´´Hain´t we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain´t that a big enough majority in any town?´´ -- Mark Twain Ross Thomas chose the quotation from Huckleberry Finn as the text of his post World War II story as well as for the title. When Lucifer Dye is released from three months in a Hong Kong prison, debriefed, handed a false passport, a new wardrobe and a $20,000 check, his haughty control makes it clear that Dye´s career with his country has been permanently terminated. But a good agent is always in demand, and just a few hours later Dye is being interviewed for a highly ingenious position. Victor Orcutt, although a not very good imitation of a British pre-war gent, has creative talents of his own. He has his sights a small southern city, with the ordinary run-of-the-mill corruption one would expect in such a place. The canny Orcott knows there´s no profit in that . His creed is ´´To get better, it must be much worse.´´ He and his two associates have looked up Dye´s history, and he now offers the ex-spy´s a mission. For two and a half times the government´s bounty, Dye is to thoroughly corrupt the town. And the sly Dye takes the offer.
Sylvester (Sly) Jones is a lawyer who moved to Centerville to get away from the corruption and injustice he saw running rampant in Chicago. It didn´t take him long to find out that for all its placid facade, his new town could be just as troubling. A former client of his is found dead, and it appears as if the only person in the town who cares at all is Sly. He soon finds himself investigating her death, even though the pursuit of the killer may end up costing him his job, his law license, his wife, his very existence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William L. Sturdevant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047143/bk_acx0_047143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2003/Sundazed) 15 tracks Recorded August 8, 1959. 180 gram vinyl, mono. FIRST TIME ON VINYL´The birth of country cool! The Johnny Cash you hear on these two remarkable live performances is not the venerable legend of today. This was the young, feral Cash, full of piss, vinegar and sly orneriness. Even to those who know every note, joke and guitar lick on Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison or San Quentin, hearing Cash in his prime, aided and abetted by the Tennessee Two, guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant, is a revelation. These historic documents, sourced directly from the 1958 and 1959 kinescope reels, capture Cash in his most revolutionary days, laying the bedrock of all that was to come and´despite age and infirmities´continues today.
In this slyly funny and moving novel, Richard Russo follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town, and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens. Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man´s, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, sixty-year-old Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father´s footsteps. With its sly and uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity´s follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody´s Fool is storytelling at its most generous. Don´t miss this great novel of impressive literary finesse shot through with wit and compassion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron McLarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000313/bk_rand_000313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of 300 people. Nicknamed ´´Zippy´´ for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. In this witty and lovingly told memoir, Kimmel takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent postwar period - people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards. Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Haven Kimmel´s straight-shooting portrait of her childhood gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly as she navigates the quirky adult world that surrounds Zippy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Haven Kimmel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000293/bk_high_000293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audio edition of Ladybird Favourite Stories read by Daniel Weyman. This Ladybird treasury of eight classic, traditional tales is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children. Each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for modern listeners, and the lively mix of adventurous heroes, dastardly creatures and classic characters is perfect for young children everywhere. The content includes ´Jack and the Beanstalk´, ´The Elves and the Shoemaker´, ´The Gingerbread Man´, ´The Three Little Pigs´, ´Sly Fox and Red Hen´, ´Town Mouse and Country Mouse´, ´The Pied Piper of Hamelin´ and ´The Three Billy Goats Gruff´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Weyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001943/bk_pauk_001943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sibyl is either dying - or just dying to cause trouble.Sympathy for a man-hunting siren? Sibyl says she’s dying. But this sexy new neighbor in a small Georgia town, circa 1960, may be lying. After all, her main goal seems to be milking her story in order to keep her husband, Robert, under her thumb while also enchanting his best friend, P.W. For plain-Jane Earlene, P.W.’s wife, Sibyl’s suspicious motives include a bewildering mix of syrupy kindness and sly cruelty. Earlene’s attempts to point out Sibyl’s behavior to others in town sound petty toward a dying woman. Who is Sibyl, really? Her lavish spending hints at a hidden source for money, since Robert isn’t rich. How is it possible to be both repelled and hypnotized by her? There are secrets waiting to be exposed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Commins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017607/bk_acx0_017607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes the rumors are true .... In the hills of Kentucky, the people of Millersville lead a charmed life thanks to the city´s biggest employer, Lee Creek Distilleries, and its sly CEO, Wilfred Lee. Until the one night things go sideways, and the town´s favorite son, Kentucky basketball recruit Josh Hood, becomes a prime murder suspect. When Atlanta reporter Cal Murphy and his wife, Kelly, make a stop in Millersville as a favor to a family friend to find out what´s really going on, the powers that be frown on the attention. It doesn´t take long before Cal and Kelly rile up the town and its corrupt law enforcement - and they find themselves fighting for their lives and livelihood in the pursuit of not only the truth but justice. Fans of Nelson DeMille, John Sanford, Stieg Larsson, and Lee Child will enjoy this new book from best-selling author Jack Patterson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036911/bk_acx0_036911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America´s favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, is back in her eleventh adventure! Trouble seems to find Stephanie Plum no matter where she goes, and once again she´s struggling with her tangled love life, her chaotic family, and her God-given gift for destroying every car she drives. This time, Stephanie has decided to quit her job as a bounty hunter. She wants something safe. She wants something normal. She´s tired of creeps, weirdos, and stalkers. But just when she thinks she´s out, they pull her back in! This latest novel is packed full of Janet Evanovich´s trademark wit, adventure, and sly comedy. So fasten your seatbelt and hang on...Stephanie´s back in town! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000469/bk_aren_000469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.