The 13-Month Turn (Science Fiction): Harvey Stanbrough
It is November 1963 - 13 months after the Cuban Missile Crisis went horribly wrong. In this timeline the swinging sixties are not going to happen and the survivors, far from counting their blessings are beginning to wonder exactly what sort of world they have created. In the aftermath of the war of October 1962 the United States of America had seemed victorious, but what price victory in a world half-wrecked and in which so many old friends have died? America has survived but has been changed forever. The fracture lines in the Union are widening and America´s time of trial, far from being over, still lies in a future fraught with what 18 months before would have seemed like unimaginable perils. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Kruse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073484/bk_acx0_073484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taylor Van Zant has a lot on his mind.Like everyone in Jacksonville, North Florida, the early-20s bartender from Riverside saw his world upended when his brother, Terry, an interstellar mercenary and local hero, died suddenly in a freak starship accident. Five years later, having been stonewalled for answers, Taylor faced a choice: Honor his mother’s wish that he never go merc or defy it to save her life by resurrecting Terry’s company. That was 13 months ago. Now the newly reformed Eagles stand on the verge of a major milestone: owning their own flagship. There’s just one problem. Terry left behind a ship that no one knew about, a rare breed of cruiser with a most peculiar secret. Free Bird Rising is the story of a young man’s quest for justice and to escape his brother’s shadow. The shocking revelations he finds, though, will likely rock the Galactic Union to its core and get him killed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001557/bk_podm_001557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.