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.
Titel: Dangerous Days - Other SideFormat: Audio CDTracks: Disc 1:1. Some Are 2. Everything I Feared 3. Dangerous Days 4. India´s Groove 5. Down Shadow Street 6. Full Moon Rising 7. Out & Back 8. Footprints
A crashed wedding. A scorned vampire. Here comes the blood…Necromancer Damian Vesik is no hero. At least, not according to the magical community that turns a blind eye to his battles against evil. So he chalks it up as one more thankless mission when he’s forced to stop his vampire sister from murdering her ex’s entire bridal party....Infiltrating the ceremony to protect the innocent, Damian uncovers something even more sinister than a massacre. With the help of his berserker fairy friend, he may need to prevent an unholy union between ancient demons and the walking dead. Damian has one chance to stop his sister and ruin the wedding before one hell of an afterparty dooms the world. Days Gone Bad is the first book in the savagely funny Vesik urban fantasy series. If you like gritty action, undead enemies, and plenty of snark, then you’ll love Eric R. Asher’s heart-stopping tale. Buy Days Gone Bad to dance with darkness today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019541/bk_acx0_019541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is no sanctuary in the night....Feared even by her own kind for her mastery of fire, the nightwalker Mira is summoned by the coven to take her rightful place as Elder. But with this honor comes grave responsibility—a commitment to the annihilation of the unleashed naturi. For now the foul creatures walk the earth—and neither vampire nor human will survive their horrific onslaught.A tide of blood is sweeping relentlessly across the European continent, as Mira is dispatched to Budapest for the most devastating test yet of her astonishing powers—and falls into a well-laid trap. With the dark secrets that haunt her growing darker by the hour, she must confront the terrible truth of her past and protect her fragile sanity in the face of unanticipated treachery—a betrayal by her trusted ally, her beloved enemy, the vampire slayer Danaus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Delaine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002241/bk_harp_002241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A team of three runners, all older and more experienced than anyone Jack has faced before, are coming after him. These three have decided to break conventional tactics because Jack Carter is now the most feared chaser on Earth, and his death is paramount to the runner world. Jack will be challenged on all sides as he fights to protect those around him and himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045019/bk_acx0_045019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For decades, Robert R. Fowler was a dominant force in Canadian foreign affairs. In one heart-stopping minute, all of that changed. On December 14, 2008, Fowler, acting as the UN Secretary General´s Special Envoy to Niger, was kidnapped by Al Qaeda, becoming the highest-ranked UN official ever held captive. Along with his colleague Louis Guay, Fowler lived, slept, and ate with his captors for nearly five months, gaining rare first-hand insight into the motivations of the world´s most feared terror group. Fowler´s capture, release, and subsequent media appearances have helped shed new light on foreign policy and security issues as we enter the second decade of the ´´War on Terror.´´ A Season in Hell is Fowler´s compelling story of his captivity, told in his own words, but it is also a startlingly frank discussion about the state of a world redefined by clashing civilizations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022768/bk_adbl_022768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you been desperately trying to learn Spanish but simply can’t find the way to take the first steps? Do you dislike overly grammatical learning material and just want to learn in a natural, fun fashion? Are you looking for the most sensible, quickest, and most reliable way to learn Spanish where the whole method is backed by reliable scientific research?If you answered ´´Yes´´ to at least one of the questions above, then this guide is exactly for you. For those who’ve despaired ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is n audiobook that will make the words stick long term.Possibly the most feared challenge to learning Spanish is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules to remember. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. That is exactly why 1001 Top Spanish Words in Context was created.According to Professor Elfrieda H. Hieber from the University of California, Berkeley, the 100 most frequent words account for about 50 percent of the words in a typical text and the 1,000 most frequent words for about 70 percent.Therefore, it is evident that the first 1,000 words of learning a language can provide you with an immense boost on your journey to master the language.In 1001 Top Spanish Words in Context, you’ll discover:The seven most common contexts to instantly kick-start your learning process (even if you barely know a word at the moment!)The exact formula to use expressions, proverbs, and sayings like a native speakerThe latest scientific research about language learning combined with a practical guide you will not find on your average online learning websiteThe single best way to increase your reading and listening comprehension and enable you to communicate with little or no grammarHow a simple grouping of thematic vocabulary lists can take t 1. Language: English. Narrator: John E. Martinez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142993/bk_acx0_142993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He smiled. ´´Kidnapping? Naw...you don´t have to worry about that. Oy´m not here to kidnap you. Oy´m here to kill you.´´ You ever had one of those days? You know the kind. You wake up one morning, and all of a sudden an internationally feared assassin wants you dead? I hate it when that happens. And what do you do when the forecast for your friendly neighborhood TV weatherman looks like murder? KRGX meteorologist Greg O´Brien is having one of those days. He just hopes it´s not his last. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Alger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056854/bk_acx0_056854_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second novel from the New York Times best-selling author of If You Were Here takes us back to the hair metal ´80´s. Twenty years after ruling the halls of her suburban Chicago high school, Lissy Ryder doesn´t understand why her glory days ended. Back then, she was worshipped...beloved...feared. Present day, not so much. She´s been pink-slipped from her high-paying job, dumped by her husband and kicked out of her condo. Now, at 37, she´s struggling to start a business out of her parents´ garage and sleeping under the hair-band posters in her old bedroom. Lissy finally realizes karma is the only bitch bigger than she was. Her present is miserable because of her past. But it´s not like she can go back in time and change who she was...or can she? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jen Lancaster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002040/bk_peng_002040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.