Reign of Mary Tudor:Politics, Government and Religion in England 1553-58 D.M. Loades
1954 - Stockton, California Knowing Uncle Sam is about to come knocking, 21-year-old Jimmy Franks saves the government the cost of a stamp and preemptively enlists in the Navy. He loads up on stationery and pens, and with a heavy heart kisses his lovely bride good-bye. Leaving his precious Suzy is the hardest thing he´s ever had to do. Pregnant and left alone to deal with their feuding families, Suzy Franks is heartbroken when Jimmy ships out for the Mariana Islands. Knowing Guam is considered safe and that she will eventually be able to join him offers her little solace. Suzy´s mettle is put to the test. Her husband´s letters of love brings comfort, but 15 W. Gibson is a lonely place without him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Virginia Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039373/bk_acx0_039373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
AFTER THE FIRST DEATH is a brilliantly tense hostage drama, by Robert Cormier, the acclaimed author of THE CHOCOLATE WAR. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. On the outskirts of a small American town, a bus-load of young children is being held hostage. The hijackers are a cold and ruthless group, opposed to the secret government agency Inner Delta. At the centre of the battle are three teenagers. Miro is the terrorist with no past and no emotions. Kate is the bus driver, caught up in the nightmare, and Ben is the General´s son who must act as a go-between. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man´s Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O´Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.
In the India of the mid-1970s, Indira Gandhi´s government has just come to power. It institutionalizes corruption and arbitrary force, most oppressive to the poorest and weakest people under its sway. Against this backdrop, in an unnamed city by the sea, four people struggle to survive. Dina, Maneck, and two tailors, the Untouchables Om and Ishvar, who are sewing in Dina´s service, undergo a series of reversals, punctuated only by small mocking advances, that start them on a trajectory towards unhappiness and despair. Yet, in choosing what they will do, they exhibit a basic dignity and humanity that belies their mistreatment as part of the underclass. By merely surviving until their load becomes unbearable, and then living on past that point, they have accomplished something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000261/bk_bkot_000261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Contains the first three books in the Purge of Babylon series, including The Purge of Babylon: A Novel Survival, The Gates of Byzantium, and The Stones of Angkor. Stay out of the dark. Load up on silver bullets. And whatever you do, stay alive. Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments. Survivors call it The Purge. Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Danoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043979/bk_acx0_043979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the wake of his best-selling thriller Deadly Straits, which drew comparisons to Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, and W.E.B. Griffin, newcomer R.E. McDermott is back with an action-packed sequel. Dugan thought Somali pirates were bad news. Then it got worse. As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely. With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British governments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews. When one of his crewmen is murdered in front of him on a live video feed, a frustrated Dugan takes matters into his own hands and starts his own rescue operation, only to stumble across something far more sinister - a rogue salvage operation for a long lost weapon of mass destruction. Isolated at sea on an old tanker previously destined for the ship breakers, Dugan and his hastily assembled little force of Russian mercenaries find themselves the last line of defense between the world and a terrifying bio-weapon. Weaving historical fact with speculative fiction, Deadly Coast takes the listener from London board rooms into the very real world of modern day pirates - and their victims. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Haberkorn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005165/bk_acx0_005165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine a world where the Beeching report was not delivered on time and was rejected by the incoming Labour government, and the concept of the Social Railway was delivered years earlier. There were some closures – although lines more often went into a mothball state – and there were still a lot of station closures, especially on main lines. Not even the Social Railway would cover the smallest villages, and many urban areas had stations closed due to very low usage and adequate alternatives. The retreat of small-wagonload freight continued at the same pace, and the move to Freightliner, Red Star Parcels and bulk-load still occurred. However, these actions would clearly have a number of consequences for British Railways. There would have been no extra money available for the railways, which would need to keep open the lines that would have been shut. The concept of the Basic Station and the Pay Train came in very early, mainly to save staffing costs, but even these changes failed to defray all the costs of the Social Railway. As a result, there was little money for new rolling stock and even less for improvements to the railway. Fifty years on from Beeching, our narrator sets out out with an All Line Rover ticket to travel this world. The world of the Slow Train.
One night. That was all it took. Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments. Survivors call it The Purge. Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. Among the survivors are two ex-Army Rangers, a businesswoman, and a third-year medical student. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely. Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the survivors must travel hundreds of treacherous miles, with the night - and the creatures that dwell within it - always at their backs. The rules are simple: Stay out of the dark, load up on silver bullets, and whatever you do, stay alive. The road to salvation has begun… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Danoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024117/bk_acx0_024117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
13 mind-bending stories from Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author James Patrick Kelly! Kelly not only narrates each story, he adds exclusive commentary that takes you inside his creative process. Rat In a hard-edged cyberpunk future, a courier has stolen a load of the most dangerous, most dazzling drug ever invented and is smuggling it into New York City. The Leila Torn Show A sentient television show is struggling to survive the death of her main character. The Edge of Nowhere In a bizarre outpost perched on top of a mountain, the survivors of a cyber-cataclysm ponder the fate of humanity. Bernardo´s House Bernardo has gone and his intelligent house misses him desperately. Designed to meet all her master´s needs, she is his cook, maid, secretary, lover, and secret refuge from the world. Barry Westphal Crashes the Singularity A man in a bar has a headache. But it´s not from drink. The Dark Side of Town A woman is shocked when she finds her husband´s mechdream virtual reality pills. Standing in Line with Mister Jimmy A man who´s been on the dole for most of his life is told by the government to fight in a never-ending war in Mexico. Home Front The U.S. government hatches a scheme to attract teens and even preteens into the army: put them on a reality show. Pogrom A cautionary tale about a day in the life of a baby boomer in the not-so-distant future. Big Guy Murph lives on an ocean liner which has been set down in the corn fields of Kansas. He works as a security op and plays dangerous games in a virtual reality. Solstice Chillon Mr. Boy Three stories about the strange Cage family that clones its members and reports on heists. Jim Kelly´s stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction. Find out... 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpka/000010/bk_jpka_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.