It´s Christmas and one of the aliens wants to go shopping at the mall to get in the proper holiday spirit. The trouble is, he doesn´t know an elf from an elephant. Here´s a wacky Yule story about intelligence, diversity, and too many tins of fruitcake.Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpkd/080411de/bk_rhde_002536_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/000995de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bigotry is an ugly and evil thing. What is even more insidious is when you start to hate the people of your own race. Kathy wanted to be white. She learned to talk white and walk white and even had herself a handsome white husband. The only thing wrong with her life was that she had been born black. While on a shopping trip in New England, Kathy comes across an old curio shop, which sells her a ´´special´´ mirror. With this mirror she can see what she wishes to see. With sleight of hand, the subtle bending of light, and the realization of truth, Kathy and her husband, Robert, learn the frightful lesson of...the mirror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048284de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These 15 short tales of terror were contributed by eight different authors in order to fight the monster that is Multiple Sclerosis. Proceeds from the sale of this book support finding a cure for MS. A ruthless killer shows a real hunger for fame. Struggling through the wilderness, an infected man tries to lead zombies away from his family. Hell hath no fury like a woman murdered. Civil War soldiers discover the secrets of a Southern swamp. Can Christmas magic survive the zombie apocalypse? A ship of the dead hunts the living on the high seas. Dinner in a diner takes on divine import. A 200-year-old vampire has a little surprise waiting for his next victim. A search for treasure makes for a really long night. A fighter pilot is shot down over very unfriendly territory. A young man makes a tempting discovery that changes everything. A little boy tries to save his dog and the unbelievable happens. Viking warriors are shipwrecked on a not-so-deserted island. A workman in 19th century England gets seriously steamed. Co-workers develop an unhealthy long-term relationship. A family goes shopping for a new pet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Solo, Rayna Cole, Nick J. Russo, Andrew McFerrin, Fauna Nyx. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049704de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Wicked Words collection - saucy and compelling short stories. Themed around the universal female love of shopping and spending,with an emphasis on fashion.But it´s not all queues, credit card bills, heavy bags, fitting rooms and surly assistants - our characters find time for a great deal of naughty fun while out in the boutiques, superstores and malls of the everyday town and city.Includes stories by Maya Hess, Kristina Lloyd, Fiona Locke, Mathilde Madden and Portia da Costa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angelica Neri. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001658de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most people want to make a nutritional difference, but don´t realize that making the difference starts with the selection made at the grocery store. In this short audiobook, I tell you the basics about nutrition and how the nutritional labeling first came about. You will be able to take full advantage of labels after listening to this article. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maureen Anglewood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031133de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Contemporary art has never been so popular - but what is ´contemporary´ about contemporary art? What is its role today, and who is controlling its future? Bloody toy soldiers, gilded shopping carts, and embroidered tents. Contemporary art is supposed to be a realm of freedom where artists shock, break taboos, flout generally received ideas, and switch between confronting viewers with works of great emotional profundity and jaw-dropping triviality. But away from shock tactics in the gallery, there are many unanswered questions. Who is really running the art world? What effect has America´s growing political and cultural dominance had on art? Julian Stallabrass takes us inside the international art world to answer these and other controversial questions, and to argue that behind contemporary art´s variety and apparent unpredictability lies a grim uniformity. Its mysteries are all too easily explained, its depths much shallower than they seem. Contemporary art seeks to bamboozle its viewers while being the willing slave of business and government. This book is your antidote and will change the way you see contemporary art.
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The insiders´ guide for women traveling to this amazing city! Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips, and recommendations to off-the-beaten path attractions, this travel guide helps you discern the good from the bad and the worthy from the overrated. From sightseeing to shopping, clubbing and, of course, feasting like a true local, let the author guide you through the overwhelming maze of options Miami has to offer. Are you a female adventurer? Then hop on board and travel with us as we focus on answering your most ardent questions; we´ll calm your fears and highlight all you must know before you go, as well as provide you with all the sources you´ll need before and during your unforgettable vacation. With its intoxicating influence of Cuban and Latin American cultures, Miami is one of the most enticing holiday destinations in the US. Boasting an eclectic history - at various times, Miami has been renowned as both the holiday spot of choice of the rich and famous and one of the US´s tackiest hubs - the city has enjoyed a resurgence over the last decade, emerging as a classy, crazy, and utterly fun destination. In many ways, Miami seems to be tailor-made for female travellers. With the city´s array of famous beaches, amazing seaside promenades, superlative shopping, delectable food, and more cocktail bars and clubs than you could ever hope to visit in a lifetime, Miami really is a comprehensive and delicious place to be, most especially for adventurous gals. This guide for women helps you navigate your way through this vibrant city, highlight the top-notch places to see, shop, dine, party and relax. We´ll offer the best tips for sightseeing and organizing girly weekends, help you find the best corner of the city in which to stay and help you stay safe and sound. So don´t forget to bring your favourite bikini and sparkly heels, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Lay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084417de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get in the holiday spirit any time of year with these funny, sweet romantic short stories. Discover the loose thread that connects the stories and ties up in a perfect happy ending, bringing together characters from all the stories. The stories include: ´´Spooked by Love:´´ After divorcing her husband, Marnie´s afraid to trust her heart again. Her ex is moving on fine, but she hasn´t even been on her first post-divorce date. She can´t handle another break-up. Then she meets a hot single dad at her daughter´s Halloween party and he´s got his eye on Marnie. The only problem: he claims he´s just out for fun. Is anything scarier than giving romance a second chance? ´´Holiday Rush:´´ A Black Friday shopping-trip-gone-wrong loses Lindy her job, her guy, and her dignity. Then it gets worse - she has no choice but to take a job she loathes. But there´s one bonus in the deal: a seriously hot boss who might help her feel that holiday rush again. ´´Missing Christmas:´´ Is Ginny just homesick, or did she make the mistake of her life? Ginny´s spending her first Christmas away from home, but she´s not feeling the spirit of the season. She moved down south to be with her boyfriend, and now she´s having serious regrets about leaving her family and friends behind. Does new love trump twenty-three years of holiday tradition? ´´Tingle All The Way:´´ Jessica has never bought into the magic of Christmas, but when a mistaken call to 911 ruins the holiday for Morgan, the little girl next door, Jessica will do everything she can to make it up to her - and to Morgan´s hottie uncle. Can Jessica turn her worst Christmas ever into the best one yet? ´´Giving Up Guys:´´ Three friends, one vow, and a drunken toast. These gals are giving up guys for their New Year´s resolution. During the next six weeks, they´ll pursue something besides men - like new hobbies and classes. Good luck with that, ladies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara McDaniel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009360de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.