The Quiet Gentleman: Georgette Heyer
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.
A Civil War spy is pulled out of retirement to find a killer. It´s 1862, and for Harrison Raines, the Civil War is finished. Since the First Battle of Bull Run, he has served the Union Army as a spy, crisscrossing the war-torn country and witnessing more death, misery, and carnage than any man should. Although a Virginian, he loathes slavery, and is proud to have served Abraham Lincoln. But Raines has had enough killing, and wishes only to retire to a tranquil patch of land. He acquires a plot in the hills of western Virginia and settles down to the life of the gentleman farmer - but Raines´s days will not remain quiet for long. When a local parson known to have Union sympathies is killed, Raines fears his new neighbors may come after him next. To secure a peaceful retirement, he will have to stare down death one last time. The Antietam Assassins is the sixth book in the Harrison Raines Civil War Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series in any order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025866/bk_adbl_025866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dexter Morgan isn´t exactly the kind of man you´d bring home to your mum. At heart he´s the perfect gentleman: He has a shy girlfriend and seems to lead a quiet, normal life bordering on the mundane. Despite the fact that he can´t stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But Dexter also has a secret hobby: He is an accomplished serial killer. So far he´s killed 36 people and has never been caught because he knows exactly how to hide the evidence. And while that may lead some people to assume he´s not such a nice guy, he tempers his insatiable hunger for brutality by killing only the bad guys. However, Dexter´s well-organised life is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami. Intrigued that the other killer favours a style similar to his own, Dexter soon realises that the mysterious new arrival is not simply invading his turf but offering him a direct invitation to come out and play.... Narrated by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Lindsay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000812/bk_orio_000812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by new inventions. Airships soar in the skies over the city, whilst ground trains rumble through the streets and clockwork automatons are programmed to carry out menial tasks in the offices of lawyers, policemen and journalists. But beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side.For this is also a world where lycanthropy is a rampant disease that plagues the dirty whorehouses of Whitechapel, where poltergeist infestations create havoc in old country seats, where cadavers can rise from the dead and where nobody ever goes near the Natural History Museum.Sir Maurice Newbury, Gentleman Investigator for the Crown, imagines life can be a little quieter from now on after his dual success in solving The Affinity Bridge affair. But he hasn´t banked on his villainous predecessor, Knox, hell bent on achieving immortality, not to mention a secret agent who isn´t quite as he seems...So continues an adventure quite unlike any other, a thrilling steam-punk mystery and the second in the series of ´´Newbury & Hobbes´´ investigations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Bird. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004353/bk_adbl_004353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1912: Locked in an eerily quiet dining room on the Titanic, a mysterious man tells a young girl his life story as the ship begins to sink. It all starts in Whitechapel, London in 1888.... In the small hours of the night in a darkened Whitechapel alley, young Mary Kelly stumbles upon a seriously injured man almost unconscious in the gutter. Two days later, an American gentleman wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of who he is or how he got there.… Back in 1912, as the Titanic begins its final shuddering descent, the truth behind a series of murders that have hung like a dark fog over London for more than two decades is about to be revealed.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert G. Slade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001775/bk_isis_001775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.