Renaissance man and adventurer Chase Baker rarely visits home in upstate NY. But when his late dad´s resting place is about to be dis-interred to make way for a new road, he volunteers to operate the backhoe. It´s the least he can do for a father who was always there to help Chase, the young man. But what he doesn´t expect is a job offer by the local Albany Police Department to look into a missing elderly couple. Maybe Chase wants nothing more than to get back to New York City to work on his latest novel, but when the detective in charge happens to mention the couple lived in the same house as Clara Harris and Union Major Henry Rathbone, the young couple who accompanied President Abraham Lincoln in the Presidential Box on the night of his assassination back in 1865, he puts his plans on hold. What makes the job impossible to ignore (aside from the badly needed payday) is that Clara Harris´s dress which is rumored to be soaked with Lincoln´s blood, is also said to be stored inside a secret vault somewhere in the house. While Chase decides to take on the job of looking for the old couple, he can´t help but put his treasure hunting tools to work in searching for the dress first. Standing in his way, however, is not only an egocentric and murderous Civil War reenactment historian who believes he is the reincarnation of John Wilkes Booth, but more importantly, the dress itself. A dress that bears the blood of the Lincoln Curse. Filled with suspense, real history and alternative history, cliffhangers, action, and paranormal dream-like events, the newest novella-length episode in the best-selling, award-winning Chase Baker ´´pulp fiction´´ series is sure to thrill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew B. Wehrlen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078650/bk_acx0_078650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An archaeological expedition digging where it shouldn´t. . . A crown so powerful it is rumored to be cursed. . . And the one man who can explain it all. . . Deep in a nearly impassable swamp south of the Egyptian border, an archaeological team is searching for the burial chamber of King Narmer, the fabled pharaoh. Narmer´s crown might be buried with him: the elusive ´´double´´ crown of the two Egypts. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, strange things begin to happen. Could an ancient curse be responsible? Jeremy Logan, history professor and master interpreter of bizarre and inexplicable enigmas, is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds raises fresh questions . . . and immediate alarm.
At the request of Lady Harcourt, Charlie and Lincoln begin searching for her missing stepson. Still recovering from her ordeal at the hands of a diabolical villain, Charlie is supposed to be resting. But resting is dull, so she throws herself into the task at hand, much to Lincoln´s frustration. The search leads them down a dark path littered with family secrets and titillating scandal. Using her necromancy to expose those secrets, Charlie unwittingly raises a spirit with the power to override her control. With a dead body on the loose in London, Charlie and Lincoln must work together to send it back before havoc is unleashed and the committee members find out. Because if they do, they will have more ammunition in their fight to send Charlie away from her home and everyone she loves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shiromi Arserio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079058/bk_acx0_079058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Seth Grahame-Smith returns with the follow-up to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - a sweeping, alternate history of 20th Century America as seen through the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges. The Last American Vampire In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln´s shocking death. It will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack the Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia´s October Revolution, the First and Second World Wars, and the JFK assassination. Expansive in scope and serious in execution, The Last American Vampire is sure to appeal to the passionate listeners who made Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a runaway success. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001898/bk_hach_001898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For five years Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn´t raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time her father banished her. This time she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly ´´made´´ creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he´s been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will and for an organization she doesn´t trust? Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they´re hunting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shiromi Arserio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001570/bk_mike_001570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This boxed set contains the first three books in C. J. Archer´s popular Ministry of Curiosities series. Titles in the set include: The Last Necromancer Her Majesty´s Necromancer Beyond the Grave Description of The Last Necromancer: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn´t raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly made creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he´s been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn´t trust? Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they´re hunting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shiromi Arserio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106740/bk_acx0_106740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the leadership book you have to experience: a barn-storming new take on what makes a versatile, integrated, and effective leader. Using stories and examples from the lives of leaders, from the sports stadium to the White House to the office of the CEO, Nigel Nicholson shows vividly how the capacity of leaders to see what others do not see frames their actions and allows them to transform, build, destroy, or stabilize. Leaders fail through lack of insight - into themselves and into the worlds they inhabit. The strategic challenge of leadership is to find the right balance between impact and versatility and the successful crafting of an identity that merges the leader and the surrounding culture or ´zeitgeist.´ Leaders covered in the book include: George Bush, Tony Blair, George S Patton, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, Josef Stalin, Hannibal, Elizabeth I, Nelson Mandela, Edith Cowan, Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, Henry Ford, Ernest Shackleton, Barack Obama, Robert Maxwell, JFK, Pope John XXIII, Margaret Thatcher, and Samuel Pepys. This book resonates with insights and searching questions on the nature of human leadership, making it an invaluable guide to managers, consultants, and people everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014390/bk_adbl_014390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reddit horror sensation Dathan Auerbach delivers a devilishly dark novel about a young boy who goes missing, and the brother who won´t stop looking for him. Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Vanished right into the sticky air of the Florida Panhandle. They say you´ve got only a couple days to find a missing person. Forty-eight hours to conduct searches, knock on doors, and talk to witnesses. Two days to tear the world apart if there´s any chance of putting yours back together. That´s your window. That window closed five years ago, leaving Ben´s life in ruins. He still looks for his brother. Still searches while his stepmother sits and waits and whispers for Eric, refusing to leave the house that Ben´s father can no longer afford. Now 20 and desperate for work, Ben takes a night stock job at the only place that will have him: the store that blinked Eric out of existence. Ben can feel that there´s something wrong there. With the people. With his boss. With the graffitied baler that shudders and moans and beckons. There´s something wrong with the air itself. He knows he´s in the right place now. That the store has much to tell him. So, he keeps searching. Keeps looking for his baby brother while missing the most important message of all. That he should have stopped looking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006056/bk_rand_006056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gemma Lincoln is back to pick up the pieces.A nine-year-old boy witnesses the slaying of two of his family. His eyes lock on those of the killer... until three shots tear into his body.PI Gemma Lincoln and her best friend detective Sergeant Angie McDonald are on the case - tracking down a cold-blooded killer and piecing together evidence that hints that the murdered may have been the cop.All the while Gemma is dealing with a runaway girl, searching for a missing young woman, and trying to deal with the biggest question of her life - will she keep her baby?Gabrielle Lord draws on all her skills to weave a story that is bloody and unpredictable, yet at the same time personal, warm and very thoughtful. She stands alone as a writer who can bring together a brutal, complex crime plot with a very modern relationship story and make both threads thrilling and compelling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000405/bk_boli_000405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.