Wife´s Fellatio Lesson: CJ Edwards
Standing above the dramatic arches underpinning the Basilica of Assisi and carried away by the beauty of the moment, Joan and Roger were determined to move to Italy. It took time, effort, grit, money, heavy doses of humor, and even stronger servings of Italian pazienza; but in the end, move they did. Launching a new career hosting vacationers, they persevered, renovating Le Vigne; an old farmhouse. This is their story of good fortune, at times matched in equal measure with frustration. They made their dream come true. Here are their Italian lessons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madonna Lucey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038175/bk_acx0_038175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on Ernest J. Gaines´ National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his hometown after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson´s. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one´s fate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000131/pf_latw_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps toward a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and ambition and confronts doubt and disappointment, she learns about much more than tone and technique. This is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet. With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of youth, the fear and exhilaration of performing, and the complex bonds between teacher and student. An unforgettable cast of characters joins her: her family; her friends and rivals; and her teacher, Mrs Sivan, who inspires and challenges her in equal measure, and who transforms what seems an impossible dream into something real and sustaining. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Goldsworthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002440/bk_boli_002440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ellen Burstyn has always defied expectations. Born in Detroit during the Depression, she left home at 18 and became a model for J.L. Hudson, Detroit´s largest department store. After a failed marriage and a string of unsatisfying relationships and jobs, Burstyn settled in New York, where she began her career as an actress. Her first audition landed her the lead in a Broadway play, with the show´s producer, legendary playwright and director Moss Hart, telling her, ´´You´re natural.´´ After Burstyn reluctantly moved to Los Angeles with her second husband, she eventually turned to film, delivering brilliant performances in The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Alice Doesn´t Live Here Anymore (for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress), Same Time, Next Year, Resurrection, and Requiem for a Dream. Burstyn describes the personal missteps, toxic relationships, and private demons she has battled, and how confronting them prompted her to find a different life path. Raised a Catholic, she has traveled the world exploring a range of spiritual experiences. From the Swiss Alps to Cambodia, from the Himalayas to the streets of New York, she has sought and found answers to life´s most puzzling questions. Lessons in Becoming Myself is the extraordinary story of her quest for the examined life. By turns tragic and funny, thoughtful and lighthearted, it is a brilliant accomplishment by one of the finest observers of human nature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Burstyn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000526/bk_peng_000526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a freshman at New York University, looking for love is the last thing on Sarah McKenna’s mind. She is too preoccupied with being homesick for her North Carolina home and finding a peaceful place to play her harp amid the noise of the city. And yet, she also dreams of Ireland and is always thinking about Grandma Maggie’s stories from that idyllic country. So who better to grab her attention than a handsome, young Irishman, especially one who shares her passion for Irish music? But Cal O’Keefe has dark secrets. Can Sarah learn to see past the superficial and cope with the secrets to be with the one she loves? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Casey Holloway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009981/bk_adbl_009981_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you have the courage to restart your life - and give love a chance - in a completely different country? Vida Toujours has struggled all of her life, working hard for everything she´s ever earned, using her all-consuming job as a Chicago doctor to numb herself against the emptiness she carries inside. Overprotective of her heart, Vida pushes people away, and despite her loneliness, she´s made an art of remaining detached and disconnected. Then she receives an unexpected letter from France. An aunt that Vida never knew she had has died, willing Vida a chateau in the French countryside. What feels like an impossible dream is now Vida´s reality: She´s an heiress, and the last living member of a family legacy steeped in secrets. When Vida arrives at the chateau, there are more surprises in store for her. She could never have predicted the effect that Renee Chanson, the fiery and captivating woman she meets at the chateau, would have upon her. And she could never have imagined how the decades-old mystery of her family´s past would, at last, unfold. Can Vida learn to trust and open her stubborn heart to the possibility of a French romance? Or will she make the same mistakes her mother made and let the love of her life run away from her, leaving her to nurse a permanent broken heart? French Lessons is a poignant, passionate novel about coming to terms with the past and learning to love; a tender romance to curl up with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059016/bk_acx0_059016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the time he was 13, Keith St. Onge knew what he wanted to do with his life: he wanted to become a World Barefoot Water Ski Champion and open his own ski school in Florida. It was an ambitious dream for a kid from Berlin, New Hampshire - a place where lakes are covered in ice several months out of the year. As the years rolled on, Keith continually fell short of his dream and took second place every time. With every failure came a lesson about life. During one of the lowest moments of his career, a friend gave him a card with an inspirational quote. The card inspired a turnaround in Keith´s life. He went on to achieve his dreams and more. The card went on to inspire others to achieve their dreams. In Gliding Soles, Lessons from a Life on Water, Keith shares the wisdom he acquired on his journey to reach the top. For anyone who has a dream, the road of life is filled with twists and turns, but passion will push you above and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin St.Onge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072640/bk_acx0_072640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.