Three sisters in 1920s struggle to make ends meet and protect their mother from their violent father. Milly works in Southwells jam factory. Elsie dreams of a career on the stage, while little Amy runs wild with her friends. All three of the girls fear the unforgiving temper of their father and their courageous attempts to protect their defenseless mother will have dramatic, disastrous consequences for them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Dover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002219/bk_howe_002219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the unabridged audio recording of M R James´ excellent ghost story The Rose Garden. Read by David Collings, this is sure to scare and delight in equal measure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Collings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000043/bk_entn_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Rose French, a former silent film star best known for periodic binges and recently leaving her fifth husband, is found dead in a deserted garden, only Frank Clyde, a friend and social worker, believes it was murder. His subsequent investigation of the local natives of Santa Barbara is both suspenseful and hilarious. Millar does it again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008301/bk_adbl_008301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A witty and captivating novel about a modern-day superwoman who leans in so far she falls over. Forty-four, fit, and fabulous, Liddy James is one of New York´s top divorce attorneys, a best-selling author, and a mother of two. Armed with a ruthless reputation and a capsule wardrobe, she glides through the courtrooms and salons of the Manhattan elite with ease. What´s her secret? Liddy will tell you: ´´I don´t do guilt!´´ This is the last thing literature professor Peter James wants to hear. He´s devastated by his divorce from Liddy six years earlier; the two have a tangled history his new partner, Rose, is only just sorting out. But Rose is a patient woman, with faith in a well-timed miracle, and she´s determined to be sympathetic to Peter´s plight. Together Liddy, Peter, and Rose have formed a modern family to raise Liddy and Peter´s truculent teen and Liddy´s darling, if fatherless, six-year-old. But when Rose announces she´s pregnant, Liddy´s nanny takes flight, the bill for a roof repair looms, and a high-profile divorce case becomes too personal, Liddy realizes her days as a guilt-free woman might be over. Following a catastrophic prime-time TV interview, she carts her sons back to Ireland to retrace their family´s history. But marooned in the Celtic countryside, things are still far from simple, and Liddy will have to come to terms with much more than a stormy neighbor and an unorthodox wedding if she ever hopes to rediscover the real Liddy James. Fun, fearless, and full of heart, The Real Liddy James takes a fresh look at the balancing act every family performs. With the deft characterization and sharp wit that made her first novel an international best seller, Anne-Marie Casey invites us into the ambitions, passions, and misadventures of this extraordinary heroine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002935/bk_peng_002935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When her employer Miss Macintosh dies, Alice Findlay is forced to look for work elsewhere. She has no family to turn to, relying instead on the help of her former teacher at the orphanage, Miss Lennox. Alice dreams of being an artist, and to her the first step to this is learning a craft. Miss Lennox helps her find work at Simpson´s Pottery, painting the where she befriends Nannie and Bet. Despite doing well at work, Alice is determined to further herself as an artist. She begins to have lessons from Mr Frederick James, improving her painting. But will it bring her the happiness she desires? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Mackie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/000963/bk_isis_000963_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young Prince Zaphir, son of King Mago, was a kind young man much beloved by his people and all the animals around the kingdom. He is also quite taken with a young princess, the Princess Bluebell, who feels the same way for him. When a giant descends on the land and the army and other brave men who volunteer to fight him are defeated, Zaphir decides to face the Giant one on one, before more men risk their lives. Zaphir must find out whether or not his reverence to God and his kind nature will be enough to defeat the Giant and grant him the opportunity to live happily ever after with his Princess Bluebell. About the author: Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer of novels and short stories, most famous for his gothic horror novel Dracula. Although he wrote throughout his life while working as a personal assistant and theatre manager, he did not achieve much literary fame until after his death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000876/bk_gdan_000876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wild Rose tells the story of Rose O´Neal Greenhow, the beautiful Southern socialite who became a spy during the Civil War, using her high-powered relationships in Washington to pass critical information from Union insiders to her allies in the Confederate Army. Friends with the nation´s most famous and powerful politicians, including Senators Calhoun and Webster, James and Dolley Madison, Jefferson Davis and President Van Buren, Rose had incredible access to military intelligence and her secret communications to the Confederacy directly affected the war, and troop movements of both the Northern and Southern Armies. In addition to chronicling Rose´s dramatic career as a spy - revealing how she loosened tongues and strategically seduced important figures - Wild Rose paints a portrait of Washington D.C. during the Civil War. You feel you are walking around Washington, as this vivid work shows how upper-level political battles were played out in Washington social circles, and how the intense debate over slavery affected daily life in the capital. Blackman´s portrayal of Rose´s dramatic personal life enhances the chronicle of her wild career. From her earliest days on a Maryland tobacco plantation where her father was murdered by a slave, to her drowning at sea following a mission to Europe for the Confederacy, Rose´s life was full of passion, inventiveness, and drama. In Wild Rose, Ann Blackman treats us to a superbly-researched and wonderfully readable portrait of a unique and influential woman, renowned for her beauty and her tenacity, who played an extraordinary role in this nation´s early history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Richardson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002900/bk_acx0_002900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Thursday Speeches pulls back the curtain to put listeners in the room with exclusive access to the compelling pregame speeches from one of the best college football coaches in history. The book reveals the exact words James used to inspire the Huskies to slay the football giants of his day. It features the inspiring stories and invaluable life lessons that Coach Don James used to transform the University of Washington football program from obscurity to the national championship during his legendary 18-year UW career. Two days before Christmas 1974, Don James seized the reins of a Washington football program in disarray. Immediately James challenged players to do the hard work necessary to get to the Rose Bowl. Some players laughed, reminding James that Washington hadn´t been to the Rose Bowl since 1963. James insisted on his vision. In his third season, the Huskies advanced to the Rose Bowl and - led by future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon - beat the heavily favored Michigan Wolverines. As but one measure of his coaching skill, Sports Illustrated once named the three best college football coaches in the country: number on, Don James; number two, Don James; number three, Don James. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Brinkley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047920/bk_acx0_047920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seventeenth century Europe, particularly its latter years, is often hailed as the beginning of the Enlightenment as nations across the continent experienced a surge in innovation and scientific progress, a period also commonly referred to as the Age of Reason. There was English natural philosopher, Francis Bacon, whose book Novum Organum challenged Aristotelian philosophy and stressed the significance of inductive reasoning. Bacon´s ideas, which emphasized observation and the implementation of various premises to form conclusions, was later referenced by famed French mathematician René Descartes. The Enlightenment had been awakened by the European Age of Discovery, but the continent was also a seedbed of insurrection, holy wars, and volatility. People were growing weary of the unpredictable system of monarchy, a post that was inherited only by members of an exclusive bloodline or connection, one that often muted the voices of the people. Time and time again, grossly incompetent and seemingly diabolic rulers had come to power through the rigged regal system. The Glorious Revolution is an intriguing story of a power war exacerbated by ruthless ambition, under-the-table plotting, and the treachery of familial betrayal. In 1678, a sinister scheme to assassinate King Charles II was unearthed, sending the public into a frenzy of mass panic. Fingers were pointed at the Catholics, who had been accused of concocting the elaborate conspiracy, and this very event would intensify the white-hot flames of the anti-Catholic hysteria that was already running unchecked within the nation. Seven years later, the openly Catholic King James II rose to the throne, and needless to say, the largely Protestant public was anything but pleased. As the people slowly turned against him, the king´s daughter, Mary, and her husband, William of Orange, watched across the English Channel from a distance. The people were begging for change in a broken system, an... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079253/bk_acx0_079253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´m Lucy Rose, and here´s the thing about this summer: I am big on fun and big on plans. I am desperate to make a lanyard keychain, and Jonique is feeling the same about potholders. Plus I have to get rid of 78 or more squirrels that are climbing all over Madam and Pop´s apricot tree and taking bites out of the puny fruits and flinging them to the ground which is maddening to Madam who wants to make them into jam. The apricots, not the squirrels. Plus I have to figure out what to do about the absolute pest who is named Ashley and is making Parks & Rec not so much fun. And even though I don´t want to think about it, I need to come up with a way to stop my parents´ separation from turning into a divorce. Here is the thing about that: All these things are an extremely lot to get done in one summer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000244/bk_lili_000244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.