With his disarmingly simple style and complex imagination, Ray Bradbury has seized the minds of American readers for decades.This collection showcases thirty-two of Bradbury's most famous tales in which he lays bare the depths of the human soul. The thrilling title story, A Sound of Thunder, tells of a hunter sent on safari -- sixty million years in the past. But all it takes is one wrong step in the prehistoric jungle to stamp out the life of a delicate and harmless butterfly -- and possibly something else much closer to home ...
Rufus is back at GrammyÍs for the summer, and just in time „ another part of the forest is about to be razed for a golf course. He needs the magic totem that the ravens stole, so he can transform into Bigfoot Boy again. But how can he find the ravens? And why is he plagued by strange dreams of a monstrous bird? ItÍs a race against time and bulldozers in this final adventure of the Bigfoot Boy series!
The Sound of Thunder, a Courtney Family Adventure by Wilbur Smith The year is 1899. The British Empire is at the height of its power. But in South Africa, proud Dutch colonists defy the Queen and her army--and a lush, wild world is torn apart by guns, spears, and swords. Sean Courtney had been tragically separated from his family, but the Boer War has brought him back to his homeland--and into the sights of his enemy's guns. It has also returned him to Ruth Friedman, the only woman Sean can love, even though he shouldn't. As Sean's loyalties--to nation, man, and blood--are tested, a saga of duty and betrayal unfolds....
From the New York Times–bestselling author of Captains and the Kings: A self-made man sacrifices everything for his family in turn-of-the-century New York. The son of a socialist German shopkeeper, Edward Enger has one dream: to turn his father’s modest delicatessen into an empire. With an astute head for business and talent for making money, he achieves success beyond his wildest imagination. Yet something is keeping him from enjoying his extraordinary good fortune. Fourteen-year-old Edward believed he would love ten-year-old Margaret Proster all the days of his life . . . until she moved away. Now, she has returned and is planning to marry another man, someone very close to Edward. His need to succeed at all costs drives him to take on this latest challenge, along with more mortgages, more debt, and speculative investments on Manhattan’s burgeoning Wall Street. A man does not become powerful without making enemies, and as his family life begins to unravel, a day of reckoning is nearing. Soon Edward will have to confront a painful event from his boyhood—a secret buried deep inside that he has never told another living soul. A man in the right place at the right time, Edward’s meteoric ascent coincides with the rise of America’s middle class as the nation transforms from an agricultural and industrial force to a financial world leader. But his success comes at a great cost in this towering novel of love and sacrifice by one of our most gifted storytellers.
It had not taken Rebecca long to fall wildly in love with Piers St. Clair—not much longer, in fact, than it had taken her to discover that he was married. So, all too swiftly, that idyll on a romantic Pacific island had had to come to an end. Now, three years later and back on the other side of the world, Rebecca had found a new life. But she had not found a new love, although young Paul Victor was doing his best to make her look his way. Nothing would ever make her forget Piers, she knew—and when, through Paul, Piers suddenly came back into her life again, Rebecca knew that she had never stopped loving him. But it was only too obvious that Piers felt nothing for her now but bitterness. Could she ever free herself, now, of this love that so clearly had no future?
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Deep calleth unto deep; Psalms 42:7 says. Are you listening? Perhaps we need to be a little more attentive. One thing is for sure, God has no problem speaking, for the Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard. My prayer is that the Lord can use this book to help us hear. I pray the Lord instills in every one of us a zeal, a desire, and an unsatisfied heart that longs to know the real Jesus and to hear His voice.