Sins of the pastAlastair Stone has barely begun to recover from the death of a friend when he’s rocked by yet another - this time someone who was closer to him than his own father. It looks like natural causes, but a grief-stricken Stone isn’t convinced.As England’s magical community comes together to mourn the shocking loss, Verity meets a group of powerful female practitioners who offer to teach her potent new magical skills - a group whose leader seems strangely familiar. And meanwhile, Stone’s shocks have only begun as new revelations come to light - revelations that point at horrific acts from his past, cast chilling new suspicions upon the accident that killed his father, and prove that everything he thought he knew about his dead mother was wrong.As Stone uncovers more terrifying secrets from the earliest years of his life, the darkness in his past at last catches up with him. To save those he loves and prevent some old enemies from committing a monstrous act, he’ll have no choice but to make sacrifices of his own.Don't miss the rest of the series:Stone and a Hard PlaceThe ForgottenThe ThresholdThe SourceCore of StoneBlood and StoneHeart of StoneFlesh and StoneThe Infernal HeartThe Other SidePath of StoneNecessary SacrificesAnd two stand-alone novellas:Turn to StoneShadows and Stone 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will M. Watt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120296/bk_acx0_120296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dying billionaire Trevor Stone hires private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaroto find his missing daughter. Grief-stricken over the death of her mother and the impending death of her father, Desiree Stone has been missing for three weeks. So has the first investigator Stone hired to find her: Jay Becker, Patrick's mentor. Patrick and Angie are led down a trail of half-truths and corruption into a world in which a therapeutic organization may be fronting for a dangerous and seductive cult, a high-tech private investigation firm may be covering up lethal crimes, and a stolen cache of millions in illegal funds may be tied to both disappearances and a tanker full of heroin. Nothing is what it seems as the detectives travel from the windblown streets of Boston to the rum-punch sunsets of Florida's Gulf Coast. And the more Patrick and Angie discover, the more they realize that on this case any wrong step will certainly be their last . . . Snappy dialogue, explosive action scenes, and original characters have become Dennis Lehane's trademarks. With Sacred, Lehane confirms his status as today's hottest young author of first-rate mysteries that are also smartly written literary novels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002615/bk_harp_002615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a routine case turns deadly, forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon finds her career on the rocks...and her life at stake.Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is good at her job, but not as good at bureau politics. As one of the few females on the team, she finds herself in a strange land when she's transferred from Richmond to drought-stricken Seattle. When a hiker suddenly goes missing and a ransom note arrives, Raleigh realizes there's no time for transitions. Vowing to find the missing college girl, she must rely on her forensic geology skills to uncover the truth, leaving no stone unturned.Gritty and poetic, with an evocative sense of place, a quirky cast of characters, a fast-twisting plot, and a compelling, complicated heroine, this superbly crafted mystery will keep you listening compulsively as hope runs short, the clock runs down, and the rivers run dry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Larsen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001558/bk_tnwd_001558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alastair Stone knew it would take a big sacrifice to end the Evil's hold over our world. He was ready to make that sacrifice - but he expected it to be his life. Never in his worst nightmares did he think it would be his magic. Despairing and grief-stricken at the loss of the abilities that defined his existence, he's on the fast track to self-destruction when a dear friend convinces him to take a desperate last chance. He heads to Las Vegas to find the only man who might be able to help him, but instead finds some old allies in dire need of his own help with a deadly - and very magical - threat. Stone's answer to nearly every problem has always been magic - but that's off the table now. All he's got are his wits and his courage to keep himself and his friends alive. Can he put aside his pride and bitterness long enough to prove there's more to him than magic? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will M. Watt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097667/bk_acx0_097667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The narrow stairway inside the mountain led to a door that opened into a huge marble plateau. Upon this stood a stone circle of nine of the largest hunks of polished crystal Tory had ever seen. A turbulent cloud erupted overhead, its core alive with electromagnetic activity. For 20 years the kingdoms of Prydyn, Dumnonia and Dalriada have prospered in peace under the guidance of their High King, Maelgwn of Gwynedd, and his good Queen, Tory. But when the High King is stricken with madness and a mysterious plague, Britain is set to be thrown into the chaos of yesteryear. Tory seeks the advice of an advanced civilisation that thrived long before recorded history, where men of great learning and miracles were abundant. The women of the Otherworld agree to aid Tory to make her passage back through time. But once in Atlantis, Tory must use her own devices to find the cure she seeks and a way to return to her loved ones in the Dark Ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edwina Wren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002507/bk_boli_002507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sorcha dún Scoti has known her whole life she is different. Now, the future of her clan is in doubt, and Una, their beloved seer, is gone. The youngest dún Scoti inherits Una's keek stane - and with it, the gift of sight. Here, the truth of her birth is revealed. Betrayed by her kinsmen and seeking answers, Sorcha must journey to a remote Island in the Outer Hebrides, where she hopes to reunite with Una. But despite her gift of sight, the truth holds perils Sorcha cannot foresee.... Stricken blind by his grief, Caden MacSwein has sequestered himself like a beast in his castle by the sea. It is whispered that he slew his own brother and now is cursed by the gods. When a maiden from Inverness arrives on his shores on the eve of the summer star, he soon sees with his heart what his eyes no longer will. But to restore his sight, Caden must ken his blindness comes from within...or he cannot save the maiden from the mist from the danger that pursues her. Rich with history and lore, Maid of the Mist continues the story that began with Highland Fire and left off with Highland Storm. This is book 4 of the Guardians of the Stone series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Gillies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031095/bk_adbl_031095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An epic journey to ancient Gondar. A race to the Sacred Lake. Can a slave-girl win her freedom? The fourth book in a unique African fantasy adventure series set in the ancient Kingdom of Sheba. A journey to Gondar and the Sacred Lake in search of medicine for the stricken King of West Sheba turns into high adventure for Shioni and Princess Annakiya. Only the King can grant Shioni her freedom. But he is dying. From stampeding elephants to flooded rivers, the trail is fraught with danger. But a greater peril lurks in the stone city of Gondar. Can the lion-loving King of Gondar be trusted? What is the hidden menace in his kingdom? A pit full of lions. A heart-stopping rescue. The secrets of Shioni's past. And a mighty battle with an ancient evil. Can Shioni's courage carry the day, save her King, and win the ultimate prize - her freedom? Join Shioni and her friends Princess Annakiya, General Getu, the elephant Shifta, and the Fiuri Azurelle, in this blockbuster adventure that spans the highlands of ancient Ethiopia. From the dark Simien Mountains to the deep secrets of the island of Tana Qirqos, non-stop adventure awaits. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nik Magill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084027/bk_acx0_084027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When private detective Sam Blackman agrees to help his partner and lover, Nakayla Robertson, conduct a fundraiser for orphaned twins, he does so to ease his conscience. The boys' parents were killed in a courtroom shootout where Sam was the key witness against the twins' father. The charity event, a nighttime ghost tour of the legendary haunted sites of Asheville, North Carolina, seems harmless enough. Sam only has to tell the story of a grief-stricken woman who hanged herself from an old, arched stone bridge. "Helen, come forth," he cries. Sam and his tourgoers expect the actress playing Helen's ghost to walk toward them from the bridge's dark recesses. Instead, her body tumbles from overhead and dangles at the end of a noose. Someone has reenacted the legend with deadly authenticity. When a second murder mimics another old ghost tale, the police fear a macabre serial killer is on the prowl. But the case isn't Sam's to solve. Then, a tidal wave of evidence begins to point to one man - Sam's friend, defense attorney Hewitt Donaldson. Sam and Nakayla, firmly believing in Donaldson's innocence, must not only prove it but halt a murderer seemingly bent on retribution. Does the killer's motivation rise from the present, or is Team Donaldson dealing with some specter from the past? 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008305/bk_blak_008305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas - Redneck country - Moonshine, Lil' Abner, there's bears in them thar hills. Remember the film Deliverance? God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake this gruelling hike. Perhaps it was just a long-held ambition to lose weight: he has lost two stone so far. As he recently wrote from the trail to his publisher: 'Speaking of vigorous exercise, boy have I just had some. Maine was a bitch. I want you to come back and walk it with me so that when you die if you go to hell you will be able to say: "Call this hell? Try walking across Maine in August."' Reared in the tradition of Mark Twain, James Thurber and S.J. Perelman, Bryson used his many years in Britain to soak up a peculiarly English sense of irony and humour and to hone a laugh-out-loud style that is uniquely, hilariously, his own.