Dear Diary, When Bess asked George and me to be counselors at her old camp, I thought I was in for a relaxing week. But trouble always finds me. I heard about a camper who had drowned in the lake years ago and dismissed it as a ghost story. But then something pulled me under during a swim lesson. And then our cabin's sleeping bags disappeared! You would think after solving so many cases involving ghosts, I wouldn't believe in them. But these scary events are making it hard not to. All I know is that I have to make sure my campers are safe at Camp Cedarbark. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001580/bk_oasi_001580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the magical land of Snowybrook Vale! While you're here, enjoy the good company, fine drink and elegant lodging to be had at the Vale's premier vacation spot, Snowybrook Inn. But if you venture into the countryside, watch the shadows! Because Goblins lurk behind every rock, and Imperial soldiers are always around, looking to teach an unruly frontiersman a lesson. Snowybrook Inn is a series of ongoing whimsical fantasy short stories. Each story is mostly self-contained, so you can pretty much listen anywhere in the series without missing anything crucial. This third book consists of two novelettes. In the first, Fairdawn takes his new bride honeymooning in the most unusual location he can think of. In the second, a fabled sleeping beauty is brought to the inn, with disastrous consequences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scot Wilcox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009951/bk_acx0_009951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You just came up with a great story for a mystery/crime novel, but there's a problem: You don't know how to plant clues in your story. And after hours upon hours of Googling "how to hide clues in a detective novel", your results end up as zilch, zero, nada! Okay, maybe we're over exaggerating. It is possible you found one or two articles that explained the process fairly well - yet you're looking for more help. Well, that's where this book comes into play. If you have 20 minutes, why not take the chance and see what this book has to offer you? The requirements are: a detective novel that will blow your readers away...oh, and a little enthusiasm! Awaken your sleeping readers with unique techniques and ways of writing your story. Warm up those hands because you're in for an informative lesson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimiko Alexandre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035760/bk_acx0_035760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nominated for the National Book Award: The story of a middle-aged American man searching for himself in the ruins of Mexico. At the start of this vibrant and invigorating novel, Robert Brill has a farm, a law practice, a daughter in high school, a son fighting in Vietnam, and a wife who deep-dives into the sherry bottle every night. What more can a typical Midwesterner ask for in the late 1960s? A lot, thinks Brill. Tired of distracting himself with drinking, hunting, and sleeping around, Brill leaves Illinois and his family to join an archaeological dig in Puebla, Mexico. As he sifts through pre-Columbian artifacts, Brill considers the ruins of his life and imagines what might have been. One exhilarating fantasy involves a beautiful and free-spirited woman named Gabby. If there is a lesson to be learned from cataloging ancient pottery shards, however, it is that the past never disappears, no matter how far you try to run from it. Hilarious, candid, and deeply felt, Brill Among the Ruins is considered by many critics to be Vance Bourjaily's finest novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023292/bk_adbl_023292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Billie B Brown’s best friend, Jack, finally gets to be the star of the show in the second collection of stories from the popular Hey Jack! series. 'The New Friend': Jack has found a lost puppy! It is so cute. But can he convince his mum and dad to let him keep it? 'The Worst Sleepover': Jack is having a sleep over at his friend’s house! He can’t wait. It’s going to be the best fun ever...isn’t it? 'The Lost Reindeer': Jack can’t wait to give his best friend, Billie, her Christmas present. He made it himself! But what will happen when Billie’s present for him is way cooler? 'The Circus Lesson': Jack’s new babysitter is awesome but a bit crazy. Pizza for dinner, juggling lessons and sleeping outside - with no tent! But will Jack let his worrying get in the way of having fun? 'The Bumpy Ride': Jack can’t wait to stay at the farm! But when he gets there, the animals are a bit bigger than he imagined. Will he be able to face his fears and still have an awesome time? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Degas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/003927/bk_boli_003927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lily lived a sordid life. It was filled with drugs, sex and violence. Suffering through an abusive relationship with a cold-hearted sociopath and a less than loving foster family, Lily knew what hell looked like, and she was fed up living it. She worked hard to leave her small town as soon as she turned eighteen in search of a new life, vowing never to look back. Unfortunately, never is a very long time… Thirty years later, the ghosts of Lily’s past have come calling and they are digging up all kinds of dirt. Lily must fight to discover what the past wants from her without her family finding out or she runs the risk of losing everything. As she attempts to keep dark secrets buried where they belong, she is forced to confront the deep rooted guilt she had pushed aside so long ago. She must confront an abusive ex-boyfriend turned convicted murderer, the mutilated bodies of missing women and unsettled spirits looking for justice. It is a nightmare become reality as Lily realizes that her past is even darker than she remembers. Knowing her dark secrets may be too much for her present life to handle, Lily embarks on a journey into the past in order to protect her present. But she may not be able to protect anyone, even herself, from the hellish truth she discovers lurking at the foothills of the small town she left behind. When her curiosity leads her back to the one place she swore she would never set foot again, she learns the harsh lesson that sometimes it is better to let sleeping dogs lie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betsy Beard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028672/bk_acx0_028672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Make bedtime a wonderful experience with Bedtime Meditation Stories for Kids.This book is full of 12 wonderful short stories that will help children fall asleep while also helping them learn valuable life lessons.From learning how to honor their feelings and needs to value their own efforts and the importance of forgiveness, there are many wonderful things to be learned from this book.Each story contains a relaxing meditation to help your child calm down and prepare for a comfortable and cozy night’s sleep.Then, we will move through a short story that helps teach them a lesson while also helping them calm down and feel more peaceful.Finally, we will end each story with helpful affirmations that remind them of their value, their importance, and their worth in life.Through each of these empowering stories, you can feel confident that your child will sleep better, while also improving their self-esteem and self-confidence.This book works best if paired with a great sleeping routine, to begin with.In it, we discuss a helpful sleep routine that you can use to help your child sleep even better, while also helping them become more involved in their own sleep routine.Everything within this book truly is about empowerment, relaxation, and healthy sleep.The 12 stories and their lessons that are shared within Bedtime Meditation Stories For Kids include: "Lavender Chases a Butterfly" which emphasizes the importance of chasing your dreams and asking for help"Rex Has a Great Day" which helps your child affirm that they can have a great day, too"Sally Plays Imagination" which helps your child recognize the importance of their imagination and creativity"Gilbert’s Day of Fun which helps your child affirm that they can choose to have fun, even when things do not go their way"Penny Finds A Sunny Spot" which emphasizes the import 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leigh Serling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/178153/bk_acx0_178153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
self-inflicted wound (n): a spectacularly humiliating, and often hilarious, incident entirely of one's own making. see also: you did it to yourself. Have you ever made a decision you instantly regretted? Humiliated yourself in a room of your peers, or shamed yourself in front of your massive crush? Ever blown a job interview, frozen during a presentation, acted like a total idiot on a date? Ever said the wrong thing at the wrong time, unable to keep your tongue from flapping out the stupidest words you've ever said in your life, ever? If you are a human being, the answer, of course, is yes. Take heart. You're not alone. This is known as the self-inflicted wound, and every one of us bears a scar. Or several. Here, Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS's The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha's life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she's got the scars to prove it. Literally. Through it all, Aisha's triumphs haven't come in spite of the failures, but because of them. Because with every failure comes a lesson learned, a strength revealed, a fear overcome, or an adventure braved. Self-Inflicted Wounds isn't just about surviving failure. It's about embracing failure - pursuing it, even - on the winding path to success. And after you've failed a time or three, hopefully you'll have learned something. Or at the very least have a really killer story. Because to err is human, but to fail epically is hilarious. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aisha Tyler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003529/bk_harp_003529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peter Pan is an arrogant little wanker.Sorry, not sorry, you’d say it too if you’d ever been to Neverland. I know the big story is that Wendy Darling is the first girl to end up on Neverland because girls are too smart to fall out of their prams. I’m living proof that’s a lie. Wendy was just the first time Peter actually asked permission before he took a girl to Neverland to be his mother. I guess he learned his lesson from me. He kidnapped me from my bed while I was sleeping and just expected me to be his mother. I’d rather be a lost boy than his mother. Peter eventually gave up on me. He lost a mother and two lost boys that day that left with me.I’ve been living away from Peter Pan. Me and my lost boys are now the Wildlings. We even have a fairy with us named Coale, who is a blacksmith fairy, but prefers making explosives. Coale and Blaize get along marvelously as Blaize loves to play with fire.But we’ve committed the one crime on Neverland Peter won’t forgive. An instant death sentence for anyone on Neverland no matter how close to Peter you are. We already have one strike against us leaving him. We’ve now committed the ultimate Neverland sin. We woke up one morning and we’ve all grown up.There is a legend on Neverland, someone Peter hates. Someone no one knows where to find. Someone everyone on Neverland only knows as the hook nosed hag. If she’s an old woman on Neverland, then she either predates Peter or she survived his culling. We have to stay out of Peter’s way and find this mysterious hag. We find some old villains who end up not being villains. Captain Hook is not dead and may have information on the hag.We only have three days before Peter’s Spring Cleaning is over and he returns Wendy’s descendant back home. After that, he will be on the hunt for our blood. We don’t even know if the hag survived Peter’s culling. If not, everyone who has grown up on Neverland has died by Peter’s blade. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emmaline Leigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159189/bk_acx0_159189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.