Sirens were blaring. They hurt his ears, but he pushed on. The floor in the corridor was shiny and black, reflecting the white light from the pods stacked next to the walls on either side. He glanced from left to right as he ran, searching the screens next to the pods frantically. The markings flashing on them were in the language of his captors, but he'd spent enough time among them to know what they meant. He'd learned early on that if your masters think you're an idiot, they let the reins slip. He was anything but an idiot. After a while, they speak openly in front of you, like you're nothing but a piece of furniture. One slip leads to another, and pretty soon you know everything about their deviant empire. He didn't have a name, had never been given one. Mostly he was referred to as "you" or "slave", sometimes no coherent word at all but just a grunting sound. His masters were fat and lazy. Well, now their laziness had come to bite them on their fat asses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dorinda Ravish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080510/bk_acx0_080510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mandy, a novice nurse at Freeport hospital, took the elevator down to get supplies for her area. It only took a moment to go from four down to three. The elevator doors opened to a dimly lit floor. She walked out and glanced to her right. The empty nurses station was just down the hall before the double doors that she assumed led to the now empty rooms. There were a few boxes on the counter that surrounded the station, but other than those, the station was empty. She turned to the left and saw the closed door with the word “Supplies” stenciled on it. Hurrying over to the doors, she pulled out the key and inserted it into the lock. A light switch was conveniently located right inside the door and Mandy switched it on. Bright light flooded the interior of the supply room. Metal shelves lined up in narrow aisles throughout the room. She easily located the sheets and also found a plastic tub she could use to carry them upstairs. She piled the sheets into the tub, carried them out of the room, then turned off the light and then locked the door.Hefting the tub back into her arms, she turned around and was surprised to see a little girl standing next to the empty nurses station. Mandy guessed the little girl was about eight years old. She had a hospital gown on and her hair was styled in two braids that hung on either side of her head. She must have wandered away from the Pediatric Ward on the second floor. “Hey sweetheart,” she said. “I’m Mandy. Are you lost?”The girl stared at the nurse for a long moment, but didn’t answer.“Come on, I can bring you back to your room,” Mandy coaxed, not wanting to frighten the child. The child didn’t respond. Mandy put the tub down, looked back up and the child was gone. Shaking her head in surprise, Mandy slowly stepped forward, her heart thumping in her chest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elena Marino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131116/bk_acx0_131116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While nursing some drinks after a terrible day at work, Tucker Candle spits out his rum and coke when a stranger across the bar turns water into wine. But did he? Or was it just an alcohol-induced trick of the light? This stranger has a warning for Candle: skip your planned business trip tomorrow. If you go, I won't be able to protect you any longer. With a clear head the next morning, Candle resumes his normal life, working for a company that's about to lay him off. That barroom huckster couldn't have been magical, or prophetic. He was just some washed-up weirdo with a few tricks. But when Candle comes back from his trip to find his pregnant wife missing and a dead man's blood seeping into his bathroom floor, the washed-up weirdo's counsel doesn't seem so foreign now. Cops, friends, family... Candle doesn't trust anyone. As he searches for his wife, people around him keep turning up murdered. If he can't find her and uncover the mystery driving the chaos, the stranger's words might come true, after all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040382/bk_acx0_040382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pain punished her. The bottle numbed her. Guilt kept her trapped. In the dark alley of a pub, the words "Please don't" take hold of her heart and break the silence she seeks. Thinking herself beyond redemption, she tentatively grabs on to the slim thread of hope that unfolds inside of her. Holding her secrets close, she can't resist the comforting draw coming from The Skipper. The unconditional friendships it offers, the protective roof it provides, and the spark that its owner ignites in her - melting the frost off her heart, and slowly stripping away her resistance. His life flows from one crisis to the next. Under the pressure of competition crowding him out of his family's pub and the need to protect his children from the ruins of a bad marriage, he barely breathes. That is until a mane of strawberry-blonde hair and a set of big, pale blue eyes, shake him up. He never expected the shadow of a woman he finds on the floor of his washroom to bring him the air - the balance and the light he's been missing. Due to content of a sexually explicit nature, this book is recommended for a mature audience only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Rodgers, Lorelei Avalon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031451/bk_adbl_031451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kyle Davidson is flirty, fun, and sexy. Can he lead Mary Ann Murphy astray, even though she has become overly picky about dating since her break-up with the person she thought was the one? She has no intentions of making the same mistake again, especially when the man in question is one of her mother’s set-ups. Kyle has sworn off relationships and considers himself a bad catch after his last girlfriend accused him of using his work and causes to avoid intimacy. To return a favor to a wily matchmaker, Kyle unwittingly agrees to be Mary Ann’s partner when she wins ballroom dancing lessons. As the two step their way through the first class, an attraction flares between them, melting the ice around Mary Ann’s heart. Still, she knows better than to fall for her sexy leading man with the killer gaze. He’s made it clear he’s not looking for long-term, and she won’t settle for anything less.Despite the passion that ignites every time he takes the angel in his arms to the dance floor, Kyle is determined to keep things light. Mary Ann’s girl-next-door persona is enough of an enticement to draw Kyle away from his work temporarily, but it can’t last. She’s the type who deserves a happily-ever-after. She certainly doesn't need him and his baggage messing up her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Dines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133916/bk_acx0_133916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From dreams filled with strange, beautiful images and haunting music, Claire Challis woke to the repulsive sound of a nasal, falsetto voice scratching its way through her closed bedroom window - the kind of voice adults reserve for speaking to pets or very small children. A particularly annoying case of the latter, she decided, for the voice was crooning, "My, don't we look fine in our Sunday best! Are you going to church, young man?" From her second-floor apartment, she could hear only an indistinct, mumbled response, but she thought it came from little Paul Hernandez, who lived next door. A momentary silence ensued, and then she heard, "Are you going with your parents?" Claire couldn't help but shudder at the dry, coarse quality of the voice. The speaker sounded like an elderly man, but the intentional distortion of his speech impressed her as vaguely sinister. Little Paul must have answered in the affirmative, for the speaker continued, "You look so cute. How would you like to go with me to myyy church?" From the author, Mark Rainey: "Balak, like much of my fiction, is a part of a multilayered, interconnected universe that draws heavily from the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft while using the most modern of settings and characters. Many of the settings for Balak are very real places in Chicago, which I attempted to capture and cast in a somewhat different light than they - at least probably - appear in real life." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Synnesvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056915/bk_acx0_056915_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When I can't find time for my muscular sexpot of a boyfriend, he takes it into his own capable hands to make time.... These days I'm just so busy with everything. No matter how hard I try, it's a struggle to make time for my boyfriend, Greg, given that I'm working at all hours of the day at a financial firm in order to roll in the dough. It's sad, really.... In a lot of ways, I owe a lot of my sexual identity to Greg for taking me under his wing, so to speak. He was my first real boyfriend after a young adulthood of being raised by sexually repressive conservatives, and Greg was the person who really first helped me embrace being gay. A large part of why I work so much, though, is because I want the best life possible for the two of us, and as I'm leaving the office late one evening, I try not to let myself feel too bad about it. That is, until suddenly I'm kidnapped and thrown into a van from right off of the street, and taken to an unknown facility scared out of my wits. When I next see light, I'm in a vacant brick room with a dirty concrete floor. And it just so happens that my kidnapper has some very sadistic things in mind for me.... Warning: This book contains lots of hot sex, drama, and adult language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Heart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050521/bk_acx0_050521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This box set contains all three novellas in the Tucker Candle trilogy: Wounded Animals, The Legend of Kareem, and Both Ends Burning. Meet Tucker Candle. Do it now, before they kill him.... While nursing some drinks after a terrible day at work, Candle spits out his rum and coke when a stranger across the bar turns water into wine. But did he? Or was it just an alcohol-induced trick of the light? This stranger has a warning for Candle: skip your planned business trip tomorrow. If you go, I won't be able to protect you any longer. With a clear head the next morning, Candle resumes his normal life, working for a company that's about to lay him off. That barroom huckster couldn't have been magical, or prophetic. He was just some washed-up weirdo with a few tricks. But when Candle comes back from his trip to find his pregnant wife missing and a dead man's blood seeping into his bathroom floor, the washed-up weirdo's counsel doesn't seem so foreign now. Cops, friends, family...Candle doesn't trust anyone. As he searches for his wife, people around him keep turning up murdered. If he can't find her and uncover the mystery driving the chaos, the stranger's words might come true, after all. As Candle sinks deeper and deeper into the conspiracy, he'll find danger around every turn. Can he save his family and uncover the truth below all this conspiracy? The answers will surprise you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082719/bk_acx0_082719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vish Puri is as fond of butter chicken as the next Punjabi. And when there's plenty on offer at the Delhi Durbar hotel where he's attending an India Premier League cricket match dinner, he's the first to tuck in. Irfan Khan, father of Pakistani star cricketer Kamran Khan, can't resist either. But the creamy dish proves his undoing. After a few mouthfuls, he collapses on the floor, dead. Clearly this isn't a case of Delhi Belly. But who amongst the Bollywood stars, politicians, bureaucrats, and industrialists poisoned Khan is a mystery. And with the capitals police chief proving as incompetent as ever, it falls to Most Private Investigators to find out the truth. Puri is soon able to link Khan to a bald bookie called Full Moon, and all the clues point to the involvement of a gambling syndicate that controls the illegal X billion dollars betting industry. The answers seem to lie in Surat, the diamond cutting and polishing capital of the world (where Puri's chief undercover operative Tube light meets his match), and across the border in Pakistan, Puri's nemesis, the one country where he has sworn never to set foot. Or do they? A certain determined, grey-haired lady with a unique insight into the murder believes that the portly detective is barking up a wrong tree. Is Mummy-ji right? Is there more to the murder than meets the eye? And why, to make life even more complicated for Vish Puri, has someone tried to steal the longest moustache in the world from right under the nose of its owner - literally? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Dastor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001317/bk_rhuk_001317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.