Marjorie´s apple pie is award winning, but is it worth dying for? All Marjorie Vanhorn desires is to make people happy with her award-winning pies and to be kissed by the delectable county medical examiner, Anderson Swift. Marjorie´s nemesis is Eloise, the newly appointed county fair organizer, who is blackmailing contestants to get their award-winning recipes. She really wants Marjorie´s apple pie recipe, and if she doesn´t get it, she is willing do whatever it takes to stop Marjorie from winning more blue ribbons. After being released, jailbird Vega disappears. Kelli and her son Joey are finally free of her physically abusive husband. Nobody misses him, not even his parents. When Vance, Vega´s twin brother is released from prison, he heads for Marjorie´s house where he suspects he might find his brother ... and a little fun. Marjorie has no desire to be Vance´s fun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T. Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113373/bk_acx0_113373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from the More Tales from the Greek Legends collection. Bellerophon and the winged horse Pegasus launch into the blue sky in search of the dreaded three-headed Chimera, but will success go to the hero´s head? Orpheus, devastated by the death of his wife, Eurydice, dares the dangers of the kingdom of the dead in an attempt to bring her back to life. Echo loves Narcissus but he only loves himself: a story that can only end in sadness. These and other colourful legends from Ancient Greece are retold in lively form by Benjamin Soames, with classical music providing further excitement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin Soames. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001087/bk_naxo_001087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most authentic and consistently illuminating portraits of police work ever, Blue on Blue describes the fascinating inner workings of the world´s largest police force and Chief Charles Campisi´s unprecedented two decades putting bad cops behind bars. From 1996 through 2014, Charles Campisi headed NYPD´s Internal Affairs Bureau, working under four police commissioners and gaining a reputation as hard-nosed and incorruptible. When he retired, only one man on the 36,000-member force had served longer. During Campisi´s IAB tenure, the number of New Yorkers shot, wounded, or killed by cops every year declined by 90 percent, and the number of cops failing integrity tests shrank to an equally startling low. But to achieve those exemplary results, Campisi had to triple IAB´s staff, hire the very best detectives, and put the word out that bad apples wouldn´t be tolerated. While the early minutes of Campisi´s absorbing account bring us into the real world of cops, showing, for example, the agony that every cop suffers when he fires his gun, later chapters spotlight a harrowing series of investigations that tested IAB´s capacities, forcing detectives to go undercover against cops who were themselves undercover, to hunt down criminals posing as cops, and to break through the ´´blue wall of silence´´ to verify rare - but sometimes very real - cases of police brutality. Told in an edge-of-the-seat way by a born storyteller, Blue on Blue puts us in the scene, allowing us to listen in on wiretaps and feel the adrenaline rush of drawing in the net. It also reveals new threats to the force, such as the possibility of infiltration by terrorists. Ultimately, the book inspires awe for the man who, for almost two decades, was entrusted with the job of making sure the words ´´New York´s Finest´´ never rang hollow. A truly revelatory account, Blue on Blue will forever change the way you view police work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Campbell, Charles Campisi - prologue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007780/bk_sans_007780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang is the first in a series of fairy tale compilation books. These fairy tales cover a variety of cultures and stories, including several from the Brothers Grimm and Arabian Nights stories. This is a great collection for any listener looking for nearly 40 different stories in one book. Lang includes classic tales such as ´´Cinderella´´ and more uncommon adventures, including ´´The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou´´. In this story, Prince Ahmed rescues Princess Paribanou, who happens to be a genie. The prince´s own talent of being able to protect anything from the size of an army to the size of his pocket, and the luck of finding an apple that will cure anyone who smells it, is such an imaginative story that children from around the world will be drawn into Lang´s world of the fantastic. Another exciting tale in the compilation is ´´Diamonds and Toads´´. In this French fairy tale, a beautiful but mistreated young woman is shown to be kind to a fairy that is disguised as an old lady. As a reward for her behavior, the fairy blesses the sweet girl so that a rose, a diamond, or a pearl falls from her mouth every time she speaks. Often rewarding kindness, these fairy tales are sure to entertain and teach morals at the same time to their young listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049788/bk_acx0_049788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
That the greatly admired novelist Kate Christensen has turned to the memoir form after six novels makes this book an event. Readers of memoirs of high literary quality, particularly those with food themes - most conspicuously Ruth Reichl´s Comfort Me with Apples and Gabrielle Hamilton´s Blood, Bones, and Butter - as well as admirers of M. F. K. Fisher and Laurie Colwin will be a large and eager audience. This memoir derives from Kate´s popular foodcentric blog, in which she shares scenes from an unusual upbringing and an unusually happy present-day life, providing an audience for this book that is already primed. That it is written by Kate Christensen means it will be a delicious reading experience in every sense - a compulsively listenable account of a knockabout life, full of sorrows and pleasures, many of the latter of the sensual, appetitive variety. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003567/bk_rand_003567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever try finding a virtuous man in the Big Apple circa the 1930s? A fool´s errand, right? Well, Nick O´Brien is no fool. The war vet and former cop turned in his badge and then turned his back on the crooked criminal justice system. He´s got a new mission: to be that good man in a bad city. With honesty and compassion, Nick hangs out the shingle of his own private detective agency to aid the victims of evil. He´s out to crush corruption, case by case. When a mysterious beauty with a missing brother seeks his services, Nick finds himself working a real onion of a mystery with each layer peeling away to reveal deeper levels of darkness, deception, and murder. No matter how deep he has to go, Nick will find out the truth and solve the enigma of The Woman in Blue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036397/bk_acx0_036397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A boss-employee romance...with a twist Only three things stand between Ava Carmichael and her $12 billion inheritance: A year of living in Bliss, Kansas. A relationship that lasts six consecutive months. A pie. Ava has run a multibillion-dollar company, negotiated with shark investors, and hobnobbed with business royalty, but she’s about to be defeated by her inability to turn sugar, flour, and apple pie filling into something edible. Conveniently, the owner of the diner next door, Parker Blake, is magic in the kitchen. And he technically works for her. So she can make him teach her to bake. And hey, if everyone assumes they’re heating up more than the oven during their time in the kitchen...well, that’s called multitasking. Parker Blake likes his women the way he likes his coffee: not in his diner. But gorgeous, strong-willed, type-A Ava clearly isn’t going to stop messing up his kitchen - or his simple, stress-free small-town life - until the conditions of her daddy’s will are met. So, sure, he’ll teach his ´´boss” to bake. But once the kitchen door closes, it’s pretty clear who’s really in charge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115713/bk_acx0_115713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After decades of off-shoring, downsizing, shuttered factories, and stranded blue collar workers, the United States is on the edge of an industrial renaissance. This is news that would have seemed beyond improbable even a decade ago, but companies like Motorola Mobility, Apple, BMW, Bosch, and Volkswagen are opening plants and committing millions of dollars to build new products here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Callie Beaulieu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001071/bk_high_001071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once upon a time there was a tree named Ashby that lived in a meadow with eyes as blue as the sky and a nest top hat that his best friend Scarlet lived in. Ashby started out as a small apple seed and had grown into a large apple tree that gave the largest and sweetest from any of the other apple trees in the meadow. Scarlet was as red as the apples on Ashby´s branches, with a crown of red feathers on top of her head and rose colored glasses, because through her eyes, her world was a beautiful place to live in. Ashby and Scarlet had been best friends for quite some time and their friendship meant a lot to each other. They could talk about anything to each other and they did every day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kym Kostos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016840/bk_acx0_016840_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.