Bill Bryson´s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here Nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student 20 years before. Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant, window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn or disputing his hotel bill in Copenhagen, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture, and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Bryson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000600/bk_rhuk_000600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Val comes to pick up her friend Trini to go on a shopping date, her inconsiderate friend is nowhere to be found. Pressed for time, she explores the house where she finds her in the bathroom...and she´s masturbating! The shopping trip is out the window and Val is in the shower for her very first lesbian experience! Val cannot resist and joins Trini for some lesbian shower sex. Warning: This audiobook contains graphic descriptions of sexual activity including lesbian sex, shower sex, bathroom sex and sex with contrived toys. It is intended for mature listeners who will not be offended by explicit depictions of sex acts between consenting adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sapphire Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008618/bk_acx0_008618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Rae presents 42 More modern studies for flute complementing the established Favourite: ´40 Modern Studies´.Again Pieces are from elementary to more advanced levels varying from modern Classical to Jazz and Rock. As the studies are technically demanding, they are all written in comfortable flute-orientated keys to allow the student to focus on interpretation. Each study is designed to improve the student´s musical as well as technical abilities. Snow Walk Tiny Waltz Swingin´ Joe Little March of the Soldier Ants Rock Buster Distant Shores Coconut Calypso Twilight Suede Shoe Blues Leaping Labradors Mouse Dance Highland Stroll Window Shopping From Another Planet Blue Sky Interlude Walk and Talk Haggis and Thistle On the Road The Cat on the Corner Candle in the Window Tick, Tick, Tick ... Brain Teaser Return Flight November Colours Syncopation Rag Round and About Nice, but Naughty! Hot Noodles Breakaway One-Part Invention Golden Threads Oddness Scherzetto Loops Coastal Reflections The Funkmeister Tongue Twister Box of Frogs The Devil´s Jig Staccato Toccata Hocus-Pocus Rocket Science
Mascha Kaléko wollte keine feingeistige Literatur für einen ausgewählten Kreis schreiben - sie verfasste ´´Gebrauchspoesie´´ für alle. Ihre schnörkellose Sprache und der direkte Ton machen sie zu einer der faszinierendsten Dichterinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Katharina Thalbach interpretiert facettenreich und klar zugleich eine Auswahl von 53 Gedichten der Lyrikerin. Sie spiegeln eindrucksvoll Kalékos Leben als Frau in bewegter Zeit wider, darunter ´´Ich und Du´´, ´´Ursache unbekannt´´ und ´´Die Leistung der Frau in der Kultur´´. Inhalt: Blatt im Wind, Das letzte Mal, Solo für Frauenstimme, Sogenannte Mesaillance, Liebeslied, Zärtliche Epistel, Sonett in Dur, Sonett in Moll, Begegnungen im Park, Signal, Abschied - nach berühmtem Muster, Finale con moto, Die Dritte Sinfonie, Im Volkston, Gruß aus Davos, Nacht ohne Schlaf, Kommentar überflüssig, Ein Post Scriptum, Ich und Du, Stilles Gebet, Aufbruch, Zeit für Krähen, Zeitgemäße Absprache, An meinen Schutzengel, Der Fremde, Auf einer Bank, Einer Negerin im Harlem-Expreß, Der Eremit, Unter fremdem Dach, Dachkammermusik, Der kleine Unterschied, Ursache unbekannt, ´´Window-Shopping´´, Wie sag ich´s meinem Kinde?, Vagabundenspruch, Apropos Hollywood, Der junge Joseph, Das sechste Leben, Ausgleichende Gerechtigkeit, Heiligenscheinheilige, Einmal sollte man, ´´Die Leistung der Frau in der Kultur´´, Steckbrief, Unerledigtes auf dem Kalender, Bleibtreu heißt die Straße, ... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Katharina Thalbach. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jumb/001197/bk_jumb_001197_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Shoplifter! explores innovative store concepts and provides expert insights into how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways. Disrupted by online shopping, shops and brands find themselves in a permanent battle over the most innovative store concepts, striking window displays, and genius presentation of goods, to breathe new life into the traditional retail flow. This creative struggle has heralded a golden era of retail design. Brand experiences now stretch far beyond the end product; the dialogue between a shop and its consumers is becoming increasingly important. Companies are tapping the talents of top designers and using them in sophisticated flagship stores or unexpected temporary venues. Shoplifter! showcases the most outstanding concepts across a number of industries, introducing the most innovative brands with rich, in-depth case studies.
Henry Huggins´ dog, Ribsy, is hopelessly lost in a huge shopping mall parking lot. It´s raining hard, the pavement is slick, horns are honking, and drivers are shouting. When Ribsy thinks he has found the Hugginses´ new station wagon at last, he jumps in the open tailgate window and falls asleep, exhausted. When he wakes up to find himself in the wrong car, lots of little girls pet him and make plans to give him a bath. All Ribsy wants to do is go home to Henry. Instead he´s about to begin the liveliest adventure of his life. Performed by Neil Patrick Harris. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Patrick Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005424/bk_harp_005424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Brain on Fire and When Breath Becomes Air, Gerda Saunders´ Memory´s Last Breath is an unsparing, beautifully written memoir - a true-life Still Alice that captures Saunders´ experience as a fiercely intellectual person living with the knowledge that her brain is betraying her. Saunders´ book is uncharted territory in the writing on dementia, a diagnosis one in nine Americans will receive. Based on the ´´field notes´´ she keeps in her journal, Memory´s Last Breath is Saunders´ astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa. Written in a distinctive voice without a trace of self-pity, Memory´s Last Breath is a remarkable, aphorism-free contribution to the literature of dementia - and an eye-opening personal memoir that will grip all adventurous listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edita Brychta, Gerda Saunders - author´s note. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003244/bk_hach_003244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is said that if ghosts were real, they´d be everywhere - at shopping malls, parking lots, in the parlor, the bathroom, on the sidewalks and boulevards. (After all, how many people have lived and died throughout human history?) But maybe, just maybe, they are everywhere - on your lap at this very moment, in the walk-in closet, in the grand oak tree just outside your window, in the shower, the cellar - mumbling, grinning, stumbling about, screaming - but only a chosen few of the living have been blessed with the awful gift of being able to see them, hear them, interact with them, tormented by them. That´s the awful gift that Abner W. Cray opened two decades ago, and it´s a gift that, even today, keeps on giving: It possesses him, seduces him, makes his life (if it can be called a life) much, much more than a nightmare because, he knows; he´s not asleep - he is mortally and eternally awake. And that is the spider on his tongue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Boice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003500/bk_acx0_003500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Los Angeles, the heartbeat, where sounds of lust and shopping swallow up catcalls, shameless bragging, screams of terror and delight, and from passing LAPD prowl cars darting down the San Diego Freeway come the sad and lonesome wail of sirens - police sirens - the song of the city. The city streets are a carnival, they are burlesque. The city moves like an insect. It scurries. Neon beats against the window like a probe, even in the day. And somewhere, buried deep within this crazy world, are two killers who call this place home. Their hunting ground. Their dumping ground. One of them, a man whose birth given name was Kenneth Bianchi but whom his friends know as Ken, waits in the shadows sipping beer and smoking a cigarette and watching the show with delightful glee. These women he sees - whether they be a Valley Girl or a lowly prostitute - all seem to remind him of his mother. His mother had been a prostitute who´d given him up as a child. When he first grew up and can remember, he was dressed as a girl by his mother, and he stayed that way for two or three years. And after that he was treated like what he would call the dog of the family. But that was long ago and far away; that was then and this is now. Tonight, his senses are accelerated and he can hear the pain and the sin on every street corner. It´s like they were calling to him, for him and his cousin Angelo to end their pain and suffering once and for all. The world around him continues to live and breathe, and as he watches sinners kiss, as he watches them gambol and dance, he is reminded of why he´s really here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee David Foreman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041085/bk_acx0_041085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author Kaui Hart Hemmings comes the highly anticipated follow-up to The Descendants. In the idyllic ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado, Sarah St. John is reeling. Three months ago, her 22-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche. Though single, Sarah is hardly alone in her grief. Her father, a retiree, tries to distract her with gadgets from the QVC home shopping channel. Sarah’s best friend offers life advice by venting details of her own messy divorce. Even Cully’s father reemerges, stirring more emotions and confusion than Sarah needs. Still, Sarah feels she is facing the stages of grief - the anger, the sadness, the letting go - alone. Barely ready to face the fact she will never again hear the swoosh of her son’s ski pants, or watch him skateboard past her window, Sarah is surprised when a strange girl arrives on her doorstep. Unexpected and unexplained, she bears a secret from Cully that could change all of their lives forever. Kaui Hart Hemmings highlights the subtle poignancies of grief and relationships in this stunning look at people faced with impossible choices in the wake of a tragedy. With the unsentimental and refreshingly wry style famous for presenting trouble in paradise in The Descendants, Hemmings in The Possibilities considers the difficult questions of what we risk to keep our loved ones close. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Osmanski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006728/bk_sans_006728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.