When the twisted Dark Mechanicus priests of the Bloodborn descend upon Quintarn, the Ultramarines are quick to move in defence of their prized agri-world. However, it soon becomes apparent that the planet´s fate will not be decided by the massed battle companies of the Space Marines but by the actions of just one lowly sergeant - Torias Telion. A master marksman and Scout with a long history of service to the Chapter, Telion must now face the worst of the Bloodborn´s technological terrors and secure the city of Idrisia from the enemy advance if the Ultramarines are to have any hope of prevailing against an enemy whose numbers swell with every victory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Barrett, Rupert Degas, Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gawo/000155/bk_gawo_000155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Warcage: 200 worlds harnessed to an artificial sun in a feat of unprecedented stellar engineering. Built to travel through space as a monument to peace between alien species, now its voracious rulers have turned it into a nightmarish wasteland, capturing new planets for slaves and resources then discarding the old. When a verdant agri-world is pulled out of its orbit, the captain of a smuggling ship must journey into the Warcage to rescue his crew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021963/bk_adbl_021963_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Netto was a Cyborg, a protector, and a contracted mercenary. His specialty was the water: shallows, salt water, and open oceans across the universe. He was also a freak forged from the DNA of a bull shark-blue-gray skin, a body built with power, and a double-set of razor-sharp teeth. His nomadic lifestyle came to a halt when his old employer, the Earthian Planetary Exploration Division, offered him his old job back. Rylie was born and raised on the planet Kepler, on an agri-lot that farmed jewels from the sea. But something was happening to her family´s lots and people were disappearing. When a giant Cyborg showed up at her settlement and struck a deal with her father, she was forced to follow the stranger out onto the water, into the dangers of the alien deep, and far beyond the sight of land. She feared the Cyborg. She feared his teeth. But she feared the monsters in the water more. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese, Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011314/bk_tant_011314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America is the ultimate start-up venture - and these are the heroes who made it happen.The history of the United States is, to a remarkable degree, the story of its entrepreneurs, those daring movers and shakers who dreamed big and risked everything to build better lives for themselves, and their fellow Americans. In American Entrepreneur, Duck Commander CEO and star of the blockbuster Duck Dynasty series Willie tells the captivating true tale of the visionaries and doers who have embodied the American Dream. We begin with the first American entrepreneurs, the Native Americans, who established a highly sophisticated commercial network across the land in the precolonial days. The original Founding Father, George Washington, was also a founding entrepreneur, at the head of a thriving agri-business venture that gave him the executive skills to steer the nation through the darkest hours of the revolution. Then, of course, there were the mega-entrepreneurs, legendary figures like Astor, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller, who transformed America, connected the country with miles of railroad track and supplied the fuel and steel that would help make this country the most powerful nation on earth. And in recent years, business visionaries from Jobs to Gates to Zuckerberg, not to mention the thousands of equally vital, yet smaller-scale, operators that spring up every year, have ushered America into the 21st century. American Entrepreneur also relates the story of the Robertson family business, telling how Willie’s family turned a humble regional duck call manufacturer, founded by his father Phil, into an international powerhouse brand. From a young age, Willie had the entrepreneurial bug, buying candy in bulk and hawking it on the school bus. He did special orders, offered revolving credit plans, and earned a small fortune for a 10-year-old - until he was hauled into the principal’s office and told to knock it of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008269/bk_harp_008269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A reminder that even the smallest newspapers can hold the most powerful among us accountable.... Cullen and his brother are heroic figures.´´ (The New York Times Book Review) From a 2017 Pulitzer-winning newspaperman, an unsentimental ode to America´s heartland as seen in small-town Iowa - a story of reinvention and resilience, environmental and economic struggle, and surprising diversity and hope.When The Storm Lake Times, a tiny Iowa twice-weekly, won a Pulitzer Prize for taking on big corporate agri-industry for poisoning the local rivers and lake, it was a coup on many counts: a strike for the well-being of a rural community; a triumph for that endangered species, a family-run rural news weekly; and a salute to the special talents of a fierce and formidable native son, Art Cullen. In this candid and timely audiobook, Cullen describes how the rural prairies have changed dramatically over his career, as seen from the vantage point of a farming and meatpacking town of 15,000 in Northwest Iowa. Politics, agriculture, the environment, and immigration are all themes in Storm Lake, a chronicle of a resilient newspaper, as much a survivor as its town. Storm Lake´s people are the audiobook´s heart: the family that swam the Mekong River to find Storm Lake; the Latina with a baby who wonders if she´ll be deported from the only home she has known; the farmer who watches markets in real time and tries to manage within a relentless agriculture supply chain that seeks efficiency for cheaper pork, prepared foods, and ethanol. Storm Lake may be a community in flux, occasionally in crisis (farming isn´t for the fainthearted), but one that´s not disappearing - in fact, its population is growing with immigrants from Laos, Mexico, and elsewhere. Thirty languages are now spoken there, and soccer is more popular than football.Iowa plays an outsize role in national politics. Iowa introduced Barack Obama 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Henry Coffey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004179/bk_peng_004179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An eye-opening exposé of the struggle to control the world’s seeds and the future of our food Ten thousand years after humans figured out how to stop wandering and plant crops, veteran investigative journalist Mark Schapiro plunges into the struggle already underway for control of seeds, the ground-zero ingredient for our food. Three-quarters of the seed varieties on Earth in 1900 had become extinct by 2015. In Seeds of Resistance, Schapiro takes us onto the frontlines of a struggle over the seeds that remain, one that will determine the long-term security of our food supply in the face of unprecedented climate volatility. Schapiro reveals how more than half of all commercially-traded seeds have fallen under the control of just three multinational agri-chemical companies. At just the time when scientists tell us we need a spectrum of options to respond to climatic changes, thousands of seed varieties are being taken off the market and replaced by the companies’ genetically engineered or crack-baby seeds, addicted to chemical pesticides and herbicides from the day they are planted. Schapiro dives deep into the rapidly growing movement in the United States and around the world to defy these trends and assert autonomy over locally-bred seeds - seeds which are showing high levels of resilience to the onrushing and accelerating impacts of climate change. Schapiro applies his investigative and storytelling skills to this riveting narrative, from the environmentally stressed fields of the American Midwest to the arid fields of Syria, as conditions in the two start to resemble one another, to Native American food cultivators, who are seeing increasing interest in their ability to grow food in shifting conditions over thousands of years; from the financial markets that are turning patented seeds into one of the planet’s most valuable commodities to the fields where they are grown. Seeds of Resistance lifts the lid on the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025765/bk_adbl_025765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There will be pain ahead, and trouble and problems that I won´t be able to fix on my own. But in them all, I know God will be there, calling me to look to him. Inviting me to take the next step toward his open arms. And I will say yes. And yes. And yes. Annahita Parsan was born into a Muslim family in Iran and grew up with the simple hope of one day finding a good husband, having children, and doing some good in the world. Married and a mother before she turned 18, Annahita found herself unexpectedly widowed and trapped for years in an abusive second marriage that she later fled - discovering instead a God who might love her. Stranger No More is the remarkable true story of Annahita´s path from oppression to the life-changing hope of Jesus. Fleeing Iran across the mountains into Turkey, she spent months in the terrifying Agri prison before a miraculous release and flight to Europe, where she and her two children knelt in a church and prayed, ´´God, from this day on we are Christians´´. Filled with unthinkable circumstances, miraculous rescues, and the quietly constant voice of Jesus, Stranger No More leads listeners deep into the heart of God and draws them toward the same call that Annahita heeds today: using her past to save others from theirs. As the leader of two congregations in Sweden, Annahita has baptized hundreds of former Muslims since her own conversion, has seen firsthand the powerful ways God is at work among those who have left Islam behind, and is reminded every day that saying yes to God is always worth the risk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Woodward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000763/bk_tnwd_000763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Filmmakers Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel talk with Jim Fleming about their documentary Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? The films looks at biodynamic beekeepers around the world and explores the root causes of colony collapse disorder. Next, Erin Clune is a reporter for Wisconsin Pubilc Radio and a blogger. She visits the hives of urban beekeeper Bob Falk from Madison, Wisconsin.Then, Poet Catherine Jagoe shares her poem about bees and honey.After that, Pattiann Rogers is a celebrated essayist and poet. She´s won numerous awards and is the author of fourteen books. She shares some of her favorite bee poems with Anne Strainchamps, and one of her own, too.Following that, anthropologist Hugh Raffles talks with Steve Paulson about the work of celebrated bee biologist Karl von Frisch and the remarkable ways bees reach consensus in a hive. He´s the author of the book Insectopedia.Finally, Justin O. Schmidt is a research biologist and professor at the University of Arizona school of Entomology and he´s been stung by nearly every insect with a stinger, from the benign honeybee to the viscious tarantula hawk wasp. He told Steve Paulson about his creation, the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. [Broadcast Date: July 20, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120720/rt_tbon_120720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.