Amongst British diplomats, there´s a poignant joke that ´Iran is the only country in the world which still regards the United Kingdom as a superpower´. For many Iranians, it´s not a joke at all. The past two centuries are littered with examples of Britain reshaping Iran to suit its own ends, from dominating its oil, tobacco and banking industries to removing its democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, in a 1953 US-UK coup. All this, and the bloody experience of the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88, when the country stood alone against an act of unprovoked aggression by Saddam Hussein, has left many Iranians with an unwavering mistrust of the West generally and the UK in particular. Today, ordinary Iranians live with an economy undermined by sanctions and corruption, the media strictly controlled, and a hardline regime seeking to maintain its power by demonising outsiders. With tensions rising sharply between Tehran and the West, former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw unveils a richly detailed account of Britain´s turbulent relationship with Iran, illuminating the culture, psychology and history of a much-misunderstood nation. Informed by Straw´s wealth of experience negotiating Iran´s labyrinthine internal politics, The English Job is a powerful, clear-sighted and compelling portrait of an extraordinary country.
Sparrowhawk, Book One: Jack Frake is the first of a six-title series set in England and Virginia in the decades leading up to the American Revolution. It introduces young Jack Frake, in 1744, of the Cornwall peasantry, whose moral independence puts him at odds with the culture and politics of the time. He is befriended and adopted by a gang of outlaw smugglers who become his heroes. By Book Six, War, the last title in the series, set in 1775, he is a successful tobacco planter in Virginia, and leads his independent militia company to Boston and Bunker Hill. The series has had a bright and consistent sales track record since its debut in 2002. When the original publisher declared bankruptcy in 2013, the author republished the series under the Patrick Henry Press imprint, as a print book and on Kindle, and that sales record has been maintained. An audiobook edition should be popular, as well, with readers of all ages, parents, and even teachers. It has an international readership, from the U.S. to Britain to Australia and India. The American Revolution did not just happen. It was the culmination of two centuries of Enlightenment ideas that entered men´s minds and were refined and honed until they expressed themselves in an unprecedented rejection of tyranny in the name of individual rights and political freedom from the whims of arrogant monarchs and conniving, power-lusting politicians. Sparrowhawk, Book One, Jack Frake encapsulates that process in the story of a Cornwall peasant boy who rejects the tyranny of the British Crown and joins a unique smuggling gang whose members are also in revolt against the arbitrary powers of the government. By the end of his story, young Jack Frake is sent to Virginia as an indentured felon, and by the end of the Sparrowhawk series, 30 years later, in 1775, he will lead his own militia to the heights of Bunker Hill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg A. Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027734/bk_acx0_027734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook focuses on the countless theories that have been put forward with regard to the identity of the notorious Victorian serial killer and offers an extensive section presenting all the known facts in the case. It includes 30 essays by the most famous, often controversial Ripperologists putting forward their own theories. It remains one of the few audiobooks to offer a series of alternative solutions to Jack the Ripper´s identity and the truth behind the Whitechapel murders. But how many new theories and identities can researchers come up with? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Dyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025411/bk_adbl_025411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The stunning new adventure thriller from the real life Indiana Jones and best-selling author of Atlantis. It is 1351 BC: Akhenaten the Sun-Pharaoh rules supreme in Egypt... until the day he casts off his crown and mysteriously disappears into the desert, his legacy seemingly swallowed up by the remote sands beneath the Great Pyramids of Giza. AD 1884: A British soldier serving in the Sudan stumbles upon an incredible discovery - a submerged temple containing evidence of a terrifying religion whose god was fed by human sacrifice. The soldier is on a mission to reach General Gordon before Khartoum falls. But he hides a secret of his own. Present day: Jack Howard and his team are excavating one of the most amazing underwater sites they have ever encountered, but dark forces are watching to see what they will find. Diving into the Nile, they enter a world 3,000 years back in history, inhabited by a people who have sworn to guard the greatest secret of all time.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000238/bk_head_000238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming - and so do the women. Valerie Trimarco is very pregnant, very lost, very alone, and very stuck in a Wyoming snow storm. Her car is jammed in a Wyoming ditch, with contractions coming faster and harder…when her white knight in a cowboy hat arrives. Ranch foreman Jack Ralston´s job is to handle anything that needs handling with cool, quiet competence, including a baby who´s decided to enter the world right now. A few years later, Valerie returns to the Slash-C Ranch of Knighton, Wyoming. Now a successful mommy blogger, she wants to thank the man who rescued her and delivered her beloved daughter. Okay, maybe she´s wondered about him a time or two over the years. How could she not? So she conspires with his employers and friends to spring a surprise party on him for a proper thank you. Yes, Jack can handle anything. Except a surprise party. And this open, energetic, talkative woman and her short-stuff kid who gets under his guard. Because they demand the one thing from him that he can´t handle - love. Jack´s Heart brings emotional impact to this romantic comedy addition to the contemporary western romance collection Wyoming Wildflowers from award-winning and USA Today best-selling author Patricia McLinn. Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series! Prequel - Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry) Book 1 - Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush) Book 2 - Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed) Book 3 - My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold) Book 4 - Jack´s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Motyka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043243/bk_acx0_043243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA Welcome to the world of Rescue for Hire. Meet the team members who make up a company that forms a family of heroes. Jack Woods is a paramedic on the team, a caregiver by nature, but in his off time he turns into a wild, hard partier. After watching his best friend and boss fall in love, he decides he wants that. Putting his partying ways behind him turns out to be harder than he thought when an ex won´t stay an ex. Brian Hayward is tiny, delicate, and fragile. He has never felt like an accepted part of anything. Meeting Jack and being brought into the family of the rescue team is a dream come true. Then a horrible tragedy strikes, causing Jack to use his every medical skill to keep life going. Can Brian and Jack´s relationship survive the consequences of the past? When the whole team moves in, can the couple survive the chaos? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darcy Stark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029215/bk_acx0_029215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.