She knew she was flirting with danger, but she never meant to let the spider in....Santos Olaru is a seasoned vampire-warrior and an unforgiving mercenary who protects the descendants of Jadon against all enemies, preternatural or human. He is also a whiz with technology and computers - a virtual ghost in any machine - who uses his unique set of talents to make problems disappear. Until now, Natalia Giovanni has flown beneath his radar, even though she has been following him through cyberspace for years....As the only child of a billionaire whose criminal empire spans human trafficking, generational slavery, and forced prostitution, the beautiful human female has been a prisoner all her life: She has been sheltered, threatened, and exploited by her father to make his dark, seedy business appear legitimate. Unbeknownst to Natalia and her father, she has also been promised in marriage to a brutal vampire: a Dark One in the house of Jaegar who intends to use the stunning brunette to breed a son - and a sacrifice - for a soulless colony.When Natalia hacks into Santos´ computer and places an end-around chat box on the warrior´s screen, she unwittingly spins a sticky web...and invites the spider in.A powerful curse is set into motion; a primordial hourglass bleeds sand; and an ancient Blood Moon beckons two unlikely players to a deadly game of love and chance. Discover the ´´extraordinary storytelling talents´´ (Midwest Book Review) of Tessa Dawn in this chilling, vampire dark fantasy.Also by Tessa Dawn:Blood Curse series:Blood Genesis, prequelBlood Destiny, book 1Blood Awakening, book 2Blood Possession, book 3Blood Shadows, book 4Blood Redemption, book 5Blood Father, book 6Blood Vengeance, book 7Blood Ecstasy, book 8Blood Betra 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127102/bk_acx0_127102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clones Rachel and Theo now live thousands of miles apart. They keep in touch, but things just aren’t the same. When Rachel discovers that evil scientist Elijah is still working for a secret section of the government and is about to murder Daniel, she sets out to rescue the little boy - but her plans backfire with disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, Theo becomes suspicious when Rachel misses their weekly internet chat. He discovers a report online saying she’s killed her and travels to Scotland to find her...A tense thriller for older children, Blood Ransom is the second book featuring Rachel and Theo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows, Rebekah Germain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004323/bk_bbcw_004323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A completely unputdownable mystery and suspense thriller Blair had stopped crying. There was no window, the walls were smooth and it was quiet. She didn’t want to be alone. But she didn’t want him to come back. When 11-year-old Blair Smearton is abducted near a river bank on the hottest day of the year, no one can trace the man spotted taking her. Detective Anna Gwynne is back at work with her cold case unit following a brutal attack that nearly cost her her life. She’s investigating the death of young Rosie Dawson, whose bones were found hidden in a hole in the ground 10 years ago. At least avenging Rosie’s murder, focusing on her past, can help Anna ignore her own. The only lead Anna has is a photo of Rosie posted on a chat room hidden deep online. And then she finds one of Blair. Kidnapped. In the exact same dark room. The same concrete walls. The same stony floor. The killer is bragging. No one can trace the photo. Blair’s time is running out. But Anna has a contact who knows the dark web better than anyone. He’s the key to finding those girls. Can Anna get his help to find Blair alive? A heart-pounding thriller that will get right under your skin. If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni, and Angela Marsons you’ll love this killer crime thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamsin Kennard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117391/bk_acx0_117391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It seemed to be a cold case like any other. So much so that Stone and Dehan hadn’t even considered reviewing it - until private investigator Karl Baxter requested a copy of the police file. Then, Stone got curious. Why did a second-rate PI in the Bronx want to look into the case of a low-life petty criminal found tied to a chair in his apartment, beaten, and shot through the heart? And that question led to other questions, like whose was the second pool of blood on the floor? If there was a second victim, where was the body? Unfortunately, a chat with Baxter only raises more questions that threaten to drive Stone crazy: Who is the mysterious Tamara Gunthersen? And what was the gig she did for the even more mysterious Geronimo dos Santos, back in 2015? At every turn the questions get deeper, and the women more tempting - and more dangerous. Until the strain on Stone and Dehan’s partnership threatens to make it snap. Then, Stone will be on his own.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112134/bk_acx0_112134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, no book has won more raves this year than Katherine Boo’s nonfiction portrait of a Mumbai slum. A stunning work of journalism, Behind the Beautiful Forevers takes us into the heart of a squatters´ settlement where the main economy is trash picking.Next, photojournalist Brendan Bannon has documented refugee crises, epidemics, drought and poverty throughout Africa. He´s committed to bringing Western audiences stories that reflect Africa as more than just a place of deep tragedy. The Africa he sees is also full of vitality and inventiveness. Then, Pir Zubair Shah risked his life reporting for the New York Times from Waziristan, in the heart of the Taliban-controlled Pashtun area in Pakistan. In the course of his reporting, he was detained by both the Taliban and Pakistani government forces. His work won a Pulitzer Prize, but he was forced to leave the country for his personal safety. After that, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich -- hosts of the hit public radio show Radiolab. They make witty, sparkling radio about huge ideas. They also challenge a lot of assumptions about what it means to practice journalism. They hang out in their studio with Steve and chat about radio, science and a lot more...Following that, Tom Wolfe is back! And in his trademark white suit, no less. The writer whose name was synonymous with the New Journalism movement of the 60´s and 70´s has unleashed a new piece of journalistic fiction. In this interview, he talks about ´´Back to Blood´´, Miami, immigration, journalism, the contemporary art world and his sartorial panache.And finally, what´s the best piece of reporting you encountered this year? TTBOOK listeners recommend these stories. We´ll add new suggestions as they come in. [Broadcast Date: July 31, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130731/rt_tbon_130731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, no book has won more raves this year than Katherine Boo’s nonfiction portrait of a Mumbai slum. A stunning work of journalism, Behind the Beautiful Forevers takes us into the heart of a squatters´ settlement where the main economy is trash picking.Next, photojournalist Brendan Bannon has documented refugee crises, epidemics, drought and poverty throughout Africa. He´s committed to bringing Western audiences stories that reflect Africa as more than just a place of deep tragedy. The Africa he sees is also full of vitality and inventiveness. Then, Pir Zubair Shah risked his life reporting for the New York Times from Waziristan, in the heart of the Taliban-controlled Pashtun area in Pakistan. In the course of his reporting, he was detained by both the Taliban and Pakistani government forces. His work won a Pulitzer Prize, but he was forced to leave the country for his personal safety. After that, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich -- hosts of the hit public radio show Radiolab. They make witty, sparkling radio about huge ideas. They also challenge a lot of assumptions about what it means to practice journalism. They hang out in their studio with Steve and chat about radio, science and a lot more...Following that, Tom Wolfe is back! And in his trademark white suit, no less. The writer whose name was synonymous with the New Journalism movement of the 60´s and 70´s has unleashed a new piece of journalistic fiction. In this interview, he talks about ´´Back to Blood´´, Miami, immigration, journalism, the contemporary art world and his sartorial panache.And finally, what´s the best piece of reporting you encountered this year? TTBOOK listeners recommend these stories. We´ll add new suggestions as they come in. [Broadcast Date: December 19, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/121219/rt_tbon_121219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get the most out of Samsung?s Galaxy S5 smartphone right from the start. With clear instructions from technology expert Preston Gralla, this Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of Samsung´s new flagship phone, including great new features such as the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and Download Booster. You?ll get expert tips and tricks for playing music, calling and texting, shooting photos and videos, and even getting some work done. The important stuff you need to know: * Get connected. Browse the Web, manage email, and download apps from Google Play through WiFi or 3G/4G network. * Keep in touch. Call, text, chat, videochat, conduct conference calls, and reach out with Facebook and Twitter. * Capture and display images. Shoot, edit, show, and share photos, slideshows, and high-definition videos. * Play and manage your music. Buy music from Google Play or Amazon and listen to it with Galaxy S5?s Music app. * Work anywhere. Access your files, company network, calendar, and contacts?and work with Google Docs. * Connect to Google Maps. Use geolocation and turn-by-turn drive directions to find your way. * Stay fit with S Health. Use this built-in app to keep track of fitness goals, walking, heart rate, blood pressure, and more.
As sentient beings, we all know that we will die someday, but by the same token, we all fear of death. Even if death sounds really scary, all of us are willing not only to take high risks but also to subject ourselves to dangers throughout our whole lives, regardless of whether we realize it or not. Why is it so? It is simply because none of us believes in the ephemeral nature of life. When death comes to strangers, to our neighbors, to our blood relatives, and even to our family members, we still serenely live with the mentality that death will never come to us. Before we are diagnosed with a lethal illness, we live as if our lives would last forever. On the contrary, after we learn that we have a serious health issue or carry a death-defying sickness which will soon lead to demise, we act as if death was a totally new concept to us. Why have we never thought of death when we fly? Why have we never thought of death when we drive on a highway? Why have we never thought of death when we surf in the ocean? Why have we never thought of death when we are involved in a risky business? Why do we have to wait until when we are on the brink of death then become terrified of it all of a sudden? The answer is that before we are on the verge of dying, our mind refuses to accept the concept of ´´death´´. Hence, we all feel unperturbed talking about death. It is painless as if we chat about food, discuss about clothes, talk about the weather, or sing the alphabet song. Cancer: Prevention Is Better Than Cure lucidly gives us a friendly but serious wake up call. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Goodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018656/bk_acx0_018656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS In the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called ´´an emotional tour de force.´´ Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined. Newfoundland, 1919. Two aviators-Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown-set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War. Dublin, 1845 and ´46. On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause-despite the fact that, as famine ravages the countryside, the poor suffer from hardships that are astonishing even to an American slave. New York, 1998. Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, where it has fallen to him, the son of an Irish-American father and a Lebanese mother, to shepherd Northern Ireland´s notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion. These three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, the novel follows her daughter and granddaughter, Emily and Lottie, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on. From the loughs of Ireland to the flatlands of Missouri and the windswept coast of Newfoundland, their journeys mirror the progress and shape of history. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory. The most mature work yet from an incomparable storyteller, TransAtlantic is a profound meditation on identity and history in a wide world that grows somehow smaller and more wondrous with each passing year. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader´s Circle for author chats and more. ´´A dazzlingly talented author´s latest high-wire act . . . Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham, TransAtlantic is Colum McCann´s most penetrating novel yet.´´-O: The Oprah Magazine ´´One of the greatest pleasures of TransAtlantic is how provisional it makes history feel, how intimate, and intensely real. . . . Here is the uncanny thing McCann finds again and again about the miraculous: that it is inseparable from the everyday.´´-The Boston Globe ´´Ingenious . . . The intricate connections [McCann] has crafted between the stories of his women and our men [seem] written in air, in water, and-given that his subject is the confluence of Irish and American history-in blood.´´-Esquire ´´Another sweeping, beautifully constructed tapestry of life . . . Reading McCann is a rare joy.´´-The Seattle Times ´´Entrancing . . . McCann folds his epic meticulously into this relatively slim volume like an accordion; each pleat holds music-elation and sorrow.´´-The Denver Post