Double bill of documentary-style horror films. 'The Blair Witch Project' (1998) follows three students from Burkittsville - Heather (Heather Donahue), Josh (Joshua Leonard) and Michael (Michael Williams) - as they head into the woods to investigate the local legend of the Blair Witch, a spirit blamed for the deaths of various children. After trekking deep into the forest, the group lose their map, quickly become lost and are forced to spend extra days trying to find their way back out. Confronted by terrifying noises and with strange artefacts appearing around their camp, panic sets in as the students are driven further into the woods by an unseen and sinister force. In 'Blair Witch' (2016), college student James Donahue (James Allen McCune), accompanied by a group of friends, ventures into Maryland's Black Hills Forest in search of his missing sister who disappeared 20 years earlier while searching for evidence of the Blair Witch. After an uneventful hike deep into the woods, the group begin to feel a menacing presence in their camp as the night draws on. When a number of mysterious figures then appear in the trees around the camp, the panicked group begin to realise that the legend is real and more sinister than they could have imagined...
A young girl goes searching for her long-lost brothers, who were turned into ravens the day she was born. With a little help from some friendly stars, she may just be able to bring her siblings home again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Mellow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000048/bk_pctr_000048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The face of terror is hard to recognize - especially when it's homegrown. Blair Powell is set to join her father on the campaign trail even though a domestic terrorist group has already launched one attack on President Andrew Powell's life. The orchestrators of the assassination attempt are still at large, and Andrew's opponent is a popular ultra-conservative with questionable ties to the radical right. Blair's wife, DHS Deputy Director Cameron Roberts, has been charged with the task of tracking down those responsible for the attack, while secretly searching for proof that a powerful senator is involved in treason. Cam has an ace in the hole no one knows about, however - an agent deep undercover in the stronghold of a radical militia group, FBI SA Loren McElroy. Cam's biggest challenge is running the terrorists to ground without getting McElroy and her renegade handler, Skylar Dunbar, killed in the cross fire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014282/bk_adbl_014282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As we face the third millennium, spirituality commands more and more attention - from individuals, families, communities, and even the media. From urban church congregations struggling to meet the challenges of changing neighborhoods and social issues to modern worshippers choosing ancient doctrines and rituals, Americans are searching for answers to their spiritual questions. Do we still believe in miracles? Does heaven exist? Can we find new strength in the mysticism and traditions of the past? And, with this freedom, are we more tolerant than ever before? A series of articles from Time magazine explores these fascinating questions of faith and uncovers what it is that we believe, including: "The Message of Miracles", "Does Heaven Exist?", "The New Testament's Unsolved Mysteries", "The Gospel of Diversity", "God of Our Fathers", "Kingdom Come", "Pop Goes the Kabbalah", "Buddhism in America", "The Lure of the Cult", "Finding God on the Web", and "Other Faiths, Other Visions". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Brown, Jay Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/time/000145/pe_time_000145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anne Tyler's richest, most deeply searching novel, a story about what it is to be an American, and about Iranian-born Maryam Yazdan, who, after 35 years in this country, must finally come to terms with her "outsiderness". Two families, who would otherwise never have come together, meet by chance at the Baltimore airport, the Donaldsons, a very American couple, and the Yazdans, Maryam's fully assimilated son and his attractive Iranian wife. Each couple is awaiting the arrival of an adopted infant daughter from Korea. After the instant babies from distant Asia are delivered, Bitsy Donaldson impulsively invites the Yazdans to celebrate: an "arrival party" that from then on is repeated every year as the two families become more and more deeply intertwined. Even Maryam is drawn in, up to a point. When she finds herself being courted by Bitsy Donaldson's recently widowed father, all the values she cherishes, her traditions, her privacy, her otherness�are suddenly threatened. A luminous novel brimming with subtle, funny, and tender observations that immerse us in the challenges of both sides of the American story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000820/bk_rand_000820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the leadership book you have to experience: a barn-storming new take on what makes a versatile, integrated, and effective leader. Using stories and examples from the lives of leaders, from the sports stadium to the White House to the office of the CEO, Nigel Nicholson shows vividly how the capacity of leaders to see what others do not see frames their actions and allows them to transform, build, destroy, or stabilize. Leaders fail through lack of insight - into themselves and into the worlds they inhabit. The strategic challenge of leadership is to find the right balance between impact and versatility and the successful crafting of an identity that merges the leader and the surrounding culture or 'zeitgeist.' Leaders covered in the book include: George Bush, Tony Blair, George S Patton, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, Josef Stalin, Hannibal, Elizabeth I, Nelson Mandela, Edith Cowan, Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, Henry Ford, Ernest Shackleton, Barack Obama, Robert Maxwell, JFK, Pope John XXIII, Margaret Thatcher, and Samuel Pepys. This book resonates with insights and searching questions on the nature of human leadership, making it an invaluable guide to managers, consultants, and people everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014390/bk_adbl_014390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." So Anne Tyler opens this irresistible novel. The woman is Rebecca Davitch, a 53-year-old grandmother. Is she an imposter in her own life? she asks herself. Is it indeed her own life? Or is it someone else's? On the surface, Beck, as she is known, is outgoing, joyous, a natural celebrator. Giving parties is her vocation - something she slipped into even before finishing college, when Joe Davitch spotted her at an engagement party in his family's crumbling 19th-century Baltimore row house, where giving parties was the family business. What caught his fancy was that she seemed to be having such a wonderful time. Soon this large-spirited older man, a divorcé with three little girls, swept her into his orbit, and before she knew it she was embracing his extended family plus a child of their own. Now, some 30 years later Rebecca is caught unaware by the question of who she really is. How she answers it - how she tries to recover her girlhood self, that dignified grownup she had once been - is the story told in this beguiling, searching, and deeply moving novel. As always with Anne Tyler's novels, once we enter her world it is hard to leave. But in Back When We Were Grownups she so sharpens our perceptions and awakens so many untapped feelings that we come away not only refreshed, but also infinitely wiser. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000127/bk_rand_000127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A legendary island steeped in the mystery and wisdom of centuries. A runaway heiress learning to trust life, and love. A mother and daughter, separated for years, searching for a way to face the future together. New York Times best-selling author Luanne Rice tells a powerful story of love, family, and friendship through the lives of two women who reunite at a place where dreams begin - and where they may be fulfilled at last.Years ago, Lyra Davis left behind a world of wealth and privilege and the people she loved most in the world, unable to reconcile the expectations of her celebrated family with the longings of her own wild heart. Now she lives quietly among a community of expatriates on the isle of Capri, slowly, carefully learning to live fully for the first time, flourishing in the friendship of a singular man who recognizes in her a kindred spirit. Granddaughter of the reigning doyenne of Newport, Rhode Island, wise beyond her 16 years, Pell Davis is poised to take her place at the pinnacle of society. Yet she and her young sister still long for the mother who ran away from them when they were children so that they could be raised by the father they adored. Pell knows that Lyra felt she loved them best by leaving. But with her father now dead and her sister veering dangerously into fantasy, she will travel across an ocean to find the mother she remembers and the deeper truths they all need so desperately. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blair Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001905/bk_rand_001905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Creating a society where all members would stand equal, socially secure and employed has been one of the main tasks of social-democratic policy advocates. While in some countries this ideology has proved to be quite successful, others have not seen satisfactory achievements, consequently punishing social-democratic parties during national elections. Nevertheless, social democrats are not willing to give up - they are regrouping forces and searching for a new wave of politicians who just like Clinton and Blair did in the nineteen-nineties would bring about political revival. In order to find out more about social-democratic politics, its main concepts and dominating political forces read this book.