Number-one New York Times best seller John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.Soon to be a Netflix original documentary series ´´Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.” (Entertainment Weekly) In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death - in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with 11th-hour drama, this audio edition of The Innocent Man plays like an edge-of-your-seat legal thriller. ´´Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his best-selling fiction.” (The Boston Globe)´´A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.” (Time)´´A triumph.” (The Seattle Times) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Wasson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000921/bk_rand_000921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Anne Rice´s surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers (´´I devoured these pages . . . As solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early Vampire Chronicles fiction´´--Alan Cheuse, The Boston Globe; ´´A delectable cocktail of old-fashioned lost-race adventure, shape-shifting, and suspense´´--Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post), readers and listeners were spellbound as Rice conjured up a daring new world set against the wild and beckoning California coast. Now in her new novel, as lush and romantic in detail and atmosphere as it is sleek and steely in storytelling, Anne Rice takes us once again to the rugged coastline of Northern California, to the grand mansion at Nideck Point, and further explores the unearthly education of her transformed Man Wolf. The novel opens on a cold, gray landscape. It is the beginning of December. Oak fires are burning in the stately flickering hearths of Nideck Point. It is Yuletide. For Reuben Golding, now infused with the Wolf Gift and under the loving tutelage of the Morphenkinder, this promises to be a Christmas like no other …. The Yuletide season, sacred to much of the human race, has been equally sacred to the Man Wolves, and Reuben soon becomes aware that they, too, steeped in their own profound rituals, will celebrate the ancient Midwinter festival deep within the verdant richness of Nideck forest. From out of the shadows of Nideck comes a ghost - tormented, imploring, unable to speak yet able to embrace and desire with desperate affection …. As Reuben finds himself caught up with - and drawn to - the passions and yearnings of this spectral presence. Includes the Original Song ´´Exiles (The Wolves of Midwinter)´´, Performed by Mary Fahl. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron McLarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003652/bk_rand_003652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A funny, bittersweet, yet heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook age - not to mention the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of life as a modern young single woman - from Erin Duffy, the author of the acclaimed Bond Girl. Ever since she was a little girl, Abby Wilkes dreamed of her wedding, the day when she´d wear a pretty white dress and look like a princess.… But that was before her life fell apart for the entire world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her - changing his status to single on Facebook - while she was trying on the most gorgeous Vera Wang dress for the big day. Six months and 20 pounds later, the usual remedies - cupcakes, a freezer stocked with pints of Ben and Jerry´s, sweatpants, and a comfy couch - haven´t worked their magic. Worried about her best friend, Grace devises the perfect plan to get Abby back on her game. The two of them are going to escape sweltering Boston and its reminders of Ben and head to Newport for the summer. In a quaint rented cottage by the sea, the girls will enjoy cool breezes, cocktails, and crowds of gorgeous men. But no matter which way they turn, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media - when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online and prying eyes are everywhere - there is no real escape. Truth to tell, dating has never been easy. But now that the rules have changed and the boundaries are blurred beyond recognition, will they ever find true love? And if they do, how can romance stand a chance when a girl´s every word and move can go viral with a single click? As the summer winds down to Labor Day, Abby will make some surprising discoveries - about love, men, friendship...and, most important, herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cyndi Shope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003912/bk_harp_003912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s time for Quinn MacKenna to pay off a debt - to Nate Temple. And New York City will never be the same....Quinn MacKenna is a black-magic arms dealer from Boston, but her world drastically changed after accidentally robbing Nate Temple a few weeks ago. Primarily, that her absolution might have come with some strings attached.... Like a trip to the Big Apple to steal a mysterious and deadly artifact for Grimm Tech - strictly off the books. But it doesn´t take her long to learn that she isn´t the only one after the magical whatsit, and that the monsters in New York play for keeps. Key word being play. Because they´ve all heard about the little ginger from Boston, and want to see if she tastes as sweet as she looks....And that´s before she learns that Heaven and Hell have stepped into the game....Maybe it’s time Quinn finds some allies from St. Louis. Or the Brooklyn Bridge may just become a memory.... Along with Quinn. The newest antihero in the worldwide best-selling Temple Verse by Shayne Silvers. Join Cameron O’Connell and Shayne at the literary bar to sip a dirty cocktail of feisty Irish brogue - with an unhealthy splash of carnage - today!If you like KF Breene, Shannon Mayer, CN Crawford, Ilona Andrews, or Patricia Briggs, you will love the second installment of the Phantom Queen Diaries.Over half a million have been pleasured by the Temple Verse novels. Now it’s your turn.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Leigh Cobb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155539/bk_acx0_155539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the first in an engaging new mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Sarah Fox, the owner of a charming literary pub finds her fresh start on the rocks thanks to a case of murder. Booklover Sadie Coleman knows that in life, as in fiction, the right setting can make a world of difference. The small town of Shady Creek, Vermont, seems like the perfect place to start over after losing her Boston job to a merger and her relationship to her ex´s gambling addiction. She´s bought and redecorated the old grist mill pub, transforming the Inkwell into a cozy spot where tourists and regulars alike can enjoy a pint or a literary-themed cocktail, or join one of several book clubs. Little by little, Sadie is adjusting to the rhythms of her new home. Fall in Shady Creek is bookmarked by the much-anticipated Autumn Festival, complete with a pumpkin catapult competition and pie bake-off. Unfortunately, the season also brings an unwelcome visitor - Sadie´s ex, Eric, who´s angling for a second chance....Before Sadie can tell Eric to leave, he´s found dead near the Inkwell. When the local antique shop catches fire on the same night, it´s clear the town is harboring at least one unsavory character. Now, with her Aunt Gilda, her friend Shontelle, and the pub´s patrons all in the mix, Sadie must uncover the truth...before a killer declares last call. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012654/bk_reco_012654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet Quinn MacKenna, a black magic arms dealer from the mean streets of Boston. Everything was going fine for Quinn…until she accidentally stole from Nate Temple. She knows how to drink, fight, and steal dangerous magical artifacts - but not for money. For favors. Because all her life she’s wanted only one thing - a secret so dangerous and well-guarded that no one will give it up. A ticket to the Land of the Fae so she can find her dad and finally get some answers about her past. So she doesn’t ask questions of her clients, only favors, hoping that they will eventually add up to get her what she so desperately desires. And with her unique ability to nullify magic, the world’s deadliest artifacts - or the clients who demand them - don’t really impress her very much. But that all changes when she accidentally robs the infamous Nate Temple, and finds herself in a much deeper world of monsters and conspiracies than she ever knew existed. Because Nate Temple and his friends aren’t the only things to be afraid of. Now she has to worry about his enemies, too....The newest antihero in the worldwide best-selling Nate Temple Universe by Shayne Silvers. Join Cameron O’Connell and Shayne at the literary bar to sip a dirty cocktail of feisty Irish brogue - with an unhealthy splash of monsters - today!If you like KF Breene, Shannon Mayer, CN Crawford, Ilona Andrews, or Patricia Briggs, you will love the first installment of the Phantom Queen Diaries.*Over half a million readers have been pleasured by the Temple Verse novels. Now it’s your turn....* 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Leigh Cobb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136040/bk_acx0_136040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hailed as ´´America’s finest realistic novelist´´ by the Boston Globe, Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, garnered rare critical acclaim for his bracing, unsentimental portraits of middle-class American life. Disturbing the Peace is no exception. Haunting, troubling, and mesmerizing, it shines a brilliant, unwavering light into the darkest recesses of a man’s psyche. To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. John’s evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong. Something has disturbed John’s fragile peace, and he can no longer find solace in fleeting affairs or alcohol. The anger, the drinking, and the recklessness are building to a crescendo—and they’re about to take down John’s career and his family. What happens next will send John on a long, strange journey—at once tragic and inevitable. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Richard Yates´ book, you´ll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview – where James Atlas interviews Blake Bailey about the life and work of Richard Yates – begins as soon as the audiobook ends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001298/bk_adbl_001298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Boston´s premier P.I. investigates the murder of a prominent local banker, with family ties to the Mayflower - and perhaps the mob. When 51-year-old Nathan Smith, a once-confirmed bachelor, is found dead in his bed with a hole in his head made by a .38 caliber slug, it´s hard not to imagine Nathan´s young bride as the one with her finger on the trigger. Even her lawyer thinks she´s guilty. But given that Mary Smith is entitled to the best defense she can afford - and thanks to Nathan´s millions, she can afford plenty - Spenser hires on to investigate Mary´s bona fides. Mary´s alibi is a bit on the flimsy side: she claims she was watching television in another room when the murder occurred. But the couple was seen fighting at a high-profile cocktail party earlier that evening and the prosecution has a witness who says Mary once tried to hire him to kill Nathan. What´s more, she´s too pretty, too made-up, too blonde, and sleeps around - just the kind of person a jury loves to hate. Spenser´s up against the wall; leads go nowhere, no one knows a thing. Then a young woman, recently fired from her position at Smith´s bank, turns up dead. Mary´s vacant past suddenly starts looking meaner and darker - and Spenser´s suddenly got to watch his back. With its lean, crackling dialogue, crisp action and razor-sharp characters, Widow´s Walk is another triumph. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Mantegna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000189/bk_rand_000189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Number-one New York Times best seller John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.Soon to be a Netflix original documentary series ´´Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.” (Entertainment Weekly) In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death - in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with 11th-hour drama, this audio edition of The Innocent Man plays like an edge-of-your-seat legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss. ´´Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his best-selling fiction.” (The Boston Globe)´´A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.” (Time)´´A triumph.” (The Seattle Times)Please note: This is the abridged edition. An unabridged version is also available. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000950/bk_rand_000950_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.