The lessons taught by ancient Chinese philosophers surprisingly still apply, and they challenge our fundamental assumptions about how to lead a fulfilled, happy, and successful life. Self-discovery, it turns out, comes through looking outward, not inward. Power comes from holding back. Good relationships come from small gestures. Spontaneity comes from practice. And excellence comes from what you choose to do, not your "natural" abilities.
"Great book, unfortunate narrator"
Listen to mystery stories by today's top writers and the masters who inspired them. The idea for this collection came to Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Lawrence Block when he was asked, "What is your favorite mystery story?" Block compiled this unique collection by posing the same question to some of today's favorite writers of the genre, including Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, and John Lutz.
"Mystery on Bayou Teche"
The story of the famed large format cinematographer, adventurer, and mountaineer whose terrifying experiences on Mount Everest during the deadly 1996 season became the defining moment of his life. By 1995, David Breashears had already twice reached Mt. Everest's summit. Then he faced the greatest challenge of his life: to scale the 29,028-foot peak, hauling the giant IMAX® camera to film the large format film, Everest.
"Good Book (but print copy may be a better choice)"
In Ender's Game, child-hero Ender Wiggin battles a deadly alien race and wins. Now Card tells the story of Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, his strategist and his friend, the only one who was with him in the final battle.
"Excellent book, poor production"
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.
"I enjoyed this collection greatly."
This is the love story of Michael Keddington and Faye Murrow, a love story that takes place not in seclusion, but in the real world, with the challenges that all lovers must face. No relationship is an island: there are threads that bind us all and pull at our lives: the demands of family, friends, work, and social obligation. And there are times that the pull of those threads becomes greater than the strength of the relationship. In these times, no matter how much two people love each other, a relationship must grow strong or be torn apart.
This collection of classic horror tales is as remarkable for its literary value as for its scream factor. You'll hear stories by the masters of the genre, past and present.
"What's there is good, but it's not all there..."
When his family is harassed by a psychotic vagrant, prominent Manhattan attorney Jacob Schiff is forced to take matters into his own hands to protect them.
Somewhere in the vast and merciless ocean, an obsessed, vengeful madman holds Michael Stone's wife and daughter captive. With the aid of no more than a canoe and the stars, Michael must find and rescue his kidnapped family. He must conquer deadly winter gales and turbulent tides in order to reach the teeming cities of the Far East. Once there, cold-blooded assassins are awaiting - who are they? and how did they know he was coming?
There is no higher praise we can give people than to say they have good character. But what really, does this mean? What makes this quality so essential to achieving personal success and fulfillment? More important, how can we build our own character and live more satisfying lives? Reflecting society's diversity, the contributing authors in this unique collection of essays speak from various cultural and professional backgrounds to share their observations on living with integrity, honesty, and compassion.