Slipping into Shadow by Craig Thomas, Stephen Thorne (Reader)
Publisher: Ch.iv.ers Audio Books; Unabridged 1999 | MP3 64Kbps | 395 MB
Marian Pyott is just trying to be a good constituency MP when the fiancée of a constituent is found OD'd and the police announce he was probably a heroin dealer; Patrick Hyde is an investigator, tracing money and drugs in the most patient of manners.
It was really he himself who had got Henderson knifed to death. He'd become greedy for what he imagined Henderson could lead him to--new faces like that of the white man, connections with the hotel chain whose casinos must be laundering operations for the heroin profits ... Hyde shook his head.
Both find themselves up against an international conspiracy, betrayed by those whose idea of realistic politics involves giving a free hand to evil, whether to hired assassins like Jessop, crooked businessmen like David Winterborne (the childhood friend Marian came up against in A Different War) or the military regimes of Burma and China. Thomas is writing Buchan for the 90s and is genuinely exciting whether his characters are running for their lives through derelict London housing estates, the jungles of South East Asia or the slums of Rangoon or whether those chasing them are flying helicopter gun ships or just planting car bombs.
.Slipping into Shadow is an intelligent thriller because it is fascinated with how things work; its hairbreadth escapes and smart stratagems convince even the most blasé of readers. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
`A thoroughly professional thriller with bags of action to keep the reader on the edge of his seat'.
The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon novel from the 'gold standard' (The Dallas Morning News) of thriller writers.
Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue and espionage - 'a worthy successor to such legends as Frederick Forsyth and John le Carré' (Chicago Sun-Times) - and Gabriel Allon as 'one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series' (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
Now the death of a journalist leads Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn. He's playing by Moscow rules now.
This is not the grim, gray Moscow of Soviet times but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. A Moscow where power resides once more behind the walls of the Kremlin and where critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to reclaim an empire lost and to challenge the global dominance of its old enemy, the United States.
One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who built a global investment empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Hidden within that empire, however, is a more lucrative and deadly business: Kharkov is an arms dealer - and he is about to deliver Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al- Qaeda. Unless Allon can learn the time and place of the delivery, the world will see the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11 - and the clock is ticking fast.
Filled with rich prose and breathtaking turns of plot, Moscow Rules is at once superior entertainment and a searing cautionary tale about the new threats rising to the East - and Silva's finest novel yet.
Size: 183 MB
Quality: 64 kbps
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE CENTURY (2000)
Editor: John Updike
(22 unabridged short stories)
Read by . . : John Updike, Tim O'Brien, Rosellen Brown, Lorrie Moore, George Plimpton, others
Publisher . : Houghton Mifflin (2000) #6-98125 (also Mariner Books)
ISBN . . . .: ISBN-10 0618093206 ISBN-13: 9780618093205
Format . . .: MP3. 29 tracks, 509,5 MB
Bitrate . . : ~85 kbps (iTunes 9, VBR, Mono, 44.1 kHz)
Source . . .: 10 CDs (12.7 hours)
Genre . . . : Fiction, Short stories, Literary Collections
Unabridged .: Unabridged
John Updike has selected enduring stories from the eighty-four annual volumes of THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, and the result is "a spectacular tapestry of fictional achievement". This extraordinary collection features a wide variety of contemporary writers reading classics of the genre, along with authors reading from their own work. Containing twenty-two unabridged stories in all, the expanded CD audio edition includes a new story from THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1999 to round out the century.
Author Title Reader
Sherwood Anderson "The Other Woman" John Updike
Catherine Ann Porter "Theft" Jill McCorkle
F. Scott Fitzgerald "Crazy Sunday" George Plimpton
James Alan McPherson "Gold Coast" -the author
Jean Stafford "The Interior Castle" Mary Gordon
Bernard Malamud "The German Refugee" Alan Cheuse
Cynthia Ozick "The Shawl" -the author
Roseleen Brown "How to Win" -the author
Thom Jones "I Want to Live!" -the author
Gish Jen "Birthmates" -the author
Grace Stone Coates "Wild Plumbs" Ashley Warlick
Dorothy Parker "Here We Are" Meg Wolitzer
Robert Penn Warren "Christmas Gift" Christopher Tilghman
Eudora Welty "The Hitch-Hikers" Jill McCorkle
E. B. White "The Second Tree from the Corner" Donald Hall
John Updike "Gesturing" -the author
Donald Barthelme "A City of Churches" Rick Moody
Tim O'Brian "The Things They Carried" -the author
Raymond Carver "Where I'm Calling From" Charles Baxter
Lorrie Moore "You're Ugly Too" -the author
Carolyn Ferrell "Proper Library" -the author
Pam Houston "The Best Girlfriend You Never Had" -the author
Each year a guest editor carefully selects the best stories from the nation's literary magazines to be published together in The Best American Short Stories. One does not envy John Updike the agonizing task of choosing the best of the best--the most enduring stories from the 84 annual volumes published through 1999. Happily, he ably fielded the challenge, selecting the work of authors running the gamut from F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sherwood Anderson to Tim O'Brien and Lorrie Moore. Late authors are read by other writers; living authors read their own works.
Cynthia Ozick's 2,000-word masterpiece of the Holocaust, "The Shawl," combines stark brutality with story elements that border on magical realism. Ozick's flat, unrelenting reading, in a tone that echoes the very experience of physical and spiritual starvation, sears this story into one's soul.
Rosellen Brown, who often writes of love and dysfunction in family life, reads "How to Win," a mother's perspective on her clinically hyperactive child. (Anyone thinking of becoming a new parent should either avoid this story--or listen to it right away.) Brown reads with the intensity of one trying to bridge the unfathomable distance among us all--even mother and child.
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Felonious Jazz - Bryan Gilmer
Publisher: Bi.g Hap.py Fam.ily, LLC 2011| 6 hours 37 mins | 86 MB | MP3 32 Kbps
Jeff Davis Swaine digs up evidence for a Raleigh, North Carolina, trial law firm. Like Raleigh, Swaine is Southern with blue-collar roots but now finds himself more at home in an Audi convertible than a rusty pickup. When one of the firm's clients comes home to find his McMansion burglarized -- and his new wife's dog dead in the kitchen -- the man suspects his ex-wife. But Swaine senses this is someone far more dangerous.
Realizing Sarah is onto his plans, he plunges her - and her eight-year-old son - into a terrifying cat-and-mouse game in which their lives become intertwined, forcing Sarah to race to uncover a diabolically clever terrorist conspiracy . . .before the zero hour.
Buried Secrets (Nick Heller) - Joseph Finder (Audiobook)
Publisher: Ma.cMi.lan Audio 2001; Unabridged | 9 hours 23 mins | 231 MB | Narrator: Holter Graham | MP3 VBR~64 Kbps
Nick Heller returns in an explosive new thriller.
When PI Nick Heller moves back to Boston to set up his own agency, he soon gets an urgent case even closer to home than expected.
Alexandra Marcus - teenage daughter of hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus - has been kidnapped. But it's no ordinary kidnapping - and it's not even clear what they want. She's been abducted by professionals and buried alive in an underground casket. A video camera is streaming her desperate pleas live over the internet. With only a limited supply of food and water, her time is quickly running out.
A close friend of the family, Nick is more determined than ever to catch the perpetrators. But when Marshall is arrested for fraud, Nick uncovers some powerful enemies and a conspiracy that reaches up to the very highest levels of government. Faced with opponents well-protected by wealth and position, Nick must play a dangerous game if he hopes to flush out those responsible before Alexa is buried for good...