One by one, people are mysteriously disappearing from a small Maine town. Four months ago, a ruthless murderer killed two people and kidnapped three more, including Danny Sullivan’s sister, who barely escaped. Unfortunately so did the killer, vanishing without a trace into the vast wilderness. When the police fail to find his sister’s captor, Danny returns to Maine to hunt him down. He begins his search with another survivor, bed-and-breakfast owner Mandy Brown, but her refusal to cooperate raises Danny’s suspicions. What is the beautiful innkeeper hiding? Mandy Brown has a secret. But sexy Danny Sullivan, his relentless questions, and the desire that simmers between them threaten to expose the truth - a revelation that puts her family in danger. As more people disappear, it becomes clear the killer is planning another ritual…and that he’s circling in on Mandy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004868/bk_brll_004868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s faced hordes of screaming children intent upon his destruction. He´s endured close confinement with a hostile camel. He even narrowly averted being the star attraction in a Satanic ritual sacrifice. Yet, despite handling these crises with aplomb, poor Midnight is ill-prepared for his latest, greatest adventure: a perilous foray into the affairs of the heart. He knows all there is to know of love that a farm can teach - but will it be enough to see the young goat through his darkest and most trying times? Midnight´s Tale is a 12,000-word literary story of life and love in the treacherous, apple-laden world beyond the comforts of the barn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane McLaughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004073/bk_acx0_004073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.April 25, 1986 in Chernobyl was a turning point in world history. The disaster not only changed the world’s perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, but also our understanding of the planet’s delicate ecology. With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone, the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters, the farmland lashed with black rain, the event fixed for all time the notion of radiation as an invisible killer.Chernobyl was also a key event in the destruction of the Soviet Union, and, with it, the United States’ victory in the Cold War. For Moscow, it was a political and financial catastrophe as much as an environmental and scientific one. With a total cost of 18 billion rubles - at the time equivalent to $18 billion - Chernobyl bankrupted an already teetering economy and revealed to its population a state built upon a pillar of lies.The full story of the events that started that night in the control room of reactor number four of the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Plant has never been told - until now. Through two decades of reporting, new archival information, and firsthand interviews with witnesses, journalist Adam Higginbotham tells the full dramatic story, including Alexander Akimov and Anatoli Dyatlov, who represented the best and worst of Soviet life; denizens of a vanished world of secret policemen, internal passports, food lines, and heroic self-sacrifice for the motherland. Midnight in Chernobyl, award-worthy nonfiction that reads like sci-fi, shows not only the final epic struggle of a dying empire, but also the story of individual heroism and desperate, ingenious technical improvisation joining forces against a new kind of enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacques Roy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009027/bk_sans_009027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sacrifice... Transformation... It all comes down to the final battle....Forced to choose between her life and the lives of the vampires she loves, Briar made the ultimate sacrifice. For her, a world without Marcus, Hudson, Sylvain, and Valen was inconceivable. But her vampires didn´t accept her decision and, at the last moment, transformed her from woman to immortal.Awakened to a new, utterly different life, the sun can finally shine on Briar Hale. With eternity in front of her, all she sees is love and hope. So when the creatures of darkness threaten everything she holds dear, Briar will not surrender. She´s stronger now, and she has a vampire inside her ready to go to war. Can Briar hold onto herself while protecting those she loves? Or will she give into her new power, and become her worst nightmare?Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Wyles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013119/bk_tant_013119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six Starred Reviews and a New York Public Library Best Book of 2017!New York Times best-selling author Jodi Lynn Anderson´s epic tale - told through three unforgettable points of view - is a masterful exploration of how love, determination, and hope can change a person´s fate.2065: Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house more than a hundred years ago and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate.1934: Amid the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine’s family’s situation is growing dire. She must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most.1919: In the recovery following World War I, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail from England to America. But can she make it that far?While their stories span thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful. In Jodi Lynn Anderson’s signature haunting, lyrical prose, human connections spark spellbindingly to life, and a bright light shines on the small but crucial moments that determine one’s fate.´´Deft, succinct, and ringing with emotion without ever dipping into sentimentality, Anderson´s novel is both intriguing and deeply satisfying.” (Kirkus, starred review)´´Each character’s resilience and independence shines brightly, creating a thread that ties them together even before the intersections of their lives are fully revealed. Anderson’s piercing prose ensures that these remarkable women will leave a lasting mark on readers.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)´´With quietly evocative writing, compellingly drawn characters, and captivating secrets to unearth, this thought-provoking, ly 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie, Bailey Carr, Fiona Hardingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006100/bk_harp_006100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We invite you to dive back into this award-winning young adult reverse harem paranormal series for those who love the romance of Twilight, the action of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the quick wit of Gilmore Girls, and the dark humor of Supernatural. For 17-year-old Echo Midnight Navarri, life in Port Royal is calm and peaceful. Compliant. Happy. Safe. But somethings amiss. Echo can feel it in her bones, and as the visions intensify, she begins to dig for the truth that only she can uncover. Whispers on the wind speak of a dark memory spell that has distorted reality. This ancient evil demands a sacrifice. But who´s to blame? And who will pay the ultimate price? Be careful what you WITCH for. Because sometimes it isn´t what you really wanted at all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Puckett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125440/bk_acx0_125440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For listeners of Station Eleven and The Snow Child, Lily Brooks-Dalton´s haunting debut is the unforgettable story of two outsiders - a lonely scientist in the Arctic and an astronaut trying to return to Earth - as they grapple with love, regret, and survival in a world transformed. Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, is consumed by the stars. For years he has lived in remote outposts, studying the sky for evidence of how the universe began. At his latest posting in a research center in the Arctic, news of a catastrophic event arrives. The scientists are forced to evacuate, but Augustine stubbornly refuses to abandon his work. Shortly after the others have gone, Augustine discovers a mysterious child, Iris, and realizes that the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone. At the same time, Mission Specialist Sullivan is aboard the Aether on its return flight from Jupiter. The astronauts are the first human beings to delve this deep into space, and Sully has made peace with the sacrifices required of her: a daughter left behind, a marriage ended. So far the journey has been a success. But when Mission Control falls inexplicably silent, Sully and her crewmates are forced to wonder if they will ever get home. As Augustine and Sully each face an uncertain future against forbidding yet beautiful landscapes, their stories gradually intertwine in a profound and unexpected conclusion. In crystalline prose, Good Morning, Midnight poses the most important questions: What endures at the end of the world? How do we make sense of our lives? Lily Brooks-Dalton´s captivating debut is a meditation on the power of love and the bravery of the human heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Mayer, Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004700/bk_rand_004700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In downtown Chicago, the statues come alive at night... The Bane brothers, banished Watchmen of the Empyrean realm, are sentenced to Earth to prove their worth before they can return home. But none of them are feeling the effects of their punishment more than Iain. A half-breed, Iain has two choices if he wants to survive his new home: feed on the essence of shades (the underlings responsible for slaughtering his people) or find his pure. He´s almost lost his appetite for both when a human crosses his path. She´s smart, powerful, and from their soul shattering first touch - destined to be his. Hunted by the beings responsible for killing half of his race, Lilith is in no rush to trust Iain. She has problems of her own. Big problems. Not to mention, she hardly knows him. But even that doesn´t stop the temptation she has to be with him in every way. Their feelings for each other burn hot too quickly, and threaten to ignite the walls she´s erected to protect herself. There´s no room to let her guard down, not even for a man willing to sacrifice his body to protect her from the demons that see her as a tool to be used. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094889/bk_acx0_094889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
This is the gripping conclusion to the Sarah Midnight trilogy. The identity and location of the Enemy - the King of Shadows- have been revealed and Sarah has fully embraced the Midnight legacy and her own powers. Sarah and her friends travel to the ancient forests of Poland to find the portal between their world and the Enemy´s in order to destroy him. Two Secret Heirs join them on the journey, but are all members of Sarah´s company really loyal to their cause? Nicholas, the son of the King of Shadows, holds the key, but is he still serving his father? As they enter the Shadow World and battle demons they didn´t know existed, will Sarah and Sean finally come together? Or will Elodie´s vision of the death of Sarah Midnight be realised? A final sacrifice may be necessary to free humanity from the King of Shadows. Follow Sarah and her friends into the Shadow world, and to the heart wrenching, exciting, surprising end of the Sarah Midnight Trilogy. Daniela Sacerdoti is the best-selling author of Watch Over Me. She was born and raised in Italy but has lived in Scotland for the past 10 years. Daniela holds a degree in Classics from the University of Turin and has taught Italian, Latin, and Greek - her great-uncle was the renowned Italian writer Carlo Levi. She lives in Glasgow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Saunders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018309/bk_adbl_018309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.