Christian faith shattered from the recent loss of those he loved most, police detective Jude Cameron must now find the murderer of his mentor. But the evidence seems too obvious, too easy. With the help of messages his Alzheimer's-stricken mother insists come directly from the long-dead King Solomon, Cameron discovers a trail of mysterious clues that point to a plot that will shake the country to its core. Although abruptly pulled from the case, Cameron continues to work through a puzzle of questions and personal threats. But is he willing to face the true killers and become the Cruel Messenger he was destined to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Streu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077698/bk_acx0_077698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bella Dane gives birth to twins while married to the cruel and heartless Albert Dane. Albert was adamant that he never wanted children, so when she is convalescing from the birth, he takes one of the babies to an orphanage without Bella knowing. There he meets a desperate, childless couple and sells them the baby. Devastated by the loss of one of her babies, Bella's life takes a further cruel twist when Albert dies suddenly, leaving her poverty stricken. Bella must find a way to provide for her baby and keep searching for the baby so cruelly snatched from her. Bella begins to write to cowboy Clayton Rock, a widower, too, caring for a young baby of his own, in hope of becoming his new bride. When Bella arrives at her location and meets Clayton Rock, she encounters a shocking discovery. Bella has to make a difficult decision. Can she trust this man she is supposed to marry? Will he be the answer to her peril? And can she ever be reunited with her lost baby to bring together her beautiful twin babies? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lori J. Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057877/bk_acx0_057877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People will die, says the panic-stricken woman outside police headquarters. She has been standing in blazing sunshine for more than an hour, and refuses to speak to anyone besides Commissaire Adamsberg. Her daughter has seen a vision: ghostly horsemen who target the most nefarious characters in Normandy. Since the middle ages there have been stories of murderers, rapists, those with serious crimes on their conscience, meeting a grizzly end following a visitation by the riders. Soon after the young woman’s vision a notoriously cruel man disappears, and the local police dismiss the matter as superstition. Although the case is far outside his jurisdiction, Adamsberg agrees to investigate the strange happenings in a village terrorised by wild rumours and ancient feuds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001479/bk_rhuk_001479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Desperate to escape an arranged marriage and the life her high-ranking government official father planned for her, Cat Hunter does the unthinkable. She runs away from her homeland, Tellus, disguises herself as a boy, and stows away on an air ship. She’s ready for life in a new land where the general population isn’t poverty stricken and at the mercy of the cruel officials. What she isn’t quite ready for is meeting Fox, a crew member aboard the Stormdancer - which turns out to be a smugglers’ ship. So begins an epic adventure that spans both land and sea. This explosive debut starts a unique six-book series. Each novel will be set in a different land within the Tellus world, with repeating characters and related, nonlinear storylines that combine to create a one-of-a-kind, addictive listening experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gemma Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018167/bk_adbl_018167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tharizdun, the Chanied God, has released the Voidharrow - a liquid crystal imbued with his will and all the chaos of the Abyss - into the universe, and with it comes a transformative engine of pestilence. When exposed to the Voidharrow, individuals look as though they've been stricken by disease as the Abyssal liquid twists and deforms them into chaotic demonlike creatures. Behold the Abyssal Plague!When a trading caravan manned by grafters and con men comes across a dead man in the desert they open the door to an Abyssal realm long since destroyed. As the Voidharrow takes hold of one of their companions, he begins to morph into a beast like none they have ever seen. When the stakes are raised in an attempt to defraud some of the more unsavory rulers of this cruel world, the Voidharrow comes to play a role in a move that could transform our heroes forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Tecosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006392/bk_adbl_006392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far must we travel to find our way home? Nothing could have prepared Brennan Glover for the car crash that claimed the lives of his wife and six-year-old daughter. Stricken with grief, the only things that get him through each day are breaking his sobriety and clinging to Fender - the family dog and the sole survivor of the crash. Desperate to distance Brennan from tragedy, his two closest friends take him on the cross-country road trip they had always talked about. But what begins as an effort to mend his broken heart ends up unraveling a secret that changes everything he thought he knew about his family. Can a journey of 6,000 miles lead Brennan to acceptance and new beginnings? From finding the good in an often cruel world to learning to say goodbye to those we love most, this sophomore release from author Brent Jones is sure to leave listeners longing for home, wherever that may be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wyatt Baker, Brent Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097969/bk_acx0_097969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although it is not entirely to her liking, grief-stricken Satha, a dark-skinned woman from a poor Theseni clan weds young Loic, the wealthy Doreni son of the king's First Captain. Loic, graced with ability to see into the hearts and minds of others, begins to help Satha overcome her sorrows. Despite coming from different tribes, they begin to forge a life together. But when Satha's own compassion is used against her and a treacherous enemy contrives to dishonor her in Loic's absence, Loic's love turns to anger and disgust. Embittered, Loic must still avenge his honor and Satha's and he sets out on a journey that brings despair as well as spiritual discovery. Battling him are the Arkhai, the spirits of the land who know his quest will lead him toward the God whom they have usurped. After his departure, Satha is kidnapped, sold into slavery and learns, first hand, how cruel the pioneering Angleni tribe can be. Both face great hardship, danger and anguish apart, but with the Creator's aid there remains hope they will be reunited and heal the love the world has torn asunder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darla Middlebrook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016253/bk_acx0_016253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stunning debut novel in the vein of Sarah Waters' historical fiction and inspired by true events, it tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage. In 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City's Lower East Side. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is separated from her brother, Sam, and sent to a Jewish orphanage where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. Subjected to X-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, Rachel suffers years of cruel harassment from the other orphans. But when she turns 15, she runs away to Colorado, hoping to find the brother she lost, and discovers a family she never knew she had. Though Rachel believes she's shut out her painful childhood memories, years later she is confronted with her dark past when she becomes a nurse at Manhattan's Old Hebrews Home, and her patient is none other than the elderly, cancer-stricken Dr. Solomon. Rachel becomes obsessed with making Dr. Solomon acknowledge and pay for her wrongdoing. But each passing hour Rachel spends with the old doctor reveals to Rachel the complexities of her own nature. She realizes that a person's fate - to be one who inflicts harm or one who heals - is not always set in stone. Lush in historical detail, rich in atmosphere, and based on true events, Orphan Number 8 is a powerful, affecting novel of the unexpected choices we are compelled to make that can shape our destinies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Arndt, Ginny Auer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004524/bk_harp_004524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, two-time winner of the International Thriller Writers Award, and finalist for the 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award Tom Piccirilli comes an intense and visceral psychological thriller novella, the first title in the Black Labyrinth imprint. In the labyrinthian maze of endless corridors, annexes, and wings of the enormous medical complex known as the Castle prowls a grief-stricken man determined to redeem himself and bring justice for those victims incapable of doing it for themselves. During the four months that his son lay dying, ex-con Kasteel lost his job, his wife, and nearly his mind. He became a fixture at the Castle, a phantom prowling the halls in the deep night, a shadow of his former self until he faded from sight and was forgotten altogether. Now, without any life to return to, he takes it upon himself to become the Castle's guardian. He lives off the grid hiding among the hundreds of miles of twisting passages, rooms, offices, and underground parking structures. Despair, confusion, and terror are the natural state and trade of any hospital: Not only must the patients endure disease and infirmity, but others are victims of physical and sexual abuse from the outside world or from cruel security guards. The Castle was originally a colonial Dutch settlement: a village that grew into a town that grew into a city and at last became a hospital. Kasteel has lost his very identity to this place, taking for himself the original Dutch name for "Castle". Kasteel sleeps in empty operating theaters, sneaks food from the cafeteria, hacks into computers, and is privy to both staff and patient files. Using his skills as a burglar, he tracks down the attackers, the deceivers, and the killers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Pile. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127912/bk_acx0_127912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.