In a time of revolution, everyone - - even a humble seamstress plying her magic to support her family - must take a side. Sophie is a young dressmaker who, with hard work, talent, and a rare proficiency sewing spells into cloth, has managed to open her own shop and lift herself and her brother, Kristos, out of the poverty that plagues their immigrant community. Her reputation for beautiful ballgowns and discreetly-embroidered charms for luck, love, and protection secures her a commission from the royal family itself -- and the commission earns her the attentions of a dashing but entirely unattainable duke. Meanwhile, her brother, a day laborer with a keen mind and a thirst for justice, rises to prominence in the growing anti-monarchist movement. Their worlds collide when the revolution´s shadow leader takes Kristos hostage and demands that Sophie place a curse on the queen´s new Midwinter costume -- or Kristos will die at their hand. As the proletariat uprising comes to a violent climax, Sophie must choose: between her brother and the community of her birth, and her lover and the life she´s striven to build.
The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness: the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. Tom Holland brings to life this strange and unsettling civilization, with its extremes of ambition and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and desire. Yet, alien as it was, the Republic still holds up a mirror to us. Its citizens were obsessed by celebrity chefs, all-night dancing, and exotic pets; they fought elections in law courts and were addicted to spin; they toppled foreign tyrants in the name of self-defence. Two thousand years may have passed, but we remain the Romans´ heirs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Sachs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000135de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Greer Hennessy needs palm trees. As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game. But her last project literally went up in flames, and her career is on the verge of flaming out. Greer has been given one more chance, if she can find the perfect undiscovered beach hideaway for a big-budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town called Cypress Key. There´s one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino-which will be perfect for the film´s explosive climax. There´s just one problem. Eben Thibadeaux, the town mayor, completely objects to Greer´s plan. A lifelong resident of Cypress Key, Eben wants the town to be revitalized, not commercialized. After a toxic paper plant closed, the bay has only recently been reborn, and Eb has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town again. But Greer has a way of making things happen, regardless of obstacles. And Greer and Eb are way too attracted to each other for either of them to see reason. Between an ambitious director and his entourage-including a spoiled ´´It Boy´´ lead actor-who parachute into town, a conniving local ex-socialite, and a cast of local fangirls and opportunists who catch the movie bug, nothing is going to be the same in Cypress Key. Now Greer is forced to make some hard choices: about the people and the town she´s come to care about, and about her own life. True love is only for the movies, right? Can Greer find a way to be the heroine in her own life story? Told with inimitable heart and humor, Mary Kay Andrews´ Beach Town is the perfect summer destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001945de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a disused church is bought by a young pagan couple, who intend to use it for their own rituals, the evangelical local rector reacts with fury. In an isolated community on the Welsh border, an atmosphere of stifling menace develops - with the persecution of innocent people, false accusations and the formation of a Christian vigilante group. Diocesan deliverance consultant Merrily Watkins is expected to keep the peace as this cauldron of conflict threatens to boil over into serious violence, Merrily uses all the diplomacy she can muster. But, as the confrontation moves towards its climax, she is unaware of a personal threat against her from a deranged and violent man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/000803de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable drama. This was the century of Julius Caesar, the gambler whose addiction to glory led him to the banks of the Rubicon, and beyond; of Cicero, whose defence of freedom would make him a byword for eloquence; of Spartacus, the slave who dared to challenge a superpower; of Cleopatra, the queen who did the same. Tom Holland brings to life this strange and unsettling civilization, with its extremes of ambition and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and desire. Yet alien as it was, the Republic still holds up a mirror to us. Its citizens were obsessed by celebrity chefs, all-night dancing and exotic pets; they fought elections in law courts and were addicted to spin; they toppled foreign tyrants in the name of self-defence. Two thousand years may have passed, but we remain the Romans´ heirs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001019de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vivien Reid´s life is transformed the day she meets Rupert Lasco. He persuades the celebrated mountaineer and travel writer to become a crime novelist. On returning to Vivien´s Scottish home, Rupert receives a cool welcome - especially from Alastair Semple, Viven´s neighbour and former climbing partner. And when Rupert and Vivien marry, Alastair´s resentment turns to venomous obsession. Tensions between the Lasco and Semple households climax on a night of impending storm and the inhabitants of the remote community wake to the beauty of the Highlands under snow - and to the realisation that one of their number is missing. With threats and cunning, a dangerous cover-up begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hilary Neville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001387de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Purpose of Boys is the final and conclusive book in the groundbreaking series on boys and their development. In this climax to his series of landmark books about boys, Michael Gurian offers a powerful new program to help us give our sons a core purpose - a program based on building morality, character, career goals, the ability to form intimate relationships, selflessness, personal and community responsibility, and an accelerated process of developmental maturity. Gurian reveals how important purpose is for the success and happiness of boys and explains how a boy´s core personality, nature, and genetic predisposition functions to create both strengths and weaknesses in their journey towards maturity. The book includes an innovative program for support and interventions according to the unique needs, weaknesses, and strengths of each individual young man. It is a follow up to Gurian´s best-selling The Minds of Boys, and draws on the latest science and field research on how boys develop neurologically. Gurian explores the unique issues boys must confront, and shows how their strategy for moral development and success in life is predicated on their nature and genetic predispositions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004031de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
August 1944. Prague is where the story begins, with a seemingly casual exchange. But in wartime, is any act, any one thing, trivial? Decades later, in contemporary Chicago, the consequences emerge through the medium of television. Documentary filmmaker Ellie Foreman gets a letter prompted by the success of her show Celebrate Chicago. One viewer was the elderly Ben Sinclair. When he suddenly dies, his landlady, Mrs. Fleischman, finds Ellie´s name among his effects and writes to her. Ellie, who hasn´t a clue about a connection to Ben, is curious. And she agrees to help dispose of Ben Sinclair´s possessions. She became a filmmaker to help people tell their stories. The books and wartime relics Ben left behind - will they be enough to tell his? All too soon, Mrs. Fleischman dies. Then Ben´s things are stolen from Ellie´s suburban home. The single mom, working to move past her ex, doesn´t know what to think. But she has to scramble for work and is soon embroiled in producing a campaign video for a steel magnate running for a Republican seat in the Illinois Senate. Despite these distractions, Ellie stays focused on her odd link to the dead man and turns to her father, a retired lawyer with deep roots in Chicago´s Jewish community, for insights into the mystery of Ben Sinclair. In time, a terrifying scenario develops that reaches back into several pasts. From the political present of the North Shore to the buried memories of the city´s ethnic neighborhoods, the components of Ben´s story eventually merge into an explosive climax. An Eye for Murder was nominated for an Anthony Award (Best First), which is one of the most prestigious awards in the mystery community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karyn O´ Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000317de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.