What if you could re-experience the life of anyone you wanted, just by looking at a photograph? What if the last person who should ever have that gift uses it to re-experience gruesome murders? Meet our not-hero. He claims to never kill with his own hands, but even serial killer aficionados get bored...especially when they run out of A-material. When he meets Jack, another loner psychopath who shares his ´peculiar interests,´ it might be a marriage made in heaven...but what does Jack want exactly? And even if Jack likes the crime, will he do the crime while our hero watches? 1. Language: English. Narrator: DJ Holte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013939/bk_acx0_013939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack Faust is a breathtaking and masterful new spin on Goethe´s story of a scholar who sells his soul to the Devil for the gift of unlimited knowledge. But unlike the classic Mephistopheles, the seductive demon who approaches Swanwick´s Johannes Faust is not the devil as we know him, but rather a representative of a mysterious race that seeks nothing less than the extermination of the hated human animal. And the wisdom this creature offers the disenchanted thinker goes far beyond anything known or imagined in Goethe´s day: the secrets of flight and the cosmos, the principles of economics and engineering, the mysteries of medicine and the atom. And so begins Faust´s transition from madman to savior - from Johannes to Jack - as he accelerates human progress at blinding speed, setting the mighty gears and pistons of industry in motion to first remake Germany, and then all Europe, in his own image. Ushering in a New Age of mechanization hundreds of years before its rightful time, he is alternately adored and despised for his accomplishments, as he attempts to elevate humankind from the muck of ignorance, superstition and disease. Yet it is love that damns Jack Faust and, ultimately, humanity as well. For Mephistopheles has revealed to him the beauty and purity of innocence in the person of Margarete Reinhardt, the daughter of a struggling businessman. To win her heart, Faust will give Margarete power and influence in an age when women are powerless - and fame in a time when notoriety can be fatal - and, in the process, blind his beloved, and himself, to the horrors Faust´s ´´progress´´ has wrought. For brutality and greed will always pervert love and genius in a degenerate world - a world which now, thanks to Jack Faust, is rapidly sliding into chaos... or something far worse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003638/bk_adbl_003638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bartender Tony Gemetti has it all: a rich, hot boyfriend, a McMansion in the ’burbs, and unlimited sex in an expectation-free zone. He thought that was all he ever wanted out of any relationship - until Jack begins making excuses for frequent disappearances. Realizing he has more than his libido and enough drawers for his T-shirt collection riding on this relationship, Tony figures it’s time to find out what’s going on. Jack Noble has spent his life hiding his real self behind a carefully created image. With Tony, he finally knows real freedom, real happiness. Now a past of buried secrets and lies is closing in, and no matter how hard he tries to stop it, the truth is tearing through. Once Tony learns what kind of man Jack really is, he won’t stay. Jack’s sure of it. Suddenly the past shows up in a completely unexpected way, testing the boundaries of their old, coasting-along-on-fun relationship. Tony indeed finds that Jack isn’t the man he went looking for, but it’s too late. There’s too much at stake to just walk away. First, though, he has to make sure there are no lies left for Jack to hide behind. Warning: Listeners should be free of any heart condition that may be affected by a hero with an overactive imagination, painful back stories, and hot sex in a variety of athletic positions. Neither the author nor the publisher is responsible for any sudden or frequent urges to have children with Tony Gemetti. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Winters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000019/bk_inbl_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most important reasons for living is to do something - live outside of yourself and put together an idea, an idea that you want to explore and then complete.... Awaken your creative sensitivities! - Jack Palance A lot of time has been spent covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute. And they can do so while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. It is quite possible that Jack Palance is best-remembered not for any single performance but rather for his display of physical fitness while receiving an Oscar for his performance in City Slickers (1989). In an effort to demonstrate that old age had not blunted his athleticism, Palance performed one-armed pushups while grasping his Oscar trophy with his free hand. His fitness was hardly a false representation either, as it demonstrated just how much he had been gifted with a strong physique. It was a crucial part of his image in the industry. Equally important, however, Palance´s one-armed pushups demonstrated the way in which he frequently poked fun at himself, proving he did not take himself overly seriously. The life and career of Jack Palance reveals the essence of the man with greater clarity. Palance´s childhood played an inestimable role in shaping his values, and he always maintained properties in Pennsylvania where he grew up. Ironically, the connection felt to his roots was countered by the tortuous turns that characterized his career trajectory, which may be one of the most unusual of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McBride. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035957/bk_acx0_035957_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If I go into a restaurant there´s a very good chance that I´m going to spend my time being the mayor. - Jack Nicholson In 1994, the American Film Institute gave a Lifetime Achievement Award to Jack Nicholson, who became one of the youngest actors to ever receive the award. It was a fitting choice, given that Nicholson was already one of the most decorated and critically acclaimed actors in the history of Hollywood. Such tributes typically come as a capstone to a star´s career, not when the actor is still in his 50s. In fact, Nicholson would go on to win the Oscar for Best Actor just a few years after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award as a result of As Good As It Gets (1997), and he would earn another Academy Award nomination for About Schmidt (2002). Those two would give him 12 Academy Award nominations, more than any other man in history, and make him one of just two actors to be nominated in every decade between 1960 and 2010. In addition to winning so many awards, many of Nicholson´s roles have become pop culture fixtures, and many of his most famous lines have become part of the lexicon, helping cement his legacy and making him a living legend. Americans of all ages are familiar with the classic movies Nicholson acted in. His career has continued into the current decade, thanks to his ability to seamlessly transition into playing different kinds of elderly roles in everything from dramas to comedies. While any actor would be proud to have his resume, Nicholson has transcended Hollywood stardom and has become his own institution, instantly recognizable not just for his past roles and sound bites but also for his prominent status everywhere he goes. Whether he´s sitting courtside at a Lakers game or hanging out with other celebrities, Nicholson has crafted an image unlike anyone else, combining cool with bad boy behavior. From conducting bizarre pranks with Hunter S. Thompson to fighting lawsuits and dating models, the alwa 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Yi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036553/bk_acx0_036553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An adaptation of the beloved classic story dramatized by seven actors. Jack lives meagerly with his mother in a house away from the city. Their small fields are dry. The little vegetables that grow are eaten by birds and their cow, Jenny, does not have any more milk. Nevertheless, Jack is still smiling and optimistic. Until one day his mother falls ill and Jack goes into town to sell the cow in order to buy medicines. But instead of money Jack brings back a handful... of magic beans. And the adventure begins... CONTENTS: 1. Introduction and detailed contents, 2. - 6. The fairytale, 7. Spyros Koliavasilis representing Jack, 8. Summary, 9. Audio performance of images and information on the issue - for people with visual impairments - by Natasha Bozini, 10. Contributors. Please note: This audiobook is in Greek. 1. Greek. Spyros Koliavasilis, Kalypso Sileloglou, Katerina Tseva, Thanasis Tsodoulos, Matina Nikolaou, Nansy Xrisikopoulou. http://samples.audible.de/bk/amid/000001/bk_amid_000001_sample.mp3.
What happens when the watcher becomes the watched? Jack has it all - a beautiful wife and daughter, a home, a career. Then his wife, Rebecca, plunges to her death from the Sussex coast cliffs. Was it an accident, or did she jump? He moves to Manchester with his daughter to start afresh...but things don’t go as planned. He didn’t think life could get any worse.... Then, Jack sees a woman in a window who is the image of Rebecca. Attraction turns into obsession as he returns to the window night after night. But he isn’t the only one watching her.... Jack is about to be drawn into a deadly game. The woman lies dead. The latest victim in a series of savage murders. Someone is going to go down for the crimes. If Jack doesn’t find out who the killer is, that ´someone’ may well be him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosie Akerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004899/bk_howe_004899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When one hears the term ´´Victorian,´´ many images come to mind. For some, the term conjures up visions of lace and gloves and delicate fans. Others think of tight corsets and even tighter morals. Others, swayed perhaps by one too many British costume dramas, envision gentle elegance and long lost beauty. Naturally, few people think of multiple dead bodies cast about in the streets or dark bedrooms, most mutilated to a shocking degree, and yet, those tragic images played a significant role not only in late Victorian London but ever since. In 1888 and 1889, a killer stalked the dark backstreets of the city through the notoriously overcrowded and crime-ridden Whitechapel district, murdering young women and then cutting their bodies up like a butcher. The Jack the Ripper case continues to fascinate historians and amateur sleuths so much that people have dubbed themselves Ripperologists, and since nobody knows for sure who the killer was, every aspect of the crimes is up for discussion, down to who the actual victims of the Ripper were and whether there was actually more than one Ripper. In addition to considering so many suspects, the police were only certain that five of the victims (the ´´canonical five´´) were killed by Jack the Ripper, but there were at least 11 documented murders over the course of several years, and today those are called the Whitechapel murders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081997/bk_acx0_081997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When one hears the term ´´Victorian´´, many images come to mind. For some, the term conjures up visions of lace and gloves and delicate fans. Others think of tight corsets and even tighter morals. Others, swayed perhaps by one too many British costume dramas, envision gentle elegance and long lost beauty. Naturally, few people think of multiple dead bodies cast about in the streets or dark bedrooms, most mutilated to a shocking degree, and yet, those tragic images played a significant role not only in late Victorian London but ever since. In 1888 and 1889, a killer stalked the dark backstreets of the city through the notoriously overcrowded and crime-ridden Whitechapel district, murdering young women and then cutting their bodies up like a butcher. There have been a countless number of serial killers throughout history, and certainly more prolific ones, but the timing, circumstances, and unsolved nature of the case continue to make Jack the Ripper the most famous serial killer in history. The murders came at a time when media coverage could be both more acute and more widespread, and it allowed the public a closer look into how police agencies operated at the time, exposing both their strengths and shortcomings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080591/bk_acx0_080591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.