´´The Job of the Wasp is a madcap mystery, a macabre coming-of-age story and an unearthly fantasy - but it feels like childhood, like the world, like life.´´ - Daniel Handler, author of We Are Pirates and All The Dirty Parts A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess. As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school´s dark heart. And that´s when the corpses start turning up. A coming-of-age tale, a Gothic ghost story, and a murder mystery all in one, The Job of the Wasp is a bloodcurdling and brilliantly subversive novel about paranoia, love, and the nightmare of adolescence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Ropp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009902/bk_brll_009902_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wasp´s job is simple. Hunt ghosts. And every year she has to fight to remain Archivist. Desperate and alone, she strikes a bargain with the ghost of a supersoldier. She will go with him on his underworld hunt for the long-lost ghost of his partner, and in exchange she will find out more about his pre-apocalyptic world than any Archivist before her. And there is much to know. After all, Archivists are marked from birth to do the holy work of a goddess. They´re chosen. They´re special. Or so they´ve been told for 400 years. Archivist Wasp fears she is not the chosen one, that she won´t survive the trip to the underworld, that the brutal life she has escaped might be better than where she is going. There is only one way to find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002129/bk_lili_002129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From seat number nine, Hercule Poirot is almost ideally placed to observe his fellow air travelers on this short flight from Paris to London. Over to his right sits a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite. Ahead, in seat number 13, is the Countess of Horbury, horribly addicted to cocaine and not doing too good a job of concealing it. Across the gangway in seat number eight, a writer of detective fiction is being troubled by an aggressive wasp. Yes, Poirot is almost ideally placed to take it all in - except that the passenger in the seat directly behind him has slumped over in the course of the flight ... dead. Murdered. By someone in Poirot´s immediate proximity. And Poirot himself must number among the suspects. This title was previously published as Death in the Air. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002952/bk_harp_002952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created... A sickly wife locked away in a hidden room... An enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands... A shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods... These are the elements of a mystery that will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann. A novel of mystery, intrigue and romance from the author of The Prince of Mist and The Shadow of the Wind. Read by Peter Kenny. As both actor and singer, Peter Kenny has worked widely in theatre and broadcasting, appearing with, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, A&BC, Coventry Belgrade, and the BBC Radio Repertory Company. He is a prolific audiobook reader and his titles include The Wasp Factory and Look To Windward by Iain Banks, and The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Kenny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000587/bk_orio_000587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With echoes of Rules of Civility and The Boston Girl, a compelling and thought-provoking novel set in postwar New York City, about two women - one Jewish, one a WASP - and the wholly unexpected consequences of their meeting. One rainy morning in June, two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Their encounter seems fated: Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia’s difficult 13-year-old daughter Margaux, recovering from polio, needs a private tutor. Though she feels out of place in the Bellamys’ rarefied and elegant Park Avenue milieu, Eleanor forms an instant bond with Margaux. Soon the idealistic young woman is filling the bright young girl’s mind with Shakespeare and Latin. Though her mother, a hat maker with a little shop on Second Avenue, disapproves, Eleanor takes pride in her work, even if she must use the name ´´Moss´´ to enter the Bellamys’ restricted doorman building each morning, and feels that Patricia’s husband, Wynn, may have a problem with her being Jewish. Invited to keep Margaux company at the Bellamys’ country home in a small town in Connecticut, Eleanor meets Patricia’s unreliable, bohemian brother, Tom, recently returned from Europe. The spark between Eleanor and Tom is instant and intense. Flushed with new romance and increasingly attached to her young pupil, Eleanor begins to feel more comfortable with Patricia and much of the world she inhabits. As the summer wears on, the two women’s friendship grows - until one hot summer evening, a line is crossed, and both Eleanor and Patricia will have to make important decisions - choices that will reverberate through their lives. Gripping and vividly told, Not Our Kind illuminates the lives of two women on the cusp of change - and asks how much our pasts can and should define our futures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007883/bk_harp_007883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ben Bradlee first came to know John Kennedy well when they were Washington neighbors in 1958. They remained good friends and off-the-record confidants until President Kennedy´s death. They also had a more professional relationship governed by Bradlee´s job covering the capital for Newsweek.Bradlee and his wife Tony participated in the parties at the White House and in more private moments when the president and Jacqueline were relaxing with friends. With Kennedy´s knowledge, Bradlee kept notes of their intimate conversations. These records are the basis for this behind-the-scenes record of the human side of the JFK presidency.For the first time, all the conflicting elements of Kennedy´s personality are seen at the closest possible range. Here was a politician of the South Boston stripe who also was at home among the WASP intellectuals he brought into government, who loved the sick old tiger who was his father and yet would not be dominated by him, who understood his brothers´ every quirk and strength, admired women, and had few illusions about human nature but nursed dreams all the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017618/bk_adbl_017618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I employ this thing called The Shovel List.´´ ´´A shovel...?´´ ´´No. A Shovel List. It´s more of a conceptual thing. It´s a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel.´´ Helen Walsh doesn´t believe in fear - it´s just a thing invented by men to get all the money and good jobs - and yet she´s sinking. Her work as a Private Investigator has dried up, her flat has been repossessed and now some old demons have resurfaced. Not least in the form of her charming but dodgy ex-boyfriend Jay Parker, who shows up with a missing persons case - the target: Wayne Diffney, the ´Wacky One´ from boyband Laddz.. Playing by her own rules, Helen is drawn into a dark and glamorous world, where her worst enemy is her own head and where increasingly the only person she feels connected to is Wayne, a man she´s never even met. Utterly compelling, moving and very very funny, The Mystery of Mercy Close is unlike any novel you´ve ever read and Helen Walsh - courageous, vulnerable and wasp-tongued - is the perfect heroine for our times.