The King of BeastsNate King has a lot to be happy about. He and his family are settling into a new home, far from the taint of civilization. But the deep wilderness has its own set of dangers, including the greatest predator of them all: the giant grizzly. Nate has earned a reputation as Grizzly Killer, but this bear is different - this bear saved his life once, and Nate feels a debt of honor. But is it possible to teach a wild griz to go against its murderous nature? Will Nate's plan be any match for the mammoth bear's four-inch claws and wickedly sharp teeth? Or will his family learn a fatal lesson of their own? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rusty Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/002157/bk_bimo_002157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Baron de Graff and his wife Dorabella lived in a beautiful castle in Scotland. The Baron de Graff and Dorabella were deeply in love, and it showed at the lavish parties that were held in their ballroom. The Baron was a jealous husband, and if any man should lay eyes on Dorabella in a way that made the Baron uncomfortable, he would be brought down to the dungeon and punished. If that didn't teach him a lesson, he would be put on the chopping block - thus losing his head. But the Baron's jealously was about to come to a head; the Baroness had all she could take. She took a liking to one of her groundskeepers. That would be a fatal mistake for the Baroness and the groundskeeper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Adashefski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002433/bk_acx0_002433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 25 years, peace officer Robert T. Christensen patrolled the streets of Kalamazoo, keenly aware every decision he made could have serious, even fatal, consequences. He learned this lesson early in his career, when a belligerent suspect beat the young rookie unconscious. Throughout his career, Christensen made a habit of reviewing his actions. What tactics had he used? What immediate circumstances prompted his decisions? Could a slight change in strategy have improved the outcome? Viewing every situation as a learning experience molded Christensen into one of Kalamazoo's top cops. Out of the Darkness and into the Blue recounts the most significant encounters in Christensen's career, but is more than the exciting memoirs of a veteran police officer. Christensen follows each chapter with a thorough analysis, discussing tactics, and training concepts relevant to his experiences. Along the way, Christensen tackles many of the most important topics in law enforcement today, from racial profiling and deadly force to the challenges LGBT individuals face in a predominantly heterosexual field. A fascinating exploration of one police officer's thought processes, Out of the Darkness and into the Blue is an entertaining listen and valuable resource for anyone learning about - or serving in - the criminal justice system. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Hoyt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021648/bk_acx0_021648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eighteen-month-old Oso, the youngest of the Los Diggities pack, is captivated by the lights, music, and especially the delicious scents of his first Christmas with Xena, Oscar, and their zany human, Jeanie. He even has his own Christmas stocking. On their Christmas Eve walk, he discovers a chocolate wrapper and tastes it - much to Jeanie's horror. "Never eat anything you find while out on a walk, especially chocolate!" she tells him, taking the wrapper from his mouth and tossing it in the trash. Despite Jeanie's warnings, Oso finds a box of chocolate-covered fruits and nuts underneath her Christmas tree. It smells so delicious that he can't resist breaking into it. But after devouring the last piece, he begins to feel really strange. What happens next threatens to not only ruin the Los Diggities' first Christmas together, but could cost Oso his life. Will he survive? What can Jeanie do? And how can Xena and Oscar celebrate Christmas without their best buddy, Oso? A humorous, heart-warming story (and lesson) for kids of all ages, A Los Diggities Christmas describes what happens when Oso ignores the warnings of those who love him, follows his nose into trouble, and ends up in a life-threatening situation. It provides insight into the kinds of foods that, while perfectly fine for most humans, can be fatal to dogs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Auntie Jeanie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051282/bk_acx0_051282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Falling in love isn't a crime - but falling in love with a Russian mafia boss could be deadly. Competitive tennis player Carter Cook wants a taste of freedom. Her overprotective father monitors every aspect of her life, so when he becomes employed by Vladimir Ivanov - a sexy Russian with an array of tattoos and an accent that weakens her knees - a bit of danger is within Carter's grasp. Behind her father's back, she enjoys spending time with Vladimir at his lavish estate. But is he really the upstanding businessman she believes him to be? Vladimir Ivanov reigns as godfather of a Russian mafia crime ring. Vladimir spent five years of his life in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who gets what he wants, and after stalking the gorgeous tennis player for years - he wants Carter. A little charm melts her heart, and behind the scenes, he orders his henchman to track her every move. He's a tattooed stick of dynamite ready to blow at the slightest spark. As their romance reaches deadly levels, Carter senses something's not right. When she's lured into a compromising position at the hands of a shady European drug dealer, she calls in Boris, Vladimir's right hand man, to rescue her - without telling Vladimir. With his authority questioned, he sets out to teach Carter a lesson about loyalty she'll never forget. When Carter realizes she's in too deep, she must fight for her freedom before the attraction turns fatal. But the Russian mafia plays for keeps, and Vladimir's fierce lust to possess her spirals their romance out of control. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065483/bk_acx0_065483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You think you are in control of your life? Fate asks as she looks down upon this Earth. "If so, I advise you to think again...." No matter one's station in life, Fate mocks us all. None is exempt - a lesson two of King Henry's favorite knights are about to learn...the hard way. Book 1: The McKinnon, The Beginning Parts 1 & 2 It is the year of our Lord 1493, and King Henry VII has been seated on the English throne for eight years. He did not get there by chance alone. Nor has he stayed there with ease. He has his favorites, generously rewarding those who serve him well. Sir Nic McKinnon is at the top of that list. For his faithful devotion, Nic finds himself graciously rewarded. That reward is the hand of Morgan Pembridge, seventh duchess of Seabridge, in marriage. The only issue is Nic isn't interested in the bounty, and taking a wife is certainly not in his plans. However, he understands that seeming ungrateful to Henry for his gift or disobeying a king's command is never wise. Nic reluctantly agrees to marry, but living with his duchess was not one of Henry's stipulations. The stage is set for the battle to secure Morgan's birthright: the lavishly appointed Seabridge Castle. Currently, the prosperous dukedom is in the hands of the lecherous Lord Brentwood, who seized control after Morgan's family was killed in a fatal fire. Nic must fight to regain what Brentwood never had the right to possess. Will he succeed? Or will true evil prevail? There can be only one victor. Book 2: Unfinished Business Parts 1 & 2 Connor Holden, earl of Featherstone, has it all: looks, money, power. He's a man with a lot to lose. Pride goes before a fall. We all know that to be a universal truth.... And Connor is about to find out exactly how far from grace that fall will take him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cait Frizzell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051251/bk_acx0_051251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mass murder and military aviation disaster. One community's experience with two fatal tragedies that occurred suddenly...but not without warning. On 20 June 1994, a gunman opened fire on the patrons and staff of the Fairchild Air Force Base hospital. Four days later, a B-52 bomber with four souls onboard went down in a fiery crash. Hundreds of ordinary men and women experienced the tragedies...countless others had struggled to prevent them. Everyone who met the would-be gunman thought he was odd, but the disturbed airman struck fear in those who knew him. Doctors had him committed to a military psychiatric ward, only to watch him slip through the cracks of a broken system. They warned their staff, "This is the kind of patient who...one day...he's going to come back and kill you." A veteran B-52 pilot wowed the crowd at Fairchild’s annual air shows. But the men who had to fly with him shared tales of the reckless aviator routinely stressing the airliner-sized bomber and her crew to their breaking point. When their leadership failed to act, concerned aircrews said, "We predicted the worst air-show disaster in history when we found out that he was gonna fly." Warnings Unheeded is compelling narrative nonfiction from former military policeman and criminal investigator, Andy Brown. Drawing from extensive research, and interviews with the people who witnessed the tragedies unfold, Brown captures their story with cinematic clarity. As the man who ended the killing spree, Brown reveals how he had prepared for the deadly gunfight and offers a candid insight into the hidden cost of becoming a "hero". Warnings Unheeded is a story of courage and resilience, a true survival story and a lesson from history. Listen to this fascinating true story of mental illness, mass murder, and aviation disaster. "A highly readable book...from a unique source. Recommended for a wi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael F. Cochrane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103274/bk_acx0_103274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mutiny. Disease. Starvation. Cannibals. From the ancient wayfarers to modern astronauts, world explorers have blazed trails fraught with danger. Yet, as History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration vividly demonstrates, exploration continues to be one of humanity's deepest impulses. Across 24 lectures that unveil the process by which we came to know the far reaches of our planet, you'll witness the awe-inspiring and surprisingly interconnected tale of global exploration. An award-winning history professor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, revolutionizes how you view the world as he introduces you to some of the greatest and most influential explorers ever known-successful as well as unsuccessful, admirable as well as flawed. You'll be spellbound as you learn of the treacherous, at times fatal, expeditions into the unknown these adventurers embarked upon, whether to the frozen Poles, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the ocean's depths, or the final frontier of space. Through it all, you consider what drove these intrepid individuals, from proselytizing and pilgrimage to the lure of wealth, conquest, fame, and new lands, as evidenced by the Vikings' arrival in North America; Marco Polo's journey along the Silk Road to China; Christopher Columbus' "Enterprise of the Indies"; the conquistadors' ravages in Latin America; and the tiny kingdom of Portugal's triumphant circumnavigation of Africa to seize control of trade in the Indian Ocean. In every lesson, you'll follow these fascinating figures - including several remarkable women - as they venture into uncharted territory and put themselves, and often their crews, in dire peril. With Professor Liulevicius' uniquely global approach, you also get a meaningful portrait of the travels of non-Westerners, as well as the perspectives of discovered people. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library se 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000397/bk_tcco_000397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 13 - 15: A Lesson in Murder: When Jack and Sarah are called in to investigate mysterious pranks at Cherringham Girls School, it seems at first that it might be the work of a few mean pupils with a grudge. But things quickly turn serious when a popular teacher meets a sudden, violent death. The Secret of Combe Castle: When the penniless FitzHenrys find themselves victims of a threatening campaign to oust them from their ancestral home, Jack and Sarah are called in to track down the culprit. Soon they discover that truth is often stranger than fiction, and in Combe Castle things do indeed go bump in the night... A Fatal Fall: Dylan McCabe - a labourer on a rushed Cherringham building project - has been complaining about the site's lack of safety. When he's discovered dead after a fall, it seems that Dylan's own warnings were all too true. Jack and Sarah get involved, and suddenly what looks like an accident, becomes a case of cold-blooded murder. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. For fans of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple series", Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who series", Caroline Graham's "Midsomer Murders", and the American TV series "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury. Co-authors Neil 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Dudgeon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/002244/bk_lueb_002244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.