You never mess with a young girl around James Brownstone. It doesn´t matter what crime syndicate you belong to, that just doesn´t sit well with him. The world has changed since the news of Oriceran came out 20 years before. Now, countries all over the world have agreed to using a bounty system for dangerous criminals using advanced magic or advanced technology. Magical criminals, thugs, and bounty hunters in the future, people too powerful for the cops to deal with, will revert to what worked in the past. If you find out you are hunted by Brownstone, we suggest you turn yourself in. It will save you a monumental ass-kicking. Brownstone likes his life simple, but life is about to throw him a wicked curveball. Download and kick back for a fun, action-packed adventure that will have you yelling for the good guys and laughing at just how much Brownstone can infuriate Shay. And, how thoroughly Shay mystifies Brownstone. Note: This book contains cursing - perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don´t suggest listening to this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118425/bk_acx0_118425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A rare work of narrative non-fiction that illuminates a world most of us try not to see: the daily lives of the severely mentally ill, who are medicated, marginalized, locked away, and shunned. Susan Doherty´s groundbreaking book brings us a population of lost souls, ill-served by society, feared, shunted from locked wards to rooming houses to the streets to jail and back again. For the past 10 years, some of the people who cycle in and out of the severely ill wards of the Douglas Institute in Montreal, have found a friend in Susan, who volunteers on the ward, and then follows her friends out into the world as they struggle to get through their days. With their full cooperation, she brings us their stories, which challenge the ways we think about people with mental illness. The spine of the book is the life of Caroline Evans (not her real name), a woman in her early 60s whom Susan has known since she was a bright and sunny school girl. Caroline had formed a close friendship with Susan and shared stories from her life; through her, we experience what living with schizophrenia over time is really like. She has been through it all, including the way the justice system treats the severely mentally ill: at one point, she believed that she could save her roommate from the devil by pouring boiling water into her ear....Susan interleaves Caroline´s story with vignettes about her other friends, human stories that reveal their hopes, their circumstances, their personalities, their humanity. She´s found that if she can hang in through the first 10 to 15 minutes of every coffee date with someone in the grip of psychosis, then true communication results. Their ´´madness´´ is not otherworldly: instead it tells us something about how they´re surviving their lives and what they´ve been through. The Ghost Garden is not only touching, but carries a cargo of compassion and empathy. ´´This is a book I wish I could have written. Susan Doh 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paula Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000680/bk_prhc_000680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard - falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend´s boyfriend start going around. Now Regina´s been ´´frozen out´´ and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth, and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn´t come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don´t break them both first. Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up to Be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Schorr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002530/bk_adbl_002530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she´s feared for the last three years. Amelia Quentin is being released from prison. Jules´ life is very different now from the one she´d known before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back, she needs to decide what to do. Friends and family gather round, fearing for Jules´ safety. They know that justice was never served; every one of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay. The question is, what will Jules do, and which of them - her or Amelia - has the most to fear? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Kass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002322/bk_rhuk_002322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They are often times referred to as ´´the expendables´´, or the ´´invisible ones´´. The walking wounded, the broken people. The runaways. The homeless. They all come from different backgrounds; some were sexually or ritually abused as children, some born with a silver spoon in their mouth. But they all have one thing in common; they are now living on the street - and doing anything to survive. In The Dead Girls, author Brian Lee Tucker examines the lives of six different women who, having lived on the streets for far too long, have now been pushed over the edge of sanity - and have finally become what they themselves had always feared the most. Among them is Donna, the fledgling serial killer who, born with a facial deformity that made her a social outcast, now peels the faces off of beautiful girls to wear as her own; and Gina, a barfly whose tendency to be promiscuous has led her into the lair of a murderous Picasso whose art pieces are fashioned from human body parts. A nightmarish, unforgettable glimpse into the seedy, often times terrifying underbelly of our own society, The Dead Girls is a book the listener will not soon forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Goodrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054568/bk_acx0_054568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Quinns are one of the most feared criminal gangs in London´s East End. So the reaction of Joe Quinn to the news that his daughter Lynsey is involved with a policeman is predictable and swift, and a pregnant Lynsey finds herself out on the street, bruised and alone. At the age of 11, Lynsey´s daughter Helen is returned to the clan. Hated by her grandfather, loved only by her uncle, she struggles to fit into a world she doesn´t understand. As warring factions battle for control of the East End, tragedy is about to strike again. How can Helen survive? And who can she trust when the Quinn family´s criminal past comes back to haunt her? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000657/bk_twuk_000657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two ten-year-old twin sisters are murdered outside their school. But they aren´t just anyone´s kids, they are gangster Stanley Lewis´ daughters. When a rival gangster is arrested Stanley vows to take revenge. But his dad, feared villain Kenny Lewis, thinks there´s more going on. So he contacts the one group of people who he trusts to help him find the truth... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adjoa Andoh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001367/bk_howe_001367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She can run, but she can never escape her past. Sophie was abandoned at birth and grew up neglected and abused. Her only friends were computers, until she met Cole Hunter. He became her everything: brother, protector, and partner in crime. She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did. Years later, when news of Cole´s murder reaches Sophie, she completely snaps. She will tear down heaven and earth to find his killer, even enlisting the help of her ex-military ex-boyfriend. But the more she gets involved with the investigation, the more she puts herself at risk. When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. He became obsessed with architecture and rebuilding his life. Sophie became his secret weapon. Protecting her was his purpose. But Sophie was damaged right from the start, and Cole always feared he wouldn´t be able to save her from her enemies or from herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristyn Mass, Andrew B. Wehrlen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085110/bk_acx0_085110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed McCabe and Savage series comes an electrifying new thriller of taut and twisted suspense. On a freezing December night, Hannah Reindel leaps to her death from an old railway bridge into the rushing waters of the river below. Yet the real cause of death was trauma suffered 12 years earlier, when Hannah was plucked from a crowd of freshman girls at a college fraternity party, drugged, and then viciously assaulted by six members of the college football team. Those responsible have never faced or feared justice. Until now. A month after Hannah´s death, Joshua Thorne - former Holden College quarterback and now a Wall Street millionaire - is found murdered, his body bound to a bed and brutally mutilated. When a second attacker dies in mysterious circumstances, detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage know they must find the killer before more of Hannah´s attackers are executed. But they soon realize these murders may not be simple acts of revenge but something far more sinister. The Girl on the Bridge is a compelling and harrowing tale of suspense that will not easily be forgotten. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Mendel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006030/bk_harp_006030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.