For sustained dramatic intrigue and sophistication of plot, William Shakespeare's sonnets are at least the equal of his greatest plays. Throughout the centuries since their first publication in 1609, critics, psychologists and curiosity-seekers alike have pondered the nature of the poet's relationships with the mysterious young man, "Mr. W.H.", and the "ill-coloured" Dark lady.
More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial success. The band's notorious exploits have been chronicled in bestselling books; yet none of the individual members of the band has penned a memoir nor cooperated to any degree with the press or a biographer.
"A great listen!"
Your child will enjoy this Halloween book full of eerie ghost stories and spooky tales. This is an excellent listen for early learners that can be heard aloud with friends and family while traveling or in waiting rooms. Halloween jokes are also included!
Dan Gutman, the prolific author of over 60 popular books for children and young adults, vividly imagines what is surely every put-upon school kid's dream: a machine that does homework for them - error free!
"great kid story"
Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos, is a luminous work of fiction inspired by the real-life, 37-year friendship between two towering figures of the late 19th century, famed writer and humorist Mark Twain and legendary explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley.
"Dry, uninteresting and had no excitement in it"
Listen to these spooky & bone-chilling Halloween stories from the best-selling author, Arnie Lightning! These Halloween short stories are quick and easy to listen to and enjoy. You and your children will enjoy the spooky tales!
This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.
A searing short story about the brutal reality that underpins the lives of many Thai women. Nung had trod a well worn path into the sex pits of Pattaya, Thailand. Rescued from this life by her knight in shining armour, Nung's problems were only just beginning. It was becoming impossible for her to balance her dreams against the needs of her family. A problem made worse as she couldn't understand the deal.
Carl Sandburg wrote poems with such soulfulness, lyric grace, and love and compassion for the common man that he was known as a "poet of the people." Here is a collection of 95 of his best works, including "Chicago," "Fog," "To a Contemporary Bunkshooter," "Masses," and "The Great Hunt," as well as other verses on themes like love, war, death, loneliness, immigrant life, and the beauty of nature.
Life doesn't go smoothly for most of us, and Tom Wilson had his share of heartache. This is the story of a good man's battle against the demon drink - and his attempt to start a new life in Thailand. Tom thought he had found paradise - he forgot there's always a snake in paradise.
In the distant future the United States has been split into two regions separated by a barren wasteland; this is the country of Dystopia. Here the individual is discouraged, freedom is an illusion, food is rationed, and everything you do is tracked by a chip implanted in your arm. This is Dana Ginary's world.
Four kids decide to start a clubhouse in an old, abandoned office at the edge of town. Little do they know that it really is the old office of Scrooge and Marley, and now Marley has come back with lessons for them all. They just have to find out what he's trying to teach them....
A bawdy love story set on the Texas plains. Longhorns ranges from hard riding action and sex as hot as the blazing Texas sun to lyrical descriptions of the Old West.
"THE READER IS THE WORST"
Dr. Lacy Miller is the Chief Medical Examiner for New York City. She sees many murders go unsolved and her need to find the persons responsible for the crimes leads her to develop a serum. A serum that will allow the dead to tell her their story. This highly unethical practice comes crashing down around her as the FBI and CDC become involved. The ripple effect of the serum continues to stack up leaving the world forever changed.
The Space Mariners tells the story of two 16-year-old school-leavers dismissed as unemployable no-hopers who hang around a spaceport in an effort to obtain a job, only to find themselves embroiled in an adventure involving a disgraced captain of a gargantuan space-freighter that vanished under very mysterious circumstances, a planet-hopping vagrant stowaway, and an Irish double-crossing space pirate named Blood who has claimed an unknown paradisiacal world for his own.
What secrets does the inner earth contain? In this new suspenseful novel, we are introduced to game designer Kevin Ralston. He thinks that his game about wars involving Lemuria and Atlantis in the Earth's inner core are simply fantasies. However, when a mysterious organization attempts to recruit him - first with payments, then with threats - he begins to question whether there is more to all this than he ever suspected.
Thailand is full of social misfits and malcontents that have moved there from the West in the hope of starting a new life. The one thing they can't leave behind when they move across the world is their personalities. A stunning lack of self-awareness is a common feature. The Bald Man is typical of many of this type. Follow his misadventures as he struggles to maintain his self-image. The Bald Man is a satirical short story which is a bit too close to the truth for many Thai expatriates.
Meet the Samson family - the father, a rough mountain man living in east Tennessee. His wife murdered by a late-night intruder forces James Samson to make the toughest decision of his life. The year is 1881 and James realizing he cannot raise his two children, Jeremiah and Charles, on his owns elects to send them away to be cared for by others. Charles Samson is sent to live with his grandparents in faraway London England, and Jeremiah is sent off with a traveling Evangelist to learn the ways of God.
Sometimes death is the beginning. Sometimes death is the only end. Someone has to die.
Let a fresh distinctive voice in science fiction guide you on journeys to the photosphere of the sun, the coding regions of DNA. Listen to stories about 21st century asteroid settlements to World War II Romania, from an Earth dominated by immortal aliens to Christ's empty tomb.