A fairytale romance meets 4G. The Wronged Daughter Cinderella hungers to escape from under Widow Wikkid´s grinding thumb. But to snare a plum job at Prince Industries, Cin desperately needs her degree, and she can´t wrap her mind around tax accounting. Then scarred but sexy Rafe Montoya ignites her imagination with his brilliant tutoring - and, as they work together in his cozy apartment, he sets her body on fire. She thinks he´s the one for her, until he starts pushing her to attend Gideon Prince´s marriage-mart ball. The Handsome Prince Rafe is really Gideon Prince, head of Prince Industries. He must name his bride by his April first birthday or suffer the loss of his family fortune. Rumors say he´s still single because women love his money and looks, not him. Is he lonely or just another duplicitous tycoon? The Glass Slipper Test Hopefuls flock to Prince´s birthday ball, but only the woman who is kind, wise, and generous will win his heart. Is it Cin, or will her stepmother, as she always does, snatch the prize for her own daughters? And on the night of the ball, when Cin discovers Rafe´s true identity, can she even accept his final test? Warning: Rags-to-riches fairytale meets the texting generation. Stepsisters who are a blush-brush shy of a full makeup set, and a ball gown built like a tank. Contains material intended for mature audiences. Listener discretion advised. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067121/bk_acx0_067121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While trying to teach her adopted daughter, Reema, how to work with molten glass, Opal receives a letter from Master Magician Zitora Cowan requesting Opal´s immediate help. Zitora resigned from the Sitian Council over two years ago to search for her lost sister, and no one has heard from her since. The letter is probably a trick, but Opal refuses to pass up the opportunity to help her mentor, who may be in genuine trouble. Good thing Opal isn´t that easy to fool. With her two soldier friends Nic and Eve providing backup, the three travel to a small town in the Jewelrose Clan. But can they rescue the Master Magician without being caught in the same trap? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077368/bk_acx0_077368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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´Unbeaten Tracks´ offers eight contemporary pieces for the violin and piano. The composers have created pieces which are fun to play as well as helping to develop new techniques. This aproachable set of pieces introduce contemporary sounds and styles in an interesting and playable way. The book also contains ´biopics´ for each composer where they explain their inspiration and give further insight into the music.Crossing The Border (Fox, Christopher)Glass (Fitkin, Graham)Grace (Gordon, Michael Zev)Lear´s Fool (Muldowney, Dominic) **Trinity Guildhall selected piece: Violin syllabus 2010-2012Midnight Song (Woolrich, John) **Trinity Guildhall selected piece: Violin syllabus 2010-2012Reflection (Mcguire, Eddie)The Ballad Of The Cat And The Ram (Sweeney, William)Woogie Boogie (Wallen, Errollyn)
Meet Johnny. Odds are you don´t know him. Johnny doesn´t much care for people and avoids them when he can. He knows everyone suspects him. Try as hard as they might to hide their glances and whispers, they can´t fool him. The voices, the demons tell him so. Everyone knows, Johnny. A homeless drifter with lethal compulsions, Johnny finds himself looking for some respite from the voices´ prodding in a glass of whiskey in an empty Memphis roadhouse. His efforts to curb his urges to murder are broken when Matt Frost arrives at the roadhouse to escape the despair that has haunted him since the loss of his wife. These two very different men discover common ground in that Tennessee whiskey: Some men drink to drown their sorrows; serial killers drink to quiet their demons. Sorrow and Demons is a creepy and disturbing psychological thriller. This piece of fiction toys with the ideas of religion and insanity and delivers the suspense expected of scary stories. It should appeal to listeners of short stories and horror alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071835/bk_acx0_071835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of Santa’s trusty elves is assigned to report on the Johnstons. He follows the lives of Kirsten & Kurt and their eight children, along with a few cats, and a dog. The family has gotten older, but wisdom still eludes them as they continue to find new ways to get laughed at without even trying. These letters tell the truth most sane people won’t admit - the naughty, the nice, and the nonsense. Does this family deserve anything from Santa? You decide.Letters from a Christmas Elf: Unexpected Humor for Any Season is 25+ years of real Christmas letters chronicling the witless antics of an ordinary family - resulting in extraordinary humor. The Elf shares the following insights: If You Let Your Kids Talk to Strangers, You Will Be Sorry Kirsten had all five kids at Walmart. They came across a friendly man in one of the aisles and Ellis (three) gave him a cheerful ´´Hi!” The man responded in kind, then Ellis really charmed him with, ´´You poop in your pants.” By this time Kirsten was frantically trying to leave the aisle. As they ´´raced” away, Ellis repeatedly yelled with increasing volume, ´´You poop in your pants!” This behavior guaranteed Ellis the presidency of K.A.R.P. (Kids Against Relaxed Parents). Fashion Advice from Your Teen Isn’t a Guarantee You Won’t Look Like a Fool Kurt asked for Anna’s (12) advice about a new pair of sunglasses. A few weeks after the purchase, Kurt determined the glasses were unisex at best. He complained to Anna. She replied, ´´You brought me three pairs of women’s sunglasses and I chose the pair that looked best on you.” How an Older Sister Can Torment Her Little Brother (Without Touching Him) One day Maren (16) was babysitting. She had a Sonic drink that she shared with Hyrum (six). With anguished tears, she told him the drink was only for girls and he was going to die. Skeptical, but worried, Hyrum said, ´´I’m go 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Borys. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137923/bk_acx0_137923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following in the footsteps of A Glass Half Full, Lone Wolf and When Jack Sued Jill, Homeless In My Heart - Felix Dennis´s long-awaited new collection of verse - is ´the story of a fool whose life was saved by poetry´. Felix Dennis´ life has been a long series of unlikely events: incarceration by the British government in 1971 following the longest conspiracy trial in British history; recording a chart single with John Lennon; co-authoring Muhammad Ali´s first biography; becoming one of the richest individuals in Britain; launching one of the most successful media brands in the world; falling into crack cocaine addiction; beginning the task of planting a huge native broad-leaf forest in the Heart of England; salvaging the wreckage of a life dedicated to hedonism; and, lastly, and most surprisingly of all, discovering that he could write the kind of poetry that people wanted to read and to hear. Now, with the publication of Homeless in My Heart, Felix Dennis´ extraordinary talents have come to fruition - from ironic tales of darkness and savagery to hymns of praise for the glories of nature. Homeless in My Heart fulfils the promise predicted by the author and critic Tom Wolfe, who has called Dennis ´a 21st-century Kipling [whose poetry] rollicks and rolls with rhyme, meter, and melody´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felix Dennis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001800/bk_rhuk_001800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fully realized portrait of one woman’s life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award-winning author. An ordinary life - its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion - lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of After This. Scattered recollections - of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age - come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott’s deft, lyrical voice. Our first glimpse of Marie is as a child: a girl in glasses waiting on a Brooklyn stoop for her beloved father to come home from work. A seemingly innocuous encounter with a young woman named Pegeen sets the bittersweet tone of this remarkable novel. Pegeen describes herself as an ´´amadan,” a fool; indeed, soon after her chat with Marie, Pegeen tumbles down her own basement stairs. The magic of McDermott’s novel lies in how it reveals us all as fools for this or that, in one way or another. Marie’s first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother’s brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents’ deaths; the births and lives of Marie’s children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn - McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight. Includes a bonus conversation between Alice McDermott and her editor, Jonathan Galassi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001650/bk_aren_001650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The authors of the New York Times-best-selling Sh*tty Mom are back with a hilarious guide presenting common parenting scenarios with advice for getting through the year the sh*tty mom way. Told in the same tongue-in-cheek voice as the original, this sequel is full of funny parenting tips and relatable stories for contemporary moms. Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons explores the occasions throughout the year that test every mother´s patience and inspire self-deprecating humor and that second glass of wine. With chapters organized by season, the book will teach you how to navigate the bumpy roads of motherhood, learn to laugh at the occasional parenting fail, and maybe even appreciate your own mother. Or not. Sample chapters for the sh*tty mom year include: Fall: ´´Yes, We All Have to Be Here: The Annual PTO Fundraiser´´ Winter: ´´Mom´s Real New Year´s Resolutions´´ Spring: ´´I´m Running Off with the Gardner: April Fool´s!´´ Summer: ´´Summer Reading Lists & Other Great Reasons Why You Don´t Home School´´ The Emmy Award-winning Today show producers and self-proclaimed sh*tty moms Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner, together with humorist Erin Clune, bring you the perfect book for mothers who don´t take themselves too seriously. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Clune. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030476/bk_adbl_030476_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.