Owen, Kiel, and Bethany confront secrets, stolen memories, and some very familiar faces in the follow-up to the second book in the New York Times best-selling series The Story Thieves - which was called a "fast-paced, action-packed tale" by School Library Journal - from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy. Owen Conners' whole life changed the day he found out his classmate Bethany was half fictional and could take him into any book in the library. Which story would they jump into next? Another fantasy, like the Kiel Gnomenfoot, Magic Thief books? Maybe something with superheroes? Owen's up for anything except mysteries - those just have too many hidden clues, twists that make no sense, and an ending you never see coming. Then Owen wakes up in a real-life mystery with a memory that's been erased and too many questions. How did Kiel Gnomenfoot lose all of his magic? Where is Bethany? And who's the annoying guy wearing the question mark mask and Sherlock Holmes hat, taunting Owen and Kiel that Bethany is in grave danger? Bethany is trapped in a hidden room that's slowly filling with water, and she can't escape until her friends find her. But is she imprisoned by more than just chains and a locked door? What's she hiding from Owen and Kiel? Mentions of "Missing Text" in this audiobook are intentional and are part of the story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007718/bk_sans_007718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This "clever opener likely to leave readers breathless both with laughter and anticipation" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) is the first in the New York Times best-selling series from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy. Life is boring when you live in the real world instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world's homework and chores. But everything changes the day Owen sees the impossible happen - his classmate Bethany climbs out of a book in the library. It turns out Bethany's half fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character. Bethany can't let anyone else learn her secret, so Owen makes her a deal: All she has to do is take him into a book in Owen's favorite Kiel Gnomenfoot series, and he'll never say a word. Besides, visiting the book might help Bethany find her father.... ...Or it might just destroy the Kiel Gnomenfoot series, reveal Bethany's secret to the entire world, and force Owen to live out Kiel Gnomenfoot's final (very final) adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007719/bk_sans_007719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:IDEA WATCH"Measuring the Return on Character" by Fred Kiel. FEATURE ARTICLES"Reinventing Performance Management" by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall. "Leadership Lessons from Great Family Businesses" by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, Sonny Iqbal, and Jörg Ritter."How to Launch Your Digital Platform" by Benjamin Edelman. Please Note: Harvard Business Review does not publish in August. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/hbsp/150410/pe_hbsp_150410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Freetrader Orion has made a stop to deliver supplies at an Asteroid mining facility when the asteroid suddenly comes under attack by strange spider-like creatures intent on destroying the ore refinery. With his crew and ship at risks from the strange creatures, Captain Kiel Dorn leads a strike against them. Once the creatures are driven off, Captain Dorn wants to find out where they came from and why they attacked the refinery... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Edward Trefethen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017617/bk_acx0_017617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
December 1917. Germany opens the final, bitter round of the war with a new and deadly weapon in the struggle for the seas - the Vulcan sails from Kiel Harbour. To all appearances she is a harmless merchant vessel. But her peaceful lines conceal a merciless firepower; guns, mines and torpedoes that can be brought into play instantly. The Vulcan is a commerce raider and her mission is to bring chaos to the seaways. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006573/bk_bbcw_006573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling World War One spy story from the author of the acclaimed Jack Haldean series. "There's a spy in England. Frankie's letter. Read Frankie's letter...." The last words said by a dying man to Anthony Brooke in Kiel in Germany during the height of World War One. But who is Frankie?With his cover blown and the German army at his heels, English secret agent Anthony Brooke's search to discover the truth leads him to an innocent-seeming country house. Here, deep within the English countryside, as Anthony uncovers a web of spies, treachery and terrorists, the war becomes close and very personal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014117/bk_adbl_014117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There will be days when you wonder at and question some of the risks you had to take, the sacrifices you were forced to offer in the face of death. In Kiel Harbour, 1945, the war in Europe is at an end. But for Lieutenant Vere Marriott and the men of MGB 801, moored amid a nightmare of devastation, it is an uneasy, unsettled peace. New assignments ashore and afloat mean fresh tensions and conflicting emotions. For some, glory now takes second place to profit. For others, revenge at last seems within their grasp. No one is shooting at Marriott now. But dangers come thick and fast - from confrontation with the Russians to his feelings for Fraulein Geghim. There is more to victory than survival.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004171/bk_bbcw_004171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you were murdered by a stranger, wouldn't you want the chance to be able to come back and find out who killed you? And why? J was born blind, but she could "see" things. Her gift has always helped the police find such things as missing persons, serial killers...a ghost or two. Detective Kiel Stark has worked homicide for eight years, but he has never met this mysterious Seer his fellow officers claim could almost perform miracles. Not until a gruesome triple homicide has his superiors calling in the reserved woman to help with the case. Now Stark is faced with a double threat. Not only is he finding himself dangerously attracted to the enigmatic beauty, but she could very well discover his own carefully guarded secret - a secret that could bring an end to his career, his way of life, and any future he had hoped to have. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Veryzer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081299/bk_acx0_081299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For three decades the Windrush was the maritime Zelig of the 20th century, playing different roles in the most turbulent years in modern times. Designed in 1930 in the Hamburg boatyard of a Jewish shipbuilder to ferry Germans to a new life in South America, it wasn't long before Goebbels requisitioned her as one of his ‘Strength Through Joy’ vessels. However, her duties soon darkened: she became a Nazi troop carrier, a support vessel for the pocket battleship Tirpitz and a prison ship transporting Jews to Auschwitz. Captured by the British in Kiel in 1945 and renamed the SS Empire Windrush, she then spent years evacuating displaced service people and, in her famous single voyage from the Caribbean, she brought the first wave of black migrants to Britain, thus changing the country's ethnic makeup for all time. Windrush: The Soul of a Ship is Paul Arnott’s vivid biography of a unique vessel, combining the memories of people who were there with a gripping account of an extraordinary merchant ship at the end of empires. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Telfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050897/bk_adbl_050897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.