In the second Quarterly Essay of 2005, Gail Bell investigates Australia´s depression epidemic. Why, she wonders, do well over a million Australians now take anti-depressant drugs? This is a fresh, frank and independent look at the depression culture and the move to medicalise sadness. Bell examines how the prescription culture operates, scrutinising the role of big drug companies and GPs and talking to those who take - and don´t take - the new anti-depressants, from anxious students to lonely retirees. She finds that drug companies have invested billions in an effort to simplify a profoundly complex mental condition, and that along the way ordinary problems of living have been transformed into medical conditions. She also finds that we, the consumers, have been happy to get on board: The vocabulary of depression - ´´serotonin´´, ´´bipolar´´, ´´genetic predisposition´´ - rolls off our tongues as if each of us had studied it at medical school. In this free-ranging and elegant essay, Bell takes the pulse of Australia´s ´´worried well´´ and looks at alternative cures for what ails us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gail Bell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001190de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Oil Shocks´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: The real cause of the Gulf disaster?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Basta´´, by Gay Talese: The closing of a famous New York restaurant that´s been frozen in time for sixty years. ´´Doctor, Doctor´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: Celebrity dropouts finally get degrees. LETTER FROM MEXICO´´Silver of Lead´´, by William Finnegan: The drug cartel La Familia gives local officials a choice: Take a bribe or a bullet.MEDICAL DISPATCH´´The Plastic Panic´´, by Jerome Groopman: How worried should we be about everyday chemicals? THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Epic Struggles´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Prince of Persia and John Rabe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100526de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With all the information out there in the news and on the internet most people are at least aware of pollution problems. The issue is more serious in some areas but the fact remains that we all contribute to it. The concern is that with more people on Earth now and more pollution we are harming our environment. Since we breathe the air that is out there, what is in it should be a top concern for each of us. Yet we often don’t think twice about it. There are enough individuals suffering from health concerns due to what they have been breathing in for years. Get all the info you need here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy McElfresh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027503de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime.Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend, Jackson Brodie, himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001914de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later, the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, 16-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing, and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend - Jackson Brodie - himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Isaacs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000577de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This novella by NewYork Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen imagines a horrifying scenario where, in the course of one day, the terrorist group ISIS carries out massacres in schools and on highways across the United States. With a surprisingly small but well-organized and ruthless force, the nightmarish devastation brings America to a state of near paralysis. Bob Petersen arrives with his daughter at the middle school in Maine where he teaches, expecting another regular day but worried about what recent ominous news reports might portend. Suddenly his school - along with many others across the United States - is under attack. Gunmen burst in, slaughtering children and adults alike. From the ISIS leader in Syria to the murderous rampages throughout the States, Day of Wrath reveals with chilling effect how national panic and paralyzing terror can bring a mighty country to a near standstill. Petersen´s fight to save lives and stop the merciless gunmen provides edge-of-your-seat drama. This provocative work should stimulate an intense national debate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007033de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the handsome customer who comes in for a soy latte every morning stops coming in, Jay isn´t too worried. Not until he sees the man´s picture on the evening news. Can Doug figure out what happened to Mr. Soy Latte? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Chambers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044133de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Waiting Hours by Ellie Dean, read by Julie Maisey. Slapton Sands, 1943. War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she´s found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol´s sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted. When Pauline Reilly hears Carol´s news she´s worried for her little sister. But as rumours about Slapton Sands reach Cliffehaven, Pauline can´t help be more concerned for her only surviving son. And despite her sister-in-law Peggy´s best efforts, nothing soothes Pauline´s fears. As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval alone her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton, and packing up Carol´s life presents unexpected opportunities for them both: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Maisey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002824de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Its an exciting week at the horse farm! Alexs mare Lilian is going to be a mother, and everyone is ecstatic about the new arrival. Though the news is happy, Alex, Tine, and Ina are worried about the first-time mom. They want to make sure everything is just perfect for the birth of the little foal, so they decide to keep watch over Lilian as she goes into labor. But when complications arise during the delivery, will the girls be able to get help to the mare before its too late?
Survive the infection! Survive the infected. Book 1: A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried and frightened. But Zed Zane is oblivious. He needs to borrow rent money from his parents. He gets up Sunday morning, drinks enough tequila to stifle his pride, and heads to his mom´s house for a lunch of begging, again. But something is wrong. There´s blood in the foyer. His mother´s corpse is on the living room floor. Zed´s stepdad Dan is wild with crazy-eyed violence and attacks Zed when he comes into the house. They struggle into the kitchen. Dan´s yellow teeth tear at Zed´s arm, but he grabs a knife and stabs Dan 37 times, or so the police later say. With infection burning in his blood, Zed is arrested for murder but the world is falling apart, and he soon finds himself back on the street, fighting for his life among the infected who would kill him and the normal people, who fear him. Book 2: Slow Burn: Infected picks up the story of Zed, Murphy, and Jerome where Slow Burn: Zero Day ended. All three have been infected but have not succumbed to the most pernicious symptoms of the virus. Nevertheless, their band of fearful survivors, have ostracized them. Back on the street, with weapons to defend themselves but little food in their packs, they embark on a search for Murphy´s family while following a rumor of safe haven in the form of a doomsday bunker in east Austin. But the world is more hazardous than they know. They expect violence from the voracious infected, but they have harsh lessons to learn about the uninfected. And humans to support the infrastructure of modern civilization, they find that danger comes in many forms. Book 3: Zed is saying goodbye to one friend and pressing forward. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021884de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.