Matty Matthews has been to the town of Forza d’Aguil before. Stationed there with a small group of soldiers during WWII, it was here that Matty fell in love with Rosanna. It was a sweet, short-lived affair until the soldiers unexpectedly got orders to pull out. Matty never got to say goodbye. Now he’s back in Sicily, drawn to the mountain town after all these years. But the citizens of Forza d’Aguil are easy to offend, and when Matty inadvertently crosses Pino, the Mafioso sabotages his leaving. Trapped in Forza d’Aguil, hemmed in on all sides by the oppression of the town and its silent citizens, he’s stuck in the middle of Mafia country with no way out. He has only the help of the innkeeper Vinciguerra, a man he can’t understand, and the passion of the sweet Sophia. Or is she part of the sinister web, too? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005127/bk_adbl_005127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Silent Witness begins in 1967, in a small Midwestern town. Seventeen-year-old Tony Lord, Lake City´s star athlete, seems destined for great things. His driving ambition is precisely what attracts Alison Taylor, the daughter of the town´s leading family, and it is what sets Tony apart from his 2 closest friends: Sam Robb and Sam´s girl, Sue Cash. Suddenly everything changes. Alison Taylor is brutally murdered, and Tony is the number one suspect. The town turns against him. His friendship with Sam is destroyed. And Tony leaves Lake City, vowing never to return. Twenty-seven years later, an urgent phone call from Sue changes Tony´s life once more. For Tony Lord is now a San Francisco lawyer - a relentless advocate dedicated to the defense of his clients. Sue´s plea for help is one he cannot ignore: her husband, Sam Robb, now the vice principal of Lake City High School, is suspected of the murder of a female student. In seeking to save him, Tony must confront not only the fear that Sam is a murderer, but the concealed passions and buried truths that underlie Alison´s death so long ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T.J. Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000069/bk_rand_000069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´´Ambulance and police. Something’s happened. I don’t know what. But my little girl, there’s blood.´ A sob choked off the sentence. He took a deep, tremulous breath and finished, ´It’s my daughter....´´´ When a young girl disappears on the edge of the Forest of Dean and blood is found where she was last seen, the town is terrified a killer has returned.The local police are convinced it’s the same man who stabbed a girl to death 18 years ago. They know who he is. They’re desperate to finally have the evidence they need to put him away. To save another girl before it’s too late. Only Detective Anna Gwynne is sure he isn’t the real killer. But Anna can’t explain how she knows.Time is ticking. He’s been hiding in plain sight. And there’s only one person who can help Anna. But that person is not just a killer.... He´s a monster. Can Anna face her fears and confront him before another girl dies? A thriller that will leave you wanting more. If you love Val McDermid, Angela Marsons, and M. J. Arlidge, you’ll love The Silent Girls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamsin Kennard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105811/bk_acx0_105811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charis Adderly is the secret, mute, mixed race, niece of Mayor Harlow Radclyffe´s wife, Madeline. The Radclyffes are the spice of Deer Creek, Alabama; a small town of wealthy people, which is why Charis is passed off as their maid. The glorified men of this town do what they desire to whom they desire, without consequence. That is until Charis witnesses the Mayor in a dangerous compromising position. Her dreary and horrific existence takes a dramatic turn when she is faced with a choice. She can either reveal her secret to the town and face scrutiny, jail time, maybe even death, or allow the Mayor to continue in his deceit. While taking care of her daily errands, Charis runs into the handsome Sheriff´s son, Kolton Winfield. He is strangely taken by her rustic appearance. He proceeds to display his interest, but is quickly reminded that he is engaged to marry the Magistrate´s daughter, Livy Vickers. Soon Charis is thrust into a forbidden whirlwind romance that changes her life forever. This book is a work of fiction. Any names, characters, places, and incidents that are mentioned in this book are the product of the author´s imagination. Any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sharell Schwarzer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064648/bk_acx0_064648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the critically acclaimed author of The Memory Cathedral comes perhaps the most powerful, haunting, and unforgettable novel of the Civil War - or any war - ever written. Provocative, poetic, and disturbing, it introduces us to a young narrator, Mundy McDowell, whose voice rivals any in literature, bringing poignantly to life the surreal horrors of battle and its spiritual cost to human survival.I was scarce twelve the day the damn Yankees invaded the valley. I seen a lot that day I ain´t never gonna forget. Men blown apart, screamin´ and dyin´ all around me. I was wandering in the woods like I wasn´t supposed to and wound up right in the middle of the battle. And that´s what I suppose saved me.When I got back home the main house was burning to the ground. I saw two men wearin´ bits and pieces of ´Federate and Yank uniforms. They killed Poppa right off, and Mother they dragged into the front yard before they killed her too. I reckon that was the day I first got the knack of being invisible. The spirit dog seen me right off, though. He was big and black and smelled like burning. His eyes were like red coals and everywhere he went, it seemed death followed. Him and me, we mostly traveled together after that. I passed through midnight fields of dead and dying soldiers, reeking makeshift field hospitals worse than hell itself; climbed into the mountains where the runaway slaves hid; and walked through towns shattered by the passage of the war. I met a lot of people, some of them living and some of them just memories. There was Jimmadasin, the slave who died on my account, and Mammy Jack, who taught me to see visions; the gallant Colonel Ashby, who let me ride by his side, and, of course, the mulatto whore Lucy, who saved my life twice. Last but not least, there was mad but brilliant General Jackson, who was probably responsible for putting more men in their graves than any other during the Shenandoah campaign. Whether he was a... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Kipiniak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013195/bk_adbl_013195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Tina Folsom presents: Silent Bite - A Scanguards Wedding, Scanguards Vampires 8½. Newbie vampire Oliver and Ursula, the woman he saved from a blood brothel, are finally tying the knot. But with Ursula´s old-fashioned Chinese parents arriving in town for the traditional wedding, chaos soon breaks out - with Oliver always one step away from accidentally revealing to his soon-to-be in-laws that he and his extended Scanguards family are vampires. And amid all the chaos and confusion, a stalker lurks and threatens to tear Ursula and Oliver apart before they can blood-bond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026257/bk_adbl_026257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Small town 17-year-old Vivienne Taylor is a talented equestrian with Olympic dreams and a little something extra going on - she is also an ´´equine empath´´, someone who has the ability to read horses’ minds and moods. When she receives a full scholarship to attend Fairmont Riding Academy, a prep school with a famous riding program, she struggles with homesickness, hazing by the school’s snooty drama queen, intense competition in the sport of three-day-eventing, and the not-altogether-unwelcome interest of a hot guy. On top of all of that the horse given to Vivienne via the scholarship is an animal that she cannot ´´read´´ or understand. When Vivienne learns that her new horse, Harmony, belonged to the school’s vet, who recently died in a freak accident, she senses that the horse’s aloof behavior may be the result of her witnessing this accident. But as a connection begins to unfold between Vivienne and Harmony, Vivienne begins to believe that the vet’s death was no accident at all - but rather murder - and she resolves, at considerable peril, to track down the killer. Michele Scott lives in California with her family. With her days spent in the barn or at the keyboard, Ms. Scott has forged a flourishing career as mystery writer and is also deeply involved in the world of horses and equestrian riding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005049/bk_brll_005049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fast-paced and fast-mouthed, here´s snappy, scrappy big-city journalism at its best! Editor Steve Wilson and ace reporter Lorelei Kilbourne bring the news to life at the Illustrated Press. Edward G. Robinson, Ona Munson, Claire Trevor, Ed Pawley, and Fran Carlon star in Big Town! Their cosmopolitan co-stars include Paula Winslowe, Lou Merrill, Joe Kearns, Gale Gordon, Verna Felton, Hanley Stafford, and Hans Conreid, with a special guest appearance by famed silent film star Evelyn Brent. Episodes include: Mrs. Radsmith´s Past 10-19-37; Harding Divorce Frame 10-26-37; Gambling Club Expose 11-02-37; Slot Machine Racket 11-09-37; Breach of Promise Frame 11-16-37; Fake Accident Racket 11-23-37; Parole Board 11-30-37; Race Track Pay-Off 12-07-37; Christmas Charities Racket 12-21-37; Dangerous Cargo 05-07-42; Adventure in Occupied Paris 05-14-42; Adventure in Geneva 06-18-42; Made in the USA 06-25-42; Rescue From France 07-02-42; Blind Justice 09-14-48; The Final Payment 09-21-48. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward G. Robinson, Ona Munson, Claire Trevor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001217/rt_radi_001217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.