Narrated in his own voice, in this third book about his travels aboard the 28-foot sailboat Atom, James Baldwin creates an ode to the sea and to those who venture upon her in small voyaging sailboats. The Next Distant Sea continues the memoir of his second adventurous circumnavigation as begun in his earlier book Bound for Distant Seas. Known for books and magazine articles about his earlier solo voyages, the author here describes the struggles and rewards of navigating distant seas, the joys and challenges of interacting with foreign cultures, as well as the love and loss of an intoxicating island girl. Beginning in Hong Kong, The Next Distant Sea takes listeners to diverse destinations, through the lesser-traveled islands of the Philippines and Indonesia, to far-flung island outposts in the Indian Ocean, including a lengthy exploration of mysterious Madagascar, then on to newly postapartheid South Africa. Along the way Baldwin’s personal journey is interwoven with tales of the extraordinary and often outlandish characters he befriended, from a man who crossed the Pacific alone in a dugout canoe, to a vagabond trader who traveled to the poorest ports of east Africa in an engineless steel junk, to a young sailor who tragically lost his life. By melding their stories and his own, Baldwin provides valuable insight into the individualist, minimalist, and libertarian mind-set of the voyaging vagabond. The Next Distant Sea is essential listening for all who would go to sea in small boats. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Baldwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137725/bk_acx0_137725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends. The Big Foot and Little Foot Collection includes all three books in the series: book one, Big Foot and Little Foot; book two, The Monster Detector; and book three, The Squatchicorns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nate Begle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/abrm/000031/bk_abrm_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An impatient young man comes to Jerusalem looking for someone to teach him the Torah - while standing on one foot! The city is full of learned rabbis, but none of them can help him until he meets the famous Rabbi Hillel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000506/bk_lrnr_000506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grant Stone´s life has been turned upside down. Months ago, his foot was amputated after several months of wound treatments that failed to yield any positive results. Now he is alone and depressed. He wastes away in bed watching reruns, dreaming of when he could walk. One night, hunger gets the better of him and he goes roaming for sustenance, only to find he is not alone in the house. Wheelchair-bound and terrified, he is faced with a menacing terror straight out of a nightmare. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Commodore James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013298/bk_acx0_013298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills. Adam Hills is one the UK´s best loved comedians. For 30 years he has been performing stand-up, hosting TV shows and winning the hearts of a nation. Taking us from the early days of the Sydney Stand Up scene to hosting his own radio show, touring the world and eventually landing on British TV, Best Foot Forward is a story of a life in comedy. Along the way Adam shares some childhood tales and a few backstage blunders and encounters some fairly famous faces - the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Connolly, and that guy who sang The Macarena. Yes, him. This is an utterly hilarious and honest collection of stories about Adam´s ups and downs in the world of comedy. It´s a lesson in following your heart, being positive and discovering that what makes you different also makes you unique. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Hills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001938/bk_hodd_001938_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you´d mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her? She´s in New York. She´s holding a torch. And she´s in mid-stride, moving forward. But why? In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers investigates a seemingly small trait of America´s most emblematic statue. What he finds is about more than history, more than art. What he finds in the Statue of Liberty´s right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country´s creation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012036/bk_reco_012036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Robert Lescher died in 2012, an unpublished manuscript of M. F. K. Fisher´s was discovered neatly packed in one of the literary agent´s signature red boxes. Inspired by Fisher´s affair with Dillwyn Parrish - who was to become her second husband - The Theoretical Foot is the master stylist´s first novel. In it she describes the life she all too briefly had with the man she´d ever after describe as the one great love of her life. It tells of a late-summer idyll at the Swiss farmhouse of Tim and Sara, where guests have gathered at ease on the terrace next to the burbling fountain in which baby lettuces are being washed, there to enjoy the food and wine served them by this stylish American couple. But all around these seemingly fortunate people, the forces of darkness are gathering: The year is 1939; World War II approaches. And the paradise Tim and Sara have made is being besieged from within as Tim - closely based on Parrish - is about to suffer the first of the circulatory attacks that will cause him to lose his leg to amputation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027202/bk_adbl_027202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A truly creepy band of ghosts has been conjured up in this unusual and compelling collection of tales. In New York, Zia Tisna’s weird dolls keep watch over a pair of young lovers, while out of the River Thames crawls a ghost baby to torment Janet. Cousin Cherry falls victim to Mrs Wildeve’s gale-force powers, and Uncle Avvie returns from the Dismal Swamp with a bag full of something sinister.... More strange and spooky stories from best-selling author Joan Aiken. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denica Fairman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005181/bk_bbcw_005181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I’m a real ace at arguing with myself. Take a subject like Tanner Cobb. On the one hand, he stole. On the other, he helped his little brother read and count. Then again, he stole shoes in front of his little brother. But, he brought the shoes back and offered to make up for what he’d done. My mind said, Don’t trust him. My instincts said, He might not be all bad. Inconsistencies are a royal pain; the older you get, the more they multiply.After a life-altering summer on the road, Jenna Boller is dripping with newfound maturity. She has a job she loves at Gladstone Shoes, a best friend who makes her laugh, and a dysfunctional family she’s learning how to handle. Jenna feels ready for anything–until Tanner Cobb, a guy with a past, a police record, and dangerously good looks, walks into her life. And that’s just the beginning. Jenna likes to be in control, but that’s not easy when she’s suddenly surrounded by crises, including a shoe empire on the verge of crumbling. Tanner’s street smarts seem to be what Jenna needs, but can she trust him when the going gets tough?Newbery Honor author Joan Bauer has written a sure-footed, funny, and poignant novel about a teenage girl facing the challenges–and betrayals–of the adult business world head-on, a struggle that links her to the resilience of her past and helps her to eagerly plan the course for her future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathe Mazur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001441/bk_lili_001441_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.