In the Hamptons, the everyday people are as complicated and fascinating as the millionaires... When Katie Doyle moves across the country to the Hamptons, she is hoping for summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with a dazzling investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, where society´s 1 percenters vacation alongside local hardworking people who´ve lived in the Hamptons for generations. Though she´s looking forward to their move, Katie is wary about mingling with her boyfriend´s East Coast elite circles. She soon discovers Southampton isn´t all that it seems to be on the surface - and neither are the people who live there. As George takes Katie on a whirlwind tour of country clubs, haute couture, and lavish events, she is amazed to witness sudden whims become dire needs, extramarital affairs blossoming right and left, and people purchasing friends and loyalties like pairs of shoes. Even the middle-class townspeople maintain a determined façade while maneuvering like sharks among the wealthy summer invaders. The more Katie becomes immersed, the more she learns the secrets of both the upstairs and downstairs, the upper crust and middle of the road. The combustion between the classes becomes explosive as the summer tears on. Betrayals, a sexual predator, and a missing person lost in murky waves drive the listener on a racing Learjet ride through impossible twists and turns until landing at the shocking conclusion. When she meets Luke, a local surfer and middle school teacher, he makes her question what it is she really wants as she understands the life she´s begun for herself is built on shifting Hamptons´ dunes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Em Eldridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006220/bk_harp_006220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Advice columnist Molly Forrester needs a break from her job at Zeitgeist, a Manhattan glossy. The opportunity for some R-n-R arrives when her best friends, Tricia and Cassady, invite her to the Hamptons for a weekend of hard-earned fun to celebrate Tricia´s brother´s engagement. But Molly´s plans of sipping margaritas by the poolside and working on nothing more than her tan are sidetracked by an unscheduled event - the murder of the bride-to-be.... It isn´t long before suspicion is cast on Tricia´s brother. Was this a case of jealousy or something much deeper? Now Molly must follow a trail of sex, lies, and streaming video back to Manhattan, but her sleuthing efforts are complicated when her ex-boyfriend, NYPD homicide detective Kyle Edwards, interferes with the case - and with Molly´s heart.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kane Haseman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005829/bk_adbl_005829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning author. Soon to be adapted for an ITV television series by the Oscar-winning playwright behind Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons, Christopher Hampton. Singapore just before the Japanese invasion in the Second World War: the Blackett family´s prosperous world of tennis parties, cocktails and deferential servants seems unchanging. But it is poised on the edge of the abyss: This is the eve of the Fall of Singapore and, as we know, of much else besides. Not only the Blacketts, their friends and enemies, but many individuals are caught up in the events. Singapore at this historical watershed has never been so faithfully and passionately recreated.
Willkommen im Sea Whisper Inn Die frisch getrennte Linn erbt überraschend eine verwunschene Villa in den Hamptons. Diese ist bereits ziemlich in die Jahre gekommen - wie auch deren fünf Bewohner zwischen 69 und 75. Doch schnell fühlt Linn sich zwischen Granatapfel-Cocktails, Mittagsschläfchen und Renovierungsarbeiten ziemlich wohl. Wären da nicht dieser gut aussehende Journalist und der unumgänglich scheinende Hausverkauf ... Britta Steffenhagen liest mit Humor und Gefühl. (6 CDs, Laufzeit: 7h 11)
Willkommen im Sea Whisper Inn Die frisch getrennte Linn erbt überraschend eine verwunschene Villa in den Hamptons. Diese ist bereits ziemlich in die Jahre gekommen - wie auch deren fünf Bewohner zwischen 69 und 75. Doch schnell fühlt Linn sich zwischen Granatapfel-Cocktails, Mittagsschläfchen und Renovierungsarbeiten ziemlich wohl. Wären da nicht dieser gut aussehende Journalist und der unumgänglich scheinende Hausverkauf... Britta Steffenhagen liest mit Humor und Gefühl. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Britta Steffenhagen. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhde/002643/bk_rhde_002643_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
What dreams may come....Mulberry is a three-story Victorian in the Hamptons, the perfect summer retreat for the Bradley family. Forty years ago a family was murdered in the house. Now, the bloodstains have been washed away, and the grisly killings are just a chilling local legend. But something unseen still waits in the shadowed hallways and antique furnished bedrooms. For psychiatrist Bert Bradley, his wife Alice, budding teens Stacey and Richard, and innocent five-year-old Lissie, the summer begins with days at the beach and neighborhood cocktail parties. But all is not right in Mulberry. The cellar door won’t stay closed. Lissie wakes screaming with night terrors. Strange, vivid dreams spread like a contagion to all the Bradleys. The sins of the past have never left Mulberry; they are slowly spinning a web around the unsuspecting family. Shocking secrets will soon be revealed and the innocent will be drawn inexorably toward a night of terrifying bloodshed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Bacon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139071/bk_acx0_139071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By the best-selling author of Seinfeldia, a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series Sex and the City, to coincide with the show’s 20th anniversary. When Candace Bushnell started writing her ´´Sex and the City” column for the New York Observer, she didn’t think anyone beyond the Upper East Side would care about her adventures among the Hamptons-hopping media elite. But her struggles with singlehood struck a chord, making her a citywide - and soon nationwide - sensation. Beverly Hills, 90210 creator Darren Star brought Bushnell’s vision to an even wider audience when he adapted the column for an HBO series. His four main characters - Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha - forever branded the actresses who took on the roles, redefined women’s relationship to sex, and elevated the perception of singlehood. With their fashion-forward lifestyle, they launched a barrage of trends, from fabric flower accessories to Manolo Blahnik shoes to Cosmopolitan cocktails. Sex and the City and Us is the story of how a columnist, two gay men - Darren Star and fellow executive producer Michael Patrick King - and a writers’ room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon, pushing the boundaries of television and igniting a national conversation about single women and sex in the process. While the show’s feminist merits continue to fuel debate, it taught viewers - male and female, gay and straight - about sex and demonstrated that single women could support each other through life’s tribulations, even as men came and went. Featuring exclusive new interviews with the cast and writers, including star Sarah Jessica Parker, creator Darren Star, executive producer Michael Patrick King, and author Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City and Us brings us behind the scenes for a nostalgic look at a TV series tha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Osmanski, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008734/bk_sans_008734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.