It is a time of fire. A small band of pioneers struggle valiantly to keep their ancestors' dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought-stricken land. Driven by the promise of an awesome vision, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior unite to lead their people to a magnificent destiny. A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is the second compelling novel in a majestic saga of America's first peoples. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051861/bk_adbl_051861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“Ode to Death is a celebration of good, old fashioned storytelling and creeping dread. I couldn’t stop turning the pages and you won’t be able to either. I had a great time with this collection.” (Richard Chizmar) From author Andrew Lennon comes a new collection of 18 titles, including short stories, drabbles, and poetry. This versatile collection will have you fearing those noises coming from the attic, questioning whether you should enter that haunted house at the fairground, thinking twice before you stay in a motel on a desert-stricken highway. It will touch you emotionally when you witness a person’s struggles, their discovery of new friends, how they can triumph and live to see another day, raising their heads to create their own Ode to Death. Contents "My Ode to Death" "House of Illusion" "Lunchtime" "Ghost Story" "No Sleep" "Caravan" "Buried" "Santa Claus Comes at Night" "Dog Race" "Trying to Write a Horror Story" "Hide Behind a Smile" "Visiting Time" "Stress Blanket" "Red Shoes" "New Beginning" "The Secret Life of my Imaginary Friend" "Lover" "One Night In Hotel" 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160301/bk_acx0_160301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Work hard, and don't look for excuses", C. Vivian Stringer's parents told her, "and you can achieve anything." But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the 60s. In 1981, just as her coaching career was taking off, her 14-month-old daughter, Nina, was stricken with spinal meningitis. Nina would never walk or talk again. Still grieving, Stringer brought a small, poor, historically black college to the national championships - a triumph hailed as "Hoosiers with an all-female cast". In 1991 her husband, Bill, fell dead of a sudden heart attack, but that same year, she led yet another young team to the Final Four. Through these dark times and others, Stringer has carried her burdens with grace. Given her history, it was no surprise that she led her team to respond to Don Imus' slurs with dignity and courage.Standing Tall is a story of quiet strength in the face of punishing odds. Above all, it is an extraordinary love story - love for the game, for the players she has coached, for her close-knit family, and for the husband she lost far too soon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adenrele Ojo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/001058/bk_bkot_001058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Work hard, and don't look for excuses", C. Vivian Stringer's parents told her, "and you can achieve anything." But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the 60s. In 1981, just as her coaching career was taking off, her 14-month-old daughter, Nina, was stricken with spinal meningitis. Nina would never walk or talk again. Still grieving, Stringer brought a small, poor, historically black college to the national championships - a triumph hailed as "Hoosiers with an all-female cast". In 1991 her husband, Bill, fell dead of a sudden heart attack, but that same year, she led yet another young team to the Final Four. Through these dark times and others, Stringer has carried her burdens with grace. Given her history, it was no surprise that she led her team to respond to Don Imus' slurs with dignity and courage.Standing Tall is a story of quiet strength in the face of punishing odds. Above all, it is an extraordinary love story - love for the game, for the players she has coached, for her close-knit family, and for the husband she lost far too soon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Chilton, Vivian Stringer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001378/bk_rand_001378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joe Gere said he died on the afternoon his 12-year-old daughter Brenda disappeared. It was left to Brenda's mother Elaine to sustain her stricken family, search for her missing child, and pressure the authorities for justice. From the first minutes of the investigation, suspicion fell on Michael Kay Green, a steroid-abusing "Mr. Universe" hopeful, but there was no proof of a crime, leaving police and prosecutors stymied. Tips and sightings poured in as lawmen and volunteers combed the Cascades forest in the biggest search in Northwest history. Years passed with no sight of the blue-eyed girl or the bright clothes she'd worn on the day she disappeared, but Elaine remained undaunted. Salt of the Earth is the true story of how one woman fought and triumphed over life-shattering violence and how she healed her family - and herself. Salt of the Earth is the true story of a courageous woman who survived a hellish 20th-century nightmare. Mob violence, injustice, kidnapping, murder, and suicide were the black holes in the awful astronomy of Elaine Gere's life. Somehow she had to summon the courage to endure: to honor her beloved dead and to rebuild the shattered lives of the sons who depended on her strength. Jack Olsen has been lauded for his psychological insights into the most violent criminals in such previous masterworks as Doc, The Misbegotten Son, and Predator, but he has never overlooked their victims. By viewing the world through the eyes of Elaine Gere and her devastated family, he finds the core values that enabled them not only to survive and flourish, but, in the end, to triumph. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058292/bk_acx0_058292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Held captive by her employers--and by her own demons--on a mysterious farm, a widow struggles to reunite with her young son in this uniquely American story of freedom, perseverance, and survival. Darlene, once an exemplary wife and a loving mother to her young son, Eddie, finds herself devastated by the unforeseen death of her husband. Unable to cope with her grief, she turns to drugs and quickly forms an addiction. One day she disappears without a trace. Unbeknownst to 11-year-old Eddie, now left behind and in a panic-stricken search for her, Darlene has been lured away with false promises of a good job and a rosy life. A shady company named Delicious Foods shuttles her to a remote farm, where she is held captive, performing hard labor in the fields to pay off the supposed debt for her food, lodging, and the constant stream of drugs the farm provides to her and the other unfortunates imprisoned there. In Delicious Foods James Hannaham tells the gripping story of three unforgettable characters: a mother, her son, and the drug that threatens to destroy them. Through Darlene's haunted struggle to reunite with Eddie, through the efforts of both to triumph over those who would enslave them, and through the irreverent and mischievous voice of the drug that narrates Darlene's travails, Hannaham's daring and shape-shifting prose infuses this harrowing experience with grace and humor. The desperate circumstances that test the unshakeable bond between this mother and son unfold into myth, and Hannaham's treatment of their ordeal spills over with compassion. Along the way we experience a tale at once contemporary and historical that wrestles with timeless questions of love and freedom, forgiveness and redemption, tenacity and the will to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Hannaham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001964/bk_hach_001964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don't miss this summary of J.D. Vance's best-selling memoir, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Vance's book offers a thoughtful and introspective look at his hillbilly past, while opining on larger lessons for the poor, white working class as a whole. This SUMOREADS summary offers key takeaways, themes, and analysis to distill Vance's powerful story that is both a personal triumph and a commentary on American society. What will you learn from listening to this book? The struggle that white working-class Americans endured after the implosion of an industrial economy Why the unemployment, poverty, and addiction of the white underclass is self-inflicted How J.D. Vance beat the odds to rise above a despondent poverty-stricken community and live the American Dream How instability and adverse childhood experiences create a vicious cycle of mistrust, violence, and poverty in working class communities How personal choices can counteract cultural inheritance and propel upward mobility The role of social support and cultural exposure in relieving the plight of the white underclass and inner city communities Book Summary Overview In this deeply moving memoir, J.D. Vance draws from his experiences growing up in a poor and socially isolated neighborhood to reveal the plight of the white underclass and show what upward mobility in America takes today. Hillbilly Elegy paints a candid, non-judgmental picture of the beliefs and choices feeding the downward spiral in inner cities and white working class communities in modern America. Vance brings his childhood and youth to life in a no-holds barred account that is as appalling as it is illuminating. Anyone curious about the gradual decline of the white working class will find this memoir an irresistible listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Disney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092805/bk_acx0_092805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I was six when my father died so my mother has been everything to me. Wherever I go I tell the world about my wonderful mother. I'm a singer today because of her encouragement. She has been the biggest influence in my life” - Daniel O'Donnell. Irish singing star Daniel O'Donnell's mother, Julia, grew up on a remote island off the northwest coast of Ireland, going barefoot and doing hard labour as a child during the poverty-stricken 1920s. The hard work continued through her teenage years as she picked potatoes in the fields and travelled to Scotland to gut fish in the ports. After she married and settled in Kincasslagh, Julia's beloved husband, Francie, was forced to leave his family for months on end to work on farms, again in Scotland. The work was physically demanding and eventually took its toll. Sadly, Julia found herself widowed and penniless with five children while still in her forties. In this classic and inspiring story of triumph over adversity, Julia tells how she battled through this dark period by knitting sweaters into the early hours of every night to support her family. They were sold in America by relatives and the money was sent back to Ireland by post. Then, in an amazing twist of fate, this hard-working woman and dedicated mother watched from the wings as her offspring flourished in life. Her daughter Margo and son Daniel went on to achieve fame as chart-topping singers. In The Mother's Story, Julia takes us on a journey from her humble beginnings growing up in a thatched cottage on Owey Island, to a glitzy lifestyle mingling with celebrities and royalty. Poignant, warm and laced with great humour, Julia's story gives us a fascinating insight into this remarkable Irish family's life. 9781448148752 N N ©2007 Julia O'Donnell;(P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks 2012 http://www.audible.de/pd/B00A4DP70G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00A4DP70G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Andalucian Friend (Unabridged) 26.95 AVAILABLE The Andalucian Friend (Unabridged) The Andalucian Friend (Unabridged) Alexander Soderberg Hector: Lover. Killer. Crime lord. Lars: Stalker. Policeman. Addict.... Gildart Jackson Random House Audiobooks 2013-03-14 08:00:00 979 B00BNGX4EO English - Fiction British English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/rhuk/001476de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001476/bk_rhuk_001476_sample.mp3 Hector: Lover. Killer. Crime lord. Lars: Stalker. Policeman. Addict. Jen: Ex lover. Arms dealer. Hero? Sophie: Nurse. Mother. Victim? Living a quiet life in the suburbs, Sophie Brinkmann is captivated by the handsome and sophisticated Hector Guzman. She has no idea that beneath Hector’s charm lies something far more dangerous. Hector is the head of an international crime syndicate. He is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants now is the total annihilation of his rivals. Before she can fully grasp the extent of Hector’s world, Sophie is trapped within it. Her house is under surveillance, her family is at risk. Hector is at war – with Russian hit men, South American drug traffickers, German gangsters – and now Sophie is too. But who can she trust when even the people who have sworn to uphold the law are as dangerous as those dedicated to breaking it? If Sophie is to get out alive, and with her integrity intact, she will have to summon everything within her to navigate this intricate web of moral ambiguity, deadly obsession and ruthless killers. 9781448178803 N N ©2013 Alexander Soderberg;(P)2013 Random House AudioGo http://www.audible.de/pd/B00BNGX4EO?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00BNGX4EO?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Orphan Choir (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE The Orphan Choir (Unabridged) The Orphan Choir (Unabridged) Sophie Hannah The chilling story of a woman haunted by music that only she can hear, sung by a choir of children that only she can see... Geraldine James Random House Audiobooks 2013-05-09 08:00:00 351 B00CLV3D1E English - Fiction British English 2013-05-08 05:00:00 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/rhuk/001534de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001534/bk_rhuk_001534_sample.mp3 The chilling story of a woman haunted by music that only she can hear, sung by a choir of children that only she can see.... 9781448184095 N N ©2013 Sophie Hannah;(P)2013 Random House Audiobooks http://www.audible.de/pd/B00CLV3D1E?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B00CLV3D1E?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true 'Clair De Lune' and 'The Necklace': Short Stories (Unabridged) 2.95 AVAILABLE 'Clair De Lune' and 'The Necklace': Short Stories (Unabridged) 'Clair De Lune' and 'The Necklace' (Unabridged) Guy de Maupassant Abbé Marignan is a fanatical, excitable, upright priest who believes fervently in God and absolute logic. However, with the exception of nuns, the Abbé hates women.... Josie Jackson The Lindsay Players 2013-02-04 08:00:00 29 B00B8AILAM English - Fiction British English 1.00 2.58 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/rksw/000001de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/rksw/000001/bk_rksw_000001_sample.mp3 'Clair de Lune': Abbé Marignan is a fanatical, excitable, upright priest who believes fervently in God and that nature had been created in accordance with admirable and absolute logic. However, with the exception of nuns, the Abbé hates women. When he discovers that his niece has a lover, he seizes a formidable oak stick and sets out, by the light of the moon, to rectify the situation. But nature has other plans in store for him. 'The Necklace': Madame Mathilde Loisel, a pretty young woman, has aspirations of being accepted into high society. When her husband, a clerk in the Ministry of Public Instruction, brings home an invitation to attend a Ball at the Ministry, she is overwhelmed at the excitement - although, at the same time, anxious that she does not possess an appropriate dress or jewels to wear at the Ball. Her husband gives her four hundred francs to buy … a really pretty gown". However, when she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Madame Forestier, her world, and that of her husband, is turned upside down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001419/bk_rhuk_001419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Triumph Of A Dream is about a king or a ruler who tries his best to satisfy his people, after promising them a blissful life before he was elected as the ruler of the kingdom. During his reign, however, his subjects witness the most difficult time in their lives. Was he really the cause of their unending problems? The king weeps silently, as he knows that he can't alleviate the suffering of his people.He then has a dream. In the dream, his kingdom flourishes. Everybody praises him for the golden era. The king dances royally in the dream. As his friend knocks at the door, he wakes up and faces the reality of his troubled days.Laughter From The Sky is a satire about modern day prophets, especially in the poverty stricken African countries. Everybody is looking for the ways to survive. That is why there are prophets everywhere. They promise prosperity to all their church members. God sees them and laughs.