This 1937 version of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has helped millions of people achieve success and riches. It has been the go-to text of nearly every successful person since it was published at the end of the Great Depression. Andrew Carnegie commissioned Mr. Hill to interview over 500 millionaires to find a success formula that could be used by the average person to achieve success.
"A Classic, but somewhat dated"
Henry, or the youth as Crane refers to him leaves his home a naïve boy with visions of grandeur and glory; yet he runs from his first battle only to later join the walking wounded as an imposter. He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage. He falls in with men who will shortly die from their wounds. One, a spectral soldier with a terrible wound, turns out to be his friend Jim Conklin.
For years, computer scientists have been working on a single, massive project. It was said to be impossible. Humanity itself may hang in the balance, and a single corporation controls its fate Artificial intelligence is everywhere - in the cars we drive, in the appliances in our homes, and in the computers we use for work and pleasure. But this "intelligence" is lacking in one simple, yet major, way. It is not human.
For over 2000 years, these 13 chapters attributed to Sun Tzu have been the Bible, or should have been the Bible for those intending to wage war, or who are waging war. Ho Chi Minh I am sure was very familiar with it, and don't be surprised that the Taliban is also familiar with the principles contained therein. Leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap, General Douglas MacArthur and leaders of Imperial Japan have drawn inspiration from the work.
Listen and be inspired by the soothing baritone of award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti as he reads George Samuel Clason's classic The Richest Man in Babylon. Unless you were born wealthy or hit the lottery, this audiobook can be your path to financial security and success. The parables set in ancient Babylon and originally published in 1926 are as applicable today as they were in ancient times.
When her company discovers a hidden message in the dreaming brains of her subjects, Dr. Amanda Meron unknowingly invites disaster onto her company. She enlists the help of some old friends to find out what the clues are pointing her toward, but they seem to be pointing her to one of the most remote places on the planet: the Amazon rainforest. When Harvey "Ben" Bennett gets a hint that the nefarious organization he's been searching for has turned up in Brazil, he and his girlfriend Juliette Richardson race to the jungle.
"the Amazon code"
When a bomb goes off at Yellowstone National Park, threatening the stability of the world's largest active volcano, the reclusive park ranger Harvey "Ben" Bennett is startled to realize that the blast itself wasn't the only threat: the bomb released a virus into the air, and the outbreak is beginning to infect and kill more and more people. Ben teams up with Juliette Richardson, a driven CDC agent working inside the newly-formed BTR (Biological Threat Research) team, to find the people behind the act of terrorism.
"An entertaining read."
In the city of Bogot, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medelln cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Back then, Antonio witnessed a friend’s murder, an event that haunts him still. As he investigates, he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past.
"'The Damaging Exercise of Remembering'"
In 1791, two men began the planning layout of the original plans for the nation's capitol city. One is shunned and resigns in disgrace, and the other is all but forgotten. Years later, an original copy of the plans long thought to have been destroyed is found, with hastily marked notations by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. During the second World War, American military scientists discover some fascinating properties of the hydrogen atom and its link to an ancient mystical number. The exact findings are never published, but a national laboratory is built in 1943 to further their research in covert silence.
"Bounced around a lot , but a great deal of fun!"
A man approaches a great door seeking the law, and there he finds a gatekeeper. The gatekeeper tells him he can't be allowed to enter at the moment, so the man waits. Narrated by award winning narrator Mike Vendetti, this Franz Kafka short story will leave you thinking and analyzing.
"A tale that is true today in America as it was then..."
This omnibus box set includes three standalone thrillers that are a great introduction to Nick Thacker's other books. Combining sci/fi thrills with action/adventure, Thacker's books have been described as National Treasure meets Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park meets Leviathan Wakes. For fans of James Rollins, these books are perfect!
Jack London, famed for his tales of adventure, was also a science fiction writer only rivaled in his time by the great H. G. Wells. The Iron Heel is a dystopia that would, in part, inspire George Orwell's masterwork, 1984. The Iron Heel tracks the rise of an oligarchic tyranny in the United States of America - and the doomed attempt to counter it. It is a novel more relevant today than it was in its day. Hear the "tale of capitalist oppression" that George Orwell couldn't stop thinking about.
"Brilliant argument against oligarchy, okay..."
E. M. Forster provides a view of the future from 1909. He comes alarmingly close. Humanity has lost the ability to live above ground, but they communicate magnificently through the Machine. As a matter of fact the Machine handles just about everything, taking the freedom of choice, or the need to choose away from humankind. But when the machine breaks, can humanity survive?
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.
A short story by Philip K. Dick, first published in Space Science Fiction Magazine, in May 1953. A nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the West has reduced much of the world to a barren wasteland. The war continues, however, among the scattered remains of humanity. The Western forces have recently developed "claws", which are autonomous self-replicating robots, to fight on their side. It is one of Dick's many stories in which nuclear war has rendered the Earth's surface uninhabitable.
"Not Bad. Not bad at all."
H. P. Lovecraft takes us to a graveyard outside of Arkham. It is daylight when the story begins, but darkness falls and evil lurks within the windows of an abandoned house. An entity so evil, it cannot be named. Told by Earphones Award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti.
Hans Christian Andersen's classic "The Little Mermaid" read by award winning narrator, Mike Vendetti. Sit back relax, and escape for an hour to the world of bittersweet happy endings.
In his debut release, former homicide detective Ken Lang transports you from your cozy, comfy chair to the cold, hard streets surrounding Baltimore, Maryland. Witness first-hand the vicious brutality that a human being can inflict onto another, search for that one piece of evidence needed to solidify a conviction, and desperately try to identify a shooting victim whose mangled and burnt body is found at a scene where no clues are left behind.
"Narration is a distraction"
Bill Driscoll and Sam (we never learn his last name), a pair of turn-of-the-20th-century con men embark on quite an adventure. The pair need $2,000.00 to pull off a fraudulent town-lot scam in Western Illinois. They decide to kidnap the only son of a prominent Alabama citizen in the small town of Summit. They should've known when they grabbed their target, who was at the time throwing stones at a kitten, that it would be best to leave him alone. Particularly after he beans Bill with a brick. The situation does not improve with time. O Henry, famous for his humor, plays on words, and plot twists makes this a highly amusing short story.
Marion Zimmer Bradley takes us to a world in the future where crime is nonexistent. But why would you have a Crime Therapist? Obviously to relieve the the urge to commit a crime from those who would do so. Mr. Colby as such an intense desire to murder his wife, that he visits one of these therapists. The therapy involves actually committing the crime on a surrogate of course. A robot. But in order for the therapy to be complete…