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.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert pianist, but a paranormal investigator and a time traveler professor to a select few.Like Holmes and Watson trying to solve a mystery, together they explore lost worlds and their friendship is tested to the limits when they go back in time to find it. Both discover that karmic ties and unconscionable crimes have followed them like ghosts from the past, wreaking havoc on the present and possibly the future.The Time Traveler Professor, Book One: Silent Meridian reveals the alternate histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung, and other luminaries in the secret diaries of John Patrick Scott, in an X Files for the 19th century. First Prize winner of Chanticleer Review´s Goethe Award for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction and First Prize for Steampunk in the Independent Press Awards. Stay tuned for A Pocketful of Lodestones, Book Two in the Time Traveler Professor series by Elizabeth Crowens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Lopez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154847/bk_acx0_154847_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.
Father Brown and Flambeau, now a private detective, arrive at Glengyle Castle in Scotland to help Inspector Craven of Scotland Yard solve the strange death and secretive burial of the late earl, a secluded man who lived as a hermit with his servant, the silent Israel Gow. The Earl died and was buried in secrecy by Gow. The clues to the crime, if there has been a crime, are large in number and baffling. What is behind these odd and mysterious events? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Arthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ahld/000104/bk_ahld_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here´s an offbeat and hilarious story of voyeurism, obsession, and relationships, both real and imaginary, from the best-selling author of High Maintenance and Going Down. Since she was 13, one of the few things New York novelist Rebekah Kettle has been able to count on is the thrill of seeing a new movie by world-renowned filmmaker Arthur Weeman every fall. Now 33, the humor and poignancy of Weeman´s singular movies have inextricably merged with her own memories, to the point that she has begun writing him letters under the guise of her 13-year-old self, and her teenage admiration has become a full-blown obsession. So when Rebekah steps back and takes stock of her life, she isn´t happy with what she finds: she´s unlucky in love, hopelessly stalled in her work, and unable to get over the past. It´s time for Rebekah to take action. She starts a relationship with Isaac Myman, a quirky paparazzo with whom she´s suspiciously compatible. And she befriends Mrs. Williams, an eccentric older woman who needs her companionship. It seems things are looking up. But, just as unexpectedly, Rebekah discovers that Mrs. Williams´ apartment has the most coveted view on the Upper East Side: straight into Arthur Weeman´s town house, where she can watch the object of her obsession´s life displayed like a silent movie. Weeman has always been a fixture on the rumor mill, but Rebekah has been his staunchest defender - until she sees the evidence for herself and has to ask herself some questions. Does she give her new love a chance at the scoop of a lifetime, a photo of the compromised Weeman, or does she remain loyal to the man whose films have defined her life? Riotously funny and astonishingly moving, Little Stalker is a bold, daring, twisted, and lovable novel that could have come only from a literary voice as sharp and original as Jennifer Belle´s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renee Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000420/bk_tant_000420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.