From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, ahead, across the gangway in seat No.8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000196/bk_hcuk_000196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane... At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies in paramount in the public mind, a lethal mid-air disaster aboard a commercial twinjet airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation. Airframe is nonstop Crichton: the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton hallmark since The Andromeda Strain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frances Cassidy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000118/bk_rand_000118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane... At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal mid-air disaster aboard a commercial twinjet airliner bound from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation. Airframe is nonstop Crichton: the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that has been a Crichton hallmark since The Andromeda Strain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000105/bk_rand_000105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From one of our most beloved and renowned authors, here is a new edition of this classic masterpiece of mystery and romance. Dany Ashton is invited to vacation at her stepfather´s house in Zanzibar, but even before her airplane takes off there is a stolen passport, a midnight intruder - and murder. In Zanizbar, the family house is Kivulimi, the mysterious ´´House of Shade´´, where Dany and the rest of the guests learn that one of them is a desperate killer. The air of freedom and nonchalance that opened the house party fades into growing terror, as the threat of futher violence flowers in the scented air of Zanzibar. Richly evocative, Death in Zanzibar will charm longtime fans and introduce new ones to this celebrated writer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008283/bk_adbl_008283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gourmet Detective did not expect his job to be easy. He had been sent by Desmond Lansdown, respected actor and London´s premier restaurateur, to find the best chef in Italy. But even the most difficult tasks can be savored when one enjoys his work, and the sleuth happily immerses himself in his duties, sampling the peninsula´s finest cuisine with his beautiful and mysterious guide, Francesca. But between courses of boccocini--vol au vents filled with chicken giblets and truffles - and strangolopreti - a gnocchi and spinach dish whose name means ´´priest stranglers´´ - the determined gourmet begins to suspect that someone is trying to kill him. And when an agricultural magnate with whom he has enjoyed several meals turns up facedown in a swimming pool, the Gourmet Detective must dodge stampeding buffalo, a kamikaze airplane, and a killer monk, while at the same time choosing the perfect chef and solving the perfect murder. In a country where chefs enjoy a celebrity status second only to their food, would one kill to be the best? In Death al Dente, the fourth installment in the Gourmet Detective series, the discerning sleuth finds himself embroiled in a sizzling mixture of food and passion. Can he discover the murderer´s motive before his own goose is cooked? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005915/bk_adbl_005915_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The November 2006 assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander ´´Sasha´´ Litvinenko, who was poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium, caused an international sensation. Within a few short weeks, the fit 43-year-old lay gaunt, bald, and dying in a hospital, the victim of a ´´tiny nuclear bomb´´. Suspicions swirled around Russia´s FSB, the successor to the KGB, and the Putin regime. Traces of polonium radiation were found in Germany and on certain airplanes, suggesting a travel route from Russia for the carriers of the fatal poison. But what really happened? What did Litvinenko know? And why was he killed? The full story of Sasha Litvinenko´s life and death is one that the Kremlin does not want told. His closest friend, Alex Goldfarb, and his widow, Marina, are the only two people who can tell it all, from firsthand knowledge. With dramatic scenes from Moscow to London to Washington, Death of a Dissident reads like a political thriller, yet its story is more fantastic and frightening than any novel. Death of a Dissident opens a window into the dark heart of the Putin Kremlin. With its strong-arm tactics, tight control over the media, and penetration of all levels of government, the old KGB is back with a vengeance. Sasha Litvinenko dedicated his life to exposing this truth. It took his diabolical murder for the world to listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000932/bk_sans_000932_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky. O´Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue blood family´s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men - and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002170/bk_high_002170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tender Branson, the last surviving member of the so-called Creedish Death Cult, is dictating his life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the airplane, which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback. But before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble domestic servant to an ultra-buffed, steroid-and-collagen-packed media messiah. This is author Chuck Palahniuk at his deadpan peak, a mesmerizing, unnerving, and hilarious satire on the wages of fame and the bedrock lunacy of the modern world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001826/bk_blak_001826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixty years ago cars and airplanes were still death traps waiting to happen. Today both are safer than ever, thanks in part to one pioneering air force doctor´s research on seatbelts and ejection seats. The exploits of John Paul Stapp (1910-1999) come to thrilling life in this biography of a Renaissance man who was once blasted - faster than a .45 caliber bullet - across the desert in his Sonic Wind rocket sled, only to be slammed to a stop in barely a second. The experiment put him on the cover of Time magazine and allowed his swashbuckling team to gather the data needed to revolutionize automobile and aircraft design. But Stapp didn´t stop there. From the legendary high-altitude balloon tests that ensued to the ferocious battles for car safety legislation, Craig Ryan´s book is as much a history of America´s transition into the Jet Age as it is a biography of the man who got us there safely. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Grove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004900/bk_rand_004900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.