Sixteen-year-old Luke was trapped in Chicago when the lights went out and civilization began to unravel. Determined to get home to his family, Luke begins a 1,000-mile odyssey that will show him the depths of human depravity while also giving him a chance at redemption. In an abandoned house in Missouri, Luke makes a discovery that changes the way he acts and feels, as the suffering of another forces him to fight yet again. Luke is already haunted by what he has seen, and he fears what is yet to come as he takes on a partner in his travels.
Luke and Amy arrive at the Messner ranch to discover not everything has gone according to plan. Reunited with his family, and bringing new friends into the fold, Luke works hard to forget the horrors of their journey and make a fresh start with Amy. But others have plans as well, and Luke discovers there is no real safety in this new world. When the lights go out, the rats come out to play.
After a memorable meeting on the road, survivors Luke and Amy head for a possible sanctuary, as their new friends extend an invitation. Able to rest easy for the first time in months, Luke soon discovers he will have to fight, once again, for his life and to protect this safe haven. Learn more about Luke's past, his fateful flight from Chicago, and just how far he is willing to go to protect his friends and the one he loves.
"Good sequel. Don't miss it."
Amy and Luke have survived four months in a savage land completely disrupted by the massive power outage, but this last leg of their journey will demand all of their courage as the pair navigate a desperate landscape. Now, new factions begin to take action, and sudden violence signals a change in someone's policies. As they begins this last sprint across a war-torn countryside, Luke will need to reach deep for his last ounce of determination if he intends to ever make it home alive.
"Couldn't finish this book..."
Why a poetry album? Easy answer: I love poetry. I love reading it. I love memorizing it. I love hearing great actors recite it. As the poet Mark Strand wrote, “Ink runs from the corners of my mouth / There is no happiness like mine / I have been eating poetry.” In the past, when I was full from eating, I have had the audacity to set poetry to music. But, on this audiobook, you will hear the music of the poems.
"Just the poems Mam."
Procrastination helps you understand the basics of self-motivation and how truth can set you free. You'll discover how to determine your destiny and stop hiding from the consequences of your decisions. By recognizing the importance of daily planning and creating powerful goals to destroy your limitations, you'll find the courage to win the war on distraction.
For more than 30 years, groundbreaking teachers at Naropa University such as Ginsberg and his colleagues Anne Waldman, William S. Burroughs, and Diane di Prima have inspired emerging poets and prose writers to express themselves with unfettered honesty and immediacy. Now, with First Thought, Best Thought, the first landmark release from Naropa University's treasured audio archives, you are invited to meet and learn with these literary mentors face-to-face as they share the secrets of their craft.
William Burroughs closed his classic novel, Junky, by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage', a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters, a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel, he journeys through South America, writing to his friend Allen Ginsberg about his experiments with the strange drug, using it to travel through time and space and derange his senses.
"Narrator sounds nothing like Burroughs"
Do you want to be happy? This short and sweet book is for you! It contains all of The Secret of Abounding Happiness by James Allen; a chapter from Nuggets of New Thought by William Walker Atkinson on how to let a little sunshine in, and an excerpt from Your Word Is Your Wand by Florence Scovel Shinn, which provides positive affirmations for joy and happiness! This happy compilation concludes with a scene by Hillary Hawkins.
William Burroughs closed his classic novel Junky by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called ‘Yage’, a drug that could be ‘the final fix’. In The Yage Letters, a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia, and epistolary novel, he journeys through South America, writing to his friend Allen Ginsberg about his experiments with the strange drug, using it to travel through time and space and derange his senses.
Burroughs’ letters reveal his desire to escape the norms of American society which hemmed him in, and the extraordinary steps he took to break free.