Durch einen grausamen Mord verliert Sara ihre kleine Tochter Gertie. Ein Brief mit einem uralten Geheimnis hilft ihr, Gertie von den Toten zurückzuholen - für sieben Tage, in denen sie von ihrem geliebten Kind Abschied nehmen kann. Doch sie ahnt nicht, worauf sie sich einlässt. Denn manchmal finden die Toten nicht zurück. Und das Grauen hält Einzug in die Wälder von Vermont... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Elisabeth Günther. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hamb/000999/bk_hamb_000999_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Abigail was the last keeper of the house, the last to know the Howland family´s secrets. Now, in the name of all her brothers and sisters, she must take her bitter revenge on the small-minded Southern town that shamed them, persecuted them, but could never destroy them. Shirley Ann Grau is a major American author whose works are often set in New Orleans and Louisiana´s Creole region. She often reflects the isolated bayous and their French-speaking residents, but her fiction is equally at home with the fiercely independent people of small Southern towns or the sophisticated life of the New Orleans´ upper class. The Keepers of the House won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1965. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001477/bk_blak_001477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grau’s riveting story of one man’s rise to power in New Orleans - and the mystery, joy, sorrow, love, and death that shape his extraordinary life Like many people in turn-of-the-20th-century New Orleans, Thomas Henry Oliver came to the city to escape a dull life - in his case, a childhood in the backwoods of the Midwest. But few New Orleans immigrants find as much prosperity as Oliver does amongst the city’s lively streets. By the time he’s 95, Oliver has amassed an enormous fortune built from brothels and speakeasies. But as his wealth grows, so does his family’s desire to control it. After a series of strokes, Oliver must choose an inheritor, even though his two entitled daughters and ambitious adopted son don’t always seem worthy of his legacy. The Condor Passes is a simmering dynastic saga of three generations colliding in their battle to control an empire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017313/bk_adbl_017313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
West of New Orleans among a few small Gulf islands lies the Isle aux Chiens, a tiny, impoverished strip of land burdened by intolerable heat and roaming packs of wild dogs. Here a handful of Creole families eke out a meager existence by fishing the Gulf waters. Such is the fate of Al Landry and his seventeen-year-old daughter, Annie. All Annie has ever known is the wild sea, but she longs for other people and places, including the glamor of life in the Big Easy. When a cruel, handsome man from the city passes through, he kindles Annie’s fantasies for a life beyond the island. Soon, the young girl faces a decision: Remain planted in the predictable life she has always known, or toss it all aside for her dreamed-of adventure. The Hard Blue Sky is Grau’s debut novel, establishing her as a chronicler of bayou life and the complexities of the Deep South’s most impoverished corners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luci Christian Bell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017312/bk_adbl_017312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.