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.
The Next-To-Last American President: Shawn O´Reilly
Sassy private investigator Jade O´Reilly thinks she´s hit rock bottom when, in the midst of obtaining photos of a cheating spouse in a second-story apartment, she falls off a swing set to the feet of an attractive mystery man. But the next day, when Jade discovers the man´s identity - he´s a detective with the local Sweetwater, NC, police - she learns that the cheating spouse was murdered and Jade herself is a suspect. Rock bottom just got a new definition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Hoverson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051180/bk_acx0_051180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He crept forward between the tall narrow aisles created by the shelves. Just before he reached the corner he heard a thump, the sound of a body hitting the floor. He rushed forward into the corner of the room. The desk was empty. The chair was pushed up against it, neatly awaiting its usual occupant. No one was in the corner. No one was there to make the sound. No one...alive. A cold chill ran down his back. He really wanted to leave the room. Instead, he moved closer. He walked to the window and looked outside. Snow fell softly on the rooftops in the city of Freeport. It was Christmas Eve, a night of peace and miracles. ´´Go home.´´ He jumped around. The voice was just behind him. Even before he turned, he knew no one would be there. He rubbed the back of his neck, still cold from the breath that carried those words. The curse had killed another law enforcement officer in Stephenson County, this time it struck on Christmas Eve. Nearly a dozen good men died in the past four years and they all had the same unexplained symptoms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007866/bk_acx0_007866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Black Friday - the official opening of the Holiday Shopping Season - and Patrice Marcum is stuck in the middle of her local superstore with a crying infant, a near hysterical desire to just abandon the diapers and milk she desperately needs, and the snowstorm of the century dumping a half-foot of snow on the parking lot outside. She needs a miracle. The little old lady seemed sweet, but there was no way Patrice was going to leave three-month old Jeremy with a stranger. She looked outside at the snow-covered parking lot and saw yet another distressed shopper´s cart topple over in the drifts. The old lady sensed her distress and volunteered to call a store employee to help watch over Jeremy while Patrice got her car. The older gentleman, wearing a store badge with the name ´´Ron,” seemed too good to be true. What could be safer? Less than five minutes later, after brushing the snow off the van and driving across the crowded and snow-packed parking lot, Patrice pulls up in front of the store. Jeremy is not there. Pushing back panic, she rushes into the store and looks around. Jeremy is not inside either. She pushes through the line at Customer Service, the associate calls Ron on the intercom, and issues a Code Adam. When Ron appears and he´s only seventeen years old, Patrice realizes the worst. ´´Oh God! They´ve taken my baby!” Mary O´Reilly, Private Investigator, is decorating her office for the holiday season when the newly installed bell over her door jingles. She looks over to see a six year-old boy standing next to her desk. His name is Joey Marcum and he wants to hire Mary to find his baby brother. Mary nodded. ´´Okay, Joey, but I´ll want to work with the police on this one. Do you have any problems with that?´´ Joey paused. ´´No, I guess you can talk to them.´´ ´´That´ll be helpful.´´ ´´But you can´t tell my mom you´re working for me,´´ he said, ´´Promise?´´ ´´Yes, I promise.´´ Joe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006961/bk_acx0_006961_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dying is what changed Mary O´Reilly´s life. Well, actually, coming back from the dead and having the ability to communicate with ghosts is really what did it. Now, a private investigator in rural Freeport, Illinois, Mary´s trying to learn how to incorporate her experience as a Chicago cop and new-found talent into a real job. Her challenge is to solve the mysteries, get real evidence (a ghost´s word just doesn´t hold up in court), and be sure the folks in town, especially the handsome new police chief, don´t think she´s nuts. Twenty-four years ago, a young woman drowned in the swimming pool of a newly elected state senator. It was ruled an accident. But now, as the senator prepares to move on to higher positions, the ghost of the woman is appearing to the Senator´s wife. Mary is hired to discover the truth behind the death. She unearths a connection between the murder and the disappearance of five little girls whose cases, 24 years later, are still all unsolved. As she digs further, she becomes the next target for the serial killers´ quest to tie up all his loose ends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005371/bk_acx0_005371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
But Sol, it ain´t haunted like you thought, Marty argued cautiously. It wasn´t a good idea to get Sol too angry. ´´We´ve tried everything, séances, Ouija boards, mediums - everything. This place is just an old, empty house. A creepy, old house.´´ Sol shook his head, disregarding Marty´s words, and started up the tall staircase to the second floor. ´´It just has to seem like a haunted house,´´ he said. ´´We´ll keep the crowds coming if it seems like a haunted house. People pay good money to spend the night in a haunted mansion.´´ Marty followed him, shaking his head. ´´After that last paranormal research group came through and found nothing, we ain´t been getting the crowds like we used to,´´ he pointed out. ´´People look on the Internet for everything. All they have to do is research the house and they´ll see we´ve been investigated by three different groups. They ain´t gonna pay top dollar to stay in the state´s most haunted house if it ain´t got no ghosts.´´ Sol stopped at the top of the stairs and waited for Marty. ´´Then all we need is a ghost,´´ he said. Marty shook his head and put his hand on his partner´s shoulder. ´´Sol, we´ve been at this for three years,´´ he replied. ´´The balloon payment is coming up in three months. We ain´t got the capital. We gotta let go of this place before we lose everything.´´ Shoving Marty´s arm off his shoulder, Sol paced angrily down the hallway. ´´Don´t you get it, Marty?´´ he growled, his teeth clenched. ´´I´m going to lose everything if this place doesn´t pan out. I sunk everything I owned into this place. I don´t have any reserves. I don´t have anything to turn to. This place has to work out.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051567/bk_acx0_051567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hurrying to the old bridge that crossed Yellow Creek, Courtney stepped to the side as a car came up behind her. The bridge was only wide enough for one car and even foot traffic had to climb up on the narrow ledge for safety. The car slowed and the driver´s side window rolled down. A familiar face greeted Courtney. ´´Hey, Courtney, how about a ride?´´ he asked. She shook her head. ´´No, thanks, I´m good,´´ she said. ´´It´s only a few more blocks.´´ The driver looked up to the sky. ´´You won´t make it before the storm hits,´´ he argued. ´´Come on, I´ll feel guilty all night if I leave you here.´´ She smiled. ´´Okay, if you put it that way,´´ she agreed, jogging over to the passenger side of the car and letting herself in. The door lock clicked as she buckled her seatbelt and she looked up in surprise. ´´It does that automatically,´´ the driver said with an apologetic shrug. Courtney scooted against the door and grasped the handle. ´´You know, I think I´ll just walk anyway,´´ she said, pulling against the handle. But the door didn´t open. She tried it again, but it was still locked tight. ´´Child locks,´´ the driver said, a smile on his face. ´´You can´t get out until I let you out.´´ She pressed the window button, but it also stayed in place. ´´Listen, I don´t want to be in this car,´´ she said firmly. ´´Now please let me out or I´m going to scream.´´ He chuckled softly, leaned forward and placed his hand against her cheek, rubbing it intimately. ´´If you scream, no one will hear you,´´ he said, as he slipped his hand down to her neck. ´´But you can do it if you like. I always love to hear a girl´s scream.´´ For 10 years, young girls have been disappearing from the streets of Freeport and the surrounding towns. Can Mary solve the mystery before Clarissa is the next victim? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Spencer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035681/bk_acx0_035681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.