The Summerville Plantation was full of joy and happiness until one day when little Billy Edwards was found dead in the attic. Everyone that resides in the Plantation was questioned about poor little Billy Edwards' death, but no one seemed too eager to talk about his death. The groundskeeper claimed there was a ghost in the attic that killed Billy Edwards with an axe. Billy's father, Jim, questioned Sam Tucker the grounds keeper about his son's death. Sam insisted a ghost killed his son. Jim replied, "Sam, what do you mean a ghost killed my son?" "If you're so hell bent on knowing the truth. I'll tell you how it all began. This story dates as far back as the Civil War. Ben Coates was a dashing Yankee General who was in love with one of the slave women named Lucy at the Summerville Plantation. They knew their love was forbidden and if anyone found out they would both be shot. Well guess what they both were in the attic making passionate love when the owner Jack Bullard of the plantation came in on them and in a jealous rage killed them both with two shots to the head. Jack was in love with his slave Lucy and when he seen the two together he lost control. Then a panic-stricken Jack knew he was dead if the Yankee soldiers found their heneral dead in his attic. So Jack took an axe and gave his slave Lucy and the Yankee heneral forty whacks then dismembered their bodies with the axe. The bodies were placed underneath the floor boards of the attic. Never to be seen or heard from again. So it seemed. These two love birds aren't the only ghosts haunting this plantation." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001440/bk_acx0_001440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far will he go to save his daughter? How far will he go to get revenge? It's 2053, and runaway climate change has brought civilization to the brink of collapse. Billions are threatened with starvation, and mankind is slowly moving north in a world stricken by war, drought and superstorms - easy prey for the pandemics that sweep across the globe. Easy prey, too, for the violent gangs and people smugglers who thrive in the crumbling world where 'King Death' reigns supreme. The father's own world went to hell two years ago. His four-year-old daughter was snatched from his garden when he should have been watching. The moments before her disappearance play in a perpetual loop in his mind, as do nightmarish fantasies of who took her and why. But the police are preoccupied. Amidst the worst European heatwave on record, a refugee crisis and the coming hurricane season, who cares about one more missing child? Now it's down to him to find her, even if it means going to the worst places imaginable, to do the unthinkable.... Adam Nevill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He is the author of the supernatural horror novels Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16, The Ritual, Last Days, House of Small Shadows, No One Gets Out Alive and Lost Girl. In 2012 The Ritual was the winner of The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel, and in 2013 Last Days won the same award. The Ritual and Last Days each won the RUSA for Best in Category: Horror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Dyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024850/bk_adbl_024850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I'm an odd dude. But I write some decent stuff, and here's my way of sharing my odd dude thoughts. I'm the author of three "major" series: Adrian's Undead Diary, Elmoryn's The Kinless Trilogy, and the Reemergence Novels, the first of which is Tesser: A Dragon Among Us. To help folks get a taste of my writing, I've put At Least He's Not On Fire together. Inside this wonderful electronic tome of my words, you'll find a healthy sized sampler of each of my major works, as well as several short stories that are mixed in for your entertainment. "All in", "Hell Hole", and The Vampire of Menlo Park" are all great fun, and I hope you enjoy them. Dark Recollections: Book One of Adrian's Undead Diary Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors. He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom. Pretty successful, all things considered. Dark Recollections is the first part of Adrian's own story of how he survived after "That Day." Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named "Mr. Journal," and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil. Adrian's Undead Diary is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn't think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038504/bk_acx0_038504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For decades, books about John or Robert Kennedy have woven either a shimmering tale of Camelot gallantry or a tawdry story of runaway ambition and reckless personal behavior. But the real story of the Kennedys in the 1960s has long been submerged - until now. In Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, David Talbot sheds a dramatic new light on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its stunning aftermath. Talbot, the founder of Salon.com, has written a gripping political history that is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year. Brothers begins on the shattering afternoon of November 22, 1963, as a grief-stricken Robert Kennedy urgently demands answers about the assassination of his brother. Bobby’s suspicions immediately focus on the nest of CIA spies, gangsters, and Cuban exiles that had long been plotting a violent regime change in Cuba. The Kennedys had struggled to control this swamp of anti-Castro intrigue based in southern Florida, but with little success. Brothers then shifts back in time, revealing the shadowy conflicts that tore apart the Kennedy administration, pitting the young president and his even younger brother against their own national security apparatus. The Kennedy brothers and a small circle of their most trusted advisors - men like Theodore Sorensen, Robert McNamara, and Kenneth O’Donnell, who were so close the Kennedys regarded them as family - repeatedly thwarted Washington’s warrior caste. These hardline generals and spymasters were hell-bent on a showdown with the Communist foe - in Berlin, Laos, Vietnam, and especially Cuba. But the Kennedys continually frustrated their militaristic ambitions, pushing instead for a peaceful resolution to the Cold War. The tensions within the Kennedy administration were heading for an explosive climax, when a burst of gunfire in a sunny Dallas plaza terminated John F. Kennedy’s presidency. Based on interview 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004134/bk_brll_004134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Only a fool crosses a god, but Ellaeva and Lyram will do anything to get what they want.Chosen as a five-year-old orphan to be the Left Hand of Death, Ellaeva has nothing to call her own - nothing except a desire to avenge her murdered parents. Her duties leave her no time to pursue the man responsible, until both her work, and revenge lead to the same place - the lonely castle where Lyram Aharris is serving out his exile for striking his prince.Lyram is the son of a duke and third in line for the throne. Hell bent on drowning his grief for his murdered wife in a whiskey bottle, Lyram is ill-equipped to deal with the arrival of a mysterious army. When the castle comes under siege, he believes his prince is behind it, only to have his fears dismissed as the paranoia of a grief-stricken drunkard by those closest to him. He dare not even voice aloud his suspicions of the prince’s involvement in his wife’s murder.Ellaeva’s arrival brings hope, until she reveals she has not come for the siege, but instead she hunts the castle for a hidden necromancer dedicated to the dark god of decay - a necromancer with a personal interest in using Lyram for his own nefarious purposes.As the siege lengthens, and with the identity of the necromancer unknown, Lyram finds his faith in those closest to him undermined by treachery and sabotage. Not knowing who he can trust, he turns to the one person whose honesty is unimpeachable - the Left Hand of Death herself.Caught up in their pursuit of vengeance, and desperately trying to save themselves from both political machinations and clashing gods, Ellaeva and Lyram must fight to save themselves from political machinations and clashing gods. But as the siege lengthens, the greatest threat comes from an unexpected quarter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Kutzer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142829/bk_acx0_142829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far will he go to save his daughter? How far will he go to get revenge? It's 2053 and runaway climate change has brought civilization to the brink of collapse. Billions are threatened with starvation and mankind is slowly moving north in a world stricken by war, drought and superstorms - easy prey for the pandemics that sweep across the globe. Easy prey, too, for the violent gangs and people-smugglers who thrive in the crumbling world where 'King Death' reigns supreme. The father's own world went to hell two years ago. His four-year-old daughter was snatched from his garden when he should have been watching. The moments before her disappearance play in a perpetual loop in his mind, as do nightmarish fantasies of who took her, and why. But the police are preoccupied. Amidst the worst European heatwave on record, a refugee crisis and the coming hurricane season, who cares about one more missing child? Now it's down to him to find her, even if it means going to the worst places imaginable, to do the unthinkable . . . Praise for Adam Nevill 'Britain's answer to Stephen King' Guardian 'A cleverly controlled, seriously scary, menacing and atmospheric journey into the abyss . . . a nail-biting suspense story' Pam Norfolk, Blackpool Gazette facebook.com/adam.nevill
This definitive monograph from the Musée Rodin in Paris on the pioneering artist who paved the way for modern sculpture is now available in an affordable compact format. Revered today as the greatest sculptor of all time, whose expressive style prefigured that of the modernist movement and abstract sculpture, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) stirred up much controversy during his lifetime, and his sculptures often met with hostility and incomprehension from his peers. This monograph traces the life and work of the artist, from his youth and early poverty-stricken years of apprenticeship to his most celebrated works-The Kiss, The Thinker, The Gates of Hell-which have become veritable icons; and from his passionate and tumultuous relationship with Camille Claudel to his extraordinary studio, working methods, and sources of inspiration, and his final years marked by war and illness. Written by experts from the Musée Rodin in Paris, this richly illustrated volume includes drawings, watercolors, engravings, and archival documents, as well as specially commissioned photographs of Rodin's sculptures, completed by a chronology, bibliography, and history of the Musée Rodin-housed in the artist's former studio in the Hôtel Biron. Providing insight into the many facets of his creative genius, this new compact edition of the Musée Rodin's definitive reference on the artist and his oeuvre coincides with museum's reopening in September 2015.
Description: Why did Jesus have to die? Was it to appease a wrathful God's demand for punishment? Does that mean Jesus died to save us from God? How could someone ever truly love or trust a God like that? How can that ever be called 'Good News'? It's questions like these that make so many people want to have nothing to do with Christianity. Healing the Gospel challenges the assumption that the Christian understanding of justice is rooted in a demand for violent punishment, and instead offers a radically different understanding of the gospel based on God's restorative justice. Connecting our own experiences of faith with the New Testament narrative, author Derek Flood shows us an understanding of the cross that not only reveals God's heart of grace, but also models our own way of Christ-like love. It's a vision of the gospel that exposes violence, rather than supporting it--a gospel rooted in love of enemies, rather than retribution. The result is a nonviolent understanding of the atonement that is not only thoroughly biblical, but will help people struggling with their faith to encounter grace. Endorsements: 'In this readable and balanced book, Flood gently--yet firmly and provocatively--challenges and enriches our understanding of the cross. He shows how the New Testament writers (and their earliest interpreters) present saving death as God's act of restorative rather than retributive justice, as an act of nonviolent, enemy-loving, reconciling, and healing love. Such amazing love beckons us to follow in the way of Jesus and justice. It is a book to read, mark, and digest.' --Michael J. Gorman, author of Apostle of the Crucified Lord 'Quietly, deftly, brilliantly, Flood takes on the story of the Christian doctrine of atonement, turns that story on its end, and then lays out before us a beauty almost beyond theology. Read it for yourself and see.' --Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence 'There has been a spate of books on atonement this past decade. None of them treat the salvific healing of Jesus's death better than this one. It is well-researched yet easy to read, full of insight, and sure to be a go-to book on the subject.' --Michael Hardin, author of The Jesus Driven Life 'Healing the Gospel brings the latest insights in biblical scholarship to the ongoing and lively atonement debate. Flood's work is biblical, straightforward, and accessible for the lay reader. He surveys the restorative justice of the wondrous cross with fresh eyes, engaging many head-scratching texts with utmost clarity. A great contribution!' --Brad Jersak, author of Stricken by God? 'In this provocative book, Flood exposes the grave deficiencies of the penal substitution model of atonement, pinpointing its shallow treatment of the depth and the gravity of sin . . . Armed with astute interpretations of Scripture, he focuses on the love of God and reinterprets justice as restorative . . . Finally, after centuries of suffering under a legal perception of atonement, Flood has shown us that the good news is truly good news!' --Sharon L. Baker, author of Razing Hell 'On a cresting wave of reaction against violent atonement theory, Healing the Gospel charts a sea-change course back to Jesus's ministry as a model of gracious restoration, moving far beyond the traditional, abusive contours of penal substitution as explanation of Christ's death . . . Jesus dies to show us God's enemy-love, which changes everything. A splendid, stirring, and essential book!' --Anthony Bartlett, author of Cross Purposes 'Anyone concerned about the connection between theology and violence in American society will welcome Flood's Healing the Gospel. In a readable format
In the shadows, there are those who plot to exploit the financial weaknesses of the United States. A well-planned assault could threaten the dollar's position as the world's reserve currency. An attack like this would also threaten the business of government, military, and social programs and lead to dangerous instability, in America and around the world. It will take the combined efforts of Sarah Linderman and Jack Romanov to foil an international conspiracy to destabilize the global financial markets and bring America to her knees. However, it's almost impossible to protect against an invisible antagonist, especially when the adversary is knowledgeable with unlimited funds and determined to humble the whole world. Who is the concealed enemy of the United States, and why are they so hell bent on throwing the world into a financial crisis? Will Sarah and Jack be able to stop them before it's too late, or will America end up powerless and poverty stricken? This is a work of fiction, but recent events show that in the financial world, the truth can be stranger and sometimes just as sinister.