In Erasmus Cromwell-Smith II´s magical, modern-day literary tale, an ailing professor journeys into his past to reveal a world ensconced in stories and poetry, with the hope of imparting inspirational, lifelong lessons. From his crumpled aesthetic of a tweed jacket or cardigan to his thick British accent, Professor Erasmus Cromwell-Smith is the embodiment of the prestigious New England scholastic institute where he teaches. But at 64, with a sudden diagnosis of incurable brain cancer, he decides to focus his intentions on living each day to the fullest and to share a lifetime of wisdom that he´s treasured throughout the years. In daily classes with an ever-increasing audience, the professor mesmerizes students with tales of a childhood surrounded by rare books and enhanced by his friendships with three colorful, eclectic antiquarian mentors.Through an unfolding of conversation, free-verse poetry, and letters, the mentors´ tutelage is revealed. For example, the title poem serves as a message about balance and freedom, while ´´The Magic in Life´´ poses questions about where enchantment exists, ´´ ... a piece of art?/ ...a magnificent meal?/ ...within the silence and peace of contemplation and meditation?´´ Over 30 thought-provoking poems and reflections are woven throughout, addressing such concepts as letting go of the past, finding inspiration, dealing with loss, and ultimately living a happy, blissful life. The writing style is thoroughly fluid and engaging, with a nice narrative changeup, as chapters often switch from the third person as the eccentric professor ponders his way to class, to the first- person storytelling of his lectures that easily draws in students. This is also a story about love. With only a few hints regarding a curious young blonde-haired woman attending his class, the professor´s legacy is ultimately brought to a surprising, honored conclusion. The story´s premise recalls Randy Pausch´s popular memoir, Th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Dorse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148480/bk_acx0_148480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A delicious, sexy, laugh-out-loud modern romance about a newly single woman and her journey to find love again, from New York Times best-selling author Alice Clayton and debut author Nina Bocci. Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She´s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer licking her wounds - and perhaps a gelato or two - with her best friend, Daisy. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery´s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she´d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi. Marcello was the man - the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and - hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello. Slipping easily into the good life of summertime in Rome, Avery spends her days exploring a city that makes art historians swoon and her nights swooning over her unexpected what was old is new again romance. It´s heady, it´s fevered, it´s wanton, and it´s crazy. But could this really be her new life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twin-set cardigans and crustless sandwiches? A celebration of great friendship, passionate romance, and wonderful food, Roman Crazy is a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randi Geddens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007620/bk_sans_007620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Une collection énorme plus de 100 classiques par le plus grand rock et de talent pop dans le monde, jamais ! Du folk-rock pilote du Byrds d´Eight Miles High et le disciple consacré tordu des replis de la mode au fluage anthemic de Radiohead et les filles et les garçons effrontés par Blur… juste une poignée des chansons mémorables et célébrées qui sont décrites en dedans. Chaque chanson a été arrangée pour la voix et la guitare, complet avec les pleins textes et un guide complet d´accord. All You Need Is Love [Beatles, The] Alone Again Or [Love] Antmusic [Adam & Ants, The] Babe, I´m Gonna Leave You [Led Zeppelin] Badge [Cream] Bankrobber [Clash, The] Been Caught Stealing [Jane´s Addiction] Black Hole Sun [Soundgarden] Bliss [Muse] Boys Don´t Cry [Cure, The] Caught By The Fuzz [Supergrass] Coming Around [Travis] Creep [Radiohead] Cum On Feel The Noize [Slade] Dance To The Music [Sly And The Family Stone] Distant Sun [Crowded House] Down Down [Status Quo] Dream On [Aerosmith] Eight Miles High [Byrds, The] Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn´t´ve) [Buzzcocks, The] Everything I Own [Bread] Fairytale Of New York [Pogues, The] [Maccoll, Kirsty] Free Bird [Lynyrd Skynyrd] Get Up, Stand Up [Marley, Bob] Ghost Town [Specials, The] Girls And Boys [Blur] Going Underground [Jam, The] Goldfinger [Ash] Hard To Handle [Black Crowes, The] Here She Comes Now [Velvet Underground, The] Heroes And Villains [Beach Boys, The] Hey Joe [Jimi Hendrix Experience, The] Hey Ya! [OutKast] Highway To Hell [Ac/Dc] I Am The Resurrection [Stone Roses, The] I Just Don´t Know What To Do With Myself [White Stripes, The] I Not In Love [10CC] I´m A Believer [Monkees, The] I´m Not In Love [10cc] It´s My Life [Talk Talk] Jailbird [Primal Scream] Jeremy [Pearl Jam] Keep On Running [Spencer Davis Group, The] Killer Queen [Queen] Listen To What The Man Said [McCartney, Paul] Love Is The Drug [Roxy Music] Love Will Tear Us Apart [Joy Division] Mad World [Tears For Fears] matinee [Franz Ferdinand] metal guru [Bolan, Mark] Mis-Shapes [Pulp] monday monday [Mamas & The Papas, The] Motorcycle Emptiness [Manic Street Preachers] Mr. Jones [Counting Crows] My Brother Jake [Free] My Favourite Game [Cardigans, The] No More Heroes [Stranglers, The] No One Knows [Queens Of The Stone Age] Nothing Else Matters [Metallica] One Way [Levellers, The] Pick A Part That´s New [Stereophonics] Pictures Of Lily [Who, The] Presence Of The Lord [Blind Faith] Private Investigations [Dire Straits] Psycho Killer [Talking Heads] Red, Red Wine [Ub40] Regret [New Order] Relax [Frankie Goes To Hollywood] Rhiannon [Fleetwood Mac] Runaway [Corrs, The] Save A Prayer [Duran Duran] September Gurls [Big Star] She´s Not There [Zombies, The] Sin City [Flying Burrito Brothers, The] Sit Down [James] Somewhere Only We Know [Keane] Stayin´ Alive [Bee Gees, The] Stop [Spice Girls, The] Supersonic [Oasis] Take It Easy [Eagles, The] Take Me With U [Prince And The Revolution] Teach Your Children [Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young] Teenage Kicks [Undertones, The] That´ll Be The Day [Crickets, The] The Crystal Ship [Doors, The] The Drowners [Suede] The Man Who Sold The World [Nirvana] The Scientist [Coldplay] The Whole Of The Moon [Waterboys, The] There She Goes [La´s, The] This Charming Man [Smiths, The] Times Like These [Foo Fighters] Tumbling Dice [Rolling Stones, The] up round the bend [Creedence Clearwater Revival] Voulez-Vous [Abba] Wake Me Up Before You Go Go [Wham!] Walking On The Moon [Police, The] Whiskey In The Jar [Thin Lizzy] Wild Thing [Troggs, The] Wish You Were Here [Pink Floyd] With Or Without You [U2] You´ll Never Walk Alone [Gerry And The Pacemakers]