Augustine, a brilliant ageing scientist, is fascinated by the stars. For years he has scanned the universe, trying to quantify infinity, to find that first moment in history. When news of a catastrophic event arrives at the remote research centre in the Arctic Circle where he works, he elects to stay behind. But shortly after the last airlift departs, Augustine discovers a child - Iris. She rarely speaks but hums an eerie tune. In spite of the observatory´s state-of-the-art equipment, Augustine is unable to establish contact with the outside world; all communication has gone dark. Time means very little in deep space. Mission Specialist Sullivan, a divorced astronaut and mother, is aboard the Aether on its return flight from Jupiter. They are the first human beings to delve this deep into space, and it has changed the crew. At last Sully feels at peace with the sacrifices she has made, a tiny and intrinsic piece of a universe beyond her comprehension. But suddenly, inexplicably, the Aether loses all contact with Mission Control. In a vacuum of information, the crew must determine the best course of action. Faced with the cold, barren sweep of the Arctic and the vast silence of space, what will they do next, and how will they survive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hilary Huber, John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000976/bk_orio_000976_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the Blue Dahlia, where homicide detective Carmen Molina moonlights as a torch singer, she finds a dead woman lying next to her can in the parking lot. The words ´´she left´´ are spray-painted nearby. Soon, a second anonymous woman is found dead in another parking lot across town. Is a serial killer at work? Will the tough lieutenant have to resort to the despised help of amateur sleuth Temple Barr to crack the case? Maybe the wily police lieutenant has more devious plans in mind as the double murder case unfolds. Meanwhile Midnight Louie finds himself walking on the wild side when a glamorous feline client seeks his help in finding her missing boyfriend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Forster, Andrea Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000147/bk_pnix_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Midnight Louie, the hugely popular jet-black feline sleuth who thinks he’s Sam Spade with hairballs, returns for an 11th outing in this cozy-noir series. This time his human partner, Temple Barr, learn that the remodeling of the Crystal Phoenix Hotel is being held up by a ghost: the workmen swear its Elvis. The opening of Las Vegas’ first Elvis-themed attraction might explain this unscheduled appearance. With death threats, a late night caller and a dead Elvis, the question is not only whodunit and why; but also, was the King himself really dead again, or for the first time…or not at all? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Thompson, Richard Gilliland, Robert Forster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000502/bk_pnix_000502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From an exhilarating new voice, a stunning debut novel - which Jonathan Safran Foer calls as ´´lyrical as a poem, psychologically rich as a thriller´´. In the beautiful, barren landscape of the Far North, under the ever-present midnight sun, Frances and Yasha are surprised to find refuge in each other. Their lives have been upended - Frances has fled heartbreak and claustrophobic Manhattan for an isolated artist colony; Yasha arrives from Brooklyn to fulfill his beloved father´s last wish: to be buried ´´at the top of the world. They have come to learn how to be alone. But in Lofoten, an archipelago of six tiny islands in the Norwegian Sea, 95 miles north of the Arctic Circle, they form a bond that fortifies them against the turmoil of their distant homes, offering solace amidst great uncertainty. With nimble and sure-footed prose, Dinerstein reveals that no matter how far we travel to claim our own territory, it is ultimately love that gives us our place in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022224/bk_adbl_022224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.