John Sandford and Michele Cook complete their New York Times best-selling thriller series in this explosive finale. Fans of James Dashner, Harlan Coben, and Suzanne Collins will love this nail-biting trilogy. Shay Remby and her band of renegade activists have got the corrupt Singular Corporation on the run. Their exposé is finally working. Or is it? Even as revelations about the human experimental subjects break in the news, Singular´s employees are slithering out of sight. And then their CEO is killed in a plane crash.... Was it a freak accident? Or a cover-up? Shay´s gang begins to see signs that there may be even more powerful figures than they knew managing events - publicly expressing outrage and mopping up the mess but secretly gathering up their scientists and moving the operation further out of sight. It will take nothing short of a rampage to stop the Singular menace for good.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002061/bk_lili_002061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In an unforgettable new novel from award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. A bag of chips. That´s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad´s pleadings that he´s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad´s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad´s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement? But there were witnesses: Quinn Collins—a varsity basketball player and Rashad´s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan—and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team—half of whom are Rashad´s best friends—start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken from the headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.
In an unforgettable new novel from award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, two teens - one black, one white - grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and ultimately the country bitterly divided by racial tension. A bag of chips. That´s all 16-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad´s pleadings that he´s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad´s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad´s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement? But there were witnesses: Quinn Collins - a varsity basketball player and Rashad´s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan - and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news, and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team - half of whom are Rashad´s best friends - start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken from the headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Lockard, Keith Nobbs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007230/bk_sans_007230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How does the Gospel communicate the eternal truth? Jesus was perhaps the world´s greatest storyteller because his sometimes surprising parables conveyed timeless truths. While modern expressions of truth often reflect scientific frameworks, the ancient world just as powerfully expressed crucial truths through parables - stories that illustrate a truth by expressing it as fiction. In this exceptional lecture series, you will explore how Jesus used this teaching method to preach the good news and address vital issues in society. You will journey through the most beloved parables: the Prodigal Son, the Rich Man and Lazarus, the Lost Sheep, and many more. As you do so, you will come to understand the message of the Gospel as never before. As Fr. Raymond Collins praises, ´´Andrea Molinari and Jack Conroy breathe new life into the parables of Jesus´´. You will take two Scripture experts as your guides for delving into the word of God. Under their guidance, you will examine the literary and historical context of the ancient texts that incorporate parables. After exploring a selection of illuminating parables in the Old Testament and documents outside of the biblical canon, you will dive into the New Testament, looking at 12 of the most powerful and enduring parables told by Jesus. You will ask two essential questions: ´´What does the parable say?´´ and ´´what does the parable mean?´´ As you move through these lectures, you will more fully understand the teaching of Jesus and engage the word of God in your daily life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof. Andrea Lorenzo Molinari PhD, Prof. Jack T. Conroy PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000197/bk_nykm_000197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world changed on a Tuesday. When a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts, everyone realized humankind was not alone in the universe. With that realization everyone freaked out for a little while. Or almost everyone. The residents of Sorrow Falls took the news pretty well. This could have been due to a certain local quality of unflappability, or it could have been that in three years the ship did exactly nothing other than sit quietly in that field, and nobody understood the full extent of this nothing the ship was doing better than the people who lived right next door. Sixteen-year-old Annie Collins is one of the ship´s closest neighbors. Once upon a time she took every last theory about the ship seriously, whether it was advanced by an adult or by a peer. Surely one of the theories would be proven true - if not several of them - the very minute the ship decided to do something. Annie is starting to think this will never happen. One late August morning, a little over three years since the ship landed, Edgar Somerville arrived in town. Ed´s a government operative posing as a journalist, which is obvious to Annie - and pretty much everyone else he meets - almost immediately. He has a lot of questions that need answers, because he thinks everyone is wrong: The ship is doing something, and he needs Annie´s help to figure out what that is. Annie is a good choice for tour guide. She already knows everyone in town, and when Ed´s theory is proven correct - something is apocalyptically wrong in Sorrow Falls - she´s a pretty good person to have around. As a matter of fact, Annie Collins might be the most important person on the planet. She just doesn´t know it. The Spaceship Next Door is the latest novel from Gene Doucette, best-selling author of The Immortal Trilogy, Fixer, The Immortal Chronicles, and Immortal Stories: Eve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065188/bk_acx0_065188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light. Stella Montgomery investigates the news from the mean streets of Detroit, where she´s noticed a disturbing trend: Young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella digs for answers - despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend - following a twisted trail that leads her through the city´s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel. As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she´s awakened to - an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience - and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can´t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins, Erin deWard, Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025785/bk_adbl_025785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why can´t we solve our problems anymore? Why do threats such as the Gulf oil spill, worldwide recession, terrorism, and global warming suddenly seem unstoppable? Are there limits to the kinds of problems humans can solve? Rebecca Costa confronts - and offers a solution to - these questions in her highly anticipated and game-changing book, The Watchman´s Rattle. She pulls headlines from today´s news to demonstrate how accelerating complexity quickly outpaces that rate at which the human brain can develop new capabilities. With compelling evidence based on research in the rise and fall of the Mayan, Khmer, and Roman empires, Costa shows how the tendency to find a quick solution leads to a frightening long-term consequence: society´s ability to solve its most challenging, intractable problems becomes gridlocked, progress slows, and collapse ensues. A provocative new voice in the tradition of thought leaders Thomas Friedman, Jared Diamond, and Malcolm Gladwell, Costa reveals how we can reverse the downward spiral. Part history, part social science, part biology, The Watchman´s Rattle is sure to provoke, engage, and incite change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer, Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002652/bk_adbl_002652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens in Iowa doesn´t necessary stay out of the news. This Midwestern state is the setting for the Lillian Dove Mystery Series. My family roots have grown deep in Iowa since the 1860s. The protagonist of the series Lillian Dove is a recovering alcoholic, but her addition is not the major theme of the series. Lillian is attempting to learn what she and life may have looked like before her first drink: ´´There is no graduation from alcoholism. Or life, for that matter. I am also addicted to Pepsi, chocolate, men, being afraid, being afraid of not being afraid, men - again - and my independence, co-dependence, and unsettling ability to fail no matter my attempt. There are other compulsions and bad habits, but I can´t think of them right now. Memory loss, see? And I obsess on how much I forget if I remember. Giving up alcohol turned out to be easier than changing some of my other behaviors. Especially my bad judgment when it comes to men. The type of man I´m most attracted to is like a tall, Tom Collins on a sweltering, summer day: gin, a little lemon - but not too sour - with sweet syrup and bubbly soda. It´s hard to resist, even if I know it´s not good for me. I´ve pledged a Tom-Collins-abstinence.´´ While Admit to Mayhem has a sliver of romance, it is an amateur sleuth, woman protagonist, Midwest noir novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jan Kennedy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068372/bk_acx0_068372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost 17 years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today´s most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show´s behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie are chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers - including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Steve Carell, Lewis Black, Jessica Williams, John Hodgman, and Larry Wilmore - plus some of The Daily Show´s most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the listener behind the curtain for all the show´s highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central´s underdog late-night program hosted by Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart´s long reign to Trevor Noah´s succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics - a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, Jon Stewart´s emotional monologue in the wake of 9/11, his infamous confrontation on Crossfire, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O´Reilly and Fox, the Indecisions, Mess O´Potamia, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show´s seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman, Jay Snyder, Kevin T. Collins, Chris Lutkin, Robert Fass, Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002865/bk_hach_002865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award finalist Rebecca Traister, ´´the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country´´ (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation. For legions of women, living single isn´t news; it´s life. In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies - a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism - about the 21st-century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below 50 percent, and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between 20 and 22 years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to 27. But over the course of her vast research and more than 100 interviews with academics, social scientists, and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: The phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change - temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only 20 percent of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60 percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a ´´dramatic reversal´´. All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, and sexual orientation and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism. Exhaustively researched, brilliantly balanced, and told with Traister´s signature wit and insight, this book should be shelved alongside Gail Collins´ When Everything Changed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Candace Thaxton, Rebecca Traister - introduction. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007365/bk_sans_007365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.