Independent beyond what´s good for her, Isabella Moore leaves her brothers and parents in Prairie City in search of her true calling. Traveling to Haines, Oregon, by way of the historic Bourne-Haines Stage Road, she runs across the type of people from whom she´d been sheltered, leading to an accident and a man she´d only dreamed about. Blacksmith Gabriel Stone saw enough of death during the Civil War to last him a lifetime. To him, Isabella is a broken wildflower in need of his care-but caring for her may bring back unwanted memories of his former life as a doctor. And dare he entrust his heart to a woman filled with ideas of gold mining and adventure? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Li. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150516/bk_acx0_150516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lady Imogen Moore hasn´t had an easy time of it since she made her coming out three seasons ago. With her betrothed, a powerful duke, breaking it off to wed her sister, she´s become the tons favorite piece of gossip. Never again wanting to experience the pain of a broken heart, she´s resolved to make a match with a polite, respectable gentleman. The last thing she wants is another reckless rogue. Lord Alex Edgerton has a problem. His brother, tired of Alex´s carousing, has charged him with chaperoning their remaining, unwed sister about at ton events. Shopping? No, thank you. Attending the theater? He´d rather be at Forbidden Pleasures with a scantily clad beauty upon his lap. The task of chaperone becomes even more of a bother when his sister drags along her dearest friend, Lady Imogen, to social functions. The last thing he wants in his life is a young, innocent English miss. Except as Alex and Imogen are thrown together, passions flare, and Alex comes to find he not only wants Imogen in his bed, but also in his heart. Yet now he must convince Imogen to risk all, on the heart of a rogue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037713/bk_acx0_037713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exclusively from Audible Drawing heavily from personal experience, Anne Brontë wrote Agnes Grey in an effort to represent the many 19th Century women who worked as governesses and suffered daily abuse as a result of their position. Having lost the family savings on risky investments, Richard Grey removes himself from family life and suffers a bout of depression. Feeling helpless and frustrated, his youngest daughter, Agnes, applies for a job as a governess to the children of a wealthy, upper-class, English family. Ecstatic at the thought that she has finally gained control and freedom over her own life, Agnes arrives at the Bloomfield mansion armed with confidence and purpose. The cruelty with which the family treat her however, slowly but surely strips the heroine of all dignity and belief in humanity. A tale of female bravery in the face of isolation and subjugation, Agnes Grey is a masterpiece claimed by Irish writer, George Moore, to be possessed of all the qualities and style of a Jane Austen title. Its simple prosaic style propels the narrative forward in a gentle yet rhythmic manner which continuously leaves the listener wanting to know more. Anne Brontë, the somewhat lesser known sister, was in fact the first to finish and publish Agnes Grey under the pseudonym of Acton Bell. Charlotte and Emily followed shortly after with Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. As Anne passed away from what is now known to be pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of just 29, she only published one further title; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. As feminist in nature as Agnes Grey, Anne´s brave voice resonates and permeates during one of the most prejudiced and patriarchal times of English history. Narrator Biography Emilia Fox is an English stage, film and TV actress, best known for playing the role of Dr Nikki Alexander on the BBC´s crime drama Silent Wit 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emilia Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002208/bk_bbcw_002208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We do not know. Anyone who says they do is a liar, deluded, wanting to delude or thinks the truth is a metaphor, a rock to hit you with.... Provocative, thoughtful, beautiful, these essays have a directness and humanity that connects with our era. They are wide-ranging and include pieces on filmmakers, artists, and literary and historical figures such as director Ken Loach, contemporary artist Shelly Wyn-de-Bank, graphic novelist Alan Moore, screenwriter of Lawrence of Arabia Robert Bolt, writers George Orwell, Anais Nin, Arthur Koestler, and Primo Levi, and Victorian photographer Francis Meadow Sutcliffe. This is an eclectic, surprising, and delightful collection that takes the listener on a path through grief, into existentialism, the humor of Ealing comedies, the power of the lost cities of Egypt, Hermeticism, sunlight, Shakespeare, oral history, and much more. Tim Dalgleish´s previous work includes numerous plays, two books of poetry, and his book Playing Macbeth: An Actor´s Journey into the Role, which has been called a ´´Fantastic insider´s account´´ and ´´Insightful, entertaining, a lesson in process of any kind, really honest assessments, beautiful language, authentic and alive.... [L]oved it´´, receiving five-star reviews on Amazon, Audible, and Reader´s Favorite. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Dalgleish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124514/bk_acx0_124514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ryder ´´Playboy´´ King is what everyone calls me, in and out of the octagon. I´m fine with being known as a Playboy. I´ve turned it into an art form. A big smile, charm, and a little flattery - and my needs are easily met. Besides, giving a shit can get a man hurt - I´d rather get in and out in one piece. Enter Tessa Jameson. One fiery lust filled moment with her is not enough. If anything, it leaves me wanting more, but she´s not interested. Me? I know I´ve met my match - I want more. She thinks men only want sex. I´m determined to prove her wrong. But it isn´t easy. The closer I get, the more I want. Lust, is the act of taking. Love, is the act of giving. Can I continue to give and not take? Can two bruised people long committed to a lust-filled life be willing to change - to love? Will lust just be another beatable opponent? I think so. Until I´m knocked to my knees with a blow I never see coming. This book is a standalone novel in the Deadly Sins Series - but listening to them together does add more to the story. Warning: This novel touches on themes of abuse and suicide that may be deemed triggers to some listeners. Intended for listeners 18 and over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Moore, George Wickham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028043/bk_adbl_028043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three passionate novellas from The Secret Library range that offer essential, sensual listening. One Long Hot Summer - Elizabeth Coldwell Lily’s looking after her friend, Amanda’s, home on the Dorsetcoast, hoping it will ease her writer’s block and help her get over her ex, Alex. What she doesn’t expect is that Amanda’s 21-year-old son Ryan will arrive at the house, planning to spend the summer surfing and partying - or that he’ll have grown up quite so nicely. Ryan’s as attracted to her as she is to him - but surely acting on her feelings for a man 14 years her junior is inappropriate? And when Alex makes a sudden reappearance in her life, wanting to get back together, should she follow her head or her heart? How can she resolve this case of summer madness? Just Another Lady - Penelope Friday Regency lady Elinor has fallen on hard times. The death of her father and the entail of their house put Elinor and her mother in difficulty; and her mother’s illness has brought doctor’s bills that they cannot pay. Lucius Crozier was Elinor’s childhood friend and adversary; and there has always been a spark of attraction between the pair. Now renowned as a womanizer, he offers a marriage of convenience (for him!) in return for the payment of Elinor’s mother’s medical bills. Reluctantly, she agrees. But Lucius has made enemies of other gentlemen of the upper echelon by playing fast and loose with their mistresses, and one man is determined to take his revenge through Lucius’s new wife... Safe Haven - Shanna Germaine Kallie Peters has finally made her dream come true - she’s turned the family farm into Safe Haven, an animal sanctuary. But financial woes are pressing in on her, and she’s worried that the only way to keep the farm is to allow her rich ex-boyfriend back into her life. When a sexy stranger shows up in her driveway with a wiggling puppy in his arms, she knows it’s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sile Bermingham, Mag Wallace, Kikki Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008054/bk_adbl_008054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.