O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter. Porter wrote over 400 short stories and they are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization, and the clever use of twist endings. The Four Million is the most famous collection of these stories and was written in 1906 when roughly four million people lived in New York City. It opens with a reference to Ward McAllister´s ´´assertion that there were only ´´400´´ people in New York City who were really worth noticing. To O. Henry,however, everyone in New York counted. He had an obvious affection for the city, which he called ´´Bagdad-on-the-Subway´´.This collection Includes the following stories: ´´Tobin´s Palm´´ ´´The Gift of the Magi´´ ´´A Cosmopolite in a Cafe´´ ´´Between Rounds´´ ´´The Skylight Room´´ ´´A Service of Love´´ ´´The Coming out of Maggie´´ ´´Man About Town´´ And more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Zimmerman, Jim Roberts, Cindy Hardin Killavey, Walter Covell, Jack Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000280/bk_jimc_000280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : JazzMel Bay RecordsNumber of pages : 104Widely heralded as one of the finest of a new generation of jazz guitarists, Howard Alden regards the late George Van Eps, with whom he recorded four CDs in the 1990s, as one of his most important professional influences. Howard´s musical depth and instrumental mastery are clearly apparent in this concert recorded at the Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington D.C. on January 27th, 2006. Jon Burr on bass and Rob Garcia on drums join Howard on a rich selection of jazz favorites, with the beautiful voice of Terrie Richards Alden featured on Gone With the Wind.
An old rock hound has been killed in Utah’s wildlands, and ex-sheriff,Bud Shumway, knows it has something to do with the black-market dinosaur bones, even though his bumbling replacement, Sheriff Howie, thinks it might have something to do with aliens. Then, after receiving a mysterious envelope containing a weird claw and a set of coordinates written on roll-your-own cigarette paper, Howie is determined to prove himself a capable sheriff, especially since he’s been accused of having a million-dollar voice and a ten-cent brain. Set at the No Delay Cafe, near the wild and mysterious badlands of Green River, Utah, this mystery will have you laughing, scared to death, and wondering if aliens might really exist.... Add in a whacky UFO sect, the cafe owner’s missing wife, a cantankerous and suspicious pilot, and a burned-out mechanic who takes his dogs four-wheeling in a Crown Victoria, and there’s never a dull moment. In any case, you’ll find out who really killed the old rock hound, and it may not be who you think. This is Book 4 in the Bud Shumway Mystery Series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: E. Roy Worley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008088/bk_acx0_008088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In an ocean of weightless air, where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, history tutor and dreamer, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafes. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Pacquaea eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking. As its cold words reach even to the city walls - and as outlying towns and travelers´ ships start to mysteriously disappear - only Leal has the courage to try to understand the message thundering from the distance. Even the city´s most famous and exotic visitor, the sun lighter and hero named Hayden Griffin, refuses to turn aside from his commission to build a new sun for a foreign nation. He will not become the hero that Leal knows the city needs; so in the end, it is up to her to listen, and ultimately reply, to the worldwasp. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joyce Irvine, David Thorn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000974/bk_aren_000974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second in Felicity Hayes-McCoy´s Finfarran Peninsula series and sequel to The Library at the Edge of the World - a heartwarming story about secrets between four generations of Irish women and the healing powers of books, love, and friendship.The Garden Café, next to Lissbeg Library, is a place where plans are formed and secrets shared, and where, even in high-tourist season, people are never too busy to stop for a sandwich and a cup of tea. But 21-year-old Jazz - daughter of the town’s librarian, Hanna Casey - has a secret she can’t share. Still recovering from a car accident and reeling from her father’s disclosures about his longtime affair, she’s taken a job at the Old Forge guesthouse and has begun to develop feelings for a man who’s strictly off-limits.Meanwhile, involved in her own new affair with architect Brian Morton, Hanna is unaware of the turmoil in Jazz’s life - until her manipulative ex-husband, Malcom, reappears trying to mend his relationship with their daughter. Rebuffed at every turn, Malcolm must return to London, but his mother, Louisa, is on the case. Unbeknownst to the rest of the family, she hatches a plan, finding an unlikely ally in Hanna’s mother, the opinionated Mary Casey. Watching Jazz unravel, Hanna begins to wonder if secrets that Malcolm has forced her to keep may have harmed their beloved daughter more than she’d realized. But then, the Casey women are no strangers to secrets, something Hanna realizes when she discovers a journal, long buried in land she inherited from her great-aunt Maggie. Ultimately, it’s the painful lessons of the past that offer a way to the future, but it will take the shared experiences of four generations of women to find a way forward for Hanna and her family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcella Riordan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007889/bk_harp_007889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Karis Booth solves four murders using her psychic abilities. A Deadly Delivery Things are changing rapidly for Karis. As well as filing for divorce from her unfaithful husband, she decides it’s time to make peace with her estranged sister, Erin. With trepidation, Karis visits the café that Erin owns. To her great relief, Erin welcomes Karis back into her life with open arms. During their reconciliation, a young woman, Carmel, calls into the café with a bread delivery. As Karis watches Carmel, she experiences a strong psychic vision. She sees two shadows following Carmel. Only one of the shadows belongs to Carmel - the other belongs to the person who is going to murder her later that day. With help from her sister and an old neighbour, Karis does all she can to find out who murdered Carmel. It doesn’t help that the investigating officer is an ex-boyfriend who broke up with Karis because he couldn’t cope with her psychic abilities. Despite this, Karis won’t rest until she finds the killer. A Fatal Wedding Using money from her divorce settlement, Karis invests in her sister’s café. Not only are Karis and Erin planning to extend the café premises, they are going to hold regular craft evenings there, too. A young woman, Bryony, asks if Karis and Erin can help her make a batch of wedding favours for her upcoming wedding. The sisters decide to use this as an opportunity to host their first craft evening, much to Bryony’s delight. During the craft evening, Karis receives a vision concerning Bryony and the wedding favours. It unsettles Karis to know Bryony has an enemy who wishes her harm. Things get worse when Karis foresees a murder taking place at Bryony’s wedding. Will Karis be able to stop the murder? Or will she be too late? Tea And Murder Karis suspects something is wrong when her morning cup of tea has an unusually foul t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118234/bk_acx0_118234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When stars fall, there’s only one way back up.Buxton Peak’s bassist, Andy Smith, isn’t sure he can be the man Vanessa needs. When a chance meeting finds them at a cafe in London, Andy is only four months out of rehab and Vanessa is days away from returning to Nashville. A whirlwind romance ends in tragedy and loss. Can they find a way to patch up a relationship that spans across the Atlantic?Andy’s best mate, Gary Owens, finds sobriety more difficult than he’d hoped. Temptations from a flirtatious American tourist don’t help. But Buxton Peak needs their drummer back, and Gary is the only person who can pull himself back to center stage.Can the guys reunite with their rock band? Or will their out-of-control behavior be too much for Buxton Peak to accept?Buxton Peak fans will love this little bridge between Book Two and Book Three of the series. Let’s rock! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140655/bk_acx0_140655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.