No News Is Bad News: Ian Gill
Ireland in the 1950s: News From A New Republic: Tom Garvin
From Giller Prize winner, internationally acclaimed, and best-selling author Vincent Lam comes a superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting novel set against the turmoil of the Vietnam War.Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon. He is also a bon vivant, a compulsive gambler, and an incorrigible womanizer. He is well accustomed to bribing a forever-changing list of government officials in order to maintain the elite status of the Chen Academy. He is fiercely proud of his Chinese heritage, and quick to spot the business opportunities rife in a divided country. He devotedly ignores all news of the fighting that swirls around him, choosing instead to read the faces of his opponents at high-stakes mahjong tables. But when his only son gets in trouble with the Vietnamese authorities, Percival faces the limits of his connections and wealth and is forced to send him away. In the loneliness that follows, Percival finds solace in Jacqueline, a beautiful woman of mixed French and Vietnamese heritage, and Laing Jai, a son born to them on the eve of the Tet offensive. Percival´s new-found happiness is precarious, and as the complexities of war encroach further and further into his world, he must confront the tragedy of all he has refused to see.Blessed with intriguingly flawed characters moving through a richly drawn historical and physical landscape, The Headmaster´s Wager is a riveting story of love, betrayal, and sacrifice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Feodor Chin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000630/bk_prhc_000630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lesbian romantic fiction with a hint of the supernatural. London, 1993 - Gill is wary of love. Since the death of her partner, Corinne, she has put all her energy into building up her photography business, being a good and reliable friend, and avoiding relationships at all costs. When she meets the enigmatic Turner Shaw at a party she is shocked at the force of attraction she feels for this beautiful and charismatic new woman. Against her better judgment, and despite rumours that Turner is both married and sleeping with the partner of one of her closest friends, Gill quickly finds herself drawn into a passionate affair with the mysterious stranger. As news of the relationship spreads and suspicions about Turner grow, Gill finds herself having to take a stand against some of the people she loves best. And as tensions escalate, old loyalties are tested and cracks begin to appear in what has always seemed to be a stable and supportive friendship group. Then tragedy strikes and Turner appears to be at the heart of it. And Gill finds that she must gamble everything for a woman she loves, but doesn´t trust. Based on her 1995 short novel, The Legacy, and now re-edited into full length novel format, The Full Legacy is a rollercoaster lesbian mystery romance from Jane Retzig, author of Boundaries, The Photograph, and The Wrong Woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Shelley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033498/bk_acx0_033498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Uncompromising cowboy Max Slade has no time for regrets. Until the biggest regret of his life shows up in Wyoming. Four years ago Max left Calley Hastings without a word of explanation. He´d tried to write, but how do you tell a thoroughly urban woman that you´re moving to a ranch to take care of three orphaned little boys? No, Calley didn´t belong on the ranch or in his life - then or now. Calley thought she was coming to Wyoming to visit a pen pal, but it turns out she´s been writing to Max´s matchmaking brothers! Well, there was no way she and Max would ever reconcile. She doesn´t know how to ride a horse, and, more important, how could she love someone who´d found it so easy to walk away from her? And yet, how can she crush the hope of the boys who just want to see Max happy again? Bonus book included in this volume! The Texas Rancher´s Marriage by Cathy Gillen Thacker Few people in Laramie, Texas, know that Merri Duncan is actually the biological mother of her late sister´s twins. Even fewer know that Chase Armstrong is their biological father. It´s even news to Chase.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Snow, Hollis McCarthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004746/bk_harp_004746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the USA Today best-selling author of The Secret Wife. Another Woman´s Husband is the latest gripping novel from Gill Paul. Two women, divided by time, bound by a secret.... It´s 1911. Aged just 15, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal.... In 1997, Kendall´s romantic break in Paris is shattered when the taxi ahead of them crashes suddenly. The news soon follows: Princess Diana is dead. Trying to forget what she has witnessed, Kendall returns home, where the discovery of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, will lead her to the truth of a scandal which shook the world.... Richly imagined and beautifully written, Another Woman´s Husband is a moving novel about two women thrust into the spotlight, haunted by love and loss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Aikman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000612/bk_head_000612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each week, more than three million listeners tune into Wait Wait... Don´t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week´s news. In the popular ´´Not My Job´´ segment, a celebrity guest must answer three questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. The topic seems random but is thoughtfully skewed. Because Henry Winkler played Fonzie on Happy Days, host Peter Sagal asks him about Ponzi schemes. For indie rock singer Neko Case, the questions are about Necco Wafers. Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. holds the record for most consecutive games played; the Wait Wait team pitches him stumpers about sports´ real streakers - those without clothes. Jane Goodall, who studies wild chimpanzees, is met with questions about actor Nicolas Cage. And so on. Twisted and tricky, it´s all in good fun for panelists, celebrities, and especially the audience. Contents: Introduction by Peter Sagal Neko Case Henry Winkler Cal Ripken, Jr. Tavi Gevinson Mike Rowe Brian Williams Jane Goodall George Porter, Jr. Susan Orlean Vince Gill 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000720/bk_high_000720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scotiabank Giller prize-winner Linden MacIntyre is back with a timely and gripping novel in which a son tries to solve the mystery of his father´s death - a man who tried but could not forget a troubled past in his native Lebanon. Pierre Cormier had secrets. Though he married twice and became a high-flying lawyer and a father, he didn´t let anyone really know him. And he was especially silent about what had happened to him in Lebanon, the country he fled during civil war to come to Canada as a refugee. When, in the midst of a corporate scandal, he went missing after his boat exploded, his teenage son Cyril didn´t know how to mourn him. But five years later, a single bone and a distinctive gold chain are recovered, and Pierre is at last declared dead. Which changes everything. At the reading of the will, it turns out that instead of a funeral, Pierre wanted a ´´roast´´ at a bar no one knew he frequented - The Only Café in Toronto´s east end. He´d even left a guest list that included one mysterious name: Ari. Cyril, now working as an intern for a major national newsroom and assisting on reporting a story on homegrown terrorism, tracks down Ari at the bar and finds out that he is an Israeli who knew his father in Lebanon in the ´80s. Who is Ari? What can he reveal about what happened to Pierre in Lebanon? Is Pierre really dead? Can Ari even be trusted? Soon Cyril´s personal investigation is entangled in the larger news story, all of it twining into a fabric of lies and deception that stretches from contemporary Toronto back to the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila camps in Lebanon in September 1982. The Only Café is both a moving mystery and an illuminating exploration of how the traumatic past, if left unexamined, shadows every moment of the present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000002/bk_prhc_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom Morris Ph.D has become one of the most active public philosophers in the world, due to his unusual ability to bring the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges of the present. His work has been featured, noticed, commented on, or covered by diverse news outlets, media, magazines, newspapers, and websites across the globe. Tom´s 12th book, True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence, launched him into a new adventure as a public philosopher and advisor to the corporate world. His audiences include huge multi-nationals, as well as many of the largest national and international trade associations. Tom is known for bringing the insights of the great thinkers into the drama of everyday life with high energy and good humor. His message is helping to change lives and revolutionize business practices everywhere. Hear this interview to get ´´The Achievers Edge´´.The Achievers Edge is a leading personal and business development audio series giving you the skills to drive your success in business and achieve more in your life. On this audiobook you will also guided by: Tips for giving you the edge on ´´Handling our own objections´´; Ideas on ´´Offering Bonuses´´; Tools for working with wealth with Gill Fielding; A motivational piece on ´´Stories´´; Advice from Dominic O´Brien on ´´Quantum Memory Power´´Peter Thomson - the author of The Achievers Edge is one of the UK´s leading strategists on business and personal growth. Starting in business in 1972 he built three successful companies - selling the last to a public company, after only five years trading, for £4.2M, enabling him to retire at age 42. Working with some of the leading thinkers in personal and professional development, Peter now concentrates on sharing proven methods for business and personal success with you. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/sylo/000037/sp_sylo_000037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.