The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.
"So much more than funny"
When do we need vision? During times of growth, change or opportunity - so that we know we're headed in the right direction. Instead of focusing on "what's next," we need to refocus on "what's first." Getting back to the basics means knowing who you are, where you're going, and what will guide your journey - having a vision. When work is meaningful and connected to what we truly desire, we tap into a productive and creative power stronger than we ever imagined.
"All Steamed Up!"
Award-winning author William Rosen tells the story of the men responsible for the Industrial Revolution and the machine that drove it: the steam engine.
"A Revelation about a Revolution"
Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess....
Big diesel machines threaten to run Mike Mulligan and his little old steam shovel, Mary Anne, out of business until Mike agrees to tackle a big job.
"Just perfect for my almost 3 year old"
When Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston from an eastern finishing school, she's stunned to find her father in ill health. Though she loves him, he's only ever focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run their family business, Renard Shipping. Vowing to secure a suitable marriage partner, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure: a dagger personally gifted to Nicole's father by the pirate Jean Lafitte.
"You won't be disappointed"
Felicia Ganon is no stranger to the demons that lurk in the night. After her parents were murdered in front of her, the Alliance took her in and trained her. Vengeance became her only drive.
The workshop revolutionaries who made our world have never had the attention afforded the political revolutionaries who founded this nation. But it has been these innovators, in small-town attics and on the Mississippi, in Silicon Valley and the wheat fields of Kansas, in a black woman's beauty parlor and a Dayton bicycle shop, who set America on a course to attain a standard of living unprecedented in the history of the world.
"Wait for the Unabridged audiobook."
"You want me to f--k you?" he growled. I nodded eagerly, dipping two of my fingers into my warm hole. Emily overhears her parents arguing and comes to learn that the man of the house is not actually who she thinks he is. She also gleans some disturbing information about him that may change their relationship forever...
Roberta Stephenson is the daughter of the "father of railways"--a girl almost raised in the engine works and, through her experience and education in the most advanced halls of Miss Mather's Academy for Girls, fit to become manager and designer at her father's steamship yard on the Clyde. And Britain needs Roberta's expertise, for fate in this world has dealt more kindly with Napoleon, allowing him to extricate most of his army from Moscow in 1812, and granting him at least a draw at Leipzig in 1813.
Steamy encounters in the bathhouse have been the stuff of erotic legend for centuries, just ask Spartacus! Shane Allison turns the stereotype on its ear in Steam Bath, a rollicking romp of pretty boys and dashing daddies doing it. From fresh faced twinks to to silver foxes and beautiful bears, Shane delivers sensational stories where every man is naked all the time! A towel-snapping good read, Steam Bath is filled with sizzling porn bodies, sexy boys next door, and tantalizing tricks that fully capture the erotic dynamic of between men.
To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it’s soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear.
"It is like being bitten by a black ribbon vampire"
Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, have a very important job. They dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for big city skyscrapers - the very symbol of modern industrial America. But with progress comes new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as a hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap.
Here's a biographical profile of the Freelan and Francis Stanley, identical twins who developed the Stanley Steamers, cars powered by steam engines. In 1897 the brothers, dressed alike in overcoats, bowler hats and sporting thick black beards appeared on Maple Street in Watertown, Mass., driving a horseless carriage that was nearly soundless. Spectators were stunned by the quick pace and eerie silence. One observer later recalled: "It was like watching a pair of pants run down the street with nobody in them."
Baghdad, 1917: Captain Jim Stringer has been dispatched to investigate what looks like a case of treason. He arrives to find his cover blown - his contact dead. The Baghdad heat alone threatens the lives of the British soldiers who occupy the city. But the recently ejected Turks are still a danger - and the local Arabs are none too friendly, either. Aside from his investigation, Jim is working on the railways around the city. His boss, Lieutenant-Colonel Shepherd, presides over the dining society called The Baghdad Railway Club. Jim's search for the truth brings him up against murderous violence as enemies wait around every corner.
To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear.
Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed and face a brave, new world! Cut-rate detective Joel Wilder and his alien cronies are back, as Wilder reluctantly accepts the assignment to locate a missing scientist and his mysterious invention. What begins as a hopeless mess only becomes worse when Gel cheerfully enlists Cairo Bombazi, Wilder's arch-rival, to "help" with the investigation.
Jenny is very attracted to a very special guy who lives with her, Zach. What she doesn't know is how badly he wants her too. One car ride with her parents and some very discreet fondling, however, changes Jenny's life forever!
"it's very short"
Captain Errol enjoys his command of The Heavyfoot airship, but there is nothing he enjoys more than beer with conversation, and in this playful and funny story from N. Jacob Wright, the storytelling is grand! Listen along as Errol describes his heroic battle against a vicious wyvern. Don’t pay too close attention to the details... Errol never does.
"Old short story"