The Greatest War Stories Never Told:100 Tales from Military History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy Rick Beyer
The Greatest Music Stories Never Told:100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy Harper Rick Beyer
Tired of normal life? Bored of offices with nice scenery and no carcasses strewn around scorched by the killer sun? Then join Bob and Billy, two relatively normal guys, whose lives have been irrevocably changed by an accidental push of a button. ´´We haven´t seen you since the explosion! We´d love to have you visit!´´ And so start the adventures. What happens next is chronicled in Problem Cousin and Other Funny Stories, a new book by Alex Goodwin. From chasing burning Christmas trees down steep mountains to ending world-wide banana shortages, Bob and Billy will take you on an adventure like never before. Together with the two wacky friends, you will: Find out why pickled pigs´ feet are not nearly the delicacy you might expect, Discover the limitations of Personal Panic Places when it comes to fighting roaches, Realize that receiving a parachute from a flight attendant cannot be good news, And more! Bob and Billy´s mishaps and miracles will astonish any listener, and... as Billy always says, ´´TACOS!´´ Even if that didn´t make any sense, still listen to this wacky collection of stories by Alex Goodwin today! It´s sure to tickle your funny bone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027587/bk_acx0_027587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro´s Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience. ´´[Friend of My Youth is] a wonderful collection of stories, beautifully written and deeply felt.´´--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** A woman haunted by dreams of her dead mother. An adulterous couple stepping over the line where the initial excitement ends and the pain begins. A widow visiting a Scottish village in search of her husband´s past - and instead discovering unsettling truths about a total stranger. The ten stories in this collection not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken mysteries at the heart of all human experience.
David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford. Narrators include David Foster Wallace, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, Will Forte, Malcolm Goodwin, Christopher Meloni, Chris Messina, Max Minghella, Dennis O´Hare, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ben Shenkman, Joey Slotnick, and Cory Stoll. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis O´Hare, John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Malcolm Goodwin, Michael Cerveris, Christopher Meloni, David Foster Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000332/bk_hach_000332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This thrilling collection of twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale, chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.
The must-have companion to Bill O´Reilly´s historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know. How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson´s life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the ´´gentleman bandit´´ and one of the west´s most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O´Reilly´s Legends and Lies docuseries -from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation´s rich history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Wopat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001937/bk_aren_001937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A novel about learning to live in a world stranger than any tabloid headline Though she´s written dispatches from across the globe - covering the Loch Ness monster, live dinosaurs, and the ever-enigmatic yeti - Vera Perl never leaves the offices of ´´This Week,´´ a supermarket tabloid covering the universe´s stranger side. Her reporting is done entirely inside her own head, and now she¿s contemplating a Bigfoot exposé that will astonish even the most jaded conspiracy theorist. No one is better than Vera at imagining these weird, wild stories, because more than anything, she wants them to be true. One day, she dreams up a scoop about two Brooklyn children whose lemonade stand has amazing curative properties, and is shocked to learn that the children she invented actually exist. The resulting lawsuit sends this master of hoaxes into a very real tailspin, and a search for something even more elusive than Bigfoot: solace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Ochs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016007/bk_adbl_016007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors-including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If you´re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart-and yet leave you all the richer for it. Featuring all-new stories by Joe Abercrombie ? Daniel Abraham ? David W. Ball ? Paul Cornell ? Bradley Denton ? Phyllis Eisenstein ? Gillian Flynn ? Neil Gaiman ? Matthew Hughes ? Joe R. Lansdale ? Scott Lynch ? Garth Nix ? Cherie Priest ? Patrick Rothfuss ? Steven Saylor ? Michael Swanwick ? Lisa Tuttle ? Carrie Vaughn ? Walter Jon Williams ? Connie Willis And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin! Praise for Rogues ´´Not a single bad story in the bunch . . . The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate.´´-Library Journal