A new life is just a phone call away!Devi´s life isn´t turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan - cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn´t join any clubs...and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left. Not even her stupid cell phone - she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number: hers, but at age 14, three years ago!Once Devi gets over the shock - and convinces her younger self that she isn´t some wacko - she realizes that she´s been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do, because she´s already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self? Except... what if getting what you think you want changes everything?Fans of Sarah Mlynowski´s Magic in Manhattan series will love this hilarious new novel with a high-concept premise. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001155de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hail Gin´s taxi and take a seat for the ride of your life! When we first meet Jindriska/Gin, she is a New York cabbie, a struggling Czech immigrant alternately buoyed-up or battered by life in the guts of the great city. Though married to Talibe, a legal immigrant from West Africa, she lives with Gloria, a Cuban lesbian artist and tiny Josito, the baby of Gloria´s jailed friend. Through Alex, the Russian owner of the garage on 47th Street, Gin rents a succession of yellow taxis of dubious reliability and origin. Thus she meets a collection of characters: hookers, Lotharios, fraudsters, friends, lovers, hangers-on, and an architect who once dreamed of changing the skyline of Manhattan. ´´The gravity of big cities captures us,´´ writes Pekarkova, ´´and when people let themselves be lured... their inevitable butt-falls can be made gentler only by their love for the City; for the unique and thorny planet.´´ Yet despite Gin´s philosophical musings, it´s all about the money: Everybody needs it. Gin drives at all hours through the canyons of skyscrapers, along night streets that glisten with slithering rainbows of motor oil and rainwater, seeking fares, trying to save enough cash to pay the rent and to survive. Pekarkova´s eye for telling detail, her ironic humor, and her deft ear for dialogue helps to create a powerful tale with plenty of laughs, one that is rich in incident and comes in time to a shattering climax. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Hicks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023755de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gimme Something Better:The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day Penguin Books Jack Boulware, Silke Tudor