Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....
In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning number one New York Times best-seller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man’s breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome.
"We all loved it!"
Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during the Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times, but learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survive.
"Narrator not as good as 1st in series..."
The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Motion Picture Artwork © Universal Studios 2014. All Rights Reserved. In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louis Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War’s most extraordinary odysseys.
When she breaks free from the bondage of her past, he’ll be waiting.... Jake Turner committed the ultimate mistake of falling in love with his best friend’s wife. The distance he puts between them costs both him and Ellie Matthews dearly. Jake will never forgive himself for not seeing what a bastard his friend was. Now that Ellie is free from her nightmare, Jake waits, needing and wanting. He’ll be there when Ellie is ready to spread her wings.
"ENJOYABLE BUT WAY TOO SHORT"
Juliet McKenzie was an innocent 18-year-old when she spent the summer in Beachwood Bay and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she'd never go back, and she's kept that promise... until now.
"Cute Love Story!"
On the night of January 30, 1945, the Sixth Army Ranger Infantry Battalion staged the most miraculous and sensational rescue in our history. This is the story of the American Prisoners of War who had to endure 33 months of torture, starvation, and a march to the death that only some survived.
Many believe that those who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. If that is so, the fates of Chai and Josi are weaved together and tied with a knot that cannot be broken. Chai has been the self-appointed protector of her best friend, Josi, since their toddler days. Their lives are as far from extravagant as can be imagined - but they don’t need material things to be content.
"A Thread unbroken"
Gracie Evans is a woman tired of the men in her life not satisfying her in bed. She’s had a string of boyfriends, but none of them have come close to satisfying the vivid fantasies she has. Two weeks before Valentine’s Day, she breaks up with her latest boyfriend after a night of lackluster sex. When her good friend Luke Forsythe overhears her talking to their friend Shelly about what she really wants, he’s stunned - and very turned on. Gracie thinks there isn’t a man alive who can satisfy her in bed. Luke aims to prove her wrong.
"If all men could listen so well."
Phillip Harman wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he was born with a tennis racquet in his hand. As a young tennis player from California, he goes to Hong Kong for a fundraiser to help the Children of China. While there he falls in love, but Japan takes over Hong Kong and he is tortured and put in prison. Unwilling to die or be broken, he fights to survive and reunite with his new love.
The Duke of Laverdale is anxious to be Master of the Horse. The Duke therefore brings to an end his affaire de coeur with Lady Sybil Mersham, and decides that he will be married is confident that he will then be appointed Master of the Horse.A s he has always avoided debutantes or young women, he asks the Marquis of Coleburn to help him.
Since she was 15, Sawyer has taken care of everyone but herself, including her older brother, Dane. She has been lying to herself to keep from feeling the pain of her parents' deaths. Now she is 20, and she's ready to start a life of her own. It's too much. She can't deal with it alone. Someone has to help. She'll do anything to escape the heartbreak, but you can only run so far. Travis is determined to break down those walls and get inside her head, but no matter how hard he tries, she'll always run.
"A must listen"
The witch Ilvani's nightmares of a storm and a suffering soul are luring shadow creatures into Ikemmu, bent on hunting her down and killing her for reasons no one can ascertain. Ashok, however, is determined to find a way to stop it before the shadow creatures destroy the city he worked so hard to save. The trail leads him, the witch Ilvani, Cree, and Skagi along a caravan to Rashemen, where similarly strange attacks are happening among the secretive masked witches of the steppes.