Academy Award-nominee and BAFTA Award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn OBE stars in critically acclaimed crime drama, Vera, based on the novels by award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves. Blethyn plays the title role of DCI Vera Stanhope, a sharp but shambolic detective driven by her own personal demons. With her caustic wit and singular charm, Vera and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth (David Leon) face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape. Episodes include: Series 1: Hidden Depths | Telling Tales | The Crow Trap | Little Lazarus Series 2: The Glost Position | Silent Voices | Sandancers | A Certain Samaritan Series 3: Castles In The Air | Poster Child | Young Gods | Prodigal Son Series 4: On Harbour Street | Protected | The Deer Hunters | Death Of A Family Man
Academy Award-Nominee and BAFTA Award-Winning Actress Brenda Blethyn OBE stars in Vera, a murder-mystery drama based on the novels by Award-Winning crime writer Ann Cleeves. Brenda Blethyn plays the title role of DCI Vera Stanhope, a sharp but shambolic detective driven by her own personal demons. With her caustic wit and singular charm, Vera and her trusted team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape. EPISODES: Series 1: Hidden Depths | Telling Tales | The Crow Trap | Little Lazarus Series 2: The Ghost Position | Silent Voices | Sandancers | A Certain Samaritan Series 3: Castles In The Air | Poster Child | Young Gods | Prodigal Son Series 4: On Harbour Street | Protected | The Deer Hunters | Death Of A Family Man Series 5: Changing Tides | Old Wounds | Muddy Waters | Shadows in the Sky
All the episodes from the ITV crime thriller based on the novels by Ann Cleeves. Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) along with Detective Sergeant Joe Ashworth (David Leon) and their team, carry out various murder investigations. Series 1 episodes are: 'Hidden Depths', 'Telling Tales', 'The Crow Trap' and 'Little Lazarus'. Series 2 episodes are: 'The Ghost Position', 'Silent Voices', 'A Certain Samaritan' and 'Sandancers'. Series 3 episodes are: 'Castles in the Air', 'Poster Child', 'Young Gods' and 'Prodigal Son'. Series 4 episodes are: 'On Harbour Street', 'Protected', 'The Deer Hunters' and 'Death of a Family Man'. Series 5 episodes are: 'Changing Tides', 'Old Wound', 'Muddy Waters' and 'Shadows in the Sky'. Series 6 episodes are: 'Dark Road', 'Tuesday's Child', 'The Moth Catcher' and 'The Sea Glass'. Series 7 episodes are: 'Natural Selection', 'Dark Angel', 'Broken Promise' and 'The Blanket Mire'. Series 8 episodes are: 'Blood and Bone', 'Black Ice', 'Home' and 'Darkwater'.
Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman hiding plenty of her own secrets. Rachael is the first to arrive at the cottage, where she discovers the body of her friend, Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide - a verdict Rachael refuses to accept. When another death occurs, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope enters the picture.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janine Birkett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/003775/bk_isis_003775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bluestone Rondo is a racial Cain and Abel story set to a score of jazz, obsession, and revenge.In 1927, a black tenant farmer’s wife gives birth to unusual twins - one is dark and one is light enough to pass for white. Growing up to learn that color is worth more than brotherhood in the Jim Crow South, they fall into a trap that was set for them by generations of racial discord. After a violent fight, Joe disappears and Calvin is convicted for his murder. With Calvin out of his way, Joe basks in the bright lights of New York as a successful white Jazz singer on 52nd Street until he begins to see his brother in the shadows. What happens next? Two volatile plot twists and one fatal showdown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walker Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168541/bk_acx0_168541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twinkle and Chubbins is a collection of short children's stories written by L. Frank Baum, but published under the pen name Laura Bancroft. The stories included in the collection are: "Mr. Woodchuck", "Bandit Jim Crow", "Prairie-Dog Town", "Prince Mud-Turtle", "Twinkle's Enchantment", and "Sugar-Loaf Mountain". "Mr. Woodchuck" involves Twinkle discovering the cruelty of animal traps, which her father has set in order to catch a woodchuck living on their property. She has a dream involving the woodchuck's family who show her the truth of what her father is doing. "Bandit Jim Crow" tells the story of a baby crow that Twinkle takes in as a a pet that turns out to be a mean and villainous bird. After he is nursed back to health, he begins tormenting all the birds in the area until Policeman Bluejay has to intervene. "Prairie-Dog Town" sees Twinkle and her friend Chubbins go on a magical adventure into the underground village of the prairie dogs, once they have been shrunken down to the same size as the dogs themselves! In "Prince Mud-Turtle", Twinkle discovers a strangely-colored turtle that she brings back home with her. Twinkle then learns that the turtle is actually a prince who has been turned into a turtle by an evil giant and goes on an adventure to restore the turtle-prince to his human form. "Twinkle's Enchantment" involves Twinkle's adventure when she enters into a gulch to pick berries and meets several proverb-based creatures, such as a Rolling Stone That Gathers No Moss and the Birds of One Feather, among others. "Sugar-Loaf Mountain" follows the adventure that Twinkle and Chubbins go on after finding a trap door that leads them to Sugar-Loaf Mountain. Sugar-Loaf Mountain, as they discover, is populated by people made of sugar. They meet the king, who takes them around the city to explore and meet the townspeople. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919), an American writer, journalist, and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000984/bk_gdan_000984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.