After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king´s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she´ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she´s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it´s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
´´Rule Britannia! Britannia rule the waves´´ goes the popular lyric. The fact that the British built the world´s greatest empire on the basis of sea power has led many to assume that the Royal Navy´s place in British life was unchallenged. Yet, as Sarah Kinkel shows, the Navy was the subject of bitter political debate. The rise of British naval power was neither inevitable nor unquestioned: it was the outcome of fierce battles over the shape of Britain´s empire and the bonds of political authority. Disciplining the Empire explains why the Navy became divisive within Anglo-imperial society even though it was also successful in war. The eighteenth century witnessed the global expansion of British imperial rule, the emergence of new forms of political radicalism, and the fracturing of the British Atlantic in a civil war. The Navy was at the center of these developments. Advocates of a more strictly governed, centralized empire deliberately reshaped the Navy into a disciplined and hierarchical force which theyhoped would win battles but also help control imperial populations. When these newly professionalized sea officers were sent to the front lines of trade policing in North America during the 1760s, opponents saw it as an extension of executive power and military authority over civilians--and thus proof of constitutional corruption at home. The Navy was one among many battlefields where eighteenth-century British subjects struggled to reconcile their debates over liberty and anarchy, and determine whether the empire would be ruled from Parliament down or the people up.--
Lawyer Sarah Henley hopes to salvage her career by accepting an assignment few other attorneys would want. The fact that her opponent will be her former lover Joe Burke only sweetens the deal. He broke her heart six years ago, and she’s never understood why. Now she has a chance to even the score by beating him on the battlefield. But things rarely go as planned either in love or the law. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maria Hunter Welles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024420/bk_acx0_024420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roe, a Texas resident, sought to terminate her pregnancy by abortion. Texas law prohibited abortions except to save the pregnant woman´s life. After granting certiorari, the Court heard arguments twice. The first time, Roe´s attorney - Sarah Weddington - could not locate the constitutional hook of her argument for Justice Potter Stewart. Her opponent - Jay Floyd - misfired from the start. Weddington sharpened her constitutional argument in the second round. Her new opponent - Robert Flowers - came under strong questioning from Justices Potter Stewart and Thurgood Marshall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oyez/000013/bk_oyez_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the second ´´battle” of Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests, we rejoin the family weekend, this time hearing the events in the living room, where Norman gets drunk on homemade dandelion wine – and all hell breaks loose. Norman unleashes his merry brand of manipulative charm on the hapless guests and even his most formidable opponents go down in defeat on the drawing room rug. A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres as Sarah, Kenneth Danziger as Reg, Martin Jarvis as Norman, Jane Leeves as Annie, Christopher Neame as Tom, and Carolyn Seymour as Ruth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, Jane Leeves, Christopher Neame, Carolyn Seymour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000287/pf_latw_000287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Strength & Power is the 10th audioook of W.J. May´s best-selling series the Chronicles of Kerrigan. So Rae and Devon are broken up. Gabriel´s furious he wasn´t chosen. Angel is back in the picture, Kraigan is out of the picture, and Molly and Luke have turned into one of those hilarious, obnoxious, perfect couples....After discovering a cryptic clue left by her father, Rae Kerrigan finds herself facing off against an opponent she never expected: the Privy Council. The lines between ´´good´´ and ´´evil´´ are blurred once again, only this time, Rae isn´t sure who´s left on her side. Life in London becomes a dangerous dance - one she must navigate carefully because the stakes have never been higher.Could it be possible the Council was behind everything all along? Is Rae really willing to cut all ties and go rogue like her father? How far will the agents at Guilder go to stop her? Who might she be leaving behind? Series order: Prequel series:Christmas Before the MagicQuestion the DarknessInto the DarknessFight the DarknessAlone in the DarknessLost in DarknessThe Chronicles of Kerrigan series:Rae of HopeDark NebulaHouse of CardsRoyal TeaUnder FireEnd in SightHidden DarknessTwisted TogetherMark of FateStrength & PowerLast One StandingRae of LightThe Chronicles of Kerrigan Sequel:A Matter of TimeTime PieceSecond ChanceGlitch in TimeOur TimePrecious TimeThe Chronicles of Kerrigan: Gabriel:Living in the PastPresent for Today 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Ann Masse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127202/bk_acx0_127202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six plays from the Olivier, Tony, and Moliere Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn: The legendary The Norman Conquests trilogy; as well as a brand new recording of his play Henceforward… starring Mad Men´s Jarred Harris alongside Anne Heche; Just Between Ourselves starring Alfred Molina; and a remastering of L.A. Theatre Works’ recording of Man of the Moment. Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests includes three hilarious and poignant plays depicting the same six characters in one house over one weekend, namely Norman and his romantic follies. ´´Table Manners´´ (The Norman Conquests, part 1): England’s famous seducer of other men’s wives lays siege to his sister-in-law in the first ´´battle”. A middle-class family trying to have a pleasant country weekend is no match for Norman, who horrifies everyone by doing exactly as he likes. ´´Living Together´´ (The Norman Conquests, part 2): In the second ´´battle” Norman gets drunk on homemade wine - and all hell breaks loose. He unleashes his merry brand of manipulative charm on the hapless guests, and even his most formidable opponents go down in defeat on the drawing-room rug. ´´Round and Round the Garden´´ (The Norman Conquests, part 3): In the third ´´battle´´, the setting is Mother’s overgrown English garden, where something more troublesome than brambles lurks among the roses. Havoc ensues as this satirical masterpiece makes its way to a hilarious conclusion. Cast: Rosalind Ayres as Sarah, Kenneth Danziger as Reg, Martin Jarvis as Norman, Jane Leeves as Annie, Christopher Neame as Tom, and Carolyn Seymour as Ruth. Directed by Dennis Erdman. Just Between Ourselves, starring Alfred Molina - this is the first of Ayckbourn’s darkly comic masterpieces and involves a relentlessly cheerful handyman in a disastrously fractured marriage. Two couples develop an unlikely friendship in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alfred Molina, Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, Anne Heche, Jared Harris, Kenneth Danziger, Jane Leeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000312/pf_latw_000312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests - three hilarious and poignant plays depicting the same six characters in one house over one weekend, namely Norman and his romantic follies. Table Manners: England’s famous seducer of other men’s wives lays siege to his sister-in-law in the first ´´battle”. A middle-class family trying to have a pleasant country weekend is no match for Norman, who horrifies everyone by doing exactly as he likes. Living Together: In the second ´´battle” Norman gets drunk on homemade wine – and all hell breaks loose. He unleashes his merry brand of manipulative charm on the hapless guests and even his most formidable opponents go down in defeat on the drawing room rug. Round and Round the Garden: In the third ´´battle” the setting is Mother’s overgrown English garden, where something more troublesome than brambles lurks among the roses. Havoc ensues as this satirical masterpiece makes its way to a hilarious conclusion. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres as Sarah, Kenneth Danziger as Reg, Martin Jarvis as Norman, Jane Leeves as Annie, Christopher Neame as Tom, and Carolyn Seymour as Ruth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, Jane Leeves, Christopher Neame, Carolyn Seymour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000291/pf_latw_000291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My new bodyguard? A possessive, dangerous alien warrior who wants to claim me as his prize. Oh boy.Decades have passed since the Tyk´ix destroyed the Zoran homeworld. The fierce, sexy alien warriors have found refuge on Earth, but adjusting to this new reality has not been easy for either species.Sarah Granger wants nothing to do with the aliens - her father died protecting the Zoran, and she´s yet to forgive them. When the Human Federation plans a mission into deep space to find a new home for the alien warriors, she volunteers, and to her own surprise, the curvy scientist gets the job! She couldn´t be happier. Until, moments before launch, the Federation assigns her a bodyguard. And not just anyone: The most dangerous, arrogant Zoran warrior imaginable, who won´t leave her alone for even a second.Kazim has never seen his homeworld. The alien warrior grew up an orphan on the streets of Boston with nothing to his name except his fists and his indomitable will. The blue-skinned Zoran is the undefeated boxing champion of the Boston underworld - until the local kingpin asks him to take a dive. Instead, Kazim knocks his human opponent out so hard it kills him, and now the entire mob is out for his blood.The wanted alien warrior needs to lay low for a while, and using his connections, manages to hitch a ride on a human ship heading into deep space. All he has to do is protect Sarah Granger from harm. An easy job for a warrior as tall and strong as him...Until he sees her and he realizes in an instant that he´s found his fated mate.Resisting his urge to claim her is the hardest battle the alien warrior has ever fought. The Zoran´s Bride is the first book in the new Barbarian Brides series. It´s a science fiction romance story featuring a stubborn human female and the cocky, arrogant alien warrior who drives her mad. Happily-ever-after guaranteed! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Roeg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099974/bk_acx0_099974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.