Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education. Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau - "All good things are wild and free" - mother of five Ainsley Arment founded Wild + Free. This growing online community of mothers and families want their children to receive a quality education at home by challenging their intellectual abilities and nurturing their sense of curiosity, joy, and awe - the essence of a positive childhood. The homeschool approach of past generations is gone - including the stigma of socially awkward kids, conservative clothes, and a classroom setting replicated in the home. The Wild + Free movement is focused on a love of nature, reading great books, pursuing interests and hobbies, making the entire world a classroom, and prolonging the wonder of childhood, an appealing philosophy that is unpacked during this audiobook. The Call of the Wild and Free offers advice, information, and positive encouragement for parents considering homeschooling, those currently in the trenches looking for inspiration, as well as parents, educators, and caregivers who want supplementary resources to enhance their kids traditional educations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Ainsley Arment (P)2019 HarperAudio
Facebook, Instagram & Co: Ein Großteil des sozialen Lebens mit Verwandten und Freunden, ob nah oder weit entfernt, findet heute über Social Media statt. Das Selfie auf der richtigen Plattform ist zur neuen Visitenkarte geworden. Sich der Online-Präsenz zu entziehen, ist in der modernen Welt kaum noch möglich. Reizüberflutung und die Unfähigkeit, einen Gedankengang zu Ende zu führen, sind zunehmend Probleme, denen sich jeder stellen muss. In ihrem Hörbuch plädiert Jenny Odell für einen achtsamen Umgang mit unserer Aufmerksamkeit. Anstatt sich dem Druck nach konstantem Produktivsein zu beugen, sollten wir alle innehalten und nichts tun!
©2021 C.H. Beck. Übersetzung von Annabel Zettel (P)2021 DAV
"My darling Cecilia, if youre reading this, then Ive died...." Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive.... Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husbands secret. Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses - and, ultimately, ourselves.
©2013 Liane Moriarty (P)2013 Penguin Audio
Diverse and moving, these six outstanding stories are meditations on grief and loss, love, communication and loneliness. Each one will take the reader on a brief yet unforgettable journey into private worlds and unexpected corners of the human heart. The shortlisted stories have all been chosen for this year's Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award - the world's richest and most prestigious prize for a single short story, dubbed the 'equivalent of the Man Booker for the short story' by the Sydney Morning Herald. The finalists of 2019 come from three continents, whose exceptional stories span such diverse territory as high end fashion, the Troubles, a disastrous poetry anthology cross-cultural romance and family secrets. But all are linked by their competence and artistry, through stylistic inventiveness, dark humour, intricacy, and a masterful formal control. This podcast is free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.
©2018 Joe Dunthorne, Paul Dalla Rosa, Louise Kennedy, Kevin Barry, 2019 Danielle McLaughlin, Emma Cline (P)2019 Audible, Ltd.
"Worsley gives us Victoria in all her infinite variety - queen and mother, matriach and minx. I loved it." (Daisy Goodwin, author of The American Heiress, The Fortune Hunter, and Victoria: A Novel) This program includes an introduction read by the author, as well as a bonus interview exclusive to the audiobook. The story of the queen who defied convention and defined an era. Perhaps one of the best known of the English monarchs, Queen Victoria forever shaped a chapter of English history, bequeathing her name to the Victorian age. In Queen Victoria, Lucy Worsley introduces this iconic woman in a new light. Going beyond an exploration of the queen merely as a monarch, Worsley considers Victoria as a woman leading a truly extraordinary life in a unique time period. The audiobook is structured around the various roles that Victoria inhabited - a daughter raised to wield power, a loving but tempestuous wife, a controlling mother, and a cunning widow - all while wearing the royal crown. Far from a protofeminist, Queen Victoria was socially conservative and never supported womens rights. And yet, Victoria thwarted the strict rules of womanhood that defined the era to which she gave her name. She was passionate, selfish, and moody, boldly defying the will of politicians who sought to control her and emotionally controlling her family for decades. How did the woman who defined Victorian womanhood also manage to defy its conventions? Drawing from the vast collection of Victorias correspondence and the rich documentation of her life, Worsley recreates 24 of the most important days in Victoria's life, including her parents' wedding day, the day she met Albert, her own wedding day, the birth of her first child, a Windsor Christmas, the death of Prince Albert, and many more. Each day gives a glimpse into the identity of this powerful, difficult queen as a wife and widow, mother and matriarch, and above all, a woman of her time.
©2018 Lucy Worsley (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
Many thousands of years ago, a group of extraterrestrials from another planet guided the evolution of life on Earth - determining the existence and nature of humankind as we know it today. How did the master builders from the stars construct the miracle called man? Is the DNA that is at the core of all life in the universe a "cosmic code" that links Earth to heaven and man to God? In this sixth volume of The Earth Chronicles, Zecharia Sitchin unveils writings from the past to decipher prophesies, and reveals how the DNA-matched Hebrew alphabet and the numerical values of its letters serve as a code that bares the secrets of mortal man's fate and mankind's celestial destiny.
©2002 Zecharia Sitchin (P)2018 Tantor
Meditations is former U.S. President Bill Clinton's favorite book. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 AD, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
A terrifying ghost story from the Queen of Icelandic crime, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir novels. The crunching noise had resumed, now accompanied by a disgusting, indefinable smell. It could best be described as a blend of kelp and rotten meat. The voice spoke again, now slightly louder and clearer: Don't go. Don't go yet. I'm not finished. In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there - something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the terrifying truth is uncovered....
©2013 Yrsa Sigurdardottir (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
On a jagged, bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it.... The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn't suicide. But when the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there. He doesn't seem to have any link with the victim, his parents cannot be found and his drawings show he witnessed something terrible. As Detective Huldar hunts the killer and Child Psychologist Freyja looks for the boy's parents, the mystery unfolds: a story of violence, entitlement and revenge.
©2020 Yrsa Sigurdardottir (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
"If you want us to remain silent - if you want to retain your freedom, your job, and your reputation - you need to tell us everything, and I mean everything...." We last saw Eve and Villanelle in a spy-vs.-spy race around the world, crossing powerful criminal organizations and dangerous governments, each trying to come out on top. But they aren't finished yet. In this sequel, Eve, the former MI6 operative and the novel's heroine, reveals a new side to her strengths, while coming ever closer to a confrontation with Villanelle, the evasive and skilled assassin Eve is hunting. Killing Eve is a high-stakes, thrilling follow-up to the newest voice in spy fiction for which the world has been dying. Jennings' deadly and sophisticated story will leave listeners eager to see what happens when these two powerful women come head-to-head.
©2019 Luke Jennings (P)2019 Hachette Audio
All he wants is for them to say sorry.... In the latest novel from the Queen of Icelandic crime, Freyja and Huldar must stop a ruthless killer taking revenge on teenage bullies. The first the police know of the crime is when clips are sent from the victim's Snapchat account, showing her begging for forgiveness. The CCTV at the cinema where she was working show her being dragged into the night by a masked killer. When the body is found, it is marked with a number 2.... Detective Huldar joins the murder investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim: a relentless bully, she made life miserable for those around her. Freyja suspects this led to her death - but she may be overly influenced by her own childhood. Huldar simply wants to find out if there is a first victim still waiting to be discovered. Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. And the killer is not done yet.
©2019 Yrsa Sigurdardottir (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
Two snowbound strangers discover their personal lives are more frozen than the weather in number-one New York Times best-selling author Rosamunde Pilchers audiobook Snow in April. Caroline travels to Scotland, hoping to make contact with a brother she hasnt seen for years, and return in time for her wedding to the man her strong-willed stepmother thought so suitable. Then a sudden snow strands her in an isolated house with a young man recovering from tragedy. Both are on the brink of terrible mistakes, but perhaps they can save each other.
©1972 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
Number one New York Times best-selling author Rosamunde Pilcher invites listeners to share the full spectrum of lifes moods and emotions through the 13 stories gathered here in her very first collection of short fiction. From a childs first knowledge of death, through city and country, to an elderly woman's newfound freedom, Pilchers The Blue Bedroom & Other Stories is breathtaking...a book you want to keep, to read and re-read (Grand Rapids Press).
©1985 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
Its normal for your washing machine to get more action than you, right? I wake up, bleary-eyed. Its been two years, six months and three hours since I last shaved my legs, and the llama-patterned knickers Im wearing have seen better days. We have seven minutes before the kids wake up, and my husband shuffles closer. "Ouch," he says, a piece of Lego sticking into his back. Then, a light comes on in the landing. Small footsteps creep down the stairs. A little voice screams, "Is someone coming to make breakfast?!" All hope of having some "alone time" is replaced with wondering if weve run out of Cheerios, thinking about the overflowing laundry, and remembering that I forgot to take out the recycling. Again. Just a typical Monday morning for the Morton family... Except today, when I go downstairs in my dressing gown, I find something. Something belonging to my husband. Something that definitely wasnt in the wedding vows. And its either going to make us...or break us. An utterly hilarious and unmissable novel for anyone who has ever felt like they spend more time washing the dishes than getting lucky. Fans of Why Mummy Drinks and The Unmumsy Mum, and rom-coms by Sophie Ranald and Sophie Kinsella, will ugly laugh at this gloriously funny and relatable listen.
©2020 Kristen Bailey (P)2020 Bookouture
"I absolutely loved this... Heart-wrenchingly sad but...also one of the most uplifting and heartwarming books... It had me crying (and I mean big heaving sobs!!)... I finished this book last night, and yet here I am 24 hours later still thinking about it!... Fabulous, amazing, wonderful!!" (Stardust Reviews, 5 stars) Sometimes you have to hit the bottom before you can float to the top. Maria Birch is 70 years old, and for her every week is the same. On Monday, she does her weekly shop. On Tuesday, she goes for a blow-dry. On Wednesday, she visits the laundrette. But Thursday is her favorite day of all - everything hurts less on a Thursday. Every Thursday Maria walks to her local café. Waiting for her at one of the red gingham-topped tables is Albie Young, a charming man with a twinkle in his eye and an impressive collection of tweed flat caps. Every week, the pair share a slice of marble cake and a pot of tea. Except one week, Albie doesnt turn up. When Maria finds out what has happened, her perfectly ordered life is ripped apart at the seams. Suddenly, she is very lonely. Without her Thursday friend - her only friend - she no longer has the energy to circle the weekly TV listings, she has no reason to leave her apartment, no reason to laugh. Then she discovers that Albie isnt who she thought he was, and shes left wondering if she knew her friend at all. But Albie has left behind a legacy - a handwritten list of wishes he never got the chance to complete. Maria is resigned to facing the rest of her days heartbroken and alone. But fulfilling Albies wishes could hold the key to her happiness - if only shes able to look past his secret.... This life-affirming and heartfelt tale is for anyone who has ever looked at their life and wanted more. Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things will love this poignant story, which shows us that for the truest loves, the end is never really the end....
©2019 Bookouture (P)2019 Bookouture
In number-one New York Times best-selling author Rosamunde Pilchers Wild Mountain Thyme, a woman learns to forgive her ex - and herself - when she joins him on a journey where shell discover love is always a possibility. Oliver Dobbs was a writer first and a man second. To him other people were tools. Even though he had broken Victoria Bradshaws heart once, when he arrived on her doorstep with a two-year-old son, she found she could not refuse him, and the three of them set out for a castle in Scotland. There, Victoria meets the new laird and finds her crushed spirit awakening.
©1978 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
"We have a patient who has been involved in a serious accident. We believe hes your husband." When Freya first met Phil, she thought he was the man of her dreams. He bought her roses every week, booked surprise trips to sun-soaked destinations, and showed her affection like shed never experienced before. But over time the dream had become a violent nightmare. And now Freya is packing her bags, knowing its time she escaped their increasingly broken marriage. But then Freya gets a visit from the police. Phils been in a horrific car crash and - as he comes around - it becomes clear that he remembers nothing since their blissful honeymoon two years before, back when their relationship was perfect. All he wants is to be happily married again. Freya knows giving him another chance could be dangerous. But now hes the one who needs her, its a chance to turn the tables and to change the outcome of their relationship once and for all. After all, he will know only what she chooses to tell him.... But what really happened during those two years of marriage? And as they start over again, who is safe? And whose life is in danger? Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors, and Date Night will love The Stranger in My Bed.
©2020 Karen King (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
In this stunning audiobook from number one New York Times best-selling author Rosamunde Pilcher, a woman assumes her sisters identity for what she believes to be part of a silly game - only to pay the price for her sins.... It seemed such an innocent deception. All Flora Waring had to do was play the part of Rose, her long-lost twin, for one weekend and meet the family of Roses fiancé. But when Flora is introduced to the Armstrong family, she realizes that she has inherited the secret scandal Rose created five years before...and left wounds that turn the man Flora loves against her. Under Gemini will captivate listeners from beginning to end.
©1976 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
Flowers in the Rain & Other Stories collects 16 of number-one New York Times best-selling author Rosamunde Pilchers romantic tales set across Britain from the Scottish countryside to the city of London. Rosamunde Pilcher.... She makes you laugh.... She makes you cry.... She takes you to a world of hope and romance...and into the lives of people you'll never forget. She's Rosamunde Pilcher, America's most beloved storyteller.... And this audiobook is her gift to you.
©1991 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
The Image of You is the utterly gripping new novel from Adele Parks, author of the number one best-selling book The Stranger in My Home. This compelling audiobook of families, love, deception and secrets is perfect for fans of TV's Doctor Foster, The Replacement, Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies and Lisa Jewell. When all you can see is what they want you to see...can you ever trust someone you meet online? Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing - or no one - can rip them apart. Until Anna meets charismatic Nick. Anna is trusting, romantic and hopeful; she thinks Nick is perfect. Zoe is daring, dangerous and extreme; she thinks Nick is a liar. Zoe has seen Anna betrayed by men before. She'll stop at nothing to discover if Nick is as good as he seems. The problem is, lies may hurt. But honesty can kill.
©2017 Adele Parks (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Inspired by the real-life escape of thousands of Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Europe on the Kindertransport trains to London, the new novel from the author of The Oceans Between Us, Gill Thompson. For listeners of The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, The Choice by Edith Eger and Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Prague, 1939. Young mother Eva has a secret from her past. When the Nazis invade, Eva knows the only way to keep her daughter, Miriam, safe is to send her away - even if it means never seeing her again. But when Eva is taken to a concentration camp, her secret is at risk of being exposed. In London, Pamela volunteers to help find places for the Jewish children arrived from Europe. Befriending one unclaimed little girl, Pamela brings her home. It is only when her young son enlists in the RAF that Pamela realises how easily her own world could come crashing down.
©2019 Gill Thompson (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group
The first in an exciting new series from the author of The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian crime novel. The only witness to a shocking murder is the victim's 10-year-old daughter, Margret. The police turn to the Children's House for their expertise in childhood trauma. The manager, Freyja, doesn't much like the police - especially the detective in charge, Huldar. But she does want to help them protect Margret. And when more people die - their murders heralded by strange messages, texts, and strings of numbers - they will have to work together to crack the riddle before they become targets themselves.
©2017 Yrsa Sigurdardottir (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton
In every pub in every town unspoken stories lie beneath the surface. Each week, six women meet at The Bluebell Inn. They form an unlikely and occasionally triumphant ladies' darts team. They banter and jibe, they laugh. But their hidden stories of love and loss are what, in the end, will bind them. There is Mary, full of it but cradling her dark secret; Lena - young and bold, she has made her choice; the cat woman who must return to the place of her birth before it's too late. There's Maggie, still laying out the place for her husband; and Pegs, the dark-eyed girl from the travellers' site bringing her strangeness and first love. And Katy: unappreciated. Open to an offer. They know little of each other's lives. But here they gather and weave a delicate and sustaining connection that maybe they can rely on as the crossroads on their individual paths threaten to overwhelm. With humanity and insight, Kit Fielding reveals the great love that lies at the heart of female friendship. Raw, funny and devastating, all of life can be found at the Bluebell.
©2019 Kit Fielding (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
When you listen to an audiobook by Rosamunde Pilcher you enter a special world where emotions sing from the heart. A world that lovingly captures the ties that bind us to one another - the joys and sorrows, heartbreaks and misunderstandings, and glad, perfect moments when we are in true harmony. A world filled with evocative, engrossing, and above all, enjoyable portraits of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us.... In Another View, there are only two men in Emma's life - her father, a remote artist in Cornwall who left her in boarding school and saw her every few years, and Christo, who had been her stepbrother for a few months, and now wants to get to know her. But until Emma can understand what she means to them, there will never be room for love.
©1968 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
From beloved storyteller Rosamunde Pilcher comes another sweeping audiobook saga Whenever Selina asked about her late father, the grandmother who raised her changed the subject. The chance discovery of a photograph gave Selina hope that he was still alive and sent her searching for him on a small Spanish island. In this lush paradise, Selina found George Dyer, a writer who would help her solve the mystery of her past...and might hold the key to her future. When you listen to Sleeping Tiger, you enter a special world where emotions sing from the heart. A world that lovingly captures the ties that bind us to one another - the joys and sorrows, heartbreaks and misunderstandings, and glad, perfect moments when we are in true harmony. A world filled with evocative, engrossing, and above all enjoyable portraits of people's lives and loves, tenderly laid open for us....
©1967 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton
He's gone. And telling the truth won't bring him back... When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world. Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other. Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: Could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right? The Cry is a dark psychological thriller with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.
©2013 Helen Fitzgerald (P)2014 Audible Studios
Originally a highly popular, long-running play (1904-1913), Peter Pan is the timeless classic about a magical young boy who refused to grow old. Published as a novel known as both Peter and Wendy and The Boy Who Couldn't Grow Up in 1911, the story follows Peter's relationship with Wendy, where he eventually persuades her to join him in the fairy tale world of Neverland to be a mother to him and his friends, The Lost Boys. But not all is safe in Neverland, as the Peter's evil adversary Captain Hook tries to thwart Peter and his friends' fun on multiple occasions. Ending in the climatic final duel between Peter and Captain Hook, this story is filled with action, adventure, family bonds, and an infamous ticking crocodile.
Public Domain (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The pioneer of romantic suspense, Mary Stewart leads her listeners on an unforgettable ride across the Isle of Skye in this tale perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. Following a heartbreaking divorce, Gianetta retreats to the Isle of Skye hoping to find tranquillity in the island's savage beauty. But shortly before her arrival a girl's body is found on the craggy slopes of the looming Blue Mountain, and with the murderer still on the loose, there's nothing to stop him from setting his sights on Gianetta next.... One arrogant wing of rock thrust itself across the sun, flinging a diagonal shadow over the bay. My eye was drawn to the great lonely bulk of the mountain in the east, stooping over the valley like a hawk. Blaven. The Blue Mountain.
©1956 Mary Stewart (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Following the wildly popular BBC America adaption of Codename Villanelle, a high-stakes, addictive installment of Jennings's acclaimed Killing Eve series. Though the cat-and-mouse chase between these two lethal adversaries has seemingly ended, the sophisticated, deadly thrill of Eve and Villanelle's relationship is far from over. Told in Jennings's stylish prose, Killing Eve: Endgame is another pause-resisting chapter in the espionage exploits of Eve and Villanelle.
©2020 Luke Jennings (P)2020 Hachette Audio
Yrsa Sigurdardottir, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel, delivers another tour de force in her second novel in the Freyja and Huldar series. A chilling note predicting the deaths of six people is found in a school's time capsule, 10 years after it was buried. But surely, if a 13-year-old wrote it, it can't be a real threat.... Detective Huldar suspects he's been given the investigation simply to keep him away from real police work. He turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message. Soon, however, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case. For the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of macabre events: body parts found in a garden, followed by the murder of the man who owned the house. His initials are BT, one of the names on the note. Huldar and Freyja must race to identify the writer, the victims and the murderer before the rest of the targets are killed....
©2018 Yrsa Sigurdardottir (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
"This debut thriller reads like The Devil Wears Prada meets Single White Female. I couldn't put it down." (Catherine Steadman, author of Something in the Water and Mr. Nobody) She's borrowed your life. But what if she decides to keep it? Glamorous Margot Jones is the fashion editor at glossy magazine Haute. Pregnant with her first child, Margot's carefully curated life is the object of other women's envy - who wouldn't want her successful career, loving husband, beautiful house, and stylish wardrobe? Maggie, a freelance journalist, certainly knows she doesn't measure up. But when she gets the temp job covering Margot's maternity leave, Maggie seizes the chance to live a flashier life - even if it's only for a few months. But the simultaneous arrival of Margot's baby and a brutal end to her oldest friendship sends Margot into a spiral of insecurity and suspicion; normal preoccupations of new motherhood turn into dark and frightening paranoia. Who is the vicious online troll mocking Margot's facade of perfection and threatening to expose a dark secret she's spent years concealing? Are Maggie's newfound ambitions and plucky enthusiasm as innocent as they seem? And what happens when Margot is ready to return to her old life - especially if Maggie doesnt want to leave?
©2020 Harriet Walker (P)2020 Random House Audio
Winner of the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell's first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the 21st century. An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree and a late night New York DJ? Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.
©1999 David Mitchell (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
A missing child returns. But who took him? BBC Radio 2 Book Club choice 2019. Sunday Times Crime Club pick. When 11 year old, Evan, vanishes without trace, his parents are plunged into their worst nightmare. Especially as the police, under massive pressure, have no answers. But months later, Evan is unexpectedly found, frightened, and refusing to speak. His loving family realise life will never be the same again. DI Naylor knows that unless those who took Evan are caught, other children are in danger. And with Evan silent, she must race against time to find those responsible.... A gripping, heart-wrenching thriller, with the emotional power of series like Broadchurch and The Missing, this is the perfect read for fans of Cara Hunter, Heidi Perks, Claire Douglas, Fiona Barton, Susan Lewis and Nuala Ellwood
©2019 Erin Kinsley (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Centuries after the catastrophic Deliverance, humanity is again reaching into space. And Clovis, a young scholar working in the spaceship-construction yard, could make the difference between success and failure. For his mysterious new lover, Merrial, has seduced him into the idea of extrapolating the ship's future from the dark archives of the past. A past in which, centuries before, Myra Godwin faced the end of a different space age--her rockets redundant, her people rebellious, and her borders defenceless against the Sino-Soviet Union. As Myra appealed to the crumbling West for help, she found history turning on her own strange past--and on the terrible decisions she faces now. The Sky Road is a fireworks display, a bravura performance, and the most amazing novel yet by one of the powerful new voices in science fiction.
©2012 Ken Macleod (P)2012 Audible Ltd
When Finn and Paddy decide to move from their home in the city to the small town of Simmerton, it feels like everything has finally fallen into place. Paddy's been made partner at the law firm in town, and Finn has found full-time work as the deacon. Paddy's new boss has even offered them the use of a gatehouse on his property.
Finn feels like this must be a fairy tale. Paddy thinks they've won the lottery. Either way, they agree: It's perfect.
But only days after moving into the gatehouse, Finn begins to have doubts. She keeps hearing strange sounds, and the thicket of trees make her feel claustrophobic rather than safe. When she and Paddy discover the bloody bodies of Paddy's boss and his wife, the fairytale has officially ended. A strange email - supposedly sent from the dead man - makes it clear: This was murder.
Paddy and Finn's dream of a new life quickly turns into a nightmare as the plot thickens and the tension grows. With strange neighbors and a haunting setting, Catriona McPherson once again weaves a pause resisting tale of suspense.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A murder tears a small town apart. But who did it? The pretty market town of Sterndale is a close-knit community where everyone thinks they know everyone else. But at a lavish summer wedding, a local celebrity is discovered slumped in the gardens, the victim of a violent assault that leads to a murder investigation. As the police search for answers, suspicion and paranoia build and the lives of the locals are turned upside down. Secrets that lurk beneath the pristine façade of Sterndale come to light as detectives close in on the truth. A gripping and moving thriller with the emotional drama of series like Broadchurch and Liar, this is the perfect listen for fans of Cara Hunter, Heidi Perks and Claire Douglas.
©2020 Erin Kinsley (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd