Things are a little complicated for the Beacon Street Girls right now...Charlotte's dream is to be a writer. But she doesn't seem to care that The Abigail Adams Junior High opened its newspaper, The Sentinel, to seventh-grade writers. Why? Because she's got a heartbreaking secret and it involves moving...again! And just when Charlotte really needs her friends, they've got major problems of their own. Maeve has a really great idea for a community service project, "Blanket Brookline with Love." But try as she might, she can't seem to get it off the ground. And the new girl, Isabel Martinez, is creating major tension. Avery and Katani don't like her, but Maeve and Charlotte do. What will this do to the Beacon Street Girls' friendship? Will it ever be the same? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, Emily Janice Card, Pamella D’Pella, Jennifer Betit Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000818/bk_lili_000818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A house filled with shadows and secrets. The epic drama of the Prescott Family continues. Series three finds Marietta Prescott living in Philadelphia as Burt Colton continues to appear on stage, but is putting off the wedding. With no money and an aggressive landlord, things begin to look very bad for her as she finds herself doubting Burt's sincerity. Back in Boston, Gilbert Hull begins a campaign to have the "Wayward Home" moved from Beacon Hill, causing Jocelyn and Augusta Prescott to join forces and draw the battle line. Meanwhile, Kevin Hull is leaving Boston and proposes to Aurora, while Barton confides something to Robert that could shake Prescott House to its very foundation if it were ever known, and Lucille is being driven to insanity with the news given to her by Williams. Meanwhile, Charles plans to use his financial power to crush Gilbert Hull once and for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Pape, Jerry Robbins, Shana Dirik, James Tallach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012488/bk_acx0_012488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud - or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way. Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge - and attorney Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer. They once had a bad date of epic proportions - stilted conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. Then there was the incident with the pepper spray. Lindsey never believed she'd see the sexy lawyer again. Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a crazed bike messenger and a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denice Stradling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078072/bk_acx0_078072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Caught in the tidal wave of the housing crisis, and feeling the impact first-hand, a young man sets out on a mission to be a beacon of hope for America. Once a US Coast Guard, this man knows what it means to pull people from the dark depths whether it be figurative or literal. Having been on the same ship as many of his fellow Americans, he sees the negativity being served nightly on the jaded news reports. It's not all doom and gloom. This is still America. This is still the place dreams are allowed to flourish provided you put forth the effort required to achieve. Since no one else seems to remember this, Daniel sets out on a journey to inspire all of America to get back to being great, again. The only place defeat resides is in the heart of those convinced they have lost. Daniel is determined to show them it can just as easily go the other way, too. Based on actual events, this unique tale amidst the 2008-9 housing and banking crises will inspire you, make you laugh, and make you proud to be alive. This is the human epic. This is the divided highway.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John N. Gully. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049923/bk_acx0_049923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Boston, 1869: As governess to the wealthy Hewitts, Irish immigrant Nell Sweeney belongs to no particular caste - hers is halfway between her brethren and the Brahmin. But now, a double murder involves both maid and mistress - and it will take cooperation by rich and poor alike to solve it. All of Boston is talking about the murder of Virginia Kimball. The famous actress, past her prime but still a renowned beauty, was found shot to death in her Beacon Hill townhouse, along with her young Irish - American maid, Fiona Gannon. Evidence suggests the two women traded shots after Virginia came upon Fiona trying to steal her famous diamond necklaces. Devastated by this news, Fiona's uncle, who serves as driver to the wealthy Hewitts, begs Nell to find out what really happened. The Hewitts' estranged son, Will, accompanies Nell as she investigates Virginia's scandalous romantic liaisons. It turns out there are quite a few people who might have wanted her dead, particularly her rich and powerful lovers, whose amorous exploits she recorded in a red leather - bound journal - a journal that has been missing ever since her death. Now, terrified men all over Boston, once blackmailed by the actress, will do whatever it takes to make sure her infamous "Red Book" never sees the light of day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leigh Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027595/bk_acx0_027595_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the current international climate where North Korea takes center stage, Forgotten Reflections weaves an inspirational tale of family, lost memories, folklore, and an unforgotten history, spanning three generations as South Korea rises from the ashes."Breathtaking, sad and beautiful. Truly gorgeous and a must-read for lovers of literature and historical fiction." - Rebecca Charlton"A touching story, not only about love or the Korean War, but also about our own identities and (re)unification in different forms." - Utopia State of Mind"A story about a grandmother's secret life and what she sacrificed to make a better life for her children." - Niyati MavinkurveDare to dream in the midst of war.1945. Rice fields seem endless in a quaint farming village of South Korea, yet Iseul and the villagers have been on the verge of starvation for as long as they can remember. Their Japanese colonizers have taken every last grain with them as they are finally ousted from the Peninsula. In the newly independent Korea, Iseul and Jung-Soo dream of what their future might bring. Yet, war is on the horizon, and Iseul has fallen for an alleged North Korean communist spy.Men are conscripted, and rice is taken to feed the growing army as the Korean Peninsula is thrust into an international war that would determine if the strategic region will fall into the communist or democratic realm. With nothing but the news of death and hunger awaiting the village of women, children, and the aged, Iseul musters up whatever hope she has left to bring the village together to make paper. Soon, the village once known for its rice becomes famous for its paper, becoming a beacon of hope for the battle-worn soldiers awaiting letters from their loved ones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Young-Im Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108521/bk_acx0_108521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Overwhelmed by the news cycle and the state of affairs in our world? A pastor, blogger, and powerful voice in the Resistance, John Pavlovitz has the answer and the antidote: Hope and Other Superpowers - inspirational, practical, and motivational lessons to cultivate our inner superheroes and save the world.Pastor John Pavlovitz has become a voice and a beacon of hope for progressives around the world. His popular and beloved blog, Stuff That Needs to Be Said, offers almost daily inspiration and insight into the state of affairs in the world and expertly captures the emotional zeitgeist; the angst, rage, fear, and despair that are the “new normal” for so many people. In the face of the hand-wringing helplessness we often feel, John offers the antidote: a practical and inspirational guide to transforming your burdens into dreams and your outrage into activism in order to become the kind of people the world needs right now.Using the fun and relatable framework of superhero mythology, John calls on us to create our origin stories that spur us to action and explains how we can build our protective suits of armor, identify and curb our personal kryptonite, and vanquish villains. He also helps us cultivate the specific “superpowers” we can enlist to make our lives and our world better. Along the way, he offers inspiring and stirring anecdotes and profiles about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things to help humankind.These times call for us to become superheroes in our own right, with the fearlessness, determination, and commitment to fight the battle against lies, oppression, and bigotry. As in the pages of a comic book, the bad guys are relentless, and so we have to be equally steadfast in our goodness. Here, Pastor John sounds the urgent call to action to empower and implore listeners to find agency and a sense of meaning and purpose. For people who want to believe in a better world and our capacity 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pavlovitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008982/bk_sans_008982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is God just a distant concept? An award-winning religion correspondent is convinced the answer is no and explores the possible relationship with our creator. Fox News religion correspondent Lauren Green uses her wealth of stories, her vast network of contacts, and her own extensive study of theology to take the listener on a unique journey of spiritual discovery. With few female authors writing in the field of theology, Green provides an important perspective to all who wish to move closer to not only a deeper relationship with God, but an understanding of what makes that possible. Green gathers insight from some amazing guides along the way, through personal conversations with some of the leading minds in the world on the topic of Christianity. These include: Timothy Keller John Piper Alister McGrath William Lane Craig John Lennox Sir John Polkinghorne Amy Beckman Elizabeth Lev And many more Is God simply an accessory that we carry with us? Something similar to what we might download from a music site to suit our personal tastes - a personal assistant, in a way? Or is he his law, his structure, and his authoritative word contained in the Holy Scripture, an objective reality to which you daily shape your life? If we believe or know we should believe that it's the latter, how do we make this happen? How do we live joyfully under God's will in a world so drenched in the will of human desire? Lighthouse Faith explores the heart of the Christian doctrine and a pathway of perceiving God as an interactive, hands-on presence - a caring and loving being. The first commandment is a life-giving force loaded with information about the world in which we live. This law stands atop the other nine commandments as a beacon of light, illuminating the created order, just as a lighthouse lamp shines in a darkened space, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Woodward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000644/bk_tnwd_000644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beacon Hill is a historic neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts that along with neighboring Back Bay is home to about 26,000 people. It is a neighborhood of Federal- style rowhouses and is known for its narrow, gas-lit streets and brick sidewalks. Today, Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston. The Beacon Hill area is located just north of the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden and is bounded generally by Beacon Street on the south, Somerset Street on the east, Cambridge Street to the north and Storrow Drive along the riverfront of the Charles River Esplanade to the west. The block bounded by Beacon, Tremont and Park Streets is included as well, as is the Boston Common itself. The level section of the neighborhood west of Charles Street, on landfill, is known locally as the "Flat of the Hill." Because the Massachusetts State House is in a prominent location at the top of the hill, the term "Beacon Hill" is also often used as a metonym in the local news media to refer to the state government or the legislature.