A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. ´It’s a very rare thing for a murder to be committed actually in the presence of a police officer.´ Or so it was thought.... After the police fail to trace the writer behind a series of threatening letters to wealthy industrialist Sir Charles Leighton, he demands constant police protection. And thus it is up to Inspector Lang to accompany the man to a bridge party on New Year’s Eve - and track down his killer.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/003911/bk_isis_003911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when one spouse intimidates his or her partner day after day after day? What impact does it have if an employee´s dignity is stripped away by abusive corporate policies? When a powerful government flexes its muscle against weaker nations, what price will it pay?These are questions Robert Fuller explores in his discussion of ´´rankism´´, defined as the abuse of power inherent in rank. He explores the short- and long-term effects of bullying by individuals and institutions, and lays the groundwork for how we can overcome abuse of power in our relationships, on the job, and within our government. The solutions may surprise you. According to Fuller, ´´Rank is not the culprit. We need, in order to organize human affairs, to have certain ranks with certain powers, just as we do in the U.S. government. But we need to have checks and balances on those ranks.´´Sadly, the checks and balances provided by our Constitution seem to be falling by the wayside, and Robert Fuller´s theories may hold the key to restoring balance in our political system and every other area of our lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Toms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/newd/000024/rt_newd_000024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The feeling you´re being watched. Knowing what card is next out of the deck. Guessing what someone´s thinking... and always being right. Or maybe you can move things. Maybe you can hear people´s thoughts. Maybe you can make fire out of nothing. Maybe, just maybe, you´re different. Maybe, you´re psychic. And maybe, there´s a place for you.Rebecca Colt was different and used her abilities to become the best psychic Secret Agent in America. She traveled the world, hunted down foreign agents, had wild car chases, and adrenaline-pumping shoot-outs. Until one day, in Austin, Texas, when everything went wrong. When a little girl died. When Agent Colt´s life fell apart. Now, she´s sitting around a field office in Kansas, thinking of the good old days, begrudgingly awaiting retirement. She just wants one last shot, one thing to put her back on top for a while. So when people start turning up in hospitals nearby, their minds broken into a thousand pieces, she thinks she´s found just that chance.But once she starts her investigation, every answer she gets only leads to more questions. Things don´t add up. She starts to realize she´s dealing with something bigger and badder and scarier than she´s ever dealt with.It´s not a foreign sleeper agent she´s tracking. It´s a puppeteer, the most dangerous kind of psychic there is. And she has no idea what to do. Or even who it is. But she knows she´s alone. She´s caught. And she´s going to have to fight her way out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Ford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123384/bk_acx0_123384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´ll risk anything to save her child…even the truth. It´s taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She´s created the perfect life - a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and a man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother. Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn´t even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story…and forgetting her? Near impossible. When a shattering illness strikes Audra´s daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Hancock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011984/bk_acx0_011984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joanne Taylor - former TV Diva - is on the verge of her 50-something birthday, seriously single, ´hot-flushing´ and about to make some drastic changes in her life. Pulling Faces is an acerbic, topical comedy about society’s obsession with youth, beauty and transformation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Louise Jameson, Helen Goldwyn, David Warwick, Mandi Symonds, Colin Baker, Nigel Fairs, Suzanne Procter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000017/bk_bgfn_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Little brat Sash loves it unprotected, and so does the man of the house! When his computer gets a virus, Sash helps him out to fix it, and stumbles on his extensive collection of naughty images and videos. Far from being embarrassed, she takes full advantage of the situation, and suggests they should swap videos. She cues up her favorite for the man of the house to watch, and they both can´t help but get turned on. Things hot up even further when Sash suggests they do to each other what the couple are doing on screen.Unfortunately, I´m not allowed to tell you any more about this story. You´ll just have to listen to hear more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard L Walton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102223/bk_acx0_102223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nesta is devastated. She has to wear braces. She thinks that no boy will ever look at her again without thinking of the killer shark in Jaws. And practicing a smile that doesn´t show her teeth isn´t helping. There´s only one option: to become a recluse. Lucy, Izzie, and T. J. try to help Nesta understand that her looks haven´t changed, but Nesta´s not convinced. Things change, however, when she meets Luke, who not only restores her confidence in her ability to attract boys, but also introduces her to a whole new side of her personality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicky Talacko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000404/bk_boli_000404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An introduction to oil pulling. What would you say if someone asked you to wash your mouth with oil? ´´Honestly, that sounds disgusting and greasy, so I´m quite uninterested in doing that to my very own mouth. I feed myself through it - and who wants to feel slime all over his or her mouth?´´ But when I learned about a therapy that uses oil to cure diseases and oral problems, I admit I was only a little bit fascinated, until I discovered all the benefits it could provide. Let me tell you that this kind of therapy requires you to be patient and responsible. I read a story about an Indian man whose teeth were rattling, which caused extreme pain through his head and jaw. The dentist told him that the rot was too deep, so he needed his teeth extracted. He was afraid to undergo the extraction until six months later, when his friend came to him and said that he knew about an alternative therapist who prescribes sunflower oil as mouthwash. The man needed no extraction and kept all 32 of his teeth intact! If you don´t know what oil therapy is about, join us as we discover the health benefits of oil pulling together. The brainchild of this wonderful therapy is Dr. F. Karach, who suggests rinsing the gums and the teeth very carefully with a tablespoon of any vegetable oil. A person must do it very slowly for a good 15 to 20 minutes, three times a day, with an empty stomach. At first, the oil hisses viciously inside your mouth, but as the body´s digestive juices dilute it, it becomes thin and white. When the oil becomes milky in color, you should spit it out and immediately brush your teeth. Dr. Karach studied the gargled oil under a 600 magnification microscope and discovered live organisms bathing in it. He warns that the oil is poisonous, so you should never swallow it. The said, the poisons are bacteria embryos that, if not eradicated, could cause viruses and infections. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miranda Crandall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039146/bk_acx0_039146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulling Faces (Unabridged): Helen Goldwyn