The Sailor Whom England Feared:Being the Story of Paul Jones, Scotch Naval Adventurer and Admiral in the American and Russian Fleets (Classic Reprint) M. Mac Dermot Crawford
King Edward I ´´Longshanks´´, or the ´´Hammer of the Scots´´, was a major figure of Medieval England. Arguably one of the most controversial British monarchs, he was portrayed as an ignominious villain in Mel Gibsons´ Braveheart; but the reality was different. Indeed, his reign stands among the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, as Edward I brought war and conquest on an unprecedented scale; but he is also credited for bringing together the largest parliaments ever, for his competent rulership, and for the magnificent chain of castles he had built. Edward I was a fierce character, feared and respected; he travelled to the Holy Land, conquered Wales, fought against France and notably came to extreme lengths to make financial way for his military campaigns. Discover the fascinating reign of this ruthless king, who used the legends of King Arthur to shape Britain´s destiny, and who left a long-lasting mark on its political structures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000650/bk_cids_000650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In volume three of Cyril Robinson´s famous history of England, we now enter a crucial phase in which political and economic power both change hands. Parliament now dominates the nation´s political discourse, and, led by its brilliant Whig leader, Robert Walpole, this party maintains itself in power for a century. It is a stagnant century of corrupt politics and even more corrupt government magistrates and bureaucrats. But it is also the century that will usher in the greatest change humankind has ever seen. The Industrial Revolution completely alters every aspect of society. And, meanwhile, war is the motive power behind everything, as England pits itself against the mightiest and most feared power in Europe, the France of the Bourbons and, later, Napoleon. In a tumultuous 125-year period, the English fight and win three out of four great wars, losing their American colonies but gaining a worldwide trading empire. Follow along in this exciting third volume of a four-part series as England´s greatest heroes confront and bring down the greatest military genius of the era, Napoleon Bonaparte. Often going it alone, Britannia places her fate in the hands of two men...Nelson and Wellington. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000199/bk_acon_000199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elinor is an Extraordinary and the only one in England capable of wielding fire in over 100 years. As an Extraordinary she is respected and feared, but to her father she represents power and prestige for himself. Mr. Pembroke, having spent his life studying magic, is determined to control Elinor and her talent by forcing her to marry whom he chooses, a marriage that will produce even more powerful offspring. Trapped between the choices of a loveless marriage and living penniless and dependent on her parents, Elinor takes a third path: She defies tradition and society to join the Royal Navy. Assigned to serve under Captain Miles Ramsay aboard the frigate Athena, she turns her fiery talent on England´s enemies, French privateers, and vicious pirates preying on English ships in the Caribbean. At first feared by her shipmates, a growing number of victories make her truly part of Athena´s crew and bring her joy in her fire. But as her power grows and changes in unexpected ways, Elinor´s ability to control it is challenged. She may have the power to destroy her enemies utterly - but could it be at the cost of her own life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cat Gould. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006769/bk_tant_006769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He was born to greatness, the son of a Druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a Britain abandoned by its Roman conquerors - a land ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invaders. Respected, feared and hated by many, he was to have a higher destiny: to prepare the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty - the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer. This is the second book of The Pendragon Cycle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000093/bk_blak_000093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1660 New England, magic is something to be feared and avoided. No one but the most desperate dares to climb Proposal Rock, where the Devil himself is said to wander. Only the guilt 16-year-old Anne feels over a kiss she shared with her best friend´s husband could persuade her to venture there. While searching the forest, Anne meets the dreaded witch, Amabel, who guides her to discover that she possesses mysterious powers of her own. Anne tries to turn her back on this talent and immerse herself in the mundane life of her village, vowing never to return to Proposal Rock. But neither the Devil, nor the dark magic of the forest, will let her go that easily. She discovers that her fate is entwined with forest in ways she never could have imagined. Anne falls in love with a mysterious young man she meets in the forest, but begins to suspect his intentions are deadly. Still, she can´t stay away from him. Anne will be forced to use her gift when the dark forces of Proposal Rock threaten her family. But her neighbors turn on her, and she is forced to make a choice: reveal her power and face a death sentence, or deny it and lose everyone she loves. Either decision will change her world forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanna Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094912/bk_acx0_094912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Churchill´s The Leopards of Normandy trilogy continues with Duke, as William of Normandy inherits his father´s title and assumes command of his lands. Churchill´s style brings to mind the vibrancy of Conn Iggulden and will enthrall fans of Bernard Cornwell and Ben Kane. William the Bastard, boy Duke of Normandy, is alone in a world filled with enemies. His father, Robert, is dead, and the men chosen to protect William are falling prey, one by one, to a conspiracy controlled and manipulated by a man who has spent a lifetime being mocked and ridiculed but now burns with the need to be feared and obeyed. In England two women, equally matched in their beauty, strength and limitless ambition, seek power through their sons. They wield no swords and command no armies, but their struggles for the crown are as bitter as any war. And between them stands Godwin, Earl of Wessex, seeking to build a dynasty that will outlast them all. One day William will join the struggle for dominion over England. But for now he must fight just to survive, to reach manhood and then to impose his will on those who would oppose him. Including the young woman he wants for his wife. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Bentley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000474/bk_head_000474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bronwyn is kind and resourceful, a healer and a woman ahead of her time who cares for her aging father and two young sisters. She can entrance a man with her sweet voice, the beauty of her face. However, she´s an impoverished peasant who lives in the dark, suspicious times of fifteenth-century England where such a woman is feared. Witches are believed to be everywhere, waiting to ensnare a powerful man…like Edward the Fourth of England, who comes across her one day singing in a tavern and makes her his mistress. Edward´s powerful adversary, The Earl of Warwick, is seeking to take over the throne of England. Bronwyn is torn between the two; one she loves, the other she loathes. One cherishes her, the other wants to possess and control her. As the battle lines form, and the country is torn apart by political upheaval and bloody carnage, the two sides wrestle for the crown. Who will she end up with? Which man, when she´s condemned to burn as a witch, will save her? Which man will let her die? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Friday. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009521/bk_acx0_009521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year is 1180 A.D. and times are very dark. England is lawless for the most part and the people live in fear. Rising to power during this time is the vicious and brutal knight Ajax de Velt. His mission is to conquer a large stretch of the Scots and Welsh border, commandeering wealth and property along the way. He wants to be the most feared and powerful warlord in all of England, Wales, and Scotland, and he is well on his way. The last in a long line of dark and brutal warriors, Ajax is the most ruthless and ambitious knight in the Isles; even the heartiest warriors fear the man for his cold-blooded tactics. More than that, his bloodlust, as well as his sheer skill with a blade, is legendary. But as Ajax and his army conquer the latest castle in his plans to secure the borders, he unexpectedly meets his match in a spitfire of a woman named Kellington Coleby. Beautiful, intelligent and feisty, Lady Kellington refuses to surrender to the man as handsome as he is brutal. The warlord and the maiden go head to head in this unforgettable story of love, battle, devotion, fear, and adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kiff VandenHeuvel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017253/bk_acx0_017253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde, who is encouraged to cruelty by his woman, Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer. This novel, the fifth in the magnificent series of England´s history tells of the final assaults on Alfred´s Wessex, that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Perring. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000469/bk_hcuk_000469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.