Following on from its hugely successful launch in 1999, Collins Bird Guide -- the ultimate reference book for bird enthusiasts -- now enters its second edition. With expanded text and additional colour illustrations, the second edition of the hugely successful Collins Bird Guide is a must for every birdwatcher. The book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding: whatever is important). In addition, each group of birds includes an introduction which covers the major problems involved in identifying or observing them: how to organise a sea watching trip, how to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids can be confused with which main species. These and many other common birdwatching questions are answered.The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes this book the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.
Scandal! Gossip! When kidnapped English heiress Zoe Lexham daringly escapes from captivity, her problems have only begun. After 12 years in a harem, she knows far more about erotic practices than how to conduct a proper conversation in civilized parlors. Her reception from London society´s ladies is arctic; the proposals from their husbands and brothers exceedingly warm; and her loving, but overwhelmed, aristocratic family fear she´ll be an outcast forever - unless someone can launch her to success (and a good marriage)! Enter Lucien de Grey, the Duke of Marchmont. Lucien is no knight in shining armor; he´s cynical, easily bored, dangerous to women, and utterly indifferent to popular opinion. But good looks, combined with money and title, make him welcome everywhere. The most popular bachelor in the Beau Monde can easily save Zoe´s risqué reputation, if he can prevent the chemistry between them from getting so out of hand...so often...and so deliciously! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057141/bk_acx0_057141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a motor launch carrying the USS Ronald Reagan´s top brass is attacked, the US vows a swift reprisal. Enter skipper Brick Maxwell and his Roadrunners - the jocks who fly the F/A-18 Super Hornets. Their mission: a deep air strike in Northern Yemen. But their target - the commander who masterminded the attack - has laid a deadly trap for Maxwell and his fellow warriors.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Block. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034059/bk_acx0_034059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our Sacred Honor is book six in the best-selling Luke Stone thriller series, which begins with Any Means Necessary (book one), a free download with over 500 five star reviews! After being struck by an Iran-backed terrorist attack, Israel gives Iran a 72 hour ultimatum: Clear out your military bases before we destroy them by air. Iran responds: Enter our airspace, and we will launch nuclear attacks on Israel and on all US bases in the Mid-East. With 72 hours to stop a nuclear Armageddon, there is only one man to turn to: Luke Stone. The President sends Luke on his boldest mission yet: to airdrop into Iran and find the secret location of the underground nukes, so that the US can take them out before it´s too late. In a mad race against time, Luke takes us on a roller-coaster through the chaotic and confusing terrain of Iran, as he scrambles to find their most-guarded secrets and prevent a war from destroying all mankind. Yet as one shocking twist follows another, it may, even for Luke, be too late. A political thriller with non-stop action, dramatic international settings and heart-pounding suspense, Our Sacred Honor is book six in the best-selling and critically-acclaimed Luke Stone series, an explosive new series that will leave you listening late into the night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.C. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103550/bk_acx0_103550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The war against the Kesaht Alliance enters its final days, and Earth is losing.The Terran Union must launch one last desperate assault to save itself, but the enemy is legion and ready to crush the battle-weary human forces.Earth needs the Ibarra Nation to join the fight, but Stacey Ibarra has other plans.She hunts for a super weapon that will forever alter the balance of power in the galaxy, all the while her mind teeters on the brink of insanity. Roland, her loyal Armor soldier, must decide if she can be trusted to wield the Ark, or if she’s too dangerous to rule the nation he swore to defend.Gideon, his hatred of his former lance mate as white hot as ever, waits for his chance to exact revenge against Roland for his betrayal.Can old vendettas be forgotten? Can the Iron Dragoons reunite to save us all?The second Ember War series rockets to its epic, and tragic, conclusion! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001533/bk_podm_001533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Steel your Soul for a Relentless Femme Fatale Fantasy Enter the macabre, wasted world through the dutiful black eyes of Vela Mara and her sisterhood of sworn soldiers. Their vendetta will take them far beyond the pale, to lands they have only dreamed of in their wildest nightmares. With a whole battalion at their backs, they launch a slash-and-burn campaign, waging a revenge-driven war against an accursed force of insanity. Witness their strife to drive the living atrocities back to the very depths of eldritch horror. An epic adventure awaits all those who dare enter the City of Ire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amber Connors. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030628/bk_acx0_030628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent´s killer may be coming for him next. Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent´s killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together. Bringing together Michael Connelly´s two most popular characters, The Brass Verdict is sure to be his biggest book yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Giles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000168/bk_hach_000168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Looking for snippets of fresh perspectives, humor in mundane things, wisdom insights? Check out all 14 short mystical stories: Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving in Fall of 2013 when Comet ISON, arriving from distant Oort Cloud, reached ´´perihelion”, the critical moment rounding the Sun when he would flare up and become a majestic Christmas comet or break apart from Sun’s intense heat. ISON, an animated being in our story, finds both comfort and scorn from planets and asteroids, and NASA’s careful watch, as he traverses the Solar System on his perilous journey; confronting the big questions of purpose, life, death and beyond, for all consciousness, be they human, animal, or comets made from ice and dirt. ´´Light a Particle or Wave?” examines the metaphysical foundation of living cells and science’s unsolved mystery as to why light elements act as both particle and wave. Through humor and science, a light element narrating the story answers the unanswerable question. ´´Unforeseen Voyage” launches from an ordinary lunch at a waterfront restaurant, where a diner enters a ´´Twilight Zone” mystery. Seeing the futility of life’s ordinary pursuits with death close at hand, he forms a critical view of other diners’ eating, drinking, and merry-making. But in a moment the tables turn, and he is on the receiving end. The story is of the dilemma we face as we contemplate our temporal natures. In ´´Are You Christian”, faith and Christianity struggle with evolution. Ryan, the mystic, demonstrates the shortfalls of both, revealing a greater more elevated understanding of life beyond. In ´´On Order from The Divine”, an ego-driven heavenly being is critiquing the failings of humanity from his lofty perch above. The Divine overhears and orders him to take human birth, to better see human challenges. Encountering first erotic lust, then receptivity, a wise monastic delivers a special message on the pitfalls o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chirag Patel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124607/bk_acx0_124607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.