Carmella was still a teen when the Motherships first appeared dotting the skies over the Earth. For years the world tried to normalize while the silent Motherships hovered. And then they arrived, promising that they meant no harm. But within 10 years, 80% of the world´s population would be wiped out. Including everyone that Carmella loved. The ´´blobs´´ took those that survived to another planet called Earth Two. But Carmella was an Earthling and she would kill the hated monsters that had destroyed her world before she would allow them to take her. Carmella settled into a lonely existence on the now desolate earth - all alone except for her wolf. And then she sees it hiding, watching her - maybe to capture her and remove her from the only thing that she can still call her own - her world. But Bilal is not like the other Centaurians. He is fully aware that he will never be like the humans that he´s grown up with. Earth is the only home he knows and he feels that he is just as much an Earthling as any human. Shunned by his own kind, Bilal travels the Earth trying to capture an essence of the life that he could never be a part of and a world that would never accept him. When he sees the black woman living all alone, his curiosity gets the best of him. He cannot stop himself from watching her and secretly growing more attached to the human. Bilal´s quest to become human brings him to a decision that will forever change the course of human-kind. In an attempt to ease the woman´s loneliness - or perhaps a need to recreate himself - Bilal impregnates the woman with his Alien DNA. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079138/bk_acx0_079138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the early years of the Iraq War, the US Army was unable to translate initial combat success into strategic and political victory. Iraq plunged into a complex insurgency, and defeating this insurgency required beating highly adaptive foes. A competition between the hierarchical and vertically integrated Army and networked and horizontally integrated insurgents ensued. The latter could quickly adapt and conduct networked operations in a decentralized fashion; the former was predisposed to fighting via prescriptive plans under a centralized command and control. To achieve success, the US Army went through a monumental process of organizational adaptation - a process driven by soldiers and leaders that spread throughout the institution and led to revolutionary changes in how the Army supported and conducted its operations in Iraq. How the Army adapted and the implications of this adaptation are the subject of this indispensable study. Intended for policymakers, defense and military professionals, military historians, and academics, this book offers a solid critique of the Army´s current capacity to adapt to likely future adversary strategies and provides policy recommendations for retaining lessons learned in Iraq. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Wayne Stageman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001803/bk_acx0_001803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the jungle of Southern India the Seeonee Wolf-Pack has a new cub. He is not a wolf - he is Mowgli, a human child, but he knows nothing of the world of men. He lives and hunts with his brothers the wolves. Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther are his friends and teachers. And Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, is his enemy. Kipling’s famous story of Mowgli’s adventures in the jungle has been loved by young and old for more than a hundred years. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Shaw-Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oxfr/000046/bk_oxfr_000046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the end of the summer at Camp Dakota - and things are about to get hairy. The kids have adaptations on their minds. And after one camper notices Counselor Kyle´s suspicious late-night activities, they begin to suspect that Kyle is turning into a werewolf. Is there another explanation? Or have the campers discovered a terrible secret? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000642/bk_lrnr_000642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Transforming Harry: The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age is an edited volume of eight essays that look at how the cinematic versions of the seven Harry Potter novels represent an unprecedented cultural event in the history of cinematic adaptation. The movie version of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer´s Stone, premiered in 2001, in between publication of the fourth and fifth books of this global literary phenomenon. As a result, the production and reception of both novel and movie series became intertwined with one another, creating a fan base that accessed the series first through the books, first through the movies, and in various other combinations. John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller have gathered scholars to explore and examine the cultural, political, aesthetic, and pedagogical dimensions of this pop-culture phenomenon and how it has changed the reception of both the films and books. While the primary focus of the collection is an academic audience, it will appeal to a broad range of listeners. Within the academic community, Transforming Harry will be of interest to scholars and teachers in a number of disciplines, including film and media studies and English. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shaun Grindell, Esther Wane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002158/bk_high_002158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the Godmother Guild destroyed by Teague´s army, Mina finds herself without the guidance of her Fae godmother. Alone and confused, she must lean on her friends for support. The dark prince threatens their very existence with a show of power on the human plane that has everyone running for their lives. To save them, Mina must make a deal with the prince to become his prisoner or lose her friends forever. But is there any hope for Jared and the love they briefly shared, or must beauty destroy the beast she created? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005692/bk_tant_005692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the 1970s, the name Stephen King has been synonymous with horror. His vast number of books has spawned a similar number of feature films and TV shows, and together they offer a rich opportunity to consider how one writer´s work has been adapted over a long period within a single genre and across a variety of media - and what that can tell us about King, about adaptation, and about film and TV horror. Starting from the premise that King has transcended ideas of authorship to become his own literary, cinematic, and televisual brand, Screening Stephen King explores the impact and legacy of over 40 years of King film and television adaptations. Simon Brown first examines the reasons for King´s literary success and then, starting with Brian De Palma´s Carrie, explores how King´s themes and style have been adapted for the big and small screens. He looks at mainstream multiplex horror adaptations from Cujo to Cell, low-budget DVD horror films such as The Mangler and Children of the Corn franchises, non-horror films, including Stand by Me and The Shawshank Redemption, and TV works from Salem´s Lot to Under the Dome. Through this discussion, Brown identifies what a Stephen King film or series is or has been, how these works have influenced film and TV horror, and what these influences reveal about the shifting preoccupations and industrial contexts of the post-1960s horror genre in film and TV. The book is published by University of Texas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Lerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112592/bk_acx0_112592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I like work. I find it interesting . . . I can sit and look at it for hours. ’With ideas like this, perhaps it is not a good idea to spend a holiday taking a boat trip up the River Thames. But this is what the three friends - and Montmorency the dog - decide to do. It is the sort of holiday that is fun to remember afterwards, but not so much fun to wake up to early on a cold, wet morning. This famous book has made people laugh all over the world for a hundred years . . . and they are still laughing. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Jerome K. Jerome original by Diane Mowat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Collingwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oxfr/000072/bk_oxfr_000072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surprisingly few people take any time to think about how they are learning languages. They usually just trust their teacher or friends´ advice. This is inefficient at best and often liable to failure at worst. Language learning and learning in general have been over-complicated by a mass of theories, methods, and techniques. This makes life harder than it needs to be. This book attempts to cut through the noise and give a clear description of how languages are actually learned. This knowledge of how languages are learned is not domain specific and can be applied to any future learning as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Pearl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013189/bk_acx0_013189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.