Jeff, Annie, Britta, Troy und Abed schmeißen eine Baby- Party für Shirley, Andre und Chang. Da sie ja alle nicht wissen, wessen Baby sie Erwartet, wird sie doppelt beschenkt. Britta zeigt Interesse an Lukka, einem neuen Freund von Troy und Abed. Die beiden haben panische Angst, Britta könnte etwas mit ihm anfangen, weil ihre Freundschaft dann erfahrungsgemäß bald den Bach runtergeht. Aber, wie nicht anders zu erwarten, kann Britta sich nicht zurückhalten und findet raus, dass Lukka ein Kriegsverbrecher aus dem Balkan- Krieg ist.
The world can be a cruel place to an honest man, this is something that 32 year-old Brett Kelso knows well. It seems fortune never comes his way and his life has become an endless cycle of work and stress, counting the days to next payday. To add to his stress is the constant worry that is brought on by his ex-girlfriend, Lisa, with whom he shares his beloved 4 year-old daughter, Macy. Lisa seems to think more of partying and getting drunk than taking care of Macy and this is getting worse.Brett wants to take custody of Macy but he is told by a solicitor that he has no chance. The 21st century society seems to hold a guy like Brett at the bottom of the pecking order and he is particularly lonely. The women around him only seem to be interested in plastic gangsters and shallowness. After being the victim of a bully´s belittling antics Brett is at breaking point, but the responsibility he has to Macy keeps him sane. One night, Lisa´s irresponsible behaviour contributes to a life-changing disaster which thrusts Brett into a cycle of insanity and revenge.Lisa leaves town and Brett becomes hell-bent on tracking her down, but without success. Two years later a chance phonemail gives Brett the opportunity to come face to face with Lisa, and he is determined to finally hand down his brand of justice, but the deeds of the monster he has become may stand in his way.Will Brett settle his final score or will there be a chilling fate in store for him?Kelso Simon currently lives in Beaumont Leys, Leicester but grew up on the Newfoundpool Estate. After working in engineering for 8 years, he was feeling unfulfilled and decided to start a new career as a support worker for children. He worked in children´s mental health for 3 years and he now works as a pastoral and behavioural education worker for the Leicester City Council. Kelso Simon also runs community groups from Facebook with the purpose of bringing local communities together.
It began on August 12, 1983, when a disturbed woman´s bizarre accusation ignited hysteria across the small Southern California community of Manhattan Beach. Driven by over-zealous investigators and a sensational news media, the legend of The McMartin Preschool became the ´´case of the century´´—the longest, most expensive criminal trial in United States history. Four years later, in the spring of 1988, in the midst of the ongoing frenzy, authors Matthew LeRoy and Deric Haddad, students at San Diego State University, left school to follow the case, a path that led them to Manhattan Beach, an upscale community where a vortex of suspicion left most residents leery of outsiders. In this instance, however, where the inquisitors were two unassuming college students, many opened their doors . . . and they had so much to say. Through the summer of 1990, the authors conducted over one hundred interviews, as they bonded with key players on both sides of the conflict. No other journalists or network reporters were able to obtain such a diverse range of sources. Now, thirty years later, this extraordinary event comes to life. Written in a creative non-fiction format, They Must Be Monsters is told through the eyes of the ´´mother who started it all.´´ Using exclusive content—her volume of lost archives—the depth of her paranoia is unveiled; the portrait of a schizophrenic woman whose dark visions became a microcosm of the community around her. These authentic, never-before-seen documents finally bring an end to the mystery behind her fateful accusations. The events of Manhattan Beach are true, an untold story, the calamity of an upscale seaside town gripped by fear, where friends turned on neighbors in a frantic campaign of misguided retribution—a devastating crucible that afflicted a generation of innocent people, an event eerily similar to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. It´s a tale of horror, rage, superstition, and faith; a shameful moment in American folklore that´s been erroneously ignored by historians—a great injustice that should´ve never taken place—but;as history tends to repeat itself, most tragically did.
Bathos! Crippling ennui! Mind-numbing drudgery! Brad Renfield is a white, middle-aged, lower middle class, Midwestern man stuck in Gethsemane, Ohio. Most of his friends have either died or moved away and his one remaining friend is so depressed he´s on the brink of suicide. Brad hasn´t really given much thought to the chasm of emptiness within him. He´s mostly been a loner, content with his job and his tiny apartment. He´s never thought much about being part of something. He´s never really thought about the bigger picture. Until he meets a beautiful (and possibly psychotic) girl named Dawn. Dawn leads Brad into a vicious world as hedonistically carnal as it is brutal, forcing Brad to decide if he´s going to dig deep within himself and continue to resist the community he´s remained apart from his entire life or embrace it and accept his new reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andersen Prunty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087138/bk_acx0_087138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´The Monster´´ is considered one of Crane´s top four stories, but is left out of many collections. Don´t miss it. It´s a wonderful telling about the town of Whilomville, in which Henry Johnson lives and other Crane stories are set as well, including ´´The Knife´´. Henry is a buddy of the Doctor´s son, Jimmie. They mutually discuss the Doctor, his doings, and their shortcomings. Henry takes care of the Doctor´s place, drives him on his country rounds, and serves as a mentor to Jimmie. Henry is a handsome black man respected and watched in the community. He has style and panache. He struts like a lord in his finery while having a good word for everyone. One night there is a terrible fire, which turns out to be at the Doctor´s. Henry bravely saves Jimmie, but is permanently scarred in the process. The town is scarred of Henry because of his disfigurement. The Doctor stands up to him because he can. But the tragic last scene, as memorable as any disappointment in literature, is when his wife has invited 16 women over for her Wednesday tea and only one shows up. This one is the wife of the grocer who warns the Doctor that he better get Henry out of town or he will be ostracized. To console his wife he says, ´´Don´t cry Grace. Don´t cry.´´ The story goes on with ´´As he sat holding her head on his shoulder, Trescott (The Doctor) found himself occasionally trying to count the cups. There were fifteen of them.´´ Those 15 cups represent them being cast out of the town´s center forevermore. Another Crane beauty. As with all Simply audiobooks, we provide a commentary in an afterword for those interested. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000089/bk_smag_000089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mencken Cassie is a passionate reporter on a mission to save Baltimore from an organized crime ring and a brutal hitman who is terrorizing the city. When Mencken declares war on the organization, he enters a world of monsters more terrifying than anything he could ever imagine. To save the city he loves, Mencken must unmask the true threat to Baltimore by finding new sources of strength in the community around him. Mencken and the Monsters is an urban fantasy novel that features fast-paced action, terrifying horror, clever dialog, and a compelling mystery. In this first installment of the Defense of Reality series, the gritty world of The Wire meets the thrilling world of a Stephen King novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matu Threatt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121498/bk_acx0_121498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the course of the nineteenth century, four-hand piano playing emerged across Europe as a popular pastime of the well-heeled classes and of those looking to join them. Nary a canonic work of classical music that was not set for piano duo, nary a house that could afford not to invest in them. Duets echoed from the student bedsit to Buckingham Palace, resounded in schools and in hundreds of thousands of bourgeois parlors. Like no other musical phenomenon, it could cross national, social, and economic boundaries, bringing together poor students with the daughters of the bourgeoisie, crowned heads with penniless virtuosi, and the nineteenth century often regarded it with extreme suspicion for that very reason. Four-hand piano playing was often understood as a socially acceptable way of flirting, a flurry of hands that made touching, often of men and women, not just acceptable but necessary. But it also became something far more serious than that, a central institution of the home, mediating between inside and outside, family and society, labor and leisure, nature and nurture. And writers, composers, musicians, philosophers, journalists, pamphleteers and painters took note: in the art, literature, and philosophy of the age, four-hand playing emerged as a common motif, something that allowed them to interrogate the very nature of the self, the family, the community and the state. In the four hands rushing up and down the same keyboard the nineteenth century espied, or thought to espy, an astonishing array of things. Four-Handed Monsters tells not only the story of that practice, but also the story of the astonishing array of things the nineteenth century read into it.
The human mind needs monsters. In every culture and in every epoch in human history, from ancient Egypt to modern Hollywood, imaginary beings have haunted dreams and fantasies, provoking in young and old shivers of delight, thrills of terror, and endless fascination. In Monsters: Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, and All Manner of Imaginary Terrors, anthropologist David D. Gilmore explores what human traits monsters represent and why they are so ubiquitous in people´s imaginations and share so many features across different cultures. Using colorful and absorbing evidence from virtually all times and places, Monsters is the first attempt by an anthropologist to delve into the mysterious, frightful abyss of mythical beasts and to interpret their role in the psyche and in society. After many hair-raising descriptions of monstrous beings in art, folktales, fantasy, literature, and community ritual, including such avatars as Dracula and Frankenstein, Hollywood ghouls, and extraterrestrials, Gilmore identifies many common denominators and proposes some novel interpretations. Monsters, according to Gilmore, are always enormous, man-eating, gratuitously violent, aggressive, sexually sadistic, and superhuman in power, combining our worst nightmares and our most urgent fantasies. We both abhor and worship our monsters: They are our gods as well as our demons. Gilmore argues that the immortal monster of the mind is a complex creation embodying virtually all of the inner conflicts that make us human. Far from being something alien, nonhuman, and outside us, our monsters are our deepest selves. The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. ´´Gilmore´s...engaging book suggests a universal need to extend perceptions of evil far beyond the obvious.´´ (Choice) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Zener. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119049/bk_acx0_119049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The latest from the author of the best-selling Caffeine for the Creative Mind How do you develop solutions that rock? Ones that surpass their initial purpose and grab an industry by its throat, turn interested parties into concept evangelists, and influence behaviors and alter perceptions? Read Chasing the Idea Monster and find out. This fun and insightful book sorts out the hallmarks of a monstrous idea by providing the author´s ´´idea measurement´´ tools in the form of seven primary questions to gauge the potential of any idea. These seven questions are supported by real-world examples of ideas that succeeded in winning over their audience, as well as those that ignored the measurement and failed miserably. Features warnings and anecdotes from some of the world´s most prominent creatives, marketing teams, and business professionals A proven method for determining if an idea will be a ´´big idea´´, or else will die a painful death Author is a respected industry expert whose Caffeine for the Creative Mind successfully reached an audience both in the creative community and beyond Want to get a better sense of what makes a successful idea, and how yours measures up? Start Chasing the Idea Monster and scoring big creative wins today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaleo Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002315/bk_acx0_002315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Zoey Donovan - empath, wedding planner, go-to girl for monsters with personal problems - has been marked twice for pickup by Death. On both occasions, Riley the smoking-hot reaper has refused to follow through. For his breach of protocol, Riley is now on probation. For her refusal to die on schedule, Zoey´s right to live is challenged. She will have to undergo a life-or-death trial, but she won´t know when or where it will happen.... Staying alive might not be so difficult if the Leprechaun Mafia hadn´t strolled into town. Now every business owner with the slightest connection to the supernatural community is being threatened with the most appalling bad luck if they don´t pay up. Mirrors are smashed, bodies are dropping, and Zoey´s still got clients waiting for fabric samples. With a little luck, she might be able to save everyone and still have time for a second attempt at a decent first date with her favorite reaper. Find out how it began in Monster in My Closet, available now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Gibel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001312/bk_harl_001312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.