Reading from the King James Bible, award winning narrator Diane Havens brings us the wisdom of this ancient and pertinent text. This book of the Bible contains the lessons of wisdom of King Solomon, the son of his great father, David.
Two women become inextricably involved in a dangerous web of lies, intrigue, and betrayal as they fight for their lives and the safety of their country. Neeley is the lover and protege of Gant, a Cellar operative, and is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after Gant's death and unveil a mystery that Gant always held close to his chest. Hannah, a housewife, is equally lost after her husband simply disappears.
"Interesting Story - Not so great reader"
Listen to the poetic Book of Psalms, from the King James Version of the Bible. Diane Havens, talented voiceover artist, narrates this beloved section of the Old Testiment.
Politicians, economists, and Wall Street would have us believe that limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment. Supply Shock debunks these widely accepted myths and demonstrates that we are in fact navigating the end of the era of economic growth, and that the only sustainable alternative is the development of a steady state economy.
Award-winning voice actor Diane Havens reads the final book of the New Testament, in the language of the King James Version, the imagery is powerful and poetic. Authorship is attributed to John, referred to as St. John the Divine, who is a prisoner on the island of Patmos when Jesus reveals to him a vision of the future, of the end of days, thus "Revelation" possibly one of the most important books of the New Testament, prophesying the return of Jesus and bringing judgment to all on earth.
The themes of shared experience, the relationship of human beings to one another throughout time, and the ultimate power of place are explored in this poem by one of the most revered American poets, Walt Whitman. Its setting of NYC is dear to narrator Diane Havens, a native New Yorker, a Brooklynite.
"Some of this recording is quote worthy"
It has been the public's perception that Madoff investors were all extremely wealthy and all belonged to exclusive clubs. This perception has been reinforced by the media and the powers that be. The truth is, with very few exceptions, such as Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Picower and Stanley Chais, most were average, small time investors. This is their story.
"A story everyone should hear"
Bret Harte is best known for his stories of the pioneering days in California, so this humorous parody of English Gothic novels is a delightful departure. Harte sets his unlikely tale in Regency England with all the cliches and plot conventions present in abundance. The two main characters Lady Selina and Edgardo hide their amoral pasts from each other, unaware that they're a perfectly suited couple. In the mix are mysterious villains, dark secrets, past scandals, forbidden romance, hidden panels, murders, ghosts, all ending with the requisite deus ex machina conclusion.
Ecclesiastes reminds us of the transitory nature of life and ponders its meaning. Many familiar phrases and passages are found in it -- the most well known perhaps "To everything there is a season..." In fact, many book titles are taken from Ecclesiastes: John Grisham's "A Time to Kill", Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises", Henry James' "The Golden Bowl", Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth", and James Agee's "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men".
In 2004, Akashic Books launched a groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, starting with the award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir. Each book is comprised of new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. In this chilling portrait of America's Sin City, lady luck is just as likely to dispense cold hard cash as a cold-hearted killing. Brand-new stories by: John O'Brien, David Corbett, Scott Phillips, Nora Pierce, Tod Goldberg, and many others.
It's the summer of 1994, and Gus Bondoc is going under. One of the best civil-defense lawyers in San Francisco, he's survived by sheer cunning and strict control. But when everything goes wrong at once - when a jury hits his biggest client with a $12 million penalty just after an entry-level employee helps a foreign government wrest $16 million from the most dangerous man he's ever worked for and then sets out to seduce him - Bondoc falls back on his worst instincts and the wrong people.
"Great voice, great book"
Audio Books by Mike Vendetti brings you Diane Havens' interpretation and reading of "The Song of Soloman". Definately the most sensuous book of the Bible, the "Song" celebrates the joy and intimacy of romantic love between a man and a woman.
In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal good wife; she loved her husband so much that she died to save his life and was sent to the underworld in his place. In this poetic and vividly-imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal, bringing to life the world of Mycenaean Greece, a world peopled by capricious gods, where royal women are confined to the palace grounds and passed as possessions from father to husband.
Diane Havens, full-time voice actor, part-time poet, playwright, and educator's talent as a story teller comes to the fore as she reads from the King James Version of The Book of Ruth and The Book of Esther. An enjoyable and educational hour awaits the listener as Diane reads these two books from the Old Testament.
Drawing on cutting-edge research in the neurosciences, Wired for Survival illuminates the surprising security implications of rapid change in the emerging economies and develops practical, technically sound ways to face the challenges of global change. Researcher and consultant Margaret M. Polski begins by uncovering the remarkable neurobiological underpinnings of policy.
"interesting, but ..."
The first book of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, in the beautiful poetic language of the King James version, tells the story of creation and traces the genealogy of the chosen people of God. Here are the stories of Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (renamed by God as Israel), ending with Joseph's descent into Egypt, with God's promise to them of future greatness.
Nineteenth century illustrator/author Edward Lear, best known for his nonsense poems and limericks, created this silly verse tale of the green headed, blue handed Jumblies who go to sea in a sieve - but voice actor/storyteller Diane Havens shares it in her own unique faux-British by way of Queens - the New York Queens, that is.
What's Worth Learning? addresses the central question of general education. For learners facing a complex, unpredictable, and dangerous future, it asks and answers the question: What knowledge is absolutely essential for every learner? In simple, jargon-free language, the book explains why the "core curriculum" in near-universal use in America's classrooms was poor when it was adopted in 1893 and why it grows more dysfunctional with each passing year.
Beautiful eighteen-year-old Barry Brennan couldn't forget. A year ago, Ned Kramer, her fiancé, had died in a hunting accident. Her grief threatened to overwhelm her - until the night her car careened off an icy country road and struck a handsome stranger. Naked and helpless, he seemed to have appeared out of nowhere. Stripped of speech and memory, his recovery would begin only when Barry roused him from his coma, took him home to her family, and urged him to recall his name. She would be bound to him by a love deeper, more compelling, than any she had ever known.
With a cast of characters to rival War and Peace, Nathan runs the gamut from delicious lampoon to brutal assault, as he mercilessly sketches many of the characters he has encountered in white-shoe business law and civil litigation. The central character, a towering sociopath who personifies the late-millennial Gold Rush mentality that took hold at one of the City's oldest and best-established firms, leading to its downfall, is presented in a relentlessly scathing portrait.
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