Two stories from the master of the surprise ending. In ´´Elsie in New York´´, Elsie is an innocent young woman who, upon the death of her father, must look for work to make a living. Her father expected her to trust to the good-heartedness of his previous employer, but Elsie prefers to make her own way in life. Although she visits an employment agency and applies for several positions, do-gooders interfere. Thinking they are saving her soul, in actuality they point her toward destruction. In ´´The Purple Dress´´, two young women clerks have been saving money all year to buy new dresses for an annual gala, the Thanksgiving dinner given by their employer. Both are hoping to catch the eye of a certain attractive bachelor at the party. But interactions with a landlady and a dressmaker intervene, and things turn out much differently than either girl could have imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan McCarthy, David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001799/bk_blak_001799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wounded bird in nude heels and a purple dress. Gabriel: I´m driven by a force greater than me. Music is in my blood. I don´t sing, write songs, or perform in order to get laid. So, I really wasn´t into this contest. It´s one lucky fan and me plus dinner. I´m not looking forward it. But then, there she is, Paige Miller.... Biting her lip like she wants to run. A wounded bird in nude heels and a purple dress. Problem is my cousin, Ben, saw this beauty first. Never had a woman come between any of us before. Is this the first feud of the Cocker family? All standalones, can be enjoyed in any order. Over 400,000 sold! Starting with six bad boy brothers, the Cocker brothers, The Cocky Series then tells the tales of the next generation many years later. If you don´t like humor, loyal families, sex, and swearing, this series is not for you. Gabriel is the son of Justin Cocker, from book five. His sister Hannah´s book is book eight. His twin brother is Elijah, and his love story will come soon. Enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Zimmerman, Kale Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110136/bk_acx0_110136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As Jack is fishing in one of Minnesota´s 10,000 lakes, he questions things and then his mind wonders with each fish he catches. The Walleye eats twice a day - morning and at sunset. He never really thought of that before, although he usually doesn´t go fishing by himself, but his buddies all had other things to do today. Eating in the morning - breakfast... yes, one should eat breakfast. Funny thing, when one does, like those rare Sundays, when he goes to breakfast with the family after going to early church service, he feels satisfied and then doesn´t eat until early evening, and then it is light - like a chicken breast salad. Maybe he should eat that way every day and he would lose his beer gut. Speaking of beer guts. What a load of crap. And speaking of Crappie, where did that name come from? Although most people he knows pronounce it crop-pee. Crappies eat crap - like insects, minnows, and other small fish. Maybe that´s how it got its name. A bit like Big Bill who scares people so much with his gruff ways... maybe people think he´ll eat them. Although he might, and spit them out if he had the chance. Like the purple people eater. Speaking of that, he does wear a lot of purple shirts - deep purple t-shirts and light purple dress shirts. And green. Jack continues to compare each important person in his life to the fish in the water, and in doing so has a revelation.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031059/bk_acx0_031059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Relish the wonders of Classic Literature in B.J. Harrison’s second season of The Classic Tales Podcast. Experience more of the greatest fiction ever written, as it comes to life in this unprecedented audiobook. Adventure from Jack London and Edgar Rice Burroughs, gothic suspense from Wilkie Collins and Edgar Allan Poe, humor from Mark Twain and P.G. Wodehouse - this collection has it all, complete and unabridged. Running time is over 37 hours! Titles include: ´´The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle´´, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; ´´The Most Dangerous Game´´, by Richard Connell; ´´The Man Who Would Be King´´, by Rudyard Kipling; ´´The Highwayman´´, by Alfred Noyes, ´´Berenice´´; by Edgar Allan Poe; ´´The Offshore Pirate´´; by F. Scott Fitzgerald, ´´The Rime of the Ancient Mariner´´; by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ´´To Build a Fire´´, by Jack London; ´´The Body Snatcher´´, by Robert Louis Stevenson; ´´The Blue Cross´´, by G. K. Chesterton; ´´If´´, by Rudyard Kipling; ´´Heart of Darkness´´, by Joseph Conrad; ´´Leave It to Jeeves´´, by P.G. Wodehouse; ´´The Birthmark´´, by Nathaniel Hawthorne; ´´The Red Room´´, by H. G. Wells; ´´The Million Pound Bank Note´´, by Mark Twain; ´´The Aunt and Amabel´´, by E. Nesbit; ´´Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves´´, from The Arabian Nights; ´´The Hound of the Baskervilles´´, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; ´´Jeeves and the Unwanted Guest´´, by P.G. Wodehouse; ´´An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge´´, by Ambrose Bierce; ´´A Horseman in the Sky´´, by Ambrose Bierce; ´´Bernice Bobs Her Hair´´, by F. Scott Fitzgerald; ´´The Yellow Wallpaper´´, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; ´´Fear´´ and ´´Was It a Dream?´´ by Guy de Maupassant; ´´The Canterville Ghost´´, by Oscar Wilde; ´´The Man Upstairs´´, by P. G. Wodehouse; ´´The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde´´, by Robert Louis Stevenson; ´´Dracula´s Guest´´, by Bram Stoker; ´´Rikki-Tikki-Tavi´´, by Rudyard Kipling; ´´The Machine Stops´´, by E.M. Forster; ´´The Purple Dress´´, by O. Henry; and more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: BJ Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harr/000066/bk_harr_000066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seren is going nowhere in her life. She knows that and she’s not trying to fight against it. At just 22-years-old she’s already accepted that a crappy boyfriend and a low paying bar job are the best she’s going to get. That is, until she comes home one day to find a purple haired girl in her bed with her boyfriend at her side. Seren realizes that things are about to fall apart, but she can hardly focus on that because she’s being followed by a woman in a red dress. When they finally meet face to face the woman reveals secrets about Seren’s past, about her mom who abandoned her, and the reasons behind why she has the same recurring dream every night. Is the woman in the red dress a person from Seren’s past or is she just a crazy woman looking to take advantage? Dive into this gripping story as Seren discovers her true Stardark. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelli Lindsay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120781/bk_acx0_120781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charlotte doesn´t even know who Infinity Suit Tanis is supposed to be, but when her brother convinces her to come to the convention and mentions there are lots of folks that dress up, she glances at some video game magazines and figures the video game heroine is exactly what she needs. After all, with a body like hers, a purple cat suit that shows off everything is just perfect. It isn´t long before men are clamoring for her attention, and she decides to flirt with a few boys. She even goes so far as to go up to their hotel room. She´s about to discover that she´s not Tanis, and her Infinity Suit isn´t going to protect her from these two guys. It´s a rough MFM threesome, and this little cosplay girl is caught right in the middle! Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity during a rough mfm threesome sex encounter. It includes reluctant sex, rough sex, double team sex, cosplay sex, bondage, slapping, deep throat, and semen swallowing. It is intended for mature listeners who will not be offended by graphic depictions of sex acts between consenting adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nichelle Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011477/bk_acx0_011477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seren is going nowhere in her life. She knows that, and she´s not trying to fight against it. At just 22 years old, she´s already accepted that a crappy boyfriend and a low-paying bar job are the best she´s going to get. That is until she comes home one day to find a purple-haired girl in her bed with her boyfriend at her side. Seren realizes that things are about to fall apart, but she can hardly focus on that because she´s being followed by a woman in a red dress. When they finally meet face-to-face, the woman reveals secrets about Seren´s past, about her mom who abandoned her and the reasons behind why she has the same recurring dream every night. Is the woman in the red dress a person from Seren´s past, or is she just a crazy woman looking to take advantage? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelli Lindsay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110644/bk_acx0_110644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prince was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists-´´the most influential artists of the rock & roll era´´. Prince was born in Minneapolis and developed an interest in music as a young child. He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18, and released his debut album For You in 1978. His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records - Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982) - continued his success, showcasing Prince´s prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music. In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as the Revolution and released Purple Rain, which served as the soundtrack to his eponymous 1984 film debut and was met with widespread acclaim. After releasing the albums Around the World in a Day (1985) and Parade (1986), The Revolution disbanded, and Prince released the double album Sign o´ the Times (1987) as a solo artist. He released three more solo albums before debuting the New Power Generation band in 1991. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Gwynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066602/bk_acx0_066602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An elegantly crafted, utterly enchanting debut novel set in a mystical, exotic world, in which a gifted young girl charms a sultan and changes the course of an empire´s history. Late in the summer of 1877, a flock of purple-and-white hoopoes suddenly appears over the town of Constanta on the Black Sea, and Eleonora Cohen is ushered into the world by a mysterious pair of Tartar midwives who arrive just minutes before her birth. ´´They had read the signs, they said: a sea of horses, a conference of birds, the North Star in alignment with the moon. It was a prophecy that their last king had given on his deathwatch.´´ But joy is mixed with tragedy, for Eleonora´s mother dies soon after the birth. Raised by her doting father, Yakob, a carpet merchant, and her stern, resentful stepmother, Ruxandra, Eleonora spends her early years daydreaming and doing housework—until the moment she teaches herself to read, and her father recognizes that she is an extraordinarily gifted child, a prodigy. When Yakob sets off by boat for Stamboul on business, eight-year-old Eleonora, unable to bear the separation, stows away in one of his trunks. On the shores of the Bosporus, in the house of her father´s business partner, Moncef Bey, a new life awaits. Books, backgammon, beautiful dresses and shoes, markets swarming with color and life—the imperial capital overflows with elegance, and mystery. For in the narrow streets of Stamboul—a city at the crossroads of the world—intrigue and gossip are currency, and people are not always what they seem. Eleonora´s tutor, an American minister and educator, may be a spy. The kindly though elusive Moncef Bey has a past history of secret societies and political maneuvering. And what is to be made of the eccentric, charming Sultan Abdulhamid II himself, beleaguered by friend and foe alike as his unwieldy, multiethnic empire crumbles? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mozhan Marno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002412/bk_harp_002412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.