Erich Fromm's innovative analysis of the Old Testament as a striking early example of radical humanism. The Old Testament is one of the most carefully studied books in the world’s history. It is also one of the most misunderstood. This founding text of the world’s three largest religions is also, Erich Fromm argues, an impressive radical humanist text. He sees the stories of mankind’s transition from divided clans to united brotherhood as a tribute to the human power to overcome. Filled with hopeful symbolism, You Shall Be as Gods shows how the Old Testament and its tradition is an inspiring ode to human potential. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015854/bk_adbl_015854_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Of all of the naughty, mischievous, disrespectful, and downright horrible things that children can be, a badling is perhaps one of the worst. Badlings abandon books without finishing them, leaving their characters sad and lonely - not to mention angry. Meet Bells, Peacock, Rusty, and Grand, four ragtag friends convicted of this monstrous crime. As punishment, they get sucked into a book of unfinished stories, whose patchwork pages they must traverse and read to the end this time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erich Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059561/bk_acx0_059561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Massage: A Kneaded Touch is a basic massage handbook. For more than 10 years it was used as a textbook for Al Collier's classes at local hospitals, schools, and workshops. It contains the basic massage strokes as all such books do, however he also includes stretching, oils, herbs, and marketing. It is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for the home therapist to use as well as those already massage therapist to enjoy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erich Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095203/bk_acx0_095203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Communication technologies are constantly advancing to keep up with the times. Messaging apps are huge right now - completely overtaking social media by becoming the primary way we communicate online. When most entrepreneurs are starting out, they like to read articles on "how to make a killing with your first app", "building the multi-billion dollar app" and most books related to this topic. They are glued to this side of the story and blinded to the other. To have your own success story, you have to find out why other apps fail. The painful truth is there are more failed apps than successful ones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erich Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095992/bk_acx0_095992_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods is a work of monumental importance---the first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth was visited by aliens. This world-famous best seller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author's own popular sequel, The Eye of the Sphinx. But here is where it all began---von Däniken's startling theories of our earliest encounters with alien worlds, based upon his lifelong studies of ancient ruins, lost cities, potential spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken's theory that we ourselves are the descendents of these galactic pioneers---and the archaeological discoveries that prove it: An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts Computer astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins A map of the land beneath the ice cap of Antarctica A giant spaceport preserved in the Andes 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001897/bk_tant_001897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
lf a man cannot stand freedom, he will probably turn fascist. This, in the fewest possible words, is the essential argument in this modem classic, Escape from Freedom. The author, Erich Fromm, is a distinguished psychologist, late of Berlin and Heidelberg, now of New York City. He applies the psychoanalytical method to the illness of our civilization which expresses itself in an abject submission to dictatorship. It is true that the rise of democracy set men free and brought to an end the authority of the medieval state and the medieval church. But it brought into existence a society where a man feels isolated from his fellows, where relationships in an industrial age are impersonal, where insecurity replaces a sense of belonging. This sense of isolation may drive an individual to one of various forms of escape. lt may drive a people to seek escape in blind devotion to a leader, in utter submission to an all-powerful state, into a barbarous and sadistic program of aggression against minority groups or neighbor nations. Few books since the rise of the dictators have thrown such light upon our times. Few books have penetrated so clearly into the causes of fascism and Nazism - and into the inherent qualities of a democracy. In his psychoanalysis of the social scene, the author makes a new contribution to psychology by modifying the basic concepts of Freud in placing a purely biological orientation by a cultural one. To all who see that democracy today faces its gravest hour, Dr. Fromm illustrates the essential character of the danger and the nature of democracy's responsibility. By its brilliant exposition of the modern social scene Escape from Freedom will help clarify many of today's most perplexing problems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Haden Salerno. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015847/bk_adbl_015847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, when he was subject to nonstop surveillance and harassment from both human and supernatural spooks, intrepid Fortean investigator John A. Keel made extensive field notes concerning the phenomena he was confronting in West Virginia and New York: UFOs, Men in Black, creature entities, ultraterrestrials, and odd coincidences and synchronicities. The result was a series of concise, thematically related reports, many of which were incorporated into magazine articles for Saga, Fate, Flying Saucer Review, and Flying Saucers magazine.In those articles, Keel unraveled threads discussed in his classic books Operation Trojan Horse, The Mothman Prophecies, and The Eighth Tower, which were written soon after. Utilizing occult lore, recent scientific research, and direct personal investigation, Keel drew back the curtain on the mind-blowing nature of our terrestrial reality.In this volume, we look at Keel's favorite articles from Flying Saucers magazine, which was published and edited largely by Ray Palmer. Keel went on record as saying that he thought Palmer was the "father of ufology", and he helped Palmer by submitting many articles to the magazine, and even helping with editing chores whenever possible.This special Keel-curated edition features interesting articles by Keel, Palmer, Brad Steiger, Gray Barker, Brent Raynes, Peter Guttilla, William Cullen, Larry Bryant, Alois Knapp, Tom Lingham, Jennifer Stevens, Erich Aggen, Jr., Dennis Stamey, Alberto Perego, T. Scott Crain, and Hans Lauritzen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Lomakayu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165326/bk_acx0_165326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Chariots of the Gods was published 50 years ago, it began a worldwide change in humanity's view of the cosmos. In an era of the military space race, Erich von Daniken boldly proclaimed that Earth had been visited by more advanced beings early in our history. But prescientific man had no concept of spaceships, so he called their vehicles "chariots", and those driving the chariots became "gods". Over the next five decades, von Daniken's 32 books built an ever-stronger case for Earth being visited by extraterrestrial visitors. And Chariots became an international best seller, with 30 million copies sold in more than two dozen languages. Also during that time, the case for ET visitations millennia ago was being reexamined by contemporary UFO researchers, who found evidence of modern visitations. And von Daniken expanded his perspective to encompass the present. Now he presents his long-awaited sequel to Chariots of the Gods, proclaiming that the gods never left us, with all-new material to show that ancient aliens are still with us. The Gods Never Left Us contends that recent advancements in biotechnology, astrophysics, engineering, and artificial intelligence not only give us a fresh perspective on his ancient astronaut theory but actually validates it. We are - as a race - embarking on the exact same trajectory of our own interplanetary colonization, just as von Daniken suggested Earth itself was colonized. ETs are definitely at work today. And that affects all of us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010345/bk_blak_010345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The object of this audiobook is to introduce listeners to a whole range of military history which has all the drama, dangers, horrors and excitement that we associate with Stalingrad or the Somme. Battles are acute moments of history whenever and wherever they have been fought. Through them we can understand how warfare and world history have evolved. Choosing just 100 battles from recorded human history is a challenge, not just because it is necessary to cover almost 6,000 years of history but because men have fought each other almost continuously for millennia. Anyone who knows anything about the history of war may be disappointed by what has had to be left out. However, each of the 100 memorable battles described shows both how the nature of armed combat has changed over human history and how, despite changes in technology, organisation or ideas, many things have remained the same. It is an old adage that you can win a battle but lose a war. The battles featured here almost always resulted in victory for one side or another, but the victor did not necessarily win the war. Some battles are decisive in that broader historical sense; others are not. The further back in time, the more likely it is that an enemy could be finished off in one blow. The wars of the modern age, between major states, have involved repeated battles until one side was battered into submission. Some of the great generals of the recent past - Napoleon, Robert E Lee, Erich von Manstein - have been on the losing side but are remembered nonetheless for their generalship. Some on the winning side have all but disappeared from the history books or from public memory. Equally, in many battles the issue is not victory or defeat but what the battle can tell us about the history of warfare itself. New weapons, new tactics and new ways of organising armed forces can have a sudden impact on the outcome of a battle. But so, too, can leadership or the effects of a clever 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002607/bk_hcuk_002607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.