The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page. Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, presides over the ceremony; Clarence Thomas, Marvin Gaye, and Madame Realism mingle at the reception. Narrators - by turn infamous and nameless - shift within their own skin, struggling to unknot reminiscence from reality while scenes rush into warm focus, then cool, twist, and snap in the breeze of shifting thought. Epistle, quotation, and haiku bounce between lyrical passages of lucid beauty, echoing the scattered, cycling arpeggio of Tillman’s preferred subject: the unsettled mind. Collectively, these stories own a conscience shaped by oaths made and broken; by the skeleton silence and secrets of family; by love’s shifting chartreuse. They traffic in the quiet images of personal history, each one a flickering sacrament in danger of being swallowed up by the lust and desperation of their possessor: a fistful of parking tickets shoved in the glove compartment, a little black book hidden from a wife in a safe-deposit box, a planter stuffed with flowers to keep out the cooing mourning doves. They are stories fashioned with candor and animated by fits of wordplay and invention - stories that affirm Tillman’s unshakable talent for wedding the patterns and rituals of thought with the blushing immediacy of existence, defying genre and defining experimental short fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000059/bk_iamb_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rabbi Funnye, Michelle Obama’s first cousin, holds a pulpit on the South Side of Chicago and is the first African American rabbi to serve on the Chicago Board of Rabbis. We are thrilled to welcome him to the 92nd Street Y on March 2 when he’ll talk about his journey to Judaism, his leadership in Be’chol Lashon working with Black, Asian, Latino and mixed race Jews to strengthen the global Jewish people, as well as a few inside stories about the First Family. Ari L. Goldman, author of The Search for God at Harvard and other books, will join him on stage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ari Goldman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000151/sp_nsty_000151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Funny Thanksgiving Jokes for Kids! Joke telling is very fun and can bring a smile to the face of others. Kids love jokes! Jokes can aid in story-telling, create laughs, and help with conversation and social skills. Your child will love this hilarious joke audiobook, full of clean Thanksgiving jokes for children. Kids and children can practice their listening and joke telling skills with this funny joke audiobook about Thanksgiving. With silly jokes, beginning and early listeners can enjoy hours of fun and entertainment. This audiobook is especially great for traveling, waiting rooms, and listening at home. Q: What is black and white and red all over? A: A pilgrim with poison ivy! HAHA! Q: What is the best thing to put in a pumpkin pie? A: Your teeth! LOL! Q: What is purple and blue and has a lot of feathers? A: A turkey holding its breath for too long! HAHA! Q: What bird has wings but cannot fly? A: A roasted turkey! LOL! This funny joke book is full of turkey, Indians, Pilgrims, and other hilarious Thanksgiving jokes that will have you laughing for hours! This is one of the best joke collections in the world. These jokes about Thanksgiving will give you a case of the giggles. These funny jokes are excellent for kids, children, teens, and adults. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wes Super. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094358/bk_acx0_094358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On July 4, 1947, the tiny military hamlet of Roswell, New Mexico was thrust into both history and folklore as being the first city in the United States to claim that it captured an alien ´´flying saucer´´. Five days later, the Army declared the event over, and that what was found was nothing more than a downed weather balloon. Then, in the early 1970s, the investigation was looked into. There were stories of a crashed alien spacecraft with bodies. These objects were said to have been taken to a base in Ohio. Then, the story changed - not one but two foreign objects crashed outside the desert of Roswell. They were wrong. There were, in fact, three vessels! Special Agent Robert Halstead of the FBI´s Special Investigation Unit made contact with Jason Greer, a pulp fiction writer, and legend. Mr. Greer informed Agent Halstead about the third and unknown UFO from the famous Roswell crash and invited him along for an out-of-this-world adventure. They came in contact with UFO activist Susan Flagg, who dedicated her life to solving the conspiracy behind the Roswell incident. When asked to investigate a new and different side to the legend, she was, at first, skeptical. Following incredible leads, being chased by mysterious men in black, cattle mutilations, and people who do not have to answer to the law, Halstead, Greer, and Flagg experience an investigation of the bizarre. Aliens most violent and marooned seek to escape this primitive planet filled with tribal warfare and sickness. Government stooges who will do anything to keep the aliens from leaving. When these worlds collide, the story becomes epic! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Weight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074725/bk_acx0_074725_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents Funny Bones: The Collection by Allan Ahlberg, read by Stephen Mangan. An audio collection of the perennially popular Funny Bones books by Allan Ahlberg. Featuring: Funnybones, The Pet Shop, The Black Cat, Bumps in the Night, Give the Dog a Bone, Dinosaur Dreams, Skeleton Crew and Mystery Tour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Mangan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001006/bk_pauk_001006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the spirit of Amy Poehler´s Yes Please, Lena Dunham´s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay´s Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman. One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union - a 44-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ´90s movies - instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: ´´It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real.´´ In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle Union. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006298/bk_harp_006298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixteen delightful holiday short stories by some of your favorite Soho crime authors! Featuring short crime fiction by: Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limon, Timothy Hallinan, Mette Ivie Harrison, Colin Cotterill, Ed Lin, Stuart Neville, Tod Goldberg, Henry Chang, James R. Benn, Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis, Gary Corby, Cara Black, Stephanie Barron, and Peter Lovesey. This captivating collection of short mysteries and crime capers - which features New York Times best-selling authors, Crime Writers Association Gold and Diamond Dagger winners, and Edgar Award nominees - contains laughs aplenty, the most hardboiled of holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of the spirit of the season. Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolo Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes´ onetime nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough´s stolen diamonds. And other adventures will whisk listeners away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat to a Thai street child´s quest for the perfect gift for her friend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen, John Keating, Barbara Caruso, Luis Moreno, Elizabeth Sastre, Carine Montbertrand, Ali Ahn, Brian Hutchison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010481/bk_reco_010481_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Black - beloved radio personality, newspaper columnist, best-selling author and two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour - shows no symptoms of a weary funny bone with his latest offering Pitch Black. Pitch Black delivers hilarious insights on the medical application of duct tape, the real difference between men and women, how to reuse that Commodore 64 in the closet, and why writers dread cocktail parties and barbeques (´´A stranger asks you what you do; you tell them you´re a writer. And they come back with ´No, I meant what do you do for a LIVING´´´).At least one writer need not fear the hors d´oeuvres table - Pitch Black proves that Arthur Black is master of his craft. Laughs are guaranteed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010546/bk_adbl_010546_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When half your galaxy is unexpectedly sucked into a black hole - when a hitherto-unknown species of space aliens lays waste to your home planet - when disaster rears its ugly head (or heads) - who can you call for faster-than-light appraisals and best-in-the-multiverse customer service? Just one man - Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent. In this latest chapter of his interstellar exploits, Tom is about to deliver a crushing performance evaluation to Jimmy the Intern when the unimaginable happens: The beloved Wendell the Manatee has been kidnapped! Armed with his battle mechs and his elite corps of junior associates, can Tom find Wendell before he´s canned in oil? And can Jimmy, at long last, channel his inner agent? A Murder of Manatees will make you quiver with fear, laugh uncontrollably, and wonder whether your deductibles are too high. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Baldwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000038/or_orig_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dan Shamble, zombie P.I. faces his most fowl case yet, when a flock of murderous feral chickens terrorizes the Unnatural Quarter. Also in the caseload, Dan deals with the sinister spokesman for Monster Chow Industries, a spreading contamination that drives vampires berserk, a serial-killer demon from the Fifth Pit of Hell, a black-market blood gang led by the nefarious Ma Hemoglobin, a ghost fighting a hostile takeover of his blood bars...and a cute little vampire girl who may, or may not, be his daughter. With his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his bleeding-heart lawyer partner Robin, and his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, Dan Shamble is back from the dead and back on the case. The feathers will fly as he goes face-to-beak with the evil peckers. Includes bonus story ´´Road Kill.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Abad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120728/bk_acx0_120728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.