A brilliant new translation of one of Simenon´s best loved masterpieces. ´A certain furtive, almost shameful emotion...disturbed him whenever he saw a train go by, a night train especially, its blinds drawn down on the mystery of its passengers.´ Kees Popinga is a respectable Dutch citizen and family man. Then he discovers that his boss has bankrupted the shipping firm he works for - and something snaps. Kees used to watch the trains go by to exciting destinations. Now, on some dark impulse, he boards one at random and begins a new life of recklessness and violence. This chilling portrayal of a man who breaks from society and goes on the run asks who we are and what we are capable of. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029097/bk_adbl_029097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this Western romance novel, Catherine Draper Goodwin heads west to get a fresh start with her fiancé. Race Hillyard seeks revenge for his brother’s death. They clash on the long train ride from Omaha to Sacramento. And something evil is on board. Can they make peace long enough to throw the devil off the train? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/002128/bk_bimo_002128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Evolved Publishing presents Fright Train, the third book in the Weirdville series by Majanka Verstraete. This lower grade spooky adventure is perfect for kids 6-10 years old. Charlie´s parents drop him off at the train station so he can visit his grandma in Weirdville. It´s a cold winter evening, so when his usual train is cancelled at the last second, Charlie wishes he´d stayed home. An hour later, shivering from the cold, he climbs onboard the next train to Weirdville, even though he´d rather not. It looks like something straight out of the 19th century, as if it used a time machine to arrive at the station. His shivering doesn´t stop, for soon after Charlie boards, he realizes just how right he was to be wary of this strange train. Something is seriously wrong with all the people onboard. If only he could figure out what was going on. If only he could get off the train. Be sure to check out the other books in the Weirdville series, including The Doll Maker and House of Horrors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miriam Blum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018463/bk_acx0_018463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s been too long for Kirsten, and she really needs a man! So, after a disappointing trip out with her friends without a guy in sight, she can´t help but stare at the very attractive men at the subway station. When she boards the train, she´s even more frustrated and needy. She´s in for a surprise, though, because the men noticed her stares, and they´re ready for action, too. She´ll discover that they don´t plan on taking ´´no´´ for an answer and the rough sex that she experiences right out in public will leave you reeling! How will she contend with it? More importantly, how will she deal with how much she loves it?Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity during a public sex encounter. It includes rough sex, sex in public, slapping, domination, forced deepthroat, double-team sex, forced semen swallowing, and cumshot facial humiliation. It is intended for mature readers who will not be offended by graphic depictions of sex acts between consenting adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Poetess Connie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005565/bk_acx0_005565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again - for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing. The prime suspect is Ruth´s estranged husband, Derek. Yet Hercule Poirot is not convinced, so he stages an eerie reenactment of the journey, complete with the murderer on board. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hugh Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002984/bk_harp_002984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of friendship and bravery, of a near terrorist attack averted by three young men who found the heroic unity and strength inside themselves at the moment when they and 500 other innocent travellers needed it most. An ISIS terrorist planned to kill more than 500 people. He would have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. On August 21, 2015, Ayoub El-Khazzani boarded train #9364 in Brussels, bound for Paris. There could be no doubt about his mission: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on board. Slipping into the bathroom in secret, he armed his weapons. Another major ISIS attack was about to begin. Khazzani wasn´t expecting Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone. Stone was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the US Air Force, Skarlatos was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three were fearless. But their decision to charge the gunman then overpower him even as he turned first his gun, then his knife, on Stone, depended on a lifetime of loyalty, support, and faith. Their friendship was forged as they came of age together in California: going to church, playing paintball, teaching each other to swear, and sticking together when they got in trouble at school. Years later that friendship would give all of them the courage to stand in the path of one of the world´s deadliest terrorist organizations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003271/bk_hcuk_003271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trying to figure out the best way to get fit and stay in shape is a constant challenge, and one which is made all the more difficult by the vast array of health and nutrition information peddled to us by the media. But how much of this information should we take on board and how much of it should we disregard? Every day, top personal trainer Graeme Hilditch gives advice to his clients on the best ways to get in shape and stay fit. The questions they ask him range from whether weight training gives women big muscles to whether protein is fattening - and here, at last, he sets the record straight on 150 of the most common myths. Follow his straight-talking, light-hearted advice and you will soon be well on the way to leading a fit and healthy life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Sinfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000045/bk_pros_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stand Up Paddle Board Racing for Beginners is the perfect newbie´s guide to preparing for your first paddleboard race. Paddleboarding takes certain equipment and it can be intimidating to even think about entering a competition, so this provides a great place to start. There is a lot of information out there and training guides geared towards advanced paddleboarders, but nothing really for the beginner. This is a nice, easy introduction to the basics of paddleboarding and how that relates to training for a race. In this guide, learn about: Why I wrote this book Different water to train in and how their altitude affects training (specifically in Lake Tahoe, USA) Finding the right coach Access to water and why people paddleboard The basics of paddleboarding Finding the right kind of paddleboard for your race The best paddles and other accessories for your competition What to wear When to start training Know how much time you have to train Developing balance, strength and endurance Paddle stroke techniques Safety: the key to having fun What to expect on race day Takeaways from my first races Tips and tricks My personal training diary and additional resources About the Expert Residing in Lake Tahoe, California, Kayla works for one of the best stand-up paddleboard rental/coffee shops in the nation, called Waterman’s Landing. There, she has access to some of the best paddleboards, the water, and two elite paddleboard racers. In autumn 2017, she started seriously training for her first paddle board race and took third out of six people in Mike’s Sunday Fun Race. Although she is nowhere near being an elite athlete, Kayla is still paddleboard racing and working up the ranks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Monica Reed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109045/bk_acx0_109045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Hope Franklin lived through America´s most defining twentieth-century transformation, the dismantling of legally-protected racial segregation. A renowned scholar, he has explored that transformation in its myriad aspects, notably in his 3.5 million-copy best seller, From Slavery to Freedom. And he was, and remains, an active participant. Born in 1915, he, like every other African American, could not help but participate: he was evicted from whites-only train cars, confined to segregated schools, threatened (once with lynching), and consistently met with racism´s denigration of his humanity. And yet he managed to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard, become the first black historian to assume a full-professorship at a white institution, Brooklyn College, be appointed chair of the University of Chicago´s history department and, later, John B. Duke Professor at Duke University. He has reshaped the way African American history is understood and taught and become one of the world´s most celebrated historians, garnering over 130 honorary degrees. But Franklin´s participation was much more fundamental than that. From his effort in 1934 to hand President Franklin Roosevelt a petition calling for action in response to the Cordie Cheek lynching, to his 1997 appointment by President Clinton to head the President´s Initiative on Race, and continuing to the present, Franklin has influenced with determination and dignity the nation´s racial conscience. Whether aiding Thurgood Marshall´s preparation for arguing Brown v. Board in 1954, marching to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, or testifying against Robert Bork´s nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987, Franklin has pushed the national conversation on race towards humanity and equality, a life-long effort that earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation´s highest civilian honor, in 1995. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hope Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000505/bk_aren_000505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three passengers board a train, one a woman. They are not among the disembarking passengers. There is however in the compartment of the railcar a dead man who has no ticket or identification. In his pockets are six expensive gold watches. Will you be able to solve this crime before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle does it for us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Vendetti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000193/bk_mike_000193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.