When Isabel Moore´s father dies, she finds herself, at the age of 30, suddenly freed from eleven years of uninterrupted care for a helpless man. With all the patterns of her life suddenly rendered meaningless, she turns to childhood friends for support, gets a job, and becomes involved with two very different men. But just as her future begins to emerge, her past throws up a daunting challenge. A moving story of self-reinvention, Final Payments is a timeless exploration of the nature of friendship, desire, guilt, and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Mulligan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002729/bk_adbl_002729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mr Marble is in serious debt, desperate for money to pay his family´s bills, until the combination of a wealthy relative, a bottle of cyanide, and a shovel offer him the perfect solution. In fact, his troubles are only just beginning. Slowly the Marble family becomes poisoned by guilt, and caught in an increasingly dangerous trap of secrets, fear, and blackmail. Then, in a final twist of the knife, Mrs Marble ensures that retribution comes in the most unexpected of ways.... First published in 1926, C. S. Forester´s gritty psychological thriller took crime writing in a new direction, portraying ordinary, desperate people committing monstrous acts, and showing events spiralling terribly, chillingly, out of control. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006904/bk_bbcw_006904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the acclaimed author of Pearl and Final Payments comes a beautifully choreographed novel about first lovers meeting again after more than 30 years and reimmersing themselves in their shared past. Miranda and Adam, high-school sweethearts now in their late 50s, arrive by chance at the same time in Rome, a city where they once spent a summer deeply in love, living together blissfully. At an awkward reunion, the two who parted in an atmosphere of passionate betrayal in the 1960s and haven´t seen each other since are surprised to discover that they may have something to talk about. Both have their own guilt, their sense of who betrayed whom, and their long-held interpretation of the events that caused them not to marry and to split apart into the lives they´ve led since. Both are married to others, with grown children. For the few weeks they are in Rome, Adam suggests that they meet for daily walks and get to know each other again. Gradually, as they take in the pleasures of the city and the drama of its streets, they discover not only what matters to them now but also more about what happened to them long ago. Miranda and Adam are masterfully portrayed characters, intent upon understanding who they are in relation to who they were. A story about what first love means and how it is shattered, and the lessons old lovers may still have to share with each other many years later, The Love of My Youth is also a poignant look back at the hopes and dreams of a generation and what became of them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Rosengard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002985/bk_adbl_002985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can a sea captain overcome his tarnished past and forge a future with a gently-bred hellion? Captain Oliver Whitehouse has two goals: make the final payment on his ship and exact revenge for his grandfather’s murder. He certainly shouldn’t interrupt years of planning to save a damsel in distress and see her safely to England. Nor should he foolishly entertain romantic notions about a future with the impulsive beauty that her guardian has warned him away from. Even if she is the loveliest creature he’s ever laid eyes on, and only she makes him forget his past. Ward to a powerful earl, gentlewoman Blaike Culpepper once craved adventure and excitement. Until her impetuousness nearly caused her ruin. Now shadowed by scandal, and pursued by a madman, she finds herself obligated to the darkly handsome sea captain for rescuing her. A man she’s been attracted to since they first met at a ball and she’s now grown to love. Though Blaike saves the swashbuckling scoundrel’s life and they enjoyed a tantalizing kiss, the infuriating man won´t pursue her. Once Oliver returns Blaike safely to England, he must make an agonizing decision. Dare he risk everything to pursue her, despite the vast difference in their social stations? Or should he sail away, leaving his heart behind? *Formerly published as Blaike: Secrets Gone Askew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116987/bk_acx0_116987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An erotic and highly intelligent new novel about women, art, sex, and money from the award-winning author of the New York Times best sellers Final Payments and Men and Angels. Newsweek has called Mary Gordon a ´´humane, masterly novelist whose great gift is making us care about her people.´´ Monica Szabo, a middle-aged, moderately successful painter, encounters B, a wealthy commodities broker who collects her work. B volunteers to be her muse, offering her everything that male artists have always had to produce great art: time, space, money, and sex. (He is even willing to pose for her.)Soon after she and B become lovers, Monica starts work on a controversial new series of paintings based on her perception that the deposed Christs of Renaissance art were not dead, but post orgasmic. The show of her new work, championed by the critics and picketed by the Christian Right, makes her a media darling and makes her rich. B, meanwhile, suffers a sudden loss of fortune. Will she take care of him as he took care of her? How does he handle his loss of power? How does she? What happens in the bedroom? Passionate, provocative, and highly engaging, Spending displays Gordon´s maverick feminism, her extraordinary wit, and her unique perspectives on art, money, men, sex and the desires of women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002728/bk_adbl_002728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fast-paced and fast-mouthed, here´s snappy, scrappy big-city journalism at its best! Editor Steve Wilson and ace reporter Lorelei Kilbourne bring the news to life at the Illustrated Press. Edward G. Robinson, Ona Munson, Claire Trevor, Ed Pawley, and Fran Carlon star in Big Town! Their cosmopolitan co-stars include Paula Winslowe, Lou Merrill, Joe Kearns, Gale Gordon, Verna Felton, Hanley Stafford, and Hans Conreid, with a special guest appearance by famed silent film star Evelyn Brent. Episodes include: Mrs. Radsmith´s Past 10-19-37; Harding Divorce Frame 10-26-37; Gambling Club Expose 11-02-37; Slot Machine Racket 11-09-37; Breach of Promise Frame 11-16-37; Fake Accident Racket 11-23-37; Parole Board 11-30-37; Race Track Pay-Off 12-07-37; Christmas Charities Racket 12-21-37; Dangerous Cargo 05-07-42; Adventure in Occupied Paris 05-14-42; Adventure in Geneva 06-18-42; Made in the USA 06-25-42; Rescue From France 07-02-42; Blind Justice 09-14-48; The Final Payment 09-21-48. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward G. Robinson, Ona Munson, Claire Trevor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001217/rt_radi_001217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s tall. He´s tough. He´s the king of the hardboiled private eyes, and he´s stalking the rain-swept streets of postwar Los Angeles. He´s Philip Marlowe, here with 20 thrill-a-minute episodes produced and directed by Norman Macdonnell. Tough-voiced Gerald Mohr plays Raymond Chandler´s Marlowe as a man who has been burned by the world a little too often for his own good. He finds mysteries among valuables and the violent, facing down false witnesses and frame-ups. And on one stormy winter night, his past catches up with him. Episodes include: ´´The Indian Giver´´ 08-13-49; ´´The Eager Witness´´ 08-27-49; ´´The Open Window´´ 10-08-49; ´´The Birds on the Wing´´ 11-26-49; ´´The Kid on the Corner´´ 12-03-49; ´´The Covered Bridge´´ 01-14-50; ´´The Bid for Freedom´´ 01-21-50; ´´The Long Arm´´ 02-07-50; ´´The Grim Echo´´ 02-14-50; ´´The Monkey´s Uncle´´ 03-07-50; ´´The Vital Statistic´´ 03-14-50; ´´The Man on the Roof´´ 04-04-50; ´´The Angry Eagle´´ 04-18-50; ´´Cloak of Kamehameha´´ 05-16-50; ´´Face to Forget´´ 06-14-50; ´´The Pelican´s Roost´´ 06-28-50; ´´The Girl From Pitchfork Corners´´ 07-05-50; ´´The Collector´s Item´´ 08-25-50; ´´The Soft Spot´´ 09-01-50; ´´The Final Payment´´ 09-15-50. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerald Mohr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001224/rt_radi_001224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.