Pedro is ugly, so ugly that he has been mistakenly identified as El Chupacabra. In the town of Santa Maria all animals are welcome and free. But from the mountains, the lizard king and his gang raid the town of precious supplies. In their hour of need the town turn to a hero, a hero whose name will strike fear in to all that hear it. Will Pedro save Santa Maria? Or will the truth be told? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marlin May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095227/bk_acx0_095227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was Christmas Eve night just like all the other Christmas Eve's night before it, but this Christmas Eve night things were about to become ugly for Santa Claus. As Santa was climbing down the chimney he climbed down one he should have passed by. This chimney happened to be Castle Drac Von Stoller's and the Count was in no mood for any visitors, but Santa had no idea he was climbing down the chimney of a blood sucking vampire. Just as Santa was dusting off the ash from the chimney from his suit Count Drac Von Stoller's eyes were blazing red staring right at Santa. Santa said, "Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!" Count Drac Von Stoller replied, "What are you doing in my castle uninvited?" Santa chuckled and said "It's Christmas Eve, and I brought gifts to place under the tree for you and your family to open on Christmas Day." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Absalonson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022234/bk_acx0_022234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Come prowl the lonely, sometimes violent streets of American's most exotic city, the city that care forgot, New Orleans, with a lone-wolf private-eye named Lucien Caye. Unlike most 40s PIs, Caye rarely drinks, doesn't smoke or wear a hat (it messes up his hair). He's six feet tall with wavy, dark brown hair and standard-issue Mediterranean-brown eyes, a sly smile and a clever mind that often gets him into trouble. Caye lives and works in the run-down New Orleans French Quarter of the late 1940s. He has a weakness for women, children and fellow World War II veterans, down on their luck. He knows how to make a decent living but often finds himself working pro-bono - in one case working to find a little girl's missing cat, in another searching for a boy's runaway father and in yet another, canvassing the Quarter for the child who wrote a note to Santa Claus, asking Santa to take him to live with the angels so his mother and father didn't have to buy food for him anymore. They don't have any money. Murder is often the name of the game and Caye sometimes leaves town in pursuit of the truth, usually aiding a pretty woman in need of help, in more ways than one. Unfortunately, the truth is often ugly, often dangerous and usually resides on the loneliest part of town. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Galloway Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052343/bk_acx0_052343_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies in 35 languages and changing the way we look at the world. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is: good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky. Freakonomics has been imitated many times over - but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen J. Dubner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002020/bk_harp_002020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
ACROSS THE STARS|AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (OUR LOVE AFFAIR)|Al di la|As time goes by|At last|Baby elephant walk / Mancini Henry|Beauty and the beast|Believe|BELLA'S LULLABY|BEN|Ben Hur (Prelude and main theme)|BORN FREE|BRIAN'S SONG|Cavatina|A CERTAIN SMILE|Charade|DAWN|Days of wine and roses|Dear heart|The Desert Song|THE DREAME|DREAMS TO DREAM (FINALE VERSION)|DRINKING SONG|Endless love / Richie Lionel + Ross Diana|THEME FROM ET|42nd Street|Gabriel's Oboe|The godfather love theme|GOLDFINGER / Bassey Shirley|GONNA FLY NOW|THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY|HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN|HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES|THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY|How The West Was Won|I have a dream / Abba|THEME FROM ICE CASTLES (THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE)|IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN|IL POSTINO (THE POSTMAN)|It might be you|James Bond Theme|Jessica's theme (Breaking in the colt)|Last tango in Paris|LES BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE|Live and let die|LIVE FOR LIFE|Look through my eyes|Lullaby of Broadway|THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN|THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER|The man from UNCLE theme|Midnight Cowboy|MOONRAKER|The Music of Goodbye|My heart will go on / Dion Celine|New York New York|THEME FROM NEW YORK NEW YORK|NOBODY DOES IT BETTER / Simon Carly|ON GOLDEN POND|ON THE ATCHISON TOPEKA AND THE SANTA FE|OUR LOVE AFFAIR|OUT HERE ON MY OWN|Over the rainbow|PIECES OF DREAMS|The pink panther / Mancini Henry|PLATOON SWIMS|RAIDERS MARCH|The rainbow connection|ROMEO AND JULIET LOVE THEME (A TIME FOR US)|The rose|Ruby|Theme from schindler's list|The second time around|Secret love|SEX AND THE CITY MAIN TITLE|Singin' in the rain|Some day my prince will come|Somewhere|SOMEWHERE IN TIME|SOMEWHERE OUT THERE|SPARTACUS LOVE THEME|Star wars main theme|SONG FROM MASH (SUICIDE IS PAINLESS)|Theme from a Summer Place|TAMMY|Tara's Theme (My own true love)|THERE YOU'LL BE / Hill Faith|Those magnificent men in their flying machines|Three coins in the fountain|THE TROLLEY SONG|True Love|Two For The Road|THE WAY WE WERE|When you wish upon a star|THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS|THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND|With Malice toward none / Williams John|YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE|You stepped out of a dream|THEME FROM ZORBA THE GREEK
Eve Dallas is one tough cop. She's got no problem dealing with a holiday reveler in a red suit who plunges 37 stories and gives new meaning to the term "sidewalk Santa". But when she gets back to the station and Trudy Lombard shows up, it's all Eve can do to hold it together. Instantly, she's plunged back into the past, to the days when she was a vulnerable, traumatized girl - trapped in foster care with the twisted woman who now sits in front of her, smiling. Trudy claims she just wanted to see how Eve was doing. But Eve's husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise - and his suspicions prove correct when Trudy arrives at his office demanding money in exchange for keeping the ugly details of his wife's childhood a secret. Barely restraining himself, Roarke shows her the door - and makes it clear that she'd be wise to get out of New York and never bother him or his wife again. But just a few days later, Trudy's found on the floor of her hotel room, a mess of bruises and blood. A cop to the core, Eve is determined to solve the case, if only for the sake of Trudy's bereaved son. Unfortunately, Eve is not the only one to have suffered at this woman's hands, and she and Roarke will follow a circuitous, dangerous path to find out who turned this victimizer into a victim. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000078/bk_brll_000078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The next bubble to burst will be the education bubble. Make no mistake about it, education is big business and, like other big businesses, it is in big trouble. -Professor Mark C. Taylor, Columbia University, New York Times, Opinion, July 12, 2009. A young, salt-of-the-earth family is caught up in a cyclone of greed, after Dennis Winecoop accepts a position at Washington, D.C.'s Utopia University. Believing he was hired to advise graduate students in history, Professor Winecoop finds he is teaching a full schedule of "Murder 101." The first lesson, it seems, occurred just days before he was hired, when his predecessor was found grotesquely murdered in his bath. The intrigues of multiple murders are the catalysts that drive this dynamic and compelling tale to a shocking conclusion. The events and characters of Murder Cum Laude reveal the ugly reality of Washington politics and one man's aggressive efforts to uncover the truth. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, author Bruce Zortman served as a top secret courier during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded a one-year Taussig Fellowship to the Free University in Berlin. As an NDEA Fellow, he earned his PhD with distinction from UCLA. His 25 years as a professional educator include positions at Santa Monica College and American University in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Hitler's Theater (1985), an acting textbook, scholarly articles and several produced plays. Presently, he is Commodore of the Tucson Sailing Club. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph B. Kearns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026969/bk_acx0_026969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At last, the long-awaited sequel to the number one best-selling western Three Rode Together by Hollywood screenwriter Steve Hayes, author of the Santa Rosa Saga, and eight-time number one best-selling western writer Ben Bridges!! Surveyors working for the Truman Copper Consortium had found what promised to be the biggest copper strike in history. There was just one problem. That vast fortune in red metal sat smack in the middle of land considered sacred to the Apaches. When the surveyors were attacked and slaughtered, it looked as if a full-scale Indian war was about to explode. And when they discovered that the hot-headed Bedonkohe Apache, Geronimo, was involved in the events of that bloody night, his two blood-brothers, rancher Jesse Glover and the towering Zulu warrior called Sam, rode up into the Dragoons to ask him just what in hell he thought he was doing. But when they started looking a little deeper into what had happened, they started to realize that all was not as it seemed. Other forces were at work in the wilds of the Arizona Territory, in the shape of a mystery man known as Tchin’dih... The Ghost. Meanwhile, back at Fort Bowie, one of the key players in the game was murdered. For the locals, that was the last straw, and the mood turned downright ugly. If they were to stop the coming war and discover the identity of the mystery killer, the three blood brothers would have to forget their differences - and ride shoulder to shoulder again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick R. Golden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022162/bk_acx0_022162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Orvieto - its very name brings to mind priceless art, colorful ceramics, and straw-colored wine, as well as the most famous cathedral façade in Italy, a structure of gothic spires, arches, statues, and mosaics. But as Rick Montoya discovers, this jewel of Umbria can have an ugly side as well. When Rick Montoya moved to his mother's Italy from his father's Santa Fe, New Mexico, to work as a freelance translator using his dual heritage, he didn't expect to be helping the Italian police. His maternal uncle, a high-level commissioner in Rome, however, sees no reason not to use the resources at hand. Rick's fourth investigation should not have involved crime. It begins when Rick is asked by his uncle to go to Orvieto to talk some sense into his cousin Fabrizio, whose fling with a married woman is embarrassing the family. Rick agrees to give it a try and plans a short but romantic weekend in Orvieto with Betta Innocenti, the woman he met in Bassano. What could go wrong? Less than a day after their arrival, his language skills draw him into the brutal murder of an American visitor. He finds that he knows the policeman in charge, but Inspector LoGuercio has changed since the time they met in Volterra. The murdered woman had studied art in Italy decades earlier - why has she returned now? And why was she dumped at night on a dusty road? Through her traveling companions, her devastated daughter, and best friend, as well as a growing list of those who knew her from her student days, they realize she had come to Orvieto to face the past. And then a second murder occurs in a public park, with Montoya so close that he wonders if he could have been the intended target. Is all this connected to Fabrizio and his affair, or to the American's death? More violence erupts, some of it definitely directed at Rick himself. Strong suspects, tantalizing secrets, concealed motives, and risky behaviors tie to a fascinating landscape and layers of Orvieto's past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009350/bk_blak_009350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.