Four Rooms, Upstairs - a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award - is the story of Linda Appleman Shapiro, an immigrant daughter who grew up on the top floor of a small home in 1940s Brooklyn, and struggled to understand her mentally ill mother. For years Linda tried to ignore the phases when her mother was "not herself." As the youngest child and only girl, Linda spent many days at home alone with her mother, watching her battle memories of loss and despair, unable to cope. But at that time, her mother was not seen as mentally ill - she was simply ill. Linda was appalled by the treatments prescribed to her mother and determined to make life better for her family. Linda eventually persevered, becoming a psychotherapist to help others like her and her mother, and marrying acclaimed audio narrator George Guidall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002788/bk_reco_002788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After Grace Chadwick receives a surprise inheritance from her aunt - a house and a florist shop - she moves in after the funeral. While she doesn't know the first thing about flowers, she sees this an answer to her prayers - the new start she desperately needs.When Elliot Wallac drops by his new neighbor's house with casserole, he finds the house next door has problems. Damp walls and a sagging floor set his builders senses on alert. But this house needs more than a cosmetic fix; the inspection reveals more extensive issues. Like Grace's spiritual life, the house is suffering from neglect at the very foundation.With God's guidance, can Elliot help Grace repair her home and her faith before both are condemned? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynne Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107288/bk_acx0_107288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, Professor Peter Shandy has been badgered by Jemima Ames, Assistant Librarian and Annual Chairperson, to decorate his campus home for the Grand Illumination which is Balaclava Agricultural College's main fund-raising event. Now he can hold out no longer. Goaded to madness, he buries his small brick house under an avalanche of plastic reindeer, flashing lights, and fake Santa Clauses. Hooks up an amplifier blaring "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth," locks the switches at "on", and escapes to sea on a tramp steamer. Shipwrecked and conscience-stricken, he crawls back to face his irate colleagues, and finds Jemima Ames dead on his living room floor. Police and security guards say it's an accident; Shandy says it's murder. President Thorkjeld Svenson says he'd better find out the truth without wrecking the Illumination... or the next corpse will be Shandy's. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006056/bk_adbl_006056_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.
Staceyann Chin has appeared on television and radio, including The Oprah Winfrey Show , CNN, and PBS, discussing issues of race and sexuality. But it is her extraordinary voice that launched her career as a performer, poet, and activist. Here, she shares her unforgettable story of triumph against all odds in this brave and fiercely candid memoir. No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Jamaica, on Christmas Day. Staceyann's mother did not want her, and her father was not present. No one, except her grandmother, thought Staceyann would survive. It was her grandmother who nurtured and protected and provided for Staceyann and her older brother in the early years. But when the three were separated, Staceyann was thrust, alone, into an unfamiliar and dysfunctional home in Paradise, Jamaica. Told with grace, humor, and courage, Chin plumbs tender and unsettling memories as she writes about drifting from one home to the next, coming out as a lesbian, finding the man she believes to be her father, and ultimately, discovering her voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Staceyann Chin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010061/bk_adbl_010061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death... The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief... To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it was political dynamite. Suddenly, Darby is witness to a murder - a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust - an ambitious reporter after a news break hotter than Watergate - to help her piece together the deadly puzzle.Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Heald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000051/bk_bant_000051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Allan has invited Cody to move in with him since he had a place of his own. Cody jumped at the chance to move in with him and out of his parents' house. Cody knew that his mother didn't like the fact that he was moving out on his own. When Allan has to go out and run errands for the morning, Cody decides that he wants to tidy up the house. Starting with laundry first, he went into Allan's room and picked up the pile of clothes that was on his floor, finding out a secret about Allan that kind of shocked him.Cody dropped the pile of clothing back down on the floor where it had been. He didn't want to get into trouble with Allan for thinking that he was going through his things when he wasn't around. Going out to the pool, he relaxed most of the day until Allan came back home. Cody doesn't tell him about what he had found, and he didn't want to bring it up any time. When Cody felt his neck hurting, Allan offers him a massage since he works at a massage parlor and knows that how to make Cody feel good. Cody is surprised about what happens next...something he never expected from Allan because he showed no signs of being interested in him, or at least, he didn't think so. Cody gets a massage that he will never forget.Warning: This book contains steamy romance scenes and is not suitable for all ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168118/bk_acx0_168118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An elderly lady once left $20,000 and "my Bible and all it contains" to her nephew. The young man knew what the Bible contained, so he didn’t bother to open it. He merely picked it up and put it on a high shelf in his house, and headed for Las Vegas. It wasn’t long until all his money was gone. He lived the next 60 years as a pauper, scraping for every meal and barely having the clothes on his back. As he was moving to a convalescent home he reached up to grab that old Bible and accidentally dropped it from his trembling hands. It fell to the floor and opened, revealing a $100 bill between every page.That man lived his life as a pauper when he could have lived in luxury, simply because of his prejudice. He thought he knew what the Bible contained. Most people don’t know that the Bible contains a wealth of incredible scientific, medical and prophetic facts. The implications are mind boggling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Crockett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149962/bk_acx0_149962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What's the couple next door really hiding? Vintage fashionista and amateur sleuth Charley Carpenter finds out in this engrossing cozy mystery from the USA Today best-selling author of The Book Club Murders. In a small town like Oakwood, Ohio, everyone knows everyone else's business - except for Charley Carpenter's standoffish new neighbors, who tend to keep to themselves. But behind closed doors, Paxton Sharpe's habit of screaming bloody murder at all hours of the day keeps Charley awake all night. Coupled with the stress of the increasingly delayed expansion of her shop, Old Hat Vintage Fashions, the insomnia is driving Charley crazy. Her only distraction? The local paper's irreverent new advice column, "Ask Jackie". Jackie's biting commentary usually leaves Charley and her employees rolling on the floor, but her latest column is no laughing matter. An oddly phrased query hinting at a child in peril immediately puts Charley on high alert. After arriving home to a bloodcurdling scream next door, she follows the noise into the basement and makes a grisly discovery: the body of Judith Sharpe's adult daughter. With Detective Marcus Trenault off in Chicago, Charley decides to take matters into her own hands. Convinced that the murder is connected to the desperate plea for help in "Ask Jackie", she embarks on a twisted investigation that has her keeping up with the Sharpes - before a killer strikes again. Cover design by Marietta Anastassatos 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029717/bk_adbl_029717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.