A family has been massacred in their home, a display of violence both brutal and bizarre. The details prove curious - not only are the bodies savaged way beyond anything found at a normal murder scene, every mirror in the house has been shattered. The spectacle shocks a peaceful island community, and when local police turn to the FBI for assistance, Agent Violet Darger finds herself working another harrowing crime scene. She stares, once more, into the abyss, and mankind´s warped reflection stares back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Marcin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103745/bk_acx0_103745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Photography is painting with light! It´s been said that photography is the one art where you don´t need to go to school. Nothing separates the pro from the amateur other than skill, a keen eye, or the right moment. Give a camera to a child and they´ve cracked it, give the same child a keyboard and they´ll get back to you in due time. Most photographs are created using a camera which uses a lens to focus the scene´s visible wavelengths of light into a reproduction of what the human eye would see. The process of creating photographs is called photography. Once you´ve gotten your head around this and started shooting a few pictures, you might find that photography is quite fun and interesting. Over here in this audiobook, we can help you get a clearer picture on how to get started with the huge variety and types of photography available in this modern age. You won´t feel overwhelmed or get the impression that its too complicated. When learning how to shoot photos, there are many ways you can begin practicing and honing your skills as early as today once you get your hands on a camera (or even your phone to start).Audiobook content includes:Chapter 1 - Photography - Did You Know?Chapter 2 - Discover Photography: The Art of the ImageChapter 3 - What Kind of Photography Do You Want?Chapter 4 - Photography - A Memory PreserverChapter 5 - Benefits of Trick Photography and Special Effects PhotographsChapter 6 - Careers to Pursue in PhotographyChapter 7 - How to Start a Digital Photography BusinessChapter 8 - Online Digital Photography Course 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dane Petersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134684/bk_acx0_134684_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An escaped killer. A troubled investigator. Secrets that haunt the past and present. The Violet Darger series continues with this gripping short, The Last Victim.New crimes lead FBI profiler Victor Loshak to revisit former scenes and witnesses in the Las Vegas area. The evidence suggests the return of a notorious and brutal serial killer from years ago - the one who got away. Loshak conceals his work from his partner, Violet Darger, and tries desperately to stay one step ahead of both her and the murderer. Leonard Stump is back. Maybe. And things are about to get so much worse. While the Darger books can be heard in any order, here is the chronological order of the series: Dead End Girl Image in a Cracked Mirror (A Darger Novella) Killing Season The Last Victim (A Darger Novella) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Marcin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121053/bk_acx0_121053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beyond images of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there remains a major part of climate change´s impact that the media has neglected: how our health will suffer from higher temperatures and extreme weather. From spiraling rates of asthma and allergies and spikes in heatstroke-related deaths to swarms of invasive insects carrying diseases like dengue or West Nile and increases in heart and lung disease and cancer, the effect of rising temperatures on human health will be far-reaching, and is more imminent than we think. Award-winning journalist Linda Marsa blends compelling narrative with cutting-edge science to explore the changes in Earth´s increasingly fragile support system and provide a blueprint - a ´´medical Manhattan Project´´ - detailing what we need to do to protect ourselves from this imminent medical meltdown. In the tradition of Rachel Carson´s Silent Spring, Marsa sounds the alarm on a subject that has largely been ignored by governments and policy makers, and persuasively argues why preparedness for the health effects of climate change is the most critical issue affecting our survival in the coming century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Eickhoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015043/bk_adbl_015043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, 2015Meet U. - a talented and uneasy figure currently pimping his skills to an elite consultancy in contemporary London. His employers advise everyone from big businesses to governments, and, to this end, expect their ´corporate anthropologist´ to help decode and manipulate the world around them - all the more so now that a giant, epoch-defining project is in the offing. Instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions, zombie parades. Is there, U. wonders, a secret logic holding all these images together - a codex that, once cracked, will unlock the master meaning of our age? Might it have something to do with South Pacific cargo cults or the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not. As U. oscillates between the visionary and the vague, brilliance and bullshit, Satin Island emerges, an impassioned and exquisite novel for our disjointed times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Garnon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002194/bk_rhuk_002194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Twain´s lifetime spans America´s era of greatest economic growth. And Twain was an active, even giddy, participant in all the great booms and busts of his time, launching himself into one harebrained get-rich-quick scheme after another. But far from striking it rich, the man who coined the term ´´Gilded Age´´ failed with comical regularity to join the ranks of plutocrats who made this period in America notorious for its wealth and excess. Instead, Twain´s mining firm failed, despite striking real silver. He ended up somehow owing money over his 30,000 acres of inherited land. And his plan to market the mysteriously energizing coca leaves from the Amazon fizzled when no ships would sail to South America. Undaunted, Twain poured his money into the latest newfangled inventions of his time, all of which failed miserably. In Crawford´s hilarious telling, the familiar image of Twain takes on a new and surprising dimension. Twain´s story of financial optimism and perseverance is a kind of cracked-mirror history of American business itself - in its grandest cockeyed manifestations, its most comical lows, and its determined refusal to ever give up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008632/bk_tant_008632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The unrelenting ticking of the clock just minutes before a tight deadline. The bumper-to-bumper traffic that prevents us from reaching home after a long day of work. The sound of a crying infant in the early morning that makes us wonder if parenthood is really all it’s cracked up to be.What unifies each of these situations is stress. Stress is a term used to describe a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress is something that all people experience, with varying levels of stress being placed on our minds and bodies at any given time. The factors that cause stress are numerous: work, diet, relationships, body image, examinations, deadlines, assignments, peer pressure, lack of sleep, family, depression, breakups, etc. Whatever the cause, stress is an inevitable component of daily life. The trick to coping with stress is learning how to manage, prevent, and reduce it when necessary.People often search for ways to reduce stress, but one often overlooked method of dealing with stress is yoga. Yoga, a Sanskrit word, is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that originated from ancient India. A philosophy based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, yoga aims for the attainment of spiritual insight and mental peace. Literally, the word yoga means ´´to join.” In one sense, this means unifying the mind and body so that both are in perfect harmony. As the philosophy goes, if the body is in a healthy state, then the mind can be in a healthy state. Similarly, a healthy mind can allow for a healthier body.Given its goals and practice, it’s no surprise that yoga has become such a popular practice for reducing stress. It accomplishes this through breathing, mild to moderate exercise, and heightened connectedness to the self through conscious awareness and meditative techniques.The Step-By-Step Guide to Yoga for Stress Relief can help people of all ages and backgrounds ma 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129072/bk_acx0_129072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of A False Report by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, read by Hillary Huber. With an epilogue read by Ken Armstrong and an authors´ note read by T. Christian Miller. Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists uncover the true story of Marie. She said she was raped; police said she lied. It was an easy case to close until two detectives cracked it back open. On 11 August 2008, 18-year-old Marie reported that a masked man had broken into her home and raped her. Within days, police - and even those closest to Marie - became suspicious of her story: details of the crime just didn´t seem plausible. Confronted with the seeming inconsistencies, Marie broke down and said her story was a fabrication - a bid for attention. The police convicted her of making a false report. She was vilified as a liar. More than two years later, some 1,600 kilometres away, detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to a case of sexual assault. It bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. Galbraith contacted the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and they joined forces. Galbraith and Hendershot soon realised they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who took calculated steps to erase all physical evidence, who photographed each of his victims, threatening to release the images online if the women went to the police. After weeks of meticulous investigation, they had a name. But they also had yet another victim - a young woman whose identity was a mystery, a possible missing link. It was imperative they find her. Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with those involved, A False Report is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies and a hunt for justice. It unveils the disturbing reality of how sexual assault is investigated and the long history of scepticism towards its victims. But it is also the story of two women whose determined res 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber, T. Christian Miller, Ken Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003047/bk_rhuk_003047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.