It is 1914, on the eve of the Great War, and young 19-year-old Abraham Helmsworth, the only son of a royal British family, is about to embark on what he believes to be a noble adventure. He has enlisted in the army as a commissioned officer and is soon to sail for France with his troops. He has also become engaged to the lovely Agatha Fenton, his childhood sweetheart, who has promised to wait for his return to marry. Then, a few days before shipping out, Abraham attends a theatrical performance and meets Lucilla Deauville, a stunning beauty who instantly mesmerizes him. He has never been so attracted to a woman in such a visceral way. Weeks later, he encounters her again, but this time on a bloody battlefield. With this encounter, he learns the dark secret she hides in the shadow of her smile. It is a secret that will lead him through the gates of a living hell from which there is no escape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kalinda Little. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105255/bk_acx0_105255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world reels from the assassination of the Mad Empress. The Aelarian Empire is cracking. From the ashes of a burnt world, warlords, barbarians, and rebels emerge to claim the remains. Outside the walls of Aelar, different factions converge. Tribal warriors prepare to shatter the gates. Valentina, a senator´s daughter, seeks to enter the city and rebuild the Republic. Prince Seneca, the last scion of a mighty house, battles his rivals to the throne and strives to hold the Empire together. Meanwhile, within the walls, dark magic and conspiracies brew. In the distant desert, the kingdom of Zohar crumbles. The Empire musters to grind Zohar´s cities into dust. Epher, King of Zohar, and his sister Maya, a powerful lumer, fight desperately to defeat the Empire´s legions. Yet their greatest enemy might be the mysterious, shadowy figure that roams their ancient land. In smoldering battlefields, crows feast and humans squabble for the last shreds of power. Yet can the splendor of past glory ever shine again, or will the final victors rule from halls of shadow? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kenerly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010506/bk_blak_010506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Father, Husband, Shadow Warrior. Target. Sean Havens served the government black ops underworld for over 20 years. He lived and operated through corporate cut-outs and within the dark recesses of humanity to protect the country he loved. But when the family he loved was unprotected by his country, Havens´s clandestine double life follows him home colliding two very separate worlds. Shock awaits as he learns who is friend or foe in the obscure domestic battlefield. To find sanctuary, he must navigate the intertwined shadows of underhanded proxy surrogate schemes, staged terrorism, and a long thought to be disbanded CIA rival - The Pond. If Havens survives as both protector and punisher, will his soul be among the body count? Few will find safe haven amidst those seeking revenge and refuge within the twisted wreckage of covert eliminations and set-ups. Enthusiasts of military thrillers and espionage conspiracies from the likes of Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, and Lee Child will enjoy this authentic dark ride, lauded by best-selling authors Dalton Fury, Mark Greaney, and Kevin Maurer. The novel was written by former discrete operations intelligence adviser, ´´J.T. Patten´´ who brings an insider´s view and voice that those in the know will recognize, and outsiders will appreciate a rare glimpse to a world that few know exists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Kahlenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028043/bk_acx0_028043_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.
Scotland Yard’s Inspector Ian Rutledge brought the Great War home with him, and its horrors haunt him still. On New Year’s Eve 1919, he finds a brass cartridge casing, similar to countless others he’d seen on the battlefield, on the steps of a friend’s house. Soon there are more, purposely placed where he is sure to discover them. Unexpectedly drawn away from London to a small Northamptonshire village, he investigates the strange case of a local constable shot with a bow and arrow in an allegedly spirit-infested wood. Here among the taciturn townsfolk, embroiled in a three-year-old mystery of a vanished young girl, Rutledge hopes to keep his own ghosts at bay. But his stalker has followed him. And now the emotionally shattered policeman walking the razor’s edge of sanity must somehow keep his balance long enough to discover who is tracking him...and why. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samuel Gillies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008113/bk_reco_008113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Duty, Honor, Country is the motto of the graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Black Knights of the Hudson is a series of books that tells the saga of the fictional MacKendrick Army family from the Civil War through World War II. In Shadow of the Flags, brothers James and Timothy MacKendrick must decide whether to honor their oaths to defend the flag and remain in the Blue of the Union Army or to follow kin and closest friends into the Gray of the Confederacy. Shadow of the Flags is the first book in the story of the MacKendrick Army family. James MacKendrick and his younger brother, Timothy, are both graduates of West Point but have been raised in a proud Virginia family. When Civil War rips their country apart, each must make the heartbreaking decision as to whether to stay loyal to the United States or join the tide of other Southern-bred officers who choose to follow their home states out of the Union. For James, the decision revolves around his affection for his Virginia homeland as well as personal ambition. Graduated at the top of his class, James understands that great men often rise from the anonymity of the battlefield. For lighthearted Timothy, in his first exciting assignment with the 1st Cavalry, the decision carries a heavy burden: West Point and his determination to honor his soldier´s commitment against his strong friendship with J.E.B. Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee. The MacKendrick brothers are not alone as they face the dawn of war. Their uncle, Lafayette Randolph, is a close friend and kinsman of Robert E. Lee. He too is a Virginian and graduate of West Point and must make the same difficult decision to remain true to flag or state. Their aunt, gentle Dorothea, provides what motherly support she can to the boys she raised after the deaths of their own parents at the time of the Mexican War. Vivacious Marietta follows her husband to the plague-ridden city of Richmond so that she´ll be ther... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Roy Grimsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001908/bk_acx0_001908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part musical odyssey, part dazzling love story The Baroness traces Nica´s extraordinary, thrilling journey - from England´s stately homes to the battlefields of Africa, passing under the shadow of the Holocaust, and finally, to the creative ferment of New York´s 1950s jazz scene.
After fleeing from an abusive husband accused of murder, Celia Merrill becomes embroiled in a Spanish Civil War. Celia´s two sons march under opposing banners, whilst her twin daughters take different paths; one to the Catholic Church and the other to the battlefields. And in the shadow of war, a sinister villain from the past resurfaces with the sole purpose of destroying the entire family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gemma Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006909/bk_tant_006909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is a time of revolution. The city of New Sarresant simmers with discontent against the crown. In the wilds, a new magic threatens the dominance of the tribes. On the battlefields, even the most brilliant commanders struggle in the shadow of total war. A darkness is rising. Three heroes must stand against it - or the world will fall. Soul of the World is a stellar debut from a major new talent, an epic fantasy perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan and Brent Weeks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001345/bk_twuk_001345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Book of Psalms, as written in the King James Bible. The Psalms are the inspired Word of God, which came to us through David, the great warrior king of Israel. David loved the Lord with a fiery and unquenchable passion, which created a faith that overcame all his enemies, adversity, andl sorrow. In these times, David´s Paslms are spiritual passwords to strength, and unyielding hope, which all of us need. David´s confidence in God´s victory is expressed with certainty in Psalm 59, verse 10: ´´In His unfailing love, my God will come and help me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.´´ In Psalm 144, verses 1 and 2, David blesses God for giving him whatever he needs for victory after victory: ´´Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight, my goodness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer: my shield, and Him in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.´´ And in the great Psalm 23, David gives us the words which have strengthened so many on God´s battlefields: ´´Yea, and even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not fear, for thou art with me....´´ Victory, through the power of God, is the uncompromising message of the Psalms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Roland Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/joda/000003/bk_joda_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.