Nexus: virtual reality with a bite. It´s an online video game that has taken the world by storm. Its fanatical players call it the most incredible battle simulation ever created. Billy Keen doesn´t think so. He wishes he had never played it.After Billy won the largest Nexus tournament ever staged online, strange things started happening, from his television changing channels by itself, to his computer turning on and off all hours of the night. Billy was annoyed at first by the simple electronic malfunctions. Then they grew worse, from microwave mishaps to a terrifying elevator plunge. Seeking help from his video gaming friends at the Fairfield University Computer Science Center, Billy discovers the true nature of his technological terror.Now, in the labyrinthian halls of the Fairfield University Computer Science building, Billy is playing Nexus for real - against a horrifying opponent that could not possibly exist. And if Billy isn´t careful, the game could end with a fatal error. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000881/bk_brll_000881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chelsea Rogers was about to graduate from UCLA with her degree in structural engineering. Her excitement to get out into the ´´real world´´ was matched only by the nostalgia she felt walking the halls of her college. School had been kind to her, and her experience was positive with the exception of the occasional perverted comment from drunken fraternity boys, which she had dealt with handily. Her wit, intelligence, and body were all assets that shocked and humiliated her opponents, though she was quiet, demure, and shy most of the time.WARNING: This audiobook contains steamy romance scenes and is suitable for 18+ only.Listen today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robyn Sherwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145882/bk_acx0_145882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get what it takes to win-and unleash the ultimate fighter in you Think you know your way around the cage? Think again. Mixed martial arts powerhouse Mickey Dimic, two-time middleweight world champion and Hall of Famer, kicks your game into gear with this no-holds-barred guide to grounding and pounding, sprawling and brawling, and boxing dirty like the toughest contenders. Breaking down the fundamentals of mixed martial arts competition, Dimic brings his decades of MMA experience to teach you the various skills of boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, judo, and Jiu-jitsu, arming you with an unstoppable arsenal of weapons sure to yield maximum damage to any opponent. With Dimic´s cage-tested tips and drills, you´ll learn to: * Hone your body with proper training * Punch and kick with power and precision * Beat down your opponent with a merciless full mount * Escape from the tightest traps * Force submissions with vice-grip grappling holds * And strategize your way to victory in every fight
Relive the mystique of the purest hitter to ever play the game. ´´The Splendid Splinter´´, ´´Teddy Ballgame´´, ´´The Kid´´ - no matter the nickname, Ted Williams was one of the most accomplished hitters in baseball history. He was the last man to hit .400 in a single season, a 19-time All-Star, a two-time American League MVP, a two-time winner of the Triple Crown, and an inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966...all while serving his country in World War II and the Korean War. Far from a conventional biography, Facing Ted Williams aims to offer a different perspective with testimonials from teammates and opponents alike, on how Williams was regarded among his peers. See Ted Williams through the eyes of pitchers struggling to put a fastball past his bat, the infielders and outfielders adjusting their positions in the hopes that they can fill the hole where a frozen rope might land, and the catchers strategizing a Williams at-bat, pitch-by-pitch. Facing Ted Williams provides riveting insights from many baseball legends, including Hall of Famer Bob Feller; 1956 World Series MVP Don Larsen; and 1952 American League MVP Bobby Shantz; as well as many others. Whether you’re a Red Sox fanatic, a casual baseball fan, or perhaps just an admirer of the fabled war hero and slugger, this book is sure to be a fresh and compelling look at this classic baseball icon. Much like Williams himself, Facing Ted Williams is sure to be a home run for all walks of baseball fandom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Lynch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011332/bk_adbl_011332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 16th-century England, two teenage best friends find themselves on an exciting journey from the country to the Queen´s court in the hope of being named ladies-in-waiting. But Sybille and Rose soon discover they aren´t the only girls who have their sights set on attending Her Majesty. The girls must compete against worldly and cunning opponents, among them mean-girl Avis and her entourage of back-stabbing co-horts, tipping the balance in their already-tenuous friendship. Soon, the grand hall is more like the hallway of a prestigious finishing school, with girls fighting for the attention of a dashing, young earl, amid parties fueled by drinking and indiscriminate dalliances. As the tension between Sybille and Avis heats up, the focus on Rose wanes, allowing her to turn her attention to more important matters - like getting close enough to the Queen to learn her secrets. But being close to the Queen is not without its challenges. And when rumors of Rose´s influence make their way around the castle, no one, not even the Queen, will be safe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Sarah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015662/bk_tant_015662_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy meets X-Men in a classic British espionage story. A young woman must go undercover and use her superpowers to discover a secret Nazi plot and stop an invasion of England. In 1936, there are paranormal abilities that have slowly seeped into the world, brought to the surface by the suffering of the Great War. The research to weaponize these abilities in England has lagged behind Germany, but now it´s underway at an ultra-secret site called Monkton Hall. Kim Tavistock, a woman with the talent of the spill - drawing out truths that people most wish to hide - is among the test subjects at the facility. When she wins the confidence of caseworker Owen Cherwell, she is recruited to a mission to expose the head of Monkton Hall - who is believed to be a German spy. As she infiltrates the upper-crust circles of some of England´s fascist sympathizers, she encounters dangerous opponents, including the charismatic Nazi officer Erich von Ritter, and discovers a plan to invade England. No one believes an invasion of the island nation is possible, not Whitehall, not even England´s Secret Intelligence Service. Unfortunately, they are wrong, and only one woman, without connections or training, wielding her talent of the spill and her gift for espionage, can stop it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031040/bk_adbl_031040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The rise and fall of the Nazis is given the Animal Farm treatment as the horrors of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich are brought to life using animals as the main protagonists. Aircraft include wasps, U-Boats become ´U-Bugs´ and Hitler is a dung beetle. The central events in the history of the Nazi party are illustrated including the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, the battle of Stalingrad and the Final Solution. The book is written in rhyme and tells the tale of how Vermen Dungroll and his Fang Brigade came to power. His repudiation of the Treaty of Surrender, his hatred of ladybirds (the Jewish community), red ants and other undesirables. It shows how his political opponents were crushed and how he consolidated his power; rebuilt his country and expanded his empire. His revolutionary fighting methods see his swarms conquer much of western Entom; the soaring achievements peak and then the reversal begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Partridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117060/bk_acx0_117060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. The American Revolution had no shortage of compelling characters with seemingly larger than life traits, including men like the multi-talented Benjamin Franklin, the wise Thomas Jefferson, the mercurial John Adams, and the stoic George Washington. But no Revolutionary leader has been as controversial as Samuel Adams, who has been widely portrayed over the last two centuries as America´s most radical and fiery colonist. Among his contemporaries, Adams was viewed as one of the most influential colonial leaders, a man Thomas Jefferson himself labeled ´´truly the Man of the Revolution´´ and the one who the Boston Gazette eulogized as the ´´Father of the American Revolution.´´ Adams was an outspoken opponent of British taxes in the 1760s, one of Boston´s hardest working writers and orators, a leader of the Boston Caucus, active in the Sons of Liberty, and a political leader who organized large gatherings in settings like Faneuil Hall and the Old South Meeting House. When cousin John Adams was an Ambassador to France during the Revolution, he had to explain that he was not the ´´famous´´ Adams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096577/bk_acx0_096577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oddly enough, several of you have been hired to build the city of OddVille, home to four powerful worker guilds.Cleverly place your buildings in order to obtain greater power and fame, while thwarting your opponents´ plans. Manage your workers to obtain the resources, coins, and building projects you need in order to make your mark on the city. Plan the city streets to get access to resources or coins from nearby buildings, even if not yours.Impress the right guild, and you will get a visit from a guild member, who will gladly help you out while enjoying your hospitality. The guild comes first, though: At a moment´s notice, every guild member will return to the guild hall, regardless of how much that inconveniences you. Of course, the person who inspired´´ the guild meeting may be chuckling gleefully at the ´´unfortunate´´ timing of your guest´s departure.OddVille is a card-based city-building game in which all actions are carried out by playing one of your four Worker cards. Each Worker card has a different power and can be used in different ways: to get a project, to obtain resources, or to collect coins. During your turn, you can either play a card or add a building to the city. Connect it to adjacent buildings with roads and you will gain their bonus.The city grows with each player´s contribution, ever changing the values of players´ buildings. As soon as a player builds his sixth building, the game ends and the player with the most points wins.´´