Mr. White, a 70-year-old man - rich and somewhat eccentric - faced with the sensation that his death draws near, decides to hire a secretary to record his last words. What he cannot imagine is how difficult it will be to find this secretary. A tale on the passage of time, narrated with humor and a touch of nostalgia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkka/000069de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With its acid edge and wicked humor, JL Davis (writing as Jeff Davis) delivers a rapid fire depiction of bureaucracy gone wild that digs underneath the fingernails of the typical blue collar worker, satirizing both modern day relationships and business life. Specifically, if we can´t stand our jobs and families, live for the day to escape! Unlucky in love and trapped in a dead-end job, Jack Snaggler thinks his fortune is about to change when he meets a drop-dead gorgeous brunette named Paradise. Think again. When a shady fast food chef goes missing and coworkers start mysteriously disappearing, Jack finds himself framed for murder. If he wants to stay alive long enough to ever see Paradise again, he´ll first need to escape a conspiracy that at each turn, involves almost everyone he knows. Living under the umbrella of a politically incorrect and bureaucratic world are people like Ed Shoemaker, a disgruntled office worker who wants to off his wife and flee to Fiji; Eileen Klump, a secretary in the throes of menopause who suffers from periodic breakdowns and intermittent stays at the local mental facility; Lance Sheppard, who makes his living the good old-fashioned way: disability fraud. Regardless of the premise, the book punctures the fabric of what´s simply funny with a pervasive shadow of underlying truth regarding Middle America and the world at large. Part Big Brother, part corporate mindset, part 60s cool, and part dysfunctional love interest. The road to paradise has never been so tainted or hilarious. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Bosco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091694de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´You can´t make this stuff up.´´ So says American writer, imperial Russia enthusiast, and veteran expatriate, Jennifer Eremeeva, who has lived for the last 20 years in Russia with HRH, her Handsome Russian Husband (occasionally a.k.a. Horrible Russian Husband) and their growing daughter. Luckily for Eremeeva, she didn´t need to make up most of the events that inspired this, her first work of fiction. When she (and her alter-ego heroine, coincidentally named Jennifer) quit her job to write full time, she became enthralled with the dingy gray building across the courtyard from her apartment, where, it turned out, Vladimir Lenin´s embalmed corpse was routinely freshened up and preserved. The result is Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow. Based on Eremeeva´s two decades in Russia, Lenin Lives Next Door knits together vignettes of cross-cultural and expatriate life with sharp observation, colorful historical background, and engaging humor. Each thematic chapter is an anecdotal exploration of an aspect of life in today´s Russia, told with the help of a recurring cast of eccentric Russian and expat characters. Lenin Lives Next Door introduces listeners to Russians in their everyday milieu: at their dachas, in three-day traffic jams, and celebrating their 300-plus public and professional holidays with mayonnaise-based salads. Lenin Lives Next Door is an inside look at Russia by a recovering Russophile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Eremeeva. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019725de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roger Folger, age 61, recently lost his wife, Stella, but her spirit hasn´t wandered far. In an all-too-earthly way, Roger converses at will with her disembodied voice in the privacy of the home they shared for many years, and you can bet Stella talks back. Roger fills her in on the latest about their kids and neighbors, while she tells Roger what heaven´s like - picture the Ritz-Carlton in Florida, managed by Saint Peter. Stella worries that Roger is lonely, and decides that he needs a new woman in his life. But once he begins to date, Stella grows jealous. She can´t help wondering what a second Mrs. Folger will mean for her and Roger - both in this world and the next. With his signature wry humor, Buchwald delivers a comic gem of a novel, a guaranteed delight for his many fans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elliott Gould. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000772de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imagine you live next door to the ´´neighbor from hell´´. And then imagine what might happen if the neighbor from hell is the most powerful person in the world - the president of the United States! This is the comic premise behind the movie script: The President´s Neighbor. Race car driver Spruce Davis´s home life is shattered when the president of the United States, Maria Luna Clark, takes over all of the land surrounding Spruce´s remote, mountaintop homestead to build a new presidential retreat. The president does not want any neighbors, and the federal government pressures Spruce to give up the property that has been in his family for over 200 years. And to make matters worse, Spruce likes the president´s daughter, Eva Davis, and the president does not approve. If you enjoy adult, raunchy humor, then you will love this adult comedy movie script! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seth Paul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054471de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jimmy Pitt bets an actor friend that any fool could burgle a house, a feat which he offers to demonstrate that very night, he puts his reputation on the line. Although he hires the services of a professional burglar, the difficulty is increased when he has the misfortune to select Police Captain McEachern´s house. And imagine Jimmy´s consternation when he learns that McEachern´s daughter is none other than the beautiful Molly, whom he worshipped from afar for quite some time. From New York the action of the story moves to Dreever Caslte in Shropshire, England, where Jimmy´s bird comes home to roost - with a vengeance. Filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of rural England, A Gentleman of Leisure also contains all the wit and humor we have come to expect from the inimitable P.G. Wodehouse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000383de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Believing they have killed a revenue agent, Russ and Howie leave Arkansas and run to Oklahoma to Russ´ uncle Tyge. He offers them $1,000 each to join a land rush and file on two homesteads for him. When they learn the money won´t be paid until they prove up on the land for three years, they take off. They fail at robbing a stage then get a job driving one, which also ends in disaster. They get a job with a Wild West show and last one hilarious hour. A job with a roundup also ends in disaster. Tyge needs them back, so he sends one of his men and a blind bounty hunter to find them. The pair have a great time running up bills on Tyge. The humor never stops. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Engene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001516de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether he is accidentally cooking his brain with hand warmers or yanking his lure away from a trophy fish just before it takes the bait, Bill Heavey can do no right. For almost a decade, he has chronicled his incompetence on the back page of Field & Stream, where his hilarious dispatches about life as a hapless outdoorsman who lives in suburbia have earned him legions of fans. But Heavey is more than a humorist. The stories in this book range from amusing tales of a modern dad struggling to navigate the finer points of parenting and married life to longer and more serious narratives that involve travel, adventure, and tragedy. No matter what he´s writing about, Heavey is a master of blending humor and pathos - and wide-ranging outdoor enthusiasms - into a poignant and potent stew. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Patrick Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021828de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcom in the Middle) follows in the exasperated footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson, giving voice to the long-suffering father whose indifferent child will just not eat in this hilarious follow-up to Adam Mansbach´s international best seller, Go the F--k to Sleep.Mansbach´s long-awaited sequel is about that other great parental frustration: getting your little angel to eat something that even vaguely resembles a normal meal. Profane, loving, and deeply cathartic, You Have to F--king Eat breaks the code of child-rearing silence, giving moms and dads (new, old, grand-, and expectant) a much-needed chance to laugh about a universal problem.Anchored by a hilarious performance from Cranston, You Have to F--king Eat is the perfect blend of talented voice actor and subversive fun that expertly captures Mansbach’s trademark humor. Due to its explicit language, you probably shouldn´t play this one for your kids. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Cranston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021679de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In an unfortunate case of mistaken identity, pampered show dog Talisman is switched with a cowdog and has to work on a ranch for the day. By the time her harrowing adventure is over, she is in desperate need of a massage, a session with her Reiki Master, a consultation with the pet psychic, a full grooming, and a pedicure. However, along the way she learns powerful lessons - including the discovery that she´s so much more than just another pretty face. Hilarious and touching, a tale for dog lovers everywhere! This short novella is a spinoff from the comic mystery Red Hot Liberty and is told from the dog´s perspective. It was nominated as best humor book of 2011 by the Dog Writers Association of America. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the national Australian Shepherd rescue organization, AussieRescue.org. 1. Language: English. Narrator: April M. Barrow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019253de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.