To Do: Investigate the French Quarter Buy new hammer Stop worrying that hard hat is going to ruin my hair Stop thinking about ex-boyfriend. No guys this summer! Find some cool jazz clubs to visit later Get psychic readings with Jenna and Amber Get Jenna and Amber to stop talking about psychic readings, the cute guy the psychic said I would meet, and the cute guy I just met. No guys this summer!!! Throw self into work. Stop thinking about the cute guy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Durante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000229/bk_acx0_000229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten-year-old Lily King and her mother are being forced from their home in 1952 as part of Detroit’s planned ´´slum clearance.” With nowhere to go, the prospect of losing her home is just part of Lily’s mistrust of almost everyone, including her bed-bound mother - all 627 pounds of her. Young Lily learns quickly to hate washing each and every inch of that enormous body. She’s full of resentment toward her unloving mother and is searching for a way out. Two bright spots in Lily’s life are Miss Jackson, a numbers runner who also sells home-cooked dinners, and Miss Jackson’s boyfriend, London ´´Shorty” Biggs, a self-proclaimed gangster and jazz trombonist with a big heart. While they watch out for Lily, she’s worried that one day they may leave, too, like everyone else who’s been good to her - including her dad. Spend time with Lily, the first in a series and a decades-long journey of heartbreak, tragedy, and most of all - survival, and get to know how Lily becomes Miss King. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cheryl Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156793/bk_acx0_156793_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My lips are white. Sixteen-year-old Sep stares into the bathroom mirror. It’s not some weird lipstick (she never wears lipstick). Her lips are just - white. In a panic, she digs up an old lipstick and smears it on her colorless lips. But soon, more and more white spots begin to bloom, spreading their chalky tendrils across her olive brown skin. Does she have a disease? Is she turning into some kind of freak? Sep is usually the one who knows all the answers. With a quicksilver mind and a supple body, she’s happiest when she’s delving into the mysteries of animal biology or giving herself over to sweet, hot moves in Jazz Dance Club. Unlike her best friend, Devin, she’s never been in a rush to get a boyfriend. But as the white blotches spread, her dating days - like the endangered species she studies - seem numbered. So when Joshua, a boy she’s always liked, makes a flirty advance, she wonders: Why not grab pleasure while she can? Frank, funny, and full of passion, this is the empowering story of a strong gifted teen who, as her life spins out of control, desperately tries to prove to the world - and herself - that she is deeper than skin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Whitney Dykhouse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005276/bk_brll_005276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poppy and Jazz have been best friends since the first week of uni. Whenever these two get together, trouble isn´t far away - and things haven´t changed much. When Jazz gets herself into financial trouble, Poppy, being a good friend, offers to help. Instead, she ends up being talked into swapping lives, with Jazz insisting it will be good and will help her get over her broken heart. Poppy is thrown into a new life full of crazy housemates: there´s fitness freak Izzy, horrendously beautiful bitch Grace, and the slightly gorgeous, if not incredibly grumpy, Ryan. Quickly, with the help of Jazz, her life is thrown upside down. Madness ensues, and her need to please everyone gets her in more trouble than she could ever imagine. Before she knows it, she´s got a fake boyfriend and is hiding so many secrets that she´s scared they´ll spill out at any minute. With a bullying boss, a sex-crazed colleague, a mental mother, and three brothers -each with their own dramas - life has gotten pretty difficult for Poppy. And all of this would be much easier if she could just stop falling over. Will she get her life back to normal before her brother´s upcoming wedding? And will she want to? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elisa Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038342/bk_acx0_038342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s Tiny Cooper´s turn in the spotlight in this companion novel to New York Times bestseller Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Jazz hands at the ready! Tiny Cooper (´´the world´s largest person who is also really, really gay´´) stole readers´ hearts when he was introduced to the world in the New York Times bestselling book Will Grayson, Will Grayson, co-authored by John Green and David Levithan. Now Tiny finally gets to tell his story-from his fabulous birth and childhood to his quest for true love and his infamous parade of ex-boyfriends-the way he always intended: as a musical! Filled with honesty, humor, and ´´big, lively, belty´´ musical numbers, the novel is told through the full script of the musical first introduced in Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
At 63, former jazz musician Wade Lovett finds himself something of a trailer park Lothario carrying on affairs with three different women. But when circumstances prompt Carol Smitzky to make a compelling case for a marriage arrangement, he agrees. The next morning, he visits girlfriend number two, Peggy MacCallister, to tell her the news - and finds her lying dead on her kitchen floor. Shortly after Peggy´s death, Wade is surprised to learn that she left him guardianship of her prized cat, Prince Albert. Even more surprising, she named Wade as beneficiary of her life insurance, which provokes her son to demand an autopsy. As a natural death seems less and less likely, Wade becomes the prime suspect in her murder, forcing him to investigate the crime himself. Was Peggy killed by one of her two children, the park manager, a mystery second boyfriend, or was it Wade´s third paramour, Sue Mullins? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Husmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051955/bk_acx0_051955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Could you find a museum for a monster? Or a jazz bar for a jabberwock? Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she´s good at it too - her newfound ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel. Work isn´t all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city´s swamps, but Zoe´s out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mur Lafferty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001552/bk_hach_001552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This New York noir tale of a saxophone-playing amateur detective takes some jazzy twists. Saxophonist Nanette Hayes, a majestic five-foot-ten-inch Grace Jones lookalike with hot style, lives for the music of her jazz forebears. Self-taught Nan is no Charlie Parker, but she dreams big. She performs regularly - on the sidewalks of New York City. Not exactly the Village Vanguard, but it pays the bills in ways that her master’s degree in French does not. Mostly Nanette just tries to stay cool in the face of the worst kinds of hardship. Recently this has taken the form of getting dumped - hard - by her live-in boyfriend, Walter. When her normally messy life is at its epic messiest, fellow street musician Sig walks up, and - after insulting her playing and narrowly missing being hit by a bus - changes everything. Out of nowhere, sixty grand that can’t possibly be legit appears in Nan’s sax. Suddenly she is contending with two grisly murders, a former lover who wants her back, a jazz-obsessed ex-con, and some scarifying cops who are trying to shake her down. Equal parts tough and romantic, Nanette uses her street-musician smarts and her New York City savvy to try to save her own skin and solve a musical mystery no less a legend than Bird himself. Rhode Island Red is the first book in the Nanette Hayes Mystery series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Eller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022041/bk_adbl_022041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.