Becky Bloomwood is back! Becky thought being married to Luke Brandon would be one big Tiffany box of happiness. But to be honest, it´s not quite as dreamy as she´d hoped. The trouble started on their honeymoon, when she told Luke the tiniest little fib, about the teeniest little purchase. Now she´s on a strict budget, she doesn´t have a job - and worst of all, her beloved Suze has a new best friend. Then she receives some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky has never been more excited. Finally, a real sister! They´ll have so much in common! They can go shopping together, choose shoes together, have manicures together...until she meets her and gets the shock of her life. It can´t be true. Surely Becky Bloomwood´s long-lost sister can´t hate shopping? A sister...a soulmate...a skinflint? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doon Mackichan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000241de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sophie Kinsella has conquered the hearts of millions with her New York Times best-selling Shopaholic novels, which feature the irresistible one-woman shopping phenomenon Becky Bloomwood. Now Becky´s back in a hilarious, heartwarming tale of married life, best friends, and long-lost sisters (and the perils of simply having to own an Angel handbag!). What´s a round-the-world honeymoon if you can´t buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the Chinese urns and 20 silk dressing gowns Becky found in Hong Kong, the five kilim rugs from Turkey, the splendid hand-carved dining table (and ten chairs) from Sri Lanka, the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband Luke expressly forbade her to buy)... Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London and Luke is furious. Two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their usually immaculate loft, and the bills for them are outrageous. Becky´s even maxed out on her second secret credit card, and she doesn´t have a new job yet! Luke insists she go on a budget. And worse: her beloved best friend Suze has found a new best friend while Becky was away. Becky´s feeling rather blue, when her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is thrilled! She´s convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They´ll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, have manicures together, and watch their favorite videos together. Until she meets Jessica for the first time and gets the shock of her life. Surely Becky Bloomwood´s sister can´t...hate shopping? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Kellgren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000477de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hot off the success of her best-selling Can You Keep a Secret?, Sophie Kinsella delivers another hilarious Becky Bloomwood novel. When last we left Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood), she and Luke had just married and she´d unveiled her big honeymoon surprise...around-the-globe plane tickets. World-weary 10 months later, the newlyweds return home filled with excitement to share the details of their amazing escapades. But their arrival brings a different sort of homecoming, as Becky discovers some unbelievable news: she has a sister. Okay, a half-sister, but a sister nonetheless. Someone to share with, to have manicures with, to shop with! But, can it be, that Becky´s long-lost sister hates to shop? Hates to spend, really. And is fascinated by rocks...not diamonds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josephine Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000282de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her 18-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky´s car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. Yet they were anything but good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived; the other did not. Years later author and journalist Ron Franscell - a childhood friend and next-door neighbor to the girls - can´t forget his hometown´s shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Exploring the nature of a small town´s memory and the poison of survivor guilt, The Darkest Night races toward a shocking ending. The result is one of the most provocative true-crime stories of the decade, told by one of the nation´s finest narrative journalists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004796de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now Emmaline Carson has settled into her career as a graphic designer, though she´d rather be painting or shopping with her sister Layla. But then - in the years before she went to art school in Paris - she was a shy, awkward teenager with frizzy hair, a flat chest, and a massive crush on the boy across the street, Cole Marlowe. Too bad her incredibly hot neighbor only had eyes for Layla. Cole is now a confident, laid-back attorney who´s even hotter than he used to be. He´s planning to stay single while working his way up the corporate ladder - until he´s knocked off course by a chance run-in with Emma. Everything is different between Cole and Emma now. He finally sees her in a way she only dreamed of, and their hot chemistry is fueled by a growing friendship. But Emma´s deception of her sister - who wants Cole for herself - and the secret Cole´s been keeping for more than a decade threaten to tear apart what´s only just begun. Because sometimes the only thing standing in the way of now is then. **Warning** This book contains adult language and situations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Ruen, Kirsten Leigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028947de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On Saturday morning, 13-year-old Dicey Tillerman sits in the car at the shopping mall with her younger sister and two brothers. Momma had said, "You be good." Then she walked away. They wait for a day and a night, but Momma never comes back. Finally, Dicey decides the children should go to Bridgeport, Connecticut where Aunt Cilla lives. Maybe Momma is waiting for them there. But they don´t have enough money to take the bus. Determined to keep the family together, Dicey sets off on foot with her siblings in search of Aunt Cilla. Soon, she discovers that finding a home and making one aren´t always the same thing. Newbery Award-winning author Cynthia Voigt has captured the hearts of millions of young adults with her poignant tale of a young girl struggling with adult responsibilities. With her glowing narration, Barbara Caruso vividly brings to life each exciting adventure the children experience as they travel in search of a place to call home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Caruso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002462de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A light comedy novella Based on the enduring characters created by Jane Austen, this is a contemporary spin on a classic tale of love denied and love discovered. Christmas just became a lot more complicated for dog psychologist Lizzie Bennet and her sisters. While shopping in London, they find little urchin Annie and her dog, Sammy. As a fierce snowstorm takes over the city, the aloof but alluring Mister Darcy invites the girls, including Annie and Sammy, to spend the night at his penthouse. With the best of intentions, Darcy asks Annie and her seven siblings to join the Bennet sisters for a quiet Christmas Eve celebration in his London fortress. The skulduggery begins when Caroline Bingley - the villainess Austen fans love to boo - shows up acting the part of the Grinch and Scrooge combined. Barbara Silkstone is the best-selling author of 10 novels and four box sets. Her comedy mysteries feature goodhearted heroines caught up in screwball situations. Mister Darcy´s Christmas is the second book in Silkstone´s Mister Darcy series of light comedies based on Jane Austen´s timeless tales of jolly old England. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Krause. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033403de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Margot detests shopping malls. Any distraction is welcome, and the woman who has chained herself to the escalator, shouting about the perils of consumerism, is certainly that. She recognises Dot immediately - from their campaigning days, and further back still, to when Margot married Laurence. Dot is in despair at the abandonment of the sisterhood, at the idea of pole dancing as empowerment and the sight of five-year-olds with false eyelashes and padded bras. She´s still a fierce campaigner, but she isn´t sure where to direct her rage.Meanwhile Margot holds a haunting resentment that her youthful ambitions have always been shelved to attend to the needs of others. And as the two women turn to the past for solutions for the future, Margot´s family is in crisis. Laurence travels in a bid to repress his grief, daughter Lexie loses her job after twenty years, and her younger sister Emma hides her pain with shopping binges. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie-Louise Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001032de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neptune King and the Artifact is the 28th book in this detective series. When Neptunes sister, Mermaid Griffith goes on a shopping spree in Italy buying gifts for everyone at home, she has no idea just how much trouble her generosity will cause. The trouble starts that very night with her and her husband none the wiser as to why theyre being targeted. First their hotel room is broken into, twice, and their belongings ransacked, then to her dismay she is no sooner home than her house is also broken into. The Griffiths stay at Neptunes house overnight mostly to stop Mermaid spending all night cleaning up the burglars mess, but they are woken during the night to an intruder in Neptunes house, who manages to get away. Neptunes interest is captured instantly and volunteers his and Sharks services. Little does he know that this will be the first of many broken nights sleeps. Thanks to John Griffith being a Superintendent at Scotland Yard, Chief Inspector Daniel Dowling is assigned to the case and sets about trying to trace and identify of the burglar. However, when the burglar is found dead in Neptunes office, it takes the case up a notch and introduces an unknown entity into the field. Someone who is willing to kill to get their hands on Neptunes gift: someone who has already killed twice in Rome, and followed the burglar to London. The threat is real and deadly. No one related to or associated with Neptune is safe as this mystery killer wont hesitate to kidnap one of them to use as leverage to force Neptune to hand over the artifact. Neptunes house goes into lock down, with new security measures and the Griffiths, and Shark and his family move in with him for safety. Numerous attempts are made to get at them with several close calls. Neptune knows that this is no ordinary criminal theyre dealing with. Hes a professional. Hes from Italy...draw your own conclusions.
Lady Imogen Moore hasn´t had an easy time of it since she made her coming out three seasons ago. With her betrothed, a powerful duke, breaking it off to wed her sister, she´s become the tons favorite piece of gossip. Never again wanting to experience the pain of a broken heart, she´s resolved to make a match with a polite, respectable gentleman. The last thing she wants is another reckless rogue. Lord Alex Edgerton has a problem. His brother, tired of Alex´s carousing, has charged him with chaperoning their remaining, unwed sister about at ton events. Shopping? No, thank you. Attending the theater? He´d rather be at Forbidden Pleasures with a scantily clad beauty upon his lap. The task of chaperone becomes even more of a bother when his sister drags along her dearest friend, Lady Imogen, to social functions. The last thing he wants in his life is a young, innocent English miss. Except as Alex and Imogen are thrown together, passions flare, and Alex comes to find he not only wants Imogen in his bed, but also in his heart. Yet now he must convince Imogen to risk all, on the heart of a rogue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037713de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.