Discovered on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in the decade after the Second World War, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a historical and religious record of immense significance, altering our understanding of Jewish and early Christian history.The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English is translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Geza Vermes in Penguin Classics.'He will heal the wounded and revive the dead and bring good news to the poor'The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity.This acclaimed translation by Geza Vermes, the world's leading Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, has established itself as the classic version of these texts. This revised seventh edition contains a new foreword, amendments and a fully updated bibliography.Geza Vermes (b.1924) was born in Hungary. He studied in Budapest and Louvain. He was the first Professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford. His other books published by Penguin are The Changing Faces of Jesus and The Authentic Gospel of Jesus.'No translation of the scrolls is either more readable or more authoritative than that of Vermes'The Times Higher Education Supplement'Excellent, up-to-date ... will enable the general public to read the non-biblical scrolls and to judge for themselves their importance'The New York Times Book Review'Fascinating, not least because of Geza Vermes' wonderful introduction and translation'Justin Cartwright, Daily Telegraph Books of the Year
Criminal lawyer and all-time #1 mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote close to 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. His most popular books starred the incomparable attorney-sleuth Perry Mason. In The Case of the Howling Dog, Arthur Cartwright, an anxious man, goes to Perry Mason to have his neighbor arrested for his vindictive and noisy dog. He is under the belief that his howling is an indication that somebody has been murdered in the neighborhood. He demands that his will be written bequeathing the estate to the lady living at the neighbor's house. However, the will is mysteriously altered by an unknown person and Cartwright goes missing, along with the lady. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003104/bk_brll_003104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Circus dwarf Little Tom Little is the king of midgets, loved by crowds and carnival folk alike. Only he doesn't just want to be a bigger circus star, he wants to be just like the tall and imposing circus leader. Trouble begins the moment that a set of ancient books containing the secret of switching bodies finds its way into Tom Little's tiny hands. When he magically trades his small frame with that of the circus chief, Tom finds himself in a giant-sized heap of trouble - his craving for height has landed him smack in the center ring surrounded by 40 savage cats! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Cartwright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000025/bk_gala_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eleven-year-old Kevin Cartwright can hardly believe his ears when his father, a brave soldier wounded in the Revolutionary War, announces that he is leaving Philadelphia and never coming back. He is heading into the untamed wilderness of New Jersey, where he hopes to find a peaceful place to raise Kevin and his little sister. But in 1783, New Jersey is filled with secret traps and hidden dangers. Before the family has traveled far, Kevin is captured by the mysterious Captain Grey and his murderous band of pirates. These lawless men of the sea say they have killed the boy’s father and sister. Will Kevin be next? Or will he find a way to escape? Avi, who won the Newbery Honor Award for The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, has once again created a thrilling historical novel packed with adventure and danger. One of today’s most popular and highly acclaimed authors of books for young listeners, Avi has been honored with numerous awards, including the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Books Authors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Keith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006939/bk_reco_006939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Betrayal has taken Taylor far beyond my reach. I can feel the bond stretched and twisted until it’s on the verge of snapping. But I will find her. She is mine as I am hers, and nothing will stop me from recovering my queen. I will always come for her. If she is hurt, I will heal her. If she is scared, I will wrap my arms around her...my embrace her safe harbor. And as for the ones who took her? I will destroy them all. Crossing the frozen heart of winter will be their final mistake. My fury will end the king beyond the mountain, and I will return to the winter realm with my queen by my side. A solid plan. One that would have worked. But when I reach the Gray Mountains, nothing is as it seems, and my mate faces a danger from the most insidious of foes: herself.Please note: Beyond the Mountain concludes Leander and Taylor's primary romance arc, but they will appear in future books. Gareth and Beth's story begins in the fifth book of this series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mackenzie Cartwright, Shane East. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160513/bk_acx0_160513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Abyss is full of terrors, but the mines aren’t much better. Gareth is with me every step of the way, protecting me and giving me more pleasure than I believed possible. I thought once we reached the mines our journey would be at an end. With or without Clotty, we would travel to the winter realm and start our life together just as I’d sworn to Gareth all those months ago. But how can I stop when freedom for all is so near? Risking a rift between us, I plot a new course - one that has its own dangers. But I promise, at the end of this adventure, I’ll be with my mate just as I vowed.... Unless fate has other plans.Lily's Note: Book 8 is the final chapter of Beth and Gareth's love story. There will be more books in the Fae's Captive series and another series set in the world of Arin coming very soon. Thank you for coming with me on this journey, and I hope you all find your fated mates ASAP. Much love, Lily 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shane East, Mackenzie Cartwright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171808/bk_acx0_171808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is Greenwich, Connecticut, in the early 1950s, and a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse. Nat Davenport goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Cartwright, the son of a wealthy CEO and his wife. During the years that follow, the two brothers grow up unaware of each other's existence. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam. Returning a war hero, he finishes school and goes on to become a successful bank executive. Meanwhile, Fletcher has graduated from Yale University and distinguished himself as a criminal defence lawyer and politician. As their lives unfold, both men are confronted with tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, all the time overcoming life's obstacles to become the men they are destined to be. In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men and how, eventually, they come to find each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000060/bk_macm_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From International Best-SElling Erotic Romance Author Sierra Cartwright"Even racier than Fifty Shades." (Mail Online)"Cartwright’s writing is wonderful. The words flow easily, and as with earlier books I was seduced into the world she creates. Also, as I’ve mentioned in other reviews, she has a knack of teaching about the BDSM lifestyle through her books without detracting from the erotic, without making it seem like an actual lesson. Everything seems natural and the story rolls effortlessly." (Long and Short Reviews)Book six in the Mastered series. What could be headier than the surrender of a powerfully dominant woman? Dom Damien Lowell has always respected Domme Catrina Davidson. He likes the way she interacts with her subs - confident, kind, firm. And for years he’s fantasized about her submitting to him. What could be hotter than having the sexy Domme squirming beneath his lash? One evening, Damien challenges her, saying she’d be a much better Domme if she experienced submission...to him. Catrina doesn’t have a single submissive tendency. But she’s oh so turned on when she watches a sub respond to Damien. A secret part of her is intrigued, and she asks herself, what harm can come from giving him two weeks? Over the next fortnight, she is introduced to the pleasures and perils of servitude. She has to admit that he’s right - her understanding of submission is deeper, more profound, than it would have been otherwise. But the private experiences they share in the Den leave her emotionally shattered, making her question everything she thought she knew. In her unique way, Catrina too challenges Damien, forcing him to grow as a Dom, and he wonders how the hell he’ll ever be able to let her go. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leo Barnabas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000835/bk_inbl_000835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Murder. Mayhem. A madcap lady vicar.Reverend Annabelle Dixon is the charming, slightly gauche, very tall, thirty-something vicar of St. Mary’s Church, which is located in the picturesque village of Upton St. Mary in Cornwall, England. Recently appointed to her rural church position, Annabelle is beloved by her parishioners for dispensing good advice and godly wisdom with humor and charm while zipping her Mini Cooper around the country lanes and attempting to build a relationship with her church cat, Biscuit, who, quite frankly, couldn’t care less.Trouble arises when Annabelle faithfully welcomes a new resident to her quaint parish. Her visit to the latest newcomer, Sir John Cartwright, is twofold: to greet him and to dispel rumors of shady doings at the manor. This time, however, instead of tea and cakes, Annabelle is served a heaping plate of murder and a fine helping of handsome inspector Mike Nicholls!Filled with laugh-out-loud moments and cake and pastry recipes, this humorous, cozy mystery is an excellent introduction to the Reverend Annabelle Dixon series. Included in this audiobook are recipes for:Wicked Walnut Cupcakes with Magnificent Maple Buttercream FrostingBeatific BaklavaChaste Chia Seed and Coconut MacaroonsAngelic Almond Cupcakes and Abundant Almond Butter FrostingInterview with the Creator of the SeriesQ - So, what makes the Reverend Annabelle Dixon series special? A - Annabelle. When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create a series that featured a heart-warming, smart, sometimes ditzy, ultimately good protagonist that we all undisputedly adore. I love mysteries so there was no question this character was going to be involved in solving them and I set it in the Cornish countryside, right at the end of England. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Missen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121041/bk_acx0_121041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.