Two quirky and hilarious stories from the best-selling Diana Wynne Jones. Two groups of children learn that while you can choose your friends, dealing with your family can make you wish you could choose a different one…. ´The Four Grannies´: Two children are left alone for a couple of days, while their parents go away on a business trip. They have four very different grandmas - a mean one, a snobby one, an anxious one, and a delicate one. Erg (the boy) tries to make all the grannies leave him alone, but manages to turn them into one ‘Super-Granny´…. ´Auntie Bea´s Day Out´: Annoying Auntie Bea always does things her way. And when she decides to take the three children (Nancy, Debbie and Simon) to the seaside, despite what the signs say, she is determined that they will sit on the small, fenced off and isolated island. It turns out to be a magical island though, and whisks her & the children (and dog) around to different places trying to get rid of them…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Rawlins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001419/bk_hcuk_001419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Maud´s perfect twin sister, Milly, plans a sleepover, Mum forces Maud to have her friends over, too. What can possibly go wrong? Nothing much... just that Maud´s mum might find out about Rotwood High being a school for real monsters! As if that´s not enough, Maud is tricked into looking after Violet, the school hamster, by her archenemy, bitchy-witch Poisonous Penelope. But Violet is no ordinary hamster! She´s a pedigree vampster and an expert cage-breaker. With a vampster on the loose, sleep is the very last thing that happens! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deryn Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006728/bk_bbcw_006728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hadley Hunter is learning about life, love...and being a witch. She has a hot and hunky boyfriend, new friends, and family she didn’t know existed until recently. Her plate is full. Life gets even busier when a Detroit grim reaper named Aisling Grimlock hits Moonstone Bay for her honeymoon. Aisling is loud, brash...and pregnant. Unfortunately, she’s not one of those women who gets happy and develops a glow at the notion of a new baby. When a body turns up on the docks, Hadley decides to help her boyfriend Galen investigate. All she knows for certain is that the murder looks ritual thanks to the tiki mask left behind...and the gaping wound in his chest.Since she’s bored and limited, Aisling latches on to Hadley and volunteers to help. That means zipping around the island and investigating the local cult that lives in the forest. Aisling has specific ideas about what should be done. Hadley has her own ideas. And Galen wants them both to steer clear of his investigation.Things are bound to collide...and they do in spectacular fashion. What happens when Detroit’s mouthiest reaper and Moonstone Bay’s newest witch collide? You’re about to find out.The stakes are high, death is in the air...and a few more secrets are about to be unveiled. Strap in, because things are about to get freaky. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angel Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138742/bk_acx0_138742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Look out Sin City, here comes the Mystic Caravan Circus. The city that never sleeps has something lurking in the darkness and Poet Parker can´t decide if it´s friend or foe. The rich history of the area comes into play when research uncovers a mine disaster more than 100 years in the past...and a tragic outcome that still haunts the locale to this day. Between dust storms bringing forth a creature with glowing red eyes, screams in the desert and Poet´s increasing conviction that they´re not alone, the team has their hands full. That´s on top of the fact that Max decides now is the time to make his move and get to know his son - who also happens to be Poet´s boyfriend - in a new light and the unwelcome realization that Luke has seemingly become obsessed with gambling. Poet´s attention is split in numerous directions, although Luke´s quagmire is closest to her heart. She wants to help her best friend, even as he spirals out of control. He´s not the same best friend she´s spent the past few years loving, but she´s determined to get him back...even if it means facing off with some of Las Vegas´ most perilous residents. The mystical world of the circus is due to collide with the dangerous underbelly of the gambling world and the two sides might not be as far apart as they initially assume. When the dust storm settles - and the final battle is upon them - more than one person will be in danger...and Poet will have to make a hard choice to protect those she loves while sacrificing someone else to the unending darkness. It´s the ultimate game, but money isn´t the only thing at risk. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097488/bk_acx0_097488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When an enigmatic town doctor saves the life of Anisa Worthington’s dying son, she abandons Christianity in favor of devotion to the cult of Santa Muerte - or Saint Death. Some believe the mysterious skeleton saint will protect their loved ones, help in matters of the heart, and provide abundant happiness, health, wealth, and justice. But others, including the Catholic Church, call the cult blasphemous, evil, and satanic.Anisa introduces Santa Muerte to her friend, Helen Randon, and soon one of Helen’s enemies is brutally murdered. Residents of Montague, a peaceful little town in Prince Edward Island, begin plotting to rid the Bible belt of apostates. Anisa suspects Helen is perverting the good tenets of Saint Death. Before she can act, a terrible nightmare propels her to the Dominican Republic in search of Franklin, her long-lost and unstable brother, who mysteriously disappeared without a trace 20 years ago. To her horror, Anisa learns Franklin is worshiping Saint Death with evil intentions. As a fanatical and hell-bent lynch mob tightens the noose, mysterious murders begin occurring all around Anisa. Unsure who’s an enemy and who’s an ally, she’s thrust into a violent battle to save her life, as well as the lives of her friends and brother. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C.J. Gold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150805/bk_acx0_150805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are reasons we fear the night. Now he´s trying to stop them. Three months have passed since the fateful encounter in New York City that ended with the disappearance of Bill Ryder - gamer, geek, and legendary vampire. Now he´s back - reawakened halfway across the globe with no allies, clothing, or clue as to how he got there. The only thing he´s certain of is that his captors plan to use him for their own nefarious ends and don´t care how much blood they spill in the process. Escape might be the least of his worries, though. Civilization teeters on the brink of chaos. Mythical beasts, once thought the stuff of fantasy, are breaking through the veil, intent on waging war against mankind. At their forefront stands an ancient evil, the last remnant of a people thought long dead, and it´s about to cut a swath of destruction through the world not seen since biblical times. Bill´s only chance is to reclaim his life, reconcile with his friends, and muster every bit of attitude he can - because if he fails, Hell on Earth will become far more than just a corny saying. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher John Fetherolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021410/bk_acx0_021410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poet Parker put the past behind her. At least she thought she did.Life on the streets wasn’t what she had in mind for her forever, and she jumped at the chance of joining Mystic Caravan Circus when an invitation was extended. She didn’t look back.That was 10 years ago, and now Poet is going back to the exact area she used to haunt, and she’s nervous. The friends she left behind are scattered. Some are dead. Some have moved on to other things. Some turned out to be something else entirely. Others simply disappeared into the wind.Unfortunately for Parker, forgetting isn’t easy...especially when a group of banshees start infringing on Mystic Caravan’s territory, and the creatures seemingly have ties to the people Poet left behind.Between the reapers also working on the case, a crazy family called the Grimlocks who can’t stay out of trouble, and the guilt weighing Poet down given the way she fled, she has her hands full.Someone is controlling the banshees, stealing girls from the streets, and creating a merry band of monsters. It’s up to Poet to find out who its is and protect two street girls who remind her of herself.Poet doesn’t want to look back but she has no choice...what she finds might be more evil than she ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159181/bk_acx0_159181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Mystic Caravan Circus is a place of magic and mayhem. Unfortunately for Poet Parker these days, it´s also packed full of lies. It´s been more than a week since she found out an unsightly secret: Her boss Max is her boyfriend´s father. Despite giving Max an ultimatum, he´s yet to tell Kade Denton the truth, and that´s left Parker in a sticky situation. When the circus goes to Nebraska, Poet can´t dwell on her personal problems for long because a body is found in a nearby field and it´s missing arms, legs and eyes. Everyone agrees there´s something off about the death - other than the obvious that is. But no one can figure out what kind of force the folks of Mystic Caravan are facing off with next. Between the emotional distress, her best friend Luke threatening to release embarrassing photographs, and a local police presence that is suspicious, Poet has her hands full. That´s on top of a new clown that makes everyone suspect he´s up to no good even as he leaves the female population salivating. The clues come together slowly, and when the end comes, the enemy is someone no one saw coming. What happens when the face of evil looks like a victim? And, more importantly, what happens when all of the lies are eradicated and Poet is stripped bare and forced to tell the truth? It´s another fun-filled outing for the Mystic Caravan Circus - as long as everyone survives to see another day, that is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065474/bk_acx0_065474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maya: I can´t believe Max and Foster took me to a sex club! The cat is most definitely out of the bag on our taboo ménage romance after Foster pressed me up against the wall and kissed me senseless, right in front of his band mates. Now they all want a piece of me...and after that hot little ride in the limo, some of them have actually gotten one. I´ve gone from monogamy, to ménage, to reverse harem ménage in record time and I can´t seem to find the brakes on this crazy thrill ride. I´m not even sure if I want to slow my roll. This sexual adventure is making me feel the most alive that I´ve ever been. I mean, what would you do if your two lovers took you to a sex club and gave you the green light to get as freaky as you pleased with whomever you wanted? Yeah, me too. I have a feeling this is the start of one wild and crazy night with my new found male harem in tow. If you´re a reverse-harem romance junkie, love steamy ménage short stories, or can´t pass up a bunch of molten hot alpha male studs, then this is the right listen for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Faith Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144431/bk_acx0_144431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.