A shocking tale of violence and vengeance in the hills of Wyoming. From Spur Award-winning author Charles G. West . . . FIRST COMES BLOOD Cole Bonner will never forget what happened to his family at Crow Creek Crossing. His wife, her parents, and their three young children-brutally slaughtered by outlaws. The horror of the massacre drove him into the wilderness. Drove him nearly mad. And drove him to seek an equally brutal revenge . . . THEN COMES CARNAGE Now, against his better judgment, Bonner is returning to the place that almost destroyed him. While hunting in the mountains, he discovers that a man has been murdered and a woman abducted. He manages to track the killers and free her. But to bring the widow to safety, he will have to face his own demons. Return to his old homestead. And relive the violence-and the vengeance-of another massacre at Crow Creek Crossing . . . ´´Rarely has an author painted the great American West in strokes so bold, vivid, and true.´´ -Ralph Compton
Bailey Wulfe has her blinders on, her focus straight forward, tromping through life to the future that has been planned for her since she was Turned. She’s been promised to a high-ranking wolf in her Clan, but one chance encounter with a familiar face and she’s questioning everything she’s ever wanted. The boy she knew as a child has turned into a monstrous man. And from the looks of Rike, his bloodline will be the death of him and everyone he encounters. Maybe she can stop his freefall...if only she can get him to remember her.Rike Blackwood needs one thing to go right. His brother is a traitor and has run off, his Alpha is in transition after losing half his Clan, and Rike’s own last name is poisoning him from the inside out. One steady day is all he needs, but while his Clan is coming out to the public that they are shifters, a sassy little she-wolf claims they’ve been married before. Nice try, Little Wolf. He would’ve remembered being married, but she does look familiar. And now he can’t seem to stop hunting her. They say curiosity killed the cat, but this time, it just might kill a crow, too.Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathryn Lynhurst. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051179/bk_adbl_051179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Ray Horn was once Sierra Lane, hero of a series of cheap westerns. Now he makes ends meet by collecting debts for his old Indian co-star, Joseph Mad Crow. A chance encounter brings Horn into contact with an old flame, movie actress Rose Galen. Now, Rose is a sad, shattered, drink-sodden creature. Hoping to uncover her long-held secret, Horn goes to her shabby rooming house. He finds her strangled. With the aid of Mad Crow he sets out to find her killer, and her secret. His search takes him back into the Hollywood of the 1920s, a terrible act and a secret that would only begin to unravel after Rose Galen took her last tortured breath. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hayward Morse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000015/bk_oakh_000015_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The native Coosa people lived on the land that would one day become the southeastern United States. The arrival of the white man changed their lives forever. Now Calling Crow faces the most difficult challenge to his judgment and leadership yet, as the hostile Timucua, who have allied themselves with the Spanish to get the deadly thundersticks, move north in search of more slaves and conquest. Calling Crow must decide whether joining forces with another new invader to his lands, the Englishmen, can halt the Spanish onslaught without sacrificing the freedom of his people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Arthur Harper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089207/bk_acx0_089207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We Face the Dawn:Oliver Hill Spottswood Robinson and the Legal Team That Dismantled Jim Crow Margaret Edds
A profound new rendering of the struggle by African Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counterrevolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: If emancipation sparked ´´a new birth of freedom´´ in Lincoln´s America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.´s America? In this new audiobook, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the ´´nadir´´ of the African American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance. Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African Americans after slavery combated it by articulating a vision of a ´´New Negro´´ to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age.The story Gates tells begins with great hope, with the Emancipation Proclamation, Union victory, and the liberation of nearly four million enslaved African Americans. Until 1877, the federal government, goaded by the activism of Frederick Douglass and many others, tried at various turns to sustain their new rights. But the terror unleashed by white paramilitary groups in the former Confederacy, combined with deteriorating economic conditions and a loss 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004410/bk_peng_004410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America´s past and our nation´s attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War´s conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation. This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history´s most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction´s noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new ´´color line´´ in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young listeners to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/001459/bk_schc_001459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this fast-paced sequel to The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, Ashala and her friends face a new danger from the least expected source - one of their own. After a daring raid on Detention Center 3 to rescue their trapped peers, Ashala Wolf and her Tribe of fellow Illegals - children with powerful and inexplicable abilities - are once again entrenched in their safe haven, the Firstwood. Existing in alliance with the ancient trees and the giant intelligent lizards known as saurs, the young people of the Tribe do their best to survive and hide. But the new peace is fractured when Ashala´s friend Ember Crow goes missing, leaving only a cryptic message behind. Ember claims to be harboring terrible secrets about her past that could be a threat to the Tribe and all Illegals. Ashala and her boyfriend, Connor, spring into action, but with Ashala´s Sleepwalking ability functioning erratically and unknown enemies lying in wait, leaving the Firstwood is a dangerous proposition. Can Ashala and Connor protect the Tribe and bring Ember home, or must they abandon one to save the other? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cara Gee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008035/bk_brll_008035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.