Even if you are not the kind of person that loves history, there is a pretty good chance that you will have heard of Julius Caesar, even though he walked on the Earth over 2,000 years ago. Quite simply, he is the most well-known Roman citizen who ever lived and is the one emperor that has stuck in the minds of people for thousands of years due to his actions throughout his reign. Such was his power, and the desire of others to emulate him, that even his name spawned terms such as czar and kaiser, which have been used by other emperors centuries later to announce that they had absolute power. In other words, Julius Caesar has been held in high regard by almost anybody that wished to follow in his footsteps in some way and the fact that his name has entered into common language is testimony to the skill of the man himself. Throughout this amazing book, we will explore his early life and show how that shaped his character and then, eventually, his entire career. We will explore the highs and severe lows of his life from being forced into the army to effectively save his life, to being captured by pirates, conquests, revolts, civil war, supreme power, and of course his brutal assassination. This book does not go on hearsay, but instead it focuses on details from sources of the time. It charts his rise to power, how brutal he could be at times with people that crossed him or stood up against him. It looks at the very reasons that could have ultimately led to his assassination. Was it because he was getting too much power? Was it due to him making constitutional reforms that led to the rich getting poorer? Was it for the greater good of the empire or was it all about personal gain? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Howe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043849/bk_acx0_043849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back...with a vengeance. When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for. Told with Scottoline´s trademark gift for twists, turns, heart, and humanity, this latest thriller asks the question: Is it better to be loved, or feared... Feared, the sixth entry in the acclaimed Rosato & DiNunzio series, expertly explores what happens when we are tempted to give in to our own inner darkness. Praise for the Rosato & DiNunzio series: ´´Hit every mark… down to the last satisfying twist” —Kirkus Review on Feared ´´Fast paced, heart-tugging...readers will enjoy seeing how it all plays out.´´ —Publishers Weekly on Exposed 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Burton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003455/bk_aren_003455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Notorious! Ready to learn all about one of the most inspirational, successful athletes of our time? If so you´ve come to the right place... Here´s a preview of what this ´Mystic Mac´ book contains... Chapter 1: Meet Mystic Mac Chapter 2: Envisioning Your Triumph Chapter 3: The Mind of a Champion Chapter 4: The Way of the Notorious Chapter 5: The Mystic Mouth Chapter 6: Conor´s Fighting Style Chapter 7: Bouncing Back from Failure and Defeat Order your copy now and learn some powerful lessons from Mystic Mac! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066149/bk_acx0_066149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A huge spaceship trapped in the gravity well of a black hole, teeming with impossible lifeforms, harbours one of the Doctor´s most feared enemies. Mondasian Cybermen!
An epic fantasy romance novel aimed at adults. Fans of shows like Game of Thrones and Outlander will especially love this! (Features adult scenes, 18+) Heather Vince was just an average, modern-day student who was worried about exams, debt, and the future. But very soon, Heather´s main worries would actually be dragons, war, and the past as she found herself inexplicably sucked into a mysterious book she found in her attic. A book that plunged her hundreds of years back in time, and to a time where shape-shifting dragon people ruled the world. When Heather found herself captured by them, she feared the worst, but that was before the handsome Duke, Peter Mallerk, saved her life and promised to get her home. But was Peter really going to help Heather get back to where she belongs? Or was he going to use the pretty red head for his own personal pleasure? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sylvia St. James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104302/bk_acx0_104302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It wasn´t that she feared death. She just despised losing. Genetically engineered warrior Sephti would go to any lengths to destroy the fae that made her their killing machine. Finally escaping servitude, she has meticulously planned revenge against her former masters, and time is running out. The last thing she needs is to be taken captive by a man who hates the fae as much as she does - and thinks she´s one of them. Sephti learns her captor is Koda, an ancient Native American guardian determined to save his people from annihilation by the fae. Though he seems to loathe everything about Sephti, she can´t help but notice his incredible strength and powerful sensual allure. As their distrust turns to desire, Sephti and Koda become allies. Their love will have to withstand their enemies´ supernatural onslaught - and Sephti´s planned suicide mission against the fae…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felicity Munroe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/000702/bk_harl_000702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andie Miller is ready to move on with her life. She wants to marry her fiancé and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans who have driven away three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs someone to take care of the situation, and he knows Andie can handle anything.... When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back. He may be right, because Andie’s dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that’s not the only haunting.... Then her ex-brother-in-law arrives with a duplicitous journalist and a self-doubting parapsychologist, closely followed by an annoyed medium, Andie’s tarot card–reading mother, her avenging ex-mother-in-law, and her jealous fiancé. Just when Andie’s sure things couldn’t get more complicated, North arrives to make her wonder if maybe this time things could just turn out differently.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Dawe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002360/bk_brll_002360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They were in and out in less than two minutes - that´s how they got away with millions. And for the duration of their reign, no bank robbers were more feared (though they never fired their guns) nor more pursued or more mythologized than the Stopwatch Gang. The members themselves were straight out of central casting: Lionel Wright, a meticulous introvert who could disappear in a room full of people; Paddy Mitchell, a charming and well-connected crook who saw an angle in everything and would go to any lengths to avoid the hell of being locked away; and Stephen Reid, a fearless point man who could find the weakness in any system and whose story - of addiction and descent into crime, of redemption and literary fame - was all prelude to a tragic but life-saving fall from grace. In The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang, Josh Dean reconstructs the gang´s glory days and reveals how the real story, pieced together through months of research and reporting - most prominently with Reid himself, as he comes to the end, at age 64, of his final days in the custody of the state - is more remarkable than the myth that has long been told. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Crystal Fawn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032455/bk_acx0_032455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2,000 years of history in one riveting afternoon A country both admired and feared, Germany has been the epicenter of world events time and again: the Reformation, both World Wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It did not emerge as a modern nation until 1871 - yet today, Germany is the world´s fourth-largest economy and a standard-bearer of liberal democracy. ´´There´s no point studying the past unless it sheds some light on the present´´, writes James Hawes in this brilliantly concise history that has already captivated hundreds of thousands of readers and listeners. ´´It is time, now more than ever, for us all to understand the real history of Germany.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015235/bk_tant_015235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Crossroads of Twilight, book 10 of the best selling Wheel of Time series, Mat Cauthon is fleeing from Ebou Dar with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, whom he is fated to marry. He learns that he can neither safely keep her nor let her go, for both the Shadow and the might of the Seanchan Empire are in deadly pursuit. Perrin Aybara seeks to free his wife, Faile, a captive of the Shaido, but his only hope may be an alliance with the enemy. Can he remain true to his friend Rand and to himself? For his love of Faile, Perrin is willing to sell his soul. At Tar Valon, Egwene al´Vere, the young Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, lays siege to the heart of Aes Sedai power, but she must win quickly, with as little bloodshed as possible. Unless the Aes Sedai are reunited, only the male Asha´man will remain to defend the world against the Dark One, and nothing can hold the Asha´man themselves back from total power except the Aes Sedai and a unified White Tower. In Andor, Elayne Trakand fights for the Lion Throne that is hers by right, but enemies and Darkfriends surround her, plotting her destruction. If she fails, Andor may fall to the Shadow, and the Dragon Reborn with it. Rand al´Thor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark One´s taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared - even one prophesied to save the world. Now, Rand must gamble again, with himself at stake, and he cannot be sure which of his allies are really enemies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000274/bk_aren_000274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.