Paramedics save lives. Morticians bury their mistakes. A 23-year veteran of emergency medical services, paramedic Matthew Sias took a detour in his career to pursue the death-care business and found a complementarity between two seemingly divergent careers. Silent Siren: Memoirs of a Life Saving Mortician is the record of some of the more memorable calls he has responded to through the years. Often intense, at times gruesome, and frequently humorous, this memoir takes you from the back seat of the medic unit racing to the hospital with a trauma patient, to the brightly lit embalming room of a funeral home, and everywhere in between. Having the ability to calmly assist a person in crisis is, perhaps, one of life´s most awesome privileges. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014222/bk_tant_014222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Autobiographical sketches and stories from India´s best-loved writer in English. For more than four decades now, by way of innumerable short stories, essays, poems, and novels, Ruskin Bond has championed simplicity and quietude in life and in art. This collection of essays and episodes from his journals is, in his own words, ´´a celebration of my survival as a freelance´´. The author´s early forays into the literary magazines of the 1950s and ´60s are described in the first part of the audiobook, along with some examples of his work at the time. The sections that follow contain extracts from an unpublished travel journal he kept during the ´60s, episodes from the highways on which he was a frequent traveler, and vignettes of life in Mussoorie, past and present. With understated humor and compassion, Ruskin Bond records the charming eccentricities of friends and acquaintances (a former princess cheerfully obsessed with death and disaster); the silent miracles of nature (´´New moon in a purple sky´´); life´s little joys (the smell of onions frying) and its fleeting regrets. Nostalgic and heart-warming, full of wisdom and charm, The Lamp Is Lit provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of ´´our very own resident Wordsworth in prose´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elvis Mathias. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006573/bk_rand_006573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Daniel Chai´s tight-knit adventuring party has now grown with the addition of two new members. The silent Ranger and the maverick Enchanter make for new, interesting dynamics - at a time when the team must face their greatest challenge yet. As one of two teams to enter the newly re-opened Dungeon, the pressure to perform and clear the Dungeon floors have increased. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145838/bk_acx0_145838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Great Tome Series continues with The Great Tome of Dragons and Draconic Lore. Enjoy this collection of tales that provide a unique exploration of the legendary creature and its kin. In this collection: Blood of the World by David Lawrence Sword of Wrath by Jonathan Shipley Remaining Silent by CB Droege Weathermaker by Vonnie Winslow Crist Sky Lit Bargains by Kelly A. Harmon Dragon Stories by TB Weber The Firestarter Nox by Mark Charke The Carrot Is Mightier than the Sword by Nidhi Singh The Perfect Storm or Why Americans Are No Longer Afraid of Dragons by Marleen S. Barr Other Works in the Series: The Great Tome of Forgotten Relics and Artifacts The Great Tome of Darkest Horrors and Unspeakable Evils The Great Tome of Fantastic and Wondrous Places The Great Tome of Cryptids and Legendary Creatures 1. Language: English. Narrator: CB Droege. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109465/bk_acx0_109465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hilarious and nostalgic trip through the history of paperback preteen series of the ´80s and ´90s.Every 20- or 30-something woman knows these books. The pink covers, the flimsy paper, the zillion volumes in the series that kept you reading for your entire adolescence. Spurred by the commercial success of Sweet Valley High and The Babysitters Club, these were not the serious-issue YA novels of the 1970s, nor were they the blockbuster books of the Harry Potter and Twilight ilk. They were cheap, short, and utterly beloved. Paperback Crush dives in deep to this golden age with affection, history, and a little bit of snark. Listeners will discover (and fondly remember) girl-centric series on everything from correspondence (Pen Pals and Dear Diary) to sports (The Pink Parrots, Cheerleaders, and The Gymnasts) to a newspaper at an all-girls Orthodox Jewish middle school (The B.Y. Times) to a literal teen angel (Teen Angels: Heaven Can´t Wait, where an enterprising guardian angel named Cisco has to earn her wings ´´by helping the world´s sexist rock star´´). Some were blatant ripoffs of the successful series (looking at you, Sleepover Friends and The Girls of Canby Hall), some were sick-lit tearjerkers a la Love Story (Abby, My Love), and some were just plain perplexing (Uncle Vampire?) But all of them represent that time gone by of girl power and endless sessions of sustained silent reading.In six hilarious chapters (´´Friends´´, ´´Love, School´´, ´´Family´´, ´´Jobs´´, ´´Terror´´, and ´´Danger´´), Bustle features editor Gabrielle Moss takes the listener on a nostalgic tour of teen book covers of yore, digging deep into the history of the genre as well as the stories behind the best-known series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012596/bk_blak_012596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock - in some cases overseas, elation - was worldwide. While Americans attempted to go about celebrating as usual, the reality of the just-declared war was on everybody’s mind. United States troops on Wake Island were battling a Japanese landing force and, in the Philippines, losing the fight to save Luzon. In Japan, the Pearl Harbor strike force returned to Hiroshima Bay and toasted its sweeping success. Across the Atlantic, much of Europe was frozen under grim Nazi occupation. Just three days before Christmas, Churchill surprised Roosevelt with an unprecedented trip to Washington, where they jointly lit the White House Christmas tree. As the two Allied leaders met to map out a winning wartime strategy, the most remarkable Christmas of the century played out across the globe. Pearl Harbor Christmas is a deeply moving and inspiring story about what it was like to live through a holiday season few would ever forget. Stanley Weintraub is a National Book Award finalist, professor emeritus of arts and humanities at Penn State University, and the author of numerous histories and biographies, including Silent Night, and 11 Days in December. Editor of a ten-volume edition on the works of George Bernard Shaw, he lives in Newark, Delaware. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004602/bk_blak_004602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A masterpiece of suspense from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat - to both sides at once. In Lee Child’s white-hot thriller, nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping listeners guessing and gasping until the explosive finale. Praise for number-one best-selling author Lee Child and his Reacher series ´´Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.” (Entertainment Weekly) ´´The truth about Reacher gets better and better.” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)´´Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.” (Kirkus Reviews) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003252/bk_rand_003252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.