How do you apply game theory to select who should be on your Christmas shopping list ? Will calculations show Santa is getting steadily thinner - shimmying up and down chimneys for a whole night - or fatter - as he tucks into a mince pie and a glass of sherry in billions of houses across the world?
Die junge Managerin Jennifer leitet eine verschlafene Bostoner Shopping Mall. Ein Sexy Santa-Wettbewerb soll neue Kundschaft anlocken. David, Sohn des Pizzeria-Besitzers, meldet sich umgehend an. Er hofft, dass der Familienbetrieb durch die Publicity vor der drohenden Pleite gerettet wird. Prompt gewinnt David den Wettbewerb und nebenbei auch noch Jennifers Zuneigung. Es gibt nur ein Problem: Der Eigentümer will die Mall schließen und alle Ladenbesitzer loswerden. Jennifer muss sich entscheiden: Karriere oder Liebe.
When Shannon is called to the mall to work as a sexy elf, her billionaire boyfriend, Declan, gets roped into playing Santa. The mall mommies start tweeting pictures and soon everyone is crashing the mall to have a seat on Santa´s lap. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035854/bk_acx0_035854_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the retail business, Christmas isn´t a holiday, it´s an endurance contest - and as manager of the Tyler-Royale department store in a major Chicago shopping mall, Brandi Ogilvie knows that surviving December will be a challenge. Merchandise is going astray and her staff is decimated by flu, but at least Brandi has a full roster of Santas. Then Zack Forrest shows up in her store, insisting he´s the perfect candidate to fill Santa´s red velvet suit. Brandi´s new Santa is too tall, too lean, too dark, and way too sexy for the role. But he´s enough to make a jaded department store manager think twice about what she´d like to find under her tree on Christmas morning - if only she wasn´t so certain that Zack is hiding something. The Unlikely Santa was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for best sweet traditional romance of the year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Novotny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012833/bk_acx0_012833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annie Graceland´s a baker with a pinch of psychic ability. When stressed, Annie´s psychic gift/curse kicks into high gear. She´s empathic; feels other people´s lusts, urges and desires in her own body. Usually it´s simple -- someone´s craving chocolate, or lusting after the wrong guy. But since Annie discovered she could see and talk with ghosts, her life became a little more complicated. It´s Christmas season but Annie´s not feeling the holiday spirit. The ghost of Dr. Derrick Fuller is still nagging her to help him pass to the Afterlife. Annie’s soon to be ex-husband is pushing for joint custody of her beloved cat. Her BFF takes her shopping at the mall to cheer her up. Instead they get felt up by Santa Claus and harassed by mall employees. When Annie spots the Sweet Paws table—the animal charity where she met her cat. She flees there for support—only to be guilted into baking hundreds of cupcakes for their holiday fundraiser party—the Furball. The Event Organizer convinces Annie to play sexy Mrs. Claus at the swanky event. When the same Bad Santa from the mall is murdered at the party, Derrick pesters Annie to track down his killer so he and Santa can pass to the Afterlife. Can Annie find Bad Santa´s killer before she and others are whacked at the Furball? Can she resolve her latest debacle before her boyfriend, hottie Detective Raphael Campillio, finds it odd she keeps showing up at murder scenes? And what about that little dog… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Self. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015254/bk_acx0_015254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s going to be a blue Christmas for Iris Wildthyme. Her best friend, Panda, is lost in time and space, and the only festive cheer she can find is at the bottom of a glass. If that isn´t enough, this year´s number one toy is trying to kill her! From a futuristic planet-size shopping mall to the frozen wastes of the North Pole, the search for Panda leads Iris to a fiendish plot that threatens to ruin Christmas for the entire multiverse. With only a jobsworth security droid to help, Iris turns to the one man who can save the season of goodwill - Saint Nick himself. There´s just one snag: Santa Claus is a broken man.... With psychotic elves, exploding shoplifters and more tinsel than you can shake a bottle of Babycham at, this is going to be the mother of all Christmases - and you´re all invited! Directed by Gary Russell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Manning, David Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000221/bk_bgfn_000221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. This volume of Just William features the following stories: William Goes Shoppping Violet Elizabeth Runs Away William and the Real Laurence The Outlaws and the Hidden Treasure William and the Fairy Daffodil The Best Laid Plans Mrs Bott´s Hat William Starts the Holidays William Plays Santa Claus William and the Snowman Revenge is Sweet William and the Black Cat 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000242/bk_bbcw_000242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eleventh story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. What could be more festive than a trip to see Santa at the local shopping centre? Depends on who’s gunning for Santa…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Hanmore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000954/bk_hcuk_000954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A full cast, fully soundscaped production for the holidays from the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company! Welcome, welcome one and all to our family Christmas! To every family Christmas that ever was or ever will be! Behold the traditional Christmas tree weighted down with ornaments and decorations! Every five-year-old´s Christmas morning writ large and come true! Christmas is memories. Come share a few of our favorites, from an elementary school pageant only a parent could love, to a holiday spent overseas in 1915, to office parties where strangers force themselves into festive patterns and sometimes discover that they become what they pretend to be. Learn what goes on behind the beard of a shopping-mall Santa, and what the reaction might have been the first time a family wanted to decorate a tree in the parlor. For one day a year, the Theater of the Mind gives way to a warm hearth and a bowl of gingerbread - and when from the roof there arises a clatter, it´s neither a faceless monster nor a Martian. It´s Christmas. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Taylor, Trudy Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/artc/000044/pf_artc_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Stuyvesant was dying. A wealthy, courteous, and controlled man, all he wanted was to get to Denver to visit his children for one last Christmas. But sometimes even money, good manners, and a compulsive desire for order are not enough. God, the weather, a gigantic shopping-mall Santa Claus, and a pregnant girl who called herself Cheyenne - ´´like the city. And a river, too. And a mountain and an Indian tribe. I looked it up´´ - had other plans for him. ´´´Michael! Michael, oh my God, Michael! What did you do?´ he heard in a shriek behind him as he picked up the fallen weapon. He turned to see Cheyenne’s head poking sideways out the open driver’s-side door. Her elfin face, he thought distractedly - the triangular, fox-like face of an elf who thought he had just killed Santa Claus. And what else would she think? Michael Stuyvesant, a man who prided himself on the calm order of his life, stood with a tire iron in his hand, straddling the body of a titanic Kris Kringle while the fat snowflakes drifted down around him and the chiming, clicking noises of an expensive SUV merged with the screams of a pregnant teenager. ´Oh, shut up,´ he said.´´ The second of Kindle Singles author Joseph Bottum’s trilogy of Christmas short stories - modern takes on the Gifts of the Magi - the 13,000-word ´´Nativity´´ follows 2012’s ´´Wise Guy´´. And where ´´Wise Guy´´ asked what Balthasar, the Wise Man who brought myrrh to Bethlehem, would be like as a clever thief, ´´Nativity´´ now re-imagines Melchior, the Wise Man who brought gold, as a wealthy cancer patient adrift in the American Midwest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018824/bk_adbl_018824_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.