Following the events of the novel Bitterwood, a new and untested dragon-king now rules the land. The firebrand prophet, Ragnar, has raised an army of men to overthrow the dragons, and their first target is the town of Dragon Forge, home to the foundries that supply weapons and armor for the king's soldiers. Against this back-drop of war, the legendary dragon-slayer, Bant Bitterwood, finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a sun-dragon named Hex as they race to halt the genocidal schemes of the most dangerous creature alive: Blasphet, the Murder God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Joseph Chancy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111279/bk_acx0_111279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of Snow Falling on Cedars comes this best-selling novel about a dying man’s final journey through a landscape that has always sustained him and provided him with hope and challenges.When he discovers that he has terminal cancer, retired heart surgeon Ben Givens refuses to simply sit back and wait. Instead he takes his two beloved dogs and goes on a last hunt, determined to end his life on his own terms. But as the people he meets and the memories over which he lingers remind him of the mystery of life’s endurance, his trek into the American West becomes much more than a final journey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hastings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000246/bk_bant_000246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this remarkable new novel, Belva Plain creates a brilliant portrayal of a man's descent from idealistic beginnings into a world of dishonesty and greed - and of the two women who love him.Robb MacDaniel, a schoolteacher with noble intentions, comes into a little money, enabling him to go to law school. Upon graduation, he goes to work for a fine, honorable firm, and marries the daughter of the senior partner, leaving behind the hometown girl he had planned to wed. From then on, his career brings enormous successes but then takes a shocking turn that changes his life, the life of his family, and reverberates into the next generation.With the magic of a born storyteller, New York Times best-selling author Belva Plain unfolds the devastating tale of a man whose dreams come true. Fortune's Hand is a novel of temptation, betrayal, and greed - and of the redeeming power of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000349/bk_bant_000349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of Snow Falling on Cedars comes this best-selling novel about a dying man’s final journey through a landscape that has always sustained him and provided him with hope and challenges. When he discovers that he has terminal cancer, retired heart surgeon Ben Givens refuses to simply sit back and wait. Instead he takes his two beloved dogs and goes on a last hunt, determined to end his life on his own terms. But as the people he meets and the memories over which he lingers remind him of the mystery of life’s endurance, his trek into the American West becomes much more than a final journey. Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2000 Audie Award, Fiction, Abridged 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000245/bk_bant_000245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fearless and incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne is a self-made millionaire, former undersecretary of state, and current head of one of the nation’s most prestigious foundations. Now, at the express wish of the president, Trevayne undertakes an investigation into the “secret government” - and is soon swept up in a tidal wave of intrigue and danger. Beyond the corridors of official power he discovers a nightmare maze where billionaires mingle with Mafia dons, where sinister forces are poised to enact a chilling conspiracy, where Congress and even the presidency itself can be bought and sold, where survival hinges on a hair trigger. In this world, a man like Trevayne can easily become a pawn, an enemy - or a king. Praise for Robert Ludlum and Trevayne: “A taut novel that spares no one.” (The New York Times) “Brilliant...a story of power, intrigue, ambition, greed, corruption, and horror.” (King Features Syndicate) “Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have work the next day.” (Chicago Tribune) “A fascinating, meaty spine tingler.” (Library Journal) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip Bosco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000085/bk_bant_000085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If the preacher's wife's petticoat showed, the ladies would make the talk last a week. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson - a woman half his age and, worse yet, a Yankee! On that day, 14-year-old Will Tweedy's adventures began, and an unimpeachably pious, deliciously irreverent town came to life.Not since To Kill a Mockingbird has a novel so deftly captured the subtle crosscurrents of small-town Southern life. Olive Ann Burns' classic best seller brings to vivid life an era that will never exist again, exploring timeless issues of love, death, coming of age, and the ties that bind families and generations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000152/bk_bant_000152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new novel by Terry Brooks is always a cause for celebration. For more than 20 years, the best selling author of the classic Shannara epic has proven himself one of the modern masters of fantasy, winning the hearts and minds of devoted listeners around the world. In his last acclaimed novel, Ilse Witch, a brave company of explorers led by the last Druid, Walker Boh, traveled across unknown seas in search of an elusive magic. Yet perhaps Walker and his team were lured there for sinister, unforeseen purposes... Now, in Antrax, as the crew aboard the Jerle Shannara is attacked by evil forces, the Druid's protege, Bek Rowe, and his companions are pursued by the mysterious Ilse Witch. Meanwhile, Walker is alone, caught in a dark maze beneath the ruined city of Castledown, stalked by a hungry, unseen enemy. For there is something alive in Castledown. Something not human. Something old beyond reckoning that covets the magic of Druids, elves, even the Ilse Witch. Something that hunts men for its own designs: Antrax. It is a spirit that commands ancient technologies and mechanical monsters, feeds off enchantment, and traps the souls of men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000417/bk_bant_000417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her stunning new novel, New York Times best-selling author Belva Plain has written a compelling story of family and fortune, beauty and betrayal. With unerring insight and emotional power, she penetrates a shattered marriage to explore one of the most provocative issues of our time. What happens when the picture-perfect marriage dissolves? In her unsparing evocation of a family in crisis, Belva Plain goes to the heart of a marriage between a naïve young artist and her handsome physician husband. At first everything is idyllic. Then one terrible night she commits an act she will regret for the rest of her life. An act that gives her husband the ultimate weapon: blackmail. The price of his silence is uncontested custody of their two children.When her own beautiful, angry mother wants to know why she won't fight for custody, she can give no answers. For she alone knows, or believes she knows, what really happened on that fateful night. In a novel that is both provocative and heartbreaking, Belva Plain proves herself the writer who sets the standard for family stories, a novelist of incomparable depth and grace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Twomey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000343/bk_bant_000343_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From master storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford comes a magnificent new novel, a powerful, moving story of two women, two families, and an extraordinary friendship challenged by tragedy and a devastating secret from the past....Some secrets are too terrible to share - even with your best friend....Nothing hurts like the truth. A truth that has haunted Claire Benson all her life. A truth that Claire has revealed to no one, not even to her best friend, International art dealer Laura Valiant. But the friendship that has sheltered both women throughout childhood, marriage and divorce is about to meet its greatest test. Suddenly old nightmares surface as Claire turns to her dearest friend for help. And as Laura's career leads her into the past, in an investigation of artwork stolen by the Nazis, she uncovers disturbing links to the present, to Claire, and a profoundly personal reason to follow a twisted trail to its surprising end.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margaret Whitton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000297/bk_bant_000297_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.