23 stories, all unabridged, from a diverse group of star writers and readers. A truly memorable collection with a wide appeal. Includes ´´The Years Midnight´´ by Helen Simpson, read by Harriet Walter; ´´On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful Morning´´ by Haruki Marukami, read by Walter Lewis; ´´Bablady´´ by A. S. Byatt, read by Roslaind Eyres; ´´Hotel des Vaoyaguerus´´ by William Boyd, read by Martin Jarvis; and ´´Who?´´ by Fay Weldon, read by Julie Christie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriet Walter, Walter Lewis, Roslaind Eyres. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000082/bk_csaw_000082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling and award-winning author Selena Kitt Half a million naughty books sold in 2011 Guarunteed quality - the creame at the top of erotica Get eight stories: all seven modern retellings of fairy tale classics in Selena Kitt´s Modern Wicked Fairy Tales: Complete Collection - ´´Beauty´´, ´´Briar Rose´´, ´´Goldilocks´´, ´´Rapunzel´´, ´´Red´´, ´´Alice´´ and ´´Gretel´´ - plus a bonus story previously unreleased - ´´Wendy´´ - a modern take on Peter Pan! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Hackett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002588/bk_acx0_002588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Conservative Collection reinforces fundamental holdings of the Right. A strong, free, and thriving America requires us to value our founding principles and apply them in a modern world. Yet constant assaults on the very philosophies that birthed American exceptionalism jeopardize our sustained superiority. It, therefore, falls upon Conservatives to reenergize, inform, and strengthen the citizenry with the truths and successes stemming from conservatism. We need a strong America, one which will continue to be the home of liberty and prosperity. Discussed within The Conservative Collection are 11 areas of conservative concern: Conservative History, Individual Liberty, The Legislature, The Executive, The Judiciary, Economic Strength, Educational Strength, Military Strength, Personal Responsibility, International Leadership, and Moving America Forward. In our unique nation of states, built upon the pillars of liberty and opportunity, we are responsible for protecting the blessings of freedom and ensuring our future welfare; The Conservative Collection looks to aid others in achieving those most noble duties. A series of short essays complete this work, divided between the book’s 11 sections. Not only does The Conservative Collection focus significant attention toward government and politics but also on character development and individual maturity. All Americans (Conservative or otherwise) must be leaders in a turbulent world - something not accomplished without purpose and principle. Greg Lacey is a Michigan attorney and the author of James Madison and the Virginia Resolution. He lives in the metro Detroit area with his wife and their children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian McGovern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014124/bk_acx0_014124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of modern-day fairy tales. ´´Sleeping through the Beauty´´ A family obligation forces Phillip into accepting a late Christmas Eve invitation, but what he doesn´t realize is that on this night his life is going to change forever. A beautiful comatose woman will teach him the true meaning of life and the importance of not sleeping through the beauty of it all. While he waits for his sleeping beauty to awake from her coma, he has to face the fact that, if she does awaken, and even though he has had time to fall in love with her, he will be a complete stranger to her.´´Hearts on Fire´´ Have you ever wanted someone to look at you and see who you really are? That´s all Jordan has ever wanted, so when she meets Samuel and the sparks fly it´s easy to become lost in the depths of his beautiful blue eyes. But something of her own past and what he is comes between them. Whilst she fights her attraction to him, Samuel is going to have to convince her that he does see her...really does see her. ´´The Beauty in the Beast´´ In our beloved fairy tales of old, Prince Charming always saves the damsel in distress. In our modern world, sometimes it´s the damsel herself who has to find a way to save her prince. When Sarah White meets the ruggedly handsome Staff Sergeant Charlie Prince, she discovers a man with a pure heart, but one hidden beneath a warrior´s façade. Before Charlie leaves with his unit for Afghanistan, he promises to stay in touch. But after nine months of exchanging letters and emails, he stops writing. Sarah waits in agonizing suspense, not knowing if the man she has fallen in love with has been killed in action or has just lost interest in her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030262/bk_acx0_030262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from the ´´Great Ghost Stories´´ collection. A spine-tingling collection of classic ghost stories - a perfect way to pass those long winter nights! This set contains ´´The Tell-Tale Heart´´ by Edgar Allan Poe, ´´The Horla´´ by Guy de Maupassant, ´´Sredni Vashtar´´ by Saki, ´´The Mark of the Beast´´ by Rudyard Kipling, ´´Lost Hearts´´ by M.R. James and ´´The Furnished Room´´ by O. Henry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dermot Kerrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001156/bk_naxo_001156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you like Downton Abbey you will love Barbara Cartland. Beautiful Jasmina Winfield is a thoroughly modern American girl who likes to make her own decisions. A skilled and daring horsewoman, she is used to taking care of herself and takes orders from no one - especially not a man. Arriving in Yorkshire from Missouri to visit her relations, the Duke and Duchess of Harley, Jasmina is captivated by the sad romantic tale of her near neighbour the reclusive Earl of Somerton. Leaving Harley Grange to spend Christmas with cousins in nearby Debbingfield, Jasmina makes a wish that she could meet him to discover the mysteries that shroud his impressive home, Somerton Castle, and his loyal staff. And it seems that her wish is granted as a raging blizzard and runaway stallion conspire to halt her journey and she finds herself an unwelcome guest at Somerton Castle. Stranded by the weather with no means of communicating with the outside world, the fiercely independent young woman is forced to accept the grudging hospitality of the seemingly bad tempered Earl. As two cultures collide the fireworks begin to fly as the Earl tries to curb Jasmina´s exuberance and make her conform to his old fashioned ideas of feminine behaviour. But the Earl soon comes to recognize that alongside her free spirit runs a deep vein of loyalty and bravery, which is tested to the limits as dark forces gather like the clouds heralding more snow around the bleak castle. In an adventure that is fraught with danger and treachery Jasmina and the Earl battle against unknown forces, discovering friendship and ultimately love along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Wren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/002603/bk_lind_002603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the Tate Modern site is developed at Bankside in 1997, interviews are recorded with Dawn Austwick, project manager, and Jeremy Lewison of the Tate Britain modern collection. They discuss the scope of the new galleries, funding issues, the new gallery´s location and its future plans. There are thoughts on the diversity of the London Tates, and disposition of its collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Ashe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096298/bk_acx0_096298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A spirited portrait of the colorful, irrepressible, and iconoclastic American collector who fearlessly advanced the cause of modern art. One of 20th-century America´s most influential patrons of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979) brought to wide public attention the work of such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Man Ray. In her time there was no stronger advocate for the groundbreaking and the avant-garde. Her midtown gallery was the acknowledged center of the postwar New York art scene, and her museum on the Grand Canal in Venice remains one of the world´s great collections of modern art. Yet as renowned as she was for the art and artists she so tirelessly championed, Guggenheim was equally famous for her unconventional personal life and for her ironic, playful desire to shock. Acclaimed best-selling author Francine Prose offers a listen of Guggenheim´s life that will enthrall enthusiasts of 21st-century art as well as anyone interested in American and European culture and the interrelationships between them. The lively and insightful narrative follows Guggenheim through virtually every aspect of her extraordinary life, from her unique collecting habits and paradigm-changing discoveries to her celebrity friendships, failed marriages, and scandalous affairs. Prose delivers a colorful portrait of a defiantly uncompromising woman who maintained a powerful upper hand in a male-dominated world. She also explores the ways in which Guggenheim´s image was filtered through the lens of insidious anti-Semitism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008685/bk_blak_008685_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection, first published in 1917, features the works of 10 Russian poets who were active in the early 20th century. In the preface the anthologist and translator, Paul Selver, writes: ´´It is hoped that this collection will convey a fairly adequate idea of the chief features in modern Russian poetry, a branch of Russian literature which has so far received very little serious attention in this country. In the main, the translator has considered it his duty to produce renderings which, in themselves, are reasonably good English verse. At the same time, an endeavor has been made to give the meaning of the originals as closely as the restrictions of rhyme and rhythm will permit.´´ This is a bilingual presentation: Each poem is read first in Russian and then in English translation. ©Voices of Today 2015 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis Daly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001351/bk_mike_001351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.