Ted Hall is worried. He´s been sleepwalking, and his somnambulant travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer. Meanwhile, the circus has come to town, but the Celtic dancers are taking their pagan act a little too seriously, the manager of the Olde Worlde Funfair has started talking to his vintage machines, and the new acrobat´s frequent absences are causing tension among the performers. Out in the city there are other new arrivals - immortals searching for an ancient power - a primal evil which, if unopposed, could destroy the world! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005784/bk_brll_005784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Edgar Award-nominated author Ben Rehder comes The Chicken Hanger. Ricky Delgado works as a chicken hanger at the poultry plant in Rugoso, Texas, a small border town just 30 miles south of Laredo. His quiet, illegal lifestyle is disrupted when he learns that his brother Tomás has been shot and injured shortly after crossing the border. Together, Ricky and Tomás and seek justice, or remain silent and endure the injustices common to all ´´wetbacks´´ within the states. Meanwhile, Ricky is fighting a battle within his own body, a disease he acquired in the poultry plant, unbeknownst to everyone but the crooked manager and the company´s doctor. The townspeople of Rugoso have long been used to Mexicans entering the states illegally. The street signs, billboards, and food labels are printed in both English and Spanish to accommodate more consumers. Even the judicial system has a growing number of authorities with Spanish last names, and Herschel Gandy is sick of it. A wealthy Rugoso ranch owner and self-appointed defender of the border, he has taken to firing warning shots at illegals crossing over on his ranch. But when he finds a bloodied backpack near the place he had been shooting, the repercussions of his cover-up game affect the entire town. Warren Coleman, the best border patrol agent in Rugoso, has been struggling with his conscience since allowing a trio of illegal aliens to cross one morning. One was obviously injured. After stopping a van smuggling drugs over the border, Warren shoots and kills the driver in his partner´s defense. He is immediately thrown into national spotlight for his heroism, or brutality, depending on the source. While visiting his partner in the hospital, Warren again runs into the illegal with the injured hand. Fearing the consequences of his decisions, Warren must decide between leaving Rugoso for a new start, or pursuing his growing suspicion that there is more to discover about the Mexican´s inju 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sergei Burbank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001339/bk_acx0_001339_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Randolph Percy, a silver-tongued charmer with manners to burn, comes sniffing around Felicity Morris, a wealthy fading flower of Atlanta´s elite, Samantha Adams, reporter for the Journal-Constitution, rides to the rescue of her old family friend. On the other side of town, young debs are playing a dangerous game stripping, and more, for thrills and pocket change. There´s dirt here aplenty for Sam to unearth, including a 50-year-old scandal...and murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tondre Schulte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097154/bk_acx0_097154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In einem Schweizer Hotel begegnen sich zwei Fremde und beginnen ein lebhaftes Gespräch. Clarin, ein junger Scheidungsanwalt, preist den Kitzel kurzweiliger Affären, während der Witwer Loos der glücklichen Ehe mit seiner unter mysteriösen Umständen verstorbenen Frau nachtrauert. Ferner könnten sich zwei Menschen kaum sein, und doch verzahnen sich - Wort für Wort - ihre Geschichten ineinander. Mit großer Sensibilität und großem Schwung liest der Schweizer Schauspieler Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart das mitreißende Streitgespräch zweier unterschiedlicher Temperamente über das Leben, die Liebe und die Treue. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dave/001293/bk_dave_001293_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
A trilogy telling a story of love and loyalty, betrothal and betrayal, triumph and tragedy; novels that chart one man´s attempts to rise above the legacy of a traumatic childhood. The first book deals with Simon´s childhood friendship and eventual love affair with an older boy, the second the trauma of his teenage years and early adulthood, the third his struggle to maintain equilibrium and the consequences of his failure at one point to achieve that. It is a fictionalized biography because names and places have been changed, written because it tells a strong story which raises many issues over six decades, the post war baby boomer generation who in many ways never had it so good. His own experience is probably unique, yet will strike a chord with many others who have been through similar things, as well as those with an interest in such matters, either personal or professional, such as police and probation officers, criminologists with an interest in this field or those investigating the developing ´queer theory´. It´s a varied, exciting, demanding, sometimes terrifying life story. It is not suitable for those under 18 years or who find explicit sexual narrative, including an episode of sexual violence, offensive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick C. Notchtree. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066343/bk_acx0_066343_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of Conversion and Mean Girls comes a debut novel where the trials of high school start to feel like a modern-day witch hunt for a teen with all the wrong connections to Salem´s past. Salem, Massachusetts, is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials, and almost immediately she becomes the enemy of a group of girls that call themselves the Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were? If dealing with that weren´t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a real live (well, technically dead) ghost. A handsome, angry ghost who wants Sam to stop touching his stuff. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries-old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials. Sam must come to terms with the ghost and find a way to work with the Descendants to stop a deadly cycle that has been going on since the first accused witch was hung. If any town should have learned its lesson, it´s Salem, but as Sam and her frenemies soon find, history may be about to repeat itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adriana Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002076/bk_lili_002076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you ever need a reminder of the peace available only from God? Paul´s words of encouragement to the believers in Thessalonica are relevant to our lives today, no matter what circumstances we may find ourselves in. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Skip Heitzig. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cofa/000057/bk_cofa_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peter Chambers is a private richard who has a real affinity for trouble. He hasn´t any notion at all who polished off the nasty blonde with the round hole between her eyes - or the little man swinging by the neck from a bedroom window. Peter has strong incentives for finding out the answers - partly because the only thing he can do is break the case wide open before the going gets too rough. But mainly because his fee is Miami Moonbeam, six feet of ravishing, red-haired woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005092/bk_adbl_005092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Millions of readers around the world have relished Jeffrey Archer´s short stories. Taking inspiration from his favourite short story writers - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Maupassant, H. H. Munro, W. Somerset Maugham, and O. Henry - Jeffrey Archer has written five best-selling collections over the years, and Macmillan are proud to announce the publication of a sixth volume of stories in May 2010. Jeffrey has a natural aptitude for short stories that are stylish, witty, and entertaining. His mastery of characterisation and suspense, combined with a gift for the unexpected, jaw-dropping plot twist, show him at the height of his powers and demonstrate why he is one of Britain´s best-selling authors. All of Jeffrey´s collections of short stories have been top-ten best sellers, and he is undoubtedly the best-selling English-language short story writer of our times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000514/bk_macm_000514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.