Wordsmith Jaine Austen´s ship has finally come in. Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation--and access to a 24-hour buffet! But sooner than you can say ´´bon voyage,´´ Jaine´s all-expenses-paid trip to the Mexican Riviera seems destined to be a wreck… Things are already off to a rocky start when Jaine discovers a stowaway amidst her luggage--her persnickety cat Prozac. Jaine´s sinking sensation grows stronger at dinner, where she meets chatty Emily Pritchard, a wealthy seventy-year-old who´s traveling with her two nephews. Jaine can´t help noticing the tension among them, especially when the cruise´s charming--and sleazy--British dancer, Graham, whisks Emily out onto the dance floor. Soon Emily is accepting Graham´s invitations to every social event on the ship. Two nights later the bubbly couple announces their engagement, but the news is quickly overshadowed the next morning by the discovery of Graham´s body with an ice pick protruding from his chest… Between hiding a furry fugitive, flirting with Emily´s nephew Robbie, and baiting the hook for a clever murderer, Jaine is about to dive into her most dangerous case yet… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015306/bk_adbl_015306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What will happen to the Bennet females now that Mr. Bennet has died? With Mr. Tristan Collins on his way from America to claim his property, Mrs. Bennet hatches her plan. The new heir to Longbourn simply must marry one of her daughters. Nothing else will do. Will it be Mary or Kitty singled out for this dubious honor? When the gentleman in question turns out to be quite a catch after all, the contest between the sisters is on. Which one will be the next mistress of Longbourn? Or will a dark horse step in to muddy the picture? Darcy, Elizabeth, and the rest of the Pride and Prejudice cast are back as the socially awkward Mary emerges from the shadows to take center stage in Shannon Winslow´s long-awaited sequel to her best-selling novel, The Darcys of Pemberley; Many Austen fans have a soft spot in their hearts for Mary and wonder if she might have the hidden makings of a heroine. Now, in .Return to Longbourn, we learn what really makes her tick. Is she destined to be a governess forever, or will she overcome the misfortune of being ´plain´ to find love and her own happy ending? on his way from America to claim his property, Mrs. Bennet hatches her plan. The new heir to Longbourn simply must marry one of her daughters. Nothing else will do. Will it be Mary or Kitty singled out for this dubious honor? When the gentleman in question turns out to be quite a catch after all, the contest between the sisters is on. Which one will be the next mistress of Longbourn? Or will a dark horse step in to muddy the picture? Darcy, Elizabeth, and the rest of the Pride and Prejudice cast are back as the socially awkward Mary emerges from the shadows to take center stage in Shannon Winslow´s long-awaited sequel to her best-selling novel, The Darcys of Pemberley; Many Austen fans have a soft spot in their hearts for Mary and wonder if she might have the hidden makings of a heroine. Now, in .Return to Longbourn, we learn what really makes h... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marian Hussey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008768/bk_acx0_008768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
[Contains explicit content] Susie remembers those who lost their lives in the Pulse nightclub. Next, the tale of Ada Menken, the 19th-century stage ingenue who lived fast, died young, and was both lusted after and shamed for it. And finally, it´s ´´What´s on Audible´´: Perhaps it’s time to revisit King Lear. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to email@example.com. [Episode 750, June 16, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/170616/pf_suzy_170616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jane Austen is a mystery. The first incontrovertibly great woman novelist, she is, among other things, one of the finest prose stylists in literature; the first truly modern writer, the godmother of chick lit. She is also the greatest enigma (next to Shakespeare) in English literature. Soldiers in the First World War sat in the trenches and read her novels for the civilising comforts they provided. Hard-nut literary critics such as F. R. Leavis lauded their austere complexity. World Book Day, 2007, found that Pride and Prejudice was the one book ´´the nation can´t live without´´. In this witty, accessible guide, Charles Jennings goes in search of this enigma through her words as well as her times, including a short biography, an overview of the novels, as well as the world that she inhabited. Finally, the book contains Jane´s very own words of advice for the modern life. Charles Jennings studied English at Oxford and then become, as reported in the Spectator, the funniest journalist in London. He has written numerous books, including a history of Greenwich, as well as Them and Us: The American Invasion of English High Society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010297/bk_adbl_010297_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If clothes make the man, then what do Jaine Austen´s elastic-waist pants and T-shirts make her? A fashion nightmare, according to her neighbor, Lance. She doesn´t expect Lance - who works in the designer shoe department at Nieman Marcus - to understand...which is how she ends up visiting his favorite boutique, Passions. While the couture is definitely not for Jaine, the staff´s gossip is. Tiny orange-haired clerk Becky starts complaining about her co-worker Giselle - a.k.a. ´´Frenchie´´ - a brittle blonde who, when she´s not making fun of customers behind their backs, adds extra-marital notches to her Chanel belt. Though Jaine doesn´t land a new look, she does land a new job when Passions´ owner gives her a chance to write their new magazine ads. But when Jaine arrives the next morning to pitch her ideas, she finds Frenchie pitched over, stabbed in the neck by one of her own stilettos. Now all Jaine has to do is figure out who hated Frenchie the most, in a case of death by designer knock-off.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015302/bk_adbl_015302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andy Stern, the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), spent four years traveling the country and asking economists, futurists, labor leaders, CEOs, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, and political leaders to help envision the US economy 25 to 30 years from now. He vividly reports on people who are analyzing and creating this new economy - such as investment banker Steve Berkenfeld; David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell International; and Andy Grove of Intel. Through these stories, we come to a stark and deeper understanding of the toll technological progress will continue to take on jobs and income and its inevitable effect on tens of millions of people. But there is hope for our economy and future. The foundation of economic prosperity for all Americans, Stern believes, is a universal basic income. The idea of a universal basic income for all Americans is controversial, but American attitudes are shifting. Stern has been a game changer throughout his career, and his next goal is to create a movement that will force the political establishment to take action against something that many on both the right and the left believe is inevitable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007353/bk_tant_007353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most beloved novelists of all time, Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) is also one of the most scrutinized. Since the early 20th century, she has been a favorite topic of academic researchers and scholars; at the same time, the popularity of her books has continued to grow. Why are Austen´s novels the subject of scholarly tomes and doctoral dissertations, and also the inspiration for a virtual cottage industry of popular adaptations? And how did this English country parson´s daughter with little formal education become a major literary figure? In Simply Austen, author Joan Klingel Ray paints a carefully researched, comprehensive, and highly entertaining portrait of the phenomenon that is Jane Austen - an author whose works have been translated into dozens of languages and who critic Harold Bloom placed among the greatest writers of all time. In exploring Austen´s life and books, Ray not only helps us understand the forces that shaped this talented writer, but also offers a wealth of insightful clues that help explain her lasting popularity and continuing relevance for a 21st-century audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bridget Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088492/bk_acx0_088492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Falling into the past will change their futures forever. Mary Davies finds safety in her ordered and productive life. Working as an engineer, she genuinely enjoys her job and her colleagues - particularly a certain adorable and intelligent consultant. But something is missing. When Mary´s estranged childhood friend, Isabel Dwyer, offers her a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in England, she reluctantly agrees in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways. But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes she lives in Jane Austen´s Bath. While Isabel rests and delights in the leisure of a Regency lady, attended by the other costume-clad guests, Mary uncovers startling truths about their shared past, who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who now stands between them. Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings play out, and dancing ensues as this company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation work out their lives and hearts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000759/bk_tnwd_000759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dieser Fleck ist unbeweglich und hebt sich mit seinen geradlinigen Konturen von dem einheitlich dunkelbraunen Grund ab. Ich strenge meine Augen an und stelle fest, dass der Fleck ein weißes Plakat ist. Auf ihm steht etwas geschrieben, was ich nicht entziffern kann. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Bettina Reifschneider. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/002730/bk_edel_002730_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In completing Jane Austen´s last novel, Julia Barrett has emerged with a literary treasure, holding true to the characters and theme designed by Ms. Austen. Set in the developing seaside town of Sanditon, it portrays a young woman from the countryside who is exposed to the sophistication and cynicism of resort life. Her name is Charlotte. With disarming charm and wit, she observes for us the array of quirky characters who reside in the booming resort-to-be. The innocent but keen-witted Charlotte quickly finds herself rather deeply involved in this uproarious little town. She can´t help but get swept up in the antics of the Parkers and Denhams, even while she is vexed and perplexed by the droll Sidney Parker. But even the best efforts of this charming young lady may not be enough to save the budding resort town. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000918/bk_blak_000918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.