A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation, written by Eoin McNamee, originally broadcast as the Afternoon Play on 23 March 2009. A truck driver in Ireland gives a lift to a female Asian hitchhiker but gets more than he bargained for, especially when his truck is stopped by immigration officers and he and his illegal occupant are taken in for questioning. Starring Stuart Graham as the truck driver, Coyle; Su-Lin Looi as the Road Wife; Alison McKenna as Michelle; and Gerard McSorley as Sloan. Also included in the cast are Samantha Heaney, Oliver Miceli, Logan Wong, Vincent Higgins, Peter Balance, Peter Jankowsky and Loretta Adenuga. Directed by Heather Larmour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stuart Graham, Su-Lin Looi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004017/bk_bbcw_004017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hook kann nicht nur gigantisch gut rückwärtsfahren, er kann auch viele unglaubliche Geschichten erzählen: Geschichten von waghalsigen Stunts, von tollkühnen Rettungsaktionen oder riskanten Ausflügen ins All. Ob der rostige Abschleppwagen das wirklich alles erlebt hat? Lightning McQueen hat da so seine Zweifel. Aber immer, wenn der rote Sportwagen sicher ist, dass die Geschichte nicht wahr sein kann, geschieht etwas Unglaubliches... Geschichten: 1. Der großartige Hook, 2. Tausendsassa Hook, 3. Monster Truck Hook, 4. UHO - Unbekantes Hook Objekt, 5. El Hookador, 6. Hook auf dem Mond, 7. Heavy Metal Hook, 8. Detektei Hook, 9. Hook in Tokyo. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Oliver Preusche, Reinhard Brock, Manou Lubowski. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/kidd/000600/bk_kidd_000600_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
After 64 years, Mezzabotte Coletta, a retired truck driver for a Toronto macaroni factory, is retuning to his native Italia. In his native village of Supino is a rundown villa bought sight unseen by Mezzabotte Coletta ´s daughter Maria - an olive branch after years of family struggle. While she and her husband breathe in the chatter of local tradesmen, the fragrant offerings of well-wishing neighbors, and the aroma of fine wine, her father awaits in Canada, anticipating the day he will again touch Italian soil. Hoping to avoid the wounds of his difficult marriage and the onset of senility, father and daughter retrace footsteps that yield from the Saint of Special Favors a miraculous recovery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Schneider. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010573/bk_adbl_010573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Road is a chilling and highly gripping thriller from one of Australia´s best storytellers. Having previously written over 20 books, this author now breaks into exciting new territory with a menacing desert thriller. A shocking and gruesome murder wakes an ancient evil in outback Australia. A truck driver, a schoolboy, and a retired couple on their dream holiday are among a group of travelers caught up in a supernatural time loop. Trapped on a long stretch of the Silver City Highway, just outside Broken Hill, they enter a nightmarish journey from which there seems no escape. Following the gruesome discovery of the bloodied and battered bodies of a young woman and a man on a property not far from the highway, the truck driver is forced to confront the very real possibility that there is a killer on the loose and then convince his fellow travelers that they are all in danger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000229/bk_boli_000229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally - well, to be accurate, artificially - business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks. Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave, and a beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what´s wrong and what, if anything, to do about it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001940/bk_harp_001940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the best-selling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought she needed. During a difficult time, Karen Auvinen flees to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude as a writer and to embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerates every word she has ever written and all of her possessions - except for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and a few singed artifacts - Karen embarks on a heroic journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community. In the evocative spirit of works by Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich, and Mary Oliver, Karen’s rich and compulsively listenable memoir is as much an inward as it is an outward pilgrimage. Her pursuit of solace and salvation by shedding trivial ties and living in close harmony with nature, along with her account of finding community and love, is sure to resonate with all of us who long for meaning and deeper connection. Rough Beauty is a luminous, lyric exploration of and homage to her 40 seasons in the mountains, embracing the unpredictability and grace of living intimately with the forces of nature while making peace with her own wildness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jayme Mattler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008799/bk_sans_008799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Funny. Quirky. Often outrageous. The Cowboy´s Baby teams up with the Boo-Done-It Dog in Baby Sings the Boos. Small town mayhem perpetrated across Texas, from the author of The Cowboy´s Baby and Talking to the Dead Guys. Their antics will leave you smiling. Or even laughing. From ´´Boo-Hoo Who!´´ The sound of a vehicle door opening was like opium to their dog Boo. Police car, garbage truck, animal control van, serial killer in a stolen pickup, it made no difference to Boo. She´d jump in with anyone. ´´Name´s Corey Smith,´´ the serial killer said, introducing himself with a smile aimed over Boo´s back straight at Flannery Sommers. And from ´´Deja Boo All Over Again´´ The Friday night preview feature of the local comic-con wasn´t worth the gasoline it took to bring them there. Until Baby arrived. They had Baby in a muzzle contraption and were escorting him down the hall toward the fountain as if he were Hannibal Lecter. Olive could tell the exact moment Baby saw Boo by the gasp of the crowd. Then by the bull´s bellow and Boo´s scream. Baby bellowed like the bull he was. Boo bayed like the wolf she wasn´t. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055942/bk_acx0_055942_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The chemistry between these three men is undeniable, but is it enough to save Manhattan? Imagine a world without hunger. In 1960, a superfood was invented that made starvation a thing of the past. Manna, the cheaply manufactured staple food, is now as ubiquitous as salt in the world´s cupboards, pantries and larders. Nelson Oliver knows plenty about manna. He´s a food scientist–according to his diploma, that is. Lately, he´s been running the register at the local video rental dive to scrape together the cash for his outrageously priced migraine medication. In a job fair gone bad, Nelson hooks up with copywriter Javier and his computer-geek pal Tim, who whisks them away from the worst of the fiasco in his repurposed moving truck. At least, Nelson thinks those two are acquainted, but they´re acting so evasive about it, he´s not sure how they know each other, exactly. Javier is impervious to Nelson´s flirting, and Tim´s name could appear in the dictionary under the entry for ´´awkward.´´ And with a riot raging through Manhattan and yet another headache coming on, it doesn´t seem like Nelson will get an answer anytime soon. One thing´s for sure, the tension between the three of them is thick enough to cut with a knife...even one of those dull plastic dealies that come in the package with Mannariffic EZ-Mealz. The Starving Years is a must-read for fans of dystopian romance looking for scorching M/M/M chemistry in a fast-paced, page-turning adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gomez Pugh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062881/bk_acx0_062881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.