In the tiny English village of Alder, dreams and nightmares are beginning to come true. Creatures from local legend, science fiction and the dark side of the human mind prowl the town. Paul, a young academic composing a thesis about the end of the world, and his girlfriend Hazel, a potter, have come to Alder for the summer. Their idea of a rural retreat gradually sours as the laws of nature begin to break down around them. Paul and Hazel are soon drawn into a vortex of fear as violent chaos engulfs the community and the village prepares to reap a harvest of horror. Kim Newman is a well known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Maisey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011517/bk_adbl_011517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a classic story from #1 New York Times best-selling author Iris Johansen, two strangers navigate the territory of their hearts — and the irresistible pull of desire.After taking a break from pop stardom to turn his musical hand to composing — earning both a Tony and an Oscar for his efforts — Rex Brody is making a triumphant return to performing with a sold-out, coast-to-coast tour. But he has one crucial stop to make first: his aunt’s home in New Hampshire. A local psychic is bilking his beloved aunt, and Rex is seeing red. But when he meets the woman’s gorgeous niece, his anger quickly yields to desire. Rex Brody always gets what he wants . . . and what he wants is to take this beautiful brunette on the road with him.Tamara Ledford lives a quiet life in a rural community, and she’s quite happy with it. As a skilled herbalist and canny businesswoman, she’s making a name for herself — even if her reputation in other areas dates back to her high school years. Though she tries to be as discreet and reserved as possible, there’s a sultry woman burning at her core. But when the arrogant and extremely intriguing Rex Brody makes a play for her, Tamara fights her instincts. Their chemistry seems highly combustible, but can a small-town girl really find happiness with big-time star? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005457/bk_brll_005457_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The creator of the Unmistakable Creative podcast makes a counterintuitive argument: By focusing your creative work on pleasing yourself, you can increase your productivity, happiness, and (eventually, paradoxically) the size of your audience.Creating for your own pleasure - whether you're writing a novel, composing songs, or painting a landscape - can seem pointless. It's tempting to focus on pursuing money and fame rather than the process itself. But as Srini Rao warns, creating then turns into a chore that can harm your self-esteem and suck the pleasure out of life rather than being a source of joy.Rao, host of the podcast The Unmistakable Creative, argues that we should counter this thinking by intentionally creating art for ourselves alone - an audience of one. In this book he shares the fascinating true stories of creatives who took this path, along with actionable tips and the research of creativity experts. You'll learn, for example:How Oprah's intentional focus on her own work rather than the opinions of everyone else catapulted her into one of the most popular talk shows of all time.How being process-driven not only can help you produce more work but can make you happier outside of your creative time.How to put together a creative "team of rivals" whose feedback can help you hone your craft and filter out useless feedback.By playing to an audience of one, we can find more happiness, increased productivity, and a greater sense of community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Srinivas Rao. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004090/bk_peng_004090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alden Penner (born 12 January 1983) is a Canadian musician, founder and member of several indie pop bands. Penner is also a producer. Penner is additionally known in the indie music community as the founder and sometimes, owner of indie record labels in addition to producing and sometimes performing on the albums of the artists he is producing. Penner has worked both composing music for film soundtracks, in addition to scoring music to movies. The Unicorns with Nicholas Thorburn in 2000. Shortly after forming, the band created a demo, entitled Three Inches of Blood, which they gave to owners of the venues where they played. They then officially released their first album Unicorns Are People Too on their own label, Caterpillars of the Community.
This book explores ways evangelical Christian communicators are migrating traditional ministry functions and community formation onto new media platforms. This exploration is framed by a discussion of literacy and digital composing. Author Rick Cole positions evangelical churches' approaches to texts, community, education, and communication as components of a distinct literacy that is often at odds with values, controls, and cultures found on the Internet and within new media platforms and practices.
The paper intended to assess the economic cost of malaria in farming community under climate change in an area of northern Ghana, namely, Bole district. The study focused on factors influencing the farming households' vulnerability to malaria especially those related to climate change. It analyses the trend in rainfall and temperature data series, it estimates the direct and indirect cost of malaria care, and it determines the proportion of farming households' income spent on malaria treatment. The result revealed a clear evidence of increasing in temperature patterns during the period of record. It also shown an increase of malaria cases during rainy season. A part from increase of temperature, total direct cost of malaria care, number of people composing the farming household, support for malaria prevention, information about mosquitoes breeding and development and absenteeism at farm are shown as main factors influencing the farming households' vulnerability to malaria. The outcome of this study should help the government to reinforce the National Malaria Control Program at the farming households' level and to make National Health Insurance Scheme more efficient.