Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind.But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something - some other - lurking in the background. And it's getting more and more intelligent with each passing day.BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Robert J. Sawyer.
Â©2009 Ace (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Mercenary soldiers in the service of the Lady, the Black Company stands against the rebels of the White Rose. They are tough men, proud of honoring their contracts. The Lady is evil, but so, too, are those who falsely profess to follow the White Rose, reincarnation of a centuries-dead heroine. Yet now some of the Company have discovered that the mute girl they rescued and sheltered is truly the White Rose reborn. Now there may be a path to the light, even for such as they. If they can survive it.
Â©1990 Glen Cook (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
"A writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation" (New York Times) concludes his mindbending trilogy. Webmind - the vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web - has proven its worth to humanity by aiding in everything from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the brass at the Pentagon see Webmind as a threat that needs to be eliminated. Caitlin Decter - the once-blind 16-year-old math genius who discovered, and bonded with, Webmind - wants desperately to protect her friend. And if she doesn't act, everything - Webmind included - may come crashing down. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Robert J. Sawyer.
Â©2011 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
B. V. Larson returns to the world of his Audible best-selling Star Force series for the first time in three years with this original, full-cast audio drama. A new stand-alone space drama by B. V. Larson makes its debut in the wildly popular Star Force series with an extensive and stellar cast. When the Ancients, a mysterious alien race, vanished before Earth's last ice age, they left behind a highway of interconnected rings across the galaxy. Humanity knows how to use the highway, but not how to build any more rings, or alter the connection pattern between them. Now the Imperial starship Pandora is on a mission to discover and explore new interstellar connection points. On Venus, they meet a rogue robot, Marvin, with a mission of his own to reconnect the rings into a new pattern. The result is pure pandemonium. Everything goes haywire. Grotesque aliens are coming through the ring, overrunning Pandora's base camp. The good news? The aliens can be killed. The bad news: The aliens keep coming through the ring, and no one knows how to turn off the connection leading directly to their home world. But even if the aliens can be defeatedâthereâs still Marvin to contend with and his alternate agenda. Starship Pandora is performed by: Mark Boyett as Marvin and Gen. Kerr; Marc Vietor as Maj. Drake; Tim Gerard Reynolds as Dr. Blear; Scott Aiello as Capt. Stiles; Natalie Gold as Lt. Hersh; Jamie Jackson as Emperor Crow; Graeme Malcolm as Adm. Newcome. With additional roles performed by Kevin T. Collins; Lauren Fortgang; Natasha Soudek; Jeena Yi; Gabriel Vaughan; Josh Hurley; Eddy Lee; and B. V. Larson.Â
Â©2018 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.
Bella, dix-sept ans, dÃ©cide de quitter l'Arizona ensoleillÃ© oÃ¹ elle vivait avec sa mÃ¨re, pour s'installer chez son pÃ¨re. Elle croit renoncer Ã tout ce qu'elle aime, certaine qu'elle ne s'habituera jamais ni Ã la pluie ni Ã Forks oÃ¹ l'anonymat est interdit. Mais elle rencontre Edward, lycÃ©en de son Ã¢ge, d'une beautÃ© inquiÃ©tante. Quels mystÃ¨res et quels dangers cache cet Ãªtre insaisissable, aux humeurs si changeantes ? A la fois attirant et hors d'atteinte, Edward Cullen n'est pas humain. Il est plus que Ã§a. Bella en est certaine.
Â©2005 Hachette Livre. Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Luc Rigoureau (P)2009 Audiolib
In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria - just before the Syrian civil war broke out.Â Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was 10 years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy - soccer, cousins, video games, friends.Â Homes is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone - and found safety in Canada - with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria. As told to her by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, writer Winnie Yeung has crafted a heartbreaking, hopeful, and urgently necessary book that provides a window into understanding Syria.
Â©2018 Winnie Yeung (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
After endless years of fighting in a galaxy-wide war, the most decorated super-soldier of the Old Federation was granted leave, sliding into a stasis tube aboard a sleeper ship. The ship never reached its port, and the soldier woke up a thousand years later on an operating table. The Old Federation was gone, most planets hurled back into the Stone Age. A devastated Earth used spies instead of spaceships to compete against the tougher, richer worlds. The Director of Earth had doctors suppress the super-soldierâs memories, giving him an undercover identity and mission: grab advanced technology from a prohibited planet before anyone else could and bring it back to Earth. The soldier turned spy felt desperately lost, alone and out of place. There were no familiar faces. But an intense sense of duty drove him headlong into danger. And yet...and yet...there was something more, something missing that he increasingly wanted to know. So began the soldierâs odyssey in a future time that would change the destiny of the universe.
Â©2020 Vaughn Heppner (P)2021 Podium Audio
London, 1929. In the darkness before dawn, a railway porter, unloading a special train from Yorkshire, discovers a man's body, shot and placed in a sack. There are no means of identification to be found and as Scotland Yard hits a dead end, they call on the inimitable Kate Shackleton, a local sleuth, confident her local knowledge and investigative skills will produce results. But it's no easy task.Â
Suspicion of political intrigue and fears of unrest in the Yorkshire coalfields impose secrecy on her already difficult task. The murder of a shopkeeper around the same time seems too much of a coincidence. The convicted felon was found with blood on his hands, but it's too tidy, and Kate becomes convinced the police have the wrong man.Â
By then it's too late. Kate finds herself in a den of vipers. The real killer is still at large, and having tinkered with Kate's car, nearly causes her to crash. Not only that, but Scotland Yard has turned their back on her. As Kate edges toward the shocking truth, she's going to need all the strength and resourcefulness she can muster to uncover this sinister web of deceit.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Neil deGrasse Tyson's number-one New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young listeners. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly - and with Tyson's characteristic wit, there's a lot of fun thrown in, too. This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young listeners.
Â©2019 Neil deGrasse Tyson and Gregoy Mone (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A 999 line poem in heroic couplets, divided into 4 cantos, was composed - according to Nabokov's fiction - by John Francis Shade, an obsessively methodical man, during the last 20 days of his life.
Â©1962 Vera Nabokov and Dmitri Nabokov (P)2010 Audible, Inc
The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries. James Badge Dale (who portrayed Robert Leckie) and Joseph Mazello (who played Eugene Sledge) bring all the passion and emotion of their riveting television performances to these new audio productions. With the Old Breed is a modern classic of military history AND has been called "one of the most important personal accounts of war that I have ever read," by distinguished historian John Keegan. Author E. B. Sledge served with the First Marine Division during World War II, and his first-hand narrative is unsurpassed in its sincerity. Sledge's experience shows in this fascinating account of two of the most harrowing and pivotal island battles of the Pacific theater. On Peleliu and Okinawa, the action was extremely fierce. Amidst oppressive heat and over land obliterated by artillery shells, the combat raged ferociously. Casualties were extreme on both sides, and by the time the Americans had broken through at Okinawa, more than 62,000 Japanese soldiers were dead. Against military policy, Sledge scribbled notes and jammed them into his copy of the New Testament. Those notes form the backbone of what Navy Times said "has been called the best World War II memoir of an enlisted man." BONUS AUDIO: Tom Hanks, one of the executive producers, has written and narrated an original introduction to With the Old Breed where he describes his appreciation for the book's author, the narrators, and the soldiers who had fought in the cauldron of the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Â©1981 E.B. Sledge (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
She is the last hope of good in the war against the evil sorceress known as the Lady. From a secret base on the Plains of Fear, where even the Lady hesitates to go, the Black Company, once in service to the Lady, now fights to bring victory to the White Rose. But now an even greater evil threatens the world. All the great battles that have gone before will seem a skirmishes when the Dominator rises from the grave.
Â©1990 Glen Cook (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
The wait is over. New York Times best-selling author Jack Campbell continues his action-packed spin-off to The Lost Fleet series as the Syndicateâs civil war threatens to spread even farther into the final frontierâ¦ President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System - but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds wonât surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the exâSyndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the systemâs citizens punished for their defiance. Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midwayâs warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike. But the Syndicate isnât the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire. With Drakonâs ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Iceniâs power - leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray themâ¦
Â©2014 John G. Hemry (P)2014 Audible Inc.
After the devastating battle at the Tower of Charm, Croaker leads the greatly diminished Black Company south, in search of the lost Annals. The Annals will be returned to Khatovar, 8,000 miles away, a city that may exists only in legend...the origin of the first Free Companies. Every step of the way, the Company is hounded by shadowy figured and carrion-eating crows. As they march every southward, through bug infested jungle; rivers dense with bloodthirsty pirates; and cities, dead and living, haunted by the passage of the Company north, their numbers grow until they are thousands strong. But always they are watched by the Shadowmasters, a deadly new enemy. They are twisted creatures that deal in darkness and death, powerful, shadowy creatures bent on smothering the world in their foul embrace. This is the first round in a deadly game, a game that the Black Company cannot hope to win.
Â©1989 Glen Cook (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
From the New York Times best-selling author of the Gray Man series comes a startlingly realistic novel of World War III.Â A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control over the world's hi-tech sector for generations to come.Â Pitted against the Russians are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy Pentagon job, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the commander of an American tank platoon who, along with his German counterpart, fight from behind enemy lines.Â Through grand land, sea, and air battles to a small unit fighting hand-to-hand in the jungle, Russia and the US face off in a terrifying but thrilling battle for world dominance - with constant the threat of a Russian nuclear detonation ever present.
Â©2019 Mark Strode Greaney; Lt. Col. Hunter Ripley Rawlings (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans. In a different part of town, Curtis Mayhew, a young black man who works as a redcap for the Union Railroad Station, has a reputation for mending quarrels and misunderstandings among his friends. What those friends don't know is that Curtis has a special talent for listening...and he can sometimes hear things that aren't spoken aloud. One day, Curtis Mayhew's special talent allows him to overhear a child's cry for help (THIS MAN IN THE CAR HE'S GOT A GUN), which draws him into the dangerous world of Partlow and LaFrance. This gritty Depression-era crime thriller is a complex tale enriched by powerfully observed social commentary and hints of the supernatural, and it represents Robert McCammon writing at the very top of his game.
Â©2018 Robert McCammon (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope - and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.
Â©1989 Dan Simmons (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
Is our universe dying? Could there be other universes? In Parallel Worlds, world-renowned physicist and best-selling author Michio Kaku - an author who "has a knack for bringing the most ethereal ideas down to earth" (Wall Street Journal) - takes listeners on a fascinating tour of cosmology, M-theory, and its implications for the fate of the universe. In his first book of physics since Hyperspace, Michio Kaku begins by describing the extraordinary advances that have transformed cosmology over the last century and particularly over the last decade, forcing scientists around the world to rethink our understanding of the birth of the universe and its ultimate fate. In Dr. Kaku's eyes, we are living in a golden age of physics, as new discoveries from the WMAP and COBE satellites and the Hubble space telescope have given us unprecedented pictures of our universe in its infancy. As astronomers wade through the avalanche of data from the WMAP satellite, a new cosmological picture is emerging. So far the leading theory about the birth of the universe is the "inflationary universe theory", a major refinement on the big bang theory. In this theory our universe may be but one in a multiverse, floating like a bubble in an infinite sea of bubble universes, with new universes being created all the time. A parallel universe may well hover a mere millimeter from our own. The very idea of parallel universes and the string theory that can explain their existence was once viewed with suspicion by scientists, seen as the province of mystics, charlatans, and cranks. But today physicists overwhelmingly support string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, as it is this one theory that, if proven correct, would reconcile the four forces of the universe simply and elegantly and answer the question "what happened before the big bang?" Already, Kaku explains, the world's foremost physicists and astronomers are searching for ways to test the theory of the multiverse using highly sophisticated wave detectors, gravity lenses, satellites, and telescopes. The implications of M-theory are fascinating and endless. If parallel worlds do exist, Kaku speculates, in time - perhaps a trillion years or more from now, as appears likely - when our universe grows cold and dark in what scientists describe as a big freeze, advanced civilizations may well find a way to escape our universe in a kind of "interdimensional lifeboat". An unforgettable journey into black holes and time machines, alternate universes, and multidimensional space, Parallel Worlds gives us a compelling portrait of the revolution sweeping the world of cosmology.
Â©2006 Michio Kaku (P)2016 Random House Audio
John Hawkins is counting down his last days as chief of police on the Lone Crow Reservation in the lonely, frigid woods of the Yukon. But when a faceless body with mysterious wounds washes up on the shores of the Porcupine River, heâs pulled deeper in than ever before. Hawkins and coroner Jacob Littlecorn suspect the disfigured body is that of theoretical physicist Graham Raphelson, also known as the âmolecular madman of Trinity Collegeâ, who recently disappeared. The two investigators enlist Meg Gilday, a charter boat captain, and Linda Raphelson to examine the place where her husband was last seen alive. There, they find a house infested with more than secrets: bugs wriggle behind the walls, and in the attic sits a bizarre machine cobbled together from toy parts and electrical wire, a device that might be able to tear a hole through the fabric of reality itself. When Meg and Jacob get bitten and someone goes missing, Hawkins realizes that firing up the machine might be the only way to solve the case. Buzzing with suspense, this dark, gripping mystery from acclaimed horror writer Nick Cutter will leave listenersâ skin crawling.Â
Â©2020 Nick Cutter (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned. They are Jack, the seemingly unkillable leader whose ever-present grin belies a dark past; Marie, who fights with fury but battles more fiercely to control the beast within; and Frank, the master of logistics, whose cloak hides horrific scars that are far more than skin-deep. As they slash and scheme through kingdom and village alike, the Bastard Champions uncover tantalizing clues to their ultimate quarry: the powerful Blue Fairy, who has made each of their lives a living hell. Second Hand Curses adds a dash of sly wit and a heaping portion of action to the fairy tales you thought you knew.
Â©2017 Andrew Hayes (P)2017 Audible Originals, LLC.
Aubrey St. James is in trouble. She's locked in a cell at a government black site. She doesn't know where that site is or how the hell she got there. But she knows that it has something to do with the stranger she rescued from the river. Someone - or something - called Johnny.Â Saul Tarson knows that the thing he's locked up is dangerous, because it left a trail of six dead cops in its wake, all killed in a way that defies explanation. It is Saul's sworn duty to get to the truth about Johnny before more people die - a lot more.Â All Johnny wants is to return home. But he has a mission to fulfill first. And what he does in the next 20 hours will either save mankind - or bring it to its knees.Â Johnny is the new breakneck science fiction thriller by Audible listener favorite D. J. Molles, New York Times best-selling author of The Remaining series.Â Narrated by Marc Vietor with additional voices by Scott Aiello, Lauren Fortgang, Amanda Ronconi, Therese Plummer, and Josh Hurley.
Â©2018 D. J. Molles (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.
One of the most popular suspense novels of all time. A well-dressed man stalks the high-class neighborhoods of New York City. He is armed with an ice axe. His victims are strangers. And one cop, Captain Ed Delaney must solve a series of bizarre, gruesome murders that defy logic or method. This shocking story has captured the imaginations of millions like no other modern thriller.
Â©1973 Lawrence Sanders (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival - a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....
Â©1985 Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
A thrilling spin-off from Jack Campbellâs The Lost Fleet series, The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight delivered "excellent tales of space battles and struggles against tyrants and aliens". Now the New York Times best-selling author returns with the next chapter in the overthrow of the Syndicate Worldsâ oppressionâ¦. Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies. General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust her - or lose her support. President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is humanityâs defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet sheâs determined to fight for the star systemâs fateâ¦even if it means joining forces with Drakon - and an officer of the hated Alliance. Their plan places the Midway flotilla at great risk in hopes of greater reward: recruiting the personnel necessary to man warships against the enigmas. But before facing the alien advance, Drakon and Iceni must survive hidden dangers closer to home: all-too-human threats that could jeopardize Midwayâs freedomâ¦and their own lives.
Â©2013 John G. Hemry (P)2013 Audible Inc.
With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans - for a price. You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies!
Â©2001 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
The invaders are coming; the Posleen, a seemingly unstoppable horde who have conquered one star system after another, literally feeding on their conquests. Earth's dubious allies, the Darhel, have given the humans a number of highly-advanced technological devices, including a process for rejuvenating the aged, including trained and proven soldiers who otherwise would be too old to fight. Rejuvenation may give a critical edge, since to survive, the Earth must use every resource at hand. Every resource . . .In the dark days after the initial Posleen attack, but before the primary invasion, the Chancellor of Germany faces a critical decision. Over the years, with military cutbacks, the store of experienced German military personnel had simply dwindled. After the destruction of Northern Virginia, he realized that it was necessary to tap the one group he had sworn never, ever, to recall: the few remaining survivors of the Waffen SS. Has he made a devilÂ¿s bargain, or is this a chance for the reviled SS at last to fight the good fight? And, perhaps, gain redemption?Watch On the Rhine, a new chapter in the New York Times best-selling Posleen War saga, is perhaps the most unbiased, and brutal, look at the inner workings of the Waffen SS in history. Meticulously researched, it explores all that was good, and evil, about the most infamous military force in history using the backdrop of the Posleen invasion as a canvas.
Â©2007 Baen (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O'Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short, one-sided trial, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to "escape". General Tam Wesley faces trying one of the most beloved heroes in the Federation, not to mention a friend of decades, on trumped up charges. His alternative is having the last corps of humans that haven't sold their souls to the Darhel be taken apart like a chicken. Then he finds out the bad news.... With a new invasion from a previously unknown race threatening the Federation capital, Darhel Tir Dal Ron faces his ultimate nightmare: He is going to have to reinstate the one man human soldiers trust, a man with the power and knowledge to destroy the Darhel oligarchy forever. And instead convince him, against all logic, to save the Darhel. Somebody is going to die. General Michael O'Neal, Supreme Commander, Federation Forces, just has to pick.
Â©2009 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Tales of the unknown in which a fix-it man crosses into another dimension - and more Hiram Taine is a handyman who can fix anything. When he isn't fiddling with his tools, he is roaming through the woods with his dog, Towser, as he has done for as long as he can remember. He likes things that he can understand. But when a new ceiling appears in his basement - a ceiling that appears to have the ability to repair television sets so they're better than before - he knows he has come up against a mystery that no man can solve. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novelette, The Big Front Yard is a powerful story about what happens when an ordinary man finds reality coming apart around him. Along with the other stories in this collection, it is some of the most lyrical science fiction ever published. Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this book.
Â©2015 the Estate of Clifford D. Simak (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
The First Deadly Sin made him a success. The Tenth Commandment made him today's best-selling suspense novelist. Now Lawrence Sanders presents his biggest and best ever: the nonstop thriller about a "Hotel Ripper" stalking New York's nightside with a Swiss Army knife and the retired cop named Edward X. Delaney determined to catch him. Or the killer.
Â©1981 Lawrence Sanders (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Fall under the intoxicating spell of their hex appealâ¦. In the magical world that lies hidden beneath our own, witches and conjurers play deadly games. They know just the right spell to kill a man with one kissâor raise him back again. And theyâre not afraid to exact sweet revenge on those who dare to cross them. But what if youâre the unlucky soul who falls victim to a conjurerâs curse? And if you had the power to cast a magic spell of your own, would you use it? In this bewitching collection, nine of todayâs hottest paranormal authors tell all-new, otherworldly tales. Spellbinding stories featuring bigfoot, albino vampires, professional wizards, resurrected boyfriends, and even a sex droid from the 23rd century named Silicon Lily. But as our conjurers are about to discover, itâs all fun and games until someone gets hexed. And sometimes, even the best spun spells can lead to complete and utter mayhem.
Â©2012 Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Carole Nelson Douglas, P. N. Elrod, Simon R. Green, Lori Handeland, Erica Hayes, Carrie Vaughn (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
In this, the sequel to A Hymn Before Battle, Captain Michael O'Neal and his forces on Earth prepare to hold back an impending Posleen invasion. "Thanks to alien technology and sheer guts, the Terrans on two worlds fought the Posleen to a standstill. Thank God there was a moment to catch our breath, a moment, however brief, of peace. "Now, for the survivors of the Barwhon and Diess Expeditionary Forces, it was a chance to get some distance from the blood and misery of battle against the Posleen centaurs. A blessed chance to forget the screams of the dying in purple swamps and massacres under searing alien suns."
Â©2002 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
You can choose your friends.... Cally O'Neal is officially dead. In her over 40 years of being an active secret agent, she hasn't used her real name, much less spoken to her sister. So when Michelle interrupts an important mission, by seemingly appearing out of thin air, it's an unexpected reunion. But you can't choose your relatives.... Michelle O'Neal has lived the life of the perfect Indowy adept, rising slowly in the ranks, honing her skills, being a good little girl. But now she needs the help of her "bad" sis when the Darhel start to put the squeeze on the first Human mentat. In a family where her father, the war hero, thinks everyone is dead, her grandfather is a smuggler when he's not distilling moonshine, her sister is a cold-blooded killer for hire, and her brother-in-law is a mobster, Michelle may look like the odd-gal out. But when it's death or dishonor, she's gonna prove that, deep down inside, she's every bit an O'Neal.
Â©2008 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
The New York Times best-selling author of The Lost Fleet returns to the "strong saga" of a rebellion against a totalitarian regime and the determination of two people to create a better future in the farthest reaches of the colonized galaxy.... The Syndicate Worlds continue to splinter as more star systems pledge allegiance to President Gwen Iceni, General Artur Drakon, and the new government they're establishing at Midway. But the toxic legacy of Syndicate rule continues to undermine their efforts as the rebels encounter difficulty trusting one another and believing their new leaders' promises of freedom from tyranny. Before Iceni and Drakon can put their house in order, they must deal with an even greater threat. An enigma warship has appeared and vanished near a Syndic colony. If the aliens are capable of jumping into other human-occupied star systems, then billions of people could be vulnerable to a hostile invasion fleet anywhere they choose to strike. But an even greater vulnerability lies with Iceni and Drakon, as a once-trusted adviser-turned-saboteur plans revenge....
Â©2016 John G. Hemry (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
His blind fury is infamous, his strength without rival, but the legend of the man known as the Butcher of Khardov was forged in a crucible of pain.... The legacy of the massacre near Boarsgate at the hand of the warcaster Orsus Zoktavir has followed him his whole life - but it is another memory that fuels both his rage and his will to live. Before he was one of Khadorâs most potent weapons he was simply a young man striving to make a life for himself, and for his beloved, free of the violence that came so easily to him. Her gentle presence helps him quell his simmering temper, but fate changes everything, sweeping him up in events that would lead to grief and madness. Learn the tragic history of Orsus Zoktavir and plumb the depths of his rage in The Butcher of Khardov.
Â©2013 Privateer Press (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
The story continues; our heroes have made it to Eden, only to realize their new home is one of many Earths. It's a world worth fighting for, but they aren't the only people who think so. Coexistence and peace are alien concepts to a new enemy that doesn't have a word for retreat.
Â©2018 S.M. Anderson (P)2020 Podium Audio
Dean Parker is now the captain of a sleek new Alliance starship. His mission is close to his heart. Jules has recently graduated as the youngest Gatekeeper in Academy history and takes residence on her father's newly appointed ship, Light. Together they must escort Brik, a being from the long-deserted world of Sterona, to his people's distant home. The trek won't be easy, but for the Parkers, nothing ever is. Join Dean, Jules, and the rest of the elaborate crew in New Discovery, the 12th book in the sweeping Survivors saga.
Â©2020 Nathan Hystad (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
The human was an expert sniper-and a psychopath. He had never failed in the past when he stalked human prey. But now he is on an enemy planet, and his prey is anything but human. The Darhel are a race with a highly developed empathic sense. Long ago, they learned that they cannot deal death to another intelligent being without being destroyed by the death agonies of their victim. Even though they have been manipulating other species behind the scenes for millennia, including the humans of planet Earth, they cannot bear to kill another being, and depend on other, less sensitive beings, to do their dirty work. But now one of the Darhel must kill or be killed. And the fate, not only of his own race, but all of humanity, is riding on his survival. The course of the next thousand years will be determined by whether or not he can learn to fight back. If he cannot, it will be too late...for the entire galaxy.
Â©2004 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Defeat was not an option. The war wasn't going well. The mind-numbingly alien Arachnids were an enemy whose like no civilized race had ever confronted. Like some carnivorous cancer, the "Bugs" had overrun planet after planet...and they regarded any competing sentient species as only one more protein source. They couldn't be reasoned with, or even talked to, because no one had the least idea of how to communicate with a telepathic species with no recognizable language...and whose response to any communication attempt was a missile salvo. No one knew how large their civilization - if it could be called a civilization - actually was or how it was organized, but the huge fleets they threw against their opponents suggested that it was enormous. The Grand Alliance of Humans, Orions, Ophiuchi, and Gorm, united in desperate self-defense, have been driven to the wall. Billions of their civilians have been slaughtered. Their most powerful offensive operation has ended in shattering defeat and the deaths of their most experienced and revered military commanders. The edge in technology with which they began the war is eroding out from under them, and whatever they do, the Bugs just keep coming. But the warriors of the Grand Alliance know what stands behind them, and they will surrender no more civilians to the oncoming juggernaut. They will die first...and they will also reactivate General Directive 18, however horrible it may be. Because when the only possible outcome is victory or racial extermination, only one option is acceptable. The Shiva Option.
Â©2002 David Weber and Steve White (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakmanâs case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkinâs lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. Thatâs when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills - and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends. Unfettered is the result: An anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre. Twenty-three tales comprise this incredible collection, and as the title suggests, the writers were free to contribute whatever they wished. Here is the table of contents: Foreword by Patrick Rothfuss Introduction: On Becoming Unfettered Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks How Old Holly Came to Be by Patrick Rothfuss The Old Scale Game by Tad Williams Game of Chance by Carrie Vaughn The Martyr of the Roses by Jacqueline Carey Mudboy by Peter V. Brett The Sound of Broken Absolutes by Peter Orullian The Coach with Big Teeth by R. A. Salvatore Keeper of Memory by Todd Lockwood Heaven in a Wild Flower by Blake Charlton Dogs by Daniel Abraham The Chapel Perilous by Kevin Hearne Select Mode by Mark Lawrence All the Girls Love Michael Stein by David Anthony Durham Strange Rain by Jennifer Bosworth Nocturne by Robert V. S. Redick Unbowed by Eldon Thompson In Favour with Their Stars by Naomi Novik River of Souls by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan The Duel by Lev Grossman Walker and the Shade of Allanon by Terry Brooks The Unfettered Knight by Shawn SpeakmanWith the help of stalwart friends and these wonderful short stories, Shawn has taken the gravest of lifeâs hardships and created something magical. Unfettered is not only a fantastic anthology in its own right, but itâs a testament to the generosity found in the science fiction and fantasy communityâproof that humanity can give beyond itself when the need arises. After all, isnât that the driving narrative in fantasy literature?
Â©2013 Shawn Speakman (P)2013 Audible Inc.
This addictive John Jakes adventure blends the Kentsâ ruthless push for an empire with murderous betrayal and the Civil Warâs life-altering culmination. With the Civil War reaching its gory climax, the divided Kent family is pushed to the edge of complete destruction. With the advent of the transcontinental Union Pacific Railroad, the Kents continue to fight for their foothold among Americaâs wealthy founding families. While their private, insular war rages, young Jeremiah Kent is tempted by a calculating Southern belle into a trap of deceit, lust, and murder. Thereâs no turning back as the Kentsâ destiny is set on an irreversible course alongside the great rebirth of America.
Â©1977 John Jakes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The battle for Sparta has begun.Â Logan Brannigan has taken back his fatherâs name and now he and Wholesale Slaughter fight to reclaim his fatherâs throne.Â But deposing the traitor, Rhianna Hale, without bringing all of Sparta into a bloody and divisive civil war won't be easy. And while the Spartans fight among themselves, vultures circle, waiting for their chance to claim whatâs left.Â When former allies are forced into opposing sides, who can Logan trust to have his back...and who will deliver the Judas kiss?
Â©2019 Aethon Books (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
This novel represents the first appearance of Lawrence Sanders' most famous character, Edward X. Delaney, and the masterpiece of murder and suspense that launched Sanders' career. The author outlines the conception, planning, and execution of the robbery of an Upper East Side apartment building with machine-like precision. The novel employs a clever premise: the entire story is told in surveillance-tape transcripts and reports from law-enforcement agencies, each of which observes an aspect of the situation in which the robbery takes place. This suspenseful classic is brought to life by a full cast, including L. J. Ganser, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett, Zoe Hunter, Gabra Zackman, Lauren Fortgang, Kevin T. Collins, Josh Hurley and Peter Ganim.
Â©1969, 1970 Lawrence Sanders (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
The human-eating Posleen have invaded Earth, decimating all but two North American territories. Heavily outnumbered, humans cluster close together, the possibilities of habitable space shrinking by the day. An epic battle from September 11-27, 2009, will decide the fate of humankind, and the apocalyptic decision to use nuclear weapons - heretofore banned - will alter the fate of alien and human forever.
Â©2002 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH - the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States - and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening. WATCH is convinced that Webmind represents a risk to national security and wants it purged from cyberspace. But Caitlin believes in Webmind's capacity for compassion - and she will do anything and everything necessary to protect her friend.BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Robert J. Sawyer.
Â©2010 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
The New York Times best-selling author puts the Alliance fleetâs enemy in the spotlight as the people of the Syndicate Worlds attempt to rebuild their lives after Admiral John âBlack Jackâ Geary defeated them.... The authority of the Syndicate Worldsâ government is crumbling. Civil war and rebellion are breaking out in many star systems, despite the Syndic governmentâs brutal attempts to suppress disorder. Midway is one of those star systems, and leaders there must decide whether to remain loyal to the old order or fight for something new. CEO Artur Drakon has been betrayed. The Syndic government failed to protect its citizens from both the Alliance and the alien enigmas. With a cadre of loyal soldiers under his command, Drakon launches a battle for control of the Midway Star System - assisted by an ally heâs unsure he can trust.... CEO Gwen Iceni was exiled to Midway because she wasnât ruthless enough in the eyes of her superiors. Sheâs made them regret their assessment by commandeering some of the warships at Midway and attacking the remaining ships still loyal to the Syndicate empire. Iceni declares independence for the Midway Star System on behalf of the people while staying in charge as âPresidentâ. But while she controls the mobile fleet, she has no choice but to rely on 'General' Drakonâs ground forces to keep the peace planet-side.... If their coup is to succeed, Drakon and Iceni must put their differences aside to prevent the population of Midway from rising up in rebellion against them, to defend Midway against the alien threat of the enigma race - and to ferret out saboteurs determined to reestablish Syndic rule....
Â©2012 John G. Hemry (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"An action-packed story that gets inside the hearts, minds, and souls of men and women who have dedicated themselves to the protection of all the rest of us...a tour de force." (David Weber, New York Times best-selling author of the Honor Harrington Series) When their mission fails, his begins. Special Agent Jackson Fischer is a man after truth. When a military operation to extract a high-ranking ambassador from the war-torn, border-world of Stonemeyer ends in disaster, Fischer is called in to investigate. A whole platoon went in, but only three Alliance Marines returned home, the rest killed in action along with hundreds of civilians. With tensions between the Holloman Alliance and Stonemeyer rising, Fischer attempts to stitch the pieces together. One thing becomes more and more certain: The surviving Marines are lying. As the truth unfurls, Fischer begins to realize this was far more than a simple rescue mission...and that the truth might be something best left buried. Filled with action, mystery, and well-crafted characters, Edge of Valor will pull you into a world of war, conspiracy, and betrayal. It's perfect for fans of David Weberâs Honorverse, or Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan with a futuristic flair.Â
Â©2019 Josh Hayes (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Five thousand years after Sun Tzu writes The Art of War, his advice is followed during the Fourth Interstellar War between the terrible Bugs and the humans, who are aided by their catlike Orion allies.
Â©1997 David Weber & Steve White (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
The Academy is a galaxy-class school, created to train the next generation of Gatekeepers. Jules Parker is attending the Academy, alongside her best friend Patty. When the Kold threaten everything her father and his friends have spent years building, she must reveal that her Iskios abilities are stronger than ever. With Magnus and Slate away on the Horizon, and Mary working on the board of the Alliance of Worlds, Dean finds himself out of the action for the first time. He works on a plan to set a trap against the mysterious Kold, and things culminate as the looming attack grows, leaving Dean shocked to find someone he trusted has betrayed him. The Academy is under attack, but will it still stand when the dust settles? Find out in the newest installment of the Survivors adventure!
Â©2019 Nathan Hystad (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead - until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her....
Â©1984 Glen Cook (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
In the fifth book of the multi-author Sundering series, New York Times best-selling author Troy Denning sends an embittered paladin, Kleef Kenric, on a quest to stop evil forces from taking advantage of the chaos rolling across the land of Faern and claiming dominion over the entirety of the Realms. Stubbornly clinging to his familyâs worship of a long-forgotten god, Kleef Kenric soon discovers that his god has blessed him with divine gifts, making him one of a new group of Chosen cropping up around the Realms. This divine gift makes him an excellent allyâand a target for those who wish corral his powers. After battling his way out Marsember, a city besieged on all sides in the wake of the Sundering, he becomes swept up in the mission of a group of odd alliesâa warrior noblewoman, an accomplished thief, and a mysterious short pudgy man exuding a faint odor of decay. With the forces of Shade tracking their every step, they travel to the Underdark to thwart the rise of the goddess of Death, but before long Kleef learns that his allies hide dangerous secretsâsecrets that could destroy not only Kleef but the very fabric of the Forgotten Realms.
Â©2014 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
"Taylor is the name. John Taylor....My card says I'm a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding things. It's part of the Gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside - the hidden heart of London where it's always three a.m., where inhuman creatures and otherworldly gods walk side-by-side in the endless darkness of the soul. "Assignment: Locate the Unholy Grail, the cup Judas drank from at the Last Supper. It corrupts all who touch it, but it also grants enormous power. So I've got some competition - from angels, devils, sinners and saints - in the search for the dark goblet."
Â©2003 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
The Posleen War Rages On - Undercover! Clan O'Neal Battles for the Right - And With Each Other! The Indowy "Bane Sidhe" conspiracy has grown strong, and the cunning and resourceful Darhel - tacit rulers of the Galactic Federation - have decided that the time has come to wipe that threat from the stars forever. What the Darhel don't know is that humans have joined the rebellion - led by thief and assassin extraordinaire, Cally O'Neal. Now Cally is set to destroy a web of alien deceit millennia in the making. Only one obstacle lies in her path: the renowned warrior who stood tall and saved Earth from utter destruction during its first invasion by alien hordes - a legend who also happens to be Cally's father! Multiple New York Times best-selling John Ringo's "Posleen War" saga continues as beautiful assassin Cally O'Neil returns for a third appearance in a gripping interplanetary thriller co-authored by Ringo and best-selling Cally's War collaborator, Julie Cochrane.
Â©2009 John Ringo and Julie Cochrane (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
White and Gannon return with a new entry in the Starfire series, cocreated by New York Times best-selling authors Steve White and David Weber. Stand against the alien invader apocalypse! The war with the profoundly alien Arduans has ended, and the Arduans have come to call humanity their allies. Most of them - the Arduan warrior caste refuses to accept defeat. Now known as the Kaituni, they are waging a war of extermination against all members of the pan-Sentient Union, human and Arduan alike. What's more, the Kaituni have an unexpected weapon in their arsenal: the alien Arachnids, once thought driven to extinction. The Kaituni drive the Arachnid fleet ahead of them, inflicting untold damage. The war has been marked by retreat on the side of the pan-Sentient Union. It seems the best they can do is minimize their losses. But now the Arachnids and the Kaituni are at the doorstep to the Heart Worlds, Sol, and Earth: Alpha Centauri. The odds look bleak. But Admiral Ian Trevayne and Commodore Ossian Wethermere have faced down long odds in the past. It's time to take a stand, for Earth, for humanity...and for the pan-Sentient Union! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2018 Steve White & Charles E. Gannon (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
"John Taylor's the name. I work the Nightside. Only in that dark heart of London where it's always three a.m., where human and inhuman can feed their darkest desires, do I feel at home. Probably because I was born here. What I do is find things - people, objects - and in this case, the truth about the origins of the Nightside. That's what Lady Luck has hired me to investigate. But the more I dig, the more I discover, not about the Nightside but about the great question in my life: exactly who - and what - was my long-vanished mother."Paying jobs are one thing. Personal quests are another. And I've been warned that uncovering the facts about dear old mum could be a very bad thing, not just for the Nightside but for all of existence. Still I can't stop...I'm John Taylor. Finding things is who I am. It's what I do. Whatever the consequences...."
Â©2005 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
Mission accomplishedâ¦until the enemy finds out.Â Logan Conner thinks his days pretending to be mercenary captain Jonathan Slaughter are behind him now that the ancient Imperial outpost of Terminus Cut has been uncovered. Heâs returned to his duties while his brother, Terrin, leads a team of scientists studying the lost technology of the fallen empire.Â But the Starkad Supremacy knows their secrets, and they arenât going to allow their rivals the military advantage of the Imperial technology. Theyâre coming for it and for Terrin. His only option is to run for his life through outlaw space stations to a backwoods colony world called Revelation.Â Â Â Will Logan be able to find Terrin and the invaluable information he took with him from Terminus, or will his brother find death at the end of his Revelation Run?Â The tale of Wholesale Slaughter continues, and you wonât expect what happens next.
Â©2019 Aethon Books (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic", Robertson Daviesâ acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. This first novel in the trilogy introduces Ramsay, a man who returns from World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross but who is destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As we hear Ramsey tell his story, we begin to realize that, from childhood, he has influenced those around him in a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious way. Even his seemingly innocent involvement in as innocuous an event as throwing a snowball proves to be neither innocent nor innocuous in the end.
Â©1970 Robertson Davies (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as a "modern classic", Robertson Davies' acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. World of Wonders, the third book in the series after The Manticore, follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim - the most illustrious magician of his age - who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders. After honing his skills and becoming better known, Magnus unfurls his life's courageous and adventurous tale in this third and final volume of a spectacular, soaring work.
Â©1975 Robertson Davies (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide. In this book, acclaimed economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller challenge the economic wisdom that got us into this mess, and put forward a bold new vision that will transform economics and restore prosperity. Akerlof and Shiller reassert the necessity of an active government role in economic policymaking by recovering the idea of animal spirits, a term John Maynard Keynes used to describe the gloom and despondence that led to the Great Depression and the changing psychology that accompanied recovery. Like Keynes, Akerlof and Shiller know that managing these animal spirits requires the steady hand of government--simply allowing markets to work won't do it. In rebuilding the case for a more robust, behaviorally informed Keynesianism, they detail the most pervasive effects of animal spirits in contemporary economic life--such as confidence, fear, bad faith, corruption, a concern for fairness, and the stories we tell ourselves about our economic fortunes--and show how Reaganomics, Thatcherism, and the rational expectations revolution failed to account for them. Animal Spirits offers a road map for reversing the financial misfortunes besetting us today. Read it and learn how leaders can channel animal spirits--the powerful forces of human psychology that are afoot in the world economy today.
Â©2009 George Akerlof and Robert Shiller (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
From his triumphant debut with Snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation. In this now-classic political thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a savagely witty, chillingly topical tale set in the tense moments of the Gulf War. When a foreign exchange student is found murdered at an Iowa University, Deputy Sheriff Clyde Banks finds that his investigation extends far beyond the small college town, all the way to the Middle East. Shady events at the school reveal that a powerful department is using federal grant money for highly dubious research. And what its producing is a very nasty bug. Navigating a plot that leads from his own backyard to Washington, D.C., to the Gulf, where his Army Reservist wife has been called to duty, Banks realizes he may be the only person who can stop the wholesale slaughtering of thousands of Americans. Its a lesson in foreign policy he'll never forget.
Â©2005 Neal Stephenson & J. Frederick George (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
George Plimpton takes to the ice with the Boston Bruins in this memorable portrait of the rough-and-tumble world of professional hockey, recorded and now featuring a foreword by Denis Leary. In Open Net, George Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins. After signing a release holding the Bruins blameless if he should meet with injury or death, he survives a harrowing, seemingly eternal five minutes in an exhibition game against the always-tough Philadelphia Flyers. With reflections on such hockey greats as Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and Eddie Shore, Open Net is at once a celebration of the thrills and grace of the greatest sport on ice and a probing meditation into the hopes and fears of every man. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2016 George Plimpton (P)2016 Hachette Audio
Some enemies donât get mad. They get even.Â Â Logan Conner and Wholesale Slaughter won the day on Revelation, but the Starkad Supremacy doesnât like failure. If they canât beat Sparta on the battlefield, theyâll make them fold from within.Â Â Itâs been over 20 years since the failed coup that killed the rightful Guardian and put Loganâs father on the throne of Sparta, but the same resentments and family rivalries still burn bright. It doesnât take much for a dissatisfied political rival to be converted into an enemy agent.Â Â The traitors strike without warning, and in the space of a day, Logan is on the run, without his father, without his throne, without the Spartan military to back him up. The only friends he can count on are his brother, Terrin, his fiancÃ©e, Katy, and the rest of Wholesale Slaughter.Â Â If Starkad and their allies think this war is over, they donât know Logan Conner.Â Â Narrated by the award-winning Marc Vietor.
Â©2019 Aethon Books (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
In the end, the only political systems that seem to work are those based on freedom. The Inner World leaders of the Terran Federation seem to have forgotten this simple truth. After fighting the Khanate - with the Fringe Worlds to supply the raw material and the fighting men - the Inner Worlds found it hard to give up the powers they had seized during the war. So they decided not to - rather than allow the rapidly expanding Fringe Worlds representation in the Federation, they are inviting the Khanate in, to keep the colonial upstarts in their place. The Fringers have only one answer to that: insurrection.
Â©1992 David Weber and Steve White (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Lawrence Sanders's masterpiece, The First Deadly Sin, set a standard for today's novels of psychological suspense. Now, retired Captain Ed Delaney returns to a distinctly urban milieu of paranoia and impulsive violence to solve a brutal murder that shocks New York's unshockable art world. The victim is Victor Maitland. Long-considered one of the world's greatest artists, he excelled in capturing the beauty of life on canvas. In private, he destroyed whomever he pleased: his wife, his son, his mistress, his dearest friends and family. Fittingly, Maitland has paid for his sins. But in a world where self-delusion is rewarded, where greed triumphs, and where murder is just another art, who else will pay the price?
Â©1977 Lawrence Sanders (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Mercenaries with a mission. Logan Conner has given up the life of a warrior prince to become Jonathan Slaughter, a mercenary captain of a rough-and-ready band of mech-jocks for hire.Â Already legendary throughout the Periphery, their next job brings them head to head with the Jeuta, militant aliens who seek to loot and plunder isolated human colony worlds.Â The fearsome Jeuta raiders will task Logan to his limits, but theyâre only a sideshow to Wholesale Slaughterâs real operation objective - locating a treasure trove at the legendary Terminus Cut outpost containing enough ancient Imperial technology to give his people a fighting chance.Â Donât miss book 2 in this explosive new military sci-fi series!
Â©2019 Aethon Books (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
The war with the Arduans - profoundly alien invaders who originally arrived in STL ships - is over. Most of those attackers are now probationary (and very productive) citizens of the Rim Federation. However, many among the Arduans' warrior caste have accepted neither defeat nor the personhood of any of the other intelligence races. Their leader, the ruthless admiral of the second Arduan exodus, Amunsit, is in firm control of the Zarzuela system. Along with a fifth column among the peaceable Arduans, she hopes to find allies in subsequent refugee fleets that abandoned their race's now-dead home system long ago. But as the victors' diplomats attempt to soothe tensions with these warlike neighbors, two heroes of the last war - veteran admiral Ian Trevayne and young troubleshooter Ossian Wethermere - suspect they have stumbled upon a deeper Arduan plot: one that could shatter the Pan-Sentient Union and perhaps interstellar civilization itself.
Â©2016 Steve White & Charles E. Gannon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open ocean, but America's war fleet, only 20 ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed to take the fight to the British and turn the tide of the war: on the Great Lakes, in the Atlantic, and even in the eastern Pacific. In 1812: The Navy's War, prize-winning historian George C. Daughan tells the thrilling story of how a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews overcame spectacular odds to lead the country to victory against the world's greatest imperial power. A stunning contribution to military and national history, 1812: The Navy's War is the first complete account in more than a century of how the U.S. Navy rescued the fledgling nation and secured America's future.
Â©2011 George C. Daughan (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Allister Caine has always been an enigma and an outsider among the warcasters of Cygnar, but few are privy to his true motivations or his complicated past.â¦ Born into poverty, Allister Caine did what he must to survive, and the choices he made have followed him like a vengeful specter throughout his life. Now, just months after the Lionâs Coup and his full commission as a warcaster, he has been secretly assigned by Scout General Rebald to investigate plots against King Leto in lands just north of the Bloodsmeath Marsh. The game changes, however, when mercenaries camped inside Cygnarâs borders threaten hostility against the countryâs divided nobility. In a test of grit and arcane power, Caine alone must make choices that will affect all the nations of the Iron Kingdoms. Follow Cygnarâs most unpredictable warcaster from his early days on the streets and roofs of Bainsmarket to his first covert mission in the shadowy Cygnaran Reconnaissance Service as you uncover The Way of Caine.
Â©2013 Privateer Press (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Western civilization has had its run. The West's own governments are giving up, have already lost, or are leading the charge to something else. This doesn't sit well with those who believe in liberty. This is the story of a people who have lost the political fight, they've lost the culture wars, they haven't seen a level playing field in a generation, and they are about to be made serfs. None of that matters. They're leaving.... Fresh starts are never easy. This is the first book in a story about a new world, different enemies, and old luggage. Author's note: We've all consumed sci-fi or speculative fiction where the dystopian backdrop is some form of fascism - usually portrayed as conservatism run amok. This is not that kind of book. The backdrop of this book is a socialist and corporate statist disaster on a global scale. It is basically fascism arising from the left. I had to give the protagonists a reason to do what they do.... As such there are numerous disturbing scenes within, portraying everything from socialized medicine, five-year economic plans and government-enforced serfdom. If you think any of that sounds like a panacea for the future, you will not like this book. The debut novel from a former CIA operations officer who has decided that his lifelong writing habit/hobby/obsession is more fun than "real" work.
Â©2018 S.M. Anderson (P)2020 Podium Audio
Cardinal is coming.... After the raid in a raider outpost, Agent Jackson Fischer is forced to turn his attention toward his own, looking for enemies from within, ones far closer than heâd ever imagined. Cardinalâs reach is far and wide, and as the investigation deepens, the extent of the threat becomes uncomfortably clear.Â Corporal Allen Sheridan and the Sabers of Team Valkyrie are up against a new enemy, one that seems to know what theyâre going to do before they do it. Tasked with helping Fischer track down Cardinal assets, they find themselves out of their element and struggling to keep up.Â Entangled in the fight of their lives, Fischer and Sheridan must push through ever-growing odds to locate Cardinal, knowing if they fail the only outcome will be war.Â This epic conclusion to the Valor military sci-fi series is action-packed and will keep listeners on their very edge of their seat. Experience a thrilling story of betrayal, loyalty, and commitment to a greater cause.
Â©2020 Aethon Books (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Spacers call the warp point Charon's Ferry. No star ship has ever entered it and returned since a vengeful Orion task force pursued a doomed Terran colonization fleet into it in 2206. Almost a century has passed. The fiery hatreds of a quarter-century of warfare between the Terran Federation and the Zheeerlikou'valkhannaieeee, the cat-like species humans called the "Orions", have eased at least a little. The "Grand Alliance" forged by the need to fight side-by-side against the genocidal Rigelians remains, but there are those on either side who continue to hate, continue to distrust. Now the strength of that war-forged alliance is about to be tested. For Charon's Ferry is about to give up the secret of its dead. A ship has emerged from the deadly warp point at last. A ship which responds to the challenge of an Orion star ship using ancient human communications codes...then opens fire. The holocaust of interstellar warfare has been ignited anew, in a bloody crusade to free Holy Mother Terra.
Â©1992 David Weber & Steve White (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Here is the gripping story of a brutally-murdered New York psychiatrist; ex-cop Edward X. Delaney, who must crack the high-profile case; and the only six suspects: the doctor's own patients. It's a blockbuster with twists and turns that will keep you up nights and suspense that "never lags" (The Washington Post). And it is a crowning achievement - by the man who wears the crown as king of the thriller.
Â©1985 Lawrence Sanders (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Audie Award Nominee, Paranormal, 2013"In the secret heart of London, under the cover of endless darkness, the Nightside caters to anyone with any unusual itch that needs to be scratched. But enter at your own risk. The party animals who live here may be as inhuman as their appetites.... "My name is John Taylor. The Nightside is my home. I didn't plan it that way. In fact, I once tried to get away. But I came back. And now it seems I'm settling down, with a full-time job (in addition to my work as a very private eye) as Walker-the new Voice of the Authorities in the Nightside-and a wedding in the offing.I'm marrying the love of my life, Suzie Shooter, the Nightside's most fearsome bounty-hunter. But nothing comes easy here. Not life. Not death. And for certain, not happily-ever-after. Before I can say 'I do,' I have one more case to solve as a private eye-and my first assignment as Walker. "Both jobs would be a lot easier to accomplish if I weren't on the run, from friends and enemies alike. And if my bride-to-be weren't out to collect the bounty on my head...."
Â©2012 Simon R. Green (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"The name's John Taylor. I'm a PI, though what I really do is find things that are lost. I work the Nightside, the city within the city of London, where the sun never rises and where the human and inhuman go to get their kicks, provided they're willing to pay the price in whatever currency the seller demands. "In the wake of the war that almost brought the Nightside to total ruin, there's a power vacuum begging to be filled - and some think I should take charge. I don't agree. Neither does the immortal known as Griffin. Wealthy beyond reason, he has his own ideas about who should be running things. Still, when his granddaughter - and designated heir - is kidnapped, he calls on me to find her. But someone - or some Thing - is blocking my special gift. So this time, I'm going to have to do my job the hard way. And quickly, or the Griffin will have to choose a new heir...."
Â©2007 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
A 2017 Rone Award winner. Can a killer escape the evil inside him? The Hunter has fled his home and the suffering left in his wake. Hoping to cleanse the stain of blood on his hands, he aids travelers beset by bandits only to discover those he saved are warrior clerics on a holy mission to kill him. Left for dead, he must hunt down the priests to reclaim his stolen birthright and silence the relentless whispers in his mind that hunger for blood and death. From feared assassin to wretched outcast, the Hunter journeys toward the truth about his forgotten past and the demons he pledged to hunt. But will his discoveries be his salvation, or will they cost him his sanity and even his life?
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
2018 Dragon Award Finalist for Best Military Sci-Fi Novel In the era of the original Four Horsemen, there comes a Legend. At a time when Humans were just starting to venture forth into the Galactic Union as mercenaries, Martin Quincy survived long enough to do something no one else had - he retired. There was only one problem: He got bored. After battling aliens for many years - killing aliens and getting paid - retirement didnât suit him, and he decided to strap on the combat armor and go back to the stars. Along with his old friend Kal, Martin joined Cartwrightâs Cavaliers, humanityâs best merc company. Life was exciting! But he got bored. Again. What does a "legend" do when even the merc life gets boring? He starts his own company! Can Martin form a merc company out of non-merc races and stand up for the downtrodden of the galaxy, or has his long string of good luck finally run out? One thing is for sure - with Torvasi and Andori troopers, and a SirraâKan princess as his partner, he wonât get bored again! Includes Shattered Crucible, a bonus novella in The Four Horsemen series.
Â©2018 Seventh Seal Press (P)2018 Podium Publishing
John Taylor's the name. I'm a PI, working that small slice of mystical real estate in the hidden centre of London that's called the Nightside. It's a place where the sun refuses to rise, where monsters and men walk side by side, and where you can fulfill your every dark and depraved desire. What I do there, better than anybody else alive (or dead) is find things - for the right client, for the right price. My new client can certainly afford me. The editor of the Unnatural Inquirer, the Nightside's most notorious gossip rag (the one everyone pretends not to read), has offered me more than one million pounds to find a man named Pen Donavon, who claims to have evidence of the Afterlife - picked up on a television broadcast and burned onto DVD. The Inquirer made Donavon a sweet deal for exclusive rights. Then both he and the disc vanished. I don't know if the disc is on the level, but a job's a job (and a million pounds is a million pounds). Trouble is, not only are all of the usual suspects pretty dangerous individuals, but it's beginning to look like someone else - someone very powerful - is on the trail, too. And who - or what - ever it is, is deadly determined to find the disc first.
Â©2008 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
The Forces on Eden are licking their wounds following their victory over the Strema. Their new allies and neighbors, the Jema, are free for the first time in a thousand years, and they want payback. The Jema are going to take the fight to the Kaerin on Chandra, with or without the help of Eden. Meanwhile on Earth, the dumpster fire continues to burn as Sir Geoff and Task Force Chrome are being hunted by the ISS and the military. The fight for freedom rages across three worlds, and the one group that is capable of travelling between them is out gunned and outmanned.
Â©2020 S. M. Anderson (P)2020 Podium Audio
In A New Life, Bernard Malamud - generally thought of as a distinctly New York writer - took on the American myth of the West as a place of personal reinvention. When Sy Levin, a high school teacher beset by alcohol and bad decisions, leaves the city for the Pacific Northwest to start over, it's no surprise that he conjures a vision of the extraordinary new life awaiting him there: "He imagined the pioneers in covered wagons entering this valley for the first time. Although he had lived little in nature Levin had always loved it, and the sense of having done the right thing in leaving New York was renewed in him." Soon after his arrival at Cascadia College, however, Levin realizes he has been taken in by a mirage. The failures pile up anew, and Levin, fired from his post, finds himself back where he started and little the wiser for it. A New Life as Jonathan Lethem's introduction makes clear - is Malamud at his best: with his belief in luck and new beginnings Sy Levin embodies the thwarted yearning for transcendence that is at the heart of all Malamud's work.
Â©1961 Bernard Malamud, renewed 1989 by Ann D. Malamud (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
It came from deep space. It sent the signal. Now our computers are killing us, helping the enemy drive us into extinction. But some of us refuse to die. We fight back. We learn. Jon Hawkins revives from cryogenic sleep in a drifting SLN battleship. The crew is dead and the main computer has been destroyed. Jon is a soldier, the start of the resistance, the one man with the will to beat the alien death machines that have terminated 1000 races. This is our hour as we face the ultimate evil, the galactic destroyer of life.
Â©2017 Vaugn Heppner (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Earth belongs to mankind once again. But not everyone has the same vision for the planet. Dean visits Earth, touring the colonies, and quickly learns that not all remaining humans are pleased with the new changes to their planet. The Restorers are determined to build a pre-Industrial Revolution state, claiming technology will only destroy them again. Dean must infiltrate the group and learn their master plan before they go too far. Meanwhile, Jules and Slate are helping relocate a race from a distant world when their ship is destroyed by an unknown enemy. They must navigate the strange planet in order to escape. Jules senses a dormant portal, but her abilities continue to remain unstable, forcing her to rely on her Academy training to survive. All paths will coalesce in an epic conclusion you won't want to miss.
Â©2019 Nathan Hystad (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
The portals are failing, the Theos inside mysteriously vanishing. Help is on the way.Â As Dean Parker takes a moment to celebrate the successful rescue of Magnus and Natalia, heâs reluctantly forced back into the field, the goal: save the dozen Gatekeepers trapped beyond the failing portals.Â Karo and Ableen align with Dean and his family, but when an unexpected twist sabotages the mission, their lives might be the cost of returning home.Â Donât miss this epic eighth volume of the Survivors, as Dean and crew are forced to make decisions that accompany unforeseen consequences.
Â©2019 Nathan Hystad (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Desperate tyrants often resort to desperate tactics...regardless of their species. After suffering a near-catastrophic defeat by Terran Fleet Command, the Pelaran AI strain gambles on a bold, âhands-onâ approach to controlling the destiny of a human world. On the pre-industrial world of Didara 4, Dryden Beck awakens alone in the depths of the Scarsdow Forest, knowing that he has murdered thousands of his own people, but with no memory of how or why. He soon discovers that he has been forever changed; modified against his will to serve as the most powerful weapon in the arsenal of a ruthless puppet master bent on total domination. Stripped of powers he never wanted but now desperately needs, Dryden finds himself caught in the middle of a war in which both sides - those he once sought to destroy as well as his former master who forced him to do so - see him as their most dangerous and hated adversary. To prove his allegiance, Drydenâs only choice is to flee. It is a journey that will take him across a region where opposing sides seek to destroy one another, and wielding technologies are introduced centuries before their time, supplied by a mysterious benefactor whose motivations remain unknown. With the help of a pair of enigmatic Grey aliens, can this lone human regain control of the same deadly weapons he once used to slaughter his own people in time to save them?
Â©2021 Tori Harris (P)2021 Podium Audio
Through desperate tactics and by deliberately keeping a low profile, we survived the machine assaults longer than any human or cybership thought possible. But now our luck has deserted us. The main A.I. brain-core has just given human extinction top priority. The robots are massing an armada to exterminate us.Â Â Weâve done what we could in expectation of this grim day, grabbing enemy factory planets to mass produce warships. And we found an ally, the Star Lords of Roke. But itâs just not enough, damn it.Â Â We need more...like the alien void ship Hawkins once saw. Or maybe we can make a deal with the treacherous Cog Primus. One thingâs sure. Weâd better do it soon, or weâll join thousands of other extinct species obliterated by the hateful death machines.Â Â A.I. Void Ship is the sixth book in the series chronicling humanityâs war for survival against the galactic machine juggernaut.
Â©2019 Vaughn Heppner (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Things were going so well for P.I. John Taylor, that it was only a matter of time before everything hit the fan. Walker, the powerful, ever-present, never to-be-trusted agent who runs the Nightside on behalf of The Authorities, is dying. And he wants John to be his successor-a job that comes with more baggage, and more enemies, than anyone can possibly imagine.
Â©2010 Simon R. Green (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
A mind-blowing new thriller from the NY Times best-selling author of Wired. Omar Haddad is a brutal jihadist in Syria who appears to be invulnerable and capable of supernatural feats. But is Haddad divine, as he claims? Is he a gifted magician? Or is he making use of a stunning scientific breakthrough? And what, exactly, is keeping him from unleashing the global apocalypse heâs so eager to bring about? Brennan Craft, a quirky quantum physics genius, has the answers, and the US military is desperate to capture him. But when Craft risks everything to recruit a Black Ops researcher named Alyssa Aronson, it becomes clear he's playing a treacherous game of his own. Hunted by both the military and Haddad, Craft and Alyssa race to find a way to keep the unstoppable jihadist in check. But there may not be any way. And Alyssa soon fears that Craft is becoming an even bigger threat to the world than Omar Haddad... Quantum Lens is a smart, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller, packed with intriguing ideas that listeners will be contemplating long after they've heard the last minute.
Â©2014 Douglas E. Richards (P)2014 Audible Inc.
We defeated the invading death machines. But at a devastating cost, with smoldering radioactive craters on Mars, shattered moon-domes around Jupiter and floating junk where Saturn's satellite cities used to orbit. We know more killing machines are coming and that the ultimate outcome seems hopeless. To win this war, we need more warships, more soldiers, and a way to take the fight to the enemy. By analyzing a testy AI probe, Jon Hawkins discovers a secret: the whereabouts of a giant AI battle station, one protecting a factory planet 17.2 light-years from Earth. Jon has to convince a defensive Premier Benz and the hostile Earth government to join him. A human flotilla has the lonely task of traveling through hyperspace to defeat the arrogant AIs in one of their own star systems. The fate of the human race rests on the sacrifice and courage of Jon Hawkins and his friends. A.I. Battle Station is the fourth book in the A.I. Series, a novel of military science fiction by best-selling author Vaughn Heppner. The series starts with book 1, A.I. Destroyer.
Â©2017 Vaughn Heppner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Washington, D.C., 1864: In a city thatâs weary of war and eager for entertainment, Joseph and his fatherâs mind-reading act has become the toast of the town. Even President Lincoln comes to see Joseph demonstrate his amazing mental powers. Itâs all an elaborate hoax, of course, but Joseph is enjoying his fame. Then he meets Cassandra, a young girl who really does have second sight - the ability to foretell events. And sheâs having terrifying visions about the president. Someone is plotting to murder him. But who would believe such an accusation? Itâs up to Joseph and Cassandra to interpret the visions, expose the conspiracy, and save Lincolnâs life!
Â©2005 Gary Blackwood (P)2018 Listening Library
Set against the colorful tumult of events that gave rise to our fledgling nation, this novel of romance and adventure introduces Phillipe Charboneau. The illegitimate son of an English nobleman, Phillipe flees Europe and, as Philip Kent, joins the men who set our course for freedom. The Bastard is the first volume in the Kent Family Chronicles, a series of novels that details one family's journey in the early years of the American nation.
Â©1974 John Jakes (P)2013 Audible Inc.
Cally O'Neal, from Ringo's best seller Hell's Faire, stars in this New York Times best seller - a fast-paced interplanetary adventure that finds the trained killer locked in a battle to reclaim her lost soul.
Â©2006 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
The throne of Sparta is in Logan's grasp, but victory tastes like ashes.Â The Jeuta commander, Alvar, has ravaged Wholesale Slaughterâs base on Revelation and taken Katy prisoner. He's holding her hostage to force Logan, the new appointed Guardian of Sparta, to come to them. Alvar hopes his death will throw the whole Dominion into disarray and confusion, making them ripe for invasion.Â The Spartan Council believes Alvar is right and donât want to allow Logan to sacrifice himself to save his wife and unborn child...and they definitely donât want him to take Spartaâs most advanced ship, the Shakak, on the mission.Â Will Logan be able to sacrifice his family in service to Sparta as his father did? Or will he throw away everything he and Wholesale Slaughter have fought for to save the woman he loves?Â The epic conclusion to the Wholesale Slaughter Series is here. Grab your copy today!
Â©2019 Rick Partlow (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Jon Hawkins and his crew are exhausted and homesick. They've destroyed the alien machine menace, going deep into the Kuiper Belt to annihilate the secret A.I. base. From out here the sun looks like just another star. It's a lonely existence. They're ready to go home. What they don't know - what no one could - was that the A.I. destroyer was only a scout. More alien vessels drop out of hyperspace. This is an A.I. assault. The clock to human extinction has begun ticking. Jon and his crew are tired, homesick, and pissed off. They've fought too hard and bled too much to quit now. They're going to find a way to beat the death machines; for the sake of their homes, they have to. A.I. Assault is a novel of military science fiction by best-selling author Vaughn Heppner and the third book in the A.I. series.
Â©2017 Vaughn Heppner (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. What's more, they've overcome their one weakness - no faster-than-light travel - and have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. But humans are the master of adaption and have got a counterpunch of devastating proportions in reserve. Now a hard-bitten and brilliant admiral must face down renewed alien attack and somehow communicate to the enemy that if he is forced to use his ultimate military option, galactic civilization itself may come to a fiery end.
Â©2011 Steve White & Charles E. Gannon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
"I'm John Taylor. I was born in the Nightside, that square mile in the hidden center of London where it is always the hour of the wolf, where gods and monsters walk side by side and where every dark question ever asked can be answered - for a price. I left for a while, but I did come back, to make my living doing what I do better than anyone else: Finding things - lost or stolen, real or imaginary."Recently, I found the most dangerous thing of all: the true identity of my long-gone mother. Turns out she's a being who's been around since beore the dawn of history. Then, she created the Nightside - and now, for her own warped reasons, she intends to destroy it. To stop her before she even gets started, I've got to do some hard traveling - back in Time, through endless eons, into the very distant - and probably deadly - past...."
Â©2005 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
"The name's John Taylor. I'm a PI for hire in the Nightside, the dark and corrupt city within the city of London. Where the sun never shines and where pleasure and horror are always on sale - for the right price. Not a nice place to visit or a nice place to live. So you wouldn't think I would care that it was about to be destroyed, but none other than my very own long-missing, not-quite-human mind."But I do. I was born here, I live here, and I got friends here. They might not be acceptable in polite company, but they're my friends nonetheless. I know that I'm the only one who can stop her. The trick is, how to do it without fulfilling this prophecy that says whatever action I take, not only is the Nightside doomed, but the rest of the world will soon follow...."
Â©2006 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
"Taylor is the name. John Taylor....My card says I'm a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding things. It's part of the Gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside - the hidden heart of London where it's always three a.m., where inhuman creatures and otherworldly gods walk side-by-side in the endless darkness of the soul. "Assignment: Find out why the local diva called the Nightingale has cut herself off from her family and friends. I'm also wondering why her suicide-prone fans think she has a voice to die for. Literally...."
Â©2004 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
A world of horror - bewitching tales of ghosts, spirits, and spooks Gather 'round for ominous tales of the paranormal thatâll have you looking over your shoulder to make sure youâre actually alone. The Worldâs Favorite Ghost Stories is a carefully curated collection of hair-raising ghost stories from around the world meant to thrill and ensnare you. Listen to this audiobook for unsettling ghost stories thatâll get under your skin. These peculiar tales from different corners of the world (including the United Kingdom, India, and the United States) are so vivid that they almost feel real. But they couldnât be - could they? In The Worldâs Favorite Ghost Stories, youâll find: Ghosts around the globe - Get spooked with creepy ghost stories about the jikininki from Japan, sinister specters from South Africa, the ominous silence in Russia, and many more. Spine-chilling stories - These ghastly tales will leave spooky-story connoisseurs white as a ghost...and wanting more. Curl up and creep out with The Worldâs Favorite Ghost Stories - youâll have a scary-good time!
Â©2019 Rockridge Press (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
The definitive volume in Jakesâs best-selling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy - and its futureIn the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kentâs original American dream. As Gideon Kentâs health deteriorates, he fears for the future of his family. Their dynasty, now in ruins, stands as a tarnished symbol of all the Kents have lost in the unstable years of war and expansion. It falls to young Will to bring the family together - a task of epic scope. Only expert storyteller John Jakes could craft such a gripping finale to this beloved family saga, bringing the Kentsâ drama - and the nineteenth century in America - to its riveting conclusion.
Â©1980 John Jakes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic", Robertson Davies' acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. The Manticore, the second book in the series after Fifth Business, follows David Staunton, a man pleased with his success but haunted by his relationship with his larger-than-life father. As he seeks help through therapy, he encounters a wonderful cast of characters who help connect him to his past and the death of his father.
Â©1972 Robertson Davies (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
The first human exploration vessel has been manufactured. All it needs is a mission. Horizon is a state-of-the-art vessel, a hybrid born of Keppe technology and human innovation. Magnus accepts the role of captain as the new ship is launched on its maiden voyage. Deanâs thrilled to take a back seat on the adventure, but things donât ever work out as planned for our hero. As Horizon heads into unknown space, they search for a way to reverse the miniaturization of an entire world in their possession. With recent attacks on Haven, the crew is on edge as they encounter a strange new space station, and witness one of the V-shaped invaders docked on arrival. Join the newly formed crew of the flagship Horizon as they learn to work as a team and halt a looming invasion from happening on Haven. New Horizon is book nine in the best-selling Survivors series.
Â©2019 Nathan Hystad (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
The race has ended. The new prize is survival. In the aftermath of the thwarted alien invasion, Arlo teams up with his old nemesis to seek a potential ally. With the creation of FTL outfitted Racers, theyâre finally able to cross great distances in a short period of time. What they find at Refuge is shocking. Aided by their new friends, Arlo must fight his way home, bringing information vital to Earthâs continued existence. At least now itâs two against one. The space battle is on. From the author of The Survivors and Baldwin's Legacy comes the stunning sequel to Space Race.
Â©2021 Nathan Hystad (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
A secret history of the industrial wars behind the rise and fall of the 20th century's great information empires - Hollywood, the broadcast networks, and AT&T - asking one big question: Could history repeat itself, with one giant entity taking control of American information? Most consider the Internet Age to be a moment of unprecedented freedom in communications and culture. But as Tim Wu shows, each major new medium, from telephone to cable, arrived on a similar wave of idealistic optimism only to become, eventually, the object of industrial consolidation profoundly affecting how Americans communicate. Every once-free and open technology was in time centralized and closed, a huge corporate power taking control of the master switch. Today, as a similar struggle looms over the Internet, increasingly the pipeline of all other media, the stakes have never been higher. To be decided: who gets heard, and what kind of country we live in. Part industrial exposÃ©, part meditation on the nature of freedom of expression, part battle cry to save the Internet's best features, The Master Switch brings to light a crucial drama rife with indelible characters and stories, heretofore played out over decades in the shadows of our national life.
Â©2010 Tim Wu (P)2010 Audible, Inc
Tales of nostalgia and loss in a world overrun by technology Hank is walking home from the bar when the Model T pulls alongside him. It's been decades since he saw a car this old, and the sound of it takes him right back to his 20s. The door is open, and when he climbs in, the car takes off - without a driver. Before he knows what's happened, Hank is right back at Big Spring Pavilion, where he spent his youth drinking bootleg whiskey and chasing pretty girls. He will find the past is not quite as he remembered it, but still a lovely place to go for a drive. This collection includes some of the finest short fiction Clifford Simak ever wrote, including "City", the story that became the basis for his beloved novel of the same name. In the history of science fiction, no author has ever better understood that the Great Plains and the cosmos are closer together than we think. Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this book.
Â©2015 the Estate of Clifford D. Simak (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers - mainly young women - suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that started in Salem and spread across the region - religious crisis, ergot poisoning, an encephalitis outbreak, frontier war hysteria - but most agree that there was no single factor. Rather, as Emerson Baker illustrates in this seminal new work, Salem was "a perfect storm": a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since. Baker shows how a range of factors in the Bay colony in the 1690s, including a new charter and government, a lethal frontier war, and religious and political conflicts, set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. Engaging a range of perspectives, he looks at the key players in the outbreak - the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them - and wrestles with questions about why the Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2015 Emerson W. Baker (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A king can't defeat an army of lawless pirates. But a mercenary can.Â Logan Conner is the son of a king, the heir to the largest of the five star-dominions, and the best mech pilot in the galaxy. His people are plagued by pirates and raiders, surrounded by enemies, and not even his father can fight them all. Logan gives up his position, his rank, even his name, and becomes Jonathan Slaughter, leader of a rough-and-ready band of mercenary mech-jocks bent on taking the battle to the enemy on their own terms.Â Theyâre Wholesale Slaughter. Kicking ass is what they do. Get book one in this thrilling and unpredictable military sci-fi adventure today!
Â©2019 Aethon Publishing (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From the Nebula Award-winning author of Way Station: 10 stories - including one never before published - of mystery and imagination in a world that cannot be. People work; folk play. That is how it has been in this country for as long as Sam can remember. He is happy, and he understands that this is the way it should be. People are bigger than folk. They are stronger. They do not need food or water. They do not need the warmth of a fire. All they need are jobs to do and a blacksmith to fix them when they break. The people work so the folk can drink their moonshine, fish a little, and throw horseshoes. But once Sam starts to wonder why the world is like this, his life will never be the same. Along with the other stories in this collection, "I Am Crying All Inside" is a compact marvel - a picture of an impossible reality that is not so different from our own. Also included in this volume is the newly published "I Had No Head and My Eyes Were Floating Way Up in the Air", originally written for Harlan Ellison's The Last Dangerous Visionsâ¢. Each story includes an introduction by David W. Wixon, literary executor of the Clifford D. Simak estate and editor of this book.
Â©2015 the Estate of Clifford D. Simak (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time: a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.
Â©1953 Arthur C. Clarke (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
In a flourishing post-Civil War America, the Kent family seizes good fortune again - until all is suddenly threatened by one womanâs return.
The penultimate volume in John Jakesâs stirring Kent Family Chronicles finds America booming in its postwar prosperity. With this newly secured peace comes an opportunity for the Kent family to reconcile and to thrive, both personally and financially. Gideon Kent takes up his fatherâs vow to reunite the family, but when he brings his fatherâs widow back into the fold, the repercussions seem insurmountable.
Against the backdrop of a recovering nation, the Kents face dramatic challenges and unexpected rifts that could leave the family shattered for years to come.This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the authorâs personal collection.
Â©1978 John Jakes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The Promised Land Has a Vermin Problem.... Once before, the sentient races in the known part of the galaxy had united against alien invaders. Decades have since passed, and new generations have grown complacent...dangerously so. Long ago, much of the population of an entire planet fled their world before its sun went nova in thousands of ships, each one larger than a city. Now, the armada has arrived at the world they intend to make their new home. They regard the fact that the planet is already colonized by humans as a mere inconvenience, and their mode of communication is so different from anything humans use that they do not consider humans and their allies to be truly intelligent. This time, the races of the old alliance will not have to worry about becoming an invader's meal - but that will be small comfort if these new invaders decide that genocide is justified for their own survival....
Â©2007 Steve White & Shirley Meier (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
We don't know when it happened. But somewhere an alien species built a strong artificial intelligence. The A.I. became independent, powerful, and it started killing biological infestations - life - any life, all life. It has been killing life forms ever since as it grew into a vast armada of death. Jon Hawkins and his team captured the A.I. destroyer invading the solar system. The genocidal assault should have been over, but it's not. An alien A.I. strand from the cybership survived in the distant Kuiper Belt. The strand has been multiplying and taking over by turning people into robots in order to build another supership. The human race is in a grim war for survival against the most relentless, most ruthless enemy in the galaxy. The A.I. Gene is a novel of military science fiction by best-selling author Vaughn Heppner and the second book in the A.I. series.
Â©2017 Vaughn Heppner (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
When Jephtha Kent leaves his family to go north, the Kents come under the influence of Louis, the most opportunistic son. While the nation splits on secession and slavery, the Kents nearly fall to greed and self-interest. The Civil War divided families and friends and left wounds some of which are still not healed. That the Kents survived was a miracle: that they came through with vigor intact held great promise for the rich decades that lay ahead. The Titans is the fifth volume in the Kent Family Chronicles preceded by The Furies.
Â©1976 John Jakes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Fifty BARs (Browning automatic rifles) have been stolen from a U.S. army base in Northern Ireland. His uncle Ike Eisenhower sends Billy to recover the weapons, which might be used in a German-sponsored IRA uprising. Bodies begin to accumulate as Billy finds unexpected challenges to his Boston-Irish upbringing and IRA sympathies. There are rogues on both sides, he learns.
Â©2009 James R. Benn (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Of the once innumerable battle clans of the possess only a handful survive. And that on the sufferance of a group of despised Indowy and Himmit. Plucked from the maelstrom on Earth, they are cast out into the eternal blackness of the stars with only a slightly insane Indowy and a computer virus to guide them. What follows is a trail of tears and remembrance as the Posleen retrace the footsteps of their ancestors in a search for their homeworld. A search to determine if the Posleen posess the one thing no Human would give them credit for: a soul. Returned to their beginnings, the question remains: Is there a new path for the Tular Posleen?
Â©2009 John Ringo & Tom Kratman (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Billy's task is to help arrange the surrender of the Vichy French forces in Algeria. But dissension among the regular army, the militia, and DeGaulle's Free French allows blackmarketeers in league with the enemy to divert medical supplies to the Casbah, leading to multiple murders. Billy must find the killers while trying to rescue the girl he loves - a British spy.
Â©2008 James R. Benn (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
"Taylor is the name. John Taylor...My card says I'm a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding things. It's part of the Gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside - the hidden heart of London where it's always three a.m., where inhuman creatures and otherworldly gods walk side-by-side in the endless darkness of the soul. "Assignment: Joanna Barrett hires me to track down her teenage daughter, who decided to forgo the circus and run away to the Nightside. The kid has no idea what she's getting herself into...You can find anything in the Nightside-if it doesn't find you first." John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines.
Â©2003 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
When sorcerers and demigods go to war, those wars are fought by mercenaries, "dog soldiers", grunts in the trenches. And the stories of those soldiers are the stories of Glen Cook's hugely popular Black Company novels. If the Joseph Heller of Catch-22 were to tell the story of The Lord of the Rings, it might read like the Black Company books. There is nothing else in fantasy like them. Now, at last, Cook brings the Glittering Stone cycle within the Black Company series to an end... but an end with many other tales left to tell. As Soldiers Live opens, Croaker is military dictator of all the Taglias, and no Black Company member has died in battle for four years. Croaker figures it can't last. He's right. For, of course, many of the Company's old adversaries are still around. Narayan Singh and his adopted daughter - actually the offspring of Croaker and the Lady - hope to bring about the apocalyptic Year of the Skulls. Other old enemies like Shadowcatcher, Longshadow, and Howler are also ready to do the Company harm. And much of the Company is still recovering from the 15 years many of them spent in a stasis field. Then a report arrives of an evil spirit, a forvalaka, that has taken over one of their old enemies. It attacks them at a shadowgate - setting off a chain of events that will bring the Company to the edge of apocalypse and, as usual, several steps beyond. Glen Cook is the leading modern writer of epic fantasy noir, and Soldiers Live is Cook at his best. None of his legion of fans will want to miss it.
Â©2000 Glen Cook (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
A patriot soldier in the ragtag Continental army, Philip Kent defies the rule of the British crown, fighting for the future of his adopted American homeland and the future of his wife and newborn son. And when Philip's heroism draws the attention of General George Washington, he is sent on an overwhelmingly risky mission vital to the success of the Revolution. But no sacrifice is too great for freedom.
Â©1975 John Jakes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
"You will move through this world as a wraith...." In the aftermath of the Cygnaran civil war, warcaster Allister Caine has become a fugitive, hiding out in a backwater town where little ever happens. Until the bodies start piling up, and Caine is accused of murder. And Caine can't be entirely sure he's innocent. With only a cryptic riddle whispered in his ear, a mysterious rune tattooed on his arm, and an unusual little girl by his side, Caine will need to stay one step ahead of the elite squad of hunters known as the Black 13th. As they close in, bent on bringing him to justice for crimes he might not have committed, Caine must unravel why everyone he's ever known is suddenly marked for death...and keep from becoming his own final victim.
Â©2016 Privateer Press, Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Gregg Kaplan's partner has vanished without a word. He is inexplicably kept in the dark by his employer, the CIA, and ordered to stand down or face the consequences.Â Refusing to follow orders, Kaplan strikes out on his own in search of Isabella Hunt, the woman with whom he is in love. Following a tip that led him across the country to a small town in Wyoming, he finds himself in trouble once again when two of the town's bullies assault a young Native American woman. This time it lands him behind bars. Kaplan quickly learns the men he just put in the hospital are the sons of a wealthy and politically connected land baron.Â Â Town Marshal Christine Cavalier is stumped by recent crimes in her once-peaceful town. After one of her deputies is murdered, she realizes her understaffed department cannot handle the wrath of the most powerful man in town. She is forced to turn to a man with special skillsÂ - Kaplan - who is pushed into an unwanted alliance with the marshal in exchange for what he believes the marshal knows about Isabella.Â Â Aided by his friend Pete Moss and the town marshal, Kaplan finds himself in a deadly shoot-out. Cavalier believes the killer is dead, but Kaplan knows somebody more sinister is the mastermind behind the killing spree. Is it too late to stop him before he kills again?Â Â With relentless pacing, striking twists, and some of most devious characters yet, Last Chance is Chuck Barrett writing at his awe-inspiring best.
Â©2018 Chuck Barrett (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Marcus Cade had to cross 800 lonely light-years to Earth so he could begin searching for his beloved wife. But he was broke, and his spaceship badly needed an overhaul. So he traded his one-of-a-kind Gyroc rifle to a stingy and half-mad mechanic for a cheap fix and a Nion XT Navigator. When Cade went to sleep during the journey, the traitorous nav performed its secret function, bringing his ship to a rift, through a vortex and into the web of an extraterrestrial conspiracy. Cade was not amused, not one damn bit. Meaning, the aliens might have gotten more than they bargained for, as Cade was a super-soldier and a hard-bitten survivor from the Old Federation. He launched a one-man crusade, determined to rip their pocket universe apart or die trying, so he could escape and continue to search for his dearest Raina.
Â©2021 Vaughn Heppner (P)2021 Podium Audio
A stolen shipment of nuclear weapons, a reckless dictator on the warpath, and a kidnapped sister in the middle of it all. Chris Collins is an ex-CIA agent with a history of rogue missions. After crossing the world to bring his enemies to justice, he's burned out and in need of a break. When a shipment of nuclear weapons is stolen at a Turkish air base, Chris decides to leave this one to his former agency. But things soon get personal.Â Holed up in a plush Rio de Janeiro hotel suite, Chris is forced to leave his romantic retreat with Tsu and embark on a gruelling mission that takes him through theÂ trials of the Amazon jungle to the heart of Africa, where he finally comes face-to-face with a brutal dictator who has new-found nuclear power.Â Â The latest adventure in the Chris Collins CIA Thriller series pushes Chris to his limits, putting his skills and his friendships to the test. This unwanted mission will be the most challenging of his life.
Â©2021 David F. Berens and John Hopton (P)2021 Podium Audio
The price of truth is blood and death The Sage and The Warmaster. Names whispered by dying lips, the true power controlling the demons hiding among mankind.Â And now, the Hunter has climbed the highest mountain peak to put an end to their reign. Facing a secret sect of professional torturers and the descendants of a long-dead race, his skills as an assassin will be put to the ultimate test.
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
The United States' secret history of financial, political, and cultural exploitation of Latin America in the mid-20th century is revealed in this "blistering exposÃ©", with a new introduction by the authors (Publishers Weekly).Â What happened when a wealthy industrialist and a visionary evangelist unleashed forces that joined to subjugate an entire continent? Historians Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett tell the story of the 40-year campaign led by Standard Oil scion Nelson Rockefeller and Wycliffe Bible Translators founder William Cameron Townsend to establish a US imperial beachhead in Central and South America. Beginning in the 1940s, future Vice President Rockefeller worked with the CIA and allies in the banking industry to prop up repressive governments, devastate the Amazon rain forest, and destabilize local economies - all in the name of anti-Communism. Meanwhile, Townsend and his army of missionaries sought to undermine the belief systems of the region's indigenous peoples and convert them to Christianity. Their combined efforts would have tragic and long-lasting repercussions, argue the authors of this "well-documented" (Los Angeles Times) book - the product of 18 years of research - which legendary progressive historian Howard Zinn called "an extraordinary piece of investigative history. Its message is powerful, its data overwhelming and impressive."Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©1995 Gerard Colby, Charlotte Dennett (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Hell's Faire continues Ringo's Legacy of the Aldenata series, this time pitting Major Mike O'Neal against a Posleen overlord with impressive technology looking to conquer human territories. With the defenses of the Southern Appalachians sundered, the only thing standing between the ravening Posleen hordes and the soft interior of the Cumberland Plateau are the veterans of 555th Mobile Infantry. Dropped into Rabun Pass, with a couple of million Posleen behind them and 14 million to the front, the only question is which will run out first: power, bullets, or bodies. But they have a hole card: far to the north the shattered SheVa Nine is undergoing a facelift. Rising from its smoking ashes is a new weapon of war, armed with the most advanced weaponry Terra has ever produced, capable of facing both the Posleen hordes and their redoubtable space-cruisers. Capable of dealing out hell as only SheVa Nine can. If Mike O'Neal and the other members of the 555th are going to survive, it will come down to how much Posleen butt Bun-bun can kick. Prepare to eat antimatter, Posleen-boy.
Â©2004 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
What's a 22-year-old Irish American cop who's never been out of Massachusetts before doing at Beardsley Hall, an English country house, having lunch with King Haakon of Norway? Billy Boyle himself wonders. Back home in Southie, he'd barely made detective when war was declared. Unwilling to fight and perhaps die for England, he was relieved when his mother wangled a job for him on the staff of a general married to her distant cousin. But the general turns out to be Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose headquarters are in London, which is undergoing the Blitz. And Uncle Ike wants Billy to be his personal investigator.Billy is dispatched to the seat of the Norwegian government in exile. Operation Jupiter, the impending invasion of Norway, is being planned, but it is feared that there is a German spy amongst the Norwegians. Billy doubts his own abilities, with good reason. A theft and two murders test his investigative powers, but Billy proves to be a better detective than he or anyone else expected.
Â©2006 James R. Benn (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
The Posleen are coming and the models all say the same thing: Without the Panama Canal, the US is doomed to starvation and defeat. Despite being overstretched preparing to defend the US, the military sends everything it has left: A handful of advanced Armored Combat Suits, rejuvenated veterans from the many decades that Panama was a virtual colony, and three antiquated warships. Other than that, the Panamanians are on their own. Replete with detailed imagery of the landscape, characters and politics that have made the jungle-infested peninsula a Shangri-La for so many over the years, Yellow Eyes is a hard-hitting look at facing a swarming alien horde with not much more than wits and guts. Fortunately for the human race, the Panamanians, and the many veterans that think of it as a second home, have plenty of both.
Â©2008 John Ringo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Billy Boyle awakens in a field hospital in Sicily with amnesia. In his pocket is a yellow silk handkerchief embroidered with the initial L. Gradually he remembers: he has been sent ashore in advance of the troops with this token from Lucky Luciano to contact the head of the Sicilian Mafia. But he must also thwart a murderous band of counterfeiters of Army scrip led by Vito Genovese.
Â©2008 James R. Benn (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
They tried to destroy our planets. Our way of life. They tried to send us into extinction. But we, the Coalition, fought them and won. That was a decade ago. We had assumed they were beaten for good.Â We were wrong.Â Theyâre known as the Host: a cabal of aliens seeking to dominate our sector of space. And theyâre back - with help from a powerful new enemy.Â Against their wrath, we must stand. Weâre outnumbered and unprepared. If we lose, we lose everything.Â But there is hope. An ancient race of long-dead but technologically advanced aliens called the Navigators have a ship called the Blackstar that could potentially turn the tide. That is if I, Kai Locke, a humble ship racer, can find it and learn how to harness its power in time.Â If I fail, the Coalition will fall, and the Host will consign us to a distant memory. I refuse to let that happen. I will fight to my last breath for the Coalitionâs survival.Â For fans of Star Wars, Firefly, Battlestar, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Â©2017 A.C. Hadfield & Colin F. Barnes (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
The Iron Kingdoms is a land dominated by mighty warcasters, arcanists who command the terrifying war machines called warjacks. While these epic figures lead armies and shape the futures of their nations, other powerful individuals, no less skilled, forge their own destinies in steam and steel. Called to Battle: Volume Two is a collection of stories focused on the Iron Kingdoms' greatest heroes, its skilled mercenaries, and even the horrifying villains who haunt its darker reaches. Journey with High Paladin Dartan Vilmon as he and his paladins fight their way across western Immoren on a most holy mission in "Conviction" by Steve Diamond. Witness the infamous alchemist and inventor Gorman di Wulfe use his staggering intellect to try to escape the consequences of a murder accusation in "A Casualty of Science" by Matt Forbeck. Trace the origins of one of the most feared members of the pirate ship Talion, the sawbones and ship's cook known as Doc Killingsworth, in "Flesh & Bone" by Chris A. Jackson. Discover the terrifying surgical augmentations of the enigmatic creatures called the Cephalyx as they perform their ghoulish experiments on a captured squad of Cygnaran trenchers in "Mind over Matter" by Howard Tayler. These stories draw you deeper into the war-torn landscape of western Immoren and the Iron Kingdoms, where heroes, villains, and those somewhere in between find themselves Called to Battle.
Â©2014 Privateer Press (P)2015 Audible Inc.
Nikolisâ parents are dead - murdered before his eyes. Whatâs worse, they were traitors to the crown. At least thatâs what he hears the village folk saying moments before he is whisked away to the castle of Highkeep. There he finds himself before the aged King Alginor, a man brought to a boil by his very presence. With his fate hanging in the balance, Nikolis accepts an apprenticeship with the castleâs master of arms, a decision that catapults him on a journey fraught with danger, treachery, self-discovery, and burgeoning love, where his wit and the edge of a blade may be all that protects him from a world that is spiraling out of control.
Â©2019 Benjamin Corman (P)2020 Podium Audio
New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green returns to the "bizarre and gleefully dangerous backdrop" (Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files) of the Nightside with this landmark collection of short fiction. Welcome to the Nightside. It's the secret heart of London, beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys hidden in eternal darkness, where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It's the place to go if you're looking to indulge the darker side of your natureâand to hell with the consequences. Tales from the Nightside presents ten macabre mysteries that shine a dim beam into the neighborhood's darkest corners to reveal things that should never come to light. Take a walk with such deadly and dangerous denizens of the Nightside as Razor Eddie, Dead Boy, and Larry Oblivion as they encounter things even more inhuman and inhumane than they are. And join John Taylor, the PI with a knack for finding lost things, as he confronts Sir Francis Varney, King of the Vampires, in a never-before-published novella-length adventure. There may be nothing to be afraid of in the dark, but there's plenty to be afraid of in the Nightsideâ¦
Â©2015 Simon R. Green (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it's hard for a robot to make his way. It's even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack's not interested in world domination. He's just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn't just an automated smashing machine, and to earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just can't catch a break. When Mack's neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire's founders - not to mention more trouble than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home.
Â©2008 A. Lee Martinez (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
The truth is out there...Â Â In the aftermath of the Stonemeyer disaster, Special Agent Jackson Fischer is determined to uncover truth behind the failed mission and bring those responsible to justice. But growing pressure to close the case has everyone on edge, and Fischer is desperate for more evidence.Â Â As Corporal Allen Sheridan struggles to face his demons from Stonemeyer, he must also prove himself to his new teammates. Assigned to the Alliance Marine Special Operation Command, Sheridan and the members of Team Valkyrie soon find themselves right in the middle of the biggest clandestine operation in the history of the Alliance.Â Â The search for truth, however, leads only to more questions, and with the Alliance on the brink of war, Fischer and Sheridan must race against the clock to find the answers that will put an end to the conspiracy that threatens to tear the Alliance apart.Â Â Echoes of Valor is an action-packed story of bravery, determination, and the will to win at all costs. With higher stakes and deeper mysteries, the second book in the Valor Series will keep you listening to the very end.
Â©2019 Aethon Books (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
The end of the colonies' fight for independence ushers in a fresh and even more glorious struggle to build the new nation. It is an epoch ripe with the energy of a country in its springtime. Two young heirs to a family dynasty turn their eyes west - the frontier beckons. It took a special breed to give up the comfortable life along our eastern seaboard. Who knew what lay beyond? But when Abraham Kent fell in love with his beautiful stepsister, he knew that leaving was the only course open to him. The Seekers is the third in the Kent Family Chronicles following The Bastard and The Rebels.
Â©1975 John Jakes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Protect the innocent at any cost. The Hunter, legendary assassin of Voramis, has been given a second chance. He will safeguard Hailen, the boy he rescued from a demon, against any threat - mortal or immortal. Though he joins a caravan in the hope of safe passage across the vast emptiness of the Advanat Desert, he cannot outrun his enemies: the Illusionist Cleric on a holy mission to capture him, the savage raiders out for blood and gold, and the Abiarazi, demons who masquerade as humans. Every step north unlocks the truth about the woman who haunts his memories, offering new glimpses into who he is...what he is.
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
In a desperate fight, we captured one of the machine empireâs factory planets. Can we now defeat an interstellar superpower that has exterminated thousands of sentient races across the galaxy and slaughtered billions of us in the solar system?Â Â Not bloody likely, but Captain Jon Hawkins is on a mission. Using new warships from the factory planet, heâs searching for alien allies, more battle stations to storm, and death machines to kill. Heâs buying us time to turn the solar system into a fortress...if he can stay alive long enough.Â Â A.I. Battle Fleet is the fifth audiobook in the series chronicling humanityâs grim war for survival against the galactic machine juggernaut.
Â©2018 Vaughn Heppner (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Gregg Kaplan is not an ordinary man, but a man with special skills, courtesy of the United States Government. His assignment is to stay off the grid when he innocently stumbles into a blown witness protection detail in Little Rock, Arkansas. He simply could not walk away from the impending mayhem. After the dust settles, a mortally wounded Deputy U.S. Marshal makes him promise to personally deliver the witness to a U.S. Marshals Service safe site. Not just a promise, an oath. A pledge between ex-Army Delta Force comrades. A trust that could not be broken - once in, never out. Kaplan soon suspects the witness he vowed to protect has secrets of his own; secrets that go beyond his testimony for the U.S. government. When he discovers the witness is being tracked, Kaplan teams with a WitSec Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to recover the witness, but soon realizes some merciless people are dead set on preventing the witness from reaching the safe site. But the witness has a hidden agenda - one that could cost Kaplan his life.
Â©2015 Chuck Barrett (P)2015 Audible Inc.
One death changes two cities forever. Ilanna, Master of the Night Guild, has waged a war for eight years to cleanse her city of the rival criminal organization that nearly destroyed it. When she uncovers a ring of slavers trafficking young girls for sexual servitude around the continent, she is forced to venture into the city of Voramis, the seat of her enemy's power, to hunt down the true culprit and put an end to the enslavement of innocents.Â But her enemies will not be so easily eliminated. She must turn to the one man certain to get the job done: the Hunter, legendary assassin of Voramis.Â The Hunter willingly accepts a fortune in gold to kill one of the richest men in his city. A mansion fortress and a private army should prove no match for his inhuman abilities.Â But as he stalks his target, he unmasks a bloodthirsty conspiracy in the guise of a holy mission. If he doesn't stop the men responsible, the gruesome murders will continue and people - including those he has sworn to protect - will die.Â Note: This book is a stand-alone that takes place after the events of Queen of Thieves, Book 3. Suggested listening order: Child of the Night Guild, Thief of the Night Guild, Queen of the Night Guild, Traitors' Fate.
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2020 Podium Publishing
Could you save the world if your world was falling apart? Chris Collins is a CIA deputy director with a history of rogue missions. He's lost his wife, his career, and maybe his friends...but there are new "friends" around every corner. And along with the new friends, some powerful new enemies. On a bitterly cold night in Washington DC, Chris Collins is heading home to open his favorite bottle of red, when his past walks right by him. A day later, his world falls apart. But he has no time to feel sorry for himself, as he soon realizes that evil forces are at work on an international scale and his country is under attack from within. Thereâs a job to be done. In the midst of a personal crisis, he embarks on a global journey that takes him from the rugged coast of Ireland through the heart of Europe to the shimmering deserts of Morocco. He gets more than a little help from the mysterious stranger who keeps showing up in his life, but will it be enough to save innocent lives and bring some of the world's most powerful people to justice? Includes "Rogue Enemy", a bonus story from the Chris Collins CIA Thriller series.
Â©2019 David F. Berens and John Hopton (P)2020 Podium Audio
Dean Parker thought he was going to coast into retirement. He was wrong.Â Things have slowed down for Dean and Mary as they manage the expanding human colonies on Haven, New Spero, and Earth - until they receive a distress call from the Keppe.Â Magnus and Natalia are in the midst of a three-year exploration mission on the alien vessel, but mysteriously vanish with less than a year left to go.Â The portals are failing, making the journey more arduous, and when the crew finally think they know whatâs happening, they realize they are also stranded. Join the journey as Dean Parker fights to rescue old friends while forging forward with the Alliance of Worlds. The epic Survivors story continues with New Alliance, a brand-new adventure with familiar faces.
Â©2019 Nathan Hystad (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
The Solar Federation has been stable for decades - until a few days ago when leader of the abbots (artificial, biological robot) has mysteriously disappeared. His fate threatens the unsteady peace between human and machine.Â Â Â Detective Harlan Rubik has but a few chances left to save his career after a string of failed cases. When heâs tasked with finding the abbot leader, he uncovers a deadly conspiracy perpetrated by a shadowy group called Vanguard, whose tendrils reach to the highest echelons of government. It will take all of Harlanâs skills to uncover the truth behind this dark force. If he fails, it will be the end of his life as he knows it.Â Â When scientist Irena Selles is attacked by a rogue abbot while working in one of Earthâs last remaining scientific outposts, sheâs forced to flee for her life and hitch a ride back to Atlas Station with the help of a crew of salvagers. Harlan, seeing a pattern between their cases, joins forces with them. Together, they set out to find the truth behind Vanguard. With so few humans left and scattered across the Solar system, an abbot rebellion would be fatal to humanityâs continued existence.Â Â Harlan, Irena, and their ragtag crew of allies will journey through space stations, colonies, and the darkest parts of the Solar system if theyâre to stop Vanguard rising. But will their combined efforts be enough? And what do they truly want?
Â©2018 Colin Barnes (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Brand-new stories by: Dennis Lehane, Stewart O'Nan, Patricia Powell, John Dufresne, Lynne Heitman, Don Lee, Russ Aborn, Itabari Njeri, Jim Fusilli, Brendan DuBois, and Dana Cameron. Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, The Given Day) has proven himself to be a master of both crime fiction and literary fiction. Here, he extends his literary prowess to that of master curator. In keeping with the Akashic Noir series tradition, each story in Boston Noir is set in a different neighborhood of the city - the impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between. Lehane's own contribution - the longest story in the volume - is set in his beloved home neighborhood of Dorchester and showcases his phenomenal ability to grip the heart, soul, and throat of the reader. In 2003, Lehane's novel Mystic River was adapted into film and quickly garnered six Academy Award nominations (with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins each winning Academy Awards). The complete list of narrators includes Karen White, Scott Aiello, Stephen Hoye, Jason Culp, Jeri Silverman, Suzanne Toren, Marc Vietor, Scott Brick, Joe Barrett, Carington MacDuffie, and Erin Moon.
Â©2009 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.
The Kents' saga expands as its first heroine takes center stage in the relentless struggle to build the family dynasty opening twenty-two years after the events of The Seekers, John Jakes's fourth Kent Family novel spans the blood-soaked era of America's relentless expansion into the West. Amanda Kent, daughter of Gilbert Kent and Harriet Lebow, is one of the few women to escape the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo. Uncommonly brazen and focused, Amanda seeks to make a new life for herself by restoring the Kent family name. Her efforts to build a dynasty take her to northern California, just in time for the Gold Rush. Her passion and determination during these frenzied years make The Furies an exhilarating listen.
Â©1976 John Jakes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
When the Shepard's car breaks down in pre-World War II New York City, a chain of events occurs that transforms the lives of the Shepards and the Drakes, as Evan and Rachel meet, court, and marry. But betrayal, disappointment, and secret schemes are on the horizon. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Richard Yates' book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview â where James Atlas interviews Blake Bailey about the life and work of Richard Yates â begins as soon as the audiobook ends.
Â©1987 Richard Yates (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
There's a new sheriff in town, and he's got the Nightside's rich and powerful quaking in their boots. He's The Walking Man, and it's his mission to exorcise sinners - with extreme prejudice. Problem is, the Nightside was built on sin and corruption, and The Walking Man makes no distinction between evildoers and those simply indulging themselves. He'll leave the place a wasteland unless someone stops him, and P.I. John Taylor has been handed the job. No known magic or science can affect The Walking Man, and if John can't discover his weakness, he'll be facing the very Wrath of God.
Â©2009 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
Known as The Mayor of Castro Street even before he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Harvey Milk's personal life, public career, and final assassination reflect the dramatic emergence of the gay community as a political power in America. It is a story full of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassinations at City Hall, massive riots in the streets, the miscarriage of justice, and the consolidation of gay power and gay hope. Harvey Milk has been the subject of numerous books and movies, including the Academy Award-winning 1984 documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk. His life is also the basis of a 2008 major motion picture Milk, starring Sean Penn. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Randy Shilts' book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview â where James Atlas interviews Larry Kramer about the life and work of Randy Shilts â begins as soon as the audiobook ends.
Â©2008 Randy Shilts (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
The best assassin in the world doesnât come cheap. Betraying him will cost your soul. The Hunter is a name feared by all in Voramis. He is an outcast, driven by a cursed dagger with an unquenchable thirst for blood and death. Yet he follows one simple code: Kill those who truly deserve to die. His creed is put to the test when, deceived by a shadowy employer, he unknowingly slaughters an innocent man. With the most powerful criminal organization in the city after his head, the Hunter must fight for his life and find a way to atone for his mistake. When his enemies harm the people under his protection, it will take much more than an army criminals to stand in the way of his revenge.
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
The wait is over. After a two-year investigation, the results of The Mueller Report have been released to the public. Now listen to an audio version of one of the most talked about government documents in history. These are the redacted findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team, which was tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, including exploring any links or coordination between President Donald J. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government.Â Audible has a history of recording and distributing public documents. This includes The 9/11 Commission Report, The Starr Report, and Pope Francis' encyclical letter on climate change and inequality, Encyclical Letter Laudato Si' of the Holy Father Francis: On Care for Our Common Home.Â Editorial notes: This audio recording identifies the sections of The Mueller Report that have been redacted by the Office of the Attorney General. When the narrators reach a section of the report that has been redacted, they will give one of the four reasons for a redaction that is specified in the report. Those reasons are the following: Grand Jury, Harm to Ongoing Matter, Investigative Technique, Personal Privacy. To aid the listenerâs comprehension of the report, we have recorded footnotes that contain secondary pieces of information, which provide additional context to the events described. Finally, references to US Code, federal regulations, court cases and other legal and technical documents have been adjusted for brevity and listener clarity. We are providing a downloadable PDF for a full and complete reference. This file can be accessed in your Library section along with the audio.Â Â Â Â Please note: Audible's version of The Mueller Report is free. If subsequent versions of this report are released, Audible will make every effort to provide updates.Â Â Â
Â©2019 Audible, Inc. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Could you betray the ones you love for the greater good? Chris Collins is an ex-CIA agent with a history of rogue missions. His enemies took away everything he had, and now it's time to pay. He knows his adversaries will stop at nothing to remove those who stand in their way - including himself. But they move in the shadows, and smoking them out means taking himself to some dark places. As he hunts them down, he's reminded that for spies like him, romance is never easy. How can you find love when seducing strangers is part of your job description? Across the world, a child is missing. Will the web finally lead back to him, or will he be lost forever?
Â©2020 David F. Berens and John Hopton (P)2021 Podium Audio
Before he was anointed to carry on the legacy of Robert Ludlum's Janson Command series, and before he collaborated with Clive Cussler on the fan favorite Isaac Bell series, Justin Scott created this suspenseful adventure tale, a novel of love and revenge set on the high seas. Written in 1978, this is considered by many to be one of the best maritime thrillers of all time. As an expert in the world of ships and sailing, Justin Scott creates an authentic maritime world, making The Shipkiller all the more thrilling because it could be a true story. Audible favorite Marc Vietor brings this suspenseful adventure tale to vivid life with his exciting and well-paced narration.
Â©1978 Justin Scott (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
It takes a killer to save the world. The Hunterâs desperate search has led him to the mystical lost city of Enarium. Triumph turns to heartbreak when his surrogate son is captured by the cruel demon, The Sage. Surrounded by a legion of bloodthirsty enemies, time is running out for Hunter and his small crew of allies. To stop the demon from unleashing an ancient evil that threatens to destroy the world, he may just have to rely on his long-lost and powerful wife. But as the Hunter unlocks the ancient cityâs secrets, everything he knew about magic and the gods of Einan is about to change.
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
The war with the deadly Host continues, only now they have secret alien allies bolstering their efforts. Our former general has defected. Our fleet of battleships took a battering in the first battle. And Iâm trapped in another part of the galaxy trying to find my parents and, ultimately, my way home.Â The situation looks bleak, but I have ancient Navigator technology at my disposal, and I'm mad as hell. Then there's this weird alien information bomb inside my head that I can't access despite it suggesting great power.Â With new enemies lining up to thwart my plans, Iâll need to muster all the courage and skill if Iâm to beat the odds and get back to Coalition space before the Host overwhelm my people and take over the galaxy. If the Host win, the Coalition worlds will burn. Its population will be slaughtered, and there will be no hope for any of us.Â But I have a ragtag crew of heroes willing to push back against our foes regardless of the odds. The Coalition will prevail once more, even if I have to die for the cause.Â For fans of Star Wars, Firefly, Battlestar, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Â©2017 A.C. Hadfield & Colin F. Barnes (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
NEW SCIENCE FICTION, URBAN FANTASY, AND MYSTERY STORIES WITH A NOIR THEME FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHORS LAURELL K. HAMILTON delivering an Anita Blake series story, LARRY CORREIA, penning a Grimnoir series adventure, an original Honor Harrington series tale from DAVID WEBER, AND MORE.Â Â The silky note of a saxophone. The echoes of a womanâs high heels down a deserted asphalt street. Steam rising from city vents to cloud the street-lit air. A man with a gun. A dame with a problem.... NOIR.Â Â From the pulpy pages of Black Mask Magazine in the 1920s and '30s, through the film noir era of the 1940s, to today, noir fiction has lured many a reader and movie-goer away from the light and into the dark underbelly of society. Names such as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain; titles like The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, The Postman Always Rings Twice...these have inhabited our collective consciousness for decades. Humanity, it seems, loves the dark. And within the dark, one figure stands out: that of the femme fatale.Â Â Here then, Noir Fatale an anthology containing the full spectrum of noir fiction, each incorporating the compelling femme fatale character archetype. From straightforward hardboiled detective story to dark urban fantasy to the dirty secrets of futuristic science fiction - all with a hard, gritty feel.Â As Raymond Chandler said, âDown these mean streets, a man must walk who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.â Because, as these stories prove, doing the right thing doesnât necessarily mean you get the big bucks or the girl. But you do the right thing anyway.Â Â All new stories byÂ Â Larry CorreiaÂ Kacey EzellÂ Laurell K. HamiltonÂ David WeberÂ Sarah A. HoytÂ Robert BuettnerÂ Alistair KimbleÂ Griffin BarberÂ Michael MassaÂ Christopher L. Smith and Michael FergusonÂ Hinkley CorreiaÂ Patrick TracyÂ Steve DiamondÂ Â Larry Correia is the creator of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times best-selling Monster Hunter series, with first entry Monster Hunter International, as well as urban fantasy hardboiled adventure saga the Grimnoir Chronicles, with first entry Hard Magic, and epic fantasy series The Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, with first entry Son of the Black Sword and latest entry, House of Assassins. He is an avid gun user and advocate and shot on a competitive level for many years.Â Kacey Ezell is an active duty USAF helicopter pilot who also writes sci-fi/fantasy/alt history/horror fiction. Her first novel was a Dragon Award finalist in 2018, and her stories have been featured in Baenâs Yearâs Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction compilation in 2017 and 2018.
Â©2019 Larry Correia and Kacey Ezell (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A tide of slain children. A hunt for a faceless killer. A clash of shadows and steel. The Hunter of Voramis stalks a demon wearing human form. The discovery of a child slaughtered in a bloody ritual sets him on a path to hunt down the killers - and a collision course with the criminals that rule the Praamian underworld: the Night Guild. Ilanna, Master of the Night Guild, faces a string of gruesome murders that threaten the peace of her city. The body count is rising, and a power-hungry Duke is eager to pin the blame on her and remove the Guild from power. She vows to unmask the culprit before more innocents are slain or, worse, her own followers wind up the next victims. An immortal assassin and a cunning thief. Both are determined to bring justice to the slain at any cost. As long as they donât kill each other first. An epic clash 10 books in the making! Worlds collide as the Hunter and Ilanna face off in a battle for the city of Praamis.
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Billy is sent to London in the midst of a Luftwaffe bombing offensive to investigate the murder of a Soviet official. There's reason to believe that the crime could be connected to the recent discovery of mass graves in the Katyn Forest, where thousands of Polish officers were executed. Is a killer is out there, targeting Soviet officials in revenge for the Katyn Massacre? If so,the diplomatic stakes couldn't be higher as the uneasy relationship between the Soviets and the other allied powers hangs in the balance. Further complicating matters, Scotland Yard names Billy's friend Kaz, now working for the Polish government in exile, as the prime suspect. Billy must track the killer through London's criminal underworld and save his friend.
Â©2010 James R. Benn (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
To save the future, he must confront the truth of his past. The Hunter will not rest until his blade pierces the demonic Sageâs heart. His pursuit leads across windswept plains, into an ancient holy vault, and through a barren mountain range. Beside him is Hailen, the mysterious child with dangerous magical abilities - abilities that are dragging the boy deep into madness. The only hope of putting an end to the Sage and curing Hailen is to reach the lost city of Enarium. Itâs a terrifying race against time and monstrous foes to kill a demon, save a child, and avert the end of the world.
Â©2018 Andy Peloquin (P)2019 Podium Publishing
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover - or discover for the first time - a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams." Crompton Divided was also published in the UK under the title The Alchemical Marriage Of Alistair Crompton. Alastair Crompton skilled nosologist at Psychosmell, Inc. sniffs out something he's been missing his whole life - his other selves. His disturbed psyche was divided into three parts and the other parts were implanted in other bodies on other planets. His obsession to re-unite himself leads to disturbing discovers about the underpinnings of the society he lives in, personal conflicts, a vastly destructive war and a shocking ultimate revelation. The master of SF madness operates at the top of his form."
Â©1978 Robert Sheckley (P)2014 Audible Inc.
In his second collection of short stories, James Leo Herlihy explores a landscape of people living on the fringes of normal society as the pleasures of daily life fade. Men and women search for the missing fragment of meaning from their existence with Herlihyâs signature humor and deft dialogue.Â Â Â In the titular story, Mary Ellen McClure is trapped in a dull, unfulfilled life in a trailer park, suspecting her husband of having an affair. Together with her neighbor Ivy, she dabbles with a Ouija board which spells out the name Ezra and implies that Mary Ellen will have an affair. She becomes enamored with the fantasy of this unknown man - at first falling deep into the escapism of the imagined affair, then resolving to find him for real to save her from her stale life.Â Â Â Herlihyâs other gothic tales tell of Consilada Rector, who canât get people to believe in the leprechaun that presides over her husbandâs bar; Mrs. Dorothy Fitzpatrick, who records of the existence of a ghostly mail delivery truck; and a dying man who comes to stay with a mother and her blessed son William.Â
Â©1957, 1963, 1965 James Leo Herlihy (P)2018 Audible Studios
Warcaster. Mutineer. Pirate. Captain Phinneus Shae is a man of many titles - all of them could get him killed. Returning from the remote continent of Zu, the crew of the Talion is stricken by a mysterious plague. When Captain Shae goes ashore on a small island to find medicinal plants to treat his men, Mercarian League mercenaries ambush him, and their ships, fast and deadly pirate hunters, close in on the Talion. In a desperate bid to outrun or outgun the Mercarian vessels, the Talion takes to open waters. But Shaeâs pursuers know him well - one of their captains served with him when Shae worked for the Mercarian League and can anticipate Shaeâs every move. And the pirate hunters may be the least of Shaeâs worries: an infamous assassin, the sniper known only as the Ghostmaker, has been contracted to kill Shae and collect old debts of Blood & Iron.But Shaeâs pursuers know him well - one of their captains served with him when Shae worked for the Mercarian League and can anticipate Shaeâs every move. And the pirate hunters may be the least of Shaeâs worries: an infamous assassin, the sniper known only as the Ghostmaker, has been contracted to kill Shae and collect old debts of Blood & Iron.
Â©2014 Privateer Press (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A trip to an island off the New England coast - and away from the demands of police work - might be just what is needed to jumpstart Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins' stalled relationship. But a mysterious plague is killing the island's bees. Nola takes a job at an organic farm hit hard by the disease, working for the rich, handsome, and annoying Teddy, with whom she quickly becomes a little too friendly for Doyle's liking. When Teddy's estranged father offers Doyle a big payday to keep his son out of trouble until he can close a big government contract - and when Doyle meets Annalisa, a beautiful researcher studying the bees - Doyle decides to stick around. Stoma Corporation, a giant biotech company, moves in with genetically modified super bees that supposedly are the answer to the world's bee crisis. As tension grows between protestors and a private army of thugs, Doyle realizes that bees aren't the only thing being modified. Annalisa's coworkers start to go missing, and she and Doyle uncover a dark, deadly, and terrifying secret. Things spin violently out of control on the tiny island, and when Doyle closes in on what Stoma Corporation is really up to, he must race to stop them before their plot succeeds, and spreads to the mainland and the world. Deadout is the thrilling follow-up to McGoran's highly acclaimed novel, Drift.
Â©2014 Jon McGoran (P)2014 Audible Inc.
In this dark suburban drama, Cheever concerns himself with the two neighbors: Eliot Nailles, who loves his wife and son to distraction, and Paul Hammer, who, according to Nailles, is a bastard named after a common household tool. The pair soon become fatefully linked by the mysterious binding power of their names. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of John Cheever's book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview â where James Atlas interviews Blake Bailey about the life and work of John Cheever â begins as soon as the audiobook ends.
Â©1969 John Cheever (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
When Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick loses his mother and step-father within weeks of each other, he gains a 20-day suspension for unprofessional behavior and instructions to lay low at the unfamiliar house heâs inherited in rural Pennsylvania. Feeling restless and out of place, Doyle is surprised to find himself falling for his new neighbor, Nola Watkins, whoâs under pressure to sell her organic farm to a large and mysterious development company. Heâs more surprised to see high-powered drug dealers driving the small-town roads - dealers his bosses donât want to hear about. But when the drug bust Doyleâs been pushing for goes bad and the threats against Nola turn violent, Doyle begins to discover that whatâs growing in the farmland around Philadelphia is much deadlier than anything he could have imagined... Quick, clever, and terrifying, Jon McGoranâs Drift is a commercial thriller in the tradition of Nelson DeMilleâs Plum Island.
Â©2013 Jon McGoran (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Juno is a dirty cop with a difficult past and an uncertain future. When his family and thousands of others emigrated to the colony world of Lagarto, they were promised a bright future on a planet with a booming economy. But before the colonists arrived, everything changed. An opportunistic Earth-based company developed a way to produce a cheaper version of Lagartoâs main export, thus effectively paupering the planet and all its inhabitants. Growing up on post-boom Lagarto, Juno is but one of the many who live in despair. Once he was a young cop in the police department of the capital city of Koba. That was before he started taking bribes from Kobaâs powerful organized crime syndicate. Yet despite his past sins, some small part of him has not given up hope. So he risks his life, his marriage and his job to expose a cabal that would enslave the planet for its own profit. But he's got more pressing problems, when he's confronted with a dead man, a short-list of leads, and the obligatory question: who done it? Set up for a fall, partnered with a beautiful young woman whose main job is to betray him, and caught in a squeeze between the police chief and the crooked mayor, Juno is a compelling, sympathetic hero on a world that has no heroes. An exciting science fiction adventure and a dark, gritty noir thriller told in taut, powerful prose, Kop is a remarkable debut novel.
Â©2007 Warren Hammond (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
KOP Killer, a darkly dystopian science fiction thriller from Warren Hammond.Juno Mozambe once had a life. That was when he was a dirty cop, married to a woman who suffered such profound abuse that she murdered her vile, drug kingpin father. Juno loved his wife and did his best to help her survive her guilt, her drug habit, and her desire to end her life on the dead-end planet of Lagarto.When she died, however, Junoâs life went downhill. And then his first partner, the corrupt chief of the Koba Office of Police, was murdered. The man responsible, Emil Mota, is using the KOP for his personal gain. Juno has been laying low, but now heâs ready to do whatever it takes to take down the bastard.Rather than working from inside the system, heâs decided that the only way to take down the KOP is to create an independent base of power. So he gets involved with a team of dirty cops and starts working as a rent-a-thug for a whorehouse that needs protection.Junoâs last partner knows that his risky plan has a purpose, but sheâs that rarest of creatures on the hothouse planet of Lagarto: an honest cop. She canât help him.When Juno discovers a series of profoundly twisted murders, he faces a bleak possibility: in his desperate quest for vengeance against the man who targeted him for death, Juno may have placed himself beyond any hope of redemption.
Â©2012 Warren Hammond (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
In Young Hearts Crying, Yates movingly portrays a man and a woman from their courtship and marriage in the 1950s to their divorce in the 70s, chronicling their heartbreaking attempts to reach their highest ambitions. Michael Davenport dreams of being a poet after returning home from World War II Europe, and at first, he and his new wife, Lucy, enjoy their life together. But as the decades pass and the success of others creates an oppressive fear of failure in both Michael and Lucy, their once bright future gives way to a life of adultery and isolation. With empathy and grace, Yates creates a poignant novel of the desires and disasters of a tragic, hopeful couple. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Richard Yates' book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview â where James Atlas interviews Blake Bailey about the life and work of Richard Yates â begins as soon as the audiobook ends.
Â©1984 Richard Yates (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
Hailed as "Americaâs finest realistic novelist" by the Boston Globe, Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, garnered rare critical acclaim for his bracing, unsentimental portraits of middle-class American life. Disturbing the Peace is no exception. Haunting, troubling, and mesmerizing, it shines a brilliant, unwavering light into the darkest recesses of a manâs psyche. To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. Johnâs evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong. Something has disturbed Johnâs fragile peace, and he can no longer find solace in fleeting affairs or alcohol. The anger, the drinking, and the recklessness are building to a crescendoâand theyâre about to take down Johnâs career and his family. What happens next will send John on a long, strange journeyâat once tragic and inevitable. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Richard Yates' book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview â where James Atlas interviews Blake Bailey about the life and work of Richard Yates â begins as soon as the audiobook ends.
Â©1976 Richard Yates (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Contains all three books in the Waking Late trilogy. Sleeping Duty (book one)Â Gilead Tan and Andrea Fielding survived their stint in the military, got married, signed up to emigrate to a terraformed colony world, and went into cold sleep for the journey from Earth. While they slept, the starship went through the wrong fold in space and settled for a different world, a wild world. Three centuries after the founding of a colony on the uncharted planet, Gilead awakens to find humanity slipped back to medieval tech and a feudal structure. Worse, the king who wants Gilead awake wonât let Gilead awaken his wife. Out of the Dell (book two)Â On the planet Nwwwlf, in the lost colony of First Landing, the original settlers carved out one sylvan valley, a lone outpost where humans flourish. But their bright hopes and best intentions devolved over centuries into a rude replica of medieval feudalism. Gilead Tan, who had been held captive for centuries in his sleeping cell, survived treachery and pain to free a small group of sleepers. But he and his friends now face the perils of life outside First Landingâs sanctuary - without their powered armor, their tools and technology, or anything else they need save for a few chickens. Gilead must establish a safehold for his crew, but the alien environment does not welcome them, and petty bickering threatens their meager resources. He hopes that a trace of smoke - spotted above a distant ridge - beckons them to a better place. It doesn't. Like a Continental Soldier (book three)Â The starship Valerie Hall failed to reach the terraformed world of its original destination. Instead, it found a habitable substitute where the settlers split into two factions. First Landing devolved into a rude replica of medieval despotism. Seccon might promise more. Or so hope Gilead Tan and his companions. Gilead spent three centuries in cold sleep, held there by a First Landing custom that decreed only one sleeper could be awakened every 50 years. Once awake, Gilead freed two dozen of his fellows - all soldiers like himself - and led them into the wilderness. Close to 200 civilians still lie trapped in the decaying cryo-cells of First Landing. Their captive slumber haunts him. But despite its vaunted freedom, Seccon has one rule. No one goes back to First Landing.
Â©2015 Podium Audio (P)2020 Podium Audio
Earthquakes? Or poltergeists? The second installment in the popular Ghostsitter series. Tom's life changed quite a bit since he inherited a Ghost Train full of living dead creatures. As the fairground is struck by mysterious earthquakes, even Mimi the ghost-girl seems to pale. Vlarad the Vampire has reason to believe that a restless poltergeist haunts the old town square. So, Tom and his undead friends have to go ghost-hunting - without anyone noticing, of course. The second adventure of 14-year-old Tom and his ghostly companions is full of spooks, gags and some surprises - a joy for listeners young, old, and undead alike.
Â©2016 Tommy Krappweis (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC
In this hardboiled science-fiction thriller, Juno, having been booted off the police force, is barely getting by as a low-level bagman and photographer for the scandal rags. But it gets worse: his wife is in critical condition at the hospital and Juno doesnât have the money to pay her bills. Desperate for cash, Juno agrees to help his ex-partner, Maggie Orzo, solve a difficult case. A young girl sits on death row, accused of brutally murdering her own parents. Sheâs confessed to the murders, but Maggie isnât buying it, so she sends Juno out to get some answers. Working with Maggie, Juno comes into contact with her new partner, Ian. As dirty as they come, Ian is eager to rise in the police force no matter what the cost. Somehow Ian, a vicious serial killer, and the girl on death row are all connected. It is up to Juno and Maggie to find out how before more people die.
Â©2008 Warren Hammond (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Today's hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic! In Charlaine Harris' "Bacon", a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witch from an ancient line to find out who killed her beloved husband. In "Seeing Eye", by Patricia Briggs, a blind witch helps sexy werewolf Tom Franklin find his missing brother - and helps him in more ways than either of them ever suspected. And in Jim Butcher's "Last Call", wizard Harry Dresden takes on the darkest of dark powers - the ones who dare to mess with his favorite beer. For anyone who's ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who's imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, come and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection!
Â©2009 St. Martin's (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
In this outstanding international thriller by Jon McGoran, Detective Doyle Carrick is awakened in the middle of the night by frantic banging on his front door, followed by gunfire. Ron Hartwell, a complete stranger, is dying on his doorstep. A halfhearted investigation labels the murder a domestic dispute, with Miriam, Ron's widow, the sole suspect. Doyle discovers the Hartwells both worked for a big biotech company and suspects something else is going on, but it's not his case. Then Miriam tracks him down and tells him her story. Miriam and Ron had been working in Haiti and visiting her friend, Regi Baudet, the deputy health minister, when they stumbled upon a corporate cover-up of tainted food aid that sickened an entire village - and was 100 percent fatal. They were coming to Doyle to blow the whistle. Before Miriam can say more, they are attacked by gunmen, and she flees then disappears. Doyle tracks her to Haiti, a country on the brink of political chaos. Working with Miriam and Regi, he must untangle a web of deceit and unconscionable corporate greed in order to stop an epidemic of even greater evil before it is released onto an unsuspecting world.
Â©2016 Jon McGoran (P)2016 Audible, Inc.