New York Times best-selling author Mary Janice Davidson has made listeners jump from their seats with her thrilling tales and roll on the floor with her biting humor. Her Undead books, starring sassy, fashion-conscious vampire queen Betsy Taylor, are a unique treat worth sinking your fangs into. In between running her vampire nightclub and hunting down the perfect pair of shoes, Betsy learns her long-lost half-sister Laura is actually the spawn of Satan. Complicating matters, prophesy states that the devil´s offspring and the queen of the vampires are destined to rule the world together. Breaking the news of world domination to her newly discovered sibling might be a bit more difficult than Betsy imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Wu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000760/bk_reco_000760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art, technology, fashion, and finance, Mark C. Taylor presents an original and rich account of a great paradox of our times: how the very forces and technologies that were supposed to free us by saving time and labor now trap us in a race we can never win. The faster we go, the less time we have, and the more we try to catch up, the farther behind we fall. Connecting our speed-obsession with today´s global capitalism, Taylor composes a grand narrative showing how commitments to economic growth and extreme competition, combined with accelerating technological innovation, have brought us close to disaster. Psychologically, environmentally, economically, and culturally, speed is taking a profound toll on our lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004387/bk_tant_004387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John is a small town reporter who has just been given the chance of a lifetime. The notorious serial killer Taylor the Tailor has requested him personally to write her life story. The catch is John has only three days before Taylor is to be electrocuted to interview her. During those three days John unravels a story like no other. Overwhelmed in just the first interview, John turns to his young assistant, Lauren, for help. Lauren readily agrees and heads to Taylor´s hometown to come up with cold hard facts to help make Taylor´s story a credible one. However, both Lauren and John quickly realize that Taylor´s tale may not be that easy to prove. Although both of them are skeptics at heart, they are finding out that Taylor´s story is not an easy one to understand or believe. Especially with its supernatural undertones. John´s interviews start off with Taylor´s childhood, and to his horror, John realizes that Taylor had begun to kill as early as the age of four with her first victim being her father. As Taylor grows up, her list of victims increases as her skills at being ´´The Tailor´´ sharpen. Tim is Taylor´s brother, who had been institutionalized at a very young age. Upon being released Tim had changed his name so as not to be connected with Taylor in any fashion. Unfortunately, due to Taylor´s impending doom, Tim finds himself thrown back into Taylor´s world. Tim and Lauren team up to try and put a stop to Taylor´s evil once and for all. Yet, all three of them question why Taylor wants her story to be told now? Is it to seek redemption for all the bad deeds she has done, knowing her time is limited? Maybe, it´s to brag to the world how much she got away with and how she did it? Or is it something so much darker that none of them will find out until the third day at the stroke of midnight? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tammy Vreeland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002480/bk_acx0_002480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author MaryJanice Davidson’s tales featuring Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor are a perfect blend of humor, horror, and high fashion. In this 10th installment, Betsy finds herself puzzling over an unusual predicament. As the Vampire Queen, she believes she cannot die. So when she wakes in the morgue, it’s a bit confusing. Could it have something to do with her recent time-traveling excursion, or has a wicked enemy emerged who could be the end of Betsy once and for all? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Wu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004686/bk_reco_004686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Still Single should be a marital status all of its own. Single girls today are smarter, stronger and funnier, and journalist Alison Taylor is the witty voice for this new generation who are looking for ´the one´ but not willing to undergo a personality lobotomy in the process. Covering twelve months in the life of one ever-hopeful (but never desperate) romantic, The Still Single Papers charts what happens before a date, during a date and when there are no dates. Hanging out at music festivals, bars and various capital cities, we join the self-styled ´lovefool´ and friends on her quest for fun, romance and someone to care about. On her travels, Alison asks the tough questions, like: what does that text really mean? Did you shave that yourself? Are you f***ing kidding me? The Still Single Papers will ring true with a whole generation of cool, educated and ambitious women who can´t quite believe that there are so few fit, single straight guys out there. But that doesn´t stop them from looking and hoping, and hoping and looking…Alison Taylor writes about relationships, fashion, the arts and lifestyle for Elle, Harper´s Bazaar, The Guardian, Stella and Stylist. She also lectures at the London College of Fashion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Price-Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015681/bk_adbl_015681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
L. Frank Baum is the famed author of the Wizard of Oz series. In this tale, we meet a fairy named Popopo who is the guardian of all the birds. When he learns that stuffed birds are being used as fashion accessories on the hats of ladies, he decides to put a stop to it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shea Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033870/bk_acx0_033870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roman endures a royal visit and a school fashion show - in a jumper knitted by his Grandma.... Grandma has come to stay for the royal visit by Princess Lucy to launch her new badger charity, ´Badges for Badgers´. Which would be fine, if she hadn´t knitted Roman the crummiest jumper (AKA ´crumper´) on earth that he´s forced to wear to school. His whole class is in a fundraising frenzy, led by fame-crazy Rosie Taylor who is convinced that organising a charity fashion show is bound to win her favour with the princess. And in a bid of fierce cruelty she has sponsored Roman to wear his crumper ALL WEEK, even after Gamble tries to flush it down the toilet. When the jumper causes a swan attack and a biker to swerve off the road, can Roman keep his whole life from unravelling? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Degas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002943/bk_boli_002943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1999, Crafts Directory draws together interviews, features, showcases and listings of makers in the UK and Ireland, which explore individual practices and avenues of distribution from workshop production to general retail outlets. Interviews include: Nannette Bowers-Stel, jeweller; Georgina Hadrill, fashion retailer; Josephine Jackson, ceramist; Anthea Lahr, crafts retailer; Roddie McVittie, antique furniture restorer; John Page, harp mender; Nicola Taylor, stained glass restorer; Janice Tchalenko, ceramics & industry; Ann Vose, milliner; Wilbraham and Vaughan, fashion designers. Articles: ´´Studio Survey´´ by Roberta Stoker; ´´The Decorative Arts in West Cork´´ by David Rose; ´´Dublin Colleges of Art and Design´´ by Margaret MacNamidhe, with additional indexes of designer-makers; specialist galleries; shops & suppliers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellery Truesdell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079501/bk_acx0_079501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A cultural history of sneakers, tracing the footprint of one of our most iconic fashions across sports, business, pop culture, and American identity When the athletic shoe graduated from the beaches and croquet courts of the wealthy elite to streetwear ubiquity, its journey through the heart of American life was just getting started. In this rollicking narrative, Nicholas K. Smith carries us through the long 20th century as sneakers became the totem of subcultures from California skateboarders to New York rappers, the cause of gang violence and riots, the heart of a global economic controversy, the lynchpin in a quest to turn big sports into big business, and the muse of high fashion. Studded with larger-than-life mavericks and unexpected visionaries - from genius rubber inventor, Charles Goodyear, to road-warrior huckster Chuck Taylor, to the feuding brothers who founded Adidas and Puma, to the track coach who changed the sport by pouring rubber in his wife´s waffle iron - Kicks introduces us to the sneaker´s surprisingly influential, enduring, and evolving legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher J. Grove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006132/bk_rand_006132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first successful American colony in North America was settled in 1607 at Jamestown, Virginia. Though the Virginian colonists had difficulty in the beginning, by the late 1620s the Chesapeake area was thriving, having become a haven for those seeking economic opportunity in the new world. Pressures in England were growing as King Charles I was on the throne. Though Charles I himself was an Anglican, many suspected him of Catholic sympathies, a suspicion not alleviated by Charles I marriage to a French Catholic princess. Many Protestants had a growing desire to practice their faith and conduct their lives away from the mother country, and sought refuge in a destination called New England. The land chosen by this group, who ´´could pay their own way across the Atlantic´´ in contrast to the poorer settlers of the Chesapeake region was ´´colder, less abundant, but far healthier´´ than Virginia. Alan Taylor sees this decision as one in ´´classic Puritan fashion´´, citing one settler´s view: ´´If men desire to have a people degenerate speedily, and to corrupt their minds and bodies too...let them seek a rich soil, that beings in much with little labor; but if they desire that Piety and Godliness should prosper...let them choose a Country such as [New England] which yields sufficiency with hard labor and industry.´´ The Puritans who came to America were, therefore, primed for hard work, discipline and the independent life, unlike their English counterparts who ´´preferred Anglicanism and the traditional culture characterized by church ales, Sunday diversions, ceremonial services, inclusive churches, and deference to the monarch.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082437/bk_acx0_082437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.