The Silent Bullet: Arthur B. Reeve
The Silent Bullet: Arthur B. Reeve
The Silent Isle (Classic Reprint): Arthur Christopher Benson
The Silent Bullet is a collection of 12 detective short stories by Arthur B. Reeve, featuring Craig Kennedy and Walter Jameson - the American Holmes and Watson.Excerpt from the book:´´It has always seemed strange to me that no one has ever endowed a professorship in criminal science in any of our large universities.´´ ´´Why should there be a chair in criminal science?´´ I remarked argumentatively, settling back in my chair. ´´I´ve done my turn at police headquarters reporting, and I can tell you, Craig, it’s no place for a college professor. Crime is just crime. And as for dealing with it, the good detective is born and bred to it. College professors for the sociology of the thing, yes; for the detection of it, give me a Byrnes.´´ ´´On the contrary,´´ replied Kennedy, ´´there is a distinct place for science in the detection of crime. On the Continent they are far in advance of us in that respect. We are mere children beside a dozen crime-specialists in Paris, whom I could name.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009742/bk_edel_009742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One year after witnessing the tragic traffic accident that claimed his beloved wife and unborn child, accountant John Allen Harper seeks to remake his life. When he accepts a position with the Mississippi Choctaw Nation as their cultural liaison, he is tasked with one job: to track down and reclaim the tribe´s stolen artifacts dug up from sacred ground and sold on the black market. John Allen´s investigation leads him to crooked publisher Winston Walker, who´s using these priceless antiquities to prop himself up after a wealth-wasting divorce. Racing against time, John Allen finds a cache of treasures stolen thirty years ago that may hold the key to an unsolved murder and mysterious disappearance. Along the way, he teams up with FBI agent Emma Haden, who is also investigating Walker and who stirs unexpected feelings in John Allen. But the desperate Walker won´t go quietly, and the closer John Allen gets to the truth and the proof that will put Walker away, the closer he may come to being buried himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Arthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008896/bk_brll_008896_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Maloney reads this original adventure by Dan Abnett, featuring the 11th Doctor, Amy, and Rory. For centuries, the Maintainers have worked. With no help from other worlds, they subsist on the food they can grow and that’s little enough. But their purpose, their whole life, is to maintain the machines that will one day make their world as habitable as old Earth. Life used to be hard. Now as crops fail, livestock sicken, and the temperature drops, it’s becoming impossible. This year’s Winter Season Feast won’t be the usual celebration. It’s no time for optimism or hope - or to welcome unexpected guests. The Doctor, Amy, and Rory find a society breaking apart - and then the Doctor’s old enemies the Ice Warriors make their move. With the cold-hearted threat of invasion, the real battle for survival begins. Or does it? The Doctor suspects that behind everything lies a deadlier, even more chilling danger.... A thrilling adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy, and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Maloney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005087/bk_bbcw_005087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On 6 June, 1944, Britain woke up to a profound silence. Overnight, 160,000 Allied troops had vanished and an eerie emptiness settled over the country. The majority of those men would never return. This is the story of that extraordinary 24 hours. Using a wealth of first-person testimonies, renowned historian Max Arthur recounts a remarkable new oral history of D-Day, beginning with the two years leading up to the silent day that saw the UK transformed by the arrival of thousands of American and Canadian troops. We also hear the views of the American troops, who quickly formed strong views of both the British military and civilian populations. Then, on that June morning, many British people woke up to discover that vast areas of the country, which had throbbed with life only the day before, were now empty and silent. Civilian workers found coffee pots still warm on the stove but not a soul to greet them. Many women - and children - felt bewildered and betrayed. Then, throughout that day and the days that followed, the whole population gathered around wireless sets, waiting for news. There are powerful testimonies from families of who lost loved ones on the beaches of Normandy, and dramatic personal accounts from young widows who had never had the chance to say goodbye. The Silent Day is an original and evocative portrait of a key event in world history, and a poignant reminder of the human cost of D-Day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patience Tomlinson, Clive Mantle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000663/bk_hodd_000663_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Five Skies, beloved story writer Ron Carlson´s first novel in 30 years, is the story of three men gathered high in the Rocky Mountains for a construction project that is to last the summer. Having participated in a spectacular betrayal in Los Angeles, the giant, silent Arthur Key drifts into work as a carpenter in southern Idaho. There he is hired, along with the shiftless and charming Ronnie Panelli, to build a stunt ramp beside a cavernous void. The two will be led by Darwin Gallegos, the foreman of the local ranch, who is filled with a primeval rage at God, at man, at life. As they endeavor upon this simple, grand project, the three reveal themselves in cautiously resonant, profound ways. And in a voice of striking intimacy and grace, Carlson´s novel reveals itself as a story of biblical, almost spiritual force. A bellwether return from one of our greatest craftsmen, Five Skies is sure to be one of the most praised and cherished novels of the year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000564/bk_peng_000564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.