Lured by exotic gems and valuable oils, the crew of the space trader Solar Queen landed on the newly discovered planet Sargol only to find their most ruthless competitor there ahead of them. Still, they tried for fair trade, even according to the sly rules of the strangely feline, native Salariki. But after takeoff they found they had a plague on board, the treachery of someone who'd been on Sargol. Although they'd begun to run out of supplies, they couldn't land or they might start an inter-planetary epidemic ... And the galaxy had ordered that the Solar Queen be destroyed on sight! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001941/bk_adbl_001941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tiger has lost almost everything. Her village. Her community. Her father. But her brother, Tarren, who has been kidnapped by the deadheads that razed her village, still lives. With only the loyal but enigmatic old man, Sai, to guide her into the nightmare-jungle that was once North America, Tiger must face her greatest fears in a race to save her brother before he is lobotomized, even while the world around her is bled dry by Those That Watch. The Watchers are in the end-stages of stripping the planet of its mineral resources - but as Tiger travels deeper into the lush inner-band, she learns that a far more dangerous biological resource is being cultivated on her dying world for a war that defies human comprehension. The race to save her brother’s life takes on a new dimension as she uncovers the truth about her family, the sly old man she travels with and the uncanny beings she meets on her journey. Tiger must question the invisible threads that bind her to her world, her brother, and her hidden past - but she will also discover that she is tied to a frightening and perhaps inevitable future and that she may not control her destiny. She will come to know The Tethering. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Nichols. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112076/bk_acx0_112076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A murdered teen is resurrected to walk the Earth for centuries in this sweeping historical epic in the spirit of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, from the author of Rotters and Scowler. Twenty minutes after his murder on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1896, 17-year-old Zebulon Finch awakens, resurrected to suffer an eternity upon the planet. But of all people...why him? Is it because he was a violent Chicago gangster and this is his chance at redemption? Is it because he is a modern-day Job whose suffering is beyond human comprehension? Over the next century - or two - he will try to find out. With a sly, aristocratic voice and a healthy appetite for women and anarchy, Zebulon Finch spins a tale of his travels across a young America, watching the country grow and mature, knowing that his mind and body will never do the same. Yes, he is witty. He is also vain. Absolutely brilliant, too. And he is always entertaining. But have no doubt - Zebulon Finch has a heart as vulnerable as anyone's. Too bad he doesn't learn to use it till after it has stopped beating.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007257/bk_sans_007257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brooklyn finds herself entering a world of exceptional characters and fantastic experiences after finding a time-travel craft nestled deep in the woods on a rainy fall day. As she enters the craft, its engines ignite, and Brooklyn is transported to another world as different from planet Earth as imaginable! Here she encounters an interesting companion called Nodin, who comes to her aid and fends off "The Eaters" and rescues her from a throng of fearsome monsters who wish them harm. Brooklyn is then taken to see the King, who promises to bestow the gift of wisdom on her if she first reads his entire library with the aid of a magic key. But, before the King can allow Brooklyn to receive the gift of wisdom, she first must tell the King how she would use such a magnificent gift! As Brooklyn begins to tell the King how she would use the gift, she suddenly finds herself back in her home nestled in the woods. Was it all a dream? Was it real? And why, oh why, is Nodin sitting in Brooklyn's kitchen with a sly smile on his face? This is the first book of a series that will involve Brooklyn and Nodin exploring hyperspace and its many adventures. Stay tuned for the second book! This book can also be used to encourage children's imaginations, writing skills, as well as artistic skills. They will learn to write their feelings, impressions, thoughts, and also draw. They can also include themselves into the scenes or redo a scene completely! This book expands a child's wonderful imagination and aids in creative expression. It makes the book a child's "own". This book is an innovative way of engaging a child and encouraging them to love to learn! This book is suitable for children around eight years of age and was created by a retired teacher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Frazier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137983/bk_acx0_137983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introducing Leland Hale, who will steal your heart - and all your money! Fraud, larceny, and murder are all in a day's work for this master interstellar confidence man. Leland thought the universe owed him a living - and he was collecting on the installment plan! He is about to descend on the planet Cardigan's Green with a planetary scam designed to make him rich at the population's expense. What this scoundrel doesn't know is that he is about to become a savior! And if he survives this misadventure, he has two more brilliant schemes in mind. Hugo nominee and Sidewise Alternate History Award winner Randall Garrett was the major science fiction humorist of the 1950s. And he was at the top of his form when he penned the Leland Hale saga. For the first time ever, here are all three Leland Hale capers in one volume. Randall Garrett (1927-1987) worked as an industrial chemist before turning his hand to science fiction, a happy decision for everyone, as it turned out. During the 1950s and '60s he was a stalwart of the US science fiction magazines, producing well over a hundred short stories and novelettes and writing for virtually every SF title on the stands, but primarily for Astounding (now Analog). A noted humorist, famed for his delightful Lord Darcy series, even Garrett's most serious works (Anything You Can Do, for example) contain comic or satirical undertones. He was one of the first writers to appreciate the importance of conventions and an ingratiating personality in building a strong reader following. These stories, which have never been reprinted since their one and only appearance on cheap pulpwood paper, ensure that audiences will remember his work at least a little longer. They will have an opportunity to encounter that sly sense of humor, those brilliant mystery and detective problems, and that almost unmatched ability to work complex scientific principles into exciting stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119179/bk_acx0_119179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.