A rare work of narrative non-fiction that illuminates a world most of us try not to see: the daily lives of the severely mentally ill, who are medicated, marginalized, locked away, and shunned. Susan Doherty´s groundbreaking book brings us a population of lost souls, ill-served by society, feared, shunted from locked wards to rooming houses to the streets to jail and back again. For the past 10 years, some of the people who cycle in and out of the severely ill wards of the Douglas Institute in Montreal, have found a friend in Susan, who volunteers on the ward, and then follows her friends out into the world as they struggle to get through their days. With their full cooperation, she brings us their stories, which challenge the ways we think about people with mental illness. The spine of the book is the life of Caroline Evans (not her real name), a woman in her early 60s whom Susan has known since she was a bright and sunny school girl. Caroline had formed a close friendship with Susan and shared stories from her life; through her, we experience what living with schizophrenia over time is really like. She has been through it all, including the way the justice system treats the severely mentally ill: at one point, she believed that she could save her roommate from the devil by pouring boiling water into her ear....Susan interleaves Caroline´s story with vignettes about her other friends, human stories that reveal their hopes, their circumstances, their personalities, their humanity. She´s found that if she can hang in through the first 10 to 15 minutes of every coffee date with someone in the grip of psychosis, then true communication results. Their ´´madness´´ is not otherworldly: instead it tells us something about how they´re surviving their lives and what they´ve been through. The Ghost Garden is not only touching, but carries a cargo of compassion and empathy. ´´This is a book I wish I could have written. Susan Doh 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paula Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000680/bk_prhc_000680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Netto was a Cyborg, a protector, and a contracted mercenary. His specialty was the water: shallows, salt water, and open oceans across the universe. He was also a freak forged from the DNA of a bull shark-blue-gray skin, a body built with power, and a double-set of razor-sharp teeth. His nomadic lifestyle came to a halt when his old employer, the Earthian Planetary Exploration Division, offered him his old job back. Rylie was born and raised on the planet Kepler, on an agri-lot that farmed jewels from the sea. But something was happening to her family´s lots and people were disappearing. When a giant Cyborg showed up at her settlement and struck a deal with her father, she was forced to follow the stranger out onto the water, into the dangers of the alien deep, and far beyond the sight of land. She feared the Cyborg. She feared his teeth. But she feared the monsters in the water more. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese, Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011314/bk_tant_011314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take a journey back in time to witness the dawning of a civilization forever defined by its ferocious warriors, highly advanced seafaring technology, and thirst for adventure. The Viking Age! A brief footprint in the course of history that impacted generations hundreds of years into the future. You will dive into the depths of Scandinavia to find out what made the Vikings the most feared group of people in the European Middle Ages. Experts at warfare and navigating the high seas, the Vikings were on a mission and would not let anyone stand in their way! Brutal conquerors they were, but the Vikings were no mere savages. The Vikings had a unique culture and society that spread much influence through transcontinental trade and exploration into unknown worlds. Navigate the Vikings´ journey from their first encounters with the inhabitants of the British Isles to their discoveries of Greenland and North America. Along the way, meet some of the most famous Vikings to ever walk the face of the Earth. You will meet the infamous legend Ragnar Lothbrok whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Step into the shoes of the first European explorer to step foot onto the lands of North America, Leif Erikson. Countless other warriors, kings, and explorers left their mark that paved the path the world has taken to this very day.Get your copy now! Relive their journeys through the eyes of a Viking and discover the makings of this fascinating civilization! 1. Language: English. Narrator: KC Wayman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155071/bk_acx0_155071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elena: transformed, the golden girl has become what she once feared and desired. Stefan: tormented by losing Elena, he´s determined to end his feud with Damon once and for all - whatever the cost. But slowly he begins to realize that his brother is not his only enemy. Damon: at last, he possesses Elena. But will his thirst for revenge against Stefan poison his triumph? Or can they come together to face one final battle? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Mozo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002044/bk_harp_002044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From East to West, tank commander feared him, will u live up to your reputation ? Will your enemy dare challenging you ?
Hollowmen - the sequel to Hollowland.... After six months in the quarantine, Remy finds out things are much worse than she feared. Her plans to escape come with a heavy cost, and she realizes that zombies aren´t the worst of her problems. This is a young adult novel with strong language, violence, and sexual situations. Not recommended for listeners under the age of 17. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003581/bk_adbl_003581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back...with a vengeance. When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for. Told with Scottoline´s trademark gift for twists, turns, heart, and humanity, this latest thriller asks the question: Is it better to be loved, or feared... Feared, the sixth entry in the acclaimed Rosato & DiNunzio series, expertly explores what happens when we are tempted to give in to our own inner darkness. Praise for the Rosato & DiNunzio series: ´´Hit every mark… down to the last satisfying twist” —Kirkus Review on Feared ´´Fast paced, heart-tugging...readers will enjoy seeing how it all plays out.´´ —Publishers Weekly on Exposed 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Burton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003455/bk_aren_003455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles Bronson is one of the most feared and notorious convict in the prison system. Yet behind the crime and the craziness, there is a great deal more to Charlie. This is a look into the mind of a wild, inspired and single-minded man, determined not to let the system get him down.
This world will burn.... The Shadow Children´s greatest enemies have been unmasked, and the stakes are far higher than Grace had ever feared. With her friends imprisoned and the Circle determined to annihilate the human race, Grace and The Shadow Children must prepare for war. There is only one way to break the Circle, but are Grace and Sam strong enough to make the sacrifice? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Dolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010602/bk_tant_010602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over 120 years after Oscar Wilde submitted The Picture of Dorian Gray for publication, the uncensored version of his novel appears here for the first time in a paperback edition. This volume restores material, including instances of graphic homosexual content, removed by the novel´s first editor, who feared it would be ´´offensive´´ to Victorians.
Salten´s most famous work is Bambi (1923), or Bambi, in the Woods, also known as Bambi: A Life in the Woods. It was translated into English in 1928 and became a Book-of-the-Month Club success, and then formed the basis of the 1942 animated Disney classic, Bambi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000882/bk_smag_000882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.