The signal arrives from deepest space. Landon Walker–Earth´s radical expert in communication–refuses to believe that it´s a warning. Called back to headquarters in Brazil, he reluctantly teams up with other top scientists to decode the message. At the same time, shamans in primitive societies around the world seem to know what the signal means. But they´re all dying for their effort. Decoding the signal may lead Landon to the same fate. And then the signal targets Landon´s baby daughter, and suddenly its message becomes crystal clear. He must act to save her–and all of Earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Sawyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113173/bk_acx0_113173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They were sent to investigate the first extraterrestrial signal. What they found was beyond anything they could have imagined - or feared.On a voyage to a mysterious moon in the Alpha Centauri system, the UEA Centaurus meets with disaster. Only the quick thinking of the flight engineer, Rachel Terman, saves some of the crew. Crash-landing on the moon, trillions of kilometers from Earth, they struggle to carry out their mission and try to survive.But nothing has prepared them for what they will face. False readings on sensors. Bizarre nightmares. Crew members vanishing.Then, Rachel discovers a blue, glassy lake. And everything changes. If the signal abides - will humankind fall?Signal is the latest gripping science-fiction thriller from rising star Tony Peak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson, Natasha Soudek, Fred Berman, Raphael Corkhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000453/or_orig_000453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin (1855-1888) was a Russian author of short stories. ´The Signal´ is the story of two peasants who work as track walkers on the railway, Semyon Ivanov and Vasily Stepanych. Semyon is grateful for his job and the hut and the vegetable patch which goes with it, but Vasily is discontented with his lot and constantly complains, including to his employers. This grumbling irritates the railway officials, and eventually the situation escalates, driving Vasily to take terrible revenge on the state railway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001677/bk_redd_001677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Fast Company best book of the year A Washington Post best seller Winner of the 2017 Axiom Business Book Award in Business Technology How do you tell a real trend from the merely trendy? How, for example, will a technology - like artificial intelligence, machine learning, self-driving cars, biohacking, bots, and the Internet of Things - affect us, our businesses, and workplaces? How will it eventually change the way we live, work, play, and think - and how should we prepare for it now? In The Signals Are Talking, noted futurist Amy Webb shows us how to analyze the ´´true signals´´ - those patterns that will coalesce into a trend with the potential to change everything - and land on the right side of disruption. The future, Webb shows, isn´t something that happens to us passively. Using a proven, tested methodology, she enables us to see ahead and forecast what´s to come - challenging us to create our own preferred futures. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tiffany Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004284/bk_hach_004284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A cunning young girl comes face to face with an interstellar threat when her mother and grandfather are murdered aboard their ship while making contact with a mysterious entity. Alone, and with no way home, Bellamy makes a deal with an alien intelligence to chase the signal of her mother´s soul to a facility light-years away, in the hope she might be resurrected and the two of them reunited. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. D. Ledford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124601/bk_acx0_124601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of Readers Digest Novel of the Year Award, 2011 Signal 30, the police designation for crime scene with extreme or imminent emergency, is a riveting mystery about the intricacies of a major crime investigation filled with the terror of unpredictable and insane serial bomber. In a quiet suburb of New Jersey, a 12-year-old-girl returns from Christmas vacation and finds an unopened gift at her front door. In the excitement and exuberance of a young child, she opens it. The early evening is shattered as the gift explodes and begins a tangled search for the person who would send this destructive present. Suddenly, other devises show up at a shopping mall in New Jersey, the Holland Tunnel in New York, and the home of the Mayor in a nearby town. Detective Shane Murphy, senior officer with Special Case Investigations, is thrown into the maze of confusion as he attempts to sort out the facts before the perpetrator strikes again. While his personal life crumbles around him, as his wife informs him of her decision to pursue a divorce, Murphy finds assistance with the arrival of Stacy Landou, a Special Agent with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The case becomes more complicated when the local press begins to hound Murphy and suggests he is failing in his investigation. With Shane´s career, marriage, and reputation seemingly out of control, the bomber continues to move one-step ahead of the investigation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Twerell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001520/bk_acx0_001520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Backpacking into the Wind River Mountains on their tenth annual trip, Mack and his wife, Vonnie, find the magnificent woods and stunning mountains of Wyoming full of ghosts and danger. Mack comes from a long line of ranchers, and his dedication to keeping the family land has led him into penury and a life of crime. Vonnie is a fiercely intelligent, headstrong girl who came west for love, only to have it stolen from her bit by bit.They´ve made this trip to say goodbye to each other, but as they navigate the trails they know so well, they come to understand the true nature of their wounds. And Mack has one more secret: he is trying to receive a signal and retrieve something that has fallen from the sky. It is a beacon that will lead them into a wood far darker than they´ve ever imagined. Ron Carlson´s love for the mountains and his mastery of fiction radiate in the pages of this thrilling, fast-paced love story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T. Ryder Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003065/bk_reco_003065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1917. American boys have joined the Great War in Europe. On the homefront, mysterious occurrences like ships catching fire and factories blowing up have people wondering: is this German sabotage? Hilda Lessing´s family has been split apart due to the death of her father, and her uncle has found her a job doing housework on a friend´s farm. Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz and their workers are German and a young train engineer whom she befriends on the way to the farm jokingly warns her to ´´Watch out for spies!´´ Noting her concern, he suggests a signal. In case of trouble, she will hang a red scarf out of her window that he can see as he drives his train past. Hilda´s life on the Schwartz farm is a misery. She toils from dawn to dusk and her employers and the farmhands are crude. Exhausted and hopeless, she comes to realize that the menace that seems to surround her involves their preparations to blow up a nearby railroad bridge. Now on the alert, the clever girl makes plans to thwart them. Hilda may not be a soldier but she can still fight for her country! She has one huge advantage: none of them knows that she is completely fluent in German and can understand every word they say.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001800/bk_mike_001800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.