Listen up! June is Audio book month!
Sutherland Shire Libraries Tuesday, June 14, 2016while driving, walking, exercising, and more....
The Living and the dead/ Hakan Nesser ; read by Jennifer Vuletic
There is nobody in the world who knows that we are here. Weeks before, Maria and her husband Martin fled Stockholm under a cloud. The couple were bound for Morocco, where Martin planned to write an explosive novel; one that would reveal the truth behind dark events within his commune of writers decades before. But the couple never made it to their destination. As Maria settles into her lonely new life, walking the wild, desolate moors, it becomes clear that Winsford isn't quite the sanctuary she thought it would be. While the long, dark evenings close in and the weather worsens, strange things begin to happen around her. But what terrible secrets is Maria guarding? And who is trying to find her?
Everyone worth knowing/ Lauren Weisberger ; read by Laurel Lefkow
Bette gets paid to party ... And she can hardly believe her luck. Gaining VIP access to Manhattan's hottest spots and meeting 'everyone worth knowing' is a million miles away from her old job. Overnight, New York has become her sexy late-night playground. But quicker than you can say Chanel, Bette turns up in the gossip columns as girlfriend to a notorious British playboy. It's news that delights her new boss - but her friends want to know what?s happened to the girl they love, who always had time for nights filled with 80s music, junk food, trashy rom-coms and her mates. Can Bette say goodbye to the parties and the Prada and step back into the real world - and find a prince who's got a heart to match his charm?.
Last Dance / Fiona McIntosh ; read by Madeleine Leslay
Stella Myles is forced to make ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess with the wealthy Ainsworth family at Harp's End, Sussex. But at Harp's End nothing is as straightforward as it first seems. Stella encounters a family with more secrets than most, and struggles to fit in above or below stairs - although nothing proves so challenging as restraining her emotions for the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth. When Douglas announces that they are all to voyage aboard a cruise ship bound for Morocco, tensions reach impossible new heights and Stella finds herself left holding an incendiary document that she must get to London at all costs. From the rolling green hills of the Kentish Weald to the colourful alleys and bazaars of Morocco, this is a heart-stopping novel of romance, intrigue and danger - and a passion to risk dying for.
Fever at Dawn / Pťer Gr̀dos ; read by Arthur Morey
In July 1945, Mikls̤, a Hungarian survivor of Belsen, arrives in a refugee camp in Sweden. He is skin and bone, and has no teeth. The doctor says he has only months to live. But Mikls̤ has other plans. He acquires a list of 117 young Hungarian women who are also in refugee camps in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them - obsessively, in his beautiful hand, sitting in the shade of a tree in the hospital garden. One of those young women, he is sure, will become his wife. In a camp hundreds of kilometres away, Lili reads his letter. Idly, she decides to write back. Letter by letter, the pair fall in love. In December 1945 they find a way to meet. They have only three days together, and they fall in love all over again. Now they have to work out how to get married while there is still time ... This story really happened.
Millie was at one time quite well known for various TV and radio appearances. However, she now has no money, a best friend with a better sex life than her, a daughter in Papua New Guinea and too much weight in places she really doesn't want it. When she's asked to be the front woman for a new diet pill, she naively believes that all her troubles will be solved. She will have money, the weight will be gone, and maybe she'll get more sex. If only life was really that easy. It doesn't take her long to realise it's going to take more than a diet pill to solve her never-ending woes ...
Sofia Khan is not obliged/ / Ayisha Malik ; read by Rita Sharma
'Brilliant idea! Excellent! Muslim dating? Well, I had no idea you were allowed to date.' Then he leaned towards me and looked at me sympathetically. 'Are your parents quite disappointed?' Unlucky in love once again after her sort-of-boyfriend/possible-marriage-partner-to-be proves a little too close to his parents, Sofia Khan is ready to renounce men for good. Or at least she was, until her boss persuades her to write a tell-all expose about the Muslim dating scene. As her woes become her work, Sofia must lean on the support of her brilliant friends, baffled colleagues and baffling parents as she seeks stories for her book. But in amongst the marriage-crazy relatives, racist tube passengers and polygamy-inclined friends, could there be a lingering possibility that she might just be falling in love ?.
Chance developments/ / Alexander McCall Smith ; read by David Rintoul
It is said that a picture may be worth a thousand words but an old photograph can inspire many more. In this beguiling book, Alexander McCall Smith casts his eye over five chanced-upon photographs from the era of black-and-white photography and imagines the stories behind them. Who were those people, what were their stories, why are they smiling, what made them sad? What emerges are surprising and poignant tales of love and friendship in a variety of settings - an estate in the Highlands of Scotland, a travelling circus in Canada, an Australian gold-mining town, a village in Ireland, and the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Some will find joy and fulfilment - others would prefer happier endings. Each of them, though, will find love, and that is ultimately what matters.
Gotta love this country/ Peter FitzSimons ; read by David Tredinnick
In his very popular Saturday column, the 'Fitzy Files', Peter FitzSimon's usually writes about famous sports men and women. But from time to time he throws in stories taken from grassroots sport and daily life. These are heartwarming and generous tales that makes us all puff up our chests with the pride at being from a country that doesn't just punch above its weight sporting achievements-wise but that still celebrates the kind of sportsmanship that remains the ideal of all good people. These are the stories that make us say, ?Gotta Love This Country!?.
Girl in the dark / Anna Lyndsey ; read by Hannah Curtis
Anna Lyndsey was living a normal life. She enjoyed her job; she was ambitious; she was falling in love. Then the unthinkable happened. It began with a burning sensation on her face when she was exposed to computer screens and fluorescent lighting. Then the burning spread and the problematic light sources proliferated. Now her extreme sensitivity to light in all forms means she must spend much of her life in total darkness. During the best times, she can venture cautiously outside at dusk and dawn, avoiding high-strength streetlamps. During the worst, she must spend months in a darkened room, listening to audiobooks, inventing word-games and fighting to keep despair at bay. Told with great beauty, humour and honesty, Girl in the Dark is the astonishing and uplifting account of Anna's descent into the depths of her extraordinary illness. It is the story of how, through her determination to make her impossible life possible and with the love of those around her, she has managed to find light in even the darkest of places.
Something to hide/ Deborah Moggach ; read by Josie Lawrence
'Nobody in the world knows our secret ... that I?ve ruined Bev's life, and she's ruined mine.' Petra?s romantic life has always been a car-crash, and even in her sixties she?s still capable of getting it disastrously wrong. But then she falls in love with Jeremy, an old chum, visiting from abroad. The fatal catch? Jeremy is her best friend?s husband. But just as Petra is beginning to relax into her happy ever after, she finds herself catapulted to West Africa, and to Bev, her best friend who she?s been betraying so spectacularly. Meanwhile, on opposite sides of the world, two other women are also struggling with the weight of betrayal: Texan Lorrie is about to embark on the biggest deception of her life, and in China, Li-Jing is trying to understand exactly what it is her husband does on his West African business trips ... It turns out that no matter where you are in the world, everyone has something to hide. Can Bev - can anyone - be trusted?.