The gods walk among us. And they just might steal your soul...or your heart. I thought I´d survived everything life could throw at me. All I wanted was to keep my distance from the criminals I work for and get my little brother out of the hell that is our mother´s house. Then I died and woke up to four stunningly hot gods telling me I´m now a valkyrie. Sly, sharp Loki. Jovial but ferocious Thor. Dreamily compassionate Baldur. Grim and secretive Hod. They all have something to teach me. And around them, my walls start to crack. But the gods didn´t summon me just for kicks. Their king is missing, and they need me to find him. The first three valkyries they sent on the job never made it back. More power is awakening in me than I could ever have imagined - and the gods´ enemies are more devious than even they knew. It´s going to take every trick in the book for me to save myself, my brother, and these divine men who´re getting under my skin in the most alluring way. I´m Aria Watson, and Valhalla ain´t seen nothing yet. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Cook, Aiden Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013683/bk_tant_013683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience, the coyote is the stuff of legends. In Indian folktales it often appears as a deceptive trickster or a sly genius. But legends don´t come close to capturing the incredible survival story of the coyote. As soon as Americans - especially white Americans - began ranching and herding in the West, they began working to destroy the coyote. Despite campaigns of annihilation employing poisons, gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn´t just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Anchorage, Alaska, to New York´s Central Park. In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won hands down. Coyote America is both an environmental and a deep natural history of the coyote. It traces both the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the ´´wolf´´ in our backyards and its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism. An illuminating biography of this extraordinary animal, Coyote America isn´t just the story of an animal´s survival - it is one of the great epics of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elijah Alexander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009179/bk_blak_009179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a deep, desolate forest, towering pines surround a circus tent. Pass through the tent doors and discover a mystical world. A thick mist hovers, the overture begins, and the stillness is interrupted by circus-performing bears. The bears are controlled by the ringmaster, Monsieur Buggbear, who obtained a magical baton with a secret power. Discard cute and cuddly, these creatures are from another realm. Shaggy, smart and sly...this production has no humans and that is the magic of Bear Circus of Twilight. Also included is a prequel, cleverly cited at the end. This five-stanza poem titled, ´´The Legend of the Baton: In the Beginning´´, explains how Monsieur Buggbear gained his power and created Bear Circus of Twilight. And lastly, a complete glossary is narrated to help define all the magical words. Enter this circus at your own risk and enjoy the show! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Doersch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048071/bk_acx0_048071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This delightful Washington Irving tale, based upon legends and folklore of his day, follows the loveable but lazy Rip Van Winkle´s escape from his constantly nagging wife into the peaceful hills of the Catskill mountains with his squirrel gun and his loyal dog, Wolf. There, he encounters a strangely attired gentleman who gets his help in carrying a huge vessel filled with liquor to a cavernous hideaway in the mountainside. Inside, a group of equally strange and morose men play ninepins as they quaff the liquor. After Van Winkle drinks to excess on the sly, he stumbles his way back to the woods and falls into a deep sleep beneath a tree. He awakens to find it is 20 years later - and the American Revolution has occured as he slept! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ian Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onvo/000059/bk_onvo_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine setting off on a 12-day trek through the Himalayan wilderness to the foot of Mount Everest, experiencing the world´s most startling landscapes and vibrant Sherpa culture and struggling to catch your breath at nearly 18,000 feet above sea level - all without leaving your favorite listening chair.Doofus Dad Does Everest Base Camp brings that scenario to life.In April 2018, Tennessee writer Mark E. Johnson embarked on an epic, grueling, and often hilarious adventure - the 80-mile trek from Lukla, Nepal, to Mount Everest Base Camp - after launching an improbable trekking company a year earlier in the flatlands of the southeastern United States. This was Johnson´s first excursion out of the continental US, and this journey into the exotic country of Nepal was indeed a trial by fire (and ice). Hike alongside ´´Doofus Dad´´ on each part of this bucket list quest, from the starting point of Nashville, Tennessee, through a mind-numbing 23 hours of air travel into the suicidal traffic of Kathmandu, and on every day of the trek with equal parts lush detail and sly humor. Experience Kathmandu’s Hindu and Buddhist temples, the infamous Yeti´s Scalp of the Khumjung Monastery, a hysterical salsa dance lesson at 14,000 feet, and a crazy helicopter rescue. If you´re considering this adventure for yourself, then this book is an invaluable resource and contains the Everest Base Camp itinerary, daily trek statistics, gear lists, and training suggestions. The foreword is provided by mountaineering legend and Everest blogger, Alan Arnette, called ´´one of the world´s most respected chroniclers of Everest´´ by Outside Magazine. ´´This book is a must-have for the bookshelf of yesterday´s, today´s and tomorrow´s traveler,” says Arnette.The audiobook is read by Johnson and even includes sound effects from the trek itself! Johnson is a longtime freelancer and blog writer, best known for his Dave Barry-esque stories a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark E. Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133689/bk_acx0_133689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warden Force is a collection of award-winning short stories currently spanning seven volumes. Each story reveals the true adventures of California Fish and Game Wardens and the wildlife-destroying outlaws they pursue. These stories illustrate the wide variety of wildlife-related problems wardens face in California, which has a greater diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitat than any other state and is second only to Alaska in its vast expanses of wilderness.´´Skin-Head Fred´´: Wardens tangle with a murderous, meth-cooking, game-killing, Neo Nazi.´´Spreaders´´: Wardens target a highly intelligent, super-wary commercial lobster pirate.´´Deadly Intent´´: An alert warden stays alive and saves a life.´´The Poor Eyesight of Love´´: The arrest of a man and wife poaching team reminds wardens that love can indeed be blind.´´Ruthless´´: Crossbow-wielding, night-hunting outlaws face sly wardens who never give up.´´Ghost of the Feather´´: Salmon poachers on the Feather River mix it up with an old pro warden.´´Abalone Boy´´: An abalone-poaching commercial sea urchin diver earns his way into state prison.´´Anything but Cheap´´: A tough young warden targets ruthless, bear-killing houndsmen.´´Knock-and-Talks´´: A highly experienced, slick-talking warden outsmarts goose and deer poachers.´´Woody Peckerwood´´: A dumb crook story in which the dumb crook steals the wrong man’s boots.´´Kegger´´: Wardens break up a midnight keg party, and a gutsy college student becomes an instant legend.´´The Troubling Case of Walter Sumpter´´: A highly troubled teenager commits a terrifying crime with ominous implications. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick J. Hinchliffe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123862/bk_acx0_123862_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there´s enough gold to be earned. They are Jack, the seemingly unkillable leader whose ever-present grin belies a dark past; Marie, who fights with fury but battles more fiercely to control the beast within; and Frank, the master of logistics, whose cloak hides horrific scars that are far more than skin-deep. As they slash and scheme through kingdom and village alike, the Bastard Champions uncover tantalizing clues to their ultimate quarry: the powerful Blue Fairy, who has made each of their lives a living hell. Second Hand Curses adds a dash of sly wit and a heaping portion of action to the fairy tales you thought you knew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000039/or_orig_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Internationally best-selling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long-awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels - including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates - provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless fans to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads. In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures - told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the ´60s psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003935/bk_harp_003935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.