An all-star team of 18 conservative writers offers a hilarious, insightful, sanctimony-free remix of William Bennett´s The Book of Virtues - without parental controls. The Seven Deadly Virtues sits down next to listeners at the bar, buys them a drink, and, an hour or three later, ushers them into the revival tent without them even realizing it. The book´s contributors include Sonny Bunch, Christopher Buckley, David "Iowahawk" Burge, Christopher Caldwell, Andrew Ferguson, Jonah Goldberg, Michael Graham, Mollie Hemingway, Rita Koganzon, Matt Labash, James Lileks, Rob Long, Larry Miller, P. J. O´Rourke, Joe Queenan, Christine Rosen, and Andrew Stiles. Jonathan V. Last - senior writer at the Weekly Standard and editor of the collection - is also a contributor. All 18 essays in this book are appearing for the first time anywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004703/bk_tant_004703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A grisly discovery in the woods of Redimere, Maine resurrects Police Chief Pete Novotny´s old case of a missing boy - just one of the ghosts that haunts the town in the second of the Bernie O´Dea mystery series. As Pete struggles with demons both old and new, newspaper editor Bernadette ´´Bernie´´ O´Dea´s life is complicated by the sudden appearance of her brother, who has secrets of his own. Everyone in Redimere was hoping things would quiet down after the tragic summer of Cold Hard News, the first in the series, but as late fall fades into winter, Bernie, Pete and the town are once again pulled into a deadly web of deceit and terror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trudi Knoedler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070184/bk_acx0_070184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the wake of his best-selling thriller Deadly Straits, which drew comparisons to Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, and W.E.B. Griffin, newcomer R.E. McDermott is back with an action-packed sequel. Dugan thought Somali pirates were bad news. Then it got worse. As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely. With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British governments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews. When one of his crewmen is murdered in front of him on a live video feed, a frustrated Dugan takes matters into his own hands and starts his own rescue operation, only to stumble across something far more sinister - a rogue salvage operation for a long lost weapon of mass destruction. Isolated at sea on an old tanker previously destined for the ship breakers, Dugan and his hastily assembled little force of Russian mercenaries find themselves the last line of defense between the world and a terrifying bio-weapon. Weaving historical fact with speculative fiction, Deadly Coast takes the listener from London board rooms into the very real world of modern day pirates - and their victims. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Haberkorn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005165/bk_acx0_005165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now best known for her New York Times best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels, Charlaine Harris hit ´´a home run the first time out´´ (Birmingham News) with the story of a murder that embroils a small-town reporter in mystery that hits close to home. Catherine Linton has returned to her hometown of Lowfield, Mississippi, unconvinced that the death of her parents in a car crash six months earlier was an accident. And her suspicions are confirmed when she stumbles upon the dead and beaten body of her doctor-father´s longtime nurse. There are secrets being kept in Lowfield. And the town where Catherine grew up may be the same place where she is sent to her grave. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzy Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003630/bk_reco_003630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Los Angeles news photographer Lucy Vega´s uncle, a formidable Hispanic businessman, is killed in a car accident in Malibu during a violent El Nino storm, Lucy and reporter-colleague Beatrice Middleton are out to prove murder. Lucy discovers secret underworld involvement by Mexican cartel members, and bent on finding answers, she travels to Mexico, where she meets a handsome, but burned out, CNN war correspondent. Trailing the cartel deep into their own territory, they soon find that corruption and brutality are rampant, and Lucy must risk all to find the truth behind her uncle´s murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116471/bk_acx0_116471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Human trafficking is all around us, but when it touches those close to Tom Dugan, he helps his friends deliver their own style of justice. A phone call. A common enough event, sometimes welcome, sometimes annoying, but seldom life changing. Or so we assume. But assumptions are dangerous things, and the reality is we all live one phone call away from disaster. One cheerful ring away from news of a tragic accident. One muted buzz from learning a lifetime of memories have disappeared in a raging house fire. And so it is for Tom Dugan, rolling though the London night, the woman he loves in the taxi beside him. Life is good by any measure - until his phone rings, alerting him to the arrival of two old Russian friends with a very big problem. Dugan´s attempts to help his friends rescue an innocent girl from the Russian mob plunge him into a world he´d scarcely imagined, endangering him and everyone he holds dear. A world of modern day slavery and unspeakable cruelty, from which no one will escape, unless Dugan can weather a deadly crossing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Haberkorn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052460/bk_acx0_052460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When novelist Celia Hagen steps away from her train compartment, her seven-year-old adopted son, Benny, vanishes. Police search the train and Saint-Corbenay, the village in the South of France that mother and son were passing through. But there is no sign of Benny. After days of waiting at home for news, a ransom call, something, Celia returns to Saint-Corbenay against the advice of everyone, including her beloved, Benicio. The little town is picturesque, but disturbing rumors abound. As dark secrets emerge, it seems that no one - not even Benicio or the brooding detective leading the case - is above suspicion. Celia thought she had seen it all, but nothing could prepare her for where her search will lead. In the follow-up to Audrey Braun´s best-selling debut, A Small Fortune, Celia discovers just how quickly everything she loves can spiral toward a life - and death - that no one could have seen coming. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Dawe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004158/bk_brll_004158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The hidden, emotional sin of envy clarified and analyzed. ´´Thou shalt not covet” is one of the 10 commandments. What this encompasses, however, is misunderstood or misinterpreted by many. Who is guilty of this sin? Which consequences does the sin of envy bear? Are envy and jealousy the same? Are there times when it is okay or even better to be a little envious or jealous? How do the Scriptures testify of the severity of the sin? And last but not least, how do we overcome it? These and many other questions will be answered in this analytical, spiritual book of a devout Christian. Envy is often something we point out in others, but if we face the facts and admit to being imperfect, finding it in ourselves can actually improve our lives, our attitude, and our happiness. When we figure out where our feelings are wrong, we can take action and change our mind-set. In this book, we’ll go over everything there is to learn about envy, including subtopics such as: Coveting compared to romantic jealousy in relationships. How we can overcome the obsession of competing with others and instead improve ourselves. How to step away from the addiction of popularity and worldly attention. Biblical stories, references, and Scriptures about envy. How self-esteem and envy are often related to each other. Extreme examples from the news with psychotic green monsters. Steps to minimize envious feelings when you don’t know what to do with them. How the parable of the prodigal son has everything to do with envy. The best way to avoid the self-destructive sin of coveting another’s life and be content with what we have been given. So many people think of envy as a sin against others, but actually, we are doing this to ourselves. We create our own misery by looking at others and comparing ourselves ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Cleary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121751/bk_acx0_121751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seven deadly SEALs can´t be trusted. Six months I cried myself to sleep after my son died. Five years since my parents died and took their secrets to their graves. Four hours since Grant vanished in a hurry. Three years since my baby was conceived. Two nights of passion since Grant exposed my lies. One minute ago I learned some news that changed my entire life. Zero chance this new information is wrong. My world has been rocked. Everything I have ever believed has changed. Saving my brother is no longer my priority. I must find out what happened to my son. Being reunited with him is the only thing I crave. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Clarke, Jennifer O´Donnell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079730/bk_acx0_079730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.