Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko’s next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step. When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko’s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there’s something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001175/bk_aren_001175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mild and meek teacher David had a very big secret. He was a secret gambler and in massive debt to the biggest shark in town. When Clifton came calling, the only collateral he had left was his pretty wife and daughter. Extract: ´´We´re gonna make sure you look your best. Undress!´´ Heather just stared back. ´´In front of you! You must be joking!´´ The next moment she was picking herself up off the floor with her ears ringing, and she realized Serena had slapped her hard across the face. ´´I will only tell you to do things once, you silly little slut,´´ the other woman barked. ´´Let´s see if you´re a quick learner. Now strip!´´ Heather considered her options for no more than five more seconds before her shaky hands came up to slowly unbutton her summer dress, her pretty face burning with embarrassment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ivy Swanson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043922/bk_acx0_043922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When wealthy, hard-driving corporate genius Jason Wilding reluctantly takes a break from his business and his husband-hunting girlfriends for a Christmas visit to his hometown in Abernathy, Kentucky, he has no idea what his physician brother, David, has in store for him. It seems that Amy Thompkins, a whimsical young widow with definite artistic talent, has captured David´s heart, but courting her with a demanding baby in tow has been difficult. In order to pursue her, he persuades Jason to move into her home and take care of her spoiled but adorable son, Max, for a week. For a fiercely efficient CEO, it´s an impossible scene: a falling-down old house; buckets on the dining-room floor to catch the rain; a widow living on next to nothing, with no marketable skills. But Amy´s joy for life, her love for her son, and her sparkling humor are irresistible - and tiny Max adores Jason beyond reason. Soon, Jason sees Amy and her future as a prime target for his strategic planning. Importing his private chef to prepare the little one´s food and buying a baby store so that his mother can get real bargains are just the beginning. Because enigmatic Jason is thawing - the tender feelings and longing he has buried for years are begging to be heard. Mutual attraction is glowing bright, but what to do about David? Once again, Jude Deveraux´s deft hand and loving vision conjure up a novel full of surprises and delights, in a story that will warm all our hearts and make us believe in the power of miracles, large and small. It´s a tale for all seasons, and a love story to remember always. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Jellerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005896/bk_sans_005896_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After the accident, DC Cameron Stone had spent three months in intensive care before he could even recall what happened: the high speed pursuit of a vice baron through the night streets of Glasgow that had not only almost finished him but had taken the life of a teenage mother and her child. Then there´d been the message from Audrey on the back of a ´get well soon´ card announcing that she had left him and taken their young son, Mark, with her. Booze, anti-depressants and therapy have all failed to enable him to resume his old job.So now Stone lives in a one-room flat in the worst part of town. He pays the rent by running errands for a private detective agency. His tasks include tracking down a teenage runaway and surveillance for a woman who thinks her husband is sleeping with her sister. He´s also paid by his former colleagues, doing the work that´s not quite clean enough for them to do themselves- like putting the fear of God into Jason Campbell, a newly released sex offender whose been seen hanging around the local High School in his soft-top Mercedes.Stone is having a bad week. Audrey is getting difficult about contact arrangements for Mark. She´s moved into the plush home of a plastic surgeon: there´s talk of marriage- and adoption for Mark. He finds his runaway in a brothel and just gets roughed-up for his trouble. There´s the knife wielding kids who try to mug him on the stairs and the daubing on his front door: Burn in Hell Baby Killer. The only brightness on his horizon is his growing friendship with Liz, the sunny Irish nurse who lives on the next floor. But then petrol is poured through his letterbox and his flat ablaze. And now a stranger has turned up at the school and driven off with his son... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark F. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000084/bk_iamb_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wordsmith Jaine Austen´s ship has finally come in. Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation--and access to a 24-hour buffet! But sooner than you can say ´´bon voyage,´´ Jaine´s all-expenses-paid trip to the Mexican Riviera seems destined to be a wreck… Things are already off to a rocky start when Jaine discovers a stowaway amidst her luggage--her persnickety cat Prozac. Jaine´s sinking sensation grows stronger at dinner, where she meets chatty Emily Pritchard, a wealthy seventy-year-old who´s traveling with her two nephews. Jaine can´t help noticing the tension among them, especially when the cruise´s charming--and sleazy--British dancer, Graham, whisks Emily out onto the dance floor. Soon Emily is accepting Graham´s invitations to every social event on the ship. Two nights later the bubbly couple announces their engagement, but the news is quickly overshadowed the next morning by the discovery of Graham´s body with an ice pick protruding from his chest… Between hiding a furry fugitive, flirting with Emily´s nephew Robbie, and baiting the hook for a clever murderer, Jaine is about to dive into her most dangerous case yet… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015306/bk_adbl_015306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tina went to grab for Sara, but fell to the ground. Her towel came off and she was on her knees reaching for Sara naked. ¿Please Sara, don¿t tell anyone!¿ She begged. Sara stopped and looked down at Tina who had a pleading look on her face. ¿Please, I can¿t get expelled, I just can¿t.¿ She paused and continued, ¿You can stay here, and I won¿t kick you out.¿ Sara looked at Tina and saw her sexy naked body. She got turned on and felt herself getting excited. ¿Also¿¿ ¿Anything.¿ Tina interrupted, ¿I will do anything.¿ She pleaded. Remembering what her father had told her. She had to graduate Yale before she could have access to her father¿s millions. If she got expelled, she would never see one dime of that money. She was desperate. ¿I will do anything.¿ She said in a meek voice. ¿Anything.¿ ¿From now on, you will do everything I tell you to do for my entertainment and amusement. Do you understand?¿ She asked Tina. ¿Yes. I will do everything you say.¿ Tina agreed. ¿That is including being my sex slave.¿ Sara added. ¿Sex slave?¿ Tina inquired. ¿You don¿t think I see you parading around here in your little skimpy panties? Haven¿t you ever wondered why I don¿t bring guys around?¿ She asked. ¿I thought it was because you were afraid I was going to steal them away from you.¿ Tina replied. ¿No, that is not why. It¿s because I am a lesbian. I love women. Sexy, beautiful and hot women like you.¿ Sara smiled and kneeled down on the floor next to Tina and began caressing her skin. ¿With soft skin¿¿ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Candy Kross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017953/bk_acx0_017953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taryn Blaze is the reigning queen of rock-n-roll. They said she couldn´t be tamed. Armored with her diva persona, she keeps the world at arm´s length and under her spell. If she lets her guard down for a second, the dog-eat-dog world of rock-n-roll would devour her and spit her out. Derek Abrahms is hired to protect Taryn´s floor, but for him, it´s a second chance to win the girl of his dreams from high school. Except the beautiful girl next door and band geek he fell in love with is now the world-famous Taryn Blaze and the ultimate diva. How can he possibly bring back his high school crush? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Saucedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020803/bk_acx0_020803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s The Borrowers meets The Wind in the Willows. Enter the world of Tumtum and Nutmeg for a wonderfully enchanting story full of warmth and humour. Tumtum and Nutmeg are enjoying a quiet life in Nutmouse Hall, when General Marchmouse comes to stay. The General has a new pogo stick and is looking for adventure. Recklessly, he bounces out of Nutmouse Hall and into Rose Cottage - the home of the Mildews. He takes Lucy´s doll´s house under siege with the help of some toy soldiers and takes a ride on Arthur´s train set. He makes a terrible mess and Lucy and Arthur think a bad fairy has come... Tumtum and Nutmeg have to take the General under house arrest to stop his bad behaviour, but the General plots his escape. Events spiral and the General is taken by Arthur and Lucy and imprisoned in their school! General Marchmouses´s reputation as an officer and a gentlemouse is about to change! Tumtum and Nutmeg: The Great Escape is a miniature masterpiece that will be loved by generations to come. Emily Bearn´s distinctive, classic writing style makes this series a future classic. Emily Bearn was born in London, and has been a journalist since the age of 20 when she joined the staff of Harpers & Queen magazine. She has subsequently worked for The Times and the Sunday Telegraph before becoming a freelance in 2005 following the birth of her daughter. The idea for the Tumtum and Nutmeg books was sparked one evening when, while feeding her baby in the kitchen, she saw two tiny mice scuttling across the floor, then disappearing behind the skirting next to the cooker. She started to wonder what sort of life the mice led behind the skirting board, and so Tumtum and Nutmeg came to life. She and her daughter live in Hammersmith, and still share their house with two (very helpful) mice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Franks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018490/bk_adbl_018490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The zombie apocalypse continues.... I did the first thing that came to my mind, and that was to kick the shell in the head as hard as I could. Although there was an audible snap, the head moved very little. The putrid, undead thing continued trying to grab hold of me, but I managed to evade its hands and keep kicking. At the same moment, I heard a squish sound and saw blood start pouring from the head onto the yellowish tile floor. Lawrence was standing next to me. He had his gun out and pointed at the stairs. The sound of shells slowly grew louder. And just like that, the wave of bodies began pouring down the stairs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Menesses. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029260/bk_acx0_029260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fernando Soto dreamed of owning a business. For years he worked and struggled, never imagining that he could have a better life and then one day he woke up and believed that he could. In What´s next for You?, Mr. Soto shares the secrets to the fulfillment of his dream. But guess what? It´s no secret at all. Living your dream is possible through hard work, dedication, and an unrelenting will to succeed. Today, Mr. Soto owns a contract janitorial services company that services a broad range of clients in a variety of industries, from small office clients to automobile dealerships, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, medical practices, and universities. One of his largest clients has annual revenues exceeding $550 million with over 10,000 employees! He built his business from the ground up, taking notes and sketching his ideas on the manufacturing floor where he worked for years as an employee. The company where he last worked is now one of his valued clients. ´´Anything is possible,´´ Mr. Soto says. Just keep your dream front and center and with Mr. Soto´s help, you could be living your dream life, too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bodrero. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021796/bk_acx0_021796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sound of the basketball slapping the floor echoed hollowly in the gym, as I began working it playfully with my hands. Planning my next move, I locked eyes with my opponent. I noticed small beads of sweat beginning to form in the furrow between his eyebrows. My heart was pounding, and my nerves tightened in response... but slowly a smile formed on my lips. Here I was, 5´8´´ Jesse LeBeau, going one on one with basketball superstar Kevin Durant... and I was making him sweat! As I started to make my move on him, I briefly wondered, ´´How did a skinny kid from a small town in Alaska ever get the chance to do this?´´ Here I was, involved in the filming of the 2012 Warner Brother´s basketball movie Thunderstruck, playing against the NBA scoring champion! It shouldn´t have happened. I didn´t fit the profile and anyone would have told you that. But I did make it, despite the odds. And here is my story... Growing up as an undersized white basketball player on a remote island in Alaska, Jesse had nearly every chip stacked against him. Yet despite his size and circumstances, he managed to rise above it all and make it to the big screen in Hollywood. With only the love of the game of basketball and the tenacity to follow a dream driving him, Jesse´s persistence has led him to star in national commercials and movies with some of the most recognizable celebrities and professional athletes in the world. More importantly, he found a way to tweak the system and alter his dream and get paid to do what he loves to... every day! Be inspired by his story and learn the keys to successfully creating a life that is uniquely yours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donny Baarns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027375/bk_acx0_027375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wine Adcocate (Robert Parker): 90/100 Punkte ´´D’Armailhac’s 2005 offers notes of cedar wood, forest floor, black and red currants, spice box and earth. It is medium-bodied, relatively soft for a 2005, and best drunk over the next 12-15 years.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2015 bis 2025 Wine Spectator: 90/100 Punkte ´´Exhibits blackberry, currant and licorice on the nose. Full and velvety, with plenty of good fruit. A balanced, fruity red. Best after 2012.´´ Weinwisser (René Gabriel): 18/20Punkte ´´Extrem dunkle Farbe, schwarze Reflexe. Sehr tiefgründig vom Ansatz her, schwarze Beeren, Korinthen, Teernoten. Im Gaumen fest, satt und mit einer überaus schwarzbeerigen Aromatik ausgestattet, feine und doch fleischige Tannine, Stielwürznoten und Rauch im langen Finale.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2012-2026