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.
Chief of Police Jesse Stone returns to investigate the murder of a troubled teenager in a seemingly bucolic New England town. The Paradise Men´s Softball League has wrapped up another game, and Jesse Stone is lingering in the parking lot with his teammates, drinking beer, swapping stories of double plays and beautiful women in the late-summer twilight. But then a frightened voice calls out to him from the edge of a nearby lake. There, two men squat at the water´s edge. In front of them, facedown, was something that used to be a girl. The local cops haven´t seen anything like this, but Jesse´s L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn´t committed suicide; she hadn´t been drowned; she´d been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can´t be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man´s school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Forster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000005/bk_pnix_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Things were finally looking up for Douglas Tanner. His divorce was about to be final. His construction company was doing better than ever, and he was ready to start a new beginning. He just hadn’t expected that new beginning included his longtime friend and daughter of his business partner. But just as he expresses his newfound feelings for Stacey, his soon-to-be ex-wife is found dead in the bottom of Lake George one day before he was to sign the divorce papers. And Doug is the prime suspect. Not just in his wife’s murder, but also her lover’s disappearance. New York State Trooper Stacey Sutten had just finished her rescue-swimmer certification course and finally had some time to relax. Or so she thought as she’s called to a search and rescue mission. Only, there was no rescue, and the body she found just happened to be the wife of the man with whom she was falling in love. As Doug and Stacey’s romance heats up, so does the case. One damning piece of evidence after the other leads the police to Doug’s door. Caught between trying to prove Doug’s innocence and doing her job, Stacey finds herself in the hot seat. Just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, she´s investigated as a possible accomplice. Stacey must find out who really killed Mary and why they are hell-bent on framing her and the man she loves, before both of them get a good look at the inside of a jail cell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Udall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033669/bk_adbl_033669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her extraordinary novels Into the Wilderness and Dawn on a Distant Shore, award-winning writer Sara Donati deftly captured the vast, untamed wilderness of late-18th-century New York and the trials and triumphs of the Bonner family. Now Donati takes on a new and often overlooked chapter in our nation´s past - and in the life of the spirited Bonners - as their oldest daughter, the brave and beautiful Hannah, comes of age with a challenge that will change her forever. Masterfully told, this passionate story is a moving tribute to a resilient, adventurous family and a people poised at the brink of a new century. It is the spring of 1802, and the village of Paradise is still reeling from the typhoid epidemic of the previous summer. Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have lost their two-year-old son, Hannah´s half brother Robbie, but they struggle on as always: the men in the forests, the twins Lily and Daniel in Elizabeth´s school, and Hannah as a doctor in training, apprenticed to Richard Todd. Hannah is descended from healers on both sides - one Scots grandmother and one Mohawk - and her reputation as a skilled healer in her own right is growing. After a long night spent attending to a birth, Elizabeth and Hannah encounter an escaped slave hiding on the mountain. She calls herself Selah Voyager, and she is looking for Curiosity Freeman - a former slave herself, one of the village´s wisest women and Elizabeth´s closest friend. The Bonners take Selah, desperately ill, to Lake in the Clouds to care for her, and with that simple act they are drawn into the secret life that Curiosity and Galileo Freeman and their grown children have been leading for almost 10 years. The Bonners will do what they must to protect the Freemans, just as Hannah will protect her patient, who presents more than one kind of challenge. For a bounty hunter is afoot - Hannah´s childhood friend and first love, Liam Kirby. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001948/bk_rand_001948_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let the Magic Flying Jharokha take you to distant lands and nail-biting adventures! But first, solve this clue: Valley green, moghul queen, marble screen...Vayu and Deeya need to find the second key to free their Uncle Jadoo from the evil djinn´s clutches. This time, Uncle´s clue points to paradise on earth! Jhoky, the boy in the magic jharokha, flies them to Kashmir, where among the beautiful forests, lakes and gardens, some very bad men are up to no good! Join the two children, Jhokhy and their new friend Zoon as they try to stop poachers from killing precious wildlife and find the next key, in this very very dangerous adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sanjiv Jhaveri. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004535/bk_adbl_004535_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While on vacation in South Carolina, Tj Jensen receives a call that her father has been left in a coma after a devastating car crash. Back home in Paradise Lake, Tj learns the accident that killed family friend Judge Harper and left her father clinging to life wasn´t an accident at all - someone cut their brake lines. To make matters worse, her friend and police contact, Deputy Roy Fisher, is working with a new partner who has no intention of letting Tj anywhere near the case. Facing an investigation more explosive than the annual fireworks show, Tj enlists the help of her best friends to unravel the mystery, all the while navigating a new romance and the thought her father may never wake up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008586/bk_tant_008586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Popular pastor Randy Frazee answers perennial questions about life after death with an accessible exploration of what the Bible has to say on the subject. In both Christian and pop culture, there is a certain fascination with the afterlife. What happens after you die? What happens if you die with Christ or without Christ? What happens when Jesus returns if you have or haven´t accepted Christ? What exactly comes next? Randy Frazee, popular pastor of Oak Hills Church and general editor of the wildly successful Believe and The Story programs, answers these questions and more. Born out of a deeply personal search for truth after the death of his mother, What Happens After You Die is a straightforward exploration of what the Bible says about life after death. From heaven and hell to the Lake of Fire and the actual presence of God, Frazee uncovers what is simply cultural tradition and what is truly biblical. He tells listeners about not only the death Jesus came to save us from but the life he came to save us for. Based on a teaching series that has had more online views than any other series Frazee has done to date, What Happens After You Die is a guide to the perennial questions about life and death, what comes next, and how we should live until then. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Smeby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000660/bk_tnwd_000660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pigeonholed in popular memory as a Jazz Age epicurean, a playboy, and an emblem of the Lost Generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation´s shifting mood and manners after World War I. In Paradise Lost, David Brown contends that Fitzgerald´s deepest allegiances were to a fading antebellum world he associated with his father´s Chesapeake Bay roots. Yet as a midwesterner, an Irish Catholic, and a perpetually in-debt author, he felt like an outsider in the haute bourgeoisie haunts of Lake Forest, Princeton, and Hollywood - places that left an indelible mark on his worldview. In this comprehensive biography, Brown reexamines Fitzgerald´s childhood, first loves, and difficult marriage to Zelda Sayre. He looks at Fitzgerald´s friendship with Hemingway, the golden years that culminated with Gatsby, and his increasing alcohol abuse and declining fortunes which coincided with Zelda´s institutionalization and the nation´s economic collapse. In doing so, he reveals Fitzgerald as a writer with an encompassing historical imagination not suggested by his reputation as ´´the chronicler of the Jazz Age.´´ Fitzgerald wrote powerfully about change in America, Brown shows, because he saw it as the dominant theme in his own family history and life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Colacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008757/bk_tant_008757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty-five years ago they bought a homestead, in the middle of Vancouver Island, on the water´s edge. There are still reflections off the small lake at the foot of Mount Benson - of gardens and vineyards and woodland encounters. Westwood Lake Chronicles is a dreamscape diary, a backyard inventory of life and death in paradise, and the desperate pressures that threaten its existence. Lawrence Winkler has written an anthem to living deliberately with nature, and the virtues of simplicity, self-sufficiency, solitude, and silence. Find refuge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawrence Winkler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067443/bk_acx0_067443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On an isolated Greek island, a young American becomes involved in a deadly and diabolical reenactment of a classic Greek tragedy that culminates in Theseus´s underground duel with the Minotaur. Jay Chandler, an American archaeologist excavating an ancient Greek temple, is surprised to find himself invited to a weeklong party on an exotic island paradise owned by eccentric tycoon Alexander Krisos. The annual event - swarmed with European nobility, Texas oilmen, ballerinas and bullfighters, millionaire politicos in exile, Japanese potentates, artists, and gorgeous models - is the sort of orgiastic party many would kill to attend. But no one really expects murder to become part of the festivities…until it does. From the party´s start under the bright Aegean sky to the finale in the island´s underworld of dark caves, the guests are pulled to their destinies by a force as powerful as any invoked by the Greek gods - and Chandler must confront a Minotaur as deadly as the mythic one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Haden Salerno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019102/bk_adbl_019102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.