One dark and warm October night in the heart of Arizona, a group of friends are out for an evening of fun. It was a night for celebration, and to draw them away from the world. As they drink the night away, a dark and handsome stranger watches them in the distance. His observations going unnoticed as the girls focus on their own conversation.Too drunk to make it home on their own, the stranger offers the group a ride home in his taxi. Reluctantly, the girls agree.What follows is a dark and brutal act of revenge decades in the making. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shandon Loring. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002302/bk_acx0_002302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the only English-language guidebook to focus solely on Ivory Coast, a country of crimson savannahs, sublime mountains and cream-hued beaches that is becoming popular for ecotourism and wildlife, surfing and off-the-beaten track travel. Having only recently re-opened for tourism, Ivory Coast is West Africa´s hidden treasure. In-depth and comprehensive coverage of everything from chimp-watching and hiking to food and the Ivorian music and dance scene is featured (including how Twerking originated from the Ivorian mapouka, which was deemed so raunchy in the 1970s that the government temporarily banned it from television.) Packed with vivid descriptions, detailed maps and essential practical advice, this book is invaluable to any visitor, whatever your purpose. The guide organises the country into ten regions and includes western Dix-Huit Montagnes and northern Savanes and Deguel, previously omitted from other, wider-ranging guides. It also includes meticulous maps and suggested itineraries for different timescales. Wide-ranging information on food and accommodation is given for each region. Ivory Coast´s nature is as alluring as its culture, whether you want to surf off beaches of Assinie, trek through the savannahs of the north or scale Mount Tonkoui for panoramic views of Liberia and Guinea. In the Comoe, Tai and Marahoue national parks, it´s possible to glimpse leopards, lions, chimpanzees, aardvarks, antelopes and 500 bird species. The guide includes sections offering advice on hiking and trekking the northern alpine regions and on birdwatching and wildlife-spotting in the various national parks. There is a section devoted to Ivory Coast´s artistic and cultural assets which includes accurate prices for tribal arts and crafts. Distributed throughout the book are fact boxes containing anecdotes about notable Ivorians (such as the dramatic rags-to-riches-back-to-rags story of the singer Francois Lougah) as well as vox pops of average citizens (taxi drivers, shopkeepers, bar staff) expressing their thoughts about Ivorian life, society and culture.
The first book in the riveting Moonlighters Series from New York Times and USA TODAY best-selling author Terri Blackstock.´´Crisp prose, an engaging story, and brisk pacing make this thriller another home run for Blackstock.” (Library Journal, starred review)When truth doesn’t make sense, will lies prevail?Cathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on high-profile homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief...until her brother’s wife is murdered and all the ´´facts” point to him. The killer has staged the crime to make the truth too far-fetched to believe. Working to solve the murder and clear her brother’s name, Cathy and her two sisters, Holly and Juliet, moonlight as part-time private investigators. Juliet, a stay-at-home mom of two boys, and Holly, a scattered ne’er-do-well who drives a taxi, put aside their fear to hunt down the real killer.Stakes rise when their brother’s grieving five-year-old son is kidnapped. As police focus on the wrong set of clues, the three sisters and their battered detective friend are the only hope for solving this bizarre crime, saving the child, and freeing their brother.´´A story rich with texture and suspense, this family murder mystery unfolds with fast pacing, a creepy clown murder suspect, and threatening blog visitor to boot.” (Publishers Weekly)´´Truth Stained Lies is the first in what’s likely to be a very popular new series for Blackstock. Her characters are flawed, faltering in their faith, and ultimately human. They’re the kind of people you wish you had as friends. This latest novel should appeal to millions of existing fans and millions of new fans who just don’t know it yet.” (CBA Retaile 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001432/bk_zond_001432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mother´s story behind one of the most dramatic true crime cases in recent history. ´´I have lived every parent´s worst nightmare. On what would have been my daughter´s 29th birthday, Detective Superintendent Stephen Fulcher knocked on the door and told me my beautiful Becky was dead. She had been found buried in a shallow grave in a remote field in the Gloucestershire countryside. Becky had been brutally murdered.´´ This is Karen´s story of an unbreakable love for her daughter despite unimaginable tragedy: from her despair through Becky´s troubled teenage years, to the agonising eight years when Becky was missing, and then the dramatic story of how a killer´s confession led to a terrible discovery. Karen was thrown into a world where the truth was never guaranteed; where taxi driver Christopher Halliwell nearly got away with murder; where the police officer who found her daughter was punished instead. The one constant has been Karen´s determination to fight for Becky, tirelessly campaigning for the truth about what happened and Halliwell to face the consequences of his evil actions.The murders of Becky Godden-Edwards and Sian O´Callaghan will soon be the focus of major new ITV series A Confession starring Martin Freeman as Stephen Fulcher and Imelda Staunton as Karen Edwards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane McDowell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/001385/bk_head_001385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get By in Chinese is devised specifically for travellers. The 70-minute download will help you to get to grips with the basics of spoken Chinese, and introduces the most relevant language you´ll hear when you´re there. Listen to the audio a couple of times to practise the key phrases and vocabulary, and familiarise yourself with Chinese pronunciation. There are seven sections, covering essential topics such as:Bare Necessities - greetings, talking about yourself, nationalities, numbers, telling the time, changing moneyGetting Around - asking for directions, hiring cars and bikes, taking a taxi, getting information, buying tickets, using public transportSomewhere to Stay - finding somewhere to stay, asking about facilities, checking in, asking for help, checking out Buying Things - buying groceries, buying clothes, at the department storeEating Out - finding somewhere to eat, asking about the menu, ordering, discussing special requirements, complaining, paying the billEntertainment - finding out what´s on, getting more information, buying tickets, sports events and activitiesEmergencies - getting help, explaining problems to a doctor or a dentist, Traditional Chinese medicine, at the chemist´s, at the police station, car breakdownThe English narrator and two native Chinese speakers introduce the key phrases and vocabulary. In each section there are a couple of short dialogues where you can check out the language you have heard, with questions to focus your listening. At the end of each section there is the opportunity to practise what you´ve learned in a guided dialogue ´´as if you were there´´.This download comes with a free booklet, which gives the key phrases and dialogues as they appear on the audio. An accompanying book to Get By in Chinese is also available. The 160-page book is perfect as a phrase book and a 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/educ/000018/bk_educ_000018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.