Richard Barham Middleton (1882-1911) was an English poet and author who is remembered mostly for his supernatural short ghost stories, in particular 'The Ghost Ship', 'The Conjurer' and 'On the Brighton Road'. 'On the Brighton Road' is a strange tale of a homeless man who is trudging between London and Brighton when he meets a fragile-looking young boy, also homeless, who offers to walk with him for a while. The conversation between the two causes the tramp to question his own existence...in a highly creepy way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000690/bk_redd_000690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Barham Middleton (1882-1911) was an English poet and author who is remembered mostly for his supernatural tales and ghost stories, in particular 'The Ghost Ship', 'The Coffin Merchant' and 'On the Brighton Road'. 'The Coffin Merchant' is the peculiar tale of Eustace Reynolds, who is handed a handbill by a stranger one day. The flyer reads: "You will soon be wanting a coffin! At 606 Gray's Inn Road, your order will be attended to with civility and despatch. Call and see us!" Eustace is curious enough to go to see the coffin merchant, and what happens next is unexpected, to say the least. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000698/bk_redd_000698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Barham Middleton (1882-1911) was an English poet and author who is remembered mostly for his supernatural tales and ghost stories, in particular The Ghost Ship, The Coffin Merchant and On the Brighton Road. The Last Adventure is the bizarre tale of a young rake who regularly suffers from amnesia while out having adventures. He wakes up with no memory of how he got into his current predicament, nor of what went before it. In this story, he discovers himself in the company of an attractive woman and gradually becomes aware that something very terrible has happened...something that shocks him to the very core.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000951/bk_redd_000951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meticulously researched history is woven into an extraordinary family saga. 1911, a time of continuing upheaval for Polish Jews, an era of exodus, when the poor and proud seek new lands of promise across vast seas; bold dreams are followed toward a brighter future. The turbulence of the times separate sisters Anna and Dvoyra. On a ship teeming with fellow immigrants bound for America, Anna journeys with her children to join her husband in Baltimore only to have her highest hopes dashed and her deepest passions aroused. Dvoyra, who longs to join Anna in America, is forced to remain in Poland with her family. For nearly half a century and half a world apart, clinging to the dream that someday they will be reunited, both families summon astonishing courage in the face of great adversity, Anna in the grip of relentless poverty, and Dvoyra amid the horrors of anti-Semitism, war, and captivity. Ultimately their most heartfelt dreams are fulfilled in the lives of their children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Rahhal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072351/bk_acx0_072351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Barham Middleton (1882-1911) was an English poet and author who is remembered mostly for his supernatural tales and ghost stories, in particular The Ghost Ship, The Coffin Merchant and On the Brighton Road. Edgar Alfred Jepson (1863-1938) was an English author best known for his adventure and detective fiction. He also wrote supernatural and fantasy stories. The Cry of a Century is a short story about a gifted 11 year old known variously as The Infant Phenomenon and The Marvel of the Twentieth Century who supports his mother by performing great feats of memory and general knowledge every night on the stage in the Brixton Theatre of Varieties for four pounds 10 a week. One night after his performance, his mother does not come to pick him up from the theatre. The young Marvel catches a ride on the back of a passing motor car. But the exhausted boy drifts off to sleep and when he awakes he is far outside London at a mysterious house whose inhabitants are holding a very strange and eerie celebration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000950/bk_redd_000950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Australia's best-selling nonfiction author of all time. Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, he led an expedition from Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After setting up Main Base at Cape Denision and Western Base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an extraordinary sledging trek with his companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz. After five weeks, tragedy struck. Ninnis was swallowed whole by a snow-covered crevasse, and Mawson and Mertz realised it was too dangerous to go on. With the scant food and provisions they had left, turning back was almost equally perilous. Their dwindling supplies forced them to kill their dogs to feed the other dogs, at first, and then themselves. Hunger, sickness and despair eventually got the better of Mertz, and he succumbed to madness and then to death. Mawson found himself all alone, 160 miles from safety, with next to no food. Peter FitzSimons tells the staggering tale of Mawson's survival, despite all the odds, arriving back just in time to see his rescue ship disappearing over the horizon. He also masterfully interweaves the stories of the other giants from the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration - Scott of the Antarctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Roald Amundsen - to bring the jaw-dropping events of this bygone era dazzlingly back to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001115/bk_boli_001115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Hovey (DD-208/DMS-11) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was the only ship named for Ensign Charles Hovey (1885-1911). Hovey was launched 26 April 1919 by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sponsored by Mrs. Louise F. Kautz, sister of Ensign Hovey, and commissioned 2 October 1919, Commander Stephen B. McKinney in command.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The passenger ship SS Yongala sank off Cape Bowling Green on 23 March 1911. En route from Melbourne to Cairns she steamed into a cyclone and sank without a trace south of Townsville, Australia. All one hundred and twenty-two people on board perished in what is considered one of the most tragic incidents in Australian maritime history. It was only in 1958 that the wreck of the Yongala was discovered lying in waters south of Townsville, and it has since become renowned as an internationally regarded diving and tourist destination.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Utah (BB-31/AG-16) was a battleship that was attacked and sunk in Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. A Florida-class battleship, she was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the U.S. state of Utah. Prior to WW2 she had declined in usefulness and had even served for a while as a mobile target for gunnery practice, being redesignated AG-16. In 1941, however, she had been refitted and was in use for training purposes when sunk by a torpedo in the Japanese attack. Utah was laid down on 9 March 1909 at Camden, New Jersey, by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation. She was launched on 23 December 1909 under the sponsorship of Miss Mary Alice Spry, daughter of Utah Governor William Spry, and commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 31 August 1911, Captain William S. Benson in command.