The Saint is back –- 50 audiobooks are now available starring the debonair classic crime hero. Simon Templar is the Saint - daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time. These three stories find the Saint flushing out swindlers in inimitable style. In "The Logical Adventure" Templar is on the tail of a famous aviator who has a sideline in drug smuggling and human trafficking. In "The Wonderful War" the Saint travels to the Central American republic of Pasala to avenge the murder of an oil inspector, which involves instigating revolution. Finally, in "The Man Who Could Not Die", the Saint encounters adrenaline junkie Miles Hallin. Hallin claims to be able to cheat death but when one of Templar's friends is killed, the Saint decides to put that to the test. Leslie Charteris was born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge University early when his first novel was accepted for publication. He wrote novels about the Saint throughout his life, becoming one of the 20th century's most prolific and popular authors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Telfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018842/bk_adbl_018842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Black Mirror-style sci-fi short story collection about the perils of our virtual reality future - and whether we're already living in it. It's a future where you can simulate any fantasy you want. But some people want some very dark things. You can plug into your own private world. Your dreams are indistinguishable from reality. Do what you want, dream what you want, be what you want. It sounds like a paradise. But paradise has its price. And some people's idea of paradise is everyone else's idea of hell. Restricted Fantasies is a Black Mirror-style collection of short stories about lives lived inside and outside of virtual reality. The advent of simulated realities raises questions of philosophy and technology that drive at the core of our nature as humans-and in the tradition of classic sci-fi, the stories in this collection wrestle with these questions and with the shape of things to come. You'll meet a child protective services agent tasked with rescuing children being raised by Neo-Nazis in an illegal simulation of their own darkest fantasies. You'll meet a man who discovers the cheat code to our reality-and watch as it all goes horribly wrong.You'll go on a futuristic Rumspringa with an Amish woman who lives it up in virtual reality for a few years before deciding whether to go home to the last unplugged community on Earth. You'll peek into the lives of virtual reality addicts, aliens, and mad billionaires. And you'll journey into Sim-Sing, a simulated prison with a very unpleasant jailer. Whether you're a fan of classic sci-fi or not, if you've ever wondered whether the things around you are real, whether The Matrix was just a movie, and where the line is between reality and fantasy, you'll love this glimpse into a future that may yet come-and that may already be here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124433/bk_acx0_124433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered whether or not your partner really loves you? After all, exploiters and manipulators throw the word "love" around when they are vying for sex or material goods from their targeted victims. People say "I love you" when they are cheating on their partner or robbing them or putting antifreeze in their lemonade. They say "I love you" when they are cashing out the other person’s life insurance policy. The word "love" is thrown around and becomes meaningless in the wrong person’s hands.Some people believe in the word "love", but there are several ways that people can love one another. Your marital relationship might not be based on the same definition of love as your parent’s relationship, for example. Arranged marriages might not be based on the same definition of love as relationships entered into at-will. You love your friends different than you love your partners. It is even said that psychopaths love their friends much differently than they love their partners and siblings.Why should we worry about whether our loved ones truly love us in meaningful ways? People who love in all the wrong ways might cheat on us or take advantage of us. They may put us in the center of a love triangle and endanger our lives. We don’t want to waste our time and our financial resources on someone who is out to take us for everything we have.Predators are everywhere and knowing where you (and the people in your life) stand will ensure that you do not fall victim to others who are out to exploit and manipulate you. Knowing where you stand in your love style will also help to match you up with the right friends and partners. You can also learn the love style of your child or teenager so that you do not take their signs of love for granted.6 Styles of LoveSome people have heard of the book 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. But have you heard about the 6 love styles or the color theory of love which was devis 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/192045/bk_acx0_192045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a man, when you decide that you want to express your romantic or sexual desires, interests, and intentions to a woman, how do you go about communicating those desires and interests to her? Do you communicate your desires and interests to women in a cautious, vague, ambiguous, or "beat around the bush" manner? Do you avoid approaching women and avoid initiating conversations with women altogether? Do you regularly cheat on your wife or girlfriend behind her back? Are you currently filled with so much bitterness, misogyny, and resentment toward women that you have no desire whatsoever to even interact with them? In the audiobook version of Mode One: Let the Women Know What You're Really Thinking, author and professional dating coach Alan Roger Currie describes and examines what he refers to as the "Four Modes of Verbal Communication". Currie makes the strong argument in his audiobook that the most effective interpersonal communication style that a man can exhibit with a woman is MODE ONE behavior, which represents when a man expresses his romantic or sexual desires, interests, and intentions to a woman in a manner that is bold, highly self-assured, up front, specific, and straightforwardly honest. Currie harshly criticizes the idea of men maintaining disingenuous platonic friendships with women (what Currie refers to as "FunClubbin"), and he also points out that many men and women tend to exhibit behavior that is very duplicitous, dishonest, disingenuous, misleading, and manipulative when interacting with members of the opposite sex in today's dating scene. Currie invites his male listeners to take notes while listening to each and every chapter (preprinted notes are available at modeone.net/journal/). Warning: Some chapters in the audiobook include explicit language. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Roger Currie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021284/bk_acx0_021284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk at Sports Illustrated to caddy for some of the world’s most famous golfers, and some celebrity duffers, recounting it all in this hilarious and revealing look at the world of golf.Who knows a golfer best? Who’s with them every minute of every round, hears their muttering, knows whether they cheat? Their caddies, of course. So, sportswriter Rick Reilly figured that he could learn a lot about the players and their games by caddying, even though he had absolutely no idea how to do it. Amazingly, some of the best golfers in the world - including Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Casey Martin, and Jill McGill - agreed to let Reilly carry their bags at actual PGA and LPGA Tour events. To round out his portrait of the golfing life, Reilly also caddied at the Masters, persuaded Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump to use him as a caddy, accompanied high-rolling golf hustlers in Las Vegas around the course, and carried the bag for a blind golfer.In Who’s Your Caddy?, Reilly chronicles his experiences in the same inimitable style that makes his back-page column for Sports Illustrated a must-read for more than 20 million people every week. From his laugh-out-loud portrait of Deepak Chopra decomposing on the green, to his portraits of good ol’ boys who bet $100,000 a round, to his hilarious descriptions of his own ineptitude as a caddy, to his insights into what makes the greats of golf so great, Reilly combines a wicked wit with an expert’s eye in a most original and entertaining look at golf. Who’s Your Caddy? is the next best thing to a great round of golf. It is sure to delight low-handicappers, high-handicappers, and everyone in between. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000292/bk_rand_000292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Gotti was the epitome of the American Dream. He was born to a lower-class family in 1940 and work his way literally up from nothing. From a family existing solely on a day-laborer’s salary, Gotti ended up making an estimated $15 million per year in his prime. Of course, to get there he had to rob, cheat and murder his way to the top, at one point carrying out the first unauthorized Mafia boss hit in more than 30 years. Along the way he also ended up doing more harm to his Family and his way of life than any outside force ever has. If you are interested in learning more then, Gotti: John Gotti American Mafia Boss is the book you have been waiting for. Inside you will learn about the long and bloody road that led to Gotti ascending to the head of the most powerful organized crime family in the underworld, and how he brought the world along for the ride with his flamboyant personality and obsession with his public persona. Crowned both the Dapper and the Teflon Don, Gotti brought a public face to the Mafia like no other boss ever had before him, or since. He was known as the Dapper Don for his commitment to style and his obsession with being in the limelight, completing ignoring the fact that he was the head of a powerful and illegal organization. This also directly lead to him being known as the Teflon Don because he was charged with numerous serious crimes, including murder and racketeering before walking away from the charges a free man. You will also learn the story of the three-year-long investigation that ultimately brought him down and how the effects of that trial are still being felt in the American Mafia today. While he was alive, John Gotti was a larger than life personality that couldn’t easily be disregarded, and his legacy is one that is so far reaching its effects still aren’t entirely known. So, what are you waiting for, buy this book today and learn about one of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Soma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102771/bk_acx0_102771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Qi Baishi (January 1, 1864 - September 16, 1957) was a Chinese painter. Born to a peasant from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at 14, and learned to paint by himself. After he turned 40, he travelled, visiting famous scenic spots in China. After 1917 he settled in Beijing. In his later years, he continued to make "later-year innovations." He is perhaps the most noted contemporary Chinese painter for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolor works. Some of Qi''s major influences include the early Qing Dynasty painter Bada Shanren (or Zhu Da) and the Ming Dynasty artist Xu Wei. His pseudonyms include Qí Huáng. The subjects of his paintings include almost everything, commonly animals, scenery, figures, toys, vegetables, and so on. He theorized that "paintings must be something between likeness and unlikeness, much like today''s vulgarians, but not like to cheat popular people". In his later years, many of his works depict mice, shrimp, or birds.
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