´´Midnight Riot is what would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz. It is a hilarious, keenly imagined caper.´´-Diana Gabaldon Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London´s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he´ll face is a paper cut. But Peter´s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter´s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic. ´´Filled with detail and imagination . . . Aaronovitch is a name to watch.´´-Peter F. Hamilton ´´Fresh, original, and a wonderful read . . . I loved it.´´-Charlaine Harris
Midnight Riot:Del Rey Ben Aaronovitch
Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so bloody - it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British for centuries. Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi´s protégé and the political leader of India, believed that Indians were an inherently nonviolent, peaceful people. Pakistan´s founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was a secular lawyer, not a firebrand. But in August 1946, exactly a year before Independence, Calcutta erupted in street-gang fighting. A cycle of riots - targeting Hindus, then Muslims, then Sikhs - spiraled out of control. As the summer of 1947 approached, all three groups were heavily armed and on edge, and the British rushed to leave. Hell let loose. Trains carried Muslims west and Hindus east to their slaughter. Some of the most brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing in modern history erupted on both sides of the new border, searing a divide between India and Pakistan that remains a root cause of many evils. From jihadi terrorism to nuclear proliferation, the searing tale told in Midnight´s Furies explains all too many of the headlines we read today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sunil Malhotra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005119/bk_tant_005119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adam Silvera reminds us that there´s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. New York Times bestseller 4 starred reviews A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editors´ Choice of 2017 A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017 A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2017 A Book Riot Best Queer Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They´re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they´re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There´s an app for that. It´s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure-to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called ´´profound.´´
Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors´ Choice of 2017 * A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017 * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2017 * A Book Riot Best Queer Book of 2017 * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called ´´profound.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006265/bk_harp_006265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephanie Banner is 20 years old the night Dakota Shane stands center stage while six bullets ring out through the stadium. Five deaths occur from those shots, although only four ever go on record. All four are women. It happens in Portland, Oregon, at the Rose Garden Arena. The show is a sellout. Twenty-two thousand seats gone in less than four hours. For the eight days leading up to the concert, a handful of disparate lives intertwine as their world unravels. Their sanity, their relationships, their work, their children, the law, and even death hangs in the balance. Among them are: the learning-disabled black kid from East St. Louis trying to move past having his little sister die in his arms when she and his Momma become collateral damage during a drive-by; the quick-witted black man who, after losing control of his car on his way to visit family in Portland, finds himself duct-taped to a chair, a hostage to a meth-addled lunatic wanted for a double homicide; the Latino son now desperately struggling to rise above his abusive father and help his mother and sister move on to a better life, while unable to let go of the tremendous guilt he bears over the fate of the other sister he once had; the slash-punk singer who manages to score her band the best gig of its career, only to learn she may not have a band left to play it; the Korean psychiatrist finally confronting how much of her life has slipped by her - how many years she lost - while focussing on far less important things; the ex-LAPD detective now working for the Portland PD finally facing the ghosts that still linger from the time of the Rodney King riots - a past that forced him to drag his family up out of LA; the bitter ex-wife of a disc jockey who still secretly listens to her ex-husband´s midnight radio show as she drinks herself into a whiskey coma; the out of control daughter having unprotected sex with strangers hoping that pregnancy might draw the attention of parents una... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070365/bk_acx0_070365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hi and welcome to a collection of my musings. From inspirations to poetry. From short stories to prose. Well, is it all quiet? Are you ready to enter my soul´s panorama and let your imagination run riot? Do you have your treats at hand before we embark surreptitiously to newer lands? Mythical worlds of hope, inspirations, and spiritual peace. Shall we venture into newer realms like unwanted thieves? Are you ready, my silent friend with the bright eyes unseen? Are you ready to walk freely within my dreams? To travel to distant lands of in-between? Within infinities surreal gardens we meet, eternal souls on a slow path to salvation´s beach. Welcome to my biography of inspired thoughts, reflections of spirituality, and absolutely above all, poignant words of freedom. Are you ready to take a walk? To listen as my voice echoes within and quietly talks? Let´s hold hands and visit lands of innermost thoughts. As we traverse the universe like ancient Argonauts. Let me light up your innermost mind. As we slowly devour and share our time. Are you ready? Welcome to newer landscapes and horizons. We who walk or sit within the shadows and lights. We who craft through daylight or past midnight. We who serenade the viewer´s eyes with literary delights. We who beseech the unknown for a narrator´s insight. We shall live forever in someone´s hindsight. If they read and remember. If they remember our words and absorb our splendor. Who´s to say when our light extinguishes, we won´t just simply fade away? Who says we won´t live in being heard but just on another day? We who walk within the shadows and light. We who craft between daylight and past midnight. We who strive to share our visual sights, we shall live forever. It´s why we share our creative spotlight. I just had to share that first, as since you are reading this, I have been reborn again. Thanks and it´s how we endure. Now to some que... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clinton R. Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105449/bk_acx0_105449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Considered by many to be the foremost author of the traditional ghost story, M. R. James was a distinguished scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic atmospheres of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the trepidations of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash ghastly forces, often in enclosed confinements and nighttime settings where the imagination runs riot. From isolated country houses to remote inns, ancient churches and vast libraries... These locations deliver intolerable menace from malevolent spirits seeking vengeance and harm. Eighty years on, these stories have lost none of their power to unnerve and disturb. This new volume includes four tales which have been adapted for audio, expertly narrated by actor David Troughton: ´Number 13´, ´The Tractate Middoth´, ´Lost Hearts´ and ´A View from a Hill´. About the reader: an established stage and television actor, David Troughton´s credits include Father Brown, The Café, Outnumbered, New Tricks, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Fingersmith, Born and Bred, Casualty 1907, All the King´s Men, Trevor´s World of Sport, Drop the Dead Donkey, Kavanagh QC, Cider with Rose, Ted and Alice, Paradise Heights, Chips with Everything, Crime and Punishment and The Last Detective. David´s association with Doctor Who is vast and varied; he is probably best remembered as King Peladon in the Third Doctor adventure ´The Curse of Peladon´ and as Professor Winfold Hobbes in Midnight, alongside David Tennant. He has also appeared in two other television serials, The War Games and The Enemy of the World, as well as voicing a huge variety of audiobooks and plays. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Troughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000060/bk_lbrk_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.