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.
Mitchell Garrison has made a terrible mistake. While on a class field trip to the museum, Mitchell´s friend, Howard, dares him to snatch a small, unguarded artifact from around the neck of an old, emerald suit of armor. Cracking under the pressure of his pal calling him ´´chicken,´´ Mitchell reluctantly agrees, but soon comes to regret it. That night, with the stolen piece of history tucked safely under his bed, Mitchell finds it difficult to sleep. It isn´t very long after he closes his eyes that he has his first nightmare. Terrible visions of monsters, beasts, and wild men attack him in his sleep, trying to stop him from reaching his final opponent, an ominous, emerald suit of armor... just like the one at the museum! The dream always ends the same way; the knight strikes Mitchell down. When things from the dreamworld start happening in real life, Mitchell pleads with Howard and their other friend, Keri, for help. He knows in his gut that he must return the artifact to where it belongs... before the Knightmare comes true. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000894/bk_brll_000894_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s not easy being perfect.... But Aphrodite is determined to prove that she´s more than just a pretty face. When she´s asked to investigate strange events occurring on cruise ships, she´s all over it. Little does she guess just how much this mission is going to cost her. The problem - demigods are mysteriously disappearing. Prepared to investigate, Aphrodite manages to charm herself into the best room on the ship. Unfortunately, the room is already taken. It belongs to the one demigod immune to her charm: Adonis. Aphrodite doesn´t know what to make of Adonis. He obviously disapproves of her...yet he saved her life. And he´s hot! Then again, Aphrodite is still reeling from a disastrous - yet incredible - fling with Ares. Gods, these men are going to be the death of her. But then Aphrodite realizes that Adonis could be the next target, and her investigation becomes personal. Only the more she uncovers, the clearer it becomes that she´s in over her head. Confronted with a strange and powerful new opponent, Aphrodite realizes she might not be as immortal as she thought. And Adonis may not be the one who needs saving.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaitlin Bevis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055265/bk_acx0_055265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London 1770. A time bursting with fortune hunters, the growing trade with the East and the profusion of exotic plants - with a variety of uses. Carey Ravine and her newly married husband, man-about-town Oliver Nash, are living an extravagant lifestyle based on her small savings and his belief in the next deal. Remarkably, he turns out to be right; he is offered a fortune for writing columns, supporting his patron´s burgeoning political and financial career and denigrating his opponents. But Carey, accosted by desperate strangers even when visiting Nash´s wealthy friends, begins to hear and reluctantly be forced to believe another story - not just about his employers but about Nash himself; and even of her father, whom she had thought long dead along with the rest of her family. Dramatic, dark, full of fascinating insights into eighteenth-century society, The Revelations of Carey Ravine will enthrall you to the very end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noreen Leighton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000268/bk_qpuk_000268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An expansion for Theseus: The Dark Orbit.A new, terrifying opponent appeared in the corridors of the space station Theseus. What initially was thought of as strange, unknown devices clinging to the walls or closed in mysterious crates in the hold, it all disappeared in a moment. At the same time you could hear the shrill, metallic squeaks in the dark corridors. Someone saw some beady, lifeless eyes in the tech bay.When steel blades emerged from the darkness to the accompaniment of a mechanical grinding sound, it was too late for the rescueThis expansion introduces the Bots faction to the game Theseus: The Dark Orbit. Bots can be used instead of any other faction from the base game. This expansion does not increase the number of players who can play the game.
After slipping through the crooked fingers of Baba Yaga, you manage to escape her house. Thats when the witch starts pursuing you aboard her flying cauldron! To escape, you need to cast three spells, whose ingredients are scattered throughout this strange forest but hurry! Baba Yaga has already picked up your scent!Flee from the witchs twisted claws by casting 3 spells, but you must first find the needed ingredients scattered in the forest. Will you find what you need before your opponents move Baba Yaga across the board and back again? Baba Yaga is a fast and fun memory game for the whole family. This original game comes with an illustrated version of the famous Slavic tale it is based on.
Ever since Vladimir Putin came to power, his critics have been turning up dead. According to Amy Knight, one of the West´s foremost scholars of the KGB, this is no coincidence. Here, she links together dozens of deaths, exposing a far-reaching campaign of killing that is even tied to the Boston Marathon bombing. Russia is no stranger to political murder, from the Tsars and the Soviets through to the current regime, during which many journalists, activists, and political opponents have been slain. However convenient these deaths are for the Russian president, Kremlin defenders assert that there is no evidence against him. Because he controls all the murder investigations, Putin will never be seen holding a smoking gun. With new information about the most famous cases-such as Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Nemtsov, and the Salisbury poisoning victims-Knight assesses Putin´s role in these deaths, and asks: is there nothing we can do to stop him?
From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory. In the fallout of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee - and as chaos threatened to consume the party´s convention - Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Known to millions from her frequent TV appearances, she was no stranger to high stakes and dirty opponents, and the longtime Democratic strategist had a reputation in Washington as a one-stop shop for fixing sticky problems. What Brazile found at the DNC was unlike anything she had experienced before - and much worse than is commonly known. The party was beset by infighting, scandal, and hubris while reeling from a brazen and wholly unprecedented attempt by a foreign power to influence the presidential election. Plus, its candidate, Hillary Clinton, faced an opponent who broke every rule in the political playbook. Packed with never-before-reported revelations about what went down in 2016, Hacks is equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and road map for the future. With Democrats now in the wilderness after this historic defeat, Hacks argues that staying silent about what went wrong helps no one. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Brazile. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003547/bk_hach_003547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
?In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I?ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I?m letting my guard down.? ?Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet. In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet?the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath?both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.