Starlight Stables: Brumby Rescue:e-penguin Soraya Nicholas
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find-his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world´s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine-an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army´s last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision-with General George Patton´s blessing-to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed´s small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses. Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler´s imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator´s son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm´s surrender. A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events. Elizabeth Letts´s exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor. Praise for The Perfect Horse ´´Winningly readable . . . Letts captures both the personalities and the stakes of this daring mission with such a sharp ear for drama that the whole second half of the book reads like a WWII thriller dreamed up by Alan Furst or Len Deighton. . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale.´´-The Christian Science Monitor ´´Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses.´´-Kirkus Reviews
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She´d much rather be riding or helping out at the royal stables than having boring waving lessons. But someone is spying on her...and when Sundance, one of her beloved ponies, goes missing, Ellie is sure that the mysterious girl in the woods is to blame. Can she solve the mystery and rescue Sundance before it´s too late? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Rawlins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002099/bk_howe_002099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eight-year-old Maggie has a keen eye for noticing things in the Enchanted Forest that no one else does - like unicorns, griffins and...flying pigs! Maggie´s newest chore at her friend Bob´s stable is taking care of flying pigs - but they´re not so easy to deal with! Maggie´s used to putting up with a lot, though, like her stepmother, Zelia, who is trying to get Maggie´s stepbrother, Peter, a job at the stable. Peter working with Maggie? Yeah, right! Maybe when pigs fly... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Knight-Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004411/bk_howe_004411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Animal rescue worker Iris Mallery thinks she has created a stable and secure home for herself, but when her small town is battered by an earthquake, Iris needs to rebuild not only her own life, but the lives of the displaced dogs and cats now filling her shelter. The quake´s effects are personal for Iris, but not for seismologist Casey Radnor. Casey is a scientist above all else, logical and disconnected from the natural disasters she studies. When she rescues a stray dog from some rubble, she finds herself caught up in the lives of Iris and the others affected by the quake, despite her best efforts to remain professional. The beautiful San Juan Islands in Washington State become the epicenter of both the earthquake and the collision of Iris´s and Casey´s hearts. Can love bind the shattered fragments together again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittni Pope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091108/bk_acx0_091108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maggie is loving her new life now that she gets to help her friend Bob take care of magical animals at his stable. Not only does she help in his barn, but she also accompanies him on special trips to help injured animals. When she finds a hurt unicorn in the forest, Maggie sets off to rescue him. But along the way, they encounter a troll who plans to stop them. Will they reach the unicorn in time? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Knight-Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004339/bk_howe_004339_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Percy Jackson fans will embrace this humorous time travel adventure, the first in a series, about an iPhone malfunction that sends three kids back to 1776 in time to rescue George Washington. On Christmas Day, Mel finds General George Washington lying dead as a doornail in a stable. But Mel knows that George Washington must cross the Delaware River, or the course of American history will be changed forever. Could Mel´s iPhone have sent him back in time to 1776? And can Mel and his schoolmates, know-it-all Bev and laid-back Brandon, come to the rescue? Perhaps, with a little help from two colonial kids and Benjamin Franklin himself. Debut novelist David Potter cleverly combines time travel, humor, and American history in this fast-paced adventure. For American Revolution enthusiasts, there´s information about historical reenactments, additional reading, and websites. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001765/bk_lili_001765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jen´s stable relationship, steady job as a press officer for the police and mapped-out future is thrown into turmoil after she confronts her fiancé about a telephone call from a mysterious woman. In sadness and revenge she picks up a stranger in a bar. When videos and demands for money start to arrive, Jen has to find her blackmailer and rescue her relationship with Dan. As she emulates her police colleagues to find her evil extortionist darker secrets emerge. Does she know Justin? How much does she know about her husband-to-be? A gripping and witty listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jilly Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004946/bk_adbl_004946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Planning their wedding at High Hope horse farm is trouble enough for teaching fellow Sarah Deane and her fiancé Dr. Alex McKenzie. But now Sarah´s widowed Aunt Julia, the farm´s crusty, independent owner, is receiving threatening nursery rhymes with her morning paper; a stableman´s been mysteriously injured; and someone´s taking pot shots at the barn. Could the disturbing events have to do with a mining company that´s out to lasso local land? Or with Tilly, a loopy neighbor who thinks it´s in her stars to swap farms with Julia? Or even Julia´s persistent suitor, Colonel Dodge, who´s all too eager to saddle up and charge to her rescue? Though the wedding goes off without a hitch, Sarah and Alex are reined in from their honeymoon when the stable turns up a gruesome corpse...and it doesn´t take more than horse sense to recognize foul play. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Thurmond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008126/bk_adbl_008126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.