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.
Sera Jane Walker, an aspiring writer with a gloomy bank account, takes a temporary job cleaning toilets to keep a roof over her head while she writes her first book. Her dream comes to an abrupt halt when her muse flees after the stench in the stairwell turns out to be a former employee! Questions arise, accusations are made, and tensions flare.When the bodies start to pile up as fast as the bills, Sera races in to flush out the killer before she becomes the next stain on the bathroom floor. If she can avoid death long enough to sell her first manuscript, she can pen a "Dear John" letter to her employment agency, and say good-bye to a temporary life forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan McGurl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130868/bk_acx0_130868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With her rent rising faster than her pie crust, bakery owner Winnie Johnson had hoped to be rescued by an inheritance from her wealthy friend and neighbor Gertrude Redenbacher. Instead all she inherits is the widow's hostile hissing tabby, Lovey, and a vintage ambulance, restored by Gertrude's late husband. As her dream crumbles, Winnie makes her final delivery - a peach pie to an elderly widower. But she finds Bart Wagner lying on his kitchen floor, smothered by a pillow. To comfort her frightened and grieving neighbors, Winnie comes to the rescue with her baked goods - and an idea is born: dessert delivery via her ambulance and a new business called the Emergency Dessert Squad. When she's not speeding to the scenes of dessert emergencies, Winnie is also racing to track down Bart's killer-before she needs to call a real ambulance for the next victim.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008605/bk_tant_008605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She stood over herself staring down at it confused. She’d never had an out-of-body experience before. Looking down at her hands, she noticed they were wet; her eyes registered the wetness as blood. Shock and surprise filled her as she looked at her body, seeing a pool of blood, her blood, spilling out onto the wooden floor. Was she…dead? That couldn’t be, she had so much to still do with her life, plans she had made, a bucket list never completed. She turned around looking for the door. This had to just be a bad dream. Her eyes fell on the shadow of a man, his face hidden from the dawn spilling in through the windows behind him. A dark smile consumed his face as he looked down at the body before him, “Thanks for playing.” A smooth voice began, “But it seems that you have lost the game.” He turned, heading for a door, closing and locking it behind him. She could feel disbelief coursing through her, she should know him; she should have known what happened, but all she knew at that moment was that she’d been tricked and that she was dead. Sorrow began to fill her being. Awash with the emotion, she moved ethereally to the window, looking out it at the figure slowly retreating down the hill. She would stay; she would stay here to warn the next person, and the next, until someone got the clue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Jenkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131887/bk_acx0_131887_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two books in one: Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables the Easy Way Greenhouse Gardening: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Your Dream Greenhouse Book 1: Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables the Easy Way Always wanted to have your own vegetable garden?! Whether you want to learn which vegetables work well with others, how to grow healthy and big vegetables, or which techniques you need to master to help give you that fantastic-looking vegetable patch, this audiobook will help! Here are some of the things you can expect to find inside.... How to plan and design your garden Common mistakes to avoid Which vegetables beginners should start with Tools and equipment to kickstart your success How to maintain a healthy vegetables garden Much, much more! No matter what your gardening experience and skill level is at, Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables the Easy Way provides the advice and inspiration you need to grow the vegetables of your dreams! Book 2: Greenhouse Gardening: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Your Dream Greenhouse Welcome to greenhouse gardening! At long last, you can now instantly discover some awesome tips to take greenhouse growing to the next level! See your buddies' jaws drop to the floor in sheer amazement once they see what you have achieved! Have you always wanted your own greenhouse? However you couldn't on account of you didn't know much about it? This audiobook streamlines greenhouse building and upkeep. The tips that this book presents not only educate you about the different sorts of greenhouses, but the ins and outs of maintaining one to the highest level. These are some of the tips you will find in the book: How does a greenhouse capture heat? Sorts of greenhouses Apparatuses and materials 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109706/bk_acx0_109706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s Christmas in Estes Park, Colorado: cozy fires, twinkling lights, soft snowfall, and...murder. The winter holidays in charming Estes Park lull Winifred Page and her corgi, Watson, into thoughts of eggnog and gingersnaps as they settle into their new home. Fred’s dream bookshop is becoming a reality, and with Christmas only days away, her only concerns are spending time with family, enforcing Watson’s diet, and finding the perfect gifts. The toy store beckons Fred and her friend Katie, who dash in out of the cold during a shopping spree to discover handmade toys, cuddly stuffed animals...and a dying man on the floor. When Katie’s desperate attempts to save the man end in her being taken in for his murder, Fred once again dons her detective hat. She puts aside her Christmas list and - with Watson sniffing around - begins a list of suspects. But as quickly as clues point to one person, new discoveries shift the spotlight to another. With Katie’s freedom in the balance, Fred has little time to think about gifts or to enjoy the holiday lights and music. A killer is on the loose, one who became violent in a picture-perfect Christmas toy shop, and Fred and Watson can’t begin to predict what might happen next.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Hickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123440/bk_acx0_123440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sound of the basketball slapping the floor echoed hollowly in the gym, as I began working it playfully with my hands. Planning my next move, I locked eyes with my opponent. I noticed small beads of sweat beginning to form in the furrow between his eyebrows. My heart was pounding, and my nerves tightened in response... but slowly a smile formed on my lips. Here I was, 5'8" Jesse LeBeau, going one on one with basketball superstar Kevin Durant... and I was making him sweat! As I started to make my move on him, I briefly wondered, "How did a skinny kid from a small town in Alaska ever get the chance to do this?" Here I was, involved in the filming of the 2012 Warner Brother's basketball movie Thunderstruck, playing against the NBA scoring champion! It shouldn't have happened. I didn't fit the profile and anyone would have told you that. But I did make it, despite the odds. And here is my story... Growing up as an undersized white basketball player on a remote island in Alaska, Jesse had nearly every chip stacked against him. Yet despite his size and circumstances, he managed to rise above it all and make it to the big screen in Hollywood. With only the love of the game of basketball and the tenacity to follow a dream driving him, Jesse's persistence has led him to star in national commercials and movies with some of the most recognizable celebrities and professional athletes in the world. More importantly, he found a way to tweak the system and alter his dream and get paid to do what he loves to... every day! Be inspired by his story and learn the keys to successfully creating a life that is uniquely yours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donny Baarns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027375/bk_acx0_027375_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.
Two books in one: Gardening: The Complete Guide to Gardening for Beginners Greenhouse Gardening: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Your Dream Greenhouse Book one: Always wanted to have your own garden full of life and energy? Whether you want to learn which plants work better with others, how to grow healthy blossoming flowers, or which techniques you need to master to help give you that fantastic looking garden all year round, this audiobook will help! Here are some of the things you can expect to find inside.... How to plan and design your garden Common mistakes to avoid Which plants and vegetables beginners should start with Tools and equipment to kick-start your success How to maintain a healthy garden all year round Much, much more! No matter what your gardening experience and skill level is at, The Complete Guide to Gardening for Beginners provides the advice and inspiration you need to grow the garden of your dreams! Book two: Welcome to greenhouse gardening! At long last! You can now instantly discover some awesome tips to take greenhouse growing to the next level! See your buddies' jaws drop to the floor in sheer amazement once they see what you have achieved! Have you always wanted your own greenhouse but couldn't because you didn't know much about it? This audiobook streamlines the assignment of greenhouse building and upkeep. The tips that this audiobook presents not only educate you about the different sorts of greenhouses but the ins and outs of maintaining one to the highest level. These are some of the tips you will find in the audiobook: How does a greenhouse capture heat? Sorts of greenhouses Apparatuses and materials for your greenhouse Tips for your greenhouse The benefits 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111327/bk_acx0_111327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.