Five Skies, beloved story writer Ron Carlson´s first novel in 30 years, is the story of three men gathered high in the Rocky Mountains for a construction project that is to last the summer. Having participated in a spectacular betrayal in Los Angeles, the giant, silent Arthur Key drifts into work as a carpenter in southern Idaho. There he is hired, along with the shiftless and charming Ronnie Panelli, to build a stunt ramp beside a cavernous void. The two will be led by Darwin Gallegos, the foreman of the local ranch, who is filled with a primeval rage at God, at man, at life. As they endeavor upon this simple, grand project, the three reveal themselves in cautiously resonant, profound ways. And in a voice of striking intimacy and grace, Carlson´s novel reveals itself as a story of biblical, almost spiritual force. A bellwether return from one of our greatest craftsmen, Five Skies is sure to be one of the most praised and cherished novels of the year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000564/bk_peng_000564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the summer of 1880, the mining boomtown of Leadville, Colorado, is being toured by Ulysses S. Grant, former president and Civil War general, probably with a view to investment in the town´s silver mines. But there are those in town, and in his own retinue, who are tempted by visions of a different sort.As part owner of the Silver Queen Saloon, Inez Stannert has observed the ruination that comes from yielding to temptation. Still, that knowledge hasn´t stopped her from striking a backroom deal with upscale brothel madam Frisco Flo - a deal that Inez wagers will make her financially independent. But she begins to have second thoughts when the body of one of Flo´s women is discovered and when she learns of another silent business partner - one whose identity Flo refuses to divulge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003287/bk_blak_003287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Return to Trinity where Earth had first discovered intelligent life that allowed them admittance into the Cooperative League of Systems. Through friendship and understanding the men and women of StarBridge are forming bonds with the natives. In the skies of Trinity, the birdlike Grus welcome the deaf human ambassador, Tesa. In the seas of Trinity, the aquatic Singers communicate with the young StarBridge student, Jib. But on the surface of Trinity, an alien life form has landed, and these amphibious beings from a distant world are definitely not friendly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Romy Nordlinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015597/bk_adbl_015597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Carmella was still a teen when the Motherships first appeared dotting the skies over the Earth. For years the world tried to normalize while the silent Motherships hovered. And then they arrived, promising that they meant no harm. But within 10 years, 80% of the world´s population would be wiped out. Including everyone that Carmella loved. The ´´blobs´´ took those that survived to another planet called Earth Two. But Carmella was an Earthling and she would kill the hated monsters that had destroyed her world before she would allow them to take her. Carmella settled into a lonely existence on the now desolate earth - all alone except for her wolf. And then she sees it hiding, watching her - maybe to capture her and remove her from the only thing that she can still call her own - her world. But Bilal is not like the other Centaurians. He is fully aware that he will never be like the humans that he´s grown up with. Earth is the only home he knows and he feels that he is just as much an Earthling as any human. Shunned by his own kind, Bilal travels the Earth trying to capture an essence of the life that he could never be a part of and a world that would never accept him. When he sees the black woman living all alone, his curiosity gets the best of him. He cannot stop himself from watching her and secretly growing more attached to the human. Bilal´s quest to become human brings him to a decision that will forever change the course of human-kind. In an attempt to ease the woman´s loneliness - or perhaps a need to recreate himself - Bilal impregnates the woman with his Alien DNA. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079138/bk_acx0_079138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of DEFCON One, Joe Weber, and R. J. Pineiro, the acclaimed author of Without Mercy, comes a new novel of global terrorism and international conflict.The unthinkable has happened. The United States is under attack. From the sea and the sky, the devastating attacks come, crippling the US military´s ability to respond. Thousands have been killed and injured.For President Cord Macklin, this is the greatest challenge of his life. Greater than risking his life in the skies over Vietnam and greater than guiding the country through some of the most trying times in its history. But none has been more trying than this.Below the sea, a predator stalks the pride of America´s Navy: its aircraft carriers. Deadly and silent, this killer seems able to elude all efforts to find it.In the skies over the Pacific, a belligerent China flexes its muscles, seeing an opportunity to exploit America´s sudden vulnerability. As Chinese and American fighters play a deadly game of chicken, high above the US fleet, one wrong move could plunge the world into war.Behind all of it, a Saudi prince and a rogue Chinese general pull the strings of their many puppets, acting in concert to achieve their joint goal: the crippling of the United States of America.Yet the greatest threat remains to be seen. Can the president and his cabinet defuse the situation? Can a top-secret team of spies and Navy SEALs find and stop the perpetrators before the very balance of global power shifts?From Asia to the Middle East, America finds herself at war, stretched thinner than she has ever been. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011094/bk_brll_011094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber pilot, John Muirhead led missions into northern Italy, Germany, and Bulgaria during World War II. Ultimately, he was shot down and taken prisoner. John Muirhead´s re-creation of those years is a breathtaking mingling of ravaging horrors and silent, surreal images; of raw, tumultuous memory and elegantly paced narrative; of lightening humor and measured reflection. Seldom has a listener been made to feel terror so viscerally. Rarely has a listener ascended the skies so thrillingly. And never has one felt so close to the numbing fear, the boredom, the eerie beauty, and the dislocated sensibilities of war in the air as in Those Who Fall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010622/bk_blak_010622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.