Caina is a ghost nightfighter, one of the emperor’s elite spies and assassins, and few enemies of the empire ever escape her cunning. Yet all Caina’s wit and skill might not be enough to save her from a terrible fate. Sent to hunt down a cruel slave trader, Caina encounters something far darker. An ancient evil, a thing of legend and terror. A creature that wants to corrupt her, heart and soul.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis McCarthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144659/bk_acx0_144659_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prose that demands to be read aloud requires a special kind of narrator. For the Audible Signature Classics edition of Joseph Conrad’s atmospheric masterpiece, Heart of Darkness, we called upon four-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh. Branagh’s performance is riveting because he reads as though he’s telling a ghost story by a campfire, capturing the story’s sense of claustrophobia, while hinting at the storyteller Marlow’s own creeping madness. Heart of Darkness follows Captain Marlow into the colonial Congo where he searches for a mysterious ivory trader, Kurtz, and discovers an evil that will haunt him forever. With this landmark work, Conrad is credited with bringing the novel into the twentieth century; we think Branagh brings it into the twenty-first. Stay tuned for more one-of-a-kind performances from actors David Hyde Pierce, Leelee Sobieski, Tim Curry, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Branagh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002553/bk_adbl_002553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dragon Ship is a stirring space adventure from master storytellers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - number 15 in the award-winning Liaden Universe saga. Space ships, action, adventure - all tied together with a strong dollop of romance and intrigue - make this a compelling series for a wide range of readers, from romance to military-SF lovers. First Class Courier Pilot Theo Waitley was already known as a nexus of violence - and then she inherited the precarious captaincy of a mysterious self-aware ship designed to serve a long dead trader. Now she has a trade route to run for Clan Korval while she convinces the near-mythic ghost ship Bechimo - and herself - that she wants to commit herself as the human side to their immensely powerful symbiosis. While her former lover battles a nanovirus that's eating him alive, she's challenged to rescue hundreds of stranded pilots and crewmen from an explosive situation in near orbit around a suddenly hostile planet. Lovers, enemies, an ex-roomie, and a jealous spaceship are all in peril as Theo wields power that no one in the universe is sure of - especially her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003738/bk_adbl_003738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this gripping new audiobook in the New York Times best-selling series, Lady Emily travels to Greece, where a ghost from her past returns to haunt her amid the ruins. On a quest to distract her lifelong friend Jeremy from his recent heartbreak, Lady Emily organizes a holiday in Greece. As a lover of all things Greek, she quickly finds herself occupied with tours of ancient ruins; lively debates with Margaret, a devoted Latinist; and slightly more scandalous endeavors with her dashing husband, Colin Hargreaves. But the pleasantries are brought to an abrupt halt when a man long believed dead greets the party at their island villa. Lord Philip Ashton, Colin's childhood best friend and Emily's first husband, has returned. But can Philip really be who he claims, even if he has the scars and stories to prove it? Where has he been all this time? And will his undying love for Emily drive him to claim what's his? Intrigue mounts as Philip reveals that he has been plagued for the past few years by an illegal antiques trader who believes he is in possession of a piece of Achilles' helmet, a priceless relic that was stolen from him moments after he unearthed it on an archaeological dig. Emily must employ all of her cunning and expertise to thwart thieves who threaten not only her own safety but that of those precious artifacts she holds so dear. A trail of overheard conversations, murderous assailants, and dead bodies leads her on a chase to uncover more than one buried truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bianca Amato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002359/bk_aren_002359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author Donald Ensenbach used an abandoned Mayan village as inspiration for his story of a well-known seventh-century Native American--Kokopelli. Known as a traveling trader and a mythical god of fertility, Kokopelli was orphaned at the age of twelve and forced to make his way in the world all alone. On the trail, he met Koloki, an old and established trader, who showed him how to gather goods and sell them to local villages, but will Kokopelli be able to navigate the ups and downs of his own heart as easily? Myth and reality collide when you enter the world of Kokopelli. Donald L. Ensenbach is a young-at-heart idealist who began writing autobiographies as a ghost writer, then magazine articles and short stories before planning a series of historical novels covering the seventh through fifteenth centuries. This first book of the series, Kokopelli: Dream Catchers of an Ancient is based on his in-depth historical research.
National Best Seller in Hardcover! The Liaden Universe ® Saga Continues! Star-spanning galactic trader Jethri Gobelyn's adventures are the focus in book 17 by master storytellers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Star-spanning galactic trader Jethri Gobelyn&#8217;s story continues in the seventeenth entry in the Liaden Universe® series by master storytellers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. In a universe full of interstellar intrigue and burgeoning commerce novice Terran trader Jethri Gobelyn, adopted by a Liaden clan after an ill-directed bow of honor insulted the scion of a major Liaden house, is alive and whole to tell the tale. Convinced that the adoption has saved his life and made his future, he settles into a comfortable and even elite routine, a Trader's Ring his goal. Even as Jethri's initiation into the mysteries and joys of Liaden Festival bring him to manhood he's forced to face necessity and the facts of life: his adoption has also invigorated a net of unfinished Balance far more complex and potentially deadly than a simple Terran blood feud. He must embrace his Terran birthright as well as his Liaden connections while leaving behind the safety of the great Liaden trade ship Elthoria to defend his honor and that of shipmates past and present. Forced to sit Second Board as a back-up pilot on a Liaden Scout ship, Jethri's convinced he's already at wit's end&#8212;when several familiar faces threaten all that he knows of himself, and all that he wishes to do. Celebrating 25 Years of the Liaden Universe®! About Trade Secret prequel Necessity's Child: 'Compelling and wondrous, as sharp and graceful as Damascus steel, Necessity's Child is a terrific addition to Lee & Miller's addictive series.'&#8212;#1 New York Times best seller, Patricia Briggs About the Liaden Universe® series: &#8220;Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories.&#8221; &#8212;Anne McCaffrey &#8220;These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better.&#8221;&#8212;Elizabeth Moon &#8220;[A] recommended, powerful pick . . . a fast-paced military and political thriller.&#8221;&#8212; Midwest Book Review on Ghost Ship &#8220;[D]elightful stories of adventure and romance set in a far future. . .space opera milieu. It&#8217;s all a rather heady mix of Gordon R. Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Millier&#8217;s own unique touches making it all sparkle and sizzle. Anyone whose taste runs toward SF in the true romantic tradition can&#8217;t help but like the Liaden Universe.&#8221;&#8212; Analog &#8220;[T]he many fans of the Liad universe will welcome the latest . . . continuing young pilot Theo Waitley&#8217;s adventures.&#8221; &#8211; Booklist on Saltation &#8220;[A]ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained . . . [T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch.&#8221; &#8211; Publishers Weekly on Lee and Miller&#8217;s popular Liaden® thriller, I Dare The Liaden Universe Main Series: Trade Secret Necessity's Child Dragon Ship Ghost Ship Saltation Mouse and Dragon Fledgling
In the vast Caribbean Sea, pirates Jolly and Griffin are stranded on a tiny island where a peculiar architect is building an enormous bridge -- but to where? Another world? Before they can find out, the bridge bursts into flames and the kobalins attack. Jolly and Griffin have nowhere to run until the Ghost Trader mysteriously appears and carries them off to the magical coral city of Aelinium. It is from Aelinium that Jolly and Munk are supposed to descend far, far into the deep to keep out the world-devouring Maelstrom. But Jolly isn't ready for that task. She wants to rescue Captain Bannon, the only father she ever knew, so she steals the ghost ship and sets sail. Griffin follows her, until he is trapped by the man in the whale. Princess Soledad has her own plans -- to kill Pirate Emperor Kendrick. But the truly terrifying cannibal king stands in her way. Is Soledad ready to become the new pirate emperor? Pirates and magic make an explosive combination in this rollicking tale filled with swashbuckling swordplay, menacing monsters, and outlandish adventures, from the amazing imagination of Kai Meyer.
The pirates of the Caribbean have a name for kids who can walk on water -- they call them polliwogs. As far as 14-year-old Jolly knows, she's the last polliwog still alive. She is valuable to the pirate captain who raised her, for she can sneak up on an enemy ship by walking over the waves. When someone sets a trap for Jolly's ship, Jolly alone escapes. She is washed up on a tiny island inhabited by a farming family -- and the ghosts who labor for them. The farmers have a son, Munk, who has been raised almost in hiding. Munk longs to go to sea, but his parents say that they are afraid of pirates, and they have forbidden Munk to reveal his true identity -- he, too, is a polliwog. But pirates are not the only threat in the Caribbean. Evil forces are stirring, and a demon from the sea attacks and murders Munk's parents. Was the demon really after Munk? And Jolly, too? Why are the polliwogs so valuable, and who wants them enough to kill for them? Jolly and Munk must sail with a strange crew of outcasts, led by the mysterious Ghost Trader, to avenge their loved ones and try to stop an ancient, malevolent force known as the Maelstrom. What it will cost both teens, no one can tell -- in this thrilling, swashbuckling fantasy from the extraordinary Kai Meyer.