Pay the Ghost: Almost a year after his young son disappeared by his side on Halloween night in New York City, Mike (Nicolas Cage) is alone and haunted by terrifying visions of his son. Desperate but determined not to let go he researches all the cases of missing children in the city and comes to a horrifying conclusion. Army of One is the (mostly) true story of Gary Faulkner (Nicolas Cage), an unemployed, ex-con, handyman, and modern day Don Quixote who sets out on the unlikeliest of missions. Armed only with a Samurai sword, purchased from a home-shopping network, and the belief that he is following the express command of God (Russell Brand), he travels to Pakistan in order to capture Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice. Inconceivable: When Katie (Whelan) moves to town with her young daughter in order to start a new life after enduring abuse in her past, she quickly befriends another mother, Angela, and her husband Brian (Cage). She is soon chosen by the couple to become their surrogate for their long-time desired child. Little does the unlucky couple know however, she is harbouring a dark secret about her past that may have fatal consequences for them and their child.
Sergeant Charles Windolph was the last white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn when he told his story nearly 70 years later. A six-year veteran in the Seventh Cavalry, Windolph rode in the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition, and the 1874 Black Hills Expedition. He fought in Captain Benteen's troops on the fatal Sunday, and vividly recalls the battle that wiped out Custer's command. Equally vivid is the evidence marshaled by historians Frazier and Robert Hunt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Sondericker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000533/bk_bimo_000533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shelby Foote's magnificently orchestrated novel anticipates much of the subject matter of his monumental Civil War trilogy, rendering the clash between North and South with a violence all the more shocking for its intimacy. Love in a Dry Season describes an erotic and economic triangle, in which two wealthy and fantastically unhappy Mississippi families, the Barcrofts and the Carrutherses, are joined by an open-faced fortune hunter from the North, a man whose ruthlessness is matched only by his inability to understand the people he tries to exploit and his fatal incomprehension of the passions he so casually ignites. Combining a flawless sense of place with a Faulknerian command of the grotesque, Foote's novel turns a small cotton town into a sexual battleground as fatal as Vicksburg or Shiloh, and one where strategy is no match for instinct and tradition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000887/bk_blak_000887_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Admiral Nelson has sent Captain Nathan Peake on a desperate journey to convey a grim warning to British India. Bonaparte's army is poised to deliver a fatal blow by marching overland to India. Arriving in Bombay, Nathan takes command of the East India Company's naval wing - the Bombay Marine - an under-armed and poorly crewed flotilla. With these meagre resources he must stop the flow of French supplies to their Indian ally and protect the Company's trade from the pirates and privateers swarming in the Bay of Bengal. But when Nathan discovers the truth behind the East India Company's honourable facade he confronts some tough personal choices - and a crisis of conscience even more threatening than the enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Wale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002024/bk_isis_002024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O Brian or Stephen Maturin could devise. In command now of a new ship, the Nutmeg, Aubrey pursues his interrupted mission. The dreadful penal colony in New South Wales, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin s Irish temper, and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007163/bk_bbcw_007163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.