The final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the dark tower. Roland's band of pilgrims remains united, though scattered. Susannah-Mia has been carried off to New York to give birth, Terrified of what may happen, Jake, Father Callahan and Oy follow. Roland and Eddie are in Maine, looking for the site which will lead them to Susannah. As he finally closes in on the tower, Roland's every step is shadowed by a terrible and sinister creation. And finally, he realises, he may have to walk the last dark strait alone...You've come this far, Come a little farther, Come all the way, The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower.
Fetish Girl is a kinky roller coaster ride through addiction, violence, motherhood, sex, and the creation of Evil Kitty, Bella LaVey’s larger-than-life dominatrix persona. It is a singular memoir that shows that a heavily tatted BDSM sex worker can be courageous enough to come to terms with her painful truths and raise a healthy, loving child, even as she remains boldly sexual and authentic. It’s the story of a woman attracted to extremes who is willing to go to great lengths to uncover and make peace with her true nature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paige Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133039/bk_acx0_133039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Barnett ran a top secret mission that was a complete success. He was a scientific genius who also happened to be a high government official. As such, he developed a formula that would change warfare as we know it. However, his development backfired because the government was afraid his creation would make him a hot commodity for other nations to kidnap. Barnett had no intention of giving away his formula, but the government felt they should cut their losses rather than take a chance of Barnett getting kidnapped and tortured, which would have forced him to divulge his very valuable information about the formula to the nation’s enemies. Barnett had been friends with FBI Agent Richard Meeks for more than three decades, and Meeks did everything in his power to help Barnett. They connected with a new friend, Sergeant Christian Waters, who helped them in their efforts to protect Barnett. As time went by, however, they found themselves on a roller coaster ride of events that challenged the outcome of their faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Hall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157349/bk_acx0_157349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The triumphant, gripping finale to Stephen King's magnificent, epic masterpiece. Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. The final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the dark tower. Roland's band of pilgrims remains united, though scattered. Susannah-Mia has been carried off to New York to give birth. Terrified of what may happen, Jake, Father Callahan and Oy follow. Roland and Eddie are in Maine, looking for the site which will lead them to Susannah. As he finally closes in on the tower, Roland's every step is shadowed by a terrible and sinister creation. And finally, he realises, he may have to walk the last dark strait alone.... You've come this far, come a little farther, come all the way, the sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000368/bk_hodd_000368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has submitted ten of its best of 2002. Although the collection is a veritable cornucopia of styles and subjects, each story is somehow notable for its compassion and humanity.In Harlan Ellison's "Never Send to Know for Whom the Lettuce Wilts" meet the alien "unie" whose job it is to conquer Earth in some very peculiar ways.Bruce Sterling's "In Paradise" is a romantic adventure initiated by security screenings.The talent referred to in Albert F. Cowdrey's "The Boy's Got Talent" is enough to get any young man into serious trouble."Creation" by Jeffrey Ford addresses the relationship of men to gods in a uniquely down home manner.If you've ever felt a shiver down your spine, as if you were being watched, watch out for the late Damon Knight's "Watching Matthew," where a whole life spreads out in fast forward.Robert Sheckley's "Shoes" is a noirish thriller that gives new meaning to the phrase "down at the heels."In "Presence," Maureen McHugh explores the implications of an experimental and unsettling treatment for Alzheimer's with compassion and courage."Our Friend Electricity" by Ron Wolfe is a dizzying Coney Island roller coaster ride in time and space.Esther M. Friesner's latest tour de force, "Just Another Cowboy," is set in Texas, and suggests an interesting possibility for the source of certain classical myths.And last, in another mythically alternative reality, M. Rickert's "Leda" tries to adjust to the emotional and physical consequences of a rape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000011/bk_adbl_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nathaniel Tilton was leading an ordinary existence in his early 30s as a financial advisor in Boston. Then, without a destination in mind, he set out to experience life in more meaningful ways. His path was forged when he met famed MIT blackjack team member Semyon Dukach, who inspired Nathaniel to become a world-class blackjack player. Together with his friend D.A., he dove headfirst into the life of an elite blackjack card counter. But while studying the many books available on blackjack strategy, he discovered that the tactics described all applied to either big teams or solo practitioners. Accordingly, adjustments were made so that the techniques would work while playing with a single partner. The result was the creation of a virtually undetectable small-team system, something never before documented. The details of this secret system are delivered within the pages of this exhilarating narrative, describing a glitzy gambler's life of high-roller suites, gourmet restaurants, and top-shelf entertainment, along with a dark side of deception and personal risk that would eventually take him to the casino backrooms he'd hoped he would never see. The Blackjack Life provides an informed view of the opportunities that still exist for skilled players, a detailed explanation of what it takes to become one, and a thorough chronicling of what it's like to travel that road. It's also the story of the growth of a man who discovered who he was and who he wanted to be in the unlikeliest of places - the world of a professional blackjack player. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Bevilacqua. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116263/bk_acx0_116263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an updated version of the book that accurately predicted the global stock market crash of 2008, the bursting of the real estate bubble, and Ben Bernanke's unprecedented overreaction via quantitative easing programs. First published in 2008, the book quickly became a best seller not just for its timely insight into precious metals investment but for its amazingly accurate prediction of a "roller-coaster crash" - the manipulated whipsaw between inflation, deflation, and back again. In this latest update to his book, author Michael Maloney adds his thoughts on what has played out so far, what we may be facing soon, and how gold and silver can help you transform the coming economic storm into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Gold and silver have served as the ultimate safe haven from financial chaos throughout history, and today is no exception. All the underlying fundamentals that caused the financial meltdown of 2008 have not been solved but have been magnified by the actions of the world's central banks. The bailouts, currency creation, market manipulation, derivatives expansion, and growth of the "too big to fail" banks only guarantee that the next crisis will make the crash of 2008 look like a speed bump on the way to the main event. Never in history has the global economy stood at such a precipice, and never in history has it been more vital to understand how, why, and where to invest in gold and silver. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Maloney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003151/bk_hach_003151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of Oscar Wilde's landmark 1882 American tour explains how this quotable literary eminence became famous for being famous. On January 3, 1882, Oscar Wilde, a 27-year-old "genius" - at least by his own reckoning - arrived in New York. The Dublin-born Oxford man had made such a spectacle of himself in London with his eccentric fashion sense, acerbic wit, and extravagant passion for art and home design that Gilbert & Sullivan wrote an operetta lampooning him. He was hired to go to America to promote that work by presenting lectures on interior decorating. But Wilde had his own business plan. He would go to promote himself. And he did, traveling some 15,000 miles and visiting 150 American cities as he created a template for fame creation that still works today. Though Wilde was only the author of a self-published book of poems and an unproduced play, he presented himself as a "star", taking the stage in satin breeches and a velvet coat with lace trim as he sang the praises of sconces and embroidered pillows - and himself. What Wilde so presciently understood is that fame could launch a career as well as cap one. David M. Friedman's lively and often hilarious narrative whisks us across 19th-century America, from the mansions of Gilded Age Manhattan to roller-skating rinks in Indiana, from an opium den in San Francisco to the bottom of the Matchless silver mine in Colorado - then the richest on earth - where Wilde dined with twelve gobsmacked miners, later describing their feast to his friends in London as "First course: whiskey. Second course: whiskey. Third course: whiskey". But, as Friedman shows, Wilde was no mere clown; he was a strategist. From his antics in London to his manipulation of the media - Wilde gave 100 interviews in America, more than anyone else in the world in 1882 - he designed every move to increase his renown. There had been famous people before him, but Wilde was the first to become famous for being famous. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021516/bk_adbl_021516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Xanadu is a musical comedy with a book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, based on the 1980 cult classic film of the same name which was, in turn, inspired by the 1947 Rita Hayworth film Down to Earth. The title is a reference to the poem, Kubla Khan, or A Vision in a Dream. A Fragment, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Xanadu is the name of the Chinese province where Khan establishes his pleasure garden in the poem. The story of the musical focuses on a Greek muse, Clio, who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest creation of his life - a roller disco. But, when Clio, disguised as an Australian roller girl named Kira, falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and Clio risks eternal banishment to the underworld.