Den 26 december 2004 förlorade 220.000 människor livet i en tsunami i paradisorten Khao Lak, Thailand. Bland de döda fanns Pigge Werkelins fru Ulrika och deras två små söner, Charlie och Max. I boken berättar Pigge om den fruktansvärda tragedin som förändrade hans och så många andras liv, och riktar kritik mot svenska myndigheters hantering av katastrofarbetet.Lena Katarina Swanberg föddes i Stockholm den 8 februari 1947. Hon är en av våra flitigaste biografiförfattare och har skildrat många kända svenskars liv. Som författare har hon skrivit både skön- och facklitteratur, och hon har också arbetat som journalist på bland annat Expressen och Månadsjournalen.Pigge Werkelin är en gotländsk entreprenör. Han förlorade sin fru och sina två söner i Tsunamikatastrofen i Khao Lak i Thailand den 26 december 2004. 1. Swedish. Gert Lundstedt. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003914/bk_lind_003914_sample.mp3.
All her life Julia Gunn has been weighed down; now she´s going to do something for herself.... Except en route to a new life on the coast, she finds herself, courtesy of a rockslide, stuck in the remote town of Lake Grace. Yet maybe fate is on her side. Because Lake Grace is home to Rick Halloran, the man with whom she enjoyed a romance 20 years ago. Julia is finally on the verge of the life she´s always wanted. Then a long-buried secret knocks at the door.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kellie Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003258/bk_howe_003258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Quicker than you can say ´´downsized, unemployed, and divorced´´, Ally Cervantes finds herself with the Pacific Ocean in her rearview mirror as she and her two children head to Lake Surrender in rural Northern Michigan to live with her aunt. The dry hills of California are a metaphor for her empty soul, but she can´t afford to wallow in self-pity with an autistic son who can´t make eye contact and a precocious 12-year-old daughter counting on her to get it together. With no other available jobs, Ally steps through the only open door for employment, working as head cook at a dilapidated Christian camp. Problem is, she doesn´t cook and doesn´t like religious fanatics. But despite everything, she finds herself strangely hopeful as she learns her journey ends where the lake begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113734/bk_acx0_113734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He’d found an angel for his collection. But one angel at a time was never enough...Detective Beth Young has just joined the Cumbrian major crimes team when a body is found posed in a ritualistic manner - arms spread and graceful wings attached - at a crumbling castle in the hills of the Lake District. The entire police force are on red alert. But Beth begins to feel she’s the only one who can follow the disturbing clues left by the twisted killer. Because she doesn’t think like everyone else. To Beth, crimes are puzzles she can solve. Even if real life is a little harder.As more bodies are discovered in derelict stately homes across the Lake District, she knows she’s in a race against time.But the killer is looking for another victim to add to his collection…Will Beth be able to save her? Or will he get there first?A tenacious young detective with scars both physical and emotional, Beth Young will stop at nothing in her fight for justice for the innocent. The Silent Dead is the first book in the series. Set in the Lake District, it is perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, LJ Ross, and Peter James. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Gould. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134824/bk_acx0_134824_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Archaeologist Dr. Lou Fitzgerald is used to unexpected happenings, and they don´t usually faze her. After surviving a childhood disability and dealing with an unfair boss, Lou has learned the art of rolling with the punches. But when she arrives at Dark Lake, what was supposed to be a simple archaeological dig is beyond even her wildest imaginations. Landowner Evan Close has his own reasons for keeping the secrets of Dark Lake, and this attractive interloper is a menace. Her precious dig threatens to bring his house of cards tumbling down around him, and he feels helpless to stop it. It soon becomes apparent there are dark forces at work, and Lou´s simple assignment turns into a mystery. Solving that mystery comes with a steep price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannibal Hills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126988/bk_acx0_126988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An intricately plotted debut about love, obsession, and the destruction of a family from the inside out. It´s 1999 in White Hill, Michigan, and Lydia Carroll´s husband is in love with a dead woman. English Professor Frank Carroll has invested years searching for the lost works of local poet Mary Stone Walker, whose mysterious disappearance in 1939 is only rivaled by the beautiful words she left behind. When Frank´s single-minded pursuit for Mary´s lost poems puts his family in jeopardy, Lydia throws herself into the mystery, hoping to solve it and bring peace back to her home. But as Lydia begins investigating, her son takes action with a plan of his own. One that will bring the family to a breaking point and change Lydia´s destiny forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010203/bk_reco_010203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Franz Liszt lived on Lake Como. Pliny and Virgil lived here in Roman times, and they called it the most beautiful place in the world. It hasn´t changed. From the hills above the lake, you can see the Matterhorn in the distance. This is based on our larger book, Milan and the Italian Lakes. Here we zero in on the most popular of them. We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven´t turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That´s what makes our Adventure Guides unique. The guide provides everything you´ll ever need to know for planning a trip to this stunning holiday destination, from places to stay and eat, and practical travel advice, to what to pack and when to go. It also features up-to-date information on all the exciting activities and adventures just waiting to be enjoyed - from visiting the stunning lake with its fabulous Roman villas and beautiful vistas, to discovering the hidden treasures of the region´s unforgettable palaces, churches and museums. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Christensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029552/bk_acx0_029552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born on Christmas Eve, Arthur Pendragon is the illegitimate son of the married duchess Ygraine and Uther Pendragon, brother of a great king: a union Merlin arranged. But Arthur´s birth is not welcomed by everyone: his father demands he be hidden until a legitimate son can be born, and Merlin is forced to give the babe to his own childhood nurse for safekeeping and go into hiding. In a dream, Merlin learns of a sword of unparalleled beauty and extraordinary craftsmanship, hidden in a long-deserted Roman temple. Merlin retrieves the sword and hides it in a cave on an island in the centre of a lake, where it remains for years. But what is hidden must be revealed. For it is foretold that the irrepressible young man named Arthur will find a sword and claim his birthright: as heir to Uther Pendragon and king of the Britons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002122/bk_hodd_002122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Burnt-out social worker Amalie Holmes thinks she´s finally caught a lucky break in the form of a free cottage from her mystery great aunt. With nothing to lose, Amalie heads for the hills, or, in this case, the mountains. Turns out the cottage comes with a big family secret: Amalie is from a long line of witches. She quickly discovers that living in a new town isn´t easy, especially when lightning strikes whenever she loses her temper! When an orphaned 11-year-old stands accused of murder, Amalie´s social worker instincts compel her to solve the case and clear the child, even if it means digging into painful secrets the town considers long buried. Secrets that paint a target on her back. Between her crazy family, magic lessons, investigating a murder, and the sexy wizard detective hell-bent on keeping her in line, Amalie´s not sure which one will be the death of her first - her newfound abilities or the killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Melissa Bentley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013485/bk_tant_013485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Jude Deveraux´s breathtaking new series set in Summer Hill, a small town where love takes center stage against the backdrop of Jane Austen´s Pride and Prejudice. Enter Elizabeth Bennet. Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. When she arrives in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, she leaves behind a demanding boss at a famous DC restaurant and a breakup with a boyfriend jealous of her success. Some peace and quiet on the picturesque Tattwell plantation are just what she needs to start fresh. But the tranquility is broken one misty morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on the porch of her cottage. Enter Mr. Darcy. What Tate Landers, Hollywood heartthrob and owner of Tattwell, doesn´t need on a bittersweet trip to his ancestral home is a woman spying on him from his guest cottage. Mistaking Casey for a reporter, Tate tries to run her out of her own house. His anger, which looks so good on the screen, makes a very bad first impression on Casey. Hollywood he may be, but he´s no sweetheart to Casey - and she lets him know it! The plot thickens. Sparks fly - literally - when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate´s Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Just brushing past Tate makes Casey´s whole body hum. As they spar on and off stage, she begins to think she´s been too quick to judge. Tate´s more down to earth than Casey expected, and she finds herself melting under his smoldering gaze. But then Tate´s handsome ex-brother-in-law, Devlin Haines, who is playing Wickham, tells Casey some horrifying stories about Tate. She is upset and confused as she tries to figure out who and what to believe. As she finds herself falling for Tate, Casey needs to know: Is the intense, undeniable chemistry between them real, or is this just a performance that ends when the curtain falls? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Rankin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004516/bk_rand_004516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.