Jade King lives life at full speed. After over a year undercover for the DEA, she’s back in play and wants what any hot-blooded woman who’s gone a year without sex would want: an alpha bad boy who is convenient, delicious, and disposable. A fun one-night stand, multiple orgasms, and absolutely no strings attached. Right? If only. Nicolas DeMarco has a library stocked with little black books, and his bedpost is nothing but notches. His love ‘em and leave ‘em mentality served him well...until it didn’t. Now, 40 years old and in charge of Guardian’s Domestic Security, he’s done with the biological catch-and-release game that used to thrill him...until Jade King let herself into his office and made him an offer. One he couldn’t refuse. But man, could he screw it up. When one of the Guardian’s family members is targeted for death, Jade is pulled from her much deserved vacation and into Nicolas DeMarco’s world - a world complete with strings, attachments, feelings, and danger. When the elusive head of the triad maliciously plans and executes an event that devastates an entire city, it catapults Jade and Nic into a Guardian-sanctioned operation. An operation that they may not survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Haynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/192361/bk_acx0_192361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ava and Nicolas… What happens after Nicolas declares his love to Ava? As Ava's 21st birthday approaches, the time to tell Nic's family about their relationship is coming closer. Will they make it to that day without being found out? And will Clea let Nic go without a fight? Tori and Alen… Tori finally takes Alen to Mars to visit her family and properly meet her father, the Great German ambassador of the northern hemisphere. On Christmas Eve, Alen gets a text message from Commander Kelso, though, asking him to be a part of the rebel movement. Will Tori be able to accept that her boyfriend is not quite done with his dark past yet? Lana and Bruce… She hasn't seen him for months, and then he unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep on Desida Two. Will Bruce be able to hide in plain sight thanks to a new alliance between the Desidans and the rebels? Lana is about to find out - and show him how much she's missed him now that Bruce is here for a surprise visit. Touch the Skies is a novella containing three short stories about the couples readers have come to love in Books 1, 2, and 3 in the Stardust Erotic Romance Series. A fifth and final book will be published by the end of 2014. A sweet, erotic romance series for lovers of New Adult with a hint of Futuristic. Content Warning: Due to mature content, recommended for listeners aged 18+. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Huso. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024093/bk_acx0_024093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ‘Voice of the Year’ competition introduced and sponsored by Naxos AudioBooks and The Times books pages, edited by Erica Wagner, took place in Spring 2004. Readers without any formal drama training or professional acting experience were invited to send in recordings of a short extract of either Dickens, Austen or from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and an own choice. The judging panel - Martin Jarvis, Juliet Stevenson, and Anton Lesser, with John Tydeman, David Timson, and Christina Hardyment (audiobook reviewer for The Times), under the chairmanship of Naxos AudioBooks’ managing director Nicolas Soames – chose the winner and finalists from nearly one thousand entries. First prize was to read a classic for Naxos AudioBooks. The winner was Maurice West, a fifty-five-year-old English teacher from Croydon. His chosen piece was from Tom Jones and he was invited to read an extended abridgement – 6-CD set – of the same novel. ‘We were very impressed by the natural storytelling talent shown by Mr West, with a strong narrative character, a sense of period style as well as a firm grasp of the many characters who appear,’ said Nicolas Soames. After graduating from Cambridge, Mr West applied to LAMDA on the main acting course and was accepted. Unfortunately, he didn’t have sufficient funds to take up the offer and had to confine his thespian interests to amateur dramatics. Now, later in life, he has a chance to open a new thread of activity. This 6 CD recording of Tom Jones is an important addition to the eighteenth-century audio library on Naxos AudioBooks.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maurice West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000690/bk_naxo_000690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume 5 of this popular series consists of the following stories: "The Books of Beasts" by Edith Nesbit "Prince Sneeze" by Henry Beston "Kind Little Edmund" by Edith Nesbit "The Plate of Pancakes" by Maude Lindsey "The Castle of Life" by Edward Deboulyea "The Glass Dog" by L. Frank Baum "The Country Called Nanomia" by Evelyn Sharp "The Sea Dragon" by Alan McCall "The Professor of Practical Jokes" by Evelyn Sharp "Revenge of the Fireflies" by Abbie Phillips Walker "Snow White and Rose Red" by The Brothers Grimm "Jean Mailin and the Bull Man" by Louisa Bontemps "The Marvelous Dog and the Wonderful Cat" by Henry Beston "Circe's Palace" by Nathaniel Hawthorne "The Boy Who Wanted More Cheese" by William Eliot Griffis "Oh" by Nicolas Shebresky "The Princess Eglantine" by Constance Harrison "The Stuffed Alligator" by Frank Stockton "The Wise Girl" by Miroslav Lukin 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Killavey, Brian Killavey, Kevin Killavey, Jim Killavey, Walter Zimmerman, Justin Lerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/001111/bk_jimc_001111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
National security expert Loch Johnson and Reverend Roy Hawthorne on this edition of Fresh Air. Loch Johnson's written several books about intelligence and the trade-off of personal freedom, including Bombs, Bugs, Drugs and Thugs: Intelligence and America's Quest for Security. Johnson is a professor of political science at the University of Georgia. He has served on several US Senate committees on Intelligence. Reverend Roy Hawthorne is one of the original windtalkers. They were a group of Navajo men who developed a secret code for American World War II fighters. The Japanese were able to break every other code the military developed. The Navajo code was the only one never solved by the Japanese and is considered the key tool in winning that war. The code was declassified in 2001, and the code talkers medals of honor from President Bush. The new film Windtalkers is based on the story of the codemakers. John Woo directed the film; Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater star. Hawthorne gives talks about the codemaking process to schoolchildren nationwide. (Broadcast Date: June 12, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020612/rt_whyy_020612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Cloven is the epic climax to B. Catling's beloved genre-busting Vorrh Trilogy. A Vintage Books Original. In the stunning conclusion to Brian Catling's Vorrh trilogy, the colonial city of Essenwald gives up all its secrets, as the ancient forest seeks to reclaim what has been taken from it. Those who have been enslaved shall be no longer, and two heroes once thought dead shall reemerge stronger than ever. A man will be split in two, and a young woman will rise to the height of her powers. Meanwhile, the threat of war looms over London. Germany is gearing up to begin the Blitz, and only Nicolas the Erstwhile senses the danger to come. Will he be able to save the man who saved him? The Cloven is a book of battles and betrayals, in which Catling's incredible creations all fulfill their destinies and lead us to an epic conflagration with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance as the Vorrh attacks the one thing humankind can't live without. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Corduner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001307/bk_hodd_001307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Nordic Noir is taking America by storm, especially the three novels by Stieg Larsson that feature Lisbeth Salander. She's so popular that writer Nora Ephron wrote a parody for the New Yorker called "The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut," which is read by Jim Fleming. Sadly the author of this hugely popular trilogy died of a heart attack at age 50, before the books were published. New York Times writer Charles McGrath recently went to Stockholm to track down the back story of the books and the author. He tells Anne Strainchamps what he found. Perhaps the other best known Scandinavian detective fiction is by Henning Mankell and features his detective Kurt Wallander. In Germany the Wallander books have outsold Harry Potter. Steve Paulson taks with Mankell about his creation.Next, it's not all men who've made waves in Nordic Noir. In Oslo Karin Fossum has earned the sobriquet "The Queen of Norwegian Crime" with a series of internationally best-selling stories of psychological suspense feature detective Konrad Sejer. She reads a little from one of the novels and talks to Steve Paulson. In Iceland the literary star is Arnaldur Indridason, reading from his novel Jar City. In fact recently 6 of the top 10 best-sellers in Iceland were his. He tells Jim Fleming about his gloomy Inspector Erlandur.Finally, Nordic Noir crime novels are not alone in being dark and brooding. Scandinavian films are equally so. Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn's latest movie, set in the Middle Ages, isominous and violent. It's called Valhalla Rising and tells the story of a mute slave warrior named One-Eye who joins a group of Christian Vikings on a sea voyage who end up in the New World. Anne Strainchamps talks with Refn about his movie. [Broadcast Date: July 21, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/100721/rt_tbon_100721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
#1 New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel delivers one of her strongest books to date with this trans-generational narrative that draws inspiration from her own family history. Opening on the cusp of World War II and following an aristocratic German family who seeks refuge in America-with their magnificent Lipizzaner horses-this rich historical novel speaks to the transformative power of love and family. Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean-one in which a job has been promised to Nick with the famous Ringling Brothers Circus. While Alex and his daughter face escalating danger in war torn Europe, Nick struggles to adjust to life in the circus…until a graceful young high wire walker manages to steal his heart. Spanning multiple generations and continents, this is a rich, involving story of transformation, perseverance, fate, love, and loss, tied together by two families who were never meant to stay apart and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006377/bk_brll_006377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel delivers one of her strongest books to date with this trans-generational narrative that draws inspiration from her own family history. Opening on the cusp of World War II and following an aristocratic German family who seeks refuge in America - with their magnificent Lipizzaner horses - this rich historical novel speaks to the transformative power of love and family. Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean - one in which a job has been promised to Nick with the famous Ringling Brothers Circus. While Alex and his daughter face escalating danger in war torn Europe, Nick struggles to adjust to life in the circus…until a graceful young high wire walker manages to steal his heart. Spanning multiple generations and continents, this is a rich, involving story of transformation, perseverance, fate, love, and loss, tied together by two families who were never meant to stay apart and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006376/bk_brll_006376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.