A mysterious note leads a struggling actress to a strange murder investigation. After two decades of striving, Celia is tired of waiting for her big acting break, and finds consolation only in a specific narcotic: mystery novels. After an afternoon binge at the sprawling Strand bookstore, she emerges with a baker’s dozen of second-hand thrillers. Inside one of the novels she finds a real-life mystery that will prove to be the greatest she’s ever read. She discovers a slip of paper listing nine bullet points, starting, ´´in re the murder of the Director´´. Who is the Director? Why would someone want him dead? And what on Earth does Dan Rather have to do with it? As Celia dives into the puzzle, she finds herself locked in a life-or-death struggle with a gang of international conspirators. These evil men would scare her to death if she weren’t a veteran of New York’s toughest battlefield: the audition room. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006194/bk_adbl_006194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1915. 17-year-old Sasha Fox is the privileged only daughter of a respected doctor living in Brighton. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, have gone to war and Sasha has a terrible gift. She can see the future. Her premonitions show her untold horrors on the battlefields of the Somme. Corpse worms crawling over the faces of soldiers soon to die, and worse still, what will happen to Edgar and Tom. Like the prophetess Cassandra, Sasha is trapped by power. No one will believe her. She feels stifled by her over-protective mother and restrictive father. Her family have lost faith in her. She is determined to win them back, whatever the price. And it is a high one - for who wants to see the end of their own story...? But Alexandra is a heroine resourceful enough to try to change the path of Fate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Maxwell Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000212/bk_orio_000212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You think you know her story. You´ve read the Brothers Grimm, you´ve watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn´t be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders - but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their royal closets. Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe was a Nazi spy. Empress Elizabeth of the Austro-Hungarian empire slept wearing a mask of raw veal. Princess Olga of Kiev murdered thousands of men, and Princess Rani Lakshmibai waged war on the battlefield, charging into combat with her toddler son strapped to her back. Princesses Behaving Badly offers mini-biographies of all these princesses and dozens more. It´s a fascinating listen for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003694/bk_rand_003694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.