Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk's controversial and blazingly original debut novel, introduced a fresh and even renegade talent to American fiction, one who has retooled the classic black humor of Terry Southern and Kurt Vonnegut for the lunacy of the millennial age. In this novel, Choke, he gives listeners a vision of life and love and sex and mortality that is both chillingly brilliant and teeth-rattlingly funny.
"Oh please, not another abridged!!!"
Beilock examines how attention and working memory guide human performance, how experience and practice and brain development interact to create our abilities, and how stress affects all these factors.
"Both good and bad"
Angel Dare went into Witness Protection to escape her past - not as a porn star, but as a killer who took down the sex slavery ring that destroyed her life. But sometimes the past won't stay buried. When a former co-star is gunned down, it's up to Angel to get his son, a hotheaded MMA fighter, safely through the Arizona desert, shady Mexican bordertowns, and the neon mirage of Las Vegas...
"A Different Kind of Heroine"
Twenty-two-year-old Imogene Duckworthy has been waiting tables at Huey's Hash in tiny Saltlick, TX, itching to jump out of her rut and become a detective. When Uncle Huey is found murdered in his own diner, a half-frozen package of mesquite-smoked sausage stuffed down his throat, Immy, an unwed mother who has always longed to be a PI, gets her chance to solve a real crime.
"Good Book; Great Narration"
When an award-winning foreign journalist reveals the existence of an Amsterdam-based sweatshop known as a "knot shop" that employs and enslaves young girls as laborers, private security firm Rutherford Risk is hired to find it and shut it down. Joined by Grace Chu, whose more subtle skills for acquiring sensitive tech information help balance his improvisational style, John Knox heads to Amsterdam in an attempt to dismantle the child labor operation and rescue the girls.
"Not his best"
Gary Player is one of golf’s greatest champions. As one of the "Big Three" of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He sits fourth on the list of most major victories on the PGA Tour and built a reputation of being fearless on the course and steely on the greens. Don’t Choke is his look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in pressure situations can help anyone.
Chuck was once a finalist at Wimbledon, but now he's a club pro in Key West, where he meets Harry and Clare Carras. Harry dazzles Chuck with his technique on the court, and Clare does likewise in the bedroom. When a yacht explodes in the marina, all fingers point to Harry, until a mysterious accident leaves him dead.
"another top notch story line"
Hear comedian Kris Tinkle perform standup comedy from his album, Almost Awesome, recorded at the The Improv in 2009.
It takes a big risk in the mixed martial arts arena for 98-pound weakling Johnny to find that real power comes from within. This audiobook is another exciting addition to the Guys Read library.
She's a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway "accident" leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she is transformed from the beautiful center of attention to an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists.