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: J. Rufus Fears. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000181/bk_tcco_000181_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/acx0/040068/bk_acx0_040068_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/002782/bk_harp_002782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three scorching-hot tales of femdom domestic discipline! This scorching-hot bundle features three stories of femdom wives and domestic discipline! Included in the bundle: ´´Sandra Craves Her Cuckold Cleanup´´ Sandra fulfills both her and her husband’s ultimate fantasy in one fell swoop. After a planned night out where she was filled and creamed by another man, the stunning wife takes her treat back home and welcomes her husband as he drops to his knees...eager to clean her up. ´´Alison Shows Her Husband the True Meaning of Total Submission´´ When Alison spots her ex-boyfriend, memories come flooding back of the nights he had her pinned down on the bed as he dominated her body for his pleasure. Intent on teaching her husband the true meaning of domination, Alison dons her own plastic cock and introduces her husband to the reality of total submission. ´´Busted, Smothered and Humiliated in Front of the Neighbour´´ Chloe is furious at catching her husband flirting with the MILF next door. She decides on teaching him a lesson in ball-busting, goddess worship, and public humiliation as she subjects her husband to an evening of outdoor domination and humiliation. Click ´´Buy Now´´ and enjoy all three stories! This sizzling-hot collection of short stories contains first-time femdom, domestic discipline, backdoor domination, tease and denial, ball-busting, goddess worship, female domination, and a dominant woman dominating submissive men, and it should be listened to by adults only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Harder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118238/bk_acx0_118238_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/002359/bk_isis_002359_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/000118/bk_summ_000118_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/000601/bk_brll_000601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This scorching-hot bundle features three stories of femdom wives and domestic discipline! Included in the bundle: ´´Sarah´s Surprise´´ Sarah’s husband insists she explore her adventurous side between the sheets, encouraging her to spice up their bedroom life. And so when a long and thick rubber device is thrust in the palm of her hands in the midst of an adult toy party, the curious wife decides to explore her dominant side in the bedroom as she straps on and takes her husband on an unforgettable ride. ´´Rachel’s Revenge´´ Rachel is furious her husband has nabbed the telephone number of the hottest girl on a night out. Intent on teaching him the ultimate lesson in respect and humility, she decides to take him on a night of unforgiving, nonstop tease and denial, all whilst recording his humiliation to broadcast to his social circle. ´´Elle’s Evil Plan´´ Elle convinces her hot office colleague to join her husband for a steamy threeway. But when she finds her husband is unable to get it up in front of the busty females, she decides instead to tease and taunt her husband, humiliating his tiny size and his inability to spring to life before finally putting on an sensual display of affection with her stunning colleague. Click ´´Buy Now´´ and enjoy all three stories! This sizzling-hot collection of short stories contains first-time femdom, domestic discipline, forbidden-entry domination, tease and denial, SPH, female domination, and several dominant women dominating submissive men, and it should be listened to by adults only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Harder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118239/bk_acx0_118239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Michael, a strong, sexist alpha male, is caught fooling around on his wife, Annie, the worst possible way - when the maid shows up crying at his doorstep, six months toward an unexpected bundle of joy - he expects his wife to be furious. But why get angry when she can get even instead? She punishes him by using a magical talisman to swap his body with the young, weak foreign maid, and then calls her Russian boyfriend, Rolf, over to teach Michael a lesson about sticking his things where they don’t belong. That´s only the beginning of his lesson, though, since Rolf shows up with friends, and he can´t swap back until Annie is satisfied with his performance.... It looks like Michael’s punishment is going to be crowded, long, and hard! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophia Chambers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112494/bk_acx0_112494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.