Peg Brennan hasn´t held a sword since she was captured at sea and imprisoned 10 years ago. But as her fingers slide around the hilt of the rapier beside her, she knows that the life she has made for her bastard son in Bath is about to change for the worse - and still she cannot stop herself. What she doesn´t know is that a darker threat will soon arrive to drag her back into the blackness that can only exist in a pirate´s heart. Sailing toward the port town is Mary Read - the woman Peg left behind to die in Jamaica nine years earlier. Her life has been as hard as Peg´s has been mundane, providing bitter sauce for the cold revenge she intends to serve her former love. Mary Read plans to kill Peg - the woman who is really Anne Bonny - as payment for her suffering. But fate seldom adheres to the plans of men, and even less so for women who have tasted forbidden fruit. More than a rousing adventure story in the vein of Treasure Island and Captain Blood, Black Hearts White Bones delivers a broadside to convention by daring to portray these legendary pirates as real women refusing to surrender to the mores of their time. Eschewing gratuitous bodice-ripping for a serious look at these two anti-heroines, debut author William Charles Furney gives us a resounding answer to the question, ´´If it is true that only those women who behave badly make history, can two women loving badly rewrite it?´´ Though Black Hearts White Bones is a what-if novel that abounds in history, intrigue, and mystery, the story is always about Bonny and Read. The tension between them is present throughout, and little is what it appears to be. In the quest to regain that which Mary Read stole from her, Anne discovers clues about the Lost Colony, attempts to save the fortress city Charles Town, and discovers her true self. As the woman who would resurrect a pirate nation, Mary Read soon realizes that some bonds are not meant to broken - a circumstan... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Lingwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089914/bk_acx0_089914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Nigel Baxter, a middle-aged married banker with an unremarkable past, is found dead in the bath of a plush hotel suite, his wrists slit, it looks as if he´s taken his own life. At first. But when Detective Inspector Daniel Riley is assigned to the case, he soon realises all isn´t as it first appears to be. When a postmortem shows Baxter was poisoned, Riley suspects foul play. And then there´s the odd addition of a teddy bear left at the crime scene.... Struggling to come to terms with the loss of his fiancée, Rachel, in a freak motorcycle accident and the baby she was carrying inside her, Riley throws himself into the case in a bid to distract himself from his grief. And his infamous intuition is telling him something is off, really off on this one. With the help of his dedicated team, Riley begins to delve into Baxter´s life and soon realises that the amenable family man has been indulging in the ´services´ of some dubious websites, ones where young women hook up with older men in return for ´favours´, and there´s one woman in particular he´d like to speak to. A woman calling herself Goldilocks.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Lailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032064/bk_adbl_032064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thr3e The Major Investigation Team are called to an abandoned mill when an ambitious reporter stumbles upon more than she bargained for. The investigation uncovers the most evil of criminal networks and it becomes clear that absolutely no one is safe from its wrath... The Detective Alec Ramsay Series: The Child Taker Slow Burn Criminally Insane Frozen Betrayal Desolate Sands Concrete Evidence Three The Soft Target Series: Soft Target Soft Target II ´Tank´ Soft Target III ´Jerusalem´ Soft Target 4: The 18th Brigade Soft Target 5: Blister The Hunting Angels Diaries: (The number one horror download in four countries) A Child for the Devil Black Angel Compilations The Book of Abominations Unleashed Blood Bath (Stephen Leather fan fiction) Nonfiction: How to Write a Novel in 90 Days 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Trethowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087115/bk_acx0_087115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Amy’s boyfriend forgets to turn of the stove while she takes a bath, she is roused from relaxation by the sound of three huge firemen - the hot black Trey, the quick-witted blond Emile, and the tough, tattooed alpha, Brick - breaking down her door to get to the fire! Her boyfriend returns to berate her for his mistake, and the firemen decide that this is no way to treat a lady...so they teach him a lesson and make him watch. And give her the breakup revenge of a lifetime: hard, fast, and totally unprotected! So scorching hot, you’ll need the fire department on speed dial! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruby Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121562/bk_acx0_121562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Coal is the hard, black heart of the mountain town of Stillwater, West Virginia, but far beneath it lies something much darker, an evil beyond time, waiting to rise and bathe the world in blood and fire once more. When unwitting miners dig into its tomb, only Kyle - Stillwater´s prodigal son - and paranormal investigator Maya stand between humanity and Hell. Time is short and evil runs deep in…Still Water 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Giguere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024636/bk_acx0_024636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An audacious, irreverent investigation of human behavior - and a first look at a revolution in the making. Our personal data has been used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us stuff we don’t need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder uses it to show us who we truly are. For centuries, we´ve relied on polling or small-scale lab experiments to study human behavior. Today, a new approach is possible. As we live more of our lives online, researchers can finally observe us directly, in vast numbers, and without filters. Data scientists have become the new demographers. In this daring and original book, Rudder explains how Facebook ´´likes´´ can predict, with surprising accuracy, a person’s sexual orientation and even intelligence; how attractive women receive exponentially more interview requests; and why you must have haters to be hot. He charts the rise and fall of America’s most reviled word through Google Search and examines the new dynamics of collaborative rage on Twitter. He shows how people express themselves, both privately and publicly. What is the least Asian thing you can say? Do people bathe more in Vermont or New Jersey? What do black women think about Simon & Garfunkel? (Hint: they don´t think about Simon & Garfunkel.) Rudder also traces human migration over time, showing how groups of people move from certain small towns to the same big cities across the globe. And he grapples with the challenge of maintaining privacy in a world where these explorations are possible. Visually arresting and full of wit and insight, Dataclysm is a new way of seeing ourselves - a brilliant alchemy, in which math is made human and numbers become the narrative of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaleo Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003938/bk_rand_003938_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wildly original poetry collection written and read by one of the UK’s most exciting young comics. A poet who favours dark suits, lager and long hot baths, he works on BBC Four in Charlie Brooker´s Newswipe and on Radio 4, doing his late night poetry show. In 2009 he won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for his poetical recital The Slutcracker and has filmed some of his verse in black and white to overwhelming critical approval. Billed by Time Out as ´´He’s a genius plain and simple” Tim’s incomplete and unabridged reading of his book is hilarious and inventive, playful and punchy, and light and dark by turn. Contains some strong language and content. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Key. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000042/bk_cnon_000042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On this tour of Pompeii, a city preserved by a volcano in 79 AD, we´ll walk the ancient streets remarkably like our own. We´ll hear about that incredible August day, 1900 years ago, when ash rained down from Mount Vesuvius, turning the sky black and encasing Pompeii in a time capsule; stop at ancient cafeterias and bars; cross in Roman crosswalks; marvel at the mosaics, the frescoes, the still-brilliant colors; see the pipes that brought running water to homes and fountains; envy how the very rich lived; visit the baths and theatres, gardens and stores; view plaster casts of the citizens of Pompeii as they died; see a bakery, a laundry, a brothel, and ancient graffiti still clear on city walls; and stand where the Gladiators trained and where they fought in the first Roman Amphitheatre ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elyse Weiner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/ijou/000005/sp_ijou_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They meet in a ferocious snowstorm. She is a young teacher with a secret past. He is the cool, black-caped stranger who unexpectedly comes to her rescue. Between these two unlikely strangers, desire is instantaneous...and utterly impossible to resist. Stranded together in a rustic country inn, Lucius Marshall, who is the Viscount Sinclair, and Frances Allard share a night of glorious, unforgettable passion. But Frances knows her place, and it is far from the privileged world of the sensual aristocrat. Due to begin her teaching position at Miss Martin´s School in Bath, Frances must try to forget that one extraordinary night - and the man who touched her with such exquisite tenderness and abandon. But Frances cannot hide forever. And when fate once again throws them together, Lucius refuses to take no for an answer. If Frances will not be his wife, he will make her his mistress. So begins an odyssey fraught with intrigue, one that defies propriety and shocks the straitlaced ton. For Lucius´s passionate, single-minded pursuit is about to force Frances to give up all her secrets - except one - to win the heart of the man she already loves. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalyn Landor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006146/bk_tant_006146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A creepy collection of 50 classic ghost, horror and mystery stories which will keep you up all night. 1. ´´The Well´´ by W. W. Jacobs 2. ´´This Is All´´ by Barry Pain 3. ´´The Beast with Five Fingers´´ by W. F .Harvey 4. ´´The Reticence of Lady Anne´´ by Saki 5. ´´The End of a Show´´ by Barry Pain 6. ´´The Dabblers´´ by W. F. Harvey 7. ´´The Room in the Tower´´ by E. F. Benson 8. ´´August Heat´´ by W. F. Harvey 9. ´´The Idiot´´ by Arnold Bennett 10. ´´The Cask of Amontillado´´ by Edgar Allan Poe 11. ´´The Bath Chair´´ by E. F. Benson 12. ´´The Mezzotint´´ by M. R. James 13. ´´The Pit and the Pendulum´´ by Edgar Allan Poe 14. ´´The Thing in the Hall´´ by E. F. Benson 15. ´´Fingers of a Hand´´ by H. D. Everett 16. ´´Moon’s Gibbet´´ by Egerton Castle 17. ´´The Magnet´´ by Barry Pain 18. ´´The Horror Horn´´ by E. F. Benson 19. ´´A Very Black Business´´ by Ernest Bramah 20. ´´The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled´´ by Cleveland Moffett 21. ´´Outside the Door´´ by E. F. Benson 22. ´´Query´´ by Seamark 23. ´´My Adventure at Chislehurst´´ by A. J. Alan 24. ´´The Dancing Partner´´ by Jerome K. Jerome 25. ´´Afterward´´ by Edith Wharton 26. ´´Caterpillars´´ by E. F. Banson 27. ´´The Severed Hand´´ by Wilhelm Hauff 28. ´´The Hair´´ by A. J. Alan 29. ´´A Witch in the Peak´´ by R. Murray Gilchrist 30. ´´The Haunted Dolls House´´ by M. R. James ...and 20 more terrifying tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000607/bk_redd_000607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.