After fighting in the war for 12 years, Alec ´´A-Train´´ Jacob returns to the United States to find out while he was away, things changed drastically at home. In an effort to find peace of mind - and hopefully a new beginning - he rides his motorcycle from Wichita, Kansas to Austin, Texas. Filled with a desire to continue to protect those who he sees as a victim, he´s always quick to step in and assist anyone in need. Through a newfound friend, he meets a woman who was the victim of as random act of violence. Initially, he hopes for nothing in return but the satisfaction of helping her. Katie ´´Bug´´ Ripton is attempting to quietly recover from being the victim of an assault. When she meets Alec, she sees a man who is kind, considerate, and not only capable of comforting her, but willing to protect her from harm. Apart, their lives are empty and seem to be haunted by the memories of their pasts. Together, their pasts disappear, and a future begins to unfold. A future every girl dreams of obtaining, but few ever do. Hard Corps is a stand-alone, HEA, no cheating, no sex outside the relationship romance novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jean-Paul Mordrake, Jae Delane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031630/bk_adbl_031630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nowhere is there another lab like Dr. Bill Bass´s: on a hillside in Tennessee, human bodies decompose in the open air, aided by insects, bacteria and birds, unhindered by coffins or mausoleums. At the ´´Body Farm,´´ nature takes its course, with corpses buried in shallow graves, submerged in water, concealed beneath slabs of concrete, locked in trunks of cars. As stand-ins for murder victims, they serve the needs of science, and the cause of justice. For thirty years, Dr. Bass´s research has revolutionized the field of forensic science, particularly by pinpointing ´´time since death´´ in murder cases. In this riveting audiobook, he investigates real cases and leads listeners on an unprecedented journey behind the locked gates of the Body Farm. A master scientist and an engaging storyteller, Bass shares his most intriguing work: his revisit of the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact; the mystery of a headless corpse whose identity astonished the police; the telltale bugs that finally sent a murderous grandfather to death row; and many more. Forensic science and murder investigations are among the most fascinating topics of our time. Dominating television and print media, the subjects could not be hotter. As one of the world´s leading forensic anthropologists, Dr. Bill Bass is the premier guide to this unusual realm. Includes a forward written by Patricia Cornwell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Grizzard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000471/bk_sans_000471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"I am sick of looking like a corpse. When I look into the mirror all I see is a ghost of whom and what I used to be - human - and it´s becoming harder to bear with each passing day; a pale, bug-eyed, frizzy haired Queen prison bitch." Molly was only 18 and already an alcoholic, already knew all about inner demons. But she didn´t know just how much she wanted to sober up and be a true survivor until she was locked up in a filthy, backwoods jailhouse in the middle of nowhere, with no sign of being released anytime soon. Based on the true story of one woman´s fight to survive in a hellish nightmare from which there seemed to be no escape, The Jailhouse Movie Star will linger in your mind long after the final paragraph. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katabelle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099466/bk_acx0_099466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn´t be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He´s awfully grumpy. Plus, he´s been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he´s got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he´s up against tough odds: angry mobs of adventurers, a body falling apart at the seams and a team of programmers racing a deadline to hammer out the last few bugs in their AI. Mogworld is a comic fantasy novel in the tradition of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, and is the debut novel from video-game icon Yahtzee Croshaw (Zero Punctuation). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yahtzee Croshaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/open/000062/bk_open_000062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vigilante: Into the Darkness pulls no punches when it comes to the horrific details of a worldwide grid-down situation, starting with the effect on the food chain and an explosion in the population of vermin. With so many dead, how do the survivors deal with rotting corpses, diseases, and villains? Will good triumph over evil? Maybe.... Levi Levins retires from the army and is off on vacation before starting his new job. He suffers a horrendous loss accompanying ´´lights out´´ and must find a way to help humanity in order to keep his own sanity. He has no bug-out bag, no hidden weapons cache, no transportation. What does he do, and how does he do it? Levi will walk us through his path to survival. Perhaps it may also be yours.... This gripping tale takes us on a journey to try to stave off the New Dark Age brought on by a worldwide EMP apocalypse. Can government survive when no food is being trucked to the masses? Can our military survive without the tons of food needed for each and every meal? The answers are here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: K. A. Rood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109630/bk_acx0_109630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephanie Sandford, recently widowed, must tell her family the truth. But the past is indistinct and it´s complicated. First, there was her mum, who developed an anxious streak after marrying the wrong Reg. And then there was the young man from the dairy who gave Stevie swimming lessons before he broke her heart. War came, and four years chopping root vegetables in the canteen of the Sun Pat peanut factory on the Old Kent Road. Then the wet London nights, with the Doodle Bugs slipping through the sky like huge silvery fish. It´s not until she´s under an umbrella with Jonathan - dark hair and seaweed eyes - that Stevie finally starts to sense safety.Meanwhile, Michael Royston´s memories are squashed into a shoebox (along with Queen Matilda´s Dicken Medal for bravery) ready for his move into hospital. Years ago, he trained military carrier pigeons for the Royal Corps of Signals in Cairo so it´s ironic that his own homecoming has taken a lifetime. Michael has never been good at putting things into words; he´s more comfortable with the click of Morse code. But Anna, a young healthcare assistant, has the patience - and rare tenderness - to eke out his story. And so he begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Wallis, Phyllida Nash. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000920/bk_rhuk_000920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Doc´´ Turner was one of the least likely heroes that appeared in the pulp magazine stories. He was a little old pharmacist who ran a drug store in the slums of New York, where just about everyone came to him when they had problems. Oh, and what problems they had! Werewolves and vampires mixed in with extortionists and gangsters. And solve their problems he did, with the aid of his strapping red-headed assistant, mechanic Jack Ransom, and his young stock boy Abe Ginsberg. These short stories appeared in the back pages of The Spider magazine, a grand total of 70 of them. Every single one can be found in this collection; not a one is missing. ´´Killer’s Circus´´: Doc Turner´s little orphan had been swallowed by that crime-carousel - ensnared by a freak who made over humans into his own ghastly image. But the Doc knew a trick - how to make them over again. ´´The Devil’s Candlestick´´: Doc Turner had to act fast when his small assistant was snatched by a fire-bug Fagin who had a fiendish formula for turning boys into human torches! ´´Doc Turner and the Crimson Coffin´´: Into Doc Turner´s little settlement drove that terrible hearse with its coffin death-trap for the poor. Only the little druggist could hope to beat this ruthless racket - by making a corpse rise, of its own volition, from the grave! ´´Doc Turner’s Coffin Cure´´: It was the Crusher who had come to Doc Turner´s poverty-stricken neighborhood, leaving in his wake human heads smashed to pulp! Only the little Doctor had a way to check that horror-epidemic — by fighting a killer with a corpse! ´´The Cat from Hell´´: Upon the defenseless poor, that awesome feline slayer sprang - leaving unclaimed corpses in its wake. But Doc Turner, who had cured the poverty-stricken living, knew how to unleash the relentless fury of the dead! ´´Death Rocks the Cradle´´: One by one the children of the poor had died - victims of their own tiny hands. But Doc Turner w... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David K. Aycock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107116/bk_acx0_107116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Newly minted FBI agent Lucy Kincaid is settling into her job in San Antonio, Texas, when the corpse of Harper Worthington, the husband of a sitting congresswoman, is found naked in a motel on the wrong side of town. It´s up to Lucy to locate the last person to see him alive: a teenage prostitute who seems to have vanished into thin air. When forensics determines that Harper was poisoned, Lucy and her new by-the-book partner dig deep into his life to find out who might want him dead. Why did Harper lie to his wife and his staff? Was he involved in an illicit affair? Embezzling money? Laundering money for a drug cartel? Or was he simply a pawn in someone else´s dangerous game? Lucy´s boyfriend, Sean Rogan, is hired by Harper´s company to run a security audit, causing friction between Lucy and the FBI. But when Sean finds a high-tech bug in Harper´s office, an entirely new threat emerges - a far-reaching conspiracy run by a ruthless killer who will do anything to get what he wants and kill anyone who gets in his way. And the person between him and victory is Lucy Kincaid. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Marie Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002028/bk_aren_002028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A heartwarming story of a stray dog and a US marine who met under the unlikeliest circumstances in Afghanistan - and who changed each other´s lives forever. As part of an elite team of marines, Craig Grossi was sent on his most dangerous assignment to the Sangin District of Afghanistan. He expected to face harsh conditions and violence from Taliban fighters. What he didn´t expect was to meet a stray dog, with a big goofy head and little legs - a dog all on his own, filthy and covered in bugs, in a bomb-ridden district, but who carried himself with confidence. And even though the marines have a rule against approaching strays, Craig couldn´t help but offer some food and a pat - and was shocked when the dog wagged his tail. From that moment on, they were inseparable; whether out on missions or back at the base, the dog, named Fred, went along. When the time came for Craig to leave Afghanistan, he knew that Fred had to leave with him no matter what. And as Craig tried to get acclimated to civilian life, Fred was there for him. This audiobook tells the inspiring story of two friends who ultimately rescued each other and the stubborn positivity and love that continue to shape their world. Craig Grossi is an eight-year Marine Corps veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. After returning from Afghanistan, he worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency and attended Georgetown University. When not travelling with Fred, he works intensively with veteran organizations, including the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and the Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors (TAPS). He and Fred live in Washington, DC. You can find them online at www.fredtheafghan.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Grossi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006334/bk_harp_006334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jamie walks through the door of the Humane Society, it´s not just an animal who needs rescuing that day. Tom is there to adopt another service dog into the Canine Comrade Corps, but it´s Jamie his heart goes out to. But each man turns away, walks away, from the potential pain, the rejection, the knowledge that it´ll all end in tears.... Jamie knows damn well that the HIV he contracted from an unfaithful lover has put him out of the dating game forever in the small town of Santa Vera. Tom lost his legs in Afghanistan, and got new ones, yeah, but with a side order of PTSD to go, he thought grimly. The real problem is that only now does he realize he´s gay, now that the revelation would be just one too many things to put his family through, after everything else they´ve had to deal with. So both men grin and bear the loneliness, put their feelings on a shelf, even as Jamie´s volunteer stint at CCC turns into friendship and, despite their resolve, something more.... Tom saw Jamie´s smile. He´s totally relaxed about this. You´re getting there. This is going to work out, this is going to be a friendship. I need this. To be with normals again, people who aren´t.... Well, the fact was that Jamie wasn´t normal, was he? The fact that he had been through what he´d been through, in Tom´s mind put him on Tom´s side of the world, on the island of broken toys. Someone who could understand, who wasn´t one of them, the ones living a life oblivious to suffering, illness, pain. It´s too bad, Jamie thought calmly. If only I didn´t have the bug, I could do this, I could...well, at least fantasize realistically about this becoming something. People liked it when you were just a little broken, he knew from experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057999/bk_acx0_057999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.