Mail Order Bride: Arriving Ill and Scared to the California Cowboy is a story that takes place in the mid-1800s and is about love and having patience that the Lord will come through. Julia has hopes to meet her true love by responding to a Mail Order Bride advertisement from the west. On the way, Julia is stricken with a severe illness and is scared for her life. She also fears that she will not have a chance to get to know the man that God has led her to. Will she recover? Will the cowboy and his hopeful bride have a chance to know their true love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ria Brownlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023626/bk_acx0_023626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
March Murray, along with her 15-year-old daughter, Gwen, returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up to attend the funeral of Judith Dale, the beloved housekeeper who raised her. After nearly 20 years of living in California, March is thrust into the world of her past. She finds that Mrs. Dale knew more of life than March could have ever suspected; that her brother Alan, whose tragic history has left him grief-stricken, has turned to alcohol as his only solace; and that Hollis, the boy she once loved, is the man she can't seem to stay away from. Here on Earth is the dramatic and lyrical account of the joys of love, as well as the destruction that love can release. Erotic, disturbing, and compelling, this is without a doubt Alice Hoffman's most unforgettable novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001762/bk_brll_001762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year is 1981. A small Southern California town is sent into a tailspin over a young girl's grisly murder, and aging detective Andrew Pitt must try to decipher the very few clues left behind by a serial killer before they claim their next victim. In the wake of the ensuing murders, Pitt, along with his partner, Clarence, and a bubble-gum-chewing secretary, scrambles to uncover the secret behind the only real evidence that they have: the eerie paintings of a bearded wizard at each crime scene. Unraveling cryptic clues and reading star charts is not what Detective Pitt had in mind for this stage of his life; he planned to be sitting in a cabin somewhere in Maine, finally retired from police work. However, when the police chief is stricken with cancer, the burden of keeping the little town of Beaumont secure falls squarely onto Pitt's tired shoulders.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean McDevitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047689/bk_acx0_047689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1961 in the fourth audiobook of the Black Stiletto series. Judy, the Stiletto, meets Leo, a charismatic man who convinces her to move to Los Angeles when she is "run out" of New York by increasingly hazardous police heat. But soon Judy suspects that Leo is not the white knight she first thought. Leo, who has connections with the West Coast mobs, has plenty of skeletons in his closet. His mysterious sister, Christina, who once served time for armed robbery, could also be a threat to the Stiletto's new life in California. Meanwhile, in the present, Alzheimer's-stricken Judy takes a turn for the worse as Martin comes to grips with the imminent end of his mother's life. And when elements from the Stiletto's past once again appear to threaten Martin's family, it is up to his daughter Gina to step up and take matters into her own hands. In a novel bristling with mysteries, secrets, and lies, the Black Stiletto saga takes a dark left turn into even more treacherous territory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chet Williamson, Arielle DeLisle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015009/bk_acx0_015009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After the US is ravaged by ecological disasters, Maya Roberts, a young herbalist, must travel in the hazardous high desert to find healing plants for her community, which has been stricken by some new, fatal illness. There, she encounters a remarkably peculiar Navajo named Howling Sky, who is able to trigger rare phenomena - impossible occurrences. But is Howling Sky a man - or a ghost? Can Maya come to terms with the dangers implicit in a despoiled earth, restore her loved ones to health, and acknowledge her destiny as a shaman's apprentice? Can she discover love? Listeners are invited to travel to what's left of the West, to the Islands of California, where a cure for the new disease has been reported. Maya, now Question Woman, mentored by Howling Sky, must resolve her past in the house where she once lived and must deal with obstacles that threaten her return to the people who need her, and where her loyalties lie. G. Miki Hayden's Navajo research provides an authentic cultural background in regard to the shamanistic details; her startling imagination supplies the rest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061733/bk_acx0_061733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Megan Howard used to be a successful painter - but that was a long time ago. These days she's struggling to move forward, convinced her heart is permanently broken after her last relationship and grief stricken over the loss of her father. Clinging to memories of happier times, she holds tight to her father's most cherished possession: a 1958 DeSoto Adventurer. Though she needs the money, she'll never sell it - even loaning the prized automobile to her best friend on the day of her wedding stirs up painful memories. Avowed bachelor and car collector Noah Black has never seen a car he can live without...or a woman he can live with. Reluctant to see his best friend condemned to matrimony, he flies to Boot Creek from California to be the best man in the wedding. But after discovering that the gorgeous maid of honor owns the car of his dreams, Noah makes a pricey bet that he'll add the DeSoto to his collection, no matter what it takes. Despite their determination to stay single, Noah and Megan soon find they can't resist each other. His attention turns from getting the car to getting the girl, and thanks to Noah, Megan can imagine a life in the present. But when the truth about Noah's wager comes to light, will it threaten to throw Megan's new perspective into reverse? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon McManus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008253/bk_brll_008253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times Best Seller: A “remarkable and evenhanded study of Ronald Reagan” (The New York Times) from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg. Updated with a new preface by the author, this captivating biography of America’s 40th president recounts Ronald Reagan’s life - from his poverty-stricken Illinois childhood to his acting career to his California governorship to his role as commander in chief - and examines the powerful myths surrounding him, many of which he created himself. Praised by some for his sunny optimism and old-fashioned rugged individualism, derided by others for being a politician out of touch with reality, Reagan was both a popular and polarizing figure in the 1980s United States, and continues to fascinate us as a symbol. In Reagan’s America, Garry Wills reveals the realities behind Reagan’s own descriptions of his idyllic boyhood, as well as the story behind his leadership of the Screen Actors Guild, the role religion played in his thinking, and the facts of his military service. With a wide-ranging and balanced assessment of both the personal and political life of this outsize American icon, the author of such acclaimed works as What Jesus Meant and The Kennedy Imprisonment “elegantly dissects the first US President to come out of Hollywood’s dream factory [in] a fascinating biography whose impact is enhanced by techniques of psychological profile and social history” (Los Angeles Times). 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Edward Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053569/bk_adbl_053569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perennial and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility. Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resists - angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are stricken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover Robin Castagna in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California. Jonathan Kellerman's LA is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind opening in its drama of a driven man's personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Rubinstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004714/bk_rand_004714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Climate change has caused a global water crisis. China has occupied three Canadian prairie provinces and is hauling fresh river water from Hudson Bay to Beijing by the northwest passage which is open year-round. The story has special insights into Canada's water resources, geography, and history.Environmentalists who appreciate the north and Canada's water resources will enjoy listening to Jeremiah Coffey's first novel.The US President is allowing the Chinese to destabilize Canada so that British Columbia might join the United States. Drought stricken Americans want him to bring water to California from British Columbia's rivers. US State Department and CIA tactics are shown through Lee Girard their asset in the field.The Green Party has been in power for five months, and Sheila Thompson the new Prime Minister must defend Canada from Chinese occupation, and American meddling. Her Minister of National Defence 'Rolly' O'Brien is a salty old Newfoundlander who fought in the Korean war.Canadian Chief of Defence Staff General Robert Fraser and his husband to-be, staff sergeant Stuart McGee have staked everything on a plan to attack the Chinese on Remembrance Day. The British Prime Minister is dealing with post Brexit woes, and the collapse of NATO.Canada's PM has advised him to revitalize the British Commonwealth. Some African Commonwealth nations that experienced crimes by General Shang-Lu while building "One Belt One Road" want to be part of the offensive and arrest the evil man and place him on trial at the Hague. The evil general Shang-Lu has plans for a billion dollar real estate fraud exploiting the situation when Calgary runs completely out of water.Listeners of war books and military action thrillers will stay interested from more than enough spy tradecraft and thoroughly researched operations of 850 British and German battle tanks , the Queen Mary 2, British Royal Navy aircraft-carriers, nuclear submarines, destroy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Greene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173205/bk_acx0_173205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.