For most men, the trenches and mud of Flanders were a place of gruelling dread. For Captain Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond, DSO, MC, they were an addiction.Returning to civilian life after the end of the war, Drummond drifts in ennui, craving the excitement, until in desperation he places and advert in The Times... and very soon he finds himself chasing the spectre of a criminal mastermind through international conspiracies and old treasures hidden for hundreds of years. In this thrilling new adventure, Bulldog Drummond infiltrates London anarchists and Bolsheviks to thwart a master-criminal´s plan to crash an airship into the Houses of Parliament and steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barnaby Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pqwq/000001/bk_pqwq_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Working at a Suicide Prevention Center in San Francisco, Lily Goodwill thinks she´s heard it all - then she gets a call from a man about to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Something about the caller, maybe his yummy British accent or Lily´s ability to understand his crushing ennui, makes her break all the rules and rush to meet him. After all, she is a vampire and if she can´t talk him down she can glamour him. But things don´t go according to plan. Her caller glows with blue fire and turns out to be a vampire-hating Djinn. Suddenly, for the first time in centuries he´s found something intriguing. Is Lily really a vampire with a conscience and an obsessive-compulsive disorder, involving Handi-wipes and Lysol, or is she just another bloodsucker? Add in another vampire, with a history of female lovers stretching over three centuries, who swears he´s reformed and declares his undying love for Lily. Stir in a mean pair of witches and a vicious warlock, who are staking vampires around the city and you have a recipe for riotous adventure of supernatural proportions. Lily Goodwill is a quick thinking, smart-talking vampire who´s still figuring out how she feels about dining al fresco in the City by the Bay. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valerie Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010834/bk_acx0_010834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fraa Erasmus is a young avout living in the Concent of Saunt Edhar, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the ´´Saecular´´ world by ancient stone, honored traditions, and complex rituals. Over the centuries, cities, and governments have risen and fallen beyond the concent´s walls. Three times during history´s darkest epochs, bloody violence born of superstition and ignorance has invaded and devastated the cloistered mathic community. Yet always the avout have managed to adapt in the wake of catastrophe, becoming out of necessity more austere and less dependent on technology and material things. Erasmus, however, has no fear of the outside - the Extramuros - for the last of the terrible times was long, long ago. Now, in celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fras and suurs prepare to venture outside the concent´s gates - opening them wide at the same time to welcome the curious ´´extras´´ in. During his first Apert as a fra, Erasmus eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn´t seen since he was ´´collected´´. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the perilous brink of cataclysmic change. Powerful unforeseen forces threaten the peaceful stability of mathic life and the established ennui of the Extramuros - a threat that only an unsteady alliance of Saecular and avout can oppose - as, one by one, Raz´s colleagues, teachers, and friends are all called forth from the safety of the concent in hopes of warding off global disaster. Suddenly burdened with a worlds-shattering responsibility, Erasmus finds himself a major player in a drama that will determine the future of everything - as he sets out on an extraordinary odyssey that will carry him to the most dangerous, inhospitable corners of an unfamiliar planet...and far beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, Neal Stephenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000841/bk_aren_000841_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Big Chill meets The Group in Deborah Copaken Kogan’s wry, lively, and irresistible new novel about a once-close circle of friends at their 20th college reunion. Clover, Addison, Mia, and Jane were roommates at Harvard until their graduation in 1989. Clover, homeschooled on a commune by mixed-race parents, felt woefully out of place. Addison yearned to shed the burden of her Mayflower heritage. Mia mined the depths of her suburban ennui to enact brilliant performances on the Harvard stage. Jane, an adopted Vietnamese war orphan, made sense of her fractured world through words. Twenty years later, their lives are in free fall. Clover, once a securities broker with Lehman, is out of a job and struggling to reproduce before her fertility window slams shut. Addison’s marriage to a writer’s-blocked novelist is as stale as her so-called career as a painter. Hollywood shut its gold-plated gates to Mia, who now stays home with her four children, renovating and acquiring faster than her director husband can pay the bills. Jane, the Paris bureau chief for a newspaper whose foreign bureaus are now shuttered, is caught in a vortex of loss. Like all Harvard grads, they’ve kept abreast of one another via the red book, a class report published every five years, containing brief autobiographical essays by fellow alumni. But there’s the story we tell the world, and then there’s the real story, as these former classmates will learn during their 20th reunion weekend, when they arrive with their families, their histories, their dashed dreams, and their secret yearnings to a relationship-changing, score-settling, unforgettable weekend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Udall, Susan Bennet, Jennifer Cohn, Jennifer Ikeda, Robert Petkoff, Kathleen McInerney, Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000108/bk_hype_000108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.