He was a white, suburban bachelor. A total square. Lived with his mother. Worked for an insurance company. She was a black, tough, streetwise cop. Then somebody stole a quarter million dollars worth of rare comic books. And then people started getting murdered. Lindsey and Plum were like oil and water, but they had to work together, like it or not! Joe Gores, author of Hammett and other novels, said: "Lupoff writes with intelligence, humor, wisdom, and a zest for life. He had a lot of fun writing this audiobook, and it shows; because of it, we have a lot of fun listening to it." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Lang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013663/bk_acx0_013663_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In December 1992 three groups of teenagers head to the theater to see the movie version of the famed Eons & Empires comic books. For Adam it's a last-ditch effort to connect with the girl he's had a crush on for years. Passionate fan Sharon skips school in Cincinnati so she can fully appreciate the flick without interruption from her vapid almost-friends--a seemingly silly indiscretion with shocking consequences. And in suburban Chicago, Phoebe and Ollie simply want to have a nice first date and maybe fool around in the dark, if everyone they know could just stop getting in the way. Over the next two decades, these unforgettable characters crisscross the globe, becoming entwined by friendship, sex, ambition, fame, and tragedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/000517/bk_drms_000517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Suburban housewife Rebecca Long has lived the American dream for several years. When her world suddenly comes crashing down around her after the sudden death of her husband and she is left to fend for herself and her two young children, she makes a drastic change and moves her family across the country. Settling on the Texas ranch of her aunt and uncle, she accepts a job keeping the books for neighboring rancher, Seth Winters, leaving behind the life she's grown accustomed to. Seth has been left at the altar by a fiancée who couldn't face life on the ranch. Can two lonely hearts find the courage to give love another chance? Or will circumstances beyond their control keep them apart forever? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sorrel Brigman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061484/bk_acx0_061484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At home, Richard Kuklinski was a dedicated suburban family man; on the street, he was the Iceman, a professional hit man and lethal scam artist, a man so heartless he kept one of his victims frozen for over two years to disguise the time of death. His personal body count was over 100, but the police couldn’t touch him. Then undercover agent Dominick Polifrone posed as a mobster and began a deadly game of cat and mouse. The Iceman chronicles Kuklinski’s grisly career and exposes his murderous double life. Anthony Bruno, a crime writer, is the author of 11 crime fiction novels and four books of nonfiction true crime. His nonfiction work The Seekers: A Bounty Hunter's Story, was nominated for an Edgar Award in 2001 for best fact crime book. His novel Bad Apple was adapted for television in 2004. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005112/bk_blak_005112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally, a book about open marriage that grapples with the problems surrounding monogamy and fidelity in an honest, heartfelt, and non-fringe manner. Jenny Block is your average girl next door, a suburban wife and mother for whom married life never felt quite right. While many books on this topic presuppose that the listener is ready to embrace an "alternative lifestyle", Block operates from the assumption that most couples who are curious about or engaged in open marriages are in fact more like her - normal people who question whether monogamy is right for them; good people who love their spouses but want variation; capable parents who are not deviant just because they choose to be honest about their desires. Open challenges our notions of what traditional marriage looks like, and presents one woman's journey down an uncertain path that ultimately proves open marriage is a viable option for her and others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Weedman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015592/bk_adbl_015592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bundle of books number one (Next Door) and number two (A Neighbor’s Lie) in Blake Pierce’s Chloe Fine Psychological Suspense Mystery series! This bundle offers audiobooks one and two in one convenient file.In Next Door, FBI Evidence Response Team intern Chloe Fine, 27, finds herself forced to confront her own dark past when her troubled twin sister needs her help - and when a body turns up dead in her small, suburban town. Chloe feels life is finally perfect as she moves back into her home town, and into a new house with her fiancé. Her career with the FBI looks promising, and her wedding is on the horizon. But, she learns, all is not as it seems in suburbia. Chloe begins to see the underside - the gossip, the secrets, the lies - and she finds herself haunted by her own demons: Her mother’s mysterious death when she was 10, and her father’s imprisonment. And when a fresh body is found, Chloe soon realizes that her past, and this small town, might hold the key to solving both.In A Neighbor’s Lie, FBI Violent Crimes Division Special Agent Chloe Fine, still reeling from the secrets of her past, finds herself thrown into her first case: The murder of a nanny in a seemingly perfect suburban town. Immersed in a world of secrets, of unfaithful couples, of pretense and artifice, Chloe soon realizes that anyone - and everyone - may be guilty. Yet at the same time, with her own father still in jail, she must battle her own demons and unravel her own secrets, which threaten to bring her down before her own career even begins.An emotionally wrought psychological suspense with layered characters, small-town ambiance and heart-pounding suspense, the Chloe Fine psychological suspense series is a riveting new series that will leave you resisting to pause late into the night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Bannister, Ulka Mohanty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184323/bk_acx0_184323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From journalist and author Sue Halpern comes a wry, observant look at contemporary life and its refugees. Halpern's novel is an unforgettable tale of family...the kind you come from and the kind you create. People are drawn to libraries for all kinds of reasons. Most come for the books themselves, of course; some come to borrow companionship. For head librarian Kit, the public library in Riverton, New Hampshire, offers what she craves most: peace. Here, no one expects Kit to talk about the calamitous events that catapulted her out of what she thought was a settled, suburban life. She can simply submerge herself in her beloved books and try to forget her problems. But that changes when 15-year-old, home-schooled Sunny gets arrested for shoplifting a dictionary. The judge throws the book at Sunny - literally - assigning her to do community service at the library for the summer. Bright, curious, and eager to connect with someone other than her off-the-grid hippie parents, Sunny coaxes Kit out of her self-imposed isolation. They're joined by Rusty, a Wall Street high-flyer suddenly crashed to earth. In this little library that has become the heart of this small town, Kit, Sunny, and Rusty are drawn to each other, and to a cast of other offbeat regulars. As they come to terms with how their lives have unraveled, they also discover how they might knit them together again and finally reclaim their stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Bloomberg, Dara Rosenberg, Allyson Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006600/bk_harp_006600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world’s first superhero sensation may not live long enough to become a celebrity.... Three books. Hours of superhero action from two USA Today best-selling authors! Ted Finley is your average suburban nerd, but when a group of thugs threaten to kill innocent people, something incredible happens. Gifted superhuman abilities during a seemingly random brunch, Ted quickly transforms from a nobody into a viral video sensation. Forced to navigate school and life with his newfound powers and fame proves to be difficult, but Ted’s biggest challenge lies ahead. He’s not the only one with powers. And until he can determine his allies and his enemies, Ted may be the only thing keeping the world safe from annihilation. The Viral Superhero Series Box Set includes three action-packed superhero novels. If you like fast-paced thrillers, witty heroes, and evil villains, then you’ll love this high-octane series from USA Today best-selling authors Bryan Cohen & Casey Lane! Note: The Viral Superhero is an edited and revamped series that was previously published as Ted Saves the World. Buy the box set today to watch an ordinary teen become a hero! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Hellegers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103369/bk_acx0_103369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In What Is Landscape? John R. Stilgoe maps the discovery of landscape by putting words to things, zeroing in on landscape's essence but also leading sideways expeditions through such sources as children's picture books, folklore, deeds, antique terminology, out-of-print dictionaries, and conversations with locals. ("What is that?" "Well, it's not really a slough, not really, it's a bayou...") He offers a highly original, cogent, compact, gracefully written narrative lexicon of landscape as word, concept, and path to discoveries. What Is Landscape? is an invitation to walk, to notice, to ask: to see a sandcastle with a pinwheel at the beach and think of Dutch windmills - icons of triumph, markers of territory won from the sea; to walk in the woods and be amused by the Elizabethans' misuse of the Latin silvaticus (people of the woods) to coin the word savages; to see in a suburban front lawn a representation of the meadow of a medieval freehold. Discovering landscape is good exercise for body and for mind. This book is an essential guide and companion to that exercise - to understanding, literally and figuratively, what landscape is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Randall Hunter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078374/bk_acx0_078374_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.