Chase Payne is a walking contradiction. He´s the most powerful psychic in the Community, but the least respected. He´s the son of the Community´s founder, but with his tattoo sleeves and abrasive attitude, he´s nothing like his charismatic family. No one knows what to make of him, which is how he wound up locked in a cell on the Farm yet again. But this time, the only man he´s ever loved is there too. Elijah Estrella was used to being the sassy sidekick who fooled around with Chase for fun. But that was before he realized the Community wasn´t the haven he´d believed in and Chase was the only person who´d ever truly tried to protect him. Now they´re surrounded by people who want to turn them against their friends, and the only way out is to pretend the brainwashing works. With Chase playing the role of a tyrant´s second-in-command, and Elijah acting like Chase´s mindless sex toy, they risk everything by plotting a daring escape. In the end, it´s only their psychic abilities, fueled by their growing love for each other, that will allow them to take the Community down once and for all. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Boudreaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/009759/bk_tant_009759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Innerworldly Individualism:Charismatic Community and Its Institutionalization Adam B. Seligman
Innerworldly Individualism:Charismatic Community and Its Institutionalization Adam B. Seligman
When a man who calls himself a faith healer arrives in a small, west-coast Irish village, the community is soon under the spell of this charismatic stranger from the Balkans. One woman in particular, Fidelma McBride, becomes enthralled in a fatal attraction that leads to unimaginable consequences.
They call themselves a religious community at The Larches. But is it a cult? It certainly has signs of being a cult. There´s a charismatic leader, ´Elijah, who is always right. The community are made to feel afraid of the outside world, plus they are forbidden contact with their family and friends. Liam, a former alcoholic, wouldn´t call it a cult. He´s grateful that they rescued him from the streets and he appreciates the community life. However, there are times when he resents the restrictions inherent in living at The Larches, especially when he falls for Jess and, as time goes by, he begins to realise it is not a ´´normal´´ community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Faithwaite. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032860/bk_acx0_032860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Adventures of Archie Artichoke ® - The Big Show is the first audiobook in a series of stories written about a dynamic community of vegetables and their charismatic leader, Archie Artichoke. The story is fun and includes an ensemble cast of many interesting vegetable characters interacting with each other to create songs and dances for an upcoming show they’ll put on to help a friend in need. The story also contains a variety of child-friendly rhymes and songs. The narration is relatively long for a children’s story and therefore, it’s divided into 14 sections including: an introduction, 12 days of practice leading up to The Big Show and The Big Show, itself. The age group envisioned for The Adventures of Archie Artichoke series is between 4 and 9 years old and all the rhymes. Also, illustrations of all the vegetable characters can be seen on the website and illustrations suitable for coloring can be downloaded. Here is a brief description of The Big Show: The Big Show is a wonderful children’s story complete with funny rhymes, songs, jokes and dance. The setting is a beautiful garden where a very interesting community of vegetables lives. When a problem arises with a friend, everyone works together to help solve it. The ultimate solution is to put on a show and the ensuing story chronicles the vegetables’ creative evolution as they develop the show’s songs and dances. Besides being fun to listen to, the story is designed to teach children about: Accomplishing a complicated task one step at a timeCreativity and crafting something completely newWorking with others to achieve a common goalCaring, helping others and friendship, and Of course, the names of many important vegetables!!More information about the Adventures of Archie Artichoke (R) series can be found at: www.ArchieArtichoke.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Brandzel, Andrew James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030969/bk_acx0_030969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mesmerizing, indelible coming-of-age audiobook about a girl in Boston´s tightly-knit Ethiopian community who falls under the spell of a charismatic hustler out to change the world A haunting story of fatherhood, national identity, and what it means to be an immigrant in America today, Nafkote Tamirat´s The Parking Lot Attendant explores how who we love, the choices we make, and the places we’re from combine to make us who we are. The story begins on an undisclosed island where the unnamed narrator and her father are the two newest and least-liked members of a commune that has taken up residence there. Though the commune was built on utopian principles, it quickly becomes clear that life here is not as harmonious as the founders intended. After immersing us in life on the island, our young heroine takes us back to Boston to recount the events that brought her here. Though she and her father belong to a wide Ethiopian network in the city, they mostly keep to themselves, which is how her father prefers it. This detached existence only makes Ayale’s arrival on the scene more intoxicating. The unofficial king of Boston’s Ethiopian community, Ayale is a born hustler - when he turns his attention to the narrator, she feels seen for the first time. Ostensibly a parking lot attendant, Ayale soon proves to have other projects in the works, which the narrator becomes more and more entangled in to her father’s growing dismay. By the time the scope of Ayale’s schemes - and their repercussions - become apparent, our narrator has unwittingly become complicit in something much bigger and darker than she ever imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003417/bk_aren_003417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She thought the evil lived outside the walls. She was wrong. In the Community, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban development have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now 17, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned: Pioneer is her leader. Will is her Intended. The end of the world is near. Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves and prepare to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound´s underground fortress - the Silo. Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she´d rather think about a certain boy outside the development than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But as the end of days draws near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alicyn Packard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001626/bk_lili_001626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adrian Hartman is the charismatic director of the Serendipity holiday community, set among pine trees on a sunbaked island. His job is to ensure the perfect mindful break, with personal growth and inner peace guaranteed. His guests return year after year to bare their souls. For some, Adrian is Serendipity. But this year Adrian isn´t there, and nobody knows the reason why. Things have changed: staff and guests are bewildered without their leader and the simmering hostility of the local villagers is beginning to boil over. Is the atmosphere of menace connected with Adrian´s absence? And will life on the island ever be the same again? As romance turns sour and conflict threatens the stability of both communities, everyone has to find their own way to survive. This evocative novel explores the effect of well-intentioned tourism on a traditional community and questions the real meaning of getting away from it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Wynters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051507/bk_acx0_051507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nine months ago Sara Adams awoke with no memory. The man holding her hand told her she´s a member of The Light, a tight-knit religious group led by the terrifying and charismatic Father Gabriel. As a woman in the community of The Light, her duty is to be unquestionably obedient and to submit to the will of her husband. But as Sara´s memory starts to return and she remembers her past, she sees that everything she´s been told is a lie. The Light is an insidious and dangerous organization, and its corrupting influence reaches well beyond the confines of the remote campus where Sara is being held. With everything at stake, Sara struggles to sort out her true memories from her indoctrination. The desire to escape consumes her, but who can she trust? And which other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the more it becomes clear that Jacob, the man who calls himself her husband, is keeping shattering secrets of his own. But Sara cannot flee alone, leaving innocents behind. She must fight to extinguish The Light. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ledoux, Erin deWard, Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025786/bk_adbl_025786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.