When Gervase Frant, Seventh Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming. Only Theo, a cousin even quieter than himself, is there to greet him - and when he meets his stepmother and young half-brother he detects open disappointment that he survived the wars. But the dangers of the Lincolnshire countryside are quite different to those of the battlefield. Georgette Heyer was the most successful and best-loved novelist of her day, and The Quite Gentleman displays all the skills which won the hearts of her large and enduring audience.
The Quiet Gentleman: Georgette Heyer
England, 1815. Als Gervase Frant, Earl of St. Erth, unverhofft aus der Schlacht von Waterloo nach Hause zurückkehrt, sind seine Verwandten enttäuscht. Schließlich hatten sie das gesamte Erbe bereits unter sich aufgeteilt. Warum war der Earl auch so taktlos, sich nicht totschießen zu lassen? Der einzige Lichtblick inmitten der feindseligen Familie ist die unscheinbare, aber äußerst charmante Miss Drusilla Morville, die gerade zu Besuch auf dem Herrensitz ist und den Earl mit ihren gewagten politischen Ansichten amüsiert. Aber als ein Mordanschlag auf den Earl verübt wird, überschlagen sich die Ereignisse ... ´´Der schweigsame Gentleman´´ (im Original: ´´The Quiet Gentleman´´) besticht mit herzerfrischend skizzierten Figuren und einem spritzig pointierten Erzählstil. Ein romantischer Regency-Klassiker von Georgette Heyer - jetzt als eBook bei beHEARTBEAT. Herzklopfen garantiert.
Renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, the Darling of Drury Lane, has long planned and prepared for her final performance. With exceptional beauty comes the unwanted attention of men, and after years of fending off odious suitors, Ruby is ready to leave it all behind in favor of a quiet life. The first step is to reclaim a piece of her past: her true identity as Lavinia Fernley. But leaving town unnoticed proves impossible, and in one desperate moment, she embarks on the greatest act of her life when she throws herself into the arms of a stranger to avoid recognition. Lucas Jennings is shocked to find the stunning redhead in his arms, but something moves him to play along with her ruse when she calls him her husband. This charade marks the start of an unpredictable journey as he escorts the lovely Lavinia and her traveling companions to Primrose Farm, far from the glaring lights of London. Soon, the tables are turned when Lucas introduces Lavinia to his family - as his fiancée. Before long, their mutual deception begins to feel all too real. But when the truth of her past is revealed, will Lavinia’s dream of a happy ending slip through her fingers? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luone Ingram. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dsrt/000623/bk_dsrt_000623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miss Dido Kent has developed a taste for mysteries and is finding the quiet holiday at her cousin Flora´s home rather unchallenging, to say the least. So when a neighbour dies suddenly, leaving her entire estate to her young nephew, Miss Dido can´t help but be suspicious.When the local doctor pronounces an overdose as the cause of death and publicly accuses the nephew of killing his aunt, Flora prevails upon her cousin´s mystery-solving capabilities to prove the nephew innocent. Miss Dido can hardly refuse. After all, what harm can a little investigating do?With dirty dealings and death amongst Richmond´s upper classes, Miss Dido Kent is ideally placed to observe her neighbours, and brings more to light than she could have imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Cater. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001004/bk_isis_001004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miss Emily Price is in desperate need of funds. With her family estate mortgaged and her young brother not yet of age, it falls to her to save her family from financial ruin. What is a lady with no title or connections to do? Auction her virginity at one of London´s most notorious brothels. Heir to a baronetcy, James Hughes has always been caught between two worlds. His fortune and education help him pass for a member of the ton, but his career as an engineer and his family ties stop him from actually becoming one. Quiet and serious-minded, he knows he needs to marry into the peerage for his sake, as well as his family´s. But when he finds himself by chance at an auction in London´s infamous Scarlet Salon, he throws his ambitions to the wind to bed the lovely Miss Price. It doesn´t take long for Emily to lose her heart to her dry-humored, generous benefactor. But when their affair goes public in one of the most scandalous newspapers in town, Emily must decide if she must cast her feelings aside and leave James to pursue his societal ambitions, and James must decide if family and duty are worth giving up the chance of love. Scandal, manipulation, and ambition hinder the lovers´ path to happiness. Only they can decide if love is worth fighting for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nina Nato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104453/bk_acx0_104453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The widowed Elise is a perfect English lady living within the confines of society for the sake of her impressionable young son. Her quiet world is shattered when she meets the impulsive and scandalous Jared Amesbury. His roguish charm awakens her yearning for adventure. But his irrepressible grin and sea-green eyes hide a secret. A gentleman by day, a pirate by night, Jared must complete one last assignment from the Secret Service before he can be truly free. Elise gives him hope that he, too, can find love and belonging. His hopes are crushed when his best laid plans go awry, and Elise is dragged into his world of violence and deceit. She may not survive the revelation of Jared´s past or still love him when the truth is revealed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Virginia Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065341/bk_acx0_065341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When betrayal is the only path open and passion is the only enemy he never anticipated... The shy soldier and self-appointed guardian of the Jaded, Michael Rutherford, is faced with the ultimate test of his loyalty and honor when he meets the woman who is at once his perfect match and the worst choice he could ever make. The final battle with the Jaded´s greatest enemy will force him to choose between the brotherhood he has vowed to protect and shielding the innocent lady he comes to love. For Michael, it is a dance with the devil for a chance to taste the kisses of an angel. Grace Porter is no ordinary wallflower or shy spinster hiding in the shadows of her brother´s London home. She is a quiet rebel with secrets of her own and a woman who dreams of an independent life, free to pursue her dreams as a writer. Her imagination holds the key to her survival, but it fuels her retreat from the colorless world around her. Until Michael Rutherford´s arrival upturns her every fantasy and threatens her sanctuary with his lies. His embrace is intoxicating to her senses but Grace isn´t the kind of woman to lose her head - or her heart. It´s a knuckle-biting race to the finish for fans of the Jaded as fan favorite, Michael Rutherford, discovers the identity of the Jackal and Michael learns that sometimes the price to pay for justice is the sacrifice of hope and happiness. He will risk everything as the Jaded call him out as a traitor. Nothing is what it seems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stevie Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011006/bk_acx0_011006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bob Dylan is many things to many people. Folk prodigy. Rock poet. Quiet gentleman. Dionysian impresario. Cotton Mather. Stage hog. Each of these Dylan creations comes with its own accessories, including a costume, a hairstyle, a voice, a lyrical register, a metaphysics, an audience, and a library of commentary. Each Bob Dylan joins a collective cast that has made up his persona for more than 50 years.No version of Dylan turns out uncomplicated, but the postmillennial manifestation seems peculiarly contrary - a tireless and enterprising antiquarian; a creator of singular texts and sounds through promiscuous poaching; an artist of innovation and uncanny renewal. This is a Dylan of persistent surrender from and engagement with a world he perceives as broken and enduring, addressing us from a past that is lost and yet forever present.Tearing the World Apart participates in the creation of the postmillennial Bob Dylan by exploring three central records of the 21st century: Love and Theft (2001), Modern Times (2006), and Tempest (2012) - along with the 2003 film Masked and Anonymous, which Dylan helped write and in which he appears as an actor and musical performer.The collection of essays does justice to this difficult Bob Dylan by examining his method and effects through a disparate set of viewpoints. Listeners will find a variety of critical contexts and cultural perspectives as well as a range of experiences as members of Dylan´s audience. The essays in Tearing the World Apart illuminate, as a prism might, their intransigent subject from enticing and intersecting angles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130593/bk_acx0_130593_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.