This book will help anyone who is interested in learning more about death, coping with a loss, approaching death, or explaining death to a child. It is an exploratory journey that includes multiple viewpoints, including Steve Jobs´ embrace of his death, Ray Kurzweil´s striving for immortality, and Joseph Campbell´s view of death as the ´´ornament of life´´. The book looks at death from the perspectives of atheists, Christians, and Tibetan Buddhists, among many others. Interestingly, it considers the often unexplored aspects such as the curious relationship between death and ayahuasca. It is a guidebook, offering insights and comfort on a topic that many find frightening or macabre. The author grew up with a skeleton in his living room, and surrounded by other symbols of death. His unusual upbringing makes him uniquely qualified to serve as guide. As you join him in discovering more about death, you will find yourself enjoying a fuller life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Zarcone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073778/bk_acx0_073778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the carcass of a Washington, D.C. car bomb explosion, the CIA launches an investigation into the mysterious events leading to the assassination of Chilean dissident and infamous casanova, Eduardo Allesandro Palmero. As CIA investigator Alfred Dobbs rummages through the evidence, Palmero´s mysterious life, from heir to the Chilean oligarchy to a fist-raising Marxist and trickster in disguise, comes to light. But what Dobbs soon discovers soars beyond his wildest imagination. At the height of international terrorism, Eduardo fights his war with an unlikely weapon - seduction. From Marie DeFarge to Frederika Millspaugh to Penny Anne McCarthy, Eduardo orders his sex-craving subjects into battle, tearing them from a life of tranquility and into the passionate caress of a man who will stop at nothing for a cause, his cause. Soon enough, Marie, Frederika and Anne are making headline news as part of a South American terror squad. But when Eduardo´s carpet of lies begins to unravel, thread by thread, and his obsession-inducing sexual offensive comes to a slow and subtle halt, his very fate is at stake. Will the feared Chilean Intelligence Agency finally get him? Will lust intoxicate the minds of three women descending beyond reason? Or will the conned women become the conwomen? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Norris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113728/bk_acx0_113728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He´s a wild rogue with a guarded heart. Notorious rogue Lawrence Russell has no desire to marry - or, heaven forbid, fall in love. Although he enjoys his fair share of pleasure, Lawrence prefers to protect his heart. Yet when he comes to the rescue of a brave and passionate Persian princess, he discovers his heart may be at risk from the very thing he´s always feared.... She´s a princess with a dangerous secret. Zehra Darzi´s life has been turned on its head. When she flees her home after her parents´ brutal murder, she is kidnapped and transported to England. There, she awaits her doom - being auctioned off for a brothel. But fate intervenes in the form of a heroic man who purchases her freedom. As Zehra adjusts to life in England, she can´t help but fall for her rescuer, Lawrence. But when an enemy from her past resurfaces in London, she knows it´s only a matter of time before her darkest secret is brought to light. And this secret just might cost Lawrence his life.... Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Wilds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010740/bk_tant_010740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it´s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she´s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared. When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made - that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn´t count on, is finding a reason to change - something she´s never had before - a friend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelli Shane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013966/bk_acx0_013966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Positive thinking helps personal growth in different ways. Thinking positive enables a person to strive for things that demand more of them. It also allows a person to bounce back when something negative or unexpected happens. People with a positive outlook on life look at challenges as a way to stretch themselves or as a way to venture outside of the box. Thinking positive means you are not afraid to embrace new situations or adventures, and failure is not feared. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aurora Goldstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032532/bk_acx0_032532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prince Harres Aal Shalaan rescued Talia Burke and swept her into his strong embrace. Marooned with him at a desert oasis, Talia couldn’t resist her enemy’s sizzling seduction. Falling for the sheikh would be her heart’s greatest mistake…but she feared it was already too late… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Cypress. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001816/bk_howe_001816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the 1840s, America and many countries all over the world began to embrace a new mode of thinking. Countless newspapers began to report individuals who could communicate with the dead. Rather than feared as something dark and unnatural as it once had, many individuals all over the globe began to embrace this new wave of spiritualism. Seances were not only accepted but became quite a common pastime in American households. In 1886 a new device hit the scene, guaranteed to allow just about anyone to communicate with spirits who had passed on. The talking board was thus introduced to everyday society. Some believed the original Ouija board was a genuine channel in which to communicate with the dead. Others were skeptical - but enjoyed playing with talking boards nonetheless. Everything changed, however, when the film The Exorcist hit theaters in 1973. For the first time, the Ouija board was not seen as an innocent toy or device, but as a means to channel Satan himself. Seemingly overnight, the Ouija board was considered an evil object - a cursed object. To this day, the Ouija board continues to produce mixed feelings in people all around the world. But what most people fail to realize is that these historic talking boards are not the only objects in existence that are believed to be evil or cursed. In fact, there are many objects scattered around the globe that leave a trail of terror, paranoia, and even death in their wake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076379/bk_acx0_076379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My father built one of the biggest MCs around only to have it all fall apart when he was arrested. The once-feared Brody name was now just a label used to identify us as troublemakers. But while my siblings wanted to change that reputation, I was ready to embrace it. I was even considering taking over Dad´s throne and rebuilding it all from scratch. But that was before Beth entered my life and completely changed everything I thought I knew. She was a pure and innocent Amish girl, anxious for new experiences and adventures. And she had somehow captured my heart. Once I fell for her, there was no going back. Even when danger seemed to come from every direction. Even with the odds stacked impossibly against us. I knew I had to save Beth, because she was the only one who could save me. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric London, Savannah Peachwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006668/bk_tant_006668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are few philosophers more influential, more misunderstood, more admired, and more feared than Martin Heidegger. He is simply unavoidable for an understanding of modern thought, modern culture, and the modern world. As Alexander Dugin explores in *Martin Heidegger: The Philosophy of Another Beginning*, Heidegger traces a particular conception of being and truth-begun with the pre-Socratics and cemented with Plato and Aristotle-that has, over millennia, led the West to embrace materialism, egalitarianism, and nihilism. It is Heidegger, argues Dugin, who understood this most deeply; it is thus Heidegger who opens up space for ´´Another Beginning´´-a new grounding for human experience. Drawing on the history of philosophy, political ideologies, and Heidegger´s relationship to Germany and Europe-and including a useful bibliography and glossary of terms-Dugin´s analysis will be of great interest to scholars as well as those encountering Heidegger for the first time.
Morrigan Crow´s adventures in the magical world of Nevermoor continue . . . The most anticipated sequel of the year - a treat for all fans of magic and ´wunder´. A stunningly designed package - with silver foil, hidden artwork under the jacket and beautifully designed interiors - a perfect gift for all young readers. ´An extraordinary story full of magics great and small´ Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS Imagination, discovery and friendship await Morrigan Crow when she escapes her deadly curse and joins the Wundrous Society. It promises her protection and belonging for life - but then Morrigan doesn´t receive the welcome she hoped for... Morrigan is a much-feared Wundersmith. So, instead of the Society helping Morrigan to embrace her power, she is only taught that all Wundersmiths are evil and she must suppress her mysterious ability at all costs. To make things worse, Nevermoor is quickly turning from a place of safety into one of danger. Society members are going missing, someone is blackmailing Morrigan´s new friends, turning them against her. And Ezra Squall, the evillest man who ever lived, is determined to lure Morrigan from the Society by promising to reveal the true nature of the Wunder that calls to her, which is becoming ever harder to resist... Has Morrigan´s dream of escaping her cursed life ended before it truly began? Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive. NEVERMOOR - WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN´S BOOK PRIZE 2018 YOUNGER FICTION CATEGORY AND RED MAGAZINE´S BIG BOOK ´BEST CHILDREN´S BOOK (7-12)´ AWARD ´´Extraordinary world-building´´ Guardian ´´Masterful storytelling, twisty plotting, a thrilling magical world and universally importsnt themes ... idefal reading for anyone who loves Harry Potter´´ Booktrust ´´This has light and dark, twists, inventiveness and big themes of prejudice and resistance´´ The Sunday Times ´´The perfect series for young Harry Potter fans´´ Irish Independent ´´Townsend is a brilliantly suspenseful storyteller who never lets the pace slacken´´ The Daily Telegraph