This exceptional book is the first and only one to tell the stories behind the pictures, with over 200 photographs from across the globe, from Afghanistan to the United States of America, from India to Tibet and beyond. Steve McCurry´s iconic images have made him one of the world´s most popular photographers. In the finest documentary tradition, Steve McCurry Untold includes previously unpublished ephemera from McCurry´s personal archive, including beautifully reproduced snapshots from assignments, notes, journals, portraits, maps and more. A unique insight into photojournalism, the stories behind the photographs are told in newly commissioned texts
Untold Devotion (Red Starr, Book Five): Kennedy Layne
Untold Story of the Talking Book: Matthew Rubery
If you´re searching for the scariest audiobook of 2013, then search no more. With all the vampire, werewolf and faerie books out there, it´s easy to become numb to all things supernatural. London has been known to produce some of the best horror stories ever written. We have delved deep down into the black heart of one of the most evil characters, you could ever imagine and what he does to his victims has never been spoken of on till today. If you are a person with a weak heart or stomach I beg you not to listen to this audiobook. Our main character would make the devil disgusted by some of the things he does in this hellish treat. I offer you the London Lunatic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerome Cannon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012232/bk_acx0_012232_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Histories of the book often move straight from the codex to the digital screen. Left out of that familiar account is nearly 150 years of audio recordings. Recounting the fascinating history of audio-recorded literature, Matthew Rubery traces the path of innovation from Edison´s recitation of ´´Mary Had a Little Lamb´´ for his tinfoil phonograph in 1877 to the first novel-length talking books made for blinded World War I veterans to today´s billion-dollar audiobook industry. The Untold Story of the Talking Book focuses on the social impact of audiobooks, not just the technological history, in telling a story of surprising and impassioned conflicts: from controversies over which books the Library of Congress selected to become talking books - yes to Kipling, no to Flaubert - to debates about what defines a reader. Delving into the vexed relationship between spoken and printed texts, Rubery argues that storytelling can be just as engaging with the ears as with the eyes and that audiobooks deserve to be taken seriously. They are not mere derivatives of printed books but their own form of entertainment. We have come a long way from the era of sound recorded on wax cylinders, when people imagined one day hearing entire novels on mini phonographs tucked inside their hats. Rubery tells the untold story of this incredible evolution and, in doing so, breaks from convention by treating audiobooks as a distinctively modern art form that has profoundly influenced the way we read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Denison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009362/bk_blak_009362_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before the Claiming: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* You can´t hide from fate.... While looking through her grandmother Emmaline´s keepsakes, Lena Duchannes comes across a little blue book with a big history - a book that changed Macon Ravenwood´s life and saved Lena´s. When Lena was a baby, Seer and gifted card reader Amma Treaudeau saw a terrifying future in the cards that sent her to Emmaline´s door. When a powerful Dark Caster sets fire to Lena´s house with baby Lena and her father trapped inside, Amma, Emmaline, and Macon vow to protect the child. Lena´s grandmother and her uncle Macon whisk Lena away, protecting her and moving her to a new place at the first sign of trouble. But a Caster can hide for only so long, and Macon must rely on the teachings in an ancient book to control his Dark nature. Ultimately, it will be his job to protect Lena - and keep her from surrendering to a Dark fate. New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl revisit the events that would define Lena´s future in the third installment of Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories. *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration with complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002813/bk_hach_002813_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captain James Hook was once a good man trying to make a somewhat honest living. He is a pirate, after all. However, after getting word that a boy named Peter Pan played a part in the death of a dear loved one, Hook makes it his sole purpose to hunt down and destroy the fiend. On his journey for vengeance, the captain encounters many new comrades, including a young girl named Red and a fairy called Tinker Bell, and both push him to reconsider his desire for justice. The accidental rescue of a mermaid leads him on a whirlwind adventure in Neverland. The journey is not a simple one, considering Pan, the Lost Boys, mermaids, and magic all come into play. After several misadventures, Hook must choose between the possibility of a new life with love and his much-desired retaliation against Pan. Once everything is said and done, will the captain be able to overcome his need for revenge? Will he let compassion steer him toward love? Or will Captain Hook live up to his villainous reputation? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Darcy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075231/bk_acx0_075231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Strap in, get ready to start your engines, and see where it all began. From an early age, Declan Reede´s only goal was to race in the ProV8 Championship Series. One thing he couldn´t anticipate was that a blistering kiss shared with his best friend, Alyssa Dawson, might derail his plans. While he knows things between them will never be the same, it´s impossible to predict just where the road will take them, or how rocky it might get. Will he decide to fight for love or follow his dreams? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stuart Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114795/bk_acx0_114795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Well, at least they think they do. History would have many believe Red was a naïve little girl who brought treats to her grandmother in the dark of the forest. History had it wrong. After the curse of the wolves came to Timbergard, Red´s father was the only soul brave enough to enter Blakx Forest. However, when the wolves claimed his life, his young daughter took up his bow and began hunting the beasts to fill her need for revenge. When Captain Hook shows up in the village in search of the rare burning ash that lies on the far borders of the cursed forest, Red agrees to help get him safely through the dangerous land. The trek through the forest becomes precarious when the group is cornered by a pack of wolves. Red is forced to make a decision that will alter the lives of everyone, including individuals she has yet to meet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Darcy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098840/bk_acx0_098840_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While atheists such as Richard Dawkins have now become public figures, there is another and perhaps darker strain of religious rebellion that has remained out of sight--people who hate God. In this revealing book, Bernard Schweizer looks at men and women who do not question Gods existence, but deny that He is merciful, competent, or good. Sifting through a wide range of literary and historical works, Schweizer finds that people hate God for a variety of reasons. Some are motivated by social injustice, human suffering, or natural catastrophes that God does not prevent. Some blame God for their personal tragedies. Schweizer concludes that, despite their blasphemous thoughts, these people tend to be creative and moral individuals, and include such literary lights as Friedrich Nietzsche, Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston, Rebecca West, Elie Wiesel, and Philip Pullman. Schweizer shows that literature is a fertile ground for God haters. Many authors, who dare not voice their negative attitude to God openly, turn to fiction to give vent to it. Indeed, Schweizer provides many new and startling readings of literary masterpieces, highlighting the undercurrent of hatred for God. Moreover, by probing the deeper mainsprings that cause sensible, rational, and moral beings to turn against God, Schweizer offers answers to some of the most vexing questions that beset human relationships with the divine.