Michael Thomas Ford Mike Monaghan is the bartender at the Engine Room, a meeting place for the small but thriving community of gay men in Cold Falls, New York. As Mike pours beer, wipes glasses and hears everything, he´s also witness to the men who come here looking for what they need--sex, direction, friendship, spiritual fulfillment, and love. People like: Stephen Darby--As an accountant, he knows many secrets. But Stephen has his own secret, one he´s never been able to share with anyone close to him. Being the perfect son costs him dearly, and now it may take from him the one man he longs for. Pete Thayer--Playing it straight, Pete takes out his frustrations on transmissions and engines during the day, then spends his nights trying to quench his needs through anonymous sex. But once the thrill of the forbidden begins to fade, what will he be left with? John and Russell--The golden couple in town has the ideal relationship everyone wants. But behind the scenes, their storybook marriage is on the verge of facing some explosive trials that will shake both men completely. Father Thomas Dunn--More and more the gentle priest is feeling a need to express the secret desires that conflict with his devotion to the church, sending his faith into a tailspin and making him question what he really wants from life. Simon Bird--He´s a fixture in town, an old queen everyone finds amusing and entertaining. Still mourning the loss of his longtime lover, Simon yearns to find love and a place in a culture that worships youth and beauty. As Mike hands these men their drinks, he marvels at their determination, strength and foolishness. But most of all, he begins to question his own dissatisfaction, pondering what´s missing from his own life, and what risks he may have to take to find fulfillment. Looking For It is an extraordinarily human tale of community, friendship, and the search for happiness. With unflinching honesty, keen insight, and his trademark 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blake Somerset. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011210/bk_adbl_011210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring erotic stories by Michael Thomas Ford, Tsaurah Litzky, Michael Lowenthal, and Nancy Kilpatrick. The Best American Erotica, Volume 5, is the ideal collection for all lovers of first-rate erotic literary fiction. Included in this collection: ´´Mate´´ by Lauren P. Burka ´´My Professor´´ by Ivy Topiary ´´Lunch´´ by Mark Stuertz ´´What He Did´´ by Thomas Roche ´´She Gets Her Ass F--ked Good´´ by Rose White and Eric Albert ´´Queer Punk´´ by Bob Vickery ´´Virtue Is its Own Reward´´ by Tsaurah Litzky ´´Bajando La Luna´´ by Ioana dp Valencia ´´The Case of the Demon Lover´´ by Nancy Kilpatrick ´´Day of Atonement: Confessional´´ by Michael Lowenthal ´´Behind the Mask´´ by Serena Moloch ´´What?´´ by Marcy Sheiner ´´Spanish Moss´´ by Stephen Spotte ´´A Puja to Ganesha´´ by Simon Sheppard ´´Tumors&Humors´´ by Joe Maynard ´´Real´´ by Bill Brent ´´Feeding Frenzy´´ by Ted Blumberg ´´Dictation´´ by E. R. Stewart ´´The Butch´s New Clothing´´ by Mike Ford and Isobel Bird ´´Soap and Water´´ by Allegra Long ´´How Coyote Stole the Sun´´ by M. Christian Previously published as Best American Erotica 1997. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Brewer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Pamella D´Pella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000057/bk_adbl_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who´s been locked away on death row for eleven years. It could well be their last visit. Mack Stafford, a hard-drinking and low-grossing run-of-the-mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old, forgotten cases for more money than he has ever seen. Mack is suddenly bored with the law, fed up with his wife and his life, and makes drastic plans to finally escape. Quiet, dull Sidney, a data collector for an insurance company, perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton´s most ambitious hustler, Bobby Carl Leach, who, among other crimes, has stolen Sidney´s wife. Three good ol´ boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend. However, they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer. The Quiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton. It´s a sad, languid place with little controversy, until Gilbert arrives. Posing as a lowly paid bedpan boy, he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those ´´seniors´´ he professes to love. Clanton is rocked with the rumor that the gay son of a prominent family has finally come home, to die. Of AIDS. Fear permeates the town as gossip runs unabated. Featuring a cast of characters you´ll never forget, these stories bring Ford County to vivid and colorful life. Often hilarious, frequently moving, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Grisham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002039/bk_rand_002039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring erotic stories by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, Michael Ford, and Susan Musgrave. The Utne Reader called editor Bright ´´one of the leading thinkers and visionaries of our time.´´ This third annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year. Included in this collection: ´´Low-Cut´´ by Lisa Palac ´´Daddy´´ by James Williams ´´Indio´´ by Al Lujan ´´Dating for Dollars´´ by Scarlett Fever ´´Cheaper by the Pair´´ by Paul Reed ´´30´´ by Ray Sharpe ´´Boy Born with Tattoo of Elvis´´ by Robert Olen Butler ´´Miranda Thinks She´s Starving for Love´´ by Anne Wallace ´´Diana the Courier´´ by Corwin Ericson ´´In the Sacred and Profane Country of the Flesh´´ by Tsaurah Litzky ´´Developer´´ by Annie Regrets ´´Absolution´´ by Mike Ford and Tom Caffrey ´´Marian´s Ears´´ by Susan St. Aubin ´´For Love or Money´´ by Mary Malmros ´´Wide Open´´ by Le Shaun ´´Pre-Dahmer´´ by Trac Vu Excerpt from The Spirit That Denies by Jay Michaelson ´´Cinnamon Roses´´ by Renee M. Charles ´´The Wager´´ by Anna Nymus ´´Valentine´s Day in Jail´´ by Susan Musgrave Previously published as Best American Erotica 1995. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrington Macduffie, Steve Hoye, Mirron Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000058/bk_adbl_000058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The San Francisco Chronicle describes Bright as ´´the X-rated intellectual´´ and The New York Times hails her as ´´the voice of sweet reason and literacy.´´ This sixth annual edition of a best-selling series is sure to satisfy old fans and leave newcomers begging for more. Included in this collection: Excerpt from Licking Our Wounds by Elise D´Haene ´´How to Come on a Bus´´ by Anne Tourney ´´The Two Gentlemen of Verona´´ by Richard Collins ´´Jack´´ by Michael Thomas Ford Excerpt from The End of Alice by A. M. Homes ´´Up for a Nickel´´ by Thomas S. Roche ´´Penetration´´ by Cecilia Tan ´´Watershed´´ by Jack Murnighan ´´Spurt´´ by Kevin Killian ´´Three Obscene Phone Calls´´ by Marian Phillips ´´Picking Up Daddy´´ by Robin Sweeney ´´The Number One Song in the Country´´ by Ben Neihart ´´All This and Heaven, Too´´ by John Mason Skipp ´´Mother of Pearl´´ by Donald Rawley ´´Fleeing Gods´´ by Mary Anne Mohanraj ´´The Balm That Heals´´ by Tsaurah Litzky ´´Doctor Fell´´ by Michael Bronski ´´The Terminatrix´´ by Edo Van Belkom ´´Tell Me What It Is´´ by Edward Falco ´´Is Your Husband Obsessed with On-Line Pornography?´´ by Keri Pentauk Previously published as Best American Erotica 1999. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Brewer, Pamella D´Pella, Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000051/bk_adbl_000051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
That´s Mr. Faggot to You continues Ford´s exploration of contemporary gay life. He does not shy away from personal revelations - he recalls his own traumatic high school experiences but recognizes that, years later, he´s happier and, more importantly, a great deal more attractive than his classmates - but also offers insight into more political issues such as religion and politics and Wynonna Judd. Never abandoning his caustic wit, Ford is honest to a fault and does not suffer fools or dog-haters lightly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Borses. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054737/bk_acx0_054737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frank starts a booming import-export business. Fiona considers moving into her own place after Ford shows her a side of Chicago she´s never seen. Meanwhile, Lip interviews new sponsors, Ian confronts a pastor trying to ´pray the gay away´ and Debbie deals with being unemployed while looking for a way to afford school and raise Franny.
An irreverent, insightful, and wickedly funny humor collection that shows just how queer life really is by one of the more charming voices in contemporary gay prose. Oh, wait, we´re talking about Michael Thomas Ford. Well, he´s still a good guy; he´s kind to dogs, donates to homeless porn stars, and has stopped sending Mr. Baldwin selfies. Buy this book. He needs a new smartphone to take pictures. This collection won the Lambda Literary Award for Humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Borses. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044492/bk_acx0_044492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.