Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Katharina Code by Jørn Lier Horst.Twenty-four years ago Katharina Haugen went missing. All she left behind was her husband, Martin, and a mysterious string of numbers scribbled on a piece of paper.Every year on October 9th Chief Inspector William Wisting takes out the files to the case he was never able to solve. Stares at the code he was never able to crack. And visits the husband he was never able to help.But now Martin Haugen is missing too.As Wisting prepares to investigate another missing persons case he's visited by a detective from Oslo. Adrian Stiller is convinced Martin's involved in another disappearance of a young woman and asks Wisting to close the net around Martin.But is Wisting playing cat and mouse with a dangerous killer or a grief-stricken husband who cannot lay the past to rest?Set between the icy streets and dark forests of Norway, The Katharina Code is a heart-stopping story of one man's obsession with his coldest case. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim McInnerny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001712/bk_pauk_001712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barbara Kreiger's intriguing narrative presents the account of Clorinda Minor, a charismatic American Christian woman whose belief in the second coming prompted her to leave a comfortable life in Philadelphia in 1851 and take up agriculture in Palestine.After her disappointment in a failed prophecy that the end of days would take place in October 1844, Mrs. Minor determined the holy land was not yet adequately prepared for such an event and decided it would be her mission to teach the poverty-stricken Jews of Palestine to work the soil. In this very American story, Mrs. Minor, like so many other pioneers of her day, looked to the land as her future.Even as her mission was distinctly religious, her daily efforts were in the social realm. And although her work brought Jews and Arabs together and her small farm was a unique settlement where Christians, Muslims, and Jews labored alongside one another, the events detailed in Divine Expectations had dramatic and tragic diplomatic and international repercussions.With the deft touch of a novelist, Barbara Kreiger weaves the little-known story of Clorinda Minor into the larger context of the region and its history, presenting it in its charming eccentricity and its gripping reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anneliese Rennie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131367/bk_acx0_131367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty-five-year-old Ivy Rowan rises from her sickbed after being struck by the great influenza epidemic of 1918, only to discover that the world has been torn apart in just a few short days. But Ivy's lifelong gift - or curse - remains. She sees the uninvited ones - ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked for and unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918, Ivy sees the spirit of her grandmother rocking in her mother's chair. An hour later she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death, in the Great War, of Ivy's other brother, Billy. Horrified, she leaves home and soon realizes that the flu has caused utter panic, and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for today because they could be stricken by nightfall. She even enters into a relationship with the murdered German man's brother, Daniel Schendel. But as her uninvited guests begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once again, and terrifying secrets will unfold. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004752/bk_harp_004752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will Murray's Pulp Classics line of audiobooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. The Secret 6 audiobook, #1 October 1934 Criminals quaked at the name The Secret 6. And for four glorious issues, this team of six crime fighters took on some of the weirdest and most fantastic antagonists that ever reared their heads in the pulp magazines. It was where weird menace met six normal men with no strange gadgets or outlandish skills. The utterly amazing stories were written by Robert J. Hogan, better known for writing the G-8 and his Battle Aces stories. But after four issues, the over-the-top action came to an end and Popular Publications pulled the plug on the series. These vintage pulp tales are now reissued for today's listeners as audiobooks. Table of Contents: The Red Shadow by Robert J. Hogan It struck out of the night, a phantom monster whose blood-red shadow brought death to everyone it touched. New York was panic-stricken. Beneath its reign of terror, the police were helpless. But grimly, out of the list of victims, rose six men - six men who vowed to track the scarlet killer to a murder showdown! The Ghost Horse - A Thrilling Short Story by Henry J. Gilcrist What was the white thing that whinnied under the cottonwood trees at midnight? Kiwi Flight - A Thrilling Short Story by John Stark The story of a kid who took a death ride and didn't know enough to be scared! Shark Bait - A Thrilling Short Story by William Torrel A dramatic true story laid in Florida waters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Gwynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006610/bk_acx0_006610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Escape sailed from San Diego, California, 31 December 1943 for Norfolk, Virginia, where from 4 February she was based for general salvage and towing duties. Between 10 July and 9 September, she performed similar duties out of Bermuda, and on 12 September, put to sea from Norfolk to rescue hurricane-disabled SS George Ade. She reached the stricken ship on the 15th, and brought her safely to port through another violent storm, in which she herself was damaged. From 31 December 1944 to 4 June 1945, Escape again operated out of Bermuda, during this time aiding three large ships damaged by heavy seas. On 11 August, she departed Norfolk for the Pacific Ocean, but with the end of hostilities, her orders were changed, and after towing scows from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, to Tampa, Florida, she sailed to Davisville, Rhode Island, for mooring buoys. These she laid at Jacksonville, Florida, in October.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Hoist (ARS-40) was a Bolster-class rescue and salvage ship acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Her task was to come to the aid of stricken vessels. Hoist was launched 31 March 1945 by Basalt Rock Corp., Napa, California, sponsored by Mrs. William E. Howard, and commissioned 21 July 1945, Lt. Comdr. R. M. Brunner in command.Hoist arrived at Buckner Bay, Okinawa, on 11 October and commenced salvage and repair duties until 23 December. Two days later she arrived at Wakanoura Wan and operated there, and at Sasebo until 15 March 1946.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Aubrey Fitch (FFG-34), twenty-sixth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided-missile frigates, was named for Admiral Aubrey Fitch (1883 1978). Ordered on 23 January 1978 as part of the FY78 program, Aubrey Fitch was laid down on 10 April 1981 at Bath, Maine, by the Bath Iron Works, launched on 17 October 1981 sponsored by Mrs. Francesca Fitch Ferguson, the granddaughter of the late Admiral Fitch, and was commissioned at Bath, Maine, on 9 October 1982, Commander Floyd A. Weeks in command. The ship was decommissioned on 12 December 1997 and stricken on 3 May 1999.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Anchor (ARS-13) was an Anchor-class rescue and salvage ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Her task was to come to the aid of stricken vessels.Anchor (ARS-13) was laid down on 30 April 1942 at Stockton, California, by the Colberg Boat Works, launched on 13 March 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Hattie M. Stevenson, and placed in commission at Stockton, California, on 23 October 1943, Lt. R. M. Brunner in command.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Grasp (ARS-24) was an Diver-class rescue and salvage ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Her task was to come to the aid of stricken vessels. Grasp (ARS-24) was launched 31 July 1943 by the Basalt Rock Co., Napa, California, sponsored by Mrs. J. B. McDonough, and commissioned 22 August 1944, Lt. Comdr. Jacob F. Lawson, in command. After fitting out at San Francisco, California, and shakedown along the California coast out of San Diego, California, Grasp sailed for the Pacific Ocean, reaching Hawaii 27 October 1944. From Pearl Harbor she headed for combat, reaching Manus, Admiralty Islands, 24 December to prepare for her role in the upcoming Lingayen Gulf operations. Joining the battle group, under the overall command of Admiral T. C. Kincaid, Grasp sailed for the Philippines 1 January 1945.