Where was he? Why was he here, with this kid? What had he done? Hazily he watched her come toward him, saw her hips sway beneath flimsy lace, the swell of full breasts in the skimpy bra. ´´How did we get here?” he demanded. She laughed ´´Don’t you remember, honey? You kidnapped me … and …”Remember? He remembered that she had cost him his job. Dimly he recalled cursing her out in a dozen bars, getting blind drunk. And he had a vague memory of her behind the wheel of a car. She had kidnapped him! Now she was missing, and the cops would be hot on the trail. Which story would they swallow - his or hers? He saw her angelic smile and knew the answer. He was trapped. ´´Come on, Gary,” she said. ´´Let’s have some fun.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Eiden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005071/bk_adbl_005071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They´re timeless. (Paul Goat Allen, B&N Explorations)´´Hubbard was one of the country’s most prolific pulp sci-fi writers.´´ (Alan Cheuse, NPR’s All Things Considered)´´[L. Ron Hubbard] cut a swath across the science-fantasy world, the likes of which has never been seen again.´´ (Damon Knight, founder of Sci-Fi Writers of America)By the end of 1937, L. Ron Hubbard had proven he could glide with ease from genre to genre - adventure, western, mystery, and even romance - and was regularly featured in the ´´crown jewels” of the pulp fiction magazines.In early 1938, with his now well-established stature as a writer - or, in the words of author Robert Silverberg, as a ´´master of the art of narrative” - L. Ron Hubbard was invited to apply his gifts for succinct characterization, original plot, deft pacing, and imaginative action to a genre that was new - science fiction and fantasy. The rest is science fiction history.Sci-fi fantasy readers looking for action-packed adventure with a sense of realism will find it in these ten sci-fi fantasy short stories, in four volumes.These state-of-the-art full-cast productions are complete with music and sound effects - a ´´movie of the mind” experience.´´Delightfully over-the-top audio theater performances.´´ (AudioFile Magazine)One Was Stubborn:Things are disappearing. Parts of buildings, parts of people, parts of the whole world. George Smiley, the Messiah, is busy dismantling the world. But two can play at this game. While George is making the world disappear, Old Shellback will make another one appear - and take an amazing journey back to a future of his own making. Is it the end of the world - or just the end of the world as we know it?Also includes ´´A Can of Vacuum´´, in which a practical joke 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/001001/bk_gala_001001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the body of a tramp was found in a dumpster on Lafayette and Bryant in the Bronx, with no papers and no ID, the case was filed as unsolved - another victim nobody cared about, shot by some punk nobody cared about.That was 12 years ago.Then Detective Stone notices that the ´´tramp´´ had a 100 dollar haircut and manicured nails. That makes him curious. He wants to know, who dresses a murder victim up as a tramp, then leaves them in full view in a dumpster? But the answers he gets are not the ones he expects, and before long their investigation leads Stone and Dehan to St Mary´s Roman Catholic Church, and the darkest recesses of the human soul.It also leads them to some of the most powerful men in New York. Some, like Conor Hagan, head of the Irish Mob, are known criminals. But others are not...Stone´s problem is deciding which of them are just criminals, and which are truly evil. That is, until ghosts start appearing from Dehan´s past. Then things get complicated.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108764/bk_acx0_108764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the Collins Crime Club archive, the first original novel to feature Ben the Cockney tramp, the unorthodox detective character created by J. Jefferson Farjeon, author of Mystery in White. Strange things are happening in the untenanted houses of Jowle Street. There are unaccountable creakings and weird knockings on the door of no.29, where a homeless ex-sailor has taken up residence. But even stranger things are happening in the house opposite, from where a beautiful woman in an evening gown brings Ben a mysterious message and, worse, the offer of a job! Ben the ‘passing tramp´ was immortalised on film by Alfred Hitchcock in the film Number 17, based on a popular ´20s stage play and novelisation by journalist-turned-author Joe Jefferson Farjeon. The House Opposite (1931) was the first full-length original novel to feature Ben, a reluctant down-at-heels Cockney sleuth, who went on to feature in six more successful detective thrillers from 1931 to 1952. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David John. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002255/bk_hcuk_002255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
ABOUT ALFRED´S ULTIMATE VOCAL SING-ALONG SERIES Alfred´s Ultimate Sing-Along books give you everything you need to sing with your favorite songs. Each songbook has the lyrics, music notation, and chords to eight great hits, with lyrics-only pages included. There are two versions of every song on the CD: a full-performance track with an amazing sound-alike recording, and a professional accompaniment track so you can sing along. When you use the CD in your Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone ´N´ Tempo) Changer lets you easily change the key and temp to individualize the playback for just your voice and style. Titles: The Lady Is a Tramp * Come Fly with Me * Don´t Get Around Much Anymore * Witchcraft * I Get a Kick Out of You * Just a Gigolo * I´ve Got You Under My Skin * The Shadow of Your Smile.
Know how to tramp and you know how to live... Know how to meet your fellow-wanderer, how to be passive to the beauty of nature and how to be active to its wildness and its rigour.The tramp is a friend of society; a seeker, they pay their way if they can. One includes in the category ´tramp´ all true Bohemians, pilgrims, explorers afoot, walking tourists, and the like. Tramping is a way of approach, to nature, to your fellow man, to a nation, to beauty, to life itself. It is a gentle art and there is much to learn; illusions to overcome, prejudices and habits to be shaken off.The adventure is not the getting there, it is the on-the-way. It is not the expected; it is the surprise; not the fulfilment of prophecy but the providence of something better than prophesied.Originally published in 1926, The Gentle Art of Tramping is a guide for anyone who has dreamed of taking to the road with nothing more than a bag full of essentials and big ideas. It gives guidance on walking, being open to discovery and being kind - advice as relevant now as it was then. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Grady. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bloo/000138/bk_bloo_000138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nicholas Le Prevost stars as the French detective in four new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatizations. These new adaptations of classic stories find Maigret recreating four memorable cases for his creator Georges Simenon. In ‘Maigret: A Man’s Head’, a convicted man is allowed to escape, then followed by police investigating a double murder. Maigret finds himself entering glittering society and a war of nerves with a suspect. ‘The Bar on the Seine’ sees a condemned man telling Maigret about a riverside drinking hole where a murderer lurks undetected. Pursuing the clue, Maigret witnesses a death and discovers a much older crime.... ‘My Friend Maigret’ finds Maigret investigating the murder of a tramp on the French island of Porquerolles - but he is hampered by the attentions of Inspector Pyke of Scotland Yard. Finally, in ‘Madame Maigret’s Own Case’, when Madame Maigret makes a friend outside her dentist’s office, she stumbles upon the resolution of one of her husband’s most stubborn investigations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Le Prevost. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005214/bk_bbcw_005214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Saddle tramp Petey McGuire doesn’t have much to live for. The trail in front of him stretches out long and hot, and there’s no end in sight. He’s been beaten down, beaten up, and kicked around so long, he’d run away from his own shadow if he could. But there’s one fight he can’t run from - the fight against hunger. Petey needs a job quick, before he drops dead in the dust. But the only way to get one is to act cool and talk tough - in other words, become the exact opposite of Petey McGuire. Putting on a performance worthy of a Shakespearean actor, he succeeds all too well - landing in the saddle with the Arizona Rangers.Talking tough is one thing, but backing it up is another. Because Petey’s about to discover exactly what it takes - and how much he has to risk - to face the meanest outlaw, win the prettiest girl, and become The Toughest Ranger. Saddle tramp Petey McGuire has been kicked around so long, he’d run away from his own shadow if he could. But there’s one fight he can’t run from - the fight against hunger. Petey needs a job quick. But the only way to get one is to act cool and talk tough. And he succeeds all too well - landing in the saddle with the Arizona Rangers...where he learns exactly what it takes to face the meanest outlaw and win the prettiest girl. Watch your back, as the audio version of The Toughest Ranger puts you in the middle of gunfights, bar fights, and all kinds of full-fisted action. ´´An exciting Western story filled with both action and adventure.” (Mommy´s Favorite Things) 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Jim Meskimen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000083/bk_gala_000083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.