We each inhabit many worlds, often at the same time. From worlds on the inside, to the world on a cosmic scale. Worlds imposed on us, and worlds of our own making. In time, though, all worlds will end. Bear witness: After the death of their grandmother, two cousins return to their family?s rural homestead to find a community rotting from the soul outward, and a secret nobody dreamed their matriarch had been keeping. The survivors of the 1929 raid on H.P. Lovecraft?s town of Innsmouth hold the key to an anomalous new event in the ocean, if only someone could communicate with them. The ultimate snow day turns into the ultimate nightmare when it just doesn?t stop. An extreme metal musician compels his harshest critic to live up to the hyperbole of his trolling. With the last of a generation of grotesquely selfish city fathers on his deathbed, the residents of the town they doomed exercise their right to self-determination one last time. As history repeats itself and the world shivers through a volcanic winter, a group gathers around the shore of a mountain lake to once again invoke the magic that created the world?s most famous monster. With Skidding Into Oblivion, his fifth collection, award-winning author Brian Hodge brings together his most concentrated assortment yet of year?s best picks and awards finalists, with one thing in common: It?s the end of the world as we know it . . . and we don?t feel fine at all.
In this final installment of the Nova Nocte Series, Squirrel and her community come to terms with their fates. Will any of them make it to a happy new life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Piper Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052466/bk_acx0_052466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wales versus England. Ambition versus apathy. Technology versus Mother Nature. Tonight´s the night: Ready for a fight? Beneath the blackout of oblivion caused by alcohol, drugs, and abuse of power, which has all but destroyed a seemingly irrelevant community, lays chronically unexpressed human love. Two generations after the coal mines closed down, a metaphorical blackout has seized control of a tiny community in the South Wales Valleys. Life is truly toxic for Tessa, a factory worker who makes clocks by day and drinks herself into oblivion by night. Trapped not only in her own situation but also by her abusive mother, Tessa has one ambition left: to become the human resources manager at the Tick-Tock factory. Meanwhile, the London-based owner of the factory sends his son to do the job, but Sam wants to be a famous musician instead. In a fit of despair, Tessa screams the Welsh National Anthem on top of the Brecon Beacons. There, she meets Sam, who recruits her as his ´´backing singer´´, convincing Tessa that, in the year 2000, there is only one ambition worth pursuing: fame. Amidst much abuse from her mother, Tessa quits the council estate and moves in with Sam, unaware of his true identity. Sam quickly finds himself the target of a culture in which there is no ´´Welcome in the Hillside´´, as the popular myth would have strangers believe. Driven by his obsession for fame and armed with state-of-the-art technology, Sam sets out to control Tessa’s every move while simultaneously maintaining a false identity for himself. Determined to supersede the condescending title of ´´backing singer´´, Tessa sets out to prove Sam wrong about absolutely everything. The idyllic rural setting becomes a stage for psychological warfare in which class, gender, and history clash to the point of catastrophe. When a blackout plunges the valley into darkness, Tessa and Sam are forced to face each other and their innermost selves. In the unfamil... 1. Language: English. Narrator: The Naked Blonde Writer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111838/bk_acx0_111838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I suggest the idea that the hippie movement was a communist movement, with just about no street players having a clue thereof. Those who knew, seized opportunities accordingly. The leaders, the community organizers, described within, took full advantage of rebellious youth. We´ve all witnessed 45 years of bash America, which is now at a fever pitch with our illustrious politicians and attorneys stomping the last remnants of America into oblivion, as constituents just say yes. The example of political correctness as generated by a political party defines your mold of thought. This is not the liberty that drew millions to the promise land, it is the tyranny of communism that is rapidly consuming America. This is the ideological ´´change´´, that is core to the ´´Progressives´´ in this country, and was put on steroids by the left side of the Baby-Boomer Generation, that I un-affectionately call, ´´Hippie-dumb´´, because it is. I grew up in a family of 12 kids in Southeastern Michigan, and graduated from high school in 1969. Within a few months, I was listening to plenty of Jimi Hendrix, and soon became ´´experienced´´ with several kinds of drugs. I went to college for two years and legally avoided the draft. I smoked pot for about 35 years, but as it turned out, I spent half of that time weaning myself from it. Leaving Hippie-dumb behind is one of the best things I have done. The best thing is reading the King James gospel, and when I finished, I sensed an awareness of a presence, that said, without the knowledge of the Bible, one could be in trouble in the next life, and possibly in this life, and that this is a true story, the whole Bible, and that I know it is a true story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053639/bk_acx0_053639_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s nothing to fear in the shadows - you should fear the shadows themselves.... A man who can control shadows is terrorizing the magical community of London. Performing a grand ritual that could rip the very fabric of reality apart. Rafe and Ana are reluctant to investigate, it´s definitely not their kinda gig - too apocalyptic for their liking.... But when they discover their connection to the Prince of Darkness, they find themselves pulled in to his scheme whether they like it or not. Because the Shadowmancer is not working alone. Someone is pulling the strings. And the only way they can find out who is to bring the entire world to the brink of oblivion. The Prince of Darkness is a gripping, fast-paced urban fantasy thriller that will captivate fans of Neil Gaiman, Charles Stross, Bella Forrest, and E.E. Holmes. Titles in The Circle chronology Murder at Raven´s Lodge (Freelancers Case Files #1) The Spirit Box (The Freelancers, Book One) out now The Loiterers (Freelancers Case Files #2) Shadowmancer (The Circle, Book One) - out now The Roving Death (The Freelancers, Book 2) - out now The Knowledge (The Circle, Book Two)- out now The Prince of Darkness (The Freelancers, Book Three) - out now Spirited Words (The Freelancers, Book Four) - out now Snake´s Kin (The Freelancers, Book Five) - out now Red Rain (The Circle, Book Three) - October 2017 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Isserow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098219/bk_acx0_098219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don´t miss this summary of Thomas L. Friedman´s eye-opening look at the current state of the world, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist´s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. In his book, Friedman explores the accelerating changes affecting our world and offers concrete advice for how we need to adapt. This SUMOREADS summary provides key takeaways and analysis from the original book to help you quickly absorb his profound wisdom. What will you learn from listening to this book? How accelerations in technology, globalization, and climate change are shaping major events in the world today How the three forces interact to create either limitless possibilities or infinite chaos How individuals can position themselves to benefit from accelerations in technology and globalization How the workplace, schools, societies, and governments can change to survive the age of accelerations How social innovations are empowering one community in Minnesota to flourish at a time of rapid change Book Summary Overview Thomas Friedman´s Thank you for Being Late is a comprehensive guide to all the dizzying change shaping the 21st century. Friedman explores all the ways technology, globalization, and climate are changing and interacting, and offers a clear and illuminating view of where everything is headed, who survives, and who falls off. He encourages individuals and institutions to step into the ´´eye of the hurricane´´ and adapt - or risk being swept into oblivion. This political economy best-seller is a must-listen for anyone perplexed by all the unsettling changes covered in the news. Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael London Anglado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089414/bk_acx0_089414_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WordTheatre, the short story performance specialists, casts the perfect actors to bring great contemporary writing to life. The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Recorded live at benefit performances for their Fellowships endowment, Volume 2 of this stunning collection contains nine outstanding examples of the short story. Though varying in theme and tone, they share a brilliant pedigree. Linus Roache reading ´´Joyas Voladoras´´ by Brian Doyle Brian Cox reading ´´The Human Table´´ by Marvin Cohen Janel Moloney reading ´´Recorded Message´´ by Philip Dacey Nicholas Brendon reading ´´Stay´´ by David Schuman Gil Bellows reading ´´Oblivion, Nebraska´´ by Peter Moore Smith Wendy Makkena reading ´´Self Knowledge´´ by Richard Bausch Carla Gugino reading ´´Gina´s Death´´ by Charles Baxter Christopher McDonald reading ´Today Will Be A Quiet Day´´ by Amy Hempel Emily Meade reading ´´The River Nemunas´´ by Anthony Doerr. Produced and directed by Cedering Fox; edited by Sara Bencivenga; mixed and mastered by Theo Mondle; music composed by Greg Chun. WordTheatre gives voice to great writing. We are an innovative, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring empathy, curiosity and conversation through powerful and entertaining performances, both live and recorded, of the world´s best contemporary literature. We aim to ignite a passion for reading, writing, and self-expression in our community and in future generations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linus Roache, Brian Cox, Janel Moloney, Nicholas Brendon, Gil Bellows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wdth/000002/bk_wdth_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.