A Silent Ocean Away:Colette´s Dominion Deva Gantt
In the ocean depths, America´s warriors ceaselessly patrol the dark territory on freedom´s outer edge. These are the battles fought in silence . . . and in secret. The newest fight begins when the People´s Republic of China buys a fleet of highly stealthy and deadly attack subs from a cash-hungry Russia and takes advantage of international unrest to lay claim to territories they have long considered their own. US Commander Tom Garrett is asked to serve as Executive Officer on board the USS Seawolf to monitor the PRC´s activities as they use all the firepower necessary to close the Straits of Taiwan in preparation for invading their ´´renegade province.´´ As the Chinese fleet moves in for attack, it´s left to Commander Garrett to sink the Chinese boats, break the PRC siege of Taiwan, and avenge those who were lost in the struggle.
Five bedraggled refugees and a sinister wizard awaken a dragon and defy the gods. After their homeland is struck with a deadly plague, five refugees cross the continent searching for answers. Instead they find Psander, a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods and who is willing to sacrifice anything and anyone to keep the knowledge of the wizards safe. With Psander as their patron, the refugees cross the mountains, brave the territory of their sworn enemies, confront a hostile ocean and even traverse the world of the fairies in search of magic powerful enough to save themselves and Psander´s library from the wrath of the gods. All they need to do is to rescue an imprisoned dragon and unleash a primordial monster upon the world. How hard could it be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Sims. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029285/bk_adbl_029285_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before the railroad´s thin lines of steel bit their way up through the wilderness, Athabasca Landing was the picturesque threshold over which one must step who would enter into the mystery and adventure of the great white North. It is still Iskwatam - the ´´door´´ which opens to the lower reaches of the Athabasca, the Slave, and the Mackenzie. It is somewhat difficult to find on the map, yet it is there, because its history is written in more than 140 years of romance and tragedy and adventure in the lives of men, and is not easily forgotten. Over the old trail it was about 150 miles north of Edmonton. The railroad has brought it nearer to that base of civilization, but beyond it the wilderness still howls as it has howled for a thousand years, and the waters of a continent flow north and into the Arctic Ocean. It is possible that the beautiful dream of the real-estate dealers may come true, for the most avid of all the sportsmen of the earth, the money-hunters, have come up on the bumpy railroad that sometimes lights its sleeping cars with lanterns, and with them have come typewriters, and stenographers, and the art of printing advertisements, and the Golden Rule of those who sell handfuls of earth to hopeful purchasers thousands of miles away - ´´Do others as they would do you.´´ And with it, too, has come the legitimate business of barter and trade, with eyes on all that treasure of the North which lies between the Grand Rapids of the Athabasca and the edge of the polar sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rusty Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001436/bk_bimo_001436_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It may be the most interesting and yet loneliest spot on Earth: a volcanic rock surrounded by a million square miles of ocean, named for the day Dutch explorers discovered it, Easter Sunday, April 5, 1722. Here, people created a complex society, sophisticated astronomy, exquisite wood sculpture, monumental stone architecture, roads, and a puzzling ideographic script. And then they went about sculpting amazing, giant human figures in stone. This audiobook of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island´s vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues. It shows the conjecturally reconstructed prehistoric pole houses; the ahu, the sculptures´ platform, as a spectacular expression of prehistoric megalithic architecture; and the Easter Island Statue Project´s inventory of the colossal moai sculptures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lenz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021821/bk_acx0_021821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of America´s most acclaimed writers and journalists, Gay Talese has been fascinated by sports throughout his life. At age 15 he became a sports reporter for his Ocean City High School newspaper; four years later, as sports editor of the University of Alabama´s Crimson-White, he began to employ devices more common in fiction, such as establishing a ´´scene´´ with minute details-a technique that would later make him famous. Later, as a sports reporter for the New York Times,Talese was drawn to individuals at poignant and vulnerable moments rather than to the spectacle of sports. Boxing held special appeal, and his Esquire pieces on Joe Louis and Floyd Patterson in decline won praise, as would his later essay ´´Ali in Havana,´´ chronicling Muhammad Ali´s visit to Fidel Castro. His profile of Joe DiMaggio, ´´The Silent Season of a Hero,´´ perfectly captured the great player in his remote retirement, and displayed Talese´s journalistic brilliance, for it grew out of his on-the-ground observation of the Yankee Clipper rather than from any interview. More recently, Talese traveled to China to track down and chronicle the female soccer player who missed a penalty kick that would have won Chinathe World Cup. Chronicling Talese´s writing over more than six decades, from high school and college columns to his signature adult journalism - and including several never-before-published pieces (such as one on sports anthropology), a new introduction by the author, and notes on the background of each piece - The Silent Season of a Hero is a unique and indispensable collection for sports fans and those who enjoy the heights of journalism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kent Cassella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009708/bk_adbl_009708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.