When fiery and idealistic Kitty O´Kane escapes the crushing poverty of Dublin´s tenements, she´s determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the Titanic. As a suffragette in New York´s Greenwich Village, she´s jailed for breaking storefront windows. And traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she´s at the Winter Palace when it´s stormed by the Bolsheviks. Ultimately she returns to her homeland to serve as a nurse in the Irish Civil War. During Kitty´s remarkable journey, she reunites with her childhood sweetheart, Tom Doyle, but Tom doesn´t know everything about her past - a past that continues to haunt her. Will Kitty accept that before she can save everyone else, she needs to find a way to save herself? Or will the sins of her past stop her from pursuing her own happiness? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alana Kerr Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009642/bk_brll_009642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the first time in a thousand years, the Kingdom of the Isles has a government and a real ruler: Prince Garric of Haft. The enemies joining against him intend to destroy not only the kingdom but humankind as well. The rebels gathering in the West outnumber the royal army and the magic they wield can strike into the heart of the palace itself, but far greater dangers lie behind those. On the far fringes of the Isles, ancient powers ready themselves for a titanic struggle in which human beings are mere pawns - or fodder! Reptilian and insect monsters from out of the ages march on the kingdom, commanded by wizards no longer human or never human at all. If unchecked, their ravening slaughter will sweep over the Isles as destructively as a flood of lava. Garric, ripped from his time and body, must make new allies if he and his kingdom are to survive. His sister Sharina struggles with the chaos threatening the kingdom as swords and wizardry both gather to bring it down. Their friend Cashel, thrown into a place not of his world, faces each succeeding challenge with the calm certainty that he will overcome it or die, and that nothing yet has been able to kill him. And while her comrades strive in their own fashions, Ilna studies a pattern more complex than perhaps than even she and the skills she learned in Hell can master. If she fails, humanity will never escape the web being woven for it. Watching them all from the blackness of a tomb walled off in time and space, the Mistress waits…And her fangs drip poison! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008652/bk_adbl_008652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington´s aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Few figures in American history are more controversial. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton´s willingness to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. He charts his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Monroe and Burr; his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds; his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza; and the notorious duel with Aaron Burr that led to his death in July 1804. The book was adapted into a hugely successful Broadway musical - winner of 11 Tony awards - which opens at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in November 2017. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zeus/000003/bk_zeus_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.