Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries - panic, exhaustion, heat, noise - and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper.
"Good book, can't abide the narrator"
It was so beautiful in the country. It was the summer time. The wheat fields were golden, the oats were green, and the hay stood in great stacks in the green meadows. The stork paraded about among them on his long red legs, chattering away in Egyptian, the language he had learned from his lady mother. All around the meadows and cornfields grew thick woods, and in the midst of the forest was a deep lake. Yes, it was beautiful, it was delightful in the country.
Lost in a sea of single, 40-something women, author Karen Mills decided to embark on what she hoped would be the adventure of a lifetime. Come hell or high water, she would find her Prince Charming and live happily ever after. Armed with a shiny new online dating profile, she set out on her quest to find the perfect match. She knew she'd probably have to kiss a few frogs to find her prince, but she failed to understand that although rare, some frogs are deadly.
After years of hauling around emotional baggage, I set out on a mission to rid myself of resentment and pain. I knew real happiness waited out there somewhere, but for decades finding it was more difficult than most would imagine. This is my story of self-discovery. It is a story of pain, loss, and betrayal. More importantly, it is the story of how I came to terms with my past, learned to live happily in the present, and how I built the bridge that would get me over it.
"Getting over it"
Set in glamorous 1970s Las Vegas, Overlay is the fighting-to-come-of-age story of a resilient child born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment. Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the fallen adults entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen.
Ten years ago Frank Lester, a Chicago homicide detective, thought he had rid himself forever of the Mud People Killer who'd kidnapped and murdered six people. Frank had shot him as he'd fled through a snowy night; had killed him, he believed, though a body was never found. But the killer wasn't dead. He'd only been waiting to take his revenge on Frank and those he cares about now...10 years later. Frank retired early and is living back in his hometown of Spookie when the killer resurfaces to take up where he left off.
"Another great small town mystery"
This searing, often bizarre tale of Glynn Brown's teens and twenties reveals her flight from Las Vegas to the formidable world of self-re-invention among the angels and demons. Glynn Brown unflinchingly begets a self from the unlikeliest beginnings, and now delivers a sequel illustrating heaven and hell on her continuing flight for self-discovery.
"Making Peace With Adversity and Moving On In Life"
True ghost stories abound in this boxed set of The Haunted Series. (Volumes I through IV.) Strange bumps and bangs, soft footsteps in the hall, living with and fleeing from diabolical entities. All right here in one convenient location. Buckle up and get ready to be spooked!
If you loved the controversial comedy of Joan Rivers, get ready to laugh out loud! Joan Rivers' 100 Greatest Jokes is a collection of Rivers' most razor-sharp punchlines, expanding her entire career. Although, the world lost Joan Rivers in 2014, her legend lives on in this hilarious keepsake. Joan Rivers' 100 Greatest Jokes is the perfect audiobook. So sit back, grab a cocktail, and enjoy a hilarious evening with the queen of comedy!
By 2015 the streets of Los Angeles have transformed from a thriving metropolis into a hostile world ravaged by demons bent on assimilating the human race. Standing between this total apocalypse of humanity and their chance for survival is the last of the United States military. Hidden within a top secret bunker, and lead by Admiral Gary Martin and his three children, this remnant wages war against the demonic regime.
Bad Things is a collection of paranormal stories that will make your skin crawl and heart race. Do you sleep with the light on? Maybe you should....
"Might want to leave the lights on..."
In the eyes of Nadine, a polygamist and serial bride, nudging her husbands into heaven is a testament to love. Even Nancy Neptune, a notorious shock jock, is gobsmacked by Nadine's so-called Celestial Send-Offs. Things go to hell in a hand basket when Nadine offs the wrong guy and is charged with assisted suicide. Meanwhile, Blue McKenna has problems of her own. A power outage has leveled Blue's medical marijuana dispensary.
In Concert collects the collaborative short fiction of Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem, who have worked at the cutting edge of imaginative fiction for over a quarter century. In the twenty-one tales herein, the reader will find fear, joy, and mystery. In Concert showcases the wide range of their collaborative work. The title story tells of a lonely elderly woman who achieves rapport with a lost astronaut through the power of music.
Following the author's wildly beloved award-winning Overlay and City of Angeles memoirs, Big as All Hell and Half of Texas continues the author's story. This final volume candidly explores the pertinent societal question: how does an ill-equipped adult child of alcoholics navigate life after a childhood fraught with abuse, scarcity, and neglect?
"A remarkable person"
Stevie-girl and her best friend, Jase, are phantom magnets. Whenever they are together, the doorway between this world and the next swings slightly open. The summer his parents treat them to a camping trip in New Mexico, the two friends can't wait to visit the legendary Crybaby Bridge. Right away, they hear the crying baby. Is it a phantom, or is someone playing tricks on them? As the two friends scour the campgrounds for answers, they discover that phantoms are not the only secrets the nearby town has kept hidden for over 60 years.
Bullies, freaks, and phantoms inhabit the abandoned elementary school. Would you go inside to help out a friend? Stevie asks Jase to help her find out why the ghost of a girl keeps appearing in her mirror. They think it has something to do with the new student at their school, a boy who has Tourette syndrome. Both the new kid and the new phantom seem to need some kind of help. When the new kid falls prey to the school bullies, Stevie knows they must act. But will they be too late, or will a tragic moment in their school's history be repeated on Halloween night?
If you stumbled on a witch, are you sure you could spot her? What if she came in the form of a sweet old lady sporting sweats? So begins the witchy, wondrous debut novel certain to warm your soul and give it shivers at the same heart-thumping time.
"A great family adventure!"
Sara is a girl with a boring life, a dysfunctional family, and no hot chocolate waiting for her after school. Her life is gray and dull, until she ventures down to her inventor father's basement workroom and discovers a mysterious metal box that can do something amazing!After being transported to colonial America, Sara finds that life as she knew it before was paradise compared with trying to blend into a strict and pious community without all the modern day conveniences that she had taken for granted. Can Sara survive being accused of witchcraft?
She made a deal with a demon to live again…Now she's cursed to live over and over, see-sawing into people's lives at the moment of their deaths, thrust into maelstroms of violence and emotion without any warning. As she strives to survive and do the right thing, she finds herself sometimes forced into evil acts, recognizing that she has become a game piece used in the eternal game of good vs. evil.
"Good story, GREAT performance!!"