Natural Defense:Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health Emily Monosson
When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it´s what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt - kill or be killed. Here are eighteen all-new stories of such ´´close encounters´´, written by many of today´s most extraordinary authors. Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe´s most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing - one way or another. Full list of authors include Paul Kupperberg, Dan Abnett, Rachel Caine, Yvonne Navarro, Christopher Golden, Matt Forbeck, Ray Garton, Weston Ochse, David Farland, Larry Correia, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Briane Keene, Heather Graham, Mike Resnick, Marina J. Lostetter, Jonathan Mayberry, James A. Moore, Scott Sigler, and Tim Lebbon. Full cast of narrators include James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Nicol Zanzarella, James Patrick Cronin, Suzanne Elise Freeman, Andrew Eiden, Michael David Axtell, Grover Gardner, Priya Ayyar, Peter Berkrot, Emily Sutton-Smith, Hillary Huber, Keith Szarabajka, Greg Tremblay, Kevin Kenerly, and Amy Landon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Nicol Zanzarella, James Patrick Cronin, Suzanne Elise Freeman, Andrew Eiden, Michael David Axtell, Grover Gardner, Priya Ayyar, Peter Berkrot, Emily Sutton-Smith, Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011685/bk_blak_011685_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gina McKee stars in this chilling apocalyptic radio drama by award-winning writer Val McDermid. It´s the summer solstice weekend, and 150,000 people have descended on a farm in the northeast of England for an open-air music festival. Reporting on the event is journalist Zoe Meadows, who files her copy from a food van run by her friends Sam and Lisa. When some of Sam´s customers get sick, it looks like food poisoning, and it´s exacerbated by the mud, rain and inadequate sanitary facilities. It´s assumed to be a 24-hour thing until people get home and discover strange skin lesions, which ulcerate and turn septic. More people start getting ill - and dying. What looked like a minor bug is clearly much more serious: a mystery illness that´s spreading fast and seems resistant to all antibiotics. Zoe teams up with Sam to track the outbreak to its source; meanwhile, can a cure be found before the disease becomes a pandemic? From a number one best-selling author, this original drama envisages a nightmare scenario that seems only too credible in our modern age. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gina McKee, full cast, Chetna Pandya, Emily Pithon, Nitin Kundra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002698/bk_rhuk_002698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You would think Petronellas 16th birthday would be cause for celebration. After all, fashionable friends are arriving at her country estate near London, teas are being served, and her coming out party promises to be a resplendent affair. Everything is falling nicely into place, until, suddenly, it isnt. For Petronella discovers that her guardian, Uncle Augustus T. Percival, has developed a most unVictorian compulsion: He must eat bugs. Worse still, because he is her guardian, Uncle Augustus is to attend her soiree and his current state will most definitely be an embarrassment.During the festivities, when Petronella would much rather be sharing pleasantries with handsome Lord James Sinclair (swoon), important guests are disappearing, kidnapping notes are appearing, many of the clues are insects, and Uncle Augustus is surreptitiously devouring evidence. Its more than one 16-year-old girl should have to deal with. But, truth be told, there is far more yet to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Janice Card. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001806/bk_adbl_001806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Poplar Kids are taking over their middle school in this uproariously funny sequel to Payback on Poplar Lane, which NYT best-selling author Chris Grabenstein called ´´the funniest book I´ve read in years.´´Clover O´Reilly is super psyched to run for class president. As the second oldest of five sisters, she struggles to be heard in her ginormous family. But when you are president of the seventh grade, everyone has listen to you! Comedy magician Mike the Unusual feels confident onstage. Offstage, life can be tricky. It´s okay that his classmates don´t understand him, but it bugs him when his dad suggests he needs more friends. Is he willing to give up his passion to win friends...and votes?Clover and Mike compete to rule their school in this sequel to Payback on Poplar Lane that´s filled with scheming advisers, political gaffes, missteps that lead to big laughs...and campaign sabotage!Narrated by Luka Kain, Emily Eiden, Kim Mai Guest, Chris Gebauer, Monika Felice Smith, Erin Spencer, and Robbie Daymond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luka Kain, Emily Eiden, Kim Mai Guest, Various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003523/bk_lili_003523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´ll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list. You can´t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I´m some disgusting bug or vermin. Does she really think I WANT to be this way? I hate you, Lucy. I really hate you. You are my #1 pick. I wish you were dead.The day after anonymous blogger Str-S-d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. The students of Soundview High are scared and worried. Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy´s friend and the last person to see her the night she disappeared. As days pass with no sign of the missing girl, even the attention of Tyler, an attractive new student, is not enough to distract Madison from her growing sense of foreboding. When two more popular students disappear after their names are mentioned on Str-S-ds blog, the residents of Soundview panic.,pIn the spirit of stories like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Todd Strasser updates the teen thriller for the techno age with Wish You Were Dead, the first installment in a new thrill-ogy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Bauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001700/bk_adbl_001700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.