The sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt in early 1925 of caver Floyd Collins generated America´s first true media spectacle and one of the seminal events of the century.The crowds that gathered outside Sand Cave in Kentucky turned the rescue site into a carnival. Collins´s situation was front-page news throughout the country, hourly bulletins interrupted radio programs, and Congress recessed to hear the latest word.With a new epilogue revealing additional information about the Floyd Collins story that has come to light since the book was first published, Trapped! is both a tense adventure and a brilliant historical recreation of the past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003549/bk_blak_003549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Embark on a powerful journey through the miracles of Jesus and his disciples. Stories about Jesus´ miracles have enthralled men and women for the past 2,000 years. Now you can take a closer look at these miraculous stories in the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the letters of Paul. Your guide is renowned New Testament scholar Fr. Raymond Collins, STD. You will begin by studying the nature of miracles, the different types of biblical miracles, and how miracle workers were understood in biblical times and early Christianity. Then you will journey through Scripture, gaining a fuller picture of Christ and his disciples. First you will look at each of the Synoptic Gospels, gaining an appreciation for how Matthew and Luke developed the stories in Mark. Then you will explore the Gospel of John, looking at its unique treatment of miracles, the wedding miracle at Cana, and the notion of a Johannine ´´sign´´. After exploring John, you will examine the only miracle story told in all four Gospels: the feeding of the multitudes. You will also encounter the works of the apostles, who were commissioned by Jesus to ´´work miracles´´. The miracles of Jesus portray Christ in action, and the works of the apostles show how we are all called to follow the lord. Experience the power of miracles today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. Raymond F. Collins STD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000067/bk_nykm_000067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Puppetry´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: Glenn Beck´s crusade against George Soros. OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS´´Are You the Messiah?´´, by Lauren Collins: Raj Patel gets a following he wasn’t expecting. PERSONAL HISTORY´´The Fun Stuff´´, by James Wood: My life as Keith Moon. BOOKS´´Dead Certain´´, by George Packer: The Presidential memoirs of George W. Bush.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Nutty´´, by Paul Rudnick: Mr. Peanut gets a makeover, a voice and his first sidekick.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Command Performances´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The King’s Speech and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/101124/pe_nyer_101124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s 1989. The Troubles are raging in Ireland, bombs exploding in England. In this prequel to the Collins-Burke series, Father Brennan Burke is home in New York when news of his sister´s arrest in London sends him flying across the ocean. The family troubles deepen when Brennan´s cousin Conn is charged with the murder of a Special Branch detective and suspected in a terrorist plot against Westminster Abbey. The Burkes come under surveillance by the murdered cop´s partner and are caught in a tangle of buried family memories. From the bullet-riddled bars of Belfast to an elegant English estate, Ruined Abbey combines a whodunit with a war story, a love story, and a historical novel while exploring the eternal question: What is fair in love and war? It all starts with a ruined abbey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009770/bk_reco_009770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. She would lie still and undisturbed for many years, but above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning. When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child. The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news 26 years ago. As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she must dig deeper and find out more about the fractured Collins family and the original detective, Amanda Baker - a woman plagued by her failure to find Jessica. Erika soon realizes this is going to be one of the most complex and demanding cases she has ever taken on. Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone is keeping secrets. Someone who doesn´t want this case solved. And they´ll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jan Cramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071018/bk_acx0_071018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This issue contains seven articles:COMMENT´´Bah Humbug´´ by Hendrik Hertzberg: Taking sides on the war on Christmas. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Baghdad to Swarthmore´´ by Ben McGrath: College students call Baghdad on War News Radio. ´´Magnum P.I.s´´ by Lauren Collins: Tracking the flow of illegal guns into New York City. THE FINANCIAL PAGE ´´Blackberry Picking´´ by James Surowiecki: Wireless e-mail and the problem with patents. LIFE AND LETTERS´´Far from Narnia´´ by Laura Miller: Author Philip Pullman´s secular fantasy for children. BOOKS ´´All that Glitters´´ by Louis Menand: Literature´s global economy.THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´The Other´´ by Anthony Lane: Munich, Hidden, and The New World. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/051221/pe_nyer_051221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Darkness is a fast-paced story of survival that brings the apocalypse to Main Street USA. While the world falls apart, Jacob Anderson barricades his family behind locked doors. News reports tell of civil unrest in the streets, murders, and disappearances; citizens are warned to remain behind locked doors. When Jacob becomes witness to horrible events and the alarming actions of his neighbors, he and his family realize everything is far worse than being reported. Every father´s nightmare comes true as Jacob´s normal life - and a promise to protect his family - is torn apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023957/bk_adbl_023957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brady Collins is juggling full-time fatherhood with the booming auto repair business he runs out of his barn. His ex-wife´s sudden death has shaken him, but the devastating news that follows leaves him reeling: Sam is not his biological son. When Sam´s wealthy maternal grandparents decide they want custody of the child, Brady knows he´s in for the fight of his life. Brady´s attorney tips him off that one major life change would virtually assure him of winning guardianship of baby Sam at the final hearing: the stability of an impending marriage. And his friend Hope is willing to step in as the loving and devoted fiancée. Local radio celebrity Hope Daniels has been driven by a solitary goal her entire life, and she´s finally been offered her dream job—in Atlanta. Unfortunately, her arrangement with Brady requires her presence in Copper Creek, and she is faced with missing the chance of a lifetime or standing in the way of a dear friend’s dreams. Both Hope and Brady would give their lives for beautiful Sam. But can they give their trust to one another? With this new novel in the Blue Ridge Romance series, Honeysuckle Dreams shines light on the complicated and beautiful angles of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simona Chitescu-Weik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001306/bk_tnwd_001306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the irritating Mr. Collins proposes marriage, Elizabeth Bennet is prepared to refuse him, but then she learns that her father is ill. If Mr. Bennet dies, Collins will inherit Longbourn and her family will have nowhere to go. Elizabeth accepts the proposal, telling herself she can be content as long as her family is secure. If only she weren´t dreading the approaching wedding day. Ever since leaving Hertfordshire, Mr. Darcy has been trying to forget his inconvenient attraction to Elizabeth. News of her betrothal forces him to realize how devastating it would be to lose her. He arrives at Longbourn intending to prevent the marriage, but discovers Elizabeth´s real opinion about his character. Then Darcy recognizes his true dilemma: How can he rescue her when she doesn´t want him to? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Lysy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118326/bk_acx0_118326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The murder of Millroad Catholic Academy´s resident genius Aaron Nguyen shuts down student life at the boarding school in rural North Carolina... for about a week. With the resilience of youth, the student body bounces back, and the memory of murder is nothing but a streamer of caution tape fluttering in the breeze. Unfortunately for them, Aaron´s spirit has some resilience as well. The school priest´s exorcism fails, and before long Aaron is breathing chills down the students´ necks and hurling Bunsen burners at nuns. Georgia Collins doesn´t give a shit about ghosts. All she wants is a story to prove her underground school news blog is more than a gossip column, closure on her one-sided relationship with her best friend Hiroki, and a vanilla latte. She wasn´t expecting Aaron Nguyen´s death to be anything more than a cold spot in the science hall, but since Hiroki has the curse of Spectral Sight, he is the only person who can see and speak to Aaron. As the ghost´s demands for attention become increasingly violent, Hiroki wants Georgia to help him investigate the crime, claiming that Aaron isn´t likely to budge until his killers are caught. Still hoping for spontaneous romantic combustion, she agrees to help bring Aaron´s murderers to justice and set the vengeful spirit free... but it´s not quite the close encounter she´s hoping for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023294/bk_acx0_023294_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.