In the second book of the Blue Gemini trilogy, air force majors Scott Ourecky and Drew Carson continue to fly highly classified missions to intercept and destroy suspect Soviet satellites. But after experiencing numerous close calls in orbit, the astronauts soon discover that not all perils reside in the sky. With his marriage already at risk because he cannot explain his frequent absences and strange activities to his wife, Ourecky learns that his unborn child may be in grave danger as a radiation consequence of his flights into space. Even as Ourecky and Carson accumulate successful mission after successful mission in space, other crucial events occur much closer to home. Interservice rivalries reach new heights as a caustic but highly influential navy admiral schemes to steal control of the project from the air force. Realizing that a Soviet GRU agent is operating in their midst, a shadowy team of counterintelligence operatives scramble to shield the project´s secrets from discovery, leading to a confrontation that bears fatal consequences. As they train to accomplish more difficult missions against complicated targets, Ourecky and Carson are asked to volunteer to risk their lives one more time in an extremely hazardous rescue mission. The stakes are high; even as they leave the launch ad, there is no certainty that either man will return. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025192/bk_adbl_025192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tender and illuminating. A beautiful debut. (Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me) A heartrending and hopeful debut novel about a nonverbal girl and her passion for space exploration, for fans of See You in the Cosmos, Mockingbird, and The Thing About Jellyfish. Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger - it´s the first time a teacher is going into space, and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms. Nova and her big sister, Bridget, share a love of astronomy and the space program. They planned to watch the launch together. But Bridget has disappeared, and Nova is in a new foster home. While foster families and teachers dismiss Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal, Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is, and all that she can´t express. As the liftoff draws closer, Nova´s new foster family and teachers begin to see her potential, and for the first time, she is making friends without Bridget. But every day, she´s counting down to the launch, and to the moment when she´ll see Bridget again. Because Bridget said, ´´No matter what, I´ll be there. I promise.´´´´A powerful story about the extraordinary mind of a young girl with autism and the bond between sisters.” (Ann M. Martin, Newbery Honor-winning author of A Corner of the Universe and the Baby-Sitters Club books) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003704/bk_lili_003704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN´´S BOOKS. --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. ´´TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity´´s future in the stars.´´ --Chicago Tribune Introductory music from the original score for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey composed by Alan Silvestri, used with permission from Cosmos Studios, Inc. and Chappers Music. All rights reserved. Special thanks to Fuzzy Planets, Inc. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008905/bk_brll_008905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tied and Twisted Since leaving the Army to launch a private security company and raise his younger sister, David Burke doesn´t have time for women outside of business. He swears by casual and uncomplicated, and satisfies his needs within the walls of a friend´s club - until business and pleasure cross paths in one of the club´s exclusive Blue Rooms. When Jovanna Steeple´s past rears its ugly head and violates the new life she´s making, David might be enough to save her heart - but will he be enough to save her life? Naked and Unleashed The line between business and pleasure was never a concern for Callista Voorhees until Mikal Steele stepped off her client list and into her most twisted fantasies. She knows she shouldn´t draw him into her uncivilized need to surrender, but Mikal´s thinly restrained violence wreaks havoc with her good sense. Divided by responsibility and desire, Mikal fights to remain in control. He almost succeeds - until the lure of the Blue Room draws Callista in, and her confessions unleash Mikal´s darkest beast. Tangled and Bound The powerful, magnetic man seated beside Melanie Burke on a flight to Las Vegas could have walked straight out of one of her dog-eared romance novels. When he strikes up a conversation with her on the late-evening flight, fictional fantasies become knee-weakening, panty-soaking, feminine-core-clenching reality - a reality she wants to revisit again and again. But jaded club owner Sam Fletcher has seen everything in the Blue Rooms, and he´s weary of the games people play in pursuit of a thrill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029531/bk_acx0_029531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Blue-Collar Lover SeriesThey don’t wear suits, but the five Carter brothers work hard to earn a day’s pay - and keep the right woman satisfied....No one turns out luscious pies and to-die-for cakes like Marvin Carter. Few outside of the family know about his baking skills, but working as a restaurant line cook is getting old fast. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to win start-up money from a major cooking contest and launch his own business. But his prime competition is making things hot for him in - and out - of the kitchen....Naomi Carson is as savory as her soul food and has twice the spice. This confident, large-and-in-charge beauty also has high aspirations, and will work all her skills against the tasty Mr. Marvin to take first place - and stop living with Grandma. As their attraction burns hot, the other contestants can’t take their heat nor their talent, and threaten to burn their dreams to ash. Will the desire be doused - or can Marvin and Naomi find common ground and fire up the chance of a lifetime?ALSO IN THIS SERIES´´Great escapism.” (Library Journal on Packing Heat)´´Sexy, hot deliciousness...this power couple light up the page like a 100-megawatt bulb.” (USAToday.com on Bad Boy Seduction) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shari Peele. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/013074/bk_reco_013074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tormented marquis. A vivacious vixen. A deadly foe. Dragged to London for a season, Blythe Culpepper is dismayed to learn her guardian has enlisted the devilishly attractive Lord Leventhorpe - the one man she detests - to assist with her launch into polite society. Since their first encounter, hostile looks and cutting retorts abound whenever they meet. Still, she cannot deny the way her body reacts when he’s near. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that upon overhearing another woman scheming to entrap Tristan into marriage, Blythe must warn him. Tristan, the austere and controlled Marquis of Leventhorpe, usually avoids social gatherings. So why, against his better judgement, does he agree to aid his closest friend in presenting the Culpeppers to society? Might it be because one particular fascinating Culpepper stirs more than his interest? Blythe taxes him to his limits with her sharp wit and even sharper tongue. Yet, he cannot deny the beauty captivates him like no other. However, when a past enemy comes calling, using Blythe to settle old scores, Tristan must decide if restoring his family’s tarnished honor - something he’s worked toward for years - is more important than winning the heart of the woman he’s come to love.*Previously published as Blythe: Schemes Gone Amiss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066389/bk_acx0_066389_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s - one that brings critical new understanding to our current political landscape.In The Red and the Blue, cable news star and acclaimed journalist Steve Kornacki follows the twin paths of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, two larger-than-life politicians who exploited the weakened structure of their respective parties to attain the highest offices. For Clinton, that meant contorting himself around the various factions of the Democratic party to win the presidency. Gingrich employed a scorched-earth strategy to upend the permanent Republican minority in the House, making him speaker. The Clinton/Gingrich battles were bare-knuckled brawls that brought about massive policy shifts and high-stakes showdowns - their collisions had far-reaching political consequences. But the ’90s were not just about them. Kornacki writes about Mario Cuomo’s stubborn presence around Clinton’s 1992 campaign; Hillary Clinton’s star turn during the 1998 midterms, seeding the idea for her own candidacy; Ross Perot’s wild run in 1992 that inspired him to launch the Reform Party, giving Donald Trump his first taste of electoral politics in 1999; and many others. With novelistic prose and a clear sense of history, Steve Kornacki masterfully weaves together the various elements of this rambunctious and hugely impactful era in American history, whose effects set the stage for our current political landscape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Kornacki, Ron Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007801/bk_harp_007801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
San Francisco jazz pianist Evan Horne takes a gig in Los Angeles, where he’s offered his most unusual job yet. Movie megastar Ryan Stiles hires Evan to teach him to look like he’s playing piano for an upcoming role. Evan stays at Stiles’ lush Malibu home for the tutoring, but things suddenly go wrong for the arrogant, spoiled star. Stiles’ adversarial relationship with the paparazzi explodes when a photographer is killed. Was it an accident, or is Stiles himself a suspect? Evan wants out, but Stiles’ manager entices him to stay by dangling the opportunity to score the film. Stiles is cleared, but when the film begins, another mysterious death occurs, and somebody is blackmailing the star. With help from his FBI girlfriend, Andie Lawrence, and Lieutenant Danny Cooper, Evan launches his own investigation to help clear Stiles. But now, to further complicate things, a serial killer has escaped from prison - and it’s Gillian Sims, Evan’s old nemesis. About the author: Bill Moody is a mystery author and professional jazz drummer who has toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson, Junior Mance, Jon Hendricks, and Lou Rawls. He lives in northern California, where he hosts a weekly jazz show, and is the author of a dozen short stories in various collections and several Evan Horne mystery novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Dikeos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005233/bk_blak_005233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bellerophon and the winged horse Pegasus launch into the blue sky in search of the dreaded three-headed Chimera, but will success go to the hero´s head? Orpheus, devastated by the death of his wife, Eurydice, dares the dangers of the kingdom of the dead in an attempt to bring her back to life. Echo loves Narcissus but he only loves himself: a story that can only end in sadness. These and other colourful legends from Ancient Greece are retold in lively form by Benjamin Soames, with classical music providing further excitement. 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: Benjamin Soames. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000332/bk_naxo_000332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.