Recently named the #1 piece of 20th century literature, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is more than a great story. It's a much-needed reminder that, like J.R.R. Tolkien's hobbits, Christians are all on an epic quest. In examining the Christian themes in the trilogy, authors Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware find that truth and fiction are not as far apart as they seem. Even though Tolkien never intended for these books to present the Gospel, when read in the light of the Scripture, they offer a rich tapestry of redemption, values, and faith against all odds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Ferrone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000165/bk_oasi_000165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Detective Atticus Ware gave up Idaho to start again in the California mountains, close to his imprisoned brother. Although he's found good friends, the experienced Dominant wants more than the "do me" submissives flocking around him. He needs a woman to give her heart, as well as her body. After Virginia Cunningham exhausts herself propping up a failing relationship, she accepts a social worker job far, far away in a California prison. Invited to observe BDSM classes on a wilderness camping trip, she's shocked - her fiancé had insisted BDSM was a fabrication to sell books. But when Atticus lures her into participating, she learns submission under the hands of a powerful Dom is beyond anything she'd imagined. Nonetheless, she can't permit a relationship - she'd just lose herself again. Finally, Atticus has found the woman he wants in his life. In his bed. In his cuffs. Only she keeps backing away. Well...if he has to help a little counselor get her head on straight, he's just the Dom for the job. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026270/bk_adbl_026270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Smarter in 60 minutes. Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written nonfiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20 percent of the time that it takes to listen to a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each. Did you know that the Illinois Confederacy of North America is arguably the longest ruling civilization in the world? Surpassing the Romans, Egyptians, Japanese, and Chinese, the Native Americans of this confederacy ruled the Midwest unchallenged for more than 9,000 years.Fifteen thousand to 20,000 Native peoples from 12 tribes banded together under a common language and maintained peace on the prairie. While their interest in developing relations with European settlers eventually led to their dissolution, the confederacy is still one of the most notable civilizations of all time. To their ancestors, this is a legacy worth preserving, and to everyone else, it is certainly one worth learning about. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa S. Ware. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136856/bk_acx0_136856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this "compelling, clever, and dark" (Heat magazine) thriller, a man's shocking act of savagery stuns a local community - and the revelations that follow will keep you gripped until the very end. This work of psychological suspense, a number-one best seller in Ireland, is perfect for fans of Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Ware. "I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her." So begins Liz Nugent's astonishing debut novel - a chilling, elegantly crafted, and psychologically astute exploration of the nature of evil. Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children's books; their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease - until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious and subsequently beats her into a coma. In the aftermath of such an unthinkable event, as Alice hovers between life and death, the couple's friends, neighbors, and acquaintances try to understand what could have driven Oliver to commit such a horrific act. As his story unfolds, layers are peeled away to reveal a life of shame, envy, deception, and masterful manipulation. With its alternating points of view and deft prose, Unraveling Oliver details how an ordinary man can transform into a sociopath. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam O'Mahony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008034/bk_sans_008034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sir Barnaby Ware made a mistake two and a half years ago. A massive mistake. The sort of mistake that can never be atoned for.He knows himself to be irredeemable, but the captivating and unconventional Miss Merryweather is determined to prove him wrong.The daughter of a dancing master and a noblewoman, Miss Merryweather had an unusual upbringing. She sees things no one else sees - and she says things no one else says.Sir Barnaby knows he’s the villain in this piece, but Miss Merryweather thinks he’s the hero - and she is damnably hard to resist....Sensuality level: A hot regency romance with steamy love scenes.Q & A with the author:Why did you write this book? When I finished writing Unmasking Miss Appleby (the first book in the Baleful Godmother series) I was surprised by how sorry I felt for Sir Barnaby. He’d made a dreadful mistake and ruined the most important friendship in his life. I felt Barnaby deserved a chance to redeem himself, and I also felt that he and Marcus (the hero of Unmasking Miss Appleby) needed to be friends again if they were to be truly happy.How would you describe this book?It's a novella about friendship, forgiveness, and falling in love. There’s also a little science, and some magic. Although it’s a companion novella to Unmasking Miss Appleby, it can be read as a standalone.How would you describe your writing?Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She's why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you've not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I've also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments.What order should I read the series in?Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalyn Landor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157026/bk_acx0_157026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You can’t escape the corporation!In the year 2028, a massive online corporation called Everest.Com will control everything we buy, including books, food, medical care, police protection, religion, political affiliations...Everything!When Senior Acquisitions editor, Tanya Teal, is fired from the last remaining NYC publishing house due to overwhelming competition from Everest.com's Cradle Direct Publishing service, she finds herself having to move back in with her parents in Upstate New York. Since she'll be hard pressed to ever find another editing job again, they persuade her to join the Everest Primary Program, which guarantees a living wage so long as she purchases Everest products exclusively. But after rekindling her love affair with an old boyfriend, Tony Smart, who is a Cradle Direct Publishing best seller, they drink a few too many and decide to visit one of their old haunts, Gus's Hotdog Shack. They know it's illegal, since they are both Primary Members, but what can one hotdog hurt?That one simple decision leads to their Primary Termination and a horrific hunt on behalf of the Everest Police that begins inside Tanya's own Everest AI-monitored home and that leads up into the mountains and the home of the Everest Resistance. It also leads to a stunning revelation over the precise fate of terminated members - the prisons they are incarcerated in and the massive fulfillment centers where they are used as slave labor.Part cyberpunk thriller, part dystopian apocalyptic puse-resistant, part romantic suspense, part paranoid military adventure, and even part alternate reality, Primary Termination is a three novel series that’s a direct if not frightening reflection on the realities of present day and near future global commerce, not to mention all knowing AI development and personal date storage. Think the Matrix meets The Hunger Games or Logan’s Run meets The Man in the High Castle.From New 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa S. Ware. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/169034/bk_acx0_169034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.