Miami´s best-dressed serial killer is back and on the prowl - at least he would be if he could shake off his permanent shadow. Ever since their paths first crossed, Sergeant Doakes hasn´t let Dexter Morgan out of his sight. Dexter may well be the Miami PD´s blood-spatter analyst, but Sgt. Doakes has a pretty good idea of how Dex likes to spend his free time, and he´s determined to catch him in the act. Dex hasn´t killed in months and is getting twitchy. To throw Doakes off his scent, he´s spending more time with Rita, his girlfriend. But no matter how many cosy nights they spend in front of the TV, Doakes is still watching. Then a body turns up, horribly mutilated and barely alive. To trap the torturer, Doakes and Dexter will have to work together - if they can trust each other. It´s a devil´s pact, and one of them will have to be the bait.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Lindsay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000809/bk_orio_000809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from the The Happy Prince and Other Stories collection. Oscar Wilde´s collection of fairy stories are among the greatest and most poignant classics for children and adults alike. Humour, pathos, delightful little characters abound in the stories of The Happy Prince and the Swallow who agrees to keep him company despite approaching winter; The Selfish Giant, who doesn´t want children playing in his garden, and The Remarkable Rocket. In addition, there are those who are not so familiar: The Star Child, The Young King, and The Devoted Friend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anton Lesser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001057/bk_naxo_001057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A spellbinding confession of what it means to abandon one life for another, The Devoted bristles with psychological and erotic tension. ´´She comes early, wet with rain, and confronts him in the back hall of the Zendo. ´I need to know some things´, she says. ´You better come in´, he says, and holds open the door....´´ Nicole Hennessy´s life revolves around her Zen practice at the Boston Zendo, seeking spiritual solace in the tenets of Buddhism. After a decade of grueling spiritual practice under her master´s tutelage, living on a shoestring as a shop clerk, Nicole has become sexually and emotionally entangled with her mentor. To break free, she must retrace her entire life´s journey - from her strict Irish Catholic upbringing to her drug-fueled year as a teenage runaway. Even as she reinvents herself in New York City, her master´s intoxicating voice pursues her, whispering dangerously in her ear. Somehow, he knows everything. A hypnotic and daring debut, The Devoted asks what it takes, and what you´ll sacrifice, to find enlightenment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011905/bk_blak_011905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A moral fable on true and fake friendship. Hugh the Miller is little Hans´s best friend...or is he? First published in 1888 in The Happy Prince and Other Tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Weyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001708/bk_mike_001708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Little Hans spends most of his time gardening and makes a living from sales of his beautiful flowers. Little Hans always treats his neighbours well and even allows the neighbouring rich miller to pick flowers from his garden. But the miller rarely invites Hans into his house or responds in kind. The miller instead has his own philosophy of friendship: ´Lots of people act well, but very few people talk well, which shows that talking is much the more difficult thing of the two, and much the finer thing also´. Read in English, unabridged. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Verbae. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mxbo/000174/bk_mxbo_000174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eve Dallas tracks a couple whose passion is fueled by cold brutality in this crime thriller from the #1 New York Times-best selling author of Obsession in Death and Festive in Death. When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim´s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart - and initials inside reading E and D.... Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don´t ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo´s got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else´s. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone - an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again. As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they´ve landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007322/bk_brll_007322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of Tayari Jones and Ruth Ozeki, from National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Rizzuto comes a haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, the dangerous ties of family and identity, and the long shadow our histories can cast. Twin sisters Hana and Kei grew up in a tiny Hawaiian town in the 1950s and 1960s, so close they shared the same nickname. Raised in dreamlike isolation by their loving but unstable mother, they were fatherless, mixed-race, and utterly inseparable, devoted to one another. But when their cherished threesome with Mama is broken, and then further shattered by a violent, nearly fatal betrayal that neither young woman can forgive, it seems their bond may be severed forever - until, six years later, Kei arrives on Hana´s lonely Manhattan doorstep with a secret that will change everything. Told in interwoven narratives that glide seamlessly between the gritty streets of New York, the lush and dangerous landscape of Hawaii, and the horrors of the Japanese internment camps and the bombing of Hiroshima, Shadow Child is set against an epic sweep of history. Volcanos, tsunamis, abandonment, racism, and war form the urgent, unforgettable backdrop of this intimate, evocative, and deeply moving story of motherhood, sisterhood, and second chances. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Lakin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004455/bk_hach_004455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written with the voice and rhythm of the street that only first-hand knowledge can provide, Shark Bait will attract young adult patrons to your library the way The Outsiders did a generation ago. In this gritty and realistic audiobook, 12-year-old Mokes is torn between obeying his father, the police chief in a small Hawaiian town, and hanging out with his trouble-seeking friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Salisbury. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006688/bk_reco_006688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With some of the most spine-chilling scenes in modern suspense fiction, Bait guarantees the listener a roller coaster ride with a hero not afraid to cross the line. Life for narcotics detective Jack Walsh is one continuous drunken binge - until one blurry night when his car veers into an oncoming car, killing the son of Boston’s premier crime boss. Now Jack must decide if he wants to hide from D’Angelo’s vengeful compatriots or reclaim his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Muller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005377/bk_reco_005377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Never play a game if you don´t really understand the stakes...When Terry and Wayne stumble upon a backwoods bar while camping in the Rockies, they just want a beer and a burger. And maybe a warm bed for the night, if they´re lucky. Instead they find themselves in the middle of a strange group of disturbingly scarred locals, served by a one-armed bartender. Even the sexy waitress with the elaborate octopus tattoo has what looks to be...bite marks? They know they should leave. But when libido and booze lure them into the back room for the local highlight of Carioca Fish Bait Fridays, they find themselves unwitting players in a very dangerous game. John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of seven novels, brings you Fish Bait, a savage bite of backcountry horror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007088/bk_brll_007088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.