We defer to AudioFile for a spot-on description of this award-winning audio edition of The Old Curiosity Shop. ´´This 1841 exercise in pathos and villainy defines ´Dickensian´ in all its fascinatingly repulsive excess, containing as it does one of the most celebrated scenes in all Victorian fiction - the death of Little Nell. The abridgment heard here excises many of the author´s tedious redundancies (he was paid by the word) while retaining most of what makes Dickens Dickens. Scofield, one of the giants of the British stage, turns the redaction into a lesson in actor´s tact. He has decided to meet the melodrama head on but with the utmost control. He gives us the lush narrative intimately, as if reading to us at our elbow, and engraves the characters with all the vividness of an aural Daumier or Hogarth. He pulls out the stops on heaviness and gloom without actually becoming bogged down by them, his warmth and love of the material keeping him buoyant. In addition to his histrionic acumen and artistry, he possesses one of the most distinctive and exciting voices of the English-speaking world. It would be a pleasure to hear him read the London phone book. Warning: Sensitive listeners should purchase a box of Kleenex to keep handy before playing this recording.´´ Y. R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Scofield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000771/bk_pnix_000771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook picks up the story where Comealot Sex Clinic: Jasmine left off. Jasmine got a promotion. She was so good at what she did that Dr. Mark made her a class leader. Around the same time, Dr. Mark got a threatening letter from The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). They didn´t like the idea of a ´´sex clinic´´ offering hands-on masturbation exercises, so Dr. Mark changed the name from Comealot Sex Clinic to Comealot Sex Shop. Jasmine was so excited about her new job that she invited some of her friends to join her sex classes where she teaches the latest mutual masturbation techniques for women. And as they sit around the room practicing ´´sex for one´´, they share their favorite sex stories that you´re about to hear. Each woman talks about her sexual escapades and how she got to where she is today. The stories are very revealing, personal, and at times extremely graphic. But that´s what it´s like at the Comealot Sex Shop. Those who enter this sex-positive safe haven are encouraged to share their titillating stories, to stimulate open discussion, sexual gratification, and a whole lot more. This audiobook reads like one massive orgasm from beginning to end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicky Delgado, SimonaVibe, Caiti B., bagirl5. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104398/bk_acx0_104398_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of James R. Doty MD´S Into the Magic Shop A Neurosurgeon´s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a chronically-depressed mother paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until, at 12, he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart. Doty would go on to put Ruth´s practices to work with extraordinary results - power and wealth that he could only imagine as a 12-year-old, riding his orange Sting-Ray bike. But he neglects Ruth´s most important lesson, to keep his heart open, with disastrous results - until he has the opportunity to make a spectacular charitable contribution that will virtually ruin him. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts. Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the current time to devour the full book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is not intended to be used without reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerald Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062507/bk_acx0_062507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author of the international best seller I´m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, Pamela Des Barres shares with women the art of memoir writing. For the last 14 years, Pamela Des Barres has been teaching an eight-week women´s ´´femoir´´ writing workshop. She found that the music-loving ladies who showed up at her door had pent-up stories to tell. Many of them had read her two memoirs, which were wildly personal and deeply confessional, and felt comfortable opening up and experiencing that same freedom of expression. In this book, Des Barres guides women through the process of writing their memoirs. She has developed exercises to help her ´´dolls´´ recall, remember, relive, and reveal their memories, transgressions, temptations, sleepless nights and brilliant afternoons, loves and losses, fears and regrets, secrets, sins, and sorrows. The assignments in Femoir have proven incredibly cathartic for her students. Just as intimate as one of her in-person workshops, this book includes some of Des Barres´ own stories as well as those of the women she´s taught. Every person has an incredible story to tell - they just need to figure out how to tell it. By understanding themselves better through these writing exercises, women learn to be more fearless, free-spirited, and willing to try something new. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Des Barres. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031218/bk_adbl_031218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Morning sickness, Mood swings, Frequent headaches, Glowing skin, Dizzy spells You could be experiencing all this, or none of this. The truth is, there are no givens in pregnancy. No two bodies are the same, and no two pregnancies are the same. Youre always surrounded by advice, lots of it. And you still don´t have the answers to many of your questions. Am I gaining too much weight? Does my baby starve when I throw up? Will too much chocolate harm my baby? How do I exercise? Why am I in a bad mood all the time? And that most-asked question of all: Is this normal? Namita Jain, one of the best-known names in the wellness industry, sets you at ease with this guide to a fitter pregnancy that is based on her clients experiences and a number of case studies. Complete with exercise routines, healthy recipes, and loads of tips on how to shop right, eat well, travel comfortably, sit in the office, get rid of stretch marks, and much more. If you are pregnant or planning a baby, this is the book for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Radhika K. Mitra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tmii/000035/bk_tmii_000035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frosted is a standalone sweet novella featuring a mature couple. When Grace Luff´s children send her to a Silver Wings weekend at a luxury resort, they are hoping that the 56-years-young widow will meet a man to lift the loneliness she´s endured since the passing of her husband over three years earlier. Grace, who barely remembers how to date, doesn´t expect to meet anyone and skips the conference in lieu of fresh air and exercise. She´s surprised when the owner of a local ski rental shop, Tray Bradshaw, makes her heart leap with interest and attraction. When a rogue snowstorm traps the pair in an abandoned cabin on top of the mountain, they´ll get to know each other and discover that it´s never too late to change...or fall in love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Solesski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048258/bk_acx0_048258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A revolutionary guide to the art of mindful buying that will teach you how to resist cheaply made goods and make smart, fulfilling purchases that last a lifetime. With the whole world trying to convince us to spend our way to happiness, we’ve been left cluttered, stressed, and unfulfilled. Tara Button, founder of BuyMeOnce, is at the forefront of the global movement to change the way we shop and live forever. Tara advocates a life of mindful buying that celebrates what lasts, giving you exercises that help you curb impulses, ignore trends, and discover your true style. Once a shopaholic herself, her groundbreaking mindful curation method reveals the amazing benefits of buying for life and will help you: Spot the tricks that make you overspend. De-clutter your home. Find the products that serve you best. Rediscover the art of keeping and caring for things. Find happiness, success, and self-worth, beyond buying. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Button. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006188/bk_rand_006188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gain the wine know-how you´ve always wanted in this comprehensive course. With more than 55,000 wines on sale in the US today, choosing just the right one for each occasion can be a challenge even for the experienced. To help you master that challenge and deepen your appreciation of wine and its inexpressibly rich lore, Master of Wine Brian Wheaton recorded Understanding the World of Wine. Whether you´re a seasoned oenophile or a beginner, you will discover new insights in this set of 36 easy-to-use audio lectures. You´ll explore the rich history of winemaking, learn how wine is created today, and understand what makes each of the world´s great grape varieties special. In the course, you will journey through winemaking regions across the globe, from classic areas like Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone Valley, to New World vineyards in the US, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. You will find practical tips and advice: Can wine improve your health? How is wine best matched with food? What are the biggest pitfalls to avoid? What is the essential wine vocabulary? What are the best ways to shop for wine? You can enjoy these lively lectures while you commute, run errands, exercise - wherever and whenever you want. Each lasts about 25 minutes and fits handily into your daily routine without straining your schedule by a minute. Discover the wonderful world of wine today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Wheaton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000307/bk_nykm_000307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jamie Scott has a plan to detoxify her soul in 14 days. She is going to be happy again, even if she has to leave the man she´s in love with to do it. In the next 14 days, I plan to: Body 1) Cut back on my coffee intake. 2) Gain some of my weight back. 3) Start getting some exercise again. Yoga? I don´t know. 4) Sleep. Mind 5) Take on my daughter´s school board. 6) Sell my coffee shop. 7) Go on a date. Soul 8) Stop wearing my wedding ring. 9) Spread my husband´s ashes. 10) Forgive the woman who killed him. 11) Stop sleeping with her ex-husband. 12) Remember what love feels like. 13) Be happy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Clower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061856/bk_acx0_061856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jamie Scott has a plan to detoxify her soul in 14 days. She is going to be happy again, even if she has to leave the man she´s in love with to do it. Book Two of the serial. In the next 14 days, I plan to: Body 1) Cut back on my coffee intake. (Check) 2) Gain some of my weight back. 3) Start getting some exercise again. Yoga? I don´t know. 4) Sleep. Mind 5) Take on my daughter´s school board. 6) Sell my coffee shop. 7) Go on a date. Soul 8) Stop wearing my wedding ring. 9) Spread my husband´s ashes. 10) Forgive the woman who killed him. 11) Stop sleeping with her ex-husband. 12) Remember what love feels like. 13) Be happy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maureen Hoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062591/bk_acx0_062591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.