Maurice Baring (1874-1945) was an English short story writer, novelist, and travel writer and war correspondent during the First World War. The Shadow of a Midnight is a ghost story with a twist. Two students on a walking tour in Germany stay in an interesting old inn which had formerly been a convent. One of them has a strange dream, which turns out perhaps not to have been a dream after all.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001629/bk_redd_001629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Burning Midnight, master of the hard-boiled detective novel Loren D. Estleman gives readers a hot new Amos Walker mystery. Amos Walker knows Detroit, from the highest to the lowest, and that includes the gangs of Mexican town. When a friend asks Walker to get his son´s brother-in-law out of one of two feuding gangs, Walker gets in trouble fast. First, dead bodies start to pile up; then come suspicious fires and the bottle bombs. Walker is caught in the middle of a gang war. Whether or not a middle-aged gringo like him can cool things off between the Maldados and the Zapatistas, he´s got to try; he did promise his friend. Once he gets involved, he realizes there´s something else going on; the spectre of an international conspiracy threatens to make this local trouble blow sky-high. And if he ends up dead or in jail for murders he didn´t commit, he might have to put that promise on hold. It´s tough being Amos Walker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006642/bk_bbcw_006642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The countdown to midnight begins on a winter dawn. In Maryland, welder Jack Hummel is abducted from his suburban home and whisked to the South Mountain MX missile site: a top-secret nuclear complex now taken over by paramilitary terrorists. Their mission: to unleash 35 megatons of nuclear doom in a devastatingly brilliant plot that threatens global disaster. All that stands between the Uzi-armed commandos and the launch button is a half-ton titanium block. They want Jack Hummel to cut through it. But even as his torch burns closer to the launch key, a Delta Force veteran and a think-tank defense wizard are hard at work, trying to get inside South Mountain by defeating their own super-security systems, straining to stop the clock¿and Armageddon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Bosco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001180/bk_rand_001180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Midnight is a modern day supernatural Western set against a preternatural backdrop. It is a surreal trip into a world of fanciful cryptid-creatures - a menagerie of monstrosities that literally crawl from a crater perched at the mouth of Hell. The ´Devil´s Outhouse´ emits both a stink and an allure for vagrants, vagabonds and those wishing to be lost or forgotten - or simply left alone. It is the perfect place to build a nowhere town. Welcome to Unity, Texas. Population: Bizarre. The only thing protecting the residents of Unity from a stream of nightmares is Laredo Beaumont, the town´s hard-drinking, ass-kicking sheriff, and Cicero, his knife-wielding chimpanzee deputy. It´s a thankless job that leaves Laredo drained and nearly broken. The only solace he can find is in the arms of his beloved Sally Mae, a ghostly soiled dove from a phantom bordello where only the most daring of men would think to step foot. But midnight is fast approaching Unity, leaving Laredo to face not only creatures from Hell and the walking dead, but a band of homicidal clowns who have their own score to settle. A gonzo pulp Western for the 21st Century, High Midnight is a timeless tale of blood and redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Setaro Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019383/bk_acx0_019383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Ty Schwamberger´s first short-story collection, For After Midnight, the author takes you on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard, and dark streets where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse, and fighting crime on the mean city streets. Are you up to the challenge of venturing into the mind of a true up-and-comer in today´s horror genre? If so, don´t say you weren´t warned... because bad things can happen when it´s after midnight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Capes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000789/bk_acx0_000789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These twenty two tales of horror will transport you into the world of darkness and fear, a dim, shadowy netherworld just beyond the veil, just past the threshold, just after midnight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Shelby Slone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075336/bk_acx0_075336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Flash of Midnight is a faithfully accurate portrait of the late 1960s, when free love often meant hopping into bed with someone before the first date, sometimes without regard to the gender of your partner, and an unwed mother was not an overnight celebrity. In June of 1968, leap-year baby Laurie Norber graduates from college and decides to spend the summer in London. At 20, she is so petite and flat-chested she could easily pass for a 13-year-old, and she willfully allows men to believe that she is still ´´jailbait´´. Unfortunately, her promiscuous, hippy lifestyle leaves her pregnant and uncertain of the father´s identity. Is it a Czech musician with a penchant for illegal drugs, a married rock superstar, or one of the many brief encounters whose names she can´t even recall? Upon her return to New York, Laurie sets out with her childhood friend, Kim, on a cross-country drive to Los Angeles. But Laurie and Kim are keeping important secrets from each other, and when the truth is revealed, Laurie finds herself continuing the journey alone. Laurie takes up residence in a Malibu beach house with a middle-aged musician named Bex who thinks Laurie is 16. Over the next few months, Laurie will have memorable encounters with an aspiring young actor, a well-known film and television character actress, a photographer with a taste for bondage, a beloved sitcom starlet, a male nurse, several transvestites, and a police sergeant with a passion for popular songs. By the time her baby is born, Laurie has learned a lot about life but her education is far from over. On a hot June night in 1969, Laurie inadvertently ignites a spark that that will change America forever! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Armin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/morc/000001/bk_morc_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who killed 2,000 innocent people, and how? More importantly, can they be stopped from striking again?Infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Lyle teams up with Blaine McCracken, ex-CIA operative, in the search for answers. Hideously deformed cadavers and a missing teenage genius are their only leads. The chase takes them all the way down the eastern seaboard and across the country, and they soon realize that at the heart of the puzzle lies a whole new generation of biological weapons. Should the wrong people get their hands on them, no one will be able to prevent the horrifying effect of...The Fires of Midnight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Axt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017370/bk_adbl_017370_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this prequel to Midnight Magic, a plot to overthrow King Claudio is brewing in the Kingdom of Pergamontio. Scholarly Mangus the magician - along with his street-smart and faithful new servant boy, Fabrizio - have been marked as easy scapegoats for the traitor lurking within the king´s court. Together, these two unlikely partners must gather clues to solve the mystery and prove their innocence before the stroke of midnight...or face death! Intricate plotting, surprise twists, and lively prose make for another suspenseful novel that stands alone or sets the stage for Midnight Magic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/000178/bk_schc_000178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.