Murder and mystery on the Jersey Shore from the national best-selling author of Inspector Specter.... Never meet your heroes - especially when they´re dead.... Guesthouse owner, single mother, and reluctant ghost whisperer Alison Kerby is about to sit down to movie night with her family and friends when she´s struck speechless. Floating before her is the ghost of her musical idol, 1960s English rock star Vance McTiernan. He´s in desperate need of help from Alison and her resident ghostly gumshoe, Paul Harrison. Reports claim that four months ago, Vance´s daughter died from a drug overdose. Vance, however, thinks she was murdered. While Alison agrees to help, Paul is suspicious of Vance´s motives. But after the body of the alleged killer is found in the movie room, Alison and Paul must act quickly before someone else finds a stairway to heaven.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Ronconi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011864/bk_adbl_011864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rain of the Ghosts is the first in Greg Weisman´s series about a young girl, Rain Cacique, who discovers she has a mystery to solve, a mission to complete and, oh, yes, the ability to see ghosts. Welcome to the Prospero Keys (or as the locals call them, the Ghost Keys), a beautiful chain of tropical islands on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle. It´s the last weekend before school starts, and Rain already feels trapped. She works at the bed and breakfast her parents own, making beds, serving breakfast, etc. And it feels to her like her entire life is going to consist of working for tourists on these islands. Sebastian Bohique - her maternal grandfather and the only person who ever makes Rain feel like she could do something important with her life - gives her the gift of an heirloom that´s been in the family for 400 years. It´s an armband, two gold snakes intertwined, clasping each other´s tails in their mouths. But the armband brings gifts of its own: Rain can now see dead people. Starting with the Dark Man, a ghost determined to reveal the Ghost Keys´ hidden world of mystery and mysticism, intrigue and adventure. Rain of the Ghosts is an unabridged full-cast recording of Weisman´s first novel, with an amazing cast of 20 actors playing 30 roles, sound effects, and a full original musical score. Cast: Thom Adcox, Ed Asner, Jeff Bennett, Steve Blum, Daniella Bobadilla, Jim Cummings, Elisa Gabrielli, Bryton James, Josh Keaton, Eric Lopez, Vanessa Marshall, Jacqueline Obradors, Gregg Rainwater, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Deborah Strang, Joel Swetow, Brittany Uomoleale, Jacob Vargas and Greg Weisman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076767/bk_acx0_076767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story begins with an investigation into some strange reports of an ´´opera ghost´´, legendary for making the great Paris opera performers ill-at-ease when they sit alone in their dressing rooms. Some allege to have seen the ghost in evening clothes moving about in the shadows. Nothing is done, however, until the disappearance of Christine during her triumphant performance. With an increasing pattern of fear and violence, The Phantom of the Opera begins to strike, but always with a beautiful young performer at the center of his deadly desires. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000870/bk_blak_000870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The celebrated New York Times drama critic and columnist Frank Rich shares an endearing memoir of a childhood transformed by the magic of Broadway. There is a theater superstitions that if the emptied house is ever left completely dark, a ghost will take up residence. To prevent this, a single "ghost light" is left burning at center stage after the audience and all of the actors and musicians have gone home. Frank Rich´s eloquent and moving boyhood memoir reveals how theater itself became a ghost light and a beacon of security for a child finding his way in a tumultuous world. Struggling with his parents´ divorce and the universal trial of childhood, Rich took refuge in the spectacle and emotion of the great musicals - South Pacific, Carousel, The Music Man -and eventually found a second home at Washington´s National Theatre, where as a teen he was ticket-taker. The revered New York Times critic writes lovingly of how his favorite shows, songs, and actors became a lifeline, leading him out of a tumultuous household and propelling him towards the itinerant family of theater, whose romantic denizens welcomed him into the colorful fringes of Broadway during its last glamorous era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Rich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000118/bk_pnix_000118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erin Osmon presents a detailed, human account of the Rust Belt-born musician Jason Molina - a visionary, prolific, and at times cantankerous singer-songwriter with an autodidactic style that captivated his devoted fans. The songwriting giant behind the bands Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. had a knack for spinning tales, from the many personal myths he cultivated throughout his life to the poems and ballads he penned and performed. As with too many great musicians, Molina’s complicated relationship with the truth, combined with a secretive relationship with the bottle, ultimately claimed his life. Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost details Molina’s personal trials and triumphs and reveals for the first time the true story of Molina’s last months and works, including an unpublished album unknown to many of his fans. Offering unfettered access to the mind and artistry of Molina through exclusive interviews with family, friends, and collaborators, the audiobook also explores the Midwest music underground and the development of Indiana-based label Secretly Canadian. As the first authorized and detailed account of this prolific songwriter and self-mythologizer, Jason Molina provides listeners with unparalleled insight into Molina’s tormented life and the fascinating Midwest musical underground that birthed him. It’s a story for the ages that speaks volumes to the triumphs and trials of the artistic spirit while exploring the meaningful music that Molina’s creative genius left behind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Greene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102700/bk_acx0_102700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tad Friend, a staff writer at The New Yorker, has been contributing pieces since 1987. He writes the magazine´s ´´Letter from California´´ and often reports on the entertainment business. He is the author of Lost in Mongolia, a compilation of articles and essays, many of which were first published in The New Yorker.Brad Bird is a director at Pixar Animation Studios and the writer and director of the Academy Award-winning animated feature The Incredibles. He also wrote and directed The Iron Giant and served as executive consultant on the TV series The Simpsons and King of the Hill. He completed his first animated film at the age of 14.Matt Maiellaro is the co-creator, with Dave Willis, of the animated TV series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which is currently being adapted for a feature film. He is the voice of the character Err, a two-dimensional inhabitant of the moon, among other characters. He joined the Cartoon Network in 1993, when he began writing for the animated TV series Space Ghost Coast to Coast.Trey Parker is the co-creator, with Matt Stone, of the animated TV series South Park and the live-action sitcom That´s My Bush!. He has co-written and co-directed, with Mr. Stone, the films South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Team America: World Police. He has also directed two live-action feature films, Cannibal! The Musical and Orgazmo, in which he starred.Matt Stone, the co-creator, with Trey Parker, of South Park, is the basis for the series´ fictional character Kyle Broflovski.Dave Willis is the co-creator, with Matt Maiellaro, of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which features three anthropomorphic fast-food products. He is the voice of the characters Meatwad, Carl, and Ignignokt. Previously, he was a writer and producer for the animated TV series Space Ghost Coast to Coast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tad Friend. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000039/sp_nyev_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was a British writer, clergyman and member of the landed gentry, having inherited an estate of 3,000 acres. While a young curate, he met and fell in love with a beautiful 16-year-old mill worker. He paid for her education and married her, and they subsequently had 15 children. Their relationship formed the inspiration for George Bernard Shaw´s play Pygmalion, which was turned into the musical My Fair Lady. ´Mustapha´ is a ghost story set in Egypt during Victorian times. Mustapha has taken a solemn vow to avoid alcohol. A British tourist trying to make a fool of the locals tricks him into drinking brandy. What seems to the Englishman a trivial prank has terrible consequences for Mustapha...and his ghost is determined to exact its revenge.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001094/bk_redd_001094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adventure is alive when you mess with the dead.... When her brother was alive, Elyse Korbin used to live for Halloween. Now, a year after piano prodigy Patrick Korbin´s untimely death by trick-or-treating, she finds it hard to live for anything. School in Bootville is a drag, her parents have lost their minds with grief, and her best friend, Will Castle, is probably in love with her. Nothing seems to matter until the discovery of an ancient text filled with bizarre markings pulls Elyse from her mourning gloom and pushes her into a night of chilling adventure. With the help of her fellow misfits, Will and the mildly-autistic Colin Niemann, the violin-slinging Elyse decodes the spidery encryption and discovers the uncanny ability to summon Patrick´s ghost from beyond the grave with her rare musical gifts. Her wiseass brother seems to relish his newly-undead status, but their tampering with the barrier between life and the death has brought back an unspeakable evil: Colonel Spicy Jack Cavendish, the legendary boogeyman whose fury almost destroyed Bootville during the American Revolution. As Spicy Jack and his trash-talking pumpkin-lantern sidekick bumble their way through the modern world, Elyse and her friends must seek the assistance of a gallery of eccentric town characters from both the present and the past in a race to unravel the mystery of Bootville´s dark history, and thwart the Colonel´s sinister plans to finish the job he started centuries ago. Funny, irreverent (and perhaps even...emotional?), The Creeps dishes out king-sized fun for all ages, and scoffs at those who would hand out pennies or granola bars. You deserve better than that and you know it. So, celebrate in style this Halloween, and give yourself (wait for it) The Creeps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justin Zeppa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045162/bk_acx0_045162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Professional bodyguard D Hunter takes a gig protecting rapper Asya Roc at an underground fight club in poverty-stricken Brownsville, Brooklyn. Unknown to D, the rapper has arranged to purchase illegal guns at the event. An acquaintance of D´s from the streets, Ice, turns out to be the courier. During the exchange, a robbery is attempted and Ice is wounded. D gets Asya Roc to safety but, now in possession of the illicit merchandise, finds himself being chased by two gunmen. When D and his pursuers run into a corrupt detective, a bloody shootout ensues. D, who has just moved back to Brooklyn after decades in Manhattan, finds himself involved in multiple mysteries. Who were the gunmen? Why were they after the guns? Who was being set up - Asya Roc or Ice? Meanwhile, he gets a much-needed paying assignment to track down the rarest soul music single ever recorded. With gentrifying Brooklyn as the backdrop, D works to unravel various mysteries - both criminal and musical - while coming to terms with the failure of his security company and the ghosts of his childhood in ´´oldBrooklyn´´. Like its predecessors The Accidental Hunter and The Plot Against Hip Hop, The Lost Treasures of R&B uses pop music as the backdrop for a noir-flavored big-city tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shayna Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007124/bk_blak_007124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was a British writer, clergyman and member of the landed gentry, having inherited an estate of 3,000 acres. While a young curate, he met and fell in love with a beautiful 16-year-old mill worker. He paid for her education and married her, and they subsequently had 15 children. Their relationship formed the inspiration for George Bernard Shaw´s play Pygmalion, which was turned into the musical My Fair Lady. Baring-Gould´s strangest and most enduring works are those which are based on fantastical medieval myths and folklore. ´The Red-Haired Girl´ is a ghost story about an eerie and ominous servant girl who stalks the house, watching its inhabitants malevolently. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001086/bk_redd_001086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.