Until this morning, Charlotte Pudding was almost happy with her life. Apart from her homicidal toaster, dead parents, and general ennui. Well, maybe not that happy. Either way, now that she’s on the run from a shadowy corporation, seeking the secrets of her own family history and tolerating the inanities of a retired god, things are looking a bit more interesting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fiona Thraille. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dnrm/000013/bk_dnrm_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Man Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes' debut novel. The adolescent Christopher and his soul mate Toni had sneered at the stifling ennui of Metroland, their cosy patch of suburbia on the Metropolitan line. They had longed for Life to begin - meaning Sex and Freedom - to travel and choose their own clothes. Then Chris, at thirty, starts to settle comfortably into bourgeois contentment himself. Luckily, Toni is still around to challenge such backsliding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Wise. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004214/bk_bbcw_004214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A woman is suffering from severe ennui until something inside her stirs thanks to a cool, hard Popsicle and a room full of angry, autonomous copy machines. Something releases the rogue DNA that had been dormant in her. She wants romance, she wants excitement, she wants things she doesn't have. Now she's at odds with her nice, comfortable boyfriend. She can't hold in the raging tide that's filling up her every thought and fiber of her body. These are her secret confessions, things that haven't happened. Things that are on the verge of... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121125/bk_acx0_121125_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 ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It As It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the listener. Set in a place beyond good and evil-literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul - it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005843/bk_adbl_005843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the latest novel from number-one best-selling author Paulo Coelho, a woman attempts to overcome midlife ennui by rediscovering herself in a passionate relationship with a man who had been a friend in her youth. A woman in her 30s begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Denaker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003889/bk_rand_003889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one hates Paris - except Summer Corey. The moody winters. The artists and their ennui. The inescapable shadow of the Tour Eiffel. But things go from bad to worse when Summer stumbles into brooding, gorgeous chef pâtissier Luc Leroi and indecently propositions the hero of French cuisine... Luc has scrambled up from a childhood panhandling in the Paris Métro to become the king of his city, and he has no patience for this spoiled princess, even if she does now own his restaurant. Who cares if she smiles with all the warmth of July? She doesn't eat dessert! There is only one way to tempt her. A perfect, impossibly sweet seduction... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Hendrix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013653/bk_adbl_013653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For most men, the trenches and mud of Flanders were a place of gruelling dread. For Captain Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond, DSO, MC, they were an addiction.Returning to civilian life after the end of the war, Drummond drifts in ennui, craving the excitement, until in desperation he places and advert in The Times... and very soon he finds himself chasing the spectre of a criminal mastermind through international conspiracies and old treasures hidden for hundreds of years. In this thrilling new adventure, Bulldog Drummond infiltrates London anarchists and Bolsheviks to thwart a master-criminal's plan to crash an airship into the Houses of Parliament and steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barnaby Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pqwq/000001/bk_pqwq_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Critic-producer Nat Segaloff was granted access to private papers, production records, never-before-published interviews, and specialized archives in reconstructing the colorful, touching, and sometimes scandalous stories behind the making of the last films of some of Hollywood's top directors. Winningly listenable and yet meticulously researched, its substantial entries range from Robert Aldrich and Robert Altman to Peter Yates and Fred Zinnemann, and John Ford and Howard Hawks to Otto Preminger and Richard Brooks. Certain to attract controversy because of whom it ignores as well as whom it includes, Final Cuts presents fifty widely varied chronicles of success and failure, inspiration and ennui, elation and heartache, and every other emotion enjoyed or endured by the greatest filmmakers that Hollywood ever knew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nat Segaloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009423/bk_acx0_009423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.