Audible is bringing William Gibsonâs uncovered Alien III script to life in audio for the first time, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the birth of the Alien franchise.Â Â Alongside a full cast, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen reprise their iconic roles as Corporal Hicks and Bishop from the 1986 film Aliens.Â Â Â Father of cyberpunk William Gibsonâs original script for Alien III, written in 1987 as a sequel to Aliens, never made it to our screens, although it went on to achieve cult status among fans as the third instalment that might have been after being leaked online.Â This terrifying, cinematic multicast dramatisation - directed by the multi-award-winning Dirk Maggs - is the chance to experience William Gibsonâs untold story and its terrifying, claustrophobic and dark encounters between humans and aliens, as a completely immersive audio experience.Â The story begins with the Sulaco on its return journey from LV-426. On board the military ship are the cryogenically frozen skeleton crew of that filmâs survivors: Ripley, Hicks, Newt and Bishop.Â We travel aboard and hear an alarm blare. Our heroes are no longer alone.... Starring: Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, Cliff Chapman, Samantha Coughlan, Ben Cura, Dar Dash, Harry Ditson, Mairead Doherty, Lance Henriksen, Graham Hoadly, Lorelei King, Laurel Lefkow, Martin McDougall, Sarah Pitard, Michael Roberts, David Seddon, Andrew James Spooner, Siri Steinmo, Dai Tabuchi, Keith Wickham, Rebecca Yeo.
Â©2019 20th Century Fox (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
Ce 5e ouvrage de Colette Portelance sera sans doute comme les prÃ©cÃ©dents un autre best-seller. Forte de prÃ¨s de 40 annÃ©es de vie de couple heureuse et rÃ©ussie avec le mÃªme conjoint, lâauteur nous convie Ã la mise au grand jour des secrets de ceux qui cultivent encore le sentiment amoureux aprÃ¨s de nombreuses annÃ©es de vie communes. Elle affirme quâÃ lâaube du 3e millÃ©naire il est toujours rÃ©aliste de rÃªver dâune vie de couple durable et satisfaisante. Pour elle, la relation amoureuse peut traverser lâÃ©preuve du temps, lâamour, le dÃ©sir et la passion nâÃ©tant pas uniquement rÃ©servÃ©s Ã lâenfance des relations de couple. En Ã©crivant ces pages, Colette Portelance veut donner lâespoir Ã ceux qui sâaiment, Ã ceux qui veulent une vie de couple plus harmonieuse mais qui connaissent des difficultÃ©s relationnelles et Ã ceux qui sont seuls. Ce livre fournit Ã toutes ces personnes qui rÃªvent dâune vie de couple rÃ©ussie, des bases solides et rÃ©alistes sur lesquelles ils pourront construire leur relation amoureuse de faÃ§on Ã ce quâelle gagne chaque jour en profondeur sans perdre en sensibilitÃ©, en intÃ©rÃªt et en libertÃ©. Â«en nourrissant nos yeux et nos coeurs dâimages rÃ©elles et encourageantes en rapport avec la relation de couple, nous sÃ¨merons un espoir constructeur dans le coeur des hommes et des femmes qui veulent Ãªtre heureux ensemble et nous contribuerons ainsi plus facilement Ã former des couples qui sâaiment assez pour offrir Ã leurs enfants et Ã leur entourage des modÃ¨les dâÃ©panouissement et de rÃ©alisation.Â»
Â©2014 Ãditions du CRAM (P)2020 Ãditions Vues et Voix
Itâs a normal afternoon when I walk out the patio doors of our kitchen to check on Mia, my stepdaughter, who is swimming in our backyard pool. But sheâs gone. My heart stops when I see the back gate is open, her pink, fluffy towel lying folded on a chair. I was just feet away. Why didnât I hear her scream? Who took our little girl?Â My husband canât understand how I could I have let his daughter disappear. And when the police come asking questions, I wish I could wind back time to that normal afternoon when I was cooking lasagna for my family, Miaâs favorite. I can tell the officers donât believe me: Theyâve cast me as the evil stepmother.Â I just wish I could understand the messages Iâve found from my husband on Miaâs phone: Iâm so sorry, I still love you. And why his wedding ring is found at the bottom of the pool after Mia disappeared. He never told me it was missing. What else is he hiding?Â But the detective keeps asking me where I was during those 10 minutes when Mia vanished. And I canât tell her my secret. From the way sheâs looking at me, I know she thinks I did something to my stepdaughter. Mia and I havenât always been that close, and sometimes she drives me nuts, just like any normal teenager, but I would never hurt her.Â I just need you to believe me.Â A twisty novel packed with suspense about the power and damage of secrets we hide. Perfect for anyone who was totally hooked by The Mother-in-Law, Kerry Fisher, and Big Little Lies.
Â©2020 Georgina Cross (P)2020 Bookouture
In the distance Leah heard sirens. She ignored them. Right now, her daughter needed her, and Emily was just out of reach, curled up under the bed, her eyes closed, desperately shaking. Leah did the only thing any mother would do. She crawled through the blood to get to her daughter. Dr. Leah Wright returned to her childhood home in rural Pennsylvania with her husband to find peace and quiet, start afresh, and raise her six-year-old daughter Emily. But when she gets home one dark winter night, clutching roses in her hand, she finds her daughter huddled under her bed and her husbandâs blood all over the floor.... When Detective Luka Jericho is called to investigate, heâs shocked to learn that the killer left a witness behind - the victimâs young daughter. The scene is a painful reminder of his fiancÃ©âs unsolved death, and he is desperate to find out what Emily saw that night. He knows that the killer could still be out there, waiting to strike again. But growing up, Leah learned the hard way that the only person she could rely on was herself. And itâs not until she and Emily are attacked again that she realizes just how close the killer is. Can she trust Luka to keep her daughter safe? Fans of Karin Slaughter, Kendra Elliot, and Tess Gerritsen will devour this fast-paced and chilling new crime series from New York Times best-selling author CJ Lyons. You wonât be able to stop listening to this audiobook.
Â©2020 CJ Lyons (P)2020 Bookouture
2020Â City of Edmonton Book Prize 2020 Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction 2020 Georges Bugnet Award for Novel From one of our most critically acclaimed and beloved storytellers comes a sweeping novel set on board the Morning Light, a Nova Scotian merchant ship sailing through the south pacific in 1912. Kay and Thea are half-sisters, separated in age by almost 20 years, but deeply attached. When their stern father dies, Thea returns to Nova Scotia for her long-promised marriage to the captain of the Morning Light. But she cannot abandon her orphaned young sister, so Kay too embarks on a life-changing voyage to the other side of the world. At the heart of The Difference is a crystallizing moment in Micronesia: Thea, still mourning a miscarriage, forms a bond with a young boy from a remote island and takes him on board as her own son. Over time, the repercussions of this act force Kay, who considers the boy her brother, to examine her own assumptions - which are increasingly at odds with those of society around her - about what is forgivable and what is right. Inspired by a true story, Endicott shows us a now-vanished world in all its wonder, and in its darkness, prejudice, and difficulty, too. She also brilliantly illuminates our present time through Kay's examination of the idea of "difference" - between people, classes, continents, cultures, customs, and species. The Difference is a breathtaking novel by a writer with an astonishing ability to bring past worlds vividly to life while revealing the moral complexity of our own.Â
Â©2019 Marina Endicott (P)2019 Knopf Canada
My brother was 13 the first time he tried to kill me.Â These days, Della is a loving wife, a dedicated teacher, a woman trying to do her best. She has put her past far behind her. But she hasnât forgotten the lessons she learned.Â Itâs just a regular morning when Della welcomes Zoey to her English class. She treats her like any other new student: assigns her a desk, hands out the work. But then she meets Zoeyâs cold, calculating eyes and freezes as terrifying memories threaten to overwhelm her.Â Della knows what evil looks like when it hides behind a confident smile. Her own brother, the townâs darling, couldnât keep his true nature hidden forever. Della has been watching out for people like him ever since, determined to stop them before itâs too late.Â When a student is viciously attacked and Della is sent a detailed account of the crime, sheâs more convinced than ever that Zoey has darkness inside her.Â But to make people believe her, she needs proof. Will she risk everything to get it? And without it, can she be sure sheâs right?Â Prepare to be hooked by this dark, gripping crime thriller, perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn, and Rachel Caine.Â
Â©2020 Miranda Smith (P)2020 Bookouture
In the fifth book in the series, Anne's own true love, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and, in the sunshine of the old orchard among their dearest friends, they are about to speak their vows. Soon, the happy couple will be bound for a new life together in their own dream house on the misty purple shores of Four Winds Harbor. But a new life means fresh problems to solve - and fresh surprises. As Anne and Gilbert begin to build that new life, some of those problems and surprises come in the form of their new neighbors: Captain Jim, the lighthouse attendant with sad stories about the sea, Miss Cornelia Bryant, the direct woman who still manages to speak from her heart, and Leslie Moore, the tragically beautiful girl who intrigues Anne....
Â©1917 L. M. Montgomery (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Here is the eagerly anticipated new novel from a brilliant writer whose last book, Good to a Fault, was shortlisted for the prestigious Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Prize for Canada and the Caribbean. The Little Shadows revolves around three sisters in the world of vaudeville before and during the First World War. We follow the lives of all three in turn: Aurora, the eldest and most beautiful, who is 16 when the book opens; thoughtful Clover, a year younger; and the youngest sister, joyous headstrong sprite Bella, who is 13. The girls, overseen by their fond but barely coping Mama, are forced to make their living as a singing act after the untimely death of their father. They begin with little besides youth and hope, but Marina Endicottâs genius is to show how the three girls slowly and steadily evolve into true artists even as they navigate their way to adulthood among a cast of extraordinary characters - some of them charming charlatans, some of them unpredictable eccentrics, and some of them just ordinary-seeming humans with magical gifts. Using her gorgeous prose and extraordinary insight, Endicott lures us onto the brightly lit stage and then into the little shadows that lurk behind the curtain, and reveals how the art of vaudeville - in all its variety, madness, melodrama, hilarity, and sorrow - echoes the art of life itself. A Globe and Mail Best Book
Â©2011 Marina Endicott (P)2018 Anchor Canada
A completely gripping suspense thriller with a breathtaking twist I was happy my husband died, but I couldnât admit it, otherwise people might think I killed him.Â BeforeÂ Olivia knows she is lucky. She has a loving husband, Frank, an adorable son, Jake, and a beautiful new home. It couldnât be more different from her childhood on the outskirts of Whitaker, dirt poor and dreaming of getting out. But at the end of long days with no one to talk to, always feeling like sheâs not quite good enough, she starts to wonder if thereâs a better life waiting.... AfterÂ Everyone in Whitaker knows who Olivia is. Sheâs the woman who left her family for no-good Dane Miller - and the one who most likely shot him. Now, thereâs gossip about her everywhere she goes, sheâs too scared to leave the house most days, and she barely gets to see her beloved son.Â How can a perfect life fall apart so quickly? And, when you have nothing to lose, how far will you go to save yourself?Â An absolutely gripping, heart-pounding suspense novel about bad choices and second chances. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Karin Slaughter, and Lisa Gray.
Â©2020 Miranda Smith (P)2020 Bookouture
"Tyler is steadily raising a body of fiction of major dimensions." (New York Times) Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremy Pauling has never left home. He lives on the top floor of a Baltimore row house where he creates collages of little people snipped from wrapping paper. His elderly mother putters in the rooms below, until her death. And it is then that Jeremy is forced to take in Mary Tell and her child as boarders. Mary is unaware of how much courage it takes Jeremy to look her in the eye. For Jeremy, like one of his paper creations, is fragile and easily torn - especially when he's falling in love....
Â©1974 Anne Tyler (P)2021 Recorded Books
An utterly heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel âI want to be free,â Rosa said quietly. âEven if just for a few minutes. It might be all I have.âÂ Berlin, 1936: From her beautiful new home Liesel Scholz barely notices the changes to the city around her. Her life is one of privilege and safety thanks to her fatherâs job working for the new government.Â But soon a chance encounter with Rosa, the daughter of their Jewish housekeeper, leaves Liesel in no doubt that something isnât right. That the rules this government are making arenât fair and that others arenât as safe as she is. When Rosa begs Liesel to help - pressing her grandfatherâs golden pocket watch into Lieselâs hand - Liesel recklessly agrees. She will help hide Rosa and her family, even if it means risking everything....Â Frankfurt, 1946: An idealistic American captain, Sam Houghton, arrives in Germany to interrogate prominent Nazis on trial and to help rebuild a battered country. He hires an enigmatic and damaged woman named Anna as his interpreter. But, as sparks fly between them, the question of what Anna did in the war raises its head.Â Because Anna has secrets - ones that link her to the Nazi party, the darkest days in Europeâs history, and the story of a golden pocket watch and two girls who became friends even when they were told it was impossible.... A compelling and haunting story about courage, love and betrayal set in war-torn Berlin.
Â©2021 Kate Hewitt (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
Captivating BBC radio adaptations of three of Anne Tylerâs best-selling novels Award-winning author Anne Tyler is loved worldwide for her fiction exploring the intricacies of marriage and domesticity. These three acclaimed books, each set in Baltimore, describe the small triumphs and tragedies of everyday American family life, as relationships are made and broken and families come together, drift apart and hurt and heal each other. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull attempts to keep her family together - but her anger and fierce maternal energy has damaging effects on her three children. Ladder of Years An unexpected romantic encounter in the grocery aisle is the beginning of a new adventure for homely Delia Grinstead, leading her to make a sudden, impulsive change in her life. The Amateur Marriage We follow the turbulent relationship of Michael and Pauline Anton over 60 years, from their whirlwind romance in 1941 to marriage, parenthood and beyond. Multilayered and universal, with details that ring sharply true and characters that are both recognisable and entertaining, these three dramatisations feature a distinguished cast including Barbara Barnes, Lorelei King and Nathan Osgood. Dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Produced and directed by David Hunter. Â Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Pearl...Barbara Barnes Narrator...Lorelei King Beck...Nathan Osgood Young Cody...Max Baldry Young Ezra...Richard Linnell Young Jenny/Jane...Eloise Webb Cody...Ben Crowe Ezra...Simon Lee Phillips Jenny...Fenella Woolgar Josiah...Matthew Watson Harley...David Seddon Mrs Payson/Mrs Scarlatti...Joanna Brookes Ruth...Amaka Okafor Slevin...Will Howard Joe/Driver...David Seddon Priest/Driver/Dr Vincent...Paul Stonehouse Teacher/Driver...Philippa Stanton Mr Murphy...Sean Murray Â The Ladder of Years Delia...Nancy Crane Adrian...Ian Conningham Sam...Nathan Osgood Eliza...Jessica Turner Narrator/Woman...Barbara Barnes Rosemary/Debbie/Mother/Binky...Rhiannon Neads Skipper...David Acton Carroll/Clerk...Sam Valentine Driscoll/Ramsay/Vernon/Assistant...Mark Edel-Hunt Susie...Roslyn Hill Mr Maxwell/Nat...David Hounslow Linda/Belle...Jane Slavin Eliza...Jessica Turner Eleanor...Carol MacReady Mr Pomfret....Stephen Critchlow Noah...Sean McCrystal Joel...Sam Dale Rick Rack/Telephone Voice...Jude Akuwudike Â The Amateur Marriage Pauline/Young Pauline...Julianna Jennings Michael/George/Pagan...Tom Forrister Narrator...Barbara Barnes Mrs Anton...Pandora Colin Wanda/Lindy/Gina...Sarah Ridgeway Mrs Brunek/Mrs Serge/Mrs Barclay/Donna/Marilyn...Sanchia McCormack Katie/Karen...Maeve Bluebell Wells Mrs Golka/Destiny/Karen...Chetna Pandya Mrs Kowalski/Anna/Katie...Georgie Glen Officer/Policeman...John Bowler John Piazy/Alex/Policeman/Becoming....Finlay Robertson Eustace/Dun...David Sterne Lindy...Kayla Gal George/Pagan...Finn Monteath Michael...Ian Porter Cabbie...Nicholas Murchie Pauline...Sara Stewart Pagan...Noel Brooke George...David Sturzaker Lindy...Jane Slavin Pauline...Sara StewartÂ Â
Â©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd
A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwoodâs two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LAâs seedy backstreets, Marloweâs got his work cut out - and thatâs before he stumbles over the first corpse...
Â©1939 Raymond Chandler Limited (a Chorion company) (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
A BBC Radio 3 dramatisation of Vikram Seth's verse novel about the lives and loves of a group of 20-somethings in 1980s San Francisco. Award-winning Novelist Vikram Seth is renowned worldwide for his magnum opus A Suitable Boy. But his dazzling debut, though less well-known, is equally innovative, masterly and ambitious. First published in 1986 and inspired by Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, it is written entirely in verse, comprising almost 600 stanzas of rhyming sonnets. This epic poem focusses on the interconnected stories of five young professionals, as they make their way in the 'unfettered city' of San Francisco in the '80s. There's lonely computer engineer John, his sculptor ex-girlfriend Jan, a drummer in a heavy-metal band, his best friend Phil, a divorced dad who's turned his back on Silicon Valley to become a peacenik, lawyer Liz, devoted to her cranky, elderly cat Charlemagne and Ed, Liz's brother, a fervent Christian torn between his faith and his homosexuality. We follow them from coffee shops to concerts, parties to peace protests, Sonoma Valley wineries to singles bars as they forge (and break) friendships, flirt, date, start relationships, split up and try again with someone new. Their search for romance, fulfilment and self-realisation - for 'someone who will do for love, and who may love us too' - will bring them happiness, heartbreak, joy and pain.... Not merely a portrait of youthful love and loss, but also of a time and a place - San Francisco at its zenith, before gentrification and the tech giants took over - Seth's delightful verse narrative is by turns funny, playful, lyrical and profound. This BBC Radio 3 adaptation, first broadcast in 1999, stars Mark Leake as John, with Barbara Barnes as Liz, Laurel Lefkow as Jan and Michael Neil as Phil. Production credits: Written by Vikram Seth. Produced by Ekene Akalawu. Cast: John - Mark Leake Liz - Barbara Barnes Jan - Laurel Lefkow Phil - Michael Neil First broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 7th - 11th June 1999.
Â©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
Her eyes fluttered open as the first splash of frigid water crashed through the open window beside her. She shook her head, startled to be awake - to be alive. She was in her car, in the river. She blinked, tried to focus. And then it came back to her. Heâd tried to kill her.... One month since she lost her husband, Dr Leah Wright knows itâs time to return to her family home. Though the crime scene tape and blood stains are gone, she will never feel safe with her daughter there again. Receiving a call from Detective Luka Jericho to assist with a police investigation is a welcome distraction, until she sees the scene: a wife dead, another family ripped apart. As Leah is the new head of the Crisis Intervention Center, Luka knows she can help him speak to the victimâs traumatized husband, who he suspects might have had something to do with his wifeâs death. But when Leah interviews the woman who lives across the hall, they uncover evidence of a serial killer in their rural Pennsylvania town. The same person who claims responsibility for drowning Lukaâs fiancÃ©e 17 years ago.... With danger closer to home than ever before, Leah realizes that to find the killer they may need to dig into Lukaâs past. But the killer is already taunting Luka, promising to kill again. Is it already too late to save another innocent life? Brilliantly suspenseful, The Drowned Woman is perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Kendra Elliot, and Tess Gerritsen. An addictive new thriller in the Jericho and Wright crime series from New York Times best-selling author CJ Lyons.
Â©2020 CJ Lyons (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
Here is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the enchanting children's classic.
Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are expecting a child...but the skinny, red-haired girl that turns up is not quite what they had in mind.
When orphan Anne Shirley first arrives at Green Gables she sets the quiet island community of Nova Scotia talking of little else. With her incessant chatter and intense imagination, things are never dull with Anne - in fact, they are frequently fiery. But slowly the islanders realise that beneath the quicksilver tounge and the red-headed temper is a little girl with a heart of gold, who brings a liveliness and warmth to the community that they had never realised was missing.
Â©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)1997 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
The vibrantly fresh and lustrous stories in Miller's collection explore the multifaceted lives of women in seven arresting portraits. Modern and diverse, these women of different classes and ages struggle with sexuality, fate, motherhood, infidelity, desperation and an overriding will to survive. We meet Greta, a cookbook editor who is chosen by Tavi, the hottest writer of his generation, to edit his new book. The book becomes a best seller, and Greta is propelled out of her marriage by her own ambition and success. Other characters include Paula, a pregnant 21-year-old, who is on the run from the horror of a man who was hit by a car and died while walking her home from a nightclub; Delia, an abused working-class wife who goes into hiding with her children; and Louisa, a painter who moves rapidly from one lover to the next, acting out a self-perpetuating drama over which she has no control. Edgy, fearless and beautifully spare, Personal Velocity is a superb collection from one of the best writers in contemporary fiction.
Â©2009 Round Films Inc (P)2020 Audible, Ltd