Honor Thy Father:HarperCollins e-books Gay Talese
Being a teetotaler means Aaron ends up having to take his sloshed father-in-law, Sam, home after a family get-together. He helps the older man inside when they arrive at their destination and takes him up to the bedroom. That’s when he finds out he’s been set up, and there’s no escape as the door is closed. What he thought would be a simple task turns to something more as he finds just how much his father-in-law lusts after him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. Paul Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118174/bk_acx0_118174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Sin of Father Anthony: When a new priest arrives in town, one lapsed Catholic decides it´s time to start attending Mass again - but he has more than absolution on his mind as he uses his girlfriend to get closer to the true object of his desire... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000263/bk_entn_000263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Geoff is in the city, living the gay life to the hilt, when his father´s death convinces him to return to the family farm. Discovering a young Amish man asleep in his barn, Geoff learns that Eli is spending a year away from the community before accepting baptism into the church. Despite their mutual attraction, Geoff is determined not to become involved with him, but Eli has discovered that Geoff shares his feelings and begins to court him, neatly capturing first Geoff´s attention and then his heart. Their budding relationship is threatened by closed-minded, gossipy relatives and society at large, a whole new world to Eli, and he must decide whether to return to the community, his family, and the world and future he knows, or to stay with Geoff and have faith in the power of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. Kirstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/huds/000030/bk_huds_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For his final series, New York Times best-selling author E. Lynn Harris introduced Bentley L. Dean, owner of the hottest modeling agency in Miami´s sexy South Beach. Only the world´s most beautiful models make the roster of Picture Perfect Modeling agency, and they only do shoots for the most elite photographers and magazines. They are fashionista royalty - and the owners, Bentley L. Dean and his beautiful partner Alexandra, know it. But even Picture Perfect isn´t immune from hard × so when Sterling Sneed, a rich, celebrity party planner promises to pay a ridiculously high fee for some models, Bentley finds he can´t refuse. Even though the job is not exactly a photo shoot, Bentley agrees to supply 15 gorgeous models as eye candy for an ´´A´´ list party - to look good, be charming and, well, entertain the guests. They don´t have to do anything they don´t want to, but.... His models are pros, and he figures they can handle the pressure - until one drops out and Bentley asks his protégé Jah, a beautiful kid who Bentley treats as if he were his own son, to substitute. Suddenly, the stakes are much higher, particularly when Jah falls in love with the hottest African American movie star in America. Seth Sinclair is very handsome, very famous, and very married - and his closeted gay life makes him very dangerous as well. Can Bentley´s fatherly guidance save Jah from making a fatal mistake? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil John. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009541/bk_blak_009541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the National Council of Churches, Robert Spike had organized American churches to support the passage of both the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, to march in Selma, and to organize in Mississippi. An important white leader in the black civil rights struggle, he helped the LBJ White House pass legislation and write crucial civil rights speeches. In the midst of what he described as ´´the dirtiest fight of my life´´ while struggling to save a federal Mississippi education program, he was viciously murdered in Columbus, Ohio. The murder was never solved. Very little effort went into finding the murderer. The Columbus police and the FBI hinted the unsolved murder was connected to Spike´s undisclosed gay life. During his father´s rise in the civil rights movement, Paul Spike lived a life typical of a young man in the 1960s, finding his way through a labyrinth of booze, drugs, and girls. At Columbia University, he was active in the 1968 student rebellion and friends with many SDS radicals. That rootless life ended with his father´s murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004637/bk_rand_004637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Sveck, 18-year-old New Yorker, charming, precocious, confused, doesn´t quite fit in (doesn´t really want to), If his future (i.e., college) seems completely meaningless, not to mention terrifying.... Then: he´ll start anew (move to the Midwest?). James Sveck is misunderstood by a capricious mother, a self-absorbed father, a mordant older sister, his Teutonic therapist, his D-list celebrity grandmother, his unnervingly attractive art gallery colleague.... If: What one wants is enigmatic.... Then: Life can be hell. But: as the summer gets hotter, James comes to recognize the wrenching truth of his emotions. James archly comic bravado fuels this sharply observed novel of a teen adrift in an adult world, struggling to make sense of the problems of love and of lack. The engaging voice of our idiosyncratic antihero is deftly captured by the adroit prose of Peter Cameron. Often hilarious, deeply compassionate, smart, and lyrical, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is every bit as sui generis as James Sveck himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000908/bk_lili_000908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No one is supposed to know that college basketball star Steve is being physically abused by his father. No one is supposed to know that he´s living in a trailer park on the verge of being homeless. No one is supposed to know that this tough guy is gay. Coach James has always kept his private life private. Getting a job as a basketball coach for this university is supposed to be a new beginning. Neither man expects to connect like they do. Neither man expects to build a loving and supporting relationship like they do. And neither man expects to fall in love like they do. But there are secrets that are being held that could destroy this promising steamy affair, secrets that belong only to Silver Daddy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Talbot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065493/bk_acx0_065493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this intimate biography of the Prince of Soul, David Ritz provides a candid look at a star and a friend. Ritz had been collaborating with Marvin Gaye on his story for several years before the singer´s tragic death and had conducted a series of extraordinary interviews in which Gaye discussed his deepest secrets. What emerges is a full-scale portrait of a charming but tortured artist, a brilliant singer with a divided soul. Here is Marvin´s story, from his early years in the slums of Washington, D.C. to his rise to the top of the Motown industry, his fall from grace, his comeback, and finally his sudden, shocking end at the hands of his own father. It is also the story of his glorious music and the music of black America over the past fifty years, an epic tale whose cast of characters includes Diana Ross, Berry Gordie, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002741/bk_blak_002741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and 80s San Francisco with an openly gay father. After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve Abbott moves with his two-year-old daughter to San Francisco. There they discover a city in the midst of revolution, bustling with gay men in search of liberation - few of whom are raising a child. Steve throws himself into San Francisco´s vibrant cultural scene. He takes Alysia to raucous parties, pushes her in front of the microphone at poetry readings, and introduces her to a world of artists, thinkers, and writers. But the pair live like nomads, moving from apartment to apartment, with a revolving cast of roommates and little structure. As a child Alysia views her father as a loving playmate who can transform the ordinary into magic, but as she gets older Alysia wants more than anything to fit in. The world, she learns, is hostile to difference. In Alysia´s teens, Steve´s friends - several of whom she has befriended - fall ill as AIDS starts its rampage through their community. While Alysia is studying in New York and then in France, her father tells her it´s time to come home; he´s sick with AIDS. Alysia must choose whether to take on the responsibility of caring for her father or continue the independent life she has worked so hard to create. Reconstructing their life together from a remarkable cache of her father´s journals, letters, and writings, Alysia Abbott gives us an unforgettable portrait of a tumultuous, historic time in San Francisco as well as an exquisitely moving account of a father´s legacy and a daughter´s love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alysia Abbott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013570/bk_adbl_013570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.