A brand new lawyer and his young bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into their new high-rent apartment. In order to reach this ´´charming´´ dwelling, they must first climb six creaking flights of stairs. Once there, they find the place is absolutely bare of furniture, the paint job is all wrong, the skylight leaks, there is room for only one twin bed, and the wacky neighbors pop up at the worst times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norman Aronovic, Laura Linney, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000102/pf_latw_000102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A powerful and elegant debut audiobook about love, memory, exile, and war. One snowy December morning in an old European city, an American man leaves his shabby hotel to meet a local woman who has agreed to help him search for an apartment to rent. The Apartment follows the couple across a blurry, illogical, and frozen city into a past the man is hoping to forget, and leaves them at the doorstep of an uncertain future - their cityscape punctuated by the man´s lingering memories of time spent in Iraq and the life he abandoned in the United States. Contained within the details of this day is a complex meditation on America´s relationship with the rest of the world, an unflinching glimpse at the permanence of guilt and despair, and an exploration into our desire to cure violence with violence. An audiobook about how our relationships to others - and most importantly to ourselves - alters how we see the world, The Apartment perfectly captures the peculiarity and excitement of being a stranger in a strange city. Written in an affecting and intimate tone that gradually expands in scope, intensity, poetry, and drama, Greg Baxter´s clear-eyed first audiobook tells the intriguing story of these two people on this single day. Both beguiling and raw in its observations and language, The Apartment is a crisp audiobook with enormous range that offers profound and unexpected wisdom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Powlus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001440/bk_hach_001440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where Moulin Rouge meets The Paris Wife lies The Paris Apartment, a rich and colorful work by debut author Michelle Gable. When her boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit apartment in the ninth arrondissement, Sotheby´ s continental furniture specialist April Vaught does not hear ´´dust´´ or ´´rats´´ or ´´shuttered for 70 years´´. She hears Paris. She hears escape. She cannot board the plane fast enough. When she arrives, April quickly learns the apartment is more than just some rich hoarder´ s repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a literal goldmine - and not just in terms of actual dollars. First, there´ s a portrait painted by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque. Then there are letters and diaries and a thousand indications the woman who lived there was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable décolletage. Suddenly it´s no longer about the bureau plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It´ s about a life. Two lives, actually. With the help of a salty Parisian solicitor and hundreds of private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs her fingers into one woman´ s life, April can´ t help but take a deeper look into her own. When two things she left bubbling back in the states begin to boil over, the problems she thought she had suddenly look quaint, more ancient than the shuttered flat. April starts to wonder if in this apartment, in this life, she´ ll ever find what she´ s looking for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Moon, Saskia Maarleveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007746/bk_reco_007746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A memorable ensemble cast of four young women who share a beautiful loft apartment in New York City´s Hell´s Kitchen and experience the glamour and challenges of city life, love, and career in this irresistible contemporary story. Four young women´s lives intersect in the apartment they´ve shared in Hell´s Kitchen: Claire, a shoe designer; Abby, an aspiring novelist; Morgan, a successful financial consultant; and Sasha, a resident in obstetrics. As different as they are from one another, the women had become a family by choice. But while their lives had proceeded smoothly in the years they´d lived together, new relationships, job opportunities, and surprising circumstances will test the strength of their bond in and outside the loft that had become their home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007762/bk_brll_007762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A memorable ensemble cast of four young women who share a beautiful loft apartment in New York City´s Hell´s Kitchen and experience the glamour and challenges of city life, love, and career in this irresistible contemporary story. Four young women´s lives intersect in the apartment they´ve shared in Hell´s Kitchen: Claire, a shoe designer; Abby, an aspiring novelist; Morgan, a successful financial consultant; and Sasha, a resident in obstetrics. As different as they are from one another, the women had become a family by choice. But while their lives had proceeded smoothly in the years they´d lived together, new relationships, job opportunities, and surprising circumstances will test the strength of their bond in and outside the loft that had become their home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007761/bk_brll_007761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sarah and Ginny have been best friends since school. They both had their share of adolescent problems but now things are working out for Sarah. She´s met Tom. He´s handsome, a journalist and totally devoted to her. Her TV reporting career is taking off. She and Tom have moved into a stunning inner-city apartment. But Ginny has not been so lucky. She wanted Tom, but she didn´t get him. She wants the ease and grace with which Sarah lives her life. She wants what Sarah has. She wants it all. Ginny moves into an apartment overlooking Sarah and Tom´s. She starts watching them. Then she does something more than just watch. And so the torment begins.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzi Dougherty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001672/bk_boli_001672_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They say every cloud has a silver lining.... When Freya Miller is struck by tragedy, losing her husband and her home within a short time, she is burdened with many worries. The main one being where she and her five-year old daughter, Skye, are going to live. A chance meeting with the charismatic Dr Marsden changes all that. He offers the young mother the most amazing opportunity: an apartment at one of London’s most exclusive addresses for a fraction of the market rental cost. It’s an offer Freya simply can’t refuse. Within a couple of weeks, Freya and Skye are moving into Adder House and meeting the other welcoming residents. They very quickly feel part of the family.But just when Freya truly believes all her problems are history, a series of strange, unexplained occurrences begin. It leaves Freya with the unshakeable feeling that even when their apartment door is securely locked, she and her daughter are not alone. Freya thought she’d left all her troubles behind her yet she soon realises there are problems here that are far more terrifying than before. For behind the doors of Adder House, everything is most definitely not as it seems. Old secrets refuse to stay buried, and someone is determined to keep a terrible past very much alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tuppence Middleton, John Chancer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aopu/000009/bk_aopu_000009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling middle grade author Lisa Papademetriou is back with a playful, poignant story that will resonate with anyone who´s ever had to learn that love means accepting people - even yourself - for who they really are. Callie never meant to let it go this far. Sure, she may have accidentally-on-purpose skipped a day at her fancy New York City prep school, but she never thought she´d skip the day after that! And the one after that...and...uh...the one after that. But when everything in your real life is going wrong (fighting parents! bullied little brother! girls at school who just. don´t. get. it!) skipping school starts to look like a valid mental-health strategy. And when Callie runs into Cassius, a mysterious and prickly ´´unschooled´´ kid doing research at museums all across the city, it seems only natural for her to join him. Because museums are educational, which means they´re as good as going to class. Right? Besides, school can wait. What can´t wait is the mystery of why her grandmother seems to wish she could travel back in time to 1986 or what she wants so much to relive there. As Cassius helps Callie see the world in a whole new light, she realizes that the people she loves are far from perfect - and that some family secrets shouldn´t be secret at all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005958/bk_harp_005958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gina´s life is good. She loves her adopted home in Italy, and she is passionate about her work as a photographer. She´s all wrapped up in her latest artistic project, shots of the young men who arrive in Italy as refugees, destitute and vulnerable. One day Sasha, a lonely British teenager at summer school, crosses Gina´s path. Sasha´s innocent romance creates complications neither of them could have imagined, leading Gina to wonder, can she come to terms with her past? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jilly Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002424/bk_howe_002424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.