It begins on one of Rome´s least-known hills, the Aventino, in the public piazza fronting the mansion of the Knights of Malta. There, a curious keyhole to the knights´ estate reveals an astonishing view, a direct line across the Tiber to the dome of St. Peters in the distance. For seven-year-old Alessio Bramante the act of peeping through the keyhole on his way to school each day is a ritual, a way of establishing a bond with his difficult, distant father, one of Rome´s most famous archaeologists, Giorgio Bramante. Then one day, after an unexpected visit to one of Giorgio´s underground excavations, Alessio disappears. A group of students who had slipped into the site, an ancient Mithraic temple, attract the blame. A tragedy occurs. Alessio is never found, and it´s his father who goes to jail. Fourteen years later, in an arcane shrine by the Tiber known as the Little Museum of Purgatory, a tee-shirt belonging to Bramante´s son begins to show fresh bloodstains. No one can understand how the marks have appeared behind the glass. Soon it becomes apparent that the newly-released Giorgio Bramante is bent upon a vicious and terrifying revenge on all those he blames for the loss of his son, and numbers Inspector Leo Falcone, a member of the original investigating team, among his targets. In the depths of the labyrinth he knows better than any man, a distraught father seeks his vengeance against those he hates. Nic Costa, watching Falcone move relentlessly into the man´s deadly grip, realises the answer to the deadly present must lie in solving a cold case that, like the forgotten Alessio Bramante, has long been regarded as dead and buried for good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/000124/bk_howe_000124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius Pamphilus, Bishop of Cesarra, in Palestine:And a Historical View of the Council of Nice, With a Translation of Documents (Classic Reprint) Isaac Boyle Eusebius
Andrew, his cousin Judy, and supersmart robot Thudd hitch a ride out of the kitchen on the back of a fly and end up in the garden. The view is awfully nice from the head of a daisy, but time is running out. They have to get back to the Atom Sucker and unshrink themselves before it´s too late! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robb Sapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000587/bk_lili_000587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Letters From Italy, Vol. 1 of 2:Containing a View of the Revolutions, in That Country, From the Capture of Nice, by the French Republic, to the Expulsion of Pius Vi. From the Ecclesiastical State (Classic Reprint) Mariana Starke
What do a warehouse, a farm, a wedding, a trip to the grocery store, and a beach vacation have in common? They are all everyday settings where, if everything goes right, nothing awful happens. However, sometimes bad choices reap bad outcomes. Come take a side trip to a farm where the laundry may be hiding a secret from view. Or maybe visit a nice beach, with a possibly foreboding name. And do you really know what lurks in the abandoned warehouse around the corner? These five stories ask you to take a walk in the shoes of people you could encounter every day and observe how one bad decision can make a good day bad and a bad day so much worse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Gambino-Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125013/bk_acx0_125013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the Dog When Andrew´s latest invention, the Atom Sucker, goes haywire, Andrew and Judy are shrunk down to microscopic level! Andrew and Judy find themselves lost on their neighbor´s dog, where they encounter everything from colossal fleas to crab-like eyelash mites. Now they have to find their way back to the Atom Sucker and get unshrunk before it´s too late! In the Bathroombr> When Andrew and Judy´s neighbor gives her dog a bath, microscopic Andrew and Judy find themselves washed off the dog and lost in the bathroom! They´ll have to use their wits and Thudd´s storehouse of facts if they´re to survive run-ins with mold, mildew, and an ocean of soapy water, and a predatory spider on their way back to the Atom Sucker. In the Kitchen Andrew, his cousin Judy, and supersmart robot Thudd escape the bathtub only to get flushed down the toilet! Now they have to find their way through a maze of pipes to the kitchen sink. But the kitchen is no place to be when you´re the size of a flea. Monster cockroaches scurry across the counter while flies patrol the skies. Will the kids survive the kitchen? Or will they end up frozen in the fridge? Time is running out! In the Garden Andrew, his cousin Judy, and supersmart robot Thudd hitch a ride out of the kitchen on the back of a fly and end up in the garden. The view is awfully nice from the head of a daisy, but time is running out, they have to get back to the Atom Sucker and unshrink themselves before it´s too late! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robb Sapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000270/bk_lili_000270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Allie Bateman goes after a man, she goes after him! So, when she realizes that her condo is in need of major upkeep she hires handyman Rick Preston. And Rick is one hot guy. Allie wants him and she wants him bad. She begins a stealthy campaign of enticing him while he works. But Rick is also one very-focused-on-work guy. No matter what Allie offers... he ain´t biting. Not until she crosses the line with a desperate scheme to get him in the sack with her. Then she finds out the hard way that, no matter how naughty she may be, her randy handyman is naughtier! WARNING: This 8,000+ word story contains light BDSM and mind-blowing sex between a gorgeous young fix-it guy and a gorgeous, young, and very horny woman. It is intended for mature readers, 18 or over. Here is a brief taste! When Rick´s van came rolling up her driveway precisely at eight the next morning, Allie was ready for him. She sauntered over to the front door, already open, so that he could get a nice long view of her approach. She was wearing nothing but a short, unbelted white terrycloth robe that she held closed demurely with one hand as she toyed with a lock of wild, still-damp hair with the other. She could just about see him drooling at the sight. Oh, yeah? Watch this, my randy handyman. Arriving at the door, she offered him a smile that was the perfect blend of sweet and seductive. ´´Hiya, Rick.´´ ´´Mornin´,´´ he replied, doing a poor job of forcing his eyes to remain on her face. Then she released her robe to open the door and as he stepped inside, she treated him to a full frontal that, unless he was in a coma, he would not forget. ´´Oh, sorry,´´ she said, quickly covering herself to cover back up. ´´I can´t seem to find the belt to this little thing anywhere.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032100/bk_acx0_032100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Questo audiolibro racconta la visione della natura dal punto di vista della scienza della complessità ed è un bello stimolo per vedere e vivere la natura in modo nuovo ed evolvere in e con essa. La natura scoperta dal pensiero della complessità è una natura aperta, dinamica, interdipendente. Noi siamo natura. È la natura che crea i nostri sogni. Senza la natura, i sogni non esistono. [This audiobook tells the view of nature from the point of view of the science of complexity and is a nice incentive to see and experience nature in a new way and evolve with it. The nature discovered by complexity theory is a still open, dynamic, interdependent. We are nature. It is the nature that creates our dreams. Without nature, dreams do not exist]. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian. 1. Italian. Fabio Farnè. http://samples.audible.de/bk/area/000071/bk_area_000071_sample.mp3.
Once upon a time, when a Civil War threatened to fracture the US, there was a monarchy south of the Rio Grande. That kingdom was called Mexico. It had a magnificent castle, a beautiful princess and a tall, handsome prince; he was noble and idealistic, he had fire in his heart, but he was weak and gullible. A fool, some would say. One day, when he was still a teenager, he wrote, ´´Ambition is like the balloonist. To some extent, the rise is nice and he does enjoy a splendid view and a vast landscape. But when he rises more, vertigo occurs, the air becomes thin and the risk of a big fall increases.´´ With this parable, the Austrian Archduke Maximilian of Hapsburg inadvertently predicted the destiny to which he would bravely ride, despite the warnings and the sweet talkers. In any case, he followed his heart´s mandate. And Charlotte, the princess, was ´´one of the most cultured and beautiful´´ in Europe. Since she was a girl, she´d known that one day she would become a queen or an empress. When it was first hinted that they would be offered the crown of Mexico, she was 22 and he was 28, and they were surrounded by the intrigue and ambition of their own brothers, who could not wait to have them removed from the picture. So when, three years later, the couple received the official diplomatic mission which affirmed Mexico required their presence, the proposition was like a fairy tale come true. In the imagination of the era, Mexico was the distant paradise described by the great geographer Alexander von Humboldt: thick jungles and forests, steaming volcanoes, copious gold and silver mines, infinite beaches and exotic birds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078110/bk_acx0_078110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Wade, a claims adjuster for California Fire and Life Mutual Insurance Company, is one of the best arson investigators around. He´s a man who knows fire, who can read the traces it leaves behind like a roadmap. When he´s called in to examine an unusual claim, the tracks of the fire tell him that something´s wrong. So wrong that he violates his own cardinal rule - ´´You don´t get personal, you don´t get emotional. Whatever you do, you don´t get involved´´ - and plunges into the case. Real estate mogul Nicky Vale´s house is one of the most valuable properties on this stretch of the Southern California gold coast - large, luxurious, crammed with antiques, set on a nice piece of land with a perfect ocean view. After a disastrous blaze tears through a wing of the house, it´s only normal that Vale would file an insurance claim. But a $3 million claim is rarely normal, especially not when it´s filed within hours of the horrific death of the owner´s young and beautiful wife. The County Sheriff´s Department investigator, Brian ´´Accidentally´´ Bentley, has declared the fire, well, accidental - caused by Mrs. Vale´s passing out in bed with a bottle of vodka and a lit cigarette - although a careful look at the evidence points to something more sinister. When Jack begins his investigation, he draws on his skill, experience and sheer stubbornness to uncover the truth of what´s going on, but each step leads him further into a situation that´s becoming increasingly dangerous. Soon arson is the least of Jack´s worries, as the case grows to involve the Russian mob, Vietnamese gangs, real estate scams, counterfeiting and corporate corruption. In addition, Jack´s forced to confront his own ghosts, including a fatal professional error, and to cope with the sudden reentry into his life of the best thing that ever happened to him: Letitia del Rio, a Sheriff´s deputy whose bombshell looks are exceeded only by her smarts and guts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Lindstrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004099/bk_rand_004099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.