Many books, fiction and nonfiction alike, purport to probe the inner workings of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Many attempt to create spine-tingling suspense or allege that America's civilian spy operation has run amok and been infested with rogues and criminals. But this book is different. In fact it’s a unique straightforward, honest, surprisingly captivating memoir by one of the CIA's most well-known and honored career officers.
Written for all ages, this short simple story contains a powerful therapeutic metaphor designed to cause change within your personality. Though the story and language is deceptively simple, it would be difficult to give a full description of the process that occurs while reading this book. Embedded in the tale of a young boy's struggle to come to terms with a schoolyard bully is another story of another time. Within this story is yet another layer that gives a healing metaphor to the subconscious of the listener.
Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among his enduring character creations are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, the Continental Op, and P. I. Rush, introduced in this book, who is ugly, mean, focused, and "works for pay". Hammett is widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time and was called, in his obituary in The New York Times, "the dean of the...'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction." Ths short novellette is a crime story with an intricate plot and characters, and a surprise twist at the end.
"rather lackluster narration may have spoiled it"
Volume 6 contains the following 21 stories: "Perchance to Dream" by Richard Stockham, "Father Image" by Robert Silverburg, "Tree, Spare That Woodman" by Dave Dryfoos, "Disaster Revisited" by Darius John Granger, "Subversive" by Mack Reynolds, "The Stutterer" by R. R. Merliss, "Infinite Intruder" by Alan E. Nourse, "A Bottle of Old Wine" by Richard O. Lewis, "B12's Moon Glow" by Charles A. Sterns, "A Logic Named Joe" by Murray Leinster, and many more.
"Another good one in this series."
Three centuries of bloodsucking, evil vampires are presented to a modern audience in Favorite Vampire Stories: Tales with Bite - Volume 2, a second collection of "classic" vampire short stories. Let your blood run cold as you listen to stories of Victorian vampires, 20th-century vampires, and 21st-century vampires presented by a variety of authors, including noted vampirologist Leslie Ormandy. Ormandy's modern vampires attend college, party in Time Square on New Year's Eve, and haunt the "Gloaming."
"Even better than the first set."
This is one of Lovecraft's most beautifully written and frightening stories. It is written from the perspective of a surveyor, who, while surveying a rural area that is to be flooded near the town of Arkham, comes across a mysterious, abandoned farmstead, which is completely devoid of all life. At the center of the farmstead is an old well. The site fills him with an unnatural sense of dread, and, as it turns out, there is good reason for that feeling.
"Great story and very good reader"
This seventh collection of Favorite Science Fiction Stories includes 16 great stories from well-known science fiction writers.
H. P. Lovecraft was never appreciated in his lifetime, but achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Today he is now widely seen as one of the most significant 20th century authors in his genre. The Call of Cthulu was written in the summer of 1926 and was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, in February 1928. It concerns a terrifying cosmic entity that is described from several points of view.
Trenchie, not being a 'rat' is just released from his ten-year prison sentence. A new life is waiting - complete with envelopes of money and a steak house to call his own. He finds the woman of his dreams who brings along ex-husband baggage. Hitman Jimmy 'The Hat' finds unexpected fame and fortune in Hollywood, yet always stays true to the 'boys,' especially Trenchie. His loyalty costs him his life.
"An action packed audiobook."
Man has conquered space but not without costs. To maintain the space lanes, Scanners have to undergo operations in which their brains are severed from their sensory inputs to block the pain of space. Scanner Martel has made this sacrifice. He must monitor his vital functions via implanted dials and instruments in his chest. His only respite from this isolated existence is his ability to occasionally "cranch" and return to some sort of normalcy with his wife, Luci.
>The Fountain of Humor for Seniors available as an eBook and in Audio files is a collection of jokes and stories targeted to seniors 50+. These jokes can be read and listened to by the senior him - or herself or read and/or played to them by the people who live, work or love them. The material is helpful to mind and body. It is funny, tasteful and likely to make most seniors laugh out loud. It's all about feeling good, feeling much better, reducing sad feelings, healing mind and body.
It is a collection of jokes and stories. These jokes can be listened to and/or played to people who live with, work with, or love others. The material is helpful to mind and body. It is funny, tasteful, and likely to make most people laugh out loud.
Peter Mayle started it all with A Year in Provence, inspiring Rick Steves, the Lonely Planet crew, and all the France Travel Guidebook creators that were to follow. One guy who was not influenced by these fine folks was the author of this book. Simply because at that time, he didn't know they existed! But not to worry. San Francisco filmmaker Christopher Strong had his own Tour de France dream: to spontaneously cycle the French country backroads. With no fixed itinerary. Tasting the land and the people as well as the food and wine.
It is a collection of jokes and stories. These jokes can listened to or played to people who live, work, or love others. The material is helpful to mind and body. It is funny, tasteful, and likely to make most people laugh out loud.
Only eight hours til doom. Nick and Sal are faced with a madman who wants nothing more than to burn Bandon to the ground - for the second time since 1936. It's a race against the clock. Unravel clues leading to the arsonist's plan. Call on truckers to battle the inferno. Capture the crazed pyromaniac in a mad-dash train chase. And save a town from an impending firestorm that could kill hundreds and leave Bandon once again in smoldering rubble.
As soon as Jason hears the legend of Elihu, he knows he must catch the great fish. But Old Snout, the gator, guards Elihu. Legend says, too, that whenever Elihu is hooked, the bass whispers a secret. Adjusting to his family's breakup, Jason can't seem to stay out of trouble. His Grampy Luke comes from Michigan; and together, they learn how to fish for the legendary bass, Elihu. But trouble seems to follow Jason wherever he goes.