An exclusive short story for World Book Day from one of our best-selling authors. Sometimes all we need is a relaxing holiday in the sun. For Anthony and Carole, a week in a lovely Greek hotel has helped them mend the cracks in their marriage. For widowed Jessica, it’s the longest she’s ever gone without visiting her beloved husband’s grave. However when the flight doesn’t go according to plan, they are each forced to face up to the very things they have been avoiding for so long. By the time they land, they have learnt important life lessons about themselves and each other that change them forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aoife McMahon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000677/bk_hcuk_000677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Single mom Carol Baker has the goal of providing an old-fashioned, white Christmas for her two kids. She´s been divorced and the kids´ dad, sadly, hasn´t been the most attentive father. So, Carol takes her crew to New England, hoping for a happy holiday and a chance to make her small nuclear family feel whole. Little does she know that a series of mishaps and adventures will land her in the handsome innkeeper´s arms, and cause her to rethink the meaning of faith. With his only child headed to college, innkeeper Paul Love plans to sell his establishment and take an early retirement in Montreal, where he can live out the solitary life of a bachelor. Though his son and mom have other plans, including a surprise visit from Paul´s old high school sweetheart, Beth. But it´s hard to focus on Beth, when an offbeat brunette from Virginia captures his imagination. After so much time alone, can Paul open himself up to a little Christmas magic? What´s more, can he convince Carol to believe, as well? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Soriano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018390/bk_acx0_018390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas: This year it seems everyone in Bear Country has gone Christmas-crazy, and Mama Bear is concerned the true holiday spirit has been lost. Santa worries also, and is ready to cancel Christmas! Now it´s up to the Berenstain Bears to change his mind. The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear: How can Santa´s sleigh land with no snow? How can he fit down all those skinny chimneys? These and other questions and the true meaning of Christmas are revealed. The Berenstain Bears´ Thanksgiving: The Bear family happily prepares their holiday feast, but danger lurks. The legendary monster, Bigpaw, is coming to Bear Country and it´s up to Brother and Sister Bear to save the day. The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin: The Bear family may not win the blue ribbon in the pumpkin contest at the Thanksgiving Festival, but they do remember all that there is to be thankful for. The Berenstain Bears´ Comic Valentine: The day of Brother Bear´s championship hockey game has arrived. It´s also the day he finds out the identity of his secret admirer. Who can she be? Brother is in for a big surprise! This audio collection also includes an interview with Stan, Jan, and Mike Berenstain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stan, Jan Berenstain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000922/bk_harp_000922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Silent Land is a brooding and tender look at love and whether it can survive the greatest challenge we will ever face. The film rights have been optioned by the producer of Brokeback Mountain. A young couple are caught in an avalanche during a skiing holiday in the French Alps. They struggle back to the village and find it deserted. As the days go by they wait for rescue, and then try to leave. But each time they find themselves back in the village. And, increasingly, they are plagued by visions and dreams and the realization that perhaps no one could have survived the avalanche. Read by John Lee. British narrator John Lee has read audiobooks in almost every conceivable genre, from Charles Dickens to Patrick O´Brian, and from the very real life of Napoleon to the entirely imagined lives of sorcerers and swashbucklers. He has won numerous Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile in 2009. Lee is also an accomplished stage actor and wrote and coproduced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000551/bk_orio_000551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a charming, hankie-waving Christmas classic for girls who love horses, ages 8 and up. Teased by the local kids for being a city girl and an amputee, Hannah Storey feels alone and isolated, just like the old mustang she sees on the way to and from school every day. Hannah vows to save the pony the local kids have cruelly nicknamed Frostbite from freezing to death or being sent to slaughter, but events spiral out of control. Will Hannah be able to save the pony? Will the townsfolk of River Bend ever accept her? Maybe Hannah Storey is just what the town needs to remember what love, friendship, and Christmas are really about. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102487/bk_acx0_102487_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2013 Second Edition Tired from going abroad on holiday and realizing just how little he knew about the country he lived in, Sean decided to take a month off, buy a bike, and cycle the iconic Land´s End to John O´Groats, solo and unsupported. Sean faced cold nights in, wet days out, and nearly a month of his own thoughts while he had the adventure of a lifetime cycling through Britain. ´´Every adventure cyclist needs to cycle around Britain. There is just so much to experience. If I had not done this ride then I probably wouldn´t be where I am today.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: John York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111072/bk_acx0_111072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever since the first publication of A Christmas Carol in 1843, the tale of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge, humble Bob Cratchit, and beloved Tiny Tim has had a special place in the Christmas tradition. Now, Sir John Gielgud´s dramatic reading of an abridgment of this holiday classic brings Dickens´ memorable characters to life. His portrayal of Scrooge´s transformation shows us the nature of true charity, the power of tenderness, and the wisdom of innocence. This recording of A Christmas Carol is sure to become part of your own holiday traditions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Gielgud. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000019/bk_rhau_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summer and Brad are finally reunited and planning a life together in their hometown and all is well with the Landers´ cookie legacy! Christmas was magical but wait till you see what happens when the Valentine Ball rolls around! The town´s single girls are up to their arms in dough and drama as they compete for their beau´s via baked goods. When a young widow recently jilted arrives in town, it begins a whole new dynamic that no one was ready for. Another delightful charming tale of the sweet inhabitants of the holiday crazy town of Kissing Bridge Mountain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly O´Rourke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059287/bk_acx0_059287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Los Angeles super model Summer Landers finds herself stuck going home for Christmas after 10 years of avoiding the heartbreak she left there. As fate would have it, a snowstorm hits, closing the airports and forcing her to fly back to Christmas-obsessed Kissing Bridge Mountain where people take their holidays, and cookies, seriously. Upon arrival, Summer finds her family legacy in shambles. Despite the Landers winning the blue ribbon every year for decades at the Silver Bells Christmas Fair Cookie Competition, somehow they had lost their crown to Mrs. Beaverton! The Landers women, with their family curse and strange and unique talents, now must struggle to find a way to best their competition who has secretly employed the help of the evil Martha Stewart. Besides dealing with the crazy antics of the town people, Summer must also avoid her ex-boyfriend, Brad, who has returned home for the Christmas holidays as well. Try as she might to avoid it, Summer must deal with her feelings and the truth about that fateful night under the mistletoe so long ago. Mistletoe kisses and cookies are too much to deal with, and try as she might, it looks like Summer is destined to relive the worse nightmare of her life. Luckily, Christmas brings miracles and Kissing Bridge is full of them so anything can happen.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly O´Rourke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055084/bk_acx0_055084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Former preacher turned viral video sensation, Jabua Fogstein, lives for the holidays: the sights, the smells, and especially the tastes. In fact, he´s so excited to trying out his favorite coffee, Starbutts Christmas blend, that he camps out overnight for the introduction of their brand new red holiday cups. But when Jabua receives his coffee, he finds himself in a waking nightmare, discovering that the cups have been redesigned in sleek plain red without a trace of Christmas imagery. The shock causes Jabua to suffer a major heart attack and lands him in the hospital, but he´s about to receive some visitors that will open both his heart and his butt. Soon enough, Jabua finds himself at the center of a hardcore gangbang with these handsome gay cups, and learns a little something about holiday spirit! This is an erotic tale of sizzling human-on-gay-holiday-cup action, including anal, double anal, blowjobs, rough sex, cream pies, gangbangs, bukkake, and beverage container love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Rand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072838/bk_acx0_072838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.