National Book Award, Fiction, 2008Inspired by a near-mythic event on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the 20th century, Shadow Country re-imagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son. Shadow Country transverses strange landscapes inhabited by Americans of every provenance and color, including the black and Indian inheritors of archaic racism that ´´still casts its shadow over the nation.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003004/bk_blak_003004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The deep dark of Svartleheim, realm of the Black Elves: The Ivald monks called it a shortcut. They lied. For once you enter their tunnels, the Black Elves never let you leave. In this ninth volume of Glenn G. Thater’s Harbinger of Doom saga, Theta arrives at Jutenheim, hot on the heels of Korrgonn and the League of Shadows. Their fateful confrontation is fast approaching, if only they pass the Black Elf king and the ancient evils that lurk in his subterranean domain. But do the Black Elves serve the dark powers or the light? Audiobooks by Glenn G. Thater in the Harbinger of Doom Saga: Gateway to Nifleheim The Fallen Angle Knight Eternal Dwellers of the Deep Blood, Fire, and Thorn Gods of the Sword The Shambling Dead Master of the Dead Shadow of Doom Wizard´s Toll Drums of Doom Volume 12+ (Forthcoming) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle De Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115444/bk_acx0_115444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life in the shadows. It happens to all of us. We stand so close to a dominant personality that our reflection can hardly be noticed. Someone more famous. More skilled. More powerful. Sometimes they are people we hardly know. Sometimes they are members of our own family. Brazos Fortune has left a towering legacy. His son Todd now struggles to prove himself and find his own identity in the Shadow of Legends. Todd Fortune must follow his father as he takes over the family business with his wife, a fast-paced city girl who´s not willing to settle into a small town lifestyle. A tale of daily hardships and hard-earned victories, Todd struggles to prove himself a committed husband and a courageous frontiersman in the wake of his father´s legacy. Cross-country chases, deadly showdowns, and budding romances weave the story of this second powerful novel in the Fortunes of the Black Hills series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Sciarrio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000607/bk_bimo_000607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The deadly game continues.... Kidnapped, tortured, and used as bait, Forest´s life hangs in the balance as Copernicus moves forward to claim the throne. In the shadows, an army of slaves, waits to deal Regia´s new republic a killing blow. After the insurgent´s first strike, a wave of rage builds through the races. No one is ready to lay down and hand Copernicus what he wants. But time is running out for Syrus to save Forest and their baby. Turned into a drone, and weighed down with guilt, Redge tries to break free of the grasp of the insurgents. The only person who can help him is the woman of his past. Lives will be lost, reluctant heroes will rise, and past flames will be rekindled. Regia must rise against Copernicus, but on the horizon, an even darker shadow lengthens over the land. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031090/bk_adbl_031090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the snowy Canadian wilderness, a terrifying legend springs to life, sparking a series of gruesome crimes. Government agent Sean Laporte is sent to investigate and must contend with an obsessive, resourceful foe, a hostile environment, and an elusive search for the truth. He is soon pulled between worlds of myth and madness, a present haunted by the past, and a primitive world of mystery and power. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021464/bk_acx0_021464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Seeking the Shadow´´ was published in the anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues. About this story, author Joseph R. Lallo says, ´´In the Book of Deacon´s setting, the Northern Alliance and its southern neighbor, Tressor, have been at war for generations. Almost since the war began an assassin has stalked the northern lands, quickly becoming a legend among the people for both its skill and its elusiveness. This story takes place between The Book of Deacon and its prequel, The Rise of the Red Shadow. It is the much-requested telling of how two of the most infamous figures in the setting first crossed paths.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karyn O´Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023362/bk_adbl_023362_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first book of the trilogy, Shadow of the Wolf, is set in Sherwood Forest in medieval England. In it, Tim Hall presents a Robin Hood more heroic and horrific than ever before: a 14-year-old blind, ruthless assassin and elemental creature of the forest, hell-bent on a mission to avenge his father´s death and the brutal abduction of his soul mate, Marian. It is a breathtakingly original - and utterly compelling - retelling of the Robin Hood legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Jameson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011375/bk_adbl_011375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Vampire tale appeared in the 1927 issue of ´´Weird Tales´´ but a good story never ages and this one is a very good one. A tall stranger at an afternoon tea interests Jules de Grandin. He learns of the man´s ferocious actions during the war against the Turks and notices his unusually hairy palms. Soon de Grandin and his friend Dr. Trowbirdge are called upon to treat a young man´s mysterious illness. Following up on an ancient legend of ´´Sarah´´, they then learn of an old, old man accosting young ladies. When Sgt. Costello stops by for a bit of advice about a missing young woman, Jules put the pieces together and the trio races to prevent a horrible tragedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000593/bk_jimc_000593_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The grisly murder of a diplomat’s son in Central Park draws NYPD Detective Gerald Meeker and FBI Special Agent Andee Trakes into a twisted and confusing investigation. Within hours, the evidence indicates the man was executed in the manner saved for werewolves. Andee Trakes is assigned to liaison with a history professor who is an expert on folklore and legends. Professor Alwyn Lloyd, handsome, articulate, and successful, not only agrees the method of death was indeed an execution, he claims to be a werewolf. Andee is torn between the desire to date the man and the suspicion to arrest him. From the initial killing in the park, a bloody spree is ignited that soon has Andee and Lloyd forced to work together to protect themselves and family members. Shadow of the Moon explores the world of werewolves and paints a picture of what is good about them as well as bad. The story explains what is beautiful as well as ugly about the wolf. The story is fast-paced and full of interesting characters and several twists and turns to keep both the fantasy as well as the suspense and romance enthusiasts entertained. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul J. McSorley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102108/bk_acx0_102108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the magic woods of Lyra, a noblewoman struggles to escape from a faceless man. Trouble is brewing in Alkyra. While the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. As the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her 20th birthday. She is a remarkable woman: quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess. When Alethia regains consciousness, an evil Lithmern with a face made of shadows is carrying her through the forest. These are magic woods, home to fabled creatures whose existence she has always doubted. To find her way home, Alethia will have to learn to trust in the old tales, whose legends of magic and daring hold the only hope of saving her kingdom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Greevy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011696/bk_adbl_011696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.