Fourteen-year-old Sarah Becker has been abducted, snatched from a busy shopping precinct in downtown LA. Judging from the state of the girls whose bodies have already been found, her long hair will be hacked off and she will be tortured. She has about a week to live.Former homicide detective John Zandt has an inside track on the perpetrator; his own daughter was one of the victims two years ago. But the key to Sarah´s whereabouts lies with Ward Hopkins, a man with a past so secret not even he knows about it. His parents have just died in a car accident, but they leave Ward a bizarre message that leads him to question everything he once believed to be true.As he begins to investigate his own past, Ward finds himself drawn into the shadowy, sinister world of the Straw Men, and into the desperate race to find Sarah, before her time runs out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kati Nicholl, Kerry Shale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000122de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Molly Appleby is on cloud nine. The talented reporter and senior staff writer for Collector´s Weekly just got engaged to the man she loves. When she takes time off to plan her wedding and shop for a vintage gown, the spunky writer with a growing reputation for finding corpses and solving murders vows to her family and fiancé to avoid trouble at all costs - until the wedding photographer she visits turns up dead in his home, the victim of foul play. So when she´s not busy shopping for the perfect dress or sampling endless varieties of cake, Molly once again finds herself attempting to unravel a mystery, and the endless string of women spurned by the playboy photographer leaves no shortage of suspects. When another corpse turns up and Molly discovers that the woman who sold her a gorgeous vintage gown might be the murderer - and that the gown itself may be linked to a decades-old crime - Molly must summon all her sleuthing skills to find the killer before her preparations for the big day become plans for her funeral. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Arndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006054de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A working girl is found dead in the desert. Can a calendar girl uncover the truth? In this prequel to Getting Off on Frank Sinatra, it´s Christmastime in Sin City. Aspiring journalist Copper Black meets Victoria McKimber, an outspoken prostitute at one of Nevada´s legal brothels. She´s offered Copper the exclusive right to tell her story. Not only will the Las Vegas Light´s ´´calendar girl´´ get a byline, but she can also impress her boyfriend and parents when they arrive for the holidays. Copper is busy with work, Christmas shopping, and fantasizing about a whole week with her long-distance boyfriend. She´s also helping her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is spearheading plans for a new center to serve the homeless. Things are hectic but under control when shocking news breaks. Victoria McKimber has turned up dead. As she investigates the violent death, Copper evades enemies, juggles boyfriend, work, and family, and races against time to save her brother from a sinister plot. Unless she can expose the truth about Victoria McKimber, somebody just might get away with murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Em Eldrige. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097322de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The villagers of Thrush Green celebrate Christmas traditionally, in a way that has hardly changed over the generations. Children eagerly hang up their stockings, families go to church together and everyone enjoys the treats of the festive season. And when it snows as the carol singers make their way round the cottages on the green, it looks as if Christmas will be perfect this year. But not everything is as peaceful as it seems. Phyllida and Frank have their work cut out for them when they agree to take on the Nativity play - made all the more difficult by an outbreak of chickenpox. The indomitable Ella has lived in Thrush Green for as long as anyone can remember, but lately she has been behaving strangely. Then there are the dreadful Burwells, newcomers to Thrush Green, who cause something of a stir with their ´home improvements´. For Nelly, owner of The Fuchsia Bush tea shop, Christmas is an especially busy time, with people dropping in for much-needed refreshment, weary from all their Christmas shopping. But then she receives an unexpected letter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023723de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Windward Coast is a natural paradise. The world-class Kahala Hotel and Resort is here, some of the world´s favorite beaches, Diamond Head, gorgeous Kahala Beach and Wai`alae Beach Park. Then there is Hanauma Bay State Park and the Halona Blow Hole. Other spectacular natural attractions are Makapu`u Head (home to the Makapu`u Lighthouse) and then Sea Life Park, Waimanalo Bay, home to O`ahu´s longest sandy beach, and then the busy town of Kailua, which has shopping, great dining and lots of water activities. Kane`ohe Bay, is where you´ll see famous and hard-to-miss Mokoli`i Island, better known as ´´Chinaman´s Hat.´´ This is also where you´ll find 4,000-acre Kualoa Ranch, which offers many outdoor adventures. Restaurants reviewed in the guide range from the most luxurious dining to the best take-out places. The top beaches; secret spots for snorkeling; the best outfitters for everything from diving to deep-sea fishing; the galleries and shops. Accommodations and activities for those traveling with children; how to get married on the island; the best honeymoon resorts; finding the lowest airfares and package deals. Where to fish, hike, play golf, tennis, scuba, ocean kayak, along with camping, horseback riding, biking, whalewatching – it´s all here. Our author lives in Oahu. She has hiked the trails, taken the boats, scuba´d the reefs, dined in the restaurants, visited all the resorts, snorkeled the coastline, explored the hidden waterfalls and she shares all of her knowledge. This guide is drawn from our larger guide to Oahu. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020402de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yucky music, great big feet. Ladies smelling way too sweet.Look at knees and stand in line. Llama Llama starts to whine. Does any child like to go shopping? Not Llama Llama! But Mama can´t leave Llama at home, so off they go to Shop-O-Rama. Lots of aisles. Long lines. Mama is too busy to notice that Llama Llama is getting m-a-d! And before he knows it, he´s having a full-out tantrum! Mama quickly calms him down, but she also realizes that they need to make shopping more fun for both of them. Parents and children are sure to recognize themselves in this fun-to-read follow-up to the popular Llama Llama Red Pajama. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Kennedy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000796de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have lost a bit of yourself. While life is busy with a litany of must-dos - work, child-rearing, keeping house, grocery shopping, laundry and on and on - women do not have to push their own needs aside. Yet this is often what happens. There´s just no time, right? Wrong. In this practical and liberating audiobook, Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love. Turner uses her own experiences and those of women across the country to teach listeners how to balance their many responsibilities while still taking time to invest in themselves. She also addresses barriers to this lifestyle, such as comparison and guilt, and demonstrates how eliminating these feelings and making changes to one´s schedule will make the listener a better wife, mother, and friend. Perfect for any woman who is doing everything for everyone - except herself - The Fringe Hours is ideal for both individuals and small group use. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carla Mercer Meyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001239de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One hot summer day, a man in a business suit running wildly down a busy street attacks a woman and her toddler, neither of whom have ever seen him before.... As he waits in his pickup truck for his wife to finish shopping, a man decides to take the shotgun off its rack, go inside the mall and open fire on total strangers.... While waiting to see her doctor, a woman takes a knife from her purse and begins stabbing others in the waiting room. Something is making people become violent and murderous...something they all have in common. When Eli Dunbar discovers what it is, he becomes afraid, because it’s something he has in common with them - a drug prescribed to him by his psychiatrist. And now Eli is a ticking time bomb. Do you know all of the risks your prescription drugs might pose? Does your doctor? Or has the manufacturer hidden them from the public in the interest of profits? Meds...a thriller with deadly side effects. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Bell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009859de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author and reality-television star Bethenny Frankel, the modern woman’s guide to looking fabulous while balancing health, home, and career. Bethenny Frankel tackled weight loss in Naturally Thin, healthy cooking in Skinnygirl Dish, and created a life of success in A Place of Yes. Now, she presents her stress-free advice for busy women everywhere - whether they’re just out of college or starting a family. In this guide to just about everything, Bethenny shows how to have it all (balance is the key) and covers:The Skinnygirl shopping listNaturally Thin on-the-goNew recipes and cocktailsTimely beauty regimensHome decor on a budgetOrganization and shopping secretsSexing up a relationshipWhat it takes to be an entrepreneurMaking time for relationships, family, and yourselfAnd much, much more With Bethenny’s favorite tips for managing every aspect of her nonstop life, including the launch of her new daytime talk show, Skinnygirl Solutions gives all women the skills to make smart, everyday choices that will lead to a fabulous Skinnygirl life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Osmanski, Bethenny Frankel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006400de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s Christmas and the Ladies of Letters are busy stuffing homemade turkey sausages, adding hot pepper to their mulled wine and giving each other totally unsuitable Christmas presents. Vera has just returned from a festive trip to the Holy Land, where she has purchased Mary Mother of Jesus Jam and realised that the only universal religion is shopping. Then she and her family face homelessness when a heartless bank buys up The Bothy for redevelopment. Irene, meanwhile, is inundated with family visiting for the Festive Season and is annoyed that Vera seems too caught up in her own concerns to consider hers. But Irene has to hold back on her grievances when Vera´s daughter, Karen, finds a lump - not as Vera originally thought, in her Nigella-style Christmas gravy - but in her breast. As family descend on them both, pressure mounts and Christmas chaos inevitably ensues in this 11th series of the radio comedy. Prunella Scales and Anne Reid star in this fractious festive series of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004209de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.