It felt like only minutes had passed when I woke up with a start. I glanced over at the digital clock I had placed on the nightstand; it read 3:19 a.m. I had been fast asleep for hours - what had woken me up? I raised my head to look around the room, and my heart leaped into my throat. There, standing at the foot of my bed, was a figure, looming in the darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001653/bk_oasi_001653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Elizabeth Gilbert and Ruth Reichl, former New Yorker editor Emily Nunn chronicles her journey to heal old wounds and find comfort in the face of loss through travel, home-cooked food, and the company of friends and family. One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother´s sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé, and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After a few glasses of wine, heartbroken and unmoored, Emily - an avid cook and professional food writer - poured her heart out on Facebook. The next morning she woke up with an awful hangover and a feeling she´d made a terrible mistake - only to discover she had more friends than she knew, many of whom invited her to come visit and cook with them while she put her life back together. Thus began the Comfort Food Tour. Searching for a way forward, Emily travels the country, cooking and staying with relatives and friends. She also travels back to revisit scenes from her dysfunctional Southern upbringing, dominated by her dramatic, unpredictable mother and her silent, disengaged father. Her wonderfully idiosyncratic aunts and uncles and cousins come to life in this audiobook, all part of the rich Southern story in which past and present are indistinguishable, food is a source of connection and identity, and a good story is often preferred to a not-so-pleasant truth. But truth, pleasant or not, is what Emily Nunn craves, and with it comes an acceptance of the losses she has endured and a sense of hope for the future. In the salty snap of a single Virginia ham biscuit, in the sour tang of Grandmother´s lemon cake, Nunn experiences the healing power of comfort food - and offers up dozens of recipes for the wonderful meals that saved her life. With the biting humor of David Sedaris and the emotional honesty of Cheryl Strayed, Nunn delivers a moving account o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Candace Thaxton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008068/bk_sans_008068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´I can´t bear not to be with these three most important people in my life. I can´t bear not to be there alongside Mark as my children grow up. My bright, funny, affectionate boys who are never embarrassed to say, ´´Love you, mummy´´ and say it 10 times a day.´ Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected BBC journalist, Victoria Derbyshire has spent 20 years finding the human story behind the headlines. In 2015 she found herself at the heart of the news, with a devastating breast cancer diagnosis. With honesty and openness, she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight in a series of video diaries that encouraged thousands to seek diagnosis and help. Victoria has kept a diary since she was nine years old, and in Dear Cancer, Love Victoria she shares her day-to-day experiences of life following diagnosis and coming to terms with a future that wasn´t planned. From the moment she woke up to find her right breast had collapsed to telling her partner and children through to mastectomy and chemotherapy. From wearing a wig to work and hiding it from her colleagues to the relief and joy of finishing treatment before immediately flying to Glasgow to present a debate on the European Referendum. By sharing her story, she became the person that mums, daughters, sisters, husbands, boyfriends and family members contacted to thank as they tried to find ways to cope with their own and their loved ones´ prognoses and needed to know that they were not alone. Victoria´s story is an affecting and at times a heartbreaking one, but it is so often laugh-out-loud, too. Moving, wonderfully heartwarming and ultimately uplifting, this is a powerful account of a brave struggle told with honesty, courage and emotion that gives strength to anyone touched by cancer. Written and read by Victoria Derbyshire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Derbyshire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001188/bk_orio_001188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy and her friends must try to figure out why a girl is acting strangely after visiting a haunted house in this 16th book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy´s classmate, Willa, needs her help. Willa is convinced something is terribly wrong with her friend Izzy, but everyone has dismissed Willa´s concerns, saying it´s just teen angst. But Willa thinks it´s more than that; she thinks Izzy is possessed. It all started when Willa and Izzy snuck into an abandoned house with some of their friends. After running around and exploring, Willa went in to the basement and found Izzy staring into space. Izzy was conscious, but she was acting weird - she wouldn´t speak and she didn´t seem to recognize Willa. And when Izzy finally woke up from her trance, she had no memory of the previous few hours. Since then, Izzy´s continued to act strangely. She´s usually funny and easygoing, but now she´s high strung and has intense fits. Once she even threatened to hurt Willa. Nancy is sure there´s a rational explanation for all of this and has a feeling she´ll find it at the ´´haunted´´ house. But what she finds has her questioning her resolve. Could Willa be right? Is Izzy possessed by the ghost of Heliotrope Lane? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001730/bk_oasi_001730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.