Weihnachten auf einem Luxus-Raumschiff-Liner namens ´Titanic´, der die Erde umkreist. Eigentlich eine Erlebniskreuzfahrt zu ´primitiven Kulturen´, doch durch einen Meteorschauer nimmt sie eine neue Wende. Offenbar gibt es einen finsteren Plan, das Schiff mitsamt Passagieren auf die Erde stürzen zu lassen und eine Katastrophe auszulösen. Der Doktor und ein paar Passagiere nehmen den Kampf auf...
Have a happy haunted Christmas with these 12 previously unpublished seasonal spine chillers from Tom Slemen, the unrivaled writer and researcher of all things supernatural. In The Twelve Ghosts of Christmas, you will even be chilled by the stories in the introduction to the book, never mind the devilish dozen true tales about eerie time slips, gory premonitions, heart-stopping exorcisms, heartbreaking tales of lost love, graveyard tricksters, and sinister old hags. Listen to a story about the devil that tempted a bishop with pleasures of the flesh in ´´The Missing Room´´ and of the titanic, ominous force that turned a 3,000-ton ship upside down and sent its crew of 75 into limbo, never to be seen again. Also,listen to the story about the bohemian ´60s couple who gate crashed a Satanist´s party at Christmas and discovered what the main course was on the stomach-churning menu.... Plus dwell on the weird story of the uncanny, red-suited phantom that terrorized a couple who bought a dream home in Normandy.... He had bizarre plans for the future of their child... Just some of the weird but true stories in The Twelve Ghosts of Christmas! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael D. Crain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037585/bk_acx0_037585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Stuyvesant was dying. A wealthy, courteous, and controlled man, all he wanted was to get to Denver to visit his children for one last Christmas. But sometimes even money, good manners, and a compulsive desire for order are not enough. God, the weather, a gigantic shopping-mall Santa Claus, and a pregnant girl who called herself Cheyenne - ´´like the city. And a river, too. And a mountain and an Indian tribe. I looked it up´´ - had other plans for him. ´´´Michael! Michael, oh my God, Michael! What did you do?´ he heard in a shriek behind him as he picked up the fallen weapon. He turned to see Cheyenne’s head poking sideways out the open driver’s-side door. Her elfin face, he thought distractedly - the triangular, fox-like face of an elf who thought he had just killed Santa Claus. And what else would she think? Michael Stuyvesant, a man who prided himself on the calm order of his life, stood with a tire iron in his hand, straddling the body of a titanic Kris Kringle while the fat snowflakes drifted down around him and the chiming, clicking noises of an expensive SUV merged with the screams of a pregnant teenager. ´Oh, shut up,´ he said.´´ The second of Kindle Singles author Joseph Bottum’s trilogy of Christmas short stories - modern takes on the Gifts of the Magi - the 13,000-word ´´Nativity´´ follows 2012’s ´´Wise Guy´´. And where ´´Wise Guy´´ asked what Balthasar, the Wise Man who brought myrrh to Bethlehem, would be like as a clever thief, ´´Nativity´´ now re-imagines Melchior, the Wise Man who brought gold, as a wealthy cancer patient adrift in the American Midwest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018824/bk_adbl_018824_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is a few days before Christmas and Betty, alone in the world with only her daughter Molly, is about to sign the papers that will end her eight-year marriage. As Betty reveals her feelings about this final act, listeners become privy to a hilarious inner dialogue of pros and cons moving from ´´half my friends are divorced´´ to ´´divorce makes no sense...´´ at lightning speed. Such is the story behind Betty in Raising My Titanic, a hilarious but heartrending diary that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a 30-year-old woman during her first year of adjustment following divorce. In a simple and down-to-earth style, Mary Sheldon paints a brilliant portrait of a sensitive woman in transition, capturing the frustations of learning how to live all over again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Sheldon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000249/bk_pnix_000249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year´s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend, Holly, who teaches ´Performance and Movement´, will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see Titanic at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.
Es gibt Songzeilen, die einem nicht aus dem Kopf gehen, die Zeiten und Moden überdauern. Rund 200 unvergessliche Songzeilen haben Günther Fischer und Manfred Prescher zusammengetragen: Megahits wie Celine Dions ´´My Heart Will Go On´´ aus ´´Titanic´´ finden sich hier ebenso wie unbekanntere Stücke aus dem Underground. Die ältesten Songs - etwa ´´White Christmas´´ von Bing Crosby - stammen aus der Zeit vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, als sich Rundfunkgeräte, Jukeboxes und Plattenspieler rasant verbreiteten. Am anderen Ende der Pop-Historie stehen Hits, die noch frisch und vertraut in den Ohren klingen - wie Eminems ´´Cleaning Out My Closet´´, Julis ´´Perfekte Welle´´ oder Lana Del Reys ´´Video Games´´. Zu jeder Songzeile erzählt das Buch die oft überraschende Geschichte dahinter: Hätten Sie zum Beispiel gewusst, dass ABBA ihren Hit ´´Dancing Queen´´ dem schwedischen Königspaar zur Hochzeit widmete und im Song darauf anspielen, dass Silvia sich ´´ihren´´ König in einer Disko geangelt hatte?
Magic Tree House 50 features Jack and Annie and legendary magician Harry Houdini! If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they´re hooked on books! The Magic Tree House books, with their fiction and nonfiction aspects, are perfect for parents and teachers just starting to get into the ´´Core Curriculum´´. With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the book topics range from kid-pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rainforest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Pope Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001627/bk_lili_001627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they´re hooked on books! This is one series that kids, teachers, librarians, and parents all agree on. A perfect blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness - the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rainforest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). Magic Tree House #49 features Jack and Annie heading back to ancient Greece and an adventure with Alexander the Great when he was a child and his famous stallion: Bucephalus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Pope Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001582/bk_lili_001582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Magic Tree House Book 52, Soccer on Sunday will take Jack and Annie to a soccer field in Mexico where they must find the final secret of greatness for Merlin. On the field, they´ll meet a young soccer player who dreams of one day playing in the World Cup just like his hero, the great Brazilian soccer player, Pelé! The Magic Tree House books, with their fiction and nonfiction titles, are perfect for parents and teachers just starting to get into the ´´Core Curriculum´´. With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rainforest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Pope Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001688/bk_lili_001688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.