Don´t let the prologue of this book fool you; this is a Western novel. The Reckoning is the first in the series of Jess Williams Western novels written by Robert J. Thomas. Jess Williams is an ordinary young boy with a loving family, growing up in Black Creek, Kansas. That all changes when he comes home and finds his entire family brutally murdered. Forced to become a man overnight, he vows to avenge his family´s savage deaths. He begins to practice with his Pa´s Colt .45, and then a stroke of destiny arrives when he discovers a new pistol and holster that mysteriously appears. Jess practices with it relentlessly until he becomes so quick that he is unbeatable on the draw. He leaves home transformed from a boy to a highly skilled shootist with no reason to live except to hunt down and kill each of the three men responsible for the murders of his family. As he begins his journey, he does so with a pistol and holster that no one has ever seen before - and won´t again for almost one hundred years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Emmitt Caudill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031778/bk_acx0_031778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scotland, 1345. They call him Wee William. Though he stands nearly seven feet tall, with arms and legs the size of tree trunks and hands as big as buckets, there is nothing wee about him. His scowl alone is enough to make most men´s bones rattle with fear. And women, rather than swooning, tend to run in the opposite direction. The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn´t a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Years ago, after a bonny young lass broke his heart and left his dignity in shreds, he swore never again to put it in such peril. As a testament to his sincerity, he vowed never again to shave his beard. Then he met her. In a single heartbeat, Wee William was lost. Forever lost to a brown-haired beauty with gray-blue eyes brimming with tears - a woman in need. On her wedding night, Nora realized she made a terrible mistake. She had agreed to wed Horace Crawford when he promised her younger siblings would live with them. He soon broke his word and sent them away. Horace soon proved a harsh, cruel husband who owned no heart, nor a shred of decency. On a dark, cold winter´s night, when Nora had almost given up hope of ever saving her siblings and herself, God answered her prayers in a most peculiar way. Through a band of fierce Highlanders on a mission to retrieve small but priceless treasures. Treasures she had unwittingly harbored. Little did the Highlanders know they would return with more than those treasures - they would return with Wee William´s Woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Wills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023498/bk_acx0_023498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jerry Newman doesn’t mean to keep getting into trouble - it just sort of happens. But when a practical joke goes wrong, burning down a church in his small east Texas town, Jerry’s widowed mother quickly sends him to live with his journalist uncle in Los Angeles. Jerry is secretly pleased - not only to avoid being punished for his crime but also to live in California...the end of the earth! On the night before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Jerry and his uncle go to investigate a popular warehouse church in Los Angeles. There, they hear a man predict the coming quake. But Jerry is even more impressed by the powerful preacher William Seymour and by the hundreds of blacks and whites worshiping and praying together in strange ´´tongues”. Jerry wants to believe Seymour’s message, but will he do so when it means confessing his dangerous secret? A simple message that shakes the world... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115435/bk_acx0_115435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John William Drake was born an explorer; just like many, many Drakes before him. His adventure really began with the discovery of a book hidden in the ceiling, followed by the mysterious disappearance of his father. He lived every day in misery until his 12th birthday. A new friend gave him an invitation he could not turn down: follow me and change your destiny. He never imagined being captured by bandits and taken to a ship riddled with river rats was part of his fate. Not just any bandits - the Bandits of Basswood; known to be a ruthless and wild crew of thieves. Trying to escape would be a ridiculous idea. No one has ever escaped and lived to tell about it. Uncovering traces of his missing father gave him hope and upped the stakes. John William was determined to get off the ship alive and search for the missing pieces of the puzzle. The chase out of Basswood was on. He took a chance to change his destiny and ended up on a wild ride to solve the most important mystery of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Santasier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063707/bk_acx0_063707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new historical thriller featuring William Monk from The New York Times best-selling author. London, 1856: A deadly act of terror on the Thames leads William Monk into a treacherous world where the powerful seek to buy justice, and no one is safe. It is a time of progress, with the Empire´s interests expanding and the Suez Canal nearing completion. Many people stand to gain - and to lose - as the world rapidly changes. When a Thames pleasure boat is blown up with the loss of many lives, an Egyptian man is quickly sentenced to hang for the crime. But William Monk, head of the River Police, discovers the evidence was flawed. As he and his wife, Hester, investigate further, Monk begins to wonder if the wrong man was convicted. If justice itself has been tainted, exposing the true culprit will be far more hazardous.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deirdra Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000334/bk_head_000334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Official records show that some 80,000 Welshmen made their home in the place now known as the Wild West, though the true figure is likely to have been much higher. This is the story of one of those men. William Williams, otherwise known as Wild Bill Williams, was no stranger to trouble. It seemed to follow him like a shadow. But even as a survivor of the Little Big Horn, as he claimed, he´d never before had to face the kind of trouble he found in the town of Stanton. When the bullets start to fly and the blood begins to run, Wild Bill is never far behind.... About the author: Gary Dobbs is the man behind the Jack Martin pen name, and he had a string of popular westerns to his name. He also writes on criminal and military history. His debut western, The Tarnished Star (now known as LawMaster) remains the fastest selling Black Horse Western ever. Adventure fiction, and particularly westerns, holds a special place in the author´s heart and he intends to be produce western fiction for as long as there are listeners who want it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Kresser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080297/bk_acx0_080297_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The master of the Victorian crime, New York Times best-selling author Anne Perry returns with the 23rd novel in the William Monk series, An Echo of Murder. London, 1870: the body of a Hungarian immigrant is found dead in what appears to be a ritualistic killing, with a bayonet through his heart, his fingers broken and his body surrounded by 17 blood-dipped candles. At first Commander William Monk of the Thames River Police suspects the killer is from within the community, but when another murder takes place, Monk fears the immigrants are being targeted by an outsider.... Meanwhile, Hester is reunited with a doctor who had been left for dead on a Crimean battlefield. Traumatised by his experiences, Fitz has made his way home via Hungary and is now living in the community. Hester is determined to help him, and when he is accused of the killings, she sets out to prove his innocence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deirdra Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000594/bk_head_000594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Saucerian Press proudly presents Visitors From the Void - William Cooper’s Extreme Book of Flying Saucer Skullduggery - one of the last books edited by the iconic ufologist, publisher, and best-selling author Gray Barker, whose writing influenced the plotlines of shows like Star Trek, Futurama, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, The Outer Limits, The Jetsons, Lost in Space, and The Twilight Zone. Shuttling between his Manhattan publishing office and his secluded cabin deep in the hills of his home state of West Virginia, the prolific Barker single-handedly kept public interest focused on UFOs during it leanest years and introduced many themes still discussed and investigated by today’s paranormal and conspiracy researchers: the Roswell UFO crash, men in black, ancient aliens, Nazi UFOs, the Philadelphia Experiment, the Flatwoods monster, Mothman, MJ-12, secret underground bases, little green men, and the Maury Island Incident. Visitors from the Void and its sister books, Flying Saucer Fire and Fury, Serpents of Fire, Saucers of Fear, Saucers of Fire, Bigfoot Shootout, Forget About Flying Saucers, and Time-Traveling Through Swamp Gas, were assembled by Barker shortly before his death using material culled from deteriorating copies of his notoriously speculative newsletters and gossipy syndicated column - for years the most widely read national column on UFOs, Forteana, and ´´weird science”. This updated edition of Visitors from the Void was guest-curated by Barker´s friend, the late William Cooper (author of Behold a Pale Horse), and features reports from Barker’s Saucerian field investigators, who - in true newsletter style - shed urgent, much-needed light on riddles such as: UFO abductions, missing time, manmade saucers, ´´alien” babies, the Hollow Earth, government collusion with ETs, ESP, br 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119383/bk_acx0_119383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Madelaine Crane has led a life of privilege, but her comfortable life has been ripped apart by scandal. Can she overcome the gossip and forge her way to a life of fulfilment and love despite their censure? Doctor William Havering is busy. His practice in Sun River means he spends all his time caring for everyone but himself, but he wants so much more. Has he bitten off more than he can chew with feisty and forthright Madelaine? Will he understand and forgive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071907/bk_acx0_071907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.