At 63, former jazz musician Wade Lovett finds himself something of a trailer park Lothario carrying on affairs with three different women. But when circumstances prompt Carol Smitzky to make a compelling case for a marriage arrangement, he agrees. The next morning, he visits girlfriend number two, Peggy MacCallister, to tell her the news - and finds her lying dead on her kitchen floor. Shortly after Peggy´s death, Wade is surprised to learn that she left him guardianship of her prized cat, Prince Albert. Even more surprising, she named Wade as beneficiary of her life insurance, which provokes her son to demand an autopsy. As a natural death seems less and less likely, Wade becomes the prime suspect in her murder, forcing him to investigate the crime himself. Was Peggy killed by one of her two children, the park manager, a mystery second boyfriend, or was it Wade´s third paramour, Sue Mullins? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Husmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051955/bk_acx0_051955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stunning collection of short stories - mostly dealing with the sex trade - by the late Chilean master and author of The Savage Detectives. The Return contains thirteen unforgettable stories that seem to tell what Bolano called ´´the secret story,´´ ´´the one we’ll never know.´´ Bent on returning to haunt you, Bolano’s tales might concern the unexpected fate of a beautiful ex-girlfriend, or soccer, witchcraft, or a dream of meeting the poet Enrique Lihn: They always surprise. Consider the title story: A young partygoer collapses in a Parisian disco and dies on the dance floor. Just as his soul is departing his body, it realizes strange happenings are afoot around his now dead body - and what follows next defies the imagination (except Bolano’s own). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Krochmal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011532/bk_adbl_011532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Canadians are at it again. A recent NationalPost.com headline reads, ´´Your porn is not Canadian enough.´´ The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is demanding that a few of the erotic channels based in Toronto use more Canadian-made porno and include more Canadian-themed content. Just exactly what that would entail sounds interesting. Next, the Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC, is attended by many staunch political types who, it turns out, are also looking for some kinky one-night stands. After listening to fiery speeches from favorite conservatives on the convention floor, it seems the next most popular activity is finding anonymous gay sex. Susie reads from some Craigslist ads, and boy-oh-boy there was some sinning happening at the recent CPAC. Finally, Susie is thrilled to announce that three audiobooks she produced are finalists for the Audie Awards. The Audies are the audiobook industry´s most prestigious honor, and just like the Oscars or the Grammies, there are a few picks in various categories. Then, on the award night, one ultimate Audiobook of the Year is announced. Susie´s nominated books are: Carries Story, The Invisible Heart: An Economics Romance, and The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery. Good luck, Susie! Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Episode 609, March 28, 2014] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/140328/pf_suzy_140328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An ode to ´´Put the Damn Guns Down´´, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times best seller Jason Reynolds´ fiercely stunning novel that takes place in 60 potent seconds - the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he´s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE. Or, you can call it a gun. That´s what 15-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That´s where Will´s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother´s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he´s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that´s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn´s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn´t know that Shawn had ever actually used his gun. Bigger huh. Buck is dead. But Buck´s in the elevator? Just as Will´s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck´s cigarette. Will doesn´t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, misses. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008085/bk_sans_008085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inspiring book for listeners of Sheryl Sandberg and Arlene Dickinson Lisa Lisson´s life seemed perfect: she had married her high school sweetheart, applied her marketing degree to a position at FedEx Express Canada, and risen to become a vice president (and would ultimately become president) of the company. One night, after putting their four children to bed, her husband, Patrick, marvelled that their lives seemed perfectly happy. Just a few hours later, everything changed. One moment Lisa was sleeping beside Patrick, and the next, she was kneeling on the floor beside his unconscious body frantically administering CPR. Patrick had had a massive heart attack and was in a coma, and the doctors were blunt: there was no hope. But for the next two years, Lisa stood by his side and awaited a miracle, while continuing to balance life as a high-powered executive and mother of four. Part leadership guide, part memoir of loss, and part personal empowerment primer on how to achieve your goals no matter what the universe throws at you, Resilience is an inspirational story about how to rise to the top in a man´s world, triumph over adversity, lead a fulfilling life, and live each day with purpose and gratitude. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Johansson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030260/bk_adbl_030260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karen and her college roommate, Lisa, have come to a comfort level of sharing just about everything in their dorm room. Enjoying a night of fun with their boyfriends and a bottle of vodka crosses the lines of inhibitions, race, and relationship status when a game of sex dice is introduced. Warning: This book contains sexually explicit scenes, graphic violence, and adult language and may be considered offensive to some listeners. Adults only. ´´Divalicious´´, an audiobook-exclusive bonus story from a true master of erotica, Brindle Chase!Taryn Blaze is the reigning queen of rock ´n´ roll. They said she couldn´t be tamed. Armored with her diva persona, she keeps the world at arm´s length and under her spell. If she lets her guard down for a second, the dog-eat-dog world of rock ´n´ roll will devour her and spit her out. Derek Abrahms is hired to protect Taryn´s floor, but for him it´s a second chance to win the girl of his dreams from high school. Except the beautiful girl next door and band geek he fell in love with is now the world-famous Taryn Blaze and the ultimate diva. How can he possibly bring back his high-school crush? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Saucedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030237/bk_acx0_030237_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tina went to grab for Sara, but fell to the ground. Her towel came off and she was on her knees reaching for Sara naked. ¿Please Sara, don¿t tell anyone!¿ She begged. Sara stopped and looked down at Tina who had a pleading look on her face. ¿Please, I can¿t get expelled, I just can¿t.¿ She paused and continued, ¿You can stay here, and I won¿t kick you out.¿ Sara looked at Tina and saw her sexy naked body. She got turned on and felt herself getting excited. ¿Also¿¿ ¿Anything.¿ Tina interrupted, ¿I will do anything.¿ She pleaded. Remembering what her father had told her. She had to graduate Yale before she could have access to her father¿s millions. If she got expelled, she would never see one dime of that money. She was desperate. ¿I will do anything.¿ She said in a meek voice. ¿Anything.¿ ¿From now on, you will do everything I tell you to do for my entertainment and amusement. Do you understand?¿ She asked Tina. ¿Yes. I will do everything you say.¿ Tina agreed. ¿That is including being my sex slave.¿ Sara added. ¿Sex slave?¿ Tina inquired. ¿You don¿t think I see you parading around here in your little skimpy panties? Haven¿t you ever wondered why I don¿t bring guys around?¿ She asked. ¿I thought it was because you were afraid I was going to steal them away from you.¿ Tina replied. ¿No, that is not why. It¿s because I am a lesbian. I love women. Sexy, beautiful and hot women like you.¿ Sara smiled and kneeled down on the floor next to Tina and began caressing her skin. ¿With soft skin¿¿ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Candy Kross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017179/bk_acx0_017179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where can you find the 5 most irresistible indoor street food trucks in Berlin? What are the 5 best shops if you´re looking for Berlin fashion? And what are the 5 most beautiful parks with a genuine Berlin spirit? The 500 Hidden Secrets of Berlin reveals these good-to-know addresses and many more. It´s an affectionate guide to the city ; written by Berlin explorer Nathalie Dewalhens. She has selected places and details that few people know ; like an open-air bar next to the river Spree with a wooden dance floor and a fairytale hut ; a crane house with a café ; located in a post-GDR industrial area ; or a beautiful tango venue in a former warehouse from 1908. This is a book for visitors who want to avoid the usual tourist spots and for residents who are keen to track down the city´s best-kept secrets. After having travelled the world Nathalie Dewalhens now considers Berlin as her home. She is working on her first novel there ; preferably while sipping a latte in a bar. Philip Bögle is a Berlin based photographer who thinks of his hometown as a city that never sleeps ; and as the perfect place to live and work ; capturing moments ; people and fashion.
Four Rooms, Upstairs - a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award - is the story of Linda Appleman Shapiro, an immigrant daughter who grew up on the top floor of a small home in 1940s Brooklyn, and struggled to understand her mentally ill mother. For years Linda tried to ignore the phases when her mother was ´´not herself.´´ As the youngest child and only girl, Linda spent many days at home alone with her mother, watching her battle memories of loss and despair, unable to cope. But at that time, her mother was not seen as mentally ill - she was simply ill. Linda was appalled by the treatments prescribed to her mother and determined to make life better for her family. Linda eventually persevered, becoming a psychotherapist to help others like her and her mother, and marrying acclaimed audio narrator George Guidall. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002788/bk_reco_002788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book begins with an expose of Grover Cleveland who was known for being an honest politician during his presidency in the 1880s. Although he was generally an honest president as well, there happened to be an incident during which he disappeared aboard a friend´s yacht for four days and lied about the reason for his absence. Moving on to the next story, we learn about Edwin Howard Armstrong, also known as The Major, who is just about to jump from the 13th floor of a New York City apartment block at the end of January 1954. He had left a note that calculated the odds of his body being smashed upon impact with the ground below. He took the time to dress in attire which people would recognize him in for identification purposes and then moved over to the window. This part of the book does not tell whether or not Armstrong actually jumped. First, we are told the race to discover, decode and understand the new phenomenon of radio would be run by Armstrong, David Sarnoff and Lee de Forest. Abruptly, the narrative jumps back in time some 48 years as we join a much younger Armstrong being chastised by his mother for not coming inside when she ordered. The young Armstrong is, we discover, sitting in a chair hanging from ropes attached to his newest and best 100 foot antenna enjoying the feel of the wind at such a height. Even at this young age, Armstrong was considered gifted, from the construction of his first crystal set radio receiver came his dream of taking this new technology and using it to bring sounds of voice and music into every home in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Ackley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076993/bk_acx0_076993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The human race´s most popular humor series returns with a new collection of macabre mishaps and misadventures. Honoring those who improve the gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves from it, this work shows how uncommon common sense still is. The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon-more than 1.5 million copies sold! New York Times bestselling author Wendy Northcutt is back, asking, Have we evolved at all? The answer: Not all of us. What crazy cocktail of DNA leads Homo sapiens to do pull-ups off the edge of a seventh-floor balcony or wrap their lips around a paintball gun and pull the trigger? How about offering a beer to a bear or self-testing a Taser? Why not go joyriding in a shopping cart strapped to an SUV or jump a drawbridge on a bicycle? Fully illustrated with over a hundred new jaw-dropping and side-splitting feats of stupidity-and including science essays by guest writers and answers to FAQs about evolution in action-The Darwin Awards Next Evolution continues the tradition of honoring the victims of appallingly poor survival instinct who selflessly improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it.
24 hours.... A remote country house. A dead body in a blood-spattered drawing room. A six-foot square container next to the body. 24 hours.... A padded cell. A single chair bolted to the floor. A woman bound hand and foot to the chair. DI Saul has just 24 hours to find out who the killer of the body is. 24 hours to work out how the woman in the cell is linked with the murder. 24 hours in which at every turn, his own life seems to be inextricably linked with the events that unfold. 24 hours before the container in the room explodes.... Warning: Adult content and sexually explicit material. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex More. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043232/bk_acx0_043232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.