In the third hilarious, unforgettable installment in internationally best-selling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s League of Pensioners series, Martha and the League’s latest escapade has them headed for the French Riviera in what is sure to be the most daring caper of the summer. Martha and her friends are sitting comfortably in Sweden… a little too comfortably. Determined to do more for their fellow pensioners - and jazz things up for themselves - they’re up to their usual antics: bank robberies, money laundering, and figuring out how to disappear in a garbage-truck-cum-getaway-car. They have their sights sets on building a resort village for seniors, but that’s going to take money. Lots of money. While stalking their millionaire neighbor, Carl, on Facebook, Anna-Gretta scrolls through his photos - all of them featuring luxury yachts on the Riviera - and an idea comes to her on how to solve the League’s cash problem. When she shares the hare-brained scheme with the others, they’re all aboard. Their plan to cheat billionaires out of their luxury yachts in the south of France’s sun-bleached Saint-Tropez soon turns into the heist of their lives with the police hot on their heels - as well as a couple of ruthless ex-cons. Now this wily group of walker-equipped conspirators are hell-bent on accomplishing their dangerous mission - no matter the consequences… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patience Tomlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007496/bk_harp_007496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kurt Andersen talks about seeing the premiere of Tom Stoppard's play, The Real Thing, as a young man in his 20s, and seeing it again two decades later. Had the play changed, or was it Kurt?Next, Martha Plimpton may be the hardest working woman in show business, appearing in two television series after finishing a run on Broadway and selling out a cabaret show at Lincoln Center a few months ago. She's been on stage since she was eight years old, and she shares with Kurt her thoughts on how that helped - or hindered - her growing up. Plus: Plimpton performs Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road."Then, Josh Ritter says that his new album, So Runs the World Away, is evidence that he's not a kid anymore. Ritter performs two songs from the record and talks to Kurt about feeling grown up when he was eight years old. And Ritter explains how a New York City garbage truck helped him break through writer's block.Finally, Junot Diaz won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but Diaz tells Kurt that many of the students he teaches at MIT don't even know that he's a writer. And he likes it that way. "If you want people just to like you," says Diaz, "there's a thousand other careers for that." [Broadcast Date: May 15, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/100515/rt_stud_100515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 1970s and early '80s, southern California was shocked when dead boys began turning up with disturbing regularity alongside some of the state's most heavily traveled freeways. Victims of sadistic torture, the dead boys and young men had been raped and strangled, and their untimely deaths were eventually attributed to the Freeway Killer, an elusive psychopath whose trail of death would go down in California history as one of the worst true crime stories in the country. While the Freeway Killer ultimately turned out to be three different men, one of them was truck driver William Bonin, one of the most prolific and sadistic among American serial killers. Bonin usually preferred to work with an accomplice, and the lust killer and his cronies brutally raped and tortured his victims - Bonin loved the sounds of their screams - before strangling them and dumping them on the side of the road like garbage. Bonin confessed to committing 21 murders in the span of just a year, although many experts believe he was responsible for the deaths of many more missing young men. He was executed in 1996, and in this detailed serial killer biography, you'll learn the background that might offer some understanding of what makes a man go off the rails and become a deranged lust killer. Of course, spine-tingling story of a man whose youngest victim was a 12-year-old who was waiting for a bus to take him to Disneyland might be one that causes you to sleep with the lights on for weeks after listening to this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gaius M. Thynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071728/bk_acx0_071728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 10th book in the Garbage Collector Series! Cheri was a stripper, when she met her husband, Spike. Spike was a biker and a customer at the strip joint where Cheri worked. She got pregnant soon after they met, and she convinced him to marry her. Cheri quit being a stripper, but Spike didn't quit going to the strip clubs. Their marriage lasted for a few years, but after the son they had together died in a horrible accident, things began to fall apart, and Spike got into gambling, Spike was never the same; things were never the same. After maxing out credit cards, and then losing their home, Cheri filed for divorce and moved away. After the divorce, Cheri was going to move out of state with her daughter, Megan, to begin a new life. Being homeless they ended up sleeping at the side of the road, and were abducted, but after some struggles and a couple days later, got away. After that, Cheri was able to get help for herself and her daughter, and eventually started working at a local truck stop café as a waitress, where Cheri met Jim. Cheri soon moved in with Jim, but while she was off working, Jim was after Megan, who was a good looking young teenager, wanting to be her pimp. The money attracted Megan and she ended up being a teenage hooker. When Cheri found out, she was furious with Jim and with Megan. Megan ran away, Cheri became sick with grief, which made life miserable for Jim and for her. Oftentimes, she would not get out of bed, and refused to do anything. Suddenly Cheri passed away, and Jim was suspected of drugging her, although it couldn't be proven, as Jim was quite clever in covering his tracks. The body was cremated almost immediately, so an autopsy was never done. Megan got word of her mother's death, and so plotted revenge against Jim, changing her appearance, and.... Justice warns that you should be cautious of who you spend your time with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JP Braukus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043238/bk_acx0_043238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Henry´s day is full. From breakfast to bedtime there is fun with his friends in their small red brick building. There are steps out front to count climbing up and to count coming down. On the street there´s the garbage man and a tow truck to watch. And just around the corner there´s a playground and even more friends. Fullness makes Henry´s day (and every day for Henry) simply GLORIOUS.
When Bullies Act Out, It's Time for Buddies and Baseball A cloud hangs over Jack as he begins fifth grade. Two boys from his class, Steve and Cliff, who began bullying him last spring, harass him again as soon as school starts. They take brownies and cookies from his lunch and call him 'Mustard' because they think he's a coward. When Jack walks a different route to school to avoid them, they find him anyway. When he doesn't take a lunch but brings lunch money, they steal his money. When he rides his bike to school, they let the air out of the tires. Jack is miserable but he's ashamed to ask for help and doesn't want to tell anyone about his problem. Lizabeth and C.J are Jack's best friends. C.J. has his own problems. He gets help in Chapter I reading, and Steve makes fun of him, calling him 'Retardo.' Lizabeth is spunky and won't put up with dirty tricks from Steve and Cliff, but they try to get even by calling her Miss Perfect. A new boy in school, Hans Ollig from Germany, speaks only a little English and is trying hard to learn to talk like the other kids. Jack is assigned to show him around the school. Their fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Hollis, begins a 'Melting Pot' unit in social studies. Each student will choose a country and prepare a report about the history of the country and what people who immigrated from that country have contributed to the United States. The student will share a food from the country and teach a few words of the language. C.J. chooses to study Italy, Lizabeth picks France, and the teacher assigns Jack to work with Hans on Switzerland. Jack's mother arranges for Jack and Hans to meet with a new family in the neighborhood. The boys go to interview Mr. Schwartz who grew up in Switzerland. Jack is surprised to find that many people from Switzerland speak German, so Hans and Mr. Schwartz have lots to say to each other. The boys get a good start on their report even though Steve tries to ruin a map Hans has made. With white-out and a copy machine, the librarian helps save the day, and the boys end up with a great report. Members of Jack's family are all baseball fans and tremendously excited that the Colorado Rockies are going to be in the World Series. Jack's uncle has given him an old glove from his high school days. When Jack takes the glove to school, it disappears. That same day, Steve's watch disappears and he's very worried because the watch belongs to his father. Steve accuses Hans of stealing the watch, which Hans denies. A search of the school does not turn up the glove or the watch. While playing at the park, Jack sees that Steve has his glove. Steve refuses to give the glove back and tosses it into the back of a passing garbage truck. Jack and friends pursue the truck and recover the glove. As Jack and his buddies walk home from the park, they see that a police car is in front of Jack Mates's house. It becomes clear that Jack's father has been drinking and has hit both his wife and son. The cause of the fight may be the missing wristwatch which Steve took to school without his father's permission. When Jack gets home, he tells his parents what has been going on. They want to help but he insists that he must take care of the problem himself. Next morning, Jack confronts Steve and tells him the bullying must end. Jack says he will go with Steve before school starts to Mrs. Hollis where Steve can confess he stole the glove. If not, Jack will tell what happened in front of the entire class. Steve reluctantly confesses. As the class cleans up the room getting ready to share presentations, Steve's watch is found. Uncle Max comes flying in to visit for Jack's birthday and to take them to the World Series Game. With the bullies faced up to, Jack celebrates his birthday with a new glove from his Uncle Max, and with buddies and baseball.
The Garbageman's Guide to Life is about clearing a path to the life you've always wanted by getting rid of your mental clutter. It's premise is simple: all the same skills you use to get rid of trash you can see are the exact same skills you can use to get rid of the trash in your head. And since all of us have been throwing trash away our whole lives, it's entirely possible to do some mental housekeeping without having to spend years learning a new set of skills. That's where our motto comes from: 'If you can drag your can to the curb, you already know how to clear your mind!' The Garbageman's Guide to Life offers an eight-step framework to getting rid of mental trash. Each step has memorable, garbage-related names like 'Create Your Route' and 'Take Care of Your Truck.' Filled with personal stories and down-to-earth wisdom, The Garbageman's Guide to Life is written in an approachable, casual style that will teach people that throwing away old thoughts, beliefs, and opinions is no different than throwing out other garbage. It's trash and it's time to get rid of it.
In the tradition of Jack Finney and Stephen King, a new tale of small-town horror. An unspeakable invasion has begun in Rainier, Washington, a small town home to bluegrass, homemade cookies, and dirt bike races. Sarah knows Rainier. She grew up in this town, cleaning up its trash, driving the garbage truck through the streets in the early morning hours. She sees what people throw out. Finding a collection of pristine, collectible books waiting for the trash? Unusual. Discovering the dark reason the owner discarded the books? Terrifying. An insidious terror threatens to take over Rainier and gain a foothold on the world-unless Sarah finds a way to stop the invasion!
The redoubtable Grandma-this book is a sequel to Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck-is at it again. In addition to collecting the town's garbage, Grandma and her sons also plow the roads in the winter. But what happens when a blizzard comes through, it's the day of the big town carol sing, and Grandma's sons are all stuck in the snow and unable to plow? Leave it to Grandma to clear the way to the church for the carol sing. With more help from her grandson Billy, she gets the streets clear and helps out her neighbors in the process, too. In fact, Grandma does such a good job with the plowing, she even beats Santa to the carol sing.