From bestselling author Terry Goodkind comes THE FIRST CONFESSOR, a prequel volume to the Sword of Truth series that reveals how one woman forged a legend. War is coming and First Wizard Baraccus, leader of the New World, lover of life, is dead. Worse, he took his own life, throwing himself from the ramparts of the Wizard's Keep. Baraccus' grief-stricken wife, Magda Searus, cannot comprehend why he would abandon her and his people at such an uncertain time. She is intent on following him into the Underworld, but then she finds the note he left, urging her to seek the truth. What she uncovers, no one is willing to believe. Magda learns that she - alone, ungifted - is the key to her people's survival in the coming war: a war that will spare no- one, a war where the consequences of defeat are more terrifying than anyone could ever have imagined. Her stand will change history, her deeds echo through the millennia. So journey with her into a darkening world, and discover how legends are born.
A freak storm blows more than snow and ice back into Andy's life. Twenty years ago, he was devastated when the love of his life stood him up for the home-coming dance. He moved on, but no one has quite stolen his heart the way she did. When the area is stricken with a disastrous storm, Andy discovers a message on his social media account from his old flame, requesting his help. Can he rekindle the embers of twenty years ago, or will they remain just friends? Will he fall in love all over again and get a little more than he bargained for? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023407/bk_acx0_023407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wonderfully atmospheric collection of stories from one of our most captivating writers, inspired by ghost stories, traditional folk tales and country legends from England and France. These tales are richly populated by spirits and ghosts seeking revenge; by grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny - all rooted deep in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc. The collection will include The Mistletoe Bride, La Fille de Melisande, Red Letter Day, The Lending Library, The House on the Hill… Stories read by Simon Russell Beale and Sian Thomas and author's notes and introductions read by Kate Mosse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Mosse, Simon Russell Beale, Sian Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000609/bk_orio_000609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second installment of the Dark Athyx Series continues where Diversity is Madness leaves off. Insanium returns from hiding with a vengeance and snuffs out more gods. He scars others, enraging some while frightening others. His presence insights nightmares among the gods. The Keeper of Secrets is dead and the weight of discovering ancient secrets falls upon the powers of Prometheus. Insanium grows in power and rips gateways in Time and Space for the power of the Forgotten One to taint the world. The denizens of Dark Athyx and even the gods are stricken with mutations from his taint of madness. Can this ancient titan-god be stopped? Can his avatar, Insanium be stopped before it is too late? Where is Kronos? The dramatics of their coming demise causes many of the gods to think like mortals. Many seek relationships in the wake of their coming dooms. Others attempt to cower and hide. The chosen few struggles to stand against Insanium and fight to the bitter end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah L. Colton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126386/bk_acx0_126386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stranger's smile. Christmas may be coming to Linavar, but Temperance Menzie is far from joyful. Grief stricken over the death of her father at the hands of the Black Riders, she almost didn't see the wounded stranger in the woods. And now she's determined to give this brooding Highlander the help she couldn't give her father. But there's a secret lurking in the depths of his blue-gray eyes. And Temperance won't rest until she uncovers it. A lover's kiss. A killer for hire. It's the last thing Cailean Grant ever thought he'd become, but being part of the Black Riders was his only way to survive. Now his guilt grows day by day, along with his desire for the beautiful, brave lass nursing him back to health. As Christmas, the season of miracles, draws near and the truth of his identity threatens to come out, Cailean must risk the only thing he has left to lose - his heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009154/bk_blak_009154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights' harrowing adventure behind enemy lines. Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshot pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors, and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy - and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief-stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but for her very being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001068/bk_rand_001068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“Ode to Death is a celebration of good, old fashioned storytelling and creeping dread. I couldn’t stop turning the pages and you won’t be able to either. I had a great time with this collection.” (Richard Chizmar) From author Andrew Lennon comes a new collection of 18 titles, including short stories, drabbles, and poetry. This versatile collection will have you fearing those noises coming from the attic, questioning whether you should enter that haunted house at the fairground, thinking twice before you stay in a motel on a desert-stricken highway. It will touch you emotionally when you witness a person’s struggles, their discovery of new friends, how they can triumph and live to see another day, raising their heads to create their own Ode to Death. Contents "My Ode to Death" "House of Illusion" "Lunchtime" "Ghost Story" "No Sleep" "Caravan" "Buried" "Santa Claus Comes at Night" "Dog Race" "Trying to Write a Horror Story" "Hide Behind a Smile" "Visiting Time" "Stress Blanket" "Red Shoes" "New Beginning" "The Secret Life of my Imaginary Friend" "Lover" "One Night In Hotel" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160301/bk_acx0_160301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She was his second wife - to die. Coming off a failed marriage, a beautiful woman named Toni joined an online dating site hoping to find true and lasting love. Harold Henthorn seemed like her dream come true, a handsome man who said he had “[A] heart for others”. Only weeks after meeting, they were wed. But Toni's family began noticing Harold's dark side, especially his controlling nature, which Toni didn't seem to mind. Until she met her end at the bottom of a ravine. Was he a grieving husband - or a black widower? Harold's tearful story of his wife's hiking “accident” just didn't hold up with Toni's family or the police. Then a shocking truth was uncovered: 20 years before, Harold's first wife had also died suspiciously in a remote area with no witnesses. Soon, more questions arose: Who was Harold Henthorn - a devoted, grief-stricken husband or a cold, calculating killer? Could authorities find a way to connect his wives' deaths and expose the truth? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119291/bk_acx0_119291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although it is not entirely to her liking, grief-stricken Satha, a dark-skinned woman from a poor Theseni clan weds young Loic, the wealthy Doreni son of the king's First Captain. Loic, graced with ability to see into the hearts and minds of others, begins to help Satha overcome her sorrows. Despite coming from different tribes, they begin to forge a life together. But when Satha's own compassion is used against her and a treacherous enemy contrives to dishonor her in Loic's absence, Loic's love turns to anger and disgust. Embittered, Loic must still avenge his honor and Satha's and he sets out on a journey that brings despair as well as spiritual discovery. Battling him are the Arkhai, the spirits of the land who know his quest will lead him toward the God whom they have usurped. After his departure, Satha is kidnapped, sold into slavery and learns, first hand, how cruel the pioneering Angleni tribe can be. Both face great hardship, danger and anguish apart, but with the Creator's aid there remains hope they will be reunited and heal the love the world has torn asunder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darla Middlebrook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016253/bk_acx0_016253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.