Live At The TroubadourDisc 11 Intro2 Nevada fighter3 Calico girlfriend4 Nine times blue5 Little red rider6 The crippled lion7 Joanne8 Dedicated friend9 Grand ennui10 Lady of the valley11 50 years ago12 Propinquity (ive just begun to care)13 Different drum
Anyone interested in understanding themselves, their purpose in life, and how to go about achieving it will find a treasure trove in Letters to My Future Children. With roots reaching centuries into the past, while written for a future generation, these beautiful letters are firmly grounded in the present, in our cultural and existential anxieties and ennui. They are composed by a compelling voice, a true voice that consistently enlightens and illuminates. Curious listeners will find a dazzling philosophy that gently but persuasively explains not only how to live life but how to perceive it, and themselves, in the grand scheme of things. Wisdom seekers will recognize the voices of Vedic sages, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Guru Nanak, Kung Fu Tse, Jesus, and many more. Letters to My Future Children is a reflection of humanity’s greatest truths. It is as necessary as it is timely. For all its genius, this powerful little audiobook may be at its most brilliant in its form - that is, letters to a future generation, to a better version of ourselves. These letters do not make a scholarly argument, though scholarship informs them to a great degree. They do not preach dogma, thus making the message as approachable as it is profound. They do not demand the listener adopt the philosophy as their own beliefs, though it is sound and worthy of consideration. They are simply the words of a father talking to his children, who generously and unselfishly allows us to listen in on what is nothing short of an inspirational conversation. Letters to My Future Children is some of our most ancient wisdom gift wrapped in gorgeous prose. What a marvelous gift from a parent to their children. What a marvelous gift to us all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saethon Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129292/bk_acx0_129292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some of you know and love Prince Breslyn already, others may meet him here for the first time. This is how Bres got his introduction to humans and formed his everlasting love of them. It is a short story/novella. Fact one: By tradition and treaty, Fae do not interfere with the human world - it is against the rules. Fact two: For a Royal Fae prince who suffers from the ennui of immortality, watching and interacting with humans - especially lovely, spirited human females - can be entertaining. Fact three: When entertainment changes to affection, and affection becomes love, rules will be broken. His name is Breslyn, Prince of Dagda of the Tuatha De. He is a royal Fae, immortal and endowed with more than eye candy looks. He is a being with immeasurable powers but life for him lacked something - so he looked around, and found... humans. Watching their lives and interactions, from another dimension filled him with feelings he had thought long lost in the ennui of immortality. The more he watched - the more addicted to their antics he became. An affection for the human race grew inside the heart Fae are not supposed to have, and it was inevitable that he began to have preferences with regards to them. In 1314, when Scotland´s rule was in jeopardy and the British were about to take more than they should, he chose a side - and then he saw her, and nothing would ever be the same for the prince ever again... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Goring. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024866/bk_acx0_024866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A sense of certainty and unhesitating confidence is rare in the contemporary world. An unrelenting flow of choices confronts us at nearly every moment of our lives, and if we are honest about it then most of us will admit that we waver in the face of them. Dreyfus and Kelly examine some of the greatest books in the Western Canon to explain that the burden of choice is essentially a modern problem to which there is an age old solution. Dreyfus and Kelly explain the huge jump from Homer´s polytheistic world to the monotheistic one in which Dante wrote his Divine Comedy and Martin Luther wrote his ninety-five theses. They then take the reader forward to the rejection of this Christian ideal, to the Superman of Nietzsche and further onto the spiritual cornucopia of Herman Melville´s Moby Dick.Arrivingat the ennui and emptiness that pervades our modern world in which the work of Elizabeth Gilbert and David Foster Wallace arose, Dreyfus and Kelly offer a new-and very old-way to embrace the world, a fresh way to live a meaningful life in a secular world
The Big Chill meets The Group in Deborah Copaken Kogan’s wry, lively, and irresistible new novel about a once-close circle of friends at their 20th college reunion. Clover, Addison, Mia, and Jane were roommates at Harvard until their graduation in 1989. Clover, homeschooled on a commune by mixed-race parents, felt woefully out of place. Addison yearned to shed the burden of her Mayflower heritage. Mia mined the depths of her suburban ennui to enact brilliant performances on the Harvard stage. Jane, an adopted Vietnamese war orphan, made sense of her fractured world through words. Twenty years later, their lives are in free fall. Clover, once a securities broker with Lehman, is out of a job and struggling to reproduce before her fertility window slams shut. Addison’s marriage to a writer’s-blocked novelist is as stale as her so-called career as a painter. Hollywood shut its gold-plated gates to Mia, who now stays home with her four children, renovating and acquiring faster than her director husband can pay the bills. Jane, the Paris bureau chief for a newspaper whose foreign bureaus are now shuttered, is caught in a vortex of loss. Like all Harvard grads, they’ve kept abreast of one another via the red book, a class report published every five years, containing brief autobiographical essays by fellow alumni. But there’s the story we tell the world, and then there’s the real story, as these former classmates will learn during their 20th reunion weekend, when they arrive with their families, their histories, their dashed dreams, and their secret yearnings to a relationship-changing, score-settling, unforgettable weekend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Udall, Susan Bennet, Jennifer Cohn, Jennifer Ikeda, Robert Petkoff, Kathleen McInerney, Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000108/bk_hype_000108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The smartest decision Daniel Long ever made was to take a hit out on his own life. Too scared to kill himself but also too scared to live, he is a sad, pathetic man; a miserable martyr of depression.A year after he was dumped by his self-centered alcoholic girlfriend, he still wallows in the hole she left behind. And, except for the cubicle that he spends 40 hours a week in, Daniel rarely leaves the bare white walls that make up his apartment.Trapped in his self-made ennui, his only escape is to hire a hitman. But when one of his few friends kills herself Daniel realizes the error of his ways. He tries to cancel the hit but in the process he offends his contracted killer. Now his impending death is personal and his life is about to get more exciting than he ever could have imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Autman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155588/bk_acx0_155588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wildly imaginative, rebellious, and tender tale of independence from the critically acclaimed author of Bad Marie. With each new novel, Marcy Dermansky deploys her ´´brainy, emotionally sophisticated´´ (New York Times) prose to greater and greater heights, and The Red Car is no exception. Leah is living in Queens with a possessive husband she doesn´t love and a long list of unfulfilled ambitions when she´s jolted from a thick ennui by a call from the past. Her beloved former boss and friend, Judy, has died in a car accident and left Leah her most prized possession and, as it turns out, the instrument of Judy´s death: a red sports car. Judy was the mentor Leah never expected. She encouraged Leah´s dreams, analyzed her love life, and eased her into adulthood over long lunches away from the office. Facing the jarring disconnect between the life she expected and the one she is now actually living, Leah takes off for San Francisco to claim Judy´s car. In sprawling days defined by sex, sorrow, and unexpected delight, Leah revisits past lives and loves in search of a self she abandoned long ago. Piercing through Leah´s surreal haze is the enigmatic voice of Judy, as sharp as ever, providing wry commentary on Leah´s every move. Dermansky evokes yet another edgy, capricious, and beautifully haunting heroine - one whose search for realization is as wonderfully unpredictable and hypnotic as the twists and turns of the Pacific Coast Highway. Tautly wound, transgressive, and mordantly funny, The Red Car is an incisive exploration of one woman´s unusual route to self-discovery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Soneela Nankani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009199/bk_blak_009199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new edition of one of best-selling author Lionel Shriver´s early novels, reissued 25 years after first publication - an engrossing commentary on the intersection of politics and human relationships, set in turbulent Northern Ireland. For 10 years Estrin Lancaster has fled Philadelphia. From the Philippines to Berlin, she´s been a traveler without a destination, an expatriate without a motherland. In each of the cities Estrin favors, she manages an apartment, a job, and a lover and never tarries past the first signs of ennui. Her latest destination is Belfast in Northern Ireland. After 20 years of ritualized violence, this city, too, is exhausted - a town where when one more bomb explodes in the city center, old ladies blow the dust off their treacle cakes and count their change. Here the lanky and spiteful Farrell O´Phelan, former purveyor of his own bomb-disposal service, technically Catholic but everyone´s aggravation, wrangles through the maze of factions in the North by despising every side. Farrell´s affair with the curious Estrin is nonetheless a meeting of two loners; like hers, Farrell´s marathoning around the planet has become a running in place. In deadlocked Northern Ireland, it has become harder and harder to believe that anything is happening at all. A grand tragi-comedy - one of the earliest displays of the ambition and intelligence that has since earned Lionel Shriver worldwide acclaim - Ordinary Decent Criminals is about conflict groupies, people terrified of domesticity, who stir up anguish in their lives and their countries to avoid the greater horror of what lies closest to home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie MacHugh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004575/bk_harp_004575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.