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.
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."
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.
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 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!"
Another H. P. Lovecraft masterpiece. We have all heard of alien abductions, but what if the alien forces only exchange the mind of the abductee with a mind to occupy that of the abductee's body while the mind travels in the body of an alien to be mined for information concerning the abductee's world? The mind then travels to a place in the earth where it mingles with not only with the aliens, but minds from other planets and other ages on this Earth.
"Awe inspiring science fiction"
The Thing on the Doorstep, another amazing tale of horror from the pen of H.P. Lovecraft. Imagine a person with a brilliant mind, but a very weak will meeting and marrying a person whose body is merely a vehicle transporting the "soul" of a very evil entity looking to trade bodies and become a man. Imagine also that this person with the weak will and brilliant mind is your best friend. Beware answering your friends knock at your door after midnight.
"There where others I liked more"
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..."
The War of the Worlds is a science fiction and a horror story. Published in 1898, the story is still frightening. Imagine your government not being able to protect you, or a nuclear holocaust making you suddenly, should you survive, a refugee with no home, no community services, and very little hope, as you watch the conqueror decimate your country.
Read by award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti. The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Schovel Shinn reminds us that we are the player in our game of life and we control our outcomes through our thoughts. Positive thoughts produce positive results and negative thoughts produce negative results. Good or bad we become what we think. This audiobook is a perfect companion to other motivational texts such as Think and Grow Rich and The Richest Man in Babaylon.
H.P. Lovecraft, best known for his science fiction work, turns out a very masterful horror story here and possibly a precursor to today's zombie. It was the basis of the 1985 horror film Re-Animator.
"One of my Favorite Lovecraft Titles"
Award-winning audiobook narrator Mike Vendetti performs Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, one of Poe's best. Poe had a fear of being buried alive, and this theme runs through many of his tales, as it does this one. Poe may have also been a bit mad, and there is definitely madness in the House of Usher. Turn out the lights, and give this Gothic tale of horror a listen, but make sure you aren't alone.
A museum should be a lonely place at night; scary and lonely if one has an active imagination, and finds himself locked inside at night. But what if the things in the museum began to move, and you are trapped inside? This short story of horror, ghostwritten for Hazel Heald by H. P. Lovecraft and narrated by Mike Vendetti, should not be listened to alone and in the dark.
"Too Many Mispronunciations Distract From The Rnjoy"
When Jen Adams' son is kidnapped and her boss is brutally murdered, she and her husband are thrown into a hunt to find out why. The mystery takes her and a team of soldiers and scientists deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean - to a research station lying under five miles of water one of the deepest oceanic trenches on the planet. The station has been abandoned for over thirty years, and no one knows what to expect when they get there
"Good for a thriller"
Walter Gilman did not know when he moved into the Witch House that had been inhabited by old Keziah Mason, convicted of witchcraft in 1692 that his dreams would be haunted by Keziah and her evil friends. Somehow Keziah Mason escaped and disappeared from Salem Goal where she was being held. The goaler, or jailer went absolutely mad. Residents of the legend-haunted city of Arkham, claimd to see old Keziah Mason and the small white- fanged furry thing that accompanied Keziah, along with an eerie glow when they appeared.
"Good narrator, Just not a great fit."
Award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti reads Acres of Diamonds, originally a lecture that Dr. Russell Conwell delivered in over 6,000 towns, villages, and cities.
Award winning-narrator Mike Vendetti takes us to an old church in Providence, Rhode Island, where H. P. Lovecraft dedicates this horror story to Robert Bloch, who has killed Lovecraft's character in "The Shambler to the Stars". Lovecraft repays the favor by killing off Robert Harrison Blake (aka Robert Bloch).