No one had ever tried a caper like this before. The goods were kept in a secure room under constant scrutiny, deep inside a crowded building with guards at the exits. The team picked for the job included two old hands known only as Paul and Swede, but all depended on a fresh face, a kid from Pinetown, North Carolina. In the Depression, some fellows were willing to try anything - even a heist in the rare book room of the New York Public Library. In Thieves of Book Row, Travis McDade tells the gripping tale of the worst book-theft ring in American history, and the intrepid detective who brought it down. Author of The Book Thief and a curator of rare books, McDade transforms painstaking research into a rich portrait of Manhattan´s Book Row in the 1920s and ´30s, where organized crime met America´s cultural treasures in dark and crowded shops along gritty Fourth Avenue. Dealers such as Harry Gold, a tough native of the Lower East Side, became experts in recognizing the value of books and recruiting a pool of thieves to steal them - many of them unemployed men who drifted up the Bowery or huddled around fires in Central Park´s shantytowns. When Paul and Swede brought a new recruit into his shop, Gold trained him for the biggest score yet: a first edition of Edgar Allan Poe´s Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems. Gold´s recruit cased the rare-book room for weeks, searching for a weakness. When he found one, he struck, leading to a breathtaking game of wits between Gold and NYPL special investigator G. William Bergquist. Both a fast-paced and true-life thriller, Thieves of Book Row provides a fascinating look at the history of crime and literary culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015548/bk_adbl_015548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 1660’s Jamaica was an uneasy island, occupied by Spain but settled by the English and French. When Admiral of the Brethren, Ned Yorke, a brave, loyal Buccaneer, learns that Spain is mounting a Caribbean fleet perhaps to protect the treasures of Spanish ships, or carry an army to Jamaica, he vows to find out the truth. Yorke’s audacious attacks on Spanish camps reveal all and the Buccaneers must fight a bloody, desperate battle to try and hinder them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015261/bk_adbl_015261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles II returns from exile bringing with him unease to the Spanish Main. In this vivid description of seventeenth-century buccaneers, Ned Yorke, the leader and hero of the swashbuckling band are depended upon for the defense of Jamaica, fighting with captured Spanish guns. Daring raids on the Spanish seem inevitable, as Yorke sets out on the high seas to distant adventures on behalf of the King and his own honor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015258/bk_adbl_015258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Not your typical romance, and not your average theme park... When advertising executive Talia Quinton takes on the unwelcome job of promoting the country of Romania, she has no idea it will involve rescuing a real vampire and being thrust into a conflict among warring vampire factions in New York. She and her rescued vampire, Drake, must fight for their lives to protect their growing love for each other and escape capture in time to present Talia´s campaign to the Romanians. For she´s groomed Drake to become Dracula, the spokesperson for a multi-billion dollar project to build an adult fantasy them park/resort in Transylvania called...DraculaVille. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Cameron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005757/bk_acx0_005757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sophie Jones is a spirited girl who wants to bring light into the lives of her patients. Dr. Edward Gregory is a man afflicted with demons both physical and emotional. When the two are assigned to work together as part of Sophie´s training, it seems they will never get along, but a common goal may just be the key to unlocking their conflict.This quick listen is the second in the Nurses of New York series by bestselling author Amelia C. Adams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexis Rome. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153001/bk_acx0_153001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wanted to date a vampire? Human women required. Must be enthusiastic about interactions with vampires. Must be willing to undergo a stringent medical exam. Must be prepared to sign a contractual agreement which would include a non-disclosure clause. Limited positions available.... York has always wanted a female of his very own. One to love and care for. One who will love him in return. More than anything he wants a family...he longs to hear the sound of children´s laughter filling his home. It is his deepest desire. Since most vampire females are not able to birth young, a program is started to ensure the continuation of the vampire species. The vampire elite must fight, fist and fang, for a much sought after place in the program and a chance to date human women. There are a multitude of beautiful human females in attendance. They have been handpicked to ensure that they are irresistible to vampire males. Why is it then that York wants the one female he can´t have? When Cassidy is selected for the trial phase of the program, she is ecstatic. This is the break she´s been waiting for. Her job is to root out any vampires with bloodlust. She´s quaking in her boots because she could end up dead. This position certainly isn´t for sissies. Thing is, it´s only three days of her life. All she needs to do is to allow a few of them to drink from her and survive long enough to get paid. Then she´s home free. Besides, she quit her job in order to be here so she so doesn´t have any other options available to her. Three days...pity one big, badass vampire is determined to get in the way of her plans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Greenfield, Amber Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030648/bk_adbl_030648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a one-of-a-kind, foodie´s guide to New York City´s dining history. This book contains a complete list of the 127 oldest dining establishments in New York City´s five boroughs still open to the public today. This book is a must have for any dining/history enthusiast visiting or living in New York City. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Rausch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040393/bk_acx0_040393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to learn more about New York? Sure, you´ve heard about the Statue of Liberty, but how much do you really know about the Empire State? Do you know why it´s even called the Empire State? There´s so much about New York that even state natives don´t know. In this trivia audiobook, you´ll learn more about New York´s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more! In The Great Book of New York, you´ll learn the answers to the following questions: Why is New York City called the Big Apple? What genre of music started out in New York City?Which late actress´s life is celebrated at a festival held in her hometown every year?Which monster might be living in a lake in New York?Was there really a Staten Island bogeyman? Which movie is loosely based on New York in the 1800s? Which cult favorite cake recipe got its start in New York?Why do the New York Yankees have pinstripe uniforms? It doesn´t matter if you consider yourself a New York state expert or if you know nothing about the Empire State. You´re bound to learn something new as you journey through each chapter. You´ll be able to impress your friends on your next trivia night!So, what are you waiting for? Dive in now so you can learn all there is to know about New York! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120287/bk_acx0_120287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Elle Casey, brings listeners book three, the final installment in the contemporary romance series Love in New York. Jana is left devastated after her brother starts his recovery and her niece is taken out of her care. At loose ends, she decides to purchase a fixer-upper in one of her favorite areas of Brooklyn, thinking the work will get her mind off her loss and the intense feelings of anger and disappointment she has toward the family attorney, Robinson. But she gets in over her head and needs someone who can not only fix her roof, but someone who can fix her broken heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Heng. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080719/bk_acx0_080719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.