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A Dangerous Fortune

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Summary

A breathtaking thriller featuring “political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises” (San Francisco Chronicle), from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Column of Fire In 1866, tragedy strikes the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives. From the exclusive men’s clubs and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London’s upper class to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world’s wealth, one family is splintered by a shared legacy. But greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy’s death, must be stopped, or the dreams of a nation will die.

©1993 by Ken Follett. (P)1994 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
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Parables from Nature, Volume 2

Summary

Entertaining stories of nature with a moral lesson thrown in for good measure are fun as well as thought provoking. Children will be enthralled with the intimate look into the lives of the woodland creatures and their way of life. Subtleness in making a moral point is always a strength in Ms. Gatty’s stories. Volume 2 of 3, includes: 1. Knowledge Not the Limit of Belief 2. The Light of Truth 3. A Lesson of Hope 4. The Circle of Blessing 5. Active and Passive 6. Not Lost But Gone Before 7. Motes in the Sunbeam 8. Red Snow 9. Whereunto Margaret Gatty (1809–1873) was a British children's author. The wife and daughter of clergymen, Gatty's work has a moral core, but with a sweet and friendly tone, accessible to children.

Public Domain (P)2005 Alcazar Audioworks

Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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