This is a debut novel from actress and audiobook reader Julia Franklin. ‘I’ve read somewhere between 300 and 400 novels as audiobooks over the last 25 years,’ she says, ‘so I thought it was time to have a go at a novel of my own.’ The result is Turn Up for the Book, a romantic comedy that begins with the breakup, one Christmas, of a marriage. Poor Viv has begun to look like the sofa she sits on most of the time. No wonder her unfaithful husband, Clive, is leaving her for a glamorous supermodel. But over the next 12 months, she will find that books and friendship will move her to a different kind of sofa altogether. Set against a background of publishing, food, and drink, oh yes, and maybe murder, Turn Up for the Book is a lovely lighthearted companion to warm you on dark winter evenings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkld/000001/bk_bkld_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four interlocking narratives set in four American cities form a richly comic feast about love, academia, an elusive Tibetan novelist - and SOFA, a protest group so mysterious its very initials are open to interpretation. Bad Teeth follows a cast of young literary men and women, each in a period of formation, in four very American cities - Brooklyn, Bloomington, Berkeley, and Bakersfield. A Pynchonesque treat, it’s four (or more) books in one: A bohemian satire, a campus comedy, a stoner’s reverie, and a quadruple love story. The plots coalesce around the search for a mysterious author, Jigme Drolma ("the Tibetan David Foster Wallace"), who might in fact be a plagiarist. But how does the self-styled arch-magician Nicholas Bendix figure into this? What will happen when SOFA unleashes the "Apocalypse"? And what’s to become of Lump, the cat? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005943/bk_brll_005943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just keep laughing and nobody will get hurt! Author Douglas Adams kidnapped an audience and held them hostage for 90 minutes at London's Almeida Theatre. The audience members were subjected to extremely hot August temperatures and Adams's dramatic solo performances of excerpts and scenes from his wildly funny, wildly popular books The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and Life, the Universe and Everything. LEARN how to fly! HEAR about Arthur and the Irrational Sofa! GROAN at Marvin's escapade with the Frogstar Battle Robot! Adams may have a cult following, but it's the happiest cult around, thanks to his inventive, absurd, and impish humor which comes through fully in this release. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/dove/000029/pf_dove_000029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henry and his big dog, Mudge, like to play outside. But when a thunderstorm begins, Mudge is unhappy. He wants to go inside. He wants to hide from the loud thunder and sharp lightning. Soon the storm is very windy and noisy, and the lights have gone out. As Mudge hides his head in the sofa, Henry and his parents light candles and play cards. Then, armed with a flashlight, Henry goes on a rescue mission. Each of the Henry and Mudge books, by the popular Newberry Award-winning author Cynthia Rylant, quickly becomes a favorite with young readers and their parents. With George Guidall's gentle and humorous narration, Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind is sure to draw the listener into the magical world shared by the little boy and his lovable big dog. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002981/bk_reco_002981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eddie is perfectly content being a lazy slob. He doesn’t really care whether he lives or dies, so what does it matter? That all changes, however, when a near-death experience forces him to confront something from the other side - something desperately evil - and it takes everything he has to ensure he isn’t dragged to hell with it....As a child, Eddie witnessed the death of his little sister - a tragic event that destroyed his family and left him on a descent into despair. As an adult, he has no job, lives on his best friend’s sofa, and doesn’t particularly care that he is the loser his best friend tells him he is.Then a near-death experience briefly forces Eddie to the other side. He sees something demonic, something destitute and evil, and he is grateful for waking up again.But he hasn’t woken up alone.Everywhere he goes this entity is there, haunting him. It is making him weaker, and it won’t be long before it takes his place in this world completely.What’s more, Eddie doesn’t yet realize that there is a reason this demon has chosen him. Discovering that reason may be the key to finding his purpose in a world he has rejected.But first, he has to survive.Can he escape this demon that has attached itself to his soul? Or will he lose his life before he can become something greater?I Have the Sight is the first of five books in The Edward King series, the paranormal horror books that launched Rick Wood’s career as a horror author. If you like demons, exorcisms and the supernatural, you will love reading about Eddie.Buy now and discover this demonic experience today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Wood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/211905/bk_acx0_211905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A novel for everyone, Shelve Under C is a big, leaning stack of humor, heart, stray cat hairs, old book dust, mystery, family drama, longing, and hope. Used bookshops often have a cat or two roaming the aisles, sleeping on the shelves, or sleeping on the customers. Here is a novel all about one bookshop and its resident cats, Stomper and Buglit; and about Kris, a 12-year-old boy who apprentices in the shop. Kris is a little bit like the cats: he's a foster child getting used to a new family, and the cats are being fostered in the bookshop for the local shelter. Stomper and Buglit are a little bit like Kris: they get into trouble, have some wild adventures, and find out just what being part of a family really means. Unlike some novels that have a bookstore setting, Shelve Under C has the real spirit of the store, its owners, its apprentice, its customers and, especially, its cats as the beating heart of this fuzzy beast. It's full of wonderful characters, a wild storm, a doggy bucking bronco, catnip capers, an almost-deadly chicken salad sandwich, and... books! No need to knock - the door is open. So come on in, grab something to read, and get comfy on the big, red sofa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Bostic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065155/bk_acx0_065155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Remember the wonderfully romantic book of letters by Beethoven, Byron and Napoleon that featured in the Sex and the City film? That collection never actually existed, but all of the letters referenced in the film were real; so Macmillan decided to create Love Letters of Great Men. . . From the private papers of Mark Twain and Mozart to those of Robert Browning and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. For some of these great men, love is a 'delicious poison' (William Congreve); for others, 'a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music' (Charles Darwin). Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one's heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning, to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger, losing himself in work to forget how much he misses his beloved wife, Calpurnia. Taken together, these Love Letters of Great Men show that perhaps men haven't changed so very much over the last 2,000 years; passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here - as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anton Lesser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000427/bk_macm_000427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Warning: Features a man who is a man's man whose inner thoughts about the women he meets may be too hot for most to handle. His profession is to know you and own you. He may get into your head and your pants and never let you go. Meet Simon Mark Sessions, the Sex Shrink of Seattle. I'm Simon Mark Sessions, Dr. of Psychology, Sex Therapist and Former Mr. Body, also an entrepreneur who made millions from owning a health supplement company. I have a practice in Seattle where I am a therapist. They call me the Sex Shrink of Seattle. Women call me Sex on Legs. I'm an expert on sex because I get plenty of it, and I know a whole lot about it. I'm also on TV as an expert on sex therapy when the whole Fifty Shades thing became big so now my business is exploding with women wanting to learn how to break free of being prudes. Problem is, I'm in a rut myself. It's not exciting for me anymore, until she walked through my door and propped herself down on my sofa. Who knew she would be taking lessons from me, but she is, and now she may be the one teaching me a thing or two. This is a Kailin Romance book that is recommended for 18 and up due to mature subject matter and adult content. Kailin Romance books are new adult, adult or erotica fiction by Kailin Gow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruno Belmar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039567/bk_acx0_039567_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first book of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling series! "Though much of the book is light-hearted and occasionally outright hilarious, the author sneaks in a few home truths along the way that will hit you where it counts, like how even someone’s best intentions can box you in." (Everybody Needs a Little Romance blog) "This was one of those books that I kept telling myself one more page, then I need to put it down. Instead I found myself tearing through the book instead, needing to know the outcome." (Just Jump Book Reviews)For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa, instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect. Rose realizes she’s wasted 24 years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: 28 things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number 15 - do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty of secrets of his own. Somebody thinks Rose has something they want, and they’ll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn’t her biggest worry, after all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon McManus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/218459/bk_acx0_218459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.