For years prospectors, speculators, and frontier folk flocked to remote areas of the American Southwest in search of their fortunes. Makeshift towns cropped up around rich mines of copper, silver, gold and other precious commodities, only to fade away as the resources ran out. Now only ghost towns are left as testament to the community that once lived there. While the lucky ones made their fortunes, most folks barely scratched out a meager existence in these harsh and lonely towns. Some died lonely deaths in these places far from home, and now their souls wander around these ghost towns haunting them until the day when their soul can return home to achieve final peace.The ghost trains are these lost souls ticket to rest. These spectral trains glide majestically along ethereal rails looking for lost souls and give them passage homeward. You are the engineer of a ghost train. Your job is to find lost souls in various ghost towns and deliver them to their home towns so that they can achieve final peace.
Moroni Traveler, the Salt Lake City investigator heralded by the New York Times Book Review as ´´a true rebel hero in the classic private-eye tradition,´´ finds himself working on a very personal case as he and his adoptive father, Martin, look for the three-year-old child who may or may not be Moroni´s son. Tracking down a lead, the two men end up in a virtual ghost town in the Oquirrh Mountains. All but deserted, the old mining town of Bingham Canyon is about to be evacuated and razed by the powerful Kennecott Copper Company, which is eager to get at the mineral wealth buried beneath the community. A few families are hanging on, though, including one that may be sheltering the newest Traveler. The father-son duo´s efforts are hampered by the slated demolition of their offices in the Chester Building, and even more so by the antics of their fellow tenants, Mad Bill and Charlie Redwine, whose latest shenanigans have evoked the wrath of the church. With Martin trying to preserve the building and protect Bill and Charlie, Moroni continues the search - until murder rears its ugly head and the investigation moves into a whole new dimension. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007363/bk_blak_007363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Owen Howard was an ordinary guy, working a job as a delivery man, trying to save up enough money to go back to community college and get his associates degree. But a chance encounter with a strange young woman late one night left him with a copper bracelet as a reward.Now, all the women in Owen´s life are treating him strangely. His landlady seems to be coming on to him. His boss at work is noticing him for the first time in years. And something strange seems to be happening to the most sensitive part of his body.All in all, it promises to be one heck of a Saturday morning.~~~~~ Excerpt ~~~~~Anaya was in the office, doing paperwork, when he came in. ´´Do we have any of that antihistamine that I brought in the last time I had an allergic reaction? I may need a dose.”Anaya looked up. ´´Did you manage to walk through a pile of pine dust again?” she asked, amusement in her voice. ´´Check out the bottom drawer. All the drugs are in there.”Owen bent over and sifted through the half-empty boxes of cough drops and cold medicine. Behind him, Anaya admired his ass. He´s the only man I´ve never known who could work at a pizza place and not gain weight, she thought. He takes good care of himself.And he takes care of other people, too. Charging into a gang of dirtballs to help out a girl he didn´t even know? How many people would do that for you, Anaya?´´Can´t find it,” Owen said. ´´Dang it. I just want to make sure I don´t get all swole up.”´´Let me take a look at you,” she said. She stood and took his face in her hands, fingers prodding the skin around the eye sockets and nose, testing for fluid. After she was done she stood still, hands cradling his face, thumbtips softly stroking the strong lines of his cheekbones.Beautiful, too. Why do some women insist that a man can´t be lovely? With that dark hair and his brown eyes and his soft golden skin, he is as gorgeous as any man I´ve know 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tweet Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127811/bk_acx0_127811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rachel Stoltzfus never imagined she’d be the talk of her Old Order Mennonite community until whispers stir the moment her belly swells with new life. Unmarried and refusing to repent by naming the partner in her sin, Rachel feels the wrath of the religious sect as she is shunned by those she loves most and eventually forced to leave - driven out by her twin sister’s husband, the bishop. But secrets run deep in this cloistered community, and the bishop is hiding some of his own, threatening his conscience and his very soul. When the life of Rachel’s baby is at stake, choices must be made that will bring the darkness to light, forever changing the lives of those who call Copper Creek home.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: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001266/bk_oasi_001266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Carrigans of Circle C, book one: Sage Carrigan never meant to be the other woman. Unfortunately bronco rider Dawson O´Dell neglected to mention he was married the night he invited her to his bed after they´d both placed first in their rodeo events. When his wife walked in on them, Sage was deeply hurt and humiliated. After an accident in the ring the next day, Sage decides she´s quitting the rodeo--and cowboys--to become a chocolatier in her hometown ranching community, Marietta, Montana. She´s doing just fine, but then Dawson shows up--five years later, with a little girl in tow. He´s there for the Copper Mountain Rodeo, hoping to win big. But he´s also got plans of settling down with his daughter and buying a house--the very same one about which Sage has been dreaming. He says he´s there for her, and he´s making lots of promises. But can he keep them? If you love clean romance, Montana, cowboys, small-town settings, and stories with family values, you will enjoy the Carrigans of the Circle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Cauldwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021988/bk_adbl_021988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ´´Paul Revere´s Ride´´) In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. Paul Revere is one of the most famous Americans in history and one of the first that schoolchildren learn about. Although he is known almost entirely for his legendary midnight ride before the Battles of Lexington and Concord today, in colonial Boston he was praised for the quality of the silver he made, and he was known for being one of the patriotic Sons of Liberty and a militiaman. With 16 children, Paul Revere supported his large family by doing everything from dentistry to casting church bells and engraving the most popular image of the Boston Massacre. His ability to roll copper into sheets made his work even more valuable to ship construction around Boston. Given everything he did for Boston and his community, it would have greatly surprised Revere at the end of his life if he had known he would become an American legend for his midnight ride on the night of April 18, 1775. Revere was one of several midnight riders on that night, and he was actually captured by the British in the middle of the ride, which prevented him from ever reaching the destination of Concord. Revere was escorted back toward Lexington by the British that morning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090911/bk_acx0_090911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Out started six officers, seized my bridle, put their pistols to my breast, ordered me to dismount, which I did. One of them, who appeared to have the command there, and much of a gentleman, asked me where I came from; I told him. He asked what time I left . I told him, he seemed surprised, said ´Sir, may I crave your name?´ I answered ´My name is Revere.´ (Paul Revere) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Over the course of 83 years, Paul Revere was one of the most prominent citizens in Boston, heralded for his silversmith work, his participation in the Sons of Liberty, and his service in the Massachusetts militia. Fathering 16 children by two wives, 11 of whom survived to adulthood, Revere supported his large family by doing everything from dentistry to casting church bells and engraving the most popular image of the Boston Massacre. His ability to roll copper into sheets made his work even more valuable to the dry docks and naval construction in Charlestown and around Boston. Given everything he did for Boston and his community, it would have no doubt greatly surprised Revere if he had known he would become an American legend for his midnight ride on the night of April 18, 1775. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Brinkley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039117/bk_acx0_039117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Finalist, Fiction, 2014 Helene Wecker´s dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Struggling to make their way in this strange new place, the Golem and the Jinni try to fit in with their neighbors while masking their true natures. Surrounding them is a community of immigrants: the coffeehouse owner Maryam Faddoul, a pillar of wisdom and support for her Syrian neighbors; the solitary ice cream maker Saleh, a damaged man cursed by tragedy; the kind and caring Rabbi Meyer and his beleaguered nephew, Michael, whose Sheltering House receives newly arrived Jewish men; the adventurous young socialite Sophia Winston; and the enigmatic Joseph Schall, a dangerous man driven by ferocious ambition and esoteric wisdom. Meeting by chance, the two creatures become unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing natures, until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful menace will soon bring the Golem and the Jinni together again, threatening their existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice. Marvelous and compulsively listenable, The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of folk mythology, historical fiction, and magical fable into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003349/bk_harp_003349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Valgolia, a planet in the Epsilon Eridani star system, conquered Earth generations ago, but their conquest was incomplete. While Valgolians made possible greater prosperity, universal health, and interstellar trade for all Earthlings, the factional frictions of Earth - race against race, religion against religion, culture against culture - continue to bedevil the Valgolian´s vision of a peaceable world for all mankind. A world which, once brought around to the idea of equality for all Earthlings, will be ready to join the larger community of the galaxy. In Inside Earth, first published in 1951, master science fiction author Poul Anderson laid out a vision of America and the world struggling centuries later with the ancient animosities that no war ever seems to vanquish. This exciting short story hints at a unique solution to that never-ending cycle of social, economic, political, and religious discontent. Could a genuine global peace among all mankind be promoted by conquistadors from another world? Conquerors whose philosophy is not divide to conquer, but conquer to unite? That is not how the men and women of Earth see it. Earthlings see only copper-skinned, black-crest-headed rulers in their Valgolian masters, and only rebellion will reboot the world to its former self. Rebel forces seeking to overthrow the Valgolians have begun to coalesce and promote insurgencies around the globe, insurgencies capable of retaking Earth by launching an attack on Valgolia itself from a covert base far out in space. The Valgolians are well-aware of the pending rebellion; in fact, they are secretly promoting it, with the help of one of their own...a Valgolian military officer named Conru. Surgically-modified to remove all traces of his home planet physiology and made to look as much an Earthing as possible, Conru travels across North America as Conrad Haugen, a Norwegian-American playing the role of a discontented wanderer anxious to join the rebellion´s Legi 1. Language: English. Narrator: C James Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001685/bk_mike_001685_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.