Elixir of Death, The: Bernard Knight
The Devil´s Elixirs: E. T. A. Hoffmann
This woman has been neglected by a workaholic husband, leaving for days on business trips. Even when he´s home, its like he´s not interested, no matter what measures she takes to be noticed. Her dreams were lost long ago in the dust and grime of the large empty house she spends her days cleaning. Desire´s and needs build and ache at her ready to burst! But the new body soap her friend sends is about to wash away her desperation and bring those inner desires and lusts alive. With a hot shower and a horny wish, she´s about to get all her needs met when three magical men appear to satisfy her ever dirty, lustful want. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sabrina Brownstone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096167/bk_acx0_096167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Language: English, German, French, Italian Ach, So Fromm Amor ti vieta from Fedora (Giordano) (from FEDORA) Amore O Grillo (Puccini) Be Not Afeard (from THE TEMPEST) Che gelida manina from La Bohème (from LA BOHEME (THE BOHEMIAN LIFE)) Com´e gentil (from DON PASQUALE) Dal Labbro Il Canto (Verdi) (FALSTAFF) Dalla sua pace from Don Giovanni De Miei Bollenti Spiriti Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön from Die Zauberflöte (from THE MAGIC FLUTE (DIE ZAUBERFLOTE)) E La Solita Storia Del Postore Ecco Ridente In Cielo En Fermant Les Yeux (Massenet) (MANON) Firenze E Come Un Albero Fiorito Frisch zum Kampfe! from Die Entführung aus dem Serail Horch, Die Lerche I Know That You All Hate Me (from THE SAINT OF BLEECKER STREET) Il mio tesoro from Don Giovanni Inkslinger´s Song (from PAUL BUNYAN) Je Crois Entendre Encore La donna e mobile (from RIGOLETTO) La Fleur Que Tu M´avais Jetee Lenski´s Aria (from EUGENE ONEGIN) Lonely House (from the Musical Production STREET SCENE) O wie ängstlich from Die Entführung aus dem Serail Outside This House (from VANESSA) Pourquoi Me Reveiller QUANTO E BELLA (Donizetti-Elixir of Love) Questa O Quella (from RIGOLETTO) Salut Demeure Chaste Et Pure (from FAUST) Spirto Gentil (from LA FAVORITA (THE FAVORITE WOMAN)) Un´aura amorosa from Così fan tutte (COSI FAN TUTTE) Una Furtiva Lagrima (from L´ELISIR D´AMORE (THE ELIXIR OF LOVE)) Vainemant, Ma Bien-Aimee
At Granite´s Mill, deep in the backwoods of Virginia, a body is discovered with unusual physical characteristics. By morning, the media erupts over a headline in a local newspaper, ´´The Son of Virginia´s Governor is Missing´´. FBI Special Agent Jack Stanwick is handed the case. Realizing he´ll have to go outside the brethren, Jack marshals the help of an old friend, Raymond Davenport, who hung a sign on a renovated brownstone in Washington, DC, with the verbiage: Davenport Detective Agency. To assist him, he hired three former police officers from various precincts and varying backgrounds, who, like himself, blew the whistle on dirty cops only to deal with the fervent hostility from the brotherhood. With the investigation under way, the detectives stumble upon a group of men known as M.A.G.O.C., who´re muddled in a governmental conspiracy involving a top-ranking official at the White House. With their many resources, they dig further and unearth Prescott Chemicals. Years earlier, the owner and his lead chemist had stolen an elixir from the Mayapo natives of the Amazon rainforest and have transformed it into a formula to be used in a congressional scheme. When the detectives accidently come into contact with the new formulation, something undesirable happens to one of them, altering his life forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel F Purcell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089027/bk_acx0_089027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once a Knight of the Realm, Crispin Guest was stripped of his title and his lands and now must earn his living with his wits. In various corners of late fourteenth-century London, Guest has become known as the Tracker, a man who can solve any puzzle or find any missing object - for a price. Because of that reputation, Guest is sought out by Nicholas Flamel, a famed alchemist. Both Flamel´s wife and his apprentice are missing, and he wants Guest to find them and bring them home. Before he can even begin looking, Guest discovers that Flamel´s house has been ransacked. Ancient symbols start appearing on walls and carved into stones around London, and Flamel´s assistant turns up dead, hanging from the rafters with a note pinned to his chest with a dagger. It is a ransom note that promises the safe return of his wife in exchange for the Philosopher´s Stone, which is reputed to turn lead into gold and create the Elixir of Life. And the kidnappers aren´t the only ones after it. From the highest nobility to Flamel´s fellow alchemists, everyone is seeking the Stone for themselves. With the help of his young apprentice, former cutpurse Jack Tucker, Guest must use all his skills and wits to unravel the mystery, rescue Flamel´s kidnapped wife, and find the Stone before it falls into unworthy hands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005439/bk_brll_005439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Curious Tales:1. ´´A Joy Ride” by A. J. Alan 2. ´´The Death Mask” by H. D. Everett 3. ´´Query” by Austin Small 4. ´´The Dancing Partner” by Jerome K. Jerome 5. ´´The Furnished Room” by O. Henry 6. ´´The Squaw” by Bram Stoker 7. ´´The Interruption” by W. W. Jacobs 8. ´´The 19 Club” by A. J. Alan 9. ´´The Giraffe Problem” by Barry Pain 10. ´´The Man who Stole a Meeting House” by John Townsend Trowbridge 11. ´´The Lightning-Rod Man” by Herman Melville 12. ´´Gabriel-Ernest” by Saki 13. ´´An Undergraduate´s Aunt” by F. Anstey 14. ´´Major Namby” by Wilkie Collins 15. ´´The Tale” by Joseph Conrad 16. ´´The Green Light” by Barry Pain 17. ´´A Coincidence” by A. J. Alan 18. ´´The Three Sisters” by W. W. Jacobs 19. ´´The Siege of Berlin” by Alphonse Daudet 20. ´´The Marquise” by George Sand 21. ´´The Mad Veteran of Fort Ratonneau” by Ludwig Achim von Arnim 22. ´´Comrades” by Maxim Gorky 23. ´´The Man who was Blind” by Edwin Pugh 24. ´´A Witch in the Peak” by R. Murray Gilchrist 25. ´´My Adventure in Jermyn Street” by A. J. Alan 26. ´´His Brother´s Keeper” by W. W. Jacobs 27. ´´The Singing Lesson” by Katherine Mansfield 28. ´´The Reverent Father Gaucher´s Elixir” by Alphonse Daudet 29. ´´The Story of a Piebald Horse” by W. H. Hudson 30. ´´Long Odds” by H. Rider Haggard…and sixteen more unusual tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000453/bk_redd_000453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It isn´t easy making a living as a lady´s companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That´s why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. But penning her own reference and hiding her spirited nature behind a pair of spectacles won´t keep her out of trouble for long. Her latest post requires her presence at a tiresome country house party, where the cream of London society has assembled, and where it´s downright impossible to avoid the advances of lecherous gentlemen. On one particular night, Emma has no choice but to duck inside a wardrobe to hide. Shockingly, the space is already occupied - by none other than the legendary Edison Stokes! Stokes may rule his business empire with a steely hand, but he doesn´t have the heart to deny the desperate request of an old friend. The plea has sent him on the trail of an anonymous thief who has stolen an ancient book of arcane potions. He suspects the quarry is among the party´s guests - and he knows the villain is on the lookout for a highly intuitive woman on whom to test a certain elixir. Aware that she´s in danger, Edison resolves to keep an eye on her by employing her as his ´´assistant.´´ But he soon discovers what several previous employers have learned the hard way. Hiring Emma is one thing, getting her to follow orders is quite another! For Emma, the new post brings exciting challenges, including unexpected passion and chilling danger. But when murder strikes, she realizes the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit the merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams - and even her very life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet McTeer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000239/bk_bant_000239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.