London, 1956. A generation of British Spies are haunted by the ghost of friends turned traitors. Henry Bone, a Mandarin spymaster, is convinced that a man code-named Butterfly is an aristocratic pervert whose political tastes are as ugly as his sexual preferences. Worst of all, Butterfly has the ability to identify each traitor! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Attlee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000799/bk_oakh_000799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Martin Billings goes to Venezuela to get some documents signed, but the man who is supposed to sign them has disappeared. He finds a burning sailboat, but who is the mystery woman taking pictures of it? And why is a British ex spy interested in the man too? Martin needs some answers, and preferably before Ugly Bill gets too tired of him playing detective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Badger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028338/bk_acx0_028338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An ugly, inhuman, act like forced marriage has been practiced throughout history for centuries in one way or another; men and women, especially women, were forced into marriages by their parents, guardians, authorities, or rulers for various reasons, and they went through inexplicable sufferings. Forced marriage is still a big issue even in this 21st century when we consider ourselves the most developed species on earth; it is happening all over the world.This compelling documentary-novel The Auction deeply examines the ignorance and dark practices in our society that are responsible for forced marriages and the great sufferings of its victims. It is a novel with an emotional power that expressively portrays human sufferings caused by many harmful cultural, traditional, religious and social practices. It is a blood-chilling thriller based on a true story of a young British-Asian woman who was forced into marriage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel G. Curtis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099809/bk_acx0_099809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection brings together the best tales and stories for little boys. It includes folk tales, classic tales by Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen, stories from Danmark, France, Italy, England, and the Arabian Nights; all these stories from around the world respond to boys' desire for exploration, feed their imagination, and help them develop their intelligence with timeless wisdom from every country. Enjoy the best tales and stories for boys, narrated in a warm and lively way: The Brave Tin Soldier by Andersen; The Master Cat or Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault; The Three Little Pigs; The Snow Man, a rare tale by Hans Christian Andersen; Blue Beard by Charles Perrault; Tom Thumb; The Story of Peter Pan, adapted from the play by James M. Barrie; The Ugly Duckling, by Andersen; The Frog Prince; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, from One Thousand and One Nights; The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, an ancient folktale; The Tale of Peter Rabbit by British author Beatrix Potter; Pinocchio's Adventures in Wonderland by Carol Collodi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000640/bk_cids_000640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harrison Raines struggles to keep the Civil War from overtaking the West. It's 1862, and the Civil War hangs in the balance. Although the Union has beaten back the Southern armies in the East, the Confederacy is intent on opening new fronts to the west - and perhaps securing British support to widen this ugly conflict into a world war. To contain the rebellion, Abraham Lincoln's secret service sends exiled Virginian Harrison Raines to Texas to gather intelligence about a planned Confederate invasion of New Mexico. Raines has never been west of the Mississippi, and he will find Texan hospitality rather rougher than he expected. When the hero of the Battle of Glorieta Pass is killed, Raines' only friend in Texas is accused of the crime. To save his friend's neck, Raines must find the real killer - or risk never making it back to Virginia alive. A Grave at Glorieta is the fourth book in the Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series in any order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025864/bk_adbl_025864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The casualties of war aren't only on the battlefield.... Coming back from war is never easy, as Sergeant Dave Henley’s platoon discovers all too quickly when they return from fighting in Afghanistan. Life at home is very different than on the battlefield – for everyone. When they are summoned back to Helmand to protect the US team assigned to destroy the opium crop, it is almost a relief to the soldiers, if not to their wives, girlfriends, and families, who are turned inside out once more by their men’s sudden departure. For all concerned, danger lurks around every corner – for Dave’s team, who must learn new skills to survive, and for their loved ones in England, whose lives can be destroyed by equally deadly weapons - a harsh look, a misunderstanding, an ugly rumour…. Like War Torn, Battle Lines is at once a gritty, close-to-the-action thriller and an involving story of the stresses and strains which families and relationships suffer when separated by thousands of miles and a wealth of experience. This is everyday life made brilliantly real by Andy McNab, whose continued involvement with the men and women of the British Army gives this extraordinary novel its authenticity, its toughness, and its heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001321/bk_rhuk_001321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies in print, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series has produced #1 best-selling novels and earned a fiercely devoted fan base. Another spellbinding entry in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the privilege, although some might call it a burden, of knowing that war cannot be avoided. Claire has told him that the colonies will unite and rebel, and the result will be independence, with all British loyalists either dead or exiled. And there is an additional problem. Claire has discovered a newspaper clipping from 1776 that tells of Jamie’s death. With its epic scope, historical details, and sweeping romance, A Breath of Snow and Ashes is everything Gabaldon’s fans love and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Davina Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004481/bk_reco_004481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grieving from the untimely death of his fiancée, Ryan Winslow, the young dynamic director of the Fallbrook Museum of the Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts, resigns his position and wanders throughout South East Asia, eventually boarding a freighter bound for Prince Rupert. Passengers are contemptuous of the food, the crew, the tired and ugly seaports and particularly of each other. Then, during a severe storm and in the treacherous waters of the coastal shipping lanes of British Columbia, the freighter collides with an oil tanker with the apparent loss of life of everyone on board. Yet incredulously, Ryan and five other passengers are alive, trapped in an airtight compartment in the bow of the freighter, perilously perched on a subterranean shelf 624 feet below the surface. Ryan soon discovers an A.R.S. - a system used for scrubbing the air installed in this compartment, is providing their life support. But, for how long? Would anyone even know they were still alive? When a submarine picks up a signal from the sunken bow and with suspicions already aroused by the circumstances surrounding the collision, the US Navy scrambles to begin a covert rescue operation. In a valiant attempt to keep their spirits hopeful, Ryan begins to realize that his fellow passengers are far more than just victims. One of them could be dangerously insane, or a cold-blooded killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Cameron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007642/bk_acx0_007642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A beautiful model's death uncovers an ugly conspiracy stretching all the way to Westminster in Rosie Gilmour's darkest case to date. When Scots supermodel Bella Mason plunges to her death from the roof of a glitzy Madrid hotel, everyone assumes it was suicide. Except that one person saw exactly what happened to Bella that night, and she definitely didn't jump. But Millie Chambers has no one she can tell - an alcoholic and now sectioned by her bullying politician husband, who would believe her? And that's not all Millie knows. Being close to the heart of Westminster power can lead to discovering some awful secrets.... Back in Glasgow, Rosie's research into Bella's life leads to her brother. Dan is now a homeless heroin addict, but what he reveals about Bella's early life is electrifying: organised sexual abuse in care homes across Glasgow. Bella had tracked him down so that they could tell the world their story. And now she's dead. As Rosie's drive to expose the truth leads her closer to Millie and the shameful secrets she has kept for so many years, it becomes clear that what she's about to discover could prove fatal: a web of sexual abuse linking powerful figures across the nation, and the rot at the very heart of the British Establishment.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Barron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000267/bk_qpuk_000267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.