SERIES ONE: Lives and careers are on the line in this thrilling police anti-corruption drama following the investigation into DCI Tony Gates (Lennie James). Gina McKee, Vicky McClure, Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson and Neil Morrissey also star. SERIES TWO: When a police convoy is fatally ambushed, AC-12 pursue the sole surviving officer, DI Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes). Cast also includes Vicky McClure, Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson, Neil Morrissey, Mark Bonnar and Jessica Raine. SERIES THREE: When Firearms Officer Sergeant Danny Waldron (Daniel Mays) shoots dead a hardened criminal, AC-12 suspect foul play. Also starring Vicky McClure, Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson, Neil Morrissey, Leanne Best, Arsher Ali and Will Mellor. SERIES FOUR: When DCI Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton) captures a serial killer, the chief forensic investigator (Jason Watkins) alerts AC-12 to a possible miscarriage of justice. The cast also includes Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston.
There's over a million people in the city of Waterloo. Today, most of them have died, and now they're hungry. Corporal Dan Williamson is caught in the middle of the outbreak, desperately trying to reach his wife who is somewhere amid the urban decay. There are other souls out there, other tales of survival among the horror. Dan will soon learn that the living may prove to be an even bigger threat than the dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Parkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011299/bk_adbl_011299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome back. You are about to be taken back to the first day of the outbreak. There are over a million people in the city of Waterloo, Dan Williamson is just one of them. Meet Dustin Barnes, not the typical protagonist, he’s a post-apocalyptic cockroach, the sort of guy that will do anything in order to survive, and he’s on a collision course heading north to New Castle. Those who have survived, the sinners and saints alike, knew the dead had an appetite before, now they are starving. With the scarcity of the delicacy they crave, human flesh, they are becoming maddened by the hunger, they are growing faster and more desperate in their attempts to feed.In a world where the dead refuse to stay buried, expect to see a few familiar faces. Enjoy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Parkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016418/bk_adbl_016418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life is a winding road full of twists and turns, one can never be truly prepared for all the unexpected bumps and bends that loom ahead, or the pitfalls that derail us from our path. Vida Calavera is about to learn this first hand when an evening out with her friends turns into a waking nightmare. All of her plans and aspirations for the future will be dashed in an instant, her world will crumble down around her as the dead rise up. Unable to get home she is lost, vulnerable to whatever may lurk around the next turn, Vida is heading straight into danger with death on her heels but she may soon find it's who she chooses to trust with her life that takes it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Parkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019152/bk_adbl_019152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Alexander Litvinenko set out for London's Millennium Hotel one November day in 2006, he already knew he was embroiled in a political conflict. The dissident Russian agent had, after all, fled Moscow to escape the wrath of Vladimir Putin and the country's feared security service. What he didn't realise was that the men he would drink with that afternoon were about to throw him into another battle: a brutal fight with a little-known but devastatingly toxic poison. More than six years after a fatal poisoning that made headlines around the world, award-winning novelist and investigative journalist Will Storr navigates the web of betrayal and biology that left Litvinenko dead. Edited by Pulitzer prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum, the sixth story from MATTER delves into the history of Russia's poisoning programme - and the extraordinary properties of what may be it most deadly product. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Parkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008969/bk_acx0_008969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He is watching her.... Alex Parkinson is in love with his writing tutor, Siobhan. He has never loved anyone like this, but how can he convince Siobhan that they are meant to be together? So Alex stalks her on Facebook and finds out where she lives, buys her presents using her own credit card and sends her messages telling her exactly what he wants to do to her. He breaks into her house, reads her diary and secretly listens to her while she takes a bath. Isn't that what all lovers do? But when a love rival appears on the scene, Alex has to take drastic action, and soon a young woman lies dead after tumbling from the roof of her house. Now there is no one standing in the way of Alex and his true love. But someone is watching Alex, too, and he is about to discover that there is a thin line between love - and hate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bea Holland, Oliver J. Hembrough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002516/bk_hcuk_002516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enda Osin is a sharp cookie when it comes to political intrigue. His daily column in the Herald is controversial and popular. Upsetting the incumbents of the White House and Downing Street over an embarrassing article, his editor has been forced to side-line him. He has been assigned to write a series of articles for the Herald's Sunday supplement about Paul Hrisacopolis, a shipping billionaire with a thirst for power in the European Union and a believer in Enosis for Cyprus. To help him is art correspondent, Jessica Du Rosse, a beautiful and sophisticated West Indian half his age and with whom he is soon falling in love. Hrisacopolis has offered to transport priceless artifacts that the British Museum has agreed to relinquish claim to, from London to Athens on board the flagship of his cruise line. He's looking forward to partying on the cruise with influential European politicians who can vote him onto a powerful committee chairmanship. That position could be used to influence public opinion against Turkey and cause the return of civil war on Cyprus. With news that Paul's only grandson, essential key player to take his grandfather's place as figurehead, has agreed to end a family feud, the old man has everything going his way. A few loose tongues need silencing. Ahmet Zeki, Paul's murderous Turkish shipping agent is ordered to deal with the situation. Ahmet however, has his own plans. Working for the KKA, a Turkish terrorist group and the Turkish Secret Service, his sole aim as a double agent is to destroy Paul and profit from the chaos by using his son as an imposter to replace the real grandson. It doesn't take Enda long to get entangled in the Hrisacopolis family mystery involving Paul's brother Ioannis, George, his dead son; and Isia, the young girl George hoped to marry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Parkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024962/bk_acx0_024962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The quest to break a mummy’s curse turns dangerous when a peer ends up dead.Miles Lawrence Hawkins, fifth Earl of Archewyne, is alone and the last of his line, save for a young daughter, and he’s made peace with that.... Yet unexpectedly finding an attractive female thief in his library gives him doubts. Drawn into the lady’s insane plot to retrieve various stolen mummies from around London - including the British Museum - he accompanies her merely to see what will happen next. Being captivated by her quest and intrigued by her talent for skirting the law is a much needed distraction from the stress of his own life’s misfortunes.Lady Emmaline Darling, skilled thief and only child to the Earl of St. Ives, is under a mummy’s curse. Believing herself damned due to her father’s penchant for removing antiquities from Egypt, she’s vowed to return a pair of mummies to their eternal resting place in order to save his life and her own. Being caught by Miles wasn’t in her plan, and neither was falling for his charm, but she’ll do anything to see he’s free of the curse as well, for their histories are too intricately connected for his ills to just be bad luck.When a peer with ties to them both ends up dead and Emmaline’s jewelry is found at the scene, Miles is honor bound to offer for her and lend her his protection. Despite her refusal, desire pulls at them and scandal surrounds them, and when Miles is summoned to once more embark upon a secret mission for the Crown, he must shed everything that will become a liability, but keeping Emmaline out of trouble - and out of his mind - is easier said than done.Trigger Warning: Some of the content found in this book may be triggering and/or sensitive. Sexual violence, sexual assault, and attempted rape/abuse are some of the topics mentioned in the audio and might illicit a strong or potentially harmful emotional response. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Parkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152826/bk_acx0_152826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Dead It is now approaching one hundred years since the first publication of The Dead and this wonderful story continues to fascinate readers, even prompting in recent times a film adaptation and a stage play. There are many who feel it is the finest short story/novella ever written. Beautifully executed in so many ways, multilayered and possessing an ineffable delicateness in subtlety throughout, it may indeed be James Joyce's finest writing. There is something so captivating in the way The Dead unfolds that even peripheral characters such as Lily the caretaker's daughter, Miss Ivors and Bartell D'Arcy take on a very definite existence and linger with the reader taken through this tale of tussle between the living and the dead. Critical interest in the story has remained active with scholars still debating the meaning of the title, still searching out the meaning of Gabriel's 'journey westward', and continuing identifying thematic significances. One fact that there is unanimity upon is that Gabriel Conroy is James Joyce-and the twenty-five year-old James Joyce writing the story in Trieste in the spring and summer of 1907 is harsh on himself: 'A shameful consciousness of his own person assailed him. He saw himself as a ludicrous figure, acting as a pennyboy for his aunts, a nervous well-meaning sentimentalist, orating to vulgarians and idealising his own clownish lusts, the pitiable fatuous fellow he had caught a glimpse of in the mirror. Instinctively he turned his back more to the light lest she might see the shame that burned upon his forehead.' The ending of the story where Gabriel looks out the window of his room in the Gresham Hotel and watches the snow - 'His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.' - is quite unforgettable. Many editions in several languages have been published. The latest (edited and generously and informatively annotated by James Mulligan) is a lavishly illustrated book that contains fifty-nine monochrome and color illustrations of the contemporary Dublin. Some of the illustrations such as the two photos of the legendary opera singer mentioned in the story, William Parkinson, and an illustration of the famous English soprano, Georgina Burns, are seen for the first time.