On February 2, 2002, Stephen King, Pat Conroy, John Grisham, and Peter Straub gathered at New York´s Town Hall for a very special evening. These four best selling authors stepped up to the microphone to raise money for one of the most recognizable voices in audiobooks, Frank Muller, an actor who sustained terrible injuries from a motorcycle accident. Muller, who has recorded hundreds of novels, including many by these authors, may never work again. This once-in-a-lifetime event is captured here, and 100% of all profits will be donated to The Wavedancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Frank Muller and other artists who fall prey to illness or injury and can no longer perform. Grisham kicks off the evening with a heartfelt reading of an excerpt from his blockbuster best seller The Summons. He´s followed by Straub who captivates the audience with a hair-raising episode from Black House, the latest thriller he co-authored with Stephen King. King changes pace with a joyful reading of his classic short story The Revenge of Lardass Hogan. Finally, Conroy engages the audience in a hilarious chat on the art of writing. A unique program that pays tribute to a true master craftsman, this audiobook is an unforgettable listening experience. Browse the Frank Muller page. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000358/bk_sans_000358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One morning years ago, I walked across the campus of the State Teachers College at Warrensburg, Missouri, and stopped to chat with a friend of mine - Frank Self. Little did I realize then, that that chat was to have a profound effect upon all the days of my life. If I had not met Frank Self that morning, I would probably have been a superintendent of some high school or college in the Middle West, for I had spent four years in a college for training teachers. During our talk, Frank Self told me that the previous summer he had been selling courses for the Inter-national Correspondence Schools. I was astounded when he told me that they paid him two dollars a day for hotel expenses and a commission for all courses he sold. Two dollars a day for hotel expenses! The very thought of it excited me. Two dollars a day was all I could hope to make as a teacher in some country town and out of that two dollars I would have to pay room and board. Here was a way to make money quickly! I wondered how long this kind of high finance had been going on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason McCoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076317/bk_acx0_076317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was cold, spooky and very boring. Frank hated Friday nights, sitting in the museum while his mum did the cleaning. He felt very alone - until a skeleton came over for a chat! And suddenly the museum didn’t seem quite so boring any more. But after a few chilling encounters with some of the skeleton’s weird and wonderful friends, all Frank really wants is his mum.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Rosen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000344/bk_oakh_000344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Benny Brandstätter, attraktiver Arzt und Lebemann, versteht nach einer durchzechten Nacht die Welt nicht mehr. Alles deutet darauf hin, dass eine Frau namens Ricky bei ihm übernachtet haben muss - doch wer war die schöne Unbekannte? Sein zeit- und kräftezehrender Schichtdienst in der Notfallambulanz mit oftmals skurrilen Patienten wird für ihn schlagartig zur Nebensache, als einige Zeit später sein Handy aufleuchtet und er überraschenderweise eine Nachricht von Ricky erhält. Der Hobbymusiker und die Immobilienmaklerin verfangen sich in einer aufregenden Chataffäre, die Bennys Alltagsleben durcheinanderwirbelt. Doch was passiert, wenn Ricky plötzlich vor ihm steht? Die Jagd zweier verlorener Seelen nach mehr als einem Chat bringt einige Überraschungen zutage. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Svantje Wascher, Robert Frank. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adko/003011/bk_adko_003011_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Mit den abwechslungsreichen Kurzgeschichten der Compact Lernstories trainieren Sie Ihre Sprachkenntnisse auf unterhaltsame und effektive Weise. Sie richten sich an Fremdsprachenbegeisterte auf mittlerem Sprachniveau (B1-Niveau des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmens), die insbesondere ihr Hörverständnis trainieren und darüber hinaus ihre Grammatik- und Wortschatzkenntnisse auffrischen wollen. Die vier Kurzgeschichten werden von Muttersprachlern vorgelesen und bieten ein authentisches Hörvergnügen. Das kostenlose Begleitbuch (im PDF-Format) enthält den Text aller Geschichten zum Mitlesen. Ergänzend bietet das Begleitbuch über 45 textbezogene Übungen, einen Abschlusstest inklusive Lösungsteil und ein umfangreiches Glossar. Spanisch - Niveau B1 - Fokus Grammatik Zum Inhalt: Welche verhängnisvolle Überraschung erwartet Miguel an seinem ersten Arbeitstag? Kann es für eine erstarrte Beziehung einen Neunanfang geben? Und was hat ein angeblich toter Deutscher zu verbergen? Sie dürfen gespannt sein... Crisis: Miguel Guardiola, ehemaliger Ingenieur und Opfer der spanischen Wirtschaftskrise, tritt seine Arbeit als Taxifahrer in Barcelona an. Sein erster Kunde ist zufällig sein ehemaliger Chef - ein verhängnisvolles Zusammentreffen! El baile de la vida: Angezogen von einem undefinierbaren Trommeln in der Ferne, macht sich Inés auf die Suche nach dem Ursprung des mysteriösen Lärms. Es entspinnt sich schließlich eine Geschichte, in der Realität und Fantasie nur noch schwer voneinander zu trennen sind. Buena suerte: Andrés und Esther aus Málaga sind unzufrieden in ihren Beziehungen und treffen sich im Chat einer Internet-Singlebörse. Geben die beiden sich eine Chance? Viaje sin retorno: Privatdetektiv Frank S. soll in der Dominikanischen Republik die Sterbeurkunde eines ertrunkenen Deutschen ausfindig machen. Die Suche gestaltet sich schwier... 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Olga Carrasquedo. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comp/000082/bk_comp_000082_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie´s hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays make something clear: that all of us have a much more twisted, meaningful, emotional relationship with the online world than we realize or let on. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late ´80s and early ´90s, Jess looked to the nascent Internet to find the tribes she couldn´t find IRL: fellow Bette Midler fans; women who seemed impossibly sure of their sexuality; people who worked with computers every day as part of their actual jobs without being ridiculed as nerds. It´s in large part because of her embrace of an online life that Jess is where she is now, happily married, with a wife, son, and dog, and making a living of analyzing Internet trends and forecasting the future of tech. She bets most people would credit technology for many of their successes, too, if they could only shed the notion that it´s as a mind-numbing drug on which we´re all overdosing. 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: Jess Kimball Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003130/bk_hach_003130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux´s account of his epic journey by rail through Asia. Filled with evocative names of legendary train routes - the Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto, and the Trans-Siberian Express - it describes the many places, cultures, sights, and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met. Here he overhears snippets of chat and occasional monologues, and is drawn into conversation with fellow passengers, from Molesworth, a British theatrical agent, and Sadik, a shabby Turkish tycoon, while avoiding the forceful approaches of pimps and drug dealers. This wonderfully entertaining travelogue pays loving tribute to the romantic joys of railways and train travel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Muller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/000735/bk_howe_000735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joining the ranks of Let´s Pretend This Never Happened and Carry On, Warrior, a fierce, hysterically funny memoir that reminds us that comedy equals tragedy plus time. Twentysomething Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job. Then she met Aaron, a charismatic art director and her kindred spirit. They made mixtapes (and pancakes) into the wee hours of the morning. They finished each other´s sentences. They just knew. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron´s hospital bed and married after his first surgery. They had a baby when he was on chemo. They shared an amazing summer filled with happiness and laughter. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora´s arms in another hospital bed. His wildly creative obituary, which they wrote together, touched the world. Now Nora shares hysterical, moving, and painfully honest stories about her journey with Aaron. It´s Okay to Laugh explores universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood, and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint. A love letter to life in all of its messy glory and what it´s like to still be kickin´, It´s Okay to Laugh is like a long chat with a close friend over a cup of coffee (or chardonnay). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nora McInerny Purmort. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005193/bk_harp_005193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times best-selling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this entertaining collection of anecdotes, stories, jokes, and random musings from a woman who has seen it all - and done most of it. From her acclaimed performances to her headline-making divorce from Eddie Fisher, from raising a famous daughter to hitting the road with a successful one-woman show, Debbie Reynolds has been in the spotlight for decades. She´s met presidents, performed for the queen of England, and partied with kings. A show business icon, she continues to sing and dance - and can drop more names than Andy Cohen. In this fabulous personal tour, she recalls wonderful moments with the greats of the entertainment world - Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Bette Davis, Phyllis Diller, and many, many more - sharing stories that shed new light on her life and career and the glittering world of Hollywood then and now. Debbie has plenty to tell - and in Make ´Em Laugh, she dishes it in the warm, down-to-earth voice her fans adore. Debbie shares memories of late-night pals and some of the greatest comedians of all time, stories from the big screen and small, and tales of marriage, motherhood, and children. Combining her wicked sense of humor and appealing charm, she reveals the personal side of show business and fame in funny, poignant, and delightful reminiscences. Nothing is off limits: Debbie talks about her sex life, her family drama - and even shares a few secret recipes. As irresistible as the woman at its heart, this collection shows the consummate skill of a beloved entertainer who truly knows how to make ´em laugh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith Ivey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004800/bk_harp_004800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.