A routine visit to one of Sam Acquillo´s job sites becomes anything but. The home´s owner, Victor Bollings, is lying in a pool of blood, the back of his head bashed in. One of Sam´s closest friends in the cabinetry trade is quickly behind bars as the obvious suspect. For the cops, this is all standard operating procedure. But as it turns out, nothing about the case is routine, obvious, or standard in any way. Sam and defense attorney Jackie Swaitkowski are used to an uneasy, though often reciprocal, relationship with law enforcement. But when the chief of police tells Sam to stay the hell away, this time he really means it. For Sam and Jackie, words like this are highly motivational, until strange new forces emerge from the shadows. Forces from well beyond the borders of Southampton, from worlds as sinister as they are unfathomable. That doesn´t mean Sam and Jackie still don´t have a responsibility to defend the utterly defenseless: a Colombian immigrant with no legal status, no political power, and no alibi, with the full weight of the judicial system - local, state, national, and international - arrayed against him. The eighth edition of the Sam Acquillo mystery series disrupts the illusion that the Hamptons are safely immune from the struggles that inflame much of the world. It´s an examination of how fear of the unknown ignites prejudice and hate, overturning norms of decency and principle. For Sam and Jackie, it´s also a lesson in the interconnectedness of evil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010621/bk_blak_010621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beatnik baby boomer Joan Moran thinks it is time to get rid of all the old clichés about getting older. In her memoir, 60, Sex & Tango: Confessions of a Beatnik Boomer, she shares her engaging, humorous, and wildly entertaining personal journey as she provides a unique perspective on the trials and tribulations of being an active, sexy, intelligent woman in her 60s. Filled with honesty, laughter and life lessons, the anecdotes in 60, Sex & Tango will teach anyone how to live each day with dignity, grace, and humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joan Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104402/bk_acx0_104402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of five erotic stories with mixed and varied lesbian themes from Xcite Books, winner of the ETO Best Erotic Book Brand 2010 and 2011. Tango by Alcamia Payne Sophie thought she’d never feel passion again when David, her lover, ruined her self confidence. When she chances upon a sultry club though, the attraction of the sexy South American vibe and the mysterious charms of the Argentinean dancer, Ludmilla, melts away her inhibitions and sparks new and smouldering passions inside her. Sophie accepts Ludmilla’s offer of dancing lessons, and Sophie’s world opens up as the sexy dance teacher empowers her and the two of them enter into a simmering and adventurous sexual relationship. Soon, it isn’t just the salsa Sophie’s falling in love with. A Dip in the Pool by Eve Diamond Julie’s luxury lifestyle comes at a price. Her workaholic husband likes to unwind on the golf course, and she finds the long, summer days leave her with idle fingers. As she’s a non-swimmer, she decides to surprise Greg by taking lessons before their exotic holiday. Slender blonde Meg is an inspiring instructor and as Julie’s strokes grow in confidence so does her startling lust for a taste of girly tenderness. The women move from pool to changing room to master bedroom as Julie becomes accomplished at not just one but two new skills. Hot Pursuit by Lynn Lake Constable Eva Lemieux of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was parked behind a billboard out on Highway 12, allegedly monitoring the radar gun mounted up on her dashboard, checking for speeders. But on a warm sunny day, after a large lunch, her drowsy thoughts had drifted away from business... to pleasure... picturing her fellow officer, Constable Susan Orpetski, in her mind’s eye. Until wham! Orpetski was right there in stunning person, along with one hellacious speeder playing a crazy game of chicken - proving just how unpredictable and... 1. Language: English. Narrator: S. Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/xcit/000010/bk_xcit_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Julian Barnes’s novel The Sense of an Ending follows the thoughts of an unreliable narrator in his 60s trying to reconstruct events and feelings from his youth. After it won the Man Booker Prize last year, it became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. Next, when Yowei Shaw was in college, her parents´ relationship started to change. Maybe it was empty nest syndrome, maybe it was a midlife crisis; but after taking a few dance lessons on board a cruise ship, her parents turned their lives upside down for the tango.Then, comic books have not traditionally been a friendly place for women, unless they’re wearing spandex bodysuits with push-up bras. But artists like Jessica Abel are changing the way women appear in and write comics. Abel is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida, about an American woman’s misadventures in Mexico City. And, along with her husband Matt Madden, she’s teaching a new generation of graphic artists: her classes now often have more women than men. And finally, for almost half a century, the composer Marvin Hamlisch made his way into our heads with ballad after show-stopping ballad: ´´What I Did for Love” from A Chorus Line, ´´Through the Eyes of Love” from Ice Castles, and the title song from The Way We Were, to name just a few. Hamlisch died this week at age 68. [Broadcast Date: August 11, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120811/rt_stud_120811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three modern tales of wizards, magic, and silliness. ´´High Moon´´ is a Western showdown with magic and 50 meters. ´´Tell Them NAPA Sent You´´ is a story of a wizard, dwarfs, and auto parts. And in ´´Wizard Jack´´, the wizard accidently trades all the magical tomorrows for tango lessons. Featuring David Ossman and Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre and a full cast. ´´High Moon´´: David Ossman, Kevin Swan, Jane Yolen, Richard Fish, Steve Perry, Kara Dalkey. Sound effects by Brian Westley. Music by David Emerson. Cover by Ken Fletcher. Recorded live at Minicon 32, March 1997, Bloomington, Minnesota. ´´Tell Them NAPA Sent You´´: David Ossman, Michael Sheard, Windy Bowlsby, Tim Wick, Irene Ruderman, Preston Ossman, Richard Fish. Sound effects by Jerry Stearns. Music by Mike Wheaton. Recorded live at Convergence, July 2003, Bloomington. ´´Wizard Jack´´: David Ossman, Philip Proctor, Melinda Peterson, Jane Yolen. Sound effects by Brian Westley. Music by Mike Wheaton. Recorded live at Minicon 33, March 1998, Bloomington. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ossman, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008061/bk_blak_008061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
USA Today Best-Selling Series! A humorous second-chance romance from USA Today best-selling author Kylie Gilmore. Unleash the wild woman...? Ex-cop Ryan O´Hare takes one look at buttoned-up control freak Liz Garner and just itches to loosen the woman up. Not that he´s into her. Because a woman like that comes with way too many expectations. Not to mention she practically works for him, and he didn´t hire Liz to watch after his beloved Harley-stealing Gran so he could turn Liz loose in his bed. Still, there´s something about her, a hidden wild side, that makes him wonder what it would take. Liz must be crazy to work for the insensitive, arrogant, horribly...hot man she´s avoided for years. Unfortunately she needs the money, and Ryan´s grandmother needs a keeper. (Midnight tango lessons and zip lines with Gran, anyone?) Ryan´s rare smile and swaggering confidence have Liz torn between throwing her favorite pinot grigio at his head and throwing herself at him. Can this control freak find a way to let loose with the tough, no-strings guy who once broke her heart? Author´s note: Each book in the Clover Park Series can be listened to as a stand-alone novel, or for more fun listen to them in order. Characters you´ve loved from past books frequently pop up in other books. The Clover Park Series Book 1: The Opposite of Wild Book 2: Daisy Does It All Book 3: Bad Taste in Men Book 4: Kissing Santa (a Novella) Book 5: Restless Harmony Book 6: Not My Romeo Book 7: Rev Me Up Book 8: An Ambitious Engagement Book 9: Clutch Player Book 10: A Tempting Friendship Don´t miss my new spinoff series, The Clover Park STUDS, with some Clover Park favorites popping up, too! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063401/bk_acx0_063401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unstoppable true stories of the most hardcore showdowns, last stands, and military engagements of all time! When only one can live, it´s an ultimate deathmatch! This ain´t no table tennis. You´re not here to skip rope with your niece. You´re here to witness the catastrophically awesome exploits of history´s greatest badasses. Not only that, you´re here to see what happens when badasses collide, when glory and doom hang in the balance, when two men enter one man leaves. If you dare listen, you´ll hear the stories of.... Cyrus the Great: The king who forged the Persian Empire with blood, steel, and a few thousand rampaging camels St. Moses the Black: The Patron Saint of Asskickings, who taught bandit thugs a lesson in turning the other cheek The War of Aracau: The only successful indigenous resistance to Spanish colonization, led by a Mapuche warrior who strapped blades to his arms after the conquistadors sawed off his hands The Rani of Jhansi: The Indian warrior princess who took on the British crown with a sword in each hand and her baby strapped to her back Tango Mike-Mike: One lone Green Beret single-handedly rescues an entire Special Forces squad from a pinned-down position deep behind enemy lines in Cambodia The Charge of the Australian Light Horse: Eight hundred horsemen armed with bayonets embark on the last great cavalry charge in history, rushing toward trenches filled with machine guns, rifles, and huge bullets 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bowlby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003309/bk_harp_003309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.