News From the Invisible World, or Interesting Anecdotes of the Dead:Containing a Particular Survey of the Most Remarkable and Well Authenticated Accounts of Apparitions, Ghosts, Spectres, Dreams and Visions (Classic Reprint) Unknown Author
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.
Can the bad boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, make good - and win the rodeo girl of his dreams? Kate Garrett keeps life simple - working hard, riding her beloved horses, playing cards with her brothers. Lately, though, she feels a bit restless, especially when family friend Jack Monaghan is around. Sexy and shameless, Jack is the kind of trouble you don´t tangle with unless you want your heart broken. Still, Kate could always use his help in learning how to lasso someone a little less high risk.... Jack can´t pinpoint the moment the Garrett brothers´ little sister suddenly stopped seeming so...little. Now here he is, giving flirting tips to the one woman who needs zero help turning him on. Love´s a game he´s never wanted to play. But he´ll have to hurry up and learn how before the best thing that ever entered his life rides right back out again.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lillian Thayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004698/bk_harp_004698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, Illinois U.S. Senator Barack Obama, the son of a black African father and a white American mother, recounts his search for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting memoir, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in 2004. Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama´s struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother?a struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great-aunt in the tiny African village of Alego. Obama opens his story in New York, where he hears that his father?a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man?has died in a car accident. The news triggers a chain of memories as Barack retraces his family´s unusual history: the migration of his mother´s family from small-town Kansas to the Hawaiian islands; the love that develops between his mother and a promising young Kenyan student, a love nurtured by youthful innocence and the integrationist spirit of the early sixties; his father´s departure from Hawaii when Barack was two, as the realities of race and power reassert themselves; and Barack´s own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself. Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his father´s legacy, Barack moves to Chicago to work as a community organizer. There, against the backdrop of tumultuous political and racial conflict, he works to turn back the mounting despair of the inner city. His story becomes one with those of the people he works with as he learns about the value of community, the necessity of healing old wounds, and the possibility of faith in the midst of adversity. Barack´s journey comes full circle in Kenya, where he finally meets the African side of his family and confronts the bitter truth of his father´s life. Traveling through a country racked by brutal poverty and tribal conflict, but whose people are sustained by a spirit of endurance and hope, Barack discovers that he is inescapably bound to brothers and sisters living an ocean away?and that by embracing their common struggles he can finally reconcile his divided inheritance. A searching meditation on the meaning of identity in America, Dreams from My Father might be the most revealing portrait we have of a major American leader?a man who is playing, and will play, an increasingly prominent role in healing a fractious and fragmented nation. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama´s paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama´s maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl).
During WWI, Cameron Townsend (1896-1982) was told, ´´You´ll do more good selling Bibles in Central America than you would shooting Germans in France.´´ Cameron began by translating the Bible into the language of his Guatemalan friends. Then he started Wycliffe Bible Translators with the dream of making the Good News available in every language. Since 1942, Wycliffe has translated Scripture into hundreds of languages, spreading God´s Word to people everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001048/bk_hove_001048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Changing your demeanor can change your life Melissa McCarty, a veteran news reporter and actress, came close to being a statistic, as a high school dropout who was surrounded by criminals in the rough neighborhoods of Northern California where she grew up. It was her dreams and focused career path in television that helped give her the strength to overcome a past she spent most of her life running from. Fed up watching her friends and older brother, Mikey, succumb to addiction, gangs, and violence, she embarked on a whirlwind journey moving state to state earning her stripes in TV news. With aggressive drive to succeed, Melissa realized there was a silent warfare brewing within her family, suppressing any milestone of success. The enemy and its ability to make those it touched powerless, hopeless, and teetering on deaths door was an undiagnosed mental illnesses that afflicted her brother, her hero, and protector growing up. In News Girls Don´t Cry, Melissa McCarty shares an intense account of what families go through when one must fight mental and emotional wars each day. Her brother, diagnosed with social phobias, bi-polar, and debilitating alcoholism, has been deprived of life. He´d self-destruct as Melissa tried to keep secret the headlines she reported each night that mimicked similar instances in her personal life. Through the pain, there´s discovery of awareness, achieving personal and professional balance, and tackling diseases that still try to stripe her family of living their full potential. It´s an inspiring story of overcoming adversity and welcoming second chances. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Valliere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049028/bk_acx0_049028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2017 RITA FinalistA rebellious cabaret owner and her stubborn chef pursue, life, liberty, and happiness in 1917 Harlem...and find love where they least expect it.After spending half her life pretending to be something she’s not, performance is second nature for cabaret owner Bertha Hines. With the election drawing near and women’s voting rights on the ballot, Bertha decides to use her persuasive skills to push the men of New York City in the right direction.Chef Amir Chowdhury jumped ship in New York to get a taste of the American Dream, only to discover he’s an unwanted ingredient. When ornery Amir reluctantly takes a job at The Cashmere, he thinks he’s hit the bottom of the barrel; however, working at the club reignites his dream of being a force for change. His boss, Bertha, ignites something else in him.Bertha and Amir clash from the start, but her knowledge of politics and his knowledge of dance force them into a detente that fans the flames of latent desire. But Bertha has the vice squad on her tail, and news from home may end Amir’s dream before it comes to fruition. With their pasts and futures stacked against them, can Amir and Bertha hold on to their growing love?Originally appeared in Daughters of A Nation: A Black Suffragette Historical Romance Anthology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Chilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050907/bk_adbl_050907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Clinical psychologist and Georgetown University PhD research student Joey ´´G´´ Weston has a passion for Oneirology - the study and analysis of dreams. But that passion proves to be a doubled-edged sword when word gets out that G has discovered and demonstrated the ability to consciously manipulate and freely move about in his dreams. Things heat up as news of his abilities goes viral and entices various governmental agencies to pursue him in an attempt to exploit him...or eliminate him altogether. G quickly discovers the power, tenacity, and unfettered reach of the US Government as he is sequestered by one agency, only to be rescued by yet another, in a quest to validate, test, and exploit his abilities - all in the interest of national security and covert advantage. G eventually finds that he is not the only one who possesses the ability to travel about and manipulate his dreams when he continues to cross paths with one man who seems to be aware of G´s presence while dreaming. The two share glancing encounters at first but eventually confront each other in the alter-conscious domain. G discovers the man to be none other than Khalid Abdul-Hakim, the world´s most wanted terrorist. Hakim is none too happy that he has been discovered and is driven to eliminate the one man who can track his movements and thwart his motivations. In a world where nothing is as it first appears, this clandestine novel brings both reality and alter-reality together in support of parallel storylines that merge into a fascinating ending that leads G to a final encounter with Hakim where he discovers how to rid the world of the elusive terrorist mastermind inside the dream state. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Freeman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056079/bk_acx0_056079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.