Reading by ear? Recent Books on CD

Listen to a collection of Books on CD, featuring murder mysteries, psychological thrillers and ideas and techniques how to improve your self-image and built a productive lifestyle. Choose a well-known English historian or an American motivational speaker and you are about to find something to listen to and enjoy!

Syndetics book coverThe girl on the train / Paula Hawkins.
“A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life–as she sees it–is perfect. And then she sees something shocking. Has she done more harm than good? “The Girl on the Train “is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverDuplicate death / Georgette Heyer.
“An elegant card party turns deadly. Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him when a seemingly civilized game of Duplicate Bridge leads to a double murder. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? Things become even more complicated when the fiancee of the inspector’s young friend, Timothy Kane, becomes Hemingway’s prime suspect. Kane is determined to prove the lady’s innocence but when he begins digging into her past, he finds it’s more than a little bit shady.” (Syndetics summary

Syndetics book coverMightier than the sword [sound recording] / Jeffrey Archer.
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV “Buckingham’s” maiden voyage across the Atlantic – but how many passengers lose their lives? When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, imprisoned¬†for writing a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. Harry’s wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the “Buckingham.” With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world’s most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe secrets of midwives / Sally Hepworth.
“Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy–including the identity of the baby’s father– hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. For Floss, Neva’s grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva’s situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter’s–one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva’s pregnancy progresses, speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverHow to stay motivated. Volume 1, Developing the qualities of success / Zig Ziglar.
“”How to Stay Motivated” provides you with clear and proven techniques to enhance your relationships, improve your self-image, set and achieve your goals, and so much more Apply these winning steps from Zig Ziglar, the motivational master himself, to build a better, more successful, more satisfying life for you and your family. Change your picture change every facet of your life.”” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverA fine summer’s day [sound recording] / Charles Todd.
“On a fine summer’s day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice. To the north, another man in love shows his own dear girl the house he will build for her in September. While back in England, a son awaits the undertaker in the wake of his widowed mother’s death. This death will set off a series of murders across England, seemingly unconnected, that Rutledge will race to solve in the weeks before the fateful declaration in August that will forever transform his world.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe longest ride / Nicholas Sparks.
“Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverFoundation [sound recording] : the history of England from its earliest beginnings to the Tudors / Peter Ackroyd.
“In this massive bestseller in England, one of Britain’s most popular and esteemed historians tells the epic story of the birth of the country. In Foundation, the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England’s prehistory to the death of the first Tudor king, Henry VII, in 1509. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. With his extraordinary skill, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, civil strife, and foreign wars through the narrative mastery of one of Britain s finest writers.”” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSweet Thursday / John Steinbeck.
“A sequel to the enormously popular ‘Cannery Row’, ‘Sweet Thursday’ recreates its bawdy, high-spirited world of bums, drunks and hookers, telling the story of what happened to everyone after the war.” (Syndetics summary)