In today´s world of shaky social structures, an elite education is invaluable. But, a body count just might be too much. Jannie Sparrow, a small woman, has secured a modest home in Sunny Point, Louisiana where the sun is hot, but the high school is the best. While Jannie is attending a parent-teacher conference, the high school was struck by a mass murder, and no one asks why. Now adored by the world as a result of saving lives while shielding her son from harm, she finds that a toy chest in her home is full of guns, and a bomb. As a system of powerful residents pressures her to keep quiet, she discovers that most of the evidence no longer exists, and all of the shooters are believed to be dead. The investigation is set to be closed and she thinks this is almost over. But how can this ever be over? Does she cause her sons to be imprisoned and turn it all to shame, that will last for generations? Or does she put on a fake smile and look away from all of the families of the victims and succumb to fame and fortune? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniela Acitelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071805/bk_acx0_071805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Risk taking in a fading marriage is well rewarded, and love does conquer all - in a way least expected but most fulfilling. Drowning in the depths of a failing marriage he deeply mourns, Harry remains a doting husband determined to revive his relationship with his wife, Samantha - the woman he still adores, wholeheartedly loves, and feels a desperate desire to prove his manhood to. Tested by childlessness, the fun, excitement, and intimacy that first drew the formerly passionate lovers together has long been stolen. Finding himself uncomfortably out of place in a seedy adult shop, Harry barely manages to escape his agony with a particularly enticing adult toy - a rather large one that seems to symbolize masculinity itself to the despondent husband. Driving home, Harry refuses to entertain the possibility that he may be idly imagining the provocative, oversized object can fulfill all of the hopes he´s placed upon it and succeed in renewing the intimacy once shared with his beloved wife. Hidden in their bedroom upstairs in a frantic frenzy, the intimidating toy looms over the couple as they share another silent meal. Harry´s mind wanders, distraught, anxious, and still hopeful, as he daydreams of the moment he employs the toy on his unsuspecting wife, much to her profound gratification. When the table is cleared and the couple readies for bed, Harry longs to touch the woman he loves so dearly and finds just as beautiful as the day he met her, as he struggles with the pressure of his intended performance and introducing her to the new addition to their nonexistent sex life. The first touch is all that´s needed to shatter the torturous distance between them and allow the love and affection between Harry and Samantha to reconnect. As their passion grows and the kernel of shared hope is rekindled, Harry is handed everything he´s hoped for in a way he couldn´t possibly predict. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Me. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048419/bk_acx0_048419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While David Stark is asked to open a law office in Beijing, his lover, detective Liu Hulan, receives an urgent message from an old friend imploring her to investigate the suspicious death of her daughter, who worked for a toy company about to be sold to David’s new client, Tartan Enterprises. Despite David’s protests, Hulan goes undercover at the toy factory in the rural village of Da Shui, deep in the heart of China. It is a place that forces Hulan to face a past she has long been running from. Once there, rather than finding answers to the girl’s death, Hulan unearths more questions, all of which point to possible crimes committed by David’s client. Suddenly, Hulan and David find themselves on opposing sides: One of them is trying to expose a company and unearth a killer, while the other is ethically bound to protect his client. As pressures mount and danger increases, Hulan and David uncover universal truths about good and evil, right and wrong - and the sometimes subtle lines that distinguish them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Song. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002336/bk_rand_002336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifteen-year-old Dakota Lester has never been accused of being popular, having friends or even being remotely attractive. Convinced that by becoming a sarcastic, obnoxious cut-up he can win friends and maybe even climb out of Infinity High School´s social septic tank, Dakota adopts the persona of ´´Lester the Jester” to mask the hurt of being unaccepted both at school and by a father who walked out on him when he was younger.Skinny as a rail and as athletic as a lima bean, Dakota wants nothing more than to break into student government, if only to sniff the hair of senior super-beauty, Addie Wilkins. But when Infinity High School´s own in-house bully, Blake Blanton, tags Dakota as his personal chew toy, Dakota quickly finds himself immersed in a dangerous world of vandalism and moral ambiguity.Warring with a lack of identity and burdened by feelings of abandonment by his father, Dakota begins to cozy up to the life of a con-in-training while also trying to discern his feelings for his best friend, a misunderstood ´´emo” artist named Erin. With Blake Blanton thumbing Dakota´s pressure points, Dakota must face his own personal demons and determine whether he can accept himself for who he is and not for what others want him to be.Dakota Divided is a tale of feeling comfortable in your own shoes and being able to love and forgive even in the toughest of circumstances. Witty, heartwarming and real, Dakota is able to make you laugh and cry-sometimes at the same time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Glouchevitch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017920/bk_acx0_017920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For seven to nine year old boys and girls. Children, usually driven by peer-pressure, want the latest toys, electronics, and clothes, but have little understanding of the value of money or where it comes from. This is essential knowledge for later years. Billy wants a new skateboard and games controller, but doesn´t understand why he can´t have them bought for him. He doesn´t pay anything towards other household costs, so why does he have to contribute to a toy? His mum and dad are presented with some large and unexpected household bills, but once Billy understands the challenges his parent´s face, it makes him respect them more, and understand how much they work to invest in their family. Does Billy get a new skateboard? Who pays for it? Will the family afford to go on holiday this year? Billy Wants It All is the seventh title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic - bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians, and teachers deal with the issues that challenge preteen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Buying this book today will help your child learn about the value of money and where it comes from. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lola-Rose Maxwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084737/bk_acx0_084737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Admissions brilliantly captures the frazzled pressure cooker of modern life as a seemingly perfect family comes undone by a few desperate measures, long-buried secrets - and college applications! The Hawthorne family has it all. Great jobs, a beautiful house in one of the most affluent areas of Northern California, and three charming kids with perfectly straight teeth. And then comes their eldest daughter´s senior year of high school.... Firstborn Angela Hawthorne is a straight-A student and star athlete with extracurricular activities coming out of her ears and a college application that´s not going to write itself. She´s set her sights on Harvard, her father´s alma mater, and, like a dog with a chew toy, Angela won´t let up until she´s basking in crimson-colored glory. Except her class rank as valedictorian is under attack, she´s suddenly losing her edge at cross country, and she can´t help but daydream about the cute baseball player in English class. Of course Angela knows the time put into her schoolgirl crush would be better spent coming up with a subject for her term paper - which, along with her college essay and community service hours, has a rapidly approaching deadline. Angela´s mother, Nora, is similarly stretched to the limit, juggling parent-teacher meetings, carpool, and a real estate career where she caters to the mega-rich and super-picky buyers and sellers of the Bay Area. The youngest daughter, Maya, still can´t read at the age of eight; the middle child, Cecily, is no longer the happy-go-lucky kid she once was; and the dad, Gabe, seems oblivious to the mounting pressures at home because a devastating secret of his own might be exposed. A few ill-advised moves put the Hawthorne family on a heedless collision course that´s equal parts achingly real and delightfully screwball. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004269/bk_rand_004269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An eye-catching, conversation-sparking book that answers all your questions on sexuality, seduction, and sex by the editors of GOOP. A beautiful, gift-y, sometimes shocking, fact-filled book that explores everything we´ve always wondered about sex and relationships, but may have been too shy to bring up. Broken into five sections, GOOP editors introduce the experts they rely on for sex tips, and dive into focused Q&A´s that explore the ins and outs of sexual health, pleasure, and how to have the kind of sex you really want - while feeling good about doing it. Part 1, Seduction: Goes beyond the clichés to help the listener explore the inner and outer art of seduction - with advice on attracting new partners, reigniting the flame once it´s gone out, and navigating Online dating, unconventional relationship scenarios, the sex toy aisle, and more. Part 2, Sexuality: What sexuality means, looks, and feels like today, and how we can better tap into our sexual power, including a chapter on strengthening your libido, simple tantric tricks to up sexual energy, and fun ideas for exploring your own kinks. Part 3, Sexual Health: Covers the essentials (like clean lube and condoms, and how to reset your hormones), easy exercises for strengthening the pelvic floor, as well as a path for redefining porn - all with the goal of getting real joy from sex, as opposed to just avoiding the potential calamities. Part 4, Orgasm: Busts enduring sex myths, with expert advice on closing the orgasm gap, doing away with the pressure to perform, and the many benefits of self-pleasure. Part 5: Doing It: The antidote to bedroom boredom, the psychology of oral sex, how to ask for what you want and play out your greatest fantasies. Throughout the book you´ll find endcaps on the reality of everything from plain vanilla to ménage à trois, sidebars of mind-blowing stats culled from goop readers, and persona... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Lakin, Jeff Bottoms, Gwyneth Paltrow - foreward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004423/bk_hach_004423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.