Sly ´´Bullhorn” Brodsky wished winning the heart of Samantha Drake was as easy as protecting his quarterback. A top offensive lineman in the NFL, Bull tried to live down his rep as a womanizer. Locker room chatter had elevated him to the level of ´´player” in more than football. But Samantha Drake, dark-haired, stunning sister of a teammate, didn’t want to have anything to do with him. Or did she? On his best behavior, Bull pulled out all the stops to woo the reluctant beauty. He was making progress until a woman from his past reappeared. Tiffany, the one woman who broke his heart, is in trouble. Is Bull the only man who can help? Samantha is overcoming her doubts about Bull until Tiffany arrives. Is the blonde really in hot water, or does she just want another chance with the man she discarded? Enjoy the return of your favorite First & Ten characters in this book, too. Surprises, twists, and football action scenes will keep you listening. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106516/bk_acx0_106516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In recent decades, the philosophy of humor has been recognized as a legitimate subfield of philosophy. The reason for this? Because to understand how humor works is to better understand the nature of human experience.In these 24 insightful, informative, illuminating, and (yes) humorous lectures, explore the philosophical theories and explanations of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to complex narratives to sly twists of language. Rooted in analytic philosophy, the natural and social sciences, and the observations of thinkers ranging from Aristotle and Jonathan Swift to Sigmund Freud and Robert Latta, these lectures will leave you with a stronger appreciation of the jokes you tell and the jokes you hear.You’ll ponder the possible universality of humor in history and culture, the debate over humor’s objectivity or subjectivity, and the complex relationship between humor and tragedy. You’ll also unpack each of the six existing theories of humor, including the superiority theory (in which to joke is to mock and put someone beneath your level) and play theory (in which humor is a species of the phenomenon of play). You don’t need a philosophy degree to explore the philosophy of humor. All you need is an open mind. (A funny bone or two helps as well.)PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Gimbel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/001012/bk_tcco_001012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
X is an identity thief extraordinaire who steals the identity of the worst possible person! He soon becomes a fugitive, hunted by every intelligence agency in the world. The international adventures of this sardonic and amoral anti-hero combine the irony of The Third Man with the fast-paced thrills of The Bourne Identity. To survive, X must use his talent for deceit and his chameleon-like ability to adopt one persona after another, as his predicament becomes steadily more harrowing and the stakes mount. A former writer for the satirical tabloid The Weekly World News, C. Michael Forsyth peppers The Identity Thief with sly humor and delicious twists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. Michael Forsyth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052201/bk_acx0_052201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the court of Henry VIII, there are many secrets - and some people will kill to keep them hidden. Susanna Dallet is the daughter of a Flemish painter and wife to a philandering husband, living in the court of Henry VIII. When her husband is murdered, Susanna is suddenly left with a household to provide for and nothing to her name. Her days of anonymity are over when Susanna finds that guild rules preventing women from working do not apply at the king’s court, and she manages to secure a position as a miniature-portrait painter. Before long, she has not only made a name for herself, she is close to those who surround Princess Mary. But even in this lofty company, Susanna is not safe. An old manuscript that she has inherited turns out to hold the keys to an age-old mystery, and the forces that claimed her husband are closing in. As danger looms, Susanna joins with Robert Ashton, secretary to Henry’s cunning and ruthless adviser Archbishop Wolsey, and together they must fight a fearsome society in league with a demon. Combining heartpounding action, sly humor, romance, and supernatural twists, The Serpent Garden is the story of a creative and resourceful woman who unwittingly finds herself in a dangerous - and deadly - game of hide-and-seek. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008038/bk_adbl_008038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As ´´Mrs. Ro Grandee´´, she´s trapped in a marriage that´s thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting ´´Ro´´ make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy - one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose´s beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first. Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro´s perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she´s been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, Texas, back to her hometown of Fruiton, Alabama, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best. Backseat Saints will dazzle listeners with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she´s created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller Gods in Alabama, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshilyn Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000459/bk_hach_000459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It´s all I´ve ever wanted. So, I did what anyone in my unique position would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me. Or so I thought.... It turns out: I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted - and dangerous. Now, I don´t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell. I´m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning. Warning: This book is a reverse harem. It also contains violence, sex, bad language, and content which some readers may find triggering. ´´One of my favourite reads this year!´´ (Jaymin Eve, USA Today best-selling author) ´´This is the reverse harem book you´ve been waiting for....´´ (Rebecca Royce, best-selling author of The Westervelt Wolves) ´´Sly like a fox, Tate James lures you into this Reverse Harem thriller full of twists, turns, and tempting men!´´ (A&E Kirk, best-selling author of The Divinicus Nex Chronicles) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marnye Young, Matt Haynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109580/bk_acx0_109580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rhett Miller returns in a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families. In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, these poems bring a fresh new twist to the classic dilemmas of childhood as well as a perceptive eye to the foibles of modern family life. Full of clever wordplay - and toilet humor to spare - these 23 rhyming poems make for an ideal listening experience. Taking on the subjects of a bullying baseball coach and annoying little brothers with equally sly humor, renowned lyricist Rhett Miller´s clever verses will have the whole family cackling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Offerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005036/bk_hach_005036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A high-society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she outclass the killer before an innocent person takes the fall? London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job - looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancé, Alfred. Alfred burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague. Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit because a sly murderer is determined to make sure Olive’s first case is her last. Murder at Archly Manor is the first in the High Society Lady Detective series of charming historical cozy mysteries. If you like witty banter, glamorous settings, and delightful plot twists, you’ll love USA Today best-selling author Sara Rosett’s series for Anglophiles and mystery lovers alike.Travel back to the golden age of detective fiction with Murder at Archly Manor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133796/bk_acx0_133796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty-year-old Bethany Schrock is restless. Her love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending the incredibly hot summer days wading through a lifetime´s accumulation of junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. About the only thing that holds her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher - and he seems bent on irritating her to no end. When the sly old sisters and a guest at the Inn get Bethany involved in running the local soup kitchen and starting a community garden, she suddenly finds herself wondering, Shootfire! How did that happen? Despite her newfound purposefulness, a gnawing emptiness about a childhood mystery continues to plague her. Encouraged by Jimmy Fisher, she will seek out the answers she craves - and uncover a shocking secret that will break her heart, heal it, and point her to love. Best-selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher delivers her trademark twists, turns, and tender romance in this delightful and exciting visit to the deceptively quiet community of Stoney Ridge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008181/bk_reco_008181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Ace Records) 25 Tracks mit farbigem Booklet Wie in den Topless Dance Clubs von San Franciscos North Beach zu hören, markierte C´Mon And Swim´ von 1964 eine willkommene Rückkehr in die Hitparade des lokalen Rock´n´Roll-Pioniers Bobby Freeman. Erstmals werden hier die Aufnahmen des Sängers für das Autumlabel gesammelt, das auch die Entstehung eines frühreifen Sly Stone als Autor, Arrangeur und Produzent auf allen Seiten dokumentiert. Bobby Freeman´s C´mon & Swim rollte im Sommer 1964 an die Spitze der US-Hitparade, auf dem Höhepunkt der oben ohne Tänzer-Kontroverse in San Francisco. Nach einigen Jahren von Twist, Watusi und Püree Potatoes sowie dem jüngsten Ansturm der britischen Invasion hätte das amerikanische Plattenkäuferpublikum normalerweise eine weitere alte Tanzmode abgelehnt, aber der ansteckende Groove von C´mon & Swim und sein frischer, vitaler Sound sorgten für eine Monsterplatte. Es war auch ein willkommener Wiederaufstieg für den talentierten Freeman, dessen Karriere seit seinem bahnbrechenden nationalen Hit Do You Wanna Dance 1958 verebbt und geflossen war. Die Rückkehr des Sängers in die Charts war zum Teil auf die Schirmherrschaft von Tom Donahue und Bob Mitchell zurückzuführen, den beliebten SF-Deejays und Eigentümern des neu gegründeten Herbstlabels, die mit ´´Swim´´ fast schon beim ersten Versuch einen großen Erfolg hatten. Dies ist das erste Mal auf CD für Freemans klassische Herbst-LP C´mon And S-W-I-M und der erste richtige Überblick über seine Zeit beim Label. Im Gegensatz zu so vielen anderen tanzorientierten Veröffentlichungen dieser Zeit ist das gesamte Herbstmaterial von Freeman sowohl in Bezug auf die Komposition als auch auf die Performance stark. Neben Rockern wie Do The Monkey, die sich an die Diskothek richten, gibt es viele groovige und intelligente Uptown R&B-Produktionen, die alle von dem vielseitigen Sänger mit absoluter Leichtigkeit bearbeitet werden. Es sollte nicht überraschen, dass dies auf die überwältigende Präsenz von Sylvester Stewart, auch bekannt als der junge und frühreife Sly Stone, als Produzent, Arrangeur, Songwriter und Musiker auf praktisch jedem Track zurückzuführen ist. Diese Disc ist daher ein großartiger Begleiter zu unserer früheren Retrospektive von Slys Herbstjahren, Precious Stone (CDCHD 539). C´mon And S-W-I-M enthält das komplette 1964er Album sowie alle großen Nicht-LP-Seiten wie Friends, Cross My Heart und Bobbys coole Version von Jackie Lee´s The Duck. Ebenfalls enthalten sind acht alternative Aufnahmen und unveröffentlichte Tracks - meist schlaue Kompositionen -, die einen faszinierenden Einblick in die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Künstler und Produzent geben. Wir haben sogar viele unterhaltsame Studio-Spötteleien hinter uns, um diesen Punkt weiter zu veranschaulichen. Bobby war sich der Bedeutung der Schwimmjahre sowohl für seine als auch für die Karriere von Sly bewusst und gab freundlicherweise ein seltenes, ausführliches Interview für die Liner Note, die vollgepackt ist mit Fotos und Erinnerungsstücken aus der Herbstzeit. Aber hey, warte mal eine Minute. Komm schon und S-W-I-M ist nicht nur eine Geschichtsstunde, es ist auch eine swingende Party-Disc. Also kommt alle her, kommt rein, Bobby wird euch zeigen, wie man das Schwimmen macht..... Von Alec Palao