President Teddy Roosevelt´s daring daughter, Alice, leaps into action to exonerate a friend accused of poisoning a man just about everyone hated. Alice Roosevelt, the brilliant, danger-loving daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, has already risked an assassin´s bullet to solve one murder. She never expected to have to sleuth another, but she´d never pass up the opportunity, either. Anything to stave off boredom. And such an opportunity presents itself when Alice is invited to a lavish ball. The high-society guests are in high spirits as they imbibe the finest wines. But one man, detested by nearly all the partygoers, quaffs a decidedly deadlier cocktail. An African American mechanic, who also happens to be a good friend of former Rough Rider-turned-Secret Service Agent Joseph St. Clair, is suspected of the murder-by-poison, but Alice is sure he´s innocent and is back on the scene to clear his name. From downtown betting parlors to uptown mansions, Alice and Agent St. Clair uncover forbidden romances and a financial deal that just might change the world. But neither Alice nor her would-be protector may survive the case at hand in The Body in the Ballroom, R. J. Koreto´s gripping second Alice Roosevelt mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011736/bk_blak_011736_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Legendary comedian and Dancing with the Stars survivor D.L. Hughley takes the stage at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco for his new stand-up special, Clear. Hughley riffs on Colorado legalizing marijuana and the value of having nosey white neighbors. As the star and producer of The Hughley´s, D.L. is well known as one of the standout comedians in the docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy, for his time on B.E.T.´s Comic View, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and his radio program The D.L. Hughley Show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D.L. Hughley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nwep/000051/bk_nwep_000051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s 1945 on Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, ´´The coast of Hollywood´´. Yachts and fishing boats bob in water clearer than crystal, sunbathers bask on the white-sand beaches, and from the legendary Avalon Ballroom, the music of Freddy Martin´s Orchestra fills the air. Three beautiful young women prepare to embark upon their life´s journeys: Gerri will be an actress, everyone is sure of that; Maria a big band singer; and Maggie, the most beautiful of them all, will ´´wed´´ - not just marry, but triumphantly, resplendently wed - the perfect wife to the perfect man, leading the perfect life. Avalon follows their fortunes over four decades, their friendships enduring through triumph and heartbreak, as they learn about life, and themselves, and what love really is - and isn´t. Sometimes wishes really do come true! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martha Harmon Pardee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001286/bk_acx0_001286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Viscount Rothersthorpe can´t tear his eyes from Lydia Morgan any more than he can calm the fury coursing through his veins. Furtive glances across the ballroom are not helping to ease Lydia´s state of shock - the man who once uttered a marriage proposal has returned. But when he stuns her with an outrageous but wickedly delicious proposal, it is clear that despite the rumours, the rake from her past has not reformed! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jilly Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002094/bk_howe_002094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London, 1817 A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy was stabbed to death during a society ball. The prime suspect: Lacey´s former commander, Colonel Brandon. Instead of denying the charges, Colonel Brandon allows himself to be arrested and claims, to Lacey´s shock, that the lady he´d stayed protectively near at the ball is his mistress. Lacey realizes that he is the only person not convinced of Brandon´s guilt - all present, including Brandon´s wife, believe that Brandon committed the murder. Colonel Brandon´s reticence to tell the truth proves to be Lacey´s greatest obstacle in his race against time to prove Brandon´s innocence. As Lacey´s relationship with Lady Breckenridge moves forward, his hunt for evidence to clear Brandon uncovers dark secrets that go back to the Peninsular Wars and involve the origins of Lacey´s and Brandon´s private battle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Gillies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050510/bk_acx0_050510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like a vengeful Norse god, Captain John Nylander has come from the sea to steal the only home that Callie has ever known. And that might not be all he’s after.Can a Viking....Orphaned as a child, Nylander has never known a real home. Now he is ready to leave the dangers of his past behind and put down the roots he has always longed for. The only thing standing in his way is a lanky aristocratic lady who is more at home on the farm than in the ballroom. And she has secrets....And a Viscountess....Callie, theDowager Viscountess St. Alban, has poured all her energy into making Wyldcombe Grange her home. Managing an estate is not what she dreamed of, but her late husband’s rejection made it clear that love and a family would never be hers. Now she may lose even that to the sinfully handsome Captain. But Nylander is making her dream again....Turn passion into love?Nylander inspires a recklessness in Callie that she can’t control. Soon she finds herself conspiring with pirates and contemplating midnight trysts with the very Viking who has turned her life upside down. For Nylander, being with Callie embodies everything he’s always wanted - home. As midnight strikes, will all their secret, sinful dreams come true? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Lee, Mary Sarah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149806/bk_acx0_149806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.