Paris, 1627. Ravaged by a new outbreak of the Black Death, France is ripe for civil unrest and rebellion. When Louis XIII´s younger brother marches on the palace at the head of an army backed by the country´s enemies, the king and his wife, Anne of Austria, are driven into exile and hiding. Four years later a young man from Gascony flees north after losing his entire family to the plague and his land to armed peasants. Hungry and desperate, he finds himself falling in with three most unusual men and their even more unusual friends. All is not as it seems, however. What sort of intrigue has young Charles d´Artagnan stumbled upon? Author´s note: This book contains graphic depictions of sex and violence and includes descriptions of self-injury with religious connotations. It is intended for adult listeners. We Feared to Fly contains bonus content in the form of an excerpt from the next book in the series, No Haven Beckons. Based on the D´Artagnan romances by Alexandre Dumas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048520/bk_acx0_048520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drawing upon Queen Victoria´s previously unpublished journals, Elizabeth Longford´s classic biography recalls the contrasts and curiosities of an earlier era with exquisite detail - and transforms the queen from a severe, time-worn effigy into a human being who loved, feared and fumed. Longford probes the contradictions of a woman who wore a bonnet instead of a crown at her Golden Jubilee and yet was recognised always as both dignified and formidable. She chronicles both the Queen´s public life and her emotional travails, including surprisingly stormy passages in her and Prince Albert´s otherwise loving marriage. A refreshingly human image of the Queen emerges: voluble, passionate, politic and articulate, with an irresistible mixture of grandeur and simplicity.
Sparhawk, the Pandion Knight and Queen´s Champion, returns from a long spell of exile to find his native land overrun with evil and intrigue, and his young queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year. But as Sparhawk and his allies - who include Sephrenia, the ageless sorceress, and Flute, the strange and powerful girl-child - seek to save Ehlana and the land, they discover that the evil is even greater and more pervasive than they had feared. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Abby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000185/bk_adbl_000185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.