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.
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.
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.
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.
A wandering alien life form seeks a compatible host to share its life. The life has lived for a long time and shared life with many life forms. Throughout the alien´s life it is able to find suitable hosts for short periods of time and in other hosts life is hard and risky. Finally the alien life form travels to a planet and finds the perfect species to share its life with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher M. Allport. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052251/bk_acx0_052251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading ´´soul´´ who has been given Melanie´s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn´t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer´s thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body´s desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she´s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000111/bk_hach_000111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far would you go to live forever? Brilliant scientist Joe Messenger believes that people can be made to live forever. Knowing the human body can be frozen indefinitely, Joe devises a way of downloading the human brain into a supercomputer called ARCHIVE. But Joe´s wife, Karen, is worried by his preoccupation with ARCHIVE, which seems to be developing signs of a distinct and sinister personality of its own. Then, just as Joe is on the brink of a scientific breakthrough, a series of macabre accidents befall him and his family - and Joe finds himself facing the terrifying consequences of his own obsessions. Also from multimillion-copy best-selling author of the Roy Grace novels: Possession Dreamer Sweet Heart Twilight Prophecy Host Alchemist Denial The Truth Faith 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001301/bk_orio_001301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Verner Lindgren, före detta polis och avsatt på grund av våld i tjänsten, är misstänkt för ett mord i en Stockholmsförort. I hopp om att bevisa att han är oskyldig inleder han tillsammans med kriminalinspektören Margret Mattson en inofficiell undersökning för att hitta gärningsmannen. När fler kroppar dyker upp står en sak klart: de mördade är alla män har skadat kvinnor. Verner, som har ett glödande hat mot kvinnomisshandlare, har en idé om hur gärningsmannen tänker. Men är det bara en mördare de jagar? Hämnarnas höst inleder en ny svit kriminalromaner, där Verner Lindgren och Margret Mattson återkommer som huvudpersoner.Erik Eriksson föddes 1937 och är en svensk journalist, tv-producent och författare. Han har skrivit romaner, novellsamlingar, ungdomsböcker och lättlästa böcker. År 2009 fick han Aniarapriset för sitt författarskap. 1. Swedish. Mitcho Batalov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/005175/bk_lind_005175_sample.mp3.
The explosive new thriller from New York Times best-selling author and master of the medical thriller, Robin Cook. Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student at South Carolina´s Mason-Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, her neatly ordered life is thrown into total chaos. Carl fails to return to consciousness after the procedure, and an MRI confirms brain death. Devastated by Carl´s condition, Lynn searches for answers. Convinced there´s more to the story than what the authorities are willing to reveal, Lynn uses all her resources at Mason-Dixon - including her initially reluctant lab partner, Michael Pender - to hunt down evidence of medical error or malpractice. What she uncovers, however, is far more disturbing. Hospitals associated with Middleton Healthcare, including the Mason-Dixon Medical Center, have unnervingly high rates of unexplained anesthetic complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illness in the wake of routine hospital admissions. When Lynn and Michael begin to receive death threats, they know they´re into something bigger than either of them anticipated. They soon enter a desperate race against time for answers before shadowy forces behind Middleton Healthcare and their partner, Sidereal Pharmaceuticals, can put a stop to their efforts once and for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002667/bk_peng_002667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.