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The Lighthearted Quest: Julia Probyn, Book 1 , ...
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When Julia undertook to find her cousin, Colin Munro, last heard of sailing a yacht off the north coast of Africa, the quest seemed lighthearted enough. But, before she had finished, she was involved with Moorish antique dealers, a Belgian woman archaeologist, Purcell, the enigmatic barkeeper, and American airman, the saurian Mr. St. John, and numerous other characters charming or sinister. Julia´s search takes her a cargo-boat to Casablanca, and thence to Tangier, Fez and Marrakech. Her ´dumb-blonde´ beauty, camouflaging a lively intelligence, gets her through unexpected difficulties and dangers. Colin is found, and the mysterious reason for his disappearance at last revealed. The first in a series of eight Julia Probyn novels, The Lighthearted Quest displays a blend of humour and adventure which transports us to exotic places and introduces us to entertaining people, but also throws a good deal of light on the explosive political issues that French Morocco encountered in the 50s. Ann Bridge (1889-1974), or Lady Mary Dolling (Sanders) O´Malley was born in Hertfordshire. Bridge´s novels concern her experiences of the British Foreign Office community in Peking in China, where she lived for two years with her diplomat husband. Her novels combine courtship plots with vividly-realized settings and demure social satire. Bridge went on to write novels around a serious investigation of modern historical developments. In the 1970s Bridge began to write thrillers centered on a female amateur detective, Julia Probyn, as well writing travel books and family memoirs. Her books were praised for their faithful representation of foreign countries which was down to personal experience and thorough research. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009388/bk_adbl_009388_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate T...
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The author who unforgettably captured the experience of starting a new life in Tuscany in best-selling travel memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself, and her readers, in the sights, aromas, and treasures of 12 new special places. A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes, a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs. With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, the British Isles, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the South of Italy, and North Africa. In Andalucia, she relishes the intersection of cultures. She cooks in Portugal, gathers ideas in the gardens of England and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers an ideal place to live in Mantova, and explores the essential Moroccan city of Fez. She rents houses among ordinary residents, shops at neighborhood markets, wanders the back streets, and everywhere contemplates the concept of home. While in Greece, she follows the classic Homeric voyage across the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone house in Crete, and then drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with friends, she sails the ancient coast, hiking to archaeological sites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine towns. Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, architecture, history, landscape, and social and culinary traditions of each area, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader. An illuminating and passionate audiobook that will be savored by all who loved Under the Tuscan Sun, A Year in the World is travel writing at its peak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frances Mayes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000807/bk_rand_000807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate T...
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The author who unforgettably captured the experience of starting a new life in Tuscany in best-selling travel memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself, and her readers, in the sights, aromas, and treasures of 12 new special places.A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes, a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs.With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, the British Isles, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the South of Italy, and North Africa. In Andalucia, she relishes the intersection of cultures. She cooks in Portugal, gathers ideas in the gardens of England and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers an ideal place to live in Mantova, and explores the essential Moroccan city of Fez. She rents houses among ordinary residents, shops at neighborhood markets, wanders the back streets, and everywhere contemplates the concept of home. While in Greece, she follows the classic Homeric voyage across the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone house in Crete, and then drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with friends, she sails the ancient coast, hiking to archaeological sites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine towns.Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, architecture, history, landscape, and social and culinary traditions of each area, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader. An illuminating and passionate audiobook that will be savored by all who loved Under the Tuscan Sun, A Year in the World is travel writing at its peak. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000678/bk_bkot_000678_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Caravan
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´´A delightfully simple, yet awe inspiring fable´´ - Roxana Nastase Chief Editor of the Scarlet Leaf Review ´´Photographer William Abney seems a quiet soul; rootless - like so many - at the end of the Great War. Embarking on a mysterious quest in Morocco he is soon drawn into a colorful and disturbing world. Joining a desert caravan William slowly becomes aware of the intrigue and violence all around him. The author´s travel experiences shine through - De Collibus has clearly enjoyed crafting every dangerous step of William´s Saharan journey.´´ - Lucy Adlington, author of The Red Ribbon. ´´Caravan is an absorbing story that keeps you enthralled with every turn of the page. Adam DeCollibus takes readers on an intriguing journey of one man´s persistent quest for self-discovery.´´ - Natasha Ganes, Cofounding Editor of TreeHouse Arts Magazine ´´A bewitching tale of one man´s struggle to find his place in the world.´´ - Paragon Journal ´´Few contemporary writers conjure up atmosphere and adventure as well as De Collibus has in this fascinating history´´ -Tessa Arlen, Author of The Lady Montfort Mystery series ´´A book that stole my breath, defied my expectations, and was impossible to put down.´´ - Minute Magazine ´´Caravan, is a standard setting masterpiece.´´ - Wagon Magazine

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Stand: 19.07.2019
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Live Fast Die Hot , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 410min
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By the New York Times best-selling author, an outrageous collection of personal essays about adulthood, responsibility, and other potential disasters. Jenny Mollen is a writer and actress living in New York. Until two years ago, her life was exciting, sexy, a little eccentric, and 100 percent impulsive. She had a husband who embraced her crazy - who understood her need to occasionally stalk around the house in his ex-girlfriend´s old beach caftans and to invite their drug dealer to Passover seder (so he wouldn´t feel like they were using him only for drugs). Then they had their son, Sid, and overnight Jenny was forced to grow up: to be responsible, to brush her hair, to listen to her voice mail. Live Fast Die Hot is a collection of stories about what happens when you realize that some things are more important than crafting the perfect tweet. It follows Jenny to Morocco, where she embarks on a quest to prove to herself that she can travel alone without reenacting a plotline from Taken. It shows her confronting demons - most of them from childhood, a few from the spirit realm. And it culminates in Peru, where Jenny decides that maybe the cure for her worries lies at the bottom of a cup of ayahuasca. Hilarious, outlandish, and surprisingly affecting, Live Fast Die Hot reminds you that even if you aren´t cut out for adulthood, at least you can be better at it than your mother. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Mollen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004590/bk_rand_004590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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The Healing Path: A Soul Approach to Illness , ...
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This classic work is a journey to the heart of healing. With a foreword by Dr. Bernie Siegel, it has been acclaimed by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen as ´´a masterful, awesome feat´´ and called by Dr. Joan Borysenko ´´a classic that rings with authenticity´´. It presents a guide to the healing process from the unique standpoint of patients who have overcome devastating odds. Replete with new science, it forms a bridge between the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine. It shows how the darkest passages of human life can become a journey of the soul. Here is a book for anyone who has a serious illness, has a loved one who is ill, treats the ill, or simply wishes to live a more healing life. It is a map to an ancient quest: the journey from hardship to wholeness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Morocco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054390/bk_acx0_054390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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The Olive Tree , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 889min
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The Olive Tree charts Carol Drinkwater´s colourful and often dangerous journey in search of the routes that olive cultivation has taken over the centuries. Set during a springtime Mediterranean that is evocative and perennial, it is above all a tale of our time. Troubled by challenges her own South of France farm is experiencing - attack by a virulent pest, the premature ripening of the trees´ fruits - Carol realises new approaches to farming are becoming essential. Traditional customs have been set aside while the use of excessive chemicals is putting the harvests of her crops (and others) at risk. Changing patterns within the world´s climate demand urgent action. Carol´s quest takes her south through Spain - now the home of more olive trees than anywhere else on earth - Morocco, Algeria and Italy before she finally returns to her farm. As a woman travelling alone, she is frequently vulnerable and never more so than in Algeria where, on her arrival, terrorist bombs are exploding, devastating the capital. Determined not to give up, Carol accepts the support of a network of beekeepers who guide her across troubled territories. Through her travels and vivid, sometimes unlikely encounters, Carol confronts some of the critical issues of our time - land-care and the harsh realities of diminishing water reserves - and ends her momentous journey in the company of olive growers whose vision for the future is remarkable and ingenious. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Drinkwater. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/000436/bk_howe_000436_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Laws of Migration , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 623min
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How a search for an exotic bird became a quest for love, forgiveness, and a new life. Birds, especially the ibis, have always fascinated Elize - that´s why she became an ornithologist. But when her boss at the private Texas coastal institute where she´s spent her career gives away her expected promotion, Elize flees to Morocco to lick her wounds and write a research paper that will prove her worth and secure her professional future. Morocco, with its impressive migration season, exotic flavors, and unwritten rules, is altogether foreign, even if many of the birds are familiar. After a brush with danger, Elize finds herself in Marrakesh, dependent on Erik, a sexy, mysterious stranger who makes her feel alive while opening her eyes to a new, intriguing world. After encountering her ornithology colleagues, who remind Elize of every bad professional choice and missed opportunity, she vows to find the Northern Bald Ibis - an endangered bird few have seen - and impress everyone. She and Erik journey from coastal paradise to remote desert mountains in search of the birds. Through misadventure, Elize is forced to trust an unknown culture, and through tragedy, she realizes that love and forgiveness are attainable. But first she must surrender her past and its pain to embrace her future and fly free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010014/bk_adbl_010014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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The Favourite Sister , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 936min
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Brett and Kelly Courtney are the shining jewels in a New York-based reality TV show called Goal Diggers. One of the most popular shows on American national television, its fiercely competitive cast of five self-made women are defined by their success, beauty and ruthless drive to reach the top by whatever means necessary. The Courtney sisters´ rivalry goes skin deep despite the blossoming business they have built together that helps disadvantaged women in Morocco. Harbouring bitter jealousies and dark secrets about their manufactured screen lives, they´re joined by three other hypercompetitive women who all have their own agendas. And the latest season promises sparks to fly in the quest for even higher ratings. Vicious backstabbing, scathing social media attacks and finely tuned scripting draw in the viewing public every week, all orchestrated by the show´s omnipotent producers. But even they don´t know that season four will end in murder.... From the author of the best-selling debut novel of 2015 Luckiest Girl Alive comes Jessica Knoll´s new thriller, The Favourite Sister, featuring a pair of competitive and uber-successful sisters whose secrets and lies result in murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashlie Atkinson, Aja Naomi King, Jenni Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001279/bk_macm_001279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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