Inspector Alastair Ransom, Chicago PD is back, pulled from a poker game when his snitch is found murdered in a back alley. The seemingly unimportant victim comes to full-blown life and recognition as Alastair uncovers the clues to his murder. With each new revelation, Henry Bosch, aka Dot'n'Carry (due to the sound of his wooden leg) becomes more real to Ransom than when he was alive. The old veteran of the Civil War, town drunk, gambler, hobo and storyteller, who'd become a staple of life on Chicago's streets, in death, becomes Inspector Ransom's latest obsession, and far more than just another case to be solved. Serpents slither in and out of the ongoing case, as do the women in Ransom's life.Said to be the best Inspector Ransom yet, the loss of his snitch, Henry Bosch, does more to soften Ransom than even Ransom could have imagined. However, by end of the story to catch Bosch's killer or killers, Ransom himself is implicated in as series of murders, and going to trial for a third time on such charges holds no charm for either Alastair or his lover, Dr. Jane Tewes. Or for any of his close friends for that matter,as all of his closest supporters are gravely concerned - Philo Keane, his crime photographer, Dr. Christian Fenger, Chicago Medical Examiner and Surgeon, Thom Carmichael, journalist, Dr. Gabrielle Tewes, Assistant ME and Jane's daughter, and finally, Dr. Jane Tewes, Surgeon and love of Ransom's life.All the principle players are back in a story that leads into Ransom's eventually finding himself on the doomed ship Titanic, as this fifth book in the City Series takes Ransom to the already published sixth title in series - Titanic 2012 - Curse of RMS Titanic, wherein Ransom rides the Titanic to the bottom of the sea to effectively end the series at six books. Begun with City for Ransom, Shadows in the White City, City of the Absent, City of Lies, now City of Serpents, and finally Titanic 2012, the books are best enjoyed i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Fria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/203339/bk_acx0_203339_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
RMS Titanic sank in 1912, a US presidential election year, and in the very first days of the great House of Commons debate on Home Rule for Ireland. The Marconi companies were heroes to the press and the public, who credited them with saving the lives that were saved. JP Morgan, who owned the shipping trust that controlled Titanic's White Star Line, was a major political target for the trust-busters. And members of the British Cabinet, including the Attorney-General who was to direct (and nobble) the Crown's case in the Titanic enquiry, were up to their necks in inside trading in Marconi shares. This is the story of how, in Titanic's loss, 1500 souls were sacrificed to the "settled science" and "scientific consensus" of marine engineering. It is also the story of how the US and British loss enquiries were shaped by party politics, corrupted by corrupt politicians and the Marconi Scandal, tainted by the politics of Irish Home Rule, and - finally - salvaged by Oliver Wendell Holmes and the US Supreme Court, and by Lord Mersey's judgement in the Board of Trade Enquiry and the subsequent International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. Titanic sank a century ago; but she sails on, the ghost ship of modern law and politics, shaping our world in ways we don't notice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stan Jenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008872/bk_acx0_008872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore the captivating history of the Titanic.When thinking about the worst known maritime disaster in history, it is impossible not to think about all of the lives lost in a single night. One of the wealthiest men alive (and the wealthiest passenger aboard the ship) died in the same accident that took the life of a baby younger than five months old in steerage.More than 100 years after the disaster, the survivors have passed on, but they left behind harrowing stories that remind us that every day is something to appreciate. These stories include love, loss, hope, failure, and everything in between. It is the tales told by those who survived that convey the feelings of that fateful night and the reality of the lives lost. In Titanic: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Unsinkable Ship RMS Titanic, Including Survivor Stories and a Real Romance Story, you will discover topics such as:A predictable, preventable disasterFrom beginning of construction to the final launch into historyBasic mistakes at a high priceA jolt followed by the worst-case scenarioA more human experienceDorothy Gibson - reliving the experienceRamon Artagaveytia - well-founded fearTwo gentlemen meet their fateAnn Elizabeth Isham - for a best friendLove beyond dutyThe second-class passengersViolet Constant Jessop - survival of all three sistersThe seeds of loveSlander long after the eventsFrom the wreckageAnd much, much more!So, if you want to learn more about the Titanic, get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander G.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145114/bk_acx0_145114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jacques Futrelle's Inspector Lestrade joins Professor S.F.X. Van Dusen ("The Thinking Machine") in trying to solve a strange case involving self-mutilation. Jacques Futrelle (April 9, 1875 - April 15, 1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen, also known as "The Thinking Machine" for his application of logic to any and all situations. Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cameron Hinsman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/001096/bk_live_001096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Buster Boppington and his talking dog have another great adventure - learning about the history of the Titanic! 1. Language: English. Narrator: James H. Kiser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041666/bk_acx0_041666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A number one Sunday Times best seller (UK) A titanic battle is being waged for Europe's integrity and soul, with the forces of reason and humanism losing out to growing irrationality, authoritarianism, and malice, promoting inequality and austerity. The whole world has a stake in a victory for rationality, liberty, democracy, and humanism. In January 2015, Yanis Varoufakis, an economics professor teaching in Austin, Texas, was elected to the Greek parliament with more votes than any other member of parliament. He was appointed finance minister, and, in the whirlwind five months that followed, everything he had warned about - the perils of the euro's faulty design, the European Union's shortsighted austerity policies, financialized crony capitalism, American complicity and rising authoritarianism - was confirmed as the "troika" (the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund, and European Commission) stonewalled his efforts to resolve Greece's economic crisis. Here, Varoufakis delivers a fresh look at the history of Europe's crisis and America's central role in it. He presents the ultimate case against austerity, proposing concrete policies for Europe that are necessary to address its crisis and avert contagion to America, China, and the rest of the world. With passionate, informative, and at times humorous prose, he warns that the implosion of an admittedly crisis-ridden and deeply irrational European monetary union should and can be avoided at all cost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yanis Varoufakis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003433/bk_hach_003433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A strange case takes Dr. Jessica Coran and her team on a 70-foot dive off the Coast of Nantucket Island to do a crime scene investigation inside a sunken yacht, the Promises Fulfilled. Within the eerie confines of the underwater sepulcher, Jessica and the others discover more questions than answers. Sadly, beyond the all-important Senator's corpse, the team must deal with, there's his wife and two young children.Even with the help of the famous undersea explorer, Dr. Bob Ballard of Titanic fame, on raising the yacht, more questions mount as there is no evidence whatsoever as to precisely how the ship went down, and later, on autopsy, Jessica discovers no one on board had saltwater in their lungs. They did not die of drowning, but were dead before the ship went under. Furthermore, they died of imploded veins, vessels, and arteries, and there is not a scratch on the hull of the ship.This mystery is one for the books, and it cannot be solved without the help of every member of the team, all pitching in, including her faithful colleague John Thorpe (JT) as well as a dogged investigative reporter named Hunt, and a "deep throat" nameless informant.The series began with Killer Instinct and Fatal Instinct, and is now up to 15 titles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Dunsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157181/bk_acx0_157181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henry VIII was not born to be king. His birth was treated as an insignificant event and his early years were not filled with the kingly tutorship that his elder brother, Arthur, experienced. Popular myth states that as the second son he was destined to be the Archbishop of Canterbury! At his birth his father was not fully secure on the throne of England. This was a throne that had a habit of changing hands on an alarmingly regular basis, normally with foul means involved. If his father had been toppled and his brother had lived, Henry would have ended up as a nobody - a footnote to history. But that was not the case. Henry VIII remains the titanic figure in English history. His story is the one that every child remembers from their school days. The famous Holbein portraits don’t show an insignificant second son; they show a colossus of a man who appeared to be born to lead a nation. Everyone remembers his wives and mistresses, as well as the bloody and ruthless executions. Yet people forget the gentler side to Henry’s nature, his love of poetry, music, and theatre. He had a generous nature, as well as a strong interest in science and apothecary services. And of course he had a love of physical activity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024198/bk_acx0_024198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.