Boston PI Spenser investigates the perfect murder in this New York Times bestselling mystery in Robert B. Parker´s acclaimed series. She was a model wife and mother, bludgeoned with a hammer on the streets of Beacon Hill. Spenser´s searching for a motive and a murderer-and finding more secrets than meet the eye... ´´Among the best Spensers...Parker´s at the top of his game!´´-Boston Globe
Prepared to frightened and spooked by these genuinely scariest places on Earth! The world around us is a scary place. With danger lurking around so many corners, the threats we can explain are often easily quantified and dismissed. Rather, it is the unexplainable, the paranormal, and the strange which present the biggest threats to our psychological well-being. All across the planet, certain places and buildings have come to represent these abnormal and unexplainable phenomena. From ghosts to genocides, brutal murders to witches´ covens, these locations are both hyper-specific and universal. In almost every town, village or city, there is often an area where people are wary. A certain building people say is haunted or a home they know has a particularly gruesome past. People might warn children to stay away. These buildings might form the backbone of some local folklore, or they might actually be condemned and restricted to the public. In these buildings our imaginations run riot and we wonder what could be possibly be lurking down the long, dank, and dark corridors. But not all of these places are created equal. In this book, we will examine some of the most terrifying, strange, bizarre, odd and depressing places on earth. These might be haunted homes or the resting place of a murderous maniac. Some have been created by the evils of modern man while others are tributes to ancient and dark mysteries we still struggle to explain. The one thing they share is their ability to chill you to the bone. But as you work through this list, the true extent of humanity´s capacity to imagine the horrific should not be underestimated. When you are ready to learn about some of the worst places in the world, like the island of the doll in Mexico, the Paris catacombs, the Hell Fire Club in Ireland, the Ridges in the USA and much more...just download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081001/bk_acx0_081001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Long ago in London Town, at a time when the muffin man´s cries began the day and the lamplighter ushered in the night, two young orphans lived together in the bleak, cold shelter of a public workhouse. Lucy Wolcott and her little sister Glory have no one in the world but each other. Every day, they labor from dawn to dusk stitching blankets and sacks. There is scant little to eat and the nights are cold and damp. The only ray of light in their lives comes from the stories that Lucy invents, stories about a family she barely remembers, and a lot doll named Morning Glory who, Lucy promises, is destined to return to them someday. When a deadly fever sweeps through the workhouse, the girls flee for their lives to the mean streets of London. There, they desperately try to figure out how to survive. While searching through the muck by the river, Lucy finds an old, discarded doll, which Glory is certain is the long-lost Morning Glory. But Morning Glory is no ordinary doll. And how she leads the girls to the most surprising turns of fortune makes for a heartwarming story that brims with love, hope, and the truest spirit of Christmas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000937/bk_blak_000937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping, evocative thriller about a disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain who works as the caretaker for a U.S. Senator’s Martha´s Vineyard estate, and becomes ensnared in the Senator´s shadowy world. Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, now lives on Martha’s Vineyard, and works as a caretaker for the vacation homes of the rich and powerful. One harsh winter, Ranjit needs a place to stay, and illegally moves his family into an empty, luxurious vacation home belonging to an African American Senator. Ensconced in the house, he tries to forget his brief affair with Anna, the Senator’s wife, and focuses on providing for his family. But one night, their idyll is shattered when mysterious armed men break into the house, searching for an antique porcelain doll. Forced to flee, Ranjit is hunted by unknown forces, and becomes drawn into the Senator’s shadowy world. To save his family and solve the mystery of the doll, he must join forces with Anna, who has her own dark secrets. As he battles to save his family, Ranjit’s painful past resurfaces, and he must finally confront the hidden event that destroyed his Army career - and forced him to leave India. Tightly plotted, action-packed, smart, and surprisingly moving, A. X. Ahmad´s The Caretaker takes us from the desperate world of migrant workers to the elite African American community of Martha’s Vineyard, and a secret high-altitude war between India and Pakistan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Dastor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001601/bk_aren_001601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A schizophrenic writer, who has just been released from a mental institution, returns to his childhood home, which he had inherited from his father. Though the outside of the house appears to have been well maintained, he discovers that the house´s interior has fallen to ruin. Working his way upstairs, his curiosity takes him to his parent´s room, of which, to his amazement, he sees has been restored to the time when he was a child. Checking other rooms, he sees that they have fallen to decay, but upon entering his bedroom, he sees that it too has not been touched by time. After a night of continuous terror, brought by the appearance an old animated doll, a large shadowy figure, and a few ghosts, his mind keeps searching for the reason why the house is falling to ruin and has recently become haunted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawrence D Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084570/bk_acx0_084570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this M/M homage to the classic novel Valley of the Dolls, Lambda-winning author Ryan Fields introduces us to six gay men searching for love and fame in the celebrity-fueled worlds of Broadway and Hollywood. Wide-eyed lawyer Rush Goodwin abandons his quaint New England life for the bright lights of New York City, where he meets singers/actors Cody and Anderson and their partners, who are all just as young and innocent as he is. When Rush meets his new boss, handsome lawyer Lance Sharp, it´s love at first sight and the beginning of a turbulent affair. As fame and fortune knock on all of their doors, Rush and his friends learn, in their own different ways, that nothing ever goes according to plan. They find themselves seeking the comforts of drugs (nicknamed ´dudes´ to those in the know) to deal with the stress of success, which leads to its own spiral down the proverbial rabbit hole of broken hearts and dreams. But sometimes we learn from our mistakes, and Rush and Lance find themselves when they let go and follow their hearts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Dunaj. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000154/bk_inbl_000154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Break up with failing fitness - what´s your relationship with physical activity? Are you single and still searching for love? Do you keep returning to your ´´ex´´ hoping things will change? Or are you feeling lost, unsure what your ´´type´´ is in the first place? Dr. Kelly Doell creatively uses unique lessons from the fitness field, classic health research, and a splash of insightful wisdom from unconventional sources to help you transform your motivation to move. Using evidence-based tips and strategies, Feel Like It will help you to: Stop relying on willpower so often.Define your unique ´´Mighty Motive´´ for more fulfilling fitness.Harden your loyalty with new mental skills and drills.Inject more purpose into your fitness journey.Sustain an active lifestyle long enough to get the benefits experts rave about. If you´re tired of wasting your time, money, and energy on programs, memberships, and equipment that you eventually neglect, this audiobook is for you.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152703/bk_acx0_152703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why, Cara, why did you do it? ´´Maybe no one wants to see me as I really am. Maybe in this family it isn´t all right to be different. And I am different, Kitty, whether anyone wants to admit it or not.´´ ´´But, Cara,--it just seems like tonight you set out deliberately to cause trouble.´´ ´´Even you don’t understand, do you, Kitty?´´ ´´I do, I mean I´m trying to. You´re my twin, I want to understand!´´ ´´Yes, I know we´re twins, but who am I?´´ demanded Cara hotly. ´´We´re not like paper dolls cut out of the same cardboard!´´ Although identical in appearance, the Cameron twins were dramatically different in temperament. Cara, vivacious, adventurous. Kitty, sensitive, introspective. But these differences had never kept them from being each other´s best friend, confidante, and close companion; that is -- until one fateful summer -- the summer everything changed. It began as a carefree vacation at Cape Cod; a summer filled with sailing, swimming, shell-searching, dances, and parties. But slowly Kitty starts to suspect that her twin is keeping something from her. Puzzled, hurt, and more than a little resentful, Kitty longs to find out what it is. But something hidden in her own heart prevents her from doing so, because Kitty has her own secret she cannot share. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renee Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001231/bk_zond_001231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse. Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover breathtaking secrets of the past... Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar´s loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires. Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries. The Clockwork Dynasty seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their survival or extermination. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson´s novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology-and riveting action.