Last-Minute Love (Year of the Chick series): Romi Moondi
A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy´s wily campaign for the White House, beginning with his bold failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate and elect presidents. John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics. They turned over accepted wisdom that his Catholicism was a barrier to winning an election and plotted a successful course to that constituency. They hired Louis Harris - a polling entrepreneur - to become the first presidential pollster. They twisted arms, and they charmed. They lined up party bosses, young enthusiasts, and fellow Catholics and turned the traditional party inside out. The last-minute invitation to Lyndon B. Johnson to be vice president in 1956 surprised them only because they had failed to notice that he wanted it. They invented The Missile Gap in the Cold War and out-glamoured Richard Nixon in the TV debates. Now, acclaimed, award-winning journalists Tom Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie provide the most comprehensive account, based on personal reporting, interviews, and archives. The authors have examined more than 1,600 oral histories at the John F. Kennedy library; they´ve interviewed surviving sources, including JFK´s sister Jean Smith; and they draw on their own interviews with insiders including Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. From the start of the campaign in 1955, when his father tried to persuade President Johnson to run with JFK as his running mate, The Road to Camelot reveals him as a tough, shrewd political strategist who kept his eye on the prize. This is one of the great campaign stories of all time, appropriate for today´s political climate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010078/bk_reco_010078_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The day before Christmas, Nick isn´t too thrilled about being dragged along for last-minute shopping with his dad. He´s too excited about what he´ll get for Christmas this year. While Nick waits for his father, he overhears a store Santa, who tells the legend of Saint Nicholas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hewitt James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000505/bk_zond_000505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Happy New Clique!Once upon a time, in Westchester and Orlando, there were four betas just waiting for their alpha. It took a miracle to bring the Pretty Committee together - or rather, a New Year´s Yves party. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it just...cliques.Massie Block: Is destined to lead, but trapped as a beta in the Ahnabees, the top clique at PMS (Presbyterian Middle School). She has ah-mazing ideas - Friday night sleepovers, Gossip Points, and matching charm bracelets. When will it be her time to rule?Alicia Rivera: is dying to lead the Body Alive Dance Studio Squad. With the captain on vacation, BADSS´s live performance on Merri Lee Marvil´s New Year´s Yves show is her chance to shine. Will she prove herself alpha-worthy - or will she need to find a whole new clique?Dylan Marvil is done, done, and done with people kissing her teeny-tiny butt just because her mom is famous. But who would be brave enough to stand up to someone so Marvilous?Kristen Gregory Has made a New Year´s resolution to make friends and get a life. Escape from Planet Loser starts...now!Claire Lyons Is psyched times 10 to win a last-minute invitation to the New Year´s Yves satellite party in Orlando. But first she needs to sneak out of the house. And the countdown to midnight begins in ten... nine... eight.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000365/bk_hach_000365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world´s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive?there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him? From the Hardcover edition.
Even though she´s living her lifelong dream and dancing on Broadway, the city is a lonely place for Yvie James. The holidays are both her favorite time of the year and the worst. A last-minute decision puts Yvie in Beaumont to spend time with her family. Alexander Knight is new to Beaumont, but he´s making the best of it. His dream of running a successful business is within his grasp, and Xander has a dedicated client base for which most trainers vie. On the surface, Xander is happy, but he works long hours for nothing more than to avoid going home to an empty house. Thrown together for Christmas shopping, holiday gatherings with friends and family, and a special anniversary party, Yvie and Xander find themselves seeking solace in each other for an unforgettable, romantic winter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nelson Hobbs, Stephanie Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012083/bk_tant_012083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the night before Christmas, and Splat wonders if he´s been a good enough cat this year to deserve a really big present. Just to make sure, he offers some last-minute help to his mom and, in typical Splat fashion, he messes up completely! That night Splat stays awake, hoping to see Santa Claus. But when Splat misses him, he´s sure his Christmas is ruined - along with his hopes for a really big present. Everyone´s favorite furry cat is back in a Christmas story perfect for any child anxiously awaiting Santa´s arrival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bittner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002826/bk_harp_002826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A super-sexy sequel to Wardham #1, What Once Was Perfect They keep meaning to say I do.... Laney and Kyle lost each other once. Now they´ve found a way back together, and nothing will break them apart. But real life - two busy careers, nosy family members, and very different priorities for their oft-discussed yet still hypothetical wedding - keeps them from formalizing the forever they promised each other more than a year ago. A business trip for Kyle and a last-minute rearranging of Laney´s schedule provides the perfect fantasy escape to re-focus on what really matters. Warning: This book starts with a blow job and just gets dirtier from there. Because who ever said that filthy sex and sweet wedding vows weren´t compatible? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056758/bk_acx0_056758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Romantic comedy with heart, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Mhairi McFarlane. Jess, a 29-year-old Londoner with a Kate Beckett fringe and a tendency for dramatics, gets taken on a surprise trip by her long-term boyfriend, Pete, to attend her best friend’s last-minute wedding in South Africa. Jess imagines sun, sand, wine and safaris. And returning to London with an ethically mined diamond on her left hand... But this holiday isn’t set to be quite the fairy tale Jess has planned. Suddenly she finds her world tilting on its axis, and things are only set to get worse when Jess returns home.... Catherine Bennetto is back with her trademark wit and an equally hilarious cast of characters who will have you rooting for them from the first minute. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Acton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ssuk/000150/bk_ssuk_000150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For cult audiences, Phil Willmott is best remembered as ship´s science officer Finbow Lewis in 150 episodes of the satellite-television sci-fi soap Jupiter Moon. He is now an influential director - having directed over 40 productions around the UK, from Shakespeare to musicals - as well as a cutting-edge writer.Willmott is the artistic director of his own multi-award-winning theatre company, The Steam Industry, and an associate director of The Kings Head Theatre. As an arts journalist and critic, he hosts his own weekly arts show, Capital Eyes, on Resonance 104.4FM. For two years he was a theatre correspondent for BBC London´s television news and website, and also for lastminute.com. He has been a regular critic for What´s On in London magazine and BBC Radio´s ´´The Lavender Lounge´´, as well as appearing as a guest on many other BBC radio shows, including Ned Sherrin´s ´´Loose Ends´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Willmott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/fntm/000006/sp_fntm_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.