The Great Controversy is the story of how the forces of good triumph over the forces of evil. The story picks up with the destruction of Jerusalem and continues down the ages to the present. It is a story of truth and how it was lost by many, but not all then gradually rediscovered by the broader Christian community through the Reformation. It climaxes with the eschaton and delineates how we in the present can navigate the final moments of earth´s history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Caruso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120849/bk_acx0_120849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award finalist for Faith-Based Audiobook of the Year 2019.IndieBRAG Medallion for Excellence in Independent Publishing. Wishing Shelf Awards Red Ribbon winner 2017.´´A nail-biting page turner. The characters are compelling and real, the setting devastatingly dystopian, and the action-packed story, as original as anything I´ve read in a very long time. This is a big event series that should be a Hollywood franchise.´´ (Jim Thompson, Original Content)The end has come, and there´s nowhere to hide.America is a wasteland trapped in a suffocating volcanic winter. Millions are dead or missing, and precious resources are running low. Cloaked in a smothering haze of darkness and doubt, hopeful citizens in 16-year-old Sera Donner´s small mountain town of Roslyn, Washington, bend their efforts toward survival, believing unity will save them. Their solidarity soon dissipates into a toxic mixture of greed and fear when the new survivalist regime begins deciding who will live and who will die. Sera´s disabled twin brother is at the top of their kill list. Steadfast Micah Abrams is Sera´s only comfort in the chaos, but he´s placed his faith in an ancient hope that she finds difficult to understand. With her brother´s life on the line, can she really trust a schoolyard bully suddenly turned prophet? As the bloody battle within the community reaches a shocking climax, a powerful military leader marches into town with an imposing force, offering food, water, and promises of salvation. Everyone in Roslyn thinks the worst is finally over. They´re wrong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108655/bk_acx0_108655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Miller´s classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - ´one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history´ - and the American anti-communist purges led by Senator McCarthy in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations. A depiction of innocent men and women destroyed by malicious rumour, The Crucible is also a powerful indictment of McCarthyism and the ´frontier mentality´ of Cold War America.
The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness: the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. Tom Holland brings to life this strange and unsettling civilization, with its extremes of ambition and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and desire. Yet, alien as it was, the Republic still holds up a mirror to us. Its citizens were obsessed by celebrity chefs, all-night dancing, and exotic pets; they fought elections in law courts and were addicted to spin; they toppled foreign tyrants in the name of self-defence. Two thousand years may have passed, but we remain the Romans´ heirs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Sachs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000135/bk_twuk_000135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Greer Hennessy needs palm trees. As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game. But her last project literally went up in flames, and her career is on the verge of flaming out. Greer has been given one more chance, if she can find the perfect undiscovered beach hideaway for a big-budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town called Cypress Key. There´s one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino-which will be perfect for the film´s explosive climax. There´s just one problem. Eben Thibadeaux, the town mayor, completely objects to Greer´s plan. A lifelong resident of Cypress Key, Eben wants the town to be revitalized, not commercialized. After a toxic paper plant closed, the bay has only recently been reborn, and Eb has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town again. But Greer has a way of making things happen, regardless of obstacles. And Greer and Eb are way too attracted to each other for either of them to see reason. Between an ambitious director and his entourage-including a spoiled ´´It Boy´´ lead actor-who parachute into town, a conniving local ex-socialite, and a cast of local fangirls and opportunists who catch the movie bug, nothing is going to be the same in Cypress Key. Now Greer is forced to make some hard choices: about the people and the town she´s come to care about, and about her own life. True love is only for the movies, right? Can Greer find a way to be the heroine in her own life story? Told with inimitable heart and humor, Mary Kay Andrews´ Beach Town is the perfect summer destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001945/bk_aren_001945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edgar and Macavity Award nominee Timothy Hallinan´s Simeon Grist private-eye novels have become cult favorites. This sixth series installment takes place in the West Hollywood of 1995, where the community is shaken by the brutal killing of an older man who was widely loved for his generosity and kindness. In a time when the police were largely indifferent to crimes against gay people, Simeon is hired to catch the murderer - and finds himself up against the most dangerous adversary of his career, a man who kills his victims not once but twice: once physically and once in spirit. With an unforgettable climax and a twist you won´t see coming, The Bone Polisher is a top-notch crime novel from a highly acclaimed author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007953/bk_blak_007953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
August 1944. Prague is where the story begins, with a seemingly casual exchange. But in wartime, is any act, any one thing, trivial? Decades later, in contemporary Chicago, the consequences emerge through the medium of television. Documentary filmmaker Ellie Foreman gets a letter prompted by the success of her show Celebrate Chicago. One viewer was the elderly Ben Sinclair. When he suddenly dies, his landlady, Mrs. Fleischman, finds Ellie´s name among his effects and writes to her. Ellie, who hasn´t a clue about a connection to Ben, is curious. And she agrees to help dispose of Ben Sinclair´s possessions. She became a filmmaker to help people tell their stories. The books and wartime relics Ben left behind - will they be enough to tell his? All too soon, Mrs. Fleischman dies. Then Ben´s things are stolen from Ellie´s suburban home. The single mom, working to move past her ex, doesn´t know what to think. But she has to scramble for work and is soon embroiled in producing a campaign video for a steel magnate running for a Republican seat in the Illinois Senate. Despite these distractions, Ellie stays focused on her odd link to the dead man and turns to her father, a retired lawyer with deep roots in Chicago´s Jewish community, for insights into the mystery of Ben Sinclair. In time, a terrifying scenario develops that reaches back into several pasts. From the political present of the North Shore to the buried memories of the city´s ethnic neighborhoods, the components of Ben´s story eventually merge into an explosive climax. An Eye for Murder was nominated for an Anthony Award (Best First), which is one of the most prestigious awards in the mystery community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karyn O´ Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000317/bk_acx0_000317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Purpose of Boys is the final and conclusive book in the groundbreaking series on boys and their development. In this climax to his series of landmark books about boys, Michael Gurian offers a powerful new program to help us give our sons a core purpose - a program based on building morality, character, career goals, the ability to form intimate relationships, selflessness, personal and community responsibility, and an accelerated process of developmental maturity. Gurian reveals how important purpose is for the success and happiness of boys and explains how a boy´s core personality, nature, and genetic predisposition functions to create both strengths and weaknesses in their journey towards maturity. The book includes an innovative program for support and interventions according to the unique needs, weaknesses, and strengths of each individual young man. It is a follow up to Gurian´s best-selling The Minds of Boys, and draws on the latest science and field research on how boys develop neurologically. Gurian explores the unique issues boys must confront, and shows how their strategy for moral development and success in life is predicated on their nature and genetic predispositions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004031/bk_acx0_004031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.