Two veterans - one human, one canine - have returned to Montana to recover from the traumas of war. Former Army Ranger Nick Conway depended on his WMD dog Snowflake to help him navigate IEDs on the battlefield. Now he needs his best friend to help him cope with his PTSD and acclimate to civilian life. When he meets Holly McGuire and agrees to help her deliver meals to the needy, her inner light calls to him, but his demons hold him back from giving in to his attraction. But Snowflake takes an immediate shine to the kindhearted Holly - and Nick knows his trusty companion has never led him down the wrong path! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johanna Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008207/bk_tant_008207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There's a storm on the horizon.... Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons. Betrayed by the country they swore to defend and surrounded by enemies on all sides, Team Ghost has one mission left: protect Dr. Kate Lovato and Dr. Pat Ellis while they develop a weapon to defeat the Variants once and for all. But after a grisly discovery in Atlanta, Kate and Ellis realize their weapon might not be able to stop the evolution of the monsters. Joined by unexpected allies and facing a new threat none of them saw coming, the survivors are running out of time to save the human race from extinction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008227/bk_blak_008227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Having left the ship and crew behind, Rosh has spent years alone in the void, working for the highest bidder. Plagued by memories of his former friends, lessons learned, and loves lost, the cursed warrior struggles to find a purpose for his enduring existence. Stumbling into a plot to usurp a throne, Rosh inadvertently becomes the master of a powerful demoness. Unable to rid himself of her for fear of what she might do to the rest of the world, Rosh is forced to bring her with him and attempt to teach her the difference between right and wrong. The irony of having been on the receiving end of those same lessons himself not so long ago is not lost on him. As the impossible happens and the demoness seeks to learn new ways to please her Master, Rosh's inner demons prove to be no less a threat. Before the warrior is ready, a new danger awaits on a battlefield he has spent his entire life avoiding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030195/bk_acx0_030195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He’s fallen for a woman… Anxious to meet her soon-to-be-husband, Dallas Leigh for the first time, mail-order bride Amelia Carson is en route to Fort Worth, Texas. When she steps off the train and locks eyes with her betrothed, she immediately feels drawn to him. But the cowboy standing before her isn’t Dallas. Instead, Dallas’ brother Houston has been sent to accompany her on the three-week journey to the ranch where she’ll begin her new life. Who belongs to another... The war Houston Leigh fought has left him with visible scars, a daily reminder of his cowardice on the battlefield. Denying his intense attraction to Amelia, he is determined to deliver her untouched, as promised. But during their long dangerous trip, he can’t help but admire her inner strength and fearlessness. And when she looks at him - as if she can see beyond his scarred face and read his innermost thoughts - he loses his heart to her. Now as they near the ranch, Houston must choose to remain loyal to his brother - or find the courage to fight for the woman he’s convinced is his destiny... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007502/bk_harp_007502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling new Victorian-era urban fantasy for fans of Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, and the Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Robert Downey, Jr. They are the realm's last, best defense against supernatural evil. But they're going to need a lot more silver. As fog descends, obscuring the gas lamps of Victorian London, werewolves prowl the shadows of back alleys. But they have infiltrated the inner circles of upper-crust society as well. Only a handful of specially gifted practitioners are equipped to battle the beasts. Among them are the roguish Simon Archer, who conceals his powers as a spell-casting scribe behind the smooth veneer of a dashing playboy; his layabout mentor Nick Barker, who prefers a good pub to thrilling heroics; and the self-possessed alchemist Kate Anstruther, who is equally at home in a ballroom as she is on a battlefield. After a lycanthrope targets Kate's vulnerable younger sister, the three join forces with fierce Scottish monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane - but quickly discover they're dealing with a threat far greater than anything they ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004193/bk_rand_004193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes the most stubborn practitioners of grace are those called to proclaim it. A missionary enjoying the economic prosperity of his homeland... A call from God to evangelize an ungodly nation in the Middle East... An inner struggle over whether terrorists deserve grace and at what cost... A daunting journey to the other side of the world... And a whale. The story of Jonah has been hijacked by a certain large fish that may or may not have been real. But what if Jonah has more to do with grace and the Gospel than with a whale? What if we have been too hard on Jonah? If God asked me to evangelize ISIS, I'd want to go to the other side of the world too. Jonah's story - arguably the most well-known of the minor prophets but also little understood - reminds us that God loves everyone crafted in his image, even terrorists and ancient empires guilty of war crimes and battlefield atrocities. Maybe the greatest miracle of Jonah isn't the large fish but the fact that wicked and mighty Nineveh threw herself at God's mercy, and the Lord forgave her. Maybe we respond to evil with anger and bitterness and hate because we haven't seen the power of grace in our own lives. Sometimes the most stubborn practitioners of grace are those called to proclaim it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grant Bolton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039946/bk_acx0_039946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most powerful living weapons ever created are slowly going insane... Unrelenting enemies are beginning to fight back with a new deadly weapon... Will super-soldier Jocelyn Martinez live long enough to save her sisters-in-arms before everything crashes in on them? You think being a genetically enhanced super-soldier is hard? Trying being a 1st grade teacher. That was a joke Jocelyn use to say to her teammate in training camp. Today, many of those she befriended in camp are dead, and now she's desperate to keep her two sisters-in-arms alive. That's going to be harder than she thought because Ophelia is slowing going mad and Patricia is just a normal human who just happens to be an incredible sniper. But, how do you defeat a foe that can turn the Earth herself against you? With the war between the Northern Alliance and Keynosa leaving both of their lands in ruins, Jocelyn and her team are finally poised to win and end the war for good. But a new weapon, one that can instantly stop even a super-soldier with a single shot, has hit the battlefield. Together, Patricia, Jocelyn, and Ophelia are sent on a mission to destroy this new weapon. These living war machines are in a race against two enemies, but which will destroy them first? The lethal new weapon from Keynosa or their own inner demons? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Naudus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113309/bk_acx0_113309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we hardly know their true measure. Here, Starbucks CEO and longtime veterans’ advocate Howard Schultz and National Book Award finalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post offer an enlightening, inspiring corrective. The authors honor acts of uncommon valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, including an Army sergeant who repeatedly runs through a storm of gunfire to save the lives of his wounded comrades; two Marines who sacrifice their lives to halt an oncoming truck bomb and protect 33 of their brothers in arms; a 60-year-old doctor who joins the Navy to honor his fallen son. We also see how veterans make vital contributions once they return home, drawing on their leadership skills and commitment to service: former soldiers who aid residents in rebuilding after natural disasters; a former infantry officer who trades in a Pentagon job to teach in an inner-city neighborhood; a retired general leading efforts to improve treatments for brain-injured troops; the spouse of a severely injured soldier assisting families in similar positions. These powerful, unforgettable stories demonstrate just how indebted we are to those who protect us and what they have to offer our nation when their military service is done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004018/bk_rand_004018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why did 13 colonies believe they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? And how did they eventually manage such an impressive feat? Get the real story on the battle for American independence with Professor Guelzo's 24 gripping lectures. With a focus on the war's strategy, military tactics, logistics, and most fascinating people, these lectures are a must own for anyone curious about the origins of the greatest nation in modern history. Told from the perspective of both sides in an intense, almost novelistic style that recreates the experience of the war's key battles and decisions, the lectures introduce you to an array of vivid personalities, including George Washington, Lord George Sackville-Germaine, Henry Knox, Sir William Howe, and Thomas Paine. Professor Guelzo's approach gives the forces at work in the palace and in Parliament equal weight with those in play at the Continental Congress and among George Washington's inner circle. It's a perspective that reveals the very different ways in which the two nations saw both their economic relationship and the philosophical underpinnings of a government's relationship to its citizens. You'll learn what it was like to serve on either side of the conflict, how those sides were trained, and about the terrors of the battlefield. Rich in dramatic moments like this, these lectures offer a fresh appraisal of this seminal event in American history, offering the diverging views of two sides whose common heritage had yielded two very different outlooks. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allen C. Guelzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000025/bk_tcco_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.