Birds and Blooms of the 50 States: Mara Murphy
The war tried to kill us in the spring, begins this breathtaking account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, 21-year-old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. Bound together since basic training when their tough-as-nails sergeant ordered Bartle to watch over Murphy, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible actions. With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel about the costs of war that is destined to become a classic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001006/bk_hach_001006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping literary horror novel about the death of a haunted town, for fans of Richard Matheson. Winner of the Aurealis Best Horror 2017. On winter solstice, the birds disappeared, and the mist arrived. The inhabitants of Nebulah quickly learn not to venture out after dark. But it is hard to stay indoors: cabin fever sets in, and the mist can be beguiling, too. Eventually only six remain. Like the rest of the townspeople, Pete has nowhere else to go. After he rescues a stranded psychic from a terrible fate, he´s given a warning: he will be dead by solstice unless he leaves town - soon.
Eric Miles Williamson has collected glowing critical praise for this novel, which Newsday hailed as ´´exceptional´´ and ´´a remarkable literary debut´´. East Bay Grease is an authentic look at surviving an impoverished and neglected childhood by whatever means necessary. In late 1960s Oakland, young T-Bird Murphy´s life is more miserable and frightening than most kids can imagine. His mother spends her time with the local Hell´s Angels, drenched in alcohol and drugs. His father is a volatile ex-con. Struggling in a community plagued by gang violence and racial feuding, T-Bird picks up a trumpet and finds solace in the soulful wailing of jazz music. This powerful novel pulls no punches, offering a rare glimpse into a world typically ignored. Narrator Johnny Heller beautifully captures the transformation of T-Bird from a scared kid into a confident, trumpet-blowing young man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009063/bk_reco_009063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maximillian Bacchus is the ringmaster, ruler, guide, and owner of what he considers the greatest show in the world. Traveling with a crocodile named Malachi, a trapeze girl named Ophelia, a strongman they call Hero (which is short for Hieronymus), and a clown named Domingo de Ybarrondo, who paints in a wagon pulled by a giant ibis bird, the troupe wanders from adventure to adventure with mythic aplomb. From the first story, in which Indigo Murphy, the best bird handler in the world, leaves the show to join in matrimony with the Duke Lorenzo de Medici, to the fabled court of Kubla Khan, the magic never stops. You will meet a young apple thief named Angelo with magic eyes, an orangutan named Bathsheba, and a host of other amazing characters with names and personas cut like a patchwork quilt from the mythologies and dreams of the world. Though written 40 years ago, these stories are full of the same magical side steps that have always been woven into Clive Barker´s fiction. These are worlds not quit our own, and yet so real they ring with truth and leave you wishing you could step from your mundane life into that other place - into those caves of ice - if only long enough to catch Maximillian´s show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Donnelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000114/bk_acx0_000114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far would you go to protect your family? Danny and Libby are about to face every parent´s worst nightmare. When eight-year-old Hope Bird disappears without a trace from the idyllic village where she lives, life for her family will never be the same again. Her parents know she would never have gone off alone and the police have no idea where she is. Then a child´s shoe is discovered and the case takes an unexpected turn. Soon a suspect is identified but this is only the beginning. Will they ever find Hope? Frailty is a haunting, gritty, psychological story about the choices we make. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ally Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077298/bk_acx0_077298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Parakeets are awesome! It is no coincidence that parakeets are some of the most popular pets. These little guys are full of character and make great companions! They are very friendly and curious birds that are easy to care for and inexpensive to keep. They come with great personalities which make them a great choice for pet owners of all ages and skill levels! Parakeets will make you an expert in no time! You will learn everything you need to care for your new buddy. From deciding whether to adopt a budgie all the way to training this handy audiobook has you covered. You´ll learn how to select the right budgie and necessary supplies, vital nutrition information, keep your pet safe, speech and trick training, and much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macken Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146399/bk_acx0_146399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Between the gentle trade winds and the thriving tourist trade, the year-round summer days and the languid nights, the living is easy in Key West. That´s just the way P.I. Gideon Lowry likes it. These days, when he´s not bird-dogging AWOL witnesses for the state attorney´s office, Gideon´s at the keyboard, giving them Gershwin and Porter to chase away the blues and help chase down the booze. That´s where Virginia Murphy finds him. Shrouded in somber white, she´s come back to Key West to lay a real ghost to rest - by finding out who murdered her sister, Lila, nearly 40 years before. For Gideon, it´s a gig that leads him down the darker side of memory lane - where haunting snatches of his own past, like the timeless melodies he plays, linger on. Secrets linger there, too. But they´re buried as deeply as the paradise that was Florida´s landscape, now entombed beneath the concrete of Bayard Cement. That ubiquitous family business - and the wealthy, influential clan behind it - are a wall that Gideon slams up against harder and harder as he investigates his hometown´s hidden history. That´s when Gideon takes the pledge - to unlock the shocking truth that Key West has concealed too long beneath its sunny, sultry surface, and to face a killer´s music and dance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David A. Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084250/bk_acx0_084250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.