By Thomas F. Madden, Recorded Books
As overdue as 1518, plans have been laid by means of Pope Leo X and the monarchs of Europe to put aside their inner quarrels and once again embark on a holy campaign to wrest the center East from the Ottoman Turks. discovering accord or even enthusiasm for the company, all was once on target for a multiyear army crusade to push east from North Africa via Egypt and south in the course of the Balkans to squeeze the Turks in a pincer circulate and at last oust the Muslims from the Holy Land. the nice plan, even though, died whilst Europe used to be back plunged into inner strife with the dying of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, who were a pacesetter for the crusade.
For over four hundred years, crusaders ("those signed by means of the cross"), out of Christian zeal, a declared love for his or her fellow guy, and, in lots of instances, an easy hope for fortune, glory, and heavenly gift, marched to the Holy Land to conflict either a true and perceived possibility to their lifestyle and their non secular ideals. the tale of the various crusades are jam-packed with an unremitting ardour to maintain or go back the house of Christianity to Christians. it's also packed with dying, destruction, illness, greed, avarice, and self-interest on either side. a lot of what happened throughout the Crusades has come all the way down to us at the present time within the kind of endured suspicion between spiritual ideologies - not just among Christians and Muslims, but in addition internally between Christian sects and, to a point, between Muslim sects. there's definitely a lot to profit approximately our personal background from a greater realizing of the Crusades and what led such a lot of to crusade.
By Ricky Gervais, Canongate Faber
Ricky Gervais has spent an entire life exploring the finer information of the area of the Flanimals. Now he seeks to respond to one of the most very important questions in Flanimology in his personal phrases.
He bargains with such thorny matters as: the place did all of the Flanimals come from? What have been they doing there? How do you get from a Humpdumbler to a Puddloflaj? What did the blunging become aware of at the hours of darkness wooded area? Are Flanimals for Christmas? All this and extra in a distinct audiobook from the best-selling writer of Flanimals.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bettina Abarnell
»Der große Gatsby« bietet ein Sittengemälde der amerikanischen 1920er Jahre und beleuchtet den Zwiespalt zwischen Geld und Liebe, Machtgier und Treue. Sprache und Erzählstil machen den Roman zu einem der herausragenden poetischen Werke Amerikas in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts.
By Mark Teppo, Andy Caploe, Audible Studios
Markham has lower back to Seattle, looking for Katarina, the lady who, a decade in the past, touched his soul, actually tearing it from his physique. yet what he discovers upon arriving is darkish magick - of a such a lot old and harmful sort! An stumble upon with a determined spirit, jumping destructively from host to host, units Markham at the path of secretive cabal of magicians trying to punch a gap via heaven, extinguishing endlessly the divine spark.
Armed with the refrain, a phantasmal chain of human souls he wields as a weapon of will, Markham needs to have interaction in a magickal conflict with earth-shattering stakes! Markum needs to delve deep into his previous, calling on each point of his occult education for there to be any desire of a destiny. yet delve he needs to, for Markham is a veneficus, a spirit thief, the Lightbreaker....
By Anthea Fraser, Anna Bentinck, Audible Studios
Rona Parish is requested to write down a biography of reclusive artist Ellie by way of her involved sister. Ellie has doubtless disappeared, and the secret surrounding her whereabouts has fuelled a brand new curiosity in her paintings. but if Rona discovers that Ellie's closest pal dedicated suicide, Rona wonders no matter if Ellie, wracked by way of guilt over her friend's dying, might have been pushed to do likewise....
By Simon Jäger, John Katzenbach, Audible GmbH
Am Abend seines fifty three. Geburtstages verwandelt sich das Leben des New Yorker Psychiaters Dr. Frederick Starks in einen Alptraum. Im Wartezimmer seiner Praxis liegt ein mysteriöser short: "Willkommen am ersten Tag Ihres Todes!" , unterzeichnet von einem "Rumpelstilzchen". Starks hält das zunächst für einen üblen Scherz, doch er wird auf grausame Weise eines Besseren belehrt. Der Unbekannte zwingt ihn zu einem teuflischen Spiel: 15 Tage lässt er seinem Opfer, um herauszufinden, wer "Rumpelstilzchen" in Wahrheit ist. Sonst wird er, einen nach dem anderen, Starks Familie umbringen - es sei denn, der Psychiater gibt auf und opfert sein eigenes Leben. Ein mörderisches Katz-und-Maus-Spiel beginnt... Wer ist das mysteriöse "Rumpelstilzchen", das den "Todesbrief" im Wartezimmer von Dr. Starks hinterließ? Gibt es diese Märchenfigur überhaupt? Und wenn ja, wird Dr. Starks es schaffen, das Phantom innerhalb von 15 Tagen zu entlarven?
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By Kimberly Rinker, Jae Huff, Inc. Hunter Publishing
Here is a superb new addition to this acclaimed travel-guide sequence. Pocket Adventures Switzerland is filled with the entire functional trip details you may ever desire, together with areas to stick and consume, vacationer info assets, destination-specific shuttle recommendation, emergency info, and sections at the region's heritage and geography that offer listeners with the history wisdom necessary to a stupendous vacation.
The author's ardour for the vacation spot comes throughout within the vigorous, revealing, and unique textual content, that's continually filled with some of the best and most recent details. even if you need to adventure the majestic perspectives from the Alps or realize Swiss chocolate heaven, this advisor should be your excellent spouse. It gains entire and updated details on the place to stick and what to do during this gorgeous vacation vacation spot.