An expedition to Mars goes terribly wrong. A seaside pier collapses. A 30-stone man is confined to his living room. One woman is abandoned on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. Another woman is saved from drowning. Two boys discover a gun in a shoebox. A group of explorers find a cave of unimaginable size deep in the Amazon jungle. A man shoots a stranger in the chest on Christmas Eve. In this first collection of stories by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon demonstrates two things: first that he is a master of the short form (several of the stories have been longlisted for prizes); second that his imagination is even darker than we had thought. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Corbett, Daniel Weyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002349/bk_rhuk_002349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The summer of 1939 broke the Maudsley family. Cecily was only 13 years old and desperate to grow up, desperate to be as desired and reckless as her older sister, Rose. Now in her 40s, the family resemblance is uncanny, but Cecily is a shadow of her former self. A part of her died that fateful summer. Returning to the deserted family farm, Cecily recalls the light before the storm, before the war came and before the terrible family tragedy. She remembers how everyone was guarding a secret. None more so than the beautiful Rose. And in her childhood innocence, between snatches of misunderstood conversations, Cecily helped set in motion a chain of devastating events. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Harvey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000628/bk_oakh_000628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories...before they cost her everything. Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit. But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks - and vivid dreams of being strangled - she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart. Elin is remembering her donor´s murder. Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities - and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked - by a man she´s only met in her nightmares. The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent is eager to help her: Agent Marc Everton, the father of Elin´s daughter. Of course, he doesn´t know about that. Yet. Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there´s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her - before she remembers too much. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Devon O´Day. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000378/bk_tnwd_000378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.