New Arrivals - Audio Books
Charlotte Alton is an elegant socialite. But behind the locked doors of her sleek, high-security apartment in London's Docklands, she becomes Karla. Karla's business is information. Specifically, making it disappear. She's the unseen figure who, for a commanding price, will cover a criminal's tracks.
Pema Chodron offers a practical program for helping access a spacious quality of mind through Buddhism's Four Foundations of Mindfulness. With four guided meditations that use the body, emotions, thoughts, and sense perceptions to embrace present-moment awareness, plus all new teachings on 'non-meditation, ' a practice for relaxing deeply.
Dana was a promising TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed, but Dana is still scarred by her ordeal. In an attempt to put herself back together, Dana returns to her hometown. But she struggles to recognize family and friends and begins experiencing dark flashbacks. Dana decides to use her investigative skills to piece together her past. Looking at her past, Dana begins to question everything. Is the truth really something too terrible to be believed?
Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges. Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever--especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her ... Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity. Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust--the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.
Rachel Jones wasn't looking for trouble, much less a man, but in Kell Sabin she found both. On a hot summer's night Kell is washed up and barely alive, on a Florida beach and into Rachel's life. Their love blossoms as he recovers from his injuries. But by falling in love with Kell, Rachel has put her own life in danger from the forces that want him dead. Once fate has bought them together, can they learn to live apart?
An urgent examination of the human consequences of automation. What kind of world are we building for ourselves? Digging behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, personalized apps and computerized medicine, Carr explores the hidden costs of allowing software to take charge of our jobs and our lives. He draws on science, economics, and philosophy to make a compelling case that the dominant Silicon Valley ethic is sapping our skills and narrowing our horizons.
When the teenage daughter of a powerful Washington, D.C., judge is found dead, three local black kids are arrested for her murder--but reporter Sully Carter suspects there's more to the case. From the city's grittiest backstreets to the elegant halls of power, wry yet wounded Sully pursues a string of cold cases, all the while fighting against pressure from government officials, police, suspicious locals, and his own bosses at the newspaper.
The exploits of Benedict Arnold and his co-conspirator, Major John Andre, are well-known. But few know of the third character in the plot: socialite Peggy Shippen Arnold. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she is loyal to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the British spy John Andre. Together with her former love and her husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune.
Someone has been trying to poison the Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one, particularly his wife, finds this too surprising. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. The powerful Lord complains loudly to the local bishop, who asks Father Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, to investigate.
Teachings on Bodhichitta and the Bodhisattva path have been at the heart of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition for centuries. Drawing on the beloved classic, The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva and many years of personal practice, Pema Chodron leads a retreat on cultivating practical wisdom and selfless compassion that will inspire both the experienced practitioner and the curious novice.
"When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria--one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan--Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol into his victims' bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks. When a second body bearing the same bloody symbol is discovered in a deserted alleyway right next to the Grand Central terminal building, all attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub, where the potential for a bigger attack weighs heavily on everyone's minds"--from publisher's description.
A father who worked as an apprentice flavor chemist chose to ignore the disturbing side effects he noticed in tests on Sweetness #9, which became America's most popular sweetener, and wonders if the problems afflicting his family years later are due to his silence.
After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead?
Pema Chodron shows us how even in the tumult of life's uncertainties, we can begin with a glimmer of curiosity, move closer into our experiences, and discover a place of welcome and refuge within.
Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic. Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She's already been burned by a man with kids, and she's come to Thunder Point determined not to repeat past mistakes. When Scott offers her a job, at a much lower salary than she's used to, Peyton is surprisingly eager to accept, at least for now. She's willing to stay for a three-month trial period while she explores other options. Scott and Peyton know the arrangement is temporary--it isn't enough time to build a real relationship, never mind anything with lasting commitment. But love can blossom faster than you think when the timing is right, and this short visit just might hold the promise of forever.
It's time for Blue Plum's annual historical festival, and everyone is getting in on the action. Expert spinners are being gathered, and a businessman has approached Kath about using the second-floor windows of her store for part of a reenactment. But the reenactment ends in real-life bloodshed when local baker Reva Louise Snapp is shot; with a bullet from a modern-day gun. But there's also talk of a sniper stalking Blue Plum, and Kath's shop is suspected to be the murderer's hideout.
Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America. Growing up in Boston, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine: a world of short skirts and new opportunities for women. From the one-room apartment she shared with her family, to the library group for girls she joins, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.
"Pema Chödrön explores timeless insights and practices from the teachings of an eighteenth-century Buddhist classic, Shantideva's "The way of the Bodhisattva", to reveal a powerful core truth that can move us all closer to the bodhisattva ideal."--Container.
A busy holiday season for "Harry," her husband, and her posse of pet detectives is interrupted by dark secrets from the community's past involving a cold case and a twenty-five-year-old love triangle.
Paris, 1660. Pulled by chance from her traveling actor family into service under Athenais de Montespan, the mistress to Louis XIV, Claudette uses her considerable talents to spy on personal and political rivals only to question her loyalty in the wake of a mercurial Athenais's fascination with dark magic.
Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is close to capturing the most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer: Bhoot, alias the ghost. One of her assets has information about Bhoot's upcoming visit to a secret underground nuclear facility in Iran. But just as Pierson's informant is about to give her the location, they're ambushed by a sniper. Pierson narrowly escapes. Her asset: dead. Pierson enlists all of the Agency's resources to find them.
The Tibetan Buddhist lessons for the fulfilled life known as 'The four limitless ones' are meant to guide us like an arrow along the soaring arc of unconditional love. This five-day meditation series brings listeners into the presence of Pema Chodron as she revisits the four immeasurables or limitless ones: lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Each are explored here in depth.
"As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate's connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe-especially those closest to Kate. As Roland's long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she'll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear"-- Provided by publisher.
When the reclusive mathematician Jeremy Grady goes missing, it's up to his estranged brother Jack to find out why. His search leads him on a far-flung journey as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, and discovers that Jeremy may have hit upon something that's been concealed for centuries. With the help of scientist Sloane Costa, they discover a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden, and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture.
Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her 50th birthday. Now she's so busy delivering home-style justice on her days off, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that she barely has time to run her sewing shop in her rural Missouri hometown. Since Stella works outside of the law, she's free to do whatever it takes to get the job done, as long as she keeps her distance from the handsome devil of a local sheriff, Goat Jones.