Based on the life of an actual soldier who claimed to have fought at Bunker Hill, Israel Potter is unique among Herman Melville´s books: a novel in the guise of a biography. In telling the story of Israel Potter´s fall from Revolutionary War hero to peddler on the streets of London, where he obtained a livelihood by crying ´´Old Chairs to Mend,´´ Melville alternated between invented scenes and historical episodes, granting cameos to such famous men of the era as Benjamin Franklin (Potter may have been his secret courier) and John Paul Jones, and providing a portrait of the American Revolution as the rollicking adventure and violent series of events that it really was. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001933/bk_adbl_001933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s 1994, and Adam, a drug addict from New York City, arrives at a kibbutz in Israel with a medieval sapphire brooch. To make up for a past crime, he needs to get the priceless heirloom to a woman his grandfather loved when he was a Holocaust refugee on the kibbutz 50 years earlier. There Adam joins other troubled people trying to turn their lives around: Ulya, the ambitious and beautiful Soviet emigre; Farid, the lovelorn Palestinian farmhand; Claudette, the French Canadian Catholic with OCD; Ofir, the Israeli teenager wounded in a bus bombing; and Ziva, the old Zionist Socialist firebrand who founded the kibbutz. By the end of that summer, through their charged relationships with one another, they each get their last chance at redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/000595/bk_drms_000595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inheritance? Check. Solo trip before getting married? Check. Dangerous hot guy she shouldn´t get involved with in a thousand years? Oh, honey, that´s a check. From author Normandie Fischer comes a new romantic suspense that takes the listener from the hills of Italy to the Jordanian desert and from there to an Israel on the brink of war with Hamas. Rina Lynne has never traveled far from Morehead City, North Carolina. So when she inherits her father´s secret stash, she´s ready to kick up her heels and go adventuring before she settles down to marry her long-time fiancé. First stop, Italy. Enter Tony (aka Anton), an engineering geek conned into helping his Israeli cousins as a sort-of spy. From the moment he meets Rina, he´s distracted, which is not a good idea when there´s already been murder and theft. And from the moment Rina meets Tony, she´s fascinated, which is also not a good idea. He´s an Arab-American, and she´s half-Jewish. And engaged. And then there are all those bodies dropping around them, each linked to the gathering storm in the Middle East. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066077/bk_acx0_066077_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.