Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to be. So when journalist Chastity O'Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it's time to start working on some of those feminine wiles. While doing a story on local heroes, she meets a hunky doctor, and things start to look up. Now there's only one problem: Trevor Meade, her first love and the one man she's never quite gotten over. Yet the more time she spends with Dr. Perfect, the better Trevor looks! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002846/bk_howe_002846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maria's waiting for the man who fits her idea of perfection. But when her new boss, Walker, takes over the office, sparks fly, and perfect goes out the window. At 26, Maria is holding out for the perfect man to share the rest of her life with. Josh seems to be that man, but after months of dating, their relationship is at a standstill. Maria plans to nudge Josh forward, but when the company she works for is bought out, her new boss Walker seems determined to change Maria’s idea of the perfect man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142114/bk_acx0_142114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
That rat bastard Michael Wallace is back. The last person Olivia Parker expects to walk into her lingerie shop is her high school sweetheart. She's so over him. Mostly. Except that he's hotter than ever and still knows her better than she knows herself. But how can she risk her heart when she knows he's just going to leave again? It's a simple plan: return home, shoot the movie, and leave emancipated from the contract he signed eleven years before. But Michael's plan gets blown away the moment he sees Olivia again. Smart, sexy, and successful, Olivia is distraction personified. Only worse than that--Michael fears Olivia may be his heart and soul... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013448/bk_acx0_013448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bordertown private investigator Luke Oliver's beat is the dimensional fold in Manhattan between the human and supernatural realms. But now a secret from his past - the League of the Black Swan - has surfaced. Because Luke isn't any ordinary PI. He's the Dark Wizard of Bordertown, and he never backs down from a fight. But this time the fight threatens his life and his heart. Rio Jones, the only woman he's loved, needs his help against a deadly menace. Luke pushed her away once before, so she'd never fall prey to the curse that threatens to destroy him. He swore he'd never let her go again. Luke and Rio, with the help of the newly reformed League, must keep evil forces from taking over Bordertown - all the while battling a passion on the razor's edge between danger and desire. And it will take everything they have just to stay alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003104/bk_tant_003104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Boston's social underworld emerges Verena Tarrant, a girl with extraordinary oratorical gifts, which she deploys in tawdry meeting-houses on behalf of "the sisterhood of women." She acquires two admirers of a very different stamp: Olive Chancellor, devotee of radical causes and marked out for tragedy; and Basil Ransom, a veteran of the Civil War who holds rigid views concerning society and women's place therein. Is the lovely, lighthearted Verena made for public movements or private passions? A struggle to possess her, body and soul, develops between Olive and Basil. The exploitation of Verena's unregenerate innocence reflects a society whose moral and cultural values are failing to survive the new dawn of liberalism and democracy. When it was first published in 1886, The Bostonians was not welcomed by Henry James's fellow countrymen, who failed to appreciate its delicacy and wit. But over a century later, this book is widely regarded as James's finest American fiction and perhaps his comic masterpiece. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001772/bk_tant_001772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art, today worth over $500 million, were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye. Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting - a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum - in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late 19th century may be the only evidence that can now save her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000684/bk_high_000684_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule - galvanised by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places, Lidia Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival. It's a genre-defying masterpiece that may very well rewire your brain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000188/bk_cnon_000188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dani, Meg, and Charlotte have bonded over babies, barbeques, and backyards, but when they escape for a girls' weekend away, they can't bring themselves to return to lives that don't seem to fit anymore. Harried Dani can't explain why she feels so discontented until she meets a young gallery owner who inspires her to rediscover the art that once made her happy. Dependable Meg faces up to a grief that threatens to swallow her whole and confronts a marriage built on expectations. Flamboyant Charlotte, frustrated with her stagnated life and marriage, pursues a playboy Irish singer and beachside business opportunities. All three of these women thought they would be different. None of them thought they'd be facing down 40 and still wondering when life starts. What they do when they realize where they're headed is both inspiring and wildly entertaining. Girls' Weekend is a fun, yet poignant romp through the universal search of who we are, why we love, and what makes us happy by an author who is quickly emerging as one of our most incisive storytellers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007115/bk_tant_007115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ghosts of the past come calling in a spellbinding heart stopper from the "Queen of the Northern Gothic". After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents' home on Lake Superior to pull herself together - only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows. Tucked in the folds of the woman's curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No one can identify the woman. Except for Kate. She's seen her before. In her dreams... One hundred years ago, a love story ended in tragedy, its mysteries left unsolved. It's time for the lake to give up its secrets. As each mystery unravels, it pulls Kate deeper into the eddy of a haunting folktale that has been handed down in whispers over generations. Now, it's Kate's turn to listen. As the drowned woman reaches out from the grave, Kate reaches back. They must come together, if only in dreams, to right the sinister wrongs of the past. Cover design by Damon Freeman 1. Language: English. Narrator: Xe Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028985/bk_adbl_028985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.