Solo is a delightful romantic novel from best-selling author Jill Mansell, not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Cathy Kelly. Mad about a man who´s dangerous to know? Surely it´s better to go solo.... When Tessa Duvall, a struggling artist, reluctantly agreed to accompany her best friend, Holly, to a party at the elegant Charrington Grange Hotel, she had every intention of sneaking off early. For parties full of strangers bored the knickers off Tessa, and this one proved to be no exception - until she encountered Ross Monahan, whose wicked reputation was as high profile as the hotel he owned and ran with such panache. But while Holly set about ensnaring his reluctant brother, Max, Tessa simply accepted Ross for what he was - a sensational one-night stand...until she realised, weeks later, that one-night stands can have far-reaching consequences.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Freeman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000464/bk_head_000464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl´s Going Solo, read by Downton Abbey´s Dan Stevens. The second part of Roald Dahl´s remarkable life story, following on from Boy. When he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Africa - and a series of dangerous adventures began. From tales of plane crashes to surviving snake bites, this is Roald Dahl´s extraordinary life before becoming the world´s number-one storyteller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000521/bk_pauk_000521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As parents face the difficult reality of a broken home, a sense of being completely overwhelmed can shut down the perspective they need to find restoration. Parents need to know that they can choose to define this season of their lives instead of becoming defined by circumstances. They can deliberately look toward God and come to a deeper understanding of his true nature, power, and intimate care. As this former Christian music industry executive shares his story of divorce, his seven years as a single father, and his transition to a second marriage and a blended family, he also offers listeners some hard-learned lessons and insights on being an effective, empathetic, and empowered single parent, answering crucial questions such as: How do I find peace when everything around me is chaos? How do I manage meeting needs when I have nothing to give? How and where do I begin again? The author addresses the fears and exhaustion of single parenting while revealing the keys to gaining strength and courage for each day. He also shares how he found his ´´solo” relationship with his Hheavenly Father through his ´´solo” parenting season. Listeners will learn five helpful habits and practical healing principles they can immediately apply in this season of life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Beeson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/002253/bk_oasi_002253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a dark yet often funny novel told from the point of view of a man who for the past two months has been a patient at a New York City mental ward. Having suffered a breakdown—due to his shattered marriage and an irrational fear of fading away as a human—he now finds himself caught between two worlds, neither of which is a place of comfort or fulfillment: the world of the ward, where abnormality and an odd sort of freedom reign, and the outside world, where convention and restrictive behavior rule. Finally on his way to becoming reasonably ´´normal´´ again, he requests and is granted a ´´solo pass´´, which allows him to leave the locked ward for several hours and visit the city, with the promise that he will return to the hospital by evening. As he prepares for his excursion, we get a picture of the ward he will temporarily leave behind—the staff and the patients, notably Mandy Reed, a schizophrenic and nymphomaniac who has become his closest friend there. Solo Pass is an unsettling satire that depicts, with inverted logic, the difficulties of madness and normalcy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005449/bk_blak_005449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a military brat, Eliana Davis is no stranger to moving from place to place. However, moving in the middle of her sophomore year to the small Oregon town where her parents grew up is something she never expected. Knowing she will only be there for a year, she is torn between making new friends or keeping to herself. Will she listen to her heart or keep flying solo? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Avalon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023032/bk_acx0_023032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mitte 40 isser mittlerweile. Aber er spielt, lacht und erzählt immer noch wie ein Lausbub, und schüttelt dann als selbstverständlich reflektierter Erwachsener den Kopf über den eigenen Blödsinn, den er gerade ins Publikum gepfeffert hat. Große Unterhaltung trifft da auf urkomisches Abfeiern der eigenen Bedeutungslosigkeit. Qualtinger meets Fred Fesl, niederbayerische Gstanzl treffen auf Rock´n´Roll. Feine Alltagsbeobachtungen auf ehrliche Einblicke. In seinem Programm SOLO+ merkt man schon nach den ersten Minuten: Authentischer, purer, ehrlicher, musikalischer und gleichzeitig offener für den spontanen Moment hat man diesen Querdenker und Bühnenarbeiter nie erlebt. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Hannes Ringlstetter. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wrta/000203/bk_wrta_000203_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Vernon Rand is a charismatic figure whose great love - whose life, in fact - is climbing. He lives alone in California, where he combats the drudgery of a roofing job with the thrill of climbing in the nearby mountain ranges. Sure of only his talent and nerve, Rand decides to test himself in the French Alps, with their true mountaineering and famed, fearsome peaks. He soon learns that the most perilous moments are, for him, the moments when he feels truly alive. One of the great novels of the outdoors, Solo Faces is as thrilling, beautiful, and immediate as the Alpine peaks that have enthralled climbers for centuries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015658/bk_adbl_015658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SOLO, a new standalone from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Deborah Bladon. Libby Duncan is on the cusp of having her dream come true. She has landed a role in a Broadway musical, and all of the hard work, dedication, and devotion to her craft are finally paying off. It´s not the starring role she´s hoped for, but she knows that it´s a step in the right direction, and if she can keep her focus where it needs to be, she´ll finally get the solo she deserves. If that happens, the entire path of her career will change, and her remarkable talent will finally be noticed. Everything is on track until Libby´s path crosses with Alec Hughes. He´s the investor backing the musical. He holds all the cards to Libby´s career in his hand, and he wants only one thing to help her get her moment in the spotlight. He wants her. As they grow closer, Libby is forced to choose between standing out from the crowd and following her heart. She wants Alec, but his past is dictating their future. On opening night, everything changes. Libby´s world is shattered, and Alec must make a choice. Does he lay himself bare and show Libby who he truly is, or does he walk away so she can pursue the life she´s always wanted? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Cavenaugh, Stephanie Wyles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026549/bk_adbl_026549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A James Bond novel written by William Boyd. It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M’s orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond’s renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors. Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment. Dominic West is well known for his leading roles in many films, including 28 Days, Mona Lisa Smile, The Forgotten and 300. He played McNulty in HBO’s The Wire, one of the most critically acclaimed television programmes ever made in the U.S. In 2011 he won a TV BAFTA for his role in ITV mini-series Appropriate Adult, and he was also nominated for a Golden Glove for BBC series The Hour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic West. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001596/bk_rhuk_001596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best seller! Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he’s been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift. ´´A contemporary hero’s journey, brilliantly told.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) ´´A rhythmic, impassioned ode to family, identity, and the history of rock and roll.” (Booklist) ´´Many readers will identify with Blade’s struggle to find his place in a family where he feels like an outsider.” (Publishers Weekly) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kwame Alexander, Randy Preston - music. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001735/bk_zond_001735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.