Mark, a sixty-two-year-old librarian, is verbally abused while camping in the Chaco Canyon National Park. Lacking in courage to confront his tormentors, he packs his things and heads home. Along the way, he reflects that he has been bullied his whole life. The realization throws him into a state of despair. In a dream, a wise man tells him that to gain confidence and self-respect, he must undertake a daring journey into the unknown. Needing inspiration, he visits the public library, where he reads about a man?s winter stay in a Highlands cabin and about invisible eyes stalking him on his way to the outhouse. Deciding that the spying eyes belonged to Pictish ghosts, Mark leaves for Scotland, intending to ask them to reveal the secrets of their ancestors? bravery and courage. After days of exploring Stone Age monuments on the mainland and on the adjacent islands, he encounters Debbie, an American tourist, in the Dunvegan castle. They agree to go on a hike, but she fails to appear. On his last day in the British Islands, he chances upon her at Stonehenge in company of her ex-boyfriend. While her ex-boyfriend leaves to get cigarettes from his car, Mark, strengthened by the lessons taught to him by the Pictish ghosts, asks her to elope with him. He?s proud of himself, for he is showing the daring of a Pict.
In the third book of the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series.... For 1,000 years a hidden canyon on Rachael Yellowhorses ancestral lands and the adjacent property owned by the Manygoats family has protected a masterpiece of petroglyphs deep inside the Navajo nation. These ancient works of art hold a secret with a power so strong their Anasazi makers kept them out of the reach of mere mortal human beings. At his Santa Fe Indian Market show, gallery owner Charles Bloom unwittingly promotes the sacred rock-art images and sets in motion a cascading series of events that leads to the worst kind of human being searching out these hidden petroglyphs. Little could Bloom know that his discerning eye for art would connect him to a chain of murders stretching back 40 years earlier and to an individual who is not a collector of Native art but a psychopathic killer, the likes of which the Dine...have no word to describe. Bloom will need all his observational skills to spot the killer before it´s too late. It´s a race against ancient history and for Bloom, time may finally run out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Bagby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101624/bk_acx0_101624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of short stories has several stories and only one of the stories is not about the old west. A woman searching for some substance in her life ventures into the Devil´s own canyon. A huge crippled grizzly turns man eater in ´´The Brute´´. Shady Sadie is up to her evil ways. A pregnant woman is waiting in her cabin on Wolf Creek Pass while her husband is away buying supplies, when she receives an unexpected Visitor. A rancher goes looking for his lost brother and finds more than he bargained for at The Crossroads Inn. A young man makes the most important decision while trying to catch a big old smart brown trout named Old Sam. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James M. Dougherty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032913/bk_acx0_032913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since 1980, depth psychologist Bill Plotkin has been guiding women and men into the wilderness - the redrock canyons and snow-crested mountains of the American West - but also into the wilds of the soul. He calls this work soulcraft. There´s a great longing in all people to uncover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find the unique gift we were born to bring to our communities, and to experience our full membership in the more-than-human world. This journey to soul is a descent into layers of the self, much deeper than personality, a journey meant for each one of us, not just for the heroes and heroines of mythology. A modern handbook for the journey, Soulcraft is not an imitation of indigenous ways, but a contemporary nature-based approach born from wilderness experience, the traditions of Western culture, and the cross-cultural heritage of all humanity. Filled with stories, poems, and guidelines, Soulcraft introduces over 40 practices that facilitate the descent to soul, including dreamwork, wilderness vision fasts, talking across the species boundaries, council, self-designed ceremony, nature-based shadow work, and the arts of romance, being lost, and storytelling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Grgach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007528/bk_tant_007528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written 16 years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it, her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich - the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah´s canyon country. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins to unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000494/bk_hach_000494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journey with Drakulya into the Grand Canyon where the Earth reveals her story layer by layer, where she hides her secrets in the Great Unconformity, and where eons of time are carved and scrambled in stone. In the unworldly world of Deep Canyon, Drakulya confronts a rogue nosferatu sculptor who would capture in stone the awesome power of time, life energy, and primal consciousness. A nosferatu who would capture in time, anyone to serve his purpose, even a young runaway searching for her father and her remembered childhood home in Deep Canyon. Drakulya and his team of breathing assistants will need more than human weapons, more than the intellectual insights of Darwin, and more than the magical powers of Merlin, to rescue the captives and confront an alien consciousness within and of the Earth. Drawn to the Grand Canyon where the Earth exposes her life line, Edgar Tyrrell, a nosferatu sculptor builds a home on the South Rim. Edgar would capture the very forces of the Earth in his stone statues. Hidden within a Great Unconformity Tyrrell´s workshop offers a base from which he can work and travel through time. He needs helpers. A young woman artist from 1965 is entrapped. She lures a 1935 CCC worker into Tyrrell´s camp. Together the captives are plotting Tyrrell´s destruction and a way back to normal time. Sixty years later, one of Tyrrell´s young breathing relatives goes missing in the Canyon. Private detective Joe Keogh is hired for the search. Sensing the presence of nosferatu Joe calls on Mr. Strangeways aka Drakulya. Accessing the situation, Drakulya returns to England seeking the wisdom of Darwin, Merlin and his beloved Mina. Much more than a dangerous rogue nosferatu awaits in Deep Canyon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007166/bk_adbl_007166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a trip to Chinatown, 13-year-old Jasmine steps through a doorway back in time and finds herself in the 1880s. 1994 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize - Winner 1994 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award - Runner-Up 1995 Silver Birch Award - Shortlisted CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2017) Selection Jasmine is not sure she likes the idea of being stuck in Victoria while her father goes to China. But on a field trip to Chinatown, she changes her mind. Passing through a doorway in Fan Tan Alley, she mysteriously finds herself in the early 1880s. Adventure begins with a new friend, a journey to the Fraser Canyon during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and a search for an ancient amulet. But Jasmine is not the only one searching for the white jade tiger.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Lawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122912/bk_acx0_122912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tijuana: melting pot of Mexico, gateway to Baja California. Two million souls struggle for survival, each searching for a way to become...something, anything better. Fate brings a few strangers together one night in a crowded taxi rojo. When the red taxi crashes down a canyon, it creates a connection between the passengers that, like the international border within sight of the crash, draws a line between triumph and defeat, hopelessness and perseverance, life and death. Boyfriends Rigo and Cristian confront their demons when a supposedly innocuous tryst gets out of control. Pancha looks for love in a complex world of ambiguous gender and sexual identity. Toni´s biggest problem is self-acceptance in a culture that has ingrained in him the idea that real men are macho and self-sufficient. Julia´s faith is challenged, as she toils to make a living and support her disabled sister, while feeling paralyzed by her sense of responsibility and lingering guilt. Even in Tijuana, light can be found in the darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.D. Huntington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064437/bk_acx0_064437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ring of Fire: 25,000 miles of oceanic trenches, volcanic belts, and seismic plates circling the Pacific Ocean. Enough dormant power to reshape the world as we know it waits to be unleashed beneath the Earth´s crust. Until now. In a matter of moments, entire swaths of America´s West Coast slide into the ocean. Los Angeles becomes a crumbling ghost town. Refugee camps are littered with flyers for missing loved ones. The city is a scene of utter devastation and despair. Within Hollywood the military quarantines Coldwater Canyon due to the extreme damage; however, suspicions are growing that this is not the true reason why. Wes Harding is a FEMA field director who has stayed behind, searching the wreckage for survivors. He´s finding mostly bodies, many with an odd similarity: the rib cages have been sliced open, their respiratory systems meticulously removed. The only thing that´s clear is that something more is going on here. With the help of dedicated activist Hannah Lonnegin and hippie scientist Dr. Bernard Dumas, Harding must get to the bottom of the mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005273/bk_tant_005273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sarah has been lonely most of her life. She’s been searching for a love that she’s begun to believe will never come. Her family and friends at home depend on her, need her, but they can’t give her what she really wants, which is true, eternal love, like the wolves have. Desperate to try something new and get away, she becomes a solitary traveler and goes on an adventure of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon; rides the train from Williams to the South Rim; and sees huge wolves running alongside. Unbelievably, she sees them below in the evening twilight scurrying on the Canyon’s ledges among the trees. She’s told there are no more wolves in the region, but she hears their haunting cries. No one else sees them and no one else hears them. It is just her. Have her senses left her? Has her loneliness made her crazy? For there are wolves, unearthly prowling creatures that follow and achingly call to her, and in the end, she must decide what she will do when she finally comes face to face with one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nila Brereton Hagood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113439/bk_acx0_113439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.