Laid out upon these frail leaves is a banquet of delectable misfortunes and savory tragedies. Partake of these melancholy morsels of bile and brine, of wrath and regret. Sample vintages of fermented tears and distilled blood. Lick the sharp edges of cursed blades, and nibble frail hopes set on platters of tarnished silver. Strange sorrows warp the palette of perception and bring about subtle ruin and uncanny vigor. Indulge in the filling robustness of Tainted Steel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Montooth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090701/bk_acx0_090701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her 54th best-selling novel, Danielle Steel weaves a compelling story of fame and friendship, charmed lives and private struggles...and of three very different men whose lives converge and collide at the Cottage.On a sunny day in Hollywood, a gleaming Rolls-Royce convertible pulls through the gates of the magnificent estate known as the Cottage. Modeled after the ´´cottages” of Newport, Rhode Island, the spacious, elegant property, sitting on 14 acres of lush Bel Air, fits its owner to a T. For the man behind the wheel of the Rolls is Hollywood´s ageless wonder, Cooper Winslow. A star of the silver screen for decades, a man whose allure to women is the stuff of legend, Coop exudes grace, charm, and old-fashioned style. But today, Coop Winslow is in for a major surprise. He´s broke. And with no major roles coming his way, Coop is faced with the heartbreaking prospect of selling his beloved home of 40 years, or at least renting out the gatehouse and part of the main house. A huge blow to Coop, whose debonair attitude allows him to escape reality much of the time. His new tenants, Mark Friedman and Jimmy O´Connor, are busy coping with problems of their own. Mark´s wife of 16 years just walked out, and Jimmy recently lost his own wife to a devastating illness. But everything changes when Mark´s teenage son and daughter move in. Suddenly, the Cottage is transformed, with music blasting from every corner, teenagers on skateboards crashing into vintage cars, and a never-ending parade of young starlets streaming in and out to visit Coop.But amid all the noise and the chaos, something unexpected is happening. Three men who never would have met are becoming friends...and each man finds himself changing in surprising ways, Coop most of all. Because beneath the dazzle and flash, the impeccably tailored suits, and the sheer bravado, is a man trying to keep control of his carefully ordered world - a world that is becoming more and more unpr 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Garrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000183/bk_rand_000183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Climb aboard a time machine to the far edges of history and see what really happened! The Time Pedaler series brings to life a new kind of teen hero, Chant Baker, a typical kid who makes a very extraordinary discovery, a time machine. In book one of the Time Pedaler series, a cleaning trip to the basement of his parent´s new store leads Chant to a discovery that will change his life forever and take him on incredible and amazing adventures back in time! Along the way he meets a surprise cast of historical figures, and everyday people who just happen to live several hundred years ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Drew Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064043/bk_acx0_064043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 2: SEALs of SteelTwo years earlier, Erick Fuller, a former SEAL, was severely injured when his squad´s truck drove over an antitank landmine. He lost his lower leg and two fingers. He´s filled with steel plates and titanium pins...along with the driving need for answers and justice. Six other team-mates were also badly hurt, the seventh dead, in what their team leader Badger Horley realized later had to be a trap set to take them out. After joining the team in England and finding a link to the antitank landmine used in the explosion, Erick heads to Kabul-to the site where the original incident took place-for more intel. What he discovers there blows him away....Honey Lewis, an innovative leader in the field of dentistry, is invited to a cutting-edge stem cell research conference. The man who issued the last-minute invitation is someone she met at a similar workshop years earlier. While she knows she doesn´t have the experience, she nevertheless can´t resist attending to learn the industry´s latest. Once she arrives in Kabul, she runs into another man-one she never expected or hoped to see again. She met Erick a year ago in New Mexico when she smashed into his beloved, vintage ’69 Mustang. Unbelievably, he´s still upset about the accident. If only his overexcitement didn´t bring out corresponding emotions in her....With too many things going on at once-in her life and inside her own heart-the tug-of-war all but blindsides her with the realization that the man who befriended her might not be the man she thought he was. Author note: For your listening pleasure, this series must be listened in order. SEALs of Steel reading order:BadgerErickCadeTalonLaszloGeirJagerThe Final Reveal 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Clarke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154959/bk_acx0_154959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Superman rose from popular culture - comic books, newspaper strips, radio, television, novels, and movies - but people have so embraced the character that he has now become part of folklore. This transition from popular to folk culture signals the importance of Superman to fans and to a larger American populace. Superman´s story has become a myth dramatizing identity, morality, and politics. Many studies have examined the ways in which folklore has provided inspiration for other forms of culture, especially literature and cinema. In Superman in Myth and Folklore, Daniel Peretti explores the meaning of folklore inspired by popular culture, focusing not on the Man of Steel´s origins but on the culture he has helped create. Superman provides a way to approach fundamental questions of human nature, a means of exploring humanity´s relationship with divinity, an exemplar for debate about the type of hero society needs, and an articulation of the tension between the individual and the community. Through examinations of tattoos, humor, costuming, and festivals, Peretti portrays Superman as a corporate-owned intellectual property and a model for behavior, a means for expression and performance of individual identity, and the focal point for disparate members of fan communities. As fans apply Superman stories to their lives, they elevate him to a mythical status. Peretti focuses on the way these fans have internalized various aspects of the character. In doing so, he delves into the meaning of Superman and his place in American culture and demonstrates the character´s staying power. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130403/bk_acx0_130403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An updated edition celebrating the greatest Steelers players including members of the Super Bowl XLV team! Who are the men made of steel? In this behind-the-scenes look at the AFC Conference championship team, Jim Wexell digs deep to bring out the stories and legacies which have defined this NFL empire for the last 70 years. Through interviews with players, coaches, and managers, Wexell captures the determination and brashness that has made Pittsburgh the powerhouse of football. In Pittsburgh Steelers: Men of Steel, fans will get to relive the Steelers’ most defining moments on and off the field. Why won’t Frenchy Fuqua talk about the ´´immaculate” reception of 1972? What drove Rod Wilson to get back on the field despite a torn ACL and play in Super Bowl XXX? What made Jack Lambert the most ´´raucously just” Steelers player of all time? Readers will revisit the Steelers’ most memorable characters from past and present. From Elbie Nickel’s historic plays in the 1950s to Super Bowl XLV, Pittsburgh Steelers: Men of Steel tells it all. This all-encompassing book of Steelers stories is a must-have for any fan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Souer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008727/bk_adbl_008727_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sarah Steele is the hottest and youngest Assistant District Attorney ever to hit the courtroom. Sarah may look innocent enough but she is a killer, she just doesn´t know it yet. The Death Penalty! Sarah should be excited, this was her big win, but something about Hank Williams is not right. He acts like he knows something, as if he thinks his money will get him a get out of jail free card. Pushed to her breaking point Sarah must decide what to do when the system she believes in fails. Breaking Steele is the first in a new hard-boiled thriller series from the mind of bestselling author Aaron Patterson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Em Eldridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008278/bk_acx0_008278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sarah Steele needs a vacation from her high-profile job as an ADA, so she goes with her best friend on a trip they´ve always dreamed of to Rio de Janeiro. The vacation is off to a great start - jet skiing in the ocean, hiking, reading, and flirting with the cabana boys - but then their little piece of heaven takes a hellish turn. Sarah runs into The Blondes, a mysterious group of female criminals who specialize in micro-kidnapping, and she gets captured with two other tourists. It was supposed to be quick and simple. But after their bank accounts are emptied and they´re promised freedom, things take a deadly turn. As she holds a dying girl in her arms, she swears The Blondes will receive justice. And she´ll be the one to give it. But as things get more twisted than she ever imagined, does she have what it takes to bring them down? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelley Hazen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044874/bk_acx0_044874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you´re a new or mature believer, this book will challenge you in areas few teach and defend these days. From topics ranging from prophecy to doctrine, each chapter will stretch you spiritually and enable you to defend the accuracy of God´s word. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morgan Malloy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131344/bk_acx0_131344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.