Callahan Garrity is the owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta's elite. She's also a former cop and a part-time sleuth. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set. Some people might call Callahan Garrity nosy, but she prefers to think of her tendency toward snooping as a healthy interest in the truth. So when news reaches her of her cousin Patti's death during a carjacking, Callahan shakes off her House Mouse cleaning uniform to don her detective's cap. It's not that she doesn't have confidence in the Atlanta police - she used to be among their ranks - but the crime is too incongruous with Patti's suburban life to seem like a random incident. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003361/bk_harp_003361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winning the lottery has made Willy and Alvirah Meehan famous. Now that she sports a stylish hairdo and knows how to dress like the wealthy lady she is, Alvirah quite enjoys being a guest on a talk show. But fame has its down side: three ex-cons in the viewing audience choose Willy as a kidnapping target. Unfortunately for the criminals, the Meehans haven't forgotten their old skill: Alvirah can become a cleaning woman at a moment's notice, and Willy still loves plumbing. And the experience Alvirah's had pursuing her interest in sleuthing doesn't hurt either. Bad news for the bad guys is good news for Alvirah's growing number of fans -another story rich in suspense and good humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Higgins Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000169/bk_pnix_000169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perpetually foiled romance heroine Island Chaptal and reformed cleaning expert March - or is it Mr. November? - are enjoying a pleasant break in South Africa, after brushing with death in the inhospitable and platypus-infested mountains of Liechtenstein. That is, until a commercial flight disintegrates over the Atlantic, killing hundreds, and Island's supervillain dad makes the news as the mastermind behind the attack. Old Lion Dries is now on the run, and he calls upon his last ally - and favorite disciple - March. From the streets of Venice to the turquoise waters of French Polynesia, March and Island embark on a deadly race against the clock to find out what secrets lie behind Dries's downfall, and stop the mysterious Crystal Whisperer before it's too late. This time, though, there might just be no winning against futuristic weapons, CIA agents, Roomba cats, (reluctantly) evil henchmen, and dads who won't let you get your groove on, dammit! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075773/bk_acx0_075773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Those Who Can, Help - First you discover you might have some supernatural helpers on your lonely third shift job. And then you discover that even supernatural helpers sometimes need human assistance...."Shadows and Ice" - Staying up late to catch a glimpse of the monsters in the distant fields and forests results in all-too-earthly terrors for one young man.... "House Cleaning: A Messy Ghost Story" - Having trouble keeping your house clean despite endless hours of toil? Maybe there's a supernatural explanation.... "Focus" - In today's economy, only workers who can focus are hired - and some jobs force you to focus...forever! "Something Clean, Something Pure" - Melissa McDaniels' stalker has only one thing in mind as he follows her into the dark, lonely woods...But wait! What's that strange light off in the trees? "Bearing Bad News" - It's the hardest job a lawman has, informing the next of kin after a tragedy. But what should Sheriff Guy Ames do once the tables are turned? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Garrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050037/bk_acx0_050037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bob Christopher, investigative reporter for Channel 3 in Los Angeles, is an old hand at ferreting out consumer fraud. He hardly feels that an all-out effort to reinstate Saint Christopher to the church's calendar fits that category. Then the cleaning woman who had taken up the saint's cause is brutally murdered. Bob, guilty because he brushed the old woman off, is compelled to search for her killer. He finds himself dodging cloudbursts, raccoons, spilled blood, and his obsessed boss, who needs Bob's presence on the six o'clock news to improve the ratings. Adding to his problems is his elusive film editor, an entrepreneur usually too busy peddling stolen porno tapes to work on the program. Through this hectic action wander rain-soaked fans in weird costumes vying for places and prizes on the station's game show. They make it easy for suspects - disguised as surgeons, nuns, and chickens - to melt into the crowd. As Bob Christopher approaches dead center of the web of murder, blackmail, chicanery, X-rated films, and station politics that infest Channel 3's rickety building, he gets closer to a killer who is out to make the reporter his next victim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Waterhouse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006969/bk_blak_006969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hopeful, inspiring, and honest take on the environment. Yes, the world faces substantial environmental challenges - climate change, pollution, and extinction. But the surprisingly good news is that we have solutions to these problems. In the past 50 years, a remarkable number of environmental problems have been solved while substantial progress is ongoing on others. The Optimistic Environmentalist chronicles these remarkable success stories. Endangered species - from bald eagles to gray whales - pulled back from the precipice of extinction. Thousands of new parks, protecting billions of hectares of land and water. The salvation of the ozone layer, vital to life on Earth. The exponential growth of renewable energy powered by wind, water, and sun. The race to be the greenest city in the world. Remarkable strides in cleaning up the air we breathe and the water we drink. The banning of dozens of the world's most toxic chemicals. A circular economy where waste is a thing of the past. Past successes pave the way for even greater achievements in the future. Providing a powerful antidote to environmental despair, this audiobook inspires optimism, leading listeners to take action and exemplifying how change can happen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Winton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009201/bk_reco_009201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hugh Riminton was a small-town New Zealand teenager with a possible drinking problem and a job cleaning rat cages at an animal lab when a chance meeting with a radio news director changed his life. The news man took a chance on him, and at 17 Riminton became a cadet reporter. On the strength of a two-line job ad in a Perth newspaper, he escaped to Australia. It was the time of Hawkie, Bondy and $40,000 houses. Within three years of getting his start in television, he scored one of the most prestigious and sought after jobs in Australian journalism - the role of London-based correspondent for the Nine Network. As a foreign correspondent, he travelled the world, reporting from Somalia, covering the IRA bombings, narrowly avoiding being murdered by a mob in Soweto; the Balkans were at war; the tanks were rumbling in the streets of Moscow. Back in South Africa he got a chance to see up close the genius and humanity of the great Nelson Mandela. And then the Rwandan genocide began, and Hugh was despatched to investigate - with former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser tagging along. As the French prepare to resume nuclear testing in the Pacific, Hugh flew to Tahiti to be caught in the middle of the protest riots. After a day of being teargassed and watching his hire car getting torched, evening fell with the capital Papeete in flames. His reporting won him a Logie Award. Over nearly 40 years, he has been shot at, blown up, threatened with deportation and thrown in jail. He has reported from nearly 50 countries, witnessed massacres in Africa, wars and conflicts on four continents, and every kind of natural disaster. He has also been a frontline witness to pivotal moments in Australian history, from the Port Arthur massacre to the political dramas of Canberra, receiving almost every major journalism award Australia has to offer. Minefields is Hugh's fascinating story of over 40 years on the front l 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Riminton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/haau/000050/bk_haau_000050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Christian fundamentalist Michigan lawmaker freaked out when his affair was about to go public. So what did he do? He spread rumors to divert attention away from the affair, instead saying that he was into sucking men's cocks. Hum says Susie. Wise move? And where does God weigh in on this kind of behavior? Tea Party conservative Todd Courser is the crazy whose idea was to "inoculate the herd" so his affair would seem tame by comparison. This has Susie and many Michiganders shaking their heads in wonderment. Next, Amnesty International has dug in even further in the debate over decriminalizing sex workers. It's working with an Australian organization that is helping women exit the sex trade. The women are learning new job skills, like sewing and cleaning. Ouch, these jobs are typically low paying. But it's being touted as a transition, a way out. Then, it's "What's New on Audible". Susie has a great new audiobook to share with you: Barbarian Days by William Finnegan (who also narrates) is a memoir about a wandering life and a love of the sea. The sex in it isn't half bad either! Susie say's it's one of the best memoirs she's read or heard, period. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to email@example.com. [Episode 670, August 14, 2015] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/150814/pf_suzy_150814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Annie Proulx - the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain - comes her masterpiece, 10 years in the writing: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about taming the wilderness, set over two centuries. In the late 18th century, Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman, makes his way from Northern France to New France to seek a living. Bound to a feudal lord, a seigneur, for three years in exchange for land, he suffers extraordinary hardship, always in awe of the forest he is charged with cleaning. Rene marries an Indian healer with children already, and they have more, mixing the blood of two cultures. Proulx tells the stories of the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of two lineages, the Sels and the Duquets, as well as the descendants of their allies and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions - accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals. Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid - in their greed, their lust, their vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope - that we follow them with fierce attention. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable American writers of our time, and Barkskins is her Moby Dick. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007458/bk_sans_007458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.