Meet the adults. Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what´s best for their daughter, Scarlett, is to have a ´normal´ family Christmas. They can´t agree on whose idea it was or who said they should bring their new partners. But someone did - and it´s too late to pull the plug. Claire brings her new boyfriend, Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life, Alex - funny, smart and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He´s a rabbit. Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organised Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bedtime and oversharing classified secrets about their pasts, and, before you know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends - where this story starts - with a tearful, frightened call to the police.... But what happened? They said they´d all be adults about this.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Rawlins, Peter Kenny, Sarah Ovens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001824/bk_orio_001824_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wal is a dreamer. He dreams of escaping from his parents by sailing away on a raft. His friend Billy is a bit more practical: he thinks a raft would be great fun for day-trips in the sheltered waters of the local inlet. Together the boys build the raft and sail it. They make visits to an island, they explore the nearby mangrove swamps, they sail among the wild sea birds. One day they save a trapped dolphin. On another day they nearly collide with a millionaire´s yacht. But Wal still dreams of escape, and one dark night he sets sail into the teeth of a growing storm. In the wild hours that follow, Wal learns much about his own strengths and weaknesses - and the need to combine his dreams with a clear vision of reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leonardo Nam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000706/bk_acx0_000706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Number one best-selling author Cathy Glass shares her experience and expertise gained across 25 years as a foster carer in this brilliantly practical self-help guide for adults, the long-awaited sequel to her much-loved parenting guide that fans of Happy Kids have been clamouring for. Cathy Glass reveals the secrets of happiness and contentment in adulthood by combining common-sense psychology with tried-and-tested strategies and case studies, always from her own unique and insightful perspective. With practical guidance on how to develop your own optimistic personal philosophy, tips on when to listen to intuition, and attitude and lifestyle suggestions, Happy Adults is the essential manual for getting the best out of life. The recipient of thousands of letters and emails from people touched by her inspirational memoirs whose own life stories resonate with those of the children in her care, Cathy has identified the key traits that have buoyed people up during harrowing childhoods, through to functional and successful adulthood. Compiling these valuable lessons on outlook and behaviour, for instance how to dispel negativity and unproductive anger and embrace empowerment, and the importance of trust in oneself, Cathy has produced a single invaluable audiobook for adults seeking fundamental life guidance or useful effective approaches for a lifetime of hope and fulfilment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denica Fairman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003257/bk_hcuk_003257_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dan Brown´s mega best seller is now available for a new generation of listeners. This young-adult adaptation takes listeners from Paris to London on a breathless tour of famous landmarks and will remind fans everywhere why the New York Times calls The Da Vinci Code ´´blockbuster perfection´´. The greatest conspiracy of the past 2,000 years is about to unravel. Robert Langdon, professor of religious symbology at Harvard, is in Paris to give a lecture. At the reception that follows, he is scheduled to meet with a revered curator from the world-famous Louvre museum. But the curator never shows up, and later that night Langdon is awakened by authorities and told that the curator has been found dead. He is then taken to the Louvre - the scene of the crime - where he finds out that baffling clues have been left behind. Thus begins a race against time as Robert Langdon becomes a suspect and, with the help of French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, must decipher a mystifying trail of clues that the two come to realize have been left specifically for them. If Robert and Sophie cannot solve the puzzle in time, an ancient truth could be lost forever - and they themselves might end up as collateral damage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002130/bk_lili_002130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scarb are the enemy. The enemy. The enemy. I told myself this over and over. They murdered my parents. They rape the land and kill humans as if they are the vermin. They took Ray. I ran water over my face, looked at my eyes with their double lenses like two blue lakes: one navy, one ice. The enemy. And now I´m one of them. Ray. I can almost see his brown eyes and feel the warmth of his touch like a sun-warmed towel on my skin. Will you still love me now that I´m everything you hate? Seven years ago, most of humanity transformed into a mutated species known as scarb. With their superior speed, protective platted chitin bone structure, and deadly barbs, they easily slaughter un-changed humans. Cat and a small pocket of humans have survived. But when the scarb capture Cat´s boyfriend, she is determined to face an entire colony of the ruthless creatures to get him back. She quickly discovers she must confront not only her enemy, but the strengths and weakness inside her when she becomes scarb herself. In SWAB, Heather Choate delivers a captivating combination of suspense, romance, and self-discovery as Cat faces a treacherous world and uncertain future. Fresh, riveting, and rich with surprise, this dystopian series will leave listeners hungry for more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darien DeMaria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030903/bk_acx0_030903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Through the telling of events from his own life, Wes Moore (author of the best-selling adult title The Other Wes Moore) explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was almost the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar Baltimore neighborhood, but is serving a life sentence for murder. Compelled to write to the other Wes, the author was surprised to receive a reply. And so began a friendship, as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know one another. This compelling story about the challenges of growing up and the responsibility for the choices we make, is sure to inspire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wes Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001613/bk_lili_001613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scientist Dr Jekyll discovers a way of changing his personality and becoming the violent and aggressive Mr Hyde. At the start, moving from one to the other is easy. But not for long.....Both a psychological investigation and a thrilling story, the double nature of the hero has made him an iconic figure in literature. The tempestuous nature of the tale makes it an ideal title for Young Adult Classics, the introductory series for the 13-17 age range.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sessions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000520/bk_naxo_000520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Brief History of Cockroaches and Rats is a brief but hilarious look at the history of those crawling, scuttling pests that everyone loves to hate. Cockroaches date back to the time of the dinosaurs and they have evolved over the years to be able to survive without air for more than forty-five minutes! Rats, unlike cockroaches who like toenails and eyelashes, like to eat their own poo. If you liked those facts, then you’ll love this disgusting guide, which leads us through zombie rats, edible cockroaches, plus loads more in this handy adult audiobook for those of us who are still a kid at heart. A Brief History of... is a series of comedic historical audiobooks, created by Steve Campen and based on all that is weird and wonderful. Also in this series: A Brief History of The Lavatory. WARNING: Contains explicit language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Campen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/crte/000171/bk_crte_000171_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ´Young Adult Classics´ series continues with The Hound of the Baskervilles, the most popular Sherlock Holmes story. It is a chilling tale of a slavering dog on the moor that will excite listeners of any age. The popular classics, presented in an abridged form, are brilliantly brought to life by master Holmes reader David Timson and enhanced with atmospheric music. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000493/bk_naxo_000493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vandals: A Collection of Young Adult Horror-Suspense Tales includes four spine-tingling young adult tales of horror and suspense from the Vandals series by bests-selling author R. Barri Flowers. In each gripping story, teen vandals are left to deal with the frightening consequences of their actions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Hundley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025252/bk_acx0_025252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.