Blood can both wound and heal... Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa´s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother. Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? But as Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she also keeps her own secret - one that has the potential to tear apart all she holds dear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Bentley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022011/bk_adbl_022011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes I wish I´d lost a leg or something. Everyone can understand that. They never get it when what´s been broken is inside your head. Five years after an unspeakable tragedy that changed him forever, Gordie Allen has made a new home with his half-brother Kevin. Their arrangement works since Kevin is the only person who can protect Gordie at school and keep him focused on getting his life back on track. But just when it seems like things are becoming normal, Gordie´s biological father comes back into the picture, demanding a place in his life. Now there´s nothing to stop Gordie from falling into a tailspin that could cost him everything - including his relationship with Sarah, the first girl he´s trusted with the truth. With his world spinning out of control, the only one who can help Gordie is himself - if he can find the strength to confront the past and take back his future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Rollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024485/bk_acx0_024485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is while I stitch together the Queen’s gown, on the night her eldest daughter is to die, that I first sense an uneasy power. On the eve of Princess Sophia’s wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches. Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls. A mysterious illness plagues the royal family, threatening the lives of the throne’s heirs, and a courtier’s wolfish hunger for the king’s favors sets a devious plot in motion. Here in the palace at Skyggehavn, things are seldom as they seem - and when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become irrevocably intertwined. As they navigate a tangled web of palace intrigue, power-lust, and deception, Ava and Midi must carve out their own survival any way they can. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Duerden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005501/bk_brll_005501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young centurion in Roman Britain, is forced into retirement after receiving a wound in his first major engagement against a rebel British tribe. It allows him the freedom to embark upon a dangerous mission to find out what happened to the Ninth Legion, which, years before, disappeared in the savage lands of the Picts. Will he find out what happened to the men, led by his father, who never returned? And will he recover the Eagle, the symbol of Roman dominance and power? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Simpson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000337/bk_naxo_000337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I never should have let them talk me into giving blood.´´ When Manda notices a creepy white-haired goth watching her donate blood, her best friend Lenore panics and drags her to a tiny New Mexico village where she learns the horrible truth - the goth is a vampire...and she´s the target. Hiding out in the village with Len´s gorgeous boyfriend, Manda meets several of his kindred, strangely beautiful men who call themselves lven. She is drawn to Savhoran, who is troubled and recovering from an ominous wound, made by another vampire. Can Manda´s heart survive the pain of loving an immortal who may himself be doomed? A young adult urban fantasy sequel to Pati Nagle´s Immortal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015762/bk_adbl_015762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This classic novel is the fictional story about Henry Fleming who was a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War in the late 1800s. Initially Henry runs from the fight but is later consumed with shame and wishes to be wounded. Though he does receive a minor wound not from the enemy, he manages to return to the fight against the Confederate Army of the south and does act as a flag bearer during another skirmish. This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short, easy-to-understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story. Composition includes original custom background music. This adventure tale is appropriate for children and adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edcn/000062/bk_edcn_000062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Accidental Highwayman is the first swashbuckling adventure for young adults by talented author and illustrator Ben Tripp. This thrilling tale of dark magic and true love is the perfect story for fans of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride. In 18th-century England, young Christopher ´´Kit´´ Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man’s riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever. Mistaken for Whistling Jack and on the run from redcoats, Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought the stuff of fairy tales. Bound by magical law, Kit takes up his master’s quest to rescue a rebellious fairy princess from an arranged marriage to King George III of England. But his task is not an easy one, for Kit must contend with the feisty Princess Morgana, gobling attacks, and a magical map that portends his destiny: as a hanged man upon the gallows…. Fans of classic fairytale fantasies such as Stardust by Neil Gaiman and will find much to love in this irresistible YA debut by Ben Tripp, the son of one of America’s most beloved illustrators, Wallace Tripp (Amelia Bedelia). Following in his father´s footsteps, Ben has woven illustrations throughout the story. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001867/bk_aren_001867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Courage could cost him everything. Third Blade Leith Torren never questions his orders or his loyalty to King Respen until an arrow wound and a prairie blizzard drive him to the doorstep of the girls whose family he once destroyed. Their forbidden faith and ties to the Resistance could devastate their family a second time. Survival depends on obedience, but freedom beckons. How far does he dare go to resist the king and his Blades? No matter what Leith chooses, one thing is certain. Someone will die. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Dornan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051181/bk_acx0_051181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Family secrets turn deadly in this edgy pause resister about the insidious limits of labels and the ties that bind just a little too tightly, from the New York Times best-selling author of the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. Growing up, Adrien and his sister, Grace, competed viciously for everything. It wasn´t easy being the adopted sibling, but Adrien tried to get along; it was Grace who didn´t want anything to do with him. When their scientist parents died in a terrible lab fire, there was nothing left to hold them together. Now, after years apart, Adrien and Grace are forced to reunite at the elite boarding school where their parents were teachers. Being back around everyone he used to know makes Adrien question the person he´s become, while being back around Grace makes him feel like someone he doesn´t want to be. For as much as Adrien wants to move on, someone seems determined to reopen old wounds. And when Adrien starts to suspect that Grace knows more about their parents´ deaths than she let on, he realizes there are some wounds no amount of time can heal. If Adrien isn´t careful, they may even kill him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004989/bk_harp_004989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Natalie Barns is falling apart. Since returning from Fourline, she´s tried desperately to focus on the world in front of her - the one of classes, money, and family. But the wound in Natalie´s shoulder from her final encounter with the Nala radiates pain constantly throughout her days, while her nights are tormented by terrifying dreams of the Nala - and of Soris, the rebel fighter she failed to protect. Seeking refuge from what plagues her, Natalie returns to the costume shop and discovers her wound is much more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. What she learns sets her on an inexorable path back to the kingdom of Fourline. If she´s to have a chance of survival, she must confront Soris´ fate and the fears that have been festering in her heart - or the Nala remnant will change her life forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Ezzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007701/bk_brll_007701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.