Annie Dixon’s love for nature and her hometown of Glenville has her driven to find a way to keep the tree farm from outsiders. When the bank grants sixty days before the tree farm is listed for public sale, Annie and her friends devise a plan to finance the buy. The death of Annie’s childhood friend brings Detective Ryder Harris back to Glenville. A child in his eyes, he always called her ´Sweet Annie´. Now he sees her differently. Annie never admitted she had a big crush for Ryder. Now that familiar flutter in her heart is back. Annie knows Ryder won’t settle in Glenville. And is Ryder really back for his sister’s funeral or is he connected to the town resort’s sudden disappearance of their manager? For the first time in many years, Ryder is excited about the holidays. Will the magic of Christmas forever connect these two hearts 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027247/bk_acx0_027247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s a case of cold feet - and cold-blooded murder - as 92-year-old poet/sleuth Victoria Trumbull gets more than she bargained for after hosting an ill-fated wedding. A wedding on picturesque Martha´s Vineyard promises to be the affair of the season when Penny Arbuthnot asks her cousin, feisty 92-year-old poet Victoria Trumbull, if she can use her property for the reception. Victoria agrees - but she has no idea what´s in store for the hapless couple. For one, Penny is seriously in debt and desperate to marry money. She thinks she´s on the road to riches when she hooks Rocco Bufano, whose father is a multi-billionaire. But unbeknownst to Penny, Rocco´s been disowned by dad. He´s also in hock up to his ears and thinks he´s bagged the catch of a lifetime in a wealthy Vineyard native. He also knows that someone is out to kill him. In fact, several guests have a reason to off Rocco, among them an autistic savant with a prodigious knowledge of murder weapons. Victoria has assumed the reception will be a modest lemonade-and-gingersnap affair - but when a body is found in her cellar, it may be a happily-never-after in Widow´s Wreath, the 14th engaging installment in Cynthia Riggs´ beloved Martha´s Vineyard mysteries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Lloyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011730/bk_blak_011730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Noted Alaska gardener, garden writer, and radio host Jeff Lowenfels joins us to talk about how he created the ´´Plant a Row for the Hungry´´ program that allows gardeners to help feed people in need. Jeff also has a new book called Teaming with Microbes. Later on the show, Mike McGrath will reveal how gardeners who love to cook can get triple duty from a rosemary Christmas tree, and how you compulsive pruners can satisfy your hackin-away habits and get the ingredients for fresh holiday wreaths and swags. [Broadcast Date: December 14, 2006] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/061214/rt_gard_061214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two men stand in the shadow of a helicopter at midnight in London. One of them is Quiller, and he recalls his thoughts: ´´My hands were growing cold and a lightness was coming into my head, and I had the same thought that we all have when we´re going into a mission: That we ought to get out now before it´s too late, before the luck runs out and we´re cast up in a Gulag labor camp or lashed blindfold to a post in Beirut or spread-eagled against a mountainside with a ripped parachute for a shroud and one last intimate friend plucking strength from us with his bone-white beak. But suddenly, this time, it was too late to get out. And Lord, I was afraid.” We are with him later, when he stands among the crowds massed in Peking for the funeral of the Chinese Premier: ´´The British delegates formed a short line along the side of the catafalque as their leader placed the Queen´s wreath carefully against it; then suddenly the sky was filled with flowers, and the bloodied body of the secretary of state was hurled against me by the blast as the coffin exploded.” With him we meet Spur, the agent who will later be found lifeless in the coils of a boa constrictor in his lonely room above the streets of Seoul; and Li-fei, the girl with the cinnamon eyes and the delicate porcelain neck, in the last few days before a merciless act of ritual ends her life on the temple steps; and Tung Kuo-fong, the omnipotent diabolus who is the target for the mission; and Ferris, the man from London who is here with Quiller to try to save him as he faces his moment of truth: ´´For the first time I wondered how far gone I was. From Ferris to London: ‘They´ve tried five times to kill him and I don´t think he can stand the strain...’ From London to Ferris: ‘There´s no point in leaving him out there if he´s losing his nerve...’ I sat hunched with my eyes screwed shut, wondering how to face the man beside me when I opened them. The... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antony Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006974/bk_adbl_006974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world is dim, and soon to be without a single source of unmade light, for only one branch remains upon the burning tree of Haven. The great city is besieged by a terrifying host of un-lit warriors who wait in the shadows for their moment to strike. The weary citizens await word from the only hope that still exists: a colony of wood gatherers upon the timber-rich shores of the Western Wreath. Finally, the failing flame of Aienor succumbs to the darkness. While the Raven army and its beasts of destruction wreak havoc upon the conquered citizens of Haven, a remnant of the hopeful tries desperately to endure the fearsome desecration. But all is not yet lost. The Bright Fame of prophecies long forgotten has not yielded his will to seek the light. He searches the land of the Western Wreath for the new light that has been promised. When all is dark and evil triumphs, is there help for one who yet believes the light will come again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Topping. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077754/bk_acx0_077754_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written just 40 years after David Livingstone’s death, this admiring account of the famous missionary’s life and work takes us deep into the ´´dark continent” of 19th-century Africa, where he labored to bring ´´Christianity, commerce, and civilization.” A national hero in Victorian Britain, Livingstone earned fame as an explorer and scientific investigator, an antislavery crusader, and imperial reformer, as well as in the role of a Protestant missionary and martyr who eventually died in Africa of malaria. From the book: ´´In those forty years great and astounding changes have been witnessed in the Continent which is associated with his fame….But nothing that has happened since has diminished by a single laurel the wreath he won, and will wear for ever….Livingstone is greatest, not as a scientist, nor an explorer, but as a man and a missionary.” Charles Silvester Horne (1865–1914) studied theology at Mansfield College, Oxford, became a well-known Congregationalist minister, and additionally served as a member of the British parliament for Ipswich, England. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003749/bk_blak_003749_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The western Washington town of Glenville is threatened with the possible loss of their 100 year old Christmas tree farm to an outside corporation. Four friends join together to keep the tradition alive and create new opportunities with the rebirth of, Forever Christmas tree farm. Christmas Reflections - Joanne Jaytanie Juliet Swanson left her mundane hometown to work for a large corporation and experience the big city life. It didn´t take long to realize that clawing her way up the ladder at others expense wasn´t the life she wanted and she returned to Glenville. Reflecting on one´s life can sometimes lead to discovering a path you never knew existed. Christmas Kiss - Sharon Kleve Adelaide Duval has been told how to live her life from a very early age. First by her mother and then by her jerk boyfriend Jason. Both leave her expectantly and now she´s starting over with a new home and a new business. A new romance never crosses her mind. Roman Bennett leaves his old life behind in the big city and settles into the small town of Glenville. When he meets Adelaide, his wounded heart is healed with a Christmas Kiss The Christmas Wreath - Angela Ford Annie Dixon is driven to keep Glenville´s tree farm from outsiders and devises a plan with her friends. Her life is complete until Ryder Harris returns to Glenville after fifteen years. A child in his eyes, he now sees Annie differently. Annie remains quiet about her feelings. She believes he won´t stay. Will the magic of Christmas forever connect these two hearts? Candy Cane Kisses - Elle Rush All bakery-owner Lindsay Leeds wants for Christmas is for Sheriff Keith ´´Bodey´´ Bodewell to quit playing games. He´s been dancing around asking her out for months and if he waits much longer he´s going to lose his shot. Bodey has tried every trick in the book to trick Lindsay into a date only to fail spectacularly every time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028281/bk_acx0_028281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.