Sono la madre con la bambina più favolosa del mondo. E insieme faremo faville. Lo so. E che faville! Becky Brandon (nata Bloomwood) era convinta che essere madre fosse una passeggiata, ma naturalmente deve ricredersi. Ora che la piccola Minnie ha due anni è a dir poco un uragano, specie quando entra nei negozi afferrando tutto ciò che vede al grido di ´´Miiiio!´´, e sembra avere già le idee molto chiare in fatto di shopping. Da qualcuno deve avere pur preso...Becky esclude che sua figlia sia una bambina viziata, anche se in realtà non sa come fare con lei. In fondo il mestiere di mamma non si improvvisa e deve ammettere che forse ha ragione suo marito Luke: c´è proprio bisogno di una supertata come quelle dei reality televisivi. D´altra parte, è un momento un po´ delicato per tutti: Becky e Luke vivono ancora a Oxshott nella casa dei genitori di lei, la convivenza forzata alla lunga pesa e la crisi finanziaria si fa sentire, causando ogni genere di preoccupazione in famiglia.Una cosa è certa: Becky si deve dare una regolata con le spese - a modo suo, però -, e lei è animata dalle migliori intenzioni. Questo comunque non le impedisce di organizzare (molto in economia!) una strepitosa festa a sorpresa per il compleanno di Luke. In effetti le sorprese non mancheranno, soprattutto perché mantenere il segreto non si rivelerà affatto facile... 1. Italian. Marta Lucini. http://samples.audible.de/bk/mdor/000752/bk_mdor_000752_sample.mp3.
Here from #1 New YorkTimes best-selling author Danielle Steel is a charming love letter to the pet dogs that have enriched her life. In this funny, lovely, moving memoir, Danielle Steel tells the story of how she met a dog the size of a mouse with a personality that could light up an entire room. From Minnie´s arrival at home in San Francisco to clothes-shopping jaunts in Paris, her adventures provide the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt look at the magic that dogs bring to our lives and howthey become part of the family. We meet Steel´s childhood pug, James; and Elmer, the bassethound who was steadfastly at her side in her struggling days as a young writer. We also meet Sweet Pea - unveiled in a Tiffany box for a dog-loving husband - andall those lucky dogs who shared a household of nine children, other canines,and one potbellied pig. As Steel reflects on the beloved pets who have brought joy - and sometimes chaos - to her home through the years, she also shares her thoughts on the trials and tribulations of bringing a new dog into a household,the challenges of housebreaking and compatibility, and the losses we feel forever. Filled with colorful characters (human and otherwise), delightful photographs, practical wisdom drawn from long experience, and brimming with warmth and insight on every page, Pure Joy is a love letter to this special relationship - and one of the most charming books yet fromthe incomparable Danielle Steel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renée Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005941/bk_blak_005941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Valentina Harrison lavora a Milano, in un´agenzia pubblicitaria internazionale. È intelligente e precisa, ma poco appariscente, per questo passa spesso inosservata. Non ha alcuna passione per i bei vestiti, i tacchi, le borse, lo shopping in generale e, pur amando la città, preferisce vivere in un tranquillo paesino di provincia. James Spencer, affascinante e snob, vive negli Stati Uniti. Quando un problema mette in crisi l´agenzia e lui viene convocato a Milano per risolverlo, i due, opposti in tutto, si conoscono. Il loro primo incontro si rivela un totale insuccesso: James è un uomo che cura l´aspetto fisico e la sciatteria di Valentina lo innervosisce, in più è burbero e le si rivolge con poco garbo. Lei, invece, è gentile, dolce e attenta ai piccoli ma essenziali gesti. Eppure, sin da subito cade vittima del suo fascino. L´obiettivo di James è salvare l´agenzia dai guai in cui versa e, consapevole dell´affidabilità di Valentina, decide di coinvolgerla per raggiungere l´importante meta professionale. Ma questa collaborazione forzata farà assumere al loro rapporto sfumature davvero inaspettate. Questo audiobook in edizione integrale vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale. 1. Italian. Valentina Mari, Guido Di Naccio. http://samples.audible.de/bk/asit/000147/bk_asit_000147_sample.mp3.
This book may change your life. It may save it. It is one of the most important - and most shocking - books ever written. Tomorrow! is a story of average, nice Americans living in the neighboring cities of Green Prairie and River City in Middle America. It is - until the sudden blitz - the story of the girl next door and her boyfriend; of the accountant who saw what was coming, and the rich old lady who didn’t; of engaging young kids, babies, ´´hoods,” a bank official who ´´borrowed” from a customer’s account. Then, at the height of the Christmas shopping season, Condition Red is sounded, and this down-to-earth story of America’s Main Street becomes a shattering, vivid experience of the nightmare that human beings have cooked up for themselves. Tomorrow! can be listened to as a novel of pure suspense - if you dare. It is a thriller in which the apocalyptic technology of today is superimposed on the future. But the novel is also designed to show Philip Wylie’s conclusions about America’s dangerous vulnerability to dread, hysteria, and panic, as well as his recommendations about what must be done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith O´Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008169/bk_adbl_008169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is nothing quite like old-fashioned and pure romance, especially when it happens in a book that is well written featuring likeable and charismatic characters. I confess to enjoying rich, glamorous, dishy novels filled with cold and calculating characters from time to time. So I took a decision to publish my own book… There are many characters in this modern fairytale, but one major one seems to be Anna, a spoiled, beautiful party girl. She is not yet famous, except for the fact that she has grown up in a privileged family, is addicted to shopping, and hangs out in clubs regularly. She is one of those people that everyone is drawn to. She has style, but has a bad habit of hanging out with guys who are bad for her. One day she is approached by unknown prince, a gorgeous socialite who… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Winta Haile. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012246/bk_acx0_012246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Forget the steroid-addled, overpaid, and unmotivated players: America´s pastime is still alive and well and is still the heartfelt sport it´s always been...in the minor leagues. And nowhere is this truer than in Kentucky, whose rich baseball history continues to play out in the four teams profiled in this audiobook. Following these teams through the 2010 season - the triumphs, struggles, and big-league hopes and dreams - the book tells the larger story of baseball in America´s smaller venues, where the game in its purest form is still valued and warmly embraced. The story begins before the season, with national anthem singing tryouts in Lexington, then tags along with players, staff, and fans at home, in the office, and on the field, offering a rare glimpse of the unglamorous reality of minor-league ball. From the front-office staff in Bowling Green planning kooky promotions to a trainer grocery shopping for a team on 40 dollars a day to a new wife coming to terms with her husband´s transitory lifestyle to a father struggling to make it back to the majors and a Cuban defector blowing everyone away with a 100-plus mile per hour fastball, these are the people who live to make baseball happen in all its nitty-gritty glory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032035/bk_acx0_032035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You´ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! This course includes lessons 26-30 from the Farsi Persian Level 2 program, featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Farsi Persian. Reading lessons are included at the end of lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Farsi. You´ll be reading words, phrases, and short sentences using familiar vocabulary as well as new vocabulary regarding useful topics such as food, travel, shopping, communication, and more. A reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format. The Farsi Persian Language Persian is the official language of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. It belongs to the Indo-Iranian group of languages and is spoken worldwide by approximately 75 million people. Persian has three major dialects: Farsi (spoken in Iran), Dari (spoken in Afghanistan), and Tajik (spoken in Tajikistan). Dari and Tajik are considered a purer form of Persian - that is, they show less Arab influence - but all three dialects are more or less mutually intelligible. This course teaches Farsi Persian. 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: Pimsleur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007856/bk_sans_007856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, will be blindsided by a brutal multiple murder in this twisting tale of suspense from New York Times best-selling author Faye Kellerman. ´´They say dead men don´t talk, but if you listen, they do.´´ As a lieutenant in the LAPD, homicide detective Peter Decker doesn´t get many calls at 3 a.m. unless a case is nasty, sensational - or both. Someone has broken into the exclusive Coyote Ranch compound of billionaire developer Guy Kaffey and viciously gunned him down, along with his wife and four employees. A well-known figure on both the business and society pages, Kaffey, with his sons and his younger brother, Mace, built most of the shopping malls in Southern California and earned a reputation for philanthropy, donating millions to worthy causes. It doesn´t take long for Peter, his trusted detectives Scott Oliver and Marge Dunn, and the rest of his homicide team to figure out that the gruesome killings must be an inside job. Things become even more entangled when they discover that Kaffey´s largesse had included organizations that extended second chances to delinquents, many of whom Kaffey had hired for his personal security. But was the job pure murder/robbery or something even more twisted? A developer of Kaffey´s magnitude doesn´t make billions without making more enemies with blood grudges. With leads taking the team across L.A., up and down the Golden State, and into Mexico, Decker is plenty busy - and plenty thankful not to have to worry about his wife, Rina Lazarus, getting caught up in this deadly case. Rina is out of harm´s way, serving on a jury at the courthouse. But then a chance encounter with a court translator who needs her help leads Rina into the terrifying heart of her husband´s murder investigations - and straight into the path of a gang of ruthless killers. To protect Rina, Decker must find his prey before death unites his two worlds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mitchell Greenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001945/bk_harp_001945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best and most unique Costa Rica travel guide Located in Central America, Costa Rica is literally flanked by water on the left and right side, more accurately the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica is a land of true beauty and nobody can really argue against the country’s slogan that has made the rounds of all major tourism agencies selling Costa Rica packages: Costa Rica Pura Vida. This means ´´Costa Rica Pure Life” and with all the green eco systems, lush rainforest, natural beauty, and pristine beaches you will soon be able to understand where that came from. Let this book guide you to the many places that you must see in Costa Rica to not let your trip go to waste. This book is filled with suggested places to stay, from inexpensive to luxurious, places to visit, local cuisines to try, and places to shop. All these suggested itineraries have been experienced first-hand and are all highly recommended to tourists. Experience a whole new world when you come and visit Costa Rica. In this guide you will find:Areas covered: History lessons/San Jose/Best beaches/Surfing/Off road trips/Wildlife spotting/Costa Rican towns/Medical tourism/Learn Spanish in Costa Rica/Cooking and drinking/ Accommodation/Staying safe/Music/FestivitiesGeneral information of each areaArea Transportation (how to get around i.e. car, bus, taxi, train, bicycle, rickshaw, etc. and how much it would cost)Sightseeing (Best sights to see, off the beaten path)Best shopping (where are the major shopping districts and what they are known for)Bargain alternatives (where the locals shop to avoid the high tourist gouging)Things to do (recreation outdoor, indoor, events and festivals)Local food specialtiesFarmer´s and fish (meat) Markets (Locations, dates and times of various markets)Language, political and etiquette considerations 1. Language: English. Narrator: Talece Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136808/bk_acx0_136808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.