After more than twenty years living internationally-sixteen addresses, eight countries and five different languages - writer Melissa Bradford shares a fantastic journey of motherhood that will inspire any family. Follow this family of six on their passage-extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreakingly poignant-from Bright Lights (of New York City) to the Northern Lights (of Norway) to the City of Light (Paris) to the speed-of-light of the Autobahn (in Munich). Continue deep into the tropics of Southeast Asia (Singapore) and end your voyage in the heights of the Swiss Alps (Geneva). As varied as the topography - the craggy fjords, the meandering Seine, the black forests, the muggy tropics, the soaring Alps - this multicultural tale traverses everything from giving birth in a chateau in Versailles to living on an island in a fjord. From singing jazz on national Norwegian T.V. to judging an Indonesian beauty contest. From navigating the labyrinth of French bureaucracy and the traffic patterns of Singapore to sitting around a big pine table where the whole family learns languages, cultures, cuisines-where they, in short, learn to love this complex and diverse world and, most importantly, each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Dalton-Bradford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009171/bk_acx0_009171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is Spring, 1874, and 20-year-old Sherlock Holmes is a lonely, mopey, friendless Oxford student. He attends classes and spends countless solitary hours conducting chemical experiments, reading, and playing his violin. Suddenly, his life changes because of a serendipitous moment on campus. While walking on the grounds of the university and practicing fencing moves with his foil, he encounters Victor Trevor and his sweetheart, Poppy Stamford, younger sister of the man who will one day introduce Sherlock to Dr. John Watson. Having just attended the final rowing contest of Eights Week, Victor and Poppy are also walking with her bull terrier. When the dog decides he doesn´t like the looks of Sherlock, he sinks his teeth into Sherlock´s ankle. This dog bite incident becomes a life-changing event for all of them. Through his new friendship with Victor Trevor, and encouraged by Victor´s father to use his genius for detective work, Sherlock discovers his uncanny abilities and a constellation of unfamiliar emotions as he and Poppy are thrust not only into a dangerous investigation into England´s notorious baby-farming industry, but into the perilous realm of young romance. Be an eyewitness to the emergence of how Sherlock became the man and the legend we know today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cat Gould. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064991/bk_acx0_064991_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Sand Castle Mystery is another Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Featured Selection from acclaimed author Carolyn Keene. Eight-year-old Nancy Drew and her friends enter a sand-castle-building contest. Someone doesn’t want them to win and won’t play fair. When their castle is destroyed, and a mean message is found in the sand, Nancy becomes a detective once again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Wu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003763/bk_reco_003763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hop-o´-My-Thumb (Hop-on-My-Thumb), or ´´Hop o´ My Thumb´´, also known as ´´Little Thumbling´´ or ´´Little Poucet´´ is one of the eight fairytales published by Charles Perrault in ´´Histoires ou Contes du temps passé´´ (1697). ´´Hop-o´-My-Thumb´´ is the youngest of seven children in a poor woodcutter´s family, and his greater wisdom compensates for his smallness of size. When the children are abandoned by their parents, he finds a variety of means to save his life and the lives of his brothers, eventually confronting a scary ogre. This tale has its origins in French medieval folklore and is now world-renowned thanks to Perrault and Robert Samber´s translation; it is here brought to life by Katie Haigh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/001564/bk_cids_001564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The way I saw it, I could flip burgers for eight bucks an hour or get my ass spanked for $500. No contest. None. College is awesome...at least until Carter receives an ominous letter in the mail informing him he owes thousands of dollars in tuition, and they are withholding his credits. What´s a guy to do? After the gorgeous and older Rick Stonestreet introduces Carter to the wonderful world of spanking, Carter finds himself craving another encounter with the man. When Rick refers him to a friend, Carter can´t say no to the money offered, but he finds himself enjoying fulfilling the man´s fantasy more than he ever expected. Notice: This short story contains scenes of an explicit nature between consenting adults and is intended only for a mature audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darcy Stark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034092/bk_acx0_034092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Billboard Must-Read Fall 2015 Music Book The first comprehensive biography ever published about America´s favorite living pop icon, Beyoncé, from New York Times best-selling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Beyoncé Knowles is a woman who began her career at the age of eight performing in pageant shows and talent contests, honing her craft through her teenage years until, at the age of 16, she had her first number-one record with Destiny´s Child. That hit-making trio launched Beyoncé´s successful solo career, catapulting her, as of 2014, to number one on Forbes´ annual list of most wealthy celebrities - the same year she made the cover of Time. Becoming Beyoncé is not only the story of struggle, sacrifice, and what it takes to make it in the cut-throat record industry; it´s the story of the great rewards of such success and the devastating toll it often takes on the human spirit. 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: Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002255/bk_hach_002255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The way I saw it - I can flip burgers for eight bucks an hour or get my ass spanked for 500. No contest. None. College is awesome - at least until Carter receives an ominous letter in the mail informing him he owes thousands of dollars in tuition, and they are withholding his credits. What´s a guy to do? Carter has always had a penchant for looking at kink, but after filling out a profile on a spanking social platform, he never imagined himself partaking in such activities. But the gorgeous, older Rick Stonestreet is prepared to make him an offer he can´t resist! Warning: This short story contains scenes of an explicit nature between consenting adults and is intended for only an 18+ audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darcy Stark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032427/bk_acx0_032427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nine years ago Lindsay and Gibb had the perfect marriage - except Lindsay wanted a baby and Gibb didn´t. Their marriage broke up over the disagreement. Now Gibb´s back in town, and their attraction is just as strong as ever. But Gibb still doesn´t want a child - and Lindsay now has an eight-year-old son. Nominated as best sweet traditional romance novel of the year in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jaicie Kirkpatrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013960/bk_acx0_013960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some people are born to be a certain thing. And I was a born fighter. At the age of eight, Michael Bisping began his training in martial arts. By the time he was 15, he was fighting in his first no holds barred competition. When he turned professional and joined the UFC he was sure about one thing: only a world championship title would do. A British underdog in the greatest fighting championship on earth, he spent the next decade winning some of the championship´s most sensational contests to achieve his dream, becoming the first ever British UFC world champion in 2016. From his boyhood years learning to fight in the gyms of Lancashire to his most shocking clashes in the cage, in Quitters Never Win Bisping tells the raw and unfiltered story behind his legendary career for the first time, including his greatest wins, his fiercest rivals and the harrowing injury that forced him into retirement. As audacious, entertaining and as candid as the man himself, it´s a backstage pass to one of the world´s most extreme sports and an unbridled account of what it really takes to become a champion, from sleeping in his own car to reaching the summit of the world´s fastest growing sport.