The Tie That Binds

From the best-selling author of Eventide, The Tie That Binds is a powerfully eloquent tribute to the arduous demands of rural America and of the tenacity of the human spirit.

Colorado, January 1977. Eighty-year-old Edith Goodnough lies in a hospital bed, IV taped to the back of her hand, police officer at her door. She is charged with murder. The clues: a sack of chicken feed slit with a knife, a milky-eyed dog tied outdoors one cold afternoon. The motives: the brutal business of farming and a family code of ethics as unforgiving as the winter prairie itself.

Here, Kent Haruf delivers the sweeping tale of a woman of the American High Plains, as told by her neighbor, Sanders Roscoe. As Roscoe shares what he knows, Edith's tragedies unfold: a childhood of predawn chores, a mother's death, a violence that leaves a father dependent on his children, forever enraged. Here is the story of a woman who sacrifices her happiness in the name of family - and then, in one gesture, reclaims her freedom.

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Kent Haruf, verstorben 2014, erobert derzeit posthum mit seinem letzten Roman Unsere Seelen bei Nacht die deutschen Buchhändlerherzen. The Tie That Binds war sein allererster Roman, und auch dieser spielt – wie alle anderen auch – in der fiktiven Stadt Holt im ländlichen Colorado (wo auch Haruf herstammt). Haruf’s eher leises, literarisches Werk aus dem Herzen Amerikas verdient die späte Aufmerksamkeit zu Recht.

How to Stop Time

The Sunday Times top 10 best seller from the author of The Midnight Library and The Humans


Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity, he can stay one step ahead of his past – and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love.

But what if the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him?  

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Diese bittersüße Geschichte von Matt Haig (The Humans) ist wie fürs Kino gemacht. Ein Geschichtslehrer, der über Jahrhunderte kaum gealtert ist und sich – tragischerweise – verliebt. Und tatsächlich: Die Filmrechte sind bereits gekauft – von der Produktionsfirma von Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), der selbst die Hauptrolle übernehmen wird. Die mit tiefen Untertönen gefütterte Stimme von Mark Meadows erinnert manchmal sogar an Cumberbatch. Hören, bevor der Film kommt!

The Secrets She Keeps

The heart-racing psychological thriller that will break your heart into tiny pieces, from world-renowned author Michael Robotham.

Now a major television series starring Laura Carmichael. 

This edition includes an exclusive bonus interview with Michael Robotham about the making of the hit TV adaptation.

Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's.

These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear.

Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.

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Auch ohne „Girl“ im Titel: Dieser Psychothriller des Australiers Michael Robotham fällt in dieselbe perfide Kategorie wie Gone Girl oder The Girl On The Train. Agatha, einfache Teilzeitkraft im Supermarkt, und Meghan, betuchte Mommy-Bloggerin, sind beide schwanger. Beide hegen Geheimnisse und verbergen Abgründe. Ein Pageturner, der vor Augen führt, wie sehr äußerer Schein und Wirklichkeit auseinanderklaffen können. Sprecherin Lucy Price-Lewis hat ein attraktives Kratzen in der Stimme.

Down a Dark Road

This program is read by series narrator Kathleen McInerney.

"McInerney's masterly technique makes aural sense of the plain and kind Amish people bewildered by the violence, thuggery, and corruption that have come among them. McInerney's characters are alive, all human and believable, even at a sometimes blistering pace." - AudioFile Magazine on Among the Wicked

In Down a Dark Road, this electrifying new thriller audiobook in Linda Castillo's New York Times best-selling series, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again.

Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he's headed for Painters Mill.

News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle's house. He's armed and desperate with nothing left to lose.

Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.

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Das ist schon stark, wenn auch der neunte Teil einer Serie immer noch Bestnoten erzielt. Linda Castillo schafft es, ihrer Heldin Chief of Police Kate Burkholder weitere neue Facetten hinzu zu fügen – diesmal durch Blicke in deren Vergangenheit. Das Überlappen der Amish Kultur mit den „Engländern“ in Burkholder’s Revier in Ohio ist nach wie vor reizvoll. Schön für die Hörer: Kathleen McInerney ist seit Teil 1 als Sprecherin an Bord.

The Almost Sisters

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of Gods in Alabama presents a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality - the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman.

It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy - an unexpected but not unhappy development in the 38-year-old's life. But before Leia can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional Southern family, her stepsister Rachel's marriage implodes. Worse, she learns her beloved 90-year-old grandmother, Birchie, is losing her mind, and she's been hiding her dementia with the help of Wattie, her best friend since girlhood.

Leia returns to Alabama to put her grandmother's affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and tell her family that she's pregnant. Yet just when Leia thinks she's got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie's been hiding. Tucked in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War. Its exposure threatens the family's freedom and future, and it will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister, her son and his missing father, and the world she thinks she knows.

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Joshilyn Jackson schreibt herzvolle Romane aus dem tiefen Süden der USA, die sich um Familie und Liebe drehen. Ihre Charakteren verleiht sie dabei pralles Leben und sorgt dafür, dass man sich wunderbar in sie hineinfühlen kann. Diesmal stehen zwei Stiefschwestern und ihre Großmutter im Zentrum. Das tolle an der Hörbuchversion: Joshilyn Jackson liest – wie üblich – selbst vor, und zwar mit wundervollem „Southern Drawl“. Enjoy, y’all!

The Late Show

A compelling thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD.

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting.

Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job - no matter what the department throws at her.

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Michael Connelly hat lange als Crime Reporter gearbeitet, bevor er mit seiner – inzwischen als TV-Serie verfilmten – Krimireihe über LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch berühmt wurde. Jetzt kommt eine neue Reihe mit einer weiblichen Ermittlerin. Nach einer Anzeige wegen sexueller Belästigung durch einen Vorgesetzten ist Renee Ballard in der Nachtstreife gelandet und bearbeitet gegen Anweisung gleich zwei Fälle, deren Opfer Frauen waren.

The Good Daughter

The stunning new stand-alone audiobook, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the number one best-selling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series.

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind….

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case which can't help triggering the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly 30 years ago won't stay buried forever….

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Ein harter und mehrschichtiger stand-alone-Thriller von Karin Slaughter, die für ihre Will Trent und Grant County-Reihen bekannt ist. Mehrfach durchleben die Hauptfiguren (und Hörer) im Rückblick den grausamen und traumatisierenden Überall einer Familie. Für Sam und Charlie, damals kleine Mädchen, bringt ein school shooting in ihrer alten Heimatstadt 28 Jahre später alles wieder an die Oberfläche.


From acclaimed historical novelist Conn Iggulden, Empire of Salt is an epic new fantasy series of spellbinding imagination.

Twelve families. One throne. Welcome to the Empire of Salt.

The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king.

It will summon strangers to the city - Elias Post, a hunter; Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home; Arthur, a boy who cannot speak; Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler; Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt; and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all. As the sun sets, their arrival inside the walls will spark a series of explosive events. Before the sun returns, six destinies will have been made - and lost - in Darien.

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Hinter dem Alias C.F. Iggulden verbirgt sich der englische Autor Conn Iggulden. Der ist eigentlich bekannt für seine historischen Romane und begibt sich jetzt erstmals ins Fantasy-Genre. Obwohl dieser Serien-Auftaktband wie mittelalterliche Fantasy mit leicht magischem Touch à la Game of Thrones anmutet, so richtet sich der Roman doch an Hörer jeden Alters und konzentriert sich auf eine einzige Stadt und deren Bewohner. Sprecher Daniel Weyman hat eine herrlich tiefe, breitschultrige Stimme.

Northanger Abbey

A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey takes a decidedly comical look at themes of class, family, love and literature. Revelling in the sensationalist - and extremely popular - Gothic fiction of her day, the story follows Catherine out of Bath to the lofty manor of the Tilneys, where her overactive imagination gets to work constructing an absurd and melodramatic explanation for the death of Mrs Tilney, which threatens to jeopardise her newly forged friendships.

This Audible Originals production of Northanger Abbey stars Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Snow White and the Huntsman, St. Trinian's), Douglas Booth (Noah, Great Expectations, The Riot Club), Jeremy Irvine (Warhorse, The Railway Man, Now Is Good), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, The Illusionist, Alice in Wonderland) and Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Never Let Me Go, Kick-Ass 2), amongst others.

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Ein weiteres Hörspiel bringen die Audible UK Studios diesen Monat heraus: den Jane Austen-Klassiker Northanger Abbey. Die Satire auf die damals so beliebten gothic novels war der erste Roman, der von Jane Austen veröffentlicht werden sollte. Unter den Sprechern des Hörspiels sind Oscar-Preisträgerin Emma Thompson, Lily Cole (Snow White and the Huntsman), Douglas Booth (Noah) und weitere bekannte Schauspieler. Für Fans englischer Klassiker!


Soon to be a major motion picture from Imagine Entertainment and producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.

Between life and death lies an epic war, a relentless manhunt through two worlds...and an unforgettable love story.

The last thing FBI agent Will Brody remembers is the explosion - a thousand shards of glass surfing a lethal shock wave.

He wakes without a scratch.

The building is in ruins. His team is gone. Outside, Chicago is dark. Cars lie abandoned. No planes cross the sky. He's relieved to spot other people - until he sees they're carrying machetes.

Welcome to the afterlife.

Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn't had a decent night's sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic.

Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love...with Will Brody.

But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect - and all that matters to Will and Claire is getting back to each other.

From the author of the million-copy bestselling Brilliance Trilogy comes a mind-bending thriller that explores our most haunting and fundamental question: What if death is just the beginning?

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Marcus Sakey machte bereits mit seiner Brilliance-Saga Sci-Fi-Furore. Sein neuer Wurf ist ein Thriller, der sich mit dem Leben nach dem Tod befasst, und den man grob als Science Fiction einstufen kann. Liebesgeschichte, police procedural und imaginativer Thrill werden kombiniert mit der ungewöhnlichen Sprecherin Finty Williams (The Girl With All The Gifts), die sich irgendwie immer unschuldig und unheimlich zugleich anhört.

Little Monsters

For fans of Pretty Little Liars, Little Monsters is a new psychological thriller from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation among teenage girls.

Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and, strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey's new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls - she's even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it's so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don't invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn't exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly Broken Falls doesn't seem so welcoming after all - especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you're the new girl, you shouldn't trust anyone.

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Manipulation unter Teenagern ist das zentrale Thema des YA-Romans von Kara Thomas. Freundschaft bekommt für die neu zugezogene Kacey einen finsteren Geschmack, nachdem ein Mädchen verschwindet und sie feststellen muss: Wenn du die Neue bist, solltest du niemandem vertrauen. Ein böser Jugendthriller, von zwei tollen Sprecherinnen mit schön unterschiedlichen Stimmfarben performed.


The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow's Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long-dead sorcerer's legacy. But there is a conspiracy within the citadel: traitors, flesh eaters and the ghosts of the wastelands seek to destroy them, but if they cannot solve the ancient wizard's paradox, the Deep Kings will walk the earth again, and all will be lost. 

The war with the Eastern Empire ended in stalemate some 80 years ago thanks to Nall's Engine, a wizard-crafted weapon so powerful even the Deep Kings feared it. The strike of the engine created the Misery - a wasteland full of ghosts and corrupted magic that now forms a no-man's-land along the frontier. But when Galharrow investigates a frontier fortress, he discovers complacency bordering on treason: then the walls are stormed, and the engine fails to launch. 

Galharrow escapes only because of the preternatural magical power of the noblewoman he was supposed to be protecting. Together they race to the capital to unmask the traitors and restore the republic's defences. Far across the Misery, a vast army is on the move, as the empire prepares to call the republic's bluff. 

Blackwing is a gritty epic fantasy for fans of Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch and Daniel Polansky. 

Read by Colin Mace. 

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In der postapokalyptischen Wüste eines fantastischen Königreiches ist Kopfgeldjäger Galharrow unterwegs. Eine furchterregende Waffe hält am Rand der Wüste „Mysery“ die Deep Kings in Schach. Alles klar? An Mad Max erinnert das Fantasy Debüt des Engländers Ed McDonald, und dieser Teil 1 einer Trilogie enthält viel world building und Politik, abgeschlossen von einem wuchtigen Showdown. Colin Mace’s brunnentiefe Stimme ist wie geschaffen für dunkle Fantasy.