Whitechapel, London, was not a safe place for women in the 1880s, as an unknown man was killing prostitutes throughout the region, and police had no idea who this mystery person was. He was eventually dubbed "Jack the Ripper", but his real identity was never discovered. Just over a hundred years later, London became precarious once again as Anthony Hardy, a man who has been obsessed with Jack the Ripper for most of his life, took to the streets to emulate his hero. Hardy was eventually given the name "the Camden Ripper", but this time, police are on to his game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Masters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090014/bk_acx0_090014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dealing with the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf White Fang, he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him, White Fang became one of the many classic adventure stories by Jack London. London's interpretation of Darwinism is perfectly reflected in this novel and he was able to combine different "adventure-elements", creating a new kind of adventure story. Jack London was born on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco. He grew up in extreme poverty, and was forced to do menial and dangerous jobs. Before he took up writing, he was a sailor and a tramp. As a professional writer he finally gained world-wide success and became the most popular novelist and short-story writer of his day. Jack London died on November 22, 1916 from a "gastrointestinal type of uraemia", widely supposed to have been suicide. Hayward Morse has appeared in innumerable stage, radio, TV and film productions in the United States, Britain, Canada and Europe. Successfully working at London's West End, he later received a Tony award nomination for his performance in "Butley" on Broadway. Very experienced with recording Audio Books, Heyward Morse shows his theatrical grandeur in playing different characters, credibly and most impressingly. Please note: This audiobook is in English. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hayward Morse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dare/000010/bk_dare_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this classic collection of stories drawn from his own experiences, author Jack London looks back on his days as a teenager aboard the fishing boats of San Francisco Bay. In the early 1900s, men of all stripes descended on these waters to plunder its rich oyster beds. To stop the run on the waters, a patrol was established. London began his youthful adventures on the wrong side of the law, as an oyster pirate. But conscience and common sense got the better of him, and he became a member of the Fish Patrol. The decision satisfied even his legendary appetite for excitement. Placing us smack in the middle of San Francisco at the height of its most reckless days, Tales of the Fish Patrol is vintage Jack London, tales of adventure from a world-class raconteur. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Reese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000799/bk_tant_000799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack London was born a working-class, fatherless San Franciscan in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling west coast—by and by playing the role of hobo, sailor, and oyster pirate. From his vantage point at the margins of Gilded Age America, he witnessed such iniquity and abuses that he became a life-long socialist and advocate for reform. His adventures in the American wilderness and underworld informed his fiction, and his writing came to captivate the nation as it defined his era. Within his own short lifetime, London became the most popular, and bestselling, author of his generation. By adulthood he had matured into the iconic American author of such still-universally loved books as The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Sea Wolf, but in spite of his success, he was at war with himself. The highest-paid writer in America, he was constantly broke. Famous as he was for conjuring the brutality of nature in story after story and novel after novel, upon the actual deaths of his favorite animals he would dissolve into helpless tears. Sick, angry, and disillusioned, after a short, breathless life, he passed away at age forty, but he left behind him a glorious literary legacy. Award-winning author James L. Haley explores the forgotten Jack London—a man bristling with ideas, whose passion for social justice roared until the day he died. In Wolf, Haley returns Jack London to his proper place in the American pantheon, resurrecting the author of White Fang in his full fire and glory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003748/bk_blak_003748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a traumatic past, life finally seems to be looking up for Hanna Foster. But war is on its way... London, 1938. Hanna and Jack Foster had been sent to an orphanage when their parents were killed in a train crash, but were separated when a couple adopted Jack. Bullied and treated like a slave, it soon became clear it was a dreadful mistake. In desperation, Jack takes his future into his own hands and runs away to join the merchant navy, while Hanna takes a job looking after two children. For a time, life seems good, but war is looming and threatens to take away everything Hanna holds dear... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001989/bk_isis_001989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Abraham "Bram" Stoker was a Victorian Irish writer. He moved to London and became the business manager for Irving's Lyceum Theatre, a post he held for 27 years. He also wrote novels and short stories to supplement his income. Stoker is best remembered as the author of the hugely influential horror novel Dracula. However, he also penned a number of chilling horror and supernatural short stories. This tale contains elements of both and is one of his best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000199/bk_jimc_000199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Iron Heel by Jack London is a dystopian novel first published in 1908. The narrative is unusual in being a first-person narrative of a woman protagonist written by a man. Predicting future changes in society and politics, it chronicles the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States. The main narrative covers the years 1912 - 1932, in which the Iron Heel oligarchy arose in the United States. Canada, Mexico, and Cuba formed their own oligarchies and were aligned with the U.S. while in Asia, Japan created an empire in Asia, and Europe became socialist. (London remains silent as to the fates of South America, Africa, and the Middle East.) In North America, the Oligarchy hold power for three centuries until it is overthrown by a revolution which ushers in the Brotherhood of Man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacques Richey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/001663/bk_yurt_001663_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the crimes of Jack The Ripper with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In late 1888, a series of brutal murders took place in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. At least five women were attacked. The killer liked slitting the throat of the victims. The victims’ abdomens were then sliced and several organs were removed. This serial killer became known as Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper’s killing spree is believed to have ended with the murder of Mary Jane Kelly on 9th November 1888. But no one can be certain that Jack the Ripper never killed again, because he was never caught. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jude Beaumont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000133/bk_imnd_000133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting number one best seller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer...or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine...and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend. But her life's dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school's forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola Barber, Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003474/bk_hach_003474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.