The Art of Being Bored (Le Monde Où L´on S´ennuie) A Comedy in Three Acts (Classic Reprint): Edouard Pailleron
Red Caps might be a rock band. Or they might be something more sinister, a fey source of sounds that are but the backdrop to thrills and misadventures. These 13 stories provide listeners jaded by the traditional, Old World fairy tales with tempting new stories that will entice bored listeners from their suburban ennui. Closets are waiting to be explored. Escape from work camp leads to a dangerous encounter on a wet road. That high school year book is magical and might be mocking you...or helping you find love. And isn´t love one of the central premises of the fairy tale? These teenage boys and girls need not fear that their love has no worth, because Steve Berman has written for them princesses who love maidens and adorkable students who have wondrous and smart boyfriends. Listeners can be assured that, if the tale does not end happily, it ends most memorably. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Ariana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014804/bk_acx0_014804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the sequel to Powell¿s acclaimed debut, Edisto, Simons Manigault is older - if not particularly wiser - and searching for the cure to his restlessness in memory, travel, and forbidden loveFourteen years after we first met Simons Manigault, our protagonist is newly graduated from Clemson University, bored, unfocused, and idling his summer away at his mother¿s home in Edisto, South Carolina. Not yet ready to fully embrace adulthood, Simons finds himself surrendering to cynicism, as well as to the temptations of his ´´turned-out-well´´ first cousin, Patricia. To avoid sinking further into his rut, Simons embarks on a road trip through the South. After a disastrous stint as a Corpus Christi fisherman, he exits the Lone Star State, doubling back to the Louisiana bayou to spend some quality time with his former friend and mentor - and his mother´s ex-lover - Taurus. But as even Taurus´ once sought-after wisdom wears thin, Simons begins to suspect that the grass is not greener on the other side - it may be burnt, brown, and dead wherever he goes. Padgett Powell´s literary return to Edisto is as outrageous, witty, and bitingly sharp as its predecessor. Listeners who adored their first meeting with Simons Manigault will relish a second helping of his ennui and bad behavior. Newcomers will likewise be heartily glad they made the trip. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Aiken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015883/bk_adbl_015883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.