Shortlisted for the 2016 Historical Novel Society Indie Award. Late 1960s. Sent to Berlin to investigate silver smuggling, former Praetorian Aurelia Mitela barely escapes a near-lethal trap. Her old enemy is at the heart of all her troubles, and she pursues him back home to Roma Nova, but he has struck at her most vulnerable point - her young daughter. Late 1960s, Roma Nova, the last Roman colony that has survived into the 20th century. Aurelia Mitela is alone - her partner gone, her child sickly and her mother dead - and forced to give up her beloved career as a Praetorian officer. But her country needs her unique skills. Somebody is smuggling silver - Roma Nova´s lifeblood - on an industrial scale. Sent to Berlin to investigate, she encounters the mysterious and attractive Miklós, a known smuggler who knows too much and Caius Tellus, a Roma Novan she has despised and feared since childhood. Barely escaping a trap set by a gang boss intent on terminating her, she discovers that her old enemy is at the heart of all her troubles and pursues him back home to Roma Nova.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Teal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027879/bk_adbl_027879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ridmark Arban is the Gray Knight, and he quests for the ruined citadel of Urd Morlemoch, seeking a way to stop the return of the dreaded Frostborn. For if he does not find a way to stop them, the Frostborn shall entomb the world in ice forever. Morigna is the cunning Witch of the Hills, feared and mistrusted by the townsmen of Moraime. Yet darker things stir in the hills. A trap that might devour both her and the Gray Knight... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007496/bk_tant_007496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Returning to Seattle after a business trip, retired PI Leo Waterman is shocked to find his girlfriend, Rebecca Duvall, unconscious on the bathroom floor, her house filled with gas. Officials believe it was a suicide attempt in the wake of a humiliating scandal. Under investigation for dereliction of duty, she´d been suspended from her job as medical examiner for King County. Leo knows Rebecca too well - and is determined to prove her innocence and clear her name. Most important, he wants to find out who tried to kill her. Despite the prosecuting attorney´s claims of a solid case, Leo rounds up his ragtag team of miscreants to find the truth. The investigation leads straight to The Highlands. There, behind the locked doors of one of Seattle´s most exclusive gated communities, old money can afford to bury older family secrets. But for Leo, unearthing them is going to trap him in a conspiracy that is deadlier, and far more personal, than he feared. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009335/bk_brll_009335_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.
He´s both feared and admired, respected and despised. Boba Fett is the galaxy´s most successful bounty hunter. Now he finds himself the hunted in the oldest game of all: survival of the fittest. The once powerful Bounty Hunter´s Guild has been shattered into warring factions. Now the posting of an enormous bounty on a renegade Imperial stormtrooper is about to start a frenzy of murderous greed. Hoping to fuel rumors of his death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Slave I, and sets out to claim the prize. Yet his every move leads him closer to a trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor. Fett will die before becoming Xizor´s pawn in the Emperor´s war against the Rebels. And he may have to. For in order to gain his freedom, he must outwit a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits. Then he must escape a galaxy of deadly enemies who want to make the rumors of his death a reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001044/bk_rand_001044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Prince is the most famous of Machiavelli´s works; it gives very clear, precise and realistic instructions on how to gain and maintain power, fortune, and glory, sometimes at the expense of others. Written in 1513, it is one of the most feared and hated political treatises, taken to be the first work in which the effect the leader desires to achieve is taken as more important than any abstract ideal or ethical value that might prevent him from taking immoral action. We have selected for you 100 of the best quotes from The Prince, trusting that you will be able to use their efficiency and cleverness to direct your own affairs in a powerful way without falling into a moral trap. 1. Mandarin Chinese. Lucie Teng Duvert. http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/001673/bk_cids_001673_sample.mp3.
The Prince is the most famous of Machiavelli´s works; it gives very clear, precise and realistic instructions on how to gain and maintain power, fortune, and glory, sometimes at the expense of others. Written in 1513, it is one of the most feared and hated political treatises, taken to be the first work in which the effect the leader desires to achieve is taken as more important than any abstract ideal or ethical value that might prevent him from taking immoral action. We have selected for you 100 of the best quotes from The Prince, trusting that you will be able to use their efficiency and cleverness to direct your own affairs in a powerful way without falling into a moral trap. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Waite. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000559/bk_cids_000559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he´s not going away. Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn´t over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... You´re not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin´s victims, Gwen is going hunting. She´s learned how from one of the sickest killers alive. But what she´s up against is beyond any-thing she feared - a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009674/bk_brll_009674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is no sanctuary in the night....Feared even by her own kind for her mastery of fire, the nightwalker Mira is summoned by the coven to take her rightful place as Elder. But with this honor comes grave responsibility—a commitment to the annihilation of the unleashed naturi. For now the foul creatures walk the earth—and neither vampire nor human will survive their horrific onslaught.A tide of blood is sweeping relentlessly across the European continent, as Mira is dispatched to Budapest for the most devastating test yet of her astonishing powers—and falls into a well-laid trap. With the dark secrets that haunt her growing darker by the hour, she must confront the terrible truth of her past and protect her fragile sanity in the face of unanticipated treachery—a betrayal by her trusted ally, her beloved enemy, the vampire slayer Danaus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Delaine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002241/bk_harp_002241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever considered what it’s like to experience a reoccurring illusion of death? Your flawed senses deceive you because your environment has become so miserable. Imagine dying, or lying in agony, night after night, drenched in sweat, waiting for it to pass. They could´ve heard your blood-curdling screams from miles away, if not for being silenced by fear. It appears as though your pulse couldn’t fade anymore before it stops altogether. Only by being broken down, in such a way, could you understand. The abuse numbs your body, but your soul still suffers from each blow. It´s an endless film stuck on replay, the slowest, surest death, that happens, over and over, with no promise of stopping. Each day you awake, wondering if it will be your last. You wished to avoid an uproar, but the sound of breaking dishes tells you: it´s too late. He is furious, and his anger knows no limits. The fire in his powerful brown eyes says you are lucky to be alive, but inside you’ve already perished. Though you´re a fearless woman, you have met your match. He persuaded that he was the perfect gentleman and swept you off your feet. Somehow, you fell right into his trap. Those fearful eyes were once the same ones you gazed into, and all your problems became distant. The butterflies you felt were those of the most delicate, unexplainable feelings known to humans. A young stage of a flourishing love, told in the most magical fairy tales ever read. How does the same guy, sent to rescue you, become your most feared enemy? You have spent hours talking, laughing, and sharing your deepest secrets with one another. There was nothing the two of you couldn´t accomplish together. Just as your youthful dreams become your existence, somehow they shift into your worst nightmares. By the time you realize, you’ve been sucked into his narcissistic realm, with no escape in sight, it´s too late and past the point of no return. Nobody can spare you. They will on 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheryl Mebane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128724/bk_acx0_128724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.