In this prequel to Crown Duel, teenage Shevraeth is invited by a king his own age to train in command at the cavalry academy in Marloven Hess, known for its violent history. Shevraeth is reluctant to leave his own comfortable and civilized Remalna for this warrior kingdom, except that Remalna is slowly becoming less civilized and more violent under a bad government. In Marloven Hess´ elite academy, Shevraeth finds every assumption overturned, including his own identity. He discovers action, laughter, terror, enemies, friendship - and even romance - as world events move inexorably toward conflagration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Berman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017569/bk_adbl_017569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortlisted for Audible´s Listen of the Year, 2006. English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory. But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr. Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgotten books from England´s magical past and regained some of the powers of England´s magicians. He goes to London and raises a beautiful young woman from the dead. Soon he is lending his help to the government in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte, creating ghostly fleets of rain-ships to confuse and alarm the French. All goes well until a rival magician appears. Jonathan Strange is handsome, charming, and talkative, the very opposite of Mr. Norrell. Strange thinks nothing of enduring the rigors of campaigning with Wellington´s army and doing magic on battlefields. Astonished to find another practicing magician, Mr. Norrell accepts Strange as a pupil. But it soon becomes clear that their ideas of what English magic ought to be are very different... Sophisticated, witty, and ingeniously convincing, Susanna Clarke´s magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England. She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that 32 hours leave readers longing for more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Prebble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bloo/000002/bk_bloo_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A desecrated grave, an unforgotten crime, and a no-nonsense detective on the case When detective John Blizzard is called to Hafton city cemetery to inspect a recently desecrated grave, he quickly suspects it is something to do with a girl who went missing years before. The grave belongs to the victims of an unsolved murder case, involving members of the family to which the girl belonged. DCI Blizzard is sure that the father was the culprit, but previous attempts to bring him to justice had failed. Now a wealthy businessman, Blizzard is still determined to put him under lock and key. Spurred by the recent events, he convinces his divisional commander that the case be reopened. But Blizzard gets more than he bargained for when police probing brings a genuinely feared villain back to the area - a gangster who has always evaded the law and is ready to use any means necessary to do his dirty work. When a new murder is committed, the pressure is on to solve the case. But something is being hidden from the detectives, and the clues point to a sinister crime ring that will do anything to evade capture and protect its interests. Strange Little Girl is the second book in the DCI John Blizzard crime series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Camm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004305/bk_howe_004305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When he kissed me, I was shocked. He was a stranger and still so familiar. It wasn´t until I woke up to my picture splashed on the cover of tabloids that I realized I knew who he was. Prince Alexander of Cambridge. Royal bad boy. Exiled heir to the throne. He isn´t Prince Charming. He´s controlling. He´s demanding. He´s dangerous. And I can´t say no to him. We both have secrets - secrets that could tear us apart or drive us closer together - and as the paparazzi exposes each one, I have to decide just how far I´m willing to go for king and country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fran Jewel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023707/bk_adbl_023707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captain Corbin Jones heads his own Paranormal Security and Intelligence Agency Special Ops team. He´s used to being in command. Used to having to make the tough calls. As a lionshifter, he´s no stranger to fighting his primal instincts. He´s had them well in hand for most of his immortally long life - that is, until he catches a scent that sets his body on fire. The scent of his mate. Mae wasn´t looking for love and certainly didn´t want to go on a blind date. When she´s stood up and grabbed instead by madmen who want to use her to breed other supernaturals, she´s not sure who to trust. Not even when the very same man she´s been fantasizing about is deposited next to her. Fate - and her own supernatural hormones - won´t be denied, and she finds she can´t control the desire burning through her. The only problem is, her fantasy man, the very man who came to rescue her, is now a prisoner too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mason Lloyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063436/bk_acx0_063436_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Base Branch operative Ryan Noble is accustomed to taking orders - whether from his commander or his overbearing mother. His best friend urged him to take control of his life, but the only thing worse than an angry woman is a teary one. He has no desire to upset his mother´s fragile emotions. Losing his sister was hard enough; his mom couldn´t bear losing another child - even if it is just to the other side of D.C. It´s a damn good thing she doesn´t know what he does for a living. On a routine mission to destroy a human-trafficking facility and exterminate its operators, Ryan blows his extraction to rescue a woman he finds chained inside. Piper Vega is caught between metal and a hard place. She needs information and it has taken far too long to cull it from her leads - also known as her captors. She finally has the facts she needs to complete her task, but it´ll take a miracle to set her free and see it achieved. Santo Padre knows she never expected her good favor to come in the form of a man. Ryan takes the reins of life in his sturdy grip while Piper discovers balance in loosening hers. Through intense battles of will, both find the unexpected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071514/bk_acx0_071514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Caught in the middle of the American Revolution against the English Crown, two families are divided by their loyalties. Dake Bradford, a blazing American patriot under the command of George Washington, has taken a stand against the British. Clive Gordon, a young physician and Dake´s first cousin, is the son of an English colonel who has sworn to put down the rebellion. Fanned by fires of patriotism, sides have been drawn, and there can be no turning back.These fiery loyalties break out into open conflict when the Bradfords and Gordons find themselves on opposing sides at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The conflict widens as both Dake and Clive court the affections of Jeanne Corbeau, a French beauty. Will the long, dangerous journey to Fort Ticonderoga decide their futures? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Whitfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003091/bk_blak_003091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you struggle to create engaging conversation? Are you stuck in interview mode? Do your witty comebacks arrive hours too late? Whether you want to (1) charm and befriend strangers and coworkers (2) banter better with friends, or (3) become charismatic and bold instead of nervous and lost in social situations, Conversation Tactics will get you there. How many awkward, sweaty, red-faced encounters would it take for you to learn these tips on your own? Conversation Tactics, Book 3 focuses on the subtle and nuanced tactics that will allow you to command any social situation. I´ll shine a light onto the secrets of those that can own a room, always have a witty reply, and are never caught without just the right thing to say. I want this book to arm you with definitive tactics, maneuvers, and replies to whatever comes your way in a conversation. It will be as easy as reading from a script. As with all books in the Conversation Tactics series (all best sellers), this book is the result of years of being a social skills and conversation coach. Conversation can be boiled down to a science if you know how to approach it. You´ll get exact words and phrases, not just ´´be confident and make eye contact´´. This book is highly actionable, with step-by-step analyses of complex concepts like sarcasm, the ultimate witty comeback, conflict conversations, and storytelling. What will you learn about creating engaging conversations? The six types of responses you can use for anything, even if your mind is blank. How to become the witty comeback machine. How to avoid linear ´´interview style´´ conversations without fail. Self-diagnose and best practices for your personal conversational style. Why speaking like children will open others up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Hempel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063759/bk_acx0_063759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author S.E. Smith brings another action-, adventure-, and suspense-filled story to transport listeners out of this world. In a world gone crazy, it is often the humans who are at fault, seeking answers to questions we are not yet ready to understand. Lt. Commander Joshua Manson´s focus on his career has taken him to many places, just not the one he has always dreamed of going: space. His sometimes controversial methods during missions have given him the reputation of being a soldier who doesn´t always play by the rules. A challenging mission leaves Josh questioning if he´ll have a career at all, so he is surprised when he is offered the chance to command a mission in space to investigate an unknown object. The more he learns, the more determined he is to lead it, even if it means a one-way ticket. Cassa de Rola´s family has lived for centuries in the quiet valley where they farm. Her family has tried to remain untouched by the growing unrest between the intergalactic military forces fighting for control over their planet. All of that changes when an unusual object falls from the sky and Cassa finds a strange male in the container. She knows that taking him in will endanger the lives of everyone close to her, but she can´t leave him defenseless. Now the military forces on both sides want to discover the origins of the container and its missing contents. When the fight between the Legion and the Gallant Order escalates to all-out war, a new rebel leader emerges from the stars that will change the galaxy - and Cassa´s life - forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Brenin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008981/bk_blak_008981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.