Hadley Freeman, Guardian features writer and author of the popular ‘Ask Hadley…’ column, presents the modern lady with 23 essays that remind us to Be Awesome. ‘Being single is often awesome. You can leave a party when you want to, whether that be 9pm or 9am; you don´t have to live in fear of ever hearing yourself described as ‘my better half’; and you can spend all day lying on the sofa in your pajamas watching Murder She Wrote and eating peanut butter straight out of the jar’. ‘Don´t, if you are over the age of 18, refer to yourself as a ‘girl’ or your friends, if they are over 18, as ‘the girls.’ You are a woman and so are they. And you know what? That´s just brilliant.’ Covering topics vital for any modern woman to consider (from ‘How to read women’s magazines without wanting to grow a penis’ to ‘Beyond the armpit: a guide to being a modern day feminist’), Be Awesome tackles body image, sex, dating and feminism head on. With an attitude that is unfalteringly funny, smart and surprisingly heartwarming, Hadley Freeman is a voice of sanity that every woman should hear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hadley Freeman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001281/bk_hcuk_001281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A recipient of the Whiting Foundation Teaching Fellowship, Katherine Elkins is also the co-director of the Integrated Program in the Humane Studies at Kenyon College. In this lecture series, Elkins examines the development of the modern novel by investigating four great modernist authors: James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, and Virginia Woolf. The lectures explore the authors’ most respected works and illustrate how each author’s unique style and vision made a major contribution to the look and shape of the novel today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Katherine Elkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006745/bk_reco_006745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests in his essay that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. By doing this he mocks the authority of the British officials. A Modest Proposal is included in many literature programs as an example of early modern western satire. It also serves as an exceptional introduction to the concept and use of argumentative language, lending itself well to secondary and post-secondary essay courses. Outside of the realm of English studies, A Modest Proposal is a relevant piece included in many comparative and global literature and history courses, as well as those of numerous other disciplines in the arts, humanities, and even the social sciences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002733/bk_adbl_002733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Modern Waste is a thrilling adventure of deception, murder, and corruption in a small town in north Georgia. The town´s gangs and old families control the county and its police. A rival from another town is taking over, and war is breaking out. As the title suggests, the book is filled with lives thrown away and futures desecrated. This is about part of modern society that is often lost, people that live in the middle. They are on the fringe, between lawlessness and legitimacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043726/bk_acx0_043726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Christian mystics were seekers of God’s wisdom and presence. They sought out, as described by the Celtic Christian tradition, those places ´´worn thin”, where earth and heaven lose their distinctions. They serve as guides to those ´´thin” places for the modern-day spiritual seeker.The goal of this book is not to update the tradition but to locate the ancient wisdom and spiritual insights in a modern context. In this book, the 2,000-year-long tradition of spiritual seekers, the Christian mystics, will be explored for the purposes of mining their insights and wisdom for today’s seeker. Their wisdom has been passed to us through what is called the Contemplative or Mystical path. It is a tapestry threaded with ecstatic visions of divine love, personal revelation, and a deep sense of God’s direct presence.This book will introduce you to the history, major themes, characters, and practices of the Christian mystics. The mystics will serve as your spiritual guides to the love of God. The purpose of this book is not to update the ancient Contemplative wisdom and practices of the Christian mystics. Instead, the intent is to understand their wisdom in the hope of articulating it in such a way that spiritual seekers from a modern context can understand and apply what is gained for the benefit of their spiritual life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reece O´Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154945/bk_acx0_154945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fans of the series will enjoy exploring secondary characters´ lives and the truly heroic compromises Tom makes to be with the woman he loves. (Library Journal) He needed peace....Solicitor Tom Finchley has spent his life using his devious intellect to solve the problems of others. As for his own problems, they´re nothing that a bit of calculated vengeance can´t remedy. But that´s all over now. He´s finally ready to put the past behind him and settle down to a quiet, uncomplicated life. If only he could find an equally uncomplicated woman. She wanted adventure....Former lady´s companion Jenny Holloway has just been given a modest independence. Now, all she wants is a bit of adventure. A chance to see the world and experience life far outside the restrictive limits of Victorian England. If she can discover the fate of the missing Earl of Castleton while she´s at it, so much the better. From the gaslit streets of London to the lush tea gardens of colonial India, Jenny and Tom embark on an epic quest - and an equally epic romance. But even at the farthest edges of the British Empire, the past has a way of catching up with you.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Wyndham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052430/bk_adbl_052430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kleidung trägt man auf dem Leib, Mode entsteht im Kopf. Die textilen Hüllen waren im Mittelalter willkommener Schutz vor Witterung und unerwünschten Blicken, ihre Bedeutung aber erschöpfte sich nicht im praktischen Nutzen. Jan Keupp erzählt in diesem Band ebenso aufschlussreiche wie spannende Kleidergeschichten aus dem Mittelalter: Welche Kleiderkonventionen es in der mittelalterlichen Gesellschaft gab. Was Kleider über ihren Träger verrieten: etwa über Alter, Stand, oder Profession. Aber auch Gesinnung und moralische Qualität glaubte man an Farbe, Schnitt und Verarbeitung ablesen zu können. Denn sich einkleiden hieß stets auch: sich als Person einordnen in ein Gefüge von Zeichen und Symbolen. Unzählige Geschichten des Mittelalters beschäftigen sich mit der Frage der angemessenen Gewandung. Sie künden von Skandalen und Innovationen, erzählen von sozialen Aufsteigern und Aussteigern. Denn gerade weil das Gewand die Blicke auf sich zog, wurde es zum Träger subtiler Botschaften. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Martin Falk. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/002730/bk_lind_002730_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Trained as a nurse and midwife, Elizabeth Evans never wanted to help set up the fledgling town of Aspen Coulee, Alberta, but travels there with her father when he agrees to become the town doctor. Housekeeper at the Evans house, Ann Montgomery hoped to keep all her San Francisco secrets locked in her ancient wedding chest. It is 1907, and the Canadian Pacific Railway is driving the engine of the west. Against the fluid backdrop of the Canadian prairies, For a Modest Fee is a story about the women of the era and the expectations that made them the primary caretakers of not only their own families, but of the entire town. A hundred years ago, choices for women were few; married or single, they all stepped into the roles thrust upon them. For a Modest Fee is a fascinating audiobook that looks at the evolution, in a few short years, of a prairie town from windblown wilderness to a fitting place for flowerboxes and school recitals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Freda Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014688/bk_adbl_014688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Norwegian Anne Tyler makes her English debut in a beautiful, bittersweet novel of regret, relationships and rare psychological insights....When Liv, Ellen and Håkon, along with their partners and children, arrive in Rome to celebrate their father’s 70th birthday, a quiet earthquake occurs: their parents have decided to divorce. Shocked and disbelieving, the siblings try to come to terms with their parents’ decision as it echoes through the homes they have built for themselves and forces them to reconstruct the shared narrative of their childhood and family history. A bittersweet novel of regret, relationships and rare psychological insights, A Modern Family encourages us to look at the people closest to us a little more carefully and ultimately reveals that it’s never too late for change.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nina Yndis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051678/bk_adbl_051678_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.