Laurence Shames’ funny, elegantly written, and hip thrillers have topped best-seller lists across the country, and earned him a leading role as a writer of ´´Florida noir” with Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. When Island Frigate advertising rep Suki Sperakis decides to write an exposé on the Key West black market, she is strangled and left for dead in the trunk of a car sinking slowly into the Gulf of Mexico. Soon her only chance at survival rests on the senile Sam Katz and octogenarian ex-mobster Bert the Shirt who must infiltrate the Russian Mafia posing as a gay couple from New York. Will Bert and Sam succeed, or is Suki doomed to once again sleep with the fishes? Richard Ferrone brings every character to life—from the cigar-smoking Island Frigate editor to a man named Pineapple who lives in a fiberglass hotdog—to help make Mangrove Squeeze one of Shames’ sharpest, tangiest, and most engaging audiobooks to date. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Ferrone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005472/bk_reco_005472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Wise old man, won´t you help me, please? My house is a squash and squeeze.´´ What can you do if your house is too small? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When you push them all out again, you´ll be amazed at how big your house feels! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Donaldson, Imelda Staunton, Steven Pacey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000181/bk_macm_000181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The high spot of Teddy Folger´s life was the day in 1954 that he got an autographed baseball card from Joe DiMaggio himself. It´s been downhill ever since. Which is why he just unloaded his freeloading wife and torched his own comic-book store - in one of the stupidest insurance scams in history. Enter Conner Samson. The down-on-his-luck repo man has just been hired to repossess Teddy´s boat. Little does he know there´s a baseball card on board that some men are willing to kill for. Thus begins a rip-roaring cross-country odyssey - and with bodies piling up, the squeeze is on for the penultimate piece of Americana. And Conner will be lucky if he ends up back where he started: broke and (still) breathing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Wray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011455/bk_adbl_011455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet smart-aleck Southampton attorney Jackie Swaitkowski. Her business relies on constant movement of Hamptons´ real estate market. After making an odd request to evict his sister-in-law from his home, one of her clients turns up dead. Jackie would have expected that to be the end of it, but an envelope found on the corpse contains an item so unusual that she finds herself working on something bigger, and more dangerous, than real estate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Hurst. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/000501/bk_bbca_000501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shames is back with another madcap tale of love, offbeat intrigue, and murder in the Florida Keys. When Suki Serakis came to Key West, she had one idea in mind and ended up, like most who reside there, doing something completely different. Now she´s tired of selling ad space for the second rate newspaper, Island Frigate and being hounded by the Russian immigrant playboy Lazlo Kalyanin. Then she meets newcomer Aaron Katz, who moved from New York to Florida to run a bed and breakfast and make a nice, simple life. But, the realities of household repairs and Suki´s advances are making him rethink his move. Then, Suki misses a date and vanishes, Lazlo is found with his throat cut, and Aaron and the story take off into the mangroves to find love and some truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Hunter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000124/bk_aren_000124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´King George Street in Charlton, South London, was my first home. Six prefabs, three pubs, a school, a church and a yard where the electricity board kept cables. Two long rows of terraced houses faced each other at one end of the street, and at the other, big houses with big doors and even bigger windows. There was a phone box next to one of the pubs, and when it rang everyone came out to see who it was for. It was a tiny road - at one end of which there was Greenwich Park. It was heaven being there; its beauty always shone on me from the trees at sunsets and from the bushes in the rain. I was there in all weathers. It was 1964, I was 10 years old and this is when my memory really begins. The previous decade is built up from vague recollections that lean heavily on the imagination.´ Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London´s best-loved bands, the Squeeze cofounder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ´Cool for Cats´, ´Up the Junction´, ´Labelled with Love´, ´Hourglass´ and ´Tempted´. Some Fantastic Place is his evocative memoir of an upbringing in South London in the ´60s and his rise to fame in one of the definitive bands of the late ´70s and early ´80s. Read by Chris Difford. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Difford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001206/bk_orio_001206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner: 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Erotica! Baseball, plentiful sex, and action/adventure wrapped up in a seriously unconventional love story. Contains the novellas: Double Header - Andrea Spring doesn´t love baseball, but she sure loves baseball players. When her carefully crafted casual sex life gets rocked by unexpected forces, she meets the challenge with her unique style. There´s nothing conventional about this woman. When Andi plays, everybody wins. Spring Training - As the new season rolls around, Andi´s focus has shifted from players to coach. Does Mark Hamilton have what it takes to earn Andi´s trust and complete Spring Training? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024101/bk_acx0_024101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this series, Brian and Georgina chat about online dating, splashing after-shave on your balls, a flock of sheep on the M25, and a student musical called ´´Plague´´. And they give out the results of a fairly pointless survey about toothbrushes. Plus, knocking down dominos, ´´What is the point of slugs?´´, ´´Do women name their breasts?´´ and another totally impossible edition of ´´What´s the Question Triv´´. Big Squeeze is taped in the Gay Legs pub in Crouch End, and contains strong language. For Adults Only. Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sowerby and Luff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ffuk/000018/bk_ffuk_000018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Highlights from Season Four of Sowerby & Luff´s Big Squeeze: Brian and Georgina ´´talk bollocks´´ about fossilised Labradors, what colour is your toothbrush, how stupid are pandas, the Provisional Salvation Army, porn names, body disposal, Admiral Lord Nelson, blind restaurants, money laundering, Georgina´s long line of teachers, the time zones on Brian´s tummy, and much, much more. Plus, ´´What´s the Question Triv´´, Ray´s ´´How Clean is your Heist?´´ and ´´Hannah´s Happy Horoscopes´´. Big Squeeze is recorded in the world-famous Gay Legs pub in Crouch End and contains strong language. For Adults Only. Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sowerby, Luff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ffuk/000017/bk_ffuk_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The very best ´´Talking Bollocks´´ from season three of ´´Sowerby & Luff´s Big Squeeze´´. In this series, Brian and Georgina waffle about Golden Grahams, zero divided by zero, ´´getting to third base´´, eating chickens´ feet, kissing with confidence, the Fifth Amendment, space simulators, laser eye surgery, girl weds dog, ´´folding the corner over´´, ´´What´s the Question Triv´´, and much, much more. Plus special bonus track: Sowerby & Luff´s Christmas single ´´Gloopy Love´´. The Big Squeeze is taped in the ´´Gay Legs´´ pub in Crouch End, and contains strong language and nudity. And you can play this at home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sowerby and Luff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ffuk/000010/bk_ffuk_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.