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.
Pickled Bananas is a collection of 14 quirky short stories from the mind of Douglas Schwartz. These Schwartz stories explore various random topics: "Glove Box of a UFO" When an alien ship crashes on his family's farm, a young boy takes it for a joyride. "13th Floor CVO" A young man sets out to break a curse that is destroying every company that employs him. "What Happens in Vegas" A man proves that what happens in Las Vegas should not stay there. "Sleepless Blues" An overworked superhero has a breakdown in a diner. "Damned Was the Money Tree" When a man receives a money tree for a housewarming gift, he finds it hard to spend his cash crop. "The Next Master Plan" Satan tries to thwart God's next master plan as they both live in disguise in suburbia. "Silent Partners" The puppet of a mute woman falls in love with an imaginary friend of a 30-something man. "The Inside Joke" The story of three friends and the slang they've built up over the years. "Pickled Bananas" When a young woman's parents become cursed, she must save them by collecting ingredients for the ultimate sandwich. "Lobster's Guide to the Flip Trip" After his girlfriend dumped him, a man receives help from a lobster keychain to win her back. "The Dark Acquisition" Years after meeting the 13th-floor CVO, the man must unravel the mystery of why his company is hitting more hard times. "Together, Without Sleep" A mother saves her daughter with the help of the family's sleep disorders. "Dealing with the Devil" Purchasing souls is costly, and Satan must figure out why his bank account is dwindling. "A World Taken Over" A mad scientist finds it hard to give up control of the world he has accidentally taken over. Not every story has a moral, but they are sure to make you think, laugh, and appreciate life's little quirks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seth Paul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058284/bk_acx0_058284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On June 19, 2001, Ryan Corbin, grandson of Pat Boone and son of Lindy Boone Michaelis, accidentally stepped through a skylight and fell three stories onto a cement floor. As Ryan lingered between life and death in intensive care, Pat and Lindy decided to take action in a big way: They went on Larry King Live, shared their faith, and asked millions of TV viewers to pray for Ryan. Heaven Hears is the amazing story of what happened next. You won't want to miss this story of tragedy and triumph from the Boone family. It's a story of the immovable faith of a mother, the incredible power of prayer, and the undeniable evidence that heaven hears us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lindy Boone Michaelis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001247/bk_oasi_001247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FlushedCheeks features sensual, evocative and alluring audio stories for the private listening pleasure of women. They are different because they are written for women in that they tap into the cerebral part of the female mind - that part that lets your mind travel, imagine and explore the sensual side. The anonymous narrators have been specially selected and are professional actors with voices so sexy you will feel them move and tingle your body.This is your time. Turn off your phone, shut the door. Let your pleasure begin. Volume 1 begins with a sensual instructive meditation narrated by a sexy female which will relax you, take you away and leave your body at the brink of orgasm. It's then time to move onto the next scenario where a girlfriend gives you a day pass to the Korean bathhouse. It's your first time but soon enough you realise how beautiful and sexy another woman can be and all your inhibitions drop to the floor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: FlushedCheeks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/flsh/000001/bk_flsh_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grilled is the next volume in the Facile Restaurant series of 10 short stories. Each story focuses on a different couple. Delia Montgomery is on the worst date in the history of dates. The charming, funny version of Chip that she met online was an Internet mirage, dissolving to leave her with an overcoiffed raging douche canoe. Chip seems to be following some sort of handbook entitled How to Make Your Date Want to Stab You in the Face in Three Easy Steps. Between the backhanded compliments and "helpful" suggestions, Delia is seriously considering tunneling her way through the floor of Facile with a shrimp fork. Enter their waiter, Byron, who is immediately smitten with the gorgeous victim of an Internet date gone awry. Byron is a smooth, well-mannered counterpoint to dating dud Chip, who does not appreciate witnessing the instant chemistry between his date and the server he has no plans to tip. When the date implodes, Bryon is there to provide the special sort of service Delia needs to recover. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Ronconi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027462/bk_adbl_027462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What are you searching for in life? Is there a void that you are desperately attempting to fill? Are you wondering what might be next? The job, relationship, salary, title, status, and so much more have been the focal point of so many explorations. These things are sought after in the hopes of bringing ultimate and sustaining joy. However, they never do.Ready, Fire, Aim is about one person's journey to find sustainable joy by walking back into the one place he swore he would never return to. Through author Philip Floor's stories and the lessons he learned, you too can discover a way to fill the void that will never run empty again. Philip shows how there can be true and sustainable joy found in simply walking back into the local church and saying yes.If you want to make this life worth it - and if what you have been doing isn't working - open this audiobook. If you are skeptical, remember these words: Expecting things to change, without being willing to change, will result in no change - because nothing changed. It's time to make a change. Philip's challenge to you is simple: return to the one place you don't want to go back to, say yes, and ask questions later. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Floor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144122/bk_acx0_144122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three sizzling-hot stories from New York Times and international best-selling author Elle Kennedy!When a SEAL goes after your heart, don’t put up a fight. They don’t like to lose."Heat It Up"One minute, broody SEAL Becker is responding "hell no" to a pesky reporter’s interview request. The next, he’s trapped in an elevator and calming Jane’s confined-space panic attack - with a kiss. Once he caves in to the fierce, unexpected need, there’s no turning back. Beck’s not looking for long-term, but a fling with a redhead with a brutally honest mouth and a body made for sin? Abso-effing-lutely...."Heat of the Night"When her long-time fiancé breaks off their engagement, Annabelle sets out to prove she’s not a prude. Only problem is, her list of sexual fantasies winds up in the wrong hands, and now, she’s got a sinfully sexy SEAL offering to help check off every last wild and wicked item. Resisting Ryan is futile, but protecting her heart? It’s necessary...."The Heat is On"Matt thinks he’s a bad boy...until he finds himself face down on the floor during a bank robbery, arguing with a sexy blonde who wields her sharp tongue with surgical precision. Savannah eagerly follows the adrenaline rush she feels with Matt to the nearest bed, but when tangled sheets begin to feel like tangled heartstrings, commitment-shy Savannah’s first instinct is to cut him loose. Problem is, Matt’s not going anywhere....Warning: Contains feisty heroines, threesomes, and dangerously hot Navy SEALs that give the phrase "going commando" a whole new meaning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese, Lazlo Hollyfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052394/bk_adbl_052394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Priscilla Buckley is probably known for her long and admired tenure as managing editor of the conservative political journal National Review, founded in the 1950s by her brother, William F. Buckley, Jr. But in String of Pearls we meet a different Priscilla, young Pitts Buckley, just out of Smith, eager for the next step up from the college paper to "real" journalism. There she is, in her proper wool suit, her cashmere sweater, and in her string of pearls, notebook at the ready, United Press Radio News Department's fledgling employee. The war in Europe was winding to its close. For Buckley, the atmosphere in UP's New York offices was a heady one; the journalists worked furiously but had time to play practical jokes, stage mock battles on the newsroom floor, and treasure the funny stories that haste and tension engender. Young Priscilla fit right in; she made friends, wrote copy for the reporters to read on the air ("Keep the sentences short!"), and joined in the fun and frequent hilarity. It was a demanding, sometimes heartbreaking, and always vibrant period. The author was pleased a few years later to be offered a job at the Paris bureau of United Press. The young writer who has spent some of her girlhood years living in prewar France with her parents and her numerous siblings found a different Paris at war's end: scars of the prolonged occupation were everywhere. It was a poignant time, but for Priscilla and her friends there was laughter and comic misadventures as well, and she shares them, along with varied characters gathered at United Press at the time, with us. Buckley's stay in Paris was cut short by a summons from brother Bill: Would she be interested in working with him on the new magazine he was starting? Thus ended her UP days, and this began a new and glowing journalistic career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001122/bk_blak_001122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume 4: The men in Eve’s class reached underneath their seats and pulled out the guide book. Jake then took the floor. "As my beautiful wife introduced me, I am Jake. I am proud to be a submissive and cuckold husband. There is a misconception of becoming a cuckold. Some people think it’s a sign of weakness. But, for me, it’s a sign of strength. I take pride in my submissiveness. I work as a CEO in multi-million dollar corporation. Every day I have to make decisions that affect my company, our clients, and my employees. I’m the boss of over 2,000 employees. I tell people what to do every day. When I come home and I am away from the office, I hate making decisions or being the boss. That is why I leave all the decisions for our home, sex, marriage, and personal life, up to my gorgeous wife, Eve." Jake sipped some water and continued. "Most men, like myself, feel awkward with what is expected from them in the beginning. When you begin this journey with your wife, not to mention her lovers, you want to please your wife and her lovers. I didn’t have much guidance, I did a lot of research online and joined online groups of other cuckolds to get more of a grasp on exactly what being a cuckold entailed." Jake then held up his guide book, "I created this guide book for all cuckolds, just starting out or ones who have been doing it for a while." Jake opened the book and flipped through some pages. "Inside, you will find terminology, tips, stories, and a lot of information I have put together for you. Take it home, read it, and if you have any questions at all, come back to next week’s meeting and I will answer all that I can. Thank you and have a good evening." Everyone clapped. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Candy Kross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018512/bk_acx0_018512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.