Miss Araminta pushes her shopping cart to the neighborhood market, but stops when she sees a well-dressed woman stealing from a blind man´s cup. The beggar is well known in the neighborhood; Bill and his seeing-eye dog sleep in a derelict shed behind the grocery store. He just turned up one day from nowhere, and is fed and clothed by the community. Miss Araminta follows the woman robber, who waves a gun at her and steals her groceries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052395/bk_acx0_052395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With her husband, Ebenezer, now ´doornail dead´, the coldest Christmas Eve on record finds Mrs Scrooge outside the supermarket, protesting against consumerism and waste. ´Spoilsport!´ shout the passersby as they load up their shopping carts with Christmas goodies. Just as Ebenezer did, Mrs Scrooge keeps to her frugal ways...but with the current state of the world, perhaps Mrs Scrooge has the right idea. That night, alone in her bed with Catchit the cat beside her, Mrs Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. As each in succession takes her by the hand and sweeps through the scenes of her life, Mrs Scrooge learns not only what the ´Christmas Spirit´ really means, but the nature of the real gifts we give and receive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Ann Duffy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000995/bk_macm_000995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simply told but deeply affecting, in the best-selling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore - and gets away with it for 21 years. Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: She takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It´s a secret she manages to keep for over two decades - from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy´s now-grown daughter, Mia, discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood. Author Helen Klein Ross, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, weaves a powerful story of upheaval and resilience told from the alternating perspectives of Lucy, Mia, Mia´s birth mother, and others intimately involved in the kidnapping. What Was Mine is a compelling tale of motherhood and loss, of grief and hope, and of the life-shattering effects of a single irrevocable moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Whelan, Cassandra Campbell, Amanda Carlin, Rebekkah Ross, Jonathan Todd Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007316/bk_sans_007316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Myla Rose McGraw may be 20, single, and pregnant, but she´s no damsel in distress. She doesn´t need a man. After all, her Grams taught her a thing or two about making lemonade out of life´s lemons. Then she meets Cash Carson. Reeling from a bad breakup, Cash has sworn off love. It led to nothing but pain and misery, and he´s determined to move forward alone. Until a redheaded Southern beauty crashes into him. With her shopping cart. At the local Piggly Wiggly. If love wasn´t for him, why does his heart beat a little faster every time Myla Rose sends that sweet smile his way? He is no knight, and she doesn´t need saving. But damn if he doesn´t want to try anyway. Coming Up Roses is a sweet Southern fairy tale - with a twist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Abano, Paula Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033596/bk_adbl_033596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn everything you need to know about running your online store and more. Entrepreneurs and shop owners must listen to this! Tired of the complex and expensive ecommerce platforms available now? Are you in search of an easy to set up and no-hassle shopping cart platform that lets you focus on your core business functions? Learn the secrets of prosperous online retail with Shopify. Whether you own a small or medium scale business, or you are thinking of starting one online, Shopify brings you a host of beneficial features and apps. This book will guide you on using Shopify, which is a ready-to-use ecommerce platform created for entrepreneurs who are not familiar with web designing or development. Shopify makes the entire online store set up a breeze without compromising on the functionality you expect from an ecommerce platform. Shopify is the most cost effective solution available now. This audiobook reveals insightful information on: The benefits of the Shopify ecommerce platform How to set up a successful online store from scratch including the design, theme, products, payment and shipping details How you can increase your store´s popularity and sales Take control of your business now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065413/bk_acx0_065413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One Kid. One Crime. One Chance to Make Things Right. It was a bitterly cold day when Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge - he is ready to send Arthur to juvie for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, it´s the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service...working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can´t believe it - is he really supposed to rummage through people´s trash? But it isn´t long before Arthur realizes there´s more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the ´´trash´´ he´s collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine.... Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton, award-winning author Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007358/bk_brll_007358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is there a shopping cart where you were about to park and so now, you have to get out of your car to move it or look for another spot? Is your neighbor driving you nuts again? Did your leisurely drive end up aggravating you because it seems no one knows how to drive? Can´t get out of the elevator because everyone is rushing in? The reality is the world has changed. We are more self-absorbed than ever, and technology has caused us to pay less attention to our surroundings, if not each other. It seems you cannot go one day without dealing with an asshole who can´t seem to follow society´s simple rules on proper etiquette. But, instead of getting angry and increasing your blood pressure, why not laugh about it? Do you have a family member that speaks loud enough into their cell phone that everyone can hear them? Is your friend one of those people who causes you to ask yourself WTF every time they post on social media? Are you one of those people who picks up the phone as you are paying the cashier to let your friend know you are paying the cashier? Then make fun of your family, friends, and more importantly, yourself! Laughter is the best medicine unless, of course, your friends are laughing at what you do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050674/bk_acx0_050674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Being a kid is like having two permanent police officers watching you all the time - even when you´re going to the bathroom. At least that’s how it feels to Billy March. He’s been grounded for 63% of the past month. The thing is, every time Billy almost gets his parents’ trust back, his mind wanders off, and he causes another disaster! Like the time he and his best friend Keenan decided to play droid war in a parking lot — and ended up launching a shopping cart into a car… Now Mom and Dad are threatening to send Billy to a psychologist. They may even make him take brain drugs! But deep down, Billy really worries that Dad wishes he had a different son. He’ll never be as perfect as his two sisters. Maybe he doesn’t belong in this family at all. But maybe, just maybe, talking to a ´´shrink” won’t be as terrible as Billy thinks. Even if the doctor’s last name sounds eerily like the word grave… 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005684/bk_brll_005684_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the incarnations of ASP.NET 3.5 and SQL Server 2008, programming dynamic data-driven web sites with Microsoft technologies has become easier and much more efficient than ever before. Fewer mouse clicks and fewer lines of code can now enable more powerful features and the tools you need-Visual Web Developer and SQL Server 2008 Express Edition-are free. In Beginning ASP.NET E-Commerce in C#: From Novice to Professional, you´ll learn how to best use the free development tools offered by Microsoft to build an online product catalog. You will gain an intimate understanding of every piece of code you write. This understanding will enable you to build your own powerful and flexible web sites efficiently and rapidly with ASP.NET 3.5. * Build a complete site, including a shopping cart, checkout, product searching, product recommendations, control panel, customer accounts, order processing, and much, much more. * Explore new challenges and theoretical concepts, which are carefully analyzed and explained throughout the book, with each feature you add to the web site. * Learn to handle payments by integrating PayPal and DataCash into your site.
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.