Americans debating the fate of slavery often invoked the specter of disunion to frighten their opponents. As Elizabeth R. Varon shows, ´´disunion´´ connoted the dissolution of the republic - the failure of the founders´ effort to establish a stable and lasting representative government. For many Americans in both the North and the South, disunion was a nightmare, a cataclysm that would plunge the nation into the kind of fear and misery that seemed to pervade the rest of the world. For many others, however, disunion was seen as the main instrument by which they could achieve their partisan and sectional goals. Varon blends political history with intellectual, cultural, and gender history to examine the ongoing debates over disunion that long preceded the secession crisis of 1860-61. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015588/bk_adbl_015588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Historical tale of enlightenment by way of the sword - 3 volumes collected in 1! Reads R to L (Japanese Style). Sasaki Kojir? is the man destined to become Miyamoto Musashi´s greatest rival and opponent in the most well-known duel in the annals of Japanese history. As a deaf-mute young man coming of age in a remote seaside village, Kojir?´s innate ability with the sword is compelling him to strive to become even better. This drive takes him beyond the borders of his peaceful village into the violent and chaotic world of feudal era Japan in the midst of a bloody war. Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared to cut down anyone who stands in his way. ´´Vagabond´´ is an action-packed portrayal of the life and times of the quintessential warrior-philosopher--the most celebrated samurai of all time!
Nathan is preparing to fight a dangerous caster, but the real threat to Syndrial takes everyone by surprise. When he writes about murders that start coming true, he has to stop a killer that is closer than he thinks. Time is against him. To save Syndrial from a devastating threat, Nathan and his brother will have to work with some unusual allies. As they face old and new opponents, they uncover secrets that hit a little too close to home for Nathan. His Writer ability has been a powerful tool, but this time it might be a curse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Scott Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119944/bk_acx0_119944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ezekiel ´´Zee´´ Chase has a complicated past. Born into a family whose wealth grew from the seedy world of big-time crime, he ran away as a teenager and made a home for himself on the streets of Detroit. By day the mechanic works at a local garage. But by night he throws down with the best of them in Detroit´s gritty underground fighting scene. With all those muscles, he´s never had trouble with women - until he meets one who challenges him to the greatest fight of his life.... Tamara Eliot is a hardworking corporate high-flyer who appreciates the finer things in life, from her expensive perfume to her designer handbags. More than anything, though, she likes to be in control - and when Zee explodes into her life, she feels anything but. He´s the definition of a bad boy: brash, fiery, and of course irresistibly hot. And there´s a darkness about him that keeps her coming back for more. As Zee takes Tamara deeper into a world she never knew existed, she just might prove to be the one opponent he won´t be able to dominate - at least not without some pleasurable convincing.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000141/bk_inbl_000141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ryder ´´Playboy´´ King is what everyone calls me, in and out of the octagon. I´m fine with being known as a Playboy. I´ve turned it into an art form. A big smile, charm, and a little flattery - and my needs are easily met. Besides, giving a shit can get a man hurt - I´d rather get in and out in one piece. Enter Tessa Jameson. One fiery lust filled moment with her is not enough. If anything, it leaves me wanting more, but she´s not interested. Me? I know I´ve met my match - I want more. She thinks men only want sex. I´m determined to prove her wrong. But it isn´t easy. The closer I get, the more I want. Lust, is the act of taking. Love, is the act of giving. Can I continue to give and not take? Can two bruised people long committed to a lust-filled life be willing to change - to love? Will lust just be another beatable opponent? I think so. Until I´m knocked to my knees with a blow I never see coming. This book is a standalone novel in the Deadly Sins Series - but listening to them together does add more to the story. Warning: This novel touches on themes of abuse and suicide that may be deemed triggers to some listeners. Intended for listeners 18 and over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Moore, George Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028043/bk_adbl_028043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This revolutionary book fuses the enduring legacy of socialism - government for the common good - with the best of the environmental movement and the newest insights from sustainability studies. The result is a manifesto in the tradition of Bill McKibben´s Eaarth - a road map forward in the face of the growing environmental catastrophe, which is the most complex crisis humanity has ever faced. American conservatives like to say that Marxism was destroyed by its opponents and by the mistakes of Marxist governments. Organic Marxism provides the definitive answer to this charge. New economic evidence reveals that Marx´s predictions are coming true in ways once thought impossible. Today the wealthiest class, the richest 1 percent, possesses more wealth and power than ever before, whereas the 99 percent are slipping economically, and the majority of humans live in increasing poverty. Above all else, the global environmental crisis changes everything. Clayton and Heinzekehr show how, over the last decades, rich individuals and multinational corporations have acted selfishly to increase their own wealth - with devastating ecological consequences. The data make it clear that the planet has reached the limits of its capacity. The authors trace the unimaginable environmental and social consequences that (scientists tell us) global warming will bring: mass extinctions, food and water shortages, violent weather, rising oceans. Why, then, do our governments continue to favor the wealthy? Why do they take no action...or actually worsen the situation? Organic Marxism shows why the situation is not hopeless, however. The vast majority of humans favor sustainable systems and lifestyles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seth Clayton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048359/bk_acx0_048359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the number one best-selling author Saxon Andrew comes the fourth book in the best-selling Annihilation Series, Tommy´s Tale. The Stars Realm is finally at peace and the Algeans are now allies of the Realm. The Gardner´s youngest child, Tommy, has made a quest to free the captured Alfont from the Captors that have held them imprisoned for more than sixty million years. The Captors are hundreds of millions of years more advanced technologically than the Stars Realm Military and nothing in the Realm´s arsenal can match their ships, some of which are more than 3,000 miles in diameter. The Captors have annihilated more than a million planets whose starships had the misfortune to stumble into their domain and Tommy is putting the Realm on a collision course with these beings that show no mercy. What the Realm doesn´t know is that the Captors are coming no matter what course Tommy decides to follow. The difference maker in the coming conflict could be two Algean adolescents that have started their education. These two will find redemption for all the destroyed worlds their race harvested and perhaps even more than redemption, each other. The Annihilation Series continues and the action is non-stop as the Stars Realm fights to survive its most dangerous opponent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Owen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027328/bk_acx0_027328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tresa was taken by the aliens, but she escaped. Changed. Powerful. Terrifying. With the only thing she has left in the world - her dad - and her little nomadic band of humans, she battles the very aliens that made her into the creature she is now, using the powers they gave her. She is a formidable opponent. When she meets Roman - angry, sullen, and yet loyal above all else - they are forced to come to a compromise to keep their teams alive. They don’t like each other, but it’s tolerable. Almost. Danger is something they live with on a daily basis. Starvation, fear, pain. But there’s a darkness coming they can’t prepare for, something that will threaten to tear apart everything they’ve built. There’s something coming for that darkness, something far more terrifying than Tresa. Never trust beautiful things. This is a spin-off to the number one best-selling With These Wings and can be enjoyed on its own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Boyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106406/bk_acx0_106406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Autumn 1937: War is coming to Europe, and French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-François Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations. Colonel Mercier must work in the shadows, amid an extraordinary cast of venal and dangerous characters: Colonel Anton Vyborg of Polish military intelligence; the mysterious and sophisticated Dr. Lapp, senior German Abwehr officer in Warsaw; Malka and Viktor Rozen, at work for the Russian secret service; and Mercier´s brutal and vindictive opponent, Major August Voss of SS counterintelligence. And there are many more, some known to Mercier as spies, some never to be revealed. The Spies of Warsaw is Furst´s finest novel to date - exciting, atmospheric, and erotic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Gerroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/001399/bk_sans_001399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We know from opinion polls that Americans basically agree with the liberal agenda. But on election day, they vote for conservatives. So what gives? Journalist Peter Rice argues that liberals cheat themselves out of victories by being annoying. They´re all-too-quick to judge opponents as stupid, racist, insufficiently compassionate toward polar bears, and otherwise morally inferior. And they throw dry statistics and appeals to empathy at voters who are in no mood for either. In short, they sell liberal ideas with liberal values, which is about as effective as the guy at the dealership selling you a pickup by telling you about the fat commission he´s got coming. Luckily, there´s a simple solution: Use arguments that actually resonate with the other side. Be liberal, but for conservative reasons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Rice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085916/bk_acx0_085916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.