From the author of Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy ´´Joseph Barboza is the most dangerous individual known.” -FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1965 Joe Barboza knew that there were two requirements for getting inducted into the Mafia. You had to be Sicilian. And you had to commit a contract killing. The New Bedford-born mobster was a proud Portuguese, not Sicilian, but his dream to be part of La Cosa Nostra proved so strong that he thought he could create a loophole. If he killed enough men, if he did enough of the Mafia’s dirtiest biddings, then they would have no choice but to make him a Made Man. Barboza’s brutal rise during one of the deadliest mob wars in US history became the stuff of legend, both on the bloodied streets of Boston and in the offices of the FBI and the US Attorney General. He took sick joy in his crimes, and it became increasingly difficult for the mob to keep the Animal on his leash. But soon the hunter became the hunted. Betrayed by the mob and now on the run, Boston’s most notorious contract killer forged a Faustian bargain with two unscrupulous FBI agents - a pact that would transform the US criminal justice system. From false testimony and manipulated evidence that sent mob leaders to death row, to the creation of the Witness Protection Program so the feds could protect their prized, cold-blooded witness, this was the horrific, dramatic first act in a story of murder and FBI corruption still being played out today in the news and the courtroom with the capture and trial of Whitey Bulger. Barboza’s legacy, buried for years thanks to the murders or deaths of its participants, is finally coming to light and being told in its unvarnished brutality by one of America’s most respected true crime writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Goad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050255/bk_adbl_050255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrillingly original story of the adventures of a small band of feral cats in Delhi who communicate by whisker mind-link and face an unprecedented threat to their tribe´s survival; for listeners of Life of Pi and Philip Pullman. In the labyrinthine alleys and ruins of Nizamuddin, an old neighbourhood in Delhi, India, lives a small band of cats: Miao, the clan elder, a wise, grave Siamese; Katar, loved by his followers and feared by his enemies; Hulo, the great warrior tom; Beraal, the beautiful queen, swift and deadly when challenged; Southpaw, the kitten whose curiosity can always be counted on to get him into trouble.... Unfettered and wild, these and the other members of the tribe fear no one, go where they will, and do as they please. Until one day a terrified orange-coloured kitten with monsoon-green eyes and remarkable powers lands in their midst - the first in a series of extraordinary events that threatens to annihilate them and everything they hold dear. The Wildings is a gorgeous evocation of Delhi, a love paean to cats and a rich, often savage tale of survival and conquering one´s fears. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tania Rodrigues. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025952/bk_adbl_025952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Orphaned in NY, five teenagers are nearly killed by the man who made them orphans. They are saved at the last minute by Roman Centurions, long feared destroyed. The five uncover the details of their parents´ death, the origin of their inherited abilities, and the truth about the darkness that comes for them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pickering. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145449/bk_acx0_145449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was known as the Living Grave: A remote Hawaiian peninsula called Kalaupapa, housing the largest settlement for leprosy patients in the United States. Once it had been a forbidding place of exile, inhabited by thousands of the disease´s victims who had been removed from their families and confined against their will, far away from a society that feared and misunderstood their condition. When Brooke Jarvis came across a posting for a job in Kalaupapa, tending to the needs of the handful of remaining patients, it seemed like an impossibly exotic opportunity for a college student. But what she found there was both more remarkable and more familiar than what she had imagined. When We Are Called to Part is the absorbing, affecting, and often funny story of life in the last years of a rapidly vanishing community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brooke Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013707/bk_acx0_013707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trinity Lane Winslow feared everything and lived her life vicariously through others. She dreamed of the impossible, yearning to be the kind of woman men desired - especially Reid Addison. Reid Addison feared nothing, except how the mousey little blonde daughter of his housekeeper made him feel. Even though Trinity Winslow wasn´t his type, there was something intriguing about her. Lord Ashton Archer lived a fairy tale life with property all over the world, was heir to a ducal dynasty, and had women fawning all over him. Anything a man could want, he obtained by the snap of his fingers. By a twist of fate, the three of them find their way into the same illicit world of the infamous Madam Jacqueline Claudette Rousseau. But will they find what each of them truly desires? Or will they always long for the forbidden? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kitty Barclay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021171/bk_acx0_021171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Continuing the saga of Gabriel Douglas, known throughout the alternative community as DL, a dominant to be feared.... Gabriel Douglas walks away from the world he ruled to find peace and solitude on a distant island. Disgusted with his own actions, which shattered a relationship, he embarks on a self-destructive downward spiral of too much vodka and remorse. Even in the remote place he chose, salvation is at hand in the form of a local girl who can see behind the mask he presents. She starts the healing process and brings him happiness, but the world he left behind is determined to drag him back. Try as he might, he comes to realize that the darkness within him will never leave him alone.... With the arrival of Elsa into his life, Gabriel feels the healing process has started. He makes changes to his island, to finally get back into shape, and leaves behind the demons in the bottle. All this is put under threat when Angela gets a hint on where he may be hiding. Will his new, local friends maintain his secrecy? Just when he thought the darker part of himself had been tamed, Elsa tempts him to show her just what it means to be under the control of a dominant...and he discovers that the darkness has just been dormant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039158/bk_acx0_039158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Find out where the Throne of Glass journey began in this irresistible bind-up of all five of no .1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas´s Assassin novellas Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan´s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassins´ Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed prequel novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn´s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery ... Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five page-turning prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.
Find out where the Throne of Glass journey began in this irresistible bind-up of all five of #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas´s Assassin novellas Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan´s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassins´ Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed prequel novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn´s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery . . . Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five page-turning prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.
No one in town knows for sure why Don Maddox remains in the small town of Black Falls, Massachusetts - or why a man with no law-enforcement background took a part-time patrolman´s position on a police force more feared than trusted. What is known is that he has been asking a lot of questions in his off-hours about the cops´ activities and about the recent incursion of crystal meth into the area. But why is he so concerned with the sudden disappearance of a local sex offender? And why does he encourage his girlfriend to conceal their relationship from her cop-wary parents? 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Slattery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000831/bk_sans_000831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.