2018 Odyssey Honor Audiobook A YALSA 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Selection ALSC 2018 Notable Children’s Recordings List An ode to ´´Put the Damn Guns Down´´, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times best seller Jason Reynolds´ fiercely stunning novel that takes place in 60 potent seconds - the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he´s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE. Or, you can call it a gun. That´s what 15-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That´s where Will´s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother´s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he´s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that´s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn´s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn´t know that Shawn had ever actually used his gun. Bigger huh. Buck is dead. But Buck´s in the elevator? Just as Will´s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck´s cigarette. Will doesn´t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, misses. And so it goes, the whole long way dow 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008085/bk_sans_008085_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.
Eve was pleased at the turnout for the Dominant Wives Society´s first hands-on meeting. The six couples, all the females being her friends as well as dominatrixes. All of them had brought their husbands. It was a better turnout than Eve had hoped and expected. Once everyone had arrived, the males wearing nothing but vinyl shorts and leashes that were held by their wives and the women wearing their black leather mini dresses with corsets to push up their breasts and make their waists look smaller, everyone gathered down in the basement where Eve had chairs set up in her beautiful dungeon. The chairs were dark red velvet for the ladies to sit in and the males were to sit on the floor next to their wife. Eve´s husband was obediently at her side on the floor wearing his vinyl shorts and leash. Eve began to speak, ´´Thank you everyone for coming tonight. Tonight I am going to teach you how to turn your husbands into cuckold husbands.´´ The wives were smiling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Candy Kross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016743/bk_acx0_016743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When four family members are found dead after a home invasion, Detective Kendall Halsrud takes charge of the case. In the murder house, she discovers an empty crib with blood drops next to it on the wood floor. The family: a father, mother, teenage daughter, and young son have been fatally shot, but where is baby Philly? The desperate search to find the child derails when a man is arrested for murdering the family and claims to have killed the baby. Suspecting he had an accomplice, Kendall isn´t convinced. Refusing to give up on finding the child, Kendall persists in unearthing the family´s secrets. With the help of a hacker turned spurious fortune-teller and a former cop hired by the missing baby´s uncle, she discovers a furtive pedophile ring is planning on buying and sharing a baby. Can she stop them while there´s time to save Philly? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail Hedrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100407/bk_acx0_100407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elle Harrison is back! She and her pals Jen, Becky, and Susan travel to Mexico where Jen has arranged cosmetic surgery, after which she will recover in a plush hotel suite. But more is going on at the hotel than tummy tucks. Soon after they arrive, Elle sees the woman in the suite next door fall from her sixth floor balcony. When the room is later occupied by another patient, Elle finds her brutally mutilated body on that same balcony. Police question Elle as the last person to see these women alive. Their doctor also takes an interest in Elle; a woman staying at the hotel asks Elle to help her fend off a creepy stalker; a veiled woman sneaks into Elle´s suite at night; and her late husband, Charlie, reappears (or Elle imagines that he does) when Elle gets pushed under water in the ocean and nearly drowns. As dangers swirl and intensify, Elle is forced to face her unresolved issues with Charlie, even as she races to find the connections between killings before more patients - including Jen - can be murdered. And before she herself becomes prey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Piller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045593/bk_acx0_045593_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Glorya Kaufman is a Los Angeles—based philanthropist who founded the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation. Her foundation provides the opportunity for underprivileged kids to take dance classes at Inner-City Arts by giving them an endowment to employ a dance teacher for perpetuity. Mar Vista Family Center is a school in the Spanish district that now has a dance floor. Next year, will be the 10 year anniversary for the Los Angeles Music Center presenting the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, allowing more opportunities for outreach and creating new work, and the Julliard School Dance Studio overlooking Broadway. USC opened The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center in 2016, a 55 thousand sq. foot dance building giving the opportunity for BFA degrees to dancers. In 2019, there will be a 300-seat theater at Vista Del Mar, a school for mental health, autism, adoptions and early intervention services, which will be used by the communities after school hours. She started a fund at USC Eye Clinic to perform only surgeries for children from infancy to 18 years of age for alignment of the eyes, a malady called Strabismus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Marlowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097867/bk_acx0_097867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Duchlan Castle is a gloomy place in the Scottish Highlands. Late one night the body of Mary Gregor, sister of the laird, is found in the castle. She has been stabbed to death in her locked bedroom. The only tiny clue to the culprit is a silver fish´s scale, left on the floor next to Mary´s body. Inspector Dundas is dispatched to investigate. The Gregor family and their servants are quick to explain that Mary was a kind and charitable woman, but Dundas uncovers a more complex truth. Soon further deaths occur. Superstitious locals believe that fish creatures from the nearby waters are responsible, but luckily for Inspector Dundas, gifted amateur sleuth Eustace Hailey is on the scene. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Bryce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002504/bk_isis_002504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cryptocurrencies have been referred to as ´´Digital Gold´´. ICOs are a way to make your own gold. ICOs are the new gold rush and land grab.If you had invested just $100 in Bitcoin when it was worth just $0.10 per unit and sold in the fall of 2017 when one unit of Bitcoin was worth around $19,000, then you would have made a profit of just shy of $19,000,000. While this ship has sailed, there are plenty of new cryptocurrencies coming online every week.If you are interested in getting in on the ground floor of the next big thing in the cryptocurrency space, then Cryptocurrency ICO Investing is the book you have been waiting for. In this book, you will learn about: What ICOs areICOs and AltcoinsHow to make smart ICO investmentsHow to do your own research on new ICOs Mental hurdles to overcome investing in ICOsExternal pressureCryptocurrencies, ICO, and taxesNot only will it cover this, you will also learn about: Tips for deciding if a given ICO is on the levelThe core details you need from any ICO to know if it is going to be successfulICO investment strategies to tryThere is currently no opportunity like ICOs. Get into ICOs and get into the hottest investment opportunity since the tech and dot-com boom. Impress your friends with your knowledge from this book. Get this book today, and learn the basics. Start learning and investing in ICOs today!Enjoy the sixth book in the series from Cryptomasher! What are you waiting for? Take control of your financial future, go ahead and purchase the book! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John B Leen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120299/bk_acx0_120299_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.