These 18 stories range from magical realism to the Gothic and macabre. Whether describing a burg of one-legged miners, a bizarre brother/sister relationship, or salty seamen telling their favorite real-life horror tales, Eric McCormack disturbs and enchants. McCormack was born in a small village in Scotland. He moved to Canada in 1966 and attended the University of Manitoba. He taught English for more than 30 years at St. Jerome´s College at the University of Waterloo, specializing in 17th-century and contemporary literature. He has been a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Governor General´s Award. He lives in Kingston, Ontario. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Gillies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012546/bk_reco_012546_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set Sail for Adventure The greatest seafaring adventurer of all time returns to the high seas: Sinbad, the sailor! Born of countless legends and myths, this fearless rogue sets sail across the seven seas aboard his ship, the Blue Nymph, accompanied by an international crew of colorful, larger-than-life characters. Chief among these are the irascible Omar, a veteran seamen and trusted first mate; the blond Viking giant, Ralf Gunarson; the sophisticated archer from Gaul, Henri Delacrois; and the mysterious, lovely, and deadly female samurai, Tishimi Osara. All of them banded together to follow their famous captain on perilous new voyages across the world´s oceans. Writers Nancy Hansen, I. A. Watson, and Derrick Ferguson offer up three classic Sinbad tales to rival those of legend while adding a familiar sensibility from the cult favorite Sinbad movies of FX master Ray Harryhausen. Sinbad - The New Voyages, Volume 1 will enthrall and entertain all lovers of fantasy adventure in a brand-new way. So pack up your you traveling bags, bid adieu to your loved ones, and get ready to sail with the tide as Sinbad el Ari takes the tiller, and the Blue Nymph sets sails once more - its destination worlds of wonder, mystery, and high adventure. AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS - Pulp Fiction for a New Generation! Featuring cover art by Bryan Fowler. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jem Matzan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052985/bk_acx0_052985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s Halloween, Leigh´s favorite time of the year. As a rookie witch with high hopes, she has a lot to look forward to. When a mysterious supernatural force meddles in her life, things take a turn for the worse. Hunter gets caught in the paranormal crossfire, and his very soul may be at risk. Leigh´s job seems to have suddenly gone sour as well. The public school doesn´t share this young teacher´s enthusiasm for what they deem to be a religious holiday. To keep her entire life from falling apart at the seams, Leigh needs serious help. Once again she calls on her trustworthy but inept best friends to pull her through. Magical mayhem abounds. Leigh has a run-in with a bizarre cult bent on human sacrifice, some galloping golems, and pesky ghosts - not to mention stray bolts of witchcraft! Can Marie Laveau and Hunter´s parents help the gang put together an emergency seance in the historic but haunted Schlitt House? They find out some ghosts can be a real drag, possession has side effects, and exorcisms are unpredictable at best. What will the Witches Halloween Gala in Salem be like? Will we finally find out what the deal is with Luna when she gets her paw read? Read all about it in Haunting Leigh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031585/bk_acx0_031585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E. was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages. In ancient Greece, wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade, helping spread Greek culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Although coffee originated in the Arab world, it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it became especially popular in Britain, with far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Finally, though carbonated drinks were invented in 18th-century Europe, they became a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalization. For Tom Standage, each drink is a different kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations. You may never look at your favorite beverage the same way again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001882/bk_tant_001882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
WARNING! This 7,000-word erotic story contains adult language, oral sex, and anal sex and is intended for mature readers, 18 years of age or older. Dropout and lifelong loser Mick Sloan is so ever-loving jealous of his super-successful brother, Prescott, he just can´t stand it. Prescott is an army doctor who spends his days giving gyno exams to nubile, young female recruits. Mick, a pervert since kindergarten, would, of course, like nothing better than to have a chance to do the very same thing! So he devises a clever but nasty scheme where he locks Prescott out of action for a while, steals his uniform, and arrives at the base ready, willing, and able to feel, fondle, and finger one young hottie after another. But things don´t work out the way Mick´s dirty mind has been hoping. Three young patients come in, but no exams are given. And when patient number four arrives, it turns out to be his favorite hooker, Carla. Carla has decided to join the army and invites Prescott not only to examine her but to have her in ways he never has before. Naturally his furious brother walks in at exactly the wrong time. But Mick has a shocking announcement to make that just might keep him out of trouble with both his brother and the military! Here is a brief taste: Holy shit, holy shit, holy ever-lovin´ shit! I couldn´t believe it! Naked hotties were coming to me! And I was gonna see ´em and feel up every one of their good parts! Shit, that old pecker o´ mine was burstin´ at the seams now, let me tell you! Fifteen seconds later there was a knock at my door.... My knees could barely carry me there. I opened it... My first patient! Ooh-hoo, and what a patient she was. Nice, pretty brunette with long hair and nice, perky titties poking out from beneath her johnny. Oh, mama, I couldn´t wait to get my hands on - and in - her, y´know what I´m sayin´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Twist. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030391/bk_acx0_030391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.