After the total collapse of the world economy, the United States could not stand together. So they failed separately. In the small region-state of Winnkota, poverty and greed are turning the idyllic Northwoods of Minnesota into a barren wasteland of clear-cut forests and over-fished lakes. Every able-bodied teenager is conscripted into a labor force and sent to work in harsh, prison-like conditions. They are enslaved young so they never learn to think for themselves. But Penn is different.
In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family. His name is Jakob Beer. He is only seven-years-old. And although by all rights he should have shared the fate of the other Jews in his village, he has not only survived but been rescued by a Greek geologist, who does not recognize the boy as human until he begins to cry. With this electrifying image, Anne Michaels ushers us into her rapturously acclaimed audiobook of loss, memory, history, and redemption.
Joseph Wambaugh returns to glamorous Palm Springs and its ever-mysterious desert to give listeners a suspense novel rich in astonishing plot twists, fascinating characters, and the penetrating humor for which he is famous. Three mismatched people - one of whom is a police officer - become involved in the trail of an elusive and dangerous fugitive on a secret mission.
"Not his best"
Fugitive Colors is a gripping debut novel of an artist's indomitable vengeance after World War II. Julian Klein, a young American artist, rebels against his religious upbringing and is eager for the artistic freedom of 1930s Paris. He flees Chicago only to find himself consumed by a world in which a paintbrush is far more lethal than a gun. An artist turned spy, Julian at the same time competes with jealous inferior artists who feverishly attempt to destroy those with true talent.
Charlie Marsh, a petty thief and con man, becomes a national hero when he rescues the warden of a state penitentiary during a prison riot, but it doesn't take long before he is wanted again, suspected of killing a United States congressman. After 12 years of living in the African nation of Batanga, at the mercy of Jean-Claude Baptiste, a sadistic, power-mad dictator, Charlie flees for home to face his murder charge, when Baptiste learns about Charlie's affair with the tyrant's favorite wife.
Everyone knew the kind of girl Jean Timberlake was: wild, looking for trouble. But she certainly wasn't looking for murder. She was found dead on the beach 17 years ago, and an ex-boyfriend named Bailey Fowler was convicted of her murder and imprisoned, and then escaped. Now private eye Kinsey Millhone steps into a case that should have never been closed, in a town where there's no such thing as a private investigation.
"Fun read, very entertaining."
Aiden and Meg Falconer are out to find the evidence that will free their parents from a life sentence in prison. But in order to do that, they have to live undercover. Ever since they broke out of a juvenile detention facility, they've been chased by the FBI ... and by a strange killer they've nicknamed Hairless Joe. Now their story has hit the airwaves, and suddenly everyone is looking for the Falconer kids.
Although betrothed to a wealthy Venetian, 17-year-old Serafina falls for her art tutor, Luca. When this infatuation is discovered, she becomes a prisoner in her own home. But as her family sails to America in 1832, she jumps ship in Portsmouth, England. While working as a chambermaid, Serafina meets sea captain John Falconer, a man on a dangerous mission. As their lives intertwine, can genuine faith and selfless love shield them from the menace of evil forces?
The crew of the Enterprise find themselves plunged into the middle of a murderous civil war between a determined band of rebels and the planet's ruthless mind police - a civil war whose outcome will determine not only the future of the planet, but also the life of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Read by Jonathan Frankes and enhanced with sound effects and an original score!
"Just not really very good"
Fleeing a proposal and in search of a fortune, one headstrong young lady moves to London to play the high-stakes game of love. Catheryn Westering has no intention of marrying her respectable but boring cousin, Edmund Caston, and her aunt and uncle have no intention of giving her access to her newly discovered fortune. Daringly, she rushes to London to appeal to her distant, very attractive kinsman, the Earl of Dambroke, for help.
Charlie Poole is proof of inertia. Stuck tending bar (badly) in his gangster uncle's Brooklyn saloon, he doesn't like his job much, can't imagine leaving Brooklyn, but doesn't see its charms either. Doesn't want to stay, doesn't want to go, so he keeps on keeping on, and getting drinks wrong. Suddenly, two hit men interrupt his ennui. Oops! Gotta move now; he's about to be killed.
"Very successful book"
"Brother, you have often declared that you would not end your days in slavery. I see no possible way in which you can escape with us; and now, brother, you are on a steamboat where there is some chance for you to escape to a land of liberty. I beseech you not to let us hinder you. If we cannot get our liberty, we do not wish to be the means of keeping you from a land of freedom."
A one-man crime wave is shaking the peaceful city of Santa Maria, California, and no place is safe. Kenny Trask, an unpredictable, high-strung, shockingly violent convict, has just escaped from prison and is intent on putting together enough cash to bankroll a new life for himself, his ex-cellmate, and the female defense attorney he believes they must “rescue”. Only one man is willing to stand in the way.
Growing up on the Kansas prairie, Samantha Martin cherished two desires: to love God and marry her childhood sweetheart. But the War between the States took nearly everything - her family, her home, and Nathan, her love.
Jean Timberlake, Bailey Fowler's girlfriend, was found dead 17 years ago. Bailey, convicted felon, with no good alibi, was sent to the slammer, even though he swore he didn't do it. After escaping less than a year before, he successfully disappeared until he was picked up on a fluke of mistaken identify. Can Kinsey prevent him from being sent back to prison by finding the real killer? And what kinds of deadly passions and murderous intentions will she stir up as she searches for the truth?
In the early 1850s, white American abolitionist Benjamin Drew was commissioned to travel to Canada West (now Ontario) to interview escaped slaves from the United States. At the time the population of Canada West was just short of a million and about 30,000 black people lived in the colony, most of whom were escaped slaves from south of the border.
Bill Ayers was born into privilege and is today a highly respected educator and community activist. In the late 1960s he was a founder of the militant activist group the Weather Underground. Living on the run, stealing explosives, and hiding from the law, Ayers was involved in the defining moments of his generation: the Days of Rage, SDS, the Black Panthers - and the explosion that killed his beloved comrade, Diana Oughton.
"Bill Ayers Lays It All Out"
Max Lancaster's neighbor - his muse, the young ballerina Elena - has gone missing...Max is worried that he's lost his mind. By the time forensic artist Sumner Ellison arrives as part of the investigation even Max can see himself in the role of "person of interest". Sumner Ellison doesn't believe that Max killed Elena, yet he isn't certain Max is entirely sane. Sumner offers Max oblivion in bed and unflinching honesty. Max takes what Sumner offers, losing himself in the younger man's body while hiding his heart.
Teddy Moon, ace major league relief pitcher, manic-depressive, and occasional amnesiac - is convinced that he's being framed for the bizarre murders of several transsexuals who are turning up in the garbage chutes of his team's various hotels. Hounded by the police, the Legion of Fear, and the elite cadres of the Politically Correct, Teddy takes off cross-country on a manic binge to find someone who doesn't think he did it.
An old man with "magical" powers is the apple of a small girl's eye. When she discovers two mysterious men are out to find him, she does what she can to help.