Hailed as his greatest work ever, Stephen Donaldson´s best-selling Gap series is rapidly attaining the status of a classic. Now, one of the most exhilarating space epics ever told comes to a shattering climax in a thrilling tale of high adventure, powerful emotion, and labryrinthine intrigue. As the conflict between humankind and the Amnion aliens heads for crisis, Morn Hyland, cyborg Angus Thermopyle, and the survivors on board the crippled starship Trumpet must return from deep space to Earth. Only they can prevent the titanic struggle between UMCP director Warden Dios and Holt Fasner, the corrupt head of the UMC, from precipitating all-out war with the Amnion - and leaving humanity to pay a terrible price. As Dios in Earth´s orbit and Morn in deep space both make far-reaching decisions, the Amnion act with swift fury, and suddenly Earth stands threatened with fiery destruction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003979/bk_adbl_003979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Adventure Like No Other!A forgotten evil stirs in the ancient land of Varisia. Dark magic once more thrums amid crumbling ruins, giants gather in titanic armies, cultists murder in the name of foul deities, and maniacal goblins plot a fiery end for the peaceful town of Sandpoint.Launch a campaign to strike back against the evils plaguing Varisia with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set. This complete cooperative strategy card game pits 1 to 4 heroes against the traps, monsters, deadly magic, and despicable foes of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Games award-winning Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path. Choose your characters class, build a deck of allies, equipment, and magic, and explore lethal locations as you journey through multiple scenarios in an exciting fantasy adventure. Characters grow stronger after each game, adding unique gear and awesome magic to their decks, and gaining incredible powers, all of which theyll need to challenge greater threats in a complete Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Adventure Path.The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Base Set includes:Nearly 500 cards, featuring 7 character classes, a richly customizable assortment of equipment and magic, and dozens of allies, monsters, and villains from the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path.The Burnt Offerings Adventure Deck, the beginning of the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path.A complete set of 5 polyhedral dice.
The land of Asteria exists far beyond the stars. There, wishes hold immense power, and the only limit is your imagination. The kingdom is ruled by King Sidus and his daughter, Princess Carina. Carina has a special gift that lets her make dreams come true. Her cousin Stella is immensely jealous of her power and wants to rule Asteria herself. She would do anything to ruin Carina’s plans… Meanwhile, on Earth, a magnificent ship is ready to set sail on its maiden voyage. The Titanic is called the ´´Ship of Dreams,” and six-year-old William Parker is excited about the journey ahead. When William talks to one of the ship’s passengers, he learns the truth about wishes. For every pure wish someone holds in their heart, another star appears in the sky. When William makes a pure wish for the fantastic voyage to never end, Carina hears it from all the way beyond the stars. She resolves to grant it, but the evil Stella schemes to stop the Titanic by any means necessary. Historical fact blends with fantasy to create this incredible adventure about the power of pure wishes and big imaginations. William´s Wish is a children´s short story to enjoyed at bedtime cuddled up next to family or even alone while on the bus journey to school. 1. Language: English. Narrator: M.J. Peters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138368/bk_acx0_138368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Story About Positive Ways to Turn Complaints Into Solutions, Innovations, and Success Every complaint represents an opportunity to turn something negative into a positive! It´s Tuesday morning and Hope walks into her office with puffy eyes, a swollen head, and a broken heart. But unfortunately, her company - EZ Tech - is in worse shape than she is. The fact that their computer batteries are catching on fire is the least of their problems. Employees have been posting negative comments about management on blogs for the world to see, the media is attacking the credibility of the company, morale is at an all-time low, negativity is at an all-time high, and the stock price is sinking faster than the Titanic. As VP of human resources, Hope is charged with finding a solution to overcome the biggest challenge in her company´s history. In the process of battling her own adversity, she discovers the no complaining rule and other positive ways to save her company and herself from ruin. In the spirit of his international best seller, The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon once again shares an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life - the negativity that costs organizations billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity, and health of individuals and teams. For managers, team leaders, or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive solutions, The No Complaining Rule shares powerful principles and an actionable plan to win the battle against individual and organizational negativity. When you implement the no complaining rule, you´ll spend less time and energy on problems and more time focused on solutions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000208/bk_gdan_000208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Northern Ireland´s capital, Belfast, nestles in a semicircle of hills, where the River Lagan enters Belfast Lough. About a third of the population of Northern Ireland live here. The Titanic was built here and the dock where that was done has been preserved, along with the cranes and equipment used. Even the offices where the ship was designed remain as they were. Then there is County Antrim, which is beautiful. Its coast is dotted with beaches and rocky inlets. Inland there are nine glens, which descend to the sea. In addition to wonderful scenery, with forests, rivers and waterfalls, the landscape is dominated by spectacular ruins of fortresses built by Gaelic chieftains and Norman invaders. The area called Cityside includes at its core the only intact medieval walled city in Ireland or the British Isles. Facing it is the Waterside area. Saint Columba founded a monastery here in 546. Take a walk along the walls of the medieval city. Criss-crossed by mountains, moorland and inland waters, the Sperrins has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. What makes it so wonderful is that it is so peaceful. Tyrone is the largest county in the North yet has the smallest population. There are also nature trails and forest parks to explore. From the 18th to the last century, a huge number of its people left to seek new lives in North America and there are many places closely associated with them - ancestral family homes of US Presidents and other prominent figures, such as the Mellons, who founded Pittsburgh, Davy Crockett, President Woodrow Wilson and Ulysses S. Grant. Next comes County Down, where St. Patrick settled. He landed on the shore of Strangford Lough in 442 AD and is believed to be buried at Downpatrick. All of the hotels and places to eat are detailed as well, plus the hikes, walking tours, bike trips, boat tours and more. Entertainment, shopping, how to get around, sightseeing and more are described as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Patrella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022877/bk_acx0_022877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1945, unlikely allies slew the Nazi beast, while humanitys most devastating weapons forced the proud Japanese Empire to its knees in a storm of fire. Where once there stood many great powers, now stood only two. The world had scant time to sigh relief before a new conflict threatened. Unlike the titanic conflicts of the preceding decades, this conflict would be waged primarily not by soldiers and tanks, but by spies and politicians, scientists and intellectuals, artists and traitors.Twilight Struggle is a two-player game simulating the forty-fiveyear dance of intrigue, prestige, and occasional flares of warfare between the Soviet Union and the United States. The entire world is the stage on which these two titans fight to make the world safe for their own ideologies and ways of life. The game begins amidst the ruins of Europe as the two new superpowers struggle over the wreckage of the Second World War, and ends in 1989, when only the United States remained standing.Twilight Struggle inherits its fundamental systems from the carddriven classics We the People and Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage. It is a quick-playing, low-complexity game in that tradition. Event cards cover a vast array of historical happenings, from the Arab-Israeli conflicts of 1948 and 1967, to Vietnam and the U.S. peace movement, to the Cuban Missile Crisis and other such incidents that brought the world to the brink of nuclear annihilation. Subsystems capture the prestige-laden Space Race as well as nuclear tensions, with the possibility of nuclear war ending the game.
In the year 2137 the world stands on the brink of ruin. Pollution, war and overpopulation have darkened the skies, photosynthesis is failing and most of the Earth´s 20 billion souls face starvation and death. The only hope for survival lays with the fertile fields of Mars, where a 30-year terraforming effort is turning vast swaths of the red planet to green. But to the leaders of the Cartel, a conglomeration of the world´s most powerful families, using Mars to feed the overpopulated masses of the Earth is a waste of resources. They have another plan - take Mars for themselves and leave the Earth to self-destruct on its own. The only thing standing in their way is the idealistic President Jackson Collins, head of the United World Government and unquestioned leader of the World Military Forces, who believes that humanity must rise or fall as one. As the tide of war rises, James Collins, the President´s son, a lifelong soldier and a weary veteran of his father´s military campaigns, returns from the field disillusioned and doubtful as to whether humanity is even worth saving. Though he wants nothing more than to walk away, James soon finds himself drawn into the swirling vortex of battle and caught in the titanic struggle that will decide the fate of two worlds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054238/bk_acx0_054238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.