When private investigator Miles Bredon and his wife, Angela, arrive for a weekend at the Hallifords´ country house, they find themselves part of a singularly ill-assorted house party. Waking one morning to the news that one among their number has been found dead by the silo, Miles has no shortage of suspects. The entire party had spent the previous night haring around the country side in an ´eloping´ game instigated by their hostess, and no one can fully account for their whereabouts. The arrival of Inspector Leyland from Scotland Yard, investigating a spate of apparent suicides of important people, adds another dimension to the mystery, and Miles finds himself wondering ´whether the improbable ought to be told´.
Virtual Light - a gripping techno-thriller from William Gibson, bestselling author of Neuromancer San Francisco, the nearish future: Ex-cop Berry Rydell´s lost one job he didn´t much like and landed another he likes even less. Some sunglasses - actually high-end kit involving Virtual Reality and super-sensitive data - were stolen from a courier, and a man named Warbaby´s been charged with retrieving them. Warbaby needs a driver and Rydell is the perfect fit. But when the courier is killed and Warbaby gets to work - giving Rydell a taste of what´s expected and exactly what´s at stake - he has second thoughts. Especially when he comes face to face with Chevette, stealer of sunglasses, who´ll land an ex-cop in a heap of trouble . . . ´Audacious, witty and passionate. A wonderful read´ Observer ´A stunner . . . a terrifically stylish burst of kick-butt imagination´ Entertainment Weekly ´Studded with crackling insights into the relationship between technology, culture and morality, Virtual Light doesn´t miss its stride for a nanosecond´ Time Out William Gibson´s first novel Neuromancer sold more than six million copies worldwide. Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive completed his first trilogy. He has since written six further novels, moving gradually away from science fiction and futuristic work, instead writing about the strange contemporary world we inhabit. His most recent novels include Patter Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History, his non-fiction collection. Distrust That Particular Flavor, compiles assorted writings and journalism from across his career.
Hanks Assorted Yarns From Puck (Classic Reprint): Pucks Pucks
Assorted Articles (Classic Reprint): David Herbert Lawrence
Wedding Chimes, Assorted Crimes: Christine Arness
Meat City on Fire and Other Assorted Debacles: Angel Luis Colon
Hide or Seek: End at the Beginning (Assorted Detective Mystery Series): Parker Freeman
Hi. In your hands, right now, you hold the culmination of thousands of years of human intelligence, ingenuity, and brilliance. Now put your goddamn phone down and pay attention to my book. What is in my book, you ask? (I´m really glad you asked, by the way, because now I get to tell you.) ´´Time travel. Gay marriage. Sportsballing. Futuristic goggles that DO NOTHING. ´´Tiny brags from my publisher, stuff like: ´This is an uproarious, uncensored take on empathy, personal responsibility, and what it means to be human.´ ´´Excessive brags about myself: ´An extraordinarily clever, punishingly funny, sharp-tongued blogosphere star, NFL player, husband and father, one-time violin prodigy, voracious lifetime reader, obsessive gamer, and fearless champion of personal freedom.´ ´´Oh, and also an essay on the Pope´s Twitter account. Honestly, if that doesn´t draw you in, there´s no hope left for humanity. I also give my own funeral eulogy, in case you were hoping I´d go away and die now! ´´So please, join me in the glorious art of windmill tilting by reading this ´collection of rousing, uncensored personal essays, letters, and stories´ (I have no idea why that´s in quotes). ´´Join the herd of Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies. ´´(You know you want to.)´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Kluwe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001278/bk_hach_001278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Capuano´s BEAST delivers the author´s highly idiosyncratic, inspiring and informative take on his diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer, and his long journey to remission. The book is sure to provide entertaining reassurance to others diagnosed with cancer in its various forms, as well as those who care about and for them. ´´Here´s something crazy for you,´´ writes Capuano. ´´There´s a kind of thrill that goes along with the uncertainty of a late stage diagnosis. Granted, my initial reaction wasn´t: ´Boy, this is kind of exciting.´ But as I wandered a little further down the road, it hit me: There´s something about being in the general vicinity of death that brings you back to life. It snaps you right out of complacency. Suddenly, every thought counts, every action. You can´t put off until tomorrow anymore. Things became crystal clear and my mind so sharp I could have slayed the Beast with just once glance.´´ In the end, his message is this: No matter how hopeless or dire a situation may seem, nothing is inevitable, and the will - no, the conviction - to fight counts for a hell of a lot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008695/bk_acx0_008695_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.