A fascinating collection of short stories by some of the greatest Victorian female writers. This anthology covers every theme from spirits and the occult to love and sexuality to sentimentality and romance to social observation and critique. ´The Operation´ by Violet Hunt ´Satan´s Circus´ by Eleanor Smith ´A Dream of Wild Bees´ by Olive Schreiner ´A Dill Pickle´ by Katherine Mansfield ´Squirrel in a Cage´ by E. M. Delafield ´Afterward´ by Edith Wharton ´The Yellow Wallpaper´ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman ´The Story of an Hour´ by Kate Chopin ´The Artist´s Secret´ by Olive Schreiner ´The Marquise´ by George Sand ´Mansize in Marble´ by Edith Nesbit ´In a Far off World´ by Olive Schreiner ´The Lifted Veil´ by George Eliot ´The Mortal Immortal´ by Mary Shelley ´Mrs Raeburn´s Waxwork´ by Eleanor Smith ´The Dolls´ House´ by Katherine Mansfield ´The Violet Car´ by Edith Nesbit ´The Apple Tree´ by Katherine Mansfield ´The Eyes´ by Edith Wharton ´The King Is Dead, Long Live the King´ by Mary Coleridge ´An Idyll of London´ by Beatrice Harraden ´The Singing Lesson´ by Katherine Mansfield ´The Storm´ by Kate Chopin ´The Sailor Uncle´ by Mary Lamb ´The Hired Baby´ by Marie Corelli 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000710/bk_redd_000710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Powerful beings from the fringes of Chaos have come to the realm of Alorin. Fate bends to their will, and their will is set upon Alorin´s destruction. Alone in understanding the threat they pose, Alorin´s Fifth Vestal, Björn val Gelderan, has launched a desperate plan to stop them: a ´´great game´´ played upon the tapestry of mortal life. Now, in Paths of Alir, Björn´s Players have taken the field. Along the lush Caladrian coast of Agasan, the truthreader Tanis d´Giverny returns to the place of his birth and finds mysterious and wonderful workings waiting for him. But the zanthyr Phaedor warns Tanis that ominous events lie ahead, and the lad soon wonders if even his mother´s magical lessons will be enough to keep him alive. In the dungeons of Tal´Shira, held prisoner by the Adept Inquisitor Taliah hal´Jaitar, Prince Trell val Lorian is facing a life of enslavement. Only two paths lie open before him: one means an eternity of torture fighting Taliah´s attempts to break him; the other requires surrendering to her will. But can he really sacrifice everything he is to walk Taliah´s path of twisted magic known as mor´alir? In the snow-bound Castle of Tyr´kharta, Prince Ean val Lorian must choose to save his brother Sebastian or his loyal men. But to choose his men means leaving Sebastian to an eternity of enslavement; while rescuing Sebastian means abandoning his friends, and his honor along with them. Either decision will test Ean´s newfound skills, as well as his conviction, for as the prince soon learns, once a man becomes a Player in the First Lord´s game, not even death can give reprieve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000308/bk_podm_000308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A brilliant young transplant surgeon brings moral intensity and narrative drama to the most powerful and vexing questions of medicine and the human condition. When Pauline Chen began medical school 20 years ago, she dreamed of saving lives. What she did not count on was how much death would be a part of her work. Almost immediately, Chen found herself wrestling with medicine´s most profound paradox: that a profession premised on caring for the ill also systematically depersonalizes dying. Final Exam follows Chen over the course of her education, training, and practice as she grapples at strikingly close range with the problem of mortality. She struggles to reconcile the lessons of her training with her innate knowledge of shared humanity, and to separate her ideas about healing from her fierce desire to cure. From her first dissection of a cadaver in gross anatomy class, to the moment she first puts a scalpel to a living person; from the first time she witnesses someone flat-lining in the emergency room, to the first time she pronounces a patient dead, Chen is struck by her own mortal fears. There was a dying friend she could not call, a young patient´s tortured death she could not forget, and even the sense of shared kinship with a corpse she could not cast aside when asked to saw its pelvis in two. Gradually, as she confronts the ways in which her fears have incapacitated her, she begins to reject what she has been taught about suppressing her feelings for her patients, and she begins to carve out a new role for herself as a physician and as human being. Chen´s transfixing and beautiful rumination on how doctors negotiate the ineluctable fact of death becomes, in the end, a brilliant questioning of how we should live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pauline W. Chen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000041/bk_pnix_000041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Her worst nightmare has come true, and it´s still only her first day of college.A new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of groundbreaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors.With death on her hands, Marley is haunted by her actions and terrified by her new powers. Christian won´t let her forget what she has done, but worst than that, there´s the terrifying ghost who keeps coming after her, right when she is at her most vulnerable. What does she want with her? After almost causing another terrible accident, Tyler knows they must learn to control their new powers - whatever they are - or risk killing again, but a self-taught lesson doesn´t go as planned, leaving the girls more fragmented than when they began. Cassie´s weird hang-ups make it hard for the others to connect with her, while uninterested in being part of the team, Eve leaves them to fend for themselves. When one of them is attacked by something less than human, it suddenly becomes apparent just how dangerous their world has become. Will Marley and the girls be able to set aside their differences and work together before tragedy strikes again? Saving the world has never been this Twisted!Fans of The Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Pretty Little Liars will love this thrilling new series! Just like your favorite CW or Netflix show, expect thrills, heart-thumping romance, as well as epic twists and turns that will keep you guessing! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Voller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132858/bk_acx0_132858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times best-selling novel The Cruel Prince.You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong.After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked King Cardan to her and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004943/bk_hach_004943_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 resist his charm 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 inne 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Nebesar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003898/bk_acx0_003898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.