Two bloody brilliant short stories from number-one best-selling crime writer Stuart MacBride, featuring DS Logan McRae and his boss, DI Steel. 'Stramash': something fishy is happening on the isle of Jura. DS Logan McRae gets a phone call from DI Steel ordering him to come to the island at once. One freezing night's sleep in a hatchback and two storm-battered ferries later, Logan arrives - but there's no sign of Steel. She's lumped him in the middle of a policing nightmare, with bodies and bullets and tiny, wee boats. And a dangerous hard man who's meant to be dead.... DI Steel's 'Bad Heir Day': why is DI Steel in an even worse mood than usual? Is it because it's Christmas? Or maybe it's because the missing persons case she's just caught looks like a hoax from a mile off. Or is it because she's just been left a huge amount of money? One thing's for certain: Steel's having a bad day, and she's hell-bent on making sure Constable Guthrie has one, too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Worsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002259/bk_hcuk_002259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She wants to write a mystery. Instead she's embroiled in one. When a famous author agrees to teach a writing course at the library, amateur sleuth Deena Sharpe eagerly signs up. But on the second day of class, the author's wife dies in a car crash, and the police suspect foul play. Is it a hoax to teach his students about plotting a murder mystery? Not likely. Deena dives into the investigation when a friend is accused of the crime. With her brother's help, she must clear their friend's name and stay out of trouble with the town's newest detective. As if that weren't enough, it's her husband's birthday and her pushy mother-in-law is coming to town. What's a Southern gal to do? Sharpe Turn is book four in the Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series by best-selling author Lisa B. Thomas. If you like a savvy sleuth and a twisty plot, this clean whodunit may be your new favorite cozy mystery. Get your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelley Hazen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101252/bk_acx0_101252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She was close enough to see that the girl had written a word on the wall in bright, warm red blood. Not a word, actually. A name... Everyone in the small town of Denton is searching for Isabelle Coleman, a missing 17-year-old girl. All they've found so far is her phone and another girl they didn't even know was missing. Mute and completely unresponsive to the world around her, it's clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Detective Josie Quinn can get from her is a name: Ramona. Currently suspended from the force for misconduct, Josie takes matters into her own hands as the name leads her to evidence linking the two girls. She knows the race is on to find Isabelle alive, and she fears there may be others.... The trail leads Josie to another victim, a girl who escaped but whose case was labelled a hoax by authorities. To catch this monster, Josie must confront her own nightmares and follow her instinct to the darkest of places. But can she make it out alive? Fans of Angela Marsons, Helen Fields, and Robert Dugoni will be utterly gripped and listening long into the night once they discover the first in this unputdownable new crime thriller series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eilidh Beaton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105454/bk_acx0_105454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of Above Suspicion: the “riveting” true story of Charles Stuart, who murdered his pregnant wife and pinned the crime on a black man in 1980s Boston (Kirkus Reviews). On October 23, 1989, affluent businessman Charles Stuart made a frantic 911 call from his car to report that he and his seven-months-pregnant wife, Carol, a lawyer, had been robbed and shot by a black male in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. By the time police arrived, Carol was dead, and the baby was soon lost as well. The attack incited a furor during a time of heightened racial tension in the community. Even more appalling, while the injuries were real, Stuart’s story was a hoax: He was the true killer. But the tragedy would continue with the arrest of Willie Bennett, a young man Stuart identified in a line-up. Stuart’s deception would be exposed only after a shocking revelation from his brother and, finally, his suicide, when he jumped into the freezing waters of the Mystic River. As the story unraveled, police would put together the disturbing pieces of a puzzle that included Stuart’s distress over his wife’s pregnancy, his romantic interest in a coworker, and life insurance fraud. In an account that “builds and grips like a novel” (Kirkus Reviews), New York Times journalist Joe Sharkey delivers “a picture of a man consumed by naked ambition, unwilling to let anyone or anything get in his way” (Library Journal). Revised and updated, this book also includes a new epilogue by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bowlby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053557/bk_adbl_053557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Start the Who - ? series with Who Are They? The Extreme Limit. A few teasers: He murdered my husband! making a deal with the devil was the only way he could survive Like a horror movie - one that she wanted to shut out, but couldn't because the sad fact was that this was her life "Mommy!" she heard Elias' voice. Oh, no! This wasn't a sight for a child to witness.... How can you all sit there and have this murderer in our presence? Maybe throw a little sex into the equation. That never hurt anyone before. She couldn't allow her son to be raised like this and be around such an evil person. "Mom, I am a model!" She lied. Hang on to your seat as this story unfolds with its intertwined web of lies, sex, crime, and a plethora of unusual events. They climax and convey deep emotions while the twosomes evolve into sexual triangles of turmoil. Their marriage was a complete hoax. They never even slept in the same bed, and could hardly stand the sight of each other. They had become like one of those couples that did nothing but nag in each other's presence and whine about how pathetic they were to one another. Not a day passed when they did not fight, or express how much hate they felt for one another, and...Julie and Andrew.... Their daughter, Jenna, was a beautiful, aspiring model, promising to be faithful to her love, Morgan. Morgan goes on an extensive business trip to South Africa. When he comes home intended to propose to Jenna, but discovers Crowley.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aze Fellner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032988/bk_acx0_032988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The final novel in one of the most critically acclaimed PI series in the annals of crime fiction! "Few writers working in any genre offer tales with such moral complexity, dark humor, and, most of all, heart." (Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me) Drunk, alone, and racked with guilt over the tragic death of his girlfriend Pam, Moe Prager is destined for oblivion. But destiny takes a detour when a shadowy figure from Moe's past reappears to beg for Moe's help in locating her missing daughter. As a reluctant, distracted Moe delves into the case, he discovers that nothing is as it seems and no one involved is quite who or what they appear to be. This is especially true of the missing daughter, an early internet sensation known ironically as the Lost Girl or the Hollow Girl. The case itself is hollow, as Moe finds little proof that anyone is actually missing. Things take a bizarre twist as Moe stumbles across a body in a trendy Manhattan apartment and the Hollow Girl suddenly re-emerges on video screens everywhere. It's a wild ride through the funhouse as Moe tries to piece together a case from the half-truths and lies told to him by a fool's parade of family members, washed-up showbiz types, uncaring cops, a doorman, and a lovesick PI. Even as the ticking clock gets louder, Moe is unsure if it's all a big hoax or if someone's life is really at stake. The question isn't whether or not Moe can find the Hollow Girl, but whether the Hollow Girl was ever there at all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015047/bk_adbl_015047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is the one of the world's most famous conspiracy theories. It is a statement of prejudice and paranoia, a fake historical record and a grand hoax all rolled into one. The Protocols claim to prove that there is a Jewish plot to take over the world and purport to show that Socialism, Liberalism, and every other reformist idea or activity are just tools of a Jewish secret cabal. The Protocols have been discredited many times over their 110-year-old history and would be laughable, except for the tragic role they played in the Twentieth Century. The actual Protocols text is written as if it is a secret document from a shadowy Jewish organization and details a conspiratorial plot to undermine the existing World Order. Each of the 24 sections read as a strategic instruction on how to undermine elements of the existing order. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000045/bk_imnd_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You Have a Very Soft Voice, Susan is quite possibly the most twisted and surreal case of stalking I have ever encountered. Well-written and gripping. Just when you think it can't get any more bizarre, it does. (Patrick Quinlan, Los Angeles Times best-selling author of All Those Moments) This is not a typical story of internet stalking. It is an unusual case of friendship and deception so pitiless and unyielding that it opened a door to Hell into the author’s life. This is an unforgettable story for today’s digital world driven by social media in all of its permutations and cruelest forms. The story begins with Susan Fensten’s online search for her father’s family, a search that soon turns into a two-year frightening odyssey of internet stalking and threats when a posting on a genealogy message board brings her into contact with what she thinks are distant cousins, but what turns out to be a sociopath. Through email correspondence with her new “family”, evidence of mental illness, dark family secrets, a struggle over wealth and bizarre criminal histories emerge. She quickly becomes the focus of sexual obsession and suspicion, and her life is completely turned upside down. She soon becomes the target of dozens of frightening characters including real verifiable convicted sex offenders in an elaborate cyber-hoax that includes threats of kidnapping, murder, rape, torture, and cannibalism. Remarkable in its complexity, this story of internet stalking is also a sinister and shocking journal of madness. Described by the FBI as a case “in a category by itself”, this book is a story about the internet, the search for family, a friendship, and a journey into the underbelly of American crime that raises questions about safety online and pushes the boundaries of our perceptions of what is real and what is not. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Monas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153525/bk_acx0_153525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most of what I know about myself, I have learned from playing Schumann.” (Jonathan Biss) World-famous pianist Jonathan Biss has had a special relationship with composer Robert Schumann since he was a child. Avoiding traditional biography and dense musical criticism, Biss writes a moving tribute to one of the most vulnerable composers in classical music history in his second Kindle Single: A Pianist Under the Influence. Biss's first Kindle Single, Beethoven's Shadow, has been a best seller on Amazon since its release, in December 2011. A Pianist Under the Influence reflects on Biss' lifelong, intense, multilayered relationship with the composer's music and historical treatment. As Biss writes from the unique position of performer, scholar, and fan, his work is both a personal and professional love letter to the 19th-century composer. An engaging listen for anyone interested in the creative process, it also includes a guide for listeners who wish to delve further into the material. A Pianist Under the Influence is an important aspect of Biss' 2012-2013 focus on Schumann, during which Biss and several hand-picked collaborators will perform Schumann's work; music by his notable influences such as Beethoven, Schubert, and Purcell; and selections from his long list of successors ranging from Berg and Jancek to 26-year-old composer Timothy Andres. At the core of the project is four sets of concerts, curated by Biss, including series at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, and San Francisco Performances. UNKNOWN N N ©2012 Jonathan Biss;(P)2013 Audible, Inc. http://www.audible.de/pd/B00DDTQ3E2?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00DDTQ3E2?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything (Unabridged) 21.95 AVAILABLE The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything (Unabridged) The Mobile Wave (Unabridged) Michael Saylor The Mobile Wave argues that the changes brought by mobile computing are so big and widespread that it’s impossible for us to see it all, even though we are all immersed in it.... LJ Ganser Audible Studios 2013-05-20 07:00:00 523 B00CTRX7BQ English - Science & Technology English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/adbl/011704de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011704/bk_adbl_011704_sample.mp3 In the tradition of international bestsellers, Future Shock and Megatrends, Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, brings The Mobile Wave, a ground-breaking analysis of the impact of mobile intelligence - the fifth wave of computer technology. The Mobile Wave argues that the changes brought by mobile computing are so big and widespread that it’s impossible for us to see it all, even though we are all immersed in it. Saylor explains that the current generation of mobile smart phones and tablet computers has set the stage to become the universal computing platform for the world. In the hands of billions of people and accessible anywhere and anytime, mobile computers are poised to become an appendage of the human being and an essential tool for modern life. With the perspective of a historian, the precision of a technologist, and the pragmatism of a CEO, Saylor provides a panoramic view of the future mobile world. He describes how: A Harvard education will be available to anyone with the touch of a screen. Cash will become virtual software and crime proof. Cars, homes, fruit, animals, and more will be “tagged” so they can tell you about themselves. Buying an item will be as easy as pointing our mobile device to scan and pay. Land and capital will become more of a liability than an asset. Social mobile media will push all businesses to think and act like software companies. Employment will shift as more service-oriented jobs are automated by mobile software. Products, businesses, industries, economies, and even society will be altered forever as the Mobile wave washes over us and changes the landscape. With so much change, The Mobile Wave is a guidebook for individuals, business leaders, and public figures who must navigate the new terrain as mobile intelligence changes everything. UNKNOWN N N ©2012 Michael Saylor;(P)2013 Audible, Inc. http://www.audible.de/pd/B00CTRX7BQ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00CTRX7BQ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Monster of God (Unabridged) 27.95 AVAILABLE Monster of God (Unabridged) Monster of God (Unabridged) David Quammen For millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept our dark, scary forests dark and scary, and their predatory majesty has been the stuff of folklore.... Brian Holsopple Audible Studios 2013-05-22 07:00:00 995 B00COT633I English - Science & Technology English 2013-05-02 05:00:00 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/adbl/011762de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011762/bk_adbl_011762_sample.mp3 For millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept our dark, scary forests dark and scary, and their predatory majesty has been the stuff of folklore. But by the year 2150 big predators may only exist on the other side of glass barriers and chain-link fences. Their gradual disappearance is changing the very nature of our existence. We no longer occupy an intermediate position on the food chain; instead we survey it invulnerably from above - so far above that we are in danger of forgetting that we even belong to an ecosystem. Casting his expert eye over the rapidly diminishing areas of wilderness where predators still reign, the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo examines the fate of lions in India's Gir forest, of saltwater crocodiles in northern Australia, of brown bears in the mountains of Romania, and of Siberian tigers in the Russian Far East. In the poignant and troublesome ferocity of these embattled creatures, we recognize something primeval deep within us, something in danger of vanishing forever. UNKNOWN N Y ©2003 David Quammen;(P)2013 Audible, Inc. http://www.audible.de/pd/B00COT633I?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00COT633I?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Shoebox Train Wreck (Unabridged) 19.95 AVAILABLE Shoebox Train Wreck (Unabridged) Shoebox Train Wreck (Unabridged) John Mantooth These fifteen genre-bending stories are set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret.... Craig Jessen Audible Studios 2013-05-29 08:00:00 459 B00CHS1BU6 English - Fiction English 2013-04-19 05:00:00 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/adbl/011811de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011811/bk_adbl_011811_sample.mp3 The living haunt the dead..." These fifteen genre-bending stories are set against a backdrop of sudden violence and profound regret, populated by characters whose circumstances and longings drive them to the point of no return... and sometimes even further. A young girl takes a journey to see what is really hidden within the belly of an ancient water tower. A high school senior learns about defiance on a school bus and witnesses a tragedy that he won't soon forget. Six survivors in an underground bunker discuss the possibility of Armageddon being an elaborate hoax. Two brothers take a walk on the dark side of the wheat field and discover that some bonds are stronger than death. And in the title story, a former train conductor must confront the ghosts of his past while learning that it's not the dead who haunt the living, but the other way around. Traversing the back roads of the south and beyond, these stories probe the boundaries of imagination, taking the listener to the fringes of a society where the world looks different, and once you visit, you won't ever be the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011672/bk_adbl_011672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.