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.
´Sea Monsters is a mesmerizing, revelatory novel, smart and funny and laced with a strangeness that is never facile but serves as a profound and poetic tool for navigating our shared world. Chloe Aridjis is the rare writer who reinvents herself in each book; she is, for my money, one of the most brilliant novelists working in English today´ Garth Greenwell One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, 17-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomás, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking ? recklessness, impulse, independence ? and may also help her fulfil an unusual obsession: to track down a troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs who have recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico. They head for Zipolite, the ?Beach of the Dead?, a community peopled by hippies, nudists, beach combers and eccentric storytellers, and Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will ?promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery?. But as she wanders the shoreline, she begins to discover that a quest is more easily envisioned than accomplished. And so unfolds a phantasmagorical tale of adolescence, transgression and disenchantment in late 1980s Mexico, a place of long nights, insistent sun and relentless rain. Sea Monsters is an intoxicating evocation of past selves and buried histories, the pull of fantasy colliding with the stark light of reality ? a dreamlike yet vivid novel about the moments and mysteries that shape us.
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.
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.
Brilliant scientist Maggie Forestt is on an expedition to find a prehistoric biped she believes to still be a living species. She´s willing to do anything to make her name in the archeology world, but who would have thought she´d come face to face with the creature and that it would be interested in taking every one of her holes! Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity during a very rough paranormal sex encounter. It includes oral sex, deepthroat, first anal sex, rough sex, monster sex, and semen swallowing. It is intended for mature readers who will not be offended by paranormal fantasy sex. Here is a preview:´´When a skeleton was unearthed a year prior, it was no more than forty years dead. Of course, most of the scientific community dismissed it as a deformed man, but I could see the parallels with ancient fossils. The fossil evidence for the existence of the troll was clear and undisputed, though most scientists believed it to be a failed offshoot of evolution, some kind of an intelligent and bipedal reptile that disappeared millions of years in the past. Not me. The new skeleton told me the species was still alive, and if I could prove it, the name Maggie Foresst would go down in history along with Schmerling, Fuhlrott, and Leakey. ´´I walked about thirty feet, and, exhausted, I rolled out my sleeping bag. I stripped my outer garments off so I wore only my white cotton t-shirt, and my white shorts. They were more like boxers than shorts, and it felt wonderful to be free of the bulky canvas that protected me in the jungle but stifled me in the protection of the cave. There was a dim glow from phosphorescent moss, and I could see the stalactites above me. Stretched out on the sleeping bag, I lay quietly and gradually faded off to sleep. I was restless, and my mind was filled with thoughts of the troll, of travelling lectures, of remaking the field of archeology in my image. I began to dream, f... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Saucedo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014875/bk_acx0_014875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How are serial killers made? Perhaps if someone could answer this question, then the police and the community would be able to prevent people from killing in the first place. As it is, this question remains unanswered, though many different hypotheses are put forward by the experts. Until a method for preventing crimes before they are committed is developed, then all the authorities can do is be reactive in the case of serial killers. This is of course exactly what plays into the hands of those who commit such heinous crimes. Being a concerned citizen, though, is certainly a weapon we can all employ in the fight against serial killers. In this audiobook, you will discover seven killers who stopped at nothing to feel invincible. From those who had problems in their childhood to those who had a loving parent; from those who had a certain incident set them off to those who did it to see if they could get away with it - not all serial killers can be pigeonholed for law enforcement officials, unfortunately. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: ´´The Legacy of Being Bad´´ ´´Her Boyfriend, Her Killer´´ ´´Behind Hartford Road´´ ´´The Psycho Banker´´ ´´His Day of Retribution´´ ´´Colin´s Life´´ ´´The Unpredictable Sean´´ Much, much more! Get this audiobook today! If you´ve always found stories of true crime, serial killers, and mysterious murderers interesting, then get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher T. Carley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121403/bk_acx0_121403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.