Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas. It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis. It’s a place where the right kind of person with the right kind of weaponry can really make a name for themselves, and make more than an enemy or two along the way. As you battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland, the colossal Hoover Dam, and the neon drenched Vegas Strip, you’ll be introduced to a colorful cast of characters, power-hungry factions, special weapons, mutated creatures and much more. Choose sides in the upcoming war or declare “winner takes all” and crown yourself the King of New Vegas in this follow-up to the 2008 videogame of the year, Fallout 3. Enjoy your stay.
Long, long ago, when the world was still young and hopeful, there lived a girl named Pandora. One day, a beautiful mysterious box was left in her cottage. She was warned not to open it.But she did open the box, and all of a sudden a swarm of hideously ugly creatures flew out, bringing with them pain and suffering. Then, at last, a bright glistening fairy flew out to bring new hope to the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frances H. Kelley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/eyer/000009/bk_eyer_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bart the Bat and his friends set out on an adventure across forests, lakes, and plains. In this somewhat humorous story, Bart the Bat leads his friends to a desirable place without promises that are too big. He warns them in advance that the blood they are after isn't worth it, but they insist on going. Little do they know this trip takes them past attacking dragons, ugly werewolves, and other creatures, only to discover the irony of their bad listening skills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H Fehskens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098897/bk_acx0_098897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actress Kelly McGillis narrates this Hans Christian Andersen classic, accompanied by music by Mark Isham. A long time ago in Denmark, a childless couple is blessed with a radiantly beautiful baby girl. She is no bigger than a thumb, so she is called Thumbelina. Snatched from her family by an ugly toad who wants to marry her, Thumbelina escapes, befriending various creatures of the forest. Ultimately, she meets the king of the flower angels, with whom she finds happiness forever. Hans Christian Andersen's tiny heroine will capture your heart and imagination. Ages six and up. Part of the Rabbit Ears award-winning series, Storybook Classics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly McGillis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068790/bk_acx0_068790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A small team of archeologists embark on a mission much the same as they have done many times before. The only thing different about this expedition is that it is a matter of life or death. One member, leader John Larson, is dying. He has a very short time to live. The cancer he has is taking over his body day by day. John knows of only one place that offers him a chance to beat this disease. Along with his fellow archeologists, his soon-to-be wife Sarah, and life-long friend Felix, John would travel to hell and back to find a cure.Far back in a hidden valley in the Andes mountains, John and his team discover a secret world - a valley that has harbored a race of people not of this world. This is a valley filled with flying moths the size of automobiles; creatures with the head of a rhino and the body of a zebra; creatures with two-foot-long stingers as ugly and deadly as a scorpion's. These same creatures are capable of changing into the most beautiful women any man has ever seen. This valley is a place where, with a single thought, all of Rommel's armies, trees, rivers, and anything else the mind can conceive will appear.A colony of Venusians is sent to Earth with a single purpose: To take one of our planet's most priceless natural resources back to Venus.John has one chance at a cure and one chance to save two worlds. He must make all the right decisions, or he will sentence both Earth and Venus to certain death by extinction. Befriending moth creatures and an enemy with powers beyond one's imagination are also options that John cannot live without. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rudy Durieux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121866/bk_acx0_121866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prehistoric creatures have again invaded Crater Lake National Park - and this time there's more than one. Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for thirteen years now and thought the days when he'd had to fight a rogue dinosaur that lived in the caves below the lake were long over. Until one of his park rangers, to save a visitor's life, is in a deadly struggle out in the woods with a new breed of dinosaur worse than the last one. It's as big as a man, but this one is a young one. And growing. Then more of the creatures begin to show up everywhere, threatening people and destroying the tranquility and safety of his beloved park. A tourist trolley filled with fifteen people is snatched up off the crater's rim by another version of the younger one…but this one has grown into a giant with fangs, claws and a deadly tail. And this one has wings. Ugly Gargoyles, Henry calls them. For this one isn't alone. They're flying beyond the park's boundaries into the neighboring towns. So Henry, with the help of his son-in-law, a paleontologist named Justin, and a band of brave park rangers, and a few good soldiers, must not only protect his park and his people from monsters once more but find their lair and destroy it and them before the creatures kill again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan McKinney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024365/bk_acx0_024365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring pet "training tips" in each chapter. Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet - a ridiculous notion! Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie's sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake's combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem - before it's too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Denaker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001813/bk_lili_001813_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Under the benevolent leadership of the League of Peoples, there is no war, little crime, and life is sacred...unless you're an Explorer. The ugly, the flawed, the misfit, the deformed, they are the unwanted, flung to the farthest corners of the galaxy to investigate hostile planets and strange, vicious creatures. Out there, there are a thousand different - and terrible - ways to die. Festina Ramos belongs to the well-trained, always-dwindling ranks of ECMs (Expendable Crew Members). Now she and her partner, Yarrun Derigha, have been ordered to escort the unstable Admiral Chee to Melaquin -- the feared "Planet of No Return"-- which has swallowed up countless Explorers before them without a trace.Obviously, this is meant to be the last mission for Ramos and Derigha. But it won't be, if Festina can help it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005332/bk_adbl_005332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.