If you're the squeamish type, turn back now. If you're afraid of a little blood, go no further. But if you've ever wondered what it's like to be struck by lightning, swallowed by quicksand, or stung by a jellyfish, then fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride. Extreme Encounters offers blow-by-blow accounts of life's most dangerous experiences in thrilling "you-are-there" second person - so you chill to the numbing effects of frostbite, you hear the ear-splitting roar of a tornado, and you feel the stomach-lurching drop of an elevator freefall. Full of harrowing adventure and surprising scientific insights, Extreme Encounters is a journey you'll never forget. Extreme Encounters is also available in print from Quirk Books. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henry Leyva. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000094/bk_rhau_000094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road - but even that’s crumbling. What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe. My name is Amy Gumm - and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I’ve been trained to fight. And I have a mission. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Devon Sorvari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003885/bk_harp_003885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling series After burying herself in life and work to get over Sebastian, Talia's much-needed vacation to Martha's Vineyard turns deadly. She'll have to work fast to discover the killer before he strikes again. If only she had someone like Mister Black to back her up.... Mister Black swept in and out of my life like a tornado, leaving me twisted up and forever changed in his wake. And now that my life is finally back on track, I need to move on, despite the many reminders of our time together. But our pasts are only as far away as the shadows we hide behind, and sometimes those shadows grow darker, converging on the present in the most insidious way. He is Black: a stealthy hunter and rainbow master. I am Red: a truth seeker and desire keeper. Together we are obsession. Passionate colors destined to be drawn together. Dear Listeners: Scarlett Red is part two in Sebastian and Talia’s epic love story. It is novel-length, as are the rest of the books in the series. Sebastian and Talia’s happily-ever-after is contained within books 1-3 and must be read in the following order: Mister Black, Scarlett Red, and Blackest Red. Cass and Calder’s equally epic love story follows in books 4-5 with Gold Shimmer and Steel Rush. Be sure to read books 4-5, since you’ll also get to visit with Sebastian and Talia as they play key roles in Cass and Calder’s story before you dive into book 6, Black Platinum, an all-new stand-alone Sebastian and Talia passionate adventure. Note: Scarlett Red is meant for readers 18+ due to mature content. In the Shadows Series: Now Available: Mister Black (1) (Sebastian & Talia Part 1, novella) Scarlett Red (2) (Sebastian & Talia Part 2, novel) Blackest Red (3 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Leigh, Lee Samuels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055266/bk_acx0_055266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas. After a tornado swept through my trailer park, I ended up in Oz. But it wasn't like the Oz I knew from books and movies. Dorothy had returned, and she was stealing magic from the land. The Wizard was back. Glinda could no longer be called the Good Witch. And the Wicked Witches who were left? They'd joined forces as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and they wanted to recruit me. My mission? Kill Dorothy. And when a group of former - possibly still - Wicked Witches tells you to do something, it's kind of hard to say no. Except my job as assassin didn't work out as planned. Dorothy is still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home I couldn't wait to leave behind might be in danger. Somehow, across a twisted and divided land, I have to find Nox and the rest of the Order, protect the true ruler of Oz, take Dorothy and her henchmen down - and try to figure out what I'm really doing here. But in a place where the line between good and evil shifts with a strong gust of wind, who am I supposed to trust? And who is actually Wicked? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Devon Sorvari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004412/bk_harp_004412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Pareto Principle, or the 80/20 Rule, is the product of the mind of Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923). In a nutshell, it asserts that, in most situations, 80% of outcomes are the product or outcome of 20% of efforts. In this audiobook, you will hear how America's new political and social landscape is impacting this principle and how this alteration may affect your life, and the life of others. Author William Novak grew up in Illinois and Indiana. He enjoyably taught elementary education for thirty-one years. Once a shoeshine boy, he literally learned a great deal at the feet of many fascinating barbershop patrons. A survivor of a tornado in 1990, he now lives in Southwestern Indiana. His hobbies are theology, philosophy, politics, baseball, 60’s music, and anything nostalgic. He is the father of two daughters, both living in North Carolina. Narrator Alan Sklar has been a freelance voice actor for over 18 years, voicing radio/TV commercials and VNRs. narrating everything from audio books and documentaries to thousands of corporate and medical video projects. He has had great success with some high profile titles like A Civil Action and Black Hawk Down. He lives in New York with his wife, former model Anita. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan H. Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/novk/000001/bk_novk_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers' case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are "pure reading pleasure" (Booklist). The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large and very rare Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others - as Virgil is about to find out. Then there's the home front. Virgil's relationship with his girlfriend, Frankie, has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie's sister, Sparkle, moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another...she thinks Virgil's kind of cute. "You mess around with Sparkle," Frankie told Virgil, "you could get yourself stabbed." "She carries a knife?" "No, but I do." Forget a storm - this one's a tornado. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Conger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002888/bk_peng_002888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A captivating biography of the eccentric author, filmmaker, and innovator, L. Frank Baum. Enchanting generations of fans, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, first published in 1900, was written by a man whose life was nearly as adventurous as his heroine Dorothy's legendary trip. Ambitious and always drawn to the unconventional, L. Frank Baum was not just the author of more than sixty books; he was at the forefront of moving picture technology and championed women's rights. A unique celebration of Baum's life, The Real Wizard of Oz explores the eventful times in which Baum lived (1856-1919), which influenced nearly every aspect of the Oz tales - from the Civil War to Hollywood (which was emerging as a mecca for creative hopefuls) to the gulf between America's heartland, with its tornado alleys and its cities teeming with "Tin Man" factory workers. Baum, who died in 1919, two decades before MGM re-created his vision in eye-popping Technicolor, was a remarkable entrepreneur. He also developed the story for Broadway and created The Oz Film Manufacturing Company, convinced that he had found the perfect medium for children's stories - an audacious idea that made him a laughingstock among film distributors. Capturing the origins of an enterprise that continues to reach lucrative new heights - most recently with the smash success of Wicked - this audio book is a lively tour of a fascinating era and its most intriguing storyteller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brooke Heldman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001373/bk_oasi_001373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to When a Man Loves a Man, Volume 1 a Mars Audio Books collection of three M/M love stories by acclaimed erotic and romance author Claire Thompson. For the first time three of the author's best M/M works are presented as a single boxed set for your enjoyment and pleasure listening. These are three lovingly crafted stories regaling tales of hope, broken promises, and overcoming all the hurdles that often lie in the way of finding true love. We all believe that one day, love will find a way. Please enjoy the following stories that are beautifully narrated by Josh Walker. 'Alternative Treatment': Nolan Daniels will have those 100 hours of community service nailed, just as soon as he nails the handsome Dr Mark Harrison, who controls Nolan's time served. His sizable ego takes a hit when the doctor rejects his advances in no uncertain terms. What did Nolan expect from a man of privilege? 'Texas Surrender': JD Reed can never resist a challenge, and Avery Dalton is no exception. Determined to seduce and claim the tattooed, tough cowboy, JD teases and taunts his prey until he goes too far. In a battle of wills that turns physical, the sexual tension seething just below the surface explodes like a Texas tornado that sweeps them both off their feet. 'Handyman': What can a sophisticated Wall Street trader and a simple handyman possibly have in common? In an unlikely pairing, Will and Jack explore an incendiary relationship, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always scintillatingly erotic. Jack is forced to confront feelings he’s hidden for a lifetime. Will is faced with something he isn’t sure he can handle - love. Warning: Hot, delicious male/male erotic romance. Danger: Explicit m/m sex. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/marz/000182/bk_marz_000182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Hodgman - best-selling author, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert", minor television celebrity, and deranged millionaire - brings us the third and final installment in his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. In 2005, Dutton published The Areas of My Expertise, a handy little book of Complete World Knowledge, marked by the distinction that all of the fascinating trivia and amazing true facts were completely made up by its author, John Hodgman. At the time, Hodgman was merely a former literary agent and occasional scribbler of fake trivia. In short: a nobody. But during an interview on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, an incredible transformation occurred. He became a famous minor television personality. You may ask: During his whirlwind tornado ride through the high ether of minor fame and outrageous fortune, did John Hodgman forget how to write books of fake trivia? The answer is: Yes. Briefly. But soon, he remembered! And so he returned, crashing his Kansas farmhouse down upon the wicked witch of ignorance with More Information than You Require, a New York Times best seller containing even more mesmerizing and essential fake trivia, including seven hundred mole-man names (and their occupations). And now, John Hodgman completes his vision with That Is All, the last book in a trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Like its predecessors, That Is All compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes. It picks up exactly where More Information left off - specifically, at page 596 - and finally completes Complete World Knowledge, just in time for the return of Quetzalcoatl and the end of human history in 2012. 16 Hours. Read by Dick Cavett, Patton Oswalt, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Sarah Vowell, Brooke Shields, Scott Adsit, Robin Goldwasser, Jonathan Coulton, John Roderick, Rachel Maddo 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hodgman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001980/bk_peng_001980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.