Nothing is what it seems....Basra is the eternal city - a paradise filled with relics of the old world. We are welcomed into the upper sanctum of Basranian society where sly smiles and wicked eyes tempt us with riches and lavish comfort, yet something seems hopelessly wrong. The city is decaying. A rotten core with a deadly key that unlocks something even more sinister in one of the guy´s pasts. And paradise is filled with lies and deceit....As an ambassador for Tartarus, it´s my duty to bridge the gap between us and the other cities. But even more, as part of this team, it´s my right to know the truth. We need these alliances now more than ever. Duty or not, though, I will seek out the truth of Basra. I will find the rotten core and cut it out. And then I´ll unlock the door to his past and hopefully find the key to our salvation. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Larsen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015294/bk_tant_015294_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When we meet Katherine, the winning, and rather disturbing, 23-year-old narrator of A Carnivore´s Inquiry, she has just arrived in New York City. She strikes up an affair with a middle-aged Russian emigre novelist she meets on the subway, and almost immediately moves into his apartment. Soon restless, she journeys across the United States and into Mexico, trailed everywhere she goes by a string of murders.As the ritualistic killings pile up, Katherine comforts and inspires herself by meditating on cannibalism in literature, art, and history. She ponders subjects as diverse as the Donner Party, the fall of Dante´s Count Ugolino, and the true story behind Gericault´s The Raft of the Medusa. As the story races toward its frightening conclusion, Katherine, and the reader, close in on the true reason for her fascination with aberrant, violent behavior.A shocking and enlightening modern Gothic novel, told in highly intelligent prose, A Carnivore´s Inquiry is a sly, unsettling, subtle commentary on 21st century consumerism and the questionable appetites that lurk beneath the veneer of civilization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Hoopes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000172/bk_high_000172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses to the hell of a debtors´ prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol´s rutheless governor and his cronies. The trouble is, Tom Hawkins has never been good at following rules - even simple ones. And the recent grisly murder of a debtor, Captain Roberts, has brought further terror to the gaol. While the Captain´s beautiful widow cries for justice, the finger of suspicion points only one way: to the sly, enigmatic figure of Samuel Fleet. Some call Fleet a devil, a man to avoid at all costs. But Tom Hawkins is sharing his cell. Soon, Tom´s choice is clear: get to the truth of the murder - or be the next to die. A twisting mystery, a dazzling evocation of early 18th Century London, THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA is a thrilling debut novel full of intrigue and suspense.
Who are you? It’s the most fundamental of human questions. Are you the type of person who tilts at windmills, or the one who prefers to view them from the comfort of an air-conditioned motorcoach? Our personalities are endlessly fascinating - not just to ourselves but also to our spouses, our parents, our children, our co-workers, our neighbors. As a highly social species, humans have to navigate among an astonishing variety of personalities. But how did all these different permutations come about? And what purpose do they serve? With her trademark wit and sly humor, Hannah Holmes takes readers into the amazing world of personality and modern brain science. Using the Five Factor Model, which slices temperaments into the major factors (Extraversion, Neuroticism, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness) and minor facets (such as impulsive, artistic, or cautious), Holmes demonstrates how our genes and brains dictate which factors and facets each of us displays. Are you a Nervous Nelly? Your amygdala is probably calling the shots. Hyperactive Hal? It’s all about the dopamine. Each facet took root deep in the evolution of life on Earth, with Nature allowing enough personal variation to see a species through good times and bad. Just as there are introverted and extroverted people, there are introverted and extroverted mice, and even starfish. In fact, the personality genes we share with mice make them invaluable models for the study of disorders like depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety. Thus it is deep and ancient biases that guide your dealings with a very modern world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Denaker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002547/bk_rand_002547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jason Cheny was born and raised in Taiwan, re-raised in America, toiled in Canada, and soiled in a military school. His comedy reflects nuances of life from multiple perspectives.Jason Cheny´s visceral comedic stories reflect an understanding that happiness manifests outside of your comfort zone. His cross-cultural upbringing results in material that reaches a wide range of audiences. Jason’s keen observations of heritage are delivered with energetic wit, and his anecdotes about family, culture, and society, resonate with an optimistic vigor.Jason Cheny is a winner. No, literally. He won the 2017 World Series of Comedy over hundreds of other comedians. His comedy smartly mixes sly, smirking coolness with earnestness. A bubbly, dry, sometimes salty playfulness hovers gracefully over principled compassion. Jason Cheny values kindness. In Jason’s world, people can make mistakes, speak or act in ignorance, as long as it comes from a good place (and they don’t mind a light ribbing).Growing Pains, Cheny’s debut album, invites audiences to expand their horizons in fun and interesting ways. Jason, casual and accessible, enthralls listeners with his personal history while challenging unexamined and unconscious biases. His humor filters universal experiences through cultural differences and an upbeat attitude.The young, smartalec Millennial is not only immensely charismatic, but he is an equally impressive joke writer. Comedy can be as much a structure as an artform, and Jason Cheny is solid. Growing Pains highlights a talent for approaching tough topics with lighthearted swagger. Sometimes Jason embraces contradictions, like when he projects childhood punishment as a symbol of love. Other times, the Taiwan-born comedian highlights the idiosyncrasies and friction inherent in his immigration. Through misdirection and diction, callbacks and rhythm, Jason consistently proves that his comedy is advanced beyond his years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Cheny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/roar/000695/pf_roar_000695_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WINNER OF THE CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER AWARD 2014. Longlisted for the John Creasey Dagger Award for best debut crime novel of 2014. London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels, and coffeehouses to the hell of a debtors´ prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol´s rutheless governor and his cronies. The trouble is, Tom Hawkins has never been good at following rules - even simple ones. And the recent grisly murder of a debtor, Captain Roberts, has brought further terror to the gaol. While the Captain´s beautiful widow cries for justice, the finger of suspicion points only one way: to the sly, enigmatic figure of Samuel Fleet. Some call Fleet a devil, a man to avoid at all costs. But Tom Hawkins is sharing his cell. Soon, Tom´s choice is clear: Get to the truth of the murder - or be the next to die. A twisting mystery, a dazzling evocation of early 18th-Century London, The Devil in the Marshalsea is a thrilling debut novel full of intrigue and suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Kloska. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000653/bk_hodd_000653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.