The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Japanese With Pimsleur youll become conversational in Japanese - to understand and be understood - quickly and effectively. Youll learn vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation together through conversation. And our scientifically proven program will help you remember what youve learned, so you can put it into action. Why Pimsleur? Quick + Easy - Only 30 minutes a day. Portable + Flexible - Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life. Proven Method - Works when other methods fail. Self-Paced - Go fast or go slow - its up to you. Based in Science - Developed using proven research on memory and learning. Cost-effective - Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers. Genius - Triggers your brains natural aptitude to learn. Works for everyone - Recommended for ages 13 and above. Whats Included? Five 30-minute audio lessons, all featuring native speakers What Youll Learn This course includes Lessons 21-25 from the Japanese Level 4 program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Japanese. Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of whats going on in the world around you, learning Japanese will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.
©2020 Pimsleur (P)2020 Pimsleur
When Fred formed his own parahuman clan out of necessity, he understood that it was going to come with new responsibilities. Much as he hoped those tasks would center around extra paperwork and perhaps the occasional mandatory class, enough time around the supernatural has taught him to be ready for anything. Or so he thought. As a freelance accountant for the Agency, Fred soon finds himself being tossed into new, unexpected, and perilous situations. From inventorying ghostly castles, to exploring unsettling amusement parks, to negotiating with dangerous mages, it seems there is no end to the uses for an accountant of Fred's specialty. But dangerous as the new jobs are, the greatest threat may come from the past. An old enemy is making waves once more, an enemy who would go to great lengths to destroy Fred and everyone he loves. And this time, they've brought backup.
©2017 Drew Hayes (P)2017 Tantor
Molly Chatwell has a beautiful house, a handsome husband, two children, and a job she likes. It all seems so perfect, but when her two children leave for university, she realizes her life has become dull and empty. When her husband refuses to go away on a trip with her, Molly decides to go alone. But what should have been a relaxing break turns into a nightmare. Back at home in London, Molly tries to put it all behind her, but when the police arrive at her door and tell her a body has been found with connections to her, she realizes her perfect life is under threat. A gripping psychological thriller full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Perfect Life is the perfect listen for fans of domestic noir, Louise Jensen, B. A. Paris, and K.L. Slater.
©2021 Valerie Keogh (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From the author of the international best seller The Light over London and The Whispers of War comes a poignant and unforgettable tale of five women living across three different times whose lives are all connected by one very special place. Present day: Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia Smith. But as Emma dives deeper into the gardens past, she begins to uncover secrets that have long lain hidden. The year 1907: A talented artist with a growing reputation for her ambitious work, Venetia Smith has carved out a niche for herself as a garden designer to industrialists, solicitors, and bankers looking to show off their wealth with sumptuous country houses. When she is hired to design the gardens of Highbury House, she is determined to make them a triumph, but the gardens - and the people she meets - promise to change her life forever. The year 1944: When land girl Beth Pedley arrives at a farm on the outskirts of the village of Highbury, all she wants is to find a place she can call home. Cook Stella Adderton, on the other hand, is desperate to leave Highbury House to pursue her own dreams. And widow Diana Symonds, the mistress of the grand house, is anxiously trying to cling to her pre-war life now that her home has been requisitioned and transformed into a convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers. But when war threatens Highbury Houses treasured gardens, these three very different women are drawn together by a secret that will last for decades. In this sweeping novel reminiscent of Kate Mortons The Lake House and Kristin Harmels The Room on Rue Amélie, Julia Kelly explores the unexpected connections that cross time and the special places that bring people together forever.
©2021 Julia Kelly. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Most days, I steal from ships to earn a living. Not glamorous, admittedly, but it's honest work. Okay, fine. It isn't honest either, but it means I get to eat. Until one night, a sinfully sexy angel strides into my favorite dance hall and compels me to work for him. It isn't just work, though. He wants me to be his wife in Castle Hades. Apparently, his prophetic dreams say I'll help him become king. Beautiful as he is, he's also a lethal tyrant. And I could be in danger. Luckily, I know how to fight back, how to weaken an angel: I must seduce him. Now, this is a battle, and hes my beautiful enemy. We are fighting with weapons of desire, and we're both at risk of losing ourselves in this war.
©2020 C.N. Crawford (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to a stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery. Kit Brightling, rescued as a foundling and raised in a home for talented girls, has worked hard to rise through the ranks of the Isles' Crown Command and become one of the few female captains in Queen Charlotte's fleet. Her ship is small, but she's fast - in part because of Kit's magical affinity to the sea. But the waters become perilous when the queen sends Kit on a special mission with a partner she never asked for. Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, may be a veteran of the Continental war, but Kit doesn't know him or his motives - and she's dealt with one too many members of the Beau Monde. But Kit has her orders, and the queen has commanded they journey to a dangerous pirate quay and rescue a spy who's been gathering intelligence on the exiled emperor of Gallia. Kit can lead her ship and clever crew on her own, but with the fate of queen and country at stake, Kit and Rian must learn to trust each other, or else the Isles will fall....
©2020 Chloe Neill (P)2020 Tantor
Fans of the Lady Julia Grey Mysteries will love this all-new Lady Anne Addison mystery from Victoria Hamilton.... While in Bath preparing for her upcoming marriage to Lord Darkefell, Lady Anne learns of a profoundly accurate mystic working in town whose uncanny predictions have stunned the gullible and the skeptical alike. Certain there's a harmless rational explanation for the medium's supposed otherworldly abilities, Anne's tolerance turns to defiance when the seer's dark pronouncements begin having a decidedly harmful affect on her friends - and a troubled local vicar takes his own life. Convinced that the woman is orchestrating a devious scheme, Anne begins to suspect that she's working in league with a shrewd newcomer who's attached himself to many of the town's wealthy widowers. As she navigates the swirling rumors of Bath society to confirm her suspicions and unmask the charlatans for what they are, she discovers that the treacherous conspirators are plotting to make her own future very dark - and very short-lived....
©2020 Donna Lea Simpson (P)2020 Tantor
"A herb-wife on a mule may go where warriors cannot - she may see what warriors cannot see and hear what warriors cannot hear! The Monastery at Whitby is ruled over by the powerful and independent Abbess Hild. But when she needs someone to confide in, she turns to the honest warmth of her friend Fridgyth, the half-pagan herb-wife. A divisive and life-altering decision taken at the Great Synod is swiftly overshadowed as the monastery is ravaged by a deadly plague. As she tends the sick, Fridgyth starts to suspect that not all the deaths are natural. Despite Hild's stern warnings "not to meddle" she sets out to investigate. Can Fridgyth's wisdom and intuition unmask the murderer and unravel the dark politics surrounding the deaths and clandestine arrival of two young scholars?
©2012 Theresa Tomlinson (P)2020 Tantor
Charles Dickens meets Firefly in this tale of an orphan destined for the stars. Steampunk with a twist! Enter a fantastical world filled with alien spacecraft and Victorian sensibilities, ball gowns and travel to the stars - where a pickpocket with a particular gift yearns for the stars.
©2019 Anthea Sharp (P)2019 Tantor
The angel of death locked me in one of his castle rooms, surrounded by books and delicious food. Not bad, right? Except for the loneliness, and the lust-fueled dreams that torment me every night - specifically dreams of Samael. And did I mention a psychotic ghost keeps trying to kill me? Because no one else believes me about that. Now, Im desperate to get out of the castle and hunt down the murderous Free Men who led to my imprisonment. Samael wants to destroy them too. We have the same goal but don't trust each other. When distrust shifts into passion, it only makes things more complicated. Despite what we feel, were destined to be enemies. If we cant rewrite our fates, well lose each other forever - and one of us will end up dead.
©2021 C.N. Crawford (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Mina Murray returns in this suspenseful retelling of a classic tale.... Transylvania, 1890. Mina and her allies have found the Transylvanian countryside dotted with empty villages and whispers of monsters who wear human skin. As Mina prepares for the final showdown with her fiance's abductors, the last descendants of the supernatural Draculesti family...she discovers her own shocking connection to the hidden world of vampires. You'll love Fortress of Blood because it's a thrilling historical fantasy with romance, shocking twists, and suspense that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The Mina Murray series The Beast of London (book one) Fortress of Blood (book two) Realm of Night (book three) Mina Murray Series Bundle (books one through three)
©2017 L. D. Goffigan (P)2019 L. D. Goffigan
After receiving a distressing letter from a friend, Lady Anne Addison wastes no time in traveling to Yorkshire to offer whatever help she can. She has no idea what she'll find there, but she certainly wasn't expecting to be met by tales of a werewolf terrorizing the area - nor the dead body she discovers upon arriving. Driven by curiosity and a keen intelligence, Lady Anne dismisses the notion of such a beast, but she's nonetheless drawn into the mysteries by the secrecy surrounding her friend and the infuriating yet enticing Lord Darkefell. With a murderer on the loose and the supposed werewolf ravaging livestock and terrifying the locals, Lady Anne puts her reservations aside and joins forces with the seductive Darkefell to get to the bottom of things. And though his nearness is a tempting distraction, Lady Anne manages to uncover one clue after another, unraveling the mysteries and drawing ever closer to the killer, even while her true feelings for the enigmatic marquess elude her....
©2009 Donna Lea Simpson (P)2019 Tantor
In this electrifying retelling of a classic tale, Mina Murray and Abraham Van Helsing must take on a supernatural threat to the human world. This bundle contains the entire Mina Murray series of three full length novels. If you love adventure, romance, and mystery with a paranormal twist, pick up your copy today. This bundle includes an extended afterword from the author. 1. The Beast of London Mina Murray teams up with her former paramour Abraham Van Helsing to rescue her fiancé, Jonathan Harker, after hes abducted from a society ball. But Mina soon realizes that Jonathan's abduction is tied to a larger threat against humanity.... 2. Fortress of Blood Mina and her allies have found the Transylvanian countryside dotted with empty villages and whispers of monsters who wear human skin. As Mina prepares for the final showdown, she discovers her own shocking connection to the hidden world of vampires.... 3. Realm of Night To spare humanity from the grip of looming darkness, Mina and her allies must defeat the most powerful vampire in the world....
©2017 L.D. Goffigan (P)2020 L.D. Goffigan
This timely and compelling anthology is a rousing call to action for all of us to help transform the world into a just, peaceful, and thriving one - featuring creative and practical solutions to the many crises facing humanity today. Humanity is currently facing a series of interconnected emergencies that threaten our very survival - from climate change to economic inequality and beyond. And yet, at the same time, a global shift toward harnessing our collective power to create a life-affirming future is flourishing. Featuring chapters by 43 leading-edge contributors, such as Gregg Braden, Lynne McTaggart, Bruce Lipton, Jean Houston, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Ervin Laszlo, Joan Borysenko, Larry Dossey, and many more, Our Moment of Choice provides eye-opening and inspirational visions for a unified, peaceful, and thriving world. The time has come for all humanity to be united in purpose. This is our collective moment of choice, upon which our future depends.
©2020 Source of Synergy Foundation (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio
An Amazon Charts bestseller. In a small town full of secrets, everyones a suspect. When a body is discovered, bled dry on a beach, the sleepy seaside town of Weston-super-Mare wakes up to a nightmare. For Detective Inspector Louise Blackwell, recently transferred to the town she last saw as a child, its her first case on the job. The victim - Veronica Lloyd, an elderly volunteer at a local church - has puncture wounds to her hands. When a priest is found killed in a nearby church in a similarly grisly condition, it becomes clear that Blackwell is dealing with a righteous and bloody murderer. But the victims arent random. The killer has a vendetta and is hell-bent on exacting twisted revenge for a dark secret dating back years - and there are more murders planned. As the body count rises, Blackwell faces a race against time to solve the mystery of the murderers identity and put an end to the carnage. She thought she knew Weston, but the town holds more secrets than shed ever have imagined. Who can she trust and who knows more than they are letting on? She must discover the crimes that unite the victims - before its too late.
©2020 Matthew Brolly (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
After five years away, Lady Eliza Cartwick isn't relishing returning to the whirl of the London season. But the young widow knows to ensure the best future for herself and her young daughter, Rosa, she must remarry. If only Lord Evanston, the dashing rogue who has haunted her dreams since she was 16, didn't insist on distracting her with his searing looks and lingering touches at the most inconvenient times.... Thomas, Lord Evanston, has wanted Eliza since her engagement ball all those years ago. His best friend's sister has constantly been out of reach...until now. The forbidden has always tempted him, but when Thomas realizes he wants the object of his fantasies for far more than a dalliance, he must convince her that he's not just a rake; he's a viscount who's worth the wait. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Marie Tremayne (P)2020 Tantor
When an unwelcome visitor arrives at Hild's monastery, Fridgyth the herb-wife is forced to hold her tongue. The widow of the fierce Mercian king, who once brought death and destruction to the coastal community, is an uneasy sight for many. Although everyone is thankful for Northumbria's fragile peace, painful memories are still fresh, and some can think of nothing but revenge. A young tanner is found dead after a mysterious liaison - his brother is nowhere to be seen, and the boy who used to help him is terrified to speak. While the abbess is busy trying to secure an ongoing peace for the kingdom, Fridgyth starts her own investigation, though she has no idea what she is dealing with or the danger she is in....
©2017 Theresa Tomlinson (P)2020 Tantor
A chilling attack. A missing child. And a twisted killer driven to the very brink. DI Louise Blackwell is still reeling from her brother Paul's murder when she is brought back from enforced leave and tasked with solving a strange new case - the slaughter of wild sheep at Cheddar Gorge, a place shrouded in mystery and folklore. When a man is brutally attacked with a machete on the clifftop and a young girl disappears, Louise realises that the horror is just beginning. Rumours of a mythical presence near the gorge are spreading fast, and why is a local environmental cult resisting all attempts to solve the case? With the investigation into Paul's death about to be shelved and her bereaved niece to care for, Louise is under pressure - and running out of time. Can she find the girl and catch the kidnapper before her worst fears come true? Drawn deeper into the dark and shocking truth behind the crimes, she soon finds she isn't the only one with secrets to hide.
©2021 Matthew Brolly (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Fleeing the attentions of the handsome and commanding Marquess of Darkefell, Lady Anne Addison arrives on the doorstep of a dear friend seeking nothing but rest and relaxation, but soon finds herself putting her investigative talents to work after a sighting of the Barbary Ghost. Always a skeptic of the supernatural, Lady Anne immediately suspects the apparition is nothing more than a diversionary tactic to conceal smugglers on the beach below her friend's house. When the beguiling marquess follows her to Cornwall, Anne is distracted from her ghost hunt by his alluring kisses, until murder gets her attention. Forced once again to work with the marquess to uncover the truth behind a mystery, she soon discovers that her passionate attraction to him has not abated. Should she run from him again, or give in to temptation?
©2012 Donna Lea Simpson (P)2019 Tantor
The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins A full-cast production by The Online Stage. Just days after the wedding of Valeria Brinton and Eustace Woodville, a series of strange incidents causes Valeria to believe her husband is hiding a dark secret. She discovers he has been living under a false name, and when questioned, Eustace refuses to discuss it. Upon further digging, Valeria finds Eustace had been on trial three years ago for the murder of his wife. However, the verdict had come down as the scotch verdict of not proven. This implied his guilt, but there was not enough evidence for a conviction nor did it exonerate him. Desperate to prove Eustace is innocent and to restore their newlywed bliss, Valeria stands strong in the face of adversity, meeting a very strange man named Miserrimus Dexter, who will be paramount in uncovering the truth. Cast: Valeria Macallan - Amanda Friday Eustace Macallan - Tyler Hyrchuk Old Benjamin - David Stifel Sara Macallan - Danielle Cohen Mrs. Macallan - Elizabeth Klett Miserrimus Dexter - Rob Goll Mr. Playmore - Graham Scott Major Fitz-David - Jeff Moon Ariel - Anna Grace Miss Hoighty - Leanne Yau Lady Brydehaven - Sarah Mitchell Christina Ormsay - P. J. Morgan Oliver - Alan Weyman Doctor - Marty Krz Mr. Gale - Andy Harrington Various other roles played by members of the company. Audio edited by Amanda Friday
Public Domain (P)2020 The Online Stage
Were they pushed to the edge - or over it? In the quiet coastal town of Weston-super-Mare, a body is discovered at the foot of a cliff just months after a near-identical tragedy - and Detective Inspector Louise Blackwell can't believe it could be a coincidence. Next to the body, she discovers a note that echoes one found beside the first: Death is not the end. Louise is certain that behind these desperate acts someone is pulling the strings, but how many more will plunge to their demise before she can find out who - and why? Struggling to stay focused under the strain of her troubled brother's disappearance with his young daughter, Louise hits a much-needed breakthrough when a third tragedy points to the involvement of a charismatic cult leader. The suspect is within her sights, but he knows shes on to him.... Short on proof and with the body count rising, can Louise intercept his deadly mission - or has she taken on an unbeatable foe?
©2020 Matt Brolly (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In this electrifying retelling of a classic tale, Mina Murray takes center stage, embarking on a dangerous adventure... London, 1890. Mina Murray once lived an adventurous life, but after a tragedy in the forests of Transylvania, she left it all behind. Now she has settled into a quiet routine as a schoolteacher in London, engaged to the respectable solicitor Jonathan Harker, attempting to fit into the stuffy upper class London society to which he belongs. But when vampires abduct Jonathan, her dark past comes careening into her present. Determined to rescue him, she teams up with her former paramour Abraham Van Helsing and his colleague, Scotland Yard Inspector John Seward. As they pursue Jonathan's abductors from England to the Low Countries and beyond, Mina realizes that Jonathan's abduction is tied to a larger threat against humanity... . You will love The Beast of London because it's a thrilling historical fantasy with romance, shocking twists, and suspense that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Scroll up and grab your copy today! The Mina Murray Series: The Beast of London (Book One) Fortress of Blood (Book Two) Realm of Night (Book Three) Mina Murray Series Bundle (Books One-Three)
©2017 L.D. Goffigan (P)2019 L.D. Goffigan
An ex-Spitfire pilot is dragged into a race against a shadowy government agency to unlock the secrets of the lost empire of Atlantis.... In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. But not everything is as it seems when ex-Spitfire pilot Captain Samantha Moxley is dragged into a fight against the shadowy US government agency she used to work for. Now, with former Nazis and otherworldly monsters on her trail, Captain Moxley is forced into protecting her archaeologist sister in a race to retrieve two ancient keys that will unlock the secrets of a long-lost empire - to ensure a civilization - destroying weapon doesn't fall into the wrong hands. But what will she have to sacrifice to save the world?
©2020 Dan Hanks (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Finally home in Kent after her recent adventures in Yorkshire and Cornwall, Lady Anne Addison is shocked to spy her erstwhile suitor, the Marquess of Darkefell, skulking around the gypsy camps near her property. Outraged that he has followed her there, she writes a scathing letter to him and his family, which brings Darkefell - and his denials that it was he - to Kent. Despite Darkefell's arrival, Anne is preoccupied with the troubles that plague her family and loved ones. Is it the old gypsy woman's curse that is making her friends ill, or something far more sinister? One by one, Anne and Darkefell must unravel the troubling mysteries, and then travel back to Yorkshire, where their love story began, to finally solve the murder that threatens the very heart of his family . . . .
©2012 Donna Lea Simpson (P)2019 Tantor
Sophie Saunders has the perfect life. Happily married to handsome Matt and expecting her first baby, she is the envy of her childhood friend, Lou. Lou's family has splintered. Her husband is dead and her son has left home. She would give anything to turn back the clock. But there's a secret buried deep in their past that the two friends can never forget. And when Sophie's world starts spiraling out of control, it's her new friend Roz to whom she turns. Trouble is, secrets have a habit of unraveling. And when they do, you can kiss your perfect life goodbye. Sometimes, it's better when the truth stays hidden.
©2019 A J McDine (P)2020 Tantor
She was called Belle from Hell.... As fierce and indomitable as any man, Isabelle of Langston rules the family lands with an iron hand after her father's death. But the brazen beauty meets her match in Hugh Fauconier, bold knight and rightful Saxon heir to Langston Keep. By the King's hand, he is made her husband. Hugh's virile prowess reveals to Belle the delicious pleasures of the flesh, as their turbulent days of verbal sparring melt into nights of erotic abandon. But a treacherous plot enslaves Hugh to the evil Vivienne d'Bretagne, a sorceress whose sexual magic is as powerful as it is dark. Discovering the castle lair where her husband is enchanted, Belle is caught, and rendered helpless by the twisted passion of Vivienne's brother, Guy. But not even her captor's devious ecstasy can destroy her will to free her beloved Hugh.... Contains mature themes.
©1996 Bertrice Small (P)2020 Tantor
A series of ritual murders...a terrible secret. DI Jane Phillips was a star detective driven by a relentless quest for justice. But then she stepped outside the law. Now, demoted and suffering with PTSD, she finds herself facing the deadliest threat of her career - a serial killer who is preying on vulnerable women, murdering them in a shocking and bizarre ritual. A master of deception, he selects his victims at random. Or so it seems. But as Phillips investigates, she begins to see a method in the killer's madness. Perhaps these victims aren't random at all.... As the pressure mounts, can Phillips find the link between these ritual murders before the killer strikes again - or will her dogged determination to solve the case bring his deadly silence to her door?
©2019 OMJ Ryan (P)2020 Tantor
Performed by The Online Stage Set in Vienna at the turn of the 19th century, the romantic entanglements of four young individuals, Fritz, Theodor, Christine, and Mizi, offer a sharp social commentary and insight on the influence of personal and social morals on relationships. Cast: Theodor Kaiser: Tom Saer Fritz Lobreimer: Lance Rasmussen Christine: Sydnee Fullmer Mizi Schlager: Leanne Yau Theodor Kaiser: Tom Saer Hans Weiring: Graham Scott Katharina Binder: Danielle Cohen A Gentleman: Tomas Peter Servant/Lina: P. J. Morgan Stage Directions: Christianne Lupher Music by Marty Krz Audio edited by Leanne Yau
Public Domain (P)2021 The Online Stage
In a comprehensive and beautifully crafted first person narrative, David Copperfield recalls key stages, memories, and incidents of his life from infancy to maturity. Scenes, adventures, and characters are summoned to the narrator's remembrance so vividly that they are rendered with the vitality of the present moment. In this dramatized reading of the unabridged novel, a cast of 15 narrators bring to life over 100 characters; among them the eccentric Betsey Trotwood; the stern, inflexible Murdstones; the fawning and treacherous Uriah Heep; the captivating Dora Spenlow; and the impecunious but ever optimistic Wilkins Micawber. David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published as a serial in 1849 1850, and then as a book in 1850. It has remained one of his most popular novels and was stated by the author to be his "favourite child." Cast: (with selected roles) Phil Benson - Mr Wickfield/Mr Omer Huw Brentnall - Uriah Heep/Ham Peggotty Danielle Cohen - Clara Peggotty/Martha Endell Amanda Friday - Dora Spenlow/Clara Copperfield Isabelle Friday - Little Minnie Rob Goll - David Copperfield/Daniel Peggotty Anna Grace - Agnes Wickfield/Little Em'ly Elizabeth Klett - Emma Micawber/Jane Murdstone Ben Lindsey-Clark - Edward Murdstone/James Steerforth Sarah Mitchell - Betsey Trotwood Jeff Moon - Wilkins Micawber/Doctor Strong P. J. Morgan - Rosa Dartle/Julia Mills Trisha Rose - Mrs Steerforth/Mrs Gummidge David Shears - Tommy Traddles/Mr Littimer David Stifel - Mr Dick/Mr Spenlow Audio edited by Rob Goll
Public Domain (P)2020 The Online Stage
The apocalypse sucks, man. On June 23, 2010, in every country across the globe, the dead inexplicably awaken with murderous resolve. For the first days, Erin Locke - Lockey to her friends - survives alone as society collapses in England with shocking speed. With her trademark snarky sense of humor, goofy insights, and can-do attitude, she chronicles her early adventures in a journal to keep her spirits high and sanity intact, until she befriends retired Royal Marine veteran Nate Carter, and the unlikely duo find themselves a place they can call home. Her newfound security is threatened by an encounter with other survivors that ends in blood, and a vengeful hunt by the dead mans brother begins. After skirmishes with the self-styled feudal lord of their new lawless existence, the pair learn they are the only chance of salvation for innocents enslaved by the aspiring warlord and are forced to act for more than their own survival. There are no heroes left, so the captives only hope are one fast-talking, foul-mouthed woman and one deadly, middle-aged ex-marine. Set in the world of Chris Philbrooks best-selling zombie apocalypse, Adrians Undead Diary, No More Heroes opens the world up, illuminating the nightmare of the United Kingdom, and bringing its heroes into the light. Edited by Chris Philbrook, with an introductory foreword by him as well.
©2020 Carl Meadows (P)2020 Carl Meadows
When Clara Mayfield helps her sister elope, she's prepared for the scandal to seal her fate as a spinster. What she doesn't expect is to find herself engaged to the vile Baron Rutherford as a means of salvaging her family's reputation. Determined not to be chained to a man she loathes, Clara slips out of Essex and sheds her identity: She becomes Helen, maid at the Earl of Ashworth's country estate. William, Lord Ashworth, is attempting to rebuild his life after the devastating accident that claimed the lives of his entire family, save his beloved sister and niece. Haunted by memories of what was and determined to live up to the title he never expected to inherit, William doesn't have time for love. What he needs is a noble and accomplished wife, one who can further the Ashworth line and keep the family name untarnished. From their first encounter, the attraction between them is undeniable. But Clara knows William is falling for Helen, a woman who doesn't even exist. The question is, if she reveals the truth about her identity, can she trust the broken William to forgive her lie and stand by her side when scandal - and the baron - inevitably follow her to his door? Contains mature themes.
©2018 Marie Tremayne (P)2020 Tantor
Lady Caroline Rowe is determined never to marry. After the disastrous end to her last Season, she wants nothing more than to live quietly with her aunt in the country. But her resistance starts to slip when an exasperating new neighbor, The American, begins to invade not just her land, but her life. And, of course, he is the last man who should ever tempt her.... Inheriting an estate across the Atlantic has proven more difficult than Jonathan Cartwick ever expected. Avoiding his infuriating neighbor is tougher still, especially once he finds himself drawn to the ravishing beauty. Living a life he never wanted has been hard enough, but soon he fears losing his sanity, and his heart, to Lady Caroline.... When Caroline's parents threaten to marry her off to the first lord who will take her, she is devastated. And against all odds, Jonathan finds himself wanting to prove to the troublesome minx that he might just be the man she has been waiting for. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Marie Tremayne (P)2020 Tantor
The Brotherhood - safe haven or prison? After her parents sudden death, a grieving Melissa falls back on her faith and into the welcoming arms of a religious sect. Captivated by their leader, Dominic, she leaves her old life behind and moves to the countryside to join them. But life in the Brotherhood is not as safe as it first appeared. When engineer Mark joins the Brotherhood, Melissa finds herself conflicted between her growing feelings for him and her crush on Dominic. With their leader's initial encouragement, Melissa and Mark grow close. But as her haven becomes a prison, Melissa's newfound happiness is destroyed by Dominics jealousy. How can she escape and save the ones she loves?
©2018 darkstroke / crooked cat (P)2020 Spectrum Audiobooks
Following the death of the Brotherhoods charismatic but sinister leader, Dominic, Melissa and her husband, Mark, resolve to turn the Abbey into a refuge for victims of domestic abuse. But when Melissas long-lost sister, Jess, turns up at the Abbey, new complications arise. The Abbey residents welcome the new arrival but find it hard to cope with the after-effects of her past. As Jess struggles to come to terms with what shes been through, her sudden freedom brings unforeseen difficulties. The appearance of a stalker - who bears a striking resemblance to the man who kept her prisoner for nine years - leads to serious problems for Jess. Meanwhile, Mark also finds that his past is coming back to haunt him. When a mother and daughter venture from the Abbey into the local town for a shopping trip, there are dreadful consequences. A build-up of tension, a poorly baby and a well-planned trap lead Mark, Jess and their family into a terrifying situation. Can Jess overcome the traumas of her past to rescue her sister?
©2019 Jo Fenton (P)2020 Spectrum Audiobooks
Formerly called Christmas Spirit - Winner of The Best Short Story Award - Festival of Romance 2014 Its two days before Christmas - and Evie Harris finds herself both man-less and jobless. After a chance encounter with handsome Greg (and egged on by her toy-boy-eating friend, Bea) she agrees to work at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day. Striking up an unlikely friendship with homeless Yves, Evie begins an unwitting journey of spiritual awakening, all set against the sparkling winter backdrop of London landmarks. A New Years Eve revelation is on its way...but will it leave Evie with a happy heart, or will she allow the pre-Christmas past to dictate her future?
©2013 Nicola May (P)2019 Nicola May
From the author of the number one bestselling The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay. The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back - including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch, and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund. Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosas suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences. Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on. With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titchs frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.
©2019 Nicola May (P)2019 Nicola May
From the author of the number-one best-selling The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay All of our favourite characters from Cockleberry Bay are back in this final, heartwarming story in the series. Including Hot, Rosa Smith's adorable dachshund and his newborn puppies. Now successfully running the Cockleberry Café and wishing to start a family herself, Rosa feels the time is right to let her inherited Corner Shop go. However, her benefactor left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it. Rosa is torn. How can she make such a huge decision? And will it be the right one? Once the news gets out and goes public, untrustworthy newcomers appear in the Bay...their motives uncertain. With the revelation of more secrets from Rosa's family heritage, a new journey of unpredictable and life-changing events begins to unfold. The Gift of Cockleberry Bay concludes this phenomenally successful series in typically brisk and bolshy style and will delight the many thousands of Rosa's fans.
©2020 Nicola May (P)2020 Nicola May
Mina and her allies have destroyed Vlad Draculesti, but the human world is still in danger from his vampire allies. From Berlin to Paris, major European cities have begun to fall to their followers. To spare humanity from the grip of looming darkness, Mina must defeat one of the most powerful vampires in the world.... A thrilling retelling of a classic tale, Realm of Night is the third book of the Mina Murray series.
©2017 L.D. Goffigan (P)2020 L.D. Goffigan