To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is one of the best-loved novels of the 20th century. But for the last 50 years, the novel´s celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation - and a great friendship. In 2004, with the Lees´ blessing, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. She spent the next 18 months there, sharing coffee at McDonalds and trips to the Laundromat with Nelle, feeding the ducks and going out for catfish supper with the sisters, and exploring all over lower Alabama with the Lees´ inner circle of friends. Nelle shared her love of history, literature, and the Southern way of life with Mills, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced. As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story - and the South - right. Alice, the keeper of the Lee family history, shared the stories of their family. The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of Mills´s friendship with the Lee sisters. It is a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit, and tremendous storytelling power of these two women, especially that of Nelle. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees´ life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Lynn Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002401/bk_peng_002401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Great Continental Divide in the Western States in America defines water running east or west. Not just a geologic formation in its younger age 100 million years ago, this awesome and continent-defining set of snow-capped mountains offers the barrier of imagination through which migrating Americans traveled to come to what are now States like California (38 million residents). Like a book of facts, the majestic formations that characterized this area of the world are spiced even by its denizens, its citizens, its friends as a part of the Pacific Rim. These words, seemingly encyclopedic in their arrangement and tone, turn the man-made, the humble and the unusual in the Wild West (where in a City named Oakland - situated on San Francisco Bay and sharing with its more romantic and celebrated sister San Francisco), toward the recognition that the construction of a modern Roman Catholic Cathedral captures the sensibilities of its diverse worshipers - worshipers who have built, with skill, style and advanced techniques, a monument to God for its 600,000 Diocesan members´ use. A holy place, a Benedictine Monk told this writer, is a place of worship and a House of God. This Cathedral of Christ the Light as it is called was a work of devotion and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Leahy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008384/bk_acx0_008384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dollhouse is an addictively entertaining novel about an exciting, high-profile, complicated family with a huge heart and a lot of love. Written by superstars Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian, Dollhouse is a delicious glimpse that goes behind the glitter of fame into the hearts of three sisters fiercely devoted to one another and the family they love. Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe combined their truly scandalous imaginations with the secrets they know about life in the fast lane to give you a book like nothing you’ve ever read before! Nothing is more important to the Rameros than family. Just ask Kamille, Kassidy, and Kyle - three beautiful, loving, and deeply loyal sisters who are the heart and soul of their family. Their mother has remarried and their new stepfather, a world-famous all-star baseball player, has come complete with two stepsiblings. Life in L.A. is pretty typical for this newly blended clan. Until the day everything changes. Overnight, one of the Ramero sisters has become famous - magazine-cover, fashion-icon, headline-making famous! Trailed by paparazzi, invited to every red carpet event, she has set a new standard for Hollywood royalty. You’d think that all the glitz and the glamour would make life a breeze. But as the sisters painfully discover, being a celebrity in L.A.’s gilded dollhouse isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Suddenly their problems are much bigger than sharing clothes and discussing crushes. Who knew that having a famous sister would bring up so many issues: jealousy, backstabbing friends, fix-ups, plastic surgery, and paparazzi run-ins, to name just a few. As the sisters deal with their new lives, complete with a televised wedding, crazy nightclub parties, and forbidden stepsibling attraction, there’s a huge secret that threatens to break even their tightest family bonds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002688/bk_harp_002688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For three years, I´d lusted after Jericho, my brother´s best friend and quarterback of our college football team. He´s never paid me any attention, considering me nothing more than a little sister he never had. Now, I´m starting freshman year and I´m sharing a suite with my brother. Jericho is over all the time, but he´ll never see me as anything other than the shy girl he met three years ago. But that´s not who I am. Not really. To get over Jericho - and to finally get off - I´ve arranged a meeting with Hardcore Dom. If I can´t have Jericho, I´ll give myself to a man who will master me, force me, and dominate me the way I desperately need. Warning: This book contains situations involving forced seduction and dubious consent. If these are triggers for you, it´s likely best for you to avoid this story. If not, get the popcorn and enjoy. This is a quick dose of dirty that can be heard in one or two sittings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Coltrane, Lauren Sweet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053858/bk_acx0_053858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An evocative and heartwarming collection of essays and anecdotes from great writers and celebrated thinkers, O´s Little Book of Love & Friendship will captivate anyone whose life has ever been touched by a lasting friendship or an unforgettable romance. With essays and anecdotes from some of the best contributors to O, The Oprah Magazine, this charming collection warms the heart and stirs the soul. Among the highlights: a frank, funny, and freewheeling conversation between two of the world´s great BFFs, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King; Abigail Thomas on the ecstasy and agony of a first date; Elizabeth Strout on sharing the words that made her heart crack; Susanna Sonnenberg on reconnecting with her adored sister; Walter Kirn on love lessons learned the hard way; and more. A perfect gift for anyone´s nearest and dearest, O´s Little Book of Love & Friendship is a treasure box that listeners will turn to again and again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ari Fliakos, Cynthia Hopkins, Helen Litchfield, Rebecca Lowman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002176/bk_aren_002176_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Snow days and little girls. Slip on your boots, put on your jacket, and put on your hat and gloves. Snow Girls is a tenderhearted story about three sisters, Katy, Lacey, and the youngest Charlotte, who love ice skating and sledding, and together capture the spirit of the winter season. Throughout the tremendous changes that have taken place in their lives, together they stand bonded as a family. Sharing love, compassion and compromise. In a time of tragedy, the Christmas season comes alive in a way no one had expected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147810/bk_acx0_147810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´I can´t bear not to be with these three most important people in my life. I can´t bear not to be there alongside Mark as my children grow up. My bright, funny, affectionate boys who are never embarrassed to say, ´´Love you, mummy´´ and say it 10 times a day.´ Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected BBC journalist, Victoria Derbyshire has spent 20 years finding the human story behind the headlines. In 2015 she found herself at the heart of the news, with a devastating breast cancer diagnosis. With honesty and openness, she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight in a series of video diaries that encouraged thousands to seek diagnosis and help. Victoria has kept a diary since she was nine years old, and in Dear Cancer, Love Victoria she shares her day-to-day experiences of life following diagnosis and coming to terms with a future that wasn´t planned. From the moment she woke up to find her right breast had collapsed to telling her partner and children through to mastectomy and chemotherapy. From wearing a wig to work and hiding it from her colleagues to the relief and joy of finishing treatment before immediately flying to Glasgow to present a debate on the European Referendum. By sharing her story, she became the person that mums, daughters, sisters, husbands, boyfriends and family members contacted to thank as they tried to find ways to cope with their own and their loved ones´ prognoses and needed to know that they were not alone. Victoria´s story is an affecting and at times a heartbreaking one, but it is so often laugh-out-loud, too. Moving, wonderfully heartwarming and ultimately uplifting, this is a powerful account of a brave struggle told with honesty, courage and emotion that gives strength to anyone touched by cancer. Written and read by Victoria Derbyshire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Derbyshire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001188/bk_orio_001188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What are you grateful for? Are you looking for a children´s book that is highly entertaining, great for early learners, and includes morals and lessons about caring, sharing, and love? This storybook has it all! This book is especially great for traveling, waiting rooms, and listening aloud at home with friends and family. Story list and activites: ´´Jana´s Toys´´ ´´Just for Fun Activity´´ ´´Special Pets´´ ´´Just for Fun Activity´´ ´´Annie´s Big Brother´´ ´´John´s Little Sister´´ ´´Just for Fun Activity´´ ´´Wonderful World´´ ´´Just for Fun Activity´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tk Gorgonia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047487/bk_acx0_047487_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the fourth book in the series. Sheriff Rob Hardin has a tough job. With her three sisters no longer acting as sheriff along with her, her brother-in-law insists the town hire a deputy. Rob agrees, but reluctantly. Leslie should be a huge help, and it brings her some comfort to know another female will be sharing her living quarters. Leslie arrives in Waterhole, but is nothing like Rob expected. Nothing at all! What will happen between the two? Only God can take an unexpected situation and turn it into something neither Rob nor Leslie ever dreamed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Pastoor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061615/bk_acx0_061615_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda´s life is enviable (she´s a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married,) and Yolandi´s a mess (she´s divorced and broke, with two teenagers growing up too quickly), they are fiercely close - raised in a Mennonite household and sharing the hardship of Elf´s desire to end her life. After Elf´s latest attempt, Yoli must quickly determine how to keep her family from falling apart, how to keep her own heart from breaking, and what it means to love someone who wants to die. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008225/bk_reco_008225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.