The global spread of English has had widespread linguistic, social and cultural implications, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. This textbook provides a lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes, describing varieties used in places as broad-ranging as America, Jamaica, Australia, Africa and Asia, and setting them within their historical and social contexts. Students are guided through the material with chapter previews and summaries, maps, timelines, lists of key terms, discussion questions and exercises, and a comprehensive glossary, helping them to understand, analyse and compare different varieties of English, and apply descriptive terminology. The book is accompanied by a useful web site, containing textual and audio examples of the varieties introduced in the text, and links to related sources of interest. Providing essential knowledge and skills for those embarking on the study of world Englishes, this is set to become the leading introduction to the subject.
She was seeking revenge. What she found was a vampire who swept her into the darkest depths of passion. Chicago, Illinois...the windy city. Home to football greats, dinosaurs named Sue, and, when the sun goes down...powerful vampires battling for the right to rule the city and beyond. Born into slavery, Aden is one of the most powerful vampires in North America, waging war on others of his kind in a struggle to become the next Lord of the Midwest. But in the midst of the deadliest fight of his long life, the ghosts of his past have come back to haunt him. Slavery still exists, and Aden is hell-bent on destroying it and the vampires who profit from it. Sidonie Reid is an investigative reporter in pursuit of the biggest story of her career, until that story costs the life of a friend and Sid realizes she has to do much more than write about it. Intent on bringing down the vampires and their slave network, Sid gains entry to the highest levels of vampire society, where she finds herself confronting the raw sexuality that is Aden. Caught up in a dark passion that neither can resist, Aden and Sidonie join forces, determined to defeat the old regime and everything it stands for. The dangers are beyond calculation, but the ultimate reward is worth the risk. If they survive.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093589/bk_acx0_093589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Houston, Texas. Cowboy boots, baseball and journeys to the stars…. right? Wrong. Because Houston is also home to Jabril Karim, one of the eight powerful Vampire Lords who control all of North America and, as Private Investigator Cynthia Leighton will soon discover, not all Vampire Lords are created equal. Jabril is the face of evil in the new world, a vampire who values no life but his own, who enslaves those he desires, steals whatever he covets, and destroys anyone who stands in his way. Running from L.A. and its seductive Vampire Lord, Raphael, Cyn sees the Houston job as a welcome refuge, a place to get away and heal her broken heart. But Texas will be no vacation. Cyn will confront a true enemy in Jabril, one who will go to any lengths to satisfy his lusts, enrich his coffers, and expand his power. Fighting for the lives of two young sisters, Cyn´s journey will take her through the streets of Houston and back to L.A., where the human police are determined to bring Raphael down for the murder of one of their own. But the danger doesn´t end there. Jabril has set his sights on Cyn, and he will stop at nothing to have her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Traci Odom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024244/bk_acx0_024244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kauai, Hawaii - tropical paradise, vibrant jungle, turquoise sea...and sensuous nights that hide vampires so powerful they can change the world. Raphael - powerful, extraordinary, arrogant. He’s been eliminating rivals and gathering allies, determined not just to survive, but to demolish the Europeans who think they can steal what he’s worked for centuries to create. In a final bid to avert a war that seems inevitable, Raphael agrees to meet an enemy he knows of old. She is formidable, wily, and not to be trusted. But in his arrogance, Raphael believes he can foil whatever treachery she has brewing. Cynthia Leighton - Raphael’s human mate, beautiful, smart, and deadly when threatened. She doesn’t trust anyone, much less a powerful vampire claiming to want peace. So while Raphael prepares to negotiate a treaty, Cyn is preparing for the inevitable double-cross that she knows is coming. Raphael worries about saving thousands of vampire lives. She only cares about one, and she will do anything to keep him alive and in her arms. When Cyn is proven right, when it all falls apart and Raphael’s enemies draw on ancient magic to trap him, taking him away from Cyn and out of the war, it all falls to her - to find Raphael, to save the thousands of vampires who will die if she doesn’t succeed...and to kill every single being, human or vampire, who gets in her way. D. B. Reynolds is the RT award-winning author of the popular Vampires in America series of paranormal romance/urban fantasy, and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. She lives with her husband of many years in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113644/bk_acx0_113644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Washington, D.C., capital of an empire. Powerful. Exhilarating. Corrupt. And in the shadows, vampires far older than the nation itself. A power unto himself, Duncan has served at Raphael´s side for 150 years. But long laid plans have finally borne fruit, and the time has come for Duncan to leave Raphael and tackle the greatest challenge of his life. He will face treacherous vampires and murderous humans. He will rock the halls of human power if necessary. But Washington, D.C. will be his. Emma Duquet cares nothing for vampire politics. She just wants to find her missing roommate and best friend, Lacey. But Lacey´s been playing with vampires of a particularly dangerous kind, and Emma will have to deal with the new vampire in town if she´s going to find her friend. Battling powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets, Duncan and Emma will dig beneath the corruption and depravity that is Washington, D.C. and uncover the most heinous conspiracy of all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick J. Russo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056996/bk_acx0_056996_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first terrifying chapter of the Dead Texas spinoff.It’s day zero and the Texas zombie virus is quickly spreading throughout the nation. In a desperate race against the clock, two special forces teams are given an impossible mission. Turn the football stadium in Charlotte into a fortress, and rescue some of the brightest minds in the world to help with the coming war.Dead America: The First Week focuses on the national response to the Texas zombie outbreak. There will be multiple mini-series within The First Week focused on several regions of the nation and how they are dealing with the crisis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P. J. Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152966/bk_acx0_152966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sandwiched between the placid fifties and the flamboyant seventies, the sixties, a decade of tumultuous change and stunning paradoxes, is often reduced to a series of slogans, symbols, and media images. In America in the Sixties, Greene goes beyond the cliches and synthesizes thirty years of research, writing, and teaching on one of the most turbulent decades of the twentieth century. Greene sketches the well-known players of the period - John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Betty Friedan-bringing each to life with subtle detail. He introduces the reader to lesser-known incidents of the decade and offers fresh and persuasive insights on many of its watershed events. Greene argues that the civil rights movement began in 1955 following the death of Emmett Till; that many accomplishments credited to Kennedy were based upon myth, not historical fact, and that his presidency was far from successful; that each of the movements of the period-civil rights, students, antiwar, ethnic nationalism-were started by young intellectuals and eventually driven to failure by activists who had different goals in mind; and that the ´´counterculture´´, which has been glorified in today´s media as a band of rock-singing hippies, had its roots in some of the most provocative social thinking of the postwar period. Greene chronicles the decade in a thematic manner, devoting individual chapters to such subjects as the legacy of the fifties, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the civil rights movements, and the war in Vietnam. Combining an engrossing narrative with intelligent analysis, America in the Sixties enriches our understanding of that pivotal era. The book is published by Syracuse University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Munson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004980/bk_acx0_004980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A concise and accessible account of the era written with an eye toward engaging the student and general listener. Blessed by a booming economy, the United States experienced the benefits of technology in the 1950s, with television and the automobile transforming the way people lived, and the space race offering new challenges. At the same time, the nation faced domestic divisions and international crises that would have far-reaching historical and political consequences. The 1950s evoke images of prosperity, suburbia, a smiling President Eisenhower, cars with elaborate tail fins, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and the ´´golden age´´ of television - seemingly a simpler time in which the idealized family life of situation comedies had at least some basis in reality. A closer examination, however, recalls more threatening images: the hysteria of McCarthyism, the shadow of the atomic bomb, war in Korea, the Soviet threat manifested in the launch of Sputnik and the bombast of Nikita Khrushchev, and a clash over the integration of public buses in Montgomery, Alabama, and a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Andrew J. Dunar successfully shows how the issues confronting America in the late twentieth century have roots in the fifties, some apparent at the time, others only in retrospect: civil rights, environmentalism, the counterculture, and ´´movements´´ on behalf of women, Latinos, and Native Americans. The rise of the ´´beats´´, the continuing development of jazz, the emergence of rock ´n´ roll, and the art of Jackson Pollock reveal the decade to be less conformist than commonly portrayed. While the cold war rivalry with the Soviet Union generated the most concern, Dunar skillfully illustrates how the rise of Nasser in Egypt, Castro in Cuba, and Communist regimes in North Korea, Vietnam, and China signaled new regional challenges to American power. This book will be ideal for instructors of American history survey courses at the hig 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Vincent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005467/bk_acx0_005467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second thrilling boxed set of the best-selling America Falls series: Rude Shock, Luke´s Trek, and Civil War.No mazes. No zombies. No games.After their hurried escape from the Drake Mountain Facility, Isaac and his group stumbled upon a farmhouse in a secluded valley. It´s what they´ve been looking for. A place to make their home, both now and in the future. Can it be so easy though? Danger is coming, and only time will tell if they have found the salvation they´ve been seeking or if their dreams will be crushed, leaving them to the same fate as all of those that died before them. This boxed set contains books four through six of America Falls, a compelling, action-packed series about who we are and who we have to become in order to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Barr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147524/bk_acx0_147524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.