Edmund Gill Swain (1861-1938) was an English cleric and author. He was a longtime friend of M. R. James, and his ghost stories show James´ influence. ´The Man with the Roller´ is a strange tale about a photograph in which a strange figure of a man with a roller appears and drags the roller from one part of the lawn to another. But how can this happen? Who is the man? Why is he constantly rolling the lawn? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000692/bk_redd_000692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imogen Kogge, Gerd Wameling, Maren Kroymann, Immo Kroneberg und Max Volkert Martens lesen hier das ´´Hohelied Salomos´´, die Erzählungen von Rut und Ester sowie die Klagelieder Jeremias und das Buch ´´Kohelet´´, die in ihrer drastischen Bildersprache lebendig und neu greifbar werden. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Imogen Kogge, Gerd Wameling, Maren Kroymann. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hoer/000064/bk_hoer_000064_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Praised by the Washington Post for his ´´subtle and effective voice´´, award-winning storyteller Pablo Medina has written a new novel, a radiant journey through the mind of Amadeo Terra, a Cuban cigar factory worker confined in a Florida hospital after a stoke has left him paralyzed. His body no longer works, but his mind is very much alive, as is his ruthless and audacious wit. His only human contact is with the callous nurse who constantly scolds him, the orderly who barely acknowledges him, and the nun who prays for Amadeo´s salvation while he fantasizes about what´s under her habit. One day Nurse feeds him mango from a baby-food jar, a departure from the usual bland mush, and the taste of it on his tongue brings memories of his life in Havana flooding back. Once a master cigar roller in Cuba and an imperious patriarch of enormous appetites, Amadeo now confronts the long-buried facts of his previously unexamined life. The Cigar Roller is a tour de force, an evocative portrait of a man whose life, once governed unapologetically by his most base urges, is now reduced mercilessly to its most basic functions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001088/bk_blak_001088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Martin Devereux, one of the world’s top helmsmen, runs a boatyard and charter fleet on the south coast with his elderly partner, Henry. While Martin is away in Australia, a series of sinister accidents takes place at the boatyard, and when he returns he is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery that is threatening his livelihood. Following an invitation to sail in the Marbella Cup match series, Martin finds himself caught on an accelerating roller coaster of violence and fear that sweeps him to southern Spain - the Costa del Crime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Jayston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003630/bk_bbcw_003630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered... What it´s like on a daily basis to bet hundreds of thousands of dollars working for some of the largest professional gamblers in Las Vegas? How to spend a summer house-sitting one of the biggest stars in the world´s 11,000 square-foot mansion, without an invitation from its celebrity owner? Whether the life of crime pays, specifically running a shoplifting ring in a middle-America mall? What causes a son to finally say enough is enough and decide, ´´Today is the day I am going to kill my dad´´? Comedian Brandt Tobler has the answers in this funny, touching, and downright unbelievable memoir of a small-town Wyoming kid turned ´´Mall-fia´´ Don, turned nationally touring comic. This book is written by a stand-up comedian that takes you through tragedy after tragedy on its path to hilarity. Will it make you laugh? Eventually. Will it make you cry? Probably. But the hope is that it will also make you smile, dream, and reflect, while simultaneously inspiring you to never stop chasing your dreams (even if your very own family is constantly trying to derail them). Brandt tells his life story with candor, detailing the many pit stops, wrong turns, crazy connections, and lucky breaks he experienced along the way to his comedy career, all while trying to balance a toxic relationship with his jailbird dad. Brandt´s storytelling will make you laugh (it better because that´s his job!) and believe, as he does, that when it comes to defining family, blood isn´t always thicker than water. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandt Tobler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088309/bk_acx0_088309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Secrets, Sex and Scandals.... Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy.... Get ready. The storm is coming. As Hannah Grossman grapples with the very real possibility that she is dating one Johnson brother while secretly in love with another, the entire town prepares for Founders Day. The building tempest threatens not just Hannah´s relationship with Tucker and Tate but everyone in Storm, as dire revelations threaten to tear the town apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026295/bk_adbl_026295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When do you become the sum of your parts? Drop dead gorgeous, kind to a fault, and good in bed, 26-year-old graduate student Luca Gregorio meets all the requirements for The Dean´s List, a university society that offers alumni anything they desire - for a price. Weeks from graduating, Luca loses his most valuable client. Determined to graduate debt free, he needs new patrons to cover his shortfall. His once easy job at Concierge Services becomes complicated once he meets Mim Knight, a woman he can´t ignore. She was worth more. Cultured and beautiful, Mim Knight isn´t looking for anything but a quick end to a frustrating workday when Luca Gregorio shows up on the other side of her desk. Despite his too-good-to-be-true looks, he´s different from the trust fund boys she´s used to. He´s fearless, genuine, and sexy as hell. They say money is the root of all evil, but they´re wrong. Drowning in lies of omission, Luca knows one misplaced step will lose Mim forever, but like his dream of financial freedom, he can´t let her go. In the world of commodities, everyone has something to sell. What price do you demand for your honor? What price do you put on love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063241/bk_acx0_063241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the engine of a 737 tears itself apart at Los Angeles Airport, Tom Patrick is in the wrong place at the wrong time – playing poker at a nearby casino. He´s been losing at cards and probing pipeline leaks ever since his big mouth led to his fall from grace as the National Transportation Safety Board´s top air-crash investigator. Sidelined by the official investigation, Tom starts to dig anyway. And when another 737 crashes, it´s clear that something could be terribly wrong with the world´s most popular passenger jet. Risking everything, Tom Patrick sets out on a global paperchase, racing against time and ruthless killers – before planes and people start falling out of the sky like bloody confetti. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Sims. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001977/bk_isis_001977_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who would want the director of the Minnesota Valley Zoo dead? Everyone! Anthony Wright made a career of getting what he wanted, whatever the price. When he´s murdered and ends up as a late night snack for the zoo´s 15-foot crocodile, few are shedding any tears. After police arrest the lead crocodile handler, it´s up to zookeeper Lavender ´´Snake´´ Jones to prove her friend´s innocence. But is she really helping? Each lie she exposes only serves to strengthen the case against him, rattles her belief in those she trusts and, in the end, threatens her own safety. With the help of her Aussie husband, herpetologist Jeff Jones, Snake hacks her way through the shadowy underworld of illegal animal trading to uncover a snakepit of sordid deeds, secret pasts, and corruption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Richmond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000608/bk_bimo_000608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rotz ´n´ Roll Radio: Jetzt gibt´s was auf die Ohren! Ob freche, rockige oder nachdenkliche Songs - hier findet jeder seinen ultimativen Ohrwurm. Der beliebte Kinderbuchautor Kai Lüftner singt vom Super-Jungen, vom Knatterdrachen Furzipups und bringt mit seinem Geburtstagslied jede Kinderparty zum Brodeln. Absolut hitverdächtig! Eine knallbunte Radiosendung voll unkonventioneller Texte und Songs für alle Nasebohrer, Schreihälse und Popelschnipser. Auch für Eltern! 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Kai Lüftner, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Anna Thalbach, Cathlen Gawlich, Oliver Kalkofe. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dave/000676/bk_dave_000676_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.