Growing up on Forge´s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that´s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she´s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he is persistent - and darkly attractive - and Kyra can´t quite resist his pull. Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by the Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease. When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival - and vengeance - might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra´s past that threatens to reshape both their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bianca Amato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008203/bk_reco_008203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery A string of thefts ends in a grisly murder. Certain evidence leads Captain Barnwell to suspect a former thief, Rutherford Nordlinger, as the culprit. Carl Brooke becomes personally involved as Nordlinger’s guilt is questioned. In the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, Clay Boutwell brings back the Agora Society and its premiere scholar, Carl Brooke. This is the second novella in the Agora series, the first being Two Tocks Before Midnight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Boutwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112154/bk_acx0_112154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For readers of Cassandra Clare´s City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo´s Shadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war. Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she´s ever known. Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she´s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it´s time to act. Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, though if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it´s how to hunt down what she wants... and how to take it. But some jobs aren´t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001830/bk_lili_001830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Horatio Smollet was running. The palace guards, made from burning feet and the smoke curling into evil skulls, animated by magic are chasing him. Horatio is a thief! This is a short story which fills the gaps between The Midnight Chronicles series with extra colour, detail, and texture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Scott Trigger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120890/bk_acx0_120890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Livia Blackburne gathered sterling reviews for her fast-paced YA debut, Midnight Thief. In this thrilling sequel, Kyra employs her preternatural thieving skills to preserve a shaky alliance with the Palace. Keeping her newly discovered heritage a secret, Kyra must embrace her Makvani blood to save the city from her Demon Rider kin and their bloodthirsty wildcats. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bianca Amato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008735/bk_reco_008735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miss Silver investigates the murder of a great British industrialist. Though they share a manor house, the Paradines are not close, and their patriarch does nothing to discourage the petty jealousies that divide wealthy families. A cold figure, James Paradine prefers work to his relations, but on New Year´s Eve he convenes the household. Valuable plans have been stolen from his office, and only one person could be to blame. He knows the culprit´s name and gives the thief until midnight to come forward. By midnight, James Paradine is dead. Was it the thief who killed him, or could it have been someone else acting on different motives entirely? The local constables are baffled, and it is left to prim detective Maud Silver to out the murderer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diana Bishop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026319/bk_adbl_026319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A childhood nemesis. A threat seemingly from beyond the grave. Murder by Monday.... A mysterious letter sends Carl Brooke and Rutherford Nordlinger off to the aid of a man who, accused of murder, is now threatened by the man he is said to have killed. ´´Well, hello there,´´ I said with some relief. ´´I am so very glad it is you.´´ ´´Mr. Brooke,´´ Nordlinger said, smiling, ´´By the handle of the revolver I see coming out of your pocket, it seems you were expecting the devil instead.´´ ´´Very close.´´ I motioned for him to enter. ´´Very close, indeed.´´ I headed to the bureau, returning the weapon to its proper place. ´´Do come in and have a seat.´´ Each Agora mystery is a complete and standalone mystery; however, some listeners prefer hearing the stories in order. This is the sixth novella in the Agora series, the others being (in order): Two Tocks Before Midnight The Penitent Thief The Peace Party Massacre The Curse of the Mad Sheik and The Captain´s Play Please search for The Agora Letters for the first five stories in one bundle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Weyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102317/bk_acx0_102317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paterson Joseph stars as the Marquis de Carabas in this brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman´s spin-off short story, set in the magical world of Neverwhere. Returning us to London Below, this enchanting tale continues the story of one of the most colourful characters from Neverwhere - the cool, charming, resourceful Marquis de Carabas, who trades in favours and always has a plan.... The Marquis´ coat is a thing of wonder and beauty. Sleek, stylish and ´the colour of a wet street at midnight´, it has numerous pockets, sumptuous sleeves and the power to transform a young sneak thief into a nobleman. And now it is missing, sold by the Sewer Folk. To reclaim it, the Marquis must venture into one of the most terrifying parts of the subterranean city, encounter an old enemy, face dreadful dangers and - worst of all - accept help from someone very close to home. Expanded and dramatised for Radio 4 by the award-winning Dirk Maggs (Neverwhere, Good Omens, The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy) and codirected by Dirk Maggs and Heather Larmour, this spine-tingling production features a star cast including Adrian Lester, Don Warrington and Bernard Cribbins. Contains 15 minutes of additional unbroadcast material. Duration: 60 mins approx. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paterson Joseph, Bernard Cribbins, Samantha Beart, Adrian Lester, Mitch Benn, Don Warrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002586/bk_rhuk_002586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a true American story, a factual account of a string of miraculous events that saved lives and uplifted a nation, as told through the eyes of the dairy farmer who had a front-row seat to the Miracle at Quecreek Mine. When Bill Arnold grabbed his Colt .45 and ran out to the tool shed at Dormel Farms near midnight on July 23, 2002, he thought he would be chasing off a would-be thief. Instead, he encountered two surveyors, friends of his. ´´Billy, there´s been an accident in the mine, and there´s nine men missing. We think they´re trapped under your farm.´´ After unwittingly breaking through a three-foot-thick coal seam separating them from millions of gallons of water that had built up in an unmapped section of a long-abandoned mine, nine miners struggled in the dark to stay alive 240 feet below Dormel Farms. A never-ending torrent of muddy, debris-filled water strong enough to carry heavy equipment quickly flooded their only escape, soaking their clothes and trapping them in the cold belly of the mine with no way to communicate, one lunch pail of half-eaten food, and almost no drinkable water. Above ground, Bill and a growing number of rescuers struggled to find a way to locate and reach them. What happened next ignited the nation and the world, hungry for some good news after the loss of so many lives on 9/11. In a cruel twist of irony, media from around the world found themselves descending on the same little town that just 10 months earlier had endured the aftermath of a national tragedy, the crash of United Flight 93, just a few minutes away and in the same rolling farmland of Somerset County, Pennsylvania. In the end, it wasn´t the power of technology, of a massive amount of manpower and equipment, of the governor of Pennsylvania, the US Military, nor even the president of the United States that saved those nine men, though all did their part. Instead, all would later admit - in fact, none could deny - it was the power o... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Cullen Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124694/bk_acx0_124694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Civil war devastated the country and left Rachel Sawyer stranded in a dead-end job as a seamstress with no prospects for marriage. Men are thin on the ground in Massachusetts, so Rachel and her best friend travel west, to Seattle, with the handsome Talbot brothers. Jason Talbot, the eldest brother and wealthy owner of a lumber company, is so far beyond her reach that falling in love with him is the most non-sensical thing she could do. So, of course, she does. But after one sensual midnight encounter, Jason pushes her away. Jason Talbot and his brothers are desperate to keep their lumberjack crews happy. And if that means traveling across the country to escort a hundred women to Seattle as mail-order brides, that´s what he´ll do. The brides are for other men. After losing his wife 10 years ago, he´s not interested in risking another devastating blow to his heart. When Rachel catches his eye, his head and his heart are at war, and he´s not sure which side will win. But when a thief springs up in their midst, and Rachel´s determination to solve the mystery leads to murder, Jason realizes he´ll do anything, not just to protect her from a killer, but to win her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lia Frederick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113649/bk_acx0_113649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.