Secrets, lies and murder in the Australian wilderness.... A nail-biting new novel of romantic suspense by the award-winning author of Dead Heat and Storm Clouds, Bronwyn Parry. ´Dammit, Tess, he doesn´t seem worth protecting.´ ´I´m not protecting him, Sarge,´ she said. She dropped her gaze, biting her lip, and for the first time in his experience she spoke in a small voice. ´I´m protecting me.´ For police officers Steve Fraser and Tess Ballard, a split-second decision saves the lives of 50 members of a cult - but also puts their careers on the line. Tess´ work is everything to her; she´s forged a new life through sheer determination, so when her past returns to haunt her, Steve must race through wild country if he is to save the people he most cares about. In Sunset Shadows, the thrilling new audiobook by multiaward-winning author Bronwyn Parry, you will feel immersed in the dramatic beauty, isolation, wind and the sun of the deep Australian bush - and its sinister shadows.... About the author: Bronwyn Parry grew up surrounded by books, with a fascination with places, people and their stories. Her first novel, As Darkness Falls, won a prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award in 2007. Her second and third novels, Dark Country and Dead Heat, were voted the Favourite Romantic Suspense Novel by the Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) in 2010 and 2013 and were both finalists in the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Romantic Suspense. Her fourth novel, Darkening Skies, was a finalist in the ARRA Awards in 2014. Bronwyn´s fifth book, Storm Clouds, was short-listed by ARRA for Favourite Romantic Suspense Novel of 2015. She lives in the New England tablelands in New South Wales and loves to travel in Australia´s wild places. For more information visit www.bronwynparry.com or www.facebook.com/Bronw 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Bos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/haau/000019/bk_haau_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you rebuild a city? Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit, New Orleans is still answering that question. Robert Olshansky and Laurie Johnson are urban planners and co-authors of the book Clear as Mud: Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans. They tell Kurt about how the city is using disaster as a chance to improve its design while still preserving its culture.Then, Emmy-nominated actress Connie Britton stars in one of the most realistic television portraits of family life ever. Fans and critics laud her pitch-perfect performance as Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights. So it´s hard to believe she´s ad-libbing most of the time. She tells Kurt that making it up as you go along is what real spouses and parents do every day.Finally, this month marks the 60th anniversary of Sunset Boulevard, the definitive movie about the intoxicating, deadly allure of fame. That got us thinking — what would this story look like if it took place in 2010, the age of Facebook, Twitter, and reality TV? Lucky for us, we just got our hands on an advance copy of the Sunset Boulevard remake. A satire by Eric Molinsky. [Broadcast Date: August 28, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/100828/rt_stud_100828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if the perfect life you envy was rotten to the core? Three brand-new friends. Three very different families. Way too many secrets. Gisela, Sally and Kate become close when they move into the same new housing estate. But behind their shiny front doors, each has something to hide. Gisela’s Facebook profile is plastered with photos of her high-achieving son - #soproud; her teenage daughter - #bestfriends; and her gorgeous husband - #lovemyhubs. She’s the envy of everyone she knows, but how long can she keep covering up the truth? Sally is married to her soul mate - or so the champagne glasses glinting in front of another tropical sunset seem to suggest. But what will it take for her friends to realise the life she claims to adore is breaking her heart? Kate is a single mum. She uses Facebook to keep an eye on her teenage daughter but claims her own life is too boring to post anything herself. But maybe Kate wants to sit below the radar because she doesn’t want anyone to look too closely and start asking questions about her past....Three lives collide in this gripping story about friendship, motherhood and marriage and the façade of perfection people present to the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Spurgin Hussey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031373/bk_adbl_031373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The one with the witch who flew away Mma Ramotswe is happily married to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, but her work seems more hectic than ever. Among a raft of cases coming the way of the No.1 Ladies´ Detective Agency are blackmail, witchcraft, strange goings-on at a health clinic, and theft at a government catering college. There seems no end to the disputes which call for the wisdom of a traditionally built detective. It´s enough to make her wonder what the secret of happiness is, and whether she is right to find it in small things such as a pair of blue shoes, a slice of cake, or a red sunset over the Kalahari. ´Charm and warmth´ Scottish Daily Express ´Brilliant´ Herald Discover the world of Alexander McCall Smith and his other books at alexandermccallsmith.co.uk [Facebook logo]