China, anno 1881. Chong Wang (Jackie Chan), kampferprobter und treuer Gardist im Dienste des Kaisers von China, hat einen lebensgefährlichen Auftrag: Er soll die wunderschöne Prinzessin Pei Pei (Lucy Liu) aus den Händen des Regimegegners Lo Fung befreien. Dieser hat die Prinzessin nach Amerika verschleppt und verlangt hohes Lösegeld für ihre Freilassung. Im Wilden Westen gesellt sich der gutmütige Outlaw Roy (Owen Wilson) zu Chon Wang und gemeisam müssen sie allerhand Abenteuer und Gefahren gegen Indianer, brutale Kopfgeldjäger und verräterische Chinesen überstehen, bevor sie endlich die Prinzessin retten können.
My name is Missouri Cotton, and I was born into a family of thieves.From her opening words, it´s obvious Missouri Cotton is no ordinary 15-year-old. Arriving with her memorable family in Louisiana´s No Man´s Land, she discovers an area of great beauty, deep secrets, and expansive isolation. The Cotton family wanders into an ongoing local feud between encroaching outsiders and the local Ten Milers Redbones, a mixed Indian group. As the Crow Flies is my 13th book. It is historical fiction that takes place in frontier Louisiana in 1881. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Whitney Ann Jenkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125141/bk_acx0_125141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This unique collection has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. John Muir made four trips to Alaska, as far as Unalaska and Barrow. Muir, Mr. Young and a group of Native American Guides first traveled to Alaska in 1879 and were the first Euro-Americans to explore Glacier Bay. Muir Glacier was later named after him. He traveled into British Columbia a third of the way up the Stikine River, likening its Grand Canyon to ´´a Yosemite that was a hundred miles long´´. Muir recorded over 300 glaciers along the river´s course. He returned for further explorations in southeast Alaska in 1880 and in 1881 was with the party that landed on Wrangel Island on the USS Corwin and claimed that island for the United States. He documented this experience in journal entries and newspaper articles?later compiled and edited into his book The Cruise of the Corwin. In 1888 after seven years of managing the Strentzel fruit ranch in Alhambra Valley, California, his health began to suffer. He returned to the hills to recover, climbing Mount Rainier in Washington and writing Ascent of Mount Rainier. Contents: Travels in Alaska The Cruise of the Corwin Stickeen: The Story of a Dog Alaska Days With John Muir by Samuel Hall Young
US Marshal, M D (Shorty) Thompson received a letter at his Fort Tularosa ranch, in western New Mexico. ´´Dear Shorty, it saddens me to let you know Matt was killed and robbed of $11,000 and was buried today. April 19, 1881. Almost half of the stolen money was to pay off our ranch which the bank will foreclose on the first day of September. I know who killed my husband but the law cannot find him. It has been told he has family in Montana. I need your help if at all possible, or the children and I shall lose the ranch.´´ Sincerely, Nadine Rogers Matt was one of Shorty´s best friends, they had worked on ranches´ together back in their teen years and were as close as any brothers. Shorty told his partner Buffalo he may be gone for months, but will write when he can. That night he cleaned and oiled his guns. As the sun came up the next morning, he was miles closer to Big Spring, Texas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Bill Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086278/bk_acx0_086278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Phoebe Stanbury was killed in the summer of secrets.... One balmy June evening in 1881, Phoebe Stanbury stands before the guests at her engagement party: this is her moment, when she will join the renowned Raycraft family and ascend to polite society. As she takes her fiancé´s hand, a stranger holding a knife steps forward and ends the poor girl´s life. Amid the chaos, he turns to her aristocratic groom and mouths: ´I promised I would save you.´ The following morning, just a few miles away, timid young legal clerk William Lamb meets a reclusive client. He finds the old man terrified and in desperate need of aid: William must keep safe a small casket of yellowing papers, and deliver an enigmatic message: The Finder knows. With its labyrinth of unfolding mysteries, Claire Evans´ riveting debut will be adored by fans of Kate Mosse, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Jessie Burton. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maggie Mash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001413/bk_twuk_001413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a cold winter morning, Jeff Power was lighting a fire in his remote Arizona cabin when he heard a noise, grabbed his rifle, and walked out the front door. Someone in the dark shouted, ´´Throw up your hands!” Shots rang out from inside and outside the cabin, and when it was all over, Jeff’s sons, Tom and John, emerged to find the sheriff and his two deputies dead and their father mortally wounded.Arizona’s deadliest shootout happened not in 1881, but in 1918 as the US plunged into World War I, and not in Tombstone, but in a remote canyon in the Galiuro Mountains northeast of Tucson. Arizona’s Deadliest Gunfight describes an impoverished family that wanted nothing to do with modern civilization. Jeff Power had built his cabin miles from the nearest settlement, yet he could not escape the federal government’s expanding reach. The Power men were far from violent criminals, but Jeff had openly criticized the Great War, and his sons had failed to register for the draft.To separate fact from dozens of false leads and conspiracy theories, Heidi J. Osselaer traced the Power family’s roots back several generations, interviewed descendants of the shootout’s participants, and uncovered previously unknown records. What happened to Tom and John Power afterward is as stirring and tragic a story as the gunfight itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130905/bk_acx0_130905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s February, 1881 and the letter Lolly Wallace has been expecting from Benjamin Doyle never arrives. In this endearing Christian Western Romance series, three courageous and God-fearing women overcome their desperate circumstances and risk everything to find true love with the three rugged Doyle brothers, who call the Ruby River Ranch in Montana Territory their home. Each day that the postman arrives without any letters from Benjamin, Lolly feels the chance for marriage and a life out west slowly disappear. She knows that the young man she´s been writing is a good and decent man, but she should have heard something from him by now. Many miles away, Benjamin hopes to hear back from the young woman he´s come to love through the letters they´ve written each other. But too many days have passed since his last letter proposing marriage, and with each day he is faced with the realization that Lolly has not accepted his proposal and that he must move on. Will Lolly resign herself to staying home and abandoning her dream, or will she take matters into her own hands? Will Benjamin decide to court another young woman that he has also been corresponding with? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebekah Amber Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062766/bk_acx0_062766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.