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.
British soldier Tony McNally had a vital job in the Falklands - as a Rapier missile operator, his job was to protect the British ships and men from air attack by the fearless and desperate Argentinian pilots. His war went well when he shot down two Argentine jets - until June 8, 1982 when McNally and his Rapier system were dug in on the hillside overlooking Port Pleasant near Fitzroy, wrongly referred to as ‘Bluff Cove’, providing Air Defence cover for the RFA Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram LSL’s , as they sat waiting to off-load hundreds of soldiers. Suddenly,Argentine A4 Skyhawks screamed into the bay loaded with 500Ib bombs... and McNally´s system failed. He and his detachment watched, helpless, as bombs rained down on the defenceless ships. Fifty men of the Welsh Guards lost their lives and many others - famously including Simon Weston - were horribly burned. McNally´s life changed in that moment. He left the army after the war and - though he re-enlisted and even volunteered for Northern Ireland - he was riddled by guilt and plagued by nightmares and flashbacks of that awful day. Still Watching Men Burn is updated from Watching Men Burn and covers his journey back to the Falklands Islands Pilgrimage in 2007 and his ongoing personal battle with mental health up to 2016. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Grey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102259/bk_acx0_102259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saddle up, lock and load, the Invisigoths are coming. In the grand tradition of cinematic epics like The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the Eighth Dimension, Big Trouble in Little China and - well, that’s probably it, because there’s not much else to compare to those W.D. Richter masterpieces - comes Little Women with Big Guns, a wildly imaginative and bullet-fast tale of advanced warrior legions eager to escape their banishment in a parallel dimension, and the unlikely band of heroic ´´sisters-in-the-making”, bold and reckless enough to stand in their way. Mighty Queen Nihilani and her depraved genius chief alchemist, Pageen, see their long-awaited chance to escape exile manifest in the form of the ultra-secret Bluegate Project’s teleportation experiments gone awry. Those tests have done more than bring the vanquished queen and her mighty forces the promise of a conquering return to Earth. Brought out of the past and future to the present, respectively, New Mexico Territory farm girl Joliane ´´Liane” Lecroix and a blaster-armed, Martian-human-cyborg mine worker, the sodbuster’s kid, Liane, dubs ´´Amee”, end up literally running into independent investigative reporter Margaret ´´Mag” Tracer. Led by the ghost-like apparition of Dr. Elizabeth ´´Eliza” Shandrach, the trio soon find themselves in a strange, waterless landscape ruled by Nihilani and her advanced, yet savage, army. They are humanity’s only hope against an impending incursion by a highly advanced army of invisible, disc-riding warriors. Get ready for the ultimate in ´´woman on woman action´´, and, remember, it’s not the size of the gun that matters, it’s knowing when to use it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Wannall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113925/bk_acx0_113925_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.