When Constance Reid´s new husband, Sir Clifford Chatterley, returns from war paralyzed and in a wheelchair, she sees her future wither. As their marriage grows loveless, she mourns the desires fated to go unfulfilled. But a stirring fascination with Oliver Mellors, the estate´s coarse, taciturn gamekeeper, blooms into feelings she feared had died. Soon the lovers find themselves entangled in scandal, and their taboo affair becomes as pernicious as it is passionate.Condemned when first published for its frank language and bold eroticism, this controversial landmark novel stands today as a trailblazing contribution to the literary canon.AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to hear a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature´s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.Revised edition: Previously published as Lady Chatterley’s Lover, this edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Wilds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010394/bk_brll_010394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gang from The Last Stop Retirement Community is back in 12 hilariously inspiring short stories and 14 new issues of ´´The Last Stop Bulletin´´! ´´Finders Keepers´´: Find out what happens when new resident, Benji Little, takes to the halls with his FX-458 Gold Digger X-treme Model 2 Metal Detector. ´´The Senior Games´´: Who says you have to take it easy when you get older? Former Olympian, Byron Williams, puts together the first annual Senior Games, complete with 100-yard dash and shoe kick. Byron is sure to make a clean sweep, but things don´t always work out the way they should. ´´Wide Left´´: George Bevel looks to set the juggling world on fire by beating the previously held world record of juggling four balls for two hours and 46 minutes. He probably would have come close, but he couldn´t stop laughing. ´´The Last Stop Bulletin´´: The mighty Chin-wags keep you informed on all the day-to-day activities in the weekly newsletter. ´´Holy Moses´´: That revered and often feared canine is back, too, and he´s more lovable and judgmental than ever. Just a sample of the fun you´ll find in what might be the funniest audiobook you´ll listen to all year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rozanne Devine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047244/bk_acx0_047244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a torrential downpour, Phil, Jamie, and Martin - three teenage boys - encounter a strange and enigmatic man covered in horrible scars who will change their lives, their destinies, and the very fate of their souls forever. When their encounter mistakenly leads to murder, they realize this eerie stranger may not have been a man at all, but something much more....Thirty years later the boys - now men - lead tormented lives filled with horrifying memories of the scarred man and what they did all those years ago in the rain. Phil is a struggling writer, divorced, with a daughter, and a mounting drinking problem. Jamie is a defrocked priest with depraved secrets and horrible addictions, and Martin, a madman who thinks himself a god, has vanished into a desolate desert region of Mexico and established a feared and violent blood cult. When Martin’s dying mother hires Phil to find her son and bring him home, Phil embarks on a perilous journey that will take him from the seedy streets of Tijuana to a dangerous and allegedly haunted stretch of desert Mexican road known as The Corridor of Demons. At the end of the road, in an old and previously abandoned church, Martin and his followers wait in the hell-on-earth they’ve created deep in the desert. There will be only one chance for redemption, one chance for salvation, and one chance to stop the rise of an antichrist’s bloody quest for demonic power. From the void, came chaos. These are its children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Van Ness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137463/bk_acx0_137463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hollywood and Christianity often seem to be at war. Indeed, there is a long list of movies that have attracted religious condemnation, from Gone with the Wind with its notorious ´´damn,´´ to The Life of Brian and The Last Temptation of Christ. But the reality, writes William Romanowski, has been far more complicated - and remarkable. In Reforming Hollywood, Romanowski, a leading historian of popular culture, explores the long and varied efforts of Protestants to influence the film industry. He shows how a broad spectrum of religious forces have played a role in Hollywood, from Presbyterians and Episcopalians to fundamentalists and evangelicals. Drawing on personal interviews and previously untouched sources, he describes how mainline church leaders lobbied filmmakers to promote the nation´s moral health and, perhaps surprisingly, how they have by and large opposed government censorship, preferring instead self-regulation by both the industry and individual conscience. ´´It is this human choice,´´ noted one Protestant leader, ´´that is the basis of our religion.´´ Tensions with Catholics, too, have loomed large--many Protestant clergy feared the influence of the Legion of Decency more than Hollywood´s corrupting power. Romanowski shows that the rise of the evangelical movement in the 1970s radically altered the picture, in contradictory ways. Even as born-again clergy denounced ´´Hollywood elites,´´ major studios noted the emergence of a lucrative evangelical market. 20th Century-Fox formed FoxFaith to go after the ´´Passion dollar,´´ and Disney took on evangelical Philip Anschutz as a partner to bring The Chronicles of Narnia to the big screen. William Romanowski is an award-winning commentator on the intersection of religion and popular culture. Reforming Hollywood is his most revealing, provocative, and groundbreaking work on this vital area of American society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Jason Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011586/bk_adbl_011586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many of my readers come to me with lengthy stories of narcissistic abuse that they have endured. They are at a loss as to how the person they care about seems to have two distinct personalities. These individuals are seemingly dealing with a real-life Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and they are usually at a loss as to how to relate to them or how to cope with their abuse. There is clearly an epidemic of narcissism - a contagion of sorts - that is occurring across the globe. Narcissism is generally handed down from one generation to the next. It is said that nearly one in four people has narcissistic tendencies. It is likely that the number of narcissists will only continue to increase. Many people wonder why or how the narcissist seems to have two distinct personalities. They cut their partner down, and then they retreat back to them with apologies and gifts once they realize that they cannot easily replace them. They have circular conversations, as if they are unaware of things they have said and promises they have made previously. They tell lies about their whereabouts. It is curious whether or not these behaviors of the narcissist are a part of their conscious awareness. It appears as though the narcissist is only vaguely aware between his ´´good´´ side and his ´´bad´´ side what truly goes on in his personality and in his brain. He stuffs his misbehaving side down and only displays the ideal image that he has valued since childhood. He knows that this ´´good´´ side will provide him acceptance, admiration, etc. He knows that his ´´bad´´ side will be punished, rejected, and feared. Children who are abused or in hostile environments as babies and toddlers can start to show signs of disassociation. They ´´zone out´´ so that they do not have to hear the fighting and warring that is going on between the parents. They create their own imaginative world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048910/bk_acx0_048910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most talented and creative authors working today, Neal Stephenson is renowned for his exceptional novels - works colossal in vision and mind-boggling in complexity. Exploring and blending a diversity of topics, including technology, economics, history, science, pop culture, and philosophy, his books are the products of a keen and adventurous intellect. Not surprisingly, Stephenson is regularly asked to contribute articles, lectures, and essays to numerous outlets, from major newspapers and cutting-edge magazines to college symposia. This remarkable collection brings together previously published short writings, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a new essay (and an extremely short story) created specifically for this volume. Stephenson ponders a wealth of subjects, from movies and politics to David Foster Wallace and the Midwestern American College Town; video games to classics-based sci-fi; how geekdom has become cool and how science fiction has become mainstream (whether people admit it or not); the future of publishing and the origins of his novels. Playful and provocative, Some Remarks displays Stephenson´s opinions and ideas on The Internet, our dwindling national attention span, and the cultural importance of books and bookishness; Waco, religion, and the cluelessness of secular society; Metaphysics and the battle between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; The laying of the longest wire on Earth - and why it matters to you; Technology, freedom, commerce, and the Chinese; How Star Wars and 300 mirror who we are today and what that spells for our future; and Modern Jedi knights, a.k.a. scientists and technologists, and why they are admired and feared by both the left and the right. By turns amusing and profound, critical and celebratory, yet always entertaining, Some Remarks offers a fascinating look into 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003053/bk_harp_003053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a second edition of a book previously published by Samhain Publishing. David Lauriston has been recuperating at Lord Murdo Balfour’s Laverock estate for the last five months. At Laverock, he has regained his health and confidence and has found - with Murdo - more happiness and contentment than he has never known before. David is all too aware that some day soon he will have to leave Laverock - and Murdo - and return to his legal practice in Edinburgh, just as Murdo will have to return to his life in London. But when David’s mentor, Patrick Chalmers, asks David to return to Edinburgh to visit him on his deathbed, it seems that day has come sooner than either David or Murdo would have wished. Chalmers begs David to undertake one last piece of business for him: to secure the future of Chalmers’s daughter Elizabeth. But to carry out his old mentor’s wishes, David must travel to London, with Murdo. No sooner have the two men arrived in the capital than they encounter Murdo’s ruthlessly manipulative father, who reveals a shocking secret that rocks David to his foundations. What’s more, when David discovers Elizabeth is facing far greater danger than even her father feared, he is determined to help her, no matter the cost to his own safety. As the stakes rise, it is Murdo who must choose what he is prepared to sacrifice to keep David at his side, and ask whether there is any possibility of lasting happiness for men like them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hamish Mckinlay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102101/bk_acx0_102101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this book (previously published as Crippled America), we´re going to look at the state of the world right now. It´s a terrible mess, and that´s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC, are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them? It´s time to bring America back to its rightful owners - the American people. I´m not going to play the same game politicians have been playing for decades - all talk, no action, while special interests and lobbyists dictate our laws. I am shaking up the establishment on both sides of the political aisle because I can´t be bought. I want to bring America back, to make it great and prosperous again, and to be sure we are respected by our allies and feared by our adversaries. It´s time for action. Americans are fed up with politics as usual. And they should be! In this book I outline my vision to make America great again, including how to fix our failing economy; how to reform health care so it is more efficient and cost effective and doesn´t alienate both doctors and patients; how to rebuild our military and start winning wars - instead of watching our enemies take over - while keeping our promises to our great veterans; how to ensure that our education system offers the resources that allow our students to compete internationally, so tomorrow´s jobseekers have the tools they need to succeed; and how to immediately bring jobs back to America by closing our doors to illegal immigrants and pressuring businesses to produce their goods at home. This book is my blueprint for how to make America great again. It´s not hard. We just need someone with the courage to say what needs to be said. We won´t find that in Washington, DC. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Lowell, Donald J. Trump - introduction. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007573/bk_sans_007573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It has long been a maxim that it is easy to forget when one is at war who the enemy really is, and that can certainly be said for the Ebola virus, which recently catapulted into headlines and instantly became the most feared disease in the world. In the case of the fight against Ebola, the enemy is not the person who has contracted the disease, nor is it the region where the virus has flourished. The enemy is a microscopic virus that, when seen under sufficient magnification, looks like a piece of loosely knotted rope. While a picture of Ebola under a microscope might look innocuous, it is a living organism that can be killed, but if it is not, it will multiply and evolve much like any other organism, including the human beings it so often kills. Despite the fact Ebola has been notorious for nearly 40 years, its ability to hide and change with the times has made its origins murky and left scientists without a vaccine. The World Health Organization (WHO) was able to identify the previously unknown disease after an outbreak in Sudan that killed a majority of the infected victims in 1976, and a doctor graphically described its effects later that year: ´´The illness is characterized with a high temperature of about 39°C [102°F], hematemesis, diarrhea with blood, retrosternal abdominal pain, prostration with ´heavy´ articulations, and rapid evolution death after a mean of three days.´´ Ultimately named after the Ebola River, the virus was a strain of the Marburg virus, and when it struck various nations in Africa from 1976-2003, it had incredibly high mortality rates and left hundreds dead in places like Zaire, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most recently, a massive outbreak of Ebola began in Guinea and hit Liberia, where it has left thousands dead and ravaged local economies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Rausch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035812/bk_acx0_035812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.