Post-war Denver is ruled by the powerful Guild, an egalitarian regime intent on maintaining order at all costs. But some of the citizens remember what it was like before the fall of the old world and will stop at nothing to bring back capitalism and democracy to their city. Meanwhile, Misha, a young farm boy with his head in the clouds, is lured in by the beautiful Kara. She holds the key to a secret that will bring Misha´s world crashing down and has the potential to change his future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Gallegos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061898/bk_acx0_061898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Magic caused the war. Magic is forbidden. Magic will save us. It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of an endless maze where a million humans hosted the Houses of the Aelfir. The Aelfir who had brought trade and riches, and a future full of promise. But when the Thaumaturgists, overlords of human and Aelfir alike, went to war, everything was ruined and the Labyrinth became an abandoned forbidden zone, where humans were trapped behind boundary walls a hundred feet high. Now the Aelfir are a distant memory and the Thaumaturgists have faded into myth. Young Clara struggles to survive in a dangerous and dysfunctional city, where eyes are keen, nights are long, and the use of magic is punishable by death. She hides in the shadows, fearful that someone will discover she is touched by magic. She knows her days are numbered. But when a strange man named Fabian Moor returns to the Labyrinth, Clara learns that magic serves a higher purpose and that some myths are much more deadly in the flesh. The only people Clara can trust are the Relic Guild, a secret band of magickers sworn to protect the Labyrinth. But the Relic Guild are now too few. To truly defeat their old nemesis Moor, mightier help will be required. To save the Labyrinth - and the lives of one million humans - Clara and the Relic Guild must find a way to contact the worlds beyond their walls. This audio edition features ´´Hemlock´´, a prelude to The Relic Guild. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Church. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000689/bk_orio_000689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and victory at the Battle of Endor, by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art, lost in transit after the planet´s destruction, has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price...but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals. The only option is recovery, and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction. But trouble is waiting when they arrive. When a dispute erupts into violence and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure-peddlers get there first. Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. As long-buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny...and that of the New Republic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001015/bk_rand_001015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My name is Veronika Kane and dying, dying was just the beginning. How was I supposed to know that getting smashed on my 21st birthday would lead me to becoming the 9th victim of a serial killer that´s been stalking Philadelphia´s streets for months? Now I´m a ghost and unlife is pretty scary. Reapers, wraiths, ghouls, gargoyles: all of the monsters that I thought were storybook characters are real! On top of it all, the powers that are in the ghost world want to enslave me and use me in their own diabolical plot to manipulate the people of the living world. Too bad I didn´t turn out to be the kind of ghost they wanted me to be, and I´m not about to let them turn me into one of their puppets. These ghosts are responsible for my murder and the murders of eight other women. A rebellion is coming, and the ghosts that run this place are about to find out just how big a mistake they made when they had me killed. My name is Veronika Kane and being murdered isn´t the end of my story. Wail of the Banshees is an urban fantasy novel and the first book in the exciting Ghost Wars saga which features paranormal horror and action set in living Philadelphia and the ghostly world of Limbo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bodine Boling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012991/bk_acx0_012991_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF´s toughest operations. They´re young, they´re fast and strong, and they´re totally without normal human qualms. For the universe is a dangerous place for humanity - and it´s about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF´s biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF most find out why Boutin did what he did. Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers - a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin´s DNA, whose brain is uniquely able to access Boutin´s electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given over to the Ghost Brigades. Jared begins as one of these perfect soldiers, but as memories begin to surface, he begins to intuit the reason´s for Boutin´s betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his ´´father´´, he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: the alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity´s mere military defeat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000770/bk_aren_000770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Return to the sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world, with a new novel about sacrifice, loyalty and the choices of love that can shatter the heart. In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially not a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot - should not - be walking the streets. This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves.... Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there´s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time it is Ash´s secret, dark and terrible, which threatens to destroy them both. Nalini Singh, the New York Times best-selling ´alpha author of paranormal romance´ (Booklist), returns to her stunning world as it braces itself for destruction. Read by Justine Eyre. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justine Eyre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001053/bk_orio_001053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nalini Singh, the New York Times best-selling ´alpha author of paranormal romance´ (Booklist), returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power...on the brink of a deadly archangelic war. Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael´s Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York...and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same.... Read by Justine Eyre. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justine Eyre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001052/bk_orio_001052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joss Morgan barely survived the summer after eighth grade, in spite of - or maybe because of - his superpowers. Now, in the last few days before starting high school, he has a commitment to keep, but he´ll have to defy his parents to do it. After convincing himself he´s not really being dishonest, Joss gets to work helping a friend in trouble. Unfortunately, Joss´s other superpower kicks into high gear - his ability to create utter chaos for himself and his family. Before long, Joss is wondering if he´ll be alive when high school starts. Joss turns to his friends for help while trying to figure out how to make things right at home. This time, though, sneaking around isn´t going to be enough. When he realizes the danger he´s caused his family, it´s all-out war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Coffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095037/bk_acx0_095037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Continuing the saga of the award-winning Xbox game.... The Spartan-II Program has gone public. Tales of super-soldiers fending off thousands of Covenant attacks have become the stuff of legend. But just how many Spartans are left? While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth, and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultra-secret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence, known as Section Three, devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time. They´re going to need hundreds of willing soldiers, though...and one more Spartan to get the job done. The planet Onyx is virtually abandoned and the perfect place to set this new plan in motion. But when the Master Chief destroys Halo, something is triggered deep within Onyx: Ancient Forerunner technology stirs, and fleets of UNSC and Covenant race to claim it and change the course of the Human-Covenant War. But this reawakened and ancient force may have plans of its own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000599/bk_aren_000599_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2005 The explosive first-hand account of America´s secret history in Afghanistan. With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001797/bk_peng_001797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.