After Shaun Attwood arrived in the Arizona Department of Corrections, his challenges multiplied. His cellmate threatened to cave in Shaun’s skull with a padlock in a sock. A naked neighbour dragged him into a cell for sex. Before a visit with his parents, he was attacked by a drug-crazed biker.Forced to adapt or perish, Shaun made alliances with powerful prisoners, including T-Bone a massive ex-Marine who risked his life saving inmates from rape, and Two Tonys, an old-school Mafia murderer who left the corpses of his rivals from Tucson to Alaska. They showed Shaun how to transcend incarceration and to learn from his mistakes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shaun Attwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151617/bk_acx0_151617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life. After taking his first Ecstasy pill at a rave in Manchester as a shy student, Shaun became intoxicated by the party lifestyle that would change his fortune. Years later, in the Arizona desert, Shaun became submerged in a criminal underworld, throwing parties for thousands of ravers and running an Ecstasy ring in competition with the Mafia mass murderer Sammy ´The Bull´ Gravano. As greed and excess tore through his life, Shaun had eye-watering encounters with Mafia hit men and crystal-meth addicts, enjoyed extravagant debauchery with superstar DJs and glitter girls, and ingested enough drugs to kill a herd of elephants. This is his story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113836/bk_acx0_113836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part of Ivan Doig’s acclaimed Montana trilogy, English Creek revolves around Jick McCaskill, a 14-year-old growing up in 1930s Montana. This incandescent coming-of-age tale dramatizes the climatic events of one summer that inevitably mark Jick’s awakening from childhood to adulthood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Sowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003968/bk_reco_003968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The final audiobook in the Claybourne Trilogy. Spanning the years 1925-1945, Lily Claybourne, the Countess of Gloucester, forges her path in the post-World War I era. Despite difficulties with her marriage, her dreams remain intact, and she strives to make them a reality. She enters into a tumultuous time in her life, filled with great achievement and heartbreaking loss. Through it all, Lily continues to grow and refuses to let misfortune block her way. This is the engaging finale to the much-loved trilogy, which began in 1914, at the beginning of the Great War. Lily moves through the 1930s and ´40s with renewed purpose and strength. In the end, the listener learns what becomes of each character, with whom they have become intimately acquainted, in this engrossing chronicle of a British family´s life in the first half of the 20th century. About the author: Mary Christian Payne is an accomplished businesswoman who has held high-ranking management positions with Fortune 500 companies in New York, New York; St. Louis, Missouri; Orlando, Florida; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a recipient of the Mayor´s Pinnacle Award in Tulsa, which she received for directing a highly successful program at the Women´s Resource Center at the University of Tulsa. All of these positions involved significant amounts of writing. She has also acted as a speech writer for high-profile political figures and for executives of major corporations. Mary Christian is now a retired career psychologist. She was the founder and president of Transitions Counseling Center, in partnership with her father, the retired CEO of a four billion dollar retail organization. She has taught seminars throughout Oklahoma. Mary Christian is a world traveler and has spent extensive time in England, thus creating an excellent foundation for writing novels set in Great Britain. The era of World War II has always held tremendous appeal for her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036165/bk_acx0_036165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the eve of his departure for the New World, Allan MacDougall asks his beloved Harriet to wait for his return, when he will be established and able to marry her. While Harriet gladly gives her promise, Allan´s father insists he is acting dishonorably and so he must free Harriet to marry another while he continues to keep the faith himself.Through years of hardship, heartache, tragedy, and betrayal, Allan and Harriet cling to the love that first brought them together - yet it is the treacherous doubts of their own hearts that could prove to be their undoing and drive them farther apart than ever. From the highland clearances of Scotland to the dangers of the untamed Canadian wilderness, Far Horizons will sweep you away on a grand and romantic adventure that is based on true events and letters, and celebrates the strength of a promise and the enduring and redeeming power of love.Written by a USA Today best-selling and award-winning author, this audiobook was previously published in hardcover and has been fully edited and revised. It is the first book in the Emigrants Trilogy, following the lives and loves of the MacDougall family. Find out more about Kate Hewitt´s books at www.kate-hewitt.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Sauriat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102106/bk_acx0_102106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jonas and Sarah’s addictive love story picks up right where the first book left off, hurtling to a heart-stopping conclusion that will leave readers breathless and screaming for the unforgettable final installment of The Club Trilogy. **Age 18+ due to explicit language and graphic adult situations** 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Rowe, John Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028531/bk_acx0_028531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of Sarah, and of history itself, begins in the cradle of civilization: the Sumerian city-state of Ur, a land of desert heat, towering gardens, and immense wealth. The daughter of a powerful lord, Sarah is raised in great luxury, but balks at the arranged marriage her father has planned for her. The groom is handsome and a nobleman, but on their wedding day, Sarah panics and impulsively flees to the vast, empty marshes outside the city walls. There she meets a young man, Abram, a member of a nomadic tribe of outsiders. Drawn to this exotic stranger, Sarah spends the night with him, but reluctantly returns to her father´s house. But on her return, still desperate to avoid another wedding, she drinks a poisonous potion that will make her barren and thus unfit for marriage. Many years later, Abram´s people return to Ur, and he discovers that the lost, rebellious girl from the marsh has been transformed into the most splendid and revered woman in Sumeria, the high priestess of the goddess Ishtar. But the memory of their night together has always haunted Sarah, and she gives up her exalted life to join Abram´s tribe and follow the one true God, an invisible deity who speaks only to Abram. It is then that her journey truly begins; a journey that holds the key to her remarkable destiny as the mother of nations.From the great ziggurat of Ishtar and the fertile valleys of Canaan to the bedchamber of the mighty Pharaoh himself, Sarah´s story reveals an ancient world full of beauty, intrigue, and miracles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Burton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000410/bk_rand_000410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.