Schon seit Jahren sucht River nach der Richtigen. Aber trotz seiner Bemühungen hat er noch keine Frau gefunden, die dieses gewisse Gefühl in ihm geweckt hätte. Und so sind sie nur weitere Striche auf seiner Liste. Mittlerweile hat er die Suche aufgegeben. Aber als River eine attraktive Frau begleitet, erregen ihre scharfzüngigen Bemerkungen und ihre lockere Art seine Aufmerksamkeit. Dieser Cocktail an Eigenschaften lässt nicht nur seinen Körper reagieren, auch sein Herz schlägt auf einmal schneller. Aber eine Beziehung kommt nicht in Frage. Als professioneller Escort hat er bestimmte Regeln zu befolgen. 1. Keine Küsse. 2. Keine Gefühle. 3. Kein Sex. Nicht mal im Traum! Aber sind Regeln nicht auch da, um gebrochen zu werden?
Two women and their children arrive in Clearmont in route to California. Mrs. Chambers is looking to reunite with her husband who has been off mining for gold, while Mrs. Larson is a recent widow whose husband died of a snake bite along the trail. The women are determined to press onward despite the onset of winter. So, Britt MacMasters, former US Marshal turned rancher, and his ranch-hand Rusty, offer to escort the party through hostile territory. Also joining the party are Sheriff Wilkins, his wife Etta and Doc Harrington. The hardy pioneers must dodge Indian attacks, stay clear of the outlaw Angel Garret and his blood thirsty band of thieves, survive rock slides and ford raging rivers in this epic western adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/brll/002889/rt_brll_002889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Best Book of 2017: The Guardian (SF and Fantasy), NPR Book Concierge, Publishers Weekly (SF/F), Library Journal (SF/F), Bustle (Fiction), Bookish (Best Book to Give), Barnes & Noble (SF and Fantasy/Alternate Universe Pick).2018 Locus Award Finalist (First Novel)CLMP Firecracker Award WinnerJohn W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, FinalistLambda Literary Award Finalist, LGBTQ SF/F/HorrorA Stonewall Book Award Honor Book´´What Solomon achieves with this debut--the sharpness, the depth, the precision--puts me in mind of a syringe full of stars. I want to say about this book, its only imperfection is that it ended. But that might give the wrong impression: that it is a happy book, a book that makes a body feel good. It is not a happy book. I love it like I love food, I love it for what it did to me, I love it for having made me feel stronger and more sure in a nightmare world, but it is not a happy book. It is an antidote to poison. It is inoculation against pervasive, enduring disease. Like a vaccine, it is briefly painful, leaves a lingering soreness, but armors you from the inside out.´´--NPR´´Ghosts are ´the past refusing to be forgot,´ says a character in this assured science-fiction debut. That´s certainly the case aboard the HSS Matilda, a massive spacecraft arranged along the cruel racial divides of pre-Civil War America.´´--Toronto Star´´This novel from an exciting new voice follows Aster, who lives in the slums of a spaceship that is escorting the last survivors of humanity to a Promised Land--a journey that has taken decades so far. The vessel is segregated and cruel, and as she tries to escape, she starts discovering dark connections between her own mother´s death and the fate of the ship´s sovereign. Solomon has already been called a successor to Octavia Butler, rightly so.´´--Elle UK´´In Rivers Solomon´s highly imaginative sci-fi novel An Unkindness of Ghosts, eccentric Aster was born into slavery on--and is trying to escape from--a brutally segregated spaceship that for generations has been trying to escort the last humans from a dying planet to a Promised Land. When she discovers clues about the circumstances of her mother´s death, she also comes closer to disturbing truths about the ship and its journey.´´--Buzzfeed´´Rivers Solomon´s debut science fiction novel is cunning, dark, and unapologetic; atmospheric and visceral; the kind of story that pulls you in and doesn´t let go. Aboard the HSS Matilda, a spaceship in the future, Solomon and her characters deftly tackle race, identity, sexuality, gender, poverty, and discrimination, all with thoughtful insight and thrilling intensity. This is a difficult work that pays off; the rare kind of book that stays with you for years. You should read it now--I plan to read it again.´´--Shondaland´´This book thoughtfully explores race, gender, and much more, while delivering a story that you won´t be able to put down.´´--BustleAster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She´s used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she´d be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world.Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship´s leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot--if she´s willing to sow the seeds of civil war.
River has been looking for the right girl to settle down with for years. But through all his travels and exploits, he´s never found a girl who´s interested him enough to stick around. They are just notches on his belt. And he´s given up his search. But when River is escorting a beautiful woman, he listens to her smart-ass remarks and witty personality. Not only is his body interested physically, but his mind becomes interested as well. But she´s off limits. As an escort, there are certain rules he can´t break. No Kissing. No Feelings. No Sex. But River wants to break them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo, Jenna Pastuszek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052722/bk_acx0_052722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Barbara´s husband is a burper. At the gas station, he insists on shaking the car to squeeze in a few extra drops. Will Tom and Ray help Barbara convince her husband to stop belching out wacko ideas? Elsewhere, Denise´s friend is coming from Germany, with his Citroen (assuming it fits the carry-on bin), and planning to drive it from New York to Minnesota. Will he make it past the Hudson River? Also, Steve´s Check Engine light comes on only when he parks at the Pentagon; Kailash´s mechanic told him his Escort has ´´Break Squeak Syndrome,´´ but Tom and Ray think this diagnosis has one ´´s´´ too many; and, (another) Barbara needs help retrieving the keys that fell behind her dashboard, along with the dozen or so household items she´s unsuccessfully used to try to retrieve them. All of this, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: May 26, 2018] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/180526/rt_cart_180526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Man Behind the Glass is based around a character called Septimus Blackwood, a Victorian photographer with a difference. The tale is set in London’s East End in the year 1860. A mysterious Gothic adventure of a man’s quest to capture life and cheat death through photography. Septimus races against time to discover his family’s long lost legacy buried deep among the forgotten rivers and cellars of old London. Unbeknownst to him a mysterious old woman looks on.... The story, along with its highly satirical characters escort the reader on an emotional journey into a world of intrigue, suspense and the supernatural. Atmosphere seeps out of every gully of this twisting and ever turbulent road; darkness and light, creation and calamity. Encounter magical discoveries that will pick the pocket of your dreams for now and evermore. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Stubbs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110776/bk_acx0_110776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dead in the water. For travel escort Emily Andrew and her fellow Iowans, aloha means ´´hello´´ to all the sun, surf, and scrumptious cuisine their Hawaiian cruise has to offer. But for Professor Dorian Smoker, a renowned expert on the legendary Captain Cook, aloha also means ´´good-bye´´ - as in ´´man overboard.´´ Sure, it could have been an accident. But Emily wonders if some guest with a grudge might have knocked off the opinionated professor. Or maybe it had something to do with that missing journal Nana´s friend lent him - the one with the mysterious treasure map. Emily figures the map is probably a fake. But when another copy turns up, she and her friends take off, rafting down rivers and plunging through jungles to find the treasure themselves. Unfortunately, Professor Smoker´s killer just might have the same idea. And this tropical heat wave could quickly turn into a crime wave... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018651/bk_adbl_018651_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before World War II could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm. Legend has it that an experiment failed. Catastrophically so. And when it failed, the center of the United States, from the Sierra Nevada to the Mississippi river, became ´´The Waste´´, where everything changed. In The Waste, every fantasy creature, fairytale demon, or mythological monster exists. From orcs, to neriads, ogres, trolls, wraiths, elves, harpies, and even beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind. In the ruins of the west and east coasts, new governments have arisen. With new jobs. Vince is a Ranger, a profession whose sole job duty is surviving in the waste, and taking missions from the Ranger Guild. Be it courier services, escorts, or simply exploring tombs and cities. Taking up an escort mission, Vince encounters a situation that will shape his life forever onward. As well as the lives of everyone in North America. Warning: This novel contains adult themes and moral ambiguities. The main character is written as a real person in an apocalypse, and will not make choices that line up with society and cultural norms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Parsneau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091500/bk_acx0_091500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.