Love In The Present Tense: Catherine Ryan Hyde
For five years Pearl has managed to keep the past from catching up to her and her bright, frail five-year-old son. Life has given her every reason to mistrust people, but circumstances force her to trust her neighbor Mitch with watching Leonard while she goes off to work. Then one day Pearl drops her son off, and never returns. They are an unlikely pair: Mitch is a young, unattached business owner; and Leonard is a precocious, five-year-old boy. But together they must find a way to move forward in the wake of Pearl´s unexplained disappearance. Their bond as parent and child shifts and endures, even as Mitch must eventually surrender Leonard to a two-parent home. Is it possible to love the people who can´t always be there for us? The answers will surprise and move you. As their lives unfold, profound questions emerge about the nature of love and family. Ultimately, this novel´s richest reward is watching Mitch and Leonard grow up together, through the power and the magic of the human heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Coburn, Jeremy Redleaf, Duana Speights. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000843/bk_rand_000843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Parker & Coe are back! After Zach and Kelsey go into the bounty hunting business together, Kelsey handles her first solo gig - a simple babysitting job transporting a bail-jumping con man from Houston to L.A. But to Kelsey´s surprise, this particular con man has ties to her past - and a very deadly target on his back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susanna Burney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026889/bk_acx0_026889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Für das Produzenten-Wunderkind Gary Usher war Sagittarius das Ergebnis von Monate im Studio mit Gleichgesinnten: Curt Boettcher, Bruce Johnston, Glen Campbell, das Firesign Theatre und andere. Der Hit Single´My World Fell Down´, debütierte 1967. ´Präsens´ - schimmernd, dicht und unerbittlich melodisch - ganz einfach die Ziele des zeitgenössischen Pop-Songwritings und Arrangierens. Mastered in bester Sundazed-Tradition,´Present Tense´ Chronik der Inbegriff von von California Sunshine Rock und Summer Of Love - es ist der Klang von die Mamas und Papas, die Beach Boys und Claude Debussy haben ein Osterfest. Eierjagd auf Phil Spectors Rasen. 20 Tracks, darunter seltene Einzelstücke Versionen und 7 bisher unveröffentlichte Tracks.
Genau wie im sexy Roman um die schüchterne Ana und den erfahrenen Christian, finden Sexualität und erotisches Pärchenspiel nicht ausschließlich im Schlafzimmer statt. Mit den aufregend schwingenden, anthrazitfarbenen Liebeskugeln aus der Shades of Grey Kollektion kannst du beispielsweise etwas Spaß für dich allein haben oder sie als sexy Überraschung zu einem heißen Date tragen und dich auf das Liebesspiel einstimmen. Gefertigt aus hochwertigem Silikon, messen die Kugeln jeweils 3,4 cm im Durchmesser und besitzen innen liegende, mit jedem Schritt rotierende Gewichte. Insgesamt sind sie 17 cm lang und wiegen 70 Gramm.
The New York Times best-selling author of Winter´s Tale and A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin reveals a powerful, rapturous novel set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour - a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust - must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present. In the midst of what should be an effulgent time of life, with its days bright with music, family, and rowing on the Seine, Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist who is a third his age. Against the backdrop of an exquisite and knowing vision of Paris and the way it can uniquely shape a life, he forges a denouement that is staggering in its humanity, elegance, and truth. In the intoxicating beauty of its prose and emotional amplitude of its storytelling, Mark Helprin´s Paris in the Present Tense is a soaring achievement, a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010157/bk_blak_010157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love in a Blue Time is a brilliant collection of stories by the bestselling author of The Buddha of Suburbia. This time, Hanif Kureishi´s subject is the difficult, serious business of love - and hate. His stories have all the qualities of his novels: they are funny, inventive, bawdy, and aggressively contemporary. The characters that stride out of the pages of Love in a Blue Time, however damaged, deranged or despicable, are united by one thing: they are all creatures of strong desire.´In this haunting, troubling collection of short stories, Hanif Kureishi has finally embraced the decadence that has lain in wait for him . . . A tense, desolate and consuming collection.´ Observer´The whole collection buzzes with anger and angst.´ Time Out
A Complicated Love is the result of tense, painful and cathartic conversations that the author had with his gay son on a road trip through Nova Scotia, Canada. It´s about the fears, taboos, and judgments that the author had, as he was eventually compelled to come out on behalf of his son - authentically, from religion and as a parent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dene Rossouw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002159/bk_acx0_002159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This episode of French for Beginners is presented by the talented Alexa Polidoro.After many years of developing and harnessing her language-teaching skills with The French Ecole, Alexa has now created an audio treat for people who wish to learn a new language from scratch, without any pressure, in fun, relaxed, and manageable chunks.Highlights of lesson 12 include: conjugation, conjugation, conjugation!; first group verb, aimer (to like/love), and third group verb, faire (to do); What do you do?; activities with the verb faire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexa Polidoro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ling/000023/bk_ling_000023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four sci-fi romance stories about women meeting the man/alien of their dreams. Love Invasion When Rachel breaks the news to her boyfriend that she´s pregnant with his child, the last thing she expects is for him to break up with her. He doesn´t get the opportunity to leave her, though, before the invasion of earth by Vendi - large, muscular aliens bent on rounding up women and taking them to their spaceships. Big Bang Alien Love Affair Lady Larissa Kuttivadapa is a privileged human living on planet Jax-9. At 36 years old, she is so bored with her love life that she scopes out potential partners from the clear ceiling of the night club she runs. While she sees plenty of handsome men dancing, she longs for something more. Biomechanical Hearts Stella runs her business selling ´´pleasure robots´´ with organization and efficiency. But the stress of running a business under the thumb of her ex-boyfriend´s gangster operation can leave her tense, so she´s not ashamed to sample the pleasures offered by her own merchandise from time to time. When one of her pleasure bots disappears from her bed while she´s sleeping, an awkward game of hide and seek ensues. Invasion of the Heart Vinzel´s home planet of Rhouge has been stricken with a virus, killing off all the women of his species. Now he´s tasked with the impossible: find a human woman to mate with, conceive a child, and bring them both back to Rhouge to see if they´ll survive in his planet´s conditions. It sounds difficult enough, but he´s surprised to discover that he´s actually falling in love with the beautiful woman he´s selected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061561/bk_acx0_061561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.