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A humorous, heartwarming story. Seventeen-year-old Aurora Derubati has a stepsister she never knew about who plunges the family into financial problems. Aurora is left homeless with her younger siblings, relying on strangers in the dangerous streets of Sicily, Italy. Until she meets Adrien. He´s different from all her caretakers and makes her safety and security the priority. Aurora has her first crush. She is a sapiosexual and is ambivalent about her first love. Adrien is madly in love with her and jealous of her date. One Christmas Eve reveals who her true love is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142382/bk_acx0_142382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Caribbean sailing vacation takes a frightening turn with a mysterious death.... A year has passed since Janeva Jag witnessed a murder. The endless police inquiries seem finally at an end. It’s time for a relaxing sun-drenched vacation in the tropics. Is it fate, bad luck, or something more sinister that brings the Jag family face-to-face with yet another death? Determined to enjoy their planned Caribbean sailing holiday they try, without success, to ignore a sequence of strange events and threats. Maybe there is a reason to be a bit paranoid, but at least life will return to normal when they get home - or so they believe. Instead, they find themselves entrapped in a mystery and the more they try to understand their predicament, the more helpless and vulnerable they become. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Scharlau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111737/bk_acx0_111737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert ´´Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world´s strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable.As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley’s life is the stuff of a classic American fairy tale. Buck-toothed and cursed by shyness, Ripley turned his sense of being an outsider into an appreciation for the strangeness of the world. After selling his first cartoon to Time magazine at age eighteen, more cartooning triumphs followed, but it was his ´´Believe It or Not” conceit and the wildly popular radio shows it birthed that would make him one of the most successful entertainment figures of his time and spur him to search the globe’s farthest corners for bizarre facts, exotic human curiosities, and shocking phenomena.Ripley delighted in making outrageous declarations that somehow always turned out to be true - such as that Charles Lindbergh was only the sixty-seventh man to fly across the Atlantic or that ´´The Star Spangled Banner” was not the national anthem. Assisted by an exotic harem of female admirers and by ex-banker Norbert Pearlroth, a devoted researcher who spoke eleven languages, Ripley simultaneously embodied the spirit of Peter Pan, the fearlessness of Marco Polo and the marketing savvy of P. T. Barnum.In a very real sense, Ripley sought to remake the world’s aesthetic. He demanded respect for those who were labeled ´´eccentrics” or ´´freaks” - whether it be E. L. Blystone, who wrote 1,615 alphabet letters on a grain of rice, or the man who could swallow his own nose.By the 1930s Ripley possessed a vast fortune, a private yacht, and a 28 room mansion stocked with such ´´oddities” as shrunken heads and medieval torture devices, and his pioneering firsts in print, radio, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003466/bk_rand_003466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two men are found shot dead aboard a luxury yacht, strangers have come to Frantham looking for a secret, and the key seems to lie with a company that makes computer games. Why was games designer Paul de Freitas shot dead aboard The Greek Girl, and what secret was he protecting that so many people are prepared to kill to get hold of? Rina Martin takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of things, much to the consternation of her friend, DI McGregor. Rina´s odd little family must call upon all their talents and resources to protect themselves and assist Mac - whether he wants their help or not - in bringing the killers to justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002574/bk_isis_002574_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.