Exploring a cave, Tom finds himself trapped when a series of earthquakes seal the cave entrance. Weeks later he pulls himself out. But something is wrong; he sees nothing but ashes. A forest fire? With his wife in mind, he walks until he finds a sign of civilization. When he meets new people he learns a terrible truth: The world as he knows it is over, destroyed. He decides that he will pull the world towards a humane new order, but he soon realizes that in a fight for survival he cannot do what he wants. What he discovers instead is something that will horrify and change him, and you, forever. This novella takes a brutal and realistic look at an ordinary man who faces a post-apocalyptic world, his hopes, and how he manages to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Baur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003295/bk_acx0_003295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marriage By God´s Design; How Not to Fail At Marriage Volume One: Shaun McElderry
Fail Faster, Succeed Sooner is a new way to embrace lessons from the journey of learning. Many believe that one hires someone for their expertise. This is not quite complete. One hires someone for their ability to have learned from their failure to ensure that when they come to fix your problem with their expertise, they fix your problem the right way, the first time. If one wants to succeed, one has to learn how to fail in order to succeed more quickly, faster. Learn these secrets to help shorten your learn curve along your journey to success! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duane Stjernholm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047483/bk_acx0_047483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail? These words, attributed to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, have inspired tens of millions to face their fears and dare to follow their hearts. This can-do compendium is a veritable tool kit for transforming listeners from reticent to role model.... From the authors of Living Life as a Thank You, this volume presents true stories of ordinary people with extraordinary fortitude. Authors Mary Beth Sammons and Nina Lesowitz have gone to the frontlines of adversity and fear to surface the brave hearts who took action before they were forced to, confronting and overcoming their fears in inspirational ways. From world-class athletes to spiritual teachers to cancer patients to ordinary people who took extraordinary action to transform their lives, these courage warriors teach listenrs to turn apprehension into action. Enriched with motivational quotes and power practices, this courage guidebook advises how to live life with guts and gusto. Readers learn to face and transform their fear, apply the art of tenacity when times are tough, embrace the lessons and gifts of a crisis that lead to personal growth, and simple, effective, and proven methods for confidence and courage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meredith Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006291/bk_blak_006291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the war a great volume of poetry was written, produced and published in books, periodicals, newspapers or letters back to home. We often think of war as a necessity. We fight for a more just and better world. We often fail. But in our poets we gain a truth and a morality that shocks us, consoles us and holds our values to the light. In this volume we hear poems from the front, from home, from soldiers, from auxiliaries, from friend and from foe.War and poetry seem somehow alien to each other. How can the horror and slaughter of war become any more real and terrifying, visceral and tender in the words of poets?The Great War, World War I, the War to End All Wars, was a stain on humanity and the nations who fought in it. Millions killed or wounded for aims and principles that, for many, are difficult to accept in the modern age.The poet as a soldier has happened throughout history but not to the level of the men in this volume. Today we are used to ‘embedded journalists’ who report direct from the front line. Here we have ‘embedded poets’ who report from the front line in a unique and inspiring way. Their words, often raw, emotional, angry, despairing yet eloquent, moving, suffused with a hope that we are all capable of more despite the futility and carnage around them. These poets, including Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, John McCrae, Edward Thomas and several others, including the German Alfred Lichtenstein, lost their lives in the years of war on which they had so eloquently and intensely written. Their lost lives adding to the toll that war makes us all less whole, less worthy of attaining what we should raise ourselves to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/001290/bk_copy_001290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When young Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a crime he didn´t commit, he is certain that his life is at an end. But the thing he hadn´t counted on was his cellmate. Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things, none of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may never be the same for either of them. Soon Alec is traveling roads he never knew existed, toward a war he never suspected was brewing. Before long he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than either can imagine and that may cost them far more than their lives if they fail. But fortune is as unpredictable as Alec´s new mentor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Todd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000750/bk_blak_000750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us - or fail to make us - fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and ´´literature,´´ and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture. Adjustment Team is the second installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This wide-ranging collection contains 26 stories and novellas from the extraordinarily productive years of 1952 and 1953, along with extensive story notes. Included here are ´´The Cookie Lady,´´ an account of a young boy whose relationship with a lonely widow results in a bizarre act of transformation, Second Variety (filmed in 1995 as Screamers), a novella that powerfully evokes a post-apocalyptic society overrun by all-too-human looking robots known as ´´Claws,´´ and the title story, in which a small accident of timing leads real estate salesman Ed Fletcher to an unexpected confrontation with the malleable nature of a once familiar world. Like its predecessor, The King of the Elves, this new volume offers both an astonishing variety of narrative pleasures and a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of a major American artist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008049/bk_brll_008049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as Ubik and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us - or fail to make us - fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and ´´literature,´´ and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture. The Minority Report is the fourth installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This generous collection contains 18 stories and novellas written between 1954 and 1963, years in which Dick produced some of his most memorable work, including such novels as Martian Time Slip and the Hugo Award-winning The Man in the High Castle. Included here are ´´Autofac,´´ a post-apocalyptic tale in which humans share the devastated Earth with the machines they have created but no longer fully control; ´´The Mold of Yancy,´´ a portrait of a world reduced to bland conformity by the vapid - and ubiquitous - pronouncements of a virtual demagogue; and ´´The Days of Perky Pat,´´ another post-apocalypse story in which Earth´s survivors find temporary solace in the Perky Pat game, a game rooted in the images and memories of a world that no longer exists. Finally, the classic title story, filmed by Steven Spielberg as Minority Report, posits a future state in which the ´´Precrime´´ bureau, aided by a trio of pre-cognitive mutants, arrests and incarcerates ´´criminals´´ for crimes they have not yet committed. Like its predecessors, this extraordinary volume is a treasure house of story, offering narrative pleasures and intellectual excitement in equal measure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor, Joyce Bean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008051/bk_brll_008051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal worldview, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us - or fail to make us - fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and literature, and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture. Upon the Dull Earth is the third installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This generous collection contains 22 stories and novellas written in 1953 and 1954, along with extensive - and valuable - story notes. Included here are a number of bona fide PKD classics, among them the title story, the brilliantly conceived account of a bizarre, ultimately catastrophic resurrection, ´´The Father-Thing,´´ in which a young boy comes to realize that his once familiar father has somehow changed, and The Golden Man (filmed in 2007 as Next), which tells the tale of a golden skinned mutant who may represent the future direction of the human race. These and all the other stories in this important and necessary audiobook offer a wide range of literary and intellectual pleasures. At the same time, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the continuing development of this iconic - and hugely influential - figure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008050/bk_brll_008050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.