I-News top 10 debuts in 2018 Netgalley top February reads Meet Frida. Divorce lawyer, cynic and secret descendant of the immortal love god Eros. She´s about to have a really bad day.... When a handsome but clearly delusional man named Dan bursts into Frida´s office and insists that she is fated to save the world, she has him ejected faster than you can say ´prenup´. But a creepy meeting, a demon or three and one attempted kidnapping later, Frida is beginning to face the inconvenient truth: Dan is in fact The Oracle, the gods of Greek mythology are real and Frida herself appears to be everyone´s only hope. The world is doomed. Bridget Jones by way of Neil Gaiman, this smart and quirky story will change the way you look at love forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Woodvine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001494/bk_twuk_001494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When bacteria lose genes needed to make enzymes for important chemical reactions, defeat isn’t inevitable. Sometimes other enzymes will take on new roles to patch together a work-around chain of reactions that does the job. Bacteria that can adapt in this way are more likely to survive when living conditions change, passing along these new tricks to their descendants. So studying these biochemical gymnastics is helping scientists to understand how evolution works on a molecular level.´´´Promiscuous´ Enzymes Switch Jobs´´ is from the September 3, 2016 issue of Science News. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/bosn/020208/pe_bosn_020208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London´s social season is in full swing, and Victorian aristocracy can´t stop whispering about a certain gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But he´s not the only topic of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the latest news of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing valuable items that once belonged to the ill-fated queen. Light gossip turns serious when the owner of one of the pilfered treasures is found murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with Lady Emily Ashton. It will take all of Emily´s wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the murderer, while faced with a brewing scandal that threatens both her reputation and her romance with her late husband´s best friend, the dashing Colin Hargreaves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justine Eyre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001636/bk_acx0_001636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most dramatic stories of genetic discovery since James Watson´s The Double Helix - a work whose scientific and cultural reverberations will be discussed for years to come. In 1994 Professor Bryan Sykes, a leading world authority on DNA and human evolution, was called in to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy. News of both the Ice Man´s discovery and his age, which was put at over 5,000 years, fascinated scientists and newspapers throughout the world. But what made Sykes´s story particularly revelatory was his successful identification of a genetic descendant of the Ice Man, a woman living in Great Britain today. How was Sykes able to locate a living relative of a man who died thousands of years ago? In The Seven Daughters of Eve, he gives us a firsthand account of his research into a remarkable gene, which passes undiluted from generation to generation through the maternal line. After plotting thousands of DNA sequences from all over the world, Sykes found that they clustered around a handful of distinct groups. Among Europeans and North American Caucasians, there are, in fact, only seven. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/009071/bk_tant_009071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edge of Eternity is the epic, final novel in Ken Follett´s captivating and hugely ambitious Century trilogy. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants and Winter of the World , this is an irresistible and spellbinding epic about the fight for personal freedom set during the Cold War. A FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE 1961, and in the United States George Jakes, a bright young lawyer in the Kennedy administration and fierce supporter of the civil rights movement, boards a Greyhound bus in Washington with Verena, an employee of Martin Luther King whom he is in love with, to protest against segregation. A RISING TIDE OF DANGER In East Germany, teacher Rebecca Hoffmann finds her entire life has been a lie as she is targeted by the secret police, even as her younger brother, Walli, dreams of escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain. In Russia, activist Tania Dvorkin narrowly evades capture for producing an illegal news-sheet, her actions all the more perilous because her brother, Dimka, is an emerging star of the Communist Party. A COLD WAR THAT COULD ELIMINATE THE WORLD FOREVER In a sweeping tale that began in 1911, the descendants of five families will now find their true destiny as they fight for their individual freedom in a world facing the mightiest clash of superpowers it has ever seen.
More than 100 years after a small band of humans stole an antimatter-fueled starship and headed away at near-lightspeed, a colony of those renegades´ descendants are now struggling to survive on Brimstone, a barely-habitable world of ice and bitter cold four dozen light-years from Earth. In the long run, they hope to slowly terraform Brimstone, making it, if not Earthlike, at least bearable. In the short run - well, life is hard, and everyone lives in everyone else´s laps. Not easy for anyone. Particularly hard if, like Manda, you just aren´t cut out to get along with others in conditions of constant crowding and zero privacy. Most people wouldn´t be eager to get away from the main colony and work on a scientific project in the howling frozen wastes. For Manda, it´s a deliverance. But news of the intelligent life she discovers in Brimstone´s depths will change everything - if she can bring the news back to her fellows alive. For, it turns out, there are political plots and counterplots still active in the colony, dangerous twists tracing back to Earth itself... and outward to the stars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003653/bk_adbl_003653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dan Osborne has one ambition in life. He wants to be a permanent park ranger in Yellowstone National Park, a place where his family roots run deep. He´ll do just about anything to make his dream a reality. When a pretty tourist tells him an incredible story about his ancestors, his dreams might be realized sooner than he hoped. Jana Evans´ best friend traveled back in time for true love. Not only is a weathered diary proof that she survived, so is the handsome park ranger standing before Jana now. Her immediate attraction to Aimee´s descendant leaves her disturbed and confused, and she rushes back home to the safety of a normal life. An unexpected phone call months later from the very man she wanted to put out of her mind forces her back to Yellowstone. He has news that Aimee met with an untimely death. Is she willing to follow him 200 years into the past to save her best friend´s life? Dan is convinced that Jana holds the key to finding the device that makes time travel possible. He hasn´t stopped thinking about her since their one brief encounter months ago. A journey into the past could not only set things in place for his own future, but it might also bring Jana back into his life. Will the truth about his motives shatter any chance they might have at love? Titles in the Yellowstone Romance Series Yellowstone Heart Song (Book 1) Yellowstone Redemption (Book 2) Yellowstone Awakening (Book 3) Yellowstone Dawn (Book 4) Yellowstone Deception (Book 5) A Yellowstone Christmas (novella) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexandra Haag. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015383/bk_acx0_015383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Back in the 16th century, the Protestant Reformation took Europe by storm. The havoc wreaked saw the split of churches and the emergence of the Amish, led by Jakob Ammann. By the 18th century, a group of Amish had crossed the seas to the United States, where they made their home, and today the Amish are now one of the fastest-growing populations in the world. Buggies, straw hats, long and plain dresses in shades of blue and black, charming log cabins reminiscent of Little House on the Prairie - this is often the mental image that comes to mind when one thinks of the Amish. Nowadays, many have become accustomed to being within a 10 foot radius of at least three pieces of technology every hour of the day. World news and current events have never been more readily available, accessible by just a touch of a fingertip. Yet there exists a collection of cultures worldwide that steer clear of contemporary society for a range of reasons. These communities, which also come in various forms around the world, are the descendants of the Swiss Anabaptist movement. The Amish are famed for their simple living, commitment to sanctity, and being a community that seems to be at a standstill in time. What is less known about them is the deep culture, tradition, and faith, making them one of the most unique communities that has ever graced civilization. Americans have heard of the Amish, but most know little about them. They are often seen as unconventional and strictly religious, but quiet, calm folk who keep to themselves. Those who have heard of them know of their rejection of electricity and most, if not all modern aspects of life. Those who have taken a gander at the dozens of ´´reality shows´´ that have sprung up over recent years may have even heard of the famous - but often inaccurately depicted - Rumspringa. But beyond the buggies and prayer bonnets lies an intriguing culture that has remained strictly loyal to its roots. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073475/bk_acx0_073475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Has your family gone through the same trials and tribulations generation after generation? Do you feel fated to continue that trend? If so, it´s possible you´ve inherited the karma of your family members. The good news is that you can break the cycle. Renowned author, soul healer, and shamanic practitioner Dr. Steven Farmer shows you how to not only free yourself from negative cycles of the past but also access the ancient wisdom of your ancestors. In Healing Ancestral Karma, you´ll learn how to: ul Make contact with your ancestors. Heal hereditary traits and characteristics that have compromised your physical, emotional and mental health. Incorporate your ancestors´ wisdom into your spiritual path. Clear karmic baggage so your descendants inherit only positive karma. pHealing Ancestral Karma shows you how. No matter what your current spiritual philosophy or practice, you can have a relationship with your ancestors and gain guidance, knowledge and healing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041441/bk_acx0_041441_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.