Set against the backdrop of the Civil War comes a tale of love lost and found.Mary Thomson is no ordinary woman. She works alongside her husband William cutting firewood to sell in the city, earning the nickname “The Woodcutter’s Wife”. She kills a bear with her bare hands. And she prefers plowing a field to cooking a meal. The one thing she cannot seem to handle is the melancholy that has enveloped her. Mary lost four children before they were a year old, and the doctor says she will never be able to conceive again.Mary’s world flies apart when William disappears, leaving her with the arduous task of tending their farm by herself. Using her fierce independent spirit to cope as the war rages around her, she finds help in the form of a freed slave who offers his help. But fate throws her another dramatic curve, forcing her to make the most difficult choice of her life.David Johnson, author of the bestselling Tucker Series, has written another of his signature Books with Heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah L. Colton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149617/bk_acx0_149617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Los Angeles Times book critic David L. Ulin has been vacationing in Cape Cod every summer since he was a boy. He knows the terrain inside out; enough to identify the squalid underbelly of this allegedly idyllic location. His editing prowess is a perfect match for this fine volume. From the introduction by David L. Ulin: "For me, Cape Cod is a repository of memory: forty summers in the same house will do that to you. But it is also a landscape of hidden tensions, which rise up when we least anticipate. In part, this has to do with social aspiration, which is one of the things that brought my family, like many others, to the Cape. In part, it has to do with social division, which has been a factor since at least the end of the nineteenth century, when then summer trade began. There are lines here, lines that get crossed and lines that never get crossed, the kinds of lines that form the web of noir. Call it what you want - summer and smoke is how I think of it - but that's the Cape Cod at the center of this book." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine, Joe Barrett, Nick Sullivan, Vikas Adam, William Dufris, Kevin T. Collins, Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014650/bk_adbl_014650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy provides an in-depth and exciting account of the history, philosophy, and experience of homeopathic medicine. At the core of Impossible Cure is the amazing story of how the author's son was cured of autism with homeopathy. It also includes dozens of other testimonials of homeopathic cure, for a variety of physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Impossible Cure will serve as an invaluable guide to anyone interested in learning more about this intriguing form of health care. It is now one of the best-selling introductory books on homeopathy worldwide, with translations into several foreign languages, and is used by many homeopathic schools as a first-year text. Impossible Cure has won endorsements from leading experts in alternative health care, including: Larry Dossey, MD (executive editor, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and author of Healing Words); Bernard Rimland, PhD (director, Autism Research Institute); Wayne Jonas, MD (director, Samueli Institute, and former director, Office of Alternative Medicine, NIH); Joseph Mercola, DO (mercola.com); Michael Castleman (author of The New Healing Herbs and other consumer health books); Louis Klein, RSHom (president, Luminos Homeopathic Courses); and Richard Pitt, CCH, RSHom(NA) (director, Pacific Academy of Homeopathy). Please note: This audiobook includes short passages of royalty-free music. The following songs were used: Two Together; Winter Chimes; Ashton Manor; Autumn Day; Easy Lemon; and Reunited - all by Kevin McLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Create Commons: By Attribution 3.0. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy L. Lansky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030928/bk_acx0_030928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Island of Yew is divided into five kingdoms, the central of which, Spor, is a place ravaged by crimes and robbers. One day, a young girl, Sesely, living in the nicer kingdom of Heg, is enjoying a picnic with some companions. A fairy comes down and begs them to help change her into a human. Sesely and her friends, amazed, obey her orders and soon they find themselves in the company of a young man, named Prince Marvel. Prince Marvel desires to go on adventures and become a hero, which he is able to do easily enough in crime-ridden Yew. He faces the bandits of Wul-Takim, the Royal Dragon of King Terribus, a strange mix-up in the land of Twi, a fake magician Kwytoffle, and the Red Rogue of Dawna. In all, Prince Marvel spends a very busy and successful year in his mortal form and turns back into a fairy when the year is up. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author of children's books, most famous for his "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Baum wrote 13 sequels to his first Oz book and still has a huge fan base to this day. The Enchanted Island of Yew is one of Baum's many non-Oz fantasy works. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001131/bk_gdan_001131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger) is the motto of the International Olympic Committee. After listening to Les Woodland's The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories the listener might wonder if the motto should be Sillier, Loonier, Crazier. There is the gentle rower who was winning his race when he stopped his scull to avoid scattering a mother duck and her ducklings - we'll let you listen to the book to find out how he did - and the American socialites who showed up for a golf game in Paris and accidentally ended up in the Olympic golf contest. There was so much confusion that year they never learned one of them had become Olympic champion. Oh, and the men's Olympic golf champion had actually journeyed to Paris to play tennis. Shooting live pigeons was an event in the 1900 Olympics, but there's no mention today of the competition out of embarrassment over the 300 dead and maimed birds that revulsed the spectators. We can't forget the Jamaican bobsled team nor the Russian KGB colonel who rigged the scoring in fencing and managed to create an international incident. They are all in The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories, along with dozens more athletes who managed to attain fame they would rather not have earned. In addition to the 50 stories of competitors behaving badly, or at least oddly, Les Woodland has sprinkled collections of interesting and sometimes improbable Olympics facts throughout, making The Olympics' 50 Craziest Stories fun from cover to cover. As the author of 26 books, Les Woodland knows how to tell a story and here he's in fine form. Join him in his trip to the crazy side of sports. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. Stanley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037603/bk_acx0_037603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ted Lazaris is an American, Amazon best-selling author, with seven best sellers to his name, so far. Question: What do C.S. Lewis, L. Frank Baum, J.K. Rawlings, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Stan Lee have in common? Answer: In some way, shape or form their magical characters find a presence in Ted Lazaris's Dragonman, The Adventures of Luke Starr. The similarities are irreverent and fun; Dorothy's adventures in Oz (in Baum's outstanding series of books, not the 1939 MGM movie) are no more strange and fantastical than young Luke Starr's trek through the mythical world of Spellville in search of his kidnapped friends. J.R.R. Tolkien's evil orcs and wizards are equally well represented by Lazaris's hag demons and gruelbores, and Luke falls afoul of as many odd creatures in Spellville as Harry Potter does at Hogwarts. But the journey for Luke is not so much a mission of mercy as one of self-discovery. For despite his humble Midwest origins, Luke is no ordinary teenager. Imbued with super powers following a ritualistic exchange of blood with a dragon, Luke soon discovers the awesome legacy of his birthright and must learn to accept the fact that he is known in this other world as the Chosen One. Still, in the tradition of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee, creator of modern superheroes like Spider-Man and Silver Surfer, Lazaris's Dragonman is unquestionably human, grappling with his doubts and fears even as he sets off to save Earth from alien beings hell-bent on destruction. "My book is about good fun and a means of escaping your daily routine," Lazaris tells his fans, and keeps his promise by delivering a fast-paced fantasy in which the epic struggle between good and evil rests squarely on a likeable hero's young shoulders. (Recommended for pre-teens all the up to adults who want to forget about work tomorrow and lose themselves in a great story.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Curtis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132079/bk_acx0_132079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to be in a position where you're trading stocks on one of the most fast-paced markets in the entire world? Not only that, but do you want to be trading these stocks in a way that guarantees that you'll find success through these avenues over a long period of time? If you've answered yes to either of these questions, then it's definitely time for you to purchase this book! This book is filled to the brim with information that will take your forex trading strategies to the next level. Not only does this book discuss advanced forex market trading strategies, but it does so in a way that will not bore you to tears. I know that there are plenty of books on the market that cover the topic of forex trading, but how many of them can make that promise to you? Maybe you've decided that you enjoy trading on the stock market, but you are tired of the conventionality that you've found and you're ready for more excitement. Or maybe you are just interested in knowing how everything works, and you haven't yet put yourself out there to trade in any way shape or form. Either way, this book can be for you; however, there is one important note to make here. This is not a beginner's guide. Rather, it's an advanced guide that has been written in conjunction with my first book on the topic. The first book is titled Forex Trading: A Crash Course to Get Quickly Started and Make Immediate Cash with Forex Trading. If you have not yet listened to that first book, then it's strongly advised that you do so before venturing into this one. This way, you will have all of the information that you need to make this book as useful to you as possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph L. Rati. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082432/bk_acx0_082432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book two in the Pete, Drinker of Blood series!Being a vampire in Hollywood should mean livin' it up. Pete killed the bad guy, got the girl, and didn’t even lose his job in the process - but it's never that easy, is it? Trouble soon rolls into town in the shape of Angie's deadbeat dad, on the run from a gang who practice the basest form of the dark arts.Now, Pete not only has to meet the dad and fight off a bunch of greasy New York sorcerers, there’s also a new blood-drinker in town, and he’s got his sights - and fangs - set on Angie. Looks like somebody's gonna find themselves on the wrong side of her vampire boyfriend.Join Pete as he strives to overcome evil and answer the question: How does a guy live a normal life when he’s not quite dead? If you dig Mercy Thompson, Harry Dresden, or Sandman Slim and you’re looking for a fun new urban fantasy series, check out Pete as he struggles to survive undeath on the streets of Hollywood! Titles include Pete, Drinker of Blood, Doorchick of Darkness, Pete Has Risen From the Grave, Taste the Blood of Pete, The Room-Temperature Warrior, and more coming soon!From the author: I’m a big fan of classic bloodsucking vampires including B-movie vampires, but I also enjoy humorous looks at what it would be like to be an "everyday" vampire, like in What We Do in the Shadows. How does a vampire without a big spooky castle just get through the day - uh, night? That's what l like to explore in the Pete books. After working in a video store for years and then running my own video store for more years, I've seen thousands of B-movies - and written reviews for many of them, which led to my review collection Unsafe on Any Screen. Working in filmmaking in both the Hollywood and indie worlds influenced my novel Squirrel Eyes. I've met a lot of vampires during all of this, and it got me thinking about what it would be like to be an average guy who j 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/214477/bk_acx0_214477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Institut für Anglistik), language: English, abstract: Blooks are the new books, a hybrid literary form at the cutting edge of both literature and technology. (Bob Young, founder of the print-on-demand publisher Lulu, 2006) Back in 2006, a phenomenon made its way from the depths of the World Wide Web into the newspapers: the so-called 'blook', a portmanteau word composed of the words 'book' and '(we)blog', meaning a book written on the basis of a blog. The media were excited about these new kinds of books and looked to Japan, where blooks were already bestsellers. 'Blook' even made it into the shortlist of words that were considered to be included in the new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006 (Philipps 2006). If you search for 'blook' on Google in 2010, you are in most cases directed to archives and it will not take you long to find out that blooks have virtually disappeared from the Web. Despite the fact that weblogs keep thriving, blooks seem to be forgotten. Considering this, it is not surprising to find out that no research has been done on blooks, while weblogs have been a subject of research since 2005. Research on weblogs often concentrates on how they changed journalism and communication in general, but never mentions the medium of blooks. Jenna L. Brinning and Jill Walker Rettberg gave good overviews of web-publishing and blogging, with Brinning stressing Habermas' 'Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit' with regard to the opportunities of the Web and Rettberg taking into consideration the rise of 'citizen journalism'. This paper will try to find out what happened to blooks not only by examining this medium, but also by taking a look at its origins. The first chapter will deal with the definition of blooks as well as with the history of the so-called 'blogosphere' from which the blook emerged. The second chapter will present some successful examples of blooks, show the diversity of subjects they deal with and analyze the reasons for their popularity. Chapter three will focus on marketing strategies and the overall reception of blooks by taking a look at the media coverage and an award especially invented for this genre. The last two chapters will then compare blooks to traditional narratives and eventually draw a conclusion concerning the development of blooks and their potential for success.