Monocle reports from around the globe. As its editors and correspondents dart from city to city, they get to know the best places to rest their heads, stretch their limbs, and kick back with a contact in a hard-to-find cocktail bar. That information is now available in The Monocle Travel Guide Series: a line-up of titles that speaks to readers in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night bars to early-morning markets. Designed to be compact and collectable, these books go beyond the traditional tourist beats to make sure visitors get the best out of a city¿-no matter how short their stay. The guides are also discerning: they will not list a hundred places to eat, but they will focus on what is best for any occasion.
The land of Terre d´Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with very a special mission...and the first one to recognize who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel´s Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Phèdre is trained equally in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Almost as talented a spy as she is courtesan, Phèdre stumbles upon a plot that threatens the very foundations of her homeland. Treachery sets her on her path; love and honor goad her further. And in the doing, it will take her to the edge of despair...and beyond. Hateful friend, loving enemy, beloved assassin; they can all wear the same glittering mask in this world, and Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear.Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel´s Dart - a massive tale about the violent death of an old age and the birth of a new. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000910/bk_tant_000910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The land of Terre d´Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay is a woman pricked by Kushiel´s Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Her path has been strange and dangerous, and through it all the devoted swordsman Joscelin has been at her side. Her very nature is a torturous thing for them both, but he is sworn to her and he has never violated his vow: to protect and serve. But Phèdre´s plans put Joscelin´s pledge to the test, for she has never forgotten her childhood friend Hyacinthe. She has spent ten long years searching for the key to free him from his eternal indenture, a bargain he struck with the gods - to take Phèdre´s place as a sacrifice and save a nation. Phèdre cannot forgive - herself or the gods. She is determined to seize one last hope to redeem her friend, even if it means her death. The search will bring Phèdre and Joscelin across the world, to distant courts where madness reigns and souls are currency, and down a fabled river to a land forgotten by most of the world.And to a power so mighty that none dare speak its name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000944/bk_tant_000944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The land of Terre d´Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. The inhabiting race rose from the seed of angels and men, and they live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay was sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by a nobleman, the first to recognize that she is one pricked by Kushiel´s Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. He trained Phèdre in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber---and, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. When she stumbled upon a plot that threatened the very foundations of her homeland, she gave up almost everything she held dear to save it. She survived, and lived to have others tell her story, and if they embellished the tale with fabric of mythical splendor, they weren´t far off the mark. The hands of the gods weigh heavily upon Phèdre´s brow, and they are not finished with her. While the young queen who sits upon the throne is well loved by the people, there are those who believe another should wear the crown...and those who escaped the wrath of the mighty are not yet done with their schemes for power and revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000927/bk_tant_000927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of Come What May and former police officer Larry Darter - a suspenseful noir private investigator mystery thriller made to order for fans of Robert B. Parker´s Spenser, Phillip Marlowe, and Harry Bosch. One of Tinseltown´s brightest stars has been murdered. The accused is her estranged husband, and the situation doesn´t look good. A knock on the office door of Los Angeles private eye Ben Malone can only mean one thing, a new case. Local defense attorney Liz Harper from the Los Angeles law firm Ross & Logan pays Malone a visit with an interesting story to tell. Harper´s client, bad-boy actor Zack Sinclair, whose appetites for booze, gambling, and extramarital sex are as out-sized as his ego, has been charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Holly Sutherland, one of Hollywood´s biggest and brightest stars. Her client has next to no alibi, and to make matters worse, he is on the hook to his bookie for a quarter million bucks. As her sole heir, he had multi-million reasons to kill his wealthy wife. Harper believes her client is innocent, at least of the murder, and she hires Malone to prove it before the case goes to trial. Malone starts investigating. The case quickly gets darker when he uncovers some ugly secrets about the deceased. His search for he truth puts him squarely in the path of a mafioso who tells Malone to drop the case or else. Malone enters into a daring game of cat-and-mouse, a game he might not come out of alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Block. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109939/bk_acx0_109939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Una mente fervida e osservatrice non riposa mai. E così capita che, guardando un film, contemplando un quadro o una fotografia, alcune suggestioni si insinuino nell’animo fino a germogliare in una nuova opera d´arte. Da qui nascono ´´Fantasie di D.´´, i racconti di Daria D., piccoli scampoli di vita fermati per un attimo sulla pagina, offerti al lettore come simbolo del grande dono di se stessi, e della potenza dirompente dell’amore. Che cura, inebria, regala piacere all’anima e ai sensi. La raccolta ci catapulta di volta in volta in scenari quanto mai diversi - la Los Angeles dello show business, la Parigi delle case d´appuntamenti, la Milano innevata di piazza del Duomo - mantenendo però un´identità sempre riconoscibile, un’unità di fondo che risiede nel sentimento che accomuna i protagonisti di ogni racconto: il bisogno di amare, di darsi completamente e senza riserve, assaporando la dolce libertà che la vita offre in cambio... 1. Italian. Daria D., Giancarlo De Angeli. http://samples.audible.de/bk/gomo/000366/bk_gomo_000366_sample.mp3.