If Sophia thought marriage to her handsome, troubled teacher would be easy, she has a lot to learn.... Marc Blackwell is as controlling as ever and determined to keep Sophia in line. Sophia can only hope that her light will soften Marc´s darkness. And that as his wife, she can show him what love truly means. But one things is for certain. In marriage, Mr. Blackwell is in charge. And Sophia must learn to obey.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Sobey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031834/bk_adbl_031834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction and a close associate of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. The Singing Lesson describes the turmoil of a young schoolmistress holding a singing lesson for years 4, 5 and 6 immediately after she has received a very disturbing letter from her fiancé. Her dismal mood dictates her teaching style and choice of music. But part way through the lesson, she is summoned away to the headmistress´ office, where a telegram with unexpected news is waiting... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000411/bk_redd_000411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´History Lesson´´ was first published in the May 1949 issue of Startling Stories. Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) is regarded as one of the most-influential science fiction writers of all time. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027669/bk_adbl_027669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Author and past life regression hypnotherapist, Melissa Watts, shares her journey from seeker to finder as she first discovered and then experienced past life regression hypnotherapy. What she learned along the way profoundly affected her and changed her life forever. During her hypnotherapy sessions with internationally-known life-between-lives hypnotherapist, Paul Aurand, Melissa (who goes by Lisa) came face to face with her Spirit Guide, ALL, who helped her to learn not only the lessons from her past lives, but also gave her a blueprint for her purpose in this lifetime. Now, Lisa is fulfilling this life´s purpose by transforming the passion she has for past life regression into her life´s work. She has written Lessons of Many Lives in which she shares her experiences and the lessons that she learned. Everyone has come into this lifetime with a purpose, and no one comes into their life alone. Let Lisa´s words and experiences inspire you to learn that you have never been alone, love lasts forever, and help is always just a prayer away. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosanne Rubino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018175/bk_acx0_018175_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dancing Lessons centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger´s syndrome who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they´re both caught off-guard by the discoveries - both hilarious and heartwarming - that they make about each other and about themselves. Directed by Julianne Boyd. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paige Davis, John Cariani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001360/bk_naxo_001360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps toward a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and ambition and confronts doubt and disappointment, she learns about much more than tone and technique. This is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet. With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of youth, the fear and exhilaration of performing, and the complex bonds between teacher and student. An unforgettable cast of characters joins her: her family; her friends and rivals; and her teacher, Mrs Sivan, who inspires and challenges her in equal measure, and who transforms what seems an impossible dream into something real and sustaining. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Goldsworthy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002440/bk_boli_002440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Great leaders have always understood the power of stories. Through the stories they tell, the most successful leaders educate, persuade and bring about change. In this hugely insightful guide to getting to the top, leading journalist Gavin Esler presents first-hand knowledge of the secrets of those who achieve power, based on over 30 years´ experience interviewing world famous figures, from Bill Clinton to Angelina Jolie. Esler explains how creating a leadership story can promote success at all levels, whether running for the United States presidency, or applying for a place at university. Spanning fields from business and culture to the military and even taking in lessons from terrorism, Lessons from the Top offers a fascinating portrait of leadership in the modern world - and shows how the methods of the most powerful leaders could work for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gavin Esler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006206/bk_bbcw_006206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Commissioned by the Amsterdam Surgeons’ Guild, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was the first major Rembrandt work to catapult the young painter to international fame. Taking this painting as its inspiration, Nina Siegal’s novel The Anatomy Lesson opens on the morning of the medical dissection and follows several characters as they prepare for the evening’s big event: we meet Aris the Kid, a one-handed coat thief who is awaiting his turn at the gallows; Flora, the woman who is pregnant with his child and who hopes to save him from the executioner; Jan Fetchet, a curio collector who also moonlights as an acquirer of medical cadavers; René Descartes, who will attend the dissection in the course of his quest to understand where the human soul resides; and the twenty-six-year-old Dutch master himself, who feels a shade uneasy about this assignment. And in the twenty-first century, there is Pia, a contemporary art historian who is examining the painting. As the story builds to its dramatic and inevitable conclusion, the events that transpire throughout the day sway Rembrandt to make fundamental changes to his initial composition. Bringing to life the vivid world of Amsterdam in 1632, The Anatomy Lesson offers a rich slice of history and a textured story by a young master. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nina Siegal, Bruce Mann, Emma Jayne Appleyard, Gildart Jackson, Steve West, Adam Alexi-Malle, Peter Altschuler, Hannah Curti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003786/bk_rand_003786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on Ernest J. Gaines´ National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his hometown after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson´s. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one´s fate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Foucheux, Keith Glover, Jamahl Marsh, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000131/pf_latw_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.