Volume One of Stalin begins and ends in January 1928 as Stalin boards a train bound for Siberia, about to embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life. He is now the ruler of the largest country in the world, but a poor and backward one, far behind the great capitalist countries in industrial and military power, encircled on all sides. In Siberia, Stalin conceives of the largest program of social reengineering ever attempted.
"Excellent Book But First Time Listener Beware"
Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way.
Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, he can't seem to do a thing right. But this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he's done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local sex addict’s anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.
"Narration made it tough"
Jamie presents a flamboyant and slutty attitude to the world because he's been hurt before. Even though it's mostly an act, he hides behind his persona to keep people at arm's length. With only a small group of trusted friends, he's vowed to never allow a man to have power over him again. Power to hurt him. Power to take away his freedom. Power to label him as a predator for the rest of his life.
"OK story, great narration"
For over 100 years the Civic Order and the Alchemic Order have held a shaky truce, peppered by violence and mistrust. But when Koa, a Civilian-born insurgency, bombs an Alchemist summit, the truce is shattered. Now, Koa is rising. War is coming. And all 16-year-old Zeika Anon can do is keep moving as she watches the lords of alchemy slowly overtake her home.
This multi-layered novel concerns complex social relationships in a provincial Victorian neighborhood and the struggle to hold fast to personal integrity in a materialistic environment.
It's the hardy perennial of panel games that's constantly in bloom, a brimful of the funniest punnings and wittiest one-liners around.
I'm the selfish one. I suppose that's the nicest thing people say about me. I've heard the other things, too: "Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She's just a good time at a party. She's stupid, heartless, cold, and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?" Some of those things are true...They're all hurtful. None of it matters. I'm ready to make the hard choices. I'm ready to face the consequences. I'm ready to be the girl I was before, and I'm done being the one who lost her way. I'm ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.
"Pure Perfection – Couldn't Stop Listening"
Uproar has produced many stand-up comedians' albums, and this is a great sampler of them. Included are Pablo Francisco's parody of horror/action movie previews (his mimicry of sound effects typically heard in horror movies is excellent); Clinton Jackson's comments on smoking and smokers; and John Pinette's "Show me the buffet" routine.
The show that grabs listeners by the waist, swirls them round in time to a Strauss waltz, and then trips over the banana skins of convention.
From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage and passion - a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists. In Great Tales from English History, historian Robert Lacey captures the most pivotal moments and the stories of the extraordinary characters who helped shape a nation.
"Entertaining snippets of history"
Halloween is a time for children to go door to door trick-or-treating. For Doyle and his girlfriend, Poppy, it's a time to catch a ghost. Poppy is investigating an insurance claim of a woman who says she was pushed down a flight of stairs by a ghost in a posh but very old hotel in Detroit. She enlists Doyle to help, and they try to get to the bottom of the claim.
Back from the dead - and back on the case! Even being murdered doesn't keep a good detective down, and in the Unnatural Quarter - inhabited by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, and all sorts of creatures that go bump (or thud!) in the night - a zombie PI fits right in. Dan Chambeaux, aka "Shamble", solves a string of madcap cases with his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, and his firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer.
"Undead Detective lifeless narration"
President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals.
"New found respect for Clinton from a Republican"
The English-speaking peoples comprise perhaps the greatest number of human beings sharing a common language in the world today. These people also share a common heritage. For his four-volume work, Sir Winston Churchill took as his subject these great elements in world history. Volume 1 commences in 55BC, when Julius Caesar famously "turned his gaze upon Britain" and concludes with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.
"Birth of Britain"
America is dead. The terrorists won. Now, 3,000 years later, the descendants of the survivors live in a world of ritual and magic. As enemies from across the seas begin to close in while ancient legends come alive, nobody is safe. The only two who can stop the onset of the darkest evil is the sorceress, Areenna of Freemorn, and Mikaal, the son of the High King of Neveah. But they are young and their powers are new and erratic. Can they find the courage and strength to overcome the impossible?
"Fantastic Post-apocalyptic story"
If you love romantic suspense, don't miss the first three books of Toni Anderson's award-winning Cold Justice Series...now available in one thrilling bundle!
"Patriotic Romantic Suspense"
Female Domination - Short Stories: Vol I is the first short story anthology from erotic author Constance Pennington Smythe. This work contains six short stories of chastity, cuckolding, giantesses, and more; all with the themes of Female Domination and male submission.
"Not my cup of tea"
In 1775, the colonists in British North America - Americans, really - began a fight for independence that would last nearly a decade, and which resulted in a new nation.
Put Cleopatra, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Paine, and Father Thomas Aquinas in a room together and what do you get? Steve Allen's Meeting of Minds, of course. In this first volume, Allen plays host to President Roosevelt's brash style (as played by Joseph Earley), Cleopatra's haughty authority (Jayne Meadows), Father Aquinas's intellectual rigor (Peter Bromilow), and the never-met-a-government-he-liked spirit of Thomas Paine (Joe Sirola).
"Does not translate well from television"