This story follows the life of a man from the age of three to the age of 70. It is a story of love and tragedy. It is the quest of a man searching for love. The death of his mother, when he was three years old, and the absence of his father for the first seven years of his life, sets the stage for the choices he makes throughout his life. The story begins in the late 40s, early 50s, and progresses to present day. Early in this book, scenes depict his living in a very poor environment. Fourteen people lived in a shack on the poor side of town. Good food and clothing were scarce. Oversight, discipline, and love were not part of his early life. Be patient as an old man reflects on his past, and he wonders why he chose the paths he took searching for someone to love him. The early part of this book depicts the environment that molded his character. His undisciplined youth and the puppy loves he encounters in his early years give a slightly comical, yet tender, insight into why he makes the choices he makes later in life. Just as you think you know where this story is going, it takes many twists and turns you do not expect. Tragic things happen to him along the way. He emerges from an abusive childhood to face challenges he is unprepared for. The book is based on a true story. It is unlike any story you have ever heard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Taverna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053161/bk_acx0_053161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I lost the love of my life when she disappeared without even a goodbye. It was the 80’s - there was no internet, no Google, no cell phones. If you wanted to disappear, you could. And she did. She crushed my soul. A friend just told me he saw her on Facebook. And now I’m a keystroke away from asking her the question that’s haunted me for two decades. ´´Why did you leave me?” Two decades after she broke his heart, sexy entrepreneur Schooner Moore uncovers the truth and betrayal his life has been built on when he Facebook friend requests college love, Mia Silver. Determined to win Mia’s love once again, Schooner embarks on a life-altering journey that could cost him everything. This is the first book of USA Today Bestselling Author Julie Richman´s Needing Moore Series trilogy and is not meant to be read as a stand-alone. Books 2 & 3 - Moore to Lose and Moore than Forever are both available. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020625/bk_acx0_020625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First in a sizzling new series from Jennifer Probst, the USA Today best-selling author adored for her ´´fresh, fun, and sexy´´ (Romancing the Book) storytelling! In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate´s more than a savvy businesswoman: She´s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love´s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town´s used bookstore...and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered - and hot-bodied - divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won´t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate´s newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she´s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Maby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006534/bk_sans_006534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Saucerian Press proudly presents Searching for the String, a collection of magazine articles by John A. Keel, the man many consider to have been not only the premiere investigator of all things unusual and ´´Fortean´´, but who was also our own, 20th-century Mark Twain. Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind and The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone, were revolutionary, and explored ideas popularized in Keel´s classic books. Written in Keel´s engaging trademark style, they are sure to delight fans with their fresh, unparalleled insights into the nature of reality. In this audiobook, John Keel displays the keen observational skills and investigative tenacity that long made him the enfant terrible of ufology. In this no-holds-barred analysis - much of it written decades ago - Keel shreds most of the sacred-cow beliefs still held by many in ufological and ´´cryptozoological´´ circles today, and presents theories so radical that they are only now becoming accepted: the ´´4-D´´ or ´´interdimensional´´ thesis; the ´´breakaway civilization´´ theory; the possible role of ´´ancient aliens´´ in human history; the synthetic and/or hallucinatory nature of many ´´alien abduction´´ and ´´Men in Black´´ encounters; the role of spy agencies in paranormal research; and the alarming connection between UFOs, animal mutilations, and attacks on unsuspecting humans. Searching for the String showcases not only Keel´s wit and charm, but also his incisive and impassioned intellectual capabilities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hacker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035670/bk_acx0_035670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Searching for Freedom After the Civil War: Klansman, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, and Freedman, G. Ward Hubbs uses a stark and iconic political cartoon to illuminate postwar conflicts over the meaning of freedom in the American South. The cartoon first appeared in the Tuskaloosa Independent Monitor, published by local Ku Klux Klan boss Ryland Randolph, as a swaggering threat aimed at three individuals. Hanged from an oak branch clutching a carpetbag marked ´´OHIO” is the Reverend Arad S. Lakin, the Northern-born incoming president of the University of Alabama. Swinging from another noose is Dr. Noah B. Cloud - agricultural reformer, superintendent of education, and deemed by Randolph a ´´scalawag” for joining Alabama’s reformed state government. The accompanying caption, penned in purple prose, similarly threatens Shandy Jones, a politically active local man of color. Using a dynamic and unprecedented approach that interprets the same events through four points of view, Hubbs artfully unpacks numerous layers of meaning behind this brutal two-dimensional image.The four men associated with the cartoon - Randolph, Lakin, Cloud, and Jones - were archetypes of those who were seeking to rebuild a South shattered by war. Their lives, but especially their four very different understandings of freedom, help to explain many of the conflicts of the 1860s.General listeners of this highly accessible volume will discover fascinating new insights about life during and after America’s greatest crisis.The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.´´Well-written and thoroughly researched. Its ambitious dissection of the manifold concept of freedom is illuminating and rewarding.´´ (The Alabama Review)´´A marvelously original approach for studying Reconstruction.” (George C. Rable, author of God’s Almost Chosen Peoples) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129957/bk_acx0_129957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Riffem wasn´t a great wizard, at least not by the standards of the game. He couldn´t cast big fireballs or powerful lighting bolts to devastate his enemies. He wasn´t getting very far in his wizarding career and doubted he ever would. Then a chance encounter with a dragon at the local inn changed everything. Now Riffem is on a quest to find seven beautiful women for his new dragon lord, Thraxrax. Even with the help of Yth, an intensely cerebral mind melter, and the wanton dragonkin warrior Klaezarsta, he finds himself way out of his depth. Lacking sheer power, he´ll have to rely on his wits and luck to succeed. If he does, a life of luxury awaits him. If he fails, his new lord will turn him into a deep fried wizard kabob. An exotically beautiful centaur woman, a gregarious goo girl, a nefarious succubus, and a highly temperamental female fire elemental that just wants a hug wait within this story. Turn up the volume, and explore this virtual world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Standley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118812/bk_acx0_118812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the midst of feudal Japan, Isabellae Ashiwara, the fiercely independent daughter of a Celtic witch and a samurai master, roams the countryside with her father´s ghost at her side, earning her living as a highly-skilled bounty hunter while searching for her long-lost sister, Siuko. Acquiring a misfit crew along the way, Isabellae battles against evil both worldly and supernatural, inching ever closer to discovering the truth of her haunted past and embracing her destiny. From the brilliant minds of Raule and Gabor, Dark Horse Books is thrilled to present the first volume of Isabellae, collecting the first three French volumes in one compendium and offered in English print-format for the first time. Collects French volumes 1-3
Understand, I am always trying to figure out what the soul is, and where hidden, and what shape- New and Selected Poems, Volume Two, an anthology of forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-and sixty-nine poems hand-picked by Mary Oliver from six of her last eight books, is a major addition to a career in poetry that has spanned nearly five decades. Now recognized as an unparalleled poet of the natural world, Mary Oliver writes with unmatched dexterity and a profound appreciation for the divergence and convergence of all living things. Mary Oliver is always searching for the soul of things. In poem after poem, her investigations go from the humble green bean that nourishes her and makes her wonder if ´´something/-I can´t name it-watches as I walk the/rows, accepting the gift of their lives/to assist mine´´ to the vast, untouchable bliss of ´´things you can´t reach./But you can reach out to them, and all day long./The wind, the bird flying away./The idea of God.´´ Oliver´s search grows and is informed by experience, meditation, perception, and discernment. And all the while, during her quest, she is constantly surprised and fortified by joy. This graceful volume, designed to be paired with New and Selected Poems, Volume One, includes new poems on birds, toads, flowers, insects, bodies of water, and the extraordinary experience of the everyday in our lives. In the words of Alicia Ostriker,´Mary Oliver moves by instinct, faith, and determination. She is among our finest poets, and still growing.´ In both the older and new poems, Mary Oliver is a poet at the height of her control of image and language.
With the predator defeated and Prince Killian safe at home, Blue settles into the new life she´s made for herself with the royal family of Europe. A Wayward in a world of Vemreaux, Blue struggles to adapt before her deadly temper takes her over. Baird is intent on searching out and destroying more unearthed tyranny, with or without his sister. When a visit from the elusive Everest Sinclair brings more treachery than they could have predicted, Blue knows she must protect both her Vemreaux family and her Wayward family, no matter the cost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeline Mrozek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041574/bk_acx0_041574_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.