Ben is finally comfortable in his new home, and it´s all thanks to the good friends he´s made. When the horse Ben loves needs a warm shelter for winter, Ben´s friends immediately offer to help raise the necessary funds. Each of his friends has a different talent to contribute, but as it turns out, they also have different ideas about how things should be done. As disagreements multiply, Ben starts to wonder whether he´ll lose his friends before Panther gains a shelter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather S Auden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116212/bk_acx0_116212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Look! The weather has come from Scotland to welcome you to Mallorca,´´ beamed Senor Ferrer. To our new neighbour´s delight and my dismay, a cold mantle of white was rapidly transforming our newly acquired paradise in the sun into a bizarre winterscape of citrus Christmas trees, cotton wool palms and snowball oranges. It´s the stuff of dreams. A Scottish family giving up relative sanity and security to go and grow oranges for a living in a secluded valley in the mountains of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. But dreams, as everyone knows, have a nasty habit of not turning out quite as intended. Being greeted by a freak snowstorm is only the first of many surprises and experiences, and it isn´t long before they realise that they have been sold a bit of a lemon of an orange farm by the wily previous owners. However, laughter is the best medicine when confronted with consuming a local dish of rats, the live-chicken-down-a-chimney technique of household maintenance, and attending a shotgun wedding. The colourful set of Mallorcan neighbours (including an eccentric old goatherd who eats worm-ridden oranges to improve his sex life) restores the family´s faith in human nature and helps them adapt to a new and unexpectedly testing life in this deceptively simple idyll of rural Spain. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000060/bk_summ_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Madness! Beat it, Beatles! Move over, Monkees! Roll it up, Rolling Stones! Here comes the greatest, grooviest, gearest rock-and-roll group of all time: The Lemon Herberts! Hot on the heels of their chart-topping hit album, Redwing Blackbird´s Summer Solstice Tea Party, the Lemon Herberts launch themselves on their very first world tour - and straight into more danger, more peril, more sheer adventure than they ever bargained for! In six kicky, pulpy, far-out tales, you´ll meet drummer Ellroy, guitarists Honor and Dilly, bassist Ally, and the gorgeously fab Her Majesty - trouble-magnets that even their long-suffering manager, the mysterious Brighton Hawks, can´t hope to contain. Just ask the Lemon Herberts´ legion of screaming fans: they´re wild, they´re wonderful, they´re simply the most! Herberts creator Jim Beard leads a band of groovy authors for a New Pulp collection that will have you tapping your toes and humming along as the Lemon Herberts conquer the world, shining their music into hearts both dark and light around the globe! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rafael Miguel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067109/bk_acx0_067109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Long listed for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Lemon is the story of a teenaged girl with the numbers against her: Three mothers, one deadbeat dad, one cancer-riddled protégé, two friends, one tree-hugging stepbrother, and a 60 percent average. The adults in her life are all mired in self-centeredness and the other kids are busy getting high, and she just can´t be bothered to fit in. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Gothos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015563/bk_adbl_015563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The tale of a simple act of faith between two young people - one Israeli, one Palestinian - that symbolizes the hope for peace in the Middle East. In 1967, not long after the Six-Day War, three young Arab men ventured into the town of Ramle, in what is now Jewish Israel. They were cousins, on a pilgrimage to see their childhood homes; their families had been driven out of Palestine nearly 20 years earlier. One cousin had a door slammed in his face, and another found his old house had been converted into a school. But the third, Bashir Al-Khairi, was met at the door by a young woman called Dalia, who invited them in. This act of faith in the face of many years of animosity is the starting point for a true story of a remarkable relationship between two families, one Arab, one Jewish, amid the fraught modern history of the region. In his childhood home, in the lemon tree his father planted in the backyard, Bashir sees dispossession and occupation; Dalia, who arrived as an infant in 1948 with her family from Bulgaria, sees hope for a people devastated by the Holocaust. As both are swept up in the fates of their people, and Bashir is jailed for his alleged part in a supermarket bombing, the friends do not speak for years. They finally reconcile and convert the house in Ramle into a day-care centre for Arab children of Israel, and a center for dialogue between Arabs and Jews. Now the dialogue they started seems more threatened than ever; the lemon tree died in 1998, and Bashir was jailed again, without charge. The Lemon Tree grew out of a 43-minute radio documentary that Sandy Tolan produced for Fresh Air. With this audiobook, he pursues the story into the homes and histories of the two families at its center, and up to the present day. Their stories form a personal microcosm of the last 70 years of Israeli-Palestinian history. In a region that seems ever more divided, The Lemon Tree is a reminder of all that is at stake, and of all that is still p 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandy Tolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016892/bk_adbl_016892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From bestselling author Luanne Rice – captivating and sexy novel of love, both enduring and unexpected.Year after year, Luanne Rice’s fans eagerly await her next audiobook. Their enthusiasm is soon to be rewarded with The Lemon Orchard, Rice’s romantic new love story between two people from seemingly different worlds.In the five years since Julia last visited her aunt and uncle’s home in Malibu, her life has been turned upside down by her daughter’s death. She expects to find nothing more than peace and solitude as she house-sits with only her dog, Bonnie, for company. But she finds herself drawn to the handsome man who oversees the lemon orchard. Roberto expertly tends the trees, using the money to support his extended Mexican family. What connection could these two people share? The answer comes as Roberto reveals the heartbreaking story of his own loss – a pain Julia knows all too well, but for one striking difference: Roberto’s daughter was lost but never found. And despite the odds he cannot bear to give up hope.Set in the sea and citrus-scented air of the breathtaking Santa Monica Mountains, The Lemon Orchard is an affirming story about the redemptive power of compassion and the kind of love that seems to find us when we need it most. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003560/bk_rand_003560_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning author Josi S. Kilpack introduces a new series of culinary ´´cozies” that is sure to tantalize mystery lovers. In this debut volume, cooking aficionado turned amateur detective Sadie Hoffmiller tries to solve the murder of her beautiful young neighbor - a single mother who was mysteriously lured from her home while a lemon tart was baking in her oven. At the heart of Sadie’s search is the woman’s missing two-year-old child. Whoever took the child must be the murderer, but Sadie is certain that the police are looking at all the wrong suspects - including her! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Dabczynski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dsrt/000045/bk_dsrt_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The search for Bigfoot gets juicy in this funny and touching story that’s perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses and the movie Smallfoot! Lemonade Liberty Witt´s mama always told her: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But Lem can´t possibly make lemonade out of her new life in Willow Creek, California - the Bigfoot Capital of the World - where she´s forced to live with a grandfather she´s never met after her mother passes away. Then she meets 11-year-old Tobin Sky, the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives Inc., who is the sole Bigfoot investigator for their small town. After he invites Lem to be his assistant for the summer, they set out on an epic adventure to capture a shot of the elusive beast on film. But along the way, Lem and Tobin end up discovering more than they ever could have imagined. And Lem realizes that maybe she can make lemonade out of her new life after all. ´´Melissa Savage´s astoundingly good debut novel is packed with humor, mystery, friendship, family secrets, and even Bigfoot! I think you´ll love it, too.´´ (Karen Cushman, Newbery Medalist for The Midwife´s Apprentice) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002253/bk_lili_002253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of Victoria Hislop´s Cartes Postales from Greece comes Among the Lemon Trees, the debut novel from Nadia Marks. Anna thought her marriage to Max would last forever. Having raised two happy children together, she looked forward to growing old with the man she loved. But when a revelation from her husband just before their wedding anniversary shakes her entire world, she´s left uncertain of what the future holds. Needing time to herself, Anna takes up an offer from her widowed father to spend the summer on the small Aegean island of his birth, unaware that a chance discovery of letters in her aunt´s house will unleash a host of family secrets. Kept hidden for 60 years, they reveal a tumultuous family history, beginning in Greece at the beginning of the 20th century and ending in Naples at the close of the Second World War. Confronted by their family´s long-buried truths, both father and daughter are shaken by the discovery and Anna begins to realise that if she is to ever heal the present, she must first understand the past.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daphne Alexander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001293/bk_macm_001293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.