With diabolical wit, the author of Tantalize revisits a deliciously dark world where vampires vie with angels - and girls just want to have fangs.At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess´s personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl´s soul and plan the Master´s fast-approaching Death Day gala. In alternating points of view, Miranda and Zachary navigate a cut-throat eternal aristocracy as they play out a dangerous and darkly hilarious love story for the ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Ryan, Jesse Bernstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001052/bk_lili_001052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gear up for the highly anticipated animated movie, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, with TEEN TITANS GO! VOL. 5! Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven are back in the all-ages comic books based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series Teen Titans Go! Being a superhero is tough enough, but the team must face some everyday chores and obstacles that may prove to be too much, even for them. The Titans tackle the single most terrifying word in the English language: ´´dentist´´! Will Robin´s dental routine save him from making a dreaded trip? Then, the heroes get crafty when Raven and Cyborg create a pair of spooky-looking leggings from a pattern in one of Raven´s arcane books. Robin´s in for quite the fright when he tries on these ´´Scaredy-Pants´´! Before you catch them in theaters, join the Teen Titans as they try to make it through the mundane chores and everyday hurdles that are just a little extra super for these superheroes. Collects TEEN TITANS GO! #25-30.
´´In all wars there have always been, and always will be a class of men designated as guerillas, but it can be said that the Missouri guerillas are more noted than those of any war in any country for ages. Their deeds of daring, their miraculous escapes, and the physical sufferings that they endured are almost beyond belief.´´ (John McCorkle, one of Quantrill´s Raiders) The Civil War is best remembered for the big battles and the legendary generals who fought on both sides, like Robert E. Lee facing off against Ulysses S. Grant in 1864. In kind, the Eastern theater has always drawn more interest and attention than the West. However, while massive armies marched around the country fighting each other, there were other small guerrilla groups that engaged in irregular warfare on the margins, and among these partisan bushwhackers, none is as infamous as William Quantrill and Quantrill´s Raiders. Quantrill´s Raiders operated along the border between Missouri and Kansas, which had been the scene of partisan fighting over a decade earlier during the debate over whether Kansas and Nebraska would enter the Union as free states or slave states. In ´´Bloody Kansas´´, zealous proslavery and antislavery forces fought each other, most notably John Brown, and the region became a breeding ground for individuals like Quantrill, who shifted right back into similar fighting once the Civil War started. Rather than target military infrastructure or enemy soldiers, the bushwhackers rode in smaller numbers and targeted civilians on the other side of the conflict, making legends out of men like Bloody Bill Anderson and John Mosby. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judy Rounda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037309/bk_acx0_037309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA Recently revived on Broadway in a production directed by Joe Mantello, starring two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson and Tony winner Laurie Metcalf Earning a Pulitzer and Best Play awards from the Evening Standard, Critics Circle, and Outer Critics Circle, among others, when it premiered, Edward Albee has, in Three Tall Women, created a masterwork of modern theater. As an imperious, acerbic old woman lies dying, she is tended by two other women and visited by a young man. Albee´s frank dialogue about everything from incontinence to infidelity portrays aging without sentimentality. His scenes are charged with wit, pain, and laughter, and his observations tell us about forgiveness, reconciliation, and our own fates. But it is his probing portrait of the three women that reveals Albee´s genius. Separate characters on stage in the first act, yet actually the same ´´everywoman´´ at different ages in the second act, these ´´tall women´´ lay bare the truths of our lives-how we live, how we love, what we settle for, and how we die. Edward Albee has given theatergoers, critics, and students of drama reason to rejoice.
Welcome to Haunted Liverpool 29, another spine-chilling collection of stories by Tom Slemen, a writer who has gained a cult following across the world. In this collection of over 40 sinister yet fascinating tales, Tom Slemen will tell you about the strange Vampire Cult which promised Eternal Life - in exchange for your blood - and soul and of the two mysterious self-styled vampire hunters that took on the cult. You will also be chilled by the accounts of a creepy parasite known as the Grave Worm, which has left cemeteries to seek living flesh because of the rise in cremation. In this incredible book, you will also hear about the pregnant New Age traveller who turned into a werewolf before the eyes of the shocked and terrified midwives and nurses of a maternity ward. You will be fascinated by the case of two lovers who had known each other over many lifetimes stretching back to the Dark Ages, and you will also be intrigued by the witch who was hounded by doctors because she kept on curing their patients with her white magic. You will also be enthralled and baffled by the weird case of the warning emojis which foretold death and tragedy on a woman’s telephone, and you will be enchanted by the vengeful tale of the League of Blondes. You will be captivated by the account of a weird creature that lives in a well under a Liverpool theater, and you will be shocked by the woman who gave a psychopathic lady a lift home, unaware of the terrifying unimaginable ride of her life she was soon to endure.... In Haunted Liverpool 29, there are stories about time-slips, bizarre bogeymen, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, doppelgangers, occultists, time travellers, shape-shifters, weird killers, creepy dolls, parallel worlds, and there is even an appearance by Jack the Ripper! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Peever. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123138/bk_acx0_123138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When one thinks of true American heroes, many names come to mind. American schoolchildren are quickly taught about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and a number of other important figures through the ages of American history. But one often overlooked president held the fate of the entire North American continent in his hands. In the 19th century, one of the surest ways to rise to prominence in American society was to be a war hero, like Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison. But few would have predicted such a destiny for Hiram Ulysses Grant, who had been a career soldier with little experience in combat and a failed businessman when the Civil War broke out in 1861. However, while all eyes were fixed on the Eastern theater at places like Manassas, Richmond, the Shenandoah Valley and Antietam, Grant went about a steady rise up the ranks through a series of successes in the West. His victory at Fort Donelson, in which his terms to the doomed Confederate garrison earned him the nickname ´´Unconditional Surrender´´ Grant, could be considered the first major Union victory of the war, and Grant´s fame and rank only grew after that at battlefields like Shiloh and Vicksburg. Along the way, Grant nearly fell prey to military politics and the belief that he was at fault for the near defeat at Shiloh, but President Lincoln famously defended him, remarking, ´´I can´t spare this man. He fights.´´ Lincoln´s steadfastness ensured that Grant´s victories out West continued to pile up. Despite being the best known Union general of the Civil War and a former president of the United States, Grant was penniless after being swindled by a fraudulent business deal when he learned that he had terminal cancer in the mid-1880s. Facing death, and with his family suffering financial difficulties, Grant set about writing personal memoirs that would not only secure his legacy but also provide for his family. Grant finished his me... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098060/bk_acx0_098060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Whether around the campfire, between the covers of a great book, or in the theater, the desire to tell stories has been a common human impulse for thousands of years. These 48 lectures take you on a journey through time and around the world- from the enormous auditoriums of ancient Greece to a quiet study in the home of a 19th-century New England spinster- to introduce the history of world literature. In this course, you´ll sample some of the greatest literary expressions the world has known and experience storytelling in its many forms, including poetry, drama, and narrative. You´ll explore: the ancient world, where tribal bards created national myths and founded religious texts out of legends, history, philosophy, and local lore; the countryside and aristocratic courts of India and the Middle East, collecting stories and folklore of magical men, terrifying beasts, alluring women, and conniving tricksters that live on in today´s fairy tales and bedtime stories; the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment to trace the evolution of storytelling from the poetic masterpiece of Dante´s Inferno to the great drama pioneered by Shakespeare to sophisticated narratives such as Wu Ch´eng-en´s Monkey and Voltaire´s Candide; and the rise of Realism in the works of Flaubert, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov and the development of experimental modes by Brecht, Beckett, and Borges. Offering concise summaries and thought-provoking interpretations of some of the world´s greatest literary masterpieces, this course gives you the tools you need to appreciate these great literary works and understand how authors, playwrights, and poets throughout the centuries have practiced their craft. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grant L. Voth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000155/bk_tcco_000155_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perfect for ages 7-10. ´´There is no substitute for victory.´´ (Douglas MacArthur) In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end. Of all the military men America produced during the 19th and 20th centuries, it’s hard to find one as important, successful, and controversial as General Douglas MacArthur. The son of a Civil War veteran, MacArthur rose to become the most instrumental commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His legendary return to the Philippines in 1944 made good on one of the war’s most famous vows, and it was MacArthur who fittingly who oversaw the occupation and reconstruction of Japan following the war. Given his long and celebrated career, MacArthur was the obvious choice to lead the newly created United Nations’ troops during the Korean War, but his arguments over war strategy and policy eventually led to his controversial firing by President Harry Truman in 1951. After that, in his own words, he ´´faded away´´, living out his remaining days on the top floor of the Waldorf Hotel until his death in 1964. For many with a conservative disposition, he remains a hero who, had he been listened to, would have prevented the current impasse with the rogue state that is modern North Korea. For some liberal thinkers, he was dangerously obsessive while wholly ignorant of geopolitics, and he has been branded as a general who would have used atomic weapons and potentially triggered the third world war. The truth is far more difficult to discern and much more subtle. Douglas MacArthur was one of the most intelligent soldiers America has produced, and he was also one of the most prominent statesmen of the 20th century. He made his mark from flamboyant staff officer in the Vera Cruz expe... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109571/bk_acx0_109571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a tale replete with scandal and opulence, Luke Barr, author of the New York Times best-selling Provence, 1970, transports readers to turn-of-the-century London to discover how celebrated hotelier César Ritz and famed chef Auguste Escoffier joined forces at the Savoy Hotel to spawn the modern luxury hotel and restaurant, where women and American Jews mingled with British high society, signaling a new social order and the rise of the middle class. In early August 1889, César Ritz, a Swiss hotelier highly regarded for his exquisite taste, found himself at the Savoy Hotel in London. He had come at the request of Richard D´Oyly Carte, the financier of Gilbert & Sullivan´s comic operas, who had modernized theater and was now looking to create the world´s best hotel. D´Oyly Carte soon seduced Ritz to move to London with his team, which included Auguste Escoffier, the chef de cuisine known for his elevated, original dishes. The result was a hotel and restaurant like no one had ever experienced, run in often mysterious and always extravagant ways - which created quite a scandal once exposed. Barr deftly re-creates the thrilling Belle Epoque era just before World War I, when British aristocracy was at its peak, women began dining out unaccompanied by men, and American nouveaux riches and gauche industrialists convened in London to show off their wealth. In their collaboration at the still celebrated Savoy Hotel, where they welcomed loyal and sometimes salacious clients, such as Oscar Wilde and Sarah Bernhardt, Escoffier created the modern kitchen brigade and codified French cuisine for the ages in his seminal Le Guide Culinaire, which remains in print today, and Ritz, whose name continues to grace the finest hotels across the world, created the world´s first luxury hotel. The pair also ruffled more than a few feathers in the process. Fine dining would never be the same - or more intriguing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006068/bk_rand_006068_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.