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.
Even if you are not the kind of person that loves history, there is a pretty good chance that you will have heard of Julius Caesar, even though he walked on the Earth over 2,000 years ago. Quite simply, he is the most well-known Roman citizen who ever lived and is the one emperor that has stuck in the minds of people for thousands of years due to his actions throughout his reign. Such was his power, and the desire of others to emulate him, that even his name spawned terms such as czar and kaiser, which have been used by other emperors centuries later to announce that they had absolute power. In other words, Julius Caesar has been held in high regard by almost anybody that wished to follow in his footsteps in some way and the fact that his name has entered into common language is testimony to the skill of the man himself. Throughout this amazing book, we will explore his early life and show how that shaped his character and then, eventually, his entire career. We will explore the highs and severe lows of his life from being forced into the army to effectively save his life, to being captured by pirates, conquests, revolts, civil war, supreme power, and of course his brutal assassination. This book does not go on hearsay, but instead it focuses on details from sources of the time. It charts his rise to power, how brutal he could be at times with people that crossed him or stood up against him. It looks at the very reasons that could have ultimately led to his assassination. Was it because he was getting too much power? Was it due to him making constitutional reforms that led to the rich getting poorer? Was it for the greater good of the empire or was it all about personal gain? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Howe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043849/bk_acx0_043849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Better to be Feared:Jail Life in the Raw Sean Bridges
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.
You never mess with a young girl around James Brownstone. It doesn´t matter what crime syndicate you belong to, that just doesn´t sit well with him. The world has changed since the news of Oriceran came out 20 years before. Now, countries all over the world have agreed to using a bounty system for dangerous criminals using advanced magic or advanced technology. Magical criminals, thugs, and bounty hunters in the future, people too powerful for the cops to deal with, will revert to what worked in the past. If you find out you are hunted by Brownstone, we suggest you turn yourself in. It will save you a monumental ass-kicking. Brownstone likes his life simple, but life is about to throw him a wicked curveball. Download and kick back for a fun, action-packed adventure that will have you yelling for the good guys and laughing at just how much Brownstone can infuriate Shay. And, how thoroughly Shay mystifies Brownstone. Note: This book contains cursing - perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don´t suggest listening to this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118425/bk_acx0_118425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A 2018 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults FinalistThe exciting true story of the captaincy, wreck, and discovery of the Whydah - the only pirate ship ever found - and the incredible mysteries it revealed.The 1650s to the 1730s marked the golden age of piracy, when fearsome pirates like Blackbeard ruled the waves, seeking not only treasure but also large and fast ships to carry it. The Whydah was just such a ship, built to ply the Triangular Trade route, which it did until one of the greediest pirates of all, Black Sam Bellamy, commandeered it. Filling the ship to capacity with treasure, Bellamy hoped to retire with his bounty - but in 1717 the ship sank in a storm off Cape Cod. For more than two hundred years, the wreck of the Whydah (and the riches that went down with it) eluded treasure seekers, until the ship was finally found in 1984 by marine archaeologists. The artifacts brought up from the ocean floor are priceless, both in value and in the picture they reveal of life in that much-mythologized era, changing much of what we know about pirates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011517/bk_brll_011517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are the people our parents warned us about is the motto of the Bandidos, one of the world´s most feared outlaw motorcycle gangs. For ten years, Steve Utah was a Bandidos insider. He arranged the security of their clubhouses. He ´cooked´ ecstasy and ice for them. He was at meetings where interstate and overseas drug and weapons smuggling was planned. He saw stolen military weapons being sold. He witnessed vicious beatings, helped dump corpses. He saw men executed in front of him. It all became too much and, in an attempt to regain control of his life, Utah resorted to the unthinkable: he rolled over to the Federal Police and told them all he knew about the Bandidos. This shocking, unflinching, tragic story is Steve Utah´s confession. He knows he is a dead man running - that inevitably the Bandido code will be honoured and he will be silenced. But not before Utah gets his chance to wake Australians to the looming threat in their midst - the relentless rise of sophisticated organised crime networks inside outlaw motorcycle gangs and the apparent inability of the Police and legal system to deal with it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Carman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001050/bk_boli_001050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you interested in learning more about Adolf Hitler, one of the most feared leaders of all time? In this candid guide, you’ll discover what made the boy such a successfully murderous man. Adolf Hitler. This name triggers a range of emotions for so many people. Hatred. Fear. Fascination. Historians have been studying his story since he died at the end of World War 2. What drove a young man from Austria to seek out power, and use it to murder so many innocent people?In Hitler’s biography, I’ll take you through the early beginnings of Hitler’s childhood, right up until that fateful day when he shot himself in a bunker after the 3rd Reich failed - and he had changed the world forever. A darker time in history we’ve not yet seen. This is his story. In this biography, you’ll discover:Where Hitler came from, and what inspired him to extremist beliefsHis role in creating a new ideology, one that persists todayThe young, ambitious politician, and how he rose to prominenceHow the Führer came to be, and how he gathered his powerHitler’s final solution, and the devastation it createdHow Hitler was beaten, and his final daysBy studying the past, we prepare for a brighter future. Learn about the life of a man who made such a significant impact on history, and the world - and an entire generation of people.True evil rises when conditions are desperate enough. Enjoy the story of a dictator who rose, and was later toppled by a world that refused to let evil win.Explore the life of Adolf Hitler in this book.Get it now and learn how it happened! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marcus Saylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153420/bk_acx0_153420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.