The Host in the Attic by Rohan Quine is a hologram of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, digitised and reframed in cinematic style, set in London’s Docklands in a few years’ time. Brilliant software engineer Rik and executive Jaymi work at digital agencies in London (surely unaware that their fates are destined to echo those of Basil and Dorian, respectively the painter and the subject of Wilde´s novel). Rik uses Jaymi’s appearance as the model or ´´skin” for a cutting-edge interactive hologram that navigates the Web in enhanced ways, tailored to every user. The dissolute bigwig ´´Champagne” Marc makes this into a business reality, and through his cynical eloquence electrifies Jaymi with the knowledge that Jaymi will hereby become the face of the Web. Throughout the film-shoot of Jaymi for the making of the skin, these honeyed words of Marc (like those of Wilde’s Lord Henry to Dorian during the portrait’s creation) light powerful fires of vanity and hubris behind Jaymi’s eyes. As this holographic Web-guide’s hold over global information grows to a near monopoly, Jaymi is lionised, finding no door closed. But he yearns for still more: to see what the hologram itself can see online. So by trickery he succeeds in getting hold of a unique copy of the prototype hologram, with all regular filters removed. In private files online he thereby discovers a not-yet-published novel that will come to be called The Imagination Thief, by Alaia Danielle, with whom he has an intense romance (echoing Wilde’s actress Sibyl Vane with Dorian). But when Jaymi brutally dumps her, triggering her suicide, he is shocked to observe, on the same evening, that the face on his private prototype hologram has become crueller. Fascinated, he realises its appearance is changing in accordance with his own behaviour - and he hides it in his attic. For years he uses his unique online access 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rohan Quine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156648/bk_acx0_156648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sound Pictures traces the story of the Beatles´ breathtaking artistic trajectory after reaching the creative heights of Rubber Soul. As the bandmates engage in brash experimentation both inside and outside the studio, Martin toils along with manager Brian Epstein to consolidate the Beatles´ fame in the face of growing sociocultural pressures, including the crisis associated with the ´´Beatles are more popular than Jesus´´ scandal. Meanwhile, he also struggles to make his way as an independent producer in the highly competitive world of mid-1960s rock ´n´ roll. As Martin and the Beatles create one landmark album after another, including such masterworks as Revolver, Sgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (The White Album), and Abbey Road, the internal stakes and interpersonal challenges become ever greater. During his post-Beatles years, Martin attempts to discover new vistas of sound recording with a host of acts, including Jeff Beck, America, Cheap Trick, Paul McCartney, and Elton John, his creative breakthroughs followed by unprecedented commercial success. Eventually, though, all roads bring Martin back to the Beatles, as the group seeks out new ways to memorialize their achievement under the supervision of the man who has come to be known as Sir George. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013216/bk_tant_013216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from the Bliss & Other Stories collection. One of Katherine Mansfield´s finest short stories, Bliss introduces us to Bertha, who experiences a sense of rapture as she reflects on her life. On her walk home one day, she is overwhelmed by a sense of bliss and contentment. However, her joy later turns to disappointment as she discovers her husband is having an affair with her new friend Pearl. Katherine Mansfield became well-known for her focus on psychological conflicts and complex characters; and ´´Bliss´´ displays these qualities brilliantly, exploring themes of marriage, adultery and duplicity. This set also contains five other short stories by Katherine Mansfield: ´´Mr Reginald Peacock´s Day´´, ´´Pictures´´, ´´The Little Governess´´, ´´Feuille D´Album´´, and ´´A Dill Pickle´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juliet Stevenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001163/bk_naxo_001163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, the five families on exclusive Crescent Place lived in peaceful seclusion. But that changed when old Mrs. Lancaster was found brutally murdered with an ax. Suddenly, motives and suspects are developing at a rapid pace, and when the killer strikes again - and again - Louisa Hall knows it´s up to her to discover the clues that will develop a picture of murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014845/bk_adbl_014845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does the Bible really tell us about the heavenly host?Everyone knows that angels have wings, usually carry harps, and that each of us has our own personal guardian angel, right? We all have some preconceptions about angels from movies, television shows, and other media, but you might be surprised to know that a lot of those notions aren´t based on anything from the Bible. If you read Luke 1:26–38 and imagine the angel Gabriel standing before Mary with neatly folded white wings, you´re not getting that picture from anything the Bible itself says.What the Bible really says about angels is overlooked or filtered through popular myths. This book was written to help change that. It´s a book about the loyal members of God´s heavenly host, and while most people associate them with the word ´´angel,´´ that´s just one of many terms the Bible uses for supernatural beings. In The Unseen Realm, Michael Heiser opened the eyes of thousands to seeing the Bible through the supernatural worldview of the ancient world it was written in. In his latest book, Angels, Dr. Heiser reveals what the Bible really says about God´s supernatural servants. Heiser focuses on loyal, holy heavenly beings because the Bible has a lot more to say about them than most people suspect. Most people presume all there is to know about angels is what has been passed on in Christian tradition, but in reality, that tradition is quite incomplete and often inaccurate.Angels is not guided by traditions, stories, speculations, or myths about angels. Heiser´s study is grounded in the terms the Bible itself uses to describe members of God´s heavenly host; he examines the terms in their biblical context while drawing on insights from the wider context of the ancient Near Eastern world.The Bible´s view on heavenly beings begins with Old Testament terms but then moves into literature from the Second Temple period? Jewish writ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Greenhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137393/bk_acx0_137393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from the Bliss & Other Stories collection. One of Katherine Mansfield´s finest short stories, Bliss introduces us to Bertha, who experiences a sense of rapture as she reflects on her life. On her walk home one day, she is overwhelmed by a sense of bliss and contentment. However, her joy later turns to disappointment as she discovers her husband is having an affair with her new friend Pearl. Katherine Mansfield became well-known for her focus on psychological conflicts and complex characters; and ´´Bliss´´ displays these qualities brilliantly, exploring themes of marriage, adultery and duplicity. This set also contains five other short stories by Katherine Mansfield: ´´Mr Reginald Peacock´s Day´´, ´´Pictures´´, ´´The Little Governess´´, ´´Feuille D´Album´´, and ´´A Dill Pickle´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juliet Stevenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001166/bk_naxo_001166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each week, more than three million listeners tune into Wait Wait... Don´t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week´s news. In the popular ´´Not My Job´´ segment, a celebrity guest must answer three questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. The topic seems random but is thoughtfully skewed. Because Henry Winkler played Fonzie on Happy Days, host Peter Sagal asks him about Ponzi schemes. For indie rock singer Neko Case, the questions are about Necco Wafers. Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. holds the record for most consecutive games played; the Wait Wait team pitches him stumpers about sports´ real streakers - those without clothes. Jane Goodall, who studies wild chimpanzees, is met with questions about actor Nicolas Cage. And so on. Twisted and tricky, it´s all in good fun for panelists, celebrities, and especially the audience. Contents: Introduction by Peter Sagal Neko Case Henry Winkler Cal Ripken, Jr. Tavi Gevinson Mike Rowe Brian Williams Jane Goodall George Porter, Jr. Susan Orlean Vince Gill 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000720/bk_high_000720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Obsessively neat Lily, a writer who writes about writers, is asked to interview the enigmatic Rita Boothe, journalist, photographer, self-styled culinary expert, and wit. Sitting in Rita´s living room, leafing through a book of photographs from the early ´70s, Lily comes across a picture of an incandescently sexy young woman sitting in the back of a limousine, swigging Jack Daniels. It is her mother, Mattie. Lily isn´t shocked. She´s envious. She wants to be like that - beautiful, exuberant. Mattie, though, is no longer the meltingly gorgeous creature she was. She and her husband scrape by and bicker. Upstairs in their neglected house, Grandpa flirts on the Internet. Marie, Lily´s sister, is facing a custody suit. Rory, the brother, hates coming home - those endless catch-up conversations. Usually it is Lily, the dutiful daughter, who sorts out the family. She knows she´s flawed but boringly so. Now she wants to be flawed in an interesting way, to be a woman of wicked mystery and intrigue. Like the one in the photograph. Secrets of a Family Album is a beautifully written novel that explores the struggles and triumphs of one extraordinary family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vivien Heilbron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021727/bk_adbl_021727_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Create amazing business opportunities and reach more followers with the power of Instagram marketing! Money doesn´t just show up on your doorstep out of nowhere, and businesses have to keep publicizing themselves wherever their future customers are! If you don´t know much about the world of social media (or feel like it is a bunch of nonsense) but feel like your business can´t stay relevant in today´s market without it, then Instagram Marketing: A Picture Perfect Way to Strike It Rich! is the book on the shelf that you need to grab now! Do you want to increase your sales now with very little work? Do you want to increase your visibility and have many people see what your company has to offer? You are able to do all of this even if you do not have experience with any social media website! It really does not matter a bit whether you have a restaurant, clothing shop, school, law firm, or clinic. Any business can benefit from a bit of Internet marketing in today´s age since most people in developed countries use the Internet to get information on everything. You may think that Instagram is just for basic white girls taking selfies, but there are actually many hidden functions within the app that can help you sell your product to millions of people. In the technology age, social media will only help explode your business into popularity, thus increasing your profit. We will teach you the basics of using the Explore feature on Instagram, hashtagging, outsourcing, and so much more! You will learn how to edit your photos with proficiency, making every one of your products stunning to your potential customers! We will show you clever ways to host contests with your followers through posts in order to get them engaged with your business, presenting you as a friendly and approachable place! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101291/bk_acx0_101291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.