Letters From My Sister began with a simple letter about a bad job interview or a bad hair day, seeking comfort from hundreds of miles away. One letter plus its response became two, two became four, and four became 120 over the course of a year in which Faye approaches college graduation in Chicago while Eve establishes her career in New York City. Through their correspondence, the Ledermans relate stories and reveal secrets in a way that only sisters can - with a raw openness and honesty derived from a lifetime of shared experiences that surpasses the bond of best friends. By exposing their foibles and fears, each reveals glimpses of real life, both silly and serious. While their stories are personal, the book’s themes are universal and offer perspective on larger issues. The sisters confront their femininity, but they are not confined by it; rather, they use it as a prism to critique many aspects of modern society. As the authors trade beauty secrets and hair removal nightmares, they simultaneously criticize the social construction of female beauty and laugh at themselves for buying into it. Faye finds a Russian waxing woman who nearly renders her bald, and Eve tracks down the eccentric inventor of the ´´Tweezerman´´ that is ´´so precise it can pluck in the dark.´´ Gender roles, career choices and family relationships are all fair game, subject to intense scrutiny, and as a result, hilarity. With a biting sense of humor, the Ledermans laugh long and hard at both their successes and failures. They learn to love their silly, imperfect, and often self-absorbed selves, enticing listeners to do the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Bauer, Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020079/bk_adbl_020079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An exploration of relationships, marriage, passion, beauty and the price of love. Zoë Howard is 17 when her brother, Russell, introduces her to Stephen Quayle. Aloof and harsh, Stephen is unlike anyone she has ever met, ´a weird, irascible character out of some dense Russian novel´. His sister, Anna, is shy and thoughtful, ´a little orphan´. Zoe and Russell, Stephen and Anna: they may come from different social worlds, but all four will spend their lives moving in and out of each other´s shadow. Set amid the lush gardens and grand stone houses that line the north side of Sydney Harbour, In Certain Circles is an intense psychological drama about family and love, tyranny and freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003265/bk_boli_003265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Betrayed in a foreign land, one woman desperately attempts to return home in the sequel to Autumn Rain. Never thought to be particularly pretty, Englishwoman Katherine Winsteady is flattered and overwhelmed by the attentions of the Russian Count Alexei Volsky and his sister Galena. When the Count proposes marriage, Kate thinks her dreams have come true, and readily accepts. Isolated in the Count’s frozen Russian estate, Kate quickly learns she is pregnant with the Count’s child. The celebration is short lived as Kate discovers with horror her part in an elaborate plot for an heir, and the true relationship between the Count and his sister. Driven to flee in the Russian winter, Kate turns to the rakish Viscount Townsend, a family friend who has been hiding in Russia while contemplating his return to England. After bearing such a dark betrayal, will Kate’s heart ever feel warmth again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalind Ashford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019465/bk_adbl_019465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A house carved fine as a jewellery box, a painted garden, an angel in a palm tree. These are only some of the marvels of the Russian estate on which Nina Karsavina grows up, surrounded by her beautiful mother, her eccentric father, her elder sister Katya, and the housekeeper Darya who teaches her the old Russian folk tales and traditions. But when her father gradually loses his mind after the death of her mother, Nina takes the difficult decision to leave her homeland and marry a complete stranger.She arrives in England on the brink of the First World War and must adjust to a society very different from her own... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001454/bk_howe_001454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vampires and werewolves are not affected by radiation, therefore a British coven and a Russian clan live in Chernobyl. My sisters Kassia, Maddy and I belong to both. After the nuclear accident on April 26, 1986, our home remains one the most contaminated areas in the world. The red forest located within the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) area surrounding the nuclear power plant has been labeled a ´´Radiological Reserve´´ and is now home to animals like elk, wild boar, and lynx; that´s where we hunt most of the time. My father was an attractive vampire with a taste for female werewolves. As a result my sisters and I are known as ´hybrids,´ because we are half vampire, half werewolf. Dimitry Belenko was his name. We have different mothers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. R. Lowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012921/bk_acx0_012921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She’s ribbons and lace.... Wedding planner Felicia Bradford doesn’t know pistols from pasta, but she’s learning fast. When Russian operatives kidnap her sister, they demand one thing from Felicia: Steal the top secret information they want or her sister dies. But when she attempts to force a Navy SEAL to help her, Felicia gets a lot more than she bargained for. Trusting this hotter-than-hell petty officer to rescue her sister is one thing. Trusting him with her heart is another.... He’s gunpowder and grenades.... Navy SEAL Logan Dunn knows desperation when he sees it. When a beautiful woman shoves a gun in his back and starts making demands, he knows he must act fast. Saving the day is something he’s used to; falling in love is new territory for Logan. But when things go to hell and Felicia is captured, Logan will move heaven and earth to get her back. Even if it means taking on the whole Russian army alone. Logan is going to marry his wedding planner...if they make it out alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rhiannon Angell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105636/bk_acx0_105636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Sunday Times top 10 best-selling author Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally best-selling author of The Betrayal. Russia, 1910. Young Valentina Ivanova charms St Petersburg´s aristocracy with her classic Russian beauty and her talent as a pianist. But she scandalises society when she begins a romance with Jens Friis, a Danish engineer. He brings to her life a passion and an intimacy she has never known. Unbending in their opposition, her parents push her into a loveless engagement with a Russian count. Valentina struggles for independence and to protect her young sister from the tumult sweeping the city, as Russia is bound for rebellion. The Tsar, the Duma and the Bolsheviks are at each other´s throats and Valentina is forced to make a choice that changes her life for ever... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jilly Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000465/bk_twuk_000465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Putin and the Russians have suffered too many killings of their own people in the past. Now they want the whole of the ´Prime Minister´s private army´ wiped out, including Blake Johnson and Charles Ferguson. Somebody is after them: Blake, Harry Miller, his sister, Monica, Harry Salter and Billy. The only people spared are Roper and Dillon. After surviving a car bomb, Ferguson heads a desperate search to uncover the perpetrator. Not wanting any overt connections with their country, the Russians need the right kind of assassin, better than Carlos the Jackal. When such a man is discovered in a Lubiana prison, he is willing to take on the job as a price for his freedom... An unlikely man, brilliant and terrifying, ingenious and deadly, he is the wolf at the door. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000457/bk_hcuk_000457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.