When Jude pays a visit to Long Bamber Stables - to meet an unusual new client and his owner, Sonia Dalrymple - she does not expect to stumble across a man laying in the darkness. Co-owner of the stables Walter Fleet has been viciously stabbed to death, and Jude suspects she may have arrived only seconds after his murder. Unable to resist a mystery, friends Jude and Carole begin to make discreet enquiries. It soon becomes clear that Long Bamber Stables is a hotbed of dangerous passions, murderous rivalries and sinister secrets...and this horsing community will do anything to conceal the truth behind their deceptive lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simoln Brett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/004113/bk_isis_004113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Their affair begins in the stable. Firm bodies, flashing flanks, beauty...and the horses aren´t bad either! It all begins in a stable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aimee Aguilera. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150080/bk_acx0_150080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 13, George Stable still hasn´t made his mark on the world. Oh, he plays the guitar and sings a little. And he appeared on television for six whole seconds once. A couple of years ago, he even wrote a sort of book, called The Teddy Bear Habit. But nothing really exciting has happened to him. But now, it looks as if his big chance has finally come. This agent of his, Woody Woodward, who discovered him during his six-second TV career, has come up with a plan to make him a hot new guitar-playing teenage star - ´´George Stable, The Boy Next Door´´. Never mind that George has spent his entire life in Greenwich Village, which is not exactly where you´d find your typical ´´Boy Next Door´´. As Woody says, it´s the image that counts. Of course, there are a few problems to be ironed out. His pop isn´t too hot on the idea, and is packing George off to stay with his uncle and creepy cousin Sinclair in upstate New York, while he spends a month in Paris. And Woody´s bosses at the record company still have to buy the idea. There´s this strange, bug-eyed guy everyone calls Superman who has to give the go-ahead.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: August Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001284/bk_bbca_001284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first in-depth biography of one of the most talented and infamous legends to play in the National Football League - the life and times of pro football´s first bad boy, famed Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler. Ken ´´The Snake´´ Stabler was the embodiment of the original Men in Black - the freewheeling, hard-hitting Oakland Raiders. The league´s first swashbuckling pass thrower, the mythical southpaw Southerner famous for come-from-behind drives late in the game, Stabler led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl championship in 1977. In an era dominated by gentleman quarterbacks like Roger Staubach and Bob Griese, this 1974 NFL MVP, four-time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl champion was an iconoclast who partied as hard as he played and lived life unapologetically on his own - not the NFL´s - terms. Though Stabler´s legacy is larger than life, there has never before been an exclusive account of him - until now. Snake goes deep under the surface of Stabler´s persona to reveal a man who, despite his penchant for partying and debauchery, was committed to winning and being the best player he could be. From his college days playing for Bear Bryant at Alabama to his years with the Raiders under coach John Madden, his broadcasting career to his death in 2015 and the revelation that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, Snake probes the myriad facets of Stabler´s life on and off the field to tell his complete story and explores how his legacy and the culture and times that pivotally shaped it continue to impact football today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005647/bk_harp_005647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her mother passed away when Jillian was only six—leaving just Jillian, her father, and the farm. The farm folks make up a funny kind of family, however, including her horse, Reindeer, her best friend, Jason, and her arch nemesis, Sydney. Things start to get more complicated than usual one morning when the questions begin to pile up. Who is the mysterious new boy on the farm? What secrets are lurking in his luggage? And, speaking of luggage, why has Aunt Connie arrived with so much of it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: R.M. Parrish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000405/bk_tate_000405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling Tracey Corderoy - author of the Hubble Bubble and Shifty McGifty series - comes an enchanting new series, perfect for pony lovers.Ten-year-old Bryony is excited to move with her family to a new home by the sea. She knows that adventures are just around the corner but wishes she didn´t have to leave her best friends or the local stables behind. Then, while exploring the woods near her house, she encounters a beautiful bay pony. Something has spooked the pony and caused him to bolt, but Bryony manages to calm him using her natural ability and their instant connection.Days later, she can´t stop thinking about him, so when she sees an advert in the local post office from a lady wanting help with her daughter´s new pony, she immediately answers. When Bryony turns up at the manor house, she is delighted to see that it is indeed the same pony - a chocolate brown bay called Red. But the pony´s owner, Arabella, isn´t so happy to see her. In fact, she is determined to keep Bryony away from Red even though she herself seems to have no interest in him.Will Bryony ever get the chance to get close to Red? And why is Arabella so intent on keeping them apart?A story of friendship, adventure and the love of a horse. For fans of Amanda Wills, Stacey Gregg, Pippa Funnell and Lauren St John. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Long. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ssuk/000135/bk_ssuk_000135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries´ worth of competing territorial claims, the South China Sea in particular is a simmering pot of potential conflict. The underreported military buildup in the area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean means that it will likely be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future. In Asia´s Cauldron, Robert D. Kaplan offers up a vivid snapshot of the nations surrounding the South China Sea, the conflicts brewing in the region at the dawn of the 21st century, and their implications for global peace and stability. To understand the future of conflict in East Asia, Kaplan argues, one must understand the goals and motivations of its leaders and its people. Part travelogue, part geopolitical primer, Asia´s Cauldron takes us on a journey through the region´s boom cities and ramshackle slums: From Vietnam, where the superfueled capitalism of the erstwhile colonial capital, Saigon, inspires the geostrategic pretensions of the official seat of government in Hanoi, to Malaysia, where a unique mix of authoritarian Islam and Western-style consumerism creates quite possibly the ultimate postmodern society; and from Singapore, whose ´´benevolent autocracy´´ helped foster an economic miracle, to the Philippines, where a different brand of authoritarianism under Ferdinand Marcos led not to economic growth but to decades of corruption and crime. At a time when every day´s news seems to contain some new story - large or small - that directly relates to conflicts over the South China Sea, Asia´s Cauldron is an indispensable guide to a corner of the globe that will affect all of our lives for years to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003671/bk_tant_003671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the three-part Jessica´s Stable trilogy complete in one bundle. Part One - Thoroughbred Caught up in a moment of wild defiance, a young woman named Jessica quickly finds herself in the center of three unique men´s attention. After she visits their seduced mansion, she starts to learn the secrets, not just to their incredible wealth but what they also have kept hidden from the rest of the world. At will, each of the men can transform into an equine version of himself; the mighty thoroughbred Argo, the palomino Trent, and the powerful mustang Raine. After a night with Argo, her passions for the men turn dangerous when a tragic fire drives them from their home and into the night. Part Two - Mustang After spending a night of passion in the arms of the horse shifter Argo, Jessica must set out on her own to try and find the missing members of her new stable. Both the Palomino Trent and the free spirited Mustang Raine have not returned after fleeing into the night when a fire destroys their protected mansion. With Argo the Thoroughbred staying behind in case they return and to tend to the ruins of their home, Jessica ventures into their secluded valley alone. She soon finds out that the passions of these shifter men cannot be contained and she will need to maintain a careful balance to keep her Stable together. Part Three - Palomino After spending a night of passion in the arms of the horse shifter Argo, Jessica must set out on her own to try and find the missing members of her new stable. Both the Palomino Trent and the free spirited Mustang Raine have not returned after fleeing into the night when a fire destroys their protected mansion. With Argo the Thoroughbred staying behind in case they return and to tend to the ruins of their home, Jessica ventures into their secluded valley alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044682/bk_acx0_044682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.