The prize: $10 millionThe rules: Be the first to complete ten tasks assigned by the Benefactor. Do not ask questions. Do not tell anyone what you´re doing. Do not fail.The consequences: Unknown Maiv is a model daughter, a caring older sister, a top student - the responsible one. She´s not someone who´d get mixed up in something as risky as the Contest. But the huge prize would help her afford college and help her family make ends meet. The problem? The Contest is not what it seems. On the other hand, neither is Maiv. She´s determined to uncover the Benefactor´s secrets - before it´s too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/001282/bk_lrnr_001282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The prize: $10 millionThe rules: Be the first to complete 10 tasks assigned by the Benefactor. Do not ask questions. Do not tell anyone what you´re doing. Do not fail.The consequences: UnknownJames´ grandpa is dying. An experimental treatment has a chance of saving him, but James´ family can´t afford it. Not unless James competes in the Contest. The rules are sketchy, and the tasks seem dangerous...and definitely wrong. James has the feeling this contest is about a lot more than the prize money. But he can´t back out now - can he? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/001279/bk_lrnr_001279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arizona and her family find a way to thank their grocery store´s customers at Thanksgiving. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/001787/bk_hich_001787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People love easily. Look at most of your relatives or coworkers. How lovable are they? Really? Yet most have mates and children. The vast majority are still invited to family gatherings and their relatives will speak to them. Many have pets to which they are devoted. Some even call them their fur-babies. Is your dog or cat or parakeet property or family? Not in law but in your heart? Can a pet really love you back? Or is it a different affection? Are you not kind to those who feed and shelter you? But what if your dog could talk back? Would your cat speak to you kindly? How much more complicated might it be if we meet really intelligent species not human? How would we treat these ´´people´´ in feathers or fur? Perhaps a more difficult question is: How would they treat us? Are we that lovable? When society and the law decide these sort of questions must be answered it is usually because someone disapproves of your choices. Today it may be a cat named in a will or a contest for custody of a dog. People are usually happy living the way they want until conflict is forced upon them. What if the furry fellow in question has his own law? And is quite articulate in explaining his choices. Can a Human adopt such an alien? Can such an intelligent alien adopt a human? Should they? Of course if the furry alien in question is smart enough to fly spaceships, and happens to be similar in size and disposition to a mature Grizzly bear, wisdom calls for a certain delicacy in telling him no.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Hempel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010786/bk_tant_010786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part-time actress, full-time party girl Lorelei Branch isn’t famous yet, but she’s perfected a Hollywood lifestyle full of clubbing, fashion, and the latest juice cleanse. When Robin, her sister-in-law and agent, throws a plum job her way, Lorelei jumps at the chance and auditions to be the new girl on television’s hottest reality show, Flo’s Studio. Enter Colleen, Lorelei’s pill-popping mother, who wants nothing more than to see her daughter win the fame and glory she never had a chance to pursue herself. But Lorelei’s dream of becoming the next reality star is dashed when she loses the spot on Flo’s Studio to a stunning African woman. In an attempt to defend her daughter against what she calls a rigged contest, Colleen goes ballistic and delivers a racist rant on live television, sparking a national media frenzy. Lorelei flees the limelight, humiliated and broke, with her slacker boyfriend, Don, and heads for Reno, where she begins to self-destruct. Meanwhile, the rest of the Branch family starts to come apart at the seams. Colleen and her husband, Carl, are quietly drifting away from each other. Darren, Lorelei’s older half-brother, is stuck in Florida working on a contentious film set while his wife, Robin, continues the tedious regimen of fertility drugs meant to help them conceive a child. Desperate to bring the family together again and make things right, Colleen hatches a plan to stage an intervention for Lorelei on the reality show Real Happy Family. Soon the entire Branch family is entangled in a mission to bring the prodigal daughter back into the fold. Will Lorelei ever forgive Colleen? Will Real Happy Family air its most sensational intervention yet? All roads lead to a seedy Reno hotel room, where a reality TV crew is waiting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005740/bk_brll_005740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tad Friend´s family is nothing if not illustrious: his father was president of Swarthmore College, and at Smith his mother came in second in a poetry contest judged by W. H. Auden -- to Sylvia Plath. For centuries, Wasps like his ancestors dominated American life. But then, in the ´60s, their fortunes began to fall. As a young man, Friend noticed that his family tree, for all its glories, was full of alcoholics, depressives, and reckless eccentrics. Yet his identity had already been shaped by the family´s age-old traditions and expectations. Part memoir, part family history, and part cultural study of the long swoon of the American Wasp, Cheerful Money is a captivating examination of a cultural crack-up and a man trying to escape its wreckage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003712/bk_blak_003712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The award-winning author presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist biographical history of one of America´s greatest and most influential families - the Roosevelts - exposing heretofore unknown family secrets and detailing complex family rivalries with his signature cinematic flair. Drawing on previously hidden historical documents and interviews with the long-silent ´´illegitimate´´ branch of the family, William J. Mann paints an elegant, meticulously researched, and groundbreaking group portrait of this legendary family. Mann argues that the Roosevelts´ rise to power and prestige was actually driven by a series of intense personal contests that at times devolved into blood sport. His compelling and eye-opening masterwork is the story of a family at war with itself, of social Darwinism at its most ruthless - in which the strong devoured the weak and repudiated the inconvenient. Mann focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt, who, he argues, experienced this brutality firsthand, witnessing her uncle Theodore cruelly destroy her father, Elliott - his brother and bitter rival - for political expediency. Mann presents a fascinating alternate picture of Eleanor, contending that this ´´worshipful niece´´ in fact bore a grudge against TR for the rest of her life and dares to tell the truth about her intimate relationships without obfuscations, explanations, or labels. Mann also brings into focus Eleanor´s cousins, TR´s children, whose stories propelled the family rivalry but have never before been fully chronicled, as well as her illegitimate half brother, Elliott Roosevelt Mann, who inherited his family´s ambition and skill without their name and privilege. Growing up in poverty just miles from his wealthy relatives, Elliott Mann embodied the American dream, rising to middle-class prosperity and enjoying one of the very few happy long-term marriages in the Roosevelt saga. For the first time, The Wars of the Roosevelts also includes the s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Grove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005672/bk_harp_005672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
´´A family in harmony will prosper in everything.” (Chinese proverb)Have you ever taken a good look at yourself, and asked, ´´Am I a good person?´´ The world around you is pulling your strings, shaping your private thoughts and innermost instincts. And you don’t realize it. The seventh in a series of personal transformation books, Imagine You Are: Personality Tests About Family with Moral and Ethical Dilemmas uses philosophy, psychology and everyday situations as an innovative exploration of self and self-knowledge. This book provides scenarios of the morality and politics of the family, telling us why the family is valuable, who has the right to parent, and what rights parents should and should not have over their children. Every day we overlook the enormous power of situations in our lives. We fail to appreciate that life’s basic details - where we are, whom we’re with, and even whether you’ve won or lost a spelling contest 20 years ago - affect how we think and act. In this collection of common everyday scenarios, you’ll imagine yourself as a cast member in a scene. Each scene addresses a distinct aspect of the human persona: creativity, emotional stability, strong-mindedness, honesty, sociability and more. Next, you’ll be asked to choose how you would handle the situation. Of course, there are no right or wrong answers - just revelations about the person you are. After you answer the questions, you’ll find comments of a qualified psychologist that will help you interpret your answers with practical explanations. More than psychology testing, more than another self-help volume, this book appeals to fans of puzzle and logic games. It’s an eye-opening listen, and you just might find out who you really are. Imagine You Are: Personality Tests About Family with Moral and Ethical Dilemmas reaffirms the vital importance of the family as a social institution while challenging its r 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159334/bk_acx0_159334_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.