The Alliance and its colonies have called a truce and signed the Confederation Agreement, providing the frontier worlds with guarantees of self-government. No one expects the deal to last, and both sides are preparing for the next showdown. But from the depths of space another challenge is coming, one that will endanger the very survival of mankind and force not just the Alliance and its colonies, but all of the Superpowers, to join forces or face annihilation.
"Good story. Performance? Not so much"
The Third Frontier War is over, and the Western Alliance is triumphant. All across human-occupied space, colony worlds celebrate the coming of peace. But peace is an elusive dream, and more trouble is brewing. The war was expensive, and the economies of the Superpowers, always fragile, are on the verge of total collapse. The Directorate, the shadowy intelligence organization that has become the true power behind the Alliance government, plans to strip the colonies bare to pay the costs of war.
"I'll just read the next one."
A tribe will do anything to protect their own. Described as a modern day Dances with Wolves, Cold River Rising is unlike any novel you've heard before. While on spring break from college, Native American Tara Eagle is kidnapped in a foreign land. Her tribe closes its borders, declares war, and sends an unlikely team to rescue her. They are joined by others.
"Enes Smith is a gifted and knowledgeable writer"
Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes. In the 23rd Century, assault troops go to war wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers.
Directed by the maniacal Regent, the enemy pressed forward with one goal - the destruction of mankind. The Superpowers of Earth, enemies for over a century, have banded together to face the threat from outside, and their combined forces have fought delaying actions to buy time. But now the Rim has fallen, and the heart of human space lies before the invaders. On three worlds, mankind will make its stand, and all the power Earth and its colonies can muster has been gathered there.
"J Bower needs to learn third grade pronunciation"
The Third Frontier War is raging, and all across human-occupied space worlds are burning. Massive fleets struggle for dominance and kilometer-long war ships exchange thermonuclear barrages. Battered in the early years of the war, the Western Alliance is resurgent. The brilliant Admiral Augustus Garret leads the Alliance fleet from victory to victory, taking the war to the very heart of the enemy empires.
"Read Book 1 First!"
The combined forces of humanity have beaten back the First Imperium invasion. For the first time, the enemy has been defeated in battle. The cost was high in blood and suffering, but the Line held. The heart of human-occupied space has been saved from annihilation. For now. There is little time for the victorious warriors to savor their triumph or mourn their dead. The First Imperium has been driven back, but it has not been defeated. No one expects the fruits of victory to be more than a brief respite.
"Has gotten very old...can't take it any longer"
Gavin Stark, the former head of Alliance Intelligence, and the bitter nemesis of the Marine Corps, has made his bid for power. His manufactured clone soldiers, Shadow Legions have seized control of dozens of colony worlds, imposing his brutal rule over millions of colonists. His plan is no less than to subjugate all mankind under his iron fist. On key colony worlds, Erik Cain and the remnants of the shattered Marines struggle against Stark's vast armies...the only hope of turning back the tide of destruction and despair threatening to engulf all mankind.
"2nd time listening of this audio book"
The war with the First Imperium is over, and Grand Fleet is limping home from the frontier. Erik Cain, Augustus Garret, and the rest of the high command are grimly satisfied that humanity has been saved from the First Imperium menace. There is no joy, however…no elation at the “victory.” The losses this time were too heavy…too personal…to bear. They did what had to be done to drive back the enemy and save the human worlds from certain destruction. Now they were left to find a way to live with the gut wrenching decisions that victory had required.
A young girl, born over a thousand years into the future, accidentally steps into the mist of a war stricken land, carrying the one thing with her that can heal or destroy their land: a scared crystal known as The Guardian Heart Crystal. As five brothers are drawn to her and become her protectors, the battle between good and evil turns to a battle of the hearts.
Erik Cain is the hero of the Marine Corps, a celebrated warrior who has led his grim veterans into every war the Alliance and mankind have faced. But now he has left the Corps, driven to near madness by an overwhelming need for vengeance. He has sworn to kill Gavin Stark, the madman responsible for his mentor’s death and, with a small band of dedicated followers, he is pursuing his prey across occupied space.
"ignoramus emo narrator can't pronounce things!"
It's Hank Reed's birthday. As a citizen of the United Federation of Nations that means a mandatory death sentence simply because he turned sixty years old. Referred to as "retirement," it's one of the desperate steps the government has taken to curb overpopulation. Retirement is a widely accepted fact of life on a dying planet ruled by a tyrannical government. Hank's execution goes ahead as planned but state sponsored euthanasia isn't what it seems. The Reed family learns what really happens to retirees when secrets the UFN keep from the public start to unravel.
Are you tired of the pursuit of happiness? Learn how to choose happiness in this practical, easy-to-listen text outlining the keys to finding authentic happiness.After years of pursuing happiness through money, relationships, and material possessions (living life the way she thought she was supposed to be living it), Vickay found herself trapped, unfulfilled, and unhappy. A college course on the psychology of happiness taught by a philosophy instructor piqued her curiosity.
It's a curious homecoming for Vince, the son nobody seems to remember. Violence is never far from the surface as his unexpected return uncovers a deep, dark secret that triggers catastrophe in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Hale Appleman as Vince; Tom Bower as Dodge; John Getz as Father Dewis; Amy Madigan as Halie; Robert Parsons as Tilden; Jeff Perry as Bradley; and Madeline Zima as Shelly. Directed by Peter Levin.
"Performance didn't translate to audio"
After seeing Gallareal killed and banishing the Paragon Dracus from the Heart Tree's side of the world, Vanx from the little Zythian village called Malic and his canine familiar, Sir Poopsalot, find themselves alone on the far side of creation. The rough, seemingly uninhabited, land might prove to be unlivable, even for one as skilled as our half-Zythian hero. But all Vanx wants to do is get he, and his dog, back to Saint Elm's Deep, where he can grieve over the loss of the first woman he'd ever let into his heart.
Vanx Malic can't seem to avoid adventure. After following a crazy old wizard's map, to an island that no one else can see, Zeezle ends up on the edge of death. Will Vanx be able to save his closest friend? Will his goddess forgive him for losing his way? All Vanx wants to do is get home to his lover, to see if she will go on the quest his goddess has commanded of him. But first, he has to retrieve another magical gem, from Falriggin's dungeon, on Three Tower Island.
Vanx, his full blooded Zythian friend Zeezle Croyle, Gallarael, and Chelda Flar, set out for Dragon Isle, to hunt down the terrible force who calls himself Paragon Dracus, but they soon find they've underestimated its power.
The evil Hoar Witch and her forest full of malformed creatures await Vanx of the village Malic, and his curious group of companions as they try to save the fairy folk and their magical Heart Tree from the powerful old crone and her evil.
In a piece of the Mirror of Portent, Vanx Malic sees the forces of the mysterious Trigon destroying Parydon Isle. This strange new enemy, with ensorcelled fighters, dragon-riding wizards, and a nearly perfect battle plan, find little resistance in this future vision. After sending Gallarael to warn her brother, the Crown Prince of Parydon, about the invasion, Vanx sees the Trigon attacking his homeland, in the mirror. Deep inside he knows he has to go warn them.
This darkly offbeat novel opens with the narrator, Wallace Black, as the target of the school bully's violence. After suffering a horrendous beating, Black goes home to his equally abusive family. As a punishment for fighting at school, his mother straps a set of grotesque horns to the top of his head. He is unsure of where the horns came from. They have always been in the house. And they contain a power no one could have expected.