From best-selling author Meg Cabot, Airhead begins a series of books featuring Emerson Watts (Em, please). She doesn't want to go, but Em must chaperone her little sister to the grand opening of a new Stark Megastore. Her sister can't wait to see the heartthrobs and supermodels that will make an appearance, including hunky Gabriel Luna and beautiful Nikki Howard. Em couldn't care less. Then disaster strikes, and after a bizarre accident, it seems that Em just isn't herself any more - literally. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stina Nielson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001794/bk_reco_001794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain. But as Gus and his fellow painters soon discover, the much-anticipated zombie apocalypse doesn’t start with a bang. It starts on a Monday. And barricading themselves inside a megastore isn’t the end. It’s just the beginning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. C. Bray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001153/bk_podm_001153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alex has a lot of the same concerns most of us do growing up (exams, puberty and, in his case, a punctuation obsession plus a little quantum mechanics) but since his brain surgery, everyone in his life is behaving a little mysteriously. Maybe it's adjusting to life after epilepsy or maybe it's the pressure of his pending scholarship application, but Alex is starting to see the world differently. He's certain there's something rotten in his parents' marriage, and when his beloved hamster starts acting up too, he decides to investigate. So begins the journey that takes him to the limits of his understanding, the edge of his endurance, the threshold of manhood, and the country music aisle in Virgin Megastore. And, on the eve of his English exam, to the door of his mother's home-made dark room. Will Alex have the courage to expose the terrible secret that lies beyond? Or would it be better for everyone if he buried his head in the sand? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Judd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007286/bk_bbcw_007286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there - longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed, between them, more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart - half tavern, half temple - stands Brokeland Records. When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fifth-richest black man in the United States, announces plans to build his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise. Meanwhile, Aviva and Gwen also find themselves caught up in a battle for their professional existence, one that tests the limits of their friendship. Adding another layer of complication to the couples' already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged and the love of 15-year-old Julius Jaffe's life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clarke Peters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003109/bk_harp_003109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sprachkritische Meldungen von Bord des Narrenschiffs: Das Kentern auf offener See ist garantiert, und die Tage sind gezählt, aber die Plappermäuler schnattern so aufgekratzt auf Deck, als sei die Küste des gelobten Landes zum Greifen nahe. Im Narrenreigen macht der schlechte Stil den guten Ton.Die Kurzessays, Glossen und Notizen in diesem Buch fluchen dem Verfall der Fälle und stimmen in die Klage um das Komma ein, sie grübeln über die Sprachkultur aus dem Megastore, den Newspeak als Jungbrunnen, die Erlösung durch das Binnen-I. Über die aktuellen Anlässe hinaus offenbart ihnen der satirisch und polemisch entblößte Mangel anSprachbewußtsein zentrale ethische Lebensfragen der österreichischen und deutschen Gegenwart. Mit Bierernst und Galgenhumor verzeichnen sie das Brodeln unter der Oberfläche des schiefen Satzes, und sie prüfen, was uns das große Nachdenken über den Logos noch an Rettungsringen hinterlassen haben könnte.Kein Ratgeber für richtiges Deutsch, sondern ein Logbuch von der Fahrt in die Katastrophe der Phrasen. Denn das Wort istdie Apokalypse - soviel steht fest.