The Thirty Years' War continues to ravage seventeenth-century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the twentieth century, led by Mike Stearns, who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The CPE has the know-how of twentieth century technology but needs iron and steel to make the machines. The iron mines of the upper Palatinate were rendered inoperable by wartime damage, and American know-how is needed on the spot to pump them out and get the metal flowing again - a mission that will prove more complicated than anyone expects. In the maelstrom that is Europe, even a twentieth-century copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica can precipitate a crisis when readers learn of the 1640 Portuguese revolt, a crisis that will involve Naples as well. Another factor: Albanian exiles in Naples, inspired by the Americans, are plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, which will precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans. This troubled century was full of revolutions and plans for more revolutions before the Americans arrived and gave every would-be revolutionary an example of a revolution that succeeded. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns will have his hands full seeing that it doesn't boil over on to Grantville and the CPE. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008416/bk_reco_008416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You think you know Hollywood Hulk Hogan? Brother, you don't know squat about me. Yeah, I'm the towering red-and-yellow warrior who revolutionized the wrestling business, the larger-than-life superhero who transformed an entire country into a horde of Hulkamaniacs. I'm the guy who spit blood and breathed fire to help create an empire called World Wrestling Entertainment. But it wasn't always like that. Once I was a fat kid named Terry Bollea watching legends like Dusty Rhodes and Superstar Billy Graham, never dreaming I'd be a professional wrestler myself one day. Find out what makes me cry like a baby and what makes my blood boil. Then tell me you know the man called Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Join the Babe Ruth of wrestling on a gritty, no-holds-barred odyssey from his start in the barbaric wrestling arenas of the '70s through the humiliation of his involvement in federal steroid-abuse trials to the achievement of his greatest triumph yet. Along the way, lock up with the likes of Mr. T, Ted Turner, The Rock...and of course, Vince McMahon, head of World Wrestling Entertainment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hulk Hogan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000385/bk_sans_000385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends - and it's something they look forward to all week long. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but all of them have their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Cocktail parties and crab boil aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002202/bk_aren_002202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I've decided that the creative arts are not for me. I still can't boil spaghetti and I think there's an arrest warrant out against me for public indecency. So onward now to a new challenge - running a marathon. I've decided that there will be safety in numbers. And no matter how ridiculous I look in lycra, I can't look any worse than the guy in the galloping urinal, or the other guy dressed as a demented hen. Well, at least I hope not. Maybe I'll use them as pacemakers. So I'll burst through that starting line full of enthusiasm, knowing I could beat a galloping urinal any day of the week. Or will I be in a one-woman race? I do have a track record for beating myself, you know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035372/bk_acx0_035372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Civilization exists by geologic consent, subject to change without notice. The land beneath Yellowstone's caldera is hot. Huffing and puffing. Moving, stretching, and bulging. Everything has a boiling point. Yellowstone has reached the point of no return.The Yellowstone Series, a new disaster thriller from critically acclaimed author Bobby Akart, takes the listener on a thrill ride as a cataclysmic event of extinction-level proportions ticks away like a time bomb, awaiting its moment. Millions of people visit the Yellowstone National Park every year, blissfully unaware they are on top of the greatest killer man has ever known - the Yellowstone supervolcano.Volcanoes are the Earth's way of letting off steam. Deep beneath the surface of the planet, excess heat builds up, and it seeks a way to vent. Like an overcrowded bus on a sweltering summer day, the overheated magma stews in its own madness, eventually allowing pent-up frustrations to boil over until it releases its fury - its Inferno - upon the world above.Yellowstone is not an ordinary volcano. It is an extraordinary killer that will show itself in due time.The eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano will be more than a spectacle to grab our attention. It will be the end of the world as we know it.About the Yellowstone SeriesVolcanoes are the Earth's way of letting off steam. While most people look at volcanic eruptions as natural disasters, the fact of the matter is without them, the Earth would explode. Deep beneath the surface of the planet, excess heat builds up, finding a way to vent. Like an overcrowded bus on a hot summer day, the overheated magma stews in its own madness, allowing pent-up frustrations to boil over, until it releases its fury - its hellfire - upon the world above.Yellowstone is the most potentially explosive, violent, deadly, active volcano on our planet, and scientists agree, a cata 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Abernathy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128591/bk_acx0_128591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The peaceful surroundings of the historic seaport, Mystic, Connecticut, enticed Liz and Garret Adams to leave their hectic careers and move aboard their sailboat, Sloopy. Only a year had passed when they stumbled onto the remains of a young, Naval officer, who washed ashore at Napatree Point. While waiting for Garret to return with the police, Liz is gripped by feelings that she does not understand and would plunge her into a treacherous search for the killer. With the help of the local psychic, Liz discovers that the harmonious group of tenants that share the dock she calls home is not as it appears. Anger, hurt and rage boil beneath a thin veneer. When a second body is found by fishermen in Block Island Sound, the morbid game of cat and mouse evolves, thrusting Liz into a battle for her life. Friend or foe, she does not know, but the killer looms in the shadows. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gillian Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013034/bk_acx0_013034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
That Isaac Newton guy was quite bright. He said that what goes up, must come down. This may sound right to you, but there's been far too many times I've looked at the scales and disagreed. Then I proved him right and dropped 70 pounds! Excellent. But then I came across another law: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. I don't know about opposite reaction, but so far every time I've tried something new on my bucket list it's started a hare running, which reminds me of another law - the law of unintended consequences. I didn't mean to get entwined with that Italian chef, I just wanted to know how to boil an egg. And I really didn't mean to do that Tantric thing, or cause that big problem at the wedding. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Maybe someone should have told me that before I started out on my bucket list, but hey - I've started, so I'll finish. I just hope one of them goes as planned sometime soon, please; pretty please. Anyway, Mr. Newton - if you were so clever, what's the recipe for true love? Tell me first then I'll bottle it, and if you can give me a magic weight loss potion too I'll be a trillionaire. No? Oh well, back to my bucket list for me then - I know something will turn up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058484/bk_acx0_058484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I have lost everything - my purpose, my love, my soul. Death knocks on my door. I want to answer, but every time I reach for the handle, the promise I made her brings me back. So I breathe. I live. I hate. And I allow the anger to boil beneath the surface of a perfectly indifferent façade. I am broken, and I don't want to be fixed. One last trip to New York, one last chance to redeem a lost part of the Mafia family. The Empire is crumbling, and it's my job to fix it. It's my job to mend the pieces that were scattered over 30 years ago. But the only way to fix it is to do something I swore I'd never do again: an arranged marriage. This time I won't fall. Or so help me God, I'll kill her myself. My name is Sergio Abandonato. You think you know my pain, my suffering, my anger, my hate. You have no idea. I am the Mafia. I am the darkness. Blood in. No out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer, Tom Taylorson, Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008783/bk_blak_008783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes you have to run away to find yourself. Lots of young women dream of being a princess. Nina Jones isn't one of them. After escaping from her palace/prison by burying herself under sacks of fertilizer, she ends up in a beach cottage on New Zealand's South Island. She's meant to be looking after a cantankerous widower. Too bad she doesn't know how to boil an egg. Iain McCormick may be an All Black, a member of New Zealand's elite rugby team, and a bona fide celebrity. During the offseason, though, he's meant to be a regular Kiwi bloke. A good son, a good neighbor, and a good citizen. But civility comes harder when you've been dumped at the altar. He doesn't need anybody he has to look out for. He definitely doesn't need to fall in love. Yeah, right. Note: This book, like New Zealand, contains some steam. In fact, it gets downright hot in a few places, and more than a little adventurous. If that isn't your cuppa, maybe visit another country...er, book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Wilder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074172/bk_acx0_074172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.