Doug has been having disturbing dreams about his friend, Alan, who had killed himself nearly thirty years earlier. While shopping at the annual flea market one summer day, Doug is drawn to a mirror in a plain wooden frame. He brings the mirror home and hangs it in his office, the perfect place for it as far as he´s concerned. One night while sitting in front of his word processor trying to find the inspiration he desperately needs to finish his latest story, Doug sees something out of the corner of his eye and it´s moving. He´s alone in the room, but when he looks in the antique mirror, there´s Alan, big as life looking back at him. Alan´s not in the room, but his image is in the mirror. What´s going on here? Find out what kind of conversation a ghost will engage you in when you least expect it, and how it might change your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chip Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009266/bk_acx0_009266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Come back to the tradition and warmth of Christmas in the Golden Age of Radio, with the great performers and shows of yesteryear. Go shopping with Jack Benny. Go to the snow covered woods with Johnny Dollar. Go to Bethlehem with Family Theater. The voices of Vincent Price, George and Gracie, Bergen and McCarthy, Abbott and Costello, Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, and more are lifted in story and song. They celebrate the yuletide with equal parts hope and hokum, silliness and sacrifice, merriment and mystery. Share the holidays with all your old time radio favorites in 23 digitally restored and remastered episodes. Episodes Include: The Saint: Santa Claus Is No Saint 12-24-50; The Falcon: Unwelcome Christmas Present 12-24-50; The Jack Benny Show: Christmas at Jack´s 12-26-43; A Box of Dates for Don 12-13-53; Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter Parts 1 - 5 12-19-55 through 12-23-55; The Great Gildersleeve: Christmas Eve at Home 12-24-44; Fibber McGee and Molly: Fixing Toys 12-24-46; Columbia Workshop: The Day They Gave Babies Away 12-21-46; Family Theater: Ruth 12-23-53; Burns and Allen: Kay Kyser for Christmas 12-14-53; The Chase and Sanborn Hour: Christmas Show 12-19-48; Cavalcade of America: America for Christmas 12-25-44; Philco Radio Time: Christmas Show 12-25-46; Abbott and Costello: Christmas Show 12-24-47; Red Skelton: Christmas Show 12-25-49; Big Town: Prelude to Christmas 12-21-48; Richard Diamond, Private Detective: A Christmas Carol 12-24-49; Jimmy Durante: Guest Rose Marie 12-24-48; The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show: No Presents from Rexall 12-26-48. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Benny, Vincent Price, George Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/radi/001845/bk_radi_001845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amanda Harper´s life has changed a lot in the few weeks since she met Tempest Michaels. Working out her notice period in Kent Police, she has already taken a new job as a paranormal investigator to work alongside him. She could be interested in Tempest, but even after she arrested (thankfully he was innocent) Brett Barker, the single, athletic multimillionaire heir to the Barker family fortune, he still wants to take her on a date to Paris in his helicopter. How does a girl say no to that? But Tempest has a case for her to look into: There is an elevator in a nearby shopping center that has a ghost in it. The specter has shown up on a photograph, and people´s belongings have gone missing from inside the lift without anyone getting on or off. The shopping center manager wants the case solved, but will she be able to bring the spook into the daylight and reveal its true nature? Or will she get stuck in the dicksand with Brett like sassy best friend and police colleague Patience Woods predicts, and just be too distracted to solve crimes? It is time to find out if she can be who she wants to be in both her professional and personal lives. Best big girl knickers on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Richter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119494/bk_acx0_119494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Hello America, it is raining men out there, in the literal sense. It truly is the end of days - I have done the count, seven trumpets are in fact blowing. The storm extends from coast to coast and even across the pond. We aren´t going to be seeing another sunrise as the population drops, and the dead come up beneath us. This is affecting all walks of life; the young and the old, the rich and the poor, it´s even dashing summer time fun for folks at amusement parks. Those trying to seek shelter at malls and other shopping centers are having no luck, there is no escaping this, and there is no end in sight. My suggestion is to stay inside, curl up with a good book, and hope for the best. Now, let´s take look at what´s happening in your neck of the woods.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas W. Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040843/bk_acx0_040843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henry is a man ready to spend Spring Break with his best friends and their kids in Aspen, Colorado when he gets left with the five-year-old on the plane while the others do some last minute shopping. Delayed by the weather, his friends insist Henry and the boy go on and they will catch up later. A snowstorm is brewing as the plane takes off with 44 passengers and crew headed for the ski resort. When the plane crashes at the top of a 10,000 foot mountain, Henry realizes it is a miracle that almost everyone is alive and unhurt. Deciding to stay on the plane for shelter, most of the passengers are content to await rescue. Then Henry notices a wall of snow above them and that the wreckage is directly in the avalanche path, which would throw the plane off another nearby cliff. He decides that him and the boy are taking their chances elsewhere. Having been on the mountain before, Henry knows there is a cave somewhere on the other side of the peak. He tells the others his plan and asks them to join him. Some do, some don´t. What happens next is an exciting story of survival and adventure and shows what makes a hero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110059/bk_acx0_110059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sometimes life gets Messy. When sixteen-year-old Brooke Berlin catches a taste of fame and her movie-star father´s attention, she decides it´s time to take her career to the next level--by launching a blog that will position her as a Hollywood It Girl who tells it like it is. But between schoolwork, shopping, and spray-tan appointments, she hardly has the time to write it herself... Enter green-haired outsider Max McCormack, an aspiring author with a terrible after-school job pushing faux meat on the macrobiotic masses. Max loathes the celebrity scene almost as much as she dislikes Brooke, but wooed by an impressive salary, Max reluctantly agrees to play Brooke´s ghost-blogger -- and the site takes off. How long will their lie last? Can the girls work together to stay on top, or will the truth come out and ruin everything they´ve built? Along with an entourage of fame-hungry starlets, scruffy rocker wannabes, and sushi-scarfing socialites, the case of Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan´s dazzling debut, Spoiled, are back for another adventure in Tinseltown.
Excerpt from Importance of Timber-Based Employment to the Douglas Fir Region, 1959 to 1971 To explore employment changes in relatively small areas, we divided the 38-county region into 14 economic areas, based essentially on commuting distances and shopping patterns (fig. The largest and most rapidly grow ing city in each economic area is identified as the growth center. The growth center and other communities in each economic area are linked together by a variety of economic ties. In Oregon, employment trends from 1959 to 1971 were mixed. To illustrate, we selected covered employment in the lumber and wood products industries (including furniture and Astoria and Corvallis suffered decreases of 26 and 18 percent, respectively, and Portland and Eugene showed increases of 9 and 12 percent in this industry group (table In Washington, the trend was nearly all downwards: only Port Angeles showed a substantial gain. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Learn about the history of the Geisha with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.Mystery and misconception surround the geisha. At first glance, she may appear to be rather average looking, heavily clad in a weighty costume and an excess of make-up. But behind this mask lies a range of artistic skills and social etiquettes of immense importance to Japanese culture past and present. The most common place to find a geisha today is in Kyoto, the former capital of Japan before Tokyo –or Edo- took over. Even so, it is rare to see a real geisha walking the streets there. There are Japanese girls who look like geisha - wearing colorful kimonos with thick obis wrapped tightly around their waist, tottering along on pairs of wooden okobo. But real geisha are more likely to be sleeping late, emerging at night to entertain well-paid and well-paying businessmen, politicians and the like. The word geisha literally means ´´a person of artistic skill”. In Kyoto, the words geiko and maiko are more commonly used. A geiko is a fully qualified geisha, while a maiko is still in training. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000038/bk_imnd_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marco Polo Pocket Guide Oxford: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips. Explore Oxford with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city´s trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place in the `City of Dreaming Spires´. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful city has to offer... Magical, picture-perfect Oxford, portal to the fantastical world of Harry Potter, wood-panelled dining rooms, spiral staircases and tower rooms. Students in fluttering gowns cycling through bumpy, cobbled streets, the beautiful and stunning architecture found at every turn. But there´s more to Oxford than its dreaming spires. It is stoney and post-modern, a cosmopolitan city, a unique blend of ancient and modern...This is Oxford! Your Marco Polo Oxford Pocket Guide includes: Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into the city from sampling decadent cocktails in a historic church, dining on a roof terrace with breath-taking views and staying in a university residence. Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best `only in´ Oxford experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself. Sightseeing - all of the top sights are organised by areas of the city so you can easily plan your day. Discovery Tours - 4 specially tailored tours that will get you to the heart of Oxford on foot or try your hand at punting . Here are inspirational itineraries that will help you enjoy all of Oxford´s glorious green spaces, historic university buildings and waterways. Oxford in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Oxford includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the city to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip. Touring App - you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to walk in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again! Street Atlas and pull-out map - we´ve included a detailed street atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour. Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Oxford to show you around this fabulous city. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Oxford has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy. (propelling a flat bottomed boat along the river by a pole)
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