Object Lessons: The Paris Review
A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways. Josie, Riley, and Jeremy have come to the City of Light for different reasons: Josie, a young high-school teacher, arrives in hopes of healing a broken heart. Riley, a spirited but lonely expat housewife, struggles to feel connected to her husband and her new country. And Jeremy, the reserved husband of a renowned actress, is accompanying his wife on a film shoot but feels distant from her world. As they meet with their tutors - Josie with Nico, a sensitive poet; Riley with Phillippe, a shameless flirt; and Jeremy with the consummately beautiful Chantal - each succumbs to unexpected passion and unpredictable adventures. Yet as they traverse Paris´s grand boulevards and intimate, winding streets, they uncover surprising secrets about one another - and come to understand long-buried truths about themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathe Mazur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002680/bk_rand_002680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s 1789. Henrietta Lightfoot, a young Englishwoman, trips on her silk gown as she runs for her life along the bloodstained streets of revolutionary Paris. She finds refuge in the opulent home of Grace Dalyrmple Elliott, the city´s most celebrated courtesan. But heads are rolling, neighbours fear neighbours and masters whisper before servants. As the sound of the guillotine echoes outside, within the gilded salons of high society Henrietta becomes a pawn in a vicious game of female power. How will she survive in a world where no one can be trusted? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Teal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002406/bk_rhuk_002406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This episode of French For Beginners is presented by the talented Alexa Polidoro.After many years of developing and harnessing her language-teaching skills with The French Ecole, Alexa has now created an audio treat for people who wish to learn a new language from scratch, without any pressure, in fun, relaxed, and manageable chunks.Highlights of lesson 23 include an interview (listening comprehension) with Lo Polidoro from the French music band ´´Fleur de Paris´´; analysis of the interview; two new songs, ´´Je Bois´´ and ´´Simon´´; correction of quiz 22 and a new quiz; and an introduction to adverbs in French and how and where to use them in sentences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexa Polidoro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ling/000009/bk_ling_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mrs Harris is a salt-of-the-earth London charlady who cheerfully cleans the houses of the rich. One day, when tidying Lady Dant´s wardrobe, she comes across the most beautiful thing she has ever seen in her life - a Dior dress. In all the years of her drab and humble existence, she´s never seen anything as magical as the dress before her and she´s never wanted anything as much before. Determined to make her dream come true, Mrs Harris scrimps, saves and slaves away until one day, after three long, uncomplaining years, she finally has enough money to go to Paris. When she arrives at the House of Dior, Mrs Harris has little idea of how her life is about to be turned upside down and how many other lives she will transform forever. Always kind, always cheery and always winsome, the indomitable Mrs Harris takes Paris by storm and learns one of life´s greatest lessons along the way. This treasure from the 1950s introduces the irrepressible Mrs Harris, part charlady, part fairy-godmother, whose adventures take her from her humble London roots to the heights of glamour.
A heart-warming story about a nine-year old girl named Caroline who goes to live with her Aunt Patty and Annabelle, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, on Fifth Avenue for a year. Join Caroline as she explores Manhattan and learns to be a proper young lady. Although she misses her mother who has gone to Paris to study for a year, she quickly gets absorbed in her new life, as she attends The Convent of the Sacred Heart on the Upper East Side, makes new friends, visits the zoos and museums in New York, and has many exciting adventures, all while learning proper etiquette. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Napier Fitzpatrick, Alexandra Napier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128512/bk_acx0_128512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paris, September 1824 Lord Nicholas Asquith needs his wife. Too bad he broke her heart ten years ago. Can he resist a second chance at the love he lost? When Mariana catches the eye of the man at the center of an assassination plot, Nick puts aside their painful past and enlists her to obtain information by any means necessary, even if it means seducing the enemy agent. Even if the thought makes his blood boil. Only by keeping his distance from Mariana these last ten years was he able to pretend indifference to her. With every moment spent with her, he feels his tightly held control slipping. Can she trust the spy who broke her heart? Mariana spent the last decade forgetting Nick. Now she has the chance to best him at his own game, an opportunity she can’t resist, even as her view of him begins to shift. Increasingly, she wants nothing more than to seduce her own husband. It´s only a matter of time before mad passion ignites, a passion never convincingly extinguished. A passion that insists on surrendering to the yearning of the flesh and, quite possibly, of the heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Sarah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102839/bk_acx0_102839_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.