It was a junket, a freebie. A ´team-building´ weekend in the highlands for lawyers, advertising execs, businessmen, even the head of a charity. Oh, and a journalist, specially solicited for his renowned and voluble scepticism - Jack Parlabane. Amid the flying paintballs and flowing Shiraz even the most cynical admit the organisers have pulled some surprises - stalkers in the forest, power cuts in the night, mass mobile phone thefts, disappearing staff, disappearing guests: there´s nothing can bring out people´s hidden strengths or break down interpersonal barriers quite like not having a clue what´s going on and being scared out of your wits. However, when the only vehicular access for thirty miles is cut off, it seems that events are being orchestrated not just for pleasure.... And that´s before they find the first body. Thereafter, ´finding out who your colleagues really are´ is not so much an end product as the key to reaching Monday morning alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angus King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002435/bk_howe_002435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tara Hartnell loves her best friend, Kelly Martin, but Kelly´s older brother Mason has been her worst enemy since grade school. Now Mason´s back from active duty in the Middle East, and Tara´s visiting the Martins for Christmas. Can they call a truce for the weekend or will close quarters spark World War III? The death of her parents and Kelly´s marriage have made this a difficult year for Tara. The last few months have been the loneliest of her life. Mason´s advances don´t help matters, especially since she´s convinced they´re a setup to yet another of his tricks. She´s come prepared, however, and she´s determined to get the revenge she´s been waiting for since sixth grade. Mason´s had more than his fair share of combat experience, but he never expected Tara to be such a cunning adversary. All he wants is a kiss, but getting close to her is like fighting his way through a minefield. Now it´s time for the Martins´ oldest family tradition: Christmas Eve paintball. Can Mason finally capture the woman of his dreams, or will Tara´s plans for revenge succeed all too well? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paige Holt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lark/000073/bk_lark_000073_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.