Nalo Hopkinson has gained spectacular acclaim for her unique vision and the way she brings the vibrant traditions of Caribbean literature and lore to modern science fiction. The author of Brown Girl in the Ring, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel and finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, now offers a haunting new tale of innocence and experience. PRISONER OF NEW HALF-WAY TREE It´s Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance, and pageantry. Masked ´´Midnight Robbers´´ waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. But to young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favourite costume to wear at the festival -- until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable crime. Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree. Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the wilds. Here Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth -- and become the Robber Queen herself. For only the Robber Queen´s legendary powers can save her life...and set her free.
Midnight Robber: Nalo Hopkinson
It´s Carnival time and the Caribbean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music, dance, and pageantry. Masked ´´Midnight Robbers´´ waylay revelers with brandished weapons and spellbinding words. To young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favorite costume to wear at the festival - until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgiveable crime. Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree. Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the wilds. Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth and become the Robber Queen herself. For only the Robber Queen´s legendary powers can save her life...and set her free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004983/bk_adbl_004983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Midnight In Sicily: Peter Robb
Midnight in Death/Interlude in Death: J. D. Robb
As a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over 30 years, John Hailman worked with federal agents, lawyers, judges, and criminals of every stripe. In From Midnight to Guntown, he recounts amazing trials and bad guy antics from the darkly humorous to the needlessly tragic. In addition to bank robbers - generally the dumbest criminals - Hailman describes scam artists, hit men, protected witnesses, colorful informants, corrupt officials, bad guys with funny nicknames, over-the-top investigators, and those defendants who had a certain roguish charm. Several of his defendants and victims have since had whole books written about them: Dickie Scruggs, Emmett Till, Chicago gang leader Jeff Fort, and Paddy Mitchell, leader of the most successful bank robbery gang of the 20th century. But Hailman delivers the inside story no one else can. He also recounts his scary experiences after 9/11 when he prosecuted terrorism cases. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Vickers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087298/bk_acx0_087298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The number-one New York Times best selling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense. Now, Nora Roberts, writing as J. D. Robb, propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas´ life - when a killer comes to call. Eve´s name has made a Christmas list, but it´s not for being naughty or nice. It´s for putting a serial killer behind bars. Now the escaped madman has her in his sights. With her husband, Roarke, at her side, Eve must stop the man from exacting his bloody vengeance - or die trying. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000135/bk_brll_000135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom Sawyer emanates self-confidence wherever he goes. With his buddy Huck Finn, pretty Becky Thatcher, cantankerous Aunt Polly, and a host of others, let´s begin a journey to the time of riverboats, fishin´ holes, and midnight grave robbers. Each character is brought to life through the sparkling narration of B.J. Harrison. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B. J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harr/000076/bk_harr_000076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vampires, Werewolves, Mummies, Ghouls, Ghosts and Mad Scientists. Written by some of the greatest minds of all time, and narrated by award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison. Come listen too Indian curses from a leprous albino. See a student of Alchemy take a secret draught of the elixir of life. Visit Count Dracula on Walpurgis Nacht. Follow Harry Houdini as he is kidnapped and trapped within the secret horrors of the Egyptian pyramids. Whether it’s the terror of a pit and a pendulum, a terrifying headless horseman, or midnight grave robbers, there is something here for everyone who wants to hear a classic scary story when the lights are down low. Stories include: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving, The Mortal Immortal, by Mary Shelley, Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Monkey´s Paw, by W. W. Jacobs, The Vampyre, by John Polidori, The Mark of the Beast, by Rudyard Kipling, The Hand, by Guy de Maupassant, The Body Snatcher, by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Music of Eric Zahn, by H.P. Lovecraft, Dracula´s Guest, by Bram Stoker, Rappaccini´s Daughter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lot No. 249, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe, In Letters of Fire, by Gaston Leroux, Feathertop, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Imprisoned with the Pharoahs, by H.P. Lovecraft, The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Oh Whistle, and I´ll Come To You My Lad, by M. R. James, The Horla, by Guy de Maupassant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B. J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harr/000065/bk_harr_000065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Twain´s classic tale recounts the adventures of the ever resourceful Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn in the little town of St Petersburg, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi. A story of robbers, graveyards at midnight, buried treasure, and a deep and mysterious cave, Tom Sawyer has lost none of its power to enthral and delight since it was first published in 1876. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McShane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000104/bk_hcuk_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.