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.
Finding a body facedown in a chocolate fountain isn’t exactly the way earth witch Zola Meadows wanted to start her day. Even worse, her sweet old lady neighbor, Lilly Martinelli, is arrested for the crime. The evidence against Lilly is flimsy at best, and Zola vows to clear her name - not only to make sure justice is served, but also to get rid of the trouble-making cat that Lilly has entrusted to her care while she’s in jail.Luck is on her side. Lilly’s hotter-than-heck pie-making nephew wants to help. Then again, maybe that’s not such a good idea. Not just because Zola has a romantic past with him, but also because he soon bubbles up to the top of her suspect list.Zola finds herself wading through a maze of clues and suspects: cheating husbands, purse-grabbing friends, shopping-obsessed daughters, not to mention a little creature running around town tormenting tourists with bad breath and sticky brown goo. With pressure from the coven elders and a sheriff itching to close the case, Zola must put her magical skills to the test in order to discover the true identity of the killer before Lilly’s time runs out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis McCarthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120803/bk_acx0_120803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who devoured Babe Walker’s New York Times best-selling novel White Girl Problems or one of the million people who read her blog or follow her on Twitter daily, then you’ve obviously been waiting with bated breath for her hilarious follow-up novel, Psychos. Fresh from a four-month stint in rehab for her ´´alleged´´ shopping addiction, Babe Walker returns home to Bel Air 10 pounds lighter (thanks to a stomach virus), having made amends (she told a counselor with bad skin she was smart) and confronted her past (after meeting her birth mother for the first time - a fashion model turned farmer lesbian). Although delighted to be home and determined to maintain her hard-won inner peace, Babe now faces a host of outside forces seemingly intent on derailing her path to positive change. Not only is she being trailed by an anonymous stalker, but she’s also reunited with the love of her life, a relationship that she cannot seem to stop self-sabotaging. Babe’s newfound spirituality, coupled with her faith in the universe and its messages, leads her all over the world: Shoulder dancing in Paris, tripping out in Amsterdam, and hooking up in the Mediterranean, only to land her back in New York City, forced to choose between a man who is perfect in every way (except for one small detail) and a man who could be The One if only he didn’t drive Babe to utter insanity. Unapologetic and uproarious, Psychos is the send-up of the season - already as timeless as vintage Dior. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006664/bk_sans_006664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On June 5, 1989, a petrifying procession of Type 59 tanks with bright red stars emblazoned on the sides rolled down the eerily vacant streets of Chang´an Avenue, headed towards Tiananmen Square. Photographer Jeff Widener, along with the disorderly rabble of the media, public, and protesters, watched with bated breath, some from the sidelines, and some from the windows of buildings and nearby establishments. Suddenly, the buzz of panic turned into a chorus of disbelieving gasps. A man by his lonesome, dressed in a white cotton blouse and a pair of black slacks, casually strolled into the street, two shopping bags swinging in hand. Some were bewildered by the thought of the man foolishly attempting to cross the road at the worst possible time, but when this man deliberately stopped in the path of the tanks, there was a beat of stunned silence. The man, perhaps unaware of the thousands of eyes fixated on him, coolly stared down the tanks as their treads slowly grinded to a halt, one at a time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095162/bk_acx0_095162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marriage and kids are no joke. He may not win Father of the Year, but Clint Edwards has won the hearts of thousands - including the New York Times, Scary Mommy, and Good Morning America - thanks to his candor and irreverence when it comes to raising kids, being married, and learning from his mistakes.Clint has three children: Tristan (the know it all), Norah (the snarky princess), and Aspen (the worst roommate ever). He describes parenting as ´´a million different gears turning in a million different directions, all of them covered in sour milk.´´ In this inspiring and unconventional book of essays, he sheds light on the darker yet hilarious side of domestic life.Owning up to all his mishaps and dumbassery, Edwards shares essays on just about every topic fellow spouses and parents can appreciate, including: stupid things he´s said to his pregnant wife, the trauma of taking a toddler shopping, revelations on buying a minivan, and the struggle to not fight the nosy neighbor (who is five years old).Clint´s funny, heartwarming account of the terrifying yet completely rewarding life of a parent is a breath of fresh air. Each essay in I´m Sorry...Love, Your Husband will have you thinking finally, someone gets it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Hempel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013634/bk_tant_013634_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the economically recessed ´80s, the violent winds of change swirl in the drug world. The Canadian federal government is forced to privatize the job of defending the border. The only constant is Kurt Sorensen, a pillar of law abiding society. As a decorated U.S. Border Patrol Officer defending the southern border in El Paso, Texas, his keen skills, strong work ethic, classic Nordic looks and affable, good humor are a breath of fresh air in a region stifled with the burgeoning terror of warring drug gangs just across the border in Juarez, Mexico. But while his wife, Lupe, and twins Mark and Matthew are birthday shopping at the Mercado in Juarez one afternoon, Kurt, loving father and devoted husband loses everything he lives for as they are killed in an extremely vicious and apparently random ambush in broad daylight. Kurt chooses to leave the painful memories behind as he returns to his peaceful, stunningly beautiful hometown, North Walhalla, Manitoba. Instead of finding peace and tranquility as a Canadian Border Officer, Kurt is suddenly swept up in a vortex of evil and injustice that seems to have followed him northward. In a valiant attempt to protect Walhalla from succumbing to a sudden infiltration of death, drugs and destruction, Kurt engages in a long-distance battle with the infamous drug lord, ‘El Cabron’, only to be shocked to his core at the revelation of the drug gang’s silent business partner. With nowhere else to turn, Kurt draws on his ancestral Viking spirit and strength to recruit a secret militia to right the wrongs in society, delivering justice swiftly and in stealth. Powerful forces and matching wills of the militia, the drug lord, and the ominous third party are on inescapable collision courses, which intersect at the gates of Viking Heaven - Walhalla. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justen Forge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cher/000092/bk_cher_000092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Private investigator Eddie Naku is hired by attractive divorcee Kathryn Higuchi on Maui to investigate the murder of her sister, Suzette Higuchi Bordeau, wife of a well-known criminal defense attorney. She was gunned down in a shopping center in the Upcountry region of Pukalani. What seems like a routine case for the ex-police detective turns into a complex murder mystery as Naku uncovers a web of lies, deceit, arms trafficking, infidelity, seduction, betrayal, and more murders as he tries to solve a deadly crime. In the process he becomes a target and must identify the killer or killers before he winds up breathing his own last breath and leaving life in paradise behind. Included is a complete bonus novelette, Killer Connection. Honolulu fashion designer Kiyoshi Yoshida had just gone through the worst year of her life after her twin brother, Sergio Matsuko, one-time dedicated and decorated homicide detective for the Honolulu Police Department, was identified as the Aloha Black Scarf Killer, a serial killer who had raped and murdered seven women. He committed suicide before he could be apprehended. Kiyoshi relocates to Maui, hoping to escape the notoriety, but is pursed by a true crime writer hoping to get info about Matsuko for a book. Also watching Kiyoshi is a stone-cold killer waiting for the right time to add her to her list of victims. Bonus material also includes excerpts from R. Barri Flowers´ Hawaii mystery novels Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai. Dead in Pukalani will keep you entertained and in suspense from beginning to end as a Hawaii mystery and spellbinding listen in the spirit of aloha! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Boyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039289/bk_acx0_039289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best and most unique Turkey travel guide.The world is full of exciting destinations, but Turkey is full of amazing sights that will take your breath away. Turkey is a prime vacation destination and appeals to a wide range of people. This travel guide will help you to get the most from your stay in my beautiful country. If you want to know more about Turkey, this is just the right audiobook for you. Listen to this travel guide and discover some of the most delicious and mouthwatering Turkish dishes to try, where to go in this fascinating country, the real flavor of each region, and learn about some of our iconic beach destinations. Uncover Turkey’s gems with this ultimate travel guide.Let this audiobook guide you to the many places you must see in Turkey to not let your once-in-a-lifetime trip go to waste. This audiobook is filled with suggested places to stay, from budget to luxurious, places to visit, local cuisines to try, and places to shop. All these suggested itineraries have been experienced firsthand and are all highly recommended to tourists. Experience a whole new world when you come and visit Turkey. In this total guide, you will find: Areas covered: history lessons/best museums/surfing/adventure/off-road trips/wildlife spotting/Turkey neighborhoods/medical tourism/cooking and drinking/accommodation/staying safe/music/festivities General information of each area Area transportation (how to get around, i.e. car, bus, taxi, train, bicycle, rickshaw, etc., and how much it would cost) Sightseeing (best sights to see off the beaten path) Best shopping (where are the major shopping districts and for what they are known) Bargain alternatives (where the locals shop are to avoid the high-tourist crowds) Things to do (recreation: outdoors, indoors, events, and festivals) Local food specialties Farmer´s and fish (meat) markets (location 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike G.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140904/bk_acx0_140904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about landing a Man on the Moon with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. When the Cold War was at its height in the 1950s and 1960s, the US and Russia were fierce rivals. So, with burgeoning technology making flying safer and easier, these two world powers embarked on a ´´space race” to see who could be the first to launch a rocket into space. On 12 April 1961, Russia won! And the astronaut Yuri Gargarin went down in history as the first person to make it into space. That same year, John F. Kennedy became President of the United States. NASA’s Administrator, James Webb, was like a breath of fresh air for JFK, helping to stir up enthusiasm for an American moon-landing. Through his energy and charisma, he won over not only the President, but industry, academia and Congress as well. Gargarin’s successful launch into space had caused an immense interest in space travel in the American consciousness. With Americans throughout the country in the grips of a space obsession, Congress threw a lot of money in the direction of NASA. 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: Luca James Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000057/bk_imnd_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack´s been down in the dumps for a couple of weeks now as his fiftieth birthday approaches. His boss throws him a surprise birthday party, where he meets Mitchell, a newly-hired photographer around his own age. The next morning, the two accidentally run into each other while shopping, and Mitchell invites Jack over to his beach house. Jack follows Mitchell home, and they have a great time on the beach, then go back inside to cool off. When they find a cabinet full of BDSM toys, the two decide to have some fun with them. Jack, a novice with bondage, doesn´t quite know what to make of Mitchell´s interest in plastic bags and rope, but he soon learns. At fifty, Jack thinks he´s seen it all, but Mitchell shows him there´s still plenty of erotic new tricks to learn. This story features gay romance, bagging and breath-play. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Chills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029329/bk_acx0_029329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.