Glen Ishard: the idyllic Scottish home of ex-rock star Nick Mackenzie and his exotic wife, Alusha. It is a haven of peace and security after all the years on the road, until the day a small plane with a deadly chemical cargo flies off course. In the tragic aftermath, Daisy Field, environmental campaigner, picks up the trail. Abrasive and idealistic, she´s determined to fight the ´´profits before safety´´ attitude of the agrochemical industry. But to win she needs Nick´s millions, and Nick is facing difficulties of his own.From the wilds of Scotland to the corridors of power in London and Chicago, from Madison Square Garden to a seedy security firm in south London, Requiem pulls Daisy into a struggle against apathy, sabotage, and dirty tricks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lindsay Duncan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000271de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was an open-and-shut case when 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family; she´s been incarcerated ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to assess Hannah, she reluctantly agrees. What she finds horrifies her.... Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family. Frieda soon begins to realise that she´s up against someone who´ll go to any lengths to protect themselves.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Chalmers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002910de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kaltblütig wird der deutsche EU-Kommissar Walter Reinhart in Helsinki erschossen. Die finnische Sicherheitspolizei aktiviert ihre besten Köpfe, um das brutale Attentat aufzuklären, dem in schneller Abfolge weitere folgen. An vorderster Front kämpfen Arto Ratamo und Riita Kuurma, privat wie beruflich ein Paar. Der alleinerziehende Vater und Ex-Wissenschaftler hat Mut und einen siebten Sinn; Riita verfügt über die nötige Beharrlichkeit, um die Mörder ausfindig zu machen. Doch es sind die Hintermänner, die sich dem Zugriff entziehen - bis sie selbst zuschlagen. Der dritte Fall aus der Krimireihe um Arto Ratamo. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Julian Mehne. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tsdr/000451de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
A young woman falls to her death. The only people with her are four schoolfriends. One - or maybe all of them - is responsible. Twenty years later someone is intent on letting them have their just desserts. DCI Andrew Fenwick is soon caught up in a desperate race against time to find the murderer before he completes his bloody vendetta. As the death toll mounts, he must draw the predator out of the shadows and into an unconventional trap with the ultimate bait. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000100de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bernie Gunther had his first brush with evil as a policeman in 1930s Berlin and came to know it intimately as a private eye under the Nazis, when each case drew him deeper into the enormities of the regime.Now the war is over and Gunther is in Vienna, trying to clear an old friend of the murder of an American officer. Amid decaying imperial splendour, he traces sprials of depravity that lead him to a former head of the Gestapo. Gripping, frightening, and pungently atmospheric, A German Requiem demonstrates Philip Kerr´s power to take his readers hostage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/000822de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Requiem for Battleship Yamato is Yoshida Mitsuru´s story of his own experience as a junior naval officer aboard the fabled Japanese battleship as it set out on a last, desperate sortie in April 1945. Yoshida was on the bridge during Yamato´s fatal encounter with American airplanes, and his eloquent, moving account of that battle makes a singular contribution to the literature of the Pacific war. The book has long been considered a classic in both Japan and the United States. As with most great battle stories, its ultimate concern is less bombs and bullets than human nature, less death than life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graeme Malcolm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018270de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Im Jahr 2036 entdeckt der Astronaut Perry Rhodan auf dem Mond ein außerirdisches Raumschiff. Damit erschließt er der Menschheit den Weg zu den Sternen. In den Weiten der Milchstraße treffen die Menschen auf Gegner und Freunde; es folgen Fortschritte und Rückschläge. Nach 2051 durchleben sie eine besonders schwere Zeit. Die Erde ist unbewohnbar geworden, Milliarden Menschen wurden an einen unbekannten Ort umgesiedelt. Der Schlüssel zu den Ereignissen scheint in der Nachbargalaxis Andromeda zu liegen. Dorthin bricht Perry Rhodan im modernsten Raumschiff der Menschheit auf. Anfang 2055 gelangt die MAGELLAN am Ziel an. Die Menschen treffen auf phantastische Geschöpfe - und stoßen auf ein schreckliches Geheimnis der Meister der Insel. Dies bringt den Mausbiber Gucky in einen fürchterlichen Konflikt - und endet in einem ´´Requiem´´... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Axel Gottschick. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/eins/001078de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Andy Broussard, the plump and proud New Orleans medical examiner, obviously loves food. Less apparent to the casual observer is his hatred of murderers. Together with his gorgeous sidekick, psychologist Kit Franklyn, the two make a powerful, although improbable, mystery solving duo. It´s a bizarre case for Andy and Kit. A man is found in Jackson Square, stabbed, one eyelid removed and four Scrabble tiles with the letters KOJE on his chest. Soon, there’s a second victim, also stabbed and missing one eyelid, but this time with only three letters on his chest, KOJ. The pattern is unmistakable, but does it mean there will be two more victims and then the killer will go away, or is he leading up to something bigger and deadlier? Broussard and Kit use their disciplines to profile the killer, but it soon becomes clear that the clues and objects they’ve found are part of a sick game that the killer is playing with Broussard; a game most likely engineered by one of the hundreds of attendees at the annual forensics meeting being held in New Orleans. Has Broussard finally met his match? New Orleans Requiem is written in Donaldson´s unique style: A hard-hitting, punchy, action-packed prose that’s dripping with a folksy, decidedly southern, sense of irony. Add in Donaldson´s brilliant first-hand knowledge of forensics and the sultry flavor of New Orleans, and the result is first class forensic procedural within an irresistibly delectable mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020319de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Paul Ham, winner of the NSW Premier´s Prize for Australian History, comes the story of ordinary men in the grip of a political and military power struggle that determined their fate and has foreshadowed the destiny of the world for a century. Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting the whistle. The intervening century, the most violent in human history, has not disarmed these pictures of their power to shock. At the very least they ask us, on the 100th anniversary of the battle, to see and to try to understand what happened here. Yes, we commemorate the event. Yes, we adorn our breasts with poppies. But have we seen? Have we understood? Have we dared to reason why? What happened at Passchendaele was the expression of the ´wearing-down war´, the war of pure attrition at its most spectacular and ferocious. Paul Ham´s Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth shows how ordinary men on both sides endured this constant state of siege, with a very real awareness that they were being gradually, deliberately, wiped out. Yet the men never broke: they went over the top, when ordered, again and again and again. And if they fell dead or wounded, they were casualties in the ´normal wastage´, as the commanders described them, of attritional war. Only the soldier´s friends at the front knew him as a man, with thoughts and feelings. His family back home knew him as a son, husband or brother, before he had enlisted. By the end of 1917 he was a different creature: his experiences on the Western Front were simply beyond their powers of comprehension. The audiobook tells the story of ordinary men in the grip of a political and mil... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Meldrum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002859de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Family caregivers are oftentimes ruthlessly challenged by uninvolved family members who are quick to condemn, but reticent to offer assistance. Such is the case for Colleen Strand, a widow who recently found her own footing who takes on the task of caring for her father, Patrick Quinn, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer´s disease. Her older brother, Jonathan, criticizes Colleen at every turn and verbally abuses the father when he has the gall to exhibit symptoms of his disease. In short, Jonathan travels down the road of denial, leaving Colleen to deal with all matters regarding their father´s care. Connected tenuously to a father who barely remembers her and a brother who has become an enigma, Colleen faces the moving target that is Alzheimer´s disease, determined to clothe her father with the dignity he deserves, while capturing the far too fleeting moments of time with him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097381de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.