After getting kicked out of the police academy, Alfred Robles rose to become one of the hottest young comedians in the country. Two years into his comedy career, Alfred was featured on the hit shows Loco Comedy Jam and the Latino Laugh Festival. Alfred has spent the last three years touring the country and the world with Gabriel Iglesias on Comedy Central´s Fluffy Shop Tour, Comedy Central´s Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution, and Gabriel Iglesias´ Unity Through Laughter Tour. He has been seen on NUVO TV´s Stand Up and Deliver, STARZ´s Staaand Upp, and Comedy.TV with Byron Allen. A mix between the comedy stylings of Mitch Hedberg and Jim Jeffries, Alfred´s comedy is on the dark side. He steps on the line but doesn´t cross it. But beware - no one is safe from Alfred´s good-humored teasing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alfred Robles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/roar/000180/pf_roar_000180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listening to the Bible will change the way you understand scripture. The stories and poems and instructions comes in through the ears and consume your whole being as God´s word becomes part of a living experience. The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Who is it for? The Common English Bible is committed to the whole church of Jesus Christ. To achieve this, the CEB represents the work of a diverse team with broad scholarship, including the work of over one hundred and twenty scholars - men and women from twenty-four faith traditions in American, African, Asian, European and Latino communities. As a result, the English translation of ancient words has an uncommon relevance for a broad audience of Bible readers - from children to scholars. ´´I have been, for over forty years, a great collector of different translations… I find the Common English Bible stands apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001101/bk_hove_001101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all. In a timely update of Jane Austen´s Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Acevedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007664/bk_harp_007664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nobody who works hard should be poor in America, writes Pulitzer Prize-winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs, and Americans saddled with immense student loans and paltry wages. They are known as the working poor. They perform labor essential to America´s comfort. They are white and black, Latino and Asian - men and women in small towns and city slums trapped near the poverty line, where the margins are so tight that even minor setbacks can cause devastating chain reactions. Shipler shows how liberals and conservatives are both partly right - that practically every life story contains failure by both the society and the individual. Braced by hard fact and personal testimony, he unravels the forces that confine people in the quagmire of low wages. And unlike most works on poverty, this book also offers compelling portraits of employers struggling against razor-thin profits and competition from abroad. With pointed recommendations for change that will challenge Republicans and Democrats alike, The Working Poor stands to make a difference. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003085/bk_adbl_003085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stephanie Banner is 20 years old the night Dakota Shane stands center stage while six bullets ring out through the stadium. Five deaths occur from those shots, although only four ever go on record. All four are women. It happens in Portland, Oregon, at the Rose Garden Arena. The show is a sellout. Twenty-two thousand seats gone in less than four hours. For the eight days leading up to the concert, a handful of disparate lives intertwine as their world unravels. Their sanity, their relationships, their work, their children, the law, and even death hangs in the balance. Among them are: the learning-disabled black kid from East St. Louis trying to move past having his little sister die in his arms when she and his Momma become collateral damage during a drive-by; the quick-witted black man who, after losing control of his car on his way to visit family in Portland, finds himself duct-taped to a chair, a hostage to a meth-addled lunatic wanted for a double homicide; the Latino son now desperately struggling to rise above his abusive father and help his mother and sister move on to a better life, while unable to let go of the tremendous guilt he bears over the fate of the other sister he once had; the slash-punk singer who manages to score her band the best gig of its career, only to learn she may not have a band left to play it; the Korean psychiatrist finally confronting how much of her life has slipped by her - how many years she lost - while focussing on far less important things; the ex-LAPD detective now working for the Portland PD finally facing the ghosts that still linger from the time of the Rodney King riots - a past that forced him to drag his family up out of LA; the bitter ex-wife of a disc jockey who still secretly listens to her ex-husband´s midnight radio show as she drinks herself into a whiskey coma; the out of control daughter having unprotected sex with strangers hoping that pregnancy might draw the attention of parents una... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Bryan Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070365/bk_acx0_070365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A candid, savvy, inspiring, and often hilarious memoir by one of America´s most fearless political leaders. Beloved by the immigrants and working people whose rights he has championed, 11-term Congressman Luis Gutierrez is, among Latinos and along with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the most recognized Hispanic public figure in America. Here Gutierrez recounts his life between two worlds: too Puerto Rican in America, where he was born and yet was told to ´´go back to where you came from´´; too American in Puerto Rico, where he was ridiculed as a ´´gringo´´ who couldn´t speak Spanish. For much of his early life, he seemed like the last person who would rise to national prominence. Yet his tremendous will and resilience shaped his varied experiences - from picking coffee beans to driving a cab - into one of the most surprising careers in American politics. He campaigned for Chicago´s first black mayor, Harold Washington. Someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of his house, and he only grew more committed to reform. Tested in the crucible of the notoriously tough Chicago city council, he earned the nickname ´´El Gallito´´: the little fighting rooster. Gutierrez was one of the first Latino public figures to support gay rights; he led the fight to cut Congressional paychecks, hashed out legislation with both Ted Kennedy and John McCain, and fought with Newt Gingrich and George W. Bush. Despite his strong support for Barack Obama in two elections, he has twice been arrested while protesting for immigrants in front of the Obama White House. From recollections of his failures as a teenage activist to his crackling observations of the nautical decor in Kennedy´s office and the white-gloved waiters of the Speaker´s dining room, Gutierrez is as endearing to the reader as he is sometimes maddening to his colleagues, inspiring us all to stand up for our rights and for those of others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Plana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014621/bk_adbl_014621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can Valentine´s Day heal these two cracked hearts? He´s done with women… Dolphin shifter Chico Nobrega loves life, and women even more—until a night-fae rock star gets her hooks into him. He breaks away from her and returns to his river fada clan. On the outside, he´s the same old Chico, but he´s just going through the motions...until he meets the sexy new barista at the local coffee shop. She´s so over men… Jenny swore off men after her heart was stomped on by her rich, cheating ex-boyfriend. The hard-bodied Latino river fada might be serious eye candy, but the last thing she needs in her life is another cocky, good-looking man. And besides, he´s a shifter—and she´s a human. But when Chico coaxes Jenny to take a chance on him, the two discover that a shifter and a human might be the perfect match. Until Chico´s night fae lover returns… NOTE: A shorter version of Shifter´s Valentine appeared as ´´Valentine Kisses´´ in the 2017 anthology Once Upon a Valentine . THE FADA. Shapeshifters created during Dionysus´s infamous bacchanals. They´re ruthless, untamed—and irresistible to the one person fated to be their mate. *BEST SHIFTER SERIES ~ 2018 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer´s Choice Awards* Excerpt: Jenny set down her napkin and went to stand up. ´´I have dessert—éclairs from the coffee shop.´´ Chico caught her wrist. ´´Maybe later.´´ She sank back into her seat. ´´I can make some coffee.´´ ´´Sure.´´ He rubbed his thumb over the sensitive skin between her thumb and index finger. ´´After.´´ Her throat worked. ´´Oh.´´ He came to his feet, drawing her up after him. Their bodies were a breath apart. He felt her heat like a hot lick down his abdomen and thighs. ´´Is that a yes?´´ Her eyes met his. She nodded mutely. Thank all the gods. He slid an arm around her shoulders. With his other hand, he gave her round ass a good squeeze. He´d had fantasies about that ass for a good month now. She caressed his shoulders, giving his deltoids a squeeze of her own. ´´I like the tat.´´ She traced a finger over the long-beaked dolphin twisting around his bicep. ´´It´s a dolphin, isn´t it?´´ He nodded. ´´A river dolphin.´´ He brushed her braid out of the way and pressed a kiss to her nape. She smelled so good—a mix of lemons and something that was just Jenny. He rubbed his face against her skin, taking on her scent. Need built in him. Need and an ache that was somehow connected to his heart. His animal awoke and urged him on. Taste her. Mark her. Chico sucked on her skin and then gave into the need, closing his teeth lightly on the delicate tendon running down the side of her neck. Just a small mark, so that if another male got too close, he´d know Jenny was already taken. She moaned and twined a leg around his hip, rubbing herself against him—her sex against his, separated by only a few thin layers of material. His cock strained at his jeans. Another day, he´d bend her over the table and take her right there in the kitchen, but this was their first time. He wanted to draw things out. To play with her until she ached for him like he did for her. He licked the small love-bite and husked, ´´Blow out the candles.´´