Three Crowns and the Dream Sofa: Liliane Broberg
Three short detective anecdotes by one of the key founding fathers of the detective genre, Charles Dickens. The Pair of Gloves.The Artful Touch. The Sofa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000498/bk_redd_000498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. Rumpole and the Old Boy Net: With the help of his new pupil, Miss Phillida Trant, Rumpole must defend Mr Napier Lee, who is charged with blackmail. But the alleged victim of the blackmail went to public school with Mr Lee, and so Mr Lee won´t sneak on his old school chum.... Rumpole and the Sleeping Partners: After a legal ball in the Savoy Hotel, Rumpole and Hilda argue about Rumpole´s drunken behaviour, and Rumpole decides to sleep the night on his sofa in chambers - strictly against the rules. But there he finds his colleague Erskine-Brown with Phillida Trant, ´working late´.... Rumpole and the Portia of Our Chambers: Rumpole comes close to giving up the law when forced to consider the path his life has taken by a combination of his attraction to his pupil Phillida, an unsettling case involving an Irish terrorist, and a visit from an old flame of Hilda´s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jasmine Hyde, Timothy West, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003625/bk_rhuk_003625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joyce Carol Oates’ stunning Gothic trilogy comes to a close with a heart-stopping tale of murder, suspense, and romance. As detective Xavier Kilgarvan sorts through clues and rumors, facts and fantasy, he is united with his beloved Perdita in a perilous challenge - the case of The Bloodstained Bridal Gown. Twelve years after solving the mystery of The Devil’s Half Acre, Xavier has received an urgent plea for help. A young minister and a woman from his parish have been murdered. Their torn bodies are found in an oddly suggestive position: leaning tenderly upon each other on a sofa in the rectory. Yet something even stranger is discovered upstairs: bound and gagged, the minister’s wife lies half-senseless in her bed, clad in a gore-splattered wedding dress. Through the splendid Mysteries of Winterthurn, Xavier Kilgarvan joins the ranks of the great detectives of the last century. Filled with tantalizing clues and evocative language, his final case will lure you into a deliciously eerie world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McDonough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004057/bk_reco_004057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When River, Freak, and Fiona discover a rare zucchini-colored crayon between the cushions of a mysterious sofa at their bus stop, they quickly find themselves in the middle of an evil plot to conquer the world! The plot´s mastermind, Edward Disin, is responsible for starting the underground coal seam fire that continually burns just beyond the kids´ backyards, a dastardly cover-up for an intergalactic portal that will soon transport an army of invaders to Earth. Disin´s only weakness is his otherworldly obsession with the zucchini crayon - and he knows the kids have it. But with the help of an eccentric neighbor, an artificial intelligence in the form of a double-six domino, a DNA-analyzing tray, two hot air balloons, and a cat named Mucus, three kids from the middle of nowhere might be able to save the planet. Henry Clark´s dazzling debut middle grade novel is a thoroughly original, unabashedly wacky, and surprisingly affecting story about the importance of intelligence and curiosity in a complacent world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Kennedy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001330/bk_hach_001330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume Three in the Trilogy of Five After a series of events which have involved Arthur Dent being alternately blown up and insulted in more bizarre regions of the Galaxy than he ever dreamt existed, he finds himself stranded on Prehistoric Earth. Luckily, an eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect and their flying sofa in the middle of the ground at Lord´s two days before the world is due to end. It´s just not cricket . . .
This week on Car Talk, Kate and Aaron´s long-distance relationship has come to a road block. Aaron is afraid to drive, so Kate´s doing all the traveling and it´s become a bit of a pain in the butt – figuratively, and literally. Can Tom and Ray help her get Aaron behind the wheel, or is this relationship headed for the crusher? Elsewhere, Erin inherited her Grandpa´s Impala, and among its dozen or so problems, the most amusing is that when she turns on her high-beams, the directional signals don´t work; Tony´s sleeping on the sofa after two unsuccessful repairs to his wife´s Subaru, and Strike Three might send him and his sleeping bag to the garage; and, Steve is wondering why his trusty Ford Ranger is suddenly causing boat payments, three at a time. Also, on Stump the Chumps, did Tom and Ray help Sam quiet his Accord long enough to sell it? All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: February 23, 2013] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/130223/rt_cart_130223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danwe lived in a vase. It was not a regularly shaped vase. Danwe´s vase had a tall cylindrical section. That is to say it was taller than it was wide. This section of the vase was similar in shape to a can of spam, but much nicer looking. This section was just tall enough for Danwe to stand and walk comfortably in. It was also wide enough for a chair or two - Danwe had three. He would have liked to have a sofa, but he knew there was no way a sofa could make the turn from the vase´s opening into this cylindrical section. Danwe called this cylindrical section his living room. In the middle of Danwe´s living room was the vertical section of the vase. This vertical section of the vase was rather squarish in shape and slightly wider at the bottom than at the top. Other than this, it resembled other vases. There were a couple of steps down from the living room to the bottom of this vertical section, and a couple more steps going back up to the rest of the living room. Danwe called the area at the bottom of these steps, his landing. It wasn´t very big, it only took a step or two to walk across, but it was big enough. If Danwe stood in his landing and reached his hands up, he could just reach the opening of his vase. This was his window to the world. Most of the time, Danwe left his window open. But on days like today, when there was too much coming in from the outside world, Danwe would reach up and close the lid to his vase. Closing the lid worked similarly to pulling a shade across a window. When I say Danwe lived in a vase, I mean he lived in a vase. That is to say, he never left. He had lived here all his life, all by himself. When Danwe needed something from the outside, he would have it delivered. This was almost the only contact that Danwe had with the other little people who lived in this house. So what happens when Danwe finally leaves his vase and starts exploring? What will his world be l 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115296/bk_acx0_115296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Slicing open the afternoon mail rips apart Nola Stevens´ secure - but tedious - life in Seattle. Twenty-three years ago, she moved from her father´s house to her husband´s house, barely pausing to attend her high school graduation. But now her marriage is over. Her ex-husband´s moved on to something else entirely, leaving Nola parked on her friend Malia´s sofa bed until further notice. When Malia´s summoned home to Maui for her father´s seventy-fifth birthday luau, she persuades Nola to come along. Hawaii astounds her - non-stop sunshine, aloha spirit, and fresh fruit cheaper than canned. And then there´s the half-naked sculptor who keeps sneaking up behind her. Mai Tai Butterfly is a three-fold love story: a love of place, of a man, and the love that makes the other two possible. Living aloha is the best revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maria Hostage. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011618/bk_acx0_011618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.