In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29th, Audible reached out to customers in the affected area to offer help. Many customers responded and several agreed to be interviewed about their experience. Stories from the Storm was recorded in mid-November, in the days when many people were still clearing debris and figuring out how to restart their lives. These riveting stories will remind listeners of the heartbreak, confusion, and perseverance of the Katrina survivors.
"Could've Been Powerful. Alas, Was Not..."
Do you think you have heard about the most haunted places in America? Over the past five years, the interest in the paranormal has decidedly come to the forefront. People flock to locations who wish to have experiences of their own and delve into the exciting, quizzical and frightening world of those who have passed on. When speaking about haunted places there are more than a few that are surely recognizable to most people.
"Sarah Ashley, never a disappointment!"
We live in the greatest wealth-generating free-enterprise system the world has ever known, and when most people die, they have a negative net worth and don't even have enough money to pay for their own funeral. Something is wrong! What is it? If the real problem was not having enough money, then why do 1/3 of all lottery winners file bankruptcy within five years? The problem is your mindset! The reason most people never create any type of financial security is because they never planned on it.
Winning the Triple Crown is considered the greatest accomplishment for a thoroughbred racehorse. The fact that there have been only eleven thoroughbred horses to win the Triple Crown, puts these non-human, super athletes into a class of their own. Take a trip into horse racing history with Bryan Jordan, where he will tell you the story behind each horse and looks into the lives of horse racing's finest - the Triple Crown Champions. Learn about the upsets, the rivals, and their amazing triumphs, which often times came with tremendous challenges.
"Dreadful. Just dreadful."
Louisiana is one of the most captivating and visually stunning states in the South, with a long and fascinating history that has meshed cultures, religions, and races. Due to its storied past and unique blend of inhabitants, Louisiana is known as one of the most haunted states in America. There is a plethora of historic landmarks, each having their own story of times gone by. Many of these locations, beautiful as they may be, are riddled with mysterious stories of ghosts and paranormal activity.
"Oh dear, y'all"
Ardor once foolishly led Lady Adriana St. Ives into the arms of a rake, an affair that cost her everything she held dear. Though that was five years ago, this golden English beauty still vows that no man will ever again ignite the sensual passion hidden deep in her soul - not even her new husband, Tynan Spenser, Earl of Glencove, a darkly handsome and rich Irish rogue. Known as "The Black Angel" for his wild and lascivious ways, Tynan is as determined to melt his icy bride as she is to resist his seductive charms.
"Painful to listen to this narration"
Georgia has the reputation of being one of the most haunted States in the U.S. Because of its age, its history, and its sometimes tragic experiences, there are plenty of tales, ghost stories, and haunted locations that take creepiness to a whole new level. Join ghost hunter Sarah Ashley, as she shares with you some of the most popular locations in Georgia for paranormal activity. From the Pirate's House in Savannah to Spook Bridge in Lowndes County, she will expose to you the most chilling and frightening locations of reported paranormal activity in the state.
"It's a travel book. Not a ghost story book."
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
My father and mother were famous and wealthy American biochemistry physicists. My name is Audrey, and my twin sister is named Audra. My sister and I were kidnapped when we were two years old. The kidnappers sold me to a vampire couple and Audra was sold to a human couple. Our new families gave us different names. When I was teenager, my adoptive parents turned me into a vampire.
I was found by a river one full moon night inside a wooden basket when I was two months old. According to the old couple who found me, I was wearing a leather necklace with a large wolf's tooth attached to it. The name 'Amelia' was engraved in it. I am seventeen years old and a horrible curse will manifest on my eighteenth birthday. Without knowing, I am part of a werewolves and vampires prophecy.