Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life - at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes; and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father´s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and senses of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy. Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living. Includes the song ´´Birds Fly South´´, performed by the author and Elin Palmer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Crouch, Ariadne Meyers, Ethan Sawyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001983/bk_lili_001983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw comes an insider?s guide to making it in the fashion industry. From a young age, fashion editor, stylist, and writer Caroline Vazzana knew the fashion industry was where she belonged?but gaining access to the amazing and mysterious world of fashion in the city that never sleeps takes countless hours of hard work and dedication. After making it to some of fashion?s biggest publications, Caroline?s finally pulling back the curtain and telling us her secrets. In Making It in Manhattan, Caroline sheds a bit of light on her journey and guides fashion hopefuls to stand out from the crowd and land the job of their dreams. Written in conversational style, in a format reminiscent of a journal, complete with pictures and illustrations (and a little bit of name-dropping), Caroline shares what she?s learned about pursuing a career in fashion and the resources that helped her land jobs at Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and InStyle magazines. Making It in Manhattan topics include: Exploring your options How to get that golden ticket (to fashion week) What to do if you didn?t attend a big fashion school Building your personal brand on social media And more! From how to get your foot in the door, to making fashion your full-time job, Caroline?s insider advice gives you everything you?ll need for breaking in and making it in Manhattan.
Lonely Planet: The world´s leading travel guide publisher It is possible to travel in Germany without speaking a word of German, but just a few phrases go a long way in making friends, inviting service with a smile, and ensuring a rich and rewarding travel experience - you could discover a hidden Berlin bar, find the best new fashion boutiques, or be able to buy last minute tickets to the opera. Essential phrases to meet all your travel needs How to get local recommendations Easy-to-use pronunciation guides Expert tips to boost your confidence Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Gunter Muehl, Birgit Jordan, and Mario Kaiser. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world´s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet´s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers´ Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Go behind the window displays. Behind the racks. Two personal shoppers for Manhattan´s biggest department stores have written a wildly dishy novel that goes behind the dressing rooms of New York´s fashion elite. At Frankel´s New York, the wives of billionaires and Hollywood celebrities sip champagne while stylists and tailors cater to every whim. And one person has made it her career to help these Amex-wielding shoppers create the perfect look. Bonnie Salerno Madden knows all of her client´s preferences, whims, and fantasies. She knows the price they paid to gain access to the salon where having Bonnie as their private shopper is a first-class ticket to being the toast of the New York high-fashion social scene. But while Bonnie is all elegance on the outside, she´s barely keeping it together on the inside. A single mom to a special needs child, she needs her high-pressure job to care for her family. And when that job is put in jeopardy, Bonnie will need to make some of the riskiest choices of her life to guarantee a better future for her son, and for herself. With the opportunity to live in her own fairy tale, will Bonnie have what it takes to make the trade off? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022589/bk_adbl_022589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elizabeth Hand’s writing honors include the Shirley Jackson Award, the James Tiptree Award, the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and many others. Now, this uniquely gifted storyteller brings us a searing and iconoclastic crime novel, in which photographer Cass Neary, introduced in the underground classic Generation Loss, finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of crime in Scandinavia’s coldest corners. As this riveting tour-de-force opens, the police already want to talk to Cass about a mysterious death she was involved with previously, but before they can bring her in, Cass accepts a job offer from overseas and hops on a plane. In Helsinki, she authenticates a series of disturbing but stunning images taken by a famous fashion photographer who has cut himself off from the violent Nordic music scene where he first made his reputation. Paid off by her shady employer, she buys a one-way ticket to Reykjavik, in search of a lover from her own dark past. But when the fashion photographer’s mutilated corpse is discovered back in Finland, Cass finds herself sucked into a vortex of ancient myth and betrayal, vengeance and serial murder, set against a bone-splintering soundtrack of black metal and the terrifying beauty of the sunless Icelandic wilderness. In this eagerly awaited sequel to the award-winning Generation Loss, Cass Neary finds her own worst fears confirmed: it’s always darkest before it turns completely black. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Monda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003431/bk_adbl_003431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixteen-year-old Molly Dix has just discovered that her biological father is Brick Berlin, world-famous movie star and red-carpet regular. Intrigued (and a little terrified) by her Hollywood lineage, Molly moves to Los Angeles and plunges headfirst into the deep of Beverly Hills celebrity life. Just as Molly thinks her life couldn´t get any stranger, she meets Brooke Berlin, her gorgeous, spoiled half sister, who welcomes Molly to la-la land with a smothering dose of ´´sisterly love´´. But in this town, nothing is ever what it seems. Set against a world of Redbull-fuelled stylists, tiny tanned girls, popped-collar guys, and Blackberry-wielding publicists, Spoiled is a sparkling debut from the writers behind the viciously funny celebrity blog GoFugYourself.com Heather Cocks is a die-hard sports fan, a Leo, an ex-reporter, a Notre Dame grad, a dual citizen of the US and UK, a sandwich enthusiast, and a former producer for America´s Next Top Model. Jessica Morgan is a Southern California native and UCLA alumna who has produced reality shows ranging from Growing Up Gotti to the docu-series 30 Days. She collects shoes, books, and unpaid parking tickets. Both ladies live in Los Angeles and watch almost everything on the CW. Together, Heather and Jessica skewer celebrity fashion crimes on their popular blog Go Fug Yourself, which draws millions of monthly readers and made Entertainment Weekly´s Must List. Their dispatches from the front rows are routinely the most-read pieces on New York magazine´s website during Fashion Week. This is their first novel for young adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000910/bk_hach_000910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Avery Dare lives a quiet life in Miami as an online fashion/makeup video blogger. She has good friends and a close, large family, and if her love life is lacking she likes it that way. But when she receives a ticket to one of her ex´s concerts along with an invitation to meet him backstage, she decides to take the risk...and comes face to face with the reality of his rock star lifestyle - the press, the crowds, and the half-naked groupies. At 18 years old, Grey Kingston left everything he knew and loved behind to seek fame and fortune as a rock star, and he found it as the lead guitarist and singer for the band Tangled Royal. Fans adore him, women throw themselves at him, and he can afford everything he couldn´t afford growing up. Yet at the height of his career, he´s ready to walk away and return home to a simpler life...and the woman he left behind. Except moving on isn´t as easy as Grey would like. When Avery is threatened by a stalker, it becomes evident Grey´s fans don´t want him to retire, nor do they want Avery in his life. And Avery isn´t sure she wants the pressures that are part of Grey´s life...but she doesn´t want to lose him again, either. Can their recently renewed love survive the fallout? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Eastlake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041766/bk_acx0_041766_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, War Horse, Star Trek into Darkness, The Hobbit trilogy, Twelve Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Fifth Estate, Hedda Gabler, After the Dance, Frankenstein, Hawking, To the Ends of the Earth, The Last Enemy, Parade´s End, and, of course, Sherlock. For most actors, these stellar cinematic, theatrical, and television events would be the highlights of a lifetime´s work. On Benedict Cumberbatch´s résumé they are only a few of many entries. Especially since 2010, his performances have garnered a plethora of best actor awards, both in the theatre (Evening Standard Theatre Award, Critics Circle Theatre Award, and Olivier Award), by playing the dual roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in the National Theatre´s Frankenstein, and on television (Broadcasting Press Guild Award, Critics Choice Television Award, Crime Thriller Award, and TV Choice Award), by starring as the titular Holmes in the BBC´s Sherlock. Add these and other recent accolades to nearly a decade s nominations and awards (such as the Golden Nymph as best actor in Hawking), and it´s easy to see why Benedict Cumberbatch is often hailed as the actor of his generation. Cumberbatch´s body of work further includes indie films, radio plays and series, television documentaries, live dramatic readings, multimedia advertisements, and even the occasional stint as a fashion model. He often shares an intriguing perspective on his profession, as evidenced in sometimes controversial interviews. He has become so much in demand that online box offices crash when tickets for his performances go on sale, and, before a Cheltenham Literature Festival Q&A session, fans overwhelmed Twitter when so many responded immediately to a call for questions. Cumberbatch consistently is a top name on lists ranging from sex appeal to global influence. In 2012 he beat David Beckham i... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Leckie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068424/bk_acx0_068424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A woman betrayed.... Corinne Anderson designs the most stunning engagement rings on the west coast. A jewelry designer for the jet set and engaged to marry the man of her dreams, Corinne thinks she has it all...until her engagement explodes in spectacular fashion. Devastated, Corinne dares a sexy stranger to help turn her honeymoon from broken to breathtaking. A frazzled financier.... Everett Harden, a sought-after financial whiz kid, is overworked and stressed to the max. Minutes away from closing a lucrative deal, he´s approached by a tiny spitfire who slaps down two airline tickets and a challenge: join her on a beach getaway where the sand is hot and the adventure is hotter. Intrigued and desperate for an escape, Everett accepts. Adventures unknown.... Fiji began as a fancy-free trip, but with the high-tech adventure app running the show, Corinne and Everett find more than paradise. But can their romance survive the pressures of the real world, where reality bites, adventure is hard to come by, and there is no app for love.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Lord. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046422/bk_acx0_046422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Quick tips for surviving and thriving in your 20s!Did you know that spritzing vodka on your clothes can kill musty odors? That airline tickets are the cheapest on Tuesdays? And that exboyfriendjewelry.com is a reputable place to peddle old baubles from your ex? These are just a few of the 1,000 bite-sized pieces of wisdom that fill the pages of the fun, friendly, and practical Twentysomething Girl. As anyone who has survived their 20s knows, it can be both an exciting and chaotic time as one makes the transition from college co-ed to young professional. This go-to guide covers categories including everything from finance and fashion to careers and entertaining, with quick tips that will aid any twentysomething girl in mastering the balance between work and play. The authors, veteran magazine editors and current freelance writers, have tapped every applicable outlet - professionals, print publications, web resources, celebrities, and real twentysomethings - to fashion the most indispensable book for the twentysomething girl. Whether it’s nabbing that dream job, finding time for Mr. Right, or managing your wardrobe budget, this guide reveals the secrets to keeping your sanity while having it all! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Lintz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008870/bk_adbl_008870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.