Historical and cultural walking tours of Europe´s finest cities. Where is the new centre of London´s fashion industry? Where are the funkiest retro shops? Which streets are best if you want to escape from the chain stores? What´s the best way to experience the retail of madness of Oxford Street? What´s happening to London´s traditional tailors and gentleman´s outfitters that you should know about? The mp3cityguides guide to shopping in London is a new and easy to use guide to London´s shops. We start in Notting Hill by telling you how best to explore the market and where to find antiques, food and second hand clothes. We then tell you the history of the King´s Road from Mary Quant´s Bazaar to the arrival of the Sex Pistols and point out where you can still find interesting shops amongst the chains. Knightsbridge might be choked with traffic but the mp3cityguides´ London Shopping Guide will show you where you can window shop in peace. We then move onto the West End and pick out the best individual shops. Savile Row is changing with traditional tailors becoming more open to new customers and funky new tailors opening shops on the Row. We´ll also show you where you can get the best shirts in Jermyn Street. The market and the Piazza are what most people think of if you say Covent Garden but the best places to shop in Covent Garden are not the most well known. The shops in Neal Street and Seven Dials offer cutting edge design and are great if you´re looking for labels, clothes and accessories that are out of the ordinary. Bermondsey and the area around the Oxo Tower are also great places to find interesting and exciting new designers and retailers - we´ll tell you which ones to look out for and show you where they are with our unique edit-it-yourself pdf London shopping guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/mpcg/000021/sp_mpcg_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lady Letticia Burke has had designs on the same man - Sir Alex Gaines - since she was 16. Unfortunately, not only does he not know she exists, but his wife definitely does exist. Nearly 20 now, she has turned down everyone who has ever offered for her for one reason or another - made up or not - and, with the changing markets having badly affected their financial wherewithal, her parents can no longer afford to indulge her in endless window shopping for a husband. So her last prospect - a man who has been interested in her just about as long as she´s been ogling Sir Alex. She says she won´t have him. He aims to convince her otherwise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Tebb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070443/bk_acx0_070443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Neither Here nor There Bill Bryson 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. 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003127/bk_bbcw_003127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Window shopping! Don´t you just hate the term? It is like going into a sweet shop and not being able to buy anything, or not knowing what to buy first. That is exactly my line of business, helping people make the right choice. I´m one of those fashion consultants that are so popular nowadays among the upper crust, although I started ages ago. Choosing the right clothes for the right occasion is not an easy task: the dress has to match your personality and - if it can - enhance it. This story is about how I abandoned the rat race, spending days in a legal office, and followed my dream of becoming a fashion consultant. I believe I´m something more though, I´m a retail therapist and I´m sure you are itching to know the story of how I started and how I helped my clients look fabulous! With a good deal of help from my best friend, Ritchie, among others, do I manage to achieve my goal? 1. Language: English. Narrator: R Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122937/bk_acx0_122937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far would you go to save the only family you have left? Victoria ´´Vic´´ Asher is finally finding some balance in her life. Though she´s still reeling from her parents´ death in a plane crash, she´s content with waiting tables at the Clock; window shopping with her best friend, Tiffany; and hanging out with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Chad. But when she receives a mysterious package in the mail from her brother, Gil - a law student doing research in Italy - she knows immediately that he´s in danger. Vic isn´t about to risk losing her only brother, so she sets off for Italy to find him. But when she runs into Ian, the gorgeous leader of Interpol´s secret Rogue division, who´s also searching for Gil, she quickly realizes that her brother is in much deeper trouble than she ever could have imagined. Vic will stop at nothing to locate Gil, but doing so could cost her her life - and her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hallie Ricardo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025832/bk_adbl_025832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On this tour of Paris´ Left Bank, you´ll experience: the white hot center of Paris where writers, artists, and musicians come to create; St. Germain des Pres, the oldest church in Paris; the history of massacres and martyrs; chic shops and naughty novels; the art of the cafe; the history of what happened to the heads of Notre Dame´s statues; Roman ruins beneath the Cathedral; a hidden jewel of a Renaissance courtyard; window shopping to the pulse of Jazz; a stroll through a marvelous morning market; a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower; a walk on the street where the guillotine was perfected; the joy of eating French fries in the student quarter; Ernest Hemingway, Josephine Baker, Ben Franklin, and the Empress Josephine; a secret entrance to the Louvre; a soaking in Impressionists and Existentialists, intellectuals and revolutionaries. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/ijou/000006/sp_ijou_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How a nation grew into an empire and the birth of a modern society The Victorian era has dominated the popular imagination like no other period, but these myths and stories also give a very distorted view of the 19th century. The early Victorians were much stranger than we usually imagine, and their world would have felt very different from our own. It was only during the long reign of the Queen that a modern society emerged in unexpected ways. Using character portraits, events, and key moments, Paterson brings the real life of Victorian Britain alive - from the lifestyles of the aristocrats to the lowest ranks of the London slums. This includes the right way to use a fan, why morning visits were conducted in the afternoon, what the Victorian family ate, and how they enjoyed their free time, as well as the Victorian legacy today: convenience food, coffee bars, window shopping, mass media, and celebrity culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010322/bk_adbl_010322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
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.