Nils ist eine Null. Menschlich, musikalisch, fiskalisch. Moralisch vollkommen unbelastet lässt er keine Gelegenheit aus, seine Durchschnittlichkeit zu kultivieren. Man muss nur Popstar werden - alles andere regelt sich dann von selbst. Diesem irren Lebensprinzip folgend wartet er auf seine Chance - auch wenn er sich dabei zunehmend isoliert. Eines Tages - die zwischenzeitliche Karriere als Pizzafahrer steht kurz vor dem Ende - brettert ihm ein berühmter Musikproduzent in den Wagen.Nils sieht seine Zeit gekommen und hinterlässt eine kilometerlange Schleimspur bis ins Studio des einflussreichen Produzenten. Für eine im Internet geklaute Nummer erhält er einen Plattenvertrag. Was dann folgt, ist ein dekadenter Höllentrip zwischen feuchten Teenager-Höschen und der alles verheizenden Medienmaschine. Nils ist ganz oben - bis der geklaute Song als Original von Neuseeland aus weltweit die Charts stürmt...Ein urkomisches und unterhaltsames Buch für alle, die gerne lachen! Hinter dem Pseudonym NoWo verbirgt sich der deutsche Musiker, Autor und Produzent Nobert Woike. Norbert Woike wurde 1953 im Ruhrgebiet geboren, wo er bis heute lebt und arbeitet. ´´Gimme da life´´ erschien 2012 und ist sein bisher einziger Roman. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Florian Müller. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/003758/bk_lind_003758_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Lucy Brewer would never have guessed that her best friend, Duffy McCready (of McCready’s Bait Shop & Funeral Home) has been in love with her since they were kids. Fear of rejection and his own romantic complications prevented Duffy from confessing his true feelings in high school, so he stood by and watched her wed Wayne Bowman right after high school. Wayne had always been a cheapskate, so it comes as no surprise when he suffers a fatal accident while fixing his own truck. Even as her family and friends invade Lucy’s life and insist that the new widow is too fragile to do much beyond weeping, Lucy is ashamed to admit that life without Wayne is easier, less complicated. After all, no one knew what a relentless, soul-grinding trudge marriage to Wayne had been. Only Duffy can tell she’s hiding something. In need of a fresh start, Lucy asks Duffy to put his cabinet-building skills to use, transforming the town´s meat shop into a bake shop. As the bakery takes shape, Lucy and Duffy discover the spark that pulled them together so many years ago. Could this finally be the second chance he’s always hoped for? Once again Molly Harper ´´writes characters you can’t help but fall in love with” (RT Book Reviews) in this charming and entertaining love story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Ronconi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027998/bk_adbl_027998_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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Hicks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023755/bk_acx0_023755_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001155/bk_lili_001155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Chicken Squad is back for their fifth (mis)adventure in this ´´lip-bitingly funny´´ (School Library Journal) chapter book from the best-selling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens. The Chicken Squad prides themselves on being ready for anything. Marshmallow life preserves? Check. Copious bags of jellybeans for a car ride? Check. Storm shelter? Storm shelter! They need a storm shelter in case there is ever a storm. So Sugar takes it upon himself to build one in the yard. But it turns out it´s not big enough for everyone. And the big dig has unearthed some mysterious surprises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle O. Medlin, Adam Grupper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010586/bk_reco_010586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Out of the frying pan...and into the fire! Desperate to escape the spotlight of her failed marriage to a fellow celebrity-chef, Carly di Matisse left New York City for a tiny town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The restaurant she´s running these days may not be chic, but in Pine Mountain she can pretend to be the tough cookie everybody knows and loves. Until she finds herself spending too much time with a way-too-hot contractor whose rugged good looks melt her like butter.... Jackson Carter wasn´t looking for love. But he´s not the kind of man to walk away from a worksite - or from a fiery beauty whose passionate nature provides some irresistible on-the-job benefits.... It´s the perfect temporary arrangement for two ravenous commitment-phobes - except that Jackson and Carly keep coming back for seconds...and thirds...and fourths.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Casey Holloway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017390/bk_adbl_017390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One way or another, you lost money as a direct result of the financial crisis. Now you have to start making it back, and you can do that by listening to this audiobook. This audiobook shows how the markets work and how to be involved. It shows how to calculate personal risk tolerance based on personality, goals, age and years from retirement. In addition, listeners will learn how to avoid losing money, and how to use mutual funds, index funds, stocks, ETF´s, bonds, and other investment vehicles to speed up listeners´ own personal recovery. Includes model portfolios to get you started right away. Written by CNN Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi using his trademark user-friendly voice, Gimme My Money Back is a straightforward guide to understanding how we got into the mess we´re in, with concrete, simple, proven steps to get you out of it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ali Velshi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000443/bk_oasi_000443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pastry Chef Cary Crockett is on the run. Pursued by a loan shark bent on retrieving gambling debts owed him by her deadbeat ex-boyfriend, she finds the perfect hiding place at the remote Circle W Ranch. More at home with city life, cupcakes, and croissants than beef, beans, and bacon, she has to convince ranch owner Micah West she’s up to the job of feeding his hired hands. The overwhelming attraction she feels toward him was nowhere in the job description. Micah West has a big problem. The camp cook on his Central Oregon ranch has up and quit without notice, and his crew of hungry cowboys is about to mutiny. He agrees to hire Cary on a temporary basis, just until he finds the right man to fill the job. Maintaining a hands-off policy toward his sexy new cook becomes tougher than managing a herd of disgruntled wranglers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsea Carpenter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131635/bk_acx0_131635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer Wendy Swallow and remembering rock musician Joey Ramone, on this edition of Fresh Air. Swallow is a former staff writer for The Washington Post. She´s written a new memoir about divorce, Breaking Apart: Dreaming of Divorce. She writes about the slow unraveling of her 12-year marriage, and the impact on herself, her husband, and their two sons. (Broadcast Date: April 17, 2001) Ramone was the lead singer of the punk band the Ramones. He died on Sunday at the age of 49. He had lymphoma. From their start in 1974, the Ramones combined fast, deafening guitar with precise drumming to create a hurricane of sound. Their songs had titles like ´´Beat on the Brat,´´ ´´Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment´´ and ´´Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue.´´ (Original Broadcast Date: September 8, 1988) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010417/rt_whyy_010417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.