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.
Riffem wasn´t a great wizard, at least not by the standards of the game. He couldn´t cast big fireballs or powerful lighting bolts to devastate his enemies. He wasn´t getting very far in his wizarding career and doubted he ever would. Then a chance encounter with a dragon at the local inn changed everything. Now Riffem is on a quest to find seven beautiful women for his new dragon lord, Thraxrax. Even with the help of Yth, an intensely cerebral mind melter, and the wanton dragonkin warrior Klaezarsta, he finds himself way out of his depth. Lacking sheer power, he´ll have to rely on his wits and luck to succeed. If he does, a life of luxury awaits him. If he fails, his new lord will turn him into a deep fried wizard kabob. An exotically beautiful centaur woman, a gregarious goo girl, a nefarious succubus, and a highly temperamental female fire elemental that just wants a hug wait within this story. Turn up the volume, and explore this virtual world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Standley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118812/bk_acx0_118812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Girl in the Orange Dress:Searching for a Father Who Does Not Fail Margot Starbuck
Millions of Robert Jordan fans will rejoice at the release of the ninth book in the phenomenally best-selling series The Wheel of Time. The sequel to the number-one New York Times best seller The Path of Daggers, which swept the nation like a firestorm, Winter´s Heart continues a remarkable tale that is mesmerizing an entire generation of readers. Rand is on the run with Min, and in Cairhein, Cadsuane is trying to figure out where he is headed. Rand´s destination is, in fact, one she has never considered. Mazrim Taim, leader of the Black Tower, is revealed to be a liar. But what is he up to? Faile, with the Aiel Maidens, Bain and Chiad, and her companions, Queen Alliandre and Morgase, is prisoner of Savanna´s sept.Perrin is desperately searching for Faile. With Elyas Machera, Berelain, the Prophet and a very mixed ´´army´´ of disparate forces, he is moving through country rife with bandits and roving Seanchan. The Forsaken are ever more present, and united, and the man called Slayer stalks Tel´aran´rhiod and the wolfdream. In Ebou Dar, the Seanchan princess known as Daughter of the Nine Moons arrives - and Mat, who had been recuperating in the Tarasin Palace, is introduced to her. Will the marriage that has been foretold come about? There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it is a beginning.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001183/bk_aren_001183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a year of grieving her divorce and living a life permanently stuck on pause, Laila Richardson is finally ready to have her own happy ending. Then a listing for a quaint cottage in another town answers her prayers for a fresh beginning - one that will bring her closer to her new boyfriend, Ben. Unfortunately, in her small town of Fairfield, Georgia, letting go of the past is virtually impossible. No one wants to see her move on, including the man who destroyed her heart to begin with. Chad Richardson has spent years in misery but finally has his life on somewhat stable ground. When he learns his ex-wife is dating, he knows it´s time to go back and fight for the life he abandoned. Bolstered by his newfound sobriety, Chad has every intention of winning back the woman he loves, even if that means facing old demons that are waiting for him to fail. Passions run deep as two souls searching for a second chance find the courage to let go of old patterns. Can they recognize that their dreams are still possible, even when forged from a broken past? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin, Amy Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009080/bk_brll_009080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you frustrated that your life lacks lasting satisfaction? We live in a time when people are searching for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction and are frustrated, disappointed, and disillusioned by the counterfeits that hold out the promise but fail to deliver. This lack of satisfaction crosses all ages, ethnicities, and beliefs. It is not uncommon to speak with individuals who claim to have strong, spiritual lives, but yet do not know how one lives a life of satisfaction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Pope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076221/bk_acx0_076221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the biggest villain in the country makes you an offer you can´t refuse, what should you do? In my case, I decided to accept that offer, made by Mr. Vincent Vanzetti. Vanzetti hired me to find his missing daughter, Vittoria, while threatening reprisals should I fail in my task. While searching for Vittoria, I had to deal with the other members of the Vanzetti clan: Sherri, Vanzetti´s second wife, at 22, the same age as Vittoria. Sherri was an ´´actress´´, a porn star with ambitions to appear on reality TV; Catrin, Vanzetti´s granite-hard ex-wife, the power behind his criminal empire; and V.J. Parks, Vittoria´s boyfriend, a boxer, a young man in his prime, in training for a shot at the world title. Meanwhile, closer to home, it was decision time for yours truly and my lover, Dr. Alan Storey. Alan was keen on marriage while I was still coming to terms with my past and years of physical abuse. Could I find the courage to finally lay the ghosts of my past and pledge my future to Alan? Family Honour, the story of a villain and his family, the story of a moral dilemma. Should I kill in the name of justice, or should I allow a villain to walk free? In answering that question I discovered a lot about myself and the person I longed to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzan Lynn Lorraine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095697/bk_acx0_095697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WE Americans devour eagerly any piece of writing that purports to tell us the secret of success in life; yet how often we are disappointed to find nothing but commonplace statements, or receipts that we know by heart but never follow. Most of the life stories of our famous and successful men fail to inspire because they lack the human element that makes the record real and brings the story within our grasp. While we are searching far and near for some Aladdin´s Lamp to give coveted fortune, there is ready at our hand if we will only reach out and take it, like the charm in Milton´s Comus, ´´Unknown, and like esteemed, and the dull swain Treads on it daily with his clouted shoon;´´ the interesting, human, and vividly told story of one of the wisest and most useful lives in our own history, and perhaps in any history. In Franklin´s Autobiography is offered not so much a ready-made formula for success, as the companionship of a real flesh and blood man of extraordinary mind and quality, whose daily walk and conversation will help us to meet our own difficulties, much as does the example of a wise and strong friend. While we are fascinated by the story, we absorb the human experience through which a strong and helpful character is building.