Includes 3 items: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of PripyatS.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - In 1986, the world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power station. Soviet authorities established a 30km 'Exclusion Zone' around this nuclear wasteland, but in 2006 a second explosion rocked the stricken reactor, obliterating all living things and causing the Zone's boundaries to ripple outwards. From this epicenter came waves of mutated creatures, deadly radiation, and a strange, anomalous energy. The Zone was cordoned off by the military, who would shoot on sight anyone foolish enough to brave the horrors within.It is now 2012 - man has ventured further and further into the heart of the Zone driven by reports of strange 'artifacts' imbued with anomalous energy. Mercenaries and bounty hunters compete to recover these artifacts, which command extortionate prices on the black market. Others seek to find the truth behind the Zone, while some merely revel in the desolate lawlessness of the place. Whatever their motivation, over time these individuals - Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killer, Explorers and Robbers - have become known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s.S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is set in 2011, one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game. A group of stalkers, for the first time, reaches the very heart of the Zone-the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant-and triggers a cataclysm on the brink of a catastrophe. An immense blast of anomalous energy transforms the Zone: the once reliable and relatively safe roads are no longer so, the landscape is wiped clean by outbursts of anomalies, and previously unknown areas appear on the Zone map. Stalkers and expeditions perish or end up isolated within the lost territories.What new challenges await stalkers within the depths of the new zone? Why do anomalous outbursts continue to rattle the Zone, and what can be done to stop them? Which faction will take the upper hand in the Factions War? These and many other questions will be answered in the official prequel - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat takes PC gamers once again into the vicinity of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that exploded in 1986. This so-called "Zone" is a highly contaminated area cordoned off by the military and now is combed through by the so-called stalkers, modern fortune hunters, in search of unique artifacts. In the role of Agent Alexander Degtyarev, who is dressed up as stalker, the player has to investigate the mysterious disappearance of five military helicopters and thereby stand one’s ground against the various stalker groups.
Liz Janssen's marriage was over long before she filed for divorce. There was no way her soon-to-be ex-husband committed suicide because of her. Yet that is what her teenage son Will believes. Others in the small West Virginia town share this thinking. Others who are disciples of a homicidal Satanic cult her husband was part of. The disciples want vengeance for the death of one of their own and will use Liz's troubled, grief-stricken son as an instrument for their revenge. To save herself and Will, Liz must stop them - and she must do so without Doug finding out. Doug McBride is the new town sheriff, the man Liz has fallen in love with, and the man she cannot trust. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Bates. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001430/bk_bimo_001430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the CityThe fifth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin's best-selling San Francisco saga.Tranquility reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world's most beautiful fat woman. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin's cunningly observed meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armistead Maupin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002009/bk_harp_002009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the CityThe fifth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. Tranquillity reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world’s most beautiful fat woman. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin’s cunningly observed meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Nixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003335/bk_harp_003335_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.
On 25 May 1982, at a critical juncture in the Falklands War, the destroyer HMS Coventry was attacked by Argentinean aircraft. In a devastating strike, she was hit by three bombs, two of which exploded inside her hull, killing 19 of her crew and leaving many others badly injured. Within minutes Coventry had capsized, and would finally sink the following day. It was the first occasion since the Second World War that a British captain and crew had to abandon a stricken ship. This is the highly personal, often harrowing story of Coventry’s war told by her captain. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This Audio Book contains some explicit scenes/language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004205/bk_bbcw_004205_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.
Most people run from disasters, but for people like Jake it's your job to get to one as fast as you can. This time he is not so sure he wants to go. A major global pandemic is going on and a major hurricane has just hit the Gulf Coast. To make matters worse, the government is forcing the evacuees back to the storm stricken cities or placing them in isolation and quarantine. His chances of helping others or becoming a casualty himself have just taken a turn for the worse as the U.S. declares martial law for a storm ravaged coast. Follow this short tale of bad government policy and impending apocalypse. A few simple bottles sitting in a window and a few silver coins. Can this be all that can be offered as a remedy to the virus that plagues mankind? Will the view of the back garden ever get back to the same? Or will it become a graveyard for memories? A post apocalyptic tale of what might be foretold for America's future, the economy and mankind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014125/bk_acx0_014125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The decision to splinter backfires.When Lauren and the others leave the safety of the valley in search of supplies and aid, they’re trapped, captured, and tortured. Escape seems impossible…if they’re to survive, it will be only be by rescue, and not without blood on their hands and tears in their eyes.Could you watch one of your own be beaten?The group’s captors are coldblooded and ruthless, and they senselessly brutalize without pity. Despite Lauren’s bravery in the face of insuperable odds, she finds herself heartbroken. Can she still find the will to keep fighting?A friend from the past shows his face.After seeing him, Lauren knows what’s about to happen, and her captors are about to find out, as well. Payback awaits on the horizon.They stood together. Can they do the same while divided?Until now, the community had lived and fought valiantly shoulder to shoulder, in peace amongst themselves.But now, in Divided We Stand, new alliances have developed, confidants from years past have resurfaced, and new leaders emerge. With so many absent, and others now stricken with illness, a dangerous vacuum has materialized. Unless they can pull themselves back together, the valley will be more vulnerable and susceptible to attack than ever before.Can citizen defenders of a country in ruin learn to stand on their own again? Find out in the fourth book of this post-apocalyptic thriller packed with action & adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121161/bk_acx0_121161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.