It was with Human, All Too Human, first published in 1878, that Nietzsche developed the aphoristic style that so suited his challenging views and uncompromising style. The text is divided into three main sections: ´Of the First and Last Things´, ´History of the Moral Feelings´ and ´The Religious Life´. But the style remains the same: he declares the subjects - dream and civilisation; private ethics and world ethics; gratitude and revenge; well-wishing; vanity - and then discusses them in a few sentences or sometimes in a longer passage. This style enables him to cover an extraordinarily wide range of topics as his fertile and lively mind wander over man in his element. This audiobook also contains the two parts of volume II: ´Miscellaneous Maxims´ and ´The Wanderer and His Shadow´. These two collections are less well known - unjustly so, as they are packed with Nietzsche´s wonderfully uncompromising views and observation on a lucky dip of topics including debauchery, bach, danger in admiration, deception in love and dishonest praise. Here is an example: ´End and goal. Not every end is the goal. The end of a melody is not its goal, and yet if a melody has not reached its end, it has also not reached its goal. A parable.´ All in all, this 15-hour collection in an appropriately conversational reading by Michael Lunts is a fascinating, at times infuriating yet always entertaining discovery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lunts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dhrm/000021/bk_dhrm_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Of Human Bondage is Maugham´s autobiographical masterpiece. Philip Carey is an orphan with a clubfoot. He grows up to love books and struggles trying to understand why life has been so cruel to him. Then he falls in love, and his life changes forever. This is a most powerful story of sexual infatuation, of human longing for connection and freedom. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Of Human Bondage #66 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
This book is the third and concluding part of a study on the development of the American social welfare state. Here I discuss human nature, American culture, and the future prospects for human progress in America and around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lia Burrowes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100533/bk_acx0_100533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Dr. Ken Turner and his colleagues finally find half-human, half-chimpanzee hybrids in the dark jungles of the Congo, they think they are at the end of their long quest, but shady government agents have discovered the hybrids and plan to exploit them for military use. With the ruthless agents growing ever closer to realizing their goals, Dr. Turner and company must find a way to protect the creatures without destroying their careers and, for that matter, their very lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Chambers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152718/bk_acx0_152718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, but are we really any more special than other animals? Humans are the slightest of twigs on a single family tree that encompasses four billion years, a lot of twists and turns and a billion species. All of those organisms are rooted in a single origin, with a common code that underwrites our existence. This paradox - that our biology is indistinct from all life, yet we consider ourselves to be special - lies at the heart of who we are.In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: we are not the only species that communicates, makes tools, utilises fire or has sex for reasons other than to make new versions of ourselves. Evolution has, however, allowed us to develop our culture to a level of complexity that outstrips any other observed in nature.The Book of Humans tells the story of how we became the creatures we are today, bestowed with the unique ability to investigate what makes us who we are. Illuminated by the latest scientific discoveries, it is a thrilling compendium of what unequivocally fixes us as animals and reveals how we are extraordinary among them.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Rutherford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001865/bk_orio_001865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ella is the last of a dying breed of humans who live hidden deep in the forests of Washington State. All of her life, she has heard horror stories about the Others, the beasts that live beyond the safety of the mountains. In ancient times humans and the Others lived together in peace, but a great battle divided them, and the shape-shifting species won the war. Ty Bearclaw, a grizzly-shifter, is the curator at the Washington State Animal Sanctuary, Research, and Observation Center (WSASROC). A call from a rancher about an unusual animal causing havoc along the borders of the National Forest brings him to the Olympic Mountain National Park. Ty is furious when he discovers that the rancher has placed a trap to capture the creature on government-protected property. His shock soon turns to horror and confusion when he locates the wounded ´´animal´´. Ty finds more than he expects when a human, thought to be extinct, turns up in the trap. What is even more confusing is his bear´s reaction to the female. When word escapes about his discovery, Ty must fight to protect the unusual woman who is more than an oddity - she is his mate! Can Ty keep Ella alive and safe from a shifter obsessed with adding her to his private collection? Not only that, can he protect her when his own government threatens to take her away from him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Brenin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009697/bk_blak_009697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 18th-century Venice, Minguillo Fasan, heir to a fortune, contrives to dispatch of his sister, Marcella, condemning her to the fate of a nun. But Marcella Fasan is tougher than Minguillo imagines, and, aided by a servant, a painter, a skin-obsessed doctor, a Scottish merchant and a cigar-smoking pornographer, she pitches her wits against her brother.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Strevens, Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002419/bk_howe_002419_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Originally published in 1931, The English Medieval Feast examines the act of feasting and food during the medieval period. The book provides a scholarly look at the human detail involved in the variety of medieval manners and customs which make up the medieval feast. The book introduces the scene of the feast and its service, providing explanations of the food, drink and preparation that comprised the act of the medieval feast. The book also describes in full, certain and notable feasts of the period. The book also includes some historical examination of medieval dietetics which will be of interest to the modern reader.