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.
When the owner of Oregon´s largest cattle ranch - the Four Arrows - is shot by his horse in a freak accident, Royal Leckner suddenly finds himself charged with teaching the owner´s retarded son to take over management of the ranch. The son, Leviticus Perrault, comes as part of an unmatched set, which includes Toofer, a man split between bickering Confederate and Union personalities; Tommy Two Hearts, half-white, half-Indian, and half-paralyzed; and Lou(ella), an idiot savant. With the help of some cowhands and an uppity lady accountant, Royal and his crew try to run the ranch despite the conniving of the entire county.The magic and humor of The Four Arrows Fe-As-Ko lie in the charming gusto of its narrator. Looking back on his 1890s youth from the vantage point of his 1930s old age, Royal laughs at himself more than at anyone else. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Sciarrio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000837de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now and then, a novel turns out to be prophetic - and no one is more surprised than the author. When I wrote Money Talks back in 2007, neither I nor anyone else imagined that the White House would soon be occupied by a man who bears such a striking and in fact uncanny resemblance to my villain, Robert Maxx. I wasn´t trying to write a predictive dystopia; all I wanted to do was to tell an engaging story that would let me think my way into the mind of a real-estate mogul with a bullying manner, a head of hair flamboyant enough to match his ego, and a somewhat childish fixation to see his name on very tall buildings. I wanted to explore what drove that kind of man, what kind of neediness was behind his endless quest for power. And I wanted to see how an ordinary, decent fellow might keep his moral bearings while in the employ and thrall of such a person. My everyman was a mild-mannered ghostwriter named David Collins. His predicament, in 2017, is one that millions of us share: How to hang on to his hopes, his dignity, and maybe even his sense of humor, in a high-stakes game where the bad guys seem to be holding all the chips. Part dark comedy, part boardroom drama, part murder mystery, and part prescient satire, Money Talks is a refreshing reminder that truth will eventually win out and justice will eventually be done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jem Matzan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096430de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Frayn is the best-selling author of Headlong and Spies. His 1990 novel The Trick of It is a comical look at an odd couple. Original and witty, Frayn tells a complete story through one-sided letters. Compact, light and entertaining, The Trick of It is a clever tale. A nameless college professor writes letters to an esteemed friend living in Australia. The professor is a critic who has dedicated his life to teaching and explaining the writings of a profound female writer. He knows her books inside and out. He, perhaps, knows more about the author than the author knows about herself. When she comes to speak at the college, the professor is overwhelmed. He worries that she cannot possibly live up to all he has made her out to be. However, the critic and the writer wind up spending the night together. Eventually they marry, and he discontinues his teachings. After all, how obscure would it be for a husband to teach classes about his wife´s writings? As the letters continue, a picture of a strange though symbiotic relationship emerge, along with all of its moments of humor, sadness, incredulity and joy. From beginning to end, Frayn´s easy writing style allows listeners to settle in and enjoy The Trick of It as if it were written expressly for them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000195de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you enjoy Monty Python, PG Wodehouse, and Rowan Atkinson´s Blackadder? If so, then you might just enjoy Context Clues, an irreverent new novel from James C. Ferguson that combines both humor and history as it chronicles the fictional exploits of history´s worst spy. Set during Sir Francis Walsingham´s reign as chief secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, Context Clues follows the adventures of Basil Coventry, an ´´information gatherer´´ employed by the Crown. Coventry is the satirical antithesis of Ian Fleming´s James Bond: an arrogant, incompetent clod with an unquenchable appetite for anything and everything alcoholic. How the man puts his clothes on - let alone foils evil plots and schemes - remains one of the great mysteries of the universe. The story begins as the agent is called to his superior´s office to receive his new assignment. Unfortunately, Coventry has just returned home after an all-night bender at the local watering hole. He hears not a word of his instructions and spends the rest of the tale attempting to identify the very mystery he´s been instructed to solve! Luckily, Coventry finds himself surrounded by a cast of extremely insightful supporting characters and makes absolutely no bones about appropriating their ideas. Now if he can just keep them from getting killed before they solve the mystery..., James C. Ferguson is an award-winning playwright/filmmaker with over 20 years of experience working in the entertainment industry. He has written numerous screenplays for a variety of producers and his plays have been produced throughout the United States, the UK, and New Zealand. Recently, his 10-minute play entitled Aquaman about, erm, well - you can guess - won the Best Play award at Hobo Robo 9: Hobo´s Heroes, produced by Hobo Junction in Chicago, IL. Additionally, James co-wrote, directed, and produced the well-reviewed independent feature film Happy Holidays. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justin Bevan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090563de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spreading democracy takes more than cutting-edge military hardware. Winning the hearts and minds of a troubled nation is a special mission we give to bewildered young soldiers who can´t speak the native language, don´t know the customs, can´t tell friends from enemies, and, in this wonderfully outrageous Iraq-era novel about Vietnam, wonder why they have to risk their lives spraying peanut plants, inoculating pigs, and hauling miracle rice seed for Ho Chi Minh. Brash, eye-opening, and surprisingly comic, Of Rice and Men displays the same irreverent spirit as the black-comedy classics Catch-22 and MASH, as it chronicles the American Army´s little known ´´Civil Affairs´´ soldiers who courageously roam hostile war zones, not to kill or to destroy, but to build, to feed, and to heal. Unprepared, uncertain, and naive, they find it impossible to make the skeptical population fall in love with them. But it´s thrilling to watch them try. Among the unforgettable characters: Guy Lopaca, an inept Army-trained interpreter who can barely say ´´I can´t speak Vietnamese´´ in Vietnamese, but has no trouble chatting with stray dogs and water buffalo. Guy´s friends include ´´Virgin Mary´´ Crocker, a pragmatic nurse earning a fortune spending nights with homesick soldiers; Paul Gianelli, a heroic builder of medical clinics who doesn´t want to be remembered badly, so he never goes home; and Tyler DeMudge, whose cure for every problem is a chilly martini, a patch of shade, and the theory that every bad event in life is ´´good training´´ for enduring it again. Pricelessly funny, disarming, thought-provoking, as fresh as the morning headlines, and bursting with humor, affection, and pride, Of Rice and Men is a sincere tribute to those young men and women, thrust into our hearts-and-minds wars, who try to do absolute good in a hopeless situation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000674de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet Mavis Upton. As mummy to 7-year old Ella and surrogate to far too many pets, and with a failed marriage under her belt, Mavis knows she needs to make some life-changing decisions. It´s time to strike out into the world, to stand on her own two feet ...to pursue a lifelong ambition to become a police officer. I mean, what could go wrong? Supported by her quirky, malapropism-suffering mum, Mavis throws herself headlong into a world of uncertainty, self-discovery, fearless escapades, laughter and extra-large knickers. And using her newly discovered investigative skills, she reluctantly embarks on a search to find her errant dad who was last seen years before, making off with her mum´s much needed coupon for a fabulous foam cup bra all the way from America. Follow Mavis as she tackles everything life can throw at her, and revel in Gina Kirkham´s humorous, poignant and moving story of an everyday girl who one day followed a dream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diana Croft. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031301de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.