Dr. Gordon L. Patzer has devoted the last 30 years to investigating this unsettling phenomenon for both women and men, and how it touches every part of our lives. In his book Looks, (AMACOM) - he reveals not only its impact on romance, but also on family dynamics, performance in school, career, courtroom proceedings, politics, and government. Looks is the first book to explore how the power of beauty affects both sexes and how the rise of reality TV shows, cosmetic surgery, and celebrity culture have contributed to our overall obsession with being beautiful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000040/bk_amai_000040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Edgar Allan Poe´s only complete novel, published in 1838. Set in 1827, it is an exciting blend of science, romance, adventure, realism, and supernaturalism. It is based on the actual experiences of J.N. Reynolds, whose book Poe consulted. The narrative comprises the details of a mutiny on board the American brig Grampus on her way to the South Seas. The young hero, Pym, aided by Augustus, the captain´s son, becomes a stowaway. Poe incorporates it all: butchery, shipwreck, famine, massacre, and deliverance. But it is Pym´s friendship and friction with Augustus that form the major part of the book´s aesthetic design. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John L. Chatty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000279/bk_jimc_000279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why would anyone want to kill Penny Varnavides, best-selling author of the Teen Dreams series? Her demise can´t be the freak accident it first appeared - it´s an exact replica of the murder method in her forthcoming book. Only three people knew the plot of Penny´s unpublished novel: her literary agent, her editor and her ex-girlfriend, Meredith. In an effort to clear Meredith, Lindsay Gordon delves beneath the glittering facade of the seemingly glamorous world of London publishing in search of a murderer. While hobnobbing with industry notables, Lindsay encounters an unsavoury mix of soured relationships, desperate power plays, underhanded fraud and seething rivalries. Who, amongst this sordid group, wanted Penny Varnavides dead? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Guthrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004496/bk_howe_004496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A rugby-mad boy. A huge game. And a chance for an epic win ... or an epic fail! Gordon D´Arcy is an ordinary boy, but he´s not so ordinary once he gets a rugby ball in his hands. He´s the star player for Wexford Wanderers and dreams of one day wearing the Ireland jersey. A dream like that means hard work, raw talent and never losing sight of your goals. But Gordon has a wild streak that often lands him in trouble. Mum and Dad think that if he can just channel his energy, all will be well. Then something utterly mad happens and he gets a chance to live his biggest dream. Can he stay on his game and do everyone proud? Or will trouble follow him ... like it usually does? Gordon´s Game is a funny and inspiring adventure for rugby lovers of all ages!
John Gordon, 20th century Earthman, is torn from his own time to a far distant future - a time when the entire galaxy is inhabited. But men do not rule the future; our race is only one among thousands, and many of those thousands are sworn enemies of humanity! Gordon, man of the past, is forced to form alliances with the men of the future in a desperate battle to save the human race from final annihilation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006990/bk_adbl_006990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Star Kings, written by Edmond Hamilton, is an all-time great sci-fi classic. Young, restless, and dissatisfied with his ever monotonous insurance job, John Gordon discovered a way of traveling through time! And when he arrived in the strange world of tomorrow, Gordon found himself in the middle of a titanic interplanetary war - and he was the one man in the universe who held the key to final victory.... His adventures on other planets, his strange love affair with the beautiful Lianna, and his single-handed battle against the invading legions of the ´´Dark Worlds” all add up to an exciting adventure classic by one of the science fiction genre’s most beloved authors, Edmond Hamilton. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006989/bk_adbl_006989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The master criminal and con man known as the Chameleon has eluded international law enforcement for 20 years. Dan Gordon was sure he finally had him, but he was left empty-handed. Now he won´t rest until the Chameleon is stopped. The Chameleon is actually more than a mere criminal - he´s an undercover sleeper agent. But Gordon is more than he seems, too. He´s an experienced hunter, trained by the Mossad, working now for the CIA. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000777/bk_bimo_000777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Freelance journalist Lindsay Gordon is strapped for cash. Why else would she agree to cover a fund-raising gala at a girls´ public school? But when the star attraction is found garrotted with her own cello string minutes before she is due on stage, Lindsay finds herself investigating a vicious murder. Who would have wanted Lorna Smith Cooper dead? And who could have slipped out of the hall at just the right time to commit this cold-blooded crime? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Guthrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004277/bk_howe_004277_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Investigating attorney Dan Gordon is working for a unit of the U.S. Department of Justice that combats money launderers outside the United States. A routine mission develops into a complex international plot involving murder, espionage, kidnapping, conspiracy, and romance. Gordon, an indefatigable bloodhound, calls on his innate shrewdness, as well as his secret Mossad past and training, to ferret out the truth. In this intelligence thriller, attorney Haggai Carmon, a U.S Department of Justice outside consultant, weaves an ingenious plot. The Byzantine, subterranean methods by which rogue states - in this case the theocracy of Iran - seek to acquire nuclear materials are illuminated. If you want to understand how the CIA and the Mossad work, alone and together, you´ll get no better picture than the one told in this compulsively listenable intelligence thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000808/bk_bimo_000808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.