Stake in West Texas: Pulling a Chain and Raising a Family Across Big Oil Country: Rebecca D. Henderson
Take a look inside the lives of three close friends. Dre and Hassan have been robbing convenience stores and small banks together since high school, but they share something else in common other than making cold, hard cash: their love for Nikki. The stakes are high after the trio takes on a scheme that unexpectedly sets off a chain of deadly events. With greed, betrayal, and heartache pulling them all in separate directions, will they be able to overcome it all? Or will their very foundation crumble beneath lust, lies, and deception? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carl Atkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058232/bk_acx0_058232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jill loves estate sales and flea markets. The older the piece she finds, the happier she is, especially with jewelry. When she discovers a beautiful antique silver amulet on a chain, she snaps it up. But the longer she wears it, the stranger her dreams become...and the stranger in her dreams becomes more real, pulling her deeper into his erotic play. Is he real? And is he really a stranger? Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity and includes Paranormal sex with Vampires, passionate sex, and more. Adults only should listen to this book, and only those adults who will not be offended by mature content. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Layla Dawn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027629/bk_acx0_027629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Nadia´s family moves to Captive´s Sound, she instantly realizes there´s more to the place than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia can sense that a spell has been cast over the tiny Rhode Island town - a sickness infecting everyone and everything in it. The magic at work is darker and more powerful than anything she´s come across and has sunk its claws most deeply into Mateo...her rescuer, her friend, and the guy she yearns to get closer to even as he pushes her away. Mateo has lived in Captive´s Sound his entire life, shadowed by small-town gossip and his family´s tormented past. Every generation, the local legends say, one member of the family goes mad, claiming to know the future before descending into insanity. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl from a car accident actually come true, he knows he´s doomed. Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his terrible family curse, and to prevent a coming disaster that even now threatens the entire town, including Nadia´s family, her newfound friends, and her own life. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times best-selling author Claudia Gray´s new novel depicts a dark and unforgettable world of witches, curses, buried secrets, and star-crossed romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003308/bk_harp_003308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Centuries have passed since the Old World burnt, and humankind still survive. Through the churning of gears and the billowing of steam engines, new nations arose to replace the world that was lost to the Fire. Yet the thirst for war never truly fades from the hearts of men. In a world gripped by a cold war where mutated hoards roam the land, the lives of three men from different nations are about to intertwine, starting a chain reaction that could very well ignite the embers of war. But little do they know, a man hides in the shadows pulling the strings of their fates. Join Einar as his life is turned upside down following the disappearance of his sister and the murder of his best friend. Follow the engineer Nate as he is forced to leave behind his home and choose a side as war threatens to flood the lands of Rhythlan. And finally, hear the tale of Lord Seran of the Alexandria Empire as he is sent behind enemy lines and finds out how much of a threat the Empire´s enemies truly are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Johns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054510/bk_acx0_054510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the visionary bestselling author of The Second World and How to Run the World comes a bracing and authoritative guide to a future shaped less by national borders than by global supply chains, a world in which the most connected powers-and people-will win. Connectivity is the most revolutionary force of the twenty-first century. Mankind is reengineering the planet, investing up to ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the world´s burgeoning megacities together. This has profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny. In Connectography, visionary strategist Parag Khanna travels from Ukraine to Iran, Mongolia to North Korea, Pakistan to Nigeria, and across the Arctic Circle and the South China Sea to explain the rapid and unprecedented changes affecting every part of the planet. He shows how militaries are deployed to protect supply chains as much as borders, and how nations are less at war over territory than engaged in tugs-of-war over pipelines, railways, shipping lanes, and Internet cables. The new arms race is to connect to the most markets-a race China is now winning, having launched a wave of infrastructure investments to unite Eurasia around its new Silk Roads. The United States can only regain ground by fusing with its neighbors into a super-continental North American Union of shared resources and prosperity. Connectography offers a unique and hopeful vision for the future. Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and technologies have eliminated the need for resource wars; ambitious transport corridors and power grids are unscrambling Africa´s fraught colonial borders; even the Arab world is evolving a more peaceful map as it builds resource and trade routes across its war-torn landscape. At the same time, thriving hubs such as Singapore and Dubai are injecting dynamism into young and heavily populated regions, cyber-communities empower commerce across vast distances, and the world´s ballooning financial assets are being wisely invested into building an inclusive global society. Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together. Praise for Connectography ´´Incredible . . . With the world rapidly changing and urbanizing, [Khanna´s] proposals might be the best way to confront a radically different future.´´-The Washington Post ´´Clear and coherent . . . a well-researched account of how companies are weaving ever more complicated supply chains that pull the world together even as they squeeze out inefficiencies. . . . [He] has succeeded in demonstrating that the forces of globalization are winning.´´-Adrian Woolridge, The Wall Street Journal ´´Bold . . . With an eye for vivid details, Khanna has . . . produced an engaging geopolitical travelogue.´´-Foreign Affairs ´´For those who fear that the world is becoming too inward-looking, Connectography is a refreshing, optimistic vision.´´-The Economist ´´Connectivity has become a basic human right, and gives everyone on the planet the opportunity to provide for their family and contribute to our shared future. Connectography charts the future of this connected world.´´-Marc Andreessen, general partner, Andreessen Horowitz ´´Khanna´s scholarship and foresight are world-class. A must-read for the next president.´´-Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense
The Chancellor has little real power- He is mired down by baseless accusations of corruption,´´ Senator Palpatine told Queen Amidala in Episode I. Tracing the thrilling chain of events that leads up to the Republic´s current chaotic state, Cloak of Deception follows Chancellor Valorum as he struggles with his fall from power- and the dark forces who have benefitted greatly from his weakened position. Hoping to stem the growing tide of unrest, Valorum convenes an emergency trade summit on the planet Eriadu. At his request, a group of Jedi Knights is sent to protect the delegates from possible terrorist attack. But what should have been a simple peacekeeping assignment turns out to be a mission into the heart of a political firestorm. For shadowy forces are at work, pulling the strings in a masterful bid for power that could leave the Republic reeling. And the Chancellor is only its most visible victim. One man´s fall from power could lead to the end of the Republic, and the irreversible rise of the dark side. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000441/bk_rhuk_000441_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.