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.
No one knows crime like Kray....You think you know who I am. Five seconds is all it takes to sum me up and dismiss me. But a man needs company, and I want a woman who´s worth the effort. There´s no rush, though. I´m not going to make the same mistake twice. As I´ve found to my cost, bodies are hard to get rid of.Ava Gold is working the late shift as a cabbie when she picks up a passenger, a young woman named Holly, who´s worse for wear. Not knowing where to drop her off, Ava ends up letting Holly crash at her place - but she will regret this act of kindness come the morning. Because opening her home up in this way sets Ava on a dangerous path. It´s a path that leads to missing women, murder and the one man she´s been trying to stay away from: local nightclub owner Chris Street. And it also brings her to the attention of another man, a man no one is watching but who´s been watching Ava for a very long time.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington, Peter Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002364/bk_twuk_002364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When she is taken from her home and forced to work in the powerful city of Chandros to pay the debts of her small farming community, 20-year-old Iona Meers is furious. After an intimate, humiliating medical examination conducted in full view of Chief Inspector Xane - the man she considers responsible for her predicament - her seething anger turns into outright defiance. Having noted both Iona´s rebelliousness and her helpless arousal during her examination, Xane decides to bring her home with him as his personal servant. Iona´s disobedience quickly results in her being pulled over Xane´s knee for a long, hard spanking on her bare bottom, yet despite her best efforts to ignore her body´s response to his dominance, she soon realizes that there is a reason Xane is known among his people for his skill as a virgin claimer. Iona´s longing for Xane´s touch grows stronger with each passing day, and yielding to his dominant lovemaking arouses her beyond anything she could have ever imagined. But when a long-buried secret from her past comes to light and calls everything Iona thought she knew about herself into question, will it strengthen her bond with Xane or tear them apart forever? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassius Mishima. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062743/bk_acx0_062743_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.
Chief of Police Sis Steele could have been a fashion model with her great looks, but don´t let her looks fool you, she is as tough as her name. Are the retired citizens in Chief Steele´s town collecting their retirement Payments for Life? Should retirement be over almost as soon as it starts? When a professional hitman comes to town to collect his payment for each life he takes, will Sis be up to the challenge? Where does the local mafia head and owner of the Wild Onion bar stand? Is he truly running a legitimate business, or is he involved with the deaths? Payment for Life; it could be a retirement check, or it could be the manner in which a hitman gets paid. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060624/bk_acx0_060624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to a rather abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives an 18-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in a country with virtually no authority, the aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, grapple for both a motive and a murderer.Emotions run deep in this highly charged drama, for the list of suspects soon includes Britain´s foremost actress, its most successful theatrical producer, and the woman Lynley loves. He and Havers must tread carefully over the complicated terrain of human relationships, while they work to solve a case rooted in the darkest corners of the past and the unexplored regions of the human heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Jacobi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000219/bk_bant_000219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The producer of a troubled play invites the cast to spend the weekend in his remote Scottish Highlands estate to hash out the problems. When the housemaid finds the playwright murdered in bed, Thomas Lynley and his partner must unmask the villain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Davina Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007245/bk_reco_007245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The most serious mistake of our society is to remove incentives for individual accomplishment. ´´The best bridge for generation gaps is a heritage of self-reliance, no entitlement.´´ ´´The more you expect of yourself, the greater the chance of success.´´The founders of our country came here, fought, sacrificed and died for independence and freedom. Now, over 200 years later, we are beginning to see how tens of millions of Americans are too dependent on the government. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000831/bk_bimo_000831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fixer was sitting at his kitchen table, looking over old Polaroid photos of his son and daughter when they were little kids. He blinked his blurry eyes and remembered the sound of finality in Cheryl’s voice. The memory of it is a stake in his chest. What if Cheryl left him? He couldn’t live with that failure. She’d take the kids. Might as well cut my heart out. He stared at the dirty wooden floor. I have to fix this with Cheryl. The idea clamored for his attention. There is no one to blame for this stupidity but himself. He would beg Cheryl’s mercy and forgiveness. I’ll go into treatment. I’ll join AA. His eyes, burning from cigarette smoke and lack of sleep, search the dirty wooden floor for other ideas. Other plausible arguments for clemency. He couldn’t think of any, so he poured another drink. He really did need a drink this time; hunting down a cold-hearted, remorseless, bloodthirsty man-eater like Spencer Carlin would be the biggest - and most dangerous - case of his career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Goodrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102113/bk_acx0_102113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.