Slicing open the afternoon mail rips apart Nola Stevens´ secure - but tedious - life in Seattle. Twenty-three years ago, she moved from her father´s house to her husband´s house, barely pausing to attend her high school graduation. But now her marriage is over. Her ex-husband´s moved on to something else entirely, leaving Nola parked on her friend Malia´s sofa bed until further notice. When Malia´s summoned home to Maui for her father´s seventy-fifth birthday luau, she persuades Nola to come along. Hawaii astounds her - non-stop sunshine, aloha spirit, and fresh fruit cheaper than canned. And then there´s the half-naked sculptor who keeps sneaking up behind her. Mai Tai Butterfly is a three-fold love story: a love of place, of a man, and the love that makes the other two possible. Living aloha is the best revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maria Hostage. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011618/bk_acx0_011618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Auburn, where fresh-baked cookies hold the key to your future, and a melody carries the secrets of your past. Mina Fairchild keeps to herself, and that´s the way she likes it. Her secluded life protects the secrets she hides, as well as a certain peculiarity that even people in the colorful town of Auburn, Nebraska find strange. But when her movie-star sister Bernadette shows up on her sofa, Mina´s cozy bungalow is overrun with paparazzi. One dark-eyed reporter seems to see straight into Mina´s soul and her world begins to crumble. It´s bad enough when he noses around her secrets, but then he starts digging for information about her mother, and Mina can´t let that happen. Bernadette fled her Hollywood life after her boyfriend´s affair caused her to do things that sent the tabloids flying off the racks. Now she´s facing the sister she hasn´t spoken to in eight years, and an ex-fiancé, to whom she owes more than an explanation. While she´s not sure she can tell them the truth, she´s determined to make things right, even if that means America´s Sweetheart waits tables in a small-town diner. Trouble is, this prodigal return has unraveled more than the sisters realize. When a body is discovered, and a strange woman comes to Bernadette pleading for help, Auburn encounters a decades-old mystery that causes Mina to question the very people she´s been protecting, and threatens the few people she´s close to. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheila Stasack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064026/bk_acx0_064026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, Bella Mackie ended her 20s in tears. She could barely find the strength to get off the sofa, let alone piece her life back together. Until one day she did something she had never done of her own free will - she pulled on a pair of trainers and went for a run.Over the previous decade, Bella had been so paralysed by her fears that exercise was the very last thing on her mind. So that first run didn’t last very long. But to her surprise, she was back out there the next day. And the day after that. She began to set herself achievable goals - to run 5k in under 30 minutes, to walk to work every day for a week, to attempt 10 push-ups in a row. Before she knew it, her mood was lifting for the first time in years, and she had swapped hiding in her house for fresh air, unknown roads and running tracks.In Jog On, Bella explains with hilarious and unfiltered honesty how she used running to battle crippling anxiety and depression, without having to sacrifice her main loves: booze, cigarettes and ice cream. With the help of a supporting cast of doctors, psychologists, sportspeople and friends, she shares a wealth of inspirational stories, research and tips that show how exercise often can be the best medicine. This funny, moving and motivational audiobook will encourage you to say ‘jog on’ to your problems and get your life back on track - no matter how small and scary those first steps may be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bella Mackie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004317/bk_hcuk_004317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.