Murder, a bitter love triangle and a mysterious inheritance. In the last of Dickens's completed novels, the power of money ultimately motivates both character and action. One night Hexam, who makes his living pulling bodies from the Thames, pulls out a body bearing the identification of John Harmon, heir to the fortune of a 'dust-collector'. In fact, Harmon has swapped clothes and identities with a sailor, John Rokesmith. 'Rokesmith' gets a job as secretary to Noddy Boffin and falls in love with Bella Wilfer. However Bella is intent on marrying money until events cause her to change her mind 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Scofield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000472/bk_hcuk_000472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a rampaging band of marauders sets the small village of Aventine-on-Thames afire, virginal Leta is roused by her brother and sent scampering into the nearby woods for safety. Apparently out of harm's way, she beds down under a shrub and weathers the night. As dawn breaks, Leta is torn from her cubby by Ragnar, the leader of a rowdy gang of Vikings. At once, he terrifies her, but Leta cannot deny the excitement – forbidden excitement – that this man from the North raises makes her feel. Will she run? Will she hide? Or will she give up her purity, give up her innocence, and be Bred by the Viking? Warning: This 10,000+ word wild, erotic sizzler features forbidden pleasures, danger, excitement, a reluctant maid, defloration, a first time sexual experience, a Viking warrior with a gruff exterior and a heart of gold, rough sex play, hair pulling, deep throating, explicit sexual situations, a huge internal finish, and the promise of something Leta has always wanted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Bedford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005500/bk_acx0_005500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.