Earth Two. A new home for the survivors of the fleet, the men and women who battled against seemingly insurmountable odds to survive the assault of the First Imperium and to destroy the homicidal Regent, the artificial intelligence committed to their destruction. They have prospered in the years since their arrival, adapting the technology of the First Imperium to build a new and prosperous republic. But as the fear of the First Imperium recedes, cracks have begun to appear, conflicts looming that threaten to destroy all they have worked to achieve. There are rivalries between the clones known as Tanks and the NBs, naturally born humans - disputes driven by envy, resentment. And on the fringe of the new society, the enhanced genetic hybrids known as Mules are feared by both groups, though they continue to decipher First Imperium technology for the benefit of all. But there is a far greater threat lurking in deep space, for the Regent was one of two, and its copy activated automatically upon its destruction. It has been planning, exploring, building vast fleets of new warships, and now it is ready to strike at a divided republic, to accomplish what the Regent failed to do. It is ruthlessly single-minded, existing for a single purpose. And that purpose is vengeance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Snyder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024092/bk_adbl_024092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It began as rumors. Whispers at dinner parties. Warnings about bad dates with a Canadian celebrity. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, superstar CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi revealed his interest in "rough sex" in a long Facebook post, and a scandal of unprecedented scale descended on the radio host. What the public did not know was that months before Ghomeshi's emotional post, Canadaland podcaster Jesse Brown and Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan were quietly pursuing serious allegations against him. In Secret Life, Donovan takes us inside the Star's investigation. Step by step, he explores the story as only he can: the media frenzy, his own personal and professional doubts, the women who came forward with stories about an alleged dark side of a national idol, and Ghomeshi's ignominious firing and dramatic criminal trial. Taking us behind the scenes, Donovan sheds light on the journalistic process and the complexity of gathering information about a highly sensitive matter from named and confidential sources, including those women who feared it was their word against a beloved public figure's. Secret Life is a thought-provoking account of the landmark Ghomeshi exposé that sparked a nation-wide discussion on sexual assault, the cult of celebrity, and the politics of power and gender in the workplace. Cover design by Julie Scriver from the trade paperback edition of Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation. Cover illustration inspired by a photo by Peter Bregg/Stringer (Getty Images). Reproduced by permission of Goose Lane Editions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Marantz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029016/bk_adbl_029016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling novelist Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children's book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed "Spooky", nd a non-collie named Lassie, who's all but part of the family. So Cubby knows he shouldn't let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him - even if it does appear in the nation's premier newspaper and is penned by the much-feared, seldom-seen critic Shearman Waxx. Cubby knows that the best thing to do is ignore the gratuitously vicious, insulting, and inaccurate comments. Penny knows it; even little Milo knows it. If Lassie could talk, she'd tell Cubby to ignore them, too.Ignore Shearman Waxx and his poison pen is just what Cubby intends to do. Until he happens to learn where the great man is taking his lunch. Cubby just wants to get a look at the mysterious recluse whose mere opinion can make or break a career - or a life. But Shearman Waxx isn't what Cubby expects, and neither is the escalating terror that follows what seemsto be an innocent encounter. For Waxx gives criticism; he doesn't take it. He has ways of dealing with those who cross him that Cubby is only beginning to fathom. Soon Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle with a relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life. Fearless, funny, utterly compelling, Relentless is Dean Koontz at his riveting best, an unforgettable tale of the fragile bonds that hold together all that we most cherish - and of those who would tear those bonds asunder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001677/bk_brll_001677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first book in a brand-new series, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred. Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at 10, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up. He is left uncertain of his loyalties but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred's kingdom. Marriage ties him further still to the West Saxon cause but when his wife and child vanish in the chaos of the Danish invasion, Uhtred is driven to face the greatest of the Viking chieftains in a battle beside the sea. There, in the horror of the shield-wall, he discovers his true allegiance. The Last Kingdom, like most of Bernard Cornwell's books, is firmly based on true history. It is the first novel of a series that will tell the tale of Alfred the Great and his descendants and of the enemies they faced, Viking warriors like Ivar the Boneless and his feared brother, Ubba. Against their lives Bernard Cornwell has woven a story of divided loyalties, reluctant love, and desperate heroism. In Uhtred, he has created one of his most interesting and heroic characters and in The Last Kingdom one of his most powerful and passionate novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001632/bk_hcuk_001632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In recent years the world has learned just what is required to bravely serve America through SEAL Team Six. Now, for the first time, we hear from their commander. As a 23-year veteran of the United States Navy SEAL Teams, Ryan Zinke received two Bronze Stars for battle valor and eventually rose to command the elite members of SEAL Team Six. During his career Zinke trained and commanded many of the men who would one day run the covert operations to hunt down Osama bin Laden and save Captain Phillips (Maersk Alabama). He also served as mentor to now famous SEALs Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor) and Chris Kyle (American Sniper). Written with the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of American Sniper, Scott McEwen, American Commander will offer listeners the hard-hitting, no-nonsense style the SEALs are known for. When Zinke signs with the US Navy, he turns his sights on joining the ranks of the most elite fighting force, the SEALs. He eventually reaches the top of the SEAL Teams as an assault team commander at SEAL Team Six. Zinke shares what it takes to train and motivate the most celebrated group of warriors on earth and then send them into harm's way. Through it, he shares his proven problem-solving approach: situation, mission, execution, command and control, logistics. American Commander also covers Zinke's experience in running for Montana's sole seat in the US Congress. Zinke's passion for his country shines as he conveys his vision to revitalize American exceptionalism. Scott McEwen and Ryan Zinke take listeners behind the scenes and into the heart of America's most-feared fighting force. American Commander will inspire a new generation of leaders charged with restoring a bright future for our children's children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000583/bk_tnwd_000583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Triumvirate. Three clones of Gavin Stark who survived their evil master's destruction. Now they have cheated death again, downloading their minds into an alien intelligence, a relic of the First Imperium. For three decades they have worked, silently, diligently, preparing their forces for the day that would launch the final assault. Vali, a secret planet, home of the Triumvirate. A hidden and haunted world covered entirely with factories and fortifications, worked by legions of slaves, the kidnapped and forgotten of a thousand worlds. Erik Cain, the legendary hero of the Marines Corps, the man who killed the real Stark. For years he was a prisoner of the triumvirate's minions, held in brutal captivity on a dark world. Now he is free, battered by his long nightmare but never bowed, ready for the final struggle. Darius Cain, Erik's son, dread warrior and commander of the feared Black Eagles, the greatest of the mercenary Companies. Darius and his forces freed Erik Cain, and together with his father and his long-estranged twin brother, he is ready to rally the free forces of human space. Augustus Garret. A legendary admiral, the victor of more battles than are easily counted. Garret is long retired. But within him still beats the same heart of old, and he will stand with Erik Cain and his sons, fight alongside his old ally one last time. From the barren ruins of shattered Earth to the farthest reaches of human habitation in the galaxy, the final battle has begun. The Cains and their comrades are outnumbered, but the blood of warriors flows in their veins, and they will never stop, no matter what the cost...not until the battle is won. Massive fleets are on the move, armies fight great battles. Worlds burn, and the cataclysmic struggle for the future of mankind reaches its terrifying climax. Crimson World Successors Trilogy Listening Order: Book 1: MERCS Book 2: The Prisoner of Eldaron 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024091/bk_adbl_024091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Though Americans would be able to look back in hindsight at 1777 as the year the American Revolution reached a turning point in favor of the colonists, the winter of 1777 was still considered a miserable point for the cause at the time. Although Benedict Arnold and Horatio Gates were victorious at Saratoga, George Washington and his Continental army had been less successful. After being pushed back into Pennsylvania at the end of 1776, Washington attempted to surround the British army as it invaded Philadelphia in 1777, but he failed miserably. At the Battle of Germantown, Washington was defeated and forced to retreat, and on October 19th, 1777, the British entered Philadelphia and the Continental Congress fled to nearby York. Ultimately, it would be the French, not Washington, who forced the British out of Philadelphia. After learning of the French entry into the war, the British immediately abandoned Philadelphia to garrison New York City, which the British feared could be taken by French naval assault. After another disappointing year of defeats, Washington's 11,000 men entered winter quarters at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania, about 20 miles outside of occupied Philadelphia. His army had repeatedly faced a lack of discipline and chronic disorganization, and Congress began to consider replacing Washington as Commander in Chief after the fall of Philadelphia. General Gates, who had received the lion's share of the credit for Saratoga by marginalizing Benedict Arnold's role in its success when he submitted his report to the Congress, was floated as an alternative, and Washington was understandably devastated. Making matters worse, the winter was unusually harsh, leading to an estimated 2,000 or so deaths in camp from diseases. Gouverneur Morris would later call the soldiers at Valley Forge a "skeleton of an army...in a naked, starving condition, out of health, out of spirits." However, it was at Valley Forge that Washington truly forged his army 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078967/bk_acx0_078967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With plenty of varied man-on-man action and stunningly erotic themes these stories will provide a memorable feast of quality fiction that demonstrate, when a man loves a man, anything can happen! Two Man Assault by Landon Dixon: World War I. The Western Front. Two soldiers go over the top. One keeps running, through enemy lines and beyond, shedding his weapons of war. While the other follows close behind, watching and lusting. They capture more enemy ground than the entire 1st Army’s taken in four years of fighting. And then they capture each other, celebrating their temporary personal victory in the comradeliest manner possible. Ladies Man by Jade Taylor: When Aidan asks Nate to stay late at work he wonders why he’s been asked, but as Aidan is tall, dark and Italian looking he doesn’t exactly mind. When Aidan offers him a beer and seems to be flirting Nate’s confused; Aidan’s always seemed such a ladies’ man. But could he be wrong? There’s only one way to find out…. A Date with the Popo Bawa by G R Richards: In rural villages across Zanzibar, the Popo Bawa is the most feared of all creatures. He is known to paralyse dreamers and sodomize them as they sleep. When Gus sets out to investigate the case, he’s certain it’s nothing more than sleep paralysis coupled with some sort of shared cultural nightmare. But, as he and his Swahili translator, Ayize, talk to more and more victims, the Popo Bawa becomes so real Gus he decides he must capture it to save the villagers from further brutality. He doesn’t mind taking one for the team. But how will Gus react when it turns out the Popo Bawa has been right in front of him throughout the entire investigation? Male Secretaries by Richard Allcock: Ray knows that finding a good secretary isn’t easy so when Brad comes along he wants to do everything in his power to keep him. He has a feeling Brad’s gay, not that it makes any difference to him ge 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.P. Bowie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xcit/000007/bk_xcit_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Night Moves is a frightening look at what could happen on night shift in a hospital when nurses get bored. The author, a nurse herself, brings the realism of experience to the story and paints a vivid picture. It almost makes one think twice before going into hospital as a patient. You may not survive the night. When the regular night shift nurses, Kate, Maria, Susan and Mandy play a joke on graduate nurse Christine Wilder on her first shift, they little realize that the joke would backfire on them and turn into a nightmare of terrifying consequences. Murder, assault, robbery, kidnap and blackmail are just a few of the horrors the nurses' face. Their friendship is tested as suspicion falls upon one of their number. Who can they trust? When the one nurse that had qualms about keeping quiet about what went on during that fateful nightshift is brutally run down in a car park they start to wonder if it is one of their number that was responsible as they had a lot to lose if management found out. They all feared for their jobs and their registration. Christine put them in a compromising situation with her actions and now they have to live with it, but it's not easy to try and quell the nagging of their consciences. Is it a coincidence that those who resolve to tell all die? And who is it that is breaking into their houses and threatening them. The police are closing in but will any of them survive to tell the truth? More importantly will they survive the night shift?