I never expected to be doubted, but if I can't make them believe me, what then? I sit here beside her stroking her tiny hands as she sleeps and she looks so perfect. It never crossed my mind that something would be wrong with my sweet girl and I’d be powerless to do anything to help her. When Madeline's six-year-old daughter Tilly collapses one Sunday night, Madeline’s world is turned upside down. Racing to the hospital, she imagines the worst scenarios in her mind, but when they arrive the doctors say that Tilly is fine. Madeline’s ex-husband Adam and her best friend Laura think Madeline is being overprotective, that Tilly fainted because of her fussy eating. But Madeline is sure something is seriously wrong with Tilly. She can feel it. And she believes that a mother’s instinct is never wrong. As Madeline embarks on a desperate journey to have Tilly re-diagnosed, taking her in and out of hospital, Adam and Laura begin to wonder if Tilly would be safer in Adam’s care. Madeline just wants to keep her daughter safe, but the harder she pushes the closer she comes to losing her....One Last Second is an emotional reminder of just how far a mother will go to protect her child. Readers and listeners of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, and Kate Hewitt will never be able to forget this heartbreaking and beautiful story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamsin Kennard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/204704/bk_acx0_204704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Last Escort is the third book in the four-part Trust Not Thy Neighbor series. The Last Escort picks up where, in To Kill with a Kiss: Justice with a Curve, Tawanna Selica found herself trying to deal with her constant reoccurring dreams that have been haunting her since the tragic death of her sister in the Philippines. The life she thought she had left behind reappears, forcing her to do something that she no longer does: take on one last escort. And after meeting up with an old handler from the agency...Her journey into the dark memories of her past spills over into the lives of those whom she now loves and care for, even her very own family members. The Last Escort, rightly titled, could be just that, for the Fire Island goddess. This audiobook reveals some of the island goddess' intimate moments, expressing how and what she really fought in order to keep her sanity in her daily walk of life. It also reveals the possibilities of several obstacles that stood in her way of ever having what some call a "normal life': The first is her past as a highly rated secret agent from the Special Security Task Force, (NSB) National Security Bureau code name “Pantha”; the second is her present life of a single mother caring for the daughter of a slain sister.The Last Escort gives a revealing glimpse into the past of a feared female uncovered secret security task force agent with no hope of a promising future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daphne Night. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141747/bk_acx0_141747_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fascinating and little-known history of the last days of the Second World War in Europe. On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, also killed himself, and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Dönitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another 10 days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story. After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and cooperation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging postwar world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001967/bk_hodd_001967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So I think it's safe to say that it's been a crazy few days. Waking up with no memory, meeting an eccentric robot-human hybrid intent on helping me find answers, discovering that I was part of a secret organization that wants to bring the whole planet under heel through controlled terrorism... It's a bit to take in. But now I get to fight back, and if I'm going to have any chance of bringing my old bosses down, I'll need a few more hands - preferably ones as skilled as mine. Now might be a good time to see what my old teammates are up to. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shana Pennington-Baird. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089582/bk_acx0_089582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Working for Last Chance Rescue, Cole Mathison has been to hell and back. But being responsible for the death of an innocent man is a hell like no other. Longing for redemption, Cole finds himself embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of Keeley Fairchild's young children. Rescuing the children is his mission, but falling in love with the widow of the man he inadvertently killed was never in the plans.When Keeley's life is threatened, Cole's demons must take a backseat to the most important mission of his life. He might never know the heaven of Keeley's arms, but he'll never survive the hell of failing to save her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002243/bk_rand_002243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At last - the secrets of Bletchley Park's powerful codebreaking computers. This is a history of Colossus, the world's first fully-functioning electronic digital computer. Colossus was used during the Second World War at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, where it played an invaluable role cracking enemy codes. Until very recently, much about the Colossus machine was shrouded in secrecy, largely because the codes that were employed remained in use by the British security services until a short time ago. This book only became possible due to the declassification in the US of wartime documents. With an introductory essay on cryptography and the history of code-breaking by Simon Singh, this book reveals the workings of Colossus and the extraordinary staff at Bletchley Park through personal accounts by those who lived and worked with the computer. Among them is the testimony of Thomas Flowers, who was the architect of Colossus and whose personal account, written shortly before he died, is published here for the first time. Other essays consider the historical importance of this remarkable machine, and its impact on the generations of computing technology that followed.
A major release in the New York Times bestselling One Second After series, set in an alternate America rebuilding after an electromagnetic pulse, this is William R. Forstchen's The Final Day.Since the detonation of nuclear weapons above the United States more than two years ago, the small town of Black Mountain, North Carolina has suffered famine, civil war, and countless deaths. Now, after defeating a new, tyrannical federal government, John Matherson and his community intend to restore their world to what it was before the EMP apocalypse. For the most part, they are succeeding.This period of relative stability doesn't last long. A new, aggressive government announces that it's taking over and ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what's left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states. John fears he and his town will be targets.General Bob Scales, John's old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days, is sent to bring John into line. Will John and his people accept the new, autocratic regime? Or will revolution rip the fledgling nation apart at the seams? Months before publication, William R. Forstchen's novel One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read. This third book in the series immerses readers once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and death.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The perfect companion book to the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Secret Histories is the second collection of action-packed novellas from Pittacus Lore. Initially published separately as digital originals, these three stories are now together in one print volume. Lost Files: #4: The Search for Sam follows the rogue Mogadorian Adam on his journey of redemption as he finds the key to saving both Sam Goode and his father, Malcolm. Lost Files: #5: The Last Days of Lorien reveals how the fight began with the once-peaceful planet being taken by surprise and attacked. Lost Files: #6: The Forgotten Ones is the riveting continuation of Adam's story, in which he uncovers an incredible secret that will turn the tide for the Garde. You know the truth about the Mogadorians' invasion of Earth and the Garde who will do anything to defeat them-yet there is still so much to learn. The stories in Secret Histories will help you get the answers you seek, but they will not help you stop the coming war. Only the Garde can save our planet. The I Am Number Four series is perfect for fans of science fiction adventures like the Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancey and the Beautiful Minds series by Alexandra Bracken.
An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors is Curtis Craddock's delightful and engrossing fantasy debut featuring a genius heroine and her guardian, a royal musketeer, which Brandon Sanderson calls, "A great read!"Born with a physical disability, no magical talent, and a precocious intellect, Princess Isabelle des Zephyrs has lived her life being underestimated by her family and her kingdom. The only person who appreciates her true self is Jean-Claude, the fatherly musketeer who had guarded her since birth.All shall change, however, when an unlikely marriage proposal is offered, to the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war.But the last two women betrothed to this prince were murdered, and a sorcerer-assassin is bent on making Isabelle the third. Isabelle and Jean-Claude plunge into a great maze of prophecy, intrigue, and betrayal, where everyone wears masks of glamour and lies. Step by dangerous step, Isabelle must unravel the lies of her enemies and discovers a truth more perilous than any deception."A setting fabulous and strange, heroes to cheer for, villains to detest, a twisty, tricky plot - I love this novel!" -Lawrence Watt Evans"A thrilling adventure full of palace intrigue, mysterious ancient mechanisms, and aerial sailing ships!" -David D. LevineAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.