Throughout history, light has been associated with goodness and darkness has been a connotation for evil. This is no coincidence, given that many bad deeds that take place in the world under the cover of darkness. It´s no surprise civilizations have always valued the ability to keep light present, even when the sun goes down and the world itself becomes dark. Beginning with the first discovery of fire, men and women have struggled with ways to tame it for their use so that they might have a sense of safety at night. Just as a roaring fire lit at the mouth of a cave would keep out four-legged predators, so it was widely believed that electric lights could discourage marauders of the two-legged kind. But what happens when the awesome - and occasionally awful - power of nature snatches light away from those who depend on it to feel safe? This question was answered in a most dismaying way in July 1977 when New York City was plunged into darkness for over 24 hours following a thunderstorm. New Yorkers across the city quickly learned that without the light, they could fall prey to looting and violence of just about every kind imaginable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084268/bk_acx0_084268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When magic goes wrong, who are you going to call? The name´s Torres, Bonnie Torres, and I´m a paranormal scene investigator - rooting out the truth about crimes of magic. It´s dangerous and boring and scary and fascinating. Though not everyone in the Cosa Nostradamus is happy we´re around, which can make things…tricky. Working two cases - looking into a murder for the NYPD, and a rich man´s break-in - should be well within our abilities. But when things start getting weird in the Electric Apple, Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations is stretched to the limits, trying to keep one step ahead and out of trouble. Add in rumors of a powerful creature gunning for us and it´s not just our rep on the line this time - if we don´t solve this case, everyone will suffer. Fortunately, around here, when the going gets weird, the weird hire us.… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Romy Nordlinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013133/bk_adbl_013133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is how they did it. These are the strategies that built the biggest companies in the world, and made their owners the richest men in the world. Six hours of essential listening for anyone who is interested in business. Includes sections on Steve Jobs and Apple; Bill Gates and Microsoft; MacDonald’s and Ray Croc; Thomas Edison and General Electric; the Coca Cola Company; the Rockefellers and Standard Oil; the Hershey Chocolate Company; Sam Walton and Walmart; Henry Ford of the Ford Motor Company and Andrew Carnegie of U.S. Steel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/trlk/000168/bk_trlk_000168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is how they did it. These are the strategies and moves that built the biggest companies in the world, and made their owners the richest men in the world. Six hours of essential listening for anyone who wants to make money. Includes sections on Steve Jobs and Apple, Bill Gates and Microsoft, McDonald’s and Ray Kroc, Thomas Edison and General Electric, The Coca-Cola Company, The Rockefellers and Standard Oil, The Hershey Chocolate Company, Sam Walton and Wal-Mart, Henry Ford of the Ford Motor Company and Andrew Carnegie of U.S. Steel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Freda Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/trlk/000148/bk_trlk_000148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rand O´Malley dreams of superstardom. He hopes to one day sing the blues like a god. Moving to New York City and hiring a new manager are steps to make his dreams a reality. But nothing moves as fast as Rand would like, and everyone has opinions, for example that he should keep certain pieces of himself quiet if he plans on making it in the Big Apple. Like his bisexuality. Will Sanders is a gifted musician who dazzles Rand with his ability to coax gorgeous notes from an electric guitar one moment and play the piano like a professional the next. He´s a geek, but Rand isn´t concerned about Will´s pressed exterior clashing with his tattoos. His focus is music. Yet there´s something about Will that makes Rand think there´s much more to the quiet college student than he lets on. As Rand´s dreams begin to materialize, he´s forced to reconsider his priorities and find his own kind of truth. One that might include Will. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seth Clayton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058412/bk_acx0_058412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:´´A Contrarian in Biotech´´ by Antonio Regalado.´´Industry Body Calls for Gene-Editing Moratorium´´ by Antonio Regalado.´´The Electric Mood-Control Acid Test´´ by Kevin Bullis.´´Gadgets Are Getting Better at Fooling Your Sense of Touch´´ by Rachel Metz.´´App Ads Are Booming Business for Facebook´´ by Robert D. Hof.´´Smartphones Will Soon Learn to Recognize Faces and More´´ by Tom Simonite.´´How People Will Use the Apple Watch´´ by John Pavlus.´´A Smart Watch Pioneer Has an Answer for Apple´´ by Rachel Metz.´´Your iPhone Might Make You a Reality TV Star´´ by Winston Ross.´´New Display Technology Lets LCDs Produce Princess Leia-Style Holograms´´ by Mike Orcutt.´´A Film Studio for the Age of Virtual Reality´´ by Rachel Metz.´´Five Loopholes That Could Undermine Net Neutrality´´ by George Anders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/trev/150401/pe_trev_150401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Up from the Devil´s Coast swarmed a hooded horde, rioting to lay America under The Cobra´s bondage. A frenzied, living Pharaoh raked Manhattan with madness and murder. Against a baffling human wall that dies but never betrays its menacing master, Richard Wentworth - feared Spider of the underworld - faces his fate alone. The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with New York Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth´s best friend, but also a dedicated lawman sworn to send the Spider to the electric chair - no matter who he turns out to be. These riveting stories ran the gamut of incendiary thrillers to ultra-violent showdowns between an obsessed superhero and his depraved arch-foes. Manhattan is the backdrop for Wentworth´s apocalyptic adventures. A new skyline has arisen over the penthouses, nightclubs, breadlines, and ghettos of the Big Apple. With the repeal of Prohibition, wealthy gangsters are in search for new rackets. And standing ready to keep them in check, the dreaded Spider. The stories plunge along head-first aboard an emotional roller-coaster, with scarcely a moment´s pause for respite. Oriental death-traps, treacherously alluring women, and rabid, machine-gun toting gangsters are all part of a typical day for the hero; Wentworth is frequently suspected of being the dreaded Spider, his home is periodically destroyed, his servants and friends tortured. Everything Richard Wentworth holds dear is constantly at risk, yet he fights on as The Spider. Nick Santa Maria once again brings the Spider to life in ´´Reign of the Snake Men.´´ Originally published in The Spider magazine, December, 1936. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Santa Maria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094801/bk_acx0_094801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the difficult decade encompassed by the years 1933-43, a commanding figure blazed his way through a legion of Depression-era supercriminals, Nazi spies and saboteurs. He was wealthy criminologist Richard Wentworth. He was also secretly the Spider! Never before or since has there been a hero like the Spider. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, the Spider was known as the Master of Men. ´´There´s a madness that gets in me when the Spider walks....”; Wentworth once admitted. The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with New York Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth´s best friend, but also a dedicated lawman sworn to send the Spider to the electric chair-no matter who he turns out to be. These riveting stories ran the gamut of incendiary thrillers to ultra-violent showdowns between an obsessed superhero and his depraved arch-foes. Manhattan is the backdrop for Wentworth´s apocalyptic adventures. A new skyline has arisen over the penthouses, nightclubs, breadlines, and ghettos of the Big Apple. With the repeal of Prohibition, wealthy gangsters are in search for new rackets. And standing ready to keep them in check, the dreaded Spider. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Santa Maria, Robin Riker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018210/bk_acx0_018210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Easy to Make and Tastes Great! If you love the smell of a baking cake wafting out of the oven throughout your home or the pride and satisfaction in serving something homemade but don´t have the time to putter away in the kitchen nor the culinary skills to pull off a masterpiece - then this is the book for you! Minimal Equipment and Ingredients, Maximum Taste This is a unique recipe book because it is full of recipes that are very easy but don´t sacrifice flavor and presentation. Gone are your days of cleaning up multiple mixing bowls and splattered electric beaters. Most of these recipes require very minimal dishes and equipment, and some even require only one dish - your cake pan! These well-loved cobbler-style cakes gained popularity because of their simplicity and wonderfully gooey texture. Kids and adults alike enjoy the easy ´´dump and munch´´ process. This book is organized into three main categories depending on your mood and who will be doing the baking. The first section offers many delicious dump cake varieties, including chocolate, pumpkin, lemon, and rhubarb, just to name a few. The second section allows you to choose from different regional dump cake recipes, in case you want to bake something a little ethnic or are feeling patriotic. The third section includes specialty dump cake recipes, with a little more of a twist but equally easy and foolproof. The last section includes recipes for those extra busy days or to use when the kids take charge, as these recipes are either super easy, no bake, or microwaveable options. Recipes include... Delicious Dump Cake Varieties Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake Dark Chocolate Dump Cake Apple Dump Cake with Buttercream Frosting Pumpkin Dump Cake Rhubarb Dump Cake Banana Dump Cake Lemon Dump Cake 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trekina White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031934/bk_acx0_031934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.