´´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.
Detectives Barry Gilbert and his partner Joe Lombardo are back on the crime scene and this time the investigation´s getting personal. When a music mogul is found strangled to death in his apartment, there´s little that would give seasoned professionals Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo reason to pause, but this is no ordinary murder victim. Glen Boyd, the sly music producer whom even Gilbert once threatened to kill after the man nearly destroyed his venerable marriage, seems to have a shopping list of enemies a mile long. From Boyd´s former wife, and world famous folk singer, to a rock guitarist, to a notorious drug kingpin, it seems there is no one Boyd´s dirty business dealings have not affected. But there is one suspect Gilbert refuses to include even though evidence keeps piling up. Soon it becomes a race against time for Gilbert to find the true culprit behind this heinous crime before his family is torn apart. With twists and turns even the most jaded crime listener won´t see coming, Arthur Ellis Award-winning author Scott Mackay delivers his most provocative and thrilling novel to date - a story of family, loyalty and violence that is impossible to ignore and, once begun, impossible to forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Mendel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007845/bk_adbl_007845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever since Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell were introduced in de Lint’s first Newford story, ´´Timeskip´´, back in 1989, their friends and readers alike have been waiting for them to realize that they belong together. Now, in Widdershins, a stand-alone novel of fairy courts set in shopping malls and the Bohemian street scene of Newford´s Crowsea area, Jilly and Geordie’s story is finally being told. Before it’s over, we’ll find ourselves plunged into the rancorous and sometimes violent conflict between the magical North American ´´animal people” and the more newly arrived fairy folk. We’ll watch as Jilly is held captive in a sinister world based on her own worst memories—and Geordie, attempting to help, is sent someplace even worse. And we’ll be captivated by the power of love and determination to redeem ancient hatreds and heal old magics gone sour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003846/bk_blak_003846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a gorgeous spring day, the partners of Justice Security choose to have their annual partner meeting as a picnic in the city park. Joey Justice, Percival ´´King Louie´´ Washington, and Dexter and Megan Beck arrive at the park early to find a nice picnic spot, as Misty Wilhite and Jessica Queen are shopping for picnic supplies. The four in the park find unexpected trouble when they are ambushed by a group of killers. Questions are going through the minds of Joey and his partners. Who are these people? Why are they trying to kill the partners? And how did they know to catch them in the park? Saturday in the Park gives you the answers, with action as explosive as you expect from the folks of Justice Security! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David C. Fischer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015742/bk_acx0_015742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One Kid. One Crime. One Chance to Make Things Right. It was a bitterly cold day when Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge - he is ready to send Arthur to juvie for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, it´s the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service...working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can´t believe it - is he really supposed to rummage through people´s trash? But it isn´t long before Arthur realizes there´s more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the ´´trash´´ he´s collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine.... Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton, award-winning author Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007358/bk_brll_007358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love, Romance, and Great Big Sexuality for Everyone Big Big Love is the only one-stop-shopping handbook on relationships, sexuality, and big sexy confidence for people of all genders, sizes, and sexual orientations who know that a fantastic love life doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the number on the bathroom scale. Covering everything from dating to sex toys to getting on top, this guide also features tips on navigating tricky topics like making peace with your belly, coping with weight-related prejudice, and creating a happy, satisfying sex life in a culture where no body is ever perfect enough. This freshly updated version of the 2000 cult classic features new interviews with body-acceptance activists, health coaches, psychologists, and more, plus hundreds of quotes from fat folks and those who love them selected from a survey conducted exclusively for the book. From taking your clothes off to BDSM to fat admiration to tips for successful long-term relationships, Big Big Love’s savvy, sane advice can help you tackle every hot-button issue you may confront in the bedroom and in love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johanna Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010051/bk_adbl_010051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roadie. DJ. Promoter. Reviewer. Punter. Nige Tassell’s adult life has been defined by live music. It’s the fabric of his being, his bloodline, his DNA. He is Mr Gig – or at least he was. A few years ago, Mr Gig hung up his backstage pass and headed off to raise children in rural isolation. Now, with house renovated and kids domesticated, he turns back to face the music and barely recognises his former love: the astronomical ticket prices; the sea of mobile phones obscuring the view; the once-iconic venues selling naming rights to drinks companies. On a mission to rekindle his passion for live music, Nige embarks on a round-Britain trip from super-sized arena shows to microscopic folk festivals, from blacker-than-black death metal gatherings to brightly coloured ‘80s pop revivals in an attempt to get his groove back. Along the way, he finds himself the recipient of a Michael Eavis practical joke, scoffs his way through Elbow’s backstage banquet, endures a near-death experience en route to a festival on a remote Hebridean island, and even goes gladioli shopping with a Smiths tribute band. Will Nige fall back in love with live music? Can he make peace with middle age? And will he ever again be able to rightfully call himself Mr Gig? Nige Tassell is a freelance music journalist whose work has appeared in The Word, Q, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, New Statesman and Paste. He has also presented music documentaries for BBC Radio 4. His journalistic highlights include scoffing cake in the Test Match Special commentary box, interviewing Boy George while pushing his son around the aisles of Morrisons and being (surely!) the only person ever to travel to The Ivy by National Express coach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Elliot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012867/bk_adbl_012867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´If I could work my will,´ said Scrooge indignantly, ´every idiot who goes about with ´´Merry Christmas´´ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.´ A Christmas anthology from legendary historian and Christmas Cracker compiler John Julius Norwich. This year go carol singing in the Cotswolds with Laurie Lee or attend church with a grumpy Samuel Pepys. Make plum puddings for bemused French villagers with Elizabeth David; go present shopping with Virginia Woolf, or eat far too much with Agatha Christie. Celebrate Christmas at Chatsworth, in the workhouse or marooned in the ice with Shackleton.... For the last for 45 years, the arrival of John Julius Norwich´s latest Christmas Cracker has become as essential a part of the Christmas experience as holly and mistletoe. In An English Christmas, the legendary popular historian has finally gathered all the best writing about this strangest and most memorable time of year into one audiobook. Vividly evoking all the good things about the festive season, this unexpected anthology is just as entertaining about its darker aspects. Eight-year-old Princess Margaret´s thank-you list jostles with moving letters home from the trenches. Sherlock Holmes solves his trickiest case. George Orwell writes about indigestion, Jane Austen about reluctant socialising and Thomas Hardy about the old folk belief that all animals kneel at midnight on 24 December. There are ghost stories, games and bizarre recipes. Diary entries, recipes and letters sit alongside poems and short stories. An English Christmas could convert any Scrooge into an instant enthusiast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Julius Norwich, Luke Thompson, Nicky Diss, Sandra Duncan, Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001249/bk_hodd_001249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Including 97 Foods Shopping List The Biggest Loser Diet is quite famous amongst athletes and body builders. It is also known as 45-25-30 diet. The digits represent the percentage of food categories that are recommended. ´´The weight lost by following this sort of meal plan will stay off and not return soon after.´´ This diet feels natural, as it does not try to cut down on the carbohydrates content. It doesn´t rule out fat entirely, because some amount of it is also necessary to keep your body going. It is a no deprivation diet that does not rule off any food but rather works within your existing habits and preferences to bring about the best results. If you live in the United States, you would have probably heard of the Biggest Loser. It is an insanely famous reality television show that exhibits people on their weight loss journey. The aim is to inspire the folks at home to start checking on their weight, just like the contestants on the show. Obesity is a rising problem in America and all over the world. Every year millions of dollars are spent on regimes, books, fad diets, and trainers just so that people can lose the weight that they have gained as a result of unhealthy lifestyle habits. Logic tells us that this problem can be prevented in the first place by adopting a healthy lifestyle. However, it is easier said than done. The problem is not at an individual level but is ingrained in the way a society functions. Imagine your workplace. What does it look like? What does it consist of? If you work in corporate America, than chances are that your workplace consists of a number of desks, computers, and some seats. That right there is the root cause of a lot of this. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Johns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047386/bk_acx0_047386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about Blues Music with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Blues music is a type of African-American folk music. It is concerned with expressing emotions through song. Generally, blues songs deal with tragic themes such as lost love, hardship, poverty, and death. Indeed, the name ´´blues´´ comes from the emotions expressed in the songs themselves! However, blues songs are presented in a way to make audiences feel better about their own situation in life. This is because they encourage listeners to take control of their lives and move past any hardship. Due to this, blues music is very effective at connecting with its audience. This is best proved by Lead Belly, a famous US musician who was released from jail in 1925 due to his ability to sing the blues! The distinct vocal style that characterizes the blues stems from southern work songs. These work songs were sung by plantation slaves in the south of the United States of America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 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/000044/bk_imnd_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.