Prior to becoming a political appointee, Augustus Pena was an assassin for National Intelligence Covert Operations [NICO]. He believed his past was behind him. Yet, when he starts to write fiction that bears a resemblance to his experiences, his former director Milken elects to silence him. The decision to eliminate the Pena threat stems from Milken´s paranoid perception that recent military intelligence tell-all books and video games have permanently damaged the clandestine community. Targeted for assassination, Augustus must kill in the name of family, as opposed to country, to fend off the assailants in this series opener. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022505/bk_acx0_022505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mind of steel hidden behind a bumbling exterior - that´s the perfect description of Detective Gus. N.N. Light. The race is on to find a killer in the heart of Kentucky horse country. Detective Augustus Grant is faced with his most baffling case to date. Well-respected race horse breeder John Jorgenson, is murdered in his den, days before the Kentucky Derby, and the list of suspects is growing. Complicating matters, Gus´ ex-girlfriend is the last person to have seen the victim alive. Rebecca Hayes owes the Jorgenson family her loyalty. They gave her a new life after a disastrous affair that leaves her alone and pregnant. With all the evidence pointing in Becky´s direction, will Gus do his duty? Or follow his heart? Listeners who enjoy cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, inspirational romance, or romantic suspense, will love this second chance romance story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel F Purcell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094041/bk_acx0_094041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD By the Author of Stoner In Augustus, his third great novel, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical narrative set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire. To tell the story, Williams turned to the epistolary novel, a genre that was new to him, transforming and transcending it just as he did the western in Butcher´s Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the final triumph of a writer who has come to be recognized around the world as an American master.
Macht, Verrat, Intrigen Octavius, Großneffe und Adoptivsohn von Julius Caesar, später Kaiser Augustus: Williams schildert das Wirken und Leben dieses außergewöhnlichen Mannes so plastisch, so mitreißend; als würden sich die Geschehnisse in unseren Tagen ereignen. Fiktive Briefe und Notizen, Erinnerungen und Senatsprotokolle lassen die Person eines Herrschers lebendig werden, dem das Schicksal Macht und Reichtum in vorher ungekanntem Ausmaß zuspielte. Aber er, der sich zum Gott erheben ließ; sieht am Ende, von Frau und Tochter entfremdet, dem Tod so ungeschützt entgegen wie jeder Mensch – als das »arme Geschöpf; das er nun einmal ist«.
One day in a British village, a young man named Tony Corner found a baby in a forest in a wicker basket. The boy was lying on feathers. Since there was no one else in the forest, Tony took him home and showed him to his wife Lily. When they took the baby in their arms, they almost went crazy with surprise: the boy had two small white wings behind his back! Lily and Tony set out to look for the parents of an amazing baby by advertising in a local newspaper. In the meantime, they called him Augustus, because they found him in August. But time passed, but the parents were not. The boy grew, and his wings grew with him.
The Odyssey of Homer Rendered Into English Verse:Books XIII to XXIV (Classic Reprint) George Augustus Schomberg Homer
English Baptist Reformation:From 1609 to 1641 A. D (Classic Reprint) George Augustus Lofton
The Rights of the English Clergy Asserted:And the Probable Amount of Their Incomes Estimated, in a Letter to the Author of Remarks on the Consumption of Public Wealth, by the Clergy of Every Christian Nation (Classic Reprint) Augustus Campbell