The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! After Kristy's mom got married, her family moved to Watson's house in a new neighborhood. But the kids there aren't very friendly - in fact, they're total snobs! They criticize Kristy's clothes, make fun of the Baby-Sitters Club...and worst of all, they laugh at Louie, Kristy's pet collie, who's going blind. Nobody does that and gets away with it! Kristy's fighting mad, and she's not going to put up with a Snob Attack any longer - and neither is the BSC! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittany Pressley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032746/bk_adbl_032746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George S. Patton was a general who achieved greatness in his field by contradicting his own nature. A cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command. An outspoken racist, he led the only racially integrated U.S. military unit in World War II. A profoundly insecure individual, he made his Third Army the most self-confident and consistently victorious fighting force in the European theater. An exuberantly profane man, he prayed daily and believed God had destined him for military greatness. Alan Axelrod delivers a fascinating account of Patton's fascinating life and legacy. This book is one of a series on great generals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Emerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001771/bk_blak_001771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to enjoy real love and life then you definitely need to read the best family in romance, The Cockers! (Trish Potter) Emma Cocker: My condescending boss has thrown me a big-money client. By landing him, I will earn her respect, maybe get out of debt. The commission would be huge on a mansion like this. But Tanner Hamilton is the biggest snob. Flat out calling me incapable? Too young? A waste of his time? I can't believe I thought he was attractive! Now, I'm stuck as his realtor. But I'll show him he can never do better than me.... Tanner Hamilton: Can't believe Cora sent me her underling. A girl with too eager a smile to handle a man like me. This "Emma" took my berating like a champ. Doesn't mean I'll make this easy on her. You want to play with the big boys? No crying allowed.... If you don't like humor, loyal families, sex, and swearing, this series is not for you. Thank you! Cocker Brothers, The Cocky Series are all stand-alone romance novels written in chronological order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kylie Stewart, Eric Rolon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112056/bk_acx0_112056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Continue Janie's exciting adventures with The Case of the Missing Medallion and What Do People Wear in the Future, Anyway? (Note: The audio glitches noted by reviewers have been fixed.) If you think your parents are embarrassing, imagine if your granddaughter suddenly paid you a visit from the future! Just when things seem to be getting back to normal, Janie is faced with another big problem: The secret medallion is missing! Who could have taken it? And how will she get it back? Janie can't be the first Bearer of the Medallion to lose the one thing she was to protect above all else.... can she? Series Description: Eleven year old Janie Ray just got a new diary from her mom. At first, she writes all about the private jokes she shares with her best friend Sheila, and the grief she gets from her little brother, RJ, who always gets into her stuff and never gets in trouble. But then, one morning, she realizes that the mysterious inscription on the old medallion she found when she was seven is written in her secret language! Join Janie as she explores the hidden mysteries of the medallion, while figuring out how to deal with Marcia the Snob, RJ, and even her mother - who always looks nice and doesn't understand how hard things can be when you're 11. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Gorr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067830/bk_acx0_067830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They met at a wild party, and neither forgot the experience. Each came away with a completely different perception of what happened when Judith Reid, an ill-at-ease, 17-year-old college student, captured Dev McAllister’s attention. He succeeded in breaking through her icy demeanor, but the minute things heated up, she ran. He tried everything he could think of to get her to go out with him only to be rejected. Finally, he admitted defeat and accepted the truth as he saw it. Judith Reid was a snob, no different from all those other women he’d met through his wealthy college roommate. In fact, she was worse because she had him believing in love at first sight, when in reality, she seduced him and left him wanting. He swore to even the score no matter how long it took. Judith, a commercial interior designer, is lured into his grasp with the prospect of remodeling an office building Dev knows holds significance for her. However, his plans backfire, and from the moment he sees Judith again, he’s captivated and struggles against another empty seduction. Promises, Promises is the second in the California series where four friends caught in a time warp can’t move on because they’re stuck on their idea of their perfect dreams. But sometimes life works in mysterious ways, and they are forced by circumstances to change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Dines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114829/bk_acx0_114829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy. With twin daughters finishing high school, a son at Dartmouth, and a kindergartner from her second marriage, there seems to be no challenge to which Olympia cannot rise. Until one sunny day in May, when she opens an invitation for her daughters to attend the most exclusive coming-out ball in New York and chaos erupts all around her. One twin's excitement is balanced by the other's outrage; her previous husband's profound snobbism is in sharp contrast to her current husband's flat refusal to attend. For Olympia's husband, Harry, whose parents survived the Holocaust, the idea of a blue-blood debutante ball is abhorrent. Her daughter Veronica, a natural-born rebel, agrees, while Veronica's identical twin, Virginia, is already shopping for the perfect dress. Then there's Olympia's ex, an insufferable snob, who sees the ball as the perfect opportunity for a family feud. And amid all the hubbub, Olympia's college-age son, Charlie, is facing a turning point in his life, and may need his mother more than ever. But despite it all, Olympia is determined to steer her family through the event until, just days before the cotillion, things begin to unravel with alarming speed. From a son's crisis to a daughter's heartbreak, from a case of the chicken pox to a political debate raging in her household, Olympia is on the verge of surrender. And that is when, in a series of startling choices and changes of heart, family, friends, and even a blue-haired teenager all find a way to turn a night of calamity into an evening of magic. As old wounds are healed, barriers are shattered, and new traditions are born, a debutante ball becomes a catalyst for change, revelation, acceptance, and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Garrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000848/bk_rand_000848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When poison fells an arrogant and rude businessman in public, Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon both realize they are looking for a deranged maniac in this all new installment in the beloved Victorian Mystery series On a cold night in February, the popular Lighterman's ball festivities are cut short when a guest of honor, Stephen Bremmer, goes into spasms and abruptly collapses. Once again Inspector Witherspoon returns to the Wrexley Hotel to investigate a murder. The victim was considered a boorish snob who felt entitled to anything and anyone he wanted. Yet despite his Oxford education, he was barely literate, lazy, and prone to make stupid mistakes - his last mistake turned out to be crossing a killer. The owners and management of the Wrexley Hotel clearly don't welcome the return of Inspector Witherspoon but he has his job to do, and Mrs. Jeffries, and the rest of the household must do their best to catch a murderer who shows no signs of slowing down&#8230;
Sam Scott is not your average 13-year-old girl. When Sam's friends are off chasing boys, she's on the local footy oval training for Richmond Juniors' upcoming matches. Her mother and father desperately want her to give up her obsession with football and get serious about law or medicine like her sister Kate. Sam is blitzing her junior Aussie Rules competition when two major disasters threaten to upset her season. First, she almost quits when the class snob calls her butch. Then, when she turns fourteen on the eve of the finals, red tape looks like forcing Sam out of the game she loves. Her battle to play makes her a public hero, but Sam soon realises that being a winner in the money-fuelled AFL world comes at a big price. From Cheryl Critchley, the author of UNSPOIL YOUR KIDS, ESCAPE THE PARENT TRAP, OUR FOOTY and REAL FANS VS BIG BUCKS, comes another book in the popular Junior Sports Series.
It was one dark, dank, dreary, dismal night in February, 1888 (I believe that is the way to commence a book, no matter what the subject be), when the present writer might have been seen standing, with other gentlemen, in a sombre dining-room brilliantly illuminated with one ceiling-lamp buried in a deep red shade. We were standing round the dining-room table, each with a dinner-napkin in the left hand; while the right hand was occupied in moving back chairs, to permit of the departure of the ladies for the drawing-room. I could not help thinking that, as they filed off, the ladies looked like queens; while we (especially with the aid of the serviettes) looked like waiters. The gentlemen drew their chairs round the host, and wine was languidly passed round. A tall gentleman, with a heavy beard, to whom I had not been introduced, approached me, and sat by my side. He passed me the spirit-lamp, for which I thanked him while lighting my cigarette. He then commenced a conversation in earnest. 'Did you see that Mr. is writing his reminiscences?' 'Yes.' 'Don't you think it rather a pity that he should do so?' 'Why a pity?' I asked in reply to his question. 'Well, I always think the moment a man begins to write his reminiscences he is bound, more or less, to make an ass of himself.' 'In what way?' I asked. 'In the first place, he is hampered by having to be so egotistical. He must talk about himself, which is never a nice thing to do. He cannot very well tell stories in his own favour; and if he tells them against himself, he affects humility: if he talks about his distinguished acquaintances, he becomes a snob; in short, I can only repeat my former observation, that he is bound to make an ass of himself.' For a moment or two I did not know what to say, for my conscience smote me. At last I said: 'I am very pleased to hear your candid, and certainly unbiassed, opinion; for I have just accepted an offer from Mr. Arrowsmith to do a shilling book of my own reminiscences for the Bristol Library Series.'