Brandon Sanderson
From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the first of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read FM's story between Starsight and Cytonic.

When a planet-destroying Delver suddenly appears in the sky of Detritus and vanishes just as suddenly, FM knows that the last free human society got lucky. Her Skyward Flight companion, Spensa, figured out how to draw this Delver away, but it won’t be so easy next time.
 
The forces of the Galactic Superiority will be back—and if the Defiant Defense Force can’t figure out a way to escape the planet, humanity’s destruction is only a matter of time. Spensa’s mission to infiltrate the Superiority unveiled the secret to their hyperdrives—a cytonic slug species called the Taynix. Now FM’s flightleader, Jorgen, has found a large group of Taynix hiding in the caverns far below Detritus’s surface.
 
FM and Jorgen must work together with the engineer Rig to awaken the mysterious alien Alanik and unlock the powers of the Taynix, or humanity will be trapped. With Spensa’s friend Minister Cuna of the Superiority stranded at the outpost of Sunreach, they need to figure out how to rescue them—or the Superiority government will be in the sole clutches of those who want to wipe out Detritus once and for all.
 
Praise for Skyward
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

   • "Startling revelations and stakes-raising implications . . . Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
   • "With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
   • "It is impossible to turn the pages fast enough." —Booklist
George Orwell
This audiobook includes unabridged recordings of George Orwell's 5 great novels; 3 books of non-fiction; and 3 of his most well-renowned essays.

1984: Winston Smith begins to rebel against Big Brother's totaletarian control and falls in love with fellow worker, Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.

Animal Farm: Revolution is afoot for the animals at Manor Farm, and Mr Jones must pay the price.

Burmese Days: John Flory, a white timber-merchant in 1920s Burma, sets out to untangle societal conventions and help Dr Veraswami save his reputation.

Coming up for Air: In search of a simpler life, George Bowling escapes London and an impending sense of war to return to his childhood village.

Keep the Aspidistra Flying: Gordon Comstock quits his advertising job to pursue the creative life in opposition to "the money god". Only his ever-faithful Rosemary can rouse him from the stupor and challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life.

Down and Out in Paris and London: Orwell recounts his London tramping exploits in Paris and London with a cast of colourful characters.

The Road to Wigan Pier: Vivid descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger, and growing unemployment create a searing account of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s.

Homage to Catalonia: Having enlisted to fight for an anti-Stalinist communist party in Spain, Orwell is soon forced to flee the country and here discusses the destructive nature of Soviet communism.

Politics and the English Language: A stinging criticism of the "ugly and inaccurate" written English of Orwell's time which examines the connection between political orthodoxies and the debasement of language.

Notes on Nationalism: A biting state of the nation essay which reflects on patriotism, prejudice, and power.

Why I Write: George Orwell describes his personal journey to becoming a writer and offers some important motives for writing.

Full chapter listing:
- Chapters 2 to 27: 1984
- Chapters 28 to 39: Animal Farm
- Chapters 40 to 79: Down and Out in Paris and London
- Chapters 80 to 94: The Road to Wigan Pier
- Chapters 95 to 121: Burmese Days
- Chapters 122 to 137: Homage to Catalonia
- Chapters 138 to 162: Coming Up for Air
- Chapters 163 to 176: Keep the Aspidistra Flying
- Chapters 177 to 179: Politics and the English Language
- Chapters 180 to 182: Notes on Nationalism
- Chapters 183 to 185: Why I Write
Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe (The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe) is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents.

Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is presented as an autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer)—a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued. The story has been thought to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called "Más a Tierra", now part of Chile, which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966.

Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well received in the literary world and is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. It is generally seen as a contender for the first English novel. Before the end of 1719, the book had already run through four editions, and it has gone on to become one of the most widely published books in history, spawning so many imitations, not only in literature but also in film, television and radio, that its name is used to define a genre, the Robinsonade. 

Famous works of the author Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe, Captain Singleton, Memoirs of a Cavalier, A Journal of the Plague Year, Colonel Jack, Moll Flanders, Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress. 

H.P. Lovecraft
Jordan B. Peterson

Brought to you by Penguin.

The audiobook edition of 12 Rules for Life, written and read by Jordan B. Peterson, asks what are the most valuable things that everyone should know?

Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics from the Bible to romantic relationships to mythology drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of unprecedented change and polarizing politics, his frank and refreshing message about the value of individual responsibility and ancient wisdom has resonated around the world.

In this audiobook, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Happiness is a pointless goal, he shows us. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence.

Drawing on vivid examples from his clinical practice and personal life, cutting edge psychology and philosophy, and lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, Peterson takes the reader on an intellectual journey like no other. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules for Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

© Jordan B. Peterson 2018 (P) Penguin Audio 2018

Michael D. Watkins
The world's most trusted guide for leaders in transition Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success. In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions-no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today's increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs. By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You'll learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation. Whether you're starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.
Daniel J. Siegel
Parenting isn’t easy. Showing up is. Your greatest impact begins right where you are. Now the bestselling authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline explain what this means over the course of childhood.

“There is parenting magic in this book.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of the New York Times bestselling classic Raising Cain

One of the very best scientific predictors for how any child turns out—in terms of happiness, academic success, leadership skills, and meaningful relationships—is whether at least one adult in their life has consistently shown up for them. In an age of scheduling demands and digital distractions, showing up for your child might sound like a tall order. But as bestselling authors Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson reassuringly explain, it doesn’t take a lot of time, energy, or money. Instead, showing up means offering a quality of presence. And it’s simple to provide once you understand the four building blocks of a child’s healthy development. Every child needs to feel what Siegel and Bryson call the Four S’s:

Safe: We can’t always insulate a child from injury or avoid doing something that leads to hurt feelings. But when we give a child a sense of safe harbor, she will be able to take the needed risks for growth and change.
Seen: Truly seeing a child means we pay attention to his emotions—both positive and negative—and strive to attune to what’s happening in his mind beneath his behavior.
Soothed: Soothing isn’t about providing a life of ease; it’s about teaching your child how to cope when life gets hard, and showing him that you’ll be there with him along the way. A soothed child knows that he’ll never have to suffer alone.
Secure: When a child knows she can count on you, time and again, to show up—when you reliably provide safety, focus on seeing her, and soothe her in times of need, she will trust in a feeling of secure attachment. And thrive!

Based on the latest brain and attachment research, The Power of Showing Up shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, and tips for honoring the Four S’s effectively in all kinds of situations—when our kids are struggling or when they are enjoying success; when we are consoling, disciplining, or arguing with them; and even when we are apologizing for the times we don’t show up for them. Demonstrating that mistakes and missteps are repairable and that it’s never too late to mend broken trust, this book is a powerful guide to cultivating your child’s healthy emotional landscape.

This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of The Refrigerator Sheet, a summary of the four S’s to remember in forming secure attachments.
Daniel Coyle
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Talent Code unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow’s leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG AND LIBRARY JOURNAL

Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing?

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations—including the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs—and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded.

Culture is not something you are—it’s something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.

Praise for The Culture Code

“I’ve been waiting years for someone to write this book—I’ve built it up in my mind into something extraordinary. But it is even better than I imagined. Daniel Coyle has produced a truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups. It blows all other books on culture right out of the water.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take

“If you want to understand how successful groups work—the signals they transmit, the language they speak, the cues that foster creativity—you won’t find a more essential guide than The Culture Code.”—Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better
Daniel Kahneman

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Daniel Kahneman's pioneering work that tackles questions of intuition and rationality, read by Patrick Egan.


In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a ground-breaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and make choices. One system is fast, intuitive, and emotional; the other is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities-and also the faults and biases-of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behaviour. The importance of properly framing risks, the effects of cognitive biases on how we view others, the dangers of prediction, the right ways to develop skills, the pros and cons of fear and optimism, the difference between our experience and memory of events, the real components of happiness-each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.

Drawing on a lifetime's experimental experience, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our professional and our personal lives-and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you take decisions and experience the world.

© Daniel Kahneman 2011 (P) Penguin Audio 2011

Brandon Sanderson
From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the first of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read FM's story between Starsight and Cytonic.

When a planet-destroying Delver suddenly appears in the sky of Detritus and vanishes just as suddenly, FM knows that the last free human society got lucky. Her Skyward Flight companion, Spensa, figured out how to draw this Delver away, but it won’t be so easy next time.
 
The forces of the Galactic Superiority will be back—and if the Defiant Defense Force can’t figure out a way to escape the planet, humanity’s destruction is only a matter of time. Spensa’s mission to infiltrate the Superiority unveiled the secret to their hyperdrives—a cytonic slug species called the Taynix. Now FM’s flightleader, Jorgen, has found a large group of Taynix hiding in the caverns far below Detritus’s surface.
 
FM and Jorgen must work together with the engineer Rig to awaken the mysterious alien Alanik and unlock the powers of the Taynix, or humanity will be trapped. With Spensa’s friend Minister Cuna of the Superiority stranded at the outpost of Sunreach, they need to figure out how to rescue them—or the Superiority government will be in the sole clutches of those who want to wipe out Detritus once and for all.
 
Praise for Skyward
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

   • "Startling revelations and stakes-raising implications . . . Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
   • "With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
   • "It is impossible to turn the pages fast enough." —Booklist
Dave Grohl

Read by Dave Grohl. Features excerpts from five never before heard demos performed by Dave Grohl and an original story exclusive to The Storyteller audiobook.

So, I've written a book.

Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!") I have decided to tell these stories just as I have always done, in my own voice. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I've recorded and can't wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child. 

This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters...the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement. 


Steven Pinker

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Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it help you understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? These are the goals of Rationality, Steven Pinker's follow-up to Enlightenment Now.

In the twenty-first century, humanity is reaching new heights of scientific understanding - and at the same time appears to be losing its mind. How can a species that developed vaccines for Covid-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, quack cures and conspiracy theorizing?

Pinker rejects the cynical cliché that humans are an irrational species - cavemen out of time saddled with biases, fallacies and illusions. After all, we discovered the laws of nature, lengthened and enriched our lives and set the benchmarks for rationality itself. Instead, he explains that we think in ways that are sensible in the low-tech contexts in which we spend most of our lives, but fail to take advantage of the powerful tools of reasoning we have built up over the millennia: logic, critical thinking, probability, correlation and causation, and decision-making. These tools are not a standard part of our educational curricula, and have never been presented clearly and entertainingly in a single book - until now.

Rationality also explores its opposite: how the rational pursuit of self-interest, sectarian solidarity and uplifting mythology by individuals can add up to crippling irrationality in a society. Collective rationality depends on norms that are explicitly designed to promote objectivity and truth.

Rationality matters. It leads to better choices in our lives and in the public sphere, and is the ultimate driver of social justice and moral progress. Brimming with insight and humour, Rationality will enlighten, inspire and empower.

© Steven Pinker 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Sophie Love

“La habilidad de Sophie Love para impartir magia a sus lectores está exquisitamente forjada en frases y descripciones poderosamente evocadoras....POR AHORA Y PARA SIEMPRE es el romance perfecto o la lectura en la playa, con una diferencia: su entusiasmo y sus hermosas descripciones ofrecen una atención inesperada a la complejidad no sólo del amor en evolución, sino también de las psiques en evolución. Es una deliciosa recomendación para lectores románticos que buscan un toque más complejo de sus lecturas románticas.

--Reseña de libros Midwest (Diane Donovan)

PARA SIEMPRE, CONTIGO es el libro #3 de la serie romántica LA POSADA DE SUNSET HARBOR, que comienza con el libro #1, POR AHORA Y PARA SIEMPRE - ¡un libro con más de 150 reseñas de cinco estrellas!

Al comenzar el Día del Trabajo, Emily Mitchell, de 35 años, que recientemente escapó del caos de Nueva York, se está adaptando a su nueva vida como propietaria de una posada en la escénica costa de Maine. Entre las constantes reparaciones de la casa, su reunión con Daniel después de su repentina ausencia, y el conocer a su nueva hija Chantelle, Emily está tratando de no desmoronarse.

El otoño en Sunset Harbor es idílico, pero las cosas en casa son menos que eso. Emily está segura de que Daniel se lo va a proponer, pero cuando el momento perfecto llega y se va, se ve obligada a preguntarse si toda su relación significa tanto para él como para ella. Para hacer las cosas aún más humillantes, su amiga de Nueva York revela que su propio novio acaba de proponerle y que planea celebrar la fiesta de compromiso en la posada durante el fin de semana del Día de la Raza.

Con la integridad de su propia relación en juego, Emily se enfrenta a un dilema imposible: ¿debería resistir en Maine o regresar a Nueva York? ¿Ve Daniel a su amor como algo para siempre?

¿Y puede hacer frente a una sorpresa de Acción de Gracias que pondrá su vida patas arriba?

PARA SIEMPRE, CONTIGO es el libro #3 de una nueva y deslumbrante serie romántica que le hará reír, hacer llorar, le mantendrá dando vuelta a las páginas tarde en la noche y le hará enamorarse de romance otra vez.

¡Los libros #4-8 también están disponibles!

 

“Una novela muy bien escrita, que describe la lucha de una mujer (Emily) para encontrar su verdadera identidad. La autora hizo un trabajo increíble con la creación de los personajes y su descripción del entorno. El romance está ahí, pero no en sobredosis. Felicitaciones a la autora por este increíble comienzo de una serie que promete ser muy entretenida”.

--Reseñas de libros y películas, Roberto Mattos (re Por Ahora y Para Siempre)

Morgan Rice

“Morgan Rice ha concebido lo que promete ser otra brillante serie, que nos sumerge en una fantasía de valor, honor, coraje, magia y fe en el destino. Morgan ha conseguido de nuevo producir un fuerte conjunto de personajes que hará que los aclamemos a cada página… Recomendado para la biblioteca habitual de todos los lectores a los que les gusta la fantasía bien escrita”.

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (sobre el Despertar de los dragones)

CABALLERO, HEREDERO, PRÍNCIPE es el libro #3 en la serie de fantasía épica de la autora #1 en ventas DE CORONAS Y GLORIA, que empieza con ESCLAVA, GUERRERA, REINA (Libro#1).

Ceres, la hermosa chica pobre de 17 años de la ciudad del Imperio de Delos, se encuentra sola en el mar, a la deriva hacia la mítica Isla Más Allá de la Neblina –y hacia la madre que jamás conoció. Ya está preparada para completar su entrenamiento, para comprender completamente su poder y para convertirse en la guerrera que se supone que debe ser. Pero ¿estará allí su madre para recibirla? ¿Le enseñará todo lo que necesita saber? ¿Y le desvelará todo sobre el secreto de la identidad de Ceres?

En Delos, pensando que Ceres está muerta, Thanos acaba casándose con Estefanía y se ve más inmerso en una corte de la que no puede escapar y en una familia a la que odia. También se encuentra en medio de una Revolución en erupción, que culmina con un temerario ataque al Stade. Al ser la única persona que puede detenerlo –o ayudar en él-, tendrá que elegir si pone en peligro su vida.

Con el reino desmoronándose, los enemigos moviéndose por todos lados, y los intentos de asesinato abundando en la corte, Thanos no sabe en quién confiar. Está atrapado en un juego de pobres y reyes, de traidores y reinas, y quizás sea Ceres la que esté destinada a cambiarlo todo.

Pero tras una serie de trágicas confusiones, el romance que parecía predestinado parece ser que se les escapa de las manos a ambos.

CABALLERO, HEREDERO, PRÍNCIPE cuenta una historia épica de amor trágico, venganza, traición, ambición y destino. Llena de personajes inolvidables y una acción que hará palpitar a tu corazón, nos transporta a un mundo que nunca olvidaremos y hace que nos enamoremos de nuevo de la fantasía.

“Un libro de fantasía lleno de acción que seguro que satisfará a los admiradores de las anteriores novelas de Morgan Rice, junto con los admiradores de obras como El ciclo del legado de Christopher Paolini… Los admiradores de la Ficción para jóvenes adultos devorarán este último trabajo de Rice y pedirán más”.

--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (sobre El despertar de los dragones)

¡Pronto se publicará el libro#4 en DE CORONAS Y GLORIA! 

Morgan Rice
"EL ANILLO DEL HECHICERO (THE SOURCERER”S RING) tiene todos los ingredientes para ser un éxito inmediato, tramas, tramas secundarias, misterio, caballeros aguerridos y relaciones que florecen, está repleto de corazones rotos, engaño y decepciones y traiciones. Lo mantendrá entretenido durante horas y satisfará a las personas de todas las edades. Recomendado para la biblioteca habitual de todos los lectores del genero de fantasía".<br>--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos <br><br>En UN GRITO DE HONOR (A CRY OF HONOR) - [Libro #4 de El Anillo del Hechicero – (The Sorcerer’s Ring), Thor ha regresado de Los Cien como un guerrero endurecido, y ahora debe aprender lo que significa la batalla por su patria, combatir por la vida y la muerte. Los McCloud han invadido el territorio de los MacGil — más adentro que nunca en la historia del Anillo — y mientras Thor cabalga hacia una emboscada, caerá sobre su cabeza repeler el ataque y salvar la Corte del Rey. <br><br>Godfrey ha sido envenenado por su hermano con un veneno muy potente y raro, y su destino está en manos de Gwendolyn, mientras ella hace todo lo que puede para salvar a su hermano de la muerte. <br><br>Gareth ha caído más profundamente en un estado de paranoia y descontento, contratando a su propia tribu de salvajes como una fuerza de lucha personal y dándoles el Salón de los Plateados — desbancando a Los Plateados y causando una ruptura en la Corte del Rey que amenaza con estallar en una guerra civil. Él también planea hacer que el feroz Nevarun se lleve a Gwendolyn, vendiéndola su en matrimonio sin su consentimiento. <br><br>Las amistades de Thor se profundizan, mientras viajan por nuevos lugares, se enfrentan a monstruos inesperados y lucha cn una batalla inimaginable. Thor viaja a su ciudad natal y, en un épico enfrentamiento con su padre, se entera de un gran secreto de su pasado, de quién es, de quién es su madre — y de su destino. Con el entrenamiento más avanzado que jamás ha recibido de Argon, comienza a tener poderes que ignoraba poseer, volviéndose más poderoso cada día. Mientras su relación con Gwen se profundiza, regresa a la Corte del Rey con la esperanza de ofrecerle matrimonio — pero puede ser demasiado tarde. <br><br>Andrónico, armado con un informante, conduce su ejército de un millón de hombres para intentar una vez más entrar al Cañón y aplastar al Anillo. <br><br>Y cuando parece que las cosas no pueden ser peores en la Corte del Rey, la historia termina con un giro sorprendente. <br><br>¿Sobrevivirá Godfrey? ¿Gareth será expulsado? ¿La Corte del Rey se dividirá en dos? ¿Invadirá el Imperio? ¿Acabará Gwendolyn con Thor? ¿Y Thor finalmente sabrá el secreto de su destino? <br><br>Con su sofisticada construcción del mundo y caracterización, UN GRITO DE HONOR (A CRY OF HONOR) es un relato épico de amigos y amantes, de rivales y pretendientes, de caballeros y dragones, de intrigas y maquinaciones políticas, de llegar a la mayoría de edad, de corazones rotos, de decepción, de ambición y traición. Es una historia de honor y valor, de destino, de hechicería. Es una fantasía que nos lleva a un mundo que nunca olvidaremos, y que gustará a personas de todas las edades y géneros. Contiene 85.000 palabras. <br><br> "Está llena de acción, romance, aventura y suspenso. Ponga sus manos en él y vuelva a enamorarse”. <br>--vampirebooksite.com (con respecto a Transformación - Turned)
Blake Pierce
Morgan Rice

“EL ANILLO DEL HECHICERO tiene todos los ingredientes para ser un éxito inmediato: tramas, tramas secundarias, misterio, caballeros valientes y relaciones florecientes repletas de corazones heridos, decepción y traición. Lo mantendrá entretenido durante horas y satisfará a todas las edades. Recomendado para tener en la biblioteca permanente de todos los lectores de fantasía.”

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos

LA MARCHA DE LOS REYES nos lleva más allá del viaje épico de Thor hacia la mayoría de edad, cuando empieza a darse cuenta de quién es, qué poderes tiene, mientras se embarca para convertirse en guerrero.

Después de escapar del calabozo, Thor queda aterrado al saber que había habido otro intento de asesinato hacia el Rey MacGil. Cuando MacGil muere, el reino se convierte en un caos. Como todos aspiran al trono, la Corte del Rey está más repleta que nunca, con sus dramas familiares, luchas de poder, ambiciones, celos, violencia y traición. Se debe elegir un heredero entre los hijos, y la antigua Espada del Destino, fuente de todo su poder, tendrá la oportunidad de ser blandida por alguien nuevo. Pero todo esto puede ser cambiado drásticamente: recuperan el arma asesina, y la trama cambia al encontrar al asesino. Simultáneamente, los MacGil enfrentan una nueva amenaza de los McCloud, quienes están decididos a atacar otra vez el Anillo.

Thor lucha por recuperar el amor de Gwendolyn, pero tal vez no haya tiempo; le dicen que empaque, que se prepare con sus hermanos en armas para Los Cien, cien días extenuantes de infierno en la que todos los miembros de Legión deben sobrevivir. La Legión tendrá que cruzar el Barranco, más allá de la protección del Anillo, y navegar por el Mar Tartuvio hacia la Isla de la Niebla, que se rumora es patrullada por un dragón para su iniciación de la mayoría de edad.

¿Podrán regresar? ¿Sobrevivirá el Anillo en su ausencia? ¿Y finalmente Thor, conocerá el secreto de su destino?

Con su sofisticada construcción de un mundo imaginario y caracterización, LA MARCHA DE LOS REYES es una historia épica de amigos y amantes, de rivales y pretendientes, de caballeros y dragones, de intriga y maquinaciones políticas, de llegar a la mayoría de edad, de corazones destrozados, de decepción, de ambición y traición. Es un cuento de honor y valor, de muerte y destino, de hechicería. Es una fantasía que nos lleva a un mundo que nunca olvidaremos y que le gustará a gente de todas las edades y géneros.

Ashlee Vance

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A remarkable man in possession of limitless curiosity and intellect, Elon Musk makes a fascinating subject.


Tech reporter Ashlee Vance has shadowed him for a year to bring us an engaging and deeply personal account of the man who wants to send us into outer space.

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it.

He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.

He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years, in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk's marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life...

Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past 12 months he has been shadowed by tech reporter Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.

© Ashlee Vance 2015 (P) Penguin Audio 2016

Matthew McConaughey
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN


“McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
 
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
 
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
 
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
 
It’s a love letter. To life.
 
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
 
Good luck.
Patrick Radden Keefe
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 A BARACK OBAMA BEST BOOK OF 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019 TIME’s #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A must read’ Gillian Flynn

One night in December 1972, Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of this terrible crime and a whole society in Northern Ireland for decades.

In this powerful, scrupulously reported book, Patrick Radden Keefe offers not just a forensic account of a brutal crime but a vivid portrait of the world in which it happened. The tragedy of an entire country is captured in the spellbinding narrative of a handful of characters, presented in lyrical and unforgettable detail.

A poem by Seamus Heaney inspires the title: ‘Whatever You Say, Say Nothing’. By defying the culture of silence, Keefe illuminates how a close-knit society fractured; how people chose sides in a conflict and turned to violence; and how, when the shooting stopped, some ex-combatants came to look back in horror at the atrocities they had committed, while others continue to advocate violence even today.

Say Nothing deftly weaves the stories of Jean McConville and her family with those of Dolours Price, the first woman to join the IRA as a front-line soldier, who bombed the Old Bailey when barely out of her teens; Gerry Adams, who helped bring an end to the fighting, but denied his own IRA past; Brendan Hughes, a fearsome IRA commander who turned on Adams after the peace process and broke the IRA’s code of silence; and other indelible figures. By capturing the intrigue, the drama and the profound human cost of the Troubles, the book presents a searing chronicle of the lengths that people are willing to go to in pursuit of a political ideal, and the ways in which societies mend – or don’t – in the aftermath of a long and bloody conflict.

Claire Tomalin

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charles Dickens: A Life, the major new biography from the highly acclaimed Claire Tomalin, published for the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonicly hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortally in the English imagination: the Artful Dodger, Mr Pickwick, Pip, David Copperfield, Little Nell, Lady Dedlock, and many more.

At the age of twelve he was sent to work in a blacking factory by his affectionate but feckless parents. From these unpromising beginnings, he rose to scale all the social and literary heights, entirely through his own efforts. When he died, the world mourned, and he was buried - against his wishes - in Westminster Abbey.

Yet the brilliance concealed a divided character: a republican, he disliked America; sentimental about the family in his writings, he took up passionately with a young actress; usually generous, he cut off his impecunious children.

Claire Tomalin, author of Whitbread Book of the Year Samuel Pepys, paints an unforgettable portrait of Dickens, capturing brilliantly the complex character of this great genius. Charles Dickens: A Life is the examination of Dickens we deserve.

Alex Jennings is an associate actor with the RSC and has also worked with the Royal National Theatre. He was Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, for which he won the second of his Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. He played Charles, Prince of Wales in the film The Queen, and his TV appearances include The State Within, Inspector Morse and the title role in Ashenden. He's a prolific reader of audiobooks, the most notable of which are The Horse and his Boy, Oliver Twist and Attention All Shipping.

Michael Diamond
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.
 
The inspiration for the Spike Jonze “live documentary” Beastie Boys Story, coming soon to IMAX theaters and Apple TV+

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Rolling Stone • The Guardian • Paste  

Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch; and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.
 
With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir, featuring a collection of voices reminiscent of your favorite mixtape.

Photo Credit © 1987 Lynn Goldsmith 

Audiobook Cast Includes:
Steve Buscemi / Ada Calhoun / Bobby Cannavale / Exene Cervenka
Roy Choi / Jarvis Cocker / Elvis Costello / Chuck D / Nadia Dajani
Michael Diamond / Snoop Dogg / Will Ferrell / Crosby Fitzgerald
Randy Gardner / Kim Gordon / Josh Hamilton / Adam Horovitz
LL Cool J / Spike Jonze / Pat Kiernan / Talib Kweli / Dave Macklovitch
Rachel Maddow / Tim Meadows / Bette Midler/ Mix Master Mike
Nas / Yoshimi O / Rosie Perez / Amy Poehler / Kelly Reichardt
John C. Reilly / Ian Rogers / Maya Rudolph / Rev Run
Luc Sante / Kate Schellenbach / MC Serch / Chloe Sevigny
Jon Stewart / Ben Stiller / Wanda Sykes / Jeff Tweedy / Philippe Zdar

Praise for Beastie Boys Book

“A fascinating, generous book with portraits and detail that float by in bursts of color . . . As with [the band’s] records, the book’s structure is a lyrical three-man weave. . . . Diamond’s voice is lapidary, droll. Horovitz comes on like a borscht belt comedian, but beneath that he is urgent, incredulous, kind of vulnerable. . . . Friendship is the book’s subject as much as music, fame and New York.”The New York Times Book Review

“Wild, moving . . . resembles a Beastie Boys LP in its wild variety of styles.”Rolling Stone
Blake Pierce
“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing.

Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #2 in the Riley Paige series is now available!
Blake Pierce

Criminal profiler in training (and newlywed) Jessie Hunt, 29, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town; when a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past.

 

In THE PERFECT WIFE (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One), Criminal profiler-in-training Jessie Hunt is sure she's finally put the darkness of her childhood behind her. She and her husband, Kyle, just moved from a cramped downtown Los Angeles apartment into a Westport Beach mansion. Kyle's promotion has them swimming in money. And Jessie is on the verge of getting her Master's degree in forensic psychology, the last step in her dream of becoming a criminal profiler.

 

But soon after their arrival, Jessie begins to notice a series of strange developments. The neighbors—and their au pairs—all seem to be hiding secrets. The mysterious yacht club Kyle is desperate to join is rife with cheating spouses, and with troubling rules of its own. And the notorious serial killer being held at the psychiatric hospital where Jessie is completing her degree seems to know more about her life than is normal—or safe.

 

As her world starts to unravel, Jessie begins to question everything around her—including her own sanity. Has she truly uncovered a disturbing conspiracy buried within a sunny, wealthy Southern California beach town? Does the mass murderer she's studying really somehow know the origin of her private nightmares?

 

Or has her tortured past finally come back to claim her?

 

A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT WIFE is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

 

Blake Pierce
“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) 

NEXT DOOR (A Chloe Fine Mystery) is book #1 in a new psychological suspense series by bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. 

FBI Evidence Response Team intern Chloe Fine, 27, finds herself forced to confront her own dark past when her troubled twin sister needs her help—and when a body turns up dead in her small, suburban town.

Chloe feels life is finally perfect as she moves back into her home town, and into a new house with her fiancé. Her career with the FBI looks promising, and her wedding is on the horizon. 

But, she learns, all is not as it seems in suburbia. Chloe begins to see the underside—the gossip, the secrets, the lies—and she finds herself haunted by her own demons: her mother’s mysterious death when she was 10, and her father’s imprisonment. 

And when a fresh body is found, Chloe soon realizes that her past, and this small town, might hold the key to solving both.

An emotionally wrought psychological suspense with layered characters, small-town ambiance and heart-pounding suspense, NEXT DOOR is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the CHLOE FINE series will be available soon.