Two families are united-and torn apart-by the Civil War in these three dramatic novels by the #1 New York Times-bestselling master of the historical epic. In North and South, the first volume of John Jakes´s acclaimed and sweeping saga, a friendship is threatened by the divisions of the Civil War. In the years leading up to the Civil War, one enduring friendship embodies the tensions of a nation. Orry Main from South Carolina and George Hazard from Pennsylvania forge a lasting bond while training at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Together they fight in the Mexican-American War, but their closeness is tested as their regional politics diverge. As the first rounds are fired at Fort Sumter, Orry and George find themselves on different sides of the coming struggle. In John Jakes´s unmatched style, North and South launches a trilogy that captures the fierce passions of a country at the precipice of disaster. In Love and War, the Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War´s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-steadfast bond between the Main and Hazard families continues to be tested. From opposite sides of the conflict, they face heartache and triumph on the frontlines as they fight for the future of the nation and their loved ones. With his impeccable research and unfailing devotion to the historical record, John Jakes offers his most enthralling and enduring tale yet. In Heaven and Hell, the battle between the Mains and Hazards-and Confederate and Union armies-comes to a brilliant end. The last days of the Civil War bring no peace for the Main and Hazard families. As the Mains´ South smolders in the ruins of defeat, the Hazards´ North pushes blindly for relentless industrial progress. Both the nation and the families´ long-standing bond hover on the brink of destruction. In the series´ epic conclusion, Jakes expertly blends personal conflict with historical events, crafting a haunting page-turner about America´s constant change and unyielding hope. This ´´entertaining [and] authentic dramatization´´ (The New York Times) is a thrilling tale of shifting loyalties, set during one of the darkest moments in American history.
When Dani--one of many civilians living on the fringes to evade a war that´s been raging between a faction of aliens and the remnants of Earth´s military for decades--discovers that she´s not human, her life is upended, and she´s drawn into the very battle she´s spent her whole life avoiding. avoiding.
In books 1 and 2 of the Chiveis Trilogy, The Sword and The Gift, Teo and Ana find the Old and New Testaments, which had been lost for centuries. Their discoveries lead to new friendships and renewed faith within a small band of men and women working to spread the knowledge of the one true God. But now an ancient pact has united enemies of the Christian faith. Through the discovery of a powerful military technology, this dark alliance now threatens to consume the known world. Teo and Ana learn of the nefarious plot, and against overwhelming odds race to stay one step ahead of their enemies, traversing stormy seas, dangerous cities, and smoldering volcanoes. As armies begin to mass for a final battle, the odds seem to favor the forces of evil, and Teo and Ana will have to fight for faith when all hope has been lost. In the final book of the Chiveis Trilogy, Litfin takes listeners on a journey filled with peril, faraway lands, and adventure. Men and women alike will enjoy the fast-paced narrative, imaginative plot, and vivid descriptions of this master storyteller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000895/bk_hove_000895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The end of the world is not glamorous. In a matter of days, the human race was reduced to nothing more than vicious, flesh-hungry creatures. Criminal defense attorney Samson struggles to keep his family safe and his sanity intact when the world comes apart at the seams. Veronica, the high school track star, races to get her brother out of their doomed city. Ben, a military veteran, is forced to come to grips with the end of the world as he fights the undead. Andrew, a police officer, struggles to maintain some sort of humanity in a world overrun by death and destruction. There are no heroes here, just survivors, and they all have one thing in common: Who you once were can no longer determine who you will be in the face of catastrophe. The Breadwinner, book one in The Breadwinner Trilogy, thrusts you head first into postapocalyptic Northwest Florida and will leave you craving more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Birney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030963/bk_acx0_030963_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete number one best-selling Walking Plague Trilogy now available in one volume, including: Zombie Patrol: Los Angeles County park ranger Jack Carter is about to discover that not all is as it seems in his tranquil life. Once responsible for patrolling the many public parks, in particular the popular Griffith Park with its famous observatory and zoo, Jack is about to discover that a whole new kind of animal roams his woods. The undead kind. It begins when his brother, on leave from the military, arrives sick. Deathly sick. Jack´s concern turns to alarm when his own flesh and blood turns on him, forcing the park ranger to take drastic measures. Now searching for answers and help for his brother, Jack finds himself on the run from a lethal group of government agents - and from something monstrous that stalks his woods. Something not of this world... and hungry for flesh. Zombie Rage: Now, as Jack struggles to stay sane - as the hunger within him grows to insatiable, uncontrollable levels - he´s about to confront his greatest fear. Indeed, the cure to the worldwide infection just might be worse than the zombies themselves. Now, with the walking dead spreading like wildfire, feasting on all those unlucky enough to cross their paths, one family just might have come across a cure to save all mankind... one family against an army of the undead. Zombie Mountain: Now, with his daughter bitten, it´s a race against time to save her - and stop a madman hellbent on destroying everything that Jack has fought so hard to save. With timing running out, and a doomsday clock ticking, Jack Carter will sacrifice everything to save the ones he loves... even while the walking dead multiply... and grow hungrier and hungrier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Doersch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032750/bk_acx0_032750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The war on the edge of explored space has finally struck home. Millions are killed when the city of Northgate is attacked by an alien ship. Mac Narrad is lucky to be alive. But while looking for his family in the rubble he discovers an awful truth. The attack may have been faked by the military to gain control of the population. His quest for the truth leads him to the mysterious planet of Ronos, a secret planet hidden by Earth´s military. A planet full of life, beauty, and a potential that could alter the course of humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Menesses. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133281/bk_acx0_133281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Garrison, a corporal in the British Military Police, loses his sight while trying to save the wife and child of millionaire industrialist Thomas Schroeder from a terrorist bomb. While Garrison is recovering from his injuries, Schroeder makes him an offer the young man cannot refuse - refuge at Schroeder´s luxurious mountain retreat and rehabilitation from the best doctors who can treat Garrison´s blindness and, if not cure him, at least teach him a new way of life. But Thomas Schroeder has a secret. He is dying and determined not to lose his life. The doctors tell him his body cannot be saved. But about his mind? Garrison´s healthy, young body would make an excellent replacement for Schroeder´s failing corpus, if the machines to perform the operation can be perfected in time. Garrison has no secrets of his own. Since the bombing that caused a loss of his sight, Garrison has become aware of new abilities slowly developing in his mind: mental powers he is beginning to master; strengths Schroeder cannot expect. Richard Garrison and Thomas Schroeder, two strong-willed men locked in battle for the greatest prize - life itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Furlong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112656/bk_acx0_112656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1962, Sergeant Trent Wilkins looked forward to finishing out his military contract pulling guard duty on the underground bunker built into a field in the small town of Schertz, Texas. Little did he know, he was about to get sucked into a government cover up of the murder of one of their own top research specialists. Fifty-two years later, the secret they tried so hard to bury escaped seeking revenge on those involved. Colonel Louis Reed sought to profit from what the Air Force found in that field all those years ago, and it was working. But now, following a massive explosion beneath the Samuel Clemens football field, he and his fellow conspirators find themselves in danger. ´It´ was out and coming to get them. Danny Edwards and Jay Hernandez thought high school was hard, but after being gassed by an unknown entity, and seeing shocking blue orbs flying over their hometown, they knew tougher times were ahead. Danny´s grandfather has a secret, and that secret puts him and his best friend, Jay, and the girl he loves in danger. Schertz is under attack, and no one is coming to help them, least of all, the military who´ve surrounded the city cutting off all exits and entries as they advance on the deadly, sulfuric creatures invading the sleepy suburb. Time is running out fast. Can three teenagers and one old man save the city of Schertz from extinction? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawrence D. Yaklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053490/bk_acx0_053490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.