The ancient Greeks were explorers in many ways. They traveled to new places, creating colonies in strange lands far from their original homes. They were survivors. They were honorable thieves. They used their cunning to explore the frontiers of philosophy and they wrested from the chaos of the surrounding wilderness the building blocks of civilization. Though the Greeks were late to the game of writing, what they wrote became an important part of our world´s heritage. Greek heroes taught us many lessons, from Homer´s poetry about war and a warrior´s return home to the tales of Cadmus, Jason, Herakles and even Oedipus. The myths of Greek heroes give us a glimpse beyond the edge of history, into the lives of very real people. How much of their tales are true, we may never know. But this book will present their tales in a new light, hopefully making their experiences a bit more real and perhaps shining a light on what may have really happened behind the distortions of time and generations of misunderstanding. This audiobook is broken into four parts. The first will explore Greek heroes, what they were like and what they accomplished. The second part of the book will tackle Greek religion; the gods and goddesses which establish the backdrop against which Greek legends were formed. In the third part of the book, we take a close look at the myths of Greek monsters. And finally, in the fourth part, we explore the possible meaning behind the literal words of Greek mythology. Early in the written history of ancient Greece, we have the great Athenian lawgiver, Solon. He attempted to tame the unruly beast within the heart of each Greek hero. They were selfish, each and every one of them. But they also had a code of honor that helped them reign in their selfishness. Listen to this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086109/bk_acx0_086109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The haunting conclusion of a magnificent fantasy trilogy, which began with Damiano and continued with Damiano´s Lute. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Weakened by his contact with mortals, the Archangel Raphael falls prey to his brother Lucifer, who strips him of his angelic powers. Sold in the Moorish slave markets, confused and humbled by his sudden humanity, Raphael finds his only solace in the friendship of the dark-skinned Berber woman Djoura, and the spiritual guardianship of his former pupil Damiano Delstrego. Accompanied by the rakish Gaspare and an ancient black dragon, Damiano´s beloved Saara embarks on a quest to rescue Raphael. Their odyssey leads them to a shattering confrontation with the Father of Lies and a transcendent reckoning with destiny. Blending humor, pathos, adventure and romance, the two previous volumes in R.A.MacAvoy´s trilogy have evoked admiration and praise from writers and readers. Raphael fulfills the promise of the trilogy to forge a magnificent, moving saga you will never forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Tecosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005368/bk_adbl_005368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Angel Erotica This title contains sexual content unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18. Anael is determined to rescue her friend, Destiny, from the asylum at any cost, even if it means sharing the man that has just entered her life. The rescue proves more exciting than she had planned. Unfortunately, her new friends may not be as true as they seem. She may come across some tough lessons in her mortal life, lessons that may soon bring more trouble her way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marascha Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015716/bk_acx0_015716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What One Man Said to Another is, on one level, a series of extended conversations between friends. On another, it is a spoken autobiography of Richard Selzer, respected surgeon and writer, as recorded by New York artist and writer Peter Josyph. In this audio we learn firsthand of Selzer´s life as a surgeon in an isolated village in Korea in the early 1950s; the unforgettable evening when he saved the life of author John Cheever; his agonizing courtroom experience during a malpractice suit; the ostracism of colleagues as he trained himself, every night for eight years, to become a writer; and his encounters with notable personalities, such as Orson Welles, John Houseman, Richard Ellmann, Josef Albers, and even one of ´´Charlie´s Angels´´. The sparkling wit, profound insight, and unique poetic vision that characterize works such as Raising the Dead, Taking the World in for Repairs, Mortal Lessons, and all of Selzer´s writing are present in every one of these lively conversations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Todd and Peter Josyph. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001493/bk_blak_001493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pursuing Your Purpose: How to Discover God´s Revelation for Your Life We are each born naked into mortality, totally dependent on parents and others to provide for our basic needs. From that first, air-splitting cry until the day we lay our physical bodies down, we march a path, winding our way through uncertainty, unforeseen challenges, and all that life has to throw at us. It is not an easy task, but it can be as rewarding as you want it to be. There are few gifts bestowed to man at infancy, and none greater than the right to choose. The exercising of our ´free agency´ is a fundamental principle of life. It governs our day to day existence: where we go and who we become...but do we have a destiny. Is there a plan for each of us, a journey laid out by our Creator that we should walk? The answer to that oft posed question is - yes! God may not care what you wear or even the job you choose for yourself, but He is concerned about how you nurture your soul with the decisions that you make. There are lessons to be learned through this mortal sojourn; some through hardships and others through life experiences. However, you are not alone. The still, small voice that whispers to your heart and mind is God´s way of prompting you with help and assurance. It is a conscience, a moral guide to bless your life with direction. Through the inspiring words of writer Carl Mathis discover how to hear, and then recognize that divine direction. We all have a purpose, discovering yours is part of life´s many gems. Listen to this insightful, uplifting book today and awaken your soul to self-discovery, fulfilment, and ultimate joy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Parker Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124198/bk_acx0_124198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Romantic Comedy about Greek Gods... When the god of wine and ecstasy, Dionysus, callously dumps his latest conquest, the mortal Ariadne, the goddess Hera has had enough. She robs Dionysus of his memory to teach him a lesson in humility. Ariadne is deeply hurt after Dionysus dismisses their night of passion as ´´just sex´´ and doesn´t want to see her anymore. When she finds him bloodied and beaten and suffering from amnesia, she quickly forms a plan to get back at him. As she pretends to be his fiancee, Ariadne makes Dionysus believe he loves her. But the longer the charade continues, the more difficult it becomes to really see who teaches whom a lesson. And what if Dionysus gains his memory back? Will there be hell to pay for her deception, or can a mortal woman truly win a god´s love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011874/bk_acx0_011874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rainey, the unicorn, is a prince who has been banished, for centuries, by the warlock, Hazard. He can never return home unless Emma solves more riddles than Kodak. Hazard´s Lieutenant reveals his secret weakness. The fable ends with a surprise twist which will delight listeners young and old. While written for children, this fairy tale is sophisticated enough to appeal to adults as well. Queens, warlocks, faeries, elves, unicorns, handmaidens, scary henchmen and one small mortal girl child, in an enchanted forest. The rhetorical owl and naughty elf provide much laughter. This parable offers many subtle lessons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carin Gilfry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011464/bk_acx0_011464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jeffery Rossi wants to be a man of logic but finds himself basing his life´s decisions on a prophecy delivered at the hands of an old gypsy fortuneteller. The death of his beloved wife coupled with the loss of what he thought would be his carefully crafted future, have spun him onto a path of self-destruction. ´´Three children will come from you - a king and two queens.´´ Jeff believed he knew how his future would unravel, but he´s about to get a lesson in how the Universe works. Fate should not be left to the interpretation of mere mortals. Interfere and suffer, surrender...and let the fates help you find your destiny. ´´No matter what you do, no matter how far away you run, what´s written in the stars cannot be undone.´´ All books in the series are interconnected, but each may be listened to as a standalone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daan Stone, Erin Mallon, Emma Wilder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079923/bk_acx0_079923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifteen-year-old Isabella Rockwell´s bones ache with homesickness. But home is 8000 miles away in northern India, and Isabella is imprisoned in the bitter winter of 19th century London. Sent to England after her father goes missing in a violent battle, Isabella runs away from a life of drudgery and hardship. Rescued from death by a gang of street urchins, Isabella finds the shelter and love she so desperately craves. As an accomplished trickster, she starts to save for her passage home with the money she makes from swindling the rich. After a moment of heroism which surprises even herself, Isabella wakes in Kensington Palace. This is an opportunity too good to miss. If she can steal one of the glowing, priceless paintings, she and her gang will have enough to keep out searing cold and gnawing hunger for the rest of their lives. If Isabella plays her cards right. What she hasn´t reckoned with is her growing fondness for the Princess Alixandrina Victoria Hanover, a kind and lonely girl her own age, and heir to the British throne. Despite the richness of her surroundings, Alix´s life is harsh and without love. When someone poisons Isabella, she realizes it is actually Alix´s life which is under threat. At first Isabella suspects Prince Ernest, a hardened general, and next in line to the throne. Or is it John Conroy, a powerful schemer, in love with Alix´s beautiful spendthrift mother, and desperate to get his hands on Alix´s inheritance? Either way, Isabella´s feelings of responsibility for Alix and her loyalty to the gang who saved her life, are tearing her apart. Instead of taking advantage of Alix, will Isabella puts her own needs aside and cast herself into mortal danger to save her friend? Only the harsh lessons of Isabella´s past can help her decide if she should leave Alix to her fate - a fate tied up with Isabella´s own. A fate which will have consequences far beyond those she could ever have imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031328/bk_acx0_031328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Joe Edmunds makes a wish on an Egyptian amulet, little does he know that he has volunteered to guide and defend the undead pet inhabitants of his town! Disaster strikes when Bonsai the pug chases Pickle the cat into the street, where she is flattened by a car. But the fact that Pickle has (almost) shuffled off her mortal coil isn´t her biggest concern; she is worried that Bonsai will pursue her sister Pebble into an early grave too, unless she and Joe teach the dog a lesson... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toby Longworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006420/bk_bbcw_006420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.