When bitterness strikes, intimacy is broken to pieces. When pride surpasses love, sorrow dominates. An unwelcome stranger became a third person, hoping to contribute to a marriage. A voluntary protagonist set herself for a mission to search out a riddle because a familiar being brought ultimate chaos into their midst. A beautiful young lady was imprisoned, tortured, and was destined for a grave due to the license her opponent earned. Fiona studied the effectiveness of the spirit world. Christianity remained an answer to dealing with the unseen force. Pain overflowed through her body and couldn't handle it anymore. From the hand of a cruel man she was delivered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143009/bk_acx0_143009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In defiance of society's strictures, Lady Olivia is determined to share her fascination with fencing with other ladies and enjoy the thrill of facing an opponent like the dashing Lord Milbourn. Ignoring convention comes at a cost, however. If she wants to start a fencing academy for ladies, then her family insists that she agree to a betrothal to the wealthy, but conventional, Lord Saunders. Despite her secret longing for Lord Milbourn and their shared passion for fencing, she reluctantly agrees. Then tragedy strikes. The day before her school opens, Lady Olivia discovers a dead body in her office, adorned with a marble cherub resting upon his shoulder. Horrified, she turns away to find she has left a trail of footprints through his blood, blood so fresh that it is still sticky. Scandal erupts, and her detestable fiancé demands that she close the academy. She stubbornly refuses and turns to the dangerously handsome fencing master, Lord Milbourn, for help. While the master fencer's past holds dark and perhaps deadly secrets, her heart yearns to trust him. Torn between her growing love for the attractive and enigmatic Lord Milbourn and her promise to Lord Saunders, Lady Olivia is determined to fight for her heart's desire, whatever the cost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Urquhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029304/bk_adbl_029304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Keith Reddin's examination of the early career of Richard Nixon. Set in a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel, a paranoid Dick Nixon is an idealistic young congressman who is ambivalent about resorting to a monumentally underhanded "dirty trick". This was orchestrated by Nixon's conniving campaign official Roy Day against his Democratic opponent, Congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas - the so-called 'Pink Lady'. Nixon's victory launches his career as a politician. A Goodman Theatre coproduction. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Timothy Carhart as Nixon Harry Groener as Melvyn Gary Houston as Roy Leslie Lyles as Helen David Shapiro as Stan Directed by Michael Maggio. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Chicago, in October 1998. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Carhart, Harry Groener, Gary Houston, Leslie Lyles, David Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000434/pf_latw_000434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stone Barrington gains an adversary that he can't seem to shake in the electrifying new adventure from the number-one New York Times best-selling author. Stone Barrington's latest lady friend is full of surprises, both good and ill. A sensual woman with unexpected desires, Stone finds her revelations in the boudoir extremely agreeable. But on the other hand, she also has some unfinished business with a temperamental man who believes Stone is an intolerable obstacle in the way of his goals. In a cat-and-mouse game that trails from sun-drenched Bel-Air to a peaceful European estate and gorgeous Santa Fe, Stone and his friend remain just one step ahead of their opponent. But their pursuer is not a man who can stand to be thwarted, and tensions are mounting...and may soon reach the boiling point. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002833/bk_peng_002833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After killing his opponent in a duel, Lionel Maitland, Marquess of Axbridge, is known as the Duke of Danger. Tortured by guilt, he shields himself with a devil-may-care attitude. However, when he kills another man in another duel, he's beyond redemption, even though it wasn't his fault. He refuses to smear a dead man's name, especially when he's left behind a blameless widow who doesn't deserve an even bigger scandal. Widowed and destitute, Lady Emmaline Townsend must marry the man of her parents' choosing or beg unsympathetic relatives for support. The only way out is to ask for help from the one man she's sworn to hate, the man who owes her anything she asks, the man who killed her husband. They strike a devil's bargain in which passion simmers just beneath the surface. But her dead husband's transgressions come back to haunt them and threaten their chance at love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marian Hussey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109123/bk_acx0_109123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1884, Providence Grays pitcher Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn won an astounding 59 games - more than anyone in major-league history ever had before, or has since. He then went on to win all three games of baseball's first World Series. Fifty-nine in '84 tells the dramatic story not only of that amazing feat of grit but also of big-league baseball two decades after the Civil War - a brutal, bloody sport played barehanded, the profession of uneducated, hard-drinking men who thought little of cheating outrageously or maiming an opponent to win. It is the tale, too, of the woman Radbourn loved, Carrie Stanhope, the alluring proprietress of a boarding-house with shady overtones, a married lady who was said to have personally known every man in the National League. Wonderfully entertaining, Fifty-nine in '84 is an indelible portrait of a legendary player and a fascinating, little-known era of the national pastime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ax Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012019/bk_adbl_012019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning author Chuck Greaves returns with the rollicking sequel to his acclaimed debut novel, Hush Money. US Senate candidate Warren Burkett has a history of marital infidelity. Three weeks before election day, Burkett comes to the aid of a beautiful green-eyed lady, only to find himself alone and naked in a stranger’s home from which a priceless painting is missing. As the resulting scandal threatens to tilt the election, the painting turns up in a most unexpected place - and so does a dead body. Hired to defend Burkett and unravel the deepening mystery, Jack MacTaggert must traverse a minefield of ruthless politicians, felonious art dealers, swarming paparazzi, the amorous wife of Burkett’s billionaire opponent, her mobbed-up brother, and a district attorney with an old score to settle. With the electoral clock ticking and the press following his every move, Jack’s investigation leads him on a roller-coaster ride through the lofty heights and gritty depths of Southern California, lending new meaning to the adage that all’s fair in love and politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001449/bk_bbca_001449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the 20th century. When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice", arguably the century's first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. Born eight months and 20 blocks apart from each other in New York City, Eleanor and Alice spent a large part of their childhoods together and were far more alike than most historians acknowledge. But their politics and temperaments couldn't have been more distinct. Do-gooder Eleanor was committed to social justice but hated the limelight; acid-tongued Alice, who became the wife of philandering Republican congressman Nicholas Longworth, was an opponent of big government who gained notoriety for her cutting remarks (she famously quipped that dour President Coolidge "looked like he was weaned on a pickle"). While Eleanor revolutionized the role of First Lady with her outspoken passion for human rights, Alice made the most of her insider connections to influence politics, including doing as much to defeat the League of Nations as anyone in elective office. The cousins themselves liked to play up their oil-and-water relationship. "When I think of Frank and Eleanor in the White House I could grind my teeth to powder and blow them out my nose," Alice once said. In the 1930s they even wrote opposing syndicated newspaper columns and embarked on competing nationwide speaking tours. Blood may be thicker than water, but when the family business is politics, winning trumps everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004121/bk_rand_004121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When living in a world where the prince isn't always charming, the princess has a mean right hook, and angels are worshiped like gods, love isn't always easy to find. Zoe has never been the lady-like princess she's read about in fairytales, even with her very own handsome prince to sweep her off her feet. She doesn't know what she dislikes more, his arrogant smirk or the way his grey eyes darken when they fight. Angels help him if he thinks he could tame her. Asher won't admit it, but he admires the fighting style of his warrior princess. She reminds him of an avenging angel the way her fiery hair whips around her as she takes out her challengers. Dark One help him, but she is as tough an opponent on the battlefield as she is off. With unknown and unwanted feelings starting to emerge between the two royals, a single goodbye turns into a frantic search for a missing princess. Asher has to find the one woman he never thought he'd miss and keep his kingdom safe from an old enemy. If he fails, the angels may not forgive him this time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Barclay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098531/bk_acx0_098531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.