The ´´Immaculate Reception´´ may have started it all, but the 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers put the stamp on the modern era’s greatest sports dynasty. It’s not even a debate. No other National Football League team in the modern sports era - as defined by Nielson - won so much in so little time. The tag is sure to stay with the Steelers for a long, long time. Fans in Pittsburgh can thank NFL free agency, but only in part. They should really thank the ’79 Steelers for winning a fourth title when, really, the team should not have done so. The 1979 Steelers were not supposed to win a championship. The Steel Curtain was in decline, and the Houston Oilers were pounding on the door of the AFC. By the end of the season, of course, the banged-up Oilers were not to be feared, not with the San Diego Chargers gathering steam. In the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys could taste revenge, particularly after Steelers coach Chuck Noll had mocked them unmercifully following the previous year’s Super Bowl. However, the Steelers persevered. ´´We probably won it more on desire, football intellect,´´ said Steelers defensive superstar ´´Mean´´ Joe Greene. Greene admitted that the defense was in decline. He even admitted his great career was in decline, but he never thought the end of the dynasty was near. Star quarterback Terry Bradshaw, on the other hand, with his career just taking off, knew the end was at hand, and after his greatest season, after his second of back-to-back Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards, Bradshaw hinted at retirement. ´´I probably should have,´´ he admits 25 years later. The 1979 season had exhausted Bradshaw, a topic he talks about in Tales from Behind the Steel Curtain. Greene also has plenty to say. So do their teammates and their coaches, not to mention the scouts, front office and support personnel, media, and fans. They all have tales to tell about the key season of one of the greatest dynasties the sports world has ever seen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Lundeen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008734/bk_adbl_008734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An urban female detective story centered around a trio of females from different backgrounds. Katrina Dymes is an ex female MPI (military police investigator). She´s an eye-popping, head-turning, young, black female private eye working the streets of Miami, Florida, where she goes by the name ´´Private Eye´´. Diva Kristi D. Steels is the daughter of one of the most decorated police detectives in Miami´s Crime Busters Squad, the late Jack Steels. The two cross paths, joining up with Crime Buster´s only female police SWAT team member, Mina Lang, completing the trio. All work to rid the streets of Miami´s feared gangs, the Three Clicks and Eight Ballers, both ran by the thug Trey-Dawg! The streets of Miami were already hot but are about to get turned up! In the mix, there are hot women, fast bikes, and a pretty boy, Sheik Montana, who has the 411 on everything and everybody! It is true that knowledge is power, but on the streets of Miami, Florida, it can also be deadly! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tabitha G.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132392/bk_acx0_132392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine for a moment that you are a Dragon. A creature of unimaginable power, unending intelligence and strength, and you´ve just woken from 10,000 years of slumber. Worse yet, you´ve awoken underneath a city: Boston, an alien and strange place that defies everything you´ve ever known. Your last memories are of primordial forests, erupting volcanoes sculpting a developing world, faeries, witches, vampires, krakens, and monsters that feared where you turned your eyes. But all that is gone. Humans, only barely coming into their own in the world from your memory, have taken over. They have erected cities made of stone and steel erupting from the earth like stalagmites reaching for the high blue sky, and developed sciences that have overshadowed even the glory of old magic. This is not the way it was supposed to be. Meet Tesser, the Dragon. He who walks in any form and flies the skies free of fear. A Dragon Among Us is Tesser´s story. Walk with him as he learns the human way,and discovers the dark truth about why magic has really faded from the world he calls home. And, just maybe, humanity will remember why Dragons were most noble and most savage creatures again. Welcome to The Reemergence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026506/bk_adbl_026506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The miraculous gift of a second chance.... ´´Am I dead? But I was in too much pain to be dead, right? I put my left hand right up to my face, but I couldn’t see even a hint of it. As I lay on my right side, my right arm and leg were pinned underneath me. A huge slab of concrete pressed against my head. Mustering all my strength, I pushed against it. Nothing. With my left hand, I could feel that an immense steel beam encased the rest of my body. I was sealed in a coffin of concrete and steel. I screamed for help, but my voice went nowhere. I was alone. Completely alone.´´ For 27 hours, Genelle remained below the surface of Tower One’s rubble. During that time, she couldn’t help but reflect on the life she’d lived and how she’d drifted from the faith she once knew. One of her most painful regrets was that she’d left her daughter behind in Trinidad while she pursued her dream of singing and dancing in America. As death now seemed certain, she feared where it would take her. And then she remembered witnessing the miraculous recovery of her aunt when she was a child in Trinidad. Maybe, just maybe, God had a miracle for her as well. For hours she prayed, remembering each detail of her walk away from the faith she’d known as a child. She begged God to forgive her - accepting that she may soon die, but praying for the miracle of life and a chance to live that life with a new purpose and direction. God answered her prayer by sending an angel to sustain her. Now living in the light, Genelle is making good on the promises she made in the dark while buried in the rubble. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Alicia Simms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005650/bk_sans_005650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
HBO´s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin´s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A FEAST FROM CROWS is the fourth volume in the series. A beautifully presented slipcased edition of A FEAST FROM CROWS. A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow´s Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn. No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead. And the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, will bring fire and blood to King´s Landing when her young dragons reach their terrifying maturity. The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula, now a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea. Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ...and the coldest hearts.
HBO´s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin´s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A FEAST FOR CROWS is the fourth volume in the series. A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow´s Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn. No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead. And the last of the Targaryens, Daenerys Stormborn, will bring fire and blood to King´s Landing when her young dragons reach their terrifying maturity. The last war fought with dragons was a cataclysm powerful enough to shatter the Valyrian peninsula, now a smoking, demon-haunted ruin half drowned by the sea. Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel ...and the coldest hearts.
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor, R.C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019995/bk_adbl_019995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does a man say to the woman he betrayed but never stopped loving? Three years ago, Zachary Steele refused to entertain thoughts of permanency with any woman. A hedonist at heart, he didn´t want to corrupt the much younger, Madigan DeLeon, by continuing his affair with her. With the hidden scars of his past, he didn´t believe in happily-ever-after. By the time he realized how much Madigan meant to him, he´d driven her away. Then, one night, after being clean for a number of years, Zach briefly falls off the bandwagon. He believes his lovemaking to Madi is a drug-induced hallucination. The resulting consequences tell another story. What does a woman do when the only man she´s ever loved hurt her so deeply she feared she´d never recover? Three years after her affair with Zach so abruptly ended, celebutante, Madigan DeLeon, is thrust back into Zach´s life by her mother´s machinations. Brought home under the false pretenses of repairing her damaged relationship with her mother, Madi instead finds herself running a private sex club called Wicked Allure. Forced to confront her anger at his betrayal and grief at the loss of what might´ve been, Madi faces the realization that she´s never stopped loving Zach. Can two broken hearts set aside anger and betrayal to find true love once and for all? Searching the deepest recesses of their hearts, in a place where pride and pain has no room, Madi and Zach must decide if their bond is strong enough to take a second chance at love. Or if resuming their sexual relationship is an irresistible wicked allure and the ghosts of their former relationship will finally, and forever, sever all ties between them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Sweet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005949/bk_acx0_005949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.