A beautiful mind is priceless, but so often our most intimate and untainted thoughts go unheard. This is a passionate unfiltered story of a man stricken with pain, confused with guilt, filled with remorse, and faced with many obstacles. In this book you will enter a realm never visited. As you turn the pages, untold events will captivate your emotions and a story of the fight a man faces with finding himself and experiencing love is sure to leave your mind blown. It is those things that often go untold that can be life changing.
Sam Brennan has lost everything. Pushed past the breaking point, his solitary goal is to seek vengeance against the people responsible for robbing him of everyone he's ever loved. Molly Flynn is a single mom and a paramedic whose shameful secret has her avoiding intimate relationships. When her brother shows up at her back door with an injured friend, tending to the angry man's gunshot wounds is the last thing she wants to do, but there's something about Sam that touches Molly's heart. He's got physical injuries, yes, but Molly can clearly see his heart has been ripped to shreds. She realizes she must help heal this grief-stricken man before he makes a deadly mistake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janina Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021299/bk_acx0_021299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before Lilith became Queen of the Demons, she was Eden's first woman. Lilith is eager to learn about the birds and the bees. Adam is enthralled with her, and her insatiable appetite for every fruit Eden has to offer. Until one stormy night when Lilith follows a tall dark stranger into the garden and all hell breaks loose. She falls deeply and completely in love. For the first time, Lilith discovers there is a world outside paradise and sets out on a journey to find the meaning of life and love. Get naked and intimate with the oldest story ever written. Possess the secret of the forbidden fruit. Find out the lengths Lilith will go to find true love in this wanton exploration of the gaping holes between the first two chapters of Genesis. This story is too sexy for the scriptures: demon sex, angel sex, Annunaki lesbian sex.... This book makes it pretty clear why Lilith was stricken from history. Lilith: Queen of the Demons is sexually graphic and blasphemous. Don't say I didn't warn you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: May Ling Su. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053680/bk_acx0_053680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While the death of a parent is always painful, losing both is life-altering. When author Allison Gilbert lost both parents at age 32, she could not find any books that spoke to her with the same level of compassion and reassurance that she found in the support group she belonged to, so she decided to write one of her own. The result is a sensitive and candid portrayal of loss that brings together experiences from famous and ordinary grief-stricken sons and daughters that explores the regrets, heartache and sometimes, relief that accompanies pain and healing. Always Too Soon provides a range of intimate conversations with those - famous and not - who have lost both parents, providing listeners with a source of comfort and inspiration as they learn to negotiate their new place in the world. Contributors include Hope Edelman, Geraldine Ferraro, Dennis Franz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Yogi Berra, Rosanne Cash, and Ice-T, as well as those who lost parents to the Oklahoma City bombing, the World Trade Center bombings, drunk driving, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: LJ Ganser, Allison Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011100/bk_adbl_011100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty years ago, two spiritual seekers met at a workshop about conscious dying. What happened next is the extraordinary foundation for To Love and Be Loved - a life-changing program about what it means to be alive and in love. Together ever since that first day, Stephen and Ondrea Levine poured all of the wisdom, compassion, and courage they gained from their work with the suffering and grief stricken into the mystery of their own relationship. The result is a beautiful, unexpected unfolding, a teaching that transcends the anguish of existence to show us the way to God - through the darkest nights of our most intimate relationships. In the rich and forbidding depths of our personal pain, the Levines teach, lies the essence of intimacy, not only with one another but with God. This is why true commitment requires us to "swim across the reservoir of each other's grief". Stephen and Ondrea lead you beyond psychological explanations and show how couples together can immerse themselves in the "ocean of compassion" - where you will discover how to face and overcome the fear that closes your heart and replace it with mercy: the key to creativity, freedom, and love. Through honest, real-life sharing, To Love and Be Loved teaches you how to discover the greatest gift you can ever have: forgiveness - for yourself and your lover. The Difficult Yoga of Relationship Why are so few yogis and mystics committed to human partners? The Levines suggest that it's because they haven't recognized the profound value of so high a practice as the difficult yoga of partnership. Our intimate relationships, they teach, actually contain complete blueprints for spiritual realization. With exercises, meditations, and examples, they demonstrate how to decipher and use this priceless map. To Love and Be Loved brings you the crowning insights from these pioneering teachers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Levine, Ondrea Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000903/sp_true_000903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Love and Fatigue in America records an Englishman’s decade-long journey through his newly adopted country in the company of a mystifying illness and a charismatic dog. When he receives an unexpected invitation from an unfamiliar American university, he embraces it as a triumphant new beginning. Instead, on arrival, he is stricken with a persistent inability to stand up or think straight, and things quickly go wrong. Diagnosed with ME disease - chronic fatigue syndrome - he moves restlessly from state to state, woman to woman, and eccentric doctor to eccentric doctor, in a search for a love and a life suited to his new condition. The journey is simultaneously brave, absurd, and instructive. Finding himself prostrate on beds and couches from Los Alamos to Albany, he hears the intimate stories offered by those he encounters - their histories, hurts, and hopes - and from these fragments an unsentimental map emerges of the inner life of a nation. Disability has shifted his interest in America from measuring its opportunities to taking the measure of its humanity. Forced to consider for himself the meaning of a healthy life and how best to nurture it, he incidentally delivers a report on the health of a country. By turns insightful, comic, affecting, and profound, Roger King’s Love and Fatigue in America briskly compresses an illness, a nation, and an era through masterly blending of literary forms. In a work that defies categorization, and never loses its pace or poise, the debilitated narrator is, ironically, the most lively and fully awake figure in the book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graeme Malcolm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012771/bk_adbl_012771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother's ultimate sacrifice - by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will stop at nothing to raise high her family's name. Another daughter seeks to flee the toxic legacy of her family and live in peace. And both daughters have a date with destiny in a vault filled with Nazi gold...treasure that will alter the courses of both their lives.... Goodbye, Janette is a late masterpiece by Harold Robbins, America's most commercially successful and era-defining author of pulp fiction. The creator of erotic and ferocious turbocharged narratives of the soul-stricken rich and famous, Harold Robbins was in his day a close runner-up to Shakespeare and the Bible in numbers of books sold. Today his ability to create an unstoppable, mesmeric tale - someone famously said about him, "In Harold's books, the pages turn your fingers" - pushes him to the front ranks of pop novelists as new generations discover his awesome power. Epic and intimate, moving from the icy nighttime streets of the Nazi occupation to the decadent beaches of St. Tropez, from the showrooms of Manhattan to the runways of Paris, Goodbye, Janette is a hypnotically gripping, mythic family saga of the power of blood to bind, to oppress, and finally to set free. Full of the shocking U-turns and unexpected revelations that make Harold Robbins a master storyteller, Goodbye, Janette transports the listener to a chic, dreamlike world where everyone wants an all-access pass...but the penalties for staying may be severe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021035/bk_adbl_021035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office chronicles the exploits of a diverse team of investigators at a coroner's office in Pittsburgh. Ed Strimlan is a doctor who never got to practice medicine. Instead he discovers how people died. Mike Chichwak is a stolid ex-paramedic, respected around the office for his compassion and doggedness. Tiffani Hunt is 21, a single mother who questions whether she wants to spend her nights around dead bodies. All three deputy coroners share one trait: a compulsive curiosity. A good thing too, because any observation at a death scene can prove meaningful. A bag of groceries standing on a kitchen counter, the milk turning sour. A broken lamp lying on the carpet of an otherwise tidy living room. When they approach a corpse, the investigators consider everything. Is the victim face-up or down? How stiff are the limbs? Are the hands dirty or clean? By the time they bag the body and load it into the coroner's wagon, Tiffani, Ed, and Mike have often unearthed intimate details that are unknown even to the victim's family and friends. The intrigues of investigating death help make up for the bad parts of the job. There are plenty of burdens - grief-stricken families, decomposed bodies, tangled local politics, and gore. And maybe worst of all is the ever-present reminder of mortality and human frailness. Deadhouse also chronicles the evolution of forensic medicine, from early rituals performed over corpses found dead to the controversial advent of modern forensic pathology. It explains how pathologists "read" bullet wounds and lacerations, how someone dies from a drug overdose or a motorcycle crash or a drowning, and how investigators uncover the clues that lead to the truth. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Lundeen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123321/bk_acx0_123321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eight-year-old Edgar Allan Fini is haunted - by his father's absence, his mother's secrets, and the ghosts of his grandmother's past. But he recalls nothing of the accident about which people still whisper. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, he is drawn deep into a damaged, grief-stricken world. Lucy must confront the demons that plague her, to save her son and herself. Tinged with wonder and a dark fairytale heart, Edgar and Lucy is a gripping coming-of-age story about the painful and loving ties that bind us. Praise for Edgar and Lucy: 'Gorgeous. There is poetry on every page ... with delicate, precise observations and unexpected imagery' Sunday Times. 'On every page Lodato's prose sings with a robust, openhearted wit, making Edgar & Lucy a delight to read ... A riveting and exuberant ride' New York Times Book Review. 'I love this book. Profoundly spiritual and hilariously specific ... An unusual and intimate epic that manages to capture the wonder and terror of both child and parenthood with an uncanny clarity' Lena Dunham, bestselling author of Not That Kind of Girl. 'Wonder-filled and magisterial ... The book pushes the boundaries of beauty' Chicago Tribune. 'A quirky coming-of-age novel that deepens into something dark and strange without losing its heart or its sense of wonder' Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of The Leftovers. 'I tore through the luminous pages of Edgar & Lucy as if possessed ... What this book has to say about love and truth will stay with me for a very, very long time' Sophie McManus, bestselling author of The Unfortunates. 'This tale exerts a fiendish grip on the reader' Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. 'Brings to mind J.D. Salinger, Lorrie Moore, Karen Russell, even James Joyce. Edgar & Lucy will make you feel things you haven't felt in ages' Daniel Torday, author of The Last Flight of Poxl West. 'This otherworldly tale will haunt you' People.