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.
The most important two words for this Wrangler’s Creek rodeo cowboy? I do.... Lucian Granger isn’t winning any Mr. Cowboy Congeniality awards. Known to his small Texas town as ´´Lucifer”, Lucian is determined to win his final rodeo. But the willful, handsome rancher is also a demanding pain in everyone’s rear. Only this time, he’s gone a bit too far, and now he has to clean up his image...by walking down the aisle. But who would ever agree to be Mrs. Lucifer? Lucian values his assistant Karlee O’Malley more than anyone else, but marry her? Even just for the summer? And yet, from the moment they kiss, the dust storm hits the corral. Big-time. Before long, his family is out of control and Lucian risks losing the business, the ranch...and the one woman worth becoming a better man for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam James Conner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000790/bk_inbl_000790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´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.
Special Forces soldiers are daring, seasoned troops from America´s heartland, selected in a tough competition and trained in an extraordinary range of skills. They know foreign languages and cultures and unconventional warfare better than any US fighters, and while they prefer to stay out of the limelight, veteran war correspondent Linda Robinson gained access to their closed world. She traveled with them on the frontlines, interviewed them at length on their home bases, and studied their doctrine, methods, and history. In Masters of Chaos she tells their story through a select group of senior sergeants and field-grade officers, a band of unforgettable characters like Rawhide, Killer, Michael T, and Alan - led by the unflappable Lt. Col. Chris Conner and Col. Charlie Cleveland, a brilliant but self-effacing West Pointer who led the largest unconventional war campaign since Vietnam in northern Iraq. Robinson follows the Special Forces from their first post-Vietnam combat in Panama, El Salvador, Desert Storm, Somalia, and the Balkans to their recent trials and triumphs in Afghanistan and Iraq. She witnessed their secret sleuthing and unsung successes in southern Iraq and recounts here for the first time the dramatic firefights of the western desert. Her blow-by-blow story of the attack on Ansar al-Islam´s international terrorist training camp has never been told before. The most comprehensive account ever of the modern-day Special Forces in action, Masters of Chaos is filled with riveting, intimate detail in the words of a close-knit band of soldiers who have done it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003660/bk_rand_003660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.