Janet couldn´t sleep. The drama with her and her boyfriend was keeping her up all night. She´d caught him cheating before and now she had reason to believe he was up to his old ways again. On top of everything else, the guy in the apartment next door was making too way too much noise. The noise seemed to be a loud pounding sound against a punching bag. She hadn´t yet met her neighbor. But she pictured some butt-ugly brute with a potbelly and the personality of a bowling pin. By 2 a.m., she’d had enough. Storming out of her apartment, she went next door and loudly knocked on the door. When the door swung open, Janet got a big surprise. The butt-ugly brute she was expecting was actually a petite young woman. Sweat tickled down her pretty face. Her sky blue eyes were wide and her mouth was pushed into a soft pucker. Before Janet could speak she said, ´´I´m sorry, was I making too much noise? I really apologize´´.... Warning: This book contains sexual content and is for mature audiences only. Eighteen years and up only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Theresa Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103482/bk_acx0_103482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Oh, If I Could But Shiver!” is a German folktale collected by the Brothers Grimm. It is tale number 4 in the collection. It was also included by Andrew Lang in ´´The Blue Fairy Book´´ (1889). - The Grimms´ first, 1812 edition contained a much shorter version, ´´Good Bowling and Card Playing”. - It is classified as its own Aarne-Thompson index type 326 of a male protagonist´s unsuccessful attempts to learn fear, which eventually leads to his awareness of mortality.A father had two sons. The younger, when asked by his father what he would like to learn to support himself, said he would like to learn to shudder. A sexton told the father that he could teach the boy. After teaching him to ring the church bell, he sent him one midnight to ring it and came after him, dressed as a ghost. The boy demanded an explanation. When the sexton did not answer, the boy, unafraid, pushed him down the stairs, breaking his leg... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cheryl Bassett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009422/bk_edel_009422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book was first published in 1996 under the title Rider on the Storm and Other Bits of Barrett. It was a one-off book that got under the radar and a lot of Robert G. Barrett´s readers weren´t aware of it. Fifteen years later, to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Les Norton novel, this collection is being republished. It´s the original stories re-edited, as well as some classic articles and columns on a range of subjects such as publishing, fame, dates, and the dole. Plus two brand new Les Norton short stories and a feature article, ´´Bowling for Bukowski´´, which is about the last three years of turmoil in the author´s life. As well as showing his usual sense of humour and astute observations, Robert G. Barrett also believes that he and a friend have come across a treatment for cancer that actually works! Fiction or nonfiction, Still Riding on the Storm proves yet again why Robert G. Barrett is Australia´s best-loved contemporary author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Tredinnick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001948/bk_boli_001948_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Book Fourteen Days Later was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes, it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones. When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend´s best work trousers, it´s time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse. Helen´s life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a 14-day, life-changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe´s brother, Kalem. How will Kalem and Helen get together when she´s too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem´s Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out? Is it really possible to change your life in 14 days? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fiona Hardingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025660/bk_acx0_025660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Robert Louis Stevenson´s ´Treasure Island´ to Errol Flynn in ´Captain Blood´ on to today´s ´Pirates of the Caribbean´, the romantic image of pirates in modern Western popular culture has long been with us. But of course pirates come in many guises, and not all of them as charming as Johnny Depp. Pirates are outlaws who move quickly, a form of lawlessness based on the application of immense short term power by mobile forces which fade away, similar to guerrilla warfare. In ´Pirates and Privateers´ Tom Bowling offers a lively history of piracy, from ancient times through the ´privateers´ such as Morgan, with their Letters of Marque (an early example of State-sponsored terrorism), to the still real and flourishing threat of contemporary pirates that patrol the less well-regulated shipping lanes of the world today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Hurst. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000206/bk_summ_000206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mixed-breed offspring of Marley and Me and All Creatures Great and Small, His Name Was Brownie is your next book for fun. Peopled with multiple Marley dogs (and Marlas as well), nearly all listeners will recognize their dog or cat, son or daughter, spouse - maybe even themselves - as the featured characters barrel their way through their laughable adventures.Collies and Irish wolfhounds bound through the story; but they have many companions, including a tuxedo cat, a mastiff, a demented border collie, two Siamese cats, two 25-pound attack cats, the monkey from hell, a Labrador retriever nicknamed ´´Blockhead” because of his habit of getting his head stuck in plastic milk cartons, black witch moths, and a bufo. Their escapades take them through beautiful areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii before the clan finally lands in Wisconsin near the Wisconsin River.Dr. Judi Roller has been breeding and showing collies and Irish wolfhounds for many years, garnering AKC championships for her dogs and several group placements along the way. She has also enjoyed judging multiple AKC matches. Her previous book, The Politics of the Feminist Novel, won an Outstanding Academic Book award, and she has published literary criticism as well as book reviews and occasional poems and a short story.Her BA cum laude was earned at Bowling Green State University, and her doctorate came from the University of Michigan, even though she is a homegrown Ohio State Buckeye, which became a challenge while she was teaching freshman English during her graduate work at Michigan. Now retired from university administration, she has more time for dogs, golf, travel, bridge, and reading. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felicia Elenum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151453/bk_acx0_151453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What makes some men drive themselves to succeed in their chosen sport, no matter how daunting the odds? And what are the struggles that victory almost inevitably brings? Meet the swiftest and saddest cyclist of his time, a man whose craving for speed was outstripped by a terrible urge toward self-annihilation. Try to understand the most accomplished high-school runner in American history, whose long-distance records still astound and who, a few years later, abruptly abandoned his wife and three small children. Learn about the briefly glorious life of the leading scorer in Division I college basketball, one of the inner city’s great success stories . . . while it lasted. This superbly narrated and insightful audiobook follows the paths of thirteen ravaged champions in solitary crafts such as cycling and running, bowling and boxing, hiking and golf. These men work at and master their sports, driven only by a burning need to prove themselves. Movingly detailed here are their painful journeys to grace, and their eventual realization that no victory brings lasting happiness. In short, here is the human experience, told in seconds and miles, scorecards and records. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Corrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014958/bk_adbl_014958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s been years since Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith introduced the world to the Cinderumpelstiltskin, Little Red Running Shorts, Chicken Licken, and the rest of the hilarious cast of characters in The Stinky Cheese Man. In this audio edition, listen to some really off-the-wall fairy tales, including ´´The Princess and the Bowling Ball´´, ´´The Really Ugly Duckling´´, and ´´Jack´s Bean Problem´´. The Stinky Cheese Man has won almost too many awards to count. Some of them include: A Caldecott Honor Book An ABBY Honor Book Publishers Weekly Top Selling Kids Books of All Time List ALA Notable Children´s Book New York Times Notable Book of the Year School Library Journal Best Books of the Year Booklist Editor´s Choice 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Ferrerir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002419/bk_lili_002419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.