The Journey of Pieces:From Blank to Blare Keith Sly
Callie Masters loves ink. After finally getting her own chair in Montgomery Ink, she´s ready to start being a full-time artist rather than only an apprentice. When Austin, her former boss, gives her one very broody man as her first client, she jumps at the chance to make him hers - in and out of the shop. Morgan McAllister is old money, old connections, and recently has been feeling just old. When he goes in to get his full back piece done after years of putting it off, the bright-eyed woman with the sly smile catches his eye. Between her age, attitude, and views on life, he knows she´s all wrong for him, but that doesn´t mean she´ll keep out of his thoughts. When life throws them together after a few close calls, Morgan and Callie will have to trust in themselves and what their relationship will mean. Between conniving family members, blondes with too much time on their hands, and their own misgivings, trust in the bedroom and out of it won´t come easy. Author´s note: Forever Ink was previously found in the Hot Ink Anthology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Salinas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038316/bk_acx0_038316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Why is there a world rather than nothing at all?´ remains the most curious and most enduring of all metaphysical mysteries. Moving away from the narrower paths of Christopher Hitchens, Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, the celebrated essayist Jim Holt now enters this fascinating debate with his broad, lively and deeply informed narrative that traces all our efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. With sly humour and a highly original personal approach Holt takes on the role of cosmological detective. Suggesting that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God and the Big Bang, he tracks down, among others, an eccentric Oxford philosopher, a Nobel Laureate physicist, a French Buddhist monk, and John Updike just before he died, to pursue this cosmic puzzle from every angle. As he pieces together a solution - while offering useful insights into time, consciousness, and eternity - he sheds fascinating new light on the meaning of existence. A New York Times bestseller on first publication, this new paperback edition provides a much-needed new take on history´s greatest conundrum, in the vein of previous bestsellers like Michael Brooks´ 13 Things that Don´t Make Sense.
A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners. Amy Tan´s ´´Rules of the Game´´, performed by Freda Foh Shen. A strict Chinese mother bedevils her chess prodigy daughter. Donald Barthelme´s ´´Game´´, performed by David Strathairn. Playing cosmic chicken in a nuclear bunker. Eudora Welty´s ´´Why I Live at the P.O.´´, performed by Stockard Channing. Hilarious story of an independent young woman striking out on her own. Edgar Allan Poe´s ´´The Black Cat´´ performed by René Auberjonois. Terrifyingly delicious Poe masterpiece. Joyce Carol Oates´ ´´Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?´´ performed by Christine Baranski. Sly, creepy tale of a teenage girl’s seduction by a dangerous drifter. John Sayles´ ´´At the Anarchists’ Convention´´, performed by Jerry Stiller. Laugh-out-loud classic. Alice Walker´s ´´Everyday Use´´, performed by Carmen de Lavallade. Siblings disagree about a precious piece of their family heritage. John Cheever´s ´´Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor´´, performed by Malachy McCourt. A high-rise elevator operator is overwhelmed by his riders’ holiday generosity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, René Auberjonois, Christine Baranski, Jerry Stiller, Malachy McCourt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/symp/000026/sp_symp_000026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based off of the viral McSweeney´s piece ´´New Erotica for Feminists´´He calls me into his office and closes the door... to promote me. He promotes me again and again. I am wild with ecstasy.Imagine a world where erotica was written by feminists: Their daydreams include equal pay, a gender-balanced Congress, and Tom Hardy arriving at their doorstep to deliver a fresh case of LaCroix every week. Both light-hearted and empowering, New Erotica for Feminists is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on. From a retelling of Adam and Eve to tales of respectful Tinder dates, New Erotica for Feminists answers the question of ´´What do women really want?” with stories of power, equality, and an immortal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Read by Soneela Nankani, with a Foreplay section read by author Carrie Wittmer 1. Language: English. Narrator: Soneela Nankani, Carrie Wittmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004229/bk_peng_004229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the closing of the Harlan County, Kentucky, coalmines, marijuana has become the biggest cash crop in the state. A hundred pounds of it can gross three-hundred thousand dollars, but that’s chump change compared to the quarter million a human body can get you - especially when it’s sold off piece-by-piece. So when Dickie and Coover Crowe, dope-dealing brothers known for sampling their own supply, decide to branch out into the body business, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to stop them. But by the time Raylan finds out who’s making the cuts, he’s lying naked in a bathtub, with Layla the cool transplant nurse about to go for his kidneys. Dark and droll, Raylan is pure Elmore Leonard - a pause-resister filled with sparkling dialogue and sly suspense that are the hallmarks of this modern master. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian D´Arcy James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002731/bk_harp_002731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From award-winning author Tom Piccirilli comes a wholly original crime novel introducing the Rands, a vipers´ nest of crooks and cons, one generation stealing from the next. Upon the razor-thin edge between love and violence lives a pair of brothers, their bonds frayed by betrayals and guilt, their loyalty to each other their last salvation. Raised to pick a pocket before he could walk, Terry Rand cut free from his family after his older brother, Collie, went on a senseless killing spree that left eight dead. Five years later, only days before his scheduled execution, Collie contacts Terry and asks him to return home. Collie claims he wasn´t responsible for one of the murders - and insists that the real killer is still on the loose. Dogged by his own demons, Terry is swept back into the schemes and scams of his family: His father, Pinsch, a retired cat burglar, brokenhearted because of his two sons. His card-sharp uncles, Mal and Grey, who´ve incurred the anger of the local mob. His grandfather, Shep, whose mind is failing but whose fingers can still slip out a wallet - from across the room. His teenage sister, Dale, who´s flirting dangerously with the lure of the family business. And Kimmie, the woman Terry abandoned, who´s now raising a child with Terry´s former best friend. Terry pieces together the day his brother turned rabid, delving into a blood history that reveals the Rand family tree is rotten to the roots, and the secrets his ancestors buried are now coming furious and vengeful to the surface. A meditation on how love can confine a person just as easily as it can free him, juxtaposing shocking violence and sly humor, The Last Kind Words is the brilliantly inventive family saga that only a singular talent like Tom Piccirilli could conjure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003076/bk_rand_003076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder - a sly and brilliant guessing game of a novel in the vein of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Patricia Highsmith. Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother, Alice, to be sexy and beautiful in an ´´otherworldly´´ way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years. Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead, and the police think it´s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father´s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father. Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn´t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way. Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous - even deadly - secrets...and that neither one is telling the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Mollo-Christensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006528/bk_harp_006528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.