Fue un novelista, dramaturgo y poeta francés nacido en 1910, cuya obra expresa una profunda rebelión contra la sociedad y sus costumbres, hablando sin pudor de la criminalidad, los prejuicios, el homosexualismo, etcétera, por lo que su lectura fue muy resistida en muchos países, pero alabado en otros. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. uncredited. http://samples.audible.de/bk/olst/000233/bk_olst_000233_sample.mp3.
Nord de la Californie, fin des années 1960. Evie Boyd, quatorze ans, vit seule avec sa mère. Fille unique et mal dans sa peau, elle n´a que Connie, son amie d´enfance. Lorsqu´une dispute les sépare au début de l´été, Evie se tourne vers un groupe de filles dont la liberté, les tenues débraillées et l´atmosphère d´abandon qui les entoure la fascinent. Elle tombe sous la coupe de Suzanne, l´aînée de cette bande, et se laisse entraîner dans le cercle d´une secte et de son leader charismatique, Russell. Caché dans les collines, leur ranch est aussi étrange que délabré, mais, aux yeux de l´adolescente, il est exotique, électrique, et elle veut à tout prix s´y faire accepter. Tandis qu´elle passe de moins en moins de temps chez sa mère et que son obsession pour Suzanne va grandissant, Evie ne s´aperçoit pas qu´elle s´approche inéluctablement d´une violence impensable. Dense et rythmé, le premier roman d´Emma Cline est saisissant de perspicacité psychologique. Raconté par une Evie adulte mais toujours cabossée, il est un portrait remarquable des filles comme des femmes qu´elles deviennent. Une adolescence au féminin saisie sur le vif, entre exaltation des sens, dangers de la dépendance et quête de modèles, écrite dans un style vibrant servi par la lecture chatoyante de Rachel Arditi. 1. French. Rachel Arditi. http://samples.audible.de/bk/odlb/001166/bk_odlb_001166_sample.mp3.
We care about how we look. Why is that? Because we’re women, and women love to look and feel good. God made us that way. And this is not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a wonderful thing. God loves beauty. He doesn’t want us to reflect his image being sloppy, disheveled women of God who don’t pay any attention to what we look like. Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad will show you how to look and feel your best, no matter what day it is or what the occasion. And it will also stop you from screaming at the top of your lungs, ´´I have nothing to wear!´´ In Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad, Shari Braendel teaches you how to appreciate the body God gave you and how to always look your best—from conquering the battle of finding the right swimsuit, to choosing how many bangles you should wear or how big your purse should be, to wearing the right style jeans that will best flatter your thighs or hips, to finding the best places to shop to suit your unique personal style. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shari Braendel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000764/bk_zond_000764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Part of the hot trend of revamped fairytales - from the films Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Mirror, Mirror, and Snow White and the Huntsman to hit TV shows Once Upon a Time and Grimm - J.A. Kazimer´s second raucous and irreverent audiobook in the F--ked-Up Fairytale series puts a new spin on a French-kissing frog looking for his princess! Jean-Michel La Grenouille has a lot going for him. He´s a prince. Handsome. Filthy rich. And definitely charming. But he also spent his first few years as a fly-catching, pond-dwelling frog. All that saved him was the kiss of The One, the girl who saw nobility through his slimy form and fell into True Love. Okay, fine. Technically she was a toddler who tried to eat him, but whatever. The curse broke, and as long as he finds and marries her by his 30th birthday, he´s a free man. Trouble is, he´s going to be 30 in ten days, and he´s getting some seriously cold-blooded feet. He´s pretty sure Princess Sleeping Beauty is The One. But his best man has some villain issues, his in-laws-to-be belong in a really special castle, and a smoking-hot lady biker named Lollie Bliss has him rethinking all this happily-ever-after stuff. Oh, and he may have accidentally put out a hit on his blushing bride. Oopsie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bakkensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015298/bk_adbl_015298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer reads her short stories ´´A Style of Her Own´´ and ´´The Bridegroom.´´ Gordimer is a writer and political activist born in South Africa and dedicated to the anti-Apartheid movement and HIV/AIDS causes. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000133/sp_nsty_000133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jean Shepherd, author of A Christmas Story, again demonstrates his broad knowledge, unusual turn of mind, and humor, in this series of programs. From monologues of tragedy in the world of children, the seemingly minor disappointment of not being chosen for a game or a team, to commentary on tall tales and Midwest humor, these shows will captivate everyone fascinated by the style of Jean Shepherd - from subtle to bombastic - and the mind behind the style. Here are eight digitally restored and remastered programs, including: ´´Choosing Up´´; ´´No Rest for the Wicked´´; ´´Straws in the Wind´´; ´´The Midwest Humor Tradition´´; ´´Ribbon Velocity´´; ´´Slob Art´´; ´´Western Spectacular´´; and ´´Pomp and Circumstance´´. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000832/rt_radi_000832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the peak of the Golden Era of Hollywood, one of the film industry´s most popular genres was the screwball comedy, making stars out of young actresses like Jean Harlow and helping pave the way for future ones like Marilyn Monroe. But at the height of the era of the screwball comedy, the actress most associated with them was Jean Arthur, whose ability to portray everyday women made her incredibly popular in the 1930s and 1940s. As one critic put it, ´´No one was more closely identified with the screwball comedy than Jean Arthur. So much was she part of it, so much was her star personality defined by it, that the screwball style itself seems almost unimaginable without her.´´ Her seemingly effortless abilities helped get her cast in some of legendary director Frank Capra´s most famous films, including Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Capra´s films were some of the most critically acclaimed and popular of Depression-era America thanks to viewers being able to relate to the characters, and Arthur was integral in this, as film critic Charles Chaplin once explained, ´´To at least one teenager in a small town (though I´m sure we were a multitude), Jean Arthur suggested strongly that the ideal woman could be - ought to be - judged by her spirit as well as her beauty...The notion of the woman as a friend and confidante, as well as someone you courted and were nuts about, someone whose true beauty was internal rather than external, became a full-blown possibility as we watched Jean Arthur.´´ Arthur was an Oscar nominated actress and one of the richest women in the country in the mid-1940s, but she nevertheless retired after her contract with Columbia ended in 1944. While that seems like an odd decision, Arthur was notorious for wanting to avoid the spotlight and Hollywood´s celebrity culture, which led to her being branded a recluse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Lehman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034956/bk_acx0_034956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.