It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Finding the perfect gift. Maxing out the credit cards—again. Endless baking. Surely there is more to Christmas than this. Best-selling author Ace Collins wants to help you make this Christmas your best holiday ever! As he blends fascinating stories from history and spiritual truths about the holiday season, he gently guides you toward a new way of thinking about Christmas. As you explore Collins’ 26 easy ways to revolutionize your Christmas expectations, you’ll feel yourself relax. You’ll begin to recapture the joy and magic of the season and to remember the reason we celebrate. Step by step, you’ll make small changes in your attitude toward Christmas that will yield big results. Each upbeat chapter contains easy to apply ideas, from making the most of long lines and traffic jams, to discovering the deeper meaning behind common Christmas symbols. Simple tasks like mailing Christmas cards or holiday shopping that once seemed like dreaded chores will become easier and worthwhile. Collins adeptly shows how to navigate the stressors that threaten to derail the joy of the season. You’ll rediscover Christmas as it was meant to be. Holiday happiness is attainable with this timely and wise book. Reading this partly devotional, partly practical, and always thoughtful book, you are only 25 days and 26 ways away from your best Christmas ever! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Stella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000548/bk_zond_000548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born in Chicago, February 14, 1894, Benjamin Kubelsky would later become known as Jack Benny. As a boy, he was encouraged by his Jewish immigrant parents from Poland to become a concert violinist. He learned to play quite well and hit the vaudeville stage, where he played popular songs and honed a suave-but-fragile personality, telling self-deprecating jokes. Benny guested on the ´´Ed Sullivan´´ radio show March 19, 1932 and was an instant success. Canada Dry signed him to a contract that same year and soon Jack Benny was broadcasting each week on CBS. His radio career included a long run on NBC and then a return to CBS through his final radio days. His all-star supporting cast included his wife Mary Livingstone, Eddie ´´Rochester´´ Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson and announcer Don Wilson. As Jerry Seinfeld would emulate years later on his TV show, Benny´s cast received the best jokes - many pointed at the show´s star. Expert scripts constantly reminded listeners of Benny´s portrayal of himself as a stingy and vain man, concerned about his receding hairline and insistence that he was no older than 39. Benny´s radio show made a successful transition to television with his entire supporting cast following. This incredible collection of ´´The Jack Benny Program´´ is as funny and timely as it was when first broadcast. 2/13/49 Jack´s Birthday is Tomorrow 3/6/49 At the Races with guests, Ronald and Benita Colman 3/13/49 After the Races 1/15/50 Guest, Fred Allen 2/26/50 The Whistler Spoof called The Fiddler 3/5/50 Buck Benny Rides Again 3/26/50 Guest, Bob Hope 4/2/50 Guest, Al Jolson 4/16/50 Mary Convinces Jack to Paint the House 11/29/53 Shopping for a Thanksgiving Turkey 12/6/53 Preparing for a Palm Springs Vacation 1/20/57 In Bed with a Cold and Hears a Burglar 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009773/bk_brll_009773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Be a part of the diet revolution and change your relationship with calories forever. America´s favorite diet and fitness expert, Jorge Cruise, will change the way you think about calories. For years, conventional wisdom has continued to state the wrong and outdated research that says simply counting calories is the key to weight loss, and if you cannot follow that plan, you must lack willpower. Now Jorge Cruise´s passion for dietary science has revealed the true cause of the obesity epidemic-counting the wrong calories! The 100 will free you from counting calories and points and constantly trying to eat less with the conclusive truth: all calories are not created equal. Jorge has been working to uncover the latest advances in dietary science for more than a decade, and now the newest science confirms that Sugar Calories are the only calories you´ll need to keep track of on this simple, fast, and guilt-free weight-loss plan. Enjoy unlimited amounts of delicious and healthy no-count calories and still eat the foods you love. Learn the right foods to eat without ever feeling hungry or deprived on a plan that is so easy to incorporate and maintain that you can finally put an end to the vicious cycle of dieting. In addition to the 4-week plan, you get shopping lists and recommended food guides that can help you drop up to 18 pounds of stubborn belly fat. The 100 is the only plan you´ll ever need. Stop counting the wrong calories and start losing weight and changing your life today with the help of Jorge Cruise and the no-count calorie revolution! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Berman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003535/bk_harp_003535_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A razor-sharp story collection from a writer who is always ´´furiously good´´ (Zadie Smith, best-selling author of Swing Time). With her signature humor and compassion, A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection - exploring our attachments to each other through characters who aren´t quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they can be. In ´´A Prize for Every Player,´´ a man is nominated to run for president by the customers of a big box store, while he and his family do their weekly shopping. At a conference on genocide(s) in the title story, old friends rediscover themselves and one another - finding spiritual and physical comfort in ancient traditions. And in ´´Hello Everybody´´ and ´´She Got Away,´´ Homes revisits a Los Angeles family obsessed with the surfaces and frightened of what lives below. In the nearly three decades since her seminal debut collection The Safety of Objects, Homes has been celebrated by listeners and critics alike as one of our boldest and most original writers, acclaimed for her psychological accuracy and ´´satire so close to the truth it´s terrifying´´ (Ali Smith). Her first book since the Women´s Prize-winning May We Be Forgiven, Days of Awe is a major new addition to her body of visionary, fearless, outrageously funny work. Audiobook table of contents: Brother On Sunday, read by Mark Bramhall Whose Story Is It and Why Is It Always On Her Mind?, read by Kimberly Farr Days of Awe, read by Rebecca Lowman Hello Everybody, read by Devon Sorvari All Is Good Except for the Rain, read by Cassandra Campbell The National Caged Bird Show, read by Mark Bramhall, Cassandra Campbell, Will Damron, Kimberly Farr, Rebecca Lowman, Fred Sanders, and Devon Sorvari Your Mother Was ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003998/bk_peng_003998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.