Carmella was still a teen when the Motherships first appeared dotting the skies over the Earth. For years the world tried to normalize while the silent Motherships hovered. And then they arrived, promising that they meant no harm. But within 10 years, 80% of the world's population would be wiped out.
"The narrator had a very soothing voice. Well done"
What's a private detective to do in a future where nothing is private? That's Ted Lomax's problem. In the new California, a corporation runs the government, electric cars have drive tones, and a new technology keeps everyone constantly connected to the Internet. Almost everyone.
"Why did I get this?"
Young Giovanni arrives in Padua to discover a lush and mysterious garden on the estate of the mysterious Doctor Rappaccini. Amidst the verdant and exotic foliage, Giovanni finds love in the form of Beatrice - the Doctor's daughter. What deadly secret does the young girl and her father keep hidden?
"Not as I remembered it, but very good"
Foreigner and struggling private investigator Daniel Ransom takes a missing persons case that seems like any other. Before long, however, things begin to look a bit more serious, a bit more... sinister. Strange occult references turn up at the crime scene, and Daniel begins to hear word of a new hallucinogenic drug hitting the streets. A drug that sells faster than opium and, more often than not, finds its users committed to the insane asylum. Can Daniel crack the case and find the missing person before it's too late?
"The ending was confusing"
Words have power. Some words have more power than others. So when a group of monks seek to enlist modern technology in their quest to list all nine billion names of god, there is no telling what may happen.
"GREAT Short Story!"
Eddie Royce is an up-and-coming science fiction writer with a terrible secret: he cheats. He knew he'd get caught, of course. Eventually. But not like this. When disaster finally strikes, it strikes big, and Eddie is confronted by the worst person imaginable: his idol, the SF master, Chester Blackwood. To Eddie's great surprise, however, Blackwood has secrets of his own, and instead of outing him, the master storyteller quickly embroils Eddie in a real-life mystery of time travel, beautiful women, and Hollywood gangsters.
"Take back tomorrow"
When reformed dream hacker Nix Nighthawk's sleep chip malfunctions, he is forced to seek help from a world he is trying to avoid - his old friends in the pirate dream network. But that world has changed, and Nix soon finds himself at the center of a complex plot to overthrow the vast corporation that controls every aspect of society.
"Get this Book!!!!"
John Davis grew up in the 1970s and '80s on the rough streets of Brooklyn, a place where no one thought twice when parents smacked around their kids - or each other. At the center of the tumultuous neighborhood, and John's world, was his larger-than-life father, Roberto. The Argentinean butcher and kingpin drug dealer was a sadistic bully whose mercurial temper left a trail of tears and chaos across his family.
"A moving Memoir. A must read."
This audiobook explores the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as a genre in the late 17th century. In his examinations of key classical fairy tales, Zipes traces their unique metamorphoses in history with stunning discoveries that reveal their ideological relationships to domination and oppression. Tales such as Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Rumplestiltskin have become part of our everyday culture and shapers of our identities.
"Worst audiobook in my library"
The Civil War was among the bloodiest conflicts in American History. For Henry Fleming, a teenaged romantic filled with idealistic notions, the reality of the battlefield shakes him to his core. Over the course of a four-day battle, Henry comes to see himself, and the world at large, in a completely new light.
"Excellent portrayal of a classic!"
Izzy Gam wants to be buried on the Mount of Olives, known as "the number one place for a Jew to be buried", as the resurrection is supposed to begin there. Unfortunately, it turns out that his planned resting place is already occupied, as is every other place in Israel that his increasingly flustered family tries to put him.
Chloe Marsh is found dead at the scene of an accident and pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. Half an hour later, as she is being taken to the morgue, Chloe suddenly sits up. But this isn't the first time Chloe has died, and it certainly won't be the last.
"Getting Special Powers is not always a good thing!"
Scarlet Mitchell wakes up on the floor of her boss's apartment. Her boss is dead and to make matters worse, Scarlet is holding the bloodied murder weapon. With no recollection of the previous night whatsoever, Scarlet turns to the only person who can find the answers she needs: Jason Callahan. Together with Trina Dane, local psychic and columnist for the city newspaper, they begin to dig into Scarlet's past.
When a veteran cop tries to arrest baseball's home run king, one of them ends up on trial and the other one ends up dead. A routine stakeout is almost over when Dave Mackno decides to pursue a speeding Porsche. It's a decision that will have deadly consequences. That's because the Porsche is being driven by Remo Centrella, baseball's home run king, who is half-drunk and at the tail-end of a steroid cycle that makes him think he's bulletproof.
"Just when you think you know how it will end..."
When the rabbis composed the Mishnah in the late second or early third century C.E., the Jerusalem Temple had been destroyed for more than a century. Why, then, do the Temple and its ritual feature so prominently in the Mishnah? Against the view that the rabbis were reacting directly to the destruction and asserting that nothing had changed, Naftali S. Cohn argues that the memory of the Temple served a political function for the rabbis in their own time.
What if Hitler and Churchill were actually playing out an age-old battle between two rivals that had been incarnating together over and over across time? Exploring roles from evil to good to lazy and decadent in an attempt to understand the human experience, one of these beings seems destined to destroy the other, no matter what the circumstances, no matter how much the world changes over time.
"A short yet very deep listen."
When Robert Howard is assigned James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in his Catholic high school, his teacher, a Jesuit priest, announces, "Other people may read about it, but you are LIVING it!" As promised, the young Howard, growing up in 1970s Detroit, feels an intense identification with the protagonist of Joyce's first novel, Stephen Dedalus.
Poland 1939. After Nazi Germany conquers the Polish army in just over two weeks, and one Jewish family fight for survival begins. Like the rest of the once thriving Jewish community, they are all forced to leave there beautiful home in Warsaw, and into the slums of the ghettos. Inside these walled cities disease and starvation are rife, which is a daily part of ghetto life. However despite of all the degradation, the family settles into their new surroundings, and they take solace as they remain as a family.
In The Legend of Waterhole Branch, 29-year-old Hunter Pierce attempts to escape the clutches of his ruthless Spanish kidnappers convinced that he built a financial empire around the long lost treasure of the revered Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda.
Volume One: Dead Eyes: Paris, 1945. Foreigner and struggling Private Investigator Daniel Ransom takes a missing persons case that seems like any other. Before long, however, things begin to look a bit more serious, a bit more - sinister. Strange occult references turn up at the crime scene and Daniel begins to hear word of a new hallucinogenic drug hitting the streets.