It used to be the big chains that were feared and loathed by the old-fashioned independent booksellers. Now, some of those independent bookstores are cooking up survival strategies for the rapid dawning of the eBook Age. And at the South by Southwest festival, which took place in Austin last week, a great new act is a needle in the haystack – but we found a needle: blues guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. [Broadcast Date: March 26, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/110326/rt_stud_110326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Banshee: Is she to be feared, loathed, or is she simply misunderstood? Barry Fitzgerald and Cormac Strain explore some of the history of this very famous entity of myth and legend to reveal things are not possibly what they seem. They speak to people from all over the island of Ireland who have come face to face with this messenger of death and share their encounters. These encounters are not from the dark regions of Irish history but rather happened within the last 50 years. ´´The electric light killed the fairy´´ was the old saying, but this is not exactly true. As they explore the nature and history of the Banshee within this publication it becomes apparent that she is not simply an element of our imagination, but rather an element of ancient Ireland which still walks among us today, right into our cities. Banshee recounts these modern-day encounters in the old style of Irish storytelling and delivers a book that will make you question your own beliefs, and as the wind howls in the light of the full moon, pray that’s all you hear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Fitzgerald, Cormac Strain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000610/bk_bigh_000610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marnie Whitlock has never known what it´s like to be normal. Her ability to see the future and people´s innermost thoughts makes her an outcast - feared - loathed. Even by her own parents. And her father is determined to beat the curse out of her. Her only chance for survival is to escape Surrender. Beckett Hamilton has loved Marnie since they were kids, but one horrible night destroyed any future he´d hoped for. Now Marnie is back in Surrender, and picking up where they left off is the only thing on his mind. He finds out quickly that some hearts take longer to heal, and not everyone that´s broken can be fixed. But loving Marnie isn´t an option - it´s his destiny. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Robins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029999/bk_adbl_029999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He was the most feared and loathed Indian of his time, earning his reputation in surprise victories against the troops of Generals Crook and Custer at the Rosebud and Little Bighorn. Despite his enduring reputation, he has remained an enigma (even the whereabouts of his burial place are unknown, and no portrait or photograph of him exists). Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Powers brings Crazy Horse to life in this vivid work of American history. Powers situates the critical battles won by Crazy Horse within the context of the decades-long conflict between Indian tribes and U.S. Army forces commonly called the Great Sioux Wars. He explores the complicated relationship between the tribes - in particular, Crazy Horse´s Lakota Sioux - and the federal authorities. And he makes clear why the few battles won by the Indians - regardless of the fear they left in their wake - did not ultimately help them to stem the tide of settlers, gold seekers, and buffalo hunters that flooded the Great Plains after the Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001709/bk_tant_001709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 4 drama about three City traders who launch an aggressive new hedge fund, which they then struggle to prevent from complete failure. Tim, Meredith and Harry are three sassy, 30 something traders who, tired of making money for someone else, combine to launch a new hedge fund. But it doesn´t take long before they get seriously above themselves, losing a small fortune and making some pretty heavy enemies in the City markets. Facing financial meltdown, Harry is deputed to exploit a family connection with Bob Glass of Glassworks. Glass is the doyen of Wall Street - friend to charities and movie stars and the biggest, boldest, safest investor on the block. In New York, Harry makes a good impression. Glass takes to him like a son. This is the coup the young hedge fund has needed. With Glass´ name, confidence will flourish and further, major investments will follow. But Harry has no sooner touched down at Heathrow, than news breaks of Glass´ arrest by the FBI. His convoluted investment structure has collapsed. Billions have been lost by individuals, by charities and by burgeoning hedge funds, just like Harry´s. Harry, Tim and Meredith have lost 1.2billion and rising. Glass, the most feared, loathed and admired man on Wall Street was just a simple confidence trickster, though on a mammoth scale. Now it´s time to face the investors, and the fact that their credibility is virtually nil. This is a £1.2billion hole they aren´t going to crawl out of. A City Killing stars Nicholas Boulton as Harry Towers, Nathan Osgood as Bob Glass, David Tse as Tim and Janice Acquah as Meredith. Also featured in the cast are Pam Miles, Jonathan Tafler and Sam Dale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Boulton, David Tse, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004975/rt_bbcw_004975_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you have been around a narcissist for any length of time, you become keenly aware that he is doing things behind your back. His covert tactics are meant to beat you to the punch, and he is nearly always two steps ahead of you. Even when you get the small taste of a victory in the game against a narcissist, you realize all too quickly that he has regained the upper hand in order to win the final battle. He has the last laugh, and he will do whatever it takes to get the last word in. The narcissist stops at nothing to demean, devalue, and destroy those around him. He wants to be unconditionally admired, or he alternately prefers to be feared and loathed. The worst thing that one can do to a narcissist is to ignore him, turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to his obnoxious antics. The narcissist is the spoilt child who feels that he is all-deserving of all the attention all the time. He does not care how he gets it, only that he ultimately gets it from everyone with whom he is in contact with. The narcissist has propaganda and an agenda that he is always delivering on an overt or covert basis. He desires to have all the resources, and he wants to be the boss. He must be the hero of his own story. He has a following of flying monkeys whom he has ultimately brainwashed and convinced he is deserving of their loyalties. He will brainwash and convince you into blind compliance, or he will seek to destroy you so that you cannot convince anyone else that he is not deserving of such attention. This audiobook discusses gaslighting as it pertains to the narcissist´s ´´blue pill´´ propaganda. We will discuss what red pill and blue pill propaganda is, including how narcissists attack major progress in women´s liberation. We will discuss gaslighting, as well as how the narcissist comes to leverage gaslighting against his victims in order to disorient and demean them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. Gaunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097499/bk_acx0_097499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Half Castian and half Tonan, Doss is considered nothing more than a Tonian hybrid. A being to be feared, with the power to kill by penetrating what is supposed to be impenetrable. Loathed by many, feared by more, Doss has spent the last 700 years alone, shunned by the Tonans on his planet. He prefers it that way until a nude female rider on a huge, black stallion, fleeing for her life, catches his eye. If left alone, both beast and human would be killed by their pursuant, an enraged Tonan warrior. When the scent of the female invades his nostrils, Doss is captivated. He must have the female human and will go to great lengths to secure her safety. Zoe hates both Castians and Tonans. The promise of salvation from dying Earth, on planet Ulsy, had been nothing more than a lie. Human males were slaughtered, and human women were captured to lure secrets of the Castian planets, Bagron and co-planet Dargon, from enslaved warriors with the promise of sex. When met with the six-foot-six hybrid warrior who moved like an apparition in battle to save her and her beloved stallion Caveat, Zoe is unsure what to do. She has no idea of his intentions, but from the shiver that runs down her spine she is certain she´s about to find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022985/bk_adbl_022985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He is known by many names - Clonelord, Manflayer, Primogenitor. He is the epitome of deceit and perversion, and feared by man and monster alike. Once the Chief Apothecary of the Emperor´s Children, the madman known as Fabius Bile possesses a knowledge of genetic manipulation second to none. Now a renegade among renegades, he is loathed by those he once called brother, and even the most degraded of Chaos Space Marines fear his name. Exiled for his dark experiments, Bile has retreated deep into the Eye of Terror, leaving a trail of twisted abominations in his wake. But when a former student brings word of the ultimate prize for the taking, Bile is unable to resist being drawn once more into the cauldron of war. For in seizing this prize, Fabius Bile might yet discover the one secret his has been unable to unlock...the secret which will prevent his inevitable doom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Banks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gawo/000029/bk_gawo_000029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A curse. A sword. And the thief who stole her heart. The Rayne family is trapped in a rut of bad luck. And now, it´s up to Lady Theodosia Rayne to steal back the Theodosia sword, a gladius that was pilfered by the rival, loathed Renshaw family. Hopefully, recovering the stolen sword will break the cycle and reverse her family´s fate. Damian Renshaw, the Duke of Devlin, is feared by all - all, that is, except Lady Theodosia, the brazen spitfire who enters his home and wrestles an ancient relic from his wall. Intrigued by the vivacious woman, Devlin has no intentions of relinquishing the sword to her. As Theodosia and Damian battle for ownership, passion ignites. Now they are torn between their age-old feud and the fire that burns between them. Can two forbidden lovers find a way to make amends before their families´ war tears them apart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069003/bk_acx0_069003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook profiles the historic figures who scholars speculate may be the person Robin Hood was based on, and explains the origins and evolution of Robin Hood. ´´Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men Feared by the bad, loved by the good Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood.´´ - Theme Song from The Adventures of Robin Hood There are few characters in the English language more iconic than Robin Hood. Emerging out of the ballads of the High Middle Ages and surviving through numerous permutations to the present day, the green-clad archer has become an icon. Today he represents a playful, irreverent, and cunning resistance to corruption and injustice, associated primarily with stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Robin Hood´s selfless acts of helping the masses at the expense of himself (by not keeping his treasure) have led to contemporary figures like Bill Gates being called ´´Modern Day Robin Hoods´´. And when a British man robbed a bank in 2013 and handed out the money to homeless people before he was arrested and imprisoned, the name Robin Hood was naturally in the news once more. Robin Hood is a celebrated folk hero and a kind of good thief, but the earliest stories about Robin Hood depict a far different character. The first Robin Hood was often a brutal and selfish yet also honorable figure, an anti-hero loved (perhaps paradoxically) by many social classes and loathed by authorities. When the notorious Gunpowder Plot was discovered at the beginning of the 17th century, the Earl of Salisbury condemned Guy Fawkes and the conspirators for being ´´Robin Hoods´´. The transformation of Robin Hood over the centuries has left many scholars attempting to find the origins behind the original story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032650/bk_acx0_032650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.