Cassie Claiborne´s world is riddled with problems beyond her control: her hard-living, pool-shooting father has another wife; her stoic, long-suffering mother is incapable of moving herself mentally away from the kitchen window; her sister Belle is a tempest of fragility and brilliance; her closest friends, Puck and Emmy, are adolescent harbingers of their own doomed futures. Frustrated by her inability to care deeply enough for so many troubled souls, Cassie finds in the local pool hall an oasis of green felt where she can master objects and restrain her emotions. As Cassie grows from a quietly complex girl into a headstrong young woman, she takes on the thankless role of family provider by working odd jobs and hustling pool. All the while, she keeps her eye on the ultimate prize: wringing suitable justice out of past wrongs and freeing herself from the inertia that is her life. In this ultimately uplifting story, Haven Kimmel reaches deep into the hamstrung souls of her fictional corner of Indiana. Remarkable for its tough tenderness, Something Rising (Light and Swift) is an astonishing work of pure heartbreak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsey Rives. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000160/bk_high_000160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young pool player finds himself pitted against Fats Brown, a long-dead champion pool player who returns from the grave to play him with deadly stakes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wade Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005956/bk_blak_005956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tex and Indi head to the pool for their swimming lesson but worry they forgot how to swim over the past year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/001951/bk_hich_001951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet me at the end of the world.... As civilization comes to an end, Lewis and Karen take their last vacation to the only cold place left on Earth, the remote resort town of Cold Pools. There, they will say goodbye.... ´´The Cold Pools´´, a short story, is taken from the author´s collection Ms. Ito´s Bird & Other Stories. Chris Ward is the author of more than 80 short stories (33 of them published) and the novel The Tube Riders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Lee Margetts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036502/bk_acx0_036502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
North Dakota; vast rolling plains of silvery snow, studded with shimmering black pools. A landscape both beautiful and terrible. The landscape that swallowed Colleen’s son. Across town another mother searches for her missing boy. He too went missing from the oilfields where he worked. Alone, these two women will never find out the truth. But if they team up, then maybe this freezing wilderness will give them back their sons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurence Bouvard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002108/bk_howe_002108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Superheroes battle the living dead in this hilarious spoof on the comic book universe! The Undead Pool is a humorous and demented origin story of former mercenary Mace Murdock, who after being subjected to an experiment from the evil clown Zarathustra that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and the hunger for human brains, adopts the alter ego The Undead Pool. Armed with his new abilities and a twisted sense of humor, he joins forces with superheroes Stable, Psychotic Menacing Schoolgirl, and Tigernaut to battle Zarathustra and his zombie clown army. The comedy never ends in this science fiction and horror parody of every superhero and supervillain that comic book enthusiasts love and hate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075304/bk_acx0_075304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life is good for university friends Sarah, Ruth, Charlotte and Kathy - it´s summer, exams are over and they´re escaping to a cabin by the Blue Pool. But then Sarah disappears without a trace. Twenty-five years later, a man walks into a police station claiming to know something about the missing girl. Suddenly the three women - now estranged - all become suspects. For not everything was as it seemed, and the greater the secret, the deeper it lies.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aoife McMahon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003125/bk_howe_003125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While on a scientific expedition to the South Sea Islands, Dr. David Throckmartin discovers among ancient ruins the Moon Pool, a portal into Muria, an unknown underground world. After the disappearance of Throckmartin, his wife and two companions, his old friend Dr. Walter Goodwin enters Muria with a rescue party, only to confront a fantastic subterranean world filled with incredible beings, astounding scientific advances, and the worship of the most evil of all creatures, The Shining One. A classic, lost world tale by Abraham Merritt, considered an influence on H.P. Lovecraft’s ´´the Call of Cthulhu.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Shaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000259/bk_mike_000259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Eva Ibbotson based much of this enthralling tale on her own experiences at boarding school. In the Dragonfly Pool, in 1939 Europe, Tally is apprehensive about attending Delderton, for she has many fears about boarding school. But Delderton proves to be a wonderful place after all, even allowing her to form her own dance troupe. She also makes fast friends with Karil, a crown prince. But then Karil´s father is assassinated, and Tally vows to help her friend escape from the Nazis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Conolly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002686/bk_reco_002686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.