Searching for perfect book lovers gifts? Rejoice! Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany , is a love letter to all things bookish. Author Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. It's a must-have for every book collection, and makes a wonderful literary gift for book lovers, writers, and more. Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in: Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books Sampling the most famous fictional meals Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers. If you have read or own: I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.
Bookish Hero Fenster and heir to a duke Arthur Watterly share a common passion: the Legend of King Arthur. When the pursuit of the original manuscript of Malory's Le Morte d'Artur leads them to be trapped overnight in a bookshop attic, they find themselves unexpectedly married. They might be happy. If only they'd admit their biggest secret: they love each other even more than they love books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leah Frederick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005683/bk_acx0_005683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Books contain countless tales - but what if Book told its own story? From clay tablets to e-readers, here is a quirky, kid-friendly look at the book. Books are one of humankind's greatest forms of expression, and now Book, in a witty, idiosyncratic voice, tells us the inside story. A wonderfully eccentric character with strong opinions and a poetic turn of phrase, Book tells of a journey from papyrus scrolls to medieval manuscripts to printed paper and beyond - pondering, along the way, many bookish things, including the evolution of the alphabet, the library (known to Egyptians as "the healing place of the soul"), and even book burning. Book is a captivating work of nonfiction by one of England's leading poets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007463/bk_brll_007463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. Some still exist today; some are lost, like those of Herculaneum and Alexandria; some have been sold or dispersed; and some never existed, such as those libraries imagined by J. R. R. Tolkien, Umberto Eco and Jorge Luis Borges, among others.Ancient libraries, grand baroque libraries, scientific libraries, memorial libraries, personal libraries, clandestine libraries: Stuart Kells tells the stories of their creators, their prizes, their secrets and their fate. To research this book, Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day 'Library Tourists'. Kells discovered that all the world's libraries are connected in beautiful and complex ways, that in the history of libraries, fascinating patterns are created and repeated over centuries. More importantly, he learned that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. The Library is a fascinating and engaging exploration of libraries as places of beauty and wonder. It's a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Buckingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050666/bk_adbl_050666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Jennifer McQuiston continues her enchanting Seduction Diaries series as a bookish spinster and an unrepentant rogue unite to unmask a traitor. Every girl dreams of a hero.... No one loves books more than Miss Mary Channing. Perhaps that's why she's reached the ripe old age of six-and-twenty without ever being kissed. Her future may be as bland as milk toast, but Mary is content to simply dream about the heroes and adventures she reads about in her books. That way she won't end up with a villain instead. But sometimes only a scoundrel will do. When she unexpectedly finds herself in the arms of Geoffrey Westmore, London's most notorious scoundrel, it feels a bit like a plot from one of her favorite novels. Suddenly Mary understands why even the smartest heroine can fall prey to a handsome face. And Westmore is more handsome than most. But far worse than the damage to her reputation, the moment's indiscretion uncovers an assassination plot that reaches to the highest levels of society and threatens the course of the entire country. When a tight-laced miss and a scoundrel of epic proportions put their minds together, nothing can stand in their way. But unless they put their hearts together as well, a happy ending is anything but assured. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lana J. Weston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005510/bk_harp_005510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kate Flynn, 43, has given up her university career to come home and look after her mother in Firenze, their big house by a lake in Cardiff. When Kate meets her old friend David Roberts, she begins to obsess about him: she knows it's because she's bored, but she can't stop.David is married, rational, and dependable: the last type to want an affair. David's marriage isn't as solid as it looks, though, so he takes refuge in Firenze, where he can talk to Kate about music. But David's 17-year-old son Jamie is also drawn to the old house full of books and history. More like Kate than his father is, bookish and clever, he wants to find out all about life from her....Tessa Hadley's intricate, graceful novel explores the tangled web of connections between parents and children, lovers and friends. The past casts its long shadows in the present; men and women, who were once confident they knew themselves, learn to attend to the changes unfolding inside them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Strevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000184/bk_oakh_000184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elite soldier turned dragon hunter. Cursed by a blind witch in a remote corner of Waristan, Special Ops Captain Jason Wolfe finds himself transforming into a creature of local legend, a lupine referred to in fearful whispers as Blue Wolf. Faster, stronger, and more lethal, he’s the perfect soldier - but not for the US military. To break the curse, Jason must join a war between ancient tribal foes: blue werewolves and the formidable White Dragon. In a battle spanning from the peaks of Central Asia to the valleys of Manhattan, and with the help of a bookish wizard named Prof Croft, Jason will push himself to the breaking point. Because with the curse now spreading to his mind, he’s running out of time - and the stakes couldn’t be higher: Win and he returns home to his fiancé, his family, and a future. Lose and he dies a bloodthirsty beast.... Books in the Strangeverse: Blue Wolf Series Book 1: Blue Curse - More to come! Prof Croft Series Book 0: Book of Souls (prequel) Book 1: Demon Moon Book 2: Blood Deal Book 3: Purge City Book 4: Death Mage 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107001/bk_acx0_107001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who knew death could be so eclectic?Relish this mesmerizing murder mystery mash-up of short stories.Murder and mystery have been the staple of literature and films for years. This anthology of short stories will thrill and entertain you. Some will also make you laugh out loud. Others will stop and make you think.Think of this murder mystery short story anthology as an audiobook version of appetizers or starters, hors d'oeuvre, meze, or antipasti. It can be enjoyed as fillers between books or, as is the case in some countries, as a bookish meze - in its own right.There’s murder mystery styles and locations to suit all tastes: detective fiction, serial killers, scifi, histfic, England, Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Great Lakes, Las Vegas, the Nevada desert, Mexico, and more in an exquisite exposition of the art of short story telling.These stories come from an international cast of authors: some with best-selling books, others emerging or new talents. Their roots, cultures, and life experiences are as diverse as their writing styles.But one thing binds them together: They know how to tell a story.The 10 authors who have contributed to the anthology are:Stephen BentleyGreg AlldredgeKelly ArtieriRobbie CheadleMichael SpinelliL. Lee KaneKay CastanedaAly LocatelliJustin BauerPosthumously by "G"The stories include the 2019 SIA Award-winning murder mystery short story "The Rose Slayer" by Stephen Bentley.Each author introduces his or her stories and the theme that lays behind them. By the time you finish the audiobook, you will agree the result is a mesmerizing murder mystery mash-up.Get it now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Scott, Kendra Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171783/bk_acx0_171783_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the northeast side of town, there is a house.The house was once magical, filled with love and joy and plans for the future. Inside its walls are many things that belong to me - my books, the china from my mother on my wedding day, the beautiful cage once home to two birds, now empty, just like me.And a man. A man who also belongs to me. A man I no longer wish to keep. A man who, no doubt, has not slept, though the sun is rising. Because the house where he waits is where I laid my head to rest every night for eight years. Until last night.No one who knows me would believe Charlie Pierce, the quiet, bookish girl who never made waves, is pulling out of the driveway of a man who isn’t her husband. But they don’t know me at all. I don’t even know me. Not anymore.They say there are two sides to every story, and I suppose in most cases, that’s true. But the one I live inside of? It has three. On the northeast side of town, there is a house. But there is no longer a home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Mallon, Jason Clarke, Sebastian York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131798/bk_acx0_131798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.