and against the hardliners. Their task is made even more difficult by the discovery of a Russian counterpart . . . but this one's controlled by those same repressive hardliners.

[Audiobook] Op Center - Balance of Power  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Nov. 13, 2006
[Audiobook] Op Center - Balance of Power

[Audiobook] Op Center - Balance of Power
ISBN: 0425165566 | MP3 | 24 kbps | 29,7 Mb

Another in the popular series of Op-Center thrillers, Balance of Power sets the stage in Spain, as tensions between various ethnic factions are pushing the country to the brink of disaster.
This audio version is narrated by Jay O. Sanders (JFK, Kiss the Girls) in a rich basso profundo, but the usual Clancyesque intelligence jargon, technospeak, and geopolitical shorthand prove to be more than a mouthful. Sanders does his best to keep pace with the considerable action, but it's a tall order, especially with the added complications of Spanish names, places, and dialogue, which, for him, are obviously in a foreign language.
As the story unfolds, high-level diplomatic and intelligence teams are working overtime to diffuse the crisis when their efforts are shot down by an assassin's bullet. That's when the real trouble begins: "As intelligence chief Bob Herbert had put it before Martha had left Washington, 'This will make the Spanish Civil War look like a brawl.'"

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Acts of War  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Nov. 13, 2006
[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Acts of War

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Acts of War
ISBN: 0679449779 | MP3 | 24 kbps | 34,5 Mb

The Cold War is over. And chaos is setting in. The new president of Russia is trying to create a democratic regime. But there are strong elements within the country that are trying to stop him: the ruthless Russian mafia, the right-wing nationalists, and those nefarious forces that will do whatever it takes to return Russia to the days of the Czar.
Op-Center, the newly-founded but highly successful crisis management team, begins a race against the clock and against the hardliners. Their task is made even more difficult by the discovery of a Russian counterpart… but this one's controlled by those same repressive hardliners and represents everything Op-Center stands for. Two rival Op-Centers, virtual mirror images of each other. But if this mirror cracks, it'll be more than seven years of bad luck….

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: State of Siege  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Nov. 13, 2006
[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: State of Siege

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: State of Siege
ISBN: 0786223189 | MP3 | 24 kbps | 36,2 Mb

The Op-Center series, created by Clancy and television producer Pieczenik, contains a large cast of characters that runs the U.S. government's elite crisis management team. This sixth and latest installment twists three seemingly unrelated plots into an engrossing story. A multinational terrorist group called the Peacekeepers, comprised of former U.N. soldiers, plans an attack on the U.N. during a private Saturday-night party in the Security Council chambers. Meanwhile, an angry Cambodian couple seeks revenge for a murder committed long ago. And Paul Hood, the center's recently retired head, is trying to piece everything together, but his troubled personal life only hinders his job. As the story lines converge, readers are taken deep inside the heart of America's defense, intelligence and crisis management networks.

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Line of Control  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Nov. 13, 2006
[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Line of Control

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Line of Control
ISBN: 0425180050 | MP3 | 24 kbps | 38,4 Mb

It's a mission that only Striker – the military arm of Op-Center – can handle: capture an Islamic cleric who is stirring up a rebellion against the Indian government. But when the border between India and Pakistan erupts, the Striker team gets caught in the crossfire. Now America's most proficient covert team is trapped in a full-fledged war. Their fate rests in the hands of a devious double agent whose own agenda is unknown – a man who could just as easily sell them out as set them free….

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Divide and Conquer  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Nov. 13, 2006
[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Divide and Conquer

[Audiobook] Tom Clancy - Op Center: Divide and Conquer
ISBN: 0425174808 | MP3 | 24 kbps | 32,7 Mb

Shadowy elements within the State Department secretly cause tensions to flare between Iran and the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. They hope to start a shooting war to increase their own power and profit.
At the same time, the conspirators decide to up the ante – by deposing the President of the United States. In a treacherous scheme, they convince the President that he is mentally unstable, and a silent coup d'etat is within their reach.
Now, Paul Hood and the members of Op-Center are pitted against the clock to prevent the outbreak of war, save the honor of the President – and expose the traitors within…
Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 75 & 124 (2006)

Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 75 & 124 (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene | # MDG 603 1388-2 | Time: 01:08:38

Grechaninov was born in Moscow a year before Sibelius and also died in New York a year before Sibelius. He was taught by Rimsky-Korsakov. His music did not migrate far from his roots and continued to write in that style well after the 1917 revolution had led to exile first in France and then in the USA. A prolific composer in all the usual genres, his reputation seems to rest mainly on choral music and to be rather tainted by suggestions of lack of originality. Certainly, by comparison with his near contemporary Sibelius, his style did not develop much, meaning it is rather hard to believe the fourth quartet was written as late as 1929. But, listening to this disc, I sometimes found the music hard to place and was not continually reminded of other composers, surely one sign of an original voice. There are four Grechaninov string quartets and this offering completes the Utrecht Quartet’s cycle. The previous disc was well-received by Michael Cookson three years ago (see review). Both works are in four movements with the slow movement placed second. They are fairly conventional but well-crafted and pleasant listening.
Horst Ebenhoh - Konzert fur Violoncello & kleines Orchester op.66 [2000]

Horst Ebenhoh - Konzert fur Violoncello & kleines Orchester op.66 [2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 303 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD250 | TT: 64’15

Die Komponistengeneration Österreichs, der Horst Ebenhöh angehört, deckt - wie es ähnlich wohl auch früher gewesen war - stilistisch und kompositionstechnisch das ganze zur Zeit erfassbare Spektrum des vom Menschen Denk- und Hörbaren ab und ist unendlich weit gestreut.
Blickt man auf die zweite Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts zurück, erkennt man, dass sich einerseits in der jeweils kontemporären Musik vieles im Sinne der Avantgarde verändert hat, andererseits, dass vieles im Sinne der Tradition fast unverändert erhalten geblieben ist.
Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 2 & 70 (2003)

Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 2 & 70 (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene | # MDG 603 1157-2 | Time: 00:58:34

Grechaninov tends to be remembered rather tepidly as a conservative relic from Imperial Russia. Yet his progress as a child of the 1860s went as far as one might reasonably expect, from the healthy absorption of 19th-century Russian masters in the Op. 2 Quartet, his self-styled ‘first large independent work’, to the chromatic experimentation of the D minor Quartet, composed in 1913. They make a pretty pair. The warm, slightly laid-back approach of the likeable Utrecht Quartet fits the simple folksiness of the earlier piece like a delicately fashioned glove, making modest claims for a humble offshoot of Borodin’s glorious Second Quartet, with a discreet dash of Tchaikovskian melancholy. A more urgent, forward-moving approach would surely make a better case for the seemingly fragmented gestures of Op. 70’s opening movement; but first violinist Eeva Koskinen’s unaffected way with the Largo melody before fugal earnestness takes over is ideal, and an equally natural robustness highlights Grechaninov’s instinctive if hard-fought goodbye to chromaticism in much the more successful and meaningful of the two finales. Worth investigating, but there’s no doubt that Taneyev is a long way in front of Grechaninov as master of turn-of-the-century Russian chamber music.