Michelle and her little siblings, Cass and Denny, are African American and living on the poverty line in urban Baltimore, struggling to keep it together with their mom in jail and only Michelle´s part-time job at the Taco Bell to sustain them. Leah and her stepbrother, Tim, are white and middle class from suburban Maryland, with few worries beyond winning lacrosse games and getting college applications in on time. Michelle and Leah have only one thing in common: Buck Devereaux, the biological father who abandoned them when they were little. After news trickles back to them that Buck is dying, they make the uneasy decision to drive across country to his hospice in California. Leah hopes for closure; Michelle just wants to give him a piece of her mind. Five people in a failing, old station wagon, living off free samples at food courts across America, and the most pressing question on Michelle´s mind is: Who will break down first - herself or the car? All the signs tell her they won´t make it. But Michelle has heard that her whole life, and it´s never stopped her before.... Una LaMarche triumphs once again with this rare and compassionate look at how racial and social privilege affects one family in crisis in both subtle and astonishing ways. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adenrele Ojo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001898/bk_lili_001898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A famous child psychologist, who has authored several best-selling books on raising children, discovers he doesn´t know as much as he thought he did when he meets a pediatrician and mother of three. Neither of them imagined how their lives would change when they shared a flight headed for Las Vegas for a medical convention. For Jack Winston and Victoria Feingold, whatever happens in Vegas doesn´t stay in Vegas. It follows them back to Chicago. Jack doesn´t want to fail, but he´s not sure he´s emotionally prepared to live with Victoria´s three children. Not to mention her mother, sister, dog, and needy ex-husband. Grand Central Station is a fast-paced ride and a lot of fun! 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076448/bk_acx0_076448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Russia´s new ballistic missile submarine, Yuriy Dolgorukiy, is being deployed on its first patrol while America´s newest fast-attack submarine, North Dakota, is assigned to trail it and collect intel. As the Russian submarine heads under the polar ice cap, its sonar readings reveal the trailing American sub and cause the Russians to begin a radical evasive maneuver. This, however, fails, and the submarines collide, resulting in damage that sends both to the bottom. The Americans immediately set up a rescue mission, sending a new submarine and a SEAL team to establish an ice camp - Ice Station Nautilus - and stage a rescue. The Russians also send men and material, ostensibly to rescue their own men, but the Russian special forces team is also there to take the American base camp and the American sub, leaving no survivors or traces of their actions. As the men in the North Dakota struggle to survive, the SEAL team battles for possession of the submarine. Rick Campbell´s Ice Station Nautilus is an epic battle above and below the ice, special forces against SEALs, submarine against submarine, with survival on the line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002295/bk_aren_002295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes the day you die is only the beginning of a new job. Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation and finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She´s given only two choices: Move on to the unknown where she´ll be faced to spend an eternity in her own personal hell or be trained as a Volunteer and return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of outside assistance. Does Piper have what it takes to save a life, to be the nagging voice inside another person´s head? Or will she fail and end up lost and tormented... forever? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027719/bk_acx0_027719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A historical mystery featuring the witty and wily Mary Handley, the first woman detective in Brooklyn, as she tries to prove herself in a man´s world while solving a high-profile murder. Mary Handley is a not your typical late-19th century lady. She´s fiery, clever, daring - and she´s not about to conform to the gender norms of the day. Not long after being fired from her job at the hat factory for insubordinate behavior, Mary finds herself at the murder scene of Charles Goodrich, the brother of a prominent alderman and former bookkeeper of Thomas Edison. When Mary proves her acumen as a sleuth, she is hired by the Brooklyn police department - as the city´s first policewoman - to solve the crime. The top brass of the department expect her to fail, but Mary has other plans. As she delves into the mystery, she finds herself questioning the likes of J. P. Morgan, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla. Mary soon discovers the key to solving the case goes well beyond finding a murderer and depends on her ability to unearth the machinations of the city´s most prominent and respected public figures: men who will go to great lengths to protect their secrets. Much like Mr. Churchill´s Secretary and Maisie Dobbs, Second Street Station presents a portrait of a world plunging into modernity through the eyes of a clever female sleuth. Mary Handley is an unforgettable protagonist whose wit, humor, and charm will delight listeners from the very first minute. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004208/bk_rand_004208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jonathon de Mountford’s visit to Merrychurch village to stay with his uncle Dominic gets off to a bad start when Dominic fails to appear at the railway station. But when Jonathon finds him dead in his study, apparently as the result of a fall, everything changes. For one thing, Jonathon is the next in line to inherit the manor house. For another, he’s not so sure it was an accident, and with the help of Mike Tattersall, the owner of the village pub, Jonathon sets out to prove his theory - if he can concentrate long enough without getting distracted by the handsome Mike. They discover an increasingly long list of people who had reason to want Dominic dead. And when events take an unexpected turn, the amateur sleuths are left bewildered. It doesn’t help that the police inspector brought in to solve the case is the last person Mike wants to see, especially when they are told to keep their noses out of police business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seb Yarrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crpr/000184/bk_crpr_000184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Make more money with your business! This book is your guide to inject new life into your business and have it operating at its true potential. In this book, you´ll learn... The real reason people buy (and more importantly, why they pay big money...) A 2000-year-old formula you can use to double your income (without working any harder!) Essential, must-have business tactics (learned from studying the migration habits of Canadian snow geese) which will allow you to dominate any market. ´´Cash Cows” When to kill them (and when to milk them for all they´re worth!) Why the Japanese build small imperfections into everything they produce (and why you should too!) The one element which causes almost all businesses to fail. Are you prepared for it? ´´Gas station” secrets which any business can use to charge more money and increase customer loyalty. A guaranteed strategy to attract better employees...and keep them! How to work 50% less...and still get everything done! Get this book and start increasing your income today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rey Anthony Mangual. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016471/bk_acx0_016471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifty years ago, Mira, humanity´s last hope to find new resources, exited the solar system bound for Proxima Centauri B. Seven years into her mission, all transmissions ceased without warning. Mira and her crew were presumed lost. Humanity, unified during her construction, splintered into insurgency and rebellion. Now, an outpost orbiting Pluto has detected a distress call from an unpowered object entering Sol space: Mira has returned. When all attempts at communications fail, a search and rescue vessel is dispatched from Trident Station to intercept, investigate, and tow the beleaguered Mira to Neptune. As the marines prepare for the journey, uncertainty and conspiracy fomented by Trident Station´s governing AIs, begin to take their toll. Upon reaching Mira, they discover they´ve been sent on a mission that will almost certainly end in catastrophe. The Derelict saga is a suspenseful mashup of hard military sci-fi, space opera, and mystery. Some mysteries shouldn´t be solved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul E. Cooley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078859/bk_acx0_078859_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Revenge is a dish best served with two smoking barrels.Doing a favor for her mentor Sammy P., Skye Byrn runs in one of the usual suspects on Ter, a small time Crunkhead named Trudy, another one of Sammy’s works in progress. Then a crime lord’s bomb rocks the station and Skye’s world will never be whole again.Determined to find the bomber and put an end to their takeover attempt - and their existence, Skye enlists an unlikely ally, Trudy. As the station descends into madness, she finds herself in the fight of her life. If she fails to stop the takeover, she’ll be just another victim in their growing body count.Skye brings the heat and there’s no price she won’t pay for vengeance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Cosme. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129770/bk_acx0_129770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She has a fulfilling career, a wide friendship group, a supportive family, a lovely boyfriend, and quite nice hair. So why does Lynn Enright´s life seem to be missing something? Why, she wonders, does she still care so much about getting married? Armed with a suspicion that she is not the only one, she sets out to explore the role marriage plays for women of her generation. It´s an outdated institution, which seems to fail so very often - so why are we still in thrall to the idea of being wed? A listicle with ambitions above its station, this is a hilarious and moving account of being a woman in love in 2015. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather O´Neill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025107/bk_adbl_025107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.