Each week twenty-something brothers Adam and Jonny return to the family home for a Friday night dinner of domestic squabbling, food-related pranking, and lashings of ‘crumble crumble’. Series 1 Adam goes on a blind date in front of his entire family, Jonny jumps out of a bin bag and almost kills Grandma, Dad has a chat with Adam about ‘females’, Mum comes face to face with her nemesis - ‘Bitchface’, Grandma gets locked out the house in her bikini, and neighbour Jim brings round a special basket of green fruit - called a ‘schmoigel’... Series 2 Adam goes out with a girl who smells like Mum, Jonny gets a girlfriend who’s twice his age, Dad dries fish in the downstairs cupboard, Mum is forced out the house by a mouse, neighbour Jim makes a birthday cake for his dog, Grandma gets a new boyfriend who tries to fight Dad and we meet Dad’s mother - ‘Horrible Grandma’. Series 3 Adam gains a new female admirer - a 9-year-old girl, Jonny gets the world’s worst tattoo, Mum practices being a counsellor on her horrified family, Dad tries to hide a dead fox from Mum, Grandma goes back out with the terrifying Mr Morris, neighbour Jim accidentally swallows his dog’s sleeping pills, and someone’s getting married...
Meet Macon. Tattoo artist. Athlete. Family man. He's planning to run a marathon, but the event becomes something terrible. During a warm-up run, Macon falls prey to a bizarre man and his wife who dwell in an underground drug-smuggling tunnel. They raise their twin children in a way Macon couldn't imagine: Skinning unexpecting victims for food and money. And Macon, and his family, are next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Dunsworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016005/bk_acx0_016005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would happen to a liberal's mind if he subsisted entirely on conservative media and rhetoric? That's what critically acclaimed political humorist, NPR commentator, and McSweeney's contributor John Moe sets out to learn in Conservatize Me. We always hear that everyone in America is firmly planted in red or blue, that they're permanently conservative or irreversibly liberal. But are we all really that locked into the left or the right? John Moe, raised in a family of proud left-wingers and living in deeply liberal Seattle most of his life, sets out to determine if what we believe is based on environment or actual conviction. Moe puts himself on a strict conservative regimen: He resets his radio dial from NPR to Rush Limbaugh, goes head-to-head with some of today's most influential conservative thinkers for a series of "conversion sessions", and through it all tries to maintain a positive standing with his lefty wife and young but already liberal kids. Conservatize Me will strike a powerful chord with millions of disgruntled Americans ready for a fresh, humorous, and highly entertaining look at our country's political landscape. Will Moe end up getting a Dick Cheney tattoo and swearing loyalty to the Christian Coalition? Will he get a Dennis Kucinich tattoo and dedicate his life to cooking vegan food at protest rallies? Listen and find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Moe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001337/bk_harp_001337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some think tattoos are the hottest new style to hit the scene. Are they really? This book details the long history of tattoos and the reasons people have made their mark with them. An outward sign of belonging, belief or beauty, tattoos have an appeal that crosses time and geography. But not everyone lives happily with a tattoo. Tattoos is part of a non-fiction series Extreme Customs that will engage listeners of all ages. What do customs mean in a given culture? This high-interest nonfiction series takes a look at the origins, practices and meaning of body modification (piercing, scarring, even plastic surgery), tattooing, burial rites, food traditions (everything from scorpions to fermented shark meat), and fashions in clothing and hair decoration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: The Staff at High Noon Books. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012752/bk_acx0_012752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Excerpt from my diary: I love the sun and was on a two-week vacation in Spain. I’m Carrie White, blonde, petite, and attractive. Or at least that is what they tell me, family, friends, and lovers.I just wanted to relax on my first week, lie in the sun, have some early nights, maybe read a book. Enjoy good food and not have to worry or think about anything else. But it never works like that. Sometimes I feel I have a tattoo on my forehead reading "Nymphomaniac". I seem to attract single guys, couples, and groups who want to enjoy me to the fullest, every square inch, every sensual centimeter. And I must admit that is what I love: anytime, anywhere, with anybody. Well! Not exactly anybody. I like people who oozed sex, are good-looking, and have that certain something about them, and I seem to fall over them all the time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriet Seed. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146709/bk_acx0_146709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A laugh-out-loud collection of original stories, written by the erstwhile New York Times columnist and author of The Town on Beaver Creek. For over a decade, Michelle Slatalla wrote drolly about everything from online shopping to gorilla shoes, in the Style pages of the New York Times. Equal parts Erma Bombeck and Jean Kerr, with just a dash of Shirley Jackson, she peered into every corner of her life - then investigated her three daughters, husband and and her dogs, mainly because she needed the money. Now the editor and founder of the immensely popular blog, Gardenista, she needs the money more than ever. Hence this compendium of never-told anecdotes about her life in Northern California. In Wife, Mother, Worker, Spy, you'll learn: Dirty tricks to help your kid become class president in fifth grade. What to do when your child says she wants a tattoo for her 16th birthday. How to get out of it if your food hospitalizes an allergic dinner party guest. How to stop your daughters from stealing your clothes. What it was like being the world's worst cheerleader. What to do when a live rat crashes your elegant cocktail party. How to fight your own neighborhood association. How to beat an octogenarian at tennis. And that's just in the intro. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Wellborn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/last/000005/bk_last_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“Raw. Honest. Truly captivating. Seemingly ordinary people, share an extraordinary journey in Cochrane’s seek and rescue mission where she finds a clearer understanding of self, others and circumstance. She shares this story with transparency while wrapped in humor and insightful intensity with her honest discoveries of who she is, and in some ways who we all are.” (Karen Callan, Author of Just In Time) In her 30s, Judy Cochrane had by most standards realized the American Dream. In 2000, her husband Bill’s start-up company sold for 90 million. Their college romance and tireless work ethic built a bright future for their family, as well as a portfolio of 35 million. But just as the stars aligned for the 90 million sale of their company, they also fell apart. They went from living in a gated home perched on a mountaintop in Tucson, Arizona, to life in a beat-up rental, without job security and on food stamps. With pressure at every turn: three young kids, a failing economy, health concerns, a troubled marriage, and the loss of everything the family had built, time alone and getting grounded seemed impossible. With what little faith she could muster, she sought for a miracle. It came in the form of an 11-day house-sitting opportunity in Santa Barbara, California. During Cochrane’s quest, her spiritual guides and new friends included a surfer-musician, a dying writing professor, an Episcopal minister, a gifted intuitive healer, a pair of tattoo artists, a septuagenarian yoga practitioner, a homeless preacher, a foul-mouthed auto mechanic, two dogs and a cat, and the Pacific Ocean. Since starting Eleven Days, she’s passionately and gratefully inspired to create more work. These are coming soon. Included are excerpts of J.C. Cochrane’s next books: Carry On: The secret language, lessons, and heart-wrenching love a family experiences when a child endures addiction (copyright 2015) You Crack Me 1. Language: English. Narrator: J.C. Cochrane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129084/bk_acx0_129084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Derek Osbourne’s life is mostly quiet. A routine that keeps him functioning, a job as a tattoo artist that keeps his rent paid and food in his belly, and if he’s alone through it well, there are worse things to be.With his complicated past, Derek is sure no one would ever want to deal with the struggle that comes along with loving someone who has severe PTSD. Especially since the man who spent years abusing him is now in hospice, and Derek has taken over his end-of-life care. Derek’s resigned himself to living and dying alone, and maybe that’s okay.Then one night, during a raging storm, Derek finds himself stuck in an ATM vestibule with a quiet stranger, and it’s in that moment his world begins to change.Basil Shevach is new to Fairfield, taking over his dead aunt’s florist shop. He’s also Deaf in a small town, where he and his sister are the only ones not hearing.It’s not to say he hates it there, but he’s not sure Fairfield is the place for him. At least, not until one night, when a storm leaves him trapped inside the bank with a man quietly panicking against the glass door.He’s immediately intrigued by this unbelievably attractive stranger with bright tattoos covering his arms and haunted eyes, but he’s also bitter because he’s dated a hearing man before and it ended as badly as it could go for him. He had resolved years ago to never make that mistake again, but somehow, the frightened man trapped with him in that little room, crawls under his skin and no matter what he tries, he can’t seem to shake him.Will the two of them be able to find their way together, or will their pasts prevent them from being able to find happiness and contentment when they need it most?Free Hand is the first book in the Irons and Works series. Each book contains an individual story line with no cheating and HEA. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Alford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157511/bk_acx0_157511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ein Künstler und sein Mäzen. Sie sind nicht nur geografisch weit getrennt, auch die Kulturkreise und das Alter sind völlig unterschiedlich. Der Mäzen, ein sehr reicher alter Mann in Tokyo will Kunst schaffen. Dazu lädt er einen Bondage Künstler, einen Food Artist, eine berühmte Tänzerin, einen Tattoo Artits, sowie ein exotisches Modell ein. Da die Kunst dieser Meister fast nur Performance und somit vergänglich ist, soll der Digital Artist aus den Rohaufnahmen, die ihm über das Internet zugeschickt werden, edle Drucke erstellen. Diese, die Quintessenz, die finalen Resultate der unterschiedlichen Sitzungen, sollen bei einer exklusiven Vernisage im Penthaus des Millionärs vorgestellt werden. Zu diesem Ereignis ist auch der Digital Artist eingeladen. Er vermisst das Modell, die junge schokoladenfarbene Schönheit, mit der er sich virtuelle so intensiv beschäftigt hat. Er will den Grund wissen, kommt jedoch dadurch selbst dadurch in Lebensgefahr. Bei der letzten Sitzung war dem Tattookünstler ein Mißgeschick passiert, als er einen feuerspeienden Drachen auf den Körper der jungen Frau eingravierte, deswegen war noch eine fünfte Kunst, die Funeral art erforderlich geworden. Am sind es zusammen mit der Fotokunst des Digital Artist sechs Künste, die das Gesamtwerk bilden. Eine neue Dimension der Kunst ist entstanden. Es ist eine Erzählung zwischen Traum und einer Realität, die nicht nur Fiktion ist.