Welcome to the magical land of Snowybrook Vale! While you´re here, enjoy good company, fine drink, and elegant lodging, all to be had at Vale´s premier vacation spot, Snowybrook Inn. But if you venture into the countryside, watch out for shadows! Because Goblins lurk behind every rock, and Imperial soldiers are always around, looking to teach unruly frontiersmen a lesson. Snowybrook Inn is an ongoing whimsical fantasy series in an episodic format. Each audiobook consists of four to five stand-alone short stories featuring the same main characters. There´s not much of an ongoing story, so you can pretty much pick up and start listening anywhere in the series without missing anything crucial. In this second audiobook, the Snowybrook Inn is haunted by a ghost, Fairdawn is caught out in a Banshee blizzard, and Bubba takes a disastrous day off. Finally, the last god remaining among mortals decides it´s time to leave, and Fairdawn seeks a boon from him. Stories in this volume include: ´´The Ghost,´´ ´´The King´s Rings,´´ ´´Bubba´s Day Off,´´ and ´´The Last God.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scot Wilcox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008234/bk_acx0_008234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of five steamy Nathan Cotton romances by author Lydia Parks. Dark Desires When Nathan meets Amy, she´s in tears. Frustrated that she´s not more interested in sex, her boyfriend has left to consider their relationship. Nathan knows he should leave the young woman alone - relationships with vampires can be hazardous for mortal females. But he can´t fight the attraction, so he offers to become her sexual tutor and show her how to please her boyfriend. All Night Long After receiving a mysterious invitation to an exclusive party hosted by a human claiming to be a vampire, Nathan knows he has to shut it down before someone realizes what he is. Joining forces with an undercover cop, he lands himself in the middle of an orgy with a woman who reminds him of someone from his past - a woman who changed him forever. A New Year´s Bite Terra´s boyfriend is a wonderful man but rotten in bed, and her parents want her to bring her new beau to their New Year´s party. Nathan joins them in the bedroom and gives the young man lessons. And he even helps Terra by posing as her date for the party. But when he finds a body, Nathan is mistaken for the killer, and an alluring woman complicates matters further. The Truth About Vampires Nathan runs into Rebecca Good, a woman who has strange and unwanted effects on him. To find out who she is, Nathan enlists the help of his good friend, Terra. But when he finally faces Rebecca, he discovers not only that she´s a witch but that she also knows the truth about vampires. Will he survive their encounter? And has his curiosity placed Terra in the path of danger? Final Choices Nathan thinks he´s being followed and wonders if the ghosts of his mistakes are coming for him. Would a ghost pose a threat to Terra, the only human he cares about? Terra´s new partner is a gorgeous cop from LA, and she wonders how long she can res... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Micah Linford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008498/bk_blak_008498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author narrates and dramatizes this audio version of her illustrated book, using music and sound effects to heighten the experience. The characters really come alive! Listen while you read along, or just listen and enjoy! Set in the present, this richly illustrated magical realism novel is a coming of age tale in the digital age. Harnessing the power of creativity in words, stories, music, and art the heroine, a 12- year- old girl named Jean, learns important life lessons after her grandmother dies. Growing up in this fast-paced era of the Internet and technology has particular challenges, especially for girls. Women have come so far, yet where are they? Is there any time to look back? Have we thrown out the baby with the bathwater? In the novel, the heroine Jean unwittingly stumbles into the alluring web of tradition while trying to hang on to the last threads of childhood and cope with her feelings after the unexpected death of her beloved grandmother. With guidance from mythological and imaginary female characters, with support from her parents, her teacher, her aunt and uncle, and from books and the Internet Jean gradually pieces together her understanding of what is means to be female. She learns skills in the fiber arts, gains confidence and discovers key stories from the past told from a new point of view. Alone in her room, she encounters Dust Bunnies representing the Three Fates, a few special goddesses in animal form, plus folk, fairytale and biblical heroines, including Grandmother Spider, Isis, Brigit, Athena, Rachel and Psyche. She liberates Arachne, the mortal condemned by Athena to the life of a spider, hidden and feared. Over time Jean sees that she is part of the evolving family of women on earth stretching back centuries through many cultural traditions. Jean learns about caring, questioning, expressing her deepest concerns, listening to others and appreciating the wonders and mysteries of nature and of language. She finds i... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Nebesar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003898/bk_acx0_003898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The #1 New York Times Bestseller ´Walter Isaacson is not an art historian, he´s simply a lover of Leonardo, who manages to communicate the sheer joy of this remarkable man´ Books of the Year - The Times ´Walter Isaacson keeps the mortal man to the fore. For all his supernatural gifts as an artist and natural scientist. Leonardo was resolutely human (illegitimate, vegan, in need of patrons) rather than the near deity of legend. Isaacson is an assured guide to Leonardo´s fallibility - so many projects started, so few completed - as well as his extraordinary curiosity and his even more remarkable painterly skills that were sharpened by intense observation.´ Michael Prodger, Books of the Year - The Sunday Times ´Infinitely curious, easily distracted, vain and vegetarian, Leonardo is brought to vivid life in this accomplished biography.´ - The Sunday Times . ´an illuminating guide to the output of one of the last millennium´s greatest minds.´ - The Observer ´Isaacson doesn´t claim to make any fresh discoveries, but his book is intelligently organised, simply written and beautifully illustrated.´ Book of the Day, The Guardian . ´Isaacson´s scholarship is impressive-he cites not only primary sources but secondary materials by art critics, essayists, and da Vinci´s other biographers. This is a monumental tribute to a titanic figure.´ - Publisher´s Weekly ´´A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.´´- The New Yorker ´´Vigorous, insightful.´´- The Washington Post ´´A masterpiece.´´- San Francisco Chronicle ´´Luminous.´´- The Daily Beast ´To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages.´ David McCullough The creator of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) officially sold at auction in New York in November 2017 for the record-breaking sum of £341 million. He was history´s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo´s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo´s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa . But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry . His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man , made him history´s most creative genius. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history´s most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper . Isaacson also describes how Leonard