THE NEW TRANSLATION BY PHILIP BOEHM Darkness at Noon is the chilling, powerful tale of a Soviet revolutionary who falls foul of the regime to which he has dedicated his life. Published in Great Britain in 1940, it alerted the West to the ugly reality of Stalin´s regime. It was feted by George Orwell, went on to be translated into thirty languages and to this day is considered the finest work of pre-eminent European master, Arthur Koestler. And yet the novel´s worldwide reputation has for over seventy years been based on the first incomplete and inexpert English translation, as Koestler´s original manuscript was lost when the author fled the German occupation of Paris in 1940. In 2016, a student discovered that long-lost manuscript in a Zurich archive. At last, with the publication of this new translation based on the rediscovered original, Koestler´s masterpiece can be experienced afresh and in its entirety for the first time.
Now the director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, Brooke Fairfax has one objective: stay on top of all threats to the people and property of the Commonwealth. The position is thankless and never-ending. It even pulls her out of Declan O´Roark´s bed in the middle of the night. A power grid failure has struck Kentucky´s largest city, and Brooke assumes the role of lead coordinator for the investigation. The power outage pushes the city to the brink of chaos. Police, fire, and rescue workers are overwhelmed - their efforts crippled by failed communication systems, looters ransacking businesses, hospitals running on emergency generators, and people desperate to find safety in a city quickly eroding into lawlessness. While experts scramble to restore the grid before thousands lose their lives, Declan receives word from an intelligence contact that an Eastern European cell of cyber terrorists is looking to take down the power grid for the entire Eastern Seaboard. Brooke and Declan must combine their efforts before the next attack. But just as they get close to the truth, the attackers turn their attention on stopping their greatest threat - Brooke and Declan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith, Alan Smyth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010218/bk_blak_010218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty-five-year-old Lexi Salenko is an independent and focused young woman who has realized her dream of moving to the open country of Montana and starting up a quaint bookstore. Romance and adventure have always remained within the covers of her cherished novels until one day she receives a mysterious letter from her archaeologist sister. The letter was sent from Israel and was badly damaged, but Lexi understands enough of it that her sister may be in trouble. Lexi follows the cryptic instructions sent to her and finds herself propelled on an odyssey across three continents with a very sexy former Navy SEAL turned mercenary and a mysterious ancient relic with ties to an ancient cult. She learns about a supernatural force that stretches from the ancient ruins at Gobekli Tepe Turkey through the death camps of the Holocaust and into her present life. Along the way she learns that sometimes you have to let yourself fall in love and believe in the power of hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kat Marlowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024035/bk_acx0_024035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´s not looking for a mate. Rhea is a warrior. She´s fought for the Stavros wolf pack for over 100 years. When her past comes back to haunt her, she finds herself working side by side with the very man whose been starring in all her fantasies. But she never wants to get mated because she won´t risk getting someone she cares for killed. Not again. But he´s playing for keeps. Conall, Alpha of the Petronilla clan, has been biding his time claiming his future mate. At 1,500 years old he´s patient and cunning. Except when he´s around Rhea, years of civilization are stripped away and all he wants to do is make her his forever. But she´s determined to keep walls between them. It´s a good thing he´s a dragon. He´ll just burn down every last barrier and claim what´s his. But someone from her past is threatening her pack - and the life of the woman he´s waited a lifetime to make his own. Shifters, vampires and dragons are real. A year ago Liberty had no idea that things that go bump in the night actually existed. Saved from a Hell realm by a team of half-demons and a demigod, she finds herself falling for her sexy rescuer Rory more and more every day. She´s worried she´s too broken to ever have a relationship again, but the more time they spend together, the harder it is to deny her attraction. And when they choose a mate, they don´t give up easily. Half-wolf, half-demon Rory has been looking out for Liberty ever since rescuing her from hell. And since she´s the wedding planner for his half-brother´s wedding, he sees her all the time. He´s not sure what it´s going to take to move from friend to more, but he´s willing to wait forever if that´s what it takes. Because Liberty is worth fighting for, and he´ll do whatever it takes to make the brave survivor his. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058831/bk_acx0_058831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski). Before its 1902 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood´s Magazine. It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon. This highly symbolic story is actually a story within a story, or frame narrative. It follows Marlow as he recounts, from dusk through to late night, his adventure into the Congo to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary. The story details an incident when Marlow, an Englishman, took a foreign assignment as a ferry-boat captain, employed by a Belgian trading company. Although the river is never specifically named, readers may assume it is the Congo River, in the Congo Free State, a private colony of King Leopold II. Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver; however, his more pressing assignment is to return Kurtz, another ivory trader, to civilization in a cover up. Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region. Aboard the Nellie, anchored in the River Thames near Gravesend, Charles Marlow tells his fellow sailors about the events that led to his appointment as captain of a river steamboat for an ivory trading company. As a child, Marlow had been fascinated by ´´the blank spaces´´ on maps, particularly by the biggest, which by the time he had grown up was no longer blank but turned into ´´a place of darkness´´ (Conrad 10). Yet there remained a big river, ´´resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country and its tail lost in the depths of the land´´ (Conrad 10). The image of this river on the map fascinated Marlow ´´as a snake would a bird´´ (Conrad 10). Feeling as though ´´instead of going to the centre of a continent I were about to set off for the centre of the earth´´, Marlow takes passage on a French steamer bound for the African coast and then into the interior (Conrad 18). After more than thirty days the ship anchors off the seat of government near the mouth of the big river. Marlow, with still some two hundred miles to go, takes passage on a little sea-going steamer captained by a Swede. He departs some thirty miles up the river where his company´s station is. Work on the railway is going on, involving removal of rocks with explosives. Marlow enters a narrow ravine to stroll in the shade under the trees, and finds himself in ´´the gloomy circle of some Inferno´´: the place is full of diseased Africans who worked on the railroad and now await their deaths, their sickened bodies already as thin as air (Conrad 24-25). Marlow witnesses the scene ´´horror-struck´´ (Conrad 26).
Felix and Lane are trying out their new normal. Normal means no more car chases, no more drug lords, and definitely no more kidnapping bad guys. All of that is a thing of the past in this new, normal(ish) life style filled with family get-togethers, torturous jogs through the park, and the occasional romp in the parking lot. Felix is done stealing (all but for the cat). He is actually enjoying the boring side of life, especially with Lane by his side doing what he does best: looking handsome. But when Felix´s brother wants to repair their relationship, he brings with him a secret that could cost all of them their lives. Lane isn´t complaining because the thrills of life-threatening situations are right up his alley. They may think they have a handle on the situation, but what they do not know is that someone has been working them from the shadows. Forcing them to do exactly what he wants as he drives them closer to his sick game of life and death. Join Felix and Lane in a race against time, their only weapons being their humor and their wit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013600/bk_tant_013600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leigh Bardugo´s Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore´s Graceling, with a dash of Winter Is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy! ´´A can’t miss debut from an exciting new talent.” (Kiersten White, New York Times best-selling author of Slayer)The Age of Darkness approaches. Five lives stand in its way. Who will stop it . . . or unleash it? For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations - until the day, 100 years ago, when the Prophets disappeared. All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: A prince exiled from his kingdom. A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand. A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone. And a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them - or all of them - could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes. Praise for There Will Come a Darkness ´´Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes - messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them.” (Laura Sebastian, New York Times best-selling author of Ash Princess)´´A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy.´´ (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Boyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/004429/bk_aren_004429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The age of darkness approaches. Five lives stand in its way. who will stop it...or unleash it?For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations - until they disappeared 100 years ago.But they left behind one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world´s salvation...or the cause of its destruction.As a dark new power begins to make war on the magically gifted, five souls are set on a collision course that will determine the fate of their world:A prince exiled from his kingdom.A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand.A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart.A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone.And a dying girl on the verge of giving up.One of them - or all of them - could break the world. Will they be saviour or destroyer? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Boyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002480/bk_twuk_002480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo. Ember Brycin has been called them all. She´s always known she´s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her. When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who´s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is, leading her down a path she never imagined possible. Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren´t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she´ll definitely wish she could. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Sparks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027400/bk_acx0_027400_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.