Is Titanic Rising?: Thomas P. Hanna
The future holds nothing but blood and death… and Teia fears there is nothing she can do about it. Her clan is riding to war, but her secret, untrained gift of foretelling has shown her they are riding to their doom. If she cannot turn them from their course, her only hope of saving them will be to betray them to their sworn enemies. Gair is mourning his past… but there is no time to dwell on his grief or hunger for revenge. Pursuing an artefact from the Founding Wars, he travels deep into the hostile southern deserts. As religious tensions erupt into bloody violence around him, he must make an impossible choice: save innocent lives or sacrifice them in the hope that thousands more can be saved later. And all the while, his grip on his powers is failing. Read by Allan Corduner, who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has appeared on stage in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, Serious Money in the West End and Titanic on Broadway, and on screen in Yentl and Topsy-Turvy, amongst many other roles. He is a highly experienced voice actor and memorably narrated the voice of Death when reading The Book Thief. He has read Elspeth Coopers´ Wild Hunt novels for Orion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Corduner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000522/bk_orio_000522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"Only a vestige remains of the men and women that but a moment before quickened her spacious apartments with human hopes and passions, sorrows, and joys. Upon that broken hull new vows were taken, new fealty expressed, old love renewed, and those who had been devoted in friendship and companions in life went proudly and defiantly on the last life pilgrimage together. In such a heritage we must feel ourselves more intimately related to the sea than ever before, and henceforth it will send back to us on its rising tide the cheering salutations from those we have lost." - Senator William A. Smith, Chairman of the Subcommittee appointed for the United States Senate Inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, the largest ship in the world, hit an iceberg, setting in motion a chain of events that would ultimately make it history´s most famous, and notorious, ship. In the century since it sank on its maiden voyage, the Titanic has been the subject of endless fascination, as evidenced by the efforts to find its final resting spot, the museums full of its objects, and the countless books, documentaries, and movies made about the doomed ocean liner. Thanks to the undying interest in the story, millions of people are familiar with various aspects of the ship´s demise. The sinking of the ship is still nearly as controversial now as it was over 100 years ago, and the drama is just as compelling. Naturally, the intense interest in the Titanic also meant that there would be great efforts made to locate the wreck. In fact, the first searches for the wreck began in the days after the giant ship went down, but given how far down it sank to the floor of the Atlantic and the fact that the ship had inaccurately transmitted its location shortly before it sank, initial efforts were doomed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Gagnepain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036731/bk_acx0_036731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When an overworked team of government physicists unwittingly invites something catastrophic into the world, rising young New York lawyer Cal Griffin is forced into a strange new role in a world of nightmare and wonder. A spinster schoolteacher, a lonely miner, a refugee doctor, a visionary street person, and a brooding Secret Service agent all share a staggering responsibility with the young attorney to make sense of the surreal chaos and to follow an awesome destiny, for they are to be soldiers in a titanic battle between darkness and light. And its raging hell fires will affect the most astonishing transformation of all, turning a young man of pure heart into that rarest of creatures: a hero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armin Shimerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001530/bk_blak_001530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eyewitness provides a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear the events of the century described by those who saw them happen. A wealth of BBC archive recordings, some never previously broadcast, is interwoven with an illuminating commentary by the historian Joanna Bourke. Published in 10 volumes, Eyewitness examines the role and the life of the British people in each decade of the century.The Edwardian era ended in 1910 with the death of Edward VII, and George V was to preside over a violent and tempestuous age. Industrial action and suffragette violence increased, and divisions in Ireland hardened, leading to the Easter Rising and its bitter consequences. But the Great War dominated the decade and the century, as the blood of over 700,000 men was spilt on the battlefields.Voices of servicemen, factory workers, and domestic servants alternate with those of the great and the good such as Lord Beveridge, David Lloyd George, and Nancy Astor, to describe daily life in peace and war. Momentous events such as Scott´s doomed expedition to the South Pole, Shackleton´s crossing of the Antarctic, and the sinking of the Titanic are vividly described.Thought-provoking and moving, these are the voices of the past, speaking to the present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000780/rt_bbcw_000780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reality is not what it was. Desperate science run amok has collided with dark sorcery, and together they have ripped open a gaping wound into...something. Now, in an instant, everything is different. The horrific is mundane, the impossible rational. Nothing works and everyone pays. Welcome to...Magic Time. For rising young lawyer Cal Griffin, it´s just another day in the Big City, full of stress, screw-ups, deadlines, and anxiety. That is until New York is rocked by a series of bizarre tremors - and the lights go off...for good. Trapped in a giant metropolis and cut off from the rest of the world, Cal tries desperately to make sense of the surreal chaos that engulfs his crippled city. Worst of all, the people around him are...changing. Once-ordinary humans are becoming embodiments of their darkest desires, manifestations of their deepest fears. Packs of pale, crouched figures stalk the subways, glowing child-faces peer out of the shadows, and monsters prowl Times Square. And Cal Griffin is not the only one who will be forced into a strange new role in this brave new world of nightmare and wonder. An elevator mechanic turned huntress, a refugee doctor from Chernobyl, and a visionary street wizard all share a staggering responsibility with the young attorney to make sense of the senseless - and to follow an awesome destiny. For they are to be soldiers in a titanic battle between darkness and light. And its raging hellfires will effect the most astonishing transformation of all - turning a young man of pure heart into that rarest of creatures: a hero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009566/bk_blak_009566_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.