Bluestone Rondo is a racial Cain and Abel story set to a score of jazz, obsession, and revenge.In 1927, a black tenant farmer’s wife gives birth to unusual twins - one is dark and one is light enough to pass for white. Growing up to learn that color is worth more than brotherhood in the Jim Crow South, they fall into a trap that was set for them by generations of racial discord. After a violent fight, Joe disappears and Calvin is convicted for his murder. With Calvin out of his way, Joe basks in the bright lights of New York as a successful white Jazz singer on 52nd Street until he begins to see his brother in the shadows. What happens next? Two volatile plot twists and one fatal showdown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walker Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168541/bk_acx0_168541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. When Pandora picks up her older brother, Edison, at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesn’t recognize him. The once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Soon Edison’s slovenly habits, appalling diet, and know-it-all monologues are driving Pandora and her fitness-freak husband Fletcher insane. After the brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It’s him or me. Rich with Shriver’s distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat: why we overeat and whether extreme diets ever really work. It asks just how much sacrifice we’ll make to save single members of our families, and whether it’s ever possible to save loved ones from themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Rosengard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001325/bk_hcuk_001325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will it be wedding bells or funeral bells?Trouble is brewing in Eastwood. Jazz can’t help but wonder if the bride that haunts Bridal Falls might be behind the strange deaths of two men, both of which were about to walk down the aisle. When Lyndy is left standing at the altar, and her groom is nowhere to be found, the disappearing groom drama gets personal.And then things take a really bad turn. Brock is falsely accused of murder, but the police don’t stop there. Now they think Lyndy might have killed her husband to be. Sir Edward is acting very strange. He stays in his room for hours on end. Lucy is sure her brother is up to no good. Jazz just hopes it’s something harmless and not another game show addiction. Oh, and then there’s the stalker.Someone has been leaving flowers at Jazz’s front door, but is her secret admirer among the living or one, of the dearly departed?It’s all just another day in the life of a reaper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Assouad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130336/bk_acx0_130336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three brothers caught up in a whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal culminating in an assassination plot, set in prewar New York. June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shell-shocked brother Michael are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA. During the week that follows, the lives of these three brothers collide spectacularly with big-band jazz musicians, a talented but fragile heiress, a Jewish street photographer facing a return to Nazi-occupied Prague, a vengeful mob boss, and the ghosts of their own family's revolutionary past. When Tom Cronin, an erstwhile assassin forced into one last job, tracks the brothers down, their lives begin to fracture. Francis must surrender to blackmail or have his family suffer fatal consequences. Michael, wandering alone, turns to Lilly Bloch, a heartsick artist, to recover his lost memory. And Martin and his wife, Rosemary, try to salvage their marriage and, ultimately, the lives of the other Dempseys. From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the Plaza Hotel, from the garrets of artists in the Bowery to the shadowy warehouses of mobsters in Hell's Kitchen, Brendan Mathews brings prewar New York to vivid, pulsing life while the sweeping and intricate storytelling of this remarkable debut reveals an America that blithely hoped it could avoid another catastrophic war and focus instead on the promise of the World's Fair: a peaceful, prosperous "World of Tomorrow". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003380/bk_hach_003380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international best seller We Need to Talk About Kevin comes a striking new novel about siblings, marriage, and obesity. When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesn't recognize him. In the four years since the siblings last saw each other, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? And it's not just the weight. Imposing himself on Pandora's world, Edison breaks her husband Fletcher's handcrafted furniture, makes overkill breakfasts for the family, and entices her stepson not only to forgo college but to drop out of high school. After the brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It's him or me. Putting her marriage and adopted family on the line, Pandora chooses her brother - who, without her support in losing weight, will surely eat himself into an early grave. Rich with Shriver's distinctive wit and ferocious energy, Big Brother is about fat - an issue both social and excruciatingly personal. It asks just how much we'll sacrifice to rescue single members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Rosengard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003457/bk_harp_003457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Besides music, Vivvy loves green apples. She and her brother Matt go on morning apple raids until, one fall, their father drives them to a pick-your-own orchard. There, the cross old Josiah inhabits another time where pixies might appear like uprooted saplings. During the early, eventful 1960s, Vivvy takes the flute from Mr. Fortray, a band teacher who plays jazz. Another apple picking trip is confused with detours and Josiah is angry about progress. Vivvy finds that if she wants to do what she loves, she must think beyond a fear that her father and Josiah share. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lyndsay Paulina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/207585/bk_acx0_207585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Bindi Babes love a challenge! Amber, Jazz and Geena want to have the new school library named after their mum. They have a genius plan to raise funds for it they’re going to stage an amazing reality experiment. The sixth form block is turning into a Big Brother-style house for one week only and they’re going to be the stars. With spoilt relatives, film stars and love-struck boys in the mix, they know it’s not going to be easy but the Babes can handle it can’t they? Another fantastic Bindi Babes story from bestselling author Narinder Dhami. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tania Rodrigues. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003239/bk_bbcw_003239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty-five-year-old Ivy Rowan rises from her sickbed after being struck by the great influenza epidemic of 1918, only to discover that the world has been torn apart in just a few short days. But Ivy's lifelong gift - or curse - remains. She sees the uninvited ones - ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked for and unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918, Ivy sees the spirit of her grandmother rocking in her mother's chair. An hour later she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death, in the Great War, of Ivy's other brother, Billy. Horrified, she leaves home and soon realizes that the flu has caused utter panic, and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for today because they could be stricken by nightfall. She even enters into a relationship with the murdered German man's brother, Daniel Schendel. But as her uninvited guests begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once again, and terrifying secrets will unfold. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004752/bk_harp_004752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She's one of the few.... Jazz has been one of the guys for over a decade, serving her country with distinction, but she longs to explore her femininity, to be desired as a woman, to flirt, cavort, and fulfill every sexual desire. When her mother, of all people, signs her up for a one-night stand, she's not sure whether to be exhilarated or pissed. Flying to Las Vegas on the promise of a total escape, Jazz plans to be Jasmine for just one night, because tomorrow she plans to re-up for another five years. They're two of the proud.... Logan Cavanaugh grew up across the street from his best friend and brother-in-arms, Zach Evans. Inseparable, the two have shared everything, including women, until the year before when an IED attack during combat injured both of them. Zach suffered a concussion, but Logan's injuries were far more extensive. After a year of physical therapy, he can walk, but he'll never run or love a woman again, or so he fears. He's ready to accept his impotence, but Zach has other ideas. He hopes a one-night stand date with the perfect woman will heal Logan's confidence and masculinity. They're all Marines.... They'll share each other, but will one night be enough? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Padovan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006236/bk_acx0_006236_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.