Autobiographical sketches and stories from India´s best-loved writer in English. For more than four decades now, by way of innumerable short stories, essays, poems, and novels, Ruskin Bond has championed simplicity and quietude in life and in art. This collection of essays and episodes from his journals is, in his own words, ´´a celebration of my survival as a freelance´´. The author´s early forays into the literary magazines of the 1950s and ´60s are described in the first part of the audiobook, along with some examples of his work at the time. The sections that follow contain extracts from an unpublished travel journal he kept during the ´60s, episodes from the highways on which he was a frequent traveler, and vignettes of life in Mussoorie, past and present. With understated humor and compassion, Ruskin Bond records the charming eccentricities of friends and acquaintances (a former princess cheerfully obsessed with death and disaster); the silent miracles of nature (´´New moon in a purple sky´´); life´s little joys (the smell of onions frying) and its fleeting regrets. Nostalgic and heart-warming, full of wisdom and charm, The Lamp Is Lit provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of ´´our very own resident Wordsworth in prose´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elvis Mathias. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006573/bk_rand_006573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
När Karin Boye skrev sin fjärde roman led Sverige under 1930-talets ekonomiska kris. Huvudpersonen, författaren Harald, har gett upp sina ideal för att skriva dussinböcker och försörja familjen. När ungdomskärleken Thea återvänder till Stockholm tvingas Harald konfrontera de drömmar han gav upp, och den människa han blivit. En roman om skapandets villkor och om att vara sann mot sig själv. Karin Boye var en svensk poet, författare och översättare och är en av Sveriges mest älskade författare med läsare i alla åldrar. Hon var som mest verksam under 30-talet, och lämnade efter sig en enastående samling av litteratur. Av hennes prosaverk har den dystopiska science fiction-romanen ´´Kallocain´´ blivit den mest uppmärksammade. 1. Swedish. Anna Tulestedt. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/002161/bk_lind_002161_sample.mp3.
Kurt Wenzel’s savvy novel, Lit Life, is a wickedly funny and provocative debut about the passions and perils of the writing life.Set in Manhattan and the Hamptons, Lit Life takes the listener on a tour through the world of two eccentric writers. Kyle Clayton, a ´once hot, now not´ young author/provocateur with a serious case of writer’s block, moves through New York nightlife in an inebriated haze until he meets his literary hero, the dyspeptic and obscure novelist Richard Whitehurst, who is smitten with the notion of Kyle’s former fame. Richard is suffering his own form of breakdown as a result of years of public ambivalence toward his work and the looming collapse of his marriage. As the two writers’ lives collide, they use each other as the crutches they’ve both been seeking to survive in the world of publishing. Supported by a cast of wonderfully drawn characters, Richard’s disillusioned wife, Meryl; his desperate-for-love, drug-addicted daughter, Kerry; the old-school agent Larry Wabzug, a friend of both writers, Kyle and Richard search for fame and credibility, not necessarily in that order, in an attempt to function in the lit life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001093/bk_brll_001093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This volume was authored in simple, easy Spanish for intermediate language students. Fun and easy to listen to, it includes a selection from the following best-sellers: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas Five Weeks in a Balloon by Julius VerneTarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Frankenstein by Mary Shelley All texts were translated, edited, and simplified to increase language comprehension and ease listening practice with simple wording, short sentences, and moderate, intermediate-level vocabulary.Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Paty Kulathum. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121830/bk_acx0_121830_sample.mp3.
Lit follows Mary Karr´s descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness - and her astonishing resurrection. Karr´s longing for a solid family seems secure when her marriage to a handsome, Shakespeare-quoting poet produces a son they adore. But she can´t outrun her apocalyptic past. She drinks herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide. A hair-raising stint in ´´The Mental Marriott´´ awakens her to the possibility of joy, and leads her to an unlikely faith. Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. It is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up - as only Mary Karr can tell it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Karr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002097/bk_harp_002097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of literary classics such as The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes a stirring new thought-provoking novel from debut author Sam Miller about a loss shrouded in mystery with twists and turns down every railway.Arthur Louis Pullman III is on the verge of a breakdown.He’s been stripped of his college scholarship, is losing his grip on reality, and has been sent away to live with his aunt and uncle. It’s there that Arthur discovers a journal written by his grandfather, the first Arthur Louis Pullman, an iconic Salinger-esque author who went missing the last week of his life and died hundreds of miles away from their family home.What happened in that week - and how much his actions were influenced by his Alzheimer’s - remains a mystery. But now Arthur has his grandfather’s journal - and a final sentence containing a train route and a destination.So Arthur embarks on a cross-country train ride to re-live his grandfather’s last week, guided only by the clues left behind in the dementia-fueled journal. As Arthur gets closer to uncovering a sad and terrible truth, his journey is complicated by a shaky alliance with a girl who has secrets of her own and by escalating run-ins with a dangerous Pullman fan base.Arthur’s not the only one chasing a legacy - and some feel there is no cost too high for the truth. ´´A Lite Too Bright Theme´´ written and performed by Samuel Miller and Dylan Bauld. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007269/bk_harp_007269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Justin Wexley, Marquess of Rockton, has decided he doesn´t want to be married. He has come to this conclusion after many uncomfortable experiences with young women who were thrust upon him by their domineering mothers as possible candidates for the position of his future wife and Marchioness. He is tired of discussing the weather with these silly, nitwitted girls. He is perfectly happy taking care of his large estate with the knowledge that one day his cousin, a smart and diligent young man, will one day inherit his title and property. Miss Catherine Simms arrives at her friend´s home in the country to celebrate Christmas with her and her family. She discovers that the Marquess of Rockton has also been included in the invitation. Catherine has heard the rumors about Lord Rockton´s aversion to marriage. She finds him to be intelligent as well as handsome and greatly enjoys the time spent with him. Regrettably, they part under less than ideal circumstances on Christmas day. Fate works its magic and the two of them meet again two years later. Can Justin and Catherine forget about their less than ideal experiences from the past and begin to make lovely, happy moments together in the present? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102092/bk_acx0_102092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.