Pulling the Rip Cord:Skydiving Jeff C. Young
Nesta is devastated. She has to wear braces. She thinks that no boy will ever look at her again without thinking of the killer shark in Jaws. And practicing a smile that doesn´t show her teeth isn´t helping. There´s only one option: to become a recluse. Lucy, Izzie, and T. J. try to help Nesta understand that her looks haven´t changed, but Nesta´s not convinced. Things change, however, when she meets Luke, who not only restores her confidence in her ability to attract boys, but also introduces her to a whole new side of her personality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicky Talacko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000404/bk_boli_000404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To Sam the stud, living with his sister Leanne´s bad enough. But when his mother says she´s getting married again - to the town cop! - Sam wishes he was anywhere else. You´ve got to be careful what you wish for: You might get it. Someone´s pulling the moves, all right, and suddenly Sam´s on a joyride heading in the opposite direction fast. Forget the white dresses, the soppy words, and the tissues - this wedding´s burning rubber all the way. And it´s a cack. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Hosking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001520/bk_boli_001520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The number one New York Times best-seller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos, as well as exclusive content, ´´In Conversation´´, with Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini. On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will. In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning number one New York Times best-seller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man’s breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001753/bk_lili_001753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gruesome story of obsessive love and terrible madness set in 19th century New England. One dark night, a cemetery caretaker is awakened by the barking of his dog. Investigating, the caretaker comes upon a scene of abject horror: a dimly lit figure is pulling the corpse of a young woman from an open grave. As the grave robber is brought to trial, the stunned townspeople hear firsthand his bizarre, ghastly reasons for the unspeakable act which he committed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawn Ryskamp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000144/bk_pctr_000144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book three of the Austin Family Chronicles, an award-winning young adult series from Madeleine L´Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, about a girl who experiences the difficulties and joys of growing up. ´´A first-rate suspense story.´´ (The Washington Post Book World) The Austins are trying to settle into their new life in New York City, but their once close-knit family is pulling away from each other. Their father spends long hours alone in his study working on the research project that brought the family to the city. John is away at college. Rob is making friends with people in the neighborhood: newspaper vendors, dog walkers, even the local rabbi. Suzy is blossoming into a vivacious young woman. And Vicky has become closer to Emily Gregory, a blind and brilliant young musician, than to her sister Suzy. With the Austins going in different directions, they don´t notice that something sinister is going on in their neighborhood - and it´s centered around them. A mysterious genie appears before Rob and Emily. A stranger approaches Vicky in the park and calls her by name. Members of a local gang are following their father. The entire Austin family is in danger. If they don´t start telling each other what´s going on, someone just might get killed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003456/bk_lili_003456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Washed up on a foreign shore, Tristan is lucky to be alive. As before, it seems to be a miracle - the Holy Grail the young Templar squire is protecting has saved his life yet again. But now he is lost in a strange land, and he doesn´t know if his friends, the fiery archer Robard Hode and the Saracen assassin maid Maryam, still survive. Tristan´s knack for getting into trouble is alive and well, though, and he quickly finds himself drawn into a conflict between a heretical band of Cathars and the oppressive King of France. With his duty to the Grail pulling him back toward Britain, Tristan finds himself falling for the beautiful leader of the Cathars. And when he chooses to help her in her people´s hour of need, Tristan risks not only himself but his friends and the Grail itself on a quest that may prove to be a disaster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001090/bk_lili_001090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lulu and Jek are science nerds, and have been best friends since they were young...or at least they used to be. Lately Jek has been pulling away from Lulu, just as she´s coming to terms with how she really feels about him. Just as she was ready to see if there could be something more between them. But Lulu´s thoughts are derailed by a mysterious new guy who´s showing up at local parties. Hyde is the definition of a bad boy, and everybody knows it...but no one can seem to resist his charms. And even though Lulu´s heart belongs to Jek, she can´t deny Hyde´s attraction either. She also knows that there´s something not quite right about Hyde. That the rumors of his backwoods parties make them sound a little more dangerous than what any of her friends are accustomed to. And she doesn´t like the fact that Hyde seems to be cozying up to Jek, and that they seem to be intertwined in ways that have Lulu worrying for Jek´s safety. If Hyde has a dark secret, Lulu is determined to find out what it is, and to help Jek...before it´s too late for both of them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Melissa Bentley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008507/bk_tant_008507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brayden has a bad attitude and a temper to match. Caspian has his own rep to protect and can´t decide if Brayden is friend or foe. The decision is made for him when Brayden attacks Dylan, a stereotypically gay boy who is known for being too aggressive in his pursuit of young men. Caspian steps in to save Dylan and so begins a mutual distrust between Caspian and Brayden that repeatedly threatens to come to blows. Despite being nearly bashed by Brayden, Dylan won´t back off. The gay boys of Bloomington are certain Dylan´s obsession will come to grief, but then Brayden steps in to save his stalker. As Caspian and Brayden get to know each other, they realize they both have their own demons and more in common than they ever guessed. Tyler and Caspian stagger through their new romance, trying to balance taking things slowly with their mutual lust. Tyler´s dad and Caspian´s uncle are dating as well, adding further complications. As the older generation comes closer to pulling the four together as a family, the relationship between Tyler and Caspian grows increasingly awkward. The young boyfriends may soon be brothers! What will they do then? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe DiNozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067849/bk_acx0_067849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.