This speech was delivered by Reverand Garnet in 1865 to commemorate the adoption of the 13th Amendment. He discusses slavery and how it has clouded his view since early childhood. His comparison of slavery to that of a demon is powerful, moving, and blunt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rodney Louis Tompkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000046/bk_yurt_000046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These 15 short tales of terror were contributed by eight different authors in order to fight the monster that is Multiple Sclerosis. Proceeds from the sale of this book support finding a cure for MS. A ruthless killer shows a real hunger for fame. Struggling through the wilderness, an infected man tries to lead zombies away from his family. Hell hath no fury like a woman murdered. Civil War soldiers discover the secrets of a Southern swamp. Can Christmas magic survive the zombie apocalypse? A ship of the dead hunts the living on the high seas. Dinner in a diner takes on divine import. A 200-year-old vampire has a little surprise waiting for his next victim. A search for treasure makes for a really long night. A fighter pilot is shot down over very unfriendly territory. A young man makes a tempting discovery that changes everything. A little boy tries to save his dog and the unbelievable happens. Viking warriors are shipwrecked on a not-so-deserted island. A workman in 19th century England gets seriously steamed. Co-workers develop an unhealthy long-term relationship. A family goes shopping for a new pet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Solo, Rayna Cole, Nick J. Russo, Andrew McFerrin, Fauna Nyx. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049704/bk_acx0_049704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A post-9/11 literary spy thriller from the National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke. Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian, but travels on a U.S. passport. After 10 years´ absence, he returns to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko. They once made a lot of money here during the country´s civil war, and, curious to see whether good luck will strike twice in the same place, Nair allows himself to be drawn back to a region he considers hopeless. Adriko is an African who styles himself a soldier of fortune and who claims to have served, at various times, the Ghanaian army, the Kuwaiti Emiri Guard, and the American Green Berets. He´s probably broke now, but he remains, at 36, as stirred by his own doubtful schemes as he was a decade ago. Although Nair believes some kind of money-making plan lies at the back of it all, Adriko´s stated reason for inviting his friend to Freetown is for Nair to meet Adriko´s fiancée, a grad student girl named Davidia from Colorado. Together the three set out to visit Adriko´s clan in the Uganda-Congo borderland - but each of these travelers is keeping secrets from the others. Shadowed by Interpol, the Mossad, and MI6, Nair gets mired in lust and betrayal in a landscape of frighteningly casual violence as he travels with Adriko and Davidia, gets smuggled into a war zone, gets kidnapped by the Congo Army, and is terrorized by a self-proclaimed god ruling over a dying village. Their journey through a land abandoned by the future leads Adriko, Nair, and Davidia to meet themselves not in a new light, but rather in a new darkness. A high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world, Denis Johnson´s The Laughing Monsters shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001875/bk_aren_001875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Civil War From an Absurdity; The South Wrong in This War, the North Wrong With Regard to Slavery and as to the Principles of Our Government:The United States Neither Monster Nor Mongrel, but a Pure Federal Republic, A Plea From the Young West, the Giant John Stephen Wright
Harrison Raines goes behind enemy lines to investigate a Confederate ship that could change the war. It´s been years since Harrison Raines set foot in Richmond. Although a proud Virginian, he fled the South before the Civil War, unable to bear the evil of slavery. In 1862, battles rage on all sides of the Confederate capital, but Raines is not here as a soldier - he comes as a spy. Union intelligence, led by the formidable Allen Pinkerton, has sent him to steal the plans for a rumored Confederate superweapon: a seagoing ship clad entirely in iron that could break the Union blockade and turn the war around. Raines may be in home territory, but he is not at ease. In Richmond, they hang spies. While investigating the ship known as ´´the Monster´´, Raines´ closest friend - a freed slave named Caesar Augustus - is arrested for murder. Saving Augustus from the gallows will take quick wit, daring, and influence at the highest levels of the Confederacy. The Ironclad Alibi is the third book in the Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series in any order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025877/bk_adbl_025877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born out of the political turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan stands out as one of the most in influential political and philosophical texts of the 17th century. It argues for the restoration of the monarchy in light of the republic and calls for a commonwealth ruled by an authoritative, autocratic figure with absolute sovereignty. This would put an end to all controversy, war, and fear and establish peace via social contract. Over the course of the book, Hobbes targets Christianity and contemporary philosophic methods, rejecting the idea of spirits and souls and arguing for a philosophy to end divisiveness and provide indisputable conclusions. These highly controversial theses led to book burnings in 1666 and Hobbes being dubbed the ´Monster of Malmsbury´. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001376/bk_naxo_001376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sequel to Negative Zero blasts off with our intrepid spacecraft engineer finding himself mere minutes from being fired upon by two elite warships of the Azten imperial navy. In direct defiance of the Azten Empire of Federated Worlds, Tomek is headed to the surface of the forbidden planet Baktu. After being stranded on the low-tech planet for almost a year, the human Tomek has found a home - even falling in love with a young Bakti named Spri. But the Bakti have been keeping a secret from the foreigner - a secret that could lead him to find the creature who abducted his friend Claymore. The same awful secret also holds the answer to why the planet has been isolated by the Azten government for the past 200 years. Meanwhile, as Tomek hunts for monsters on the tranquil planet, a civil war has broken out in the empire and the sinister Trident organization hasn´t forgotten about their clever nemesis. Then there´s the Golantan armada that´s heading toward Azten, crushing all resistance in its path. With Baktu located at the edge of the empire, how will the Bakti manage to resist an invasion on their own? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pavi Proczko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060342/bk_acx0_060342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The King Below, Enemy of the World, is dead. Will his successor save the world...or rule it? Jacob Riverson was once the greatest hero of an age. Cut down during what should have been the final battle against the King Below, he was condemned to centuries of torment as a Wraith Knight in the service of said monster. With the destruction of his master, Jacob finds his free will returning and discovers he is in a world torn by civil war between the King Below´s former slaves and the heroes who ´´saved´´ them. Joining forces with the overly-idealistic but brilliant warrior Regina Whitetremor, Jacob must determine whether he has any place in the new world and whether his destiny is as a hero or monster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139139/bk_acx0_139139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain´s turbulent 20th century. From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party, effectively lead for two decades by Santiago Carrillo, was the most determined opponent of General Franco´s Nationalist regime. Admired by many on the left as a revolutionary and a pillar of the anti-Franco struggle, and hated by others as a Stalinist gravedigger of the revolution, Santiago Carrillo was arguably the dictator´s most consistent left-wing enemy. For many on the right, Carrillo was a monster to be vilified as a mass murderer for his activities during the Civil War. But his survival owed to certain qualities that he had in abundance - a capacity for hard work, stamina and endurance, writing and oratorical skills, intelligence and cunning - though honesty and loyalty were not among them. One by one he turned on those who helped him in his desire for advancement, revealing the ruthless streak that he shared with Franco, and a zeal for rewriting his past. Drawing on the numerous, continuously revised accounts Carillo created of his life, and contrasting them with those produced by his friends and enemies, Spain´s greatest modern historian Paul Preston unravels the legend of a devastating and controversial figure at the heart of 20th-century Spanish politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001748/bk_hcuk_001748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You may think you know the love triangle, but you´ve never seen love triangles like these. These top YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is 16 fresh, diverse, and romantic stories you don´t want to miss. This collection, edited by Natalie C. Parker, contains stories written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff. A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet. What do all these stories have in common? The love triangle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Fouhey, Almarie Guerra, Lulu Lam, Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006433/bk_harp_006433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.