You are Dead is the eleventh thrilling crime novel in Peter James' Roy Grace series. They were marked for death. The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished, leaving behind her neatly parked car and mobile phone.
The ninth and ultimate maximum ride story is here! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a postapocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular ride.
In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations.
The once beautiful earth is now nearly dead. No winds blow - the weather never changes. Filling every valley and all the low lands, acidic clouds the color of cinnamon lay heavy as they have for the past 50 years. Where the red cloud meets the mountains is known as redline; nothing lives below redline. Without protective clothing and breathable air you will quickly die below redline. Only a few merchants and traders scavenge below redline. Because of the deadly atmosphere, people now call the Earth: ACID.
A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.
Before the United States of America even existed, the first American celebrity was Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). In his career, Franklin was an author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. After having his hand in all kinds of community service in Philadelphia, and inventing important devices like lightning rods, Franklin used his unique status as an international celebrity to become the colonies' best diplomat.
With Europe anticipating a potential war, all that was missing was a conflagration. That would start in 1908, when Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Balkan Peninsula, drawing it into dispute with Russia. Moreover, this upset neighboring Serbia, which was an independent nation. From 1912-1913, a conflict was fought in the Balkans between the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire, resulting in the weakening of the Ottoman Turks. After the First Balkan War, a second was fought months later between members of the Balkan League itself.
Ava is shy and unsure. She loves Will more than anything, but lately he's not been the same man who she fell in love with and married. Their marriage is strained and very near the breaking point. Fearing the end is near, she comes up with a plan to make her husband notice her. Can they fix what they once had? Is their love for one another worth the fight?
Baby Jaimie is growing up so fast. To her parents, it feels like only yesterday that she was being fitted for her very first wheelchair. Now, Baby Jaimie is preparing for another first, her first day of school. Follow Baby Jaimie as she not only goes through the first day of kindergarten for Baby Jaimie, but also takes her through the steps leading up to the first day, i.e. going to the doctor for a check-up and immunization, getting a haircut, and shopping for new school clothes.
A young girl learns that love and family are forever, with the help of a magical necklace that transforms her into a bird. Back by Sunrise illustrates a thoughtful coming-of-age story, which shows how a child might interpret - and subsequently deal with - loss when tragedy strikes.
Between the two of them, Carolyn and Barbara's 30-year friendship embraced all that life offers: passionate love, crazy families, good and bad marriages, a fabulous circle of friends, loads of laughter, sickness, health, and, ultimately, death. When Barbara is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer she has nowhere to go to die. Carolyn opens her heart and home, creating a serene and happy place for Barbara's final months on earth, enabling her to really live before she dies.
Esther had to meet King Xerxes and she was very nervous. Mordecai just laughed at her. King Xerxes asked Esther to marry him and she readily accepted. One day, Haman told King Xerxes that a group of citizens were a threat to him. The king immediately issued a royal order that put all the citizens to death. What happens to Mordecai and his family? Does Esther save them? What happens at the end?
In terms of raw popularity, Bob Marley sold over 20 million albums in a brief career that took him around the globe as, "[T]he first international superstar from the so-called third world." Beginning with the more lighthearted ska style, Marley drew fellow Jamaicans as kindred spirits by adding social commentary to the lyrics. His exaltation of the reggae form, couched in the Rastafari, became an instrument of order and a haven for otherwise directionless youth in Kingston and other communities of Jamaica.
Ean Sangrave's friends are gone. At least, his human ones are. Zin, as always, is by his side. Years of advice and getting Ean out of trouble has earned him the title of Ean's closest friend. Joining them now is Azalea the Yulari, another creature from the Abyss that feeds off the emotions of her victims to the point of death. Summoned in a moment of jealousy, Azalea would have killed Ean's friends if he had not stopped her in time.
A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' British Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of Great Britain's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.
What made 1939 the watershed year was the release of several critically acclaimed movies, including The Wizard of Oz and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. But the most famous of the bunch, and perhaps the most famous movie of all, is Gone With the Wind, and one of the most remarkable aspects of the film is that the quintessential Southern belle was played by Vivien Leigh, a British actress still relatively unknown in Hollywood.
Cal Hennessy was on his way to meet up with old friend Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls. The plan was to catch up on each other's news over a beer or three. But before he got there he ran into two dead men and a bunch of blood-hungry Comanches.
Trouble was brewing on the Staked Plains and Hennessy, who was no stranger to it, quickly found himself in the middle of a full-scale Indian war.
Victor Bayne honed his dubious psychic skills at one of the first psych training facilities in the country, Heliotrope Station, otherwise known as Camp Hell to the psychics who've been guests behind its razorwire fence.
In 1860, New Orleans was just as unique a city as it is today. It was racially and linguistically diverse, with many French, German, and Spanish speakers, and a population of white, black, and mixed-race inhabitants. Louisiana's population was 47% slave and also had one of the largest numbers of free blacks in the country.
Two couples have just moved into a townhome court at the same time. First there are computer nerd Charlie and his wife. The second couple are Suzanne, a beautiful nurse, and her doctor husband. With their spouses often away, Charlie and Suzanne spend most of their time together as friends. They are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair. Hurt and angry, they find comfort in their growing friendship as they resolve to remain true to their marriage vows,even if their spouses are not.