She waits for him in the dark, her mind and body perfect, passive, until one day, when he goes to the cellar, and she is gone. In A Demon in My View, Ruth Rendell creates a character as frightening as he is fascinating. Mild-mannered Arthur Johnson has never known how to talk to women. And his loneliness has perverted his desire for love and respect into a carefully controlled penchant for violence. One floor below him, a scholar finishing his thesis on psychopathic personalities is about to stumble - quite literally - upon one of Arthur´s many secrets. Haunting and intelligent, A Demon in My View shows the startling results of this chilling alchemy of two very disparate minds - one pathological and the other obsessed with pathology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000909/bk_hcuk_000909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Room with a View portrays the love of a British woman for an expatriate living in Italy, a country which to Forster represents the forces of true passion. Caught up in a world of social snobbery, Forster´s heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, finds herself constrained by the claustrophobic influence of her British guardians, who encourage her to take up with a well-connected boor. When she regrets that her hotel room has no view, a member of the lower class offers to trade rooms with her. Lucy becomes caught in a struggle between her own emotions and social conventions. In the end, however, Lucy takes control of her own fate and finds love with a man whose free spirit reminds her of a ´´room with a view´´.There are some writers whose work is especially suitable for reading aloud, and E.M. Forster is one. His voices enter the ear with such a delicate balance of force and refinement that listeners are immediately enchanted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000941/bk_blak_000941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
William Chambers Morrow (1854-1923) was an American author famed for his short stories of horror and suspense. ´An Uncommon View of It´ is the story of a man who has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his best friend. He decides that one thing is clear...he must have his revenge. He will kill them both and then commit suicide. But what will he do exactly? Will he use a revolver or poison? As he sits down to plan his revenge in detail, he develops a plan of action which is really quite extraordinary! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000786/bk_redd_000786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook will open your eyes and break your heart.It is the story of Emma’s two brothers: the one who died five years ago, Kit, and Jamie, who left home on the day of the funeral and has not returned since. It is the story of their parents, who have been keeping the truth from Emma and from each other. The past is not discussed or acknowledged, until a chance encounter brings devastating secrets to the surface and once again the family must face a crisis which may ultimately save them.The View on the Way Down captures the insidious, sometimes violent, force of depression and its ability to tip lives into chaos. Gripping, moving, and ultimately hopeful, The View on the Way Down will have you rooting for the family’s redemption. Rebecca Wait graduated from Oxford University in 2010 with a first class degree in English, having been mentored by the poet and novelist Craig Raine at New College. She’s been writing since she was a child and has won numerous prizes for short stories and plays. Rebecca wrote The View on the Way Down in the evenings whilst working as a teaching assistant the year after graduating. In March 2013, Rebecca thrashed the competition to triumph as a Literary Death Match champion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandy Weston, Carl Prekopp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010205/bk_adbl_010205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of E. M. Forster´s most celebrated novels, ´´A Room With a View´´ is the story of a young English middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch. While vacationing in Italy, Lucy meets and is wooed by two gentlemen, George Emerson and Cecil Vyse. After turning down Cecil Vyse´s marriage proposals twice Lucy finally accepts. Upon hearing of the engagement George protests and confesses his true love for Lucy. Lucy is torn between the choice of marrying Cecil, who is a more socially acceptable mate, and George who she knows will bring her true happiness. ´´A Room With a View´´ is a tale of classic human struggles such as the choice between social acceptance or true love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Jane Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/008995/bk_edel_008995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warning: proceed with caution! Careful, these poems may get a little raunchy, stir up adverse feelings, ruffle some feathers, and save the lost! Desire, love, hate, and religion are the racy chapter titles in Jaundiced View, a book of poetry. Are you ready to enliven your soul to the unlimited potential lurking inside? Is your heart searching for healing, purpose, love, and life? You will find healing and more as you embark upon a journey of self-realization with poetry in Jaundiced View. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shirah Chante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076985/bk_acx0_076985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1959 but now offered in a revised and expanded edition, The View from the Ground presents over six decades of Gellhorn´s ruminations on political, civil, and social issues and crises, from a lynching in the American South in the 1930s through a recent visit to Cuba to see what is new and what remains the same in a country that is still off limits to most Americans. Gellhorn´s ability to get to the truth of a situation makes her writing transcend the short shelf life of most reportage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021809/bk_adbl_021809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 30, Helen Clarvoe is alone: Her only visitors are the staff at the hotel where she lives, and her only phone calls come from a stranger. Until that stranger, with a quiet, compelling voice, lures the aloof and financially secure Miss Clarvoe into a world of extortion, pornography, vengeance, madness, and murder. But who is the hunter and who is the victim? A gothic chiller which still feels incredibly modern, Beast in View is a true classic of the crime fiction genre. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Wydra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008296/bk_adbl_008296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lucy Honeychurch and her older cousin, Miss Bartlett, tour Italy in the springtime. However, the pension they are staying at may as well be in London. The proprietress speaks a London cockney, the meat is overdone, and their windows give them a view of dirty alleys. However, when the socially clumsy Mr. Emerson offer to exchange rooms, this does anything but remedy the situation. You see, nobody knows what to make of the Emersons. It´s so hard to know how to respond to people who speak the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B. J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harr/000058/bk_harr_000058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.