Faust is one of the pillars of Western literature. This classic drama presents the story of the scholar Faust, tempted into a contract with the Devil in return for a life of sensuality and power. Enjoyment rules, until Faust’s emotions are stirred by a meeting with Gretchen, and the tragic outcome brings Part 1 to an end. Part 2, written much later in Goethe’s life, places his eponymous hero in a variety of unexpected circumstances, causing him to reflect on humanity and its attitudes to life and death.
Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of 30 people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks’ third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935).
Fight for the Remote is a new seven-part audio comedy series from Fantom Films. Fighting for the remote are Jon and Alice, a 20-something couple living together in London. Alice enjoys socialising; Jon hates meeting people. While Alice is climbing her career ladder, Jon is quite content on the bottom rung of his. They are constantly caught in the middle ground between settling for what they have and wanting more and wondering whether what they have together is worth fighting for.
Do you spend most of your life on your mobile device? Do you want to be able to cut back on your mobile dependency and start enjoying your real life again? Smart phones and other electronic devices have transformed the way we act. What happens when we become addicted to them? Constantly viewing the screens of our mobile devices is bad for us in many ways. This book is perfect for anyone who thinks that they might be developing an addiction to a mobile device or for those who may concerned about a friend, relative, or their offspring.
Hilarious and colorful episodes in the lives of families, many depicted from a kid's-eye-view, are the theme for this compilation. Being part of a family is often trying, and stranger than any fiction, but never dull and always worth it in the end. Join these very different families as they face the shrinking of parents, the pre-emptive guilt of First Confession, the secret worlds of children, and more!
[Contains explicit content] Sean Smith tells how embarrassing it was to be saved by a firefighter during an apartment fire during his live performance at The Laughing Derby on November 27, 2015.
As children spend more and more time in front of their computer screens, we must accept that moderation is the key to everything, including time spent on computer games. Based on research, studies, and opinions from doctors and psychologists, as well as the author's own clinical experience, this book explains clearly what computer game addiction is, how much data gambling is too much, and what impact gambling has on the body and brain.
A golfing legend and one of the best golfers that Sweden has ever produced, Per-Ulrik Johansson's career has been one of highs and lows since turned pro in 1990. From the couch in a basement of a house in a small Swedish town, to a golf scholarship in the US and a European Tour card on his first visit to Qualifying School, Johansson has defied the odds to make it to the top.
I remember when we used to have a life and not just a "Lovefilm" account" Jon and Alice’s latest dinner party attempt results in some guests glad to get away. Alice is nostalgic for the past, but realises some things have always been the same.