Uplifting stories of innocent people who survived the ordeal of incarceration and were eventually set free. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Kurtis with stories, chapters and poetry performed by Roxane Assaf-Lynn, Della Brown, Wren T. Brown, Eugene Byrd, Christine Ebersole, John Forté, LisaGay Hamilton, Ashley Judd, Paige Kaneb, John Kessler, Ricki Lake, Courtney Lance, Edward Lance, Linda Garcia Merchant, Laraine Newman, Esai Morales, EJ Murray, Nikki Pope, Maurice Possley, Richard Steele, Eibur Stepney, Lynch Travis, and Lisa Zane. Imagine you are in prison for a crime you did not commit. You cannot believe what has happened to you and you´re certain the system will correct the error - yet years later you´re still behind bars. In Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope those who have been wrongfully convicted tell stories of hope, redemption, and how they continued to believe that the system that put them behind bars would eventually find them innocent. Get a glimpse of life inside some of America´s prisons and discover how each exoneree survived, and in some cases thrived and prevailed against overwhelming odds. Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope is a collection of true stories told by wrongfully convicted men and women as well as their families and friends. Each former inmate reveals what gave them the hope that they would be exonerated; how they continued to sustain hope, sometimes for more than 20 years; and what they did to keep their humanity in one of the most inhumane of all places. Exoneration is only the beginning for these brave men and women. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Kurtis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069774/bk_acx0_069774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brooks Benson is bored, stuck and miserable. When both his parents were unable to continue running the variety store, he dropped out of college and came back home to help. It´s been almost two years and he´s tired of making pizzas and selling scratch tickets to the locals of Hope Harbor, Maine. But as the second oldest Benson brother, he´s the one that stepped up. Now all he can see is a gray future in front of him. Remington ´´Remi” Wright is disappointed, frustrated, and out of options. After dropping out of college and trying to make a go of it in New York, she´s forced to come back home to live with her parents in Hope Harbor. Totally humiliating. Things are looking pretty grim until she starts baking again and runs into Brooks when she visits Benson Variety to ask if they´ll sell her whoopie pies, cakes, and cookies. What was once a high school crush is now something much more mature that hits both of them like a ton of bricks. Brooks is game, as long as they keep things physical which is just fine with Remi. She´s not planning on sticking around Hope Harbor forever, and Brooks is definitely a lifer. They´re just to different to ever build something that could last. Life rarely goes according to plan and what starts as just sex soon turns into something that splashes color into their once drab lives. For the first time, they find peace and security in one another. But will it last? Or will everything crumble into pieces leaving them with nothing? 1. Language: English. Narrator: E.L. Beckett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114570/bk_acx0_114570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
J. Courtney Sullivan’s Maine meets the works of Elin Hilderbrand in this delicious summer listen involving three strangers, one island, and a season packed with unexpected romance, well-meaning lies, and damaging secrets.Anthony Puckett was a rising literary star. The son of an uber-famous thriller writer, Anthony’s debut novel spent two years on the best seller list and won the adoration of critics. But something went very wrong with his second work. Now Anthony’s borrowing an old college’s friend’s crumbling beach house on Block Island in the hopes that solitude will help him get back to the person he used to be.Joy Sousa owns and runs Block Island’s beloved whoopie pie café. She came to this quiet space 11 years ago, newly divorced and with a young daughter, and built a life for them here. To her customers and friends, Joy is a model of independence, hardworking and happy. And mostly she is. But this summer she’s thrown off balance. A food truck from a famous New York City brand is roving around the island, selling goodies - and threatening her business.Lu Trusdale is spending the summer on her in-laws’ dime, living on Block Island with her two young sons while her surgeon husband commutes to the mainland hospital. When Lu’s second son was born, she and her husband made a deal: He’d work and she’d quit her corporate law job to stay home with the boys. But a few years ago, Lu quietly began working on a private project that has becoming increasingly demanding on her time. Torn between her work and home, she’s beginning to question that deal she made.Over the 12 short weeks of summer, these three strangers will meet and grow close, will share secrets and bury lies. And as the promise of June turns into the chilly nights of August, the truth will come out, forcing each of them to decide what they value most and what they are willing to give up to keep it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Courtney Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/009019/bk_harp_009019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.