Alone & Unarmed: An Army Pilot Sharing the Skies With Artillery Fire in WWII Italy: Ernest E. Kowalik
Max Sall is powerful, wealthy, and utterly ruthless. A man without a past.His wife Angela, a society debutante, fell in love with the dark, handsome chauffeur, and broke her parents´ hearts when she married him. His mistress: Francesca, the glamorous Alitalia air stewardess, saw in Max her ticket out of the Italian provinces and grabbed it and him with both hands. And his daughters: Amber, more like her father than she´ll ever know, smart, shrewd, and determined to achieve, whatever the cost; and Paola, groomed by her mother to succeed where she failed in getting a man to marry her.Max´s women are very different, but they all demand his attention. While Amber and Paola are growing up in the 1970s, their mothers somehow find a way to share Max between them. But when Amber and Paola fall in love with the same man two decades later, they´re determined that this time there will be no sharing.Moving effortlessly across five decades, Saffron Skies is a magnificent story of sisters, friends, families, and love from Lesley Lokko, one of the most outstanding new voices in commercial fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Olga Sosnovska. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000079/bk_orio_000079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aloha Fantasy is a heartwarming tropical island romance by best-selling author Devon Vaughn Archer that will remind listeners of the magic of love and the endless possibilities when throwing caution to the wind. If your journey happens to take you to paradise, all the better! Award-winning photographer Danica Austin seemingly has it all in Chicago with a successful career, beauty that is the envy of other women, and a close-knit group of friends. But with her love life going nowhere fast, when her old college roommate Ashlyn Hirokawa suggests they swap houses for a month, Danica jumps at the chance. The fact that she would be spending four glorious weeks on the Big Island of Hawaii was incentive enough for Danica. The minute her plane touches down in exotic Hilo, Danica can´t wait to check out the social scene and photograph some breathtaking sunsets. But when her friend´s hunk of a Pacific Islander half-brother and wealthy real estate investor Boyd Reed comes into focus, Danica suddenly has a whole new reason for exploring the island and romantic adventure. Sharing passion under tropical skies is making Boyd believe in the island´s mystical power of love. But Danica´s not sure she wants to make Hawaii her permanent home, in spite of its obvious allure. It will be up to Boyd to persuade her to spend the rest of her days and nights with him in their one-of-a-kind island paradise.... In the meantime, not to be outdone, Ashlyn also finds herself smitten in the Windy City, and is in no hurry to leave what could be her dream guy behind. Listeners are sure to fall in love with the characters as they pursue passion, promises, and possibilities in two amazing locations. Bonus material includes excerpts from Devon Vaughn Archer´s other Hawaii based contemporary romances, Pleasure in Hawaii and Private Luau, as well as the author´s best-selling holiday romance classic, Christmas Diamonds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Mathis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003746/bk_acx0_003746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A life-affirming nature diary - with something amazing to see and experience on every day of the year - from award-winning authors and Springwatch experts Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss. From blackbirds, beavers and beetles to tawny owls, natterjack toads and lemon slugs. Every day of the year, winter or summer, in every corner of the British Isles, there´s plenty to see if you know where - and how - to look. From encounters with the curious black redstart, which winters on our rocky coasts, to the tiny green snowdrop shoots that are the first sign that spring might be round the corner. And from the blossom-time and dawn choruses of April and May into the abundant noisiness of summer, where days start with hawker dragonflies and drowsy bumblebees and end with glowworms and ghost moths, to autumn, when in the early morning mist of London´s Richmond Park, male red deer lock horns in competition for a mate. Nature is always full of surprises - whether it´s the strange behaviour of clothes moths or the gruesome larder of the strike. Distilling two lifetimes´ knowledge, expert insight and enthusiasm, award-winning authors and passionate naturalists Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take us through the year day by day, sharing the unexpected delights that we can experience in our skies, beaches, rivers, fields, forests and back gardens. There are all kinds of adventures waiting on your doorstep any day of the year; all you need is Wonderland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001164/bk_hodd_001164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A confessional, uplifting memoir from the beloved YouTube personality. Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than a million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational online presence. Yet Joey wasn´t always comfortable in his skin, and this memoir features the YouTube darling at his most candid, taking us on his journey from pain to triumph. Joey opens up about his most intimate struggles with familial hardship, educational setbacks, bullying, and rejection, sharing his story in the hopes that his young listeners will remember that it´s cool to be different, that growing up can really freaking suck, and that even if it sometimes feels like too much, things can and will get better. As Joey likes to say, ´´You´re all beautiful for spacious skies, and don´t let anyone ever tell you you´re not!´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joey Graceffa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007072/bk_sans_007072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peter Mayle and his wife had been to Provence as tourists. They had dreamed of one day trading the long, grey winters and damp summers of England for the blue skies and sunshine of the coast of southern France. And then they made it happen. They moved into an old farmhouse at the foot of the Luberon mountains and embarked on a wonderful, if at times bewildering, new life. Among their experiences that first year: being inundated with builders and visitors, grappling with the native accent, taking part in goat races and supervising the planting of a new vineyard. Now, Peter Mayle personally recounts the pleasures and frustrations of Provençal life - sharing in a way no one else can, the unique and endearing culture that is Provence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Mayle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000975/bk_aren_000975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for explaining the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays from Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from astral life at the frontiers of astrobiology to the movie industry´s feeble efforts to get its images of night skies right. Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would happen to our bodies if we fell into one; he also examines the needless friction between science and religion, and notes Earth´s status as ´´an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos´´. Renowned for his ability to blend content, accessibility, and humor, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies some of the most complex concepts in astrophysics while sharing his infectious excitement for our universe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002148/bk_blak_002148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Americans are stuck. We live with travel delays on congested roads, shipping delays on clogged railways, and delays on repairs, project approvals, and funding due to gridlocked leadership. These delays affect us all, whether you are a daily commuter, a frequent flyer, an entrepreneur, an online shopper, a job seeker, or a community leader. If people can´t move, if goods are delayed, and if information networks can´t connect, then economic opportunity deteriorates, and social inequity grows. We have been stuck for too long, writes Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author Rosabeth Moss Kanter. In Move, Kanter visits cities and states across the country to tackle our challenges - and reveal solutions - on the roads and rails and in our cities, our skies, and the halls of Washington, DC. We meet a visionary engineer and public servant spearheading an underwater tunnel in Miami to streamline port operations and redirect constant traffic from the city center. We see mayors partnering with large corporations and nimble entrepreneurs to unveil parking apps, bike-sharing programs, and seamless Wi-Fi networks in greener, more vibrant, more connected cities. And we learn about much-needed efforts - such as dynamic tolls on highways and fees based on vehicle miles traveled - to reduce our dependence on the outmoded gasoline tax in our new electric car age. It all adds up to a new vision for American mobility, where local leaders shape initiatives without waiting for Congress to act, and ambitious companies partner with governments to tackle projects that serve the public good, create jobs, and improve quality of life while providing healthy sources of investment. With unique insight and unrivaled expertise, Kanter gives us a sweeping look across America, revealing the innovative projects, vital leaders, and bold solutions that are moving our transportation infrastructure toward a cleaner, faster, and more prosperous future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Henderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007582/bk_blak_007582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.