Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. ´Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea´ is the tale of two enemies abandoned on a deserted island. Pierre Rochelle, a convict escaped from a French penal colony, has been living alone on a remote Pacific island for the past three years, with no means of escape. Then one day he finds a man asleep on the beach on the far side of the island. The new arrival has just been marooned by his mutineering shipmates. Even as he still sleeps, Rochelle recognizes him as Gaston Charette - his own mortal enemy, the man whose false testimony had sent him, an innocent man, to the penal colony in the first place. But how will Rochelle welcome his new comrade? Will Rochelle avenge himself? Will Charette manage to gain the upper hand? Who will have control of the sole gun on the island? And what will happen if they ever are rescued? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000938/bk_redd_000938_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Known for his record-breaking stats and womanizing ways, wide receiver Buddy Carruthers would give it all up for one chance to win the only woman he ever wanted - Emmy Meacham. Hard-won games and traveling half the season kept Buddy from pursuing his secret passion. Even if he managed to corner her for a moment, would she still care? Now a rock star known as Emerald, Emmy lived her life on the road with no time for love. In her dreams, she longed to turn back the clock and spend another night with Buddy. But lies and deceit had kept them apart for five years. Would a chance meeting wash away those years or cause old wounds to resurface? Could two lives traveling in opposite directions make room for love or would they continue to spin, out of sync, and always alone? Caution: This book contains locker room language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056484/bk_acx0_056484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´m the queen of best intention, but I think I´m the empress of self-delusion too. There was no one happier in the world than me when I lost 70 pounds and I decided that I was going to show the world what the new me could do. So I did, and the world laughed. A lot. Oh, well - I suppose I have found my place in this life, and I think it´s destined to be one step behind the beat. The good news is, it´s my beat, and I love it. So come join me and discover what happened when the empress of self-delusion took on the world. Try not to laugh too much, though, eh? This bundle collection includes the following: Learn Pole Dancing Start a Blog Learn to Cook Create a Masterpiece Run a Marathon Go Skinny Dipping 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036062/bk_acx0_036062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
That Isaac Newton guy was quite bright. He said that what goes up, must come down. This may sound right to you, but there´s been far too many times I´ve looked at the scales and disagreed. Then I proved him right and dropped 70 pounds! Excellent. But then I came across another law: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. I don´t know about opposite reaction, but so far every time I´ve tried something new on my bucket list it´s started a hare running, which reminds me of another law - the law of unintended consequences. I didn´t mean to get entwined with that Italian chef, I just wanted to know how to boil an egg. And I really didn´t mean to do that Tantric thing, or cause that big problem at the wedding. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Maybe someone should have told me that before I started out on my bucket list, but hey - I´ve started, so I´ll finish. I just hope one of them goes as planned sometime soon, please; pretty please. Anyway, Mr. Newton - if you were so clever, what´s the recipe for true love? Tell me first then I´ll bottle it, and if you can give me a magic weight loss potion too I´ll be a trillionaire. No? Oh well, back to my bucket list for me then - I know something will turn up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058484/bk_acx0_058484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some betrayals are like rivers, so deep, so wide, they can´t be crossed. But - for those with enough courage - forgiveness, redemption, and lovemay be found on the other side. On the night her home is consumed by fire, Janine Stoddard finally resolves to leave her abusive husband. While she is reluctant to involve her estranged daughter, she can´t resist a chance to see Harmony and baby Lottie before she disappears forever. Harmony´s friend Taylor Martin realizes how much the reunited mother and daughter yearn to stay together, and she sees in Jan a chance to continue her own mother´s legacy of helping women in need of a fresh start. She opens her home, even as she´s opening her heart to another newcomer, AdamPryor. But enigmatic Adam has a secret that could destroy Taylor´s trust - and cost Jan her hard-won freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006702/bk_blak_006702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
That moment your life changes. That moment that changes your life. That moment you love someone more than you love yourself. That was the moment we gave our son up for adoption and the moment I was left bare. A wide-open space that would forever be empty. There are moments that define you as a person, moments that prove just how strong you are, moments you push yourself to keep going forward when all you really want to do is give up. It was in one of those moments when I reached out and found him waiting for me. When Shelby Calder left home 15 years ago, she never planned on returning to the Alaskan town she left behind. But after the death of her grandfather and a bitter divorce, she hopes going home will be a fresh start for her and her 10-year-old son. Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder, looking more beautiful than ever, standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won´t be a mistake he ever makes again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006933/bk_tant_006933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oh, it´s such a cliche - Italian chef seduces a pupil at his top-class cooking school, reducing her to a quivering jelly and releasing her inner sexual goddess. Just show me how to boil spaghetti, why don´t ya? You would think that by the age of 32, I´d be able to do even just that in the kitchen. But to my eternal shame, the only thing I can do is open takeaway cartons. So I signed up for a cooking class, and there was this Italian guy, and he was talking about quivering and goddesses and things like that.... I wonder how you boil spaghetti? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033672/bk_acx0_033672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´ve decided that the creative arts are not for me. I still can´t boil spaghetti and I think there´s an arrest warrant out against me for public indecency. So onward now to a new challenge - running a marathon. I´ve decided that there will be safety in numbers. And no matter how ridiculous I look in lycra, I can´t look any worse than the guy in the galloping urinal, or the other guy dressed as a demented hen. Well, at least I hope not. Maybe I´ll use them as pacemakers. So I´ll burst through that starting line full of enthusiasm, knowing I could beat a galloping urinal any day of the week. Or will I be in a one-woman race? I do have a track record for beating myself, you know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035372/bk_acx0_035372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´ve decided to make my mark on life. I don´t need fame, fortune, or - the way I´m going - notoriety. I just need to create one little ripple that people will appreciate for years to come. So I joined an art class and learned how to paint. I have visions of grand vistas, beautiful lilies, and stunning portraits pouring from my overly manicured hands. I´ve spent hours and hours splashing colors on a series of canvases, and in the end I´ve learned one outstanding life lesson: Never, ever volunteer. Avert your eyes if you ever see me in public - some things should not be seen. I´ll never get a boyfriend now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035375/bk_acx0_035375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pole dancing - that´s it. I can do that. I used to be a gymnast as a kid. Well, I used to run around in the garden with a long ribbon, pretending I was a gymnast during the Olympics...that´s just the same, right? Well, I just need to tone up a little and lose that last, ahem, 30 pounds. I know, I know. But hey, I´ve lost 70 pounds already, so give me a break! I´ll tell you what though - it´s not been easy. There´s temptation everywhere, and the slimmer I get, the temptation is morphing from cupcakes into men. Or maybe cupcake-covered men? Mmmm. Oops, sorry about that. Anyways, I need to lose another 30 pounds, and I just know that pole dancing is the answer. Then, watch out world. Or, more in particular, watch out if you´re a single guy. I have cupcakes, and I know how to use them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gwendolyn Druyor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033432/bk_acx0_033432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.