Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can´t wait, but it´s quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there´s a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan...and luckily, help is at hand from a very interesting houseguest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Keeley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003355/bk_howe_003355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the era of Augustus, there is a wild, untamed land far in the north, where no Roman sandal has yet trodden, and there Maroboodus, the son and adeling of a Goth lord Hulderic, simmers with rage over the many injustices their family has to endure. Maroboodus is not alone in his malcontent. Competition for survival and glory is a brutal, daily struggle. Life is harsh indeed for the tribes of the north and while god Woden´s people, the troubled Goth nations have spread south and east from the islands of Gothonia, surging over the sea Rome calls Mare Gothonia to find new homes, the family of Maroboodus has taken dangerous lands in the east, pushing the old tribes of the Svea from the coasts. There, death by spear and hunger is part of daily life. The tribes of Maroboodus, led by the mighty Friednot and Hughnot of the Goths, live by the Long-Lake, enduring Saxon raids and Svea hostility. Only family ties and wise alliances can help them, because even the Thiuda of the noblest of the ancient Goth families, their old relative the Boat-Lord, resent and fear those who would build something on their own. Alliances get strained when high lords die, and old grudges will risk everything when the tribes should remain strong and united. In such a time, the troubled Maroboodus finds his patience and endurance sorely tested by another injustice after a victorious battle, and seeks to change the fortunes of their family, even against the wishes of his father, Hulderic. He does so by allying with their nemesis, hoping to grasp a high-born woman as his own and to bring glory to his name and family. Will the boldness of Maroboodus change the fate of the squabbling, threatened Goths, or plunge them, and Maroboodus, whose blood is plagued by an ancient curse of Lok, into the arms of their enemies? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Lomakayu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070916/bk_acx0_070916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maroboodus lost Saxa. Hulderic, his father, lost their lands and abandoned his weak-willed brother to fight their loss-maddened uncle alone. The Boat Lord, their powerful relative, was after their heads, and the Draupnir´s Spawn, their famous family ring, is still what the man wants, having lost it decades past. They were fugitives with their former foes, the Saxons. And the Saxons had problems of their own, and the Goths would be the solution for some of them. Hulderic´s and Maroboodus´s problems of trust, avoiding and defeating the foes who pursue them, and finding their uncertain path forward would only be solved if Maroboodus learns to control the Bear in himself, the destructive part of his warrior´s soul, and to work under his father´s banner. And yet, Maroboodus has his own goals, as he hopes to raise the Bear Banner to carve his own kingdom in the north, and his father is not part of those plans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Lomakayu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079320/bk_acx0_079320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover the captivating history of the Goths, then keep reading....Free History BONUS Inside!When J. R. R. Tolkien was writing his best-known work, The Lord of the Rings, between 1937 and 1949, he drew inspiration from various sources, with the largest well of inspiration being European folklore. However, according to some sources, he would also use real-life historical figures and base his characters on them. Take Théoden, for example. Théoden was an aging king of Rohan, who, after Gandalf the wizard helped him strip the yoke of Grima Wormtongue, rode into battle and died being crushed by his horse.The men picked him up and carried him into battle, nonetheless, singing praises to him and shedding tears. Scholars claim that Tolkien based Théoden on a real-life king who also died by being trampled by his troops’ horses but who was known for his bravery and who dealt a mighty defeat to a superior foe in the process.That king was Theodoric I, the battle was at the Catalaunian Plains, and the king himself was a Goth.In this book, we will delve into the fascinating world of the Goths with a scientific lens, exploring everything we can about how they came about, where they lived, what they did, and how they died off. We will look into the nitty-gritty details of their everyday life, as well as some major historical events that were affected by Goths of any variety. Do strap yourselves in - there are quite a few of those.In The Goths: A Captivating Guide to the Visigoths and Ostrogoths Who Sacked Rome and Played an Essential Role in the Fall of the Western Roman Empire, you will discover topics such as:Who Were the Goths? Names, Origins, and Early SettlementsHistory of the Goths: Relations with Romans, Gothic KingdomsOstrogothic and Visigothic RulersThe Culture of Goths: Religion, Customs, Social HierarchyEveryday 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Whitlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163513/bk_acx0_163513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Homicide detective Adam Garrett is already a rising star in the Boston police department when he and his cynical partner, Carl Landauer, catch a horrifying case that could make their careers: the ritualistic murder of a wealthy college girl that appears to have satanic elements. The partners make a quick arrest when all evidence points to another student, a troubled musician in a Goth band who was either dating or stalking the murdered girl. But Garrett´s case is turned upside down when beautiful, mysterious Tanith Cabarrus, a practicing witch from nearby Salem, walks into the homicide bureau and insists that the real perpetrator is still at large. Tanith claims to have had psychic visions that the killer has ritually sacrificed other teenagers in his attempts to summon a powerful, ancient demon. All Garrett´s beliefs about the nature of reality will be tested as he is forced to team up with a woman he is fiercely attracted to but cannot trust, in a race to uncover a psychotic killer before he strikes again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R.C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089900/bk_acx0_089900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afrocentrism, and the New Historicism. Insisting instead upon ´´the autonomy of aesthetic,´´ Bloom places Shakespeare at the center of the Western Canon. Shakespeare has become the touchstone for all writers who come before and after him, whether playwrights, poets, or storytellers. In the creation of character, Bloom maintains, Shakespeare has no true precursor and has left no one after him untouched. Milton, Samuel Johnson, Goethe, Ibsen, Joyce, and Beckett were all indebted to him; Tolstoy and Freud rebelled against him; and while Dante, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, Whitman, Dickinson, Proust, and the modern Hispanic and Portuguese writers Borges, Neruda, and Pessoa are exquisite examples of how canonical writing is born of an originality fused with tradition. Listen to a conversation with Harold Bloom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000388/bk_blak_000388_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert pianist, but a paranormal investigator and a time traveler professor to a select few.Like Holmes and Watson trying to solve a mystery, together they explore lost worlds and their friendship is tested to the limits when they go back in time to find it. Both discover that karmic ties and unconscionable crimes have followed them like ghosts from the past, wreaking havoc on the present and possibly the future.The Time Traveler Professor, Book One: Silent Meridian reveals the alternate histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung, and other luminaries in the secret diaries of John Patrick Scott, in an X Files for the 19th century. First Prize winner of Chanticleer Review´s Goethe Award for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction and First Prize for Steampunk in the Independent Press Awards. Stay tuned for A Pocketful of Lodestones, Book Two in the Time Traveler Professor series by Elizabeth Crowens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Lopez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154847/bk_acx0_154847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 3 in the teen spy series, The Specialists TEEN SPIES + BAD GUYS = A LOT OF TROUBLE With two successful missions behind her, GiGi is feeling confident and comfortable with the Specialists. Unfortunately, things are about to change. TL has informed her that a notorious chemical smuggler was personally responsible for the death of both her mother and father. The government has been trying to track him down for years, to no avail. Enter the Specialists, and this time, GiGi´s in charge of the mission. Only there´s a catch - the success of the mission depends on many things, including Beaker´s chemical expertise. And Beaker is the last person GiGi wants to deal with. When the mission deems it necessary to go to Florida, Beaker is ready. But when her cover has to be a cheerleader at the national cheerleading competition, Goth-girl Beaker is not too pleased. With personality conflicts, mission challenges, and the demanding schedule of the cheerleading competition, it´s difficult for Beaker and GiGi to focus on the task at hand. Can they put all things aside and find the smuggler, or will their window of opportunity be shut forever? Don´t miss all the books in the teen spy series: Model Spy Down to the Wire The Winning Element Native Tongue Fight to the Finish 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150812/bk_acx0_150812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Molly O´Malley´s new assistant, Robin Knight, is a sexy Englishman with mysterious psychic abilities and the gift of animal communication. This comes in handy when Molly´s dog becomes depressed over romantic problems, and when she wants to tell her humans the details of a haunted dog show event known as The Twilight Bone Incident. Robin´s mission is to help Molly learn that it is an enchanted world where all things are possible. However, the men in Molly´s life are threatened by his powerful presence and pressure her into making difficult choices. Further complicating her life is new client, Liberty True - a tin-foil-hat-wearing, conspiracy-theory-believing, rebel patriot - who invites Molly to a different kind of tea party and drags her, kicking and screaming, into the revolution. Soon, Homeland Security is following Molly and she receives death threats. Coming to her aid? A Goth colleague who lives on the dark side, a charismatic cowboy preacher who lives on the light side, a quirky psychic who lives between the worlds, and the departed spirit of her best friend. A sassy tale about a woman on the verge of losing everything, who undertakes a quest to slay the dragon of fear and become her own hero. Red Hot Liberty is the second book in a trilogy of Red Hot Novels, about the seriocomic adventures of Molly O´Malley. Red Hot Property is the first book in the series. Although each book is stand-alone and may be enjoyed independent of the others, the reader may want to read them in order. The third novel is forthcoming. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026042/bk_acx0_026042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.