A quirky, entertaining and thought-provoking tour of the unexpected connections between words, read by Simon Shepherd. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth´s Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It´s an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005742/bk_bbcw_005742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are YOU ready to be BONED - AGAIN? Rachel Bone is GONE! What am I going to do? I can´t keep Bone´s memory from my mind! His brothers are sexy, Alpha males in their own right, with plenty to offer any willing woman. Am I that woman? I love Bone, yet I find myself attracted more and more to the two men who are now closest to me in the world. His older brother Karl is an enigma - mysterious, a man of action and huge passions, and insatiable hungers. Stephan, the eldest brother, is calculating, successful and nobody´s fool. Except mine. His open love for me is both exhilarating and thrilling, but I´m not able to express my feelings for him in return. At least, not YET... Will Rachel, Bone, Karl, and Stephan survive long enough to fulfill their romantic destinies? Will they conquer the evil forces behind the Mandarin Connection´s worldwide empire of evil? BONED2 is the sequel to Stephanie Brother´s novel BONED. BONED2 ´steps´ up the continuing wild adventures of the Jaeger family, and their sexy billionaire, SEAL, and men-of-action friends! BONED2 is action-packed, and a standalone stepbrother romance novella. BONED2 is crammed with all of the excitement and romantic tension that has made Stephanie Brother´s Mandarin Connection series one of the most unusual and talked-about in her catalog, with plenty of steamy scenes, mystery, danger, intrigue, and double crosses! Make no mistake! BONED2 has a very satisfying happy ending (for now!), but events lead up to a TRULY STAGGERING cliffhanger revelation! You´ll be on the edge of your seat, crying one moment, cheering the next and astounded as the heat just blows you through the roof! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sierra Kline. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116816/bk_acx0_116816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook has actionable steps and strategies on how to save your marriage and build trust, communication and intimacy. ´´And they lived happily ever after´´ - that sounds like something out of a fairytale, but every couple wishes for ´´happily ever afters´´ when they are tying the knot (except if one or both of them are serious pessimists or sadists). Sadly however, very few couples get to experience this sweet, fairytale kind of marriage. In fact, divorce rates are at an all time high, with 50 percent of marriages consummated resulting in divorce or separations. Don´t let anyone fool you; marriage is tough work, and it takes a lot of determination and willpower to sustain it. Imagine having to live with, and deal with, the same person for 10 years, 15 years, 30 years or more. Along the line, you might start to feel more like siblings rather than lovers. Your problems may become as simple as a loss of spark in the relationship, where you were once madly in love and suddenly do not feel as crazy in love as you used to be. Then it spirals into other relationship problems, like lack of intimacy, lack of connection, and lack of trust. If left unchecked, the couple drifts far away from each other, the relationship is damaged, and before you know it, you are headed for divorce. The good news is that your marriage doesn´t have to feel like a prison sentence. You can enjoy your marriage. This audiobook will help you do just that by looking at how to bring back the spark, fun, trust, and intimacy to your marriage. Download now to learn how to save and rebuild your connection, trust, communication and intimacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Whitlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054861/bk_acx0_054861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People think of Zen as a humorless religion, but like Christianity, Judaism, and other faiths, Zen has a long tradition of clowns and pranksters. In this enjoyable and thought-provoking talk, Zen master John Daido Loori Roshi tells anecdotes about various ancient and modern Zen teachers who were known for playing the fool. Daido Roshi explores the role of clowns in the Zen tradition, and shows how something deeply profound lies below the surface of a fool´s antics. The fool uses mischief to bring one´s attention to something more vital, namely the freedom that comes from tapping into one´s inner wisdom. He also talks about the importance of having a sense of humor, and the surprising connection between realizing one´s true nature and getting a joke. This talk finds Daido Roshi in his best story-telling mode, and offers an enjoyable entry to Zen. Zen Buddhism emphasizes zazen, or seated meditation, as the means to study the self and understand who we truly are. Dharma talks are an essential aspect of Zen training and take place in the context of zazen. Said to be ´´dark to the mind and radiant to the heart´´, a dharma talk is one of the ways in which a teacher points directly to the heart of the teachings of the Buddha. In our meditation practice, it is easy to get lost in self-doubt, fantasy, numbness, and emotional agitation. Dharma talks help to ground our practice, providing inspiration and an essential recognition of exactly where we find ourselves, so that we can learn to face difficulties and obstacles with a free and flexible mind. This talk was given at Zen Mountain Monastery or the Zen Center of New York City of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism, founded in 1980 by the late American Zen Master John Daido Loori, Roshi (1931-2009). 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/dhar/000004/sp_dhar_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all. It´s about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won. It´s about how 140 characters can make fools of us all. It´s about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street. It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best - showing us how we live now.
Some might remember My Friend Irma as the movie that served as the launching pad for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Others recall a television show of the same name. But My Friend Irma actually originated as a radio sitcom that aired on CBS from 1947 to 1954. The show chronicled the daily highjinks of an extremely dim-witted blond stenographer named Irma Peterson and her screwball friends. One of Irma´s best friends was her logical and very dependable roommate, and narrator of the show, Jane Stacy. Irma dated Al, a deadbeat, barely on the right side of the law, who hadn´t held a job in years. Jane dated her millionaire boss, Richard Rhinelander, and dreamed of one day marrying him. Created by Cy Howard, My Friend Irmawas a top-rated radio comedy that escalated to film, television, and even a comic strip.Episodes include: ´´The Reward´´ ´´The Eyes Have It´´ ´´Dancing Fools´´ ´´Double Surprise´´ ´´The Professor´s Concerto´´ ´´It´s All Relative´´ ´´Fortune Raised´´ ´´Double Troubles´´ ´´Buy or Sell´´ ´´Election Connection´´ ´´Dinner Date´´ ´´Manhattan Magazine´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Wilson, Cathy Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007389/bk_blak_007389_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My name is Pamela, and I am the strongest witch the world has ever seen. Only I’m not just a witch, I’m an elemental, and that truth makes me a target and a threat. The elementals of this world are done hiding in the shadows. And there is a faction of them who want to rule our world. They want to put the humans beneath their heels, and they want all the power to themselves. Standing between them and their goal are only two people, two that still hold a connection to Spirit, the key to stopping them. Myself, and my father. But the elementals we face are no fools. They’ve taken the most precious thing from us both. A child who could be everything they need to force all the elementals to bend a knee. A child whom I’ve always known was special. They’ve taken Frost. If I have to break the world again to find him, I will. Because I’m done hiding too. And the elementals had better be ready to play. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158452/bk_acx0_158452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are really two games, the one you see and the one you don´t. The way I see it, the best way to use access to both worlds is to illuminate and reveal, not idolize and adore. It´s better to be wrong than to be played for a fool. – Colin Cowherd In this age of billion dollar athletic marketing campaigns, ´´feel good” philosophy with no connection to reality, and a Sports Media echo chamber that’s all too eager swallow whatever idiotic notion happens to be in vogue at the moment, it’s tough to find people who aren’t afraid to say what they’re really thinking. But that’s where Colin Cowherd comes in. As his millions of fans on ESPN Radio and ESPNU already know, Colin is the rare sports analyst who’s brave (or crazy) enough to speak his mind—even if it pisses some people off. Of course, it helps that a lot of what Colin has to say is simply hilarious. Lots of writers can tell you about Boston’s storied sports history. But how many can tell you why the city of Boston is America’s five year old? Lots of writers will brag about the stuff they got right, but how many will happily list all the calls they got completely and utterly wrong? Whether he’s pointing out the stupidity of conspiracy theories, explaining why media bias isn’t nearly as big a deal as many assume, or calling out those who prize short term wins over sustainability, Colin is smart, thought-provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny. Some of the questions he’s not afraid to ask in You Herd Me! include: Is Tiger Woods really a sex addict—or does he just have good PR? Is ´´work-life balance” really the ideal we should all strive for—or is that just a way for people feel better about mediocrity? Is talent really all it’s cracked up to be—or can too much talent actually be counterproductive? Is the X games really a sport—or would we all be better off if we admitted it’s something else entirely?/li 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Cowherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003699/bk_rand_003699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Number 11 by Jonathan Coe, read by Rory Kinnear and Jessica Hynes. This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all. It´s about the legacy of war and the end of innocence. It´s about how comedy and politics are battling it out, and comedy might have won. It´s about how 140 characters can make fools of us all. It´s about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street. It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best - showing us how we live now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Hynes, Rory Kinnear. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000680/bk_pauk_000680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.