Not much could drag Jim Booker out of a peaceful, if lonely, retirement and back to late nights, crime scenes, and chases. Jim Booker is done with detective work and would just like to enjoy a cup of coffee on a sunny day. But when an old friend shows up with a case about an old flame, Booker can’t say no. What starts as a missing persons case soon delivers more than he bargained for, and when Booker’s own past offers clues, it’s clear that no one else can solve this mystery. But there’s a catch: Booker was given six months to live eight months ago. J.R. Rain shows us that when it seems there’s nothing left to live for, there’s also nothing left to lose. His characters will take a chance on danger, doubt, even an unlikely romance - as long as they get a cup of coffee first. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Gigante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005591/bk_brll_005591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year is 1941.Shortly after the United States declares war on Japan in response to Pearl Harbor, Japan’s Tripartite Treaty allies, Germany and Italy, declare war on America.The United States finds itself in a two-theater war.President Franklin Roosevelt sets as America’s first priority the defeat of Nazi Germany, electing to wage a more-or-less holding war in the Pacific.In the beginning, the only force opposing the Japanese onslaught in the Pacific is the U.S. Submarine Service.Jake Lawler begins his war as executive officer aboard USS S-49, an aged S-class submarine, with orders to conduct unrestricted warfare against the enemy in the Pacific.When a freak mid-sea grounding causes the loss S-49, Jake assumes command of another boat, USS Orca, a new Gato-class submarine, under construction in Groton, CT.As Jake prepares a new boat and a freshly-assembled crew for war, the conflict in the Pacific is going badly for the Allies.This is the story of Captain Lawler’s eleven war patrols, including an ongoing conflict with Imperial Japanese Navy Captain Hiriake Ito of the destroyer Atsukaze.The crew of the Orca is made up of grizzled veterans and wet-behind-the-ears youngsters, all working together for a single purpose: to bring an implacable enemy to its knees.Along the way, friendships are forged, and love affairs and marriages are created - and destroyed.Pour yourself a favorite libation, grab a comfortable chair, and enjoy a tale that’s sure to hold your interest in Silent Warriors by Gene Masters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tweet Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152193/bk_acx0_152193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.´´ -Rachel Carson First published more than 50 years ago, this award-winning classic brings Rachel Carson´s unique vision to a new generation of listeners. The Sense of Wonder is Carson´s intimate account of adventures with her young nephew, Roger, as they enjoy walks along the rocky coast of Maine and through dense forests and open fields, observing wildlife, strange plants, moonlight, and storm clouds, and listening to the ´´living music´´ of insects in the underbrush. It is a refreshing antidote to indifference and a guide to capturing the simple power of discovery that Carson views as essential to life. The Sense of Wonder is a timeless volume that will be passed on from children to grandchildren, as treasured as the memory of an early-morning walk when the song of a whippoorwill was heard as if for the first time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaiulani Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002320/bk_blak_002320_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.
Do mermaids believe in humans? While working on a deep-sea diving assignment at the University of California, oceanography student Jay Bishop is dragged into a volcanic tube towards the Earth´s core and certain death. But much to his surprise, Jay not only survives the fall, he finds himself taken prisoner by a community of mermaids and kept alive as a science experiment. Confused and disoriented, Jay´s only hope to escape back to the surface is found in Paga, an elder of the community who believes Jay´s unexpected arrival marks the fulfillment of a terrifying prophecy. With the community rising against them, Jay and Paga face dangerous choices - and their consequences - if Jay is ever to see home again. Will Jay make it back to the world on the surface? And even if he does, how can his life ever be the same ever again? Enjoy this short story adventure tale set before Till Human Voices Wake Us, a science fantasy novel from C. S. Johnson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gryph Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136176/bk_acx0_136176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are the early morning hours your least favorite of the day? Do you dread the minute your alarm clock goes off, knowing you will feel tired and sluggish all morning? Maybe you just want a little boost of energy to start your day with. You can learn to be a morning person with Guided Meditation for Early Rising. By using the Guided Meditation for Early Rising program, you will discover an early morning energy and appreciation for the day that you didn’t know you had, making it easy to hop right out of bed. Learn to enjoy your mornings. Guided Meditation for Early Rising will work with your subconscious mind to develop connections that make it easier to get up in the morning. You don’t have to dread getting up early; you can be a morning person too! It is suggested to listen to Guided Meditation for Early Rising for 21 days in a row to yield the best results. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Val Gosselin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/sdhp/000312/sp_sdhp_000312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.