A collection of classic Western tales From Missouri by Zane Grey When a pretty new schoolteacher arrives, the Springer ranch hands are falling over themselves to impress her. But the lecherous Beady Jones has his own idea of how the new schoolmarm should be introduced to the West. Over the Northern Border by Max Brand Jack Trainor, a fugitive from justice, becomes lost in the Canadian Rockies. A trapper finds Jack and saves him. Over the course of some months, he repays the trapper for his kindness in a way that causes some difficulty. Riders of the Dawn by Louis L´Amour A young gunslinger is changed for the better by a meeting with a beautiful woman. A classic range-war Western, this novel features that powerful, romantic, strangely compelling vision of the American West for which L´Amour´s fiction is known. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Weiner, Jim Gough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006815de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is the season of war. As the plum blossom winds herald spring in the Empire of Wa, Initiate Brother Shuyun, spiritual advisor to Lord Shonto, the military governor of the northernmost province of Seh, receives a shocking message from the barbarian lands. The massive army of the Golden Khan is poised at their border. Forced to retreat south, Lord Shonto is caught between the pursuing barbarian hordes and his own hostile emperor’s Imperial Army. Meanwhile, the beautiful young Lady Nishima again becomes involved in court intrigue as well as in a dangerous romantic liaison. Even as this trap closes on Shonto and his allies, Brother Shuyun faces a crisis of his own. For in the same scroll that warned of the invasion was a sacred udumbara blossom, a sign his order has awaited for a thousand years, a sign that the Great Teacher has finally been reborn. And now it may fall to one young monk with extraordinary powers to save his empire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elijah Alexander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004432de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller Rules of Deception that confirms Christopher Reich as the master of the espionage thriller. Months after foiling an attack on a commercial jetliner, Doctors Without Borders physician Jonathan Ransom is working under an assumed name in a remote corner of Africa while his wife, Emma, desperate to escape the wrath of Division, the secret American intelligence agency she betrayed, has vanished into the netherworld of international espionage. Both look forward to sharing a stolen weekend in London - until an ambush on a convoy of limousines turns their romantic rendezvous into a terrorist bloodbath. In the aftermath, Emma disappears and Jonathan is apprehended by the police and threatened with life imprisonment unless he helps secure his wife´s capture. Faced with an impossible decision, Jonathan makes a daring escape. On the run, herealizes that his only option is to become a spy himself in order to track down Emma and discover the true nature of the conspiracy she appears to be masterminding. In the process, Jonathan begins to realize that all along he´s been a pawn in a high-stakes game of international intrigue and one-upsmanship far beyond his imagining. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001906de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Burnett Swann was a brilliant fantasy writer who died in 1976. He wrote primarily about the ancient Greek and Roman world, blending myth with romance and adventure. A reviewer in the Village Voice sums his work up well: ´´Swann´s neo-romantic fantasies of the past are unique. He uses the stuff of myth but with twists and inventions of his own.´´ Swann takes the listener to Ancient Egypt, the Egypt of Pharoahs and beast-headed gods, beyond whose borders lay the jungles and kingdoms of whisper and legend. This is the story of a young Pharoah, of his journey beyond those mystical borders, of his meeting with ghosts, gods, and the marvelous minikins. It is a Swann novel to rank with How Are the Mighty Fallen and Green Phoenix in the esteem of fantasy fiction readers... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Gramour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006708de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Historical and cultural walking tours of Europe´s finest cities. Blending an unlikely combination of romantic corners and revolutionary history, this tour of some of the quieter, less well known parts of the perennially romantic city of Paris actually starts at one of its liveliest, most famous sites: the Place de la Concorde. But here too we bring you something new - by revealing its names over the centuries as Paris was rocked by revolution and explaining what you´re looking at as you look at it. We´ll tell you, for instance, why Parisians would once have lived in terror of one of the grand mansions which borders it. Later, you´ll learn about the best food shop in Paris and what monks have to do with cappuccino. The secrets of the Garnier Opera house are revealed and the tour goes on to show how one speech in the gardens of the Palais-Royal, although peaceful and rarely crowded today, sparked the French Revolution of 1789. After strolling through the romantic, historic Marais district and exploring one of the most elegant, tranquil squares in Paris, you´ll arrive at the Place de Bastille, where you´ll hear why its liberation was actually something of an anti-climax. Finally, you´ll arrive in the charming but overlooked Ile Saint Louis with its quiet streets and excellent cafes and restaurants. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Harry Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/mpcg/000009de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The vivid scar that spans Sir Iain MacLagan´s cheek is a daily reminder of the wife he lost - and of the enemy that still stalks him. Commanded by Scotland´s king to remarry in order to unite two powerful border clans, lain reluctantly weds Islaen MacRoth, a woman whose delicate appearance belies a playful, seductive nature that proves dangerously attractive to a man who has vowed never to jeopardize his heart, or his loved ones, again... Raised with eleven boisterous brothers, Islaen has little time for foolish romantic notions. Even so, she hoped for more than a forced marriage to a man who shares her bed, but not her life. Step by step, Islaen sets out to wear down Iain´s defenses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashford MacNab. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013661de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Indie Next Pick! Avie Reveare has the normal life of a privileged teen growing up in LA, at least as normal as any girl´s life is these days. After a synthetic hormone in beef killed 50 million American women 10 years ago, only young girls, old women, men, and boys are left to pick up the pieces. The death threat is past, but fathers still fear for their daughters´ safety, and the Paternalist Movement, begun to ´´protect´´ young women, is taking over the choices they make. Like all her friends, Avie still mourns the loss of her mother, but she´s also dreaming about college and love and what she´ll make of her life. When her dad ´´contracts´´ her to marry a rich, older man to raise money to save his struggling company, her life suddenly narrows to two choices: be trapped in a marriage with a controlling politician, or run. Her lifelong friend, student revolutionary Yates, urges her to run to freedom across the border to Canada. As their friendship turns to passion, the decision to leave becomes harder and harder. Running away is incredibly dangerous, and it´s possible Avie will never see Yates again. But staying could mean death. From Catherine Linka comes this romantic, thought-provoking, and frighteningly real story, A Girl Called Fearless, about fighting for the most important things in life - freedom and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026632de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George R. R. Martin has thrilled a generation of listeners with his epic works of the imagination, most recently the critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling saga told in the novels A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, and A Storm of Swords. Lisa Tuttle has won acclaim from fans of science fiction, horror, and fantasy alike - most recently for her haunting novel The Pillow Friend. Now together they gift listeners with this classic tale of a brilliantly rendered world of ironbound tradition, where a rebellious soul seeks to prove the power of a dream. The planet of Windhaven was not originally a home to humans, but it became one following the crash of a colony starship. It is a world of small islands, harsh weather, and monster-infested seas. Communication among the scattered settlements was virtually impossible until the discovery that, thanks to light gravity and a dense atmosphere, humans were able to fly with the aid of metal wings made of bits of the cannibalized spaceship. Many generations later, among the scattered islands that make up the water world of Windhaven, no one holds more prestige than the silver-winged flyers, who bring news, gossip, songs, and stories. They are romantic figures crossing treacherous oceans, braving shifting winds and sudden storms that could easily dash them from the sky to instant death. They are also members of an increasingly elite caste, for the wings - always in limited quantity - are growing gradually rarer as their bearers perish. With such elitism comes arrogance and a rigid adherence to hidebound tradition. And for the flyers, allowing just anyone to join their cadre is an idea that borders on heresy. Wings are meant only for the offspring of flyers - now the new nobility of Windhaven. Except that sometimes life is not quite so neat. Maris of Amberly, a fisherman´s daughter, was raised by a flyer and wants nothing more than to soar on the ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriet Walter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003292de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of… romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you…Escape!´´ Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic tales from one of radio´s greatest action and adventure series. This collection will bring you tales of black pearls, headhunters, volcanoes, Nazi convoys and cargos of gold in exotic settings and locales - from South of the Border to Dutch East India, Paris, North Africa and points unknown! These tightly scripted and directed episodes feature many of radio´s finest voices, including William Conrad, Paul Frees, Georgia Ellis, Harry Bartell, Raymond Burr, Joseph Kearns, Parley Baer, Jeanette Nolan, John Dehner, Virginia Greg and many more. Episodes include: ´´Evening Primrose´´ 08-25-49, ´´The Vanishing Lady´´ 01-10-50, ´´The Sure Thing´´ 01-17-50, ´´Outer Limits´´ 02-07-50, ´´Macao´´ 07-18-51, ´´Man Who Stole the Bible´´ 08-30-51, ´´Gringo´´ 10-12-52, ´´The Derelict´´ 04-26-53, ´´The Vessel of Wrath´´ 05-10-53, ´´A Good Thing´´ 05-31-53, ´´The Thirteenth Truck´´ 08-16-53, ´´The Man from Tomorrow´´ 08-23-53; ´´The Train from Olbefelde´´ 09-06-53, ´´The Elementals´´ 10-11-53, ´´The Coward´´ 08-14-54, ´´Two and Two Make Four´´ 08-21-54, ´´The King of Owanatu´´ 08-28-54, ´´The Boiling Sea´´ 09-04-54, ´´The Target´´ 09-18-54, ´´The Heart of Kali´´ 09-25-54. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Conrad, Paul Frees, Georgia Ellis, John Dehner, Frank Lovejoy, Raymond Burr, Stacy Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000889de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the end of her best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe - a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who´d been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both survivors of difficult divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the U.S. government, who - after unexpectedly detaining Felipe at an American border crossing - gave the couple a choice: they could either get married, or Felipe would never be allowed to enter the country again. Having been effectively sentenced to wed, Gilbert tackled her fears of marriage by delving completely into this topic, trying with all her might to discover (through historical research, interviews and much personal reflection) what this stubbornly enduring old institution actually is. The result is Committed - a witty and intelligent contemplation of marriage that debunks myths, unthreads fears and suggests that sometimes even the most romantic of souls must trade in her amorous fantasies for the humbling responsibility of adulthood. Gilbert´s memoir - destined to become a cherished handbook for any thinking person hovering on the verge of marriage - is ultimately a clear-eyed celebration of love, with all the complexity and consequence that real love, in the real world, actually entails. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bloo/000019de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.