This ground-breaking drama was Mark Ravenhill´s first full-length play and part of a movement in the 1990s of ´´in your face´´ British theatre which frankly dealt with issues of sex and violence and pointedly challenged societal values. The play explores how consumerism has become our new value system which reduces everything else to a mere transaction, as shopping malls become the new cathedrals of Western consumerism. The plot follows a crowd of drifters and sex traders in a seedy area of London in the 1990s. Five main characters are linked loosely and intermittently and at the center of the play is an ever-changing love triangle of petty criminals. It is a gritty, grimy urban society, a depressing microcosm of drugs, shoplifting, prostitution, and sexual adventure. The characters have shunned morality and conduct hedonistic and destructive lives in this shocking, humorous, nihilistic play that examines a completely corrupted society.
What if your family had drama on the holidays? What if one of your family members or friends embarrassed you during the holidays? What if you were shopping for the holidays and there was a shocking moment? Christmas Poetry for Everyone dives into some of these moments and stories. What was your funniest holiday moment? Yes, you’re laughing now thinking about it. Hold on that laughter, because Christmas Poetry for Everyone has some comedic poems as well that you will love. Enjoy the read! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024778/bk_acx0_024778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A working girl is found dead in the desert. Can a calendar girl uncover the truth? In this prequel to Getting Off on Frank Sinatra, it´s Christmastime in Sin City. Aspiring journalist Copper Black meets Victoria McKimber, an outspoken prostitute at one of Nevada´s legal brothels. She´s offered Copper the exclusive right to tell her story. Not only will the Las Vegas Light´s ´´calendar girl´´ get a byline, but she can also impress her boyfriend and parents when they arrive for the holidays. Copper is busy with work, Christmas shopping, and fantasizing about a whole week with her long-distance boyfriend. She´s also helping her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is spearheading plans for a new center to serve the homeless. Things are hectic but under control when shocking news breaks. Victoria McKimber has turned up dead. As she investigates the violent death, Copper evades enemies, juggles boyfriend, work, and family, and races against time to save her brother from a sinister plot. Unless she can expose the truth about Victoria McKimber, somebody just might get away with murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Em Eldrige. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097322/bk_acx0_097322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover a dark tale of love, marriage, and the consequences of infidelity! Extortion (The Extended Version) tells the story of Samantha, a rich woman stuck in an unhappy marriage. She and her husband, Steven, live a life of luxury. However, their marriage has fallen apart. Samantha indulges in two vices: a shopping addiction and her lover, Ronnie. Of course Steven knows only about her first vice. While Steven is away on a business trip, Samantha receives a strange envelope in the mail. This sets in motion a chain of events that drags her into a shocking whirlwind of betrayal, blackmail, and shame. Her relationship with Ronnie is tested, and she goes to great lengths to prevent Steven from discovering her awful secret. What will Samantha do? Will Ronnie stand by her? Will Steven find out what´s been going on behind his back? Don´t wait - download Extortion (The Extended Version) right away to find out what happens to Samantha, Steven, and Ronnie! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alicia Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038427/bk_acx0_038427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One minute, wolf shifter Katrina Hagan is shoe shopping with her packmate Joy, the next minute, she´s being carried off by the Alpha of the Killingworth pack. Now she´s a hostage, a pawn in the negotiations between two rival packs - so why can´t she act like it? Her kidnapper, Maddox ´´Mad Dog´´ Killingworth, has a reputation as a ruthless killer - she should be petrified. Instead, within days of being taken prisoner, the sassy she-wolf has Maddox´s pack eating out of her hand and she´s making Maddox´s inner wolf howl with need every time she saunters by. Too bad their packs have been mortal enemies for generations, and she´s fighting tooth and claw to resist her burning desire for Maddox. Just when it seems like Maddox might finally be breaking down her barriers, it turns out that Katrina´s pack hasn´t been playing fair, and a shocking betrayal threatens to wipe out Maddox´s entire pack. How can Maddox choose between the love of his life...and the life of his pack? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxine Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030837/bk_adbl_030837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her 18-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky´s car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. Yet they were anything but good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived; the other did not. Years later author and journalist Ron Franscell - a childhood friend and next-door neighbor to the girls - can´t forget his hometown´s shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Exploring the nature of a small town´s memory and the poison of survivor guilt, The Darkest Night races toward a shocking ending. The result is one of the most provocative true-crime stories of the decade, told by one of the nation´s finest narrative journalists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004796/bk_tant_004796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As if baking holiday cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband´s gift, and making her daughter´s angel costume for the church pageant weren´t enough things for Lucy Stone´s busy Christmas schedule, she´s also working nights at the famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers Sam Miller, its very wealthy founder, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, the sleuth in her knows something just doesn´t smell right. Taking time out from her hectic holiday life to find out what really happened, her investigation leads to a backlog of secrets as long as Santa´s Christmas Eve route. Lucy is convinced that someone murdered Sam Miller. But who and why? With each harrowing twist she uncovers in this bizarre case, another shocking revelation is exposed. Now, as Christmas draws near and Lucy gets dangerously closer to the truth, she´s about to receive a present from Santa she didn´t ask for-a killer who won´t be satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself . . . ´´Meier continues to exploit the charm factor in her small-town setting, while keeping the murder plots as realistic as possible in such a cozy world.´´ -Booklist
This book may change your life. It may save it. It is one of the most important - and most shocking - books ever written. Tomorrow! is a story of average, nice Americans living in the neighboring cities of Green Prairie and River City in Middle America. It is - until the sudden blitz - the story of the girl next door and her boyfriend; of the accountant who saw what was coming, and the rich old lady who didn’t; of engaging young kids, babies, ´´hoods,” a bank official who ´´borrowed” from a customer’s account. Then, at the height of the Christmas shopping season, Condition Red is sounded, and this down-to-earth story of America’s Main Street becomes a shattering, vivid experience of the nightmare that human beings have cooked up for themselves. Tomorrow! can be listened to as a novel of pure suspense - if you dare. It is a thriller in which the apocalyptic technology of today is superimposed on the future. But the novel is also designed to show Philip Wylie’s conclusions about America’s dangerous vulnerability to dread, hysteria, and panic, as well as his recommendations about what must be done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith O´Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008169/bk_adbl_008169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This haunting debut from a brilliant new voice is sure to be as captivating as it is controversial, a shocking look at the imminent collapse of American civilization - and what will succeed it. In the aftermath of the switch from analog to digital TV, an anarchic movement known as Salvage hijacks the unused airwaves. Mixed in with the static´s random noise are dire warnings of the imminent economic, political, and social collapse of civilization-and cold-blooded lessons on how to survive the fall and prosper in the harsh new order that will inevitably arise from the ashes of the old. Hiram and Levi are two young men, former Scouts and veterans of countless Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. Now, on the blood-drenched battlefields of university campuses, shopping malls, and gated communities, they will find themselves taking on new identities and new moralities as they lead a ragtag band of hackers and misfits to an all-but-mythical place called Amaranth, where a fragile future waits to be born. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002286/bk_acx0_002286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christine sleeps in a specially hidden cell and is outfitted by her master John with a series of restraints - a shiny collar, waist cincher, and cuffs that ring her ankles and wrists. Becoming her master´s slave begins with these simple measures, but more elaborate bondage follows as her master´s demands on her increase. She soon agrees to having the restraints welded closed, so that they become permanent fixtures on her body. Connecting chains, a nose ring and more sophisticated restraints are added to her permanent attire. Then in a daring public display of her submission, he outfits Christine for a solo shopping trip, during which she´ll navigate the city wearing the elaborate restraints barely concealed under her clothes. As difficult as her life becomes, John´s stringent control plays to her deeply masochistic fantasies and she finds herself powerless to stop her descent into 24/7 slavery. Eventually, she is attended to by a very special ´Butler´, whose implacable demands for compliance are reinforced with merciless and frequently applied electrical encouragement. Forced to relent to a unique kind of ´schooling´, her sensory input is taken to shocking extremes as she endures increasingly difficult demands from her persistently inventive master. She is no longer a ´normal´ female by any sense of what is normal. Her life is now a bizarre mix of bondage, pain, punishment and sexual torment. A chastity belt, anal plugs, gags, hobbles, a rubber helmet and breathing mask define her experience, along with milking, strenuous exercise, body modifications and humiliating public exhibition when she´s forced to interact with the vanilla world. In this newest offering from JG-Leathers, his singular vision of female submission plays out in rich detail with fascinating characters and surprising new twists fantasy world of extreme bondage. Portions of this story were previously published as Controlling Christine, I.