As if organising stalls, as well as presiding over luncheon, the bishop and the tea tent, were not enough for Mrs Maxie on that mellow July afternoon, she also has to contend with the news of her son's sudden engagement to her new parlour maid, Sally Jupp.
A stand-alone novel based on high-profile child abductions, which have been followed by millions of concerned parents on the news. Five-year-old twins are abducted from a tent in the Lake District and the hunt for a dangerous paedophile ring begins. Police procedure follows the premise that 60% of abducted children are murdered within the first four hours of being taken. The first hour is called "The golden hour" and the longer a child is missing, the less chance there is of them being recovered unharmed. The Child Taker follows the desperate search for the missing twins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Farhat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020486/bk_acx0_020486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the festival, I was completely smitten by a hot guy named Jamie, and I could tell he was into me as well. I wanted him. I really, really wanted him. The good news is that he wanted me as well! In fact, it wasn't long before I was walking to his tent. I was in for a surprise, though. He had a girlfriend who wasn't too happy with the way I'd been flirting with him. The next thing I knew, I was all tied up and she was punishing me! It was the best time in my life! Warning: this audiobook has very explicit sexual content about a threesome with two women and one man. It includes lesbian sex as well. Only adults who will not be offended by this mature content should listen to this story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Missy Layla Dawn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026722/bk_acx0_026722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just as a degree of calm returns to Spike Sanguinetti's life in Gibraltar, he receives the shocking news that his Maltese uncle and aunt are dead after a domestic dispute escalated into a blood-soaked murder-suicide. Accompanied by his aging father, Spike crosses the Mediterranean to Malta for the funerals. It falls to Spike, a lawyer, to act as executor of the wills. The more he looks into his relatives' deaths, however, the more he is faced by a troubling question: What could have prompted a mild-mannered art historian to stab his wife to death, then turn the knife upon himself? After reuniting with an ex-girlfriend Zahra, now working in Malta as a translator, Spike embarks on a dangerous trail that leads all the way from the island's squalid immigrant tent camps to the ornate palazzos of the legendary Knights of St John. In Malta, the oldest Christian nation in the world, self-interest can masquerade as charity, and what first appears to be worthless can prove valuable beyond price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Pirrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021004/bk_adbl_021004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tess Johnson has it all: her handsome photographer husband Beau, a thriving business, and a newly discovered pregnancy. When Beau accepts an overseas photography assignment, Tess decides to wait to reveal her secret - only she's never given the chance. Beau's helicopter crashes in the desert. Tess struggles with the news of Beau's death and tries to put her life back together. Alone and dealing with a pregnancy that only reminds her of what she has lost, Tess is adrift in a world of failed plans and fallen expectations. When a new client appears offering more than just a new project, Tess must confront the circumstances of her life head on. Meanwhile, two Iraqi women who are fleeing honor killings find Beau barely alive in the middle of the desert, his body ravaged by the crash. Suha, a doctor, and Samira, a widow and mother of three young children, nurse him back to health in a makeshift tent. Beau bonds with the women and children, and together, with the help of an underground organization, they continue their dangerous escape. What happens next is a test of loyalties, strength, and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Monda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003924/bk_adbl_003924_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook uncovers 10 amazing true crimes that exploded into the national news, shocking Americans from coast to coast - crimes that were eventually forgotten - until now.Many of these incredible cases went unexplored for decades. They include: a “Jack the Slugger”-style serial killer who haunted the streets of Denver, bashing women in the head with a baton; the hatchet murder of a wife and child in Florida that put the husband in the prosecutor’s crosshairs; a psychotic and delusional killer who taunted the public and police with coded messages - long before the Zodiac Killer did the same thing in California; the only family in America to produce two spree killers; a beautiful, young coed who shot a foreign student for a bizarre motive; a doctor who sought revenge and wiped out an innocent family; a blind man so desperate to support his family that he set off a bomb in one of America’s largest department stores; and a ruthless killer who murdered a husband and wife in their car on Route 66 while their four young sons slept in a pup tent just a few feet away.These astonishing true crimes will leave you wondering how they could have been ignored for so long. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Huddleston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142481/bk_acx0_142481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your favorite Dare Valley characters have survived betrayal, secrets, and tragedy to find true love. Now, follow along as each of these daring brides walk down the aisle to their happily ever after with the man of their dreams. You know, the hero who fires up all their engines. And, of course, the town of Dare Valley comes out to throw these fabulous couples quite a party. From Nora Roberts Land, Meredith Hale and her own hero, Tanner McBride, embark upon the journey into their new life, marriage land. See what makes Meredith's wedding day so daring, and meet Tanner's best man, international news correspondent Asher Harrington. Then, there's Grandpa Hale's priceless advice about what makes a long-lasting marriage. Jill Hale, from French Roast, has wanted to marry Brian McConnell since she wore pig tails in grade school. Brian has come around - finally. Sure, she got pregnant before they tied the knot, but it doesn't matter because they're going to live happily ever after. Find out what makes Jill a daring bride besides her wish to rent a pink circus tent for the wedding reception. Peggy McBride, from The Grand Opening, never imagined getting married again, especially to hotel magnate and poker champion Mac Maven. See what Mac gives her to make their wedding day daring, and find out how her cute-as-a-button son binds their new family together in the most adorable way ever. Abbie Maven, from The Holiday Serenade, resisted her love for bad-boy Rhett Butler Blaylock, not only because he's a poker player, but also because that Southerner knows how to start a ruckus wherever he goes. Now, it's their wedding day, and Rhett's friends from Dare River show up as well as his mama, Eugenia Lynn, and his cousin, Charleston. Of course, a ruckus breaks out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Em Eldridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045882/bk_acx0_045882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Earth's Ultimate Conflict is the Science Fiction Award Winner in the following: * National Indie Excellence Book Awards* Best Book Awards* International Book Awards Rosa De Angelo and Ellen McCarthy are about to become two of the newest victims of SEAS - Severe Environmental Allergy Syndrome. Haunted by dreams of orbs in the night, they wake up to news reports of UFO swarms and alien abductions by the thousands. Separated from their families, Rosa and Ellen are ushered into isolation tent cities established to prevent the public from having any further exposure to the growing number of SEAS victims. Ellen, Rosa, and thousands of other victims of SEAS discover that they have been transformed to adjust to life on the alien Grays' planet. Worse yet, they realize they have been covertly used to create and give birth to the Grays' hybrid children. Rosa and Ellen, along with all SEAS victims, are forced to make the gut-wrenching decision of whether to flee Earth with their love-starved hybrid children or fight for their freedom and escape, even if only to die with their human families. With Earth headed on a catastrophic course, United States President Barbara Unger is searching for human salvation when she is contacted by two alien species, the Grays and the Guardians, both offering conflicting methods of action to save Earth. The Grays offer to transport one million humans to their planet, Nuur, mostly women of childbearing age as a safety measure to save humanity. The Guardians insist the Grays plan to use humans to create a dangerous hybrid species that the diminished state of Earth is only temporary, and it will survive this crisis. Knowing the Grays have manipulated us while the Guardians ulterior motives are unknown, President Barbara Unger will ultimately have to decide who is friend and who is foe. Will she place the fate of the human race into the hands of the Grays. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Jude Ricciardi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081228/bk_acx0_081228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A doctor with a taste for adventure. A doomed mountain vacation with his family. In the midst of a million acres of wilderness, Patrick Flint is about to discover that not everybody loves the new town doc. All Patrick Flint wants is a peaceful getaway in the Wyoming mountains for his rare days off. He’s grown weary of the bicentennial celebrations, the angry families of patients, the rash of campers coming down from the mountains high on speed, and the midnight call-outs to cover for the town veterinarian. When his wife Susanne balks at the trip just as they’re walking out the door - leaving him to go it alone with his lovestruck teenage daughter Trish and eager-but-adolescent son Perry - Patrick is wounded but determined, despite the news of a murderer escaping custody on the other side of the mountains. After two days of rain-soaked horseback riding to hunt and fish, Patrick’s gotten nothing but weird encounters, wet socks, and a whiny daughter. So, on the third day, when Trish begs to stay behind at their campsite to read, Patrick is secretly relieved. Meanwhile back in town, Susanne’s had a rough time of it herself. A break-in, a wreck, and a premonition that something is terribly wrong with her family. Unable to ignore her growing fears, she enlists the help of a Wyoming-tough neighbor, and the two women make for the mountains. When Patrick and Perry return to camp, Trish has vanished, along with the horses, the truck, and the trailer. Clues point in opposite directions. Did she run off with the boy whose note Patrick found at the camp? Or was she taken - as the tire marks over their destroyed tent suggest? Whichever it was, the tracks lead into the mountains, not out of them. With help too far away to make it before Trish’s trail is washed away, Patrick and Perry embark on a desperate trek into the wilderness to find her, with Susanne not far behind them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Fagan Hutchins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/170839/bk_acx0_170839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.