The first collection of short fiction from Jeffrey Eugenides, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot. Jeffrey Eugenides' best-selling novels have shown that he is an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, sexual identity, self-discovery, family love and what it means to be an American in our times. The stories in Fresh Complaint continue that tradition. Ranging from the reproductive antics of 'Baster' to the wry, moving account of a young traveller's search for enlightenment in 'Air Mail' (selected by Annie Proulx for The Best American Short Stories 1997), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national crises. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art collapse under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in 'Bronze', a sexually confused college freshman whose encounter with a stranger on a train leads to a revelation about his past and his future. Narratively compelling, beautifully written and packed with a density of ideas that belie their fluid grace, Fresh Complaint proves Eugenides to be a master of the short form as well as the long. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Eugenides, Ari Fliakos, Cynthia Nixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003116/bk_hcuk_003116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2 hour London Underground tube tour. We will learn about the history of the worlds finest Underground system You'll hear tales and stories as we descend into the depths of London. We will start at London's oldest train station, Baker Street, then have a quick peek at an abandoned tube station (Only a few Londoner's knows exists). We then travel to one of the oldest platforms on the system and meet a very famous American who revolutionized the building process. We will geek out a little bit and talk construction. How the underground system is constructed today vs. the years gone by. We will also see a ghost station... Spooky! Discover how accurate the tube map really is! After the Underground tour then go to the Postal Museum. The Postal Museum reveals Britain's remarkable social and communications history through the eyes of an iconic service. Take a ride on Mail Rail and experience 15 minutes of immersive underground exploration
Deputy Jacob Anderson wants a wife with some sense in her - he's not interested in a flighty young thing who'll distract him from the thing God put him on this Earth to do: catch outlaws. Seamstress Abigail Huxley is in danger of becoming an old maid. Orphaned at 14 and raised by her loving aunt, she can't offer her new husband a dowry. All she's got is her skill with a needle and her faith that God has a plan for her. Longing for a family of her own, Abigail prays long and hard before deciding to become a mail-order bride. When Abigail arrives in Salvation, she's confronted by a reckless young woman named Sarah who's determined to drive a wedge between Abigail and her new husband. Is Abigail's faith in God strong enough to protect her from the fears lurking in her own heart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Isaacs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043412/bk_acx0_043412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Daily Mail Book of the Year. A Mail on Sunday Book of the Year. Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir.
Dr. Brock Bastian is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His studies have been reviewed in leading news outlets such as Time Magazine, Huffington Post, Economist, New Scientist, Scientific American, CNN, ABC, Globe and Mail, The New Yorker and New York Magazine. Brock's pioneering approach to research has been acknowledged with the Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize, and his presentations have been included on the ABC Radio National Big Ideas podcast.
A sweet historical western romance: Daisy Weathers travels to Texas as a mail order bride. The would-be groom takes one look at her scarred face and walks away without her knowing. Finding out she’d been jilted, Daisy is humiliated and despondent. There would be no second chance wedding for her.Sterling, a handsome cowboy is rolled out of the back of a wagon and left. He’s been injured and now it’s life or death. Since the end of the Civil war he’s been busy trying to keep his outlaw brother from hanging. Now when it’s almost too late he wishes he had found a wife, settled down and had children.In this historical christian mail-order bride novel, Daisy is penniless and works to help Sterling heal. Trouble finds her which sends them both on a journey of the heart, doubts, mishaps, and realization.This is the sixth book of the Mail Order Brides of Sweet Water Series by award winning, best-selling, Amazon all-star author, Kathleen Ball.Don’t miss the other american historical western romance books in this series:Tattered HeartShattered TrustGlory’s GroomBattered SoulsFaltered BeginingsFairer Than Any 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159945/bk_acx0_159945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will Self is one of the most important British novelists of his generation, and he is as acclaimed in the UK for his outstanding, daring journalism as he is for his fiction. Now finally available in America, Junk Mail is an original selection of pieces from Self's nonfiction and journalism that will introduce American listeners to Self as a literary journalist par excellence. Animated by the scathing brilliance and unflinching determination to walk the road less traveled, Junk Mail is an often-irreverent trawl through a landscape of drugs, culture, art, literature, and current events - topics Self illuminates with a keen and entirely original eye. We follow Self into the operation of an upstanding crack dealer, behind the myth of the "pragmatist" approach to drug legalization on the streets of Amsterdam, and to lunch with Indian author Salman Rushdie. Whether he is writing about bad-boy British artist Damien Hirst, how literary renegade William Burroughs has changed our outlook on art and intoxication, or what the current state of transsexuality has to say about gender for all of us, this is a lively and necessary anthology from one of the defining voices of our times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021858/bk_adbl_021858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'A shining delight of a novel' New York Times 'Clever and beautiful...it soars' Financial Times A baby girl is abandoned, banished from London to the storm-ravaged American city of New Bohemia. Her father has been driven mad by jealousy, her mother to exile by grief. Seventeen years later, Perdita doesn't know a lot about who she is or where she's come from - but she's about to find out. Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale vibrates with echoes of Shakespeare's original and tells a story of hearts broken and hearts healed, a story of revenge and forgiveness, a story that shows that whatever is lost shall be found.'Emotionally wrought and profoundly intelligent... A supremely clever, compelling and emotionally affecting novel that deserves multiple readings to appreciate its many layers' Mail on Sunday 'There are passages here so concisely beautiful they give you goosebumps' Observer'Pulsates with such authenticity and imaginative generosity that I defy you not to engage with it' Independent
General Henry Harley “Hap” Arnold is widely considered the father of the United States Air Force. But his long list of accomplishments doesn’t begin or end there. He was also the first and only five-star general of the US Air Force; one of the first US military aviators; the first American to carry air mail; and the architect of the war-winning air strategy of World War II.In this new biography of one of the American military’s most towering figures, author Bill Yenne weaves the story of Hap Arnold’s life, from his youthful days as a cunning prankster to his sunset career as an elder statesman. All along, Yenne unfolds General Arnold’s life like the adventure story it is. A bold advocate for technological advancement, Hap Arnold was a powerful character in the golden age of aviation, an innovative warrior in the conflict that defined the modern era, and the creator of an entirely new branch of the US military.Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force is an adventure biography for history buffs, aviation enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the events that shaped America and the world in the first half of the 20th century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin F. Spalding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141622/bk_acx0_141622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's the cozy little Boston bar where everybody knows your name ... welcome to CHEERS - the Emmy Award-winning, smash-hit television series that kept the laughs uncorked for 11 years. Sam (Ted Danson) and Diane (Shelley Long) face the breakup of their explosive relationship on CHEERS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON - a predicament that brings the new character of Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) into the show's comedic mix. Along with the additional laughs provided by the antics of Carla (Rhea Perlmann), Cliff (John Ratzenberger) and Norm (George Wendt), the CHEERS cast also says goodbye to actor Nicholas Coach Colasanto, whose untimely death occurred shortly after the taping of the episode Cheerio, Cheers . Complete and unedited, here are all 25 episodes of the unforgettable third season of TV's classic comedy hit...CHEERS!EpisodesDisc 1:Rebound (Part 1)Rebound (Part 2)I Call Your NameFairy Tales Can Come TrueSam Turns The Other CheekCoach In Love (Part 1)Coach In Love (Part 2)Disc 2:Diane Meets MomAn American FamilyDiane's AllergyPeterson CrusoeA Ditch In TimeWhodunit?The Heart Is A Lonely SnipehunterDisc 3:King Of The HillTeacher's PetThe Mail Goes To JailBar BetBehind Every Great ManIf Ever I Would Leave YouThe Executive's ExecutionerDisc 4:Cheerio, CheersThe Bartender's TaleThe Belles Of St. Clete'sRescue Me (Season Finale)Special Features, It's the cozy little Boston bar where everybody knows your name ... welcome to CHEERS - the Emmy Award-winning, smash-hit television series that kept the laughs uncorked for 11 years. Sam (Ted Danson) and Diane (Shelley Long) face the breakup of their explosive relationship on CHEERS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON - a predicament that brings the new character of Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) into the show's comedic mix. Along with the additional laughs provided by the antics of Carla (Rhea Perlmann), Cliff (John Ratzenberger) and Norm (George Wendt), the CHEERS cast also says goodbye to actor Nicholas Coach Colasanto, whose untimely death occurred shortly after the taping of the episode Cheerio, Cheers . Complete and unedited, here are all 25 episodes of the unforgettable third season of TV's classic comedy hit...CHEERS!EpisodesDisc 1:Rebound (Part 1)Rebound (Part 2)I Call Your NameFairy Tales Can Come TrueSam Turns The Other CheekCoach In Love (Part 1)Coach In Love (Part 2)Disc 2:Diane Meets MomAn American FamilyDiane's AllergyPeterson CrusoeA Ditch In TimeWhodunit?The Heart Is A Lonely SnipehunterDisc 3:King Of The HillTeacher's PetThe Mail Goes To JailBar BetBehind Every Great ManIf Ever I Would Leave YouThe Executive's ExecutionerDisc 4:Cheerio, CheersThe Bartender's TaleThe Belles Of St. Clete'sRescue Me (Season Finale)Special FeaturesSpecial Features:Carla's Whipping BoyCheers Bar TourNicholas Colasanto: His Final SeasonShrink-Warped: Introducing Frasier CraneVirtual Vera
“THE BEST LIVE FILM OF A STAGE SHOW THAT I’VE SEEN” Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail THE LEGENDARY MISS SAIGON The spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of this acclaimed new production of the global stage sensation was described as “the most thrilling, soaring and emotionally stirring musical with magnifi cent performances” by the Daily Telegraph and “the greatest musical of all time” by the Daily Mail. The epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. The special gala fi nale also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. INCLUDES THE BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY ‘THE HEAT IS BACK ON: THE REMAKING OF MISS SAIGON’ Special Features: Gala Finale (34 minutes) The Heat is Back on - Behind the Scenes of Cameron Mackintosh's new production