China: A land of ancient wonders. A history of tradition, triumph, and tyranny. As it casts a shadow across the entire globe, this once forbidden country awakens as the dominant force in a new world economy. Business empires will rise, deals will be made, lives will be lost as money changes hands, but one treasure will remain the most precious in all of China: a diamond known as the Eye of Fucanglong, the Dragon God of lost jewels and buried treasures. The diamond is flawless. It is priceless. It is cursed. And it is about to be stolen in the heist of the century. Can Professor Fathom´s team of gay adventure-seekers find the diamond before this perfectly executed crime leads to a cataclysmic event of mass destruction? From the towers of Hong Kong to the diamond mines of Shandong; from the streets of San Francisco to the deserts of Dubai to the male strip clubs of Beijing; from China´s mystical past, to the boardrooms and backrooms of a modern industrial giant, take the high road to China and join in the sizzling action and nonstop adventure of The Curse of the Dragon God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001187/bk_acx0_001187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jason McCaw is a young adult about to celebrate his 19th birthday. The past 19 years of his life have been mundane and, for the most part, lonely. After his stepfather insists that he joins the basketball team to make friends, Jason is shocked and surprised when he meets the most popular boy in school, Riley Peterson. After a standoff with longtime bully, Riley steps up to the plate to defend Jason, and since his heroic attempt, Jason has failed to think of anything but Riley. But, what happens when Riley divulges a long kept secret to Jason? Will Jason still feel the same attraction, or will he abandon Riley in his time of need? If you haven´t heard book one visit: authornoah.com/game1 Book Two Jason and Riley have been left in the middle of something huge. ´´I´m a werewolf´´ were the last words that Riley spoke to Jason. Now Jason has to figure out a way to help Riley through this difficult transition all while still making it to college on a full-ride basketball scholarship. Disclaimer: This book contains sexually explicit content that is intended for a mature audience only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikki Diamond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057336/bk_acx0_057336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by true events, this best-selling Israeli novel traces a complex web of love triangles, homoerotic tensions, and family secrets across generations and borders, illuminating diverse facets of life in the Middle East.The uneventful life of a jeweler from Tel Aviv changes abruptly in 2011 after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel and makes his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots. In his pocket is a piece of a famous blue diamond known as ´´Sabakh´´. Intending to return the diamond to its rightful owner, Fareed is soon swept up in Tel Aviv´s vibrant gay scene, and a turbulent protest movement. He falls in love with both an Israeli soldier and his boyfriend - the narrator of this book - and reveals the story of his family´s past: a tale of forbidden love beginning in the 1930s that connects Fareed and the jeweler.Following Sabakh´s winding path, The Diamond Setter ties present-day events to a forgotten time before the establishment of the State of Israel divided the region. Moshe Sakal´s poignant mosaic of characters, locales, and cultures encourages us to see the Middle East beyond its violent conflicts.Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Bloomberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012052/bk_tant_012052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Diamond magnate Sly Carson is headed to the Hotel Incognito, the premier resort for gay men in Las Vegas. He plans to take advantage of the time away from his homophobic father and have as much fun as possible. But the fun ends when he bumps into his old flame, Rory Klein. Rory´s job working at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center has left him emotionally drained. A few days away was supposed to relax him, but there´s nothing relaxing about facing the man who broke his heart in college. Twenty years have passed, but time doesn´t necessarily heal all wounds. This weekend could be their last chance to make things right, but a confession from Sly could ruin everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Boudreaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075566/bk_acx0_075566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a bunch of neo-fascist thugs named The Bulldogs attack a Gay pride march in the sleepy country town of Lafferton, detective Simon Serrailler moves quickly to find the assailants. He’s already got his hands full making security arrangements for a memorial service to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan. When anonymous threats come in, Serrailler wonders if the Bulldogs are behind these too - and worries that they know the Prince of Wales will be in attendance. As the day approaches, the threats intensify, and Serrailler finds himself racing against the clock to prevent catastrophe. Susan Hill has won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewelyn Rhys prizes, as well as being shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She has written 55 books in several genres, including the ghost story The Woman in Black, the play adapted from which is still running in London’s West End after 25 years. I´m the King of The Castle has been a GCSE set text. She has also published collections of short stories, fiction for children, several nonfiction books and the highly successful crime novel series about the detective Simon Serrailler, who features in a short story here for the first time. Her new novel, The Soul of Discretion, is the eighth in the Serrailler series, and will be published by Chatto and Windus in October. Susan Hill is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of King’s College, London, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Honours of 2012. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Pacey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021179/bk_adbl_021179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tales of the Jazz Age is a delightful, sobering, thought-provoking, and downright curious collection of 11 of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short stories, published after his first two novels - This Side of Paradise (1920) and The Beautiful and Damned (1922) - but before The Great Gatsby (1925). In Tales of the Jazz Age, Fitzgerald takes on the mystery and confusion of love: from Southern temptations (´´The Jellybean´´) to humorous (´´The Camel’s Back´´) to poignant (´´The Lees of Happiness´´) to heartbreakingly cruel (´´O Russet Witch´´) to gay-but-tempered in post-World War I New York, with its dark undertones of alcoholism, communism, a liberal press, and the treatment of returning veterans (May Day). Fitzgerald moves away from the real world and takes the listener into the fantasy of a gemstone that is, literally, the size of a mountain (´´The Diamond as Big as the Ritz´´), with echoes of H. G. Wells and rough government authority flying into the story. But, staying with fantasies, Fitzgerald also treats the listener to two plays (Porcelain and Pink and Mr. Icky) that will bring smiles and a few good laughs to the listener’s ears. It is hard to categorize ´´The Curious Tale of Benjamin Button´´ except to say that the listener of this audiobook who has seen or heard about the recent movie of the same name should not - must not - expect anything like that. About all you need to know about Benjamin Button is that his birth and life were anything but normal. In ´´Tarquin of Cheapside´´, Fitzgerald tries out his inner Shakespeare, with an Elizabethan setting and characters that take the listener down dark London streets and into a rather unexpected but satisfying conclusion. And if London of the 16th century is not enough color for the listener of this audiobook, then ´´Jemina, the Mountain Girl´´ will transport you deep into the Kentucky hills, where family feuds over moonshine an 1. Language: English. Narrator: C James Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002359/bk_mike_002359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following his 2011 top 10 hit The Case of The Missing Boyfriend, Nick Alexander returns with another number one best seller: The Half-Life of Hannah. ´If your first love came back to offer you everything you ever dreamed of, what would you do?´Hannah is 38 and the happily married mother of 11-year-old Luke, the diamond in her world. Her marriage is reassuringly stable and after 15 years she has managed to push the wild dreams of youth from her mind and concentrate on the everyday satisfactions of here and now. The first half of her life hasn’t been as exciting as she had hoped, but then, she reckons, whose has? When she succeeds in convincing husband Cliff to rent a villa in the south of France for a summer vacation with her sister Jill and gay friend Tristan, she’s expecting little more than a pleasant few weeks with her family. But they each have their own baggage - their own secrets - ready to explode on this not-so-relaxing holiday in France. When a phone call at the villa announces the imminent arrival of a ghost from her past, the ambiance is transformed into a raging sea of jealousy as Hannah is forced to question everything she thought she knew and believed. But is she brave enough to take the life-changing decisions her future happiness requires? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Church. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004968/bk_howe_004968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.