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Brewer and the Barbary Pirates
Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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It is said that a man is grown by his past, and so it was with William Brewer. Before he took command of HMS Defiant in a hurricane and before he hunted pirates in HMS Revenge, Brewer endured a crucible of fire that molded him into the legend he became. Fresh from the tutelage of Napoleon Bonaparte on St. Helena, Brewer signs on for a cruise under Captain Bush in HMS Lydia to the Mediterranean to battle the Barbary Pirates.
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A gripping novel of a very high literary standard.
Newly promoted to captain, William Brewer is tasked to serve and defend British interests in the waters off Brazil. But who defines what constitutes Britain’s Interests? Portugal’s former colony is declaring independence, and an independent Brazil might better serve Britain’s economic development. King George, however, chooses to support Portugal’s monarch and his efforts to retain the colony. At the very least, Portugal’s king wants to retrieve the royal treasury that was sent to Brazil for safekeeping during the Napoleonic wars.
An epic journey of deceit, betrayal, magic, and a treasonous love sets sail as Meath, a young apprentice to the formidable wizard, Ursa, escapes certain death while a freshly united kingdom is held captive by a false prince. In hope of relaying the truth of the usurper, who now threatens the throne, Meath embarks on a dangerous journey with the true heiress, Nicolette, in an attempt to reach her uncle before they, too, are entangled in the lie that has wound itself deep into the lands.
Admiral Horatio Hornblower has given Commander William Brewer captaincy of the captured pirate sloop El Dorado. Now under sail as the HMS Revenge, its new name suits Brewer's frame of mind perfectly. He lost many of his best men in the engagement that seized the ship, and his new orders are to hunt down the pirates who have been ravaging the trade routes of the Caribbean sea. But Brewer will face more than one challenge before he can confront the pirate known as El Diabolito.
If you had the power to raise the dead for helping and protecting others, would you use it? Even if that power comes from a macabre and twisted source? John, Andrew, and Kate planned for a relaxing catch-up during a weekend stay in the countryside. However, by chance, they discover a horrifying secret that allows them to raise the dead! If most people knew about this recently discovered ability, they would think it repulsive. But as their power grows, so does the sinister and unwanted attention of others.
An Epic Fantasy Adventure (The Dark Oak Chronicles, Book 2)
Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
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The dryads have risen up against humanity. Queen Cathryn’s realm is broken, her people have scattered, and the future is uncertain. She gives Tolucan, a newly knighted commoner, a seemingly impossible, secret quest; to seek out the sole weakness of Dark Oak, King of the Dryads, and to destroy him, whatever the cost.
After gaining valuable experience as an aide to Governor Lord Horatio Hornblower, William Brewer is rewarded with a posting as first lieutenant on the frigate HMS Defiant, bound for American waters. Early in their travels, it seems as though Brewer’s greatest challenge will be evading the wrath of a tyrannical captain who has taken an active dislike to him. But when a hurricane sweeps away the captain, the young lieutenant is forced to assume command of the damaged ship, and a crew suffering from low morale.
Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959: Three married couples: each living in England’s Lane, each with an only child, and each attending to family, and their livelihoods - the ironmonger, the sweetshop, and the butcher. Each of them hiding their lies, disguising sin, and coping in the only way they know how.
The ethereal mists blurred Lucy Finnley’s vision, and the murmurings within the wind made her uneasy. However, she had no choice other than to leave the city and take up residence at the Jack Rabbit Inn on the high moor. At least she could escape the trouble brewing in the rest of the world. Down below, in the valley, lies Hawks Rise on the Moor. Here many secrets hide beneath the veil of respectability. Slipping back in time, Henry Mulberry, heir to Mulberry hall, views the moor through troubled eyes.
Everything changes when Meath finds himself in the magically veiled village of Salvas. News of the death of his friends leaves him teetering on the verge of emotional ruin and bitter loathing. Yet an enthralling new life connected to his past presents itself within the quintessence that is Salvas. The true nature of the False Prince is revealed, shedding a whole new light on the devastation Draco Kingdom faces. Meath sets himself to the task of avenging his broken life the only way he can: by killing Astaroth…
This is a new edition of the first collection of G. K. Chesterton's masterful mysteries, The Innocence of Father Brown. Contains 12 thrilling tales, including "The Blue Cross", "The Invisible Man", and "The Sins of Prince Saradine". The audiobook is expertly narrated by British actor Nigel Peever, who brings to life Father Brown and all of Chesterton's marvelous characters.
Aurelian, Emperor of Rome, has one last enemy left to conquer: In Gaul, the usurper Tetricus holds sway, and Aurelian will need every last man if he is to unify his domain and bring peace to the Empire. One of those men is Cassius Corbulo, now seconded to the legion of Prefect Venator in southern Gaul. When a leading general is abducted on the eve of battle, Cassius is ordered to find and rescue him before the enemy gain crucial intelligence. As ever he is accompanied by attendant Simo and Indavara, the ex-gladiator bodyguard.
Welcome to the latest audiobook by the globally renowned investigator of the supernatural Tom Slemen, a man whose very name is synonymous with some of the greatest ghost stories in the world, and this audiobook is packed with some very strange and mystifying stories that range from the sad story of a lovable 1920's flapper named Lulu - who later becomes a psychopathic razor-wielding ghost - to a wannabe television extra who is tempted with Hollywood stardom - if he can just behead a loved one.
Welcome to the 24th volume in the legendary series of the Haunted Liverpool books. In this fascinating and chilling collection of over 40 spine-tingling stories, you will encounter real zombies, terrifying ghosts that physically inflict harm on the living, as well as an abomination known as Long-Legged Alice that is guaranteed to give you many sleepless nights.
Welcome to Haunted Liverpool 33 - an extraordinary collection of supernatural stories by cult writer Tom Slemen. In this amazing book, you will listen to the mysterious vampiress who stalked Anfield Cemetery during World War II, the terrifying entity known as the Lockdown Dream Demon, as well as the eerie but sad tale of the Girl with the Cobwebbed Face, and you shall be enthralled with a series of weird tales that revolve around the Tarot. Tom Slemen also documents many more timeslip mysteries and looks at the account of two men who built a working time machine.
AD 270. Rome has ruled Syria for over three centuries. But now the weakened empire faces a desperate threat: Queen Zenobia of Palmyra has turned her Roman-trained army against her former masters, and the once invincible legions have been crushed. Arabia, Palestine and Egypt have fallen, and now Antioch, Syria's capital, stands exposed. Cassius Corbulo is a young intelligence agent fresh from officer training. He has been assigned the menial task of rounding up wounded legionaries....
The Priory was only the beginning. A new terror has arrived...Jacob and his two young sons see something fall from the sky. Moments later, they are attacked. Nancy, a hard-partying drop-out, feels something inside her ear, and not just the ringing of music from the party last night. Trapped together in an old, derelict hospital, a stranger knocks on their door. A stranger who knows more than he lets on, and has a shocking story to tell. Underneath Westford are tunnels, tunnels that go deep into the earth and lead to strange places.
AD 272 - the Roman emperor Aurelian has defeated Queen Zenobia and crushed the Palmyran revolt. Faridun's Banner, hallowed battle standard of the Persian Empire, has fallen into Roman hands and is to be returned to the Persians as part of a historic peace treaty. But on the eve of the signing, the banner goes missing. Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag.
Treason waits at the furthest reaches of Empire...When the deputy commander of Rome's Imperial Security Service is assassinated on the island of Rhodes, Cassius Corbulo swiftly finds himself embroiled in the investigation. Assisted once more by ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara and servant Simo, his search for the truth is complicated by the involvement of the dead man's headstrong daughter, Annia.