These shivery tales were collected from the oral tradition, from people all over the Southwest, and represent the rich cultural diversity of the region, from the Ozarks to the Rio Grande, California to the Big Thicket. There are stories from the Spanish-American, Mexican-American, Cajun, Ozark, and other tranditions. Old favorites such as ´´Mary Calhoun´´ and the Vanishing Hitchhiker are here, along with the ghostly mother who keeps her baby supplied with milk, the haunted mansion which was the model for Scarlett O´Hara´s Tara, and stories laced with truly black humor. For Ages 12 to Adult 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Young, Judy Dockrey Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000005/bk_augu_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of the American mining frontier can be traced in the ghost towns - from the camps of California´s forty-niners to the 20th-century ruins in the Nevada desert. They mark an epoch of high adventure, of quick wealth and quicker poverty, of gambling and gun-slinging and hell-raising. We who have seen too many Western movies sometimes think that the legends of the Wild West were invented by scriptwriters - but the ghost towns remain, and their battered ruins testify that the legends are true, that behind the tall tales lies reality. Robert Silverberg has brought the ghost towns back to life in the rowdy splendor of their heyday - when eggs might cost three dollars apiece and a town´s street be literally paved with silver, when a fortune could be made in a week and lost in an evening. History and travelers´ tales are woven together with clarity and wit to create a lively account of a fascinating era in our history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Patyk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026248/bk_acx0_026248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A deep-state US organization has a top-secret kill list - and a popular senator is on it. Nathan Stone was killed in action while serving as a covert CIA operative. Or so everyone thought. In reality he’s become a ghost, a black-ops asset with a new identity and controlled by a secret government organization. The Commission has one aim: to hunt down and assassinate anti-establishment enemies of the state. Its number-one target is Senator Brad Crichton, an ambitious politician with growing support. Stone is ready to take him out, but his plan is soon compromised when the Commission’s kill list is leaked to a journalist - whose own name is on the list too. And when the journalist tries to alert the senator, he is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Stone is closing in on Crichton, but must act swiftly to reach him before the truth does. He knows that one wrong foot will put him in the firing line. But where national security is at stake, the hunter can quickly become the hunted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010646/bk_brll_010646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sister kidnapped. A journalist in danger. A killer out for revenge.After taking out a covert facility run by the Commission, a deep-state syndicate, Nathan Stone has made powerful enemies. He’s a black-ops asset - and he’s gone rogue.But the organization wants payback. Kidnapping Stone’s sister from a Florida psychiatric hospital, the Commission have their asset exactly where they want him. They instruct him to neutralize journalist Mark Mahoney, to whom Stone had previously leaked documents about the Commission and their deadly conspiracy. Now, Nathan Stone has a choice: neutralize Mahoney and kill the story for good, or lose the only family he has left.Stone knows that these men will stop at nothing to get what they want. Killing Mahoney is just the beginning. And when Stone learns the identity of their final target, he knows he has to stop the Commission once and for all - no matter the cost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010800/bk_brll_010800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortly before her death Angela Carter was preparing this volume of short stories, one which does full justice to the glory of her imagination and the range of her talent. It is divided into distinct parts. The first comprises a group of stories inspired by America: Lizzie Borden visits a circus; a John Ford Western is spiced with the story of ´Tis Pity She´s a Whore´; and there is a wonderful Gothic extravaganza set in Hollywood. The second section - Old World Wonders - draws on fairy tales (Cinderella), on the story of Mary Magdalene, on the folklore of pantomime, on Alice in Wonderland, and on medieval legend. These stories represent Angela Carter at her most acrobatic and dazzling: erudite, witty, sexy and enthralling. A book to delight her many, many fans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett, Toby Longworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031845/bk_adbl_031845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hope: Bride of New Jersey is third in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series.In this faithful Jane Eyre retelling, Hope Middleton was all but thrown away by the family that was supposed to care for her. Now on her own, she loses her job when the factory where she worked burned to the ground. With no other alternatives, she answers an advertisement for a mail-order bride and travels to Newark, New Jersey, expecting a simple life in a quiet community. Instead, she is thrown into the middle of the dark mystery that surrounds her enigmatic fiancé, with only the chance of falling in love as her saving grace. This retelling brings the drama of a Bronte classic together with the romance of a mail-order bride novella. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131861/bk_acx0_131861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grace: Bride of Montana by NY Times and USA Today best-selling author Debra Holland is number 41 in the unprecedented 50-Book American Mail-Order Brides series. Practical Grace Dickinson thought she had her life all planned, including picking out the perfect husband. But she couldn´t have predicted the disaster that changed everything, leaving her no choice but to become a mail-order bride to a most imperfect man. Grace: Bride of Montana is also part of Debra Holland´s award-winning Montana Sky Series, which includes The Mail-Order Brides of the West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lara Asmundson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056288/bk_acx0_056288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Willow: Bride of Pennsylvania is second in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series. When a fire destroys the factory where Willow Miller works, her only choice for a secure future comes through becoming a mail-order bride to ex-Amish Amos Stoltzfus and moving to her ancestral home of Pennsylvania. Hope carries her forward into a new life, but guilt over her part in the fire that destroyed the factory threatens to hold her back. Amos Stoltzfus is overjoyed to bring someone as sweet and special as Willow into his life to recapture a sense of family and love that he has been missing. But Amos has a past of his own and unresolved conflict with his neighbor and former best friend, Mark Lapp, that stands in the way of family, happiness, and the community around him. Can Willow help resolve the pain and heal the breach that divides Amos from his community and his culture, or will her troubles stand in the way of her and Amos´ happiness? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049667/bk_acx0_049667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.