The prequel to Eye of the Storm: Eilida´s Tragedy. Evan O´Conner isn´t a normal child. His father´s alcoholism and mother´s abuse drives him to concoct a plan to rid his life of them permanently. The night is fraught with a horrendous storm, thunder and lightning as the beast inside him is born. Even in her death his mother won´t leave. She haunts his subconscious as he attempts over and over to kill her. Evan meets his match when Officer Burkhlader enters the picture. One of her closest friends and his family fall victim to violent deaths during the worst hurricane Billows Hollow has ever seen. With only a sketch, she learns the identity of the perpetrator and digs into his life, pries into his past - hunting him. Will she stop him? Or will somebody else? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert P. Jellison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060244/bk_acx0_060244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An immense storm on the sun has flung four coronal mass ejections at the Earth. That’s the news Neal Evans hears while hundreds of miles from home at a conference in Nevada. Will it cause only beautiful auroras to dance across the night sky or plunge technology back 100 years? As politicians and scientists debate, Neal drives north toward home. On the family farm, Drake Evans is a happy high school freshman. Instead of staying home with his younger brother, Conner Evans has gone hunting. So, it’s party time for Drake! As the world descends into darkness, Neal and Conner must confront panic, hunger, and fear on their long journeys home. Drake, alone on the farm, must become a man even before he unravels his teen years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Patrick Hopkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102947/bk_acx0_102947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tommy and Eilida meet again at Flashers, the local college bar. Their friendship develops quickly. Then a student is murdered in her dorm, a previous victim of the Hurricane Killer. The assailant is on the loose when Eilida´s apartment is broken into and she runs to Tommy for safety. She discovers his birthday is the one day that makes her soul cry, but is it only a coincidence? The cards stack against him as she finds Tommy is hiding astrological charts and Evan´s map; material that would have solidified a case against the Hurricane Killer. And Eilida discovers a ring that went missing the day she met Tommy at an astrology convention before her accident was present at Evan O´Conner´s murder scene. Did Tommy kill the monster? Or is he picking up where Evan left off? Will astrology give her the answers? The nightmares of Eilida´s past rush forward and everything points toward Tommy. This audiobook is intended for audiences 18 plus due to explicit content. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert P Jellison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090480/bk_acx0_090480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The master of historical fiction, Conn Iggulden, retells one of the most brutal, bloody civil wars in English history, in the FIRST INSTALMENT of his Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in body and mind, King Henry VI is dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom. Richard, Duke of York, however, believes that without a strong king England will fall. His fears seem justified as English power comes under threat from France, and discontent and rebellion spread at home. On the counsel of his advisers, Henry marries the young princess Margaret of Anjou, in order to forge an alliance with France - but is it too late? As the storm clouds gather, King Henry and his queen are besieged abroad and at home. Who can save the throne? Who will save the kingdom? Stormbird is followed by Trinity, also available from Penguin Random House UK. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Ken Follett and Hilary Mantel. Praise for Conn Iggulden: ´This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience´ Independent ´Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction´ Daily Mirror ´Iggulden...tells an absolutely cracking story´ The Times
The Leopards of Normandy trilogy concludes with Conqueror as Duke William prepares to take England, and his rivals for the English throne, by storm. This vibrant series by David Churchill, coauthor of War Cry, the upcoming Courtney novel by Wilbur Smith, is a must-listen for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. It began with a promise. It will end at Hastings. William of Normandy, sworn heir to the English throne, is no longer the boy duke but a loyal and proven warrior. Few dare challenge him, but England is an irresistible prize. The handsome, ambitious Harold Godwinson and the Viking Hardrada are both determined to stake a claim. William faces his greatest ever battle: deny his own destiny or conquer the land he was born to rule. History will be written in the blood of those who fall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Bentley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000652/bk_head_000652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When FBI Special Agent Mariah Conners is injured in the line of duty, her partner, Quinn MacAllister, decides Bermuda is the perfect place for them to relax and recuperate. But it isnt called the Bermuda Triangle for nothing! First their charter plane goes down in a freak electrical storm, and theyre cast adrift with two spoiled teenagers and an elderly retired couple. Then they discover that the remote tropical island sheltering them holds a deadly secret-a unique sentient lifeform with incredible healing power for those few who can survive exposure to its potent spores. And to really cap things off, an old enemy is in hot pursuit! He wants the spores for himself, and hell kill anyone who gets in his way! Can Mac and Conners keep their companions alive and escape the mysterious island before he destroys them all? ----- Excerpt ----- Mac! Mariah stared in blank horror as the planes shattered nose sank beneath the choppy storm-darkened waves, leaving behind only a trail of shimmering bubbles. Mac! Someone was holding her back, pleading with her, clutching her arms in a fierce paralyzing grip. Let me go! she yelled, wrenching free. Hes my partner! The bubbles were slowly fading away. She dove, kicking hard, following the planes lazy descent. Icy darkness enveloped her. Her lungs began to ache and fiery spots danced before her eyes, but she couldnt give up, she just couldnt! More rising air bubbles suddenly exploded in her face, blinding her. Then her groping fingers brushed against something slippery. Macs leather jacket! One last frantic surge of energy moved her weakening legs, propelling her upward again, dragging his heavy weight behind her. Please, Mac, dont die! Cold rain suddenly lashed against her upturned face. Sputtering, she sucked in deep breaths of precious air. Lightning flared overhead, painfully bright against her dilated eyes. The iron bands constricting her chest slowly eased as she fought to keep Macs sagging head above the waves. Thunder rumbled in her ears as the heavy waves knocked her back and forth. Frigid water cascaded over her head, and she resurfaced with a strangled cough. Then something hard stung her flailing hand. A rope? She wrapped stiffening fingers around it. New energy surged through her aching frame when Reubens hand locked around Macs limp arm. Hurry! she shouted. Hes not breathing! Esther leaned out perilously far to help, and slowly they hauled his long body into the raft. Then it was Conners turn, and she wanted to sob with relief as the ocean reluctantly loosened its death-grip on her thrashing legs. Mac was sprawled face-down in the sloshing raft. Help me roll him over! she gasped. Oh God, his lips were blue, and his open eyes were glazed. He cant die, not yet! Helpful hands steadied her as she bent to force air down his windpipe. Again. And again! Breathe, thrust ... Breathe, thrust ... Breathe, thrust ... Suddenly his limp body convulsed, and a gush of salty water erupted from his open mouth. Conners tilted his head to one side and let the water drain. Breathe, Mac! she ordered, pushing hard against his ribs one last time. Come on , damn it! Breathe! He jerked again, and this time she heard the sweet rush of air filling his lungs. His chest began to rise and fall in a slow, rhythmic cadence as his taut muscles relaxed. Another huge wave crashed into the raft, drenching them with icy spray. How long will this storm last? Reuben shouted in her ear. His aging face was drawn with fear. The raft is filling up with water fast! Emergency rafts are built to handle a lot of water! she yelled back. Just hang on! Suddenly the black clouds and shrieking winds vanished. For one ageless, nauseating moment, the entire world seemed to whirl in dizzying spirals. Then a soft, warm rain began to patter down around them. She bolted upright and stared wildly around. What the hell... It was impossible. Fierce squalls didnt just appear and then disappear in the blink of an eye. But the violent electrical storm was gone. The gigantic crashing waves were gone. And as they watched in stunned disbelief, the hazy gray clouds overhead simply melted away, and the golden sun began to shine down from a perfectly clear blue sky. The ocean around them was calm, gentle...and empty. The other life raft was nowhere to be seen.
´´The tale of Carl Wake and the hurricane that was waiting for him goes straight to the heart of the greatest sea stories: they are not about man against the sea, but man against himself. John Kretschmer´s audiobook is as perfectly shaped and flawlessly written as such a story can be. In addition to being the best depiction I have ever listened to of what it is like to be inside a hurricane at sea, At the Mercy of the Sea is as moving a story of a man´s failure and redemption as can be found anywhere in the literature of the sea. This audiobook is surely destined to become a classic.´´ (Peter Nichols, author of Sea Change and A Voyage for Madmen). ´´John Kretschmer has transformed this story of three men on a collision course with a hurricane into a modern seafaring classic.´´ (Peter Nielsen, editor of SAIL magazine). ´´With expert analysis and taut writing, he draws listeners into that mad storm. You can´t turn away. You keep listening until it breaks your heart.´´ (Fred Grimm, columnist for the Miami Herald). ´´Once begun, his vivid and powerful narrative is impossible to stop listening.´´ (Derek Lundy, author of Godforsaken Sea and The Way of a Ship). ´´I felt I knew Carl Wake, because John Kretschmer found in him an archetype - an aging sailor with an age-old dream.´´ (Jim Carrier, transatlantic sailor and author of The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome). ´´A remarkable audiobook, impossible to stop listening to.´´ (Herb McCormick, sailing journalist). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Conn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013839/bk_acx0_013839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Belinda’s two eggs are nearly ready to hatch. But here comes Gerald the goanna, who likes to eat eggs for lunch. How will the animals and birds trick him and save Belinda’s eggs? Belinda the black cockatoo lived with her partner, Henry, in a eucalyptus forest that spread along the banks of a river in a valley winding between wheat farms and the rocky hill country. Every year Belinda and Henry returned to the same nest high in an old gum tree. It was built in a cosy hole, where a rotten branch had once broken off in a storm. Carefully lined with feathers and leaves, the nest was warm and safe. Last year Belinda had laid one egg, which hatched into a healthy chick that soon grew up to join the flock of cockatoos. This year she and Henry were very excited.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Conn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mito/000003/bk_mito_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can you escape your past´s ghosts? Poland, World War II. A desperate young Jewish woman sacrifices her life to save her baby twins from the terrible death that awaits them. Decades later, in New York, Rabbi Jeremiah Neumann discovers the existence of his long lost twin. He rushes headlong to meet him - but is shocked to discover that his identical twin is a priest. The two brothers travel to Poland to find out who they truly are. Minute by minute, they uncover the terrible secret of their bloodcurdling heritage. A long-dormant evil is resurrected, and once again threatens to take the twins´ lives. Will they survive the new storm? At God´s Mercy is a captivating book that is hard to put down. It will take you deep behind the frontiers of human atrocity, where cruelty meets courage, and faith meets fate. Its chilling storyline bites hard at religious establishment and raises hard questions regarding Judaism, Christianity, human nature, faith, and existence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Conn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063756/bk_acx0_063756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.