The 50´s…Drive-in Movies, Doo-wop Music…and Love in the Back Seat of a ´51 Plymouth In 1952 Kentucky, 18-year-old Lily Foster, the daughter of strict Southern Baptist parents, becomes pregnant by the town ´´bad boy” - and just like that, she finds herself married to a man who doesn´t want to be a husband. Jake has no intention of letting the inconvenience of marriage stop him from what he believes is his due. In actuality, Lily is the one who is trapped. She loves Jake - always has, since they were children playing in the woods on adjoining properties - and she´s convinced she can eventually make him love her. All it will take is desire and patience. Once the baby arrives, they will be the perfect little family. From Lily´s home on Opal Springs Ridge to a four-year stint at an army base in New Boston, Texas, and finally, to life on their own in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Lily struggles to maintain a rocky marriage with a moody, immature husband while raising two daughters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Hickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004321/bk_acx0_004321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to 603 Bowling Avenue, a lush, empty Colonial Revival house tucked away in a leafy Nashville neighborhood. Who´s that in the ratty attic bedroom, holed up like a squirrel, writing real estate ads as fast as she can? Delia Ballenger, former Nashvillian. She´s back in town to sell the house that her tender-hearted big sister inexplicably left her after dying in a car crash. Delia needs to get back to Chicago as fast as possible. But uninvited people keep showing up at the front door: Her mother, Grace Ballenger. Brilliant federal judge and the number-one reason Delia lives in another state. A patrician and poorly socialized neighbor, Angus Donald. Shelly Carpenter, the watchful housekeeper who raised Delia. Brother-in-law Bennett Schwartz, a wretched surgeon, along with his girls Cassie and Amelia-the nieces she´s never known. And, most vexing, a charming real estate agent, Henry Peek. Delia finds herself up to her eyeballs in a flood of mysteries, secrets, and the sort of love that sneaks up on you. For everyone who has muttered ´´You can´t go home again,´´ here´s what happens when you go anyway. You´ll laugh. You may cry, if you´re the weepy type. And you´ll cheer for Delia even as you wonder how she can eat a Pop-Tart as an entree. Like The Descendants, Bowling Avenue is a story of learning how to let go, and hold on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Shayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009438/bk_acx0_009438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bowling for the Mob is the story of a man considered by many to be the greatest bowler that ever lived, yet his life became a struggle to conquer his inner demons. By age 12, Bob Purzycki was one of the best bowlers in the country. He was set to compete at the World´s Fair in 1964 in Queens. Two days before, a neighborhood kid hit Bob in the face with a mallet and crushed the side of his head causing permanent loss of vision in his left eye. Despite everyone telling him to give up, Bob trained to bowl with one eye. By his 18th birthday, his game had improved to a 220 average - a score that was unheard of in 1970. He joined the Professional Bowlers Association at 19 and won Bowler of the Year in 1973 and 1974. Then Bob got involved with the underworld as the mob began making bets on his tournaments, which started a downhill spiral. After getting involved with the mafia, a viscous battle with drug abuse and doing jail time, he redeemed himself and went on to play in the Super Bowl High Roller in Vegas. He won the grand prize beating the best bowlers in the world and became champion at 47. An amazing story of one man´s mistakes and accomplishments, Purzycki says it best ´´I was either going to kill somebody, kill myself or end up in an insane asylum.´´ 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000248/bk_real_000248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lily wants a new bike. And a new raincoat. And ice cream. But how many of these things does she need? As Lily and her dad drive around town, Lily soon discovers that wants and needs are different things. She picks out which things people have to have. She might even remind her dad that he doesn´t need root beer! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000416/bk_lrnr_000416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Empty nest, retired husband...after thirty-three years of marriage as wife, mother, nursemaid, and family mediator, Lily Gold has had it! There must be more to life than making beds and cooking dinners. A lot more, she discovers, when she decides she needs something of her very own - a job. Re-entering the work force is harder than it seems, and Lily has difficulty finding a position that´s just right for her. When she finally does, she knows it´s a perfect fit. But husband Leon wants no part of it, and off he goes to the bank to put the kibosh on her chance of opening her own antique center. This is marriage? This is war! Lily steps out of the tired old habit of always letting Leon have his way. This time she turns the status quo into quid pro quo and gives him a run for the money. And, while she´s at it, with a little help from her friends, she breaks the mold of Lily Gold. But does she have what it takes to create a new Lily - a Lily´s renaissance? Lily Gold´s journey is the journey of every woman who wants it all - love, respect, personal fulfillment, and real happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheri Pigott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009359/bk_acx0_009359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Broadbent Manor is a home brimming with life and love. With 11 adopted children in her care, young widow Lily Broadbent is in search of the right tutor to instruct and nurture her young charges. So when Frederick Woodstone arrives on her doorstep seeking the position, Lily is quickly impressed by his qualifications - but even more pleased with his gentle manner and immediate rapport with the children that society cast aside. It is clear: Mr. Woodstone is a perfect fit for the family. From the moment he arrives at the manor, Frederick is enchanted by the lady of the house. Lily is a pillar of strength and compassion, and her striking beauty is undeniable. As the pair works side by side to teach the children, their professional association evolves into something far deeper. But when they stumble upon a young boy in dire circumstances, their relationship is put to the test as Lily makes the impetuous decision to rescue the child - no matter the consequences. What follows is a chain of events that will threaten all that Lily has built for her young family, as the fight for the safety of one small boy becomes a battle between life and death.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luone Ingram. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dsrt/000658/bk_dsrt_000658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Den desillusionierten Schriftsteller Leolo trifft es wie einen Donnerschlag. Schon kurz nachdem Lily in sein Leben getreten ist, scheint er die Rettung aus seinem Trott erkannt zu haben. Doch schon schnell beginnen für die beiden die Dinge ins Rollen zu geraten. Leolo gerät zwischen die Fronten von Lily und ihrem tyrannischen Vater, die Furcht steigt in ihm auf, er könne Lilys außerordentlichem Bild eines großen Schriftstellers nicht genügen, und er fühlt sich ohnmächtig ob der immer schlechteren Verfassung, in der sich Lily befindet. Und doch versucht er so gut wie möglich all dem zu trotzen, den Launen Lilys und dem ewigen Auf und Ab zwischen dem wahrhaftigen Leben im Himmel und den Vorboten der düsteren Ereignisse, die schon ihre Schatten werfen.´´Tiger Lily´´ ist eine besessene, bedingungslose und obsessive Liebesgeschichte über das Zähmen und Gezähmtwerden, über den Versuch einer ´´wahren´´ Liebe und eines ´´wahren´´ Romans, über eine demütigende Vater-Tochter-Beziehung und über den Mut, der sowohl den Dompteur wie auch den Tiger auszeichnet, der Tag für Tag durch den Feuerreif zu springen sucht.Peer Leonard Galle wurde 1974 in Mainz geboren. Nach dem Abi absolvierte er seinen Zivildienst und studierte in Darmstadt Geschichtswissenschaften und Germanistik. 1999 debutierte er mit dem Roman ´´Funken schlagen´´ und 2002 folge ´´Tiger Lily´´. Seit 2005 studiert er in Mainz Archäologie. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Norbert Hülm. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003783/bk_lind_003783_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Named to the American Library Association’s Reference & User Services (RUSA) Listen List! Combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, Lily and the Octopus is an epic adventure of the heart. When you listen to Lily and the Octopus, you will be taken on an unforgettable ride. The magic of this novel is in the listening, and we don´t want to spoil it by giving away too many details. We can tell you that this is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can´t live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion, Lily, who happens to be a dog. Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all. Remember the last book you told someone they had to listen to? Lily and the Octopus is the next one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Urie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007457/bk_sans_007457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What sort of mother would leave her all alone? A gripping and heart-wrenching domestic drama that won´t let you go. Lily, who is almost three years old, wakes up alone at home with only her cuddly toy for company. She is afraid of the dark, can´t use the phone and has been told never to open the door to strangers. But why is Lily alone, and why isn´t there anyone who can help her? What about the lonely old woman in the flat below who wonders at the cries from the floor above? Or the grandmother who no longer sees Lily since her parents split up? All the while a young woman lies in a coma in hospital – no one knows her name or who she is, but in her silent dreams, a little girl is crying for her mummy... and for Lily, time is running out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Rawlins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003171/bk_hcuk_003171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.