Still Searching for Pipe Dreams is the second in a series following Rick Newcombe´s first book, the best-selling In Search of Pipe Dreams. Why would anyone still smoke a pipe in the 21st century when all forms of smoking are being banned around the world? Why are so many young people drawn to pipe collecting and artistic pipemaking with such intensity and passion? And why are pipe shows suddenly sold out, with waiting lists for tables? These young pipe enthusiasts are from America, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, Italy, Denmark and all over the world. Unlike mass-marketed cigarettes, pipe smoking has a rich tradition that goes back many centuries, and the author predicts it is the only form of smoking that will last many centuries into the future. He contends that moderate pipe smoking, without inhaling, promotes relaxation and clear thinking, and it serves as an ideal antidote to stress that is much safer than the tranquilizers that are so freely dispensed today. Unlike cigar and cigarette smokers, pipe collectors actually save their pipes. They clean and polish them and put them in racks or display cabinets. If they are broken, they have them repaired. Most pipe smokers remember when they bought each pipe in their collection, and every time they take a pipe out, it is a reminder of the past, to be enjoyed in the present, for many years into the future. This book also is inspiring because of Rick Newcombe´s enthusiasm and optimism, which shine through in every chapter and make it a fast-paced and enjoyable listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Newcombe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005129/bk_acx0_005129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Stephen Bodio was a young boy in the early ´50s, he saw an image in National Geographic that became forever etched in his mind: It was a photograph of a Kazakh nomad, dressed in a long coat and wearing a fur hat, holding a huge tame eagle on his fist. And a lifelong fascination with Central Asia was born. Mongolia, a vast country located between Siberia and China and little known to outsiders, was long under Soviet domination and inaccessible to Westerners. When it became independent in 1990, Bodio began planning a pilgrimage to see if the eagle hunters of ´´The Picture´´ had survived. A lifelong falconer himself, he longed to visit the birthplace of falconry and observe the traditions that had survived intact through the ages. His fantasy was realized when he traveled independently twice to the westernmost region of Mongolia and spent months with the people and birds of his dreams. The ancient rituals of hunting with eagles are fascinating, and the remarkable relationships these nomadic people have with their birds of prey are thrilling. With vivid prose and humor, Bodio gives life to his dreams and the people, landscapes, and animals of Mongolia that have become part of his soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Scully. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020065/bk_adbl_020065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eleven-year-old Tibby Brawlien has had a crazy summer. With the help of Elock, a strange-looking creature Tibby saw in his dreams, he and his new friend Fogel Jarker rescued a brother, his sister, and their parents from cave people. Tibby - with Elock´s help - made Fogel, who was the meanest bully in school, Tibby´s friend. But was Elock actually a dream? Another adventure begins when Tibby decides Elock exists in the real world. To find him, he and his friends must enter a dangerous cave, contend with the cave people who live there, and get out before a nearby volcano erupts. Tibby believes they can deal with any challenges that come their way - but what will happen when they finally meet Elock face to face? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Raagas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117713/bk_acx0_117713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if you already know your future but not the path to take? When Sarah Peterson accepts a job in her Auntie Kay´s florist, she´s prepared for a change of job, home and lifestyle. What she isn´t prepared for is the discovery of a scarily accurate clairvoyant reading that´s been missing for 12 years. All the predictions have come true except one: she´s about to meet the man of her dreams. Oh, and his name is Steven. Suddenly, Stevens are everywhere. Could it be the window cleaner, the rep, the manager of the coffee shop, or any of the men she´s met online? On top of that, she finds herself quite attracted to a handsome web designer, but his name isn´t even Steven.... During this unusual search, will Sarah find her destiny? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Louise Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004717/bk_howe_004717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First in a sizzling new series from Jennifer Probst, the USA Today best-selling author adored for her ´´fresh, fun, and sexy´´ (Romancing the Book) storytelling! In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate´s more than a savvy businesswoman: She´s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love´s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town´s used bookstore...and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered - and hot-bodied - divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won´t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate´s newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she´s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Maby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006534/bk_sans_006534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The up-and-coming matchmaking agency Kinnections is the hottest thing to hit Verily, New York - just like Kennedy Ashe, social director for the service she owns with her two best girlfriends. A coach, consultant, and cheerleader rolled into one super-sizzling package, Kennedy creates dream dates, encourages singles to shine, and never refuses a challenge - not even her new client, Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, rocket scientist and nerd extraordinaire. Kennedy vows to transform this hot mess in a lab coat with a disastrous relationship track record into the most wanted man on the Verily dating scene. If only she could turn the wand on herself... Though she radiates confidence and sex appeal, Kennedy harbors deep-seated insecurities from her tormented past. When she realizes she and Nate are cut from the same cloth and might be perfect together, can Kennedy learn to let her heart lead the way? Or will her fears sentence her to the sidelines as Nate finds love - with someone else? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Maby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006665/bk_sans_006665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a small-town girl with big-city dreams, there is no address more glamorous than New York´s Barbizon Hotel. Laura, a patrician beauty from Smith, arrives to work at Mademoiselle for the summer. Her hopelessly romantic roommate, Dolly, comes from a working-class upstate town to attend secretarial school. Vivian, a brash British bombshell with a disregard for the hotel´s rules, rounds out the trio of friends. Together, the girls embark on a journey of discovery that will take them from the penthouse apartments of Park Avenue to the Beat scene of Greenwich Village to Atlantic City´s Steel Pier - and into the arms of very different men who will alter their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Kalbli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030425/bk_acx0_030425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1955 New York City is full of postwar euphoria and glamour, and the Barbizon Hotel - the place where Grace Kelly lived when she first came to the big city - is where young women from good families stay while they launch their careers and wait for Mr Right to come calling with a dozen roses and a date night at El Morocco. Laura, a patrician beauty from Connecticut, arrives with a magazine internship and dreams of becoming a writer; Dolly, a sweet, small-town girl is working the secretarial pool and looking to be swept off her feet; and Vivian, a redheaded British bombshell with a palpable disdain for rules, yearns to make it as a singer while working nights as a cigarette girl. As the young women become friends, their lives get swept into the exhilarating, heart-breaking maelstrom of New York City. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Lefkow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000945/bk_twuk_000945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Annabeth is a hopeless romantic who believes in soul mates. In fact, she´s been writing to hers each year on her birthday since she was 16. Now, at 34, she´s still holding out hope of finding Mr. Right, even though he´d be fighting an uphill battle to gain her trust thanks to a traumatic experience years before that´s left her unable to commit. When Annabeth meets a handsome literature professor named Alex on her 34th birthday, she thinks her quest may finally be at an end. Things don´t quite go as planned, so Annabeth resolves to do everything she can over the next year to find the unknown recipient of her letters. But blind dates, meetup events and online singles sites have nothing on what fate has in store for her when a co-worker unexpectedly quits and Annabeth finds herself working in close quarters with both Alex and her long-ago ex, Nick. Fighting her attraction to one and loathing for the other, Annabeth is forced to face all of her old insecurities while keeping an eye on a scheming frienemy who may derail her hopes and dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ashley Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059237/bk_acx0_059237_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.