Reece is a practical, orderly man; a financial analyst who considers most holiday events wasteful. But his sister coerces him into standing in line overnight for this year´s must-have toy. Supplies prove smaller than expected, and Reece gets trampled in the resulting stampede. Toy store manager Angel tends to Reece´s wounds. When Angel discovers Reece´s cynical attitude, he invites Reece to spend Christmas Eve with him. Over the course of the day, Angel shows Reece what Christmas means to him. With Angel´s guidance, maybe Reece can finally understand the joy of the holiday - and maybe even find love as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Freeman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064595/bk_acx0_064595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now a Hallmark Original MovieFrom the screenwriter of the Netflix Original viral hit, A Christmas Prince, comes another heartwarming holiday story about a beautiful Grinch who’s determined to get her dream job even if it means spending a week at a Christmas Camp where she discovers an unexpected love.Haley Hanson’s idea of the perfect Christmas is escaping to the Caribbean to work so she can avoid all the traditional Christmas distractions. Over the years, she’s sacrificed her personal life to climb the corporate ladder at a prestigious Boston advertising agency. Now she just needs to land a coveted Christmas toy company account to make partner. But first, her boss, Larry, thinks she needs a holiday attitude adjustment, so he ships her off to a Christmas Camp at Holly Peak Inn to help her find her Christmas spirit. Arriving at the charming mountainside inn, Haley meets the owner’s handsome son, Jeff, and feels an instant spark, but resists the attraction, refusing to be distracted from her goal of doing all the required Christmas tasks as fast as possible so she can get back to work. At first, Haley struggles with all the traditional Christmas Camp activities. It’s not until she finally allows herself to slow down, live in the moment, and let Christmas back into her heart, that she begins to grow closer to Jeff. But when he finds out Haley’s come up with a plan to help his dad save the struggling inn while he’s been trying to convince his dad to sell it, their relationship takes a serious holiday hit. Now it will take the magic of the season to bring these two hearts together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Marie Gideon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007964/bk_harp_007964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bill Vincent is an ordinary man with an extraordinary God. If what has happened to him is as great as he tells his story, then you know it will be visitations from above like no other. This book, Glory: Pursuing God´s Presence, is one of three book series that are all about finding God and His presence. One day in 2008, Bill pressed into God with the attitude like I am going to get something from God. In so many ways, he was much like a whining child trying to get a toy from his parent. The feeling Bill felt that day was like being rescued in the desert after days with no drink. What began to happen to Bill has changed his life forever. Bill got to a place he couldn´t wait to press in. It was like a romance between him and God. He was now in love with God. Bill would run up the stairs like I couldn´t wait any longer to be with Him. Everything you are about to read will truly bless you because Bill´s passion for God is a rarity in the Church today. God bless you as you read the rest of Uncovering God´s Glory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Kamei. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009719/bk_acx0_009719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath´s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes. By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn´t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but-after 1956-all she wrote.-Ted Hughes, from the Introduction
Based on Amy Gorman´s interviews, Aging Artfully portrays the lives of 12 vibrant women in the visual and performing arts, all in their ninth decade and beyond, living with zest. They are living in the San Francisco Bay Area, coming from diverse ethnic backgrounds: Frances Catlett, painter; Elsie Ogata, ikebana artist; Isabel Ferguson, actor and visual artist; Lily Hearst, pianist; Grace Gildersleeve, rug braider; Ann Davlin (aka Grace Lowell), dancer; Mary Beth Washington (aka Orunamama), storyteller: Rosa Maria Morales Escobar, folklorico dancer; Madeleine Mason, sculptor; Dorothy Takahashi Toy, dancer; Faith Petric, folksinger; Stella Toogood, storyteller. The book honors the rich creativity of aging and challenges popular negative attitudes and perceptions toward being old. The book suggests reasons why arts activities are ideal ways to increase health in the last stages of life. The positive role models portrayed are still completely engaged with and in love with their art forms. They have no time for complaining. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057320/bk_acx0_057320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The effect that Wheelz has on the crowd is out of this world. I mean, we have the best in the world of action sports, and more people come to see Wheelz than anybody else. (Travis Pastrana, X Games gold medalist and Nitro Circus organizer, leader and performer) Many people succeed in spite of great challenges. Aaron ´´Wheelz´´ Fotheringham is not one of those people. When asked by ESPN, ´´How do you define spina bifida?´´ Aaron responded, ´´A great opportunity.´´ Consumed by the simple but logical belief that riding is more fun than walking, Aaron took his wheelchair and turned it into a toy, playing and practicing on it until there was no place he couldn´t go. After beating his peers in all the BMX competitions he could enter, Aaron became the unicorn of the Nitro Circus team, the ultimate dream of every BMX rider and skateboarder alike. Aaron´s biography so far includes pain, determination, failure, motivation, and unimagined success. And yet these things are incidental to the real story. What makes his story great is that his attitude is contagious, and Wheelz is anything but quarantined. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce W. Hansen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041739/bk_acx0_041739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I’m desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew. Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says, these hips don’t lie. Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing: I know my boss. Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems we’re destined to be sworn enemies. Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey. He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think they’re calling it personal ´´assistant” these days. It’s torture, all of it - his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust. Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last. A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, I’m bound to go up in flames. My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck. My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Thomas, Edward Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052877/bk_adbl_052877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.