In October 2007, 23-years-old Stacy Peterson vanished from the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, leaving behind her husband and children. Retired Police Sergeant Drew Peterson, 30 years Stacy´s senior, steadfastly asserted his innocence and maintained that his wife had simply fled their tumultuous marriage and run off with another man. Then came a startling development in February 2008. After a second autopsy, the unusual death of Peterson´s third wife, Kathleen Savio, was ruled a homicide. Three and a half years earlier, Savio had been found dead in the bathtub of their home, but in light of Stacy´s curious disappearance, Kathleen´s body was exhumed and the case was reopened. Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Stacy´s friends and family and even Drew himself, Chicago-area reporter Joseph Hosey presents the most researched account of the Stacy Peterson case yet. Still, as the charges against Drew Peterson mount, one haunting question remains: Where on earth is Stacy? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000101/bk_pnix_000101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The nation wept when news broke of nearly three-year-old Caylee Anthony´s disappearance from her home in Florida in July 2007. The search for Caylee made front-page headlines. But Casey Anthony continued to lie to law enforcement about her daughter´s whereabouts, complicating their search for the truth. Soon, Casey was the most hated person in America. This updated version of the book covers the murder trial of Caylee´s mother and its unexpected outcome. The tragedy of Caylee Anthony will haunt you for years to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000566/bk_acx0_000566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this edition, a discussion between Peter Van Doren and Jerry Taylor about the gas tax. Then, Christopher Preble on how government failures do not end at the nation´s borders. John Lott discusses why the free market is underrated. Glen Whitman talks about the right way to criticize the drug war. Neal McCluskey on how to fix No Child Left Behind. And this month´s featured selection, Glenn Greenwald on good, evil, and the tragic legacy of the Bush administration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/071001/sp_cato_071001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once humans began to live permanently in outer space, the harsh realities of that hostile environment became all too apparent. Astronauts living aboard space stations had to pay a terrible price: increased mortality and a lifelong exile from the mother planet. Still, many sought to move to the high frontier and break away from Earth. Not all were fit for this difficult life, however, and this is the tragic story of one would-be astronaut who was forced to back down from her dream of space. Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly, Lisa Richardson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpkb/000003/bk_jpkb_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees - and to their children and one another - against the backdrop of an urgent global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant who sets out to build a new type of beehive - one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao´s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought-provoking story that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Osmanski, Steve West, Gibson Frazier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007983/bk_sans_007983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the age of 51, Chief of General Staff, Noam Einav, reached the pick of his military carrier, alone at the top, uncompromising, full with self confidence, arrogant and harsh. If a war broke, he must lead the IDF (Israel Defense Force) to victory. Suddenly everything goes wrong, nothing goes as excepted, combination of personal and professional distress, target to disrupt his life. Disaster follows disaster, love affairs crash down to pieces, and critical decision end in a tragic manner. This war novel provides a background to a story about men and women who lost faith, about us, our way of life, and the people that are responsible for our future and our children. Chief of Staff is Ram Oren´s 19th book, and was published by Keshet on year 2007. Ram Oren´s Chief of Staff has become a best seller. Chief of Staff includes magical music. Please note: this title is in Hebrew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liat Shnapp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/snic/000007/bk_snic_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this extraordinary true story, the haunting of a Long Island household forces a respected writer and editor to reevaluate the mysteries of life and death as he struggles with the frightening truths of his childhood home and his town’s past. Growing up in Rockville Centre, Long Island, Gary Jansen never believed in ghosts. His mother—a devoutly Catholic woman with a keen sense for the uncanny—claimed that their family house was haunted. But Jansen never found anything inexplicable in how their doorbell would sometimes ring of its own accord or in the mysterious sounds of footsteps or breaking glass that occasionally would fill their home - or even in his mother’s sometimes unnervingly accurate visions of future events and tragedies. Though he once experienced a supernatural encounter in a Prague church as a young man, Jansen grew up into a rationalist, as well as a noted writer and editor. In 2001 Jansen moved back into the very same house where he had once grown up, to raise a family with his wife. In 2007 he encountered a frightening, full-blown haunting in his home. This was the first episode of a phenomenon that lasted a full year and eventually included unveiling the identities of the spirits who occupied his house, reliving a tragic murder in his hometown, encountering mind-boggling coincidences between local history and episodes in his household; and finally—with the help of Mary Ann Winkowski, the real-life inspiration for TV’s Ghost Whisperer—ridding his house of these uninvited visitors. Holy Ghosts is not only a gripping true-life ghost story, but a wry and touching memoir, as well as a meditation on the relationship between religion and the paranormal, which are often considered at odds, but which the author shows are intimately linked. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Jansen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000460/bk_gdan_000460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of southern France, Sepulchre is the stunning new novel of obsession and revenge from the number-one best-selling author of Labyrinth. October 1891: A young girl, Léonie Verniern, and her brother, Anatole, abandon the gas-lit streets of Paris for the sanctuary of the Domaine de la Cade, some miles south of the medieval city of Carcassone. But, in the ancient woods that surround the isolated country house, Léonie stumbles across a ruined Visigoth sepulchre - and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood. As she peels back the layers of the past, she uncovers the existence of a unique deck of tarot cards that are rumoured to hold the power of life and death. October 2007: Researching a biography of the composer Claude Debussy in the apparent tranquillity of the Pyrenean foothills, Meredith Marin also seeks the key to her own complex legacy. Armed with a haunting piece of piano music and a sepia photograph, she soon becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, an unquiet soul, and the strange events of one cataclysmic night more than a century ago. As the Feast of All Saints approaches - when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest - Meredith is drawn inexorably to a secluded forest glade where the secrets of the past are far from buried. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000196/bk_orio_000196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of Southern France, Sepulchre is the stunning new novel of obsession and revenge from the number-one best-selling author of Labyrinth. October 1891: A young girl, Léonie Verniern, and her brother, Anatole, abandon the gas-lit streets of Paris for the sanctuary of the Domaine de la Cade, some miles south of the medieval city of Carcassone. But, in the ancient woods that surround the isolated country house, Léonie stumbles across a ruined Visigoth sepulcher - and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood. As she peels back the layers of the past, she uncovers the existence of a unique deck of tarot cards that are rumoured to hold the power of life and death. October 2007: Researching a biography of the composer Claude Debussy in the apparent tranquility of the Pyrenean foothills, Meredith Marin also seeks the key to her own complex legacy. Armed with a haunting piece of piano music and a sepia photograph, she soon becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, an unquiet soul, and the strange events of one cataclysmic night more than a century ago. As the Feast of All Saints approaches, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, Meredith is drawn inexorably to a secluded forest glade where the secrets of the past are far from buried. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000181/bk_orio_000181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edwidge Danticat discusses her deeply personal new memoir, a National Book Award finalist for 2007, with her friend, director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs). Danticat, the acclaimed author of fiction, including Krik? Krak! and The Dew Breaker, wrote Brother, I´m Dying after a period of upheaval in her life, having lost her father and her uncle and given birth to her first child. She focuses her family story around her father and his brother Joseph, who took care of her in Haiti until she joined her parents in Brooklyn at age 12. It concludes with a well-researched account of Joseph Danticat´s tragic death in the custody of U.S. immigration officials in 2004. The New York Times called Brother, I´m Dying ´´a memoir whose clear-eyed prose and unflinching adherence to the facts conceal an astringent undercurrent of melancholy, a mixture of homesickness and homelessness´´. This special event was recorded live as part of the Thalia Book Club series at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Demme. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/thal/000010/sp_thal_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.