This ground-breaking drama was Mark Ravenhill´s first full-length play and part of a movement in the 1990s of ´´in your face´´ British theatre which frankly dealt with issues of sex and violence and pointedly challenged societal values. The play explores how consumerism has become our new value system which reduces everything else to a mere transaction, as shopping malls become the new cathedrals of Western consumerism. The plot follows a crowd of drifters and sex traders in a seedy area of London in the 1990s. Five main characters are linked loosely and intermittently and at the center of the play is an ever-changing love triangle of petty criminals. It is a gritty, grimy urban society, a depressing microcosm of drugs, shoplifting, prostitution, and sexual adventure. The characters have shunned morality and conduct hedonistic and destructive lives in this shocking, humorous, nihilistic play that examines a completely corrupted society.
What if your family had drama on the holidays? What if one of your family members or friends embarrassed you during the holidays? What if you were shopping for the holidays and there was a shocking moment? Christmas Poetry for Everyone dives into some of these moments and stories. What was your funniest holiday moment? Yes, you’re laughing now thinking about it. Hold on that laughter, because Christmas Poetry for Everyone has some comedic poems as well that you will love. Enjoy the read! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024778/bk_acx0_024778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Fantastically good fun - sharp, sexy and intelligent . . . Something of a masterpiece´ Sunday Mirror ´Like a ritzy 50 Shades meets The Da Vinci Code . It´s got sex, shopping, a few Old Masters and plenty of murder - what more could you want?´ Independent ´Not to Miss!´ Marie Claire ´Even more dangerous, shocking and provocative than its predecessor: A book that begs to be devoured in one sitting!´ Reader´s Digest THE GLOBAL THRILLER PHENOMENON Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living in luxury amidst the splendours of Venice, she´s finally enjoying the life she killed for. But someone knows what Judith´s done. Judith can only save herself by finding a priceless painting - unfortunately, one that she´s convinced doesn´t even exist. And she´s not the only one seeking it. This time, Judith isn´t in control. Outflanked and out-thought, outrun and outgunned, she faces an enemy more ruthless and more powerful than she ever imagined. And if she doesn´t win, she dies. PRAISE FOR MAESTRA ´Funny and clever, entertaining and well written . . . Destined for the bestseller charts ´ The Times ´A first-class thriller . . . Read it now before the entire world does.´ Glamour ´A rip-roaring read . . . Sharp and extremely well written ´ Daily Mail ´Brimming with scandal, intrigue and mystery, this is a book that everyone is talking about ´ Heat ´ Deliciously decadent . . . a glamorous and racy adventure´ Sunday Mirror ´Set in a world of oligarchs, Mafiosi and dodgy art dealers, it also has in Judith Rashleigh a heroine you´ll either love or loathe, at least two jaw-on-the-floor moments and sex scenes that would make Christian Grey blush ´ Red magazine ´A psychological thriller set on the French Riviera, rather like Patricia Highsmith crossed with Gone Girl , unsurprisingly, there´s a film deal in the works´ Harpers Bazaar - ´10 Best Books for 2016´
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/acx0/097322/bk_acx0_097322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover a dark tale of love, marriage, and the consequences of infidelity! Extortion (The Extended Version) tells the story of Samantha, a rich woman stuck in an unhappy marriage. She and her husband, Steven, live a life of luxury. However, their marriage has fallen apart. Samantha indulges in two vices: a shopping addiction and her lover, Ronnie. Of course Steven knows only about her first vice. While Steven is away on a business trip, Samantha receives a strange envelope in the mail. This sets in motion a chain of events that drags her into a shocking whirlwind of betrayal, blackmail, and shame. Her relationship with Ronnie is tested, and she goes to great lengths to prevent Steven from discovering her awful secret. What will Samantha do? Will Ronnie stand by her? Will Steven find out what´s been going on behind his back? Don´t wait - download Extortion (The Extended Version) right away to find out what happens to Samantha, Steven, and Ronnie! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alicia Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038427/bk_acx0_038427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One minute, wolf shifter Katrina Hagan is shoe shopping with her packmate Joy, the next minute, she´s being carried off by the Alpha of the Killingworth pack. Now she´s a hostage, a pawn in the negotiations between two rival packs - so why can´t she act like it? Her kidnapper, Maddox ´´Mad Dog´´ Killingworth, has a reputation as a ruthless killer - she should be petrified. Instead, within days of being taken prisoner, the sassy she-wolf has Maddox´s pack eating out of her hand and she´s making Maddox´s inner wolf howl with need every time she saunters by. Too bad their packs have been mortal enemies for generations, and she´s fighting tooth and claw to resist her burning desire for Maddox. Just when it seems like Maddox might finally be breaking down her barriers, it turns out that Katrina´s pack hasn´t been playing fair, and a shocking betrayal threatens to wipe out Maddox´s entire pack. How can Maddox choose between the love of his life...and the life of his pack? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxine Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030837/bk_adbl_030837_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/004796/bk_tant_004796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book may change your life. It may save it. It is one of the most important - and most shocking - books ever written. Tomorrow! is a story of average, nice Americans living in the neighboring cities of Green Prairie and River City in Middle America. It is - until the sudden blitz - the story of the girl next door and her boyfriend; of the accountant who saw what was coming, and the rich old lady who didn’t; of engaging young kids, babies, ´´hoods,” a bank official who ´´borrowed” from a customer’s account. Then, at the height of the Christmas shopping season, Condition Red is sounded, and this down-to-earth story of America’s Main Street becomes a shattering, vivid experience of the nightmare that human beings have cooked up for themselves. Tomorrow! can be listened to as a novel of pure suspense - if you dare. It is a thriller in which the apocalyptic technology of today is superimposed on the future. But the novel is also designed to show Philip Wylie’s conclusions about America’s dangerous vulnerability to dread, hysteria, and panic, as well as his recommendations about what must be done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith O´Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008169/bk_adbl_008169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This haunting debut from a brilliant new voice is sure to be as captivating as it is controversial, a shocking look at the imminent collapse of American civilization - and what will succeed it. In the aftermath of the switch from analog to digital TV, an anarchic movement known as Salvage hijacks the unused airwaves. Mixed in with the static´s random noise are dire warnings of the imminent economic, political, and social collapse of civilization-and cold-blooded lessons on how to survive the fall and prosper in the harsh new order that will inevitably arise from the ashes of the old. Hiram and Levi are two young men, former Scouts and veterans of countless Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. Now, on the blood-drenched battlefields of university campuses, shopping malls, and gated communities, they will find themselves taking on new identities and new moralities as they lead a ragtag band of hackers and misfits to an all-but-mythical place called Amaranth, where a fragile future waits to be born. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002286/bk_acx0_002286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Strange Tales of the Curiously Uncommon is a collection of darkly humorous short stories, each with a cunning twist in the tale. When extraordinary events befall some of London´s most ordinary of inhabitants, unexpected turns lead to some witty, strange, sometimes shocking yet ultimately gratifying results. ´´An Honest Mistake´´: Madge has long since surrendered herself to the verbal abuse doled out to her by her belligerent husband, Stan. On this particular evening, however, her fears of a rat beneath the floorboards, combined with her natural absent-mindedness, result in her dishing up Stan not only his evening meal but perhaps his just desserts! ´´A Familiar Face´´: Two elderly Cockney women meet up in a London café shortly after one them, Dora, has been widowed. When Dora calmly removes from her shopping bag a large glass jar containing a human head, discussions over its mysterious identity and how it came to be lodged in the cupboard under her stairs lead to some startling revelations. ´´A Slip of the Tongue´´: Miss Perkins, tired of the constant sexual innuendos of her employer, Mr. Reams, decides to hand in her notice. Mr. Reams, however, attempts to take things one step further. Unfortunately, due to Miss Perkins´ nervous disposition, he soon discovers he´s bitten off more than he can chew or, at least, one of them has. ´´An Embarrassing Odor´´: Ethel, a frail, widowed pensioner, suddenly has her tranquil world turned upside when a burglar breaks into her home. This violent delinquent´s only concern is in getting his hands on her valuables. That, and the unpleasant smell that fills the room. What is that smell? ´´A Stunning Confession´´: As Ron and Jan made themselves comfortable on their sofa, they thought they were settling in for just another quiet night in front of the television. But beneath the surface each was withholding a guilty secret from the other, and on this particular evening one of them found they... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Trueman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058681/bk_acx0_058681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.