Change the way you think about some of the greatest stories ever told with this examination of the most important myths from more than 3,000 years of history. The ways in which the human imagination can transform historical events, people, and themes into powerful myths that endure through the ages is nothing short of awe-inspiring. To examine the core of the world´s greatest myths and tales is to confront some of history´s most basic human truths. These 36 captivating lectures comprise a powerful work of storytelling prowess and historical insight, exploring events and individuals that so gripped civilizations, they transcended to the level of myth and played an important role in shaping culture, politics, religion, and more. Looking at myths from ancient Greece and Rome, from the Near East and the Middle East, from early and modern Europe, and from the United States, Professor Fears shows how myths convey higher truths too profound to be described in ordinary language. Decoding them, Professor Fears reveals how they serve as enduring sources of wisdom. For example, the rich tapestry of supernatural events in the Epic of Gilgamesh provided support for Mesopotamian politics, including the need for a divinely appointed kingship. The furious battles in Beowulf played an important role in cementing Germanic ideas of courage, heroism, glory, and honor. And the dramatic last stand at the Battle of the Alamo emphasized for Americans that liberty is worth any price. The search for wisdom is one of life´s great purposes, and there is much wisdom to be gleaned from the world´s great myths. By the final powerful and stirring lecture of this course, you´re sure to find yourself wiser than you were before you started. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor J. Rufus Fears. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000181de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mims Murphy a.k.a Sarah Carter, meets Sage Tanner at Imaginings Publishing while he´s posing for the cover of her upcoming romance novel. After being bulldozed into a coffee break with him by her publisher, Sissy Johansen, an embarrassing incident makes Sarah furious and she walks out. Of course, fate has plans for this mismatched couple. Deciding her book needs a dose of reality, Sarah signs up for ´´dude´´ lessons at Lazy M Dude Ranch. Imagine her chagrin when she discovers the owner of the ranch is none other than Mr. Tanner himself! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Rich Stetson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040068de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy thinks butterflies are simply exquisite. And that is why she can´t wait for her friend Bree´s Butterfly Birthday. It´s going to be the fanciest birthday party ever! But when Nancy finds out she can´t go because her grandparents´ fiftieth anniversary party is the same day, she is furious. (Mad is way too plain for how she feels.) Will Nancy be able to overcome her disappointment? In this magical story from best-selling children´s book author Jane O´Connor, everybody´s favorite fancy girl gets a surprise lesson in fancy from her grandparents. Looks like fancy runs in the family, after all! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chloe Hennessee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002782de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She was the daughter of a preacher and a gypsy. A strange and elusive child with powers of prophecy, she grew into an even stranger woman. From those around her she inspired love and admiration or furious hatred. Nothing in between. And somehow Jassy could transform even those who loved her into her enemies. Barney Hatton, the dispossessed heir of Mortiboys, loved her but not enough. Lindy, a girl who worked there, loved her too much. Elizabeth Twysdale, who taught Jassy her lessons, hated her more with every passing day. And because of the people around her, the people who loved or loathed her, Jassy’s life was destined to be one of passion and anguish. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janine Birkett, David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002359de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of erotic short stories, offering a fresh focus on erotic writing for women. Whatever your pleasure, you´ll love what you find between the covers of Xcite books. Hot sex and fabulous fantasies await your delectation! No One Ever Guesses, And No One Guesses Now - A secret love affair leads to furious passion in the shower... My New Personal Assistant - Two work colleagues have a girly night in, with sexy results... Bodyguard - A bodyguard for a Hollywood superstar decides to teach her a much needed lesson...by spanking. Alistair´s Hobby - Nadine finally finds out what´s in Alistair´s den...not what she expected. Lollycocks, Glory Holes and Bears - A fashion shoot in Canada leads to lots of sexy fun for a group of models... You Might Like It - He tries to convince her that spanking is a very good thing... Victoria´s Secret - Alysha and Guinevere get caught in the stables ´´playing´´, and are very surprised at their punishment... Colonial Times - Lord Barrington likes to spank his maids when they misbehave, but they don´t mind... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000118de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ophelia Reid is an incomparable beauty with a reputation for starting rumors and spreading them. Having purposely wrecked her engagement to Duncan MacTavish, a future marquis, which her social-climbing father arranged, Ophelia wants to return to London´s marriage mart and make her own choice of a wealthy husband. But on her journey home, something unexpected happens. The heir to a dukedom, Raphael Locke, Viscount Lynnfield is - in spite of his disinterest in marriage - the most sought-after young lord in England. He instantly disliked Ophelia when she caused a scandal to avoid marriage to his friend MacTavish, but having comforted her in a tearful moment, he begins to wonder if she´s not all bad. So when MacTavish claims that Ophelia will never be anything but a spiteful beauty, Rafe bets his best friend that he can turn her into a kind-hearted lady who will one day make a good match, just not with him. With her parents´ blessing, Rafe commandeers Ophelia´s coach and whisks her - chaperoned, of course - to his remote estate in the countryside. There, as he tries to show his furious, sharp-tongued "guest" the error of her ways, he discovers the surprising reasons for her bad behavior. Soon his daily lessons with Ophelia take effect and he finds himself irresistibly attracted to her. When Rafe champions the new and improved Ophelia´s re-entry to London society, marriage proposals pour in. Only then does Rafe start to wonder whether he hasn´t gone and fallen in love with Ophelia himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000601de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of five erotic stories with mixed and varied themes. Scrapbook Pages by Sommer Marsden. Pictures of an abandoned wooden shack with its door hanging at an angle, a field of sea oats, and a flight of rickety white weathered steps, might just been seen as being artistic. But these are Jill’s favourites because of the intimate memories that it holds for her. Some pictures are worth more than a thousand words! Spying on Audrey by Eva Hore. He’s always been hot for delicious Audrey. As her neighbour, he loves to watch her secretly through her window, yearning to touch her. One night she leaves the drapes open, and that is all the invitation he needs to go over, but what treats will he find if he peeks inside? Watch on the Danube by Donna George Storey. Pru has always considered herself to be an enlightened traveller. But husband Adam can’t quite see the magic that enchants her, until one fateful afternoon when they come across the Baroness and her lover. Inspired by fantasy and the Great Danube River, Pru steers their evening into uncharted waters, while teaching Adam why it’s better to just go with the flow! A Punishment to Some by Anais Nohant. D.H. is furious when he realizes that his hot little minx isn’t complying with his demands. He takes her home intent on making her learn her lesson! But punishments are gifts to some! Backstage by Roger Frank Selby. Busty, bossy and beautiful Laura Lacey is an actress who is used to getting what she wants. And with a body like hers, she usually does! But when a silly mishap backstage puts her in a vulnerable position, only one man can help. She might need more than her acting skills to get her out of this sexy predicament! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katy Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000349de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meri and Alain Danvers first appeared in Against Her Will: The Abduction of Kat Bloom. Now their story continues....Police Captain Alain Danvers is madly in love with his new bride and she with him. But Meredith is quite a handful! When police business forces an early end to their honeymoon, Meri takes off in a rage. To earn her way back into her husband’s good graces, she’ll need to grovel at his feet. But this is just the beginning. Back at home, Meri is furious when Alain takes on the sexual training of a fellow Dominant’s newest trainee, Ella. Meri knows the girl is just a conniving faker, and she quickly succumbs to a jealous rage. A tough lesson in surrender follows! But it’s more than just domestic issues facing this new D/s marriage. At work, Alain is embroiled in a thorny investigation that comes all too close to home when Meri’s friend Lydia arrives. She brings nothing but trouble, including a scumbag boyfriend who sets his sights on Meri, in a scheme to frighten Alain into dropping his pursuit of a major crime ring. For her safety, Alain is forced to send his new bride to a remote hideaway for safe-keeping, where she’ll be under the skillful domination of his friend Lawrence Underhill. But even there, the submissive beauty is faced with a shocking challenge when his sly and alluring nephew takes charge of the household. Could Meri’s urgent submissive hunger be about to become her undoing? 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Reid. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/marz/000040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.