This little book of nonsense poems very much reflects on the writer´s own experience of life in the not-so-fast lane! Most of the short poems were written in the hope that some of the situations described therein might spark a note of recognition and maybe raise a smile or two among other recycled teenagers! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeline Wager. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101649/bk_acx0_101649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Fever struck hard and fast, rising out of the slums and claiming victim after victim. At first, reports trickled across the wire in small segments relegated to the final seconds of the broadcast news. Lost among stories of failing economies and political bickering, few noticed what proved to be the birth pangs of a monster. Within months, the disease dominated the news as thousands died and infection rates soared. William Hill knew his chances of avoiding the virus sat squarely between slim and none. With experts predicting a global pandemic, his choices boiled down to not if, but where he would die. While the rest of the world built barricades and set up distribution points for food, he chose a simpler end. The island had been one of the last and best times with his father. He couldn´t think of a better place to spend his final days. He wanted sun and sand, fresh fish on the grill and cool nights by the campfire. He wanted feel-good days filled with oldies on the radio, days when he could hoist the sails and run before the wind. He didn´t set out to make enemies, but he did. He didn´t plan on becoming humanity´s last hope for survival, or watching over an old woman and an eerie little boy either. To William Hill, the island seemed as good a place as any to die. He just didn´t realize how good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Martinez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082192/bk_acx0_082192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pretty Paul Parsons is a self-proclaimed schizophrenic, dyslexic, transsexual with Alzheimer´s, who is currently working on a process by which he hopes to cure hemophilia with acupuncture. Pretty Paul likes to spend his spare time at his Heavy Petting Zoo, where he teaches blind children the art of chainsaw sculpture and sending get-well cards to everyone in the obituary column. On this album, Paul answers the age-old question, ´´how many five-pound cement blocks does it take to fully submerge the 40 pound chunk of decomposing nun that he has hidden under his bed?´´ Tracks: 1. Introduction 2. The Playground 3. Dating 4. Tampon 5. Salad Dressing 6. Career Choices 7. Kids 8. Books 9. News 10. Mother 11. The Family Portion 12. Mr. Pretty´s Kitchen 13. Oldies Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pretty Paul Parsons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lcom/000031/pf_lcom_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the great literary classics of Western literature and the only published novel written by Oscar Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray created great controversy on publication because of its homosexual undertones, and was later used as evidence against him at his trial at the Old Bailey in 1895. ´´If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old...I would give my soul for that!´´ The wish uttered by Dorian Gray as he gazes on his portrait forms the basis of this story, of a gilded and spoilt hedonist who is willing to sell his soul for his beauty. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rnib/000001/bk_rnib_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why does a song become a favorite oldie, even across generations? The problems of heart versus head versus hormones have been fodder for songs even older than one´s parents and grandparents. These three spoken ballads, originating in the British Isles but well-traveled into American Appalachia, and recorded even by some of today´s musicians, tell tales of careless love and heroism and the real (or satirical) effects of an individual´s words and actions and willfulness. With short introductions and an American accent, these tales feature strong teenaged protagonists, and one cantakerous middle-aged antagonist, who might have stepped out of news stories of today. A short sample of the traditional tune follows each reading. Music by Jamie Myerson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Groark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gork/000014/bk_gork_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Zahrebetnik´´ - fantasticheskaja povest´ Genri Lajon Oldi, pervaja kniga iz cikla ´´Tri povesti o chudesah´´, zhanr boevoe fjentezi. Vozmozhny li chudesa v mire, naskvoz´ pronizannom volshebstvom? V mire, gde zhivut diplomirovannye charodei, gde magiju zovut Vysokoj Naukoj i primenjajut povsemestno? Ne speshite delat´ vyvody - i koldun mozhet stolknut´sja s chudom, vyhodjashhim za predely ego mogushhestva. Mental´nyj parazit-zahrebetnik cepljaetsja k junomu masteru klinka. Skol´ko stoit mig miloserdija? Pochem nynche chest´ i otvaga? Kakoj meroj izmerim pobedu nad samim soboj? Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Damir Mudarisov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000892/bk_agen_000892_sample.mp3.
Meet Florence Houghton, 93-year-old life and loving expert, as she shares with Dr. Janet Hall her insights into sexual loving which lasts forever - no matter how old you are! Dr. Janet Hall is a psychologist in private practice in Richmond, Melbourne, Australia. "Dr. Jan" uses hypnotherapy as a tool in her treatment of clients and is often asked to use hypnosis as the primary method for breaking undesirable habits. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Hall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/hall/000006/sp_hall_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shakespeare, the Spy Cat, is standing in for Lara and her Spy Pups once again. This time evil oldies are intent on destroying the Internet and returning Britain to ´the good old days´ where life was slower and young people respected their elders. Can Spy Cat stop their plot to shoot down satellites from the top of The Shard? 1. Language: English. Narrator: India Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002454/bk_howe_002454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Josh thinks Fizz is dentally challenged and fluent in gibberish. Fizz thinks Josh is the Prince of Handsomeness. Doooom! Or is it? They´re destined to work together at Marigolds Old People´s Home - can Cupid´s arrow strike among the Zimmer frames or is it all just too weird? Throw in Josh´s wacky mother with her goats on the sofa and Fizz´s goddess-like big sis and one thing is certain: things will get a LOT weirder before they start making sense - and can the oldies really make their great escape... using tablespoons? A hugely funny story about teenage friendships and relationships, for older children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annette Chown, Nik Howden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002864/bk_bbcw_002864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.