In the best-selling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought she needed. During a difficult time, Karen Auvinen flees to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude as a writer and to embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerates every word she has ever written and all of her possessions - except for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and a few singed artifacts - Karen embarks on a heroic journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community. In the evocative spirit of works by Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich, and Mary Oliver, Karen’s rich and compulsively listenable memoir is as much an inward as it is an outward pilgrimage. Her pursuit of solace and salvation by shedding trivial ties and living in close harmony with nature, along with her account of finding community and love, is sure to resonate with all of us who long for meaning and deeper connection. Rough Beauty is a luminous, lyric exploration of and homage to her 40 seasons in the mountains, embracing the unpredictability and grace of living intimately with the forces of nature while making peace with her own wildness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jayme Mattler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008799/bk_sans_008799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kühe geben nicht nur Milch, sie können dabei auch noch verdammt gut aussehen. Beim Schönheitswettbewerb in Osnabrück treten die tierischen Beauty-Queens gegeneinander an. Aber vorher wird noch geföhnt, geschminkt und gestylt, was das Zeug hält. Reporter Johannes Zenglein ist auf dem Kuh-Event unterwegs, um herauszufinden, ob schöne Kühe auch die bessere Milch geben. Und: Echtzeitkochen: Flammkuchen / Die Trucker-Polizei.
Tracklist:1 Living proof2 The big joyous celebration3 Alex4 Violets5 Obvious love6 It´s just a pop song7 V.I.P.8 Wild thing runs free9 Bright blue pickup truck10 Big mistake11 What you want12 God13 Heighborhood drug dealer14 Have a conversation15 Beauty16 Pavement17 America18 Devotion19 The things I love are killing me20 Falling out of love with me21 I don´t think it´s too late22 Long way down23 My little world24 The hurricane25 The stomach of the earth26 If I don´t see you before you leave - Vinyl - indiealternativeMediaTeen Suicide
Tracklist:1 Living proof2 The big joyous celebration3 Alex4 Violets5 Obvious love6 It´s just a pop song7 V.I.P.8 Wild thing runs free9 Bright blue pickup truck10 Big mistake11 What you want12 God13 Heighborhood drug dealer14 Have a conversation15 Beauty16 Pavement17 America18 Devotion19 The things I love are killing me20 Falling out of love with me21 I don´t think it´s too late22 Long way down23 My little world24 The hurricane25 The stomach of the earth26 If I don´t see you before you leave - CD - indiealternativeMediaTeen Suicide
The innocent, young, and wide-eyed beauty Ellen Parker loves her new husband Kevin unconditionally and would do anything to keep him safe and happy. Or so she thought. After her uninsured and broke husband wrecks their truck into a carload of large, cold-hearted men, she is given an ultimatum: either they call the cops - which would result in her husband going to prison - or have the damages paid for with her young, nubile body. All night long.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sierra Kline. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085625/bk_acx0_085625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only thing hotter than the weather south of the Mason Dixon line are the boys. Worn, faded blue jeans, slow southern drawls, and those naughty moments in the back of pickup trucks a girl never forgets. Welcome to the world of the Sutton boys. Five brothers who fight, party, and drink a little too much, but, more importantly, they love their momma. Nothing can tear them apart...except women. Especially a redheaded beauty with secrets. No one truly knows her...not a Sutton boy...and not Dixie Monroe. Scarlet North smiles on the outside, but inside her damage runs deep. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Hopatcong, Patrick Garrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032486/bk_adbl_032486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story... Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan. Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her. Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire. He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sebastian York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006726/bk_sans_006726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The latest installment in the Alice MacDonald Greer Mystery series finds the intrepid sleuth caught up in the intriguing world of Texas country folk music when one popular artist is found dead in a swimming pool and another goes missing. The body of folk icon Annie Temple is discovered just before a concert at the chic recording studio and retreat of Twin Springs, and police suspect a young singer-songwriter, Tessa McElroy, of the murder. It seems that Annie recorded a commercial using Tessa´s signature song without her permission. But Alice has concerns about the business practices of the recording studio - and owner Ray Gimble´s strange obsession with killing an engaging stray dog. Alice is also hired to help a local rancher deal with the abandoned belongings of Blanton Geddes, the fabled bad-boy singer known for sporadically disappearing - except this time, he´s left behind not only his truck but also an unpublished novel and recordings of a new song cycle. Set against the rustic beauty of Texas Hill Country, Ghost Dog features lively dialogue, quirky characters, and heartfelt music as the small-town lawyer unravels an old mystery to solve a new one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Currie Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089134/bk_acx0_089134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Out of desperation to escape the confines of her small Northern California town, in 1979, Genger breaks every rule of her social class, gender, and upbringing to become a long-haul truck driver. Shift Happens is a 21st-century incarnation of the classic voyage to find one’s self and one’s homeland. By facing her mental health and addiction demons, at the age of 28, she sees her role as a young woman flip-flop from cheerleader, girlfriend, young wife, sex-symbol to a strong, self-determined individual who knows what she wants and how to succeed. Along the way, Margot discovers the many facets of America - its beauty and its meanness - and eventually realizes what she values in ´´home´´. Ms. Genger’s gift of description paints the majesty of the beaches, mountains, meadows, and skyscapes of the countryside, and captures the colors and grit of our cities, truck stops, and underground lives of long-haul truck drivers. Shift Happens will make you laugh, cringe, and celebrate as you meet Margot’s driving partners - Southerners, Yankees, East Coast, West Coast, and Middle Americans of all stripes and colors - as she delivers everything from Hustler magazines to Washington State apples. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randye Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114887/bk_acx0_114887_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Preston brings it back to the basics: a hand on a neck, a boot that needs a spit shine, a trick who leaves with bruises and sweet memories. In books such as the S/M classic Mr. Benson, Preston explored power exchange in all its battered beauty. The sex stories in I Once Had a Master combine a hardcore sensibility with rare psychological insight. In ´´Authenticity´´, a top turns down two fawning bottoms in full leather regalia in favor of the sweet-faced novice who offers genuine surrender. In ´´Pedro´´, a college boy has a summer affair with a truck driver and finds himself flirting with other men just to provoke his lover´s rage. The lonely bottom in ´´Interludes´´ develops his body to perfection, then seeks out the Daddy who will cherish this gift. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darren Douglas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003616/bk_acx0_003616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.