Almost everyone with a pulse fears death, but not everyone fears life. With crippling social anxiety, I feared both. But after an accidental call to a funeral home during my mid-life crisis trip to grad school, I reluctantly embarked on a journey to explore professions that dealt with death in order to come to terms with my own mortality. The result of this quirky trip is Death Becomes Us, a humorous memoir about what happens when a middle-aged, anxiety-filled, life-avoider attempts to investigate the last taboo of American culture. And lives to tell the tale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisaun Whittingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110443/bk_acx0_110443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For Miss Cordell, principal of Persephone College, there are two great evils to be feared: unladylike behaviour among her students and bad publicity for the college. So her prim and cosy world is turned upside down when a secret society of undergraduates meets by the river on a gloomy January afternoon only to find the drowned body of the college bursar floating in her canoe. The police assume that a student prank got out of hand, but the resourceful Persephone girls suspect foul play,and take the investigation into their own hands. Soon they uncover the tangled secrets that led to the bursar’s death and the clues that point to a fellow student. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patience Tomlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002347/bk_isis_002347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the wildest and most beautiful regions in Italy, known for its rugged coastline and mountains, Calabria is also home to the deadly ´Ndrangheta´. An organised Mafia crime operation more feared in Italy than the Cosa Nostra or the Camorra, it is shrouded in mystery. Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara of Italy’s elite Anti-Mafia Investigation Department is tasked with investigating the deaths of several Calabria citizens – some in New York, some in the small, isolated villages that dot the Calabrian countryside. To get to the bottom of the case, Ferrara has to infiltrate the village of San Piero d’Aspromonte, deep in the Calabrian mountains. And there, he must put his life on the line to learn more about a family at the centre of an ancient, bloody feud… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000306/bk_twuk_000306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Philip Drem, the most feared and hated IRS auditor, is murdered, junk food junkie Jill Smith finds a long list of suspects among Berkeley´s eclectic community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Clark Linden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005916/bk_adbl_005916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The much-feared and hated Eudo - the Lord Bishop of Winchester´s clerk - is bludgeoned to death in Pershore Abbey and laid before the altar in the attitude of a penitent. Everyone who had contact with him had reason to dislike him, but who had reason to kill him? The Sheriff of Worcestershire´s thief taker, wily Serjeant Catchpoll, and his new and unwanted superior, Undersheriff Hugh Bradecote, have to find the answer. And as the claustrophobic walls of the abbey close in on the suspects, the killer strikes again.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Addis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002878/bk_isis_002878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unabridged reading of the brand-new novelisation of a classic Fourth Doctor TV story by Douglas Adams. The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all its own. But the TARDIS arrives in 1979, a table-wine year, whose vintage is soured by cracks in the very fabric of time itself. Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth. Aided by British private detective Duggan, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni - all twelve of him - if the human race has any chance of survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lalla Ward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002047/bk_rhuk_002047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mysterious terrorist group is killing other terrorists, IRA thugs, and CIA and KGB agents, all in a bid to break the fragile peace process. Sean Dillon is the only man who can find them - if he can live long enough. No one is more feared than January 30, the mysterious terrorist group currently holding bloody reign over the world. Their targets are random, their methods deadly. With the carnage mounting and a US senator due to fly in to broker urgent peace talks, the Prime Minister authorises a special investigation to hunt down the terrorists with extreme prejudice. Former enemies, now uneasy allies, Brigadier Charles Ferguson and Sean Dillon, once the most feared enforcer in the IRA, are enlisted to lead the desperate hunt. Then the senator is targeted for death. Ferguson and Dillon need to move fast, putting their trust in each other and their lives on the line in order to seek out and destroy January 30 - before they can kill again, before they start a war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Oliver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002502/bk_hcuk_002502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After thousands of years of pondering it, we still find death one of life´s most perplexing mysteries. Many cultures view death as a window into the true meaning of life. These 24 lectures looking at this often feared subject are an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life´s only certainty. Bringing together theology, philosophy, biology, anthropology, literature, psychology, sociology, and other fields, they are a brilliant compendium of how human beings have struggled to come to terms with mortality. You´ll encounter everything from ancient burial practices, traditional views of the afterlife, and the five stages of grief to the question of killing during wartime, the phenomenon of near-death experiences, and even 21st-century theories about transcending death itself. With personal and cultural enlightenment as the overarching goal, Professor Berkson provides you with eye-opening answers to several major questions surrounding death, including: How do we think about death? How do religions approach death? When (if ever) is it justified to take a life? You´ll also hear a chorus of voices from multiple disciplines, cultures, and ages as they offer sometimes shocking and sometimes refreshing perspectives on death. These voices include the Buddha, St. Paul, Albert Camus, Dylan Thomas, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. ´´Many religious traditions teach that a form of regular death reflection can deepen one´s appreciation for life,´´ Professor Berkson notes. ´´And in some traditions, it can actually lead to spiritual transformation or awakening. As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, ´Whoever rightly understands and celebrates death at the same time magnifies life.´´´ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Berkson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000430/bk_tcco_000430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Acclaimed author Tim Waggoner brings his first Eberron trilogy to a stunning conclusion. Diran, once a feared assassin, has turned his back on murder, seeking the life of a wandering priest. But in the seas of the Lhazaar Principalities, peace is rarely found, and even justice must be bought in blood. A new power has risen, hoping to conquer the east with an army of beast men, and only Diran and his companions can stop them. The concluding volume in the critically-acclaimed Blade of the Flame series that follows a former assassin trying to change his life and set the world to right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006426/bk_adbl_006426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.