Feared and respected as the most effective soldiers humanity has ever known, the Dorsai find their reputation at risk when an invader attacks their planet, inhabited only by the Dorsai women who are left behind to defend it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018122/bk_adbl_018122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical.... To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content. But when a series of mishaps - culminating in the death of the Taylor matriarch - leaves a vacuum in the mystical underpinnings of Savannah, she finds herself thrust into a mystery that could shake her family apart...and unleash a darkness the line of Taylor witches has been keeping at bay for generations. In The Line, the first book of the Witching Savannah series, J. D. Horn weaves magic, romance, and betrayal into a captivating Southern Gothic fantasy with a contemporary flair. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon McManus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005729/bk_brll_005729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I am called Chapel . . . For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past -- when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shun the day and all things human, driven by an ungodly thirst. And yet... Never have I known a maiden the like of Prudence Ryland, whose beauty and spirit awaken a heart I feared long cold and dead. But her young life is slipping away, and she also seeks the deliverance of the Grail -- unaware that the cost of her search could be her soul. I must help Prudence, for in six hundred years, no other woman has stirred my passions so. But dare I tender to my beloved that which she most desires -- the sensuous ´´gift´´ of forever that is both rapture and a curse: my immortal kiss? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000257/bk_acx0_000257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this unique and meaningful book, Shizuka Ijuin, an award-winning author and a friend of baseball legend Hideki Matsui, profiles the beloved New York Yankee–a world-class athlete who exemplifies a quality that Ijuin believes is central to success and well-being: modesty. Hideki Matsui embodies the Eastern virtue that combines compassion and self-effacement with high achievement. Born in a northern coastal town of Japan, Matsui was a phenomenon by the time he was a teenager, playing baseball in the famous high school league tournament at the Koshien Stadium and nicknamed ´´the wunderkind from the North.” His character was formed early on: Matsui’s father once taught him not to complain about an opposing pitcher who had intentionally walked him five times in a row, for, his father asserted, the other boy was enduring something even worse. As class president and high school team captain, Matsui spoke out against verbal abuse and bullying. Turning pro with the prestigious Yomiuri Giants, Matsui became the best hitter in the league, a national hero whose feats on the field lifted fans’ spirits. Matsui feared that his admirers would feel betrayed when he joined the Major Leagues in America, but instead they urged him on, asking only that he continue to make them proud. And Matsui has done exactly that, with his accomplishments and the dignified manner in which he has behaved. Matsui has set a high public standard, visiting Ground Zero soon after his arrival in the United States, sending relief money to earthquake victims and tsunami survivors, and always acting with modesty. But this audiobook is more than an inspiring portrait of a sportsman with the soul of a stoic modern samurai. Shizuka Ijuin explains the role modesty plays in Japanese culture, showing, for instance, how Japanese Little Leaguers start games by properly greeting their elders, thereby learning that respect is more important than scoring. Hideki Matsui: Sportsmanship 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moseley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010138/bk_adbl_010138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In our day, much as in Chadwick´s, Pentecost is mostly misunderstood by the Church at large and is therefore either feared or turned into a circus. In both cases the Spirit of God is either lacking or completely grieved. This is evident in the absence of power; power to embrace and live a holy life in spite of the deprivations of the professing church and the pollutions of the world around us. ´´The Christian religion is hopeless without the Holy Ghost´´ and yet the majority of the Church seems to be content without Him and His tangible presence. In ´´The Way to Pentecost´´, Chadwick sets forth the Biblical presentation of Pentecost, the giving of the Holy Ghost, and what that means for Christians throughout the Church Age. Christians today are in as much, or greater, need of a fresh presentation of Pentecost as ever. Lack of power and victory are the inevitable witnesses to this fact. The Way to Pentecost is a call for the true Church of Jesus Christ to rise up and take possession of the promise of the Father. ´´The only power that is adequate for Christian life and Christian work is the power of the Holy Ghost.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Micah Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024559/bk_acx0_024559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mehr is a girl trapped between two cultures. Her father comes from the ruling classes of the empire but her mother´s people were outcasts, Amrithi nomads who worshipped the spirits of the sands. Caught one night performing these forbidden rites, Mehr is brought to the attention of the Emperor´s most feared mystics, who force her into their service by way of an arranged marriage. She discovers that her new husband is a mysterious, enslaved Amrithi with abilities like her own: together they must use every ounce of cunning, power and will they possess to resist the order´s cruel agenda - and should they fail, the spirits themselves may awaken seeking vengeance.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Soneela Nankani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002190/bk_twuk_002190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dunny knew from an early age what it meant to be an outsider. Her special abilities earned her many names, like freak and water witch. So she vowed to keep her powers a secret. Now, though, her talents may be the only hope for two missing children. A young boy and girl have vanished, feared lost in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. But they didn’t just disappear; they were taken. By something far more dangerous than the ghosts and spirits living in the swamp. Something with very special plans for the children - and for anyone who dares to interfere.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001009/bk_bimo_001009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if Death wore a pretty black dress?Everyone in Oldtown had heard talk of the Reapers. Even though nobody had seen one in years, everyone whispered the tales: flying from rooftop to rooftop, stealing the souls of the unwary, letting their undead beasts hunt through the streets for any member of the community too reckless or fearless to heed the nightly curfew ... mysterious and terrifying, most feared to even mention them by name, lest they appear and gather your spirit away.For 11-year-old Romany, her greatest fears were less about the mythological Reapers and more about surviving a miserable life inside of Oldtown´s solitary orphanage. Her stark white hair made her an obvious target for the bullies, and the cruel nickname of ´´Ratgirl” had followed her for years. But if Rom thought her troubles were behind her, being struck dead by a bolt of lightning would only open the door to an entire life of new ones.First on the list? Finding out that she herself...is a Reaper.Reaper´s Return is book one of the Chronicles of Aesirium, a YA Steampunk fantasy adventure series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013282/bk_acx0_013282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alone and shrouded in darkness, Robert the Dark is a sorcerer without dreams - feared and despised for the power he wields. Many seek to steal his magic, but only one holds the key to his heart. And only one shall be bound to him in body and spirit - destined forever to cool his flame and light the shadows within his soul.Lady Nessa McGregor, a healer under the dragon priestesses, hides a secret that could lead to her banishment or death. She has waited many years for the young boy Robbie to return as he promised when he left Nessa with a kiss. But the boy is gone, and in his place stands a dark and powerful sorcerer.In order to pass the test of death and rebirth, he must find the chosen one. For only as the dragon prince will he be able to control the dragons and save humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lewis Clarke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146344/bk_acx0_146344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the eye of the cosmic storm passes over Earth, the Impals - visible spirits who can´t cross over - disappear. But an ethereal void opens, releasing the lost souls of murderers, rapists, and genocidal maniacs. As darkness and chaos overtake the Earth, people everywhere face horrific fates. No one is safe who falls into the shadows. General Ott Garrison is immune to harm, which he feels is a sign from God; he is meant to lead. His son, Cecil, fears the opposite - that the general is a kindred spirit with the evil infesting the world. On the run, Cecil and members of the Myriad Resistance become trapped in a secluded cabin in the Virginia wilderness. The only thing keeping what lies in the shadows of the thick woods at bay is a gasoline-powered generator, which is running dangerously low on fuel. Soon the device feared to destroy the soul - The Tesla Gate - may be the world´s only option for salvation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Belisha. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025843/bk_adbl_025843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.