Junichiro Tanizaki´s Naomi is both a hilarious story of one man´s obsession and a brilliant reckoning of a nation´s cultural confusion. When twenty-eight-year-old Joji first lays eyes upon the teenage waitress Naomi, he is instantly smitten by her exotic, almost Western appearance. Determined to transform her into the perfect wife and to whisk her away from the seamy underbelly of post-World War I Tokyo, Joji adopts and ultimately marries Naomi, paying for English and music lessons that promise to mold her into his ideal companion. But as she grows older, Joji discovers that Naomi is far from the naïve girl of his fantasies. And, in Tanizaki´s masterpiece of lurid obsession, passion quickly descends into comically helpless masochism.
Hidden away in an Oxford back street is a crumbling Georgian mansion, unknown to any but the few who possess a key to its unassuming front gate. Its owner is the mercurial, charismatic Mark Winters, whose rackety trust-fund upbringing has left him as troubled and unpredictable as he is wildly promiscuous.
Naomi Alderman´s The Lessons reflects the truth that the lessons life teaches often come too late. Hidden away in an Oxford backstreet is a crumbling Georgian mansion, unknown to any but the few who possess keys to its unassuming front gate. Its owner is the mercurial, charismatic Mark Winters, whose rackety trust-fund upbringing has left him as troubled and unpredictable as he is wildly promiscuous. Mark gathers around him an impressionable group of students: glamorous Emmanuella, who always has a new boyfriend in tow; Franny and Simon, best friends and occasional lovers; musician Jess, whose calm exterior hides passionate depths. And James, already damaged by Oxford and looking for a group to belong to. For a time they live in a charmed world of learning and parties and love affairs. But university is no grounding for adult life, and when, years later, tragedy strikes, they are entirely unprepared. Naomi Alderman grew up in the Orthodox Jewish community in Northwest London. Her first novel, Disobedience, was published in 10 languages and won the Orange Award for New Writers and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year prize. Like her second novel, The Lessons, it was broadcast as Radio 4´s Book at Bedtime. She is a frequent radio broadcaster, and she is a regular contributor to several publications, including the Guardian and Prospect. She lives in London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jot Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026988/bk_adbl_026988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This special To The Best of Our Knowledge series contains five programs:In the BeginningWhere do we come from? Fair question. Religious scholar Stephen Mitchell says the answer lies in humanity´s different creation myths. Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku says we´re the reverb of a Big Bang from another universe. And, midwifery guru Ina May Gaskin gets down to where each one of us really comes from - mom.Why Bother?Catholic-nun-turned-unbeliever Karen Armstrong describes her path back to God. Cinema Nirvana: enlightenment lessons from Hollywood. Also, Parker Palmer on how to keep going when life stops making sense. And, that good old existentialist, Charlie Brown.Are We Having Fun Yet?At nearly 70, one high school English teacher discovers the joys of sex. Poet Billy Collins stops to smell the roses while our host, Jim Fleming, goes to Paris for a sumptuous chocolate tour. And, to the woods we go, playing jazz for the birds.RegretsPete Best has a few... He had Ringo´s job just months before the Beatles´ first hit ´´Love Me Do´´ came out. Also, world-renowned concert pianist Leon Fleisher reflects on the disease that destroyed his right hand. And, one man sets out to apologize to the descendants of his family´s slaves.The EndWhat happens when we die? Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen says much more than you think. Novelist Jim Crace says nothing, nothing at all. Also, Amy Tan´s story of the murder that shaped her life as a writer. And, whistle a tune at the Grim Reaper with Monty Python´s Eric Idle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/000543/rt_tbon_000543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When we think about heroes and the main ´´characters´´ in the Bible, Jesus is justifiably number one. Trailing right behind him, though, are Moses, David, Abraham, Noah, Paul, and Peter. Notice anything about that list? They´re all men, aren´t they? Each of these men has a significant role in helping us understand how, why, and what it means to be obedient to God, but they aren´t the only ones. God´s Word also inspires and teaches us through the stories of several women whose lives are just as relevant as those of their male counterparts: women like Mrs. Noah, Hannah, Esther, Naomi, Rahab, Elizabeth, Lydia, and Mary, the mother of our Savior. This book looks at the lives of the women in the Bible from the perspective of what they have to offer women today in relation to living faithfully and obediently in the midst of a chaotic society, the pressures of family and work, and of trying to discover who it is God created you to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094971/bk_acx0_094971_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s something pretty damned exciting about the way Naomi Hicks writes. Her characters have depth and emotion but the sex isn´t watered-down romantic crap! Instead, she´s perfectly at home making sure all of the acts involved are clearly described in a way that puts you right there in the midst of things! This hot collection of 20 explicit erotica stories is filled with the good stuff. Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity and includes rough sex, first anal sex, group sex, FFM ménage a trois, double penetration, and more. Only mature adults who won´t find that offensive should listen to this bundle. Here are the stories: 1. ´´Georgia Punishes Me: My First Lesbian Experience with My Best Friend´´ 2. ´´Double Penetration at the Cheap Motel: One Younger Woman and Three Older Men´´ 3. ´´The Night I Had Hillary: The MILF´s First Lesbian Experience´´ 4. ´´Gangbang on Demand: The MILF´s Group Sex Punishment´´ 5. ´´Two-Fisted Revenge: My Unexpected Lesbian Gangbang´´ 6. ´´Gangbang by the Bonfire: Double Penetration for the College Girl´´ 7. ´´Vera and My Lesbian Seduction: The College Girl´s First Lesbian Experience´´ 8. ´´Five Girls in the Shower and Me: My First Lesbian Sex Experience´´ 9. ´´Marissa, Her F--k Buddy, and Me: My Beautiful First Lesbian Experience´´ 10. ´´The Threesome Gangbang Show: My Intense College Threesome´´ 11. ´´Vicky´s Rough Sex Experience: The Hot MILF´s Brutal Backdoor Night: A Rough Sex Erotica Story´´ 12. ´´My Husband Teaches Me a Lesson: The Cheating MILF´s Spanking: An Explicit Erotica Story with Bondage´´ 13. ´´My Husband and His Pals: My Crazy Backdoor Gangbang: A Rough Group Sex Erotica Story with First Anal Sex´´ 14. ´´The Younger Woman and Me: The MILF´s First Lesbian Sex Experience. An Explicit Older Woman/Younger Woman Romance Story´´ 15. My Husband´s Girlfriend: My Reverse Cuckolding Experience. An FFM Ménage a Trois Erotica Story 16. ´´Backdoor to Paradise: When My 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lacy Laurel, Ruby Rivers, Hollis Elizabeth, Milly Stern, Marlow Harrison, Jackie Marie, Roxanne Hill, Desiree Divine, Kat Emerson, Leigh Greene, Kelly Morgan, D. Rampling, Sophia Chambers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087025/bk_acx0_087025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixteen-year-old Sunday is a powerful Shade who is itching to use her power. But her mentor, Naomi, won´t let her go on jobs with the Guardians, so she spends most of her time kissing boys behind the greenhouses, showing up late to lessons, and swimming with her cat. When Naomi asks Sunday to do a job for her, Sunday jumps at the chance, only to find out it´s in Tombstone, Arizona - where adventure sounds as likely as the town´s name. Once there, Sunday pokes around and she finds an organization that threatens not only her, but all female Shades. Determined to prove herself to Naomi, Sunday goes after the group on her own, only to discover that Tombstone might live up to its name after all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Lysy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049022/bk_acx0_049022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.