Celia is the struggling single mother of an exceptionally, angelically beautiful child: nine-year-old Rachel. All too aware of the precarious balance of the life she has built for the two of them, she worries about her daughter's longing for the father she has never met. When Rachel disappears one summer night during a blackout, Celia is stricken with guilt and terror about what her choices might now mean for her daughter's fate.The media coverage of the abduction is tremendous, running nationwide. Closely monitoring events is Ron, an appliance repairman who lives in the neighbourhood. Though Rachel is a stranger to him, he convinces himself that she is his responsibility. His feelings for her are at once tender, misguided and chillingly possessive. Tapping into the fears that lie just beneath the surface of modern urban life, Helpless is a haunting and provocative story of heart-stopping suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000453/bk_twuk_000453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It has been two years since grief-stricken widower Matt Colton rode off to avenge his wife's death, never to return. Yet, he remains the only man 19-year-old Serena's heart yearns for, the only man she's ever loved. So when Matt is desperately needed at home to protect his family against the brewing Apache revolt, Serena sets out to find him. It is in the isolation of a desolate shack that Serena finds her rugged rancher, on the verge of giving up all hope. But as she nurses both his body and his soul back to health, years of pent-up desire surface, and a spark of passion illuminates the darkness in Matt's heart. But the road back home is a treacherous one, as they trek through dangerous territory, down the path to new love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Cauldwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021555/bk_adbl_021555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In New York Times best-selling author Andrew Gross' propulsive thriller, set amid the drought-stricken oil country of Colorado's beautiful high plains, Ty Hauck makes his long-awaited return rallying beaten-down farmers and ranchers against a giant energy company in a deadly confrontation involving murder, retaliation, and cover-up. Leading a tour down the rapids outside Aspen, Colorado, whitewater guide Dani Haller comes upon the dead body of a close friend. Trey Watkins' death is ruled an accident. Finding evidence that seems to back up her suspicions that it wasn't, she takes her case to Wade Dunn, the local police chief and her ex-stepfather, with whom she shares some unresolved history. Wade insists the case is closed, but Rooster, a hot air balloon operator in town, claims he saw something from the air she should know. When he suddenly dies in a fiery crash, Dani threatens to take her suspicions public, goading Wade into tossing her in jail. When an old friend contacts Ty Hauck and says his daughter is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to get involved. Together the two step into a sinister scheme running deep beneath the surface of a quiet, Colorado town that has made a deal with the devil to survive. But in the square off between giant energy companies and beaten-down ranchers and farmers, one resource is even more valuable in this drought-stricken region than oil - water. They both will kill for it. One Mile Under is a thrilling rapid run of hair-raising twists and unforeseen turns set against one of the most provocative environmental issues of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Hoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004389/bk_harp_004389_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane, this compelling thriller uncovers the dark side of high fashion. Newspaper journalist Sophie Kent is hanging by a thread following her brother's suicide, her personal life in chaos. When the mutilated body of a Russian model turns up in an upmarket hotel on the eve of London Fashion Week, Sophie recognises her from a recent interview and knows she could have saved her. Eaten away by guilt, she throws herself headfirst into the edgy, fast-paced world of fashion with one goal in mind: to catch the killer. Only then can she piece her grief-stricken self back together. As she chips away at the industry's glittery surface, she uncovers a toxic underworld rife with drugs, secrets, prostitution and blackmail. Battling her demons and her wealthy, dysfunctional family along the way, Sophie pushes her personal problems to one side as she goes head to head with a crazed killer; a killer who is only just getting started.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Price-Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002860/bk_boli_002860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 23rd century, the Earth's surface is a toxic wasteland and corporations called Coms have replace nations, exploiting billions of poverty-stricken "protes", whose lives they own. Executive Dominic Jedes has good looks, wealth and the future promise of his father's place as president of ZahlenBank, the only institution more powerful than the Coms. But when his father dies unexpectedly, Dominic endangers his inheritance with one fatal mistake. He directs ZahlenBank to "free" 2,000 protes, trapping them on a malfunctioning submarine. The protes are supposed to die, alleviating the company of a costly asset. But they survive, and thrive, and other protes join their nascent rebellion – jeopardizing the very order of the new world. To set things right, Dominic must travel to the bottom of the ocean, face the thousands of people he left to die and find a way to stop them. The only help he has is a digital ghost of his dead father, connected to him through a neural link. But when Dominic starts to question whose side he's really on, that link might prove to be his greatest enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003675/bk_adbl_003675_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nineteen-year-old Aldine McKenna is stuck at home with her sister and aunt in a Scottish village in 1929 when two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell. Aldine's sister converts and moves to America to marry, and Aldine follows, hoping to find the life she's meant to lead and the person she's meant to love. In New York, Aldine answers an ad soliciting a teacher for a one-room schoolhouse in a place she can't possibly imagine: drought-stricken Kansas. She arrives as farms on the Great Plains have begun to fail and schools are going bankrupt, unable to pay or house new teachers. With no money and too much pride to turn back, she lives uneasily with the family of Ansel Price - the charming, optimistic man who placed the ad - and his family responds to her with kind curiosity, suspicion, and, most dangerously, love. Just as she's settling into her strange new life, a storm forces unspoken thoughts to the surface that will forever alter the course of their lives. Laura McNeal's novel is a sweeping and timeless love story about leaving - and finding - home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Dawe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008801/bk_brll_008801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surely she just left the den out of curiosity... . When Ricky wakes up all alone in his den, he is rather disappointed. After a passion-filled night with his lover, he had expected a morning of cuddling and romance, instead, he was met by an empty space by his side. Even as he searched the clan, she was nowhere to be found. Where could she have gone? In the clutches of an enemy Alpha.... Strung up near a fire, Ira finds herself overheating, but that's not her only problem. Alec has kidnapped her, and now he is determined to tell her the truth about Ricky. Ira cannot believe the story she hears, but as time wears on, she starts to fall for Alec's pain stricken tale. Could it be true? Could Ricky be a liar or something worse? Now their trust is on the line. The newly mated couple are put to the ultimate test as the past comes to the surface. Will a destroyed clan and broken friendships get in the way of Ira and Ricky's love? Or will the hatred of two best friends be the end of Ira? 1. Language: English. Narrator: La Petite Mort. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064583/bk_acx0_064583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One hundred and fifty years ago the world ended. Bombs fell, winter came, and the survivors fled underground in search of safety. Now they struggle to preserve what's left - sleeping by day, and battling fearsome vampiric fly-by-nights after sunset. Resources are scarce and security is scarcer in this fallout-poisoned world, but one subterranean clan of hardy souls clings to life, scavenging and scraping by until their water supply goes catastrophically bad. Forced to seek a new life above, they leave their long-time home to caravan across the stricken planet's surface, where the light is toxic and the night hides unspeakable monsters. It is a difficult existence without promise or direction, until word from a band of fellow refugees fizzes through the choppy radio static. The Kindred promise help, companionship, and a new settlement in a distant valley...if only the clan can reach them. For between the Kindred and the Clan stand a hundred miles of impossible terrain and countless fly-by-nights, and within the Clan itself trouble brews when two very different men fight for the love of one woman who has already made her choice. It's the oldest story ever told, but this time it could mean the end of humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Furlong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109121/bk_acx0_109121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barreling along 100 feet beneath the surface, the giant predator gained swiftly on its prey. Fifty yards ahead, a school of chrome-colored fish fled terror-stricken before it. Measuring close to 20 feet in length, the enormous descendants of the prehistoric fish Xiphactinus audax were, themselves, top predators, each tipping the scales at over 3,000 pounds. Compared to the whale-sized nightmare that pursued them, however, the toothy, tarpon-like creatures were little more than a snack. Nestled off the coast of Cuba and shielded by impenetrable reefs of razor-sharp rock, stands Diablo Caldera. To the rest of the world, the extinct, bowl-shaped volcano is hardly worth exploring. But the caldera has a secret. Its isolated saltwater lake has remained untouched since the fall of the dinosaurs. Inside this hellish aquarium are the deadliest marine predators the world has ever seen. Imprisoned behind towering walls of volcanic rock since the Cretaceous, and warded by a mysterious race, Diablo's savage inmates rule with flipper and fang the only world they have ever known. But something is about to change. The prison that is Diablo is beginning to fail, and soon it will unleash into the unsuspecting Atlantic a primeval fury the likes of which it has never before known. It is 100 tons of death. And it likes to eat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066391/bk_acx0_066391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.